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Robin Webb

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Gorgeous 3 Story Island Waterfront Lake Huron Home, Boats

11 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Conveniently located, standing tall and overlooking Lake Huron and its beauty, Top o’ the Rock provides guests with 3 stories of comfort. We are currently scheduling guests for the 2015 Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. Come feel the warmth and love that was built into this home. Top o’ the Rock boasts 4 bedrooms including sleeping loft, 2 living rooms, dining room, 2.5 bathrooms, large kitchen, and 3 stories of decks overlooking Lake Huron. From the 3rd floor Captain's quarters to Snow Beach, the Top o' the Rock experience will bring enjoyment for a quiet get away or a family reunion. View the freighters from the Captains Quarters or decks from each of the floors. The ferry ride from Cheboygan starts the Bob-Lo experience.

Walk to the waterfront for swimming and boating. New kayaks and adult bicycles are stored on site, for touring the island on land or sea. A three person boat is being added for Lake Huron enjoyment.

The ground floor of Top o’ The Rock conveniently hosts all of your entertaining needs. Modern kitchen, large dining area (seats 10), living area with large flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure, half bath, laundry services, and even a lighthouse on the deck; all serve to complete the first floor.

The second floor provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere for games, conversation, reading or just taking a nap. The living room with its 2 seating areas and wet-bar, bedroom and full bathroom are encapsulated by 12” walls, providing guests with the rustic Adirondack charm that can only be found in uniquely crafted log homes. Guests will note the owners love for the sea as they experience nautical artifacts and symbols throughout. Decks and comfortable furniture surround the East and Southern sides of the home, and the second floor deck has been screened in for insect free living.

The third floor stands taller than any other Boblo home, and has breathtaking views of Lake Huron from its deck. The deck is also the perfect place to view wildlife, passing ships and nature at its best. The sliding doors provide walls of glass in the final 2 bedrooms. The full bath and sleeping loft open to a 2 story view with vaulted ceiling and, of course, nautical charm at every corner. The evening ferry canal lights of Cheboygan in the distance provide nautical ambience.

Top o’ The Rock is known for its palatial size and bright red roof, which can be seen on clear days from the Cheboygan ferry channel. Nicknamed “Pizza Hut” by Cheboygan tourists spotting the red roof in the distance, Top o’ the Rock is waterfront property that provides swimming and boating pleasures that guests prefer. The island provides boating rentals and public launch facilities; contact information can be provided to interested guests.

Access the website through the VRBO link. The lease will be emailed to interested families/groups. Please contact us for prices if your group wishes to stay less than a full week.

Keywords: waterfront, log, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, lake, views, island, loft, decks, gorgeous, new, lake front, convenient location, boats

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Robin Webb (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Robin Webb

My husband and I wish to retire in the area, and until that time, we wish to have others share in the joy of Bois Blanc Island. The house was built for us by a relative who paid attention to detail in every aspect of this gorgeous home. The inspiration came from a dream to retire on the water and was designed on a bar napkin at Hawk's Landing.

Robin Webb purchased this house in 2008

Why Robin Webb chose Michigan

Lake Huron is spectacular, and provides the calm and serenity of the ocean experience. The Ferry and Boblo's people complete the experience.

The 2015 rate of $1,100 (all inclusive) applies if 2016 Summer season weeks are booked prior to 12/31/15.

What makes this house unique

This property is waterfront, which provides the complete island experience for your family and guests. This log home was uniquely designed, and the 2 story living room is spectacular. This home is walking and biking distance to restaurants and the ferry, and the beach is the end of the driveway!

Nature is found in the backyard, as the orchard nearby draws the deer and wildlife. The walking trails were created for the explorers in the group.

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Gorgeous 3 Story Island Waterfront Lake Huron Home, Boats
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
5

We loved it for the second year in a row!!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had an amazing, relaxing, spacious week at the Top of the Rock. The view is incredible! So much so that we took a time lapse video from the top balcony of sunset and the sunrise, even caught two deer having breakfast in the field in front of the cabin. If you wake up right about sunrise you almost every morning will catch a few dear close to the cabin. One morning we saw an enormous buck, antlers still in velvet. In addition, we used the kayaks, rode bikes (we do recommend a seat pad as those roads are hard on the backside.) Hiked our hearts out and visited all the points of interest on the map. If you have a chance the hike to the lighthouse is worth it. The cabin was perfect and the check in/check out process easy. We appreciate the opportunity and hope to be back again next year! ~ the Esteve's

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, spacious, comfortable log cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. There are 2 bedrooms on third floor but the 4th "bedroom" is really a loft nook with 2 twin beds, fine for kids but no door for privacy. Plenty of bedding and comfortable beds, lots of space for everyone. Especially nice for families because you can put the kids in bed on the 3rd floor and then adults can socialize (and get as loud as they want!) on the bottom floor in the kitchen and small living room area there. The second floor has a bedroom and sitting area, 2 very comfortable couches, and TV, and opens out to the screened in porch. The washer and dryer made it easy to pack light. The local bar Barb's Bob-Lo Tavern is right next door so it's fun to walk there for one of the meal specials, shuffleboard, or a game of pool. Everyone we met on the island was very friendly and helpful. A really unique setup with lots of space and a great view in a memorable location. We rode bikes, kayaked, hunted, and hiked all over the island. Highly recommend the plane ride over to Mackinac Island, totally worth it for a memorable day trip. One tip, there are 3 bathrooms so make sure you bring hand soap for all of them and also dish soap, and also bring trash bags as you will need to remove all your trash when you leave, they don't do trash removal.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Floridafamily

  • 5 of 5

We stayed June 13-21 2015 and could not have enjoyed ourselves more. The cabin was perfect. The fire pit and kayak's were a favorite. The teens enjoyed the bikes. But it is the incredible view that make this place an all time favorite. Freighters, sailboats, the evening lights from Cheboygan and the sounds of the straights of Mackinaw make this place without question one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Many deer, birds, flowers and we even had a Raccoon look in the lower window while eating breakfast one morning. We hiked out to the lighthouse, which we highly recommend to anyone who visits, visited the Insel house (the craftsman ship there is stunning), had a few meals at Hawks Landing, fished on lake Mary, looked for wild leeks, mushrooms, caught the tail end of Liliac season (the season was mostly over by then). Liliacs are my all time favorite and are one of those scents that transport me right back to my childhood and growing up in Northern Michigan. 8 people from age 12 - 72 and everyone enjoyed the time. I worried that a few in our party would get bored but we could have stayed another week and still not run out of things to see and do or places to hike too. Next time we will see the outlaws hide out, the saw mill and revisit our favorites. Thank you to Robyn for making this vacation possible. When we asked the family where they wanted to go in 2016 for vacation all voted for Top O the Rock again. We will be booking soon for next years visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

If you love nature and camping, this is the place for you. Imagine you are camping with a fire pit, deer walking casually by, birds chirping, a view of Lake Huron. And then when you open the tent flap, you are in a lovely 3 story home with all the comforts . If you cannot deal with mosquitoes and spiders and other bugs, you should stay away. There simply is not enough room to say how much we enjoyed our stay. 7 people, ages 17 to 62. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing Mi 48917
4

Bois Blanc

  • 4 of 5

The house is as beautiful as the pictures and they have everything you could imagine as far as household supplies- Pots, Pans, washer, dryer full kitchen in the lower level. The house for sure has a water view but it is not waterfront for the waterfront is actually 300 or so yards away. One of the best features of the house is the second floor screened in porch so you can enjoy an evening outdoors without worrying about bugs. All in all great house and a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us very happy to read positive reviews from our guests, as we try hard to make the home comfortable with everything they would want in a vacation home. A picture of the distance from the home to the water is included in the photo section, and the end of the driveway is the beach area. We are completing a wonderful Summer 2014 season, and we thank all of our guests for keeping the home in such great condition.
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Grand Rapids, MI
4

Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

7 Adults and we thoroughly enjoyed the cabin along with the island. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that this family enjoyed the home. We work hard to insure that guests have the comfort necessary to make their vacation the best possible. Each year we update the home to keep it fresh for new and returning guests. Thanks Robin!
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bois Blanc Airport served by Great Lakes Air
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Plaunt Transportation
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Bois Blanc Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer/Fall
Jan 17 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

The rate for scheduling Summer 2016 is at the 2015 rate if booked before 12/31/15; after that the 2016 rate applies. The security deposit check is collected at check in and returned at check out if condition of the property remains unchanged. We have been fortunate to have had considerate guests and have not had to cash one yet! The VRBO site has an alternative option for renter damage protection for a fee. Cleaning fees included in rate. If traveling with pets, please contact owner by phone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The location of the home is perfect, the closest beach at the end of the driveway. The kayaks have wheeled pull carriers for easy access to the water from the home. Snow Beach (our favorite) is less than a mile East of the home. The pier for fishing and swimming is within three miles West. Directions to the North Shore, historic lighthouse, and other locations can be provided by our property manager or through maps at the house. The lights of Cheboygan can be seen from all floors at night.

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