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Solitude and the best beach on Michigan's Sunrise Side

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Greenbush Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Huge Lot -Cozy Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

North of Ordinary! Cozy, knotty pine cottage with 100 feet of Lake Huron frontage and sugar sand beach. Great boating area. Swim, sunbath or stroll along the picturesque shorelines, relax in the hammock or lounge on the lakeside deck. Amazing sun rises, keep an eye out bald eagles, and the star gazing is amazing! The cottage has a fireplace with an insert. The 1 acre lot is heavily treed and the setting is secluded. Kitchen is fully equipped, bed and bath linens provided too. Roast marshmallows over the outdoor fire pit.

Public boat launch is minutes away at Cedar Lake, a 7 mile long inland lake. Lake Huron public launches are located in Harrisville and Oscoda. The AuSable river area features public areas for hiking, boating, canoing, tubing, ATVs and more. Lighthouses, open to the public are located on Tawas Point and on Sturgeon Point north of Harrisville. Harrisville, Oscoda and Tawas also feature summertime open air public concerts.

Keywords: Adorable cottage with knotty pine interior, tastfully decorated and situated on an acre lot with lots of trees providing lots of seclusion. Our property features some of the best sugar sand beach anywhere on Lake Huron. You can walk the beach for miles in either direction. We have a large deck on the lake side of the cottage. We have a fully equipped, small but efficient kitchen with full size fridge and gas stove. This property also features a bunk house for kids (or maybe adults) provide your own sleeping bags please. Linens are provided for king & queen beds inside as well as towels. Cottage can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests - tents and fireworks are not permitted.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016

Why The Owner chose Michigan

Sandy grew up in nearby Harrisville. Tim grew up in Howell and spent lots of time at his grandparent's Lake Huron home. We both love the area and that big lake! This was the best beach we could find so here we are!

What makes this cottage unique

We love spending time on the beach swimming, walking and sun bathing. In the evenings we love to build a fire and star gaze. If you live in metropolitan area you will be amazed at the star shine. Keep watch for the northern lights too.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Solitude and the best beach on Michigan's Sunrise Side
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Great place for the family

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to Oscoda for many years and love staying on Lake Huron. We were lucky enough to find Tim's place and slide into a last minute cancellation. We loved the location and seclusion - while still be very close to a few general stores and town. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

The first day back to work after a vacation is always difficult. Four days of vacation is NOT enough. We stayed at Tim's cabin from a Monday and checked out on Friday. That just wasn't enough time. The cabin was cozy and very comfortable. Everything you needed was at your fingertips: from misc spices, heavy bath towels, to kitchen utensils, cast iron skillets and we even found the 'right' glasses for anything you choose to drink. The hot tub was a bonus that we took advantage of after we hiked all the stairs at the Lumberman's Memorial (what an experience - but I do recommend taking the challenge). The beach was great but we never had the opportunity to just sit and enjoy it. The deck is like a 3rd living room. I am sure that's where I'd be anytime the weather was good. The drive to town was doable and everything that you'd need you'd find there easily. We had a wonderful and memorable visit at Tim's cabin. If VRBO reviews help you make a decision as to where to stay, then this is the cabin to choose. I'd love to visit again. Tim was easily reached by text and was wonderful to work with. Thanks again Tim for your hospitality. The cabin is a gem and one I'd live in year round if I could.

Your Friends, Mara and Brian

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Sunrises are spectacular, beach is beautiful, privacy abounds, star gazing is amazing, hot tub is relaxing, cottage is a combination of old and new, very well-kept. Kitchen was a little smaller than anticipated but worked out just fine. Bed was very comfortable. After unpacking it just felt like home! Couldn't have asked for more. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage last weekend, and found it to be very clean, and on a prime location. It was nicely secluded, and the views of the sunrise over the lake were truly amazing, (not to mention the moon reflections on the lake at night). We had a totally relaxing weekend. We will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived yesterday and I am completely in awe. The owner has been great to work with and the cottage itself is simply fabulous. The view is breathtaking. I don't want our week here in paradise to end, but when it does we will absolutely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Day Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owner was extremely pleasant to work with and the property is just gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Public boat launch for Cedar Lake, an 'all sports' inlake lake, is just minutes away from cottage. Golf courses are plentiful, 3 courses at Lakewood Shores are minutes away. Fishing, boating, canoeing or tubing on the Au Sable River just minutes away in Oscoda. Historic Lumberman's Monument is nearby. ATV/snowmobile trails nearby too. Breathtaking Views! Great Lakes Maritime Museum in Alpena. Lake Huron boat launches in Harrisville and Oscoda. HIstoric light house tours in Harrisville and on Tawas Point. Some of the best kite boarding in North America at Tawas Point. Charter fishing by Calypso Charters - choose Lake Huron or guided drift fishing on the AuSable. Canoe, tube and personal watercraft rental nearby.


Rates & Availability

Greenbush Cottage Rental Rates

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Fall 2016
Sep 12 2016 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

damage deposit $300

$250 refundable damage deposit required - damage deposit is returned by mail the first business day after check out.

Payment in full prior to check-in required for weekend stays. For week or longer stays, 50% required to reserve and the balance is due a week prior to check-in.

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Greenbush Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , the queen is a high top 'aero' bed
  • King size bed (1), Queen size aero bed (1), Porta crib (1), Standard sleeper Sofa (1) Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This property is very secluded. Neighbors to the south are close but properties are separated with a stockade fence. Neighbors to the north are over 200 ft away. This property is very heavily wooded, the cottage is not visible from the highway.

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