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Fresh-water Island Paradise

2br home
Michigan,United States of America
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
Excellent10 reviews


The Space

This A-frame style home sits on a dune overlooking Garden and Squaw Islands. Beautiful private setting is still within walking distance (about 1 mile) to the ferry dock and town of St. James. The house was completely remodeled in 2001 and has all the features and comforts of a modern home with that island cottage feel. The home sleeps 12 in a master bedroom with queen bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 double beds, and 3rd bedroom in the walk-out lower level with 4 single beds and a pull-out couch. A large leather sectional in the living room surrounds a wood burning stove under a lofted wood-beamed ceiling. For rainy days, the house has a stereo, TV with VCR and DVD players, books, and board games. The spacious kitchen has all of the cooking basics and a long breakfast bar with stools. The dining area has a large oak table which can expand to seat 12 and is perfect for family meals or entertaining. A large wrap-around porch offers unforgettable sunrise and sunset lake views, another dining table, rocking chairs, and a grill. A large rope hammock in the sunny side yard is the perfect spot to see deer, wild turkeys, and other passing wildlife. A beautiful private pebble beach is at the end of a short stairway. Enjoy the beachside fire pit and deck area with lounge chairs, 5 kayaks, and plenty of life jackets and aqua socks for island fun. 3 bicycles are also available for use. Pets are allowed with pre-approval. Linens and washer/dryer are provided. Caretaker will pick-up/drop-off at the ferry dock if necessary. Listed for sale with Ed Wojan Realty.

Guest Access

There is a ferry to the island run by Beaver Island Boat Company--just search for that or "Beaver Island Ferry" (we're not allowed to include links to websites here). Caretaker will pick-up/drop-off at the ferry dock if necessary. Key is inside a lockbox on the door next to the garage as you pull up, the code is 41902.

Interaction with Guests

Host will not be at the house.

The Neighborhood

Where to start? It's an Island with a year-round population of about 500. Probably easiest to use Wikipedia :)

Getting Around

Most things in walking distance. Otherwise there are two places to rent cars: BEAVER ISLAND CAR RENTAL Year round Mini-Van and Geo Tracker rental. Pick up at Ferry, Welke Airport, or near town cottage or hotel. We specialize in convertibles. Located at Beaver Island Marina. 4 hrs to 4 week rentals. Call Beaver Island Marina ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). GORDON’S CAR RENTAL AND CLINIC Newest rental cars and most practical cars for road conditions. Full service auto repair & wrecker service. 25 years of Island Service. Pickup & delivery service. Our reliability and honesty is what Gordon’s Car Rental and Auto Repair is noted for. ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Ferry to island is run by Beaver Island Boat Company

Other Things to Note

You can use the leading search engine's map function for directions (Gew-gle maps; we're not allowed to post websites here).

Millions of people are using Airbnb to sleep in strangers' homes, beds, and even couches. They have an amazing selection and you can't find their stuff anywhere else. There is a catch: you often need to contact several hosts to actually get a place to stay, so make sure you give yourself some lead time.
  • TV
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Washer
  • Essentials
12 - Real Bed

Place's rules

See photo of house rules under photos. FAQs: What are the check in/out times? -You can check in at 3 pm and must check out by 10 am Are there plenty of blankets, towels and sheets to use for a home that sleeps 12? -Yes, all linens are provided Does the facility have a TV that works with cable or Direct TV? -There is a TV with a combination VCR/DVD player, however there is not satellite or cable TV. Most people like this. After all you're on vacation, time to unplug! :) Does the facility have a C/D player? -Yes Are there games like Monopoly or Scrabble in the home? -There are many board games to choose from, although they vary from year to year Are there beach toys for kids? -Not currently What is the phone number in the residence to provide to my office in the event of an emergency? -Airbnb doesn't let us put these here, but it's in the house once you get there
Checkin time
3:00 PM
Checkout time
10:00 AM


Basic Address Info

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 10 reviews
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