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

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

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Saint Ignace 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

Owner
Kathy McMahon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2016
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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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Panoramic View Of Mackinaw Island And Lighthouse In St. Ignace Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
Lyons, Ohio
5

Third time still a charm.

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year and again a wonderful place for our girlfriend get away. Beautiful view, quiet area, a lovely and comfortable home. Never a problem with anything. Looking forward to next year..

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Place to Stay in St. Ignace

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Summer Winds. We enjoyed it so much last year that we booked it for two weeks in 2016. The owner, Kathy is great with communication, especially with the check-in/check-out process. There is a binder in the house that has instructions on how to operate everything (TV, hot tub, lighting, furnace, etc). The house is extremely clean and well-kept and the kitchen is fully stocked with everything that you need. Summer Winds is beautifully decorated, very spacious and has amazing views of the Straights of Mackinac. The gardens and grounds are stunning and offer plenty of seating to enjoy the views of the water, Mackinac Island and downtown St. Ignace. We spent many relaxing evenings enjoying the views from the hot tub or fire pit. When we felt like exploring, it was a short walk to the shops and restaurants in downtown St. Ignace. We especially enjoyed eating at Jose's Cantina (excellent Mexican food) and the Mackinac Grille. We took day trips to Grand Marais, Tahquamenon Falls, the quaint towns of Hessel and Cederville, and Mackinac Island. We would definitely book Summer Winds again. It's the best place we've rented through Home Away!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, Wisconsin
5

No better place to stay in St. Ignace!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Summer Winds in August of 2016 and it was just a fantastic cottage! All the amenities are there. EVERYTHING you need is here! The cottage itself is well appointed and decorated beautifully inside. Loved the flow of the place too. The kitchen was stocked with anything you need to cook and clean up. We utilized the blender for making margaritas to enjoy in the hot tub. YUM! Most of our meals were eaten out though because we were touring the U.P. a lot during our week there. The amenities outside include a swing, HUGE deck with a hot tub, and fire pit, all with a stunning view of St. Ignace and the straights of Mackinac. The only thing we didn't get to use was the fire pit because the fire danger was very high when we were there. There's ceiling fans in every room and they really cool the place down when it gets a little warm.

The city of St. Ignace is just the perfect little tourist town. Not too big, not too small. So cute and clean. We attended concerts down on the marina one night. So fun! They also have movies outside during the week and fireworks on Saturday nights during the summer. Just beautiful to see over the bay! And of course there are many, many restaurants and shops to visit in downtown St. Ignace. Our favorite was the Mackinac Grille. Very good food there, nice little patio to sit on, and a salad bar that is to die for!!

Like I said we toured the U.P. most of the week and St. Ignace is not a far drive from the places we visited. Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, lighthouses, Pictured Rocks, I could go on and on. Our favorite spots to visit though were Mackinac Island, and Fishtown in Leland. There is no end to the sights to see and things to do!

I have to commend the owners for the excellent customer service they give! When we got there the internet was not working. While it wasn't that big a deal for us, both of them were practically jumping through hoops to fix it. It was working fine by the time Monday came around. Also, when we walked in the cottage there was a beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas on the dining room table. Such a nice touch! Kudos go out to their housekeeper for a great job! The place was sparkling clean!

Well, this isn't the shortest review here but I had to relay how wonderful this place is and how it's vantage point is a BONUS! Sunrises and sunsets can be seen from Summer Winds. And they are stunning!! Thanks for sharing this cottage with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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 transportation is horse and carriage, bicycles or your own two feet. Beautiful downtown with shopping and photo oops 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.

Rates & Availability

Saint Ignace Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
Early Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$180
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Pond Hockey
Feb 15 2017 - Feb 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Early Spring
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$180
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 2 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
May 13 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$215
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,798
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,398
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
From
$249
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
From
$209
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
From
$199
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Saint Ignace 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
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
  • photography
  • 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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