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Year-Round*Great Lake Huron* Sandy Beach * Kayaks *5 BR* Sleeps 12* Pet-Friendly

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Lexington Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 BR, 2 BA Lakefront House , sleeps 12 adults, Owner occupied guest house.

Do you love walking/running the beach, freighter watching, beach combing, star gazing, rock -picking, campfires on the beach, watching the moon and sunrise? This property is the place for you! Our beach is sandy, our stars are brilliant, and the moon and sunrise over the water is spectacular! These homes sit 1/4 mile off M-25 on a 1.5 acre wooded lot, safe for children and pets.

This lovely, 5 bedroom year round home is the quintessential cottage complete with a vintage, seasonal, owner occupied guest house. Relax and enjoy our quiet residential neighborhood with abundant shade trees, beautiful gardens, and a private 50 foot wide, deep sandy beach on Lake Huron. We have a beautiful shaded lakeside yard complete with cedar swing, hammock, flower gardens and fireplace. Our private beach includes a beach level storage area for all of your beach inflatables, umbrellas and toys, a lighted stair way and fire pit. We have AWESOME BEACH VOLLEYBALL, and three KAYAKS for your enjoyment from Memorial Day through Labor Day! We are well situated between two beautiful Harbors of Refuge with seasonal and transient slips available, Port Sanilac to the North and Lexington to the South for pier fishing and boat launching.

Small group? Book the main floor only in the off season (November-April). Main floor bedroom with queen and twin bed, queen sofa sleeper in living room. Full bath, kitchen , dining room and full basement with ping pong and laundry, $200.00 per night with a 2 night minimum!

The main house is a 1700 square foot, five bedroom, two story with a full basement. One lakefront bedroom is located on the main floor and includes a queen bed and a twin bed. An upstairs lakefront queen bedroom includes a crib. Two upstairs bedrooms have double beds and one lakefront bedroom has twin beds and a crib. All bedrooms and dining room have hardwood floors and 6 paneled doors. There is a queen sofa sleeper located in the living room on the main floor. The two bathrooms are ceramic tiled, one with a tub/shower, one with a shower. Main floor bathroom is handicapped accessible,(not wheelchair accessible). Sleeps 12 adults 2 babies/toddlers.

The painted block and tile basement has a large rec room with ping pong table and a large laundry room with washer and dryer. The living room, dining room and three bedrooms overlook beautiful Lake Huron. Most bedrooms have newer Sealy mattresses!

The guest house is an 850 square foot newly renovated, vintage, seasonal cottage, that sits 50 feet behind the main house. THIS COTTAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR RENT IN June, July and August 2017, OWNER RESIDING.

This property is uniquely suited for off-season holiday parties, small retreats/workshops, families with children and dogs, family reunions and small quiet weddings. The neighborhood is usually peaceful, and the private beach nearly deserted most of the year. NO LOUD PARTIES, FIREWORKS, TENTS, R.V.s or ATVs PERMITTED.

The property is rented by the week only from Mid June through Labor Day. Off season rentals are available for weekly, partial weeks and weekends with a 2-3 night minimum. Holiday weekends require a 3-4 night minimum with premium pricing.

We are currently booking Fall/Winter 2016-17 and Summer 2017! Reserve your dates now for an affordable, memorable family vacation, only $450 per night in peak season! Well behaved dogs with permission at $10 per pet per day.

Our calendar is kept up to date!

These lovely homes are located 7 miles South of Port Sanilac, and 3.5 miles North of Lexington, near Lexington County park with tennis courts, play ground equipment, charcoal grills,and pavillion.

This property is a beloved family cottage which we share with families who will respect and treasure her as much as we do!

Keywords: Lakefront Home and Guest House, Retreats, Reunions, Small Weddings, Thumb Heritage Water Trail, Kayaks, Bicycles, ,Beach Volleyball, Eco Friendly, Bocce' ball, Croquet, soccer

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Cindy

I came to Lexington as a newlywed freshly graduated from Western Michigan University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. We moved to the Lake in 1989 before my youngest could walk and stayed for 14 years full-time!

Cindy purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Cindy chose Eastern Michigan

I fell in love with this property at first sight. It was a disaster, but as my friends all said "it has a lot of potential". I worked at the hospital one day a week while the girls were small and began fixing up the old house and guest house. We lived and worked in the area and in this home for 14 years while the girls were growing up. We rented the guest house to families with young children during the summer so the girls always had playmates!

What makes this cottage unique

Beach walking remains my favorite lake house activity. Our beach is very walkable in both directions, I search for sea glass,fossils and rocks! There is no light pollution in this area so the stars are especially bright, star gazing is one of my favorite night-time activities. I love to lie in the hammock, listen to the surf and watch the stars.

I often go to the cottage during the full moon, the moon rise over the water is amazing!!!

My favorite time of day at the cottage is SUNRISE!!!

The gardens at the cottage are nice to enjoy, they bloom all summer long!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cindy, we can't thank you enough for the use of your cottage in June 2009. The cottage was very clean & well maintained for our family escape. We spent most of our time in the yard at the fire pit taking in the view. We had a large party and everyone found something to do whether it was golf (close by), shopping in Port Huron or just hanging back reading a book in a peaceful setting. We look forward to future getaways in Lexington! The MacLellan Clan!
Jul 2009
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Year-Round*Great Lake Huron* Sandy Beach * Kayaks *5 BR* Sleeps 12* Pet-Friendly
average rating of 4.952381 based on 23 reviews

The whole clan

  • 4 of 5

The location, yard, beach is amazing! we rented both house and cottage. Lake Huron is so clean and beautiful. Until we arrived were not aware there was no AC. The big house was manageable with the breeze off the lake. The cottage was almost unbearable despite the abundance of fans provided. Owner provides ample starter supplies, and kayaks, bikes etc. The tips about water shoes were much appreciated! And the ability to bring our dogs was a blessing. They had a great time! Cons to the site were the advertised wi-fi is not sufficient for online college classes, or work purposes. The lack of privacy in the cottage (the 2 bedrooms are connected with a door that has no knob and doesn't lock) bathroom with a shower so small that a petite female can barely move, and the lack of AC.The cottage floors were all cement which did work out well with not having to worry about wet sandy dogs. The cottage was more like glorified camping,, so disappointing due to the $ we paid. We did have a great week of good weather and family time.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a great week at Cindy's wonderful home. Second year in a row for us. Huge place with plenty of room. We have had as many as 10 adults and 11 kids. You can have campfires on the beach or in the fireplace in the front yard. 3 kayaks. BBQ that's hooked up to the house's natural gas line. Second house behind the main house that can fit a large family. Private and secluded. Probably one of the best stretches of beach from Lexington to Port Sanilac. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful homey property

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean. And the view is spectacular there. We had 15 people and rented both properties and there were ample amenities. Even a small thing such as toilet paper, as we have in the past had to purchase more, was provided. The only thing we didn't realize was Lake Huron is very rocky and would suggest water shoes. Would definitely return

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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*Sunrises* Great Lake * Sandy Beach * Kayaks* Booking 2016* sleeps 11-21 adults*

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for a golf weekend, very clean and convient loacation. I would recommend this to a party for a golf weekend or a couples weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a three generation family reunion, with kids from 6 months to 18, and families from midwest, southeast and northeast (this was a comfortable day or day and a half drive for everyone). The grandkids organized, and we all enjoyed week-long ping-pong, chess, and monopoly tournaments, kayaking, volleyball, and s'mores on the beach. The grill and outdoor tables and chairs were great for dinners with the whole group.

The variety and age-span of the available indoor and outdoor recreational “tools” was remarkable - things to read, things to read to others, indoor games, outdoor games, etc. - and all well-organized and stored.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hernandez Group

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time....the houses were great for our big family! We would highly recommend it. Cindy was great when we were scrambling to find a place. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Steiss's in Lexington
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Marine City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lakeshore Hills Golf Resort
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Port Huron Am Trak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Brighton for 'downhill'
Nearest Beach
Our private beach!
Car: necessary

The Sanilac Shores Underwater Preserve (163 sq. miles)is offshore between Port Sanilac and Lexington Harbors featuring 8 large shipwrecks for your diving pleasure. The Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail from Harbor Beach thru Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac Counties to Lexington Harbor is a must do for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. Port Sanilac (7 miles North) features a light house, the Barn Theatre, the Sanilac County Historical Village and Museum. Lexington (3.5 Mi. South) offers the Music in the Park Series, the Lexington Art Fair, Thumbfest, the annual Bach Festival and a 5 mile bike trail to Croswell.


Rates & Availability

Lexington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Off Season Main
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens $100
Pet Fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 6.0%

This is not a party house, it is a beloved family cottage. We don't rent to student groups under 25 years old. Linens available upon request for an additional fee. Multi generational family groups, weekend getaways, golf outings, reunions, small weddings, yoga retreats, writing workshops. No R.V., tents or fireworks.

Personal checks in US Dollars drawn on a US bank are my preferred payment. I can take credit card payments through Pay Pal for the additional 3-4% Pay Pal charges. Half the rent will hold your booking with the balance due by May 1st for Summer and Fall bookings or 30 days prior.

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Lexington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main House, Main Floor
    Turquoise Bath - toilet , shower , Main House, Upstairs
    Guest House Bath - toilet , shower , Guest House, Main Floor, Seasonal
  • 3
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Andrea's Room - 1 double , Main House, Lake View, Upstairs
    Sunrise II - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Main House, Lake View, Upstairs
    Sunset Room - 1 double , Main House, Upstairs
    Sunrise Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main House, Lake View, Main floor
    Julia's Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Main House, Lake View, Upstairs
    Guest Sunrise - 1 double , 1 child bed , Guest House, Seasonal, Lake View, Upstairs
    Guest Sunset - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Guest House, Seasonal, Upstairs
    Lake View Room - 1 queen , Main House, Living Room, Main Floor
    Knotty Pine Dreams - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest House, Living Room, Main Floor
  • Queen size Beds (3) Main house-2, Guest house-1, Double Beds (3) Main house-2, Guest house-1, Twin or Single Beds (4) Main house-2, Guest house-2, Child Beds (1) Youth bed with crib sized mattress, Baby Cribs (3) Regular crib in Main house upstairs Queen bedroom, 2 portable cribs available for either house, request on booking., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Double sofa sleeper in Main house living room, Double futon in main house main floor bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 25 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans in all main house bedrooms and kitchen, Gas Furnace main house, Baseboard electric heat in guest house, High Chairs, Hammock, Cedar Lawn Swing, Wooden Play Structure w/ Fort, Swings, Baby Swing, Dog Kennel, 3 Kayaks, 2 Bikes, Basketball and Hoop, 3 Large Pic-nic Tables, 1 childrens pic-nic table, Patio Tables and Chairs, Fire Pit on beach, Fire Place in yard, Volleyball and net, Croquette, Bocce Ball, horse shoes.

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