Les Cheneaux Islands Rental
We are Lucas and Tiffany Smith. We own The Westender with our(Tiffany's) parents, Mark and Patricia(Patti) Mortenson. Patti's family, the Pascoes, have been visiting Hessel for over 80 years. We purchased this great cottage in the summer of 2017 with the intent of enjoying our favorite place on earth with our kids and extended family.
Lucas purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Lucas chose Hessel
The Westender is special to our family and we hope that your visit will feel the same. There is something about the cool winds off the lake that bring certain peace and contentment. Early morning fishing trips or lazy afternoon naps, anything goes. The dock house was built with fellowship in mind, whether that's late night chats, family games or dinner. Also, if you are quiet enough at night in the summer, you can hear the rumble of freighters traveling through the straights.
What makes this Cottage unique
Located only 30 minutes from St. Ignace and ferry to Mackinac Island.(9 mile boat ride from our dock to Mackinac Island) 45 minutes from the Soo Locks. 25 minutes from Drummond Island. 1.5 hours from Tahquamenon Falls. Access to Hessel and Cedarville via boat. 1/2 mile from snowmobile trails
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Cabin on the lake
We had a great time. Cabin is just like advertised. Would definitely recommend. Bring your own towels, we didn't know this and had to buy some. Also bug spray us a must have, and buy the good stuff, at least 30 deet or you will be sorry.
Tita's UP experience
From the time we arrived until we left my aunts and uncles enjoyed their stay. As did my wife and I. Our Host was always in good communication. The view was great and the condition of the house and grounds were all good and safe.
Thank you again!
Great time was had by the whole family. Beautiful location!
Lucas was great to work with. This was a beautiful peaceful experience. I would definitely recommend this property.
Couple things to note : about 30 minutes from St. Ignance and Makinaw city.
Small town so bring your necessities if you get in a little later, stores close early.
BRING BUG SPRAY!! You will regret it if you dont :)
If you are there for fishing you may consider going to docks or rent a boat. That area the property is on is fairly shallow.
ENJOY the dock house in the morning so peaceful and beautiful wildlife.
You wont regret visiting this property. Enjoy.
Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed the property!