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Best Kept Secret On Lake Huron! Rustic Luxury At It's Finest!

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Bring Your Bathing Suit And Hit The Beach! We Can Supply The Rest!

This adorable cottage is in a private community with a 400' beach. Sleeping 6 it has an updated bath w/wshr-dryer, stainless appliances, 47' cable TV, wi/fi, large selection of dvd's, and gas fireplace. We supply towels, bottled water, coffee, creamer, charcoal, grill and there are also 4 kayak's for your personal use. Just grab your wagon filled with cooler, chairs and umbrella and hit the beach. There are volleyball, horse shoes, tennis and fire pits. For those rainy days we are conveniently located between Port Huron and Lexington where you may find shopping, wineries, breweries, and a Casino 6 miles away across the bridge in Canada. Special weekends include the Port Huron to Mackinac Sailboat race which starts in the lake across from our beach! There are also festivals and the annual Float-down where you may float from the lake down the St Clair river. Whatever you enjoy you'll find it in our area. From freighter watching to nature trails to shopping and gambling we have it all!

Joy or Julia
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Joy or Julia

We purchased this cottage in 2010 and loved it so much that we bought a house two doors down and moved here permanently.

Joy or Julia purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Joy or Julia chose Michigan

We really feel that this is one of the best kept secrets in MI. Lake Huron is amazing providing us with beauty, petosky stones, beach glass, boats, freighters, sunrises, kayaking, standup paddling, snorkeling, sand and sun! Yet, we are conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, casinos, antiquing, etc. Detroit is an hour away which offers a major airport, sporting events and more.

What makes this cottage unique

We are conveniently located near a state park, trails, and cute lake towns like Lexington. The 'Sunrise Side' of Michigan is really it's best kept secret!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fort Gratiot charter Township in St. Clair County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Updated modern bath with wshr/dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - Over the garage and has a view of the lake w/it's own deck!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Cozy room, Jenny Lynn with high thread count linens
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , The loft has a Jenny Lynn bed w/high thread count linens
  • There is also a sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Best Kept Secret On Lake Huron! Rustic Luxury At It's Finest!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
St. Joseph, Michigan, USA

Charming, comfortable, friendly

  • 5 of 5

A perfect weekend...thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and easy

  • 5 of 5

The owners thought of everything and the house was filled with necessities and felt like home (maybe even nicer :). They were so accommodating and the perfect hosts! Two adults, three kids and a dog enjoyed the kayak and cart filled with beach goodies. We brought our bikes and enjoyed the flat, easy ride to the nearby park. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Kept Secret.....absolutely!

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, great owners! 3 hockey dads and 3 teenage hockey players could not have had a better place to stay during the Little Caesar's Labor Day Invitational. Owners made us feel truly welcome, and the cottage was immaculate. Great job on your renovations! Looking forward to coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the cottage, and we have already booked for next year!! As always, Joy and Julia are amazing to deal with. The cottage is truly a home away from home, the beach is wonderful for relaxing or rock collecting. The location is fabulous, only a couple miles from Port Huron and all it has to offer for food and shopping.

We had family visit one day and borrowed a long table from Joy, as always was no issue and whatever we needed to make our stay more enjoyable they are there to help. And us from Boston and my Sister and Mother from Florida we literally had our suitcases and nothing else. The cottage is fully stocked and has everything we needed for our visit and more!

This was my sister's first visit and she was as excited to book for next year as we were as she also fell in love with the homey and comfortable feel of our home away from home. The wine and flowers greeting us was so appreciated. Thank you again to Joy and Julia for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. See you next July!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, thanks so very much for the kind words!! You have a fantastic family and we loved meeting your sister! See you next year for more memories.
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Crown Point, Indiana

Perfect Summer days

  • 5 of 5

Joy & Julia are perfect hosts. They make every effort to meet your needs and expectations before, during and after your stay. Beyond their wonderful hospitality they are also very considerate and conscientious about the rental. During our stay there was some unexpected work being done in the neighborhood. When Joy realized this she called me before our stay to let us know and to reassure us that they would work with us to make us that our stay would not be ruined. We had a wonderful week and I would be comfortable recommending this rental to any of my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gwenn, thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had some quality time with your dad! We hope to have you's back when you can enjoy our new streets:-)
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a perfect "home away from home" for our weekend away. Michigan may not seem like a great place for a winter weekend, but it was lovely to get up and walk to the Lake Huron beach for the sunrise. Joy welcomed us with a beautiful setup of fresh flowers, a bottle of wine, and a fire in the fireplace. She was available for questions when needed but we never felt intruded or checked in on. The house has everything you could need for a long or short stay, including onsite laundry, music/movies/sound system, and a full kitchen with equipment. We definitely hope we get to come back sometime, and would recommend this cottage to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review Aislinn! We are happy that you and Patrick enjoyed your get-a-way weekend. Also, thanks so much for leaving the cabin in such fantastic shape!:-) We truly appreciate it and would love to have you's back!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fort Gratiot charter Township, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
27 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak 2016
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £120
Cleaning £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £120

A $300 deposit for any damages is required and will be refunded on day of departure provided no damages are incurred. A $150 deposit is required for any pets and will also be refunded on day of departure provided no damages are incurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Bishop in Flint or Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cheap's, Tally Ho, Vintage Inn, Quay, Freighters
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Algonac to Harsen's Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fore Lakes, Lakeview, Black River Country Club etc
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrack and Via Rail
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-94 and I-69
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cheaps, Ruby Tuesdays, Freighters, Vintage, etc
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
xcountry on the beach
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Huron

This is Thomas Edison's boyhood home. The riverwalk is amazing! It borders the St. Clair river with Canada on the opposite side where a casino awaits any who dare. The annual Port Huron to Mackinac sail boat race is my very favorite wknd. The boats take off opposite our beach and are beautiful! Also the 3rd Sunday in August is the annual Floatdown. This event draws thousands and allows the opportunity to float from the lake to the St. Clair river and beyond. Port Huron and Lexington are both cute towns with quaint shops and restaurants. There are also many festivals, county and art fairs throughout the year. With nearby trails, golf, shopping, swimming, boating etc, etc a good time is just about guaranteed!!


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