Private Island House next to a State Park
About Donard Maniaci
Donard is an Electrical Controls Engineer/Project Manager. Nan is a Facility Manager and cake baker. We love to ride Motorcycles and spend time on the water. We restored this cabin in 2013 and think it's great vacation spot. We've been living on Pontiac Lake since 1990 and can answer most of your questions.
Donard Maniaci purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Donard Maniaci chose White Lake
It's on an island and your view is the beach. Pontiac Lake is a well known hotspot in the area.
What makes this Cabin unique
Island privacy, views, waterfront and wild life is right at your door.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay and the fishing was great. Looking forward to coming back in the Fall!
Loving the Lake Life!
What a great getaway! Every room of Blackbeard's Hideaway is decorated to remind you this is truly a one-of-a-kind vacation. And since you just took a boat to get to the island your first impression will be amazing. The kitchen was stocked with all the essentials... you just bring your food and drinks and the plates, cups and silverware are ready.
As cool as the home was we found ourselves out on the deck most of the time because the view is spectacular. Across the lake is the beach and on the lake you can watch the boaters and fishermen making the most of this beautiful lake.
Our hosts were in constant contact with us from the time we booked through our entire trip to answer any questions we had. We even got to meet them on the lake to get to know each other. Super nice!
We're already checking to see when we can go back!
It’s a nice place right on the water with most of the comforts of home. We have our own boat so we spent a lot of time on the water.
A lovely vacation!
I had a wonderful time! Cabin is beautifully appointed and very clean. Couldn't have asked for anything more!
The house was immaculate. We really enjoyed the decor as well
Donard and his wife truly had thought of everything. The house was equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We had a really relaxing and peaceful stay. Donard stopped by to make sure we didn’t need anything else and to make sure we knew he was only a phone call away. There was lots to do, our only regret from our stay was that we didn’t have more time there!
AMAZINGLY clean with everything provided
My husband and I stay at 3-6 rentals a year. This, by far, was one of the cleanest. Nearly all of the little touches that we look for were provided. Luggage rack? Check. Paper towels out and accessible? Check. Plastic cups for the bathroom (because, really, who wants to risk a glass in a stranger’s sink)? Check. Coffee, creamer, sugar? Check, check, check.
The main bed is quite firm but not uncomfortable. I have a bad back, so chose to sleep downstairs in a softer bunk. But my husband is a stomach sleeper/thrasher and liked the master bed. Sheets and blankets were So. Darn. Soft. Seriously, I need to find where they bought them. Plentiful towels. Dog bowls were provided. Kitchen well stocked with pots, pans and accoutrements.
No WiFi. HD antenna. Several DVDs and a blue ray player. A few board games. Enough to keep us busy for a rainy weekend.
This is tiny island of houses only. No walking paths nor stores. It’s about a football field away from the mainland. Rowboat provided. Bring what you will need to survive if you don’t want to row across just for milk. If you do that, you’ll have a great weekend of lying around, eating and cards just like we did!
ARRRRR, Thanks for the kind comments. We travel the seven sea's quite often and look from the same amenities.
We have a running joke around the crows nest, "Is it Nan clean"? There is hotel clean, there is hospital clean and then, some where way past that, there is Nan clean. She sets the bar pretty high for anyone to follow. This old sea dog has leaned to stay clear while she's has her sails full and is underway!
We hope your and your first mate can make it back!!!
Greenfield Village / Henry Ford Museum is within an hour drive. Contact the owner if looking for something else.