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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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' 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)

More Details

Kathy McMahon OR Bernard McMahon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Kathy McMahon OR Bernard McMahon

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

Kathy McMahon OR Bernard McMahon purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Kathy McMahon OR Bernard McMahon chose Saint Ignace

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.


Saint Ignace Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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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(73 traveler reviews)

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Panoramic View Of Mackinaw Island And Lighthouse In St. Ignace Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews

2018 Annual Pond Hockey Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was the 4th year we were fortunate enough to stay at the McMahon home for our annual pond hockey trip. The home is roomy, has everything necessary for cooking our own meals and has the perfect location -- close to town with un-matched view of the bay. Sunrise over Mackinaw Island is awesome. Staying here never comes off the bucket list!

Ken K. and the other old hockey guys.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Gorgeous home-away-from-home Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were overjoyed when the owners allowed us to check in early arriving on Thanksgiving AM with quick response and kind permission granted! We have stayed in many rental properties domestic and international and this home was the most hospitable we have ever encountered- from every kitchen tool and pan and platter that allowed us to cook a full Thanksgiving meal with ease to linens to binoculars for bird- and ferry-watching to toiletries in the bathrooms and wood cut and ready for the fire pit and fireplace! We felt more like guests than renters! :)

The location was superb to walk to the shops and restaurants in St. Ignace and the ferry landing.

The home itself is gorgeous with beautiful vistas of the lake from the cozy gathering rooms of the house. We loved it in winter- can only imagine how fabulous it is when the flowers are blooming and the deck and hot tub are in season!

Thank you for making us feel so welcome and sharing your fabulous home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Everything you could want and more.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and easy to find. The house had everything we needed and then some.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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It felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

I was a solo traveler looking for a getaway. The location is great you're in town but you have 99% privacy. The house and lawn were super clean and is 120% decorated and furnished. You immediately felt at home!! I enjoyed the hot tub, it's not 100% private so I preferred to use at night. I am not a cook but the kitchen was prime for use (only suggestion would be to add a tea kettle and a keurig). Bed was very comfortable and tucked away at the back. The house is maximized for the lake view it's great to see the sunrise from the living room. It's a 5 minute walk to eating establishments part of which is right next to lake (walking back to the house are 2 fairly steep hills). In peak season you could walk to the ferry for Mackinac. The keypad code to enter worked well, write it down and carry with you in case your phone dies or you forget it. The wi fi was excellent I didn't have a very strong cell Signal at the house.

St Ignace was a great location to see several area attractions and this is an excellent choice for rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Warm cozy home with a beautiful view that never gets old. My husband loves lighthouses so there is a beautiful view of the local one. The sunrises over the lake were so breathtaking they are second to none. We sat up early each morning just to catch them. Great location!!! Easy to get to many surrounding locations. Thank you again for allowing us to rent your home!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful week!!

  • 5 of 5

You cannot beat the view from the living room, the deck or the patio! The house is so warm and inviting. And the location is perfect to walk down to the city park and the town of St. Ignace. This was our 4th year and we plan on going again next year. We already cannot wait until then.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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
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.


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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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