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Cozy Spacious Lakefront Cabin with Large Private Beach on Lake Huron

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Swim, Play, Boat and Bike, Watch the sunrise over Lake Huron

Wonderful Lakefront Cabin located on approximately 100' of Lake Huron sugar sand beach. The water is beautiful and clear which makes it great for swimming. The beach is perfectly suited for families with the water being shallow for approximately 30ft. Inside our spacious home, you will find it easily sleeps 08 with a queen bed in the master bedroom, queen bunk beds in the 2nd room, and 3 pullout couches and 2 futons in the living space. In the large family kitchen you will find everything you need including a variety of dishes, a crock pot, coffee pot, griddle, roaster, deep fryer, pots and pans, and lots of counter space. Another great feature is the game room and living room which over look the lakeside patio. Patio furniture and outdoor enmities include a glider swing, chase lounges, a table with umbrella, and a BBQ grill. There is also a beachfront fire pit and a dock on the property. The access boat launch is within 200 ft. of our property. You can take long walks along the sugar sand beach, and walk, jog or bike to town on an asphalt bike trail. Downtown Tawas City is a very touristy town with a walking district which includes shops like Ben Franklins, fudge shops, massage and manicures, a movie theater, restaurants, and more. Tawas has a little bit of everything to make your family vacation special. Book your vacation today!

** Please be advised the photo of the beach front may not reflect current water levels. The water level and beach area changes every year depending on winter weather and amount of spring rain. The beach area has been smaller in years 2016 and 2017, but still ample space for relaxing and we still have the beach side fire pit.

More Details

Kristin Sak
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2017


Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tawas Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
in front yard

You can enjoy canoeing down the Ausable River, lighthouse nearby, mini putt putt golf, theatre, lots of touristy shops including Ben Franklins, Normans outlet, fudge shops, something for everyone, lots of bars and restaurants. You can enjoy a ride on the Queen Mary down the Ausable River.


Tawas City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Spacious bathroom with lots of counter space. We do start the season with a large supply of toilet paper. Although we do try to check and restock occasionally, guests are encouraged to bring some of their own. We do supply bathing towels, hand towels, and washcloths. Guests are responsible for bringing their own soap and shampoo. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 bedroom with queen size bed. 1 bedroom with a queen size bunk bed set. Several pull out couches and foutons
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We do provide a large supply of toilet paper and paper towels at the beginning of the season. Although we try to re-stock the supply occasionally, guests are encouraged to bring some of their own paper products. Please bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid if you plan on using the grill. We do provide linens for all the beds including sofa beds and futons. We also provide some bath towels, hand towels, and kitchen dish towels. Guests are responsible for bringing their own beach towels. We do not have a washer/dryer on the property. Please bring your own bath soap and kitchen dish soap. There is not a dishwasher.


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Cozy Spacious Lakefront Cabin with Large Private Beach on Lake Huron
average rating of 3.7692308 based on 13 reviews

We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean the location was perfect we will recommend it to our friends and family

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had the most amazing time at this cabin. First of all, the cabin is much larger than we were expecting; more than enough room for 6 adults and 3 kids to share!! The kitchen is large, with ample counter space. The appliances were clean and worked perfectly. More than enough cookware and plates/cups; although we chose to use paper products to avoid washing dishes. The beds were comfortable in the two bedrooms, but the mattresses on the pull out couches were not. There are 3 futons throughout the home as well. The bathroom is large, and stocked with paper supplies. Bath towels and washcloths were provided, but we brought our own. The neighbors are friendly and quiet...perfect for a peaceful get a way.

The beach/back couldn't ask for a nicer area. The view is amazing...plenty of seating. You can't beat walking out the back door and walking down a few steps to Lake Huron. My daughter found many petosky stones!! The beach is rocky, so make sure you bring your water shoes. The cabin is close to Tawas/East Tawas, and the bike trail is nearby.

The owner accepted our dogs, which was such a plus, as they are part of our family too. It's not easy to find a place that accepts pets!! Plenty of space to walk them.

We will definitely rent again in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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50th Anniversary Stay

  • 3 of 5

I would say that for our needs, the home was very roomy and we did have a wonderful vacation. The reason I didn't rate it a 5 is because we all had itching problems and the beds weren't really that comfy. Also, the biting flies were terrible. The family before us had a dog and it smelled of such. We loved all the room, large bathroom, large kitchen, beautiful views and sunrises, dock, boat storage (very helpful during the storm!), wifi, proximity to city and trails. Removing some of the dusty clutter on the walls would help with allergies. For the price, we'd come back again. The owner or renter was very helpful and timely in ensuring our wifi was available for the teens in our group!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Donna Stafford

  • 4 of 5

Great place. Well stocked with everything for the week, including games, videos, etc. which we appreciated because of the unseasonably cool weather. Beach is beautiful, and neighbors, both visitors and full-time residents are very friendly. My only suggestion is that the cleaning staff pay attention to dusty walls and cobwebs. Will definitely consider a return visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not so great

  • 2 of 5

Let me first say that the location is great. The kids loved the beach front ,there was plenty of room in the house and the neighbor was very friendly. But this house could use a lot of updating, which I expected from the pictures , and was not a big deal. But it also could use a good cleaning! Whoever is getting paid for cleaning this house needs a pay cut! Cooking utensils were disgusting and need to be updated. Closets were labeled saying there were extra toys and chairs etc, but upon looking in the closets a lot of that stuff wasn't even in there. There were broken beach chairs. We found 7 towels available in a house that is supposed to sleep up to 10. Luckily we brought our own towels. Beds were horribly uncomfortable and had some non- fitting foam toppers to make up for the poor mattresses. We went to use the oven mid week after buying groceries and the oven would not heat up so we had to waste groceries that we bought. I understand that things break and did not expect a 5 star hotel , but I did expect a nice clean house upon arrival and was disappointed in this .

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. I will address your issues. The replacement of some kitchen items and cooking utensils are at the top of the list for 2016. If I had known about the stove I would have called the repair service right away. Unfortunately you reported the issue as you were checking out. There were more than enough towels at the beginning of the season. We have to take the dirty sheets and towels between each rental so we can wash them. I'd like to continue to provide these as a convenience to the guests, but it sounds like the process is something we will have to re think to make sure there are enough for each group. Honestly, I think beds are hard to make everyone happy. The mattress toppers that were added because everyone last year commented that the mattresses were to firm. They are the correct size for each bed so I'm a little confused by that comment. Mattresses and whether they are soft or firm is a hard one to make everyone happy, but we are trying. Your comments on the overall cleanliness will be considered. I think there is a lot of confusion over something that is shiny and recently updated and whether or not it is clean. This is an comfortable "Up North" cottage and the pictures show exactly what we offer. Everything works and is clean for the guests upon arrival.
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Second year

  • 3 of 5

The weather deserves a five-star rating!!! The beach was beautiful and the water was perfect. The cottage needs some major cleaning. We had to wash every dish before we used it. There really isn't adequate drinking glasses or utensils.There wasn't enough charcoal to grill our meals. Last year there was a propane tank grill, which was great! This year we couldn't grill without purchasing our own charcoal. We were left only two garbage bags for the entire week, one roll of paper towel and two rolls of toilet paper. We had three teenage boys and two adults! So, we had to drive into town to purchase our own paper products. :( The pillows in the master bedroom are filthy. When we stripped all the linens at the end of our stay, I discovered the blood stains on one pillow and black mold on the other! No wonder my husband and I were having strange difficulty breathing. This was our second year staying here and we hope some of these things will be addressed so that we can look forward to next year's stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah- I'm sorry to read your review. We worked really hard this year on improving things and have gotten a lot of positive feedback until your stay. I will address your issues. We were unable to keep the propane grill. We thought it would be more fair for everyone to provide their own charcoal rather than have a few unlucky ones who ran out of propane and got stuck filling up the tank. If there is a way to make that more clear on the website I will change it. As far as supplies, one of my workers was at the house when you arrived. He provided you with 2 large bags that he had in his truck and offered to run to the store and grab you more. You told him that two was plenty so we restocked the supply after your stay. There was an 8 pack of paper towel and a large supply of toilet paper in the closet. As far as the pillows, I could not find anything wrong with them. I went to the cabin after I got the email you sent me on the morning you left. I checked all the pillows and could not find anything wrong with any of them. I would never expect people to use pillows in that condition! I will be addressing the replacement of some kitchen items for next year as someone else mentioned the same.
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

1/2 of rental amount required to book reservation. Remaining balance due 1 week prior to rental. No credit cards, deposit and remaining balances must be mailed via check or money order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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