3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home Just Outside the Harbor With Beautiful Lakefront Views
David and Mary Rose Weber
About David and Mary Rose Weber
Visiting the island for the better parts of our lives has made Beaver Island seem like a home away from home. Although we spend the majority of our time in the Chicago-area, we always look forward to our trips to the island to take some time to relax and recharge (and explore and hang on the beach and have bonfires and go fishing, etc.).
David and Mary Rose Weber purchased this House in 2015
Why David and Mary Rose Weber chose Beaver Island
We love Beaver Island and could not wait to have a place there to call our own. After visiting The Quay, we knew it was the place we wanted to form memories with our (growing) family!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Quiet, Secluded, Peaceful
If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful get away, this could be the place for you. The house is located down a secluded road and driveway. Woods separate you from the neighbors (can see and hear them on one side but it still has a secluded feel). There is plenty of room for a family to spread out. The deck and the bench near the water are perfect spots for a morning cup of coffee. The dining area is also a great spot to look out over the water and watch the boats come in and out. There are two kayaks which is awesome. There are also two bikes but both needed air in the tires and we could not find an air pump :-(. We took an Island Airways plane to the Island, which is an good experience all its own. The Island Airways folks were very friendly and I would recommend the plane for those who don't want the long ferry ride. Also, the ferry does not run on some days (check the schedule before you book your trip). Our trip was in mid-September and a lot of the businesses on the Island were shut down for the season. However, my wife and I had a good time just exploring the Island and relaxing in the house. A couple of things prevent me from giving a 4 or 5 star rating. The first is the cleaning. When we arrived there was trash in the trash cans, crumbs on the counter, and the floors were in desperate need of sweeping & mopping. The person who cleans did stop by on our second day on the Island and my wife is convinced she forgot which day we were scheduled to arrive and thought she was there to clean. Also, bringing your own linens is an inconvenience (this is the 1st VRBO I have stayed at that did not supply linens). Also, the living room carpet is very stained (not a big deal but could use a cleaning). The other issue we had was the house was full of some type of gnat or drain fly. The kitchen literally had a cloud of these flies over the sink. Overall, it was a good experience but not my best trip with VRBO.
Beautiful home and property
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Quay for our girls weekend. The home is lovely and the property was the perfect mix of privacy and accessibility. We loved spending time on the large deck and at the fire pit. We swam and used the 2 kayaks every day. Owners were very informative and responsive to questions. Would stay there again in a second!
Beautiful, spacious and family-friendly
My family (2 adults, 5 kids ages newborn-10) stayed for a week and highly recommend the home, lot and owners.
The lot/location - private and shady. At the end of a long private drive surrounded by tall trees, it was a perfect backyard for our family, with a little sandy beach, lovely chairs/fire pit setting, and a bench out on a little pier. So much outdoor space, especially when you include the huge deck and wrap around porch!
You can see 1 neighbor house when you are on the lawn closer to the beach but it’s a nice house and also surrounded by trees, so still feels private.
The location on the east side near town meant beautiful sunrises and easy drive or doable walk to town.
House - we spent a lot of time inside due to rain and a newborn, but the many windows overlooking the lake made it still feel like we were enjoying the outdoors. I especially loved the master bedroom view and the large dining room table view. And it was a joy to cook in the kitchen with that view!
Since we have family on the island, we had visitors for dinner, and it never felt cramped. So much seating.
The master bedroom was a highlight - comfortable bed, elegant decor and beautiful bathroom.
Our older kids used the finished basement and it was great to give them their own space.
Strong WiFi & landline were appreciated.
Owner - very responsive before and during stay.
Summary: Great property for a family or group.
Despite my husband having to leave our vacation early due to an injury, the family-friendly nature of this house made me still feel like I was on vacation!
Perfect place for family and friends to relax and get together. Close enough to town and secluded.
First time visit to Beaver Island for my sons wedding. His bride grew up visiting Beaver Island with her family and wanted to share the island with all of her loved ones and new family members! Great spaces in this house and beautiful views and waterfront. Would love to come back again and again!
Another Great Stay!
Once again, the Quay proves to be a perfect place to spend time with friends and family, while both relaxing and exploring on Beaver Island. House is in great shape and clean. Kitchen equipped with everything you need to make meals.Comfortable beds. Plenty of outdoor space and seating to enjoy that beautiful view of the lake. So fun to watch the ferry come in and out. Great location close to town and restaurants. We'll keep going back as long as the Weber's make their home available.
Beautiful sunrises.Enjoyed watching the wildlife and sitting around the fire.