Description of Glamping Units
This beachside cottage rental is located right on Big Sand Bay on Beaver Island, Michigan, and can accommodate six guests for an idyllic getaway. The cottage has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Each of the bedrooms is furnished with a queen-size bed. There is also a queen-size sofa bed on which guests can sleep. Linens are provided.
Guests will find a shower in the first bathroom and a combination bathtub/shower in the second bathroom. The living/dining room is furnished with a sofa, a flat-screen television, and a six-person dining table backdropped by a large array of windows providing panoramic views of Lake Michigan. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a microwave, a toaster, a dishwasher, a side-by-side refrigerator, and a coffeemaker.
Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a DVD player, and a washer and dryer. Outside, guests will find a charcoal barbecue grill and direct access to a sandy swimming beach. Read More
- Dining table
- DVD player
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Private bathroom
- Private entry
- Queen-size bed
- Running water
- Sofa bed/Futon
Inside the cottage, guests will enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, a television with a DVD player, a dishwasher, and a clothes washer and dryer. Outside, guests will find a charcoal barbecue grill and direct access to a sandy swimming beach.
- Dining room
Location + Surroundings
This cottage is located on Beaver Island, Michigan, where it is situated right on the beach of Big Sand Bay. Here, guests will be just footsteps from a scenic swimming beach, while at the same time being close to island attractions such as the Beaver Island Golf Course, the Central Michigan University Biological Station, and Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve. The biological station holds occasional courses that are open to the public, while the nature preserve encompasses 118 acres of thick cedar swamp, conifer forest, and sand dune habitats that are home to endangered and threatened species such as the Lake Huron tansy wildflower.
Many more natural areas can be found throughout the island, which is laced with an extensive network of trails, dotted with inland lakes, surrounded by pristine coastal habitats, and safeguarded by a number of other preserves, such as the George and Althea Petritz Nature Preserve, Barney's Lake Nature Preserve, and Conn's Cove Nature Preserve. These environments are inhabited by a wide variety of birds, including bald eagles, ospreys, Caspian terns, sandpipers, American woodcocks, common loons, songbirds, thrushes, woodpeckers, red-eyed vireos, waterfowl, and shorebirds
The cottage is just a 10-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 lurk beneath the coastal waters of Beaver Island.
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 60 days prior to check-in.
Pets are permitted for an additional fee.
Smoking is not permitted.