Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Beaver Island - Cable Bay Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

If you're looking to get away from it all, this is the place for you! Offering a private, sandy beach on one of the island's most beautiful bays, this is the perfect spot to unwind and relax with family and friends. Enjoy scenic lakefront views from the dining room, living room, deck or by taking a stroll down the beautiful shoreline.

Sleeps 6 featuring:

• 2 bedrooms (queen-size bed in each)

• 2 sleeper-sofas

Also includes:

• Fully-stocked kitchen

• Dining and living rooms

• 1 ½ bathrooms

• Enclosed porch and outdoor deck

• See the amenities section for more!

The cottage is located about 12 miles from boat dock and airport, so you will need to bring a vehicle* across on the ferry or rent one in town.

*NOTE: Reservations for automobile transport on the ferry should be made a couple months in advance, if possible. Please go to the boat company website for rates and schedules at bibco (dot com).

There are several restaurants, shops, a library, toy store/museum, community center, deli and fully-stocked grocery store in town.

The island has several hiking trails and inland lakes including Lake Geneserath, which is just across the road from the cottage. There are two lighthouses on the island and several opportunities for exploring. There is also a golf course just outside of town.

There are many websites with additional information about the island that you may find useful. Just search for Beaver Island!

More Details

Owner
Craig Bierenga
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About Craig Bierenga

I live in Grand Rapids, MI

Craig Bierenga purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Craig Bierenga chose Beaver Island

This property was purchased by my grandparents in 1969. The photo shows my grandma and me near the beach in front of the cottage. My family came to the island every summer when I was growing up. It was the week we most looked forward to each year! I would love to see others share in experience this with family and friends!

Amenities

Beaver Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 1/2 bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are queen-size beds and closets in each bedroom. There is also a hide-a-bed couch in the living room and a sleeper-sofa on the porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
**Please NOTE: Guests are asked to bring their own linens including bed sheets, pillow cases, towels & washcloths. Pillows, blankets and comforters are provided. The grill is charcoal. While the lake floor is mostly sandy, some years there are stones along the shoreline for the 5-10 feet or so. I recommend bringing water shoes if you have them, especially for children. Telephone is available for local calls only unless using a prepaid calling card for long-distance calls. Cell phone coverage is not reliable at the cottage. There is no Wi-Fi at the cottage, but there are several places in town that offer this at no charge including the library and community center. The TV is on an antenna and only offers 3-5 channels, if the weather cooperates, including PBS and a couple network stations. Check-in is 3pm or later. Check-out time is 10am. This allows time for the cottage to be cleaned in between guests. Thank you!

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beaver Island - Cable Bay Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Private and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first VRBO we've stayed at and I was absolutely impressed! It was about a 20 minute drive from the fairy to a remote area of the island. The cabin appears to be in the woods but it is just a minute walk to the water. Huge surprise! We didn't see a single mosquito the week we were there in August and it was warm and beautiful. The owner was super easy to communicate with and thought of everything; activities for the kids, movies, games, swim toys, firewood, etc. The house was cozy yet open. We had plenty of room to spread out but always seemed to enjoy the dining room table best because of the view and breeze through the large windows. The kitchen was well equipped with toasters, crock pot, pans and dishes among many other things. Next time I won't pack nearly as mich as I did. My boys enjoyed the beach the best because it was clear and shallow. Their favorite freedom was kayaking every day. I liked the option to sit in the shade near the beach by the fire pit and hear them laugh. We made fires every night and it was the perfect family bonding time. One of my sons said, "We've made so many good memories and we still have 4 days to go!" As a Mom, I couldn't get enough. For those bringing children, I highly recommend this spot because you can keep a good eye on them. The beach is quite close and there are not stairs to have to deal with. We drove to town to visit the museums, gift shops, and markets. We ate at a couple local restaurants and the food and people were amazing. My husband left his sunglasses at one of them, went back a couple days later and they were holding them! Who does that anymore? We are so grateful for finding this place and definitely intend to go back. Wonderful cabin, wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
belding, mi
5

Perfect Beach. Well maintained cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Great sandy beach. Cottage is flawless in every way. Everything worked in the cottage as one would expect with no issues. The box fans we found in the closet were a bonus as we forgot ours. Helped move some air around the bedrooms when there was no breeze.

Our kids (12, 10, 5) all loved it. We were at the beach every sunny day wasting time away, and every cloudy day did something inland.

The movies were a bonus for night time cool down before the kids went to bed.

Lots of windows and THEY ALL open easily. They are big too.

The garage was huge and had a ton of space to store or secure anything we brought with us like our bikes. Kayaks were in use just about everyday. Nice selection of sand toys that we also made use of. Never turned on the TV to watch TV (why would you?) so can't speak to that. The lack of cell and internet service is a blessing that is hard to find nowadays. Amazing what fun the family can come up with then they aren't constantly checking to see their friends face book updates or text messages.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

GREAT PLACE WITH FABULOUS BEACH, VIEW. WELL MAINTAINED AND JUST PEACEFUL AND TRANQUIL!

  • 5 of 5

MY FAMILY FULLY ENJOYED THIS LOVELY PLACE! THE BEACH AREA WAS INCREDIBLE AND THE VIEW FROM THE BACK OF THE CABIN WAS JUST THE SAME.. IN THE EVENING THERE WAS JUST A AIR OF PEACE AND QUIET HANGING OVER THE AREA, COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER PLACE TO STAY!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

Map

Car: recommended

Various weeks during the summer:

Museum Week

Beaver Island Music Festival

Baroque on Beaver

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional information including refundable damage deposit, payment terms, cancellation policy and check-in/out times will be made available by contacting the owner at the time of booking.

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.

You might like these similar properties