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Lake Esau, Presque Isle Harbor Area. Private Community.

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Presque Isle - Lake front Chalet

Chalet style cottage, 3 bedroom,2 bath, loft master suite

A family owned cottage on the west shore of Lake Esau in the private community of Presque Isle Harbor. 3 bedroom , two bath on two levels, large deck. Very quiet and private setting. Miles of private paved roads, very little traffic. Private beaches on lake Huron and Grand Lake.

The cottage is set back 300 feet from our private paved access road and 40 feet from the lake front. There is lawn on all sides - woods in the back providing privacy. A year round residence on one side and a heavily wooded vacant lot that we own on the other.

Lake Esau is 750 acre all sports lake with 1/2 mile of protected un-developed shoreline and private cottages.

You can relax on the 12x30 covered porch or sit in a chair on the lawn and enjoy a great view of the Lake.

The interior of the cottage is bright and airy with large windows in the front and a great view of the lake. A bay window dinning area overlooks the lake.

Enjoy a camp fire by the lake in the evening ( wood provided). Fish from the 40 foot dock. Launch your own boat from our private ramp on the east shore of the lake. Dock your boat up to a 24 ft.in length. A canoe and 12 Ft. fishing boat are provided..

The water is crystal clear - great swimming. The depth increases gradually - good for children. The lake bottom is a mixture of smooth stone, fine gravel and sand. The bottom is clean - no weeds or muck. Good bass fishing from our dock. Boat traffic is Light. A Swimming raft is anchored just offshore.

There are three private Sandy Beaches at Presque Isle Harbor Marina and Grand Lake - within the assocation boundaries. The new Range Light Park beach is nearby.. a great place for small children. Boat Lauches on our lake,Grand Lake and Lake Huron.

Enjoy over 3000 acres of private association land with quiet paved roads and miles of nature trails thru the woods or along the lake shores. This area is ideal for cycling, hiking, walking or jogging. Take a drive at dusk to see wild Turkey and Deer. Canoe around the lake at dawn or dusk for good wildlife viewing - which includes many Waterfowl Species. Search for fossils on the lake Huron shore.

It's a 5 minute drive to the Public Library, Post Office and General Store in the village of Presque Isle.

Drive just 3 miles or ride your bikes on the paved bike path to Presque Isle Harbor Marina complex on Lake Huron - the only natural harbor on the west shore of the lake. There you will find the DNR sheltered boat harbor, the Portage Restaurant, the new and 'old' Lighthouse Parks, pizza shop, general store, Great Lakes Museum, gift shops, ice cream,fishing charters and a free Lake Huron boat launch with paved trailer parking.

It's a 20 minute drive to major shopping and Golf in Rogers City or Alpena. 90 MINUTES TO MACKINAW CITY AND ISLAND FERRYS.

No smoking is allowed inside the cottage or on the porch. Renters must be at least 25 years of age.

Maximum number of occupants: 6

Best for no more than 4 adults in the party.

Pets are allowed by prior arrangement and must be leashed or otherwise restrained while on the property.

Keywords: Lake front Chalet

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

John A. Joen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
29 June, 2016
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About John A. Joen

Native of Michigan, now residing in South Carolina.

John A. Joen purchased this cottage in 1995

Why John A. Joen chose Northern Michigan

Enjoyed the area since childhood. After relocating to the Carolinas, felt a need to return and spend time in Northern Michigan. Owned since 95

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, peaceful, unspoiled area with many recreational choices on land and water.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Lake Esau, Presque Isle Harbor Area. Private Community.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Iowa City, IA

Perfect lakefront property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week with wife and our dog. Really appreciated being able to rent such a nice place that is also pet friendly. The lake is clean and very pretty, lake frontage and dock are great, we used the small rowboat that is on property and you can access all parts of the like within 10 minutes by rowing. Between rowing and nice walks on the rarely travelled roadways all around the lakes, and golf in Alpena, we got a lot of exercise in. Lake Huron shore is within very accessible walking distance. The deck facing the lake is great for hanging out, as is the fire pit above the shorefront. The loft bed is a king and very comfortable, on suite bath is right there in the loft as well. Had everything we needed in the kitchen and cooked out on the gas and weber grills several nights. Perfect spot for a nice relaxing trip to get recharged.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Lakefront

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Esau rental worked perfectly for my family. A beautiful lake with minimal boat traffic. Modern cottage with a wonderful upstairs loft and full modern bath with jetted tub. We really enjoyed the breeze from the large deck facing the lake. Be sure to stop at the Portage store for ice cream right down the street.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two lovely weeks at this Lake Esau getaway. It was a great location for the grandkids as the lake is clean and clear (sand shoes necessary) and the swim raft provided hours of laughter and fun. The proximity to the North Bay beach was a big hit with everyone...sugar sand beach and crystal clear water on this Lake Huron bay. The Marina, Lighthouses and scenic Presque Isle area was a refreshing break from the work-a-day world. Walked the quiet roads and trails and swam every day. Hated to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were able to enjoy a peaceful week at the cabin on Lake Esau. Being slightly off the grid and the beautiful setting allowed us to completely unwind and lose the tensions of life. If you are looking for a clear and quiet lake this is the place to be. If you ever get bored of being on the water you can head to the club house to play pool or fuse ball or if it is raining you can swim in the indoor pool. Access to private beaches on Lake Huron is a plus as well. We enjoyed our time at the cottage and John was very helpful and great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at this lovely cottage on Lake Esau. John made sure that we had everything we needed for an absolutely perfect vacation. We hope to return next year with our teenage daughters. Being familiar with the area helped us plan our trip but everything we needed was near or a short drive away. We also received a very helpful welcome letter prior to our arrival that made it easy to get around. We were so sad to leave but hope to get to enjoy this gem again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodhaven mi


  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at this cabin for the last 3 years. All I can say is.... it's a slice of heaven... We take our grand kids with us and they enjoy every moment. If its raining no worries.. the club house is a great place where they can still swim and get all that energy out while you can check your email if you'd like using the free internet connection. I love that the lake is so clean, and everyone I've met has been so nice. The area is so beautiful with endless nature. I also rent it in the fall when the all the girls in my family want some of what we call female bonding... In other words a long weekend with our husbands. We always have so much fun making memories here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Presque Isle Harbor
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
1416 Miles
Alpena, Rogers City
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 23
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Presque Isle Harbor


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Presque Isle, Northern Michigan

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
Refundable Damage Deposit £369

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Presque Isle in Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Next to full bath on main floor
    Loft, master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , bedroom
  • King bed and twin bed located in the loft bedroom with adjacent full bath.. 2 Bedrooms on the main floor - each with a double bed. Adjacent full bath.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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