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River Front Cottage on the island in Detroit Strait

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private large yard in front and back with private fishing dock.

This is a water front 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage located on the western shore of Grosse Ile, an large island in the Detroit River, approximately 30 min drive south of Detroit and 40 min east of Ann Arbor. It's set deep in a wooded lot with large private front yard and back yard. There are 2 queen size beds, one for each bedroom and a full size futon in the living room. There is a set of standard size washer, dryer for guest use in the back of the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensil, a toaster, a blender, an electric counter-top grill and dishes, cups, cutlery. The space in the house is comfortable for 4 to 6 people. There is also a small canal that runs through the backyard with a walk bridge crossing it to get to the river front.


Property Manager
Andy
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, mandarin, Chinese
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Andy

My family have moved to Grosse Ile, MI from California more than five years ago. We love the seasonal changes and all the beautiful scenery we find here. We hope our guests will love this unique water front cottage as much as we do.

Andy purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Andy chose Grosse Ile Township

Although we live in a larger home on the island, but we love this little cottage for its unique setting with large open yard all around and a very private fishing dock tucked in a small bay all of its own.

What makes this cottage unique

Kayak rental is available at Riverside Kayak Connection across from the island. They offer hourly rental and lessons from Elizabeth Park.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Grosse Ile Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Besides a sink, toilet, there is a full size bath tub with shower curtain.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms has queen size bed and dresser. The master bedroom also has a walk-in closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

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River Front Cottage on the island in Detroit Strait
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Sherman Texas
5

Great location, nice comfortable cottage .

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay ! Cottage perfect for 4 adults.

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely kept house that is on the water. What I would say is if you are going in winter, you may want to consider 4wheel drive. Driveway is long and the road was plowed later in the day. Beautiful area, quiet!

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice and as fishermen the location on the river was excellent. Our host was also very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Homey and cozy. Great place to hang out with family.

  • 5 of 5

This place had everything you need and some things we didn't. It was just like being at home. Cozy and comfortable. Quiet area and beautiful nature filled environment. We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN
5

Great place to stay on Grosse Ile

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Diana's house is on the northwest corner of GI. The large, private lot fronts on the river. I believe the home was around when I was on GI in the late 1950s and 60s. It is well maintaned, clean and comfortable and well provisioned. Andy even left a bag of coffee to use in the Bialetti espresso maker. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay on GI if you are not visiting friends or relatives. It is a much better alternative than other rental rooms which I have tried over the years.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN
5

Great place to stay on Grosse Ile

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Diana's place is a small home on the West River side and north end of GI. I am sure that the house was there in the late 1950s and early 60s when I was was in high school, but it is well maintained, very comfortable and nicely furnished. Andy even left me a bag of Starbucks coffee to use in the Bialetti espresso maker. In addition, the lot is large, very private and fronts on the river. I would highly reccomend this property over the Bishop Cottage B&B or the Pilot House (both of which I have stayed in) if you are visiting GI and not staying with friends or relatives. It is more expensive, but well worth it.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Sharkey's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Water's Edge Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrack Dearborn station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Coney Island on Mcomb St.
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Grosse Ile's east river public beach
Car: necessary

Lake Erie Metropark is just 8 miles south of the property where there is long stretches of lake front picnic area.

The Henry Ford museum and Greenville village in Dearborn is also a popular attraction and we highly recommend a visit.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Grosse Ile Township

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer 2018
8 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$238
From
AU$264
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,322
AU$4,626
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2019
22 Mar 2019 - 4 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$251
From
AU$278
Fri,Sat
AU$1,718
AU$5,287
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
24 May 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$251
From
AU$264
Fri,Sat
AU$1,586
AU$4,626
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2020
20 Mar 2020 - 9 May 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$251
From
AU$291
Fri,Sat
AU$1,718
AU$5,948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$66 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$198
From
AU$238
Fri,Sat
AU$1,190
AU$3,965
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$77.98
Cleaning AU$85.91

If you plan to invite additional guests over to the house during your stay who are not part of your original reservation, please inform me ahead of time the # of guests and the time of your party. Please also obtain permission from either myself or my wife ahead of time if you would like to use our canoe on the river.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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