Roomy 3 Bdrm, 2 Bathroom Cottage nestled along neighboring woods
Wenona Cottage is co-owned by Alan and Tim. Alan is a retired public school teacher and Tim works locally as a chemist. Tim manages the bookings and answers the questions about bookings and logistics while Alan manages the physical upkeep and in person interactions with our guests.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Owner chose Bay City
The driving purpose behind Wenona Cottage is to eventually provide easily accessible accommodations for Tim's ageing parents, then, as time moves along, for ourselves. After purchasing the house we spent a little more than 2 years bringing it up to where it is today. We cleared and landscaped the yard, upgraded the exterior, reconfigured the interior flow and use, remodeled, insulated, upgraded utilities, furnished and decorated.
What makes this Cottage unique
Wenona Cottage has woods next to and behind it, making it fairly secluded and quiet. Our home is next door, so were easily accessible. Across the street is a bait shop/convenience/liquor store. A few steps further is the Bay View Bar with a pretty good menu, fair prices and entertainment on weekends. For fishermen, the Saginaw Bay is a few steps further from the cottage, and the DNR boat launch just 1 1/2 miles to the east on the Saginaw River access to the Bay. The cottage is 3 miles from Walmart, about 5 miles from the downtown business districts and about 20 minutes from world famous Frankenmuth, 30 minutes from Midland's beautiful Dow Gardens, 45 minutes from the Birch Run Outlets.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
More than we expected.
The place is very nice. The property manager is very friendly. We look forward to going again next year.
Great place for fishing!
Very clean and great location!
Very nice and clean place
We had a great time. Owners of property where very helpful. I would recommend this to everyone
Excellent location. Very welcoming.
We felt like we had arrived at our own home the moment we walked in. The house is absolutely beautiful. The dining room was perfect for hosting breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. We loved the themed rooms. Alan and Tim were very accommodating. We look forward to our next visit. We also, will be recommending this to all of our friends and family who want to visit Bay City.
Comfortable, quiet, charming!
Comfortable, quiet, charming!
Great for Elderly!
We loved our stay at Wenona Cottage. Everything was so well kept up. It appeared as though everything was new from the table service and appliances, small and large, to the bedding and towels. We rented this cottage as a gathering space for our aging relatives who have difficulty walking and going up/down stairs. Not only was it stair free, but most of the flooring had a hard surface and the parts that are carpet had a short tight berber making it easily manageable for those who have trouble picking up their feet. The walk-in shower was a great convenience and beautiful as well! I would not hesitate to stay at Wenona Cottage again even if I do not need the accessible features!
Thank you for the great review and for your assessment of being user friendly for the elderly. We remodeled keeping in mind the future needs of our own parents and then our personal needs as we age. It is good to hear that we succeeded in making it comfortable and accessible. You will certainly be welcome should you decide to stay at Wenona Cottage again. We love our repeat guests