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Exclusive Island Getaway

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
8 reviews


  • Kitchen


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  • Exclusive Island Getaway

    Room Amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area

Au Gres

Located in Au Gres, this cottage is on a lake. Local points of interest include Lake Huron.

About this property

Exclusive Island Getaway

The cottage features a kitchen, a dining area and a fridge.

Property manager

Dean P. Wiltse

Speaks English



Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Property amenities


  • Fridge


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake

Things to do

  • Kayaking, hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby


  • Sleeps 6

Nearby things to do


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor

4/5 Good

Rustic location. Comfortable accommodations!

This is the kind of vacation dictated by the weather. Windy days are best as the black flies can be brutal. Fortunately it’s almost always breezy. Trail directly to the beach was nice. Used the mule to cart out beach stuff within 50 feet of the water. Views were fantastic but overcast every night so no star gazing. Kayaking was limited to the calm mornings for us but a younger crowd could go any day. Gas lights were convenient and bright. Grilled every night, campfires as well. We had to leave a day early due to 7ft waves on our scheduled departure day but that’s an island vacation! Great variety of flaura and fauna and warm water in August. Got to do it at least once!

5/5 Excellent

Total Getaway

Beautiful location. Beautiful cabin. Peace and quiet. Opportunities for adventure. All the comfort a person needs. Let your cares float away. Do bring drinking water and a book. You may not want to run the generator to recharge your phone or tablet. This is not your run-of-the-mill rental. A few days here will provide a lot of happy memories.

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing and peaceful!

We stayed for four nights in late June. First of all, the trip was logistically much easier than I was expecting -- the house is stocked with the basics like drinking water, paper products, and even some toiletries, condiments, and spices. The prospect of having to think of everything to bring should not deter you from booking this place! Captain Greg, who took us there and back, was awesome, and even helped my son pick out fishing supplies before we headed over and showed us how to work everything in the house. Dean supplies a golf cart, cornhole, board games and books, kayaks, life vests, firewood for the fire pit, and grill. There is a dinner cruise on weekends that ends at the lighthouse, and we joined for hands-down the best perch dinner ever (additional cost) and an interesting history of the island (look for the Wikipedia entry on Charity Island for the basics). We kayaked several times a day, even kayaking around the island one afternoon (it's about 3 miles). The sunrises from the porch are stunning. The only drawback was the bugs. We tried a variety of sprays and some worked for a while, but the bugs were a challenge on some parts of the island/some times of day. And they affected us differently (one kid got particularly swarmed). Dean and the captain were responsive and made everything easy for us. We'll be back!

4/5 Good

Very secluded, rustic setting with private rocky beach out in the middle of Saginaw Bay.

Enjoyed a long weekend in a rustic cottage on the mostly deserted island. Cottage had all the amenities, but with electric generator and water tower it required some know-how to tend. Loved use of single kayaks for exploration of the coast and off road vehicle for runs to the lighthouse for sunset gazing. Brother of owner operates a dinner cruise to the island lighthouse and was on site for advice and supplies as needed. His knowledge of the island's history was impressive and added much to our appreciation of the site. For those who love secluded and quiet natural settings, it was an island paradise, with no large mammals to dodge. Birds, frogs, snakes, butterflies, and chipmunks added to the charm. Insects were ample, too, but winds off the lake kept them down. Watched meteors one night from the completely dark shoreline. Owner and brother were very friendly and responsive to any needs we had.

4/5 Good

Definitely will plan a trip back in the future!

My husband and I decided to take a 4 day getaway to the island. It was a great getaway. Loved our piece and quiet. We kayaked around the whole island. The bugs were a little buggie. But the water was nice and so was the weather. We will be back for sure. Thanks Dean! And thanks Bob for the ride back. The Pridemores

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