Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Gorgeous 3 Story Island Waterfront Lake Huron Home, Boats

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 2018 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 14' aluminum paddle boat with trailer was added for Lake Huron or inland lakes 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

More Details

Robin Webb
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Bois Blanc Island

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

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.


Bois Blanc Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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
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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

62% Complete
31% Complete
0% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
Gorgeous 3 Story Island Waterfront Lake Huron Home, Boats
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented Top of the Rock because we've outgrown our shared family cabin It was great to explore another part of the island It was large ,clean and comfortable It would be nice to add an electric griddle and add non plastic serving spoons The large couch on the 1st level is really uncomfortable Everything else was great

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad this family had a great time, we try hard to make it comfortable, and hope that the other four couches were enjoyed. We try to book group size so that everyone has a bed to sleep in for comfort. Electric griddle is a great idea. Thanks again!!
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting! Plenty of room for everyone

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Beautiful views and sounds from the lake

  • 4 of 5

A great place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. We enjoyed reading, taking walks, campfires, and swimming at the pier and snow beach. Saw lots of deer on the property and around the island. The kids loved the freedom of biking all over and skipping stones on Lake Huron.

We were bummed that there was no way to visit the lighthouse as it is privately owned now, but we drove to the north shore and spotted Mackinaw island and the bridge in the distance.

The house was clean and well maintained. The stairs offer a great workout as the kitchen is on the first floor, living room on the second floor, and bedrooms on the third floor. The screened in deck was a huge hit as the biting flies were out for a couple of days.

The house is not directly on the lake and the lake front it is on is not swimming friendly but a sandy beach area and a great dock/beach area are both nearby. We drove to them daily.

The two adult bikes at the cottage were too small for my husband and I (guess we must be tall people) but we brought bikes for our kids and they are old enough to explore independently.

Everyone on the island is super friendly. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad this family enjoyed the home and the island. The seats do adjust on the bikes, and my husband is quite tall and usually rides when we are there. I enjoy the water at the end of the driveway for kayaking, and walking out to Robin's Rock when the water level allows me to. Snow Beach is my favorite, sandy beautiful blue water.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A beautiful clean log cabin.

  • 4 of 5

The place was all and more that is promised on vrbo. Staying at the end of June, welcomed us with beautiful wildflowers, pine and birch trees everywhere. There was enough space for 3 couples and my single daughter to all enjoy. This is very slow place island. If you're into nature and water you will love this. No entertainment unless you bring your own. Only thing you can't count on is the weather. It rained every day except one.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

GREAT place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Making the phone call to stay at Top of the Rock was the best decision we made when we planned to have our wedding on Bois Blanc Island!! It was in a perfect location, and it had everything you could possible need for your week on the island. The views were amazing, not to far from town, the space was perfect for my husbands family and ourselves (as my Grandma's cabin was full of my family). Love ped that you could get up in the morning and have coffee on the deck of your choosing, and still not disturb anyone else in the house. The kids Loved the Kayaks and extra bikes! We will definitely be back!! Thanks So much Robin and Diane for you accommodations and helping us with some extra planning for our amazing day!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Memorial Day to Labor Day weeks will only book Saturday to Saturday. Guests can stay partial weeks during this period but would be charged for the full week. Partial weeks during off season can be negotiated with the owner via email or phone. The security deposit check is collected at check in and returned at check out if condition of the property remains unchanged, unless it has been paid through VRBO. 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.

Cancellations made during the calendar year will be 100% refunded as long as the week can be booked by another party. We have been fortunate to accommodate refunds in the past since the Summer weeks are very popular.

The property lease will be emailed to guests, which must be returned soon after the reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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