Description of Glamping Units
This beachfront cottage rental is located on Beaver Island, Michigan, and can accommodate eight guests for a relaxing beachside getaway in a coastal woodland setting. Featuring rustic wooden surfaces throughout most of its interior, the cozy cottage has one closed bedroom, two open loft bedrooms, and one full bathroom.
In the closed bedroom, guests will find a queen-size bed. The first open loft bedroom is furnished with another queen-size bed, while the second one contains two twin beds. There are also two thick mattresses on which guests can sleep. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Comforters, blankets, and pillows are provided. Guests are asked to bring their own sheets and towels.
In the living room, guests will find a sofa and a sofa chair arranged around a wood-burning stove and backdropped by a wall full of windows, providing plenty of natural light and panoramic views of the cottage's verdant surroundings. The adjacent dining area seats six. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a toaster, and a coffeemaker. Other amenities include Wi-Fi and a television.
Outside, guests will find a deck, a charcoal barbecue grill, 10 acres of wooded property, and a wooden staircase leading down to the property's 200 feet of sandy beachfront on Lake Michigan. Read More
- Dining table
- Kitchen equipment
- Lounge/Living room
- Patio furniture
- Private bathroom
- Private entry
- Queen-size bed
- Running water
- Twin/Single Bed
- Wood-burning stove
Inside the cottage, guests will enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, a television, a wood-burning stove, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Outside, guests will find a deck, a charcoal barbecue grill, and a wooden staircase leading down to the property's 200 feet of sandy beachfront on Lake Michigan.
- Deck or balcony
- Dining room
Location + Surroundings
This cottage is located on Beaver Island, Michigan, where it is situated on the island's western shore. Set on a wooded, 10-acre property with 200 feet of private beachfront on Lake Michigan, the cottage is just footsteps from a sandy beach, where guests can enjoy views of High Island during the day and the sunset in the evening. Following the beach to the south, guests will reach a stony beach that provides an excellent site for rockhounding.
About five miles to the north, guests will find Barney's Lake Nature Preserve. Encompassing the woodlands, marshy areas, and shrubby habitats that surround the lake after which it is named, the preserve is inhabited and visited by bald eagles, ospreys, Caspian terns, sandpipers, American woodcocks, common loons, and a variety of songbirds that live among the surrounding woodlands, which are composed of maple, birch, cedar, hemlock, oak, juniper, hemlock, pine, and spruce trees.
From the preserve, guests can access the Kuebler Trail, which takes guests on a winding journey through a northern hardwood forest to the sandy-rocky beach of McCauley’s Point on the southern end of Donegal Bay, providing opportunities to see thrushes, woodpeckers, red-eyed vireos, waterfowl, and shorebirds along the way. The Kuebler Trail connects to a network of trails that extends throughout the island, providing access to its nature preserves, inland lakes, and natural attractions, such as the Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve, the George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve, Font Lake, Lake Geneserath, and Mt. Pisgah. The latter is a towering sand dune that guests can climb, leading to a scenic view from the top.
The cottage is about a 20-minute drive from the village of Beaver Island, where guests will find restaurants, shops, and attractions such as the Beaver Island Historical Society Museum, the Beaver Island Toy Museum, and the Beaver Island Harbor Light. To reach Beaver Island, guests can travel by private plane or Island Airways charter flight to the island's Welke Airport. Alternatively, they can take the Beaver Island Ferry, which can also transport their vehicles and bicycles. Both the ferry and the charter flight service depart from Charlevoix, Michigan, which is about three hours and 15 minutes from Flint, Michigan, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More
- Bird watching
- Paddle boarding
- Scuba diving
- Water sports
- Wildlife viewing
For guests seeking to reconnect to the great outdoors, Beaver Island offers a rich buffet of activity options to choose from, both on land and water. On land, guests will find many opportunities for hiking, biking, birdwatching, and golfing, while the island's lakes and coastal waters will enable them to go fishing, boating, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, and even snorkeling and scuba diving.
For hiking, guests can explore the Beaver Island's extensive network of trails, which extend throughout the island and pass through three nature preserves: Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve, George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve, and Barney's Lake Nature Preserve. For biking, guests will find a variety of scenic routes to enjoy on the island's mixture of paved roads, clay/gravel roads, and backwoods logging roads. For birdwatching, the island boasts 35 hot spots for sighting the island's numerous species of resident and migratory birds. For golfing, guests can visit the Beaver Island Golf Course.
Guests interested in fishing can choose between the island's seven inland lakes and ponds, such as Lake Genesereth, Font Lake, Fox Lake, and Barney's Lake. The other water-based activities mentioned above can all be pursued on surrounding Lake Michigan.
Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and bicycles can all be rented through Happy Paddle, which also offers guided kayaking tours. Family-friendly biking tours are available from Beaver Island Slow Roll Tour. Fishing charters are guides are available from Archipelago Charters, Kelly Day Charters, and Indigo Guide Service. Boating trips, snorkeling experiences, and scuba diving adventures are available through Paradise Bay Dive Shop, which offers opportunities to see the underwater shipwrecks that lie beneath the coastal waters of Beaver Island.
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 60 days prior to check-in.
Dogs are permitted with an additional fee per dog.
Smoking is not permitted.