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Secluded Private Beach + 13 Acres, Spetacular View of Bridge!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Enjoy a week's stay on Bois Blanc Island at Bridge View Beach House. With 200 feet of Lake Huron frontage, you will relax in peaceful solitude and marvel at breath-taking views of the Mackinac Bridge and the South Channel of the Straits of Mackinac.

Our quiet island has many activites to offer: canoeing or kayaking ('big lake' or inland lakes), mountain biking (miles & miles of two-tracks), fishing (the inland lakes are said to have good bass & blue gill, the big lake has salmon), hiking, swimming, catching a tan, relaxing, watching freighters, sailboats & yachts drift by, bonfires on the beach at night, golfing on the main-land...the list goes on and on.

Keywords: Secluded, cabin, waterfront, wooded, Bois Blanc Island, cottage, rental, vacation, private cabin, lodge, resort, lake, northern, Michigan, island, Great Lakes, recreation, family, Mackinaw, Mackinac, bridge, view, boating, mountain biking, kayaking, canoing, waterfront

More Details

Rob & Kirsten
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Rob & Kirsten

Rob, Kirsten and the girls love to spend time on the island. It's our special retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We find it's a wonderful place to unwind and let go of the ties of life on the mainland.

While not on the island, we reside down-state in Big Rapids. After 20 years using his first Bachelor degree in automotive management from Ferris State, Rob re-enrolled at Ferris, this time pursuing a degree in Computer Information Technology. After obtaining his newest degree, Rob landed the Clinical IT Applications Specialist position at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris. Kirsten was lucky enough to land one of the few full time nine month positions at Ferris and spends her work days in the Humanities department office.

Rob & Kirsten purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Rob & Kirsten chose Northern Michigan

We have owned Bridge View Beach House since 2001. We stumbled upon it quite by accident while looking at the vacant property next door. We realized that by purchasing property with a structure already on it we could immediately start enjoying the island and recoup some of the cost of ownership by sharing our cottage with like minded folks. Michigan's motto is 'Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice' which means 'If you seek a pleasant penninsula, look about you.' Our motto is 'Si quaeris insula amoenam circumspice' which means 'If you seek a pleasant island, look about you.' :)

We hope you can find time to visit our pleasant island.

What makes this cottage unique

While on the island the girls and their friends love to play in the water in front of the cottage, go exploring in the woods, swim at the north beach at the end of Bible Rd., eat pizza at Hawk's Landing or anything from the menu at Barb's tavern. While either Rob or Kirsten stays home to take care of the maintenance this type of property demands, the other is content to tag along behind the girls to see what they'll discover next. When time permits, Rob enjoys stretching his legs on his mountain bike. Kirsten is happy to relax in an adirondack in front of the cottage and read a good book or just take in the serenity of the Straits of Mackinac. The screened in porch, which runs the length of the house, is a great place to enjoy a booming island thunder storm, or snuggle into a sleeping bag and enjoy the night breezes. The beach decks are a mere ten paces from the screened in porch and feature cushioned outdoor furniture, a fire pit between the decks and the waterline, and best of all-a spectacular view of the Mighty Mac.


Bois Blanc Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play style 'crib'., Bunk Beds (1) Twin on the top and double on the bottom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Secluded Private Beach + 13 Acres, Spetacular View of Bridge!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
South Bend, Indiana

Great secluded getaway for us!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 night stay at the Bridge View Beach House was incredibly enjoyable! Rob was very quick to respond to any questions we had and we found that the island locals were incredibly friendly as well. The cabin was stocked with everything we needed except the food that we brought! What my wife and I agreed upon immediately upon arriving is that the pictures do not do this place justice! Besides the amazing view from the cushioned lounge chairs out back, our next favorite perk of this place was the huge screened in porch overlooking the water. When we weren't feet away from the water, we were on the porch enjoying the sights and sounds without the sun or bugs :) We enjoyed 2 s'mores making campfire nights by the water and the views of the bridge that sparkles at night and the stunning view of stars was amazing! Clean bathrooms, clean kitchen and comfortable beds are just a few pleasant details that made our stay an excellent one! My wife would like to add that she is a huge beach lover, and though this property did not have a sandy beach (as most properties on this island do not) she thoroughly enjoyed the cushioned lounge chairs by the water! Also: bring water shoes if you plan on swimming in the beautiful clear lake! We would definitely come back to this location! Thanks Rob and Kirsten!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bois Blanc Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rental rates include "normal" cleaning fees. However, the Damage Deposit also serves as a "Cleaning Deposit" -- meaning leave the house clean. For the specific details please see the rental agreement on our Bridge View Beach House personal website (google it since VRBO won't let me link it).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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