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The Original Structure On The Property And Dates From The 1930's.

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bed 1 Bath Great For That Romantic Get-A-Way.

This is the original structure on the property and dates from the 1930's. The field stone chimney fireplace, although not currently functional, adds much character and charm. The modern bathroom with claw foot tub/shower combo provides modern convenience. Front deck with picnic table provides a view of the lake. The house sits a bit low in the dune.....with time the dune grew up around the house. (Michigan winters can be brutal!) This unit available year round.

Property Manager
Brian M Wahl
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Brian M Wahl

A local farm boy who grew up 2 miles south of Pt. Austin on what is knows as "Wahl's Curve" locally. I went away to college, dabbled in several different things...spent a number of years working in banking, spent several winters in Spain and now have returned to the area. I am the Owner of Blue Sky Resort (fka Tranquil Sands), the Owner of Blue Sky Farm (11 acres near Gotts corner on Kinde Rd. which is under development to put it kindly) and Broker/Owner of Thumb Realty. I try to keep busy, but have a tendency to get off track to socialize.

Brian M Wahl purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Brian M Wahl chose Port Austin

This cottage is NOT modern (for modern, book 3214 Beach front or cabin side) but provides modern comfort. The sagging floor, the not currently functional field stone chimney and the deck with picnic table and lake views provides a special romantic atmosphere. Perfect place for 2 couples to share or a couple with limited number of children.

What makes this cottage unique

Special Character. View of the lake.


Port Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Original Structure On The Property And Dates From The 1930's.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Had the best time ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I went there for the first time ever and we had a blast. Brian the owner was absolutely fantastic and welcoming. We actually extended our visit just so we can stay longer. We will definitely be returning and making this our new up north vacation spot. We recommend this place to everyone. Thank you Brian for a wonderful time!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and am thrilled you will be coming back regularly! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
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Cozy winter time stay

  • 5 of 5

A nice cozy winter retreat!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Comfortable, nice place!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wapakoneta, Ohio

Great escape cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cabin 6 of the Blue Sky Resort, and had a very relaxing weekend. Cabin 6 is the oldest cabin in the resort, but it has been updated, and is very homey. Brian is very nice, and is willing to help in any way if needed. The beach is great, and not crowded. At most, we had to share the 100+ feet of beach front with 8 other people. Plenty of relaxing time with a great view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

I am staying here while working in the area. I was really having trouble finding a place to stay, when I happened upon this place while driving by. I really lucked out! The owner is very accommodating and was happy to help. I love the little cabin we stay in, and the beach is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Blanc, MI

Very accommodating and awesome beach

  • 5 of 5

Brian was very accommodating by letting us check in early and leave late. The beach was clear and perfect for our children who are 2 and 4. The cabin was perfect for our family of four.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Midland Bay City Saginaw MBS
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bird Creek
Nearest Beach
150 feet of private beach
Car: necessary

Come stay in the Tip of the Thumb and Get Away from it all! We are NOT in the middle of no where, we are at the end of no where. A short 2 hour drive from Metro Detoroit yet gives you that Up North feeling without the I-75 commute.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

all reservations and payments are done through

Manager'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.

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