Beachfront 2 BR 1 BA Cottage on Lake Huron
About Karen Cook
Residing in Texas, the Cook's love spending time at their home away from home, Bois Blanc Island.
Karen Cook purchased this House in 2003
Why Karen Cook chose Bois Blanc Island
Karen grew up spending summers on Bois Blanc, so when we had children, we wanted them to get to know the Island. The boys, like their parents have come to love and appreciate Bois Blanc with all its unique discoveries. We look forward all winter to spending our summers on the Island.
What makes this House unique
The privacy of Cook Cottage is what first attracted us to this property. The cottage is set away from the road, when we don't want to see or hear civilization, this is the perfect spot. The east end of the Island has beautiful sunrises and is close to Mary's Lake and trails for discovery. The beautiful view from the cottage down to Lake Huron provides an excellent view of wildlife including eagle, deer and the like. The cottage is bright and cheerfully decorated with a lighthouse decor. Nights spent viewing the Milky Way from our beach front is uniquely spectacular, as we don't have the light pollution from the mainland. Awesome!!
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Cook Cottage LLC, requests that for renters arriving after dark, proceed extremely slowly down the driveway park on the right side of the property.
Caution should be exercised when swimming/playing around the water (please wear life jackets provided) and on gravel roads. Supervise your children.
Renters are required to bag and remove their trash. Transfer station hours are posted in the cottage. Transfer station charges a small fee.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
The Cook Cottage is fully equipped and is comfortable. Awesome sunrises!
Very clean home on a nice quiet lot. Well-stocked kitchen with every imaginable utensil, lots of bath towels, pillows and blankets, lawn chairs, charcoal and lighter and everything you could possibly need! Not much to do on the island since we didn't have a 4 wheeler, but we sure enjoyed the quiet down time!
Better than we expected. Neighbors are close, but were quiet.
We were in heaven from the time we stepped off the boat!! Enjoyed the comforts of home with the benefits of being secluded. We felt comfortable at the cabin with all of the amenities of home. I have no words to describe the lake views. We made sure we were up in time to see the beautiful sunrises. We loved it so much that we bought a lot in the woods just down the street from the cabin. I will tell everyone I know that is interested in going to Bois Blanc Island about the Cook Cabin. Thank you so much for allowing us to have such a nice place to stay at an affordable price. I am sure we will be back and will bring our granddaughters to let them experience the wonders of Bois Blanc Island!!
I could have sat and stared out the back door for days. So much natural light. Such a great view. The cottage is clean with lots of seating for lounging. There's lots of information for staying on the island. The island itself, is tricky. All the roads are dirt and signage is hard. We ended up on a ATV track with our car! It took a few tries to find access to the lakes but it was all worth it. The store doesn't have a wide range so pack what you need. The people were super nice. Everyone waves as they pass. We saw deer, otters, tiny frogs, and monarchs. Kids loved skipping stones and swimming. Bring thick soled water shoes. My only suggestion would be to add some more outside seating for relaxing. Thanks for a great stay!
A cottage deep in the woods, yet right on the shore if Huron.
I loved the long wooded drive into the cottage. It is nicely built and insulated. It stays cool without AC. The lake is gorgeous. Beds are comfy. The walk to the
lake is rocky, my forty something
daughters had no problem with it. But at 70 yrs old, with my bad knee, I struggled a bit going up and down the rocky path.
My family and I had a wonderful time.
Ferry for Bois Blanc Island leaves from Cheboygan Michigan, about 30 miles east of Mackinaw City. Bois Blanc is a rustic, secluded Island gem in the Straits of Mackinaw. Accessible only by car ferry or airplane, a car is required for the Island. One General Store/Gas station/Restaurant with internet access serves the Island. Provisions should be purchased on the mainland and brought with you. Alternatively, stores in Cheboygan can pack and send groceries/supplies on the ferry for a small fee. Please note: Ferry only accepts cash or personal check, NO credit cards.
Other Activities: Miles and miles of hiking trails, inland lakes and beaches to explore. Freighter watching is a favorite past time - day or night! Without all the city light pollution, we are in a prime spot for star gazing.