3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 8 adults comfortably. MAXIMUM 8.
We live in Indiana, but our family has vacationed in Michigan for nearly 10 years. We love the beautiful, clear summer days and the crisp, cool nights. For us, there is no place that compares to Northern Michigan!
Kristen purchased this House in 2016
Why Kristen chose Mackinaw City
The summers here are perfect with warm days (minus the humidity) and cooler nights. After vacationing/renting in Northern Michigan for many years, we began searching for a home to buy. On our third summer vacationing/renting in the Mackinac area, a friend invited us to spend the day at their home on Wilderness Park Trail. We were hooked and just waited for the perfect home to become available in this area.
What makes this House unique
Our home is located in Wilderness State Park, which is just around the point from the Mackinaw Bridge. This protected bay area with shallow water makes our beaches sandy and helps the water warm more than the deeper, colder waters of Lake Michigan. Our boys can play and walk out quite a distance before the water gets deep (a little piece of mind). Also, it is amazing that the lake can be so still at certain times of the day/year. We’ve seen it look like glass before — just beautiful! Who would have thought you could see calm water like that on Lake Michigan! It is also breathtaking to see such different colors of the water. It is as if you are on the ocean with the levels of pretty blues in contrast with the white sandy beach. The yard is also of value to us, as our boys love to get out, wrestle, play football, swim and explore. The house offers us the opportunity to be quiet and thoughtful, play outside or be at the movies in 10 minutes. It fits our needs wonderfully with the soft, sandy shore, clear shallow water, friendly neighbors, and the convenience to town with the feeling of being far removed.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Clean refrigerator out before leaving home.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Magnificent waterfront experience
The property is located along the lake between a small, wooded, public beach and an adjacent cabin, but due to the trees, it is quite secluded and very pleasant. The front porch is very nice allowing great views of the lake and sunsets. The water is clear and sandy all the way out to the raft installed by the owner.
The interior living space is very nice w/ functional kitchen/eating areas, comfy living room, three bedrooms and related bathrooms.
The site is located about 4 miles from Mackinaw City which provides additional activities.
We were all amazed w/ this place and would recommend staying there. The owner was very helpful and willing to answer any questions we had.
Great family vacation
View view view. Morning and evening we could not have a more picturesque view of Lake Michigan. Home is clean and well supplied. Very private
Hope to be back again next year!
Great place for relaxing and close to so many scenic spots (Dark Sky Park, Mighty Mac etc.).
Spacious well-maintained house, constant wonderful roar of waves of Lake Michigan (windy mid-October visit), beach for walks right at the edge of the yard, nice combination of feeling privacy of the yard and wide open space beyond over the lake.
Beautiful home on a lovely beachfront!
Would definitely recommend this property to family and friends looking for a beautiful beachfront place to stay!
Great house in a great location!
We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a summer beach getaway. This house was very clean/nicely decorated and the kitchen was well equipped for making meals at home. We enjoyed the private beach area and our kids loved using the kayaks (first time). The master bedroom faces the water; waking up every morning to the view of the water was the perfect way to start each day. Can’t say enough about this home - we will definitely be back!!!
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! The view and listening to the water roll onto the beach from the master bedroom is a favorite of ours, too. Hope to have you back! Take care!
Wonderful vacation home!
Home was beautiful, fully equipped and very clean. Location was great. Backyard with clean beach is very private. Enjoyed our visit. Not far from city. Would highly recommend home for family vacation.
Private sandy beach on Lake Michigan’s Trails End Bay — Because the waters are protected by the bay they are calmer, shallower, and typically warmer than the rest of the Lake Michigan.