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River Front Cottage on the island in Detroit Strait

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private large yard in front and back with private fishing dock.

This is a water front 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage located on the western shore of Grosse Ile, an large island in the Detroit River, approximately 30 min drive south of Detroit and 40 min east of Ann Arbor. It's set deep in a wooded lot with large private front yard and back yard. There are 2 queen size beds, one for each bedroom and a full size futon in the living room. There is a set of standard size washer, dryer for guest use in the back of the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensil, a toaster, a blender, an electric counter-top grill and dishes, cups, cutlery. The space in the house is comfortable for 4 to 6 people. There is also a small canal that runs through the backyard with a walk bridge crossing it to get to the river front.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, mandarin, Chinese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Andy

My family have moved to Grosse Ile, MI from California more than five years ago. We love the seasonal changes and all the beautiful scenery we find here. We hope our guests will love this unique water front cottage as much as we do.

Andy purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Andy chose Grosse Ile Township

Although we live in a larger home on the island, but we love this little cottage for its unique setting with large open yard all around and a very private fishing dock tucked in a small bay all of its own.

What makes this cottage unique

Kayak rental is available at Riverside Kayak Connection across from the island. They offer hourly rental and lessons from Elizabeth Park.


Grosse Ile Township Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Besides a sink, toilet, there is a full size bath tub with shower curtain.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms has queen size bed and dresser. The master bedroom also has a walk-in closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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River Front Cottage on the island in Detroit Strait
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Cute cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely kept house that is on the water. What I would say is if you are going in winter, you may want to consider 4wheel drive. Driveway is long and the road was plowed later in the day. Beautiful area, quiet!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice and as fishermen the location on the river was excellent. Our host was also very friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homey and cozy. Great place to hang out with family.

  • 5 of 5

This place had everything you need and some things we didn't. It was just like being at home. Cozy and comfortable. Quiet area and beautiful nature filled environment. We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay on Grosse Ile

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Diana's house is on the northwest corner of GI. The large, private lot fronts on the river. I believe the home was around when I was on GI in the late 1950s and 60s. It is well maintaned, clean and comfortable and well provisioned. Andy even left a bag of coffee to use in the Bialetti espresso maker. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay on GI if you are not visiting friends or relatives. It is a much better alternative than other rental rooms which I have tried over the years.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN

Great place to stay on Grosse Ile

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Diana's place is a small home on the West River side and north end of GI. I am sure that the house was there in the late 1950s and early 60s when I was was in high school, but it is well maintained, very comfortable and nicely furnished. Andy even left me a bag of Starbucks coffee to use in the Bialetti espresso maker. In addition, the lot is large, very private and fronts on the river. I would highly reccomend this property over the Bishop Cottage B&B or the Pilot House (both of which I have stayed in) if you are visiting GI and not staying with friends or relatives. It is more expensive, but well worth it.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in the little cottage off of the water. My husband and I visit the area yearly and this was our most favorite trip because it seemed like a retreat. Yes it's close to the toll bridge, however, the free bridge is 10 minutes extra drive time. We will be staying there again. Perfect amenities and wonderful owners. Thank you so much fir allowing us to stay in your home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Sharkey's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Water's Edge Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrack Dearborn station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Coney Island on Mcomb St.
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Grosse Ile's east river public beach
Car: necessary

Lake Erie Metropark is just 8 miles south of the property where there is long stretches of lake front picnic area.

The Henry Ford museum and Greenville village in Dearborn is also a popular attraction and we highly recommend a visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 6.0%

If you plan to invite additional guests over to the house during your stay who are not part of your original reservation, please inform me ahead of time the # of guests and the time of your party. Please also obtain permission from either myself or my wife ahead of time if you would like to use our canoe on the river.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.