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Kathy McMahon

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Speaks: english

Panoramic View Of Mackinaw Island And Lighthouse In St. Ignace Bay

62 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Upper Peninsula Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Totally Updated And Professionally Decorated 3/2 Cottage With A View

This cottage was completely updated in 2009 offering three bedrooms, all with new mattresses and down duvets and pillows, two full baths, plus a year round sunroom. Relax on the spacious 16’ x 90’ wood deck offering panoramic views of Mackinaw Island and the lighthouse in downtown St. Ignace. On the deck is a recessed Nordic 12 jet hot tub, plenty of patio furniture, and a gas grill available to entertain your friends.

The 2nd deck is a large stone area hosting a beautiful stone fire pit completely surrounded with comfy chairs to enjoy the cool evenings while stargazing. Enjoy sitting in the swing overlooking the lighthouse and watch the Saturday night fireworks display put on by the City of St. Ignace, July 4th through Labor Day. Flowers abound on this property along with Michigan’s famous White Birch trees.

The state-of-the-art kitchen has everything a cook could need or want. Pots, pans, blender, panini grill and a slow cooker along with a 12 piece place setting of dishes. The owner loves cooking and has plenty of spices here for you to use to make your special meal. As noted in 'Life's Little Instruction Book'....be sure to spend time somewhere where you can hear the screen door slam. Coming to 'Summer Winds' you will do just that. Leave behind stale air conditioned air and come where fresh air is clean and crisp. (Please note that spa, decks and fire pit are open seasonally)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Kathy McMahon (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kathy McMahon

After traveling the world we came upon St. Igance and fell in love.

Kathy McMahon purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Kathy McMahon chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

The home was in need of major renovations when we purchased it. But it was the view that sold us. After being all over the world the view from this house sold our hearts.

What makes this cottage unique

Sit in the hot tub and enjoy the most scenery around. This cottage is a little oasis.

Reviews

5
based on 62 traveler reviews

Panoramic View Of Mackinaw Island And Lighthouse In St. Ignace Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
bloomington mn
5

10 star vacation

  • 5 of 5

This trip was a girls getaway and a perfect one it was. It was a long trip from Mpls. but the moment we walked in, we all went ahhh- this is why we came here. This property is so lovely and comfortable, we really hated to leave.

The weather was not the greatest at first, but it really didn't matter. We enjoyed cooking wonderful meals, playing games, the fireplace, and simply enjoying all of the special touches within the house. The weather did improve and we did a lot of sightseeing and were able to enjoy the hot-tub and outdoor areas. BEAUTIFUL!!! Summer Winds is the perfect place for true relaxation and letting the screen door slam.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for Mackinac Islands Lilac Festival and couldn't be happier with the house. It's extraordinarily clean and very accommodating. My teenaged children loved the hot tub and even though it was extremely windy during our stay we managed to have a fire in the extra large fire pit on our last night. The walk to to beach, park, and lighthouse was perfect also. And the landscaping was breathtaking. I have zero complaints about this treasure of a find and would definitely recommend anyone looking to vacation in St Ignace to stay at this gorgeous home.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to this wonderful house and we hope to have many more. We felt at-home and relaxed from the moment we walked in. Beautiful house and location. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Perfect as usual. Summer Winds never disappoints. Immaculate, quiet, and the best view in St Ignace. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
5

The best kept secret for a trip to Mackinac Island

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the property was perfect. The pictures do not do it justice. The house was immaculately decorated with breathtaking views. The outdoor space with the hot tub and fire pit made the stay, and we took advantage of the loaner bikes in the garage to go into town. We would book again without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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We made ourselves right at home!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the incredible view of the lake through the myriad of windows down the the toiletries provided everything about the property is excellent. The house is maintained in an excellent fashion as is the yard, the furniture and beds are very comfortable, "not" the usual run of the mill stuff found in many vacation rentals. The house keeping staff made sure everything was spotless. The location is in a quiet residential area just far enough away from the main drag to ensure a quiet abode.

Communications with the owner during the reservation process were effecient as well. The refund of the security deposit was handled promptly. We would stay here again with no hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston (PLN)
Nearest Barpub
Mackinaw Grill
Nearest Ferry
Star Line
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
St. Ignace Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
Village Inn
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
St. Ignace
Car: recommended

As you leave the lower peninsula of Michigan and cross the Straits of Mackinaw on the Mackinac Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world you will arrive in St. Ignace. A small town founded in 1671 that has remained small and a place where visitors get a chance to escape away from it all and enjoy life at a slower pace.

Spectacular Vista’s abound with views overlooking St. Ignace's Harbor, lighthouse and historic Mackinac Island. Relax on the 16’ x 90’ private water view deck, sit in the hot tub jacuzzi and watch the Mackinac Island ferry boats, sailboats and the world go by.

Downtown is a short five-minute walk along the beach and boardwalk. While there enjoy gift and fudge shops, the Fort du Buade Museum, and a variety of restaurants offering everything from homemade pies and pasties, a local tradition, to homemade soups and local favorite - whitefish and perch- caught in the cool, fresh waters of the Straits of Mackinac.

What’s to Do?

Mackinaw Island:

Walk to the ferry that will carry you back in time. A place where the form of transporation is horse and carriage, bicycles or your own two feet. Beautiful downtown with shopping and photo opps abound. Hike the trails or ride your bike on the only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles.

Cruises:

There are many different cruises offered in the Straits of Mackinac area. Cruise beneath the mighty Mackinac Bridge, around Mackinac Island, past historic lighthouses and along scenic coastlines, to name just a few.

Tahquamenon Falls:

The Upper falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi.

Golfing:

The closest course for your enjoyment is the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club. Spectacular vistas of the Mackinac Bridge make this public course a 'must play'. Full pro shop with rentals and carts.

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Rates & Availability

St Ignace Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,918
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,813
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$189
From
$209
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$139
From
$159
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$97
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

7 day minimum run from Saturday to Saturday

Cleaning Fee of $130.00 per stay based on 6 or less people. Surcharge on groups larger than 6.

Michigan charges a 6% Sales Tax on this rental that we are required to charge.

Refundable $300.00 Security Deposit required.

Hot tub is Seasonal-check for dates

Prices are subject to change until deposit is received.

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Amenities

Upper Peninsula Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All update 2010
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , tub , jetted tub , All updated in 2010
  • Guest Bathroom - Deep 10 jet Jacuzzi brand tub, clear glass mounted double bowl sinks, plenty of storage and clear glass shower doors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest Room #1 - 2 twin/ single
    Guest Room #2 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have newer mattresses and bedding including down duvets and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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