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Oscoda area - relax and enjoy family time on a Lake Huron sugar sand beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,258 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2-3 bedroom, 1.5 bath full service cottage with a spectacular Lake Huron view

Lift your head off your pillow in the master bedroom to watch the sun rise over Lake Huron, then snooze a bit more or head down to the beach for an early morning beach walk or kayak on a flat surfaced Lake Huron. Kids can either sleep close in bunk beds in the master bedroom or in bunk beds in a separate bedroom (2 bunks sleep 4). A back room has another full size bed for a happy couple such that the cottage can handle 4 adults and at least as many kids. A full kitchen and laundry area complement the home. As the day advances and the breeze picks up, sail in a sunfish or windsurf from the beach or head a few miles south to Oscoda for a float trip in canoes, kayaks, or tubes along the AuSable River. Or take a bike ride around Cedar Lake or just lie on the beach and enjoy the sun. As the day comes to an end, mix up some margaritas and grill up a feast (or order pizza) and watch the amazing sunset colors develop over Lake Huron. As the sun sets, start a fire on the upper beach, make s'mores, sing some songs, or tell ghost stories while watching shooting stars and satellites overhead.

Also a great escape in the winter to a cozy cottage with a fireplace, a table for jigsaw puzzling, or a nice couch for reading (or snoozing) - both with great views of Lake Huron! Adventure outside for walks along the frozen beach with ice flows extending varying distances into the lake. Nearby you can also find several groomed X-country ski trails. Return to the cottage to warm up by a fire with hot chocolate or some soup and then enjoy games with the family or movies on the big screen with a LCD projector.

Turn off your connections to the outside world - there is no cable TV or internet service at the cottage and cell phone service varies with carrier (all can be found a few miles away in Oscoda) - you've come to the cottage to relax and reconnect with family and loved ones - not be connected to the world!

More Details

Hal Schott
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Hal Schott

My wife and I are veterinarians that work at Michigan State University and have busy careers and lives trying to keep up with our jobs and our two children. Our kids were 10 and 7 when we bought the cottage and despite soccer, cross-country, and other school events, we are always game for a drive 'up north' for a night, weekend, or hopefully a longer respite.

Hal Schott purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Hal Schott chose Greenbush

We fell in love with this area of Lake Huron when we visited friends in the area. We purchased the cottage with the goal of 'slowing down' intermittently and having quality family time. Days on the lake, whether summer or winter, start with a family breakfast followed by a beach walk with our dogs. The days continue largely unplanned but typically end with a family dinner and campfire or movies on the big screen. Whether we are there for a day, a weekend, or a couple of weeks, we have never once been ready to leave when we had to return to reality. We are convinced that this has been the single most important investment in quality family life and we hope that you may also experience the relaxation and reconnection that we experience every time we visit the lake!

What makes this cottage unique

Relax, revive, and reconnect with loved ones and family. There is no daily schedule to keep and plenty of opportunity to slow down and enjoy the passing of time (the meaning of life according to James Taylor).


Greenbush Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1258 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Master bedroom has a queen bed and one set of bunk beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Back bedroom has 1 full size bed for a couple
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Kids bedroom has one set of bunk beds and a roller bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Oscoda area - relax and enjoy family time on a Lake Huron sugar sand beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Pinckey, MI

Very comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing stay. Just loved the backyard with the butterfly garden, and hammock to kick back in. The volleyball court was a real plus. The house is very comfortable, and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. My husband appreciated the good water pressure for showering. Unfortunately we did not bring much sunshine with us but still very much enjoyed our stay. Be prepared to embrace the disconnect and enjoy the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renee, Thanks for your kind review - we hope you return for another week with all sunshine. Hal
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place for our vacation we will be going back .Had a few issures but nothing that can not be fixed got plenty of rest well needed beautiful

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and sorry about the fan - these things happen from time to time and we appreciate your understanding - hope you can return!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best time at the cottage. Great beach for the whole family, small children to adults. Plenty to do here, no need to go anywhere between the kayaks, water toys, volley ball, DVDs, books and puzzels. Our granddaughters saw their first shooting star when out around the campfire. Someone down the beach had some great fireworks we enjoyed. Got fantastic pictures of some sunrises, and of the lake. Would consider this cottage in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review - we are happy you enjoyed your stay and that your granddaughters saw their first shooting star!!
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Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Great time on the sunrise side

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I had a wonderful time during our stay at the cottage. It is very comfortably furnished, lots of places to sleep from couches to the large master bedroom. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay, dishes, babecue, extra refrigerator, floats for the lake, kayaks, and most importantly a nice fire ring for night time fires.

Lots to do in the area if you enjoy outdoor activities, drive down river road with its many hiking trails and scenic over looks, check out the local marinas,kayaking, canoeing, fishing, star watching, watching the sunrise and moon rise out of Lake Huron, awesome stuff!

We created some new memories since my son proposed to his girl friend during a walk on the beach.

I would deifnately recommend this cottage get away and I plan to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - that is the first engagement we know about that happened at the cottage! Glad your family had such a nice time at the cottage.
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Flushing, Michigan

Summer relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 beautiful weeks with the grand kids. We thank you for the use of all the water inner tubes and kayaks. We enjoyed the dvd movies ( had one every nite with popcorn ). Thank you for the raspberries - great with cereal or just plain . Your cabin was very well equipped and we enjoyed our stay. We hope to come back again soon. Thank you !!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and Roni, Thanks for your nice comments - it was also nice to meet you when you arrived. I hope you will return to our peaceful part of Lake Huron. Hal
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Shelby Twp. Mi,

Schott/Petersen Cottage 446347

  • 2 of 5

Quite honestly it was not up to our expectations. The location was wonderful and the beach was great as was the water for the little ones. Lots of water toys. The problem was chipmunks in the ceiling at night which should be addressed .

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry that the chipmunks may have kept you awake at night - we are addressing the problem and thanks for bringing it to our attention. I hope the rest of your stay was satisfactory.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Midland - Bay City


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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