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Fabulous four bedroom cottage SLEEPS 14, optional bunk house SLEEPS 6 (20 TOTAL)

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sits on a secluded bluff with private beach. Views that will empower your senses

Enjoy two levels of well appointed accommodations. Cottage is decorated with substantial well made furniture and appliances. Every detail has been thought of to make this a tranquil relaxing stay. Our guests first reaction is 'wow'. If you want to put some 'wow' factor in your great escape, you won't go wrong by coming here. The cottage was designed and built to accommodate and service many people. It is properly maintained and cleaned to give you a worry free stay.


From June 7th until Sept 7th we book 7 day minimum, with 4PM check-in and 11AM check-out. We prefer Friday to Friday because of trash disposal. However we may be able to schedule Saturday to Saturday if that is your only option. The main cottage is for up to 14 guests. If you have 15-20 guests the bunkhouse is required for an additional fee. There is also a very nice outdoor Bathhouse between the bunkhouse and cottage with two lavatories and a shower.

For detailed quote, click on your dates. Rates and availability will be calculated for you. Keep in mind the total price includes the refundable $300 which will not be charged unless needed.

*I am too busy to reply back to any request for weddings or parties.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About John

John has always had an interest in architecture and as a child traveled to Lake Huron with his cousins to enjoy the lake breezes and an ice cream cone. In 2000 he decided with his wife, to design and build his dream cottage. Completed in 2004, the cottage still retains that fresh new feel and appearance. John and Luann have operated a successful photography business and have enjoyed coming to their cottage year round. Currently, their daughter plays softball extensively through spring and early summer, which prevents them from getting to the cottage as much as they used to. This is newly listed and as their situation changes so may be the availability of renting this cottage.

Both John and Luann have an aesthetic eye for pleasing colors and furnishings. You will notice little details that may be left out of or never even thought of in other cottages along the lake.

John purchased this cottage in 2005

Why John chose Michigan

When you get North of Port Sanilac, you find that the properties become much more wider and more secluded. Part of enjoying your getaway requires that you don't hear the neighbors yelling or have to listen to their choice of music. Here, you are in control of your environment. Because when you come North of Port Sanilac, and to the Eagles Nest specifically, you will find a tranquil space that will charge your batteries and put a smile on your face. And the only sound you hear will be the familiar sound of your loved ones laughing and playing together. Here, your family can focus on what is important, time spent together, rediscovering the love you have for one another and the great sense of belonging. Solidify your family bond here at the Eagles Nest.

What makes this cottage unique

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths each with secondary sink rooms. Extended dining and lounging on 1000 sq. ft. wrap around covered porch with screen. Expansive views of Lake Huron from most rooms. Serving meals is easy using the pass through window to porch counter. Find seclusion in many nooks and crannies in and outside of the cottage. There is a separate bunk house that sleeps 6 finished in knotty pine and a nautical theme. You will be isolated from road noise and civilization as you drive through a forest of pine trees to the cottage 1000' from the road. Once on the property there is only a sliver of a glimpse of other neighboring cottages. Other cottages along Lake Huron are very densely placed and you will hear partying all night long. Not here. The silence will make you think you are the only one on the lake.

Our property is properly maintained, cleaned and landscaped. The cottage is clean and maintained regularly. There are plenty of places to relax and feel the summer breeze. The architecture has been designed to be quintessential cottage. With shake siding mixed with plank, cedar columns and shutters, exposed rafter tails and authentic field stone construction, you will know you are staying in a quality first class place. It was designed to make your senses wander into a bygone era of classic resort lifestyle. There are 4 kayaks and life jackets available for use as well as popular yard games.


Palms Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom is 2 part. Sink is separate.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom is two part. Add'l sink separate
    Outdoor Bath House - toilet , shower , Sink in center with two lavatories on either side. w/ shower
  • Both bathrooms are 2 part rooms. So 4 people can get ready at the same time. The inner portion is the toilet and shower, separated a door for privacy. The outer room is the sink. On the first floor, there is a sink in both sections.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , One is a trundle bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , one is a trundle bed.
    Bunkhouse - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 15- 20 guests total require bunkhouse w/ addl. fees.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , double and twin are bunk bed, futon is queen size.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Fabulous four bedroom cottage SLEEPS 14, optional bunk house SLEEPS 6 (20 TOTAL)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This house is stunning. Right on Lake Huron, private, has it's own beach, bathhouse outside, bunkhouse to sleep many. The main house is nicely set up, with room to comfortably house everyone. The only thing that is a slight drawback, the upstairs bedrooms are open to everything, so noise upstairs is an issue. The main living areas are nicely laid out, with a big living area with fireplace and views of the lake. My family loved the house and it's surroundings. Well done Marion Family! Your home is comfortable and architecturally beautiful at the same time. BRAVO!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property and owners!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible property and home. It was large enlightenment for our our group of 17 and cozy enough for our night with just 7 of us. When we arrived the owner was waiting for us and have us a through your of the home and grounds and explained how everything operates. There was a large welcome basket waiting for us with sausage,Brie, crackers and fruit and also a little candy and cookies because they knew we were traveling with children.

There were extras of everything!! Pillows,blankets,towels- you name it and they had extra- so everyone was able to be comfortable. The whole home was wired for sound so we had had Sirius radio in the background for our whole stay.

There was attention to detail everywhere you looked- this was not just a rental property to the owners, this is their personal summer retreat as well and it shows in the decor and standard in which they maintain their home.

The cupboards were stocked with spices and oils so there wasn't a need to pack it or buy extra for just the short stay. They had paper plate and cups and laundry soap- just all the little extra things you don't think about until they aren't there.

The lake was amazing- and due to the great weather we have been having we were able to swim;)

The screened in porch added an amazing space for the family to enjoy the yard- especially for our older relatives.

We loved this space and would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words of recommendation. You all are very sweet. Wow, what a surprise to find the laundry all done, AND folded. As well as spotless cleaning. You really didn't need to do that but thank you very much. I hope it didn't take away from your enjoyment of the cottage. Thanks for renting with us Jessica. Your family was very nice. And it would be our pleasure to rent to you in the future if you ever decide to come this way again. Thank you, John and Luann
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Nearest Airport
107 Miles
Bishop International Airport
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Huron Shores golf
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Port Huron Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
42 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Forester Inn
Nearest Beach
Private Beach
Car: necessary

Cottage is located along one of Michigan's Scenic Tours around the thumb of Michigan. You and your guests will enjoy a piece of that scenic view right from this amazing cottage. Eagles are spotted regularly around the property. Amazing gourmet restaurant Van Camp House is in Port Sanilac, just 12 miles away. Huron Shores Golf is just a few minutes away as well as a driving range just north 3 miles. Ancient Indian Petroglyphs Historic State Park 24 miles away. Landscape full of turban windmills just a few miles away (not visible from cottage). Fresh farm produce available in the area.


Rates & Availability

Palms Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Non Prime
Sep 16 2016 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime 17
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are for up to 14 people in main cottage.
Sleeping for six add'l people in bunk house, add $80 per night.
Weekly rentals Friday 4PM to Friday 11AM.

First half of total, by check when signed contract is mailed. Final balance 60 days prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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