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River Front Cottage on the island in Detroit Strait

Bedrooms 2
Space 120 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, mandarin, Chinese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

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 Michigan

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Besides a sink, toilet, there is a full size bath tub with shower curtain.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms has queen size bed and dresser. The master bedroom also has a walk-in closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

River Front Cottage on the island in Detroit Strait
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

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: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Oaks, MINN

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: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Oaks, MINN

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: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in the little cottage off of the water. My husband and I visit the area yearly and this was our most favorite trip because it seemed like a retreat. Yes it's close to the toll bridge, however, the free bridge is 10 minutes extra drive time. We will be staying there again. Perfect amenities and wonderful owners. Thank you so much fir allowing us to stay in your home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grosse Ile weekend

  • 4 of 5

The cottage on the water was very cozy and comfortable. It is well equipped with everything needed for a short or long stay. The grounds are old and rustic which adds to the charm of the place.

The owner who greeted us upon arrival was friendly and congenial and filled us in on the amenities and quarks of the property. We were already familiar with the area which has an interesting history and is a mixture of multi-million dollar homes, old and new, with some of the more average places indicative of the island's varied history.

We enjoyed our stay and it was much better than any motel in the area'

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

A lovely quiet retreat on Grosse Ile. The house is well equipped and well maintained. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Grosse Ile Township

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
24 Mar 2017 - 13 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
14 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$54 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$87.11
Property Damage Protection A$79.06
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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