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!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Relaxing..Away from it all!
The cottage was just perfect! It had everything we could need. Kitchen was well stocked! My family truly enjoyed the beach and how secluded it was. We spent time walking on the beach, swimming, kayaking and making smores on the beach fire pit at night. Indoors there were plenty of movies, games and puzzles for our family. The owner was quick to respond and answered all my questions! Can't wait to return to this gem!
This is the first time we have ever used VRBO. We were so amazed and just loved this cottage so much. The views are absolutely beautiful and I wish I could share the video sound I took one morning while enjoying my coffee and reading the Beaver Island Journals. The loons and birds were so peaceful. The cabin is super well stocked with everything ...even birthday cake candles! We saw Eagles and osprey, and turkey in the back yard. We found the most amazing stones and beach glass steps away from the cabin. Thank you for sharing your home. It was perfect in every way. We can not wait to visit again.
Private and beautiful!
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!
Perfect Beach. Well maintained cottage.
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.
GREAT PLACE WITH FABULOUS BEACH, VIEW. WELL MAINTAINED AND JUST PEACEFUL AND TRANQUIL!
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!
Various weeks during the summer:
Beaver Island Music Festival
Baroque on Beaver