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Lake Luxury At It's Finest!!! Come For The View, Stay For The Hospitality!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Totally Updated 3 Bedrooms W/ Sleeper Sofa. Granite, Fireplace, 1.5 Baths. View

This cottage has been totally updated. It has a stone fireplace, 55" TV, WiFi, granite counters, Stainless appliances, washer/dryer, Microwave, coffee pot, dishes, pots and pans. Two large bedrooms with queen mattresses, and a twin in the laundry room. 1.5 updated bathrooms. Large backyard with gas/charcoal grill and table and chairs. New landscaping in front. The view is fantastic with sunrises to write home about. Our quiet community is sure to impress!

Joy or Julia
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Joy or Julia

We initially had a cabin but loved the area so much we sold our house and purchased a house two doors down. We hesitated to sell our cottage as it has such great character so we decided to try weekly rentals. We have enjoyed that so much that when an opportunity arose to purchase another cottage we jumped at the chance. We have so enjoyed meeting people from around the country and showing them our "best kept secret".

Joy or Julia purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Joy or Julia chose Fort Gratiot Township

This cottage has been totally redone. Whether you want to relax at the beach or view it from your comfortable reading chair, this property is sure to be enjoyed. We are also close to restaurants, shopping, the casino, Canada, freighter viewing, hiking, biking, etc.

What makes this cottage unique

Our community is unique in that we share 400' of beachfront with 80 houses. Even on holiday weekends you will not be crowded and through the week often you'll be the only ones on the beach as many are only here for the weekend. You won't find a much more beautiful and friendlier place to be!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Fort Gratiot Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Kayak waiver must be signed to use kayaks
  • No street parking
  • Quiet hours after 10pm
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One full bath with tub and one half bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Two good size bedrooms with queen beds. There is also a twin in the laundry room with a door for privacy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Lake Luxury At It's Finest!!! Come For The View, Stay For The Hospitality!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

perfect, only steps away from the Lake

  • 5 of 5

very clean, beautyfull Sunrise and Water. Joy and Jill the owners, welcomed us in Person to to make sure that we feel comfortable as much as posible. If we are back in this Area, we deffently rent this place again. Thank you Joy ans Jill

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, very accommodating

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cottage. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Love the lake themed Chip and JoAnna Gaines style decor. Can see the lake from the front porch. Really appreciated the fenced in yard!

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage. My husband and I, our 21yr old son, and our two miniature dachshunds enjoyed our stay immensely. Stayed week of July 4th. Pictures show it exactly how it is. Everything was clean and inviting. Really enjoyed how close to the water we were. This private community was quiet and all the neighbors were nice. Only a 5 minute drive to restaurants and shopping. Beach shoes are a must! We toured the Ft. Gratiot light house, and went shopping in the little town of Lexington. This was our first vacation in Michigan and we will definitely be back.

Joy and Julia were wonderful hosts. Easy to contact with any questions I had. They were very responsive from when I first started planning our vacation to when we arrived.

Go Bucks! (hehe, I heard Julia is a closet buckeye fan, don't let that Michigan victory bell with cobwebs on it fool ya!)

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shannon, thanks so much for the great review! Julia laughed out loud about being a bucks fan and is shining our bell as we speak😁😁 We truly enjoyed meeting you all and loved the pics of Frank and Beans on their first kayak trip, what adorable daschhounds! We hope to see you all again!
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Awesome Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Joy and Julia’s rental earlier this month (July 2016). Along with me were my wife and two teenage daughters. As advertised, we were within steps of the beach and the park. The house was spotless and it was evident there was a lot of thought and care put into the house. A bottle of wine awaited us (Amy thanks you!) along with a variety of music to select from thanks to the nice home stereo. This was our first time renting in this manner so we were a little hesitant when we first started exploring rentals. We chose this rental because of the great ratings and contacted Joy 8 or 9 months ahead of our rental dates with quite a few questions. She always responded very promptly and was wonderful with providing information for all of my questions. Joy also went above and beyond to call me a few weeks before our rental dates to let me know there would be some road construction in the neighborhood as she was worried it might disrupt our stay…she gave us the option of cancelling without any charge. We obviously decided to go and we had about a 12 hour drive to get to the area. Joy kept in contact with us throughout the day to ensure someone was there to meet us when we arrived (by the way, both Joy and Julia made time to come by to meet us!). Our stay was great…Joy and Julia provided kayaks for us, a nice cart to take chairs & coolers to the beach, the house was very comfortable, and the neighbors welcomed us as if we were moving into the neighborhood! During the week we took a little time to drive across southern Ontario for an overnight trip to Niagara Falls. It was awesome! The only con with our trip is we ran out of time…the week flew by so fast. I didn’t think it could get better, but you know what? Remember the road work I told you about above? Without any prompting at all, Joy refunded 20% of our rental cost because she thought the road work was disruptive while we were there...even after she called us a few weeks before our trip to warn us. She truly wanted our stay to be special and refunded a portion of our stay for something she had absolutely no control over! Very impressive. When we go back to the area, you better believe we will be contacting Joy and Julia to stay at one of their places! Thank you for a memorable family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Amy, and girls, it was truly a pleasure meeting you all! Thanks a bunch for the terrific review! We would absolutely love for you all to come back also we'll have new streets so it'll be even better:-) Take care and really you guys were so great and understanding and we appreciate it!
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Amazing Lake Huron Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Joy and Julia's cottage for two nights. It was incredible.

The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. The beds were amazing; we've stayed in plenty of places where it's obvious the owner just put in a cheap mattress (and cheap sheets) to cut costs, leading to a very uncomfortable night. Not so here. The beds were far more comfortable than our beds at home.

Joy was our hostess for the weekend, and it was a true pleasure meeting her. She exudes warmth and kindness, and she went out of her way to make our stay special. When we arrived there was a beautiful bouquet waiting for us, as well as a delicious bottle of Bordeaux. We appreciated these thoughtful touches so much! She even provided fire logs for us, if we wanted to make a fire.

Other thoughtful additions include shampoo, conditioner, and really nice shower gel in the bathroom, laundry detergent, as well as spices, Ziplocs, and condiments in the kitchen. Basically, all the things you don't want to have to buy on vacation, but usually have to if you're going to be cooking at home. Joy also provided a wagon with chairs you can take to the beach.

A few steps away from the cottage is a lovely little park, right on the lake. Our son loved playing on the swings and slide, and it was nice to be able to retreat to the shade while still being right on the water. The lake (and beach) was very clean, and we found several Petosky stones.

All in all, this is the nicest home we've rented, ever, and getting to meet Joy made it all the more special. We would love to rent here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for thr great review!! I truly loved meeting you Andrew and your adorable boys! What a fantastic family you are!! Thank you as well for taking such great care of the cottage! I really, really hope our paths cross again! I wish you all the best:-) Hugs!!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Detroit and/or Flint
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Cheap Charlie's
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Marine City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many nearby
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-94 and I-69
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Lake Huron

We are located six miles from the Blue Water Bridge to Canada and the casino. In the summer months the beach is our main attraction. Our community also has a basketball hoop, horseshoes, a tennis court, and swings. We also have community fire pits on the beach. Locally the mall, Meijer, and Walmart are 3 miles away. There are also many restaurants close by. We also are conveniently located to parks, trails, water etc.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$104.88
Pet Fee AU$209.76
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$279.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.