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Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property


Located on the lake side of M-25. This cottage is in a private sub, kids can ride their bikes on our dirt (SLOW DRIVING!) road.

- 2 FULL BEDS and 4 TWIN BEDS. 2 BEDROOMS* SLEEPS 8 IN BEDS. We are lake side of M-25. Neighbors know each other. Same families for a long time! We have views of the lake, I think it's 100ft? To the beach easement. the easement is large, not a path. The lake is shallow with lots of sand bars along the edge. Sugar sand beach we share the easement with only our residents. Pic 9 shows the distance to the easement from the property. Pic 10 shows how wide/large the easement is. Only way to get closer to the lake is be lakefront! This is private!! The " big Rick" is a 2 min walk? We are just north of oak beach. Half way between port Austin n Caseville. Only our residents can use our streets and our beach. We have a very large easement that is private just for our residents within our sub. The cottage: has washer and dryer, AC and Natural 'gas heat so it is available all year. The front room has 2 love seats, chair and side table. A small kitchen that has everything you could need. A even smaller bathroom and the smallest shower you've ever seen! I got plenty of hot water:) it is well water, (its hard) it's good to drink ( yes it was tested) .Sleeps 8 in beds, 2 bunk beds in back family room. Main bedroom is a comfy full size... Second bedroom has a full size also. Big wide long driveway. Big back yard with a hose to spray off. A laundry line. There are some board games n cards. Small kit table seats 4. Tv was originally used for just VHS movies so we've got about 400-500 movies to pick from. Yes there is wifi, cable and HBO. It's small, you got everything you need, the beach is beautiful and very close. I have a washer n dryer. I've got laundry detergent n fabric softener , hand soap at sinks, dish soap to wash dishes, hand towel n wash cloth for kitchen Courtesy roll of toilet paper and bar of soap in the shower. The linens/bedding are provided for a fee. Guest provide their own pillows, linens and towels. You will need your own towels and beach towels. I've got a picnic table, charcoal grill and a propane grill. There is a community fire pit at the beach and a community volleyball net. Just call me with questions! weekly rate is friday to friday preferred. holiday or cheeseburger festival week are different pricing. The beach access is within the easement boundaries. The property is exactly as shown in the pics. The back room has a additional table with 3 chairs. A additional door at the driveway for easy in and out with your belongings. I have beach/lawn chairs for adults and kids along with a storage box of sand toys, shovels etc...I do not supply any paper products or personal items.


must be done directly with mgmt.

no refunds will be given

Additional Fees:

Second pet 50.00

Bedding/pillow per bed 20.00 ( must request with mgmt. )

Let me know you are calling about


Jen 248

Oakland county, Michigan


I offer badge discounts, SENIOR DISCOUNTS returning customer discounts and off season discounts. Available all year.

** Rates are based on min 2 nights

** Rates are based on 4 guests

**Holiday/Cheeseburger fest min 3 - 5 night ( inquire with mgmt )




More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jenny

oakland county mi


Why Jenny chose Port Austin

Views of the lake.

Private sub

Private beach and easement

Large easement

Lake side, no crossing streets.

Sand is beautiful

Quiet community.

Kids can ride bikes on our dirt streets

What makes this house unique

Natural Gas heat/ AC

washer and dryer

lake side of M-25


Port Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No tub just a shower. The shower is small. please note the size.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Family room 2 sets of Bunk beds (4 twin beds)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House rules: Min age to book is 28 No smoking allowed Guests wash their dishes Guests must remove all trash from inside to the can outside with bagged trash only. No pets on furniture Guests must pick up all waste from their dog. Pet breed must be approved by management prior to arrival. No additional guests allowed to stay over without managements prior approval. No tents, campers or sleeping outside without managements prior approval. No parking on the grass. Departure rules: Departure time is 10:00 am. Extended departure time must be approved prior to arrival. Heat/ac will be turned to off by the guest when departing and all trash removed from the house. All water, hoses,lights, faucets are to be turned closed, all dishes will be washed. Refrigerator/freezer doors will be closed. Guests will lock the doors.


1.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 1.5 based on 2 reviews

Although the location is excellent, the home is in a state of disrepair.

  • 1 of 5

I definitely would not recommend this property. From the moment we arrived there was one disappointment after the other.

The kitchen was sparingly equipped. There were pots and pans, plates and cups, but no condiments. No paper products. The kitchen faucet leaked if you didn't move the nob into the "perfect" location. The sink is old and severely mineral stained. There is no trash can in the kitchen! We had to use a broken trash compactor with a grocery bag in it!

The family room is stuffed with old furniture and nowhere to even set a cup of coffee. This wouldn't be so bad if we hadn't found out the leather sofa is taped together with duct tape!

This brings me to the bathroom. Yes, I knew the Shower was small, but didn't know this was duct taped as well! No toilet paper provided accept the partially used roll on the dispenser! The hair dryer wasn't even usable as it was covered with what appeared to be the remnents of duct tape glue. Yuk!

The 1st night my smallest dog found a leftover bean dip container under the sofa along with some form of crackers or bread or pita. Not sure. When i informed the owner and told her I was concerned about my dog becoming I'll, her only concern was for the carpeting and whether or not the bean dip got on the carpeting! Which by the way had stains and spots all over!

I had to pay for a cleaning fee and pay extra for each dog. Truthfully, I feel most dog kennels are better equipped and cleaner.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 1
Troy, MI

Good Beach, Dog Friendly, Sad 60's Interior

  • 2 of 5

I chose this rental for some key reasons: drive time was 2 hours from home, allowed dogs, beach access, two bedrooms. Good location to Port Cresent day use park.

I must have been the first person to rent, as I couldn't find any reviews. Really nice private beach where my dog could run & play catch in Lake Huron. Home interior must have been fun to decorate in the 60's, they probably have some great memories from then. Too much furniture and nick knacks, removing would open up the place. Rental indicated an extremely small shower....I would call it a rinse off "cubby", held together with duct tape.

Most other rentals automatically provide sheets, towels, and some kitchen supplies. I had to bring my own sheets or pay additionally. We ended up buying or bringing our own salt & pepper, tin foil & coffee.

I could not recommend this rental to a friend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The listing has current pics of the interior. The listing is very clear that you provide your own linens or pay a fee. You had every chance to look at the pics and read all of the terms of the rental policy. I find it strange that you never looked at the pics or read the agreement? I think your review is unfair and completely unreasonable as YOU had every opportunity to see the interior before booking, read the rental agreement and make a decision based on current pictures. Your review implies I have misled you or misrepresented my listing. OR never looked and now your complaining? which has a direct impact on my income and business. I looked back to our conversation before you booked. We had several emails regarding the linens.. I SAID: You havent requested lines. Agree? I SAID: I put all 5 guests. Credited the child fee. No linens. YOU PAID,,,,,,, YOU SAID: i forgot i actually have a couple of sets of full sheets. I'm all set. thanks. YOU SAID: If you do not provide pillows and blankets, I can bring. I have a couple of complete sheets sets, so I'm good there. Thanks for asking. I SAID: Yah, Want us both on same page. I provide sheets blanket comforter pillows for 20.00. If you change your mind, you have time... lmk. YOU SAID: I'll plan to bring my own. The kitchen is fully stocked.There are only nick naks on the mantel. There is a pic listed. There are no nik-nacks anywhere else in the house. There are a couple of pics on the walls, maybe you're considering the pics as nik-nacks. I gave you a early check in and a late departure at no additional cost for you. I removed the additional guest fee for you. I received NO complaints or comments regarding any problems before or during your stay. * You booked knowing you were bringing your own linens and had full knowledge of the interior then gave me a bad review and complained about it. I am requesting that you withdraw your false statements regarding my listing as this directly impacts my business. I must/will defend myself and my listing. I am a person of integrity, I have no reason to lie or misrepresent the listing. Jen
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Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Caseville to charity island
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Port Austin -caseville
Car: necessary

All activities are booked on your own. Caseville is 8 miles south. Port Austin is 8 mikes north. Grindstone is another 4 miles north of Port Austin. Bad Ax is 20 min away but has everything even a walmart. All the little towns have festivals. Port Austin's farmers market on sat mornings is a huge attraction.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

HOUSE RULES; By registering and choosing to stay at this property as a temporary rental, all guests agree to abide by all house rules. :No additional guests are allowed to stay over, inside or outside on the property, other than the registered guest. This will result in removal of all guests from the property immediately and no refunds will be given. All registered guests will be 28 years of age or older or supervised by a adult. No pets are allowed on the furniture. Management has the option of charging for additional damages above the standard security deposit if pets are allowed on the furniture. failure to remove dog waste will result in additional fees. any guests that violate the arrival or departure times will be charged an additional standard one night fee. Guests will wash all of their dishes, pick up and remove all trash from within the house,bag it, place it in the trash cans outside.Departing the property, refrigerator/freezer doors will be closed, trash removed from inside, dishes washed, ac/heat turned off, water faucets/hoses turned off, lights/tv off, windows closed and doors locked. No smoking. No parking on the grass/yard. Any personal property forgotten/left behind by a guest will be returned if requested by the guest within 24 hrs from departure, guests will be responsible for all shipping fees and packaging fees to return the item unless other arrangements have been made with mgmt. A copy of all guests drivers license and credit card *both sides* will be given to mgmt before arrival. A contact phone number * when at the rental* of the guest will be provided to mgmt before arrival. Guest agrees to contact mgmt immediately upon any police, fire or medical personal present on the property and will provide a copy of any and all reports to the mgmt immediately 248-842-7848. Guests agree to contact the mgmt immediately upon having knowledge of a injury, something missing from the property or something broken or damaged. no smoking allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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