Harbor Area Rentals

ALLURE OF THE PINES
Allure of the Pines is located on Font Lake. This is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home that sleeps eight in 3 queen size beds and 1 set of twins. Walk-out basement opens to lake side. The kitchen and dining area are encased by large windows and overlook Font Lake. Beaver Island loons can be heard from the deck while enjoying the beautiful lake view. Sheets and towels are not provided, but amenities include wi-fi, roku, apple tv, fully equipped kitchen w/ dishwasher,washer & dryer, screened-in porch, rowboat ,kayak and dock. The township park is nearby with a convenient bike path leading into the town of St. James (about 1 mile away ). Two popular Lake Michigan beaches are nearby, Donegal Bay on the island’s west side and the Public Beach on the east side in Paradise Bay . $1,100.00 per week. (231) 448-2615. View Web Page  E-mail

ARCHIE LAFRENIERE’S PARADISE BAY COTTAGE
Clean, cozy two-bedroom cottage sleeps 6 (one bedroom has a double bed, the other twin beds, and a pull-out queen couch in living room). Its located on a private beach with a lovely view of the harbor and its activity, just 4 blocks from town/boat dock. It has a fully equipped kitchen, new living room furniture, satellite TV, VCR, DVDI charcoal grill, picnic tables, and beach fire pit. The shallow water makes it perfect for small children. Off season rates available, two night minimum. Prior to mid-June rates are $550 per week. Again, after Labor Day, rates are $550 per week. From mid-June to Labor Day rates are $800 weekly, Saturday to Saturday. No pets, please. Call (231) 448-2062View Web Page

AT LEISURE
You can truly put yourself “At Leisure” while staying at this awesome cabin just a short walk from the Whiskey Point Light. This cabin is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Harbor.  It features two bedrooms and sleeps six- one queen size bed and two twin beds plus a sleeper couch. This setting is perfect for kids; has a large yard plus the beach.  Amenities include a charcoal grill, fire pit on the beach, TV/VCR, CD player, washer/dryer, beautiful fieldstone fireplace, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, microwave, full kitchen. (Sorry – no dishwasher.) No smoking or pets.  Linens are provided.  Enjoy spectacular morning vistas on the deck and watch the boats as they enter Paradise Bay. Enjoy the feeling of isolation while staying a short walk from town. On your way to the lighthouse, you can stop at the Toy Museum, buy fresh whitefish at the Beaver Island Fish Market or visit the Maritime Museum. Heading east, it is a short walk to the Gull Harbor Nature Preserve.  Keep your eyes open – you may spot a bald eagle!  Weekly rentals are Sunday to Sunday – $775 for May and September and $825 for June, July and August. Four-day minimum stays can be arranged for the off-season.  Please contact Renee Rosema at (231) 828-4185 or email Rosema455@hotmail.com. View Web Page  E-mail

BACK BEACH BUNGALOW
Enjoy your island visit with the best of both worlds. Our cottage is tucked away in the woods on a sandy beach overlooking Garden and Squaw Islands. Located within walking distance to downtown beach and playground, you have easy access to all the activities in town. Walk or bike to the library, Resale Shop, Art in the Harbor, Baroque on Beaver events, grocery store, tennis courts, Community Center, restaurants, and more. On the lakeside there is a large deck for enjoying those summer breezes and grilling parties. Well established firepit for campfires. Comforters, blankets, and pillows provided for our guests. We kindly ask that you bring your own bed sheets and towels. ~ 3 Bedrooms (2 Queen, 1 Double, & 1 Twin) ~ 1 Bathroom ~ Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, toaster oven ~ TV/DVD/WIFI ~ Washer and Dryer available for guests use ~ No pets allowed.
Peak Season $1,400/week – Off Season $1,050/week.
Contact – Richards Rental Management Services (231) 675-6717 or email S.Richards.REALTOR@gmail.com
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BEAVER ISLAND HARBOR VIEW COTTAGE
A view of the bay is worth the stay!  A breath-taking view (180°) of the beaver island harbor (Paradise Bay) overlooking the entire village of St. James.  Complete with a full front deck for watching the sail boats enter the harbor and front row seats to Lake Michigan’s most stunning sunsets. Weekly rates: $750 $1050.  Over-looking Beaver Island’s main harbor (180°) – 3 bedroom house, sleeps 6 – 1 bedroom lower w/twins and master bathroom with shower – 2 bedrooms upper with twins and bathroom with tub – Fireplace, pot-belly stove – Front and rear decks with deck furniture – Weber Charcoal grill – Fully equipped  kitchen (microwave, coffee-maker, toaster ,dishes, pots, and pans) – Linens included – Satellite Television, DVD, stereo system  CD – In town, overlooking bay, minutes to shopping, stores, and ferry dock. Call today to reserve your week in Northern Michigan’s emerald Isle. Contact Keith (978) 340-0077 or  keith_pierson@hotmail.com
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THE CONVENT
The Convent is a “stone’s throw” to the public beach and playground and is situated on a huge expanse of lawn overlooking the beautiful harbor and breathtaking sunrises. The convent is short walking distance to the Island’s restaurants and pubs, shops, Community Center, the municipal marina and the ferry dock. Sleeping occupancy is a maximum of fifteen people, as there are eight bedrooms, all on the second floor. (Four with double beds, three sets of twin bedrooms and one room with a twin bed and two cribs) There are two full baths also on the second floor. We do not provide linens and bath towels but do provide pillows and blankets. Downstairs, the kitchen is completely equipped with all the necessary cooking and eating accessories, including microwave, toaster and two coffee makers. This floor has a large dining room, a spacious (double) living room, a play room and a half bath. The living rooms are equipped with Satellite TVs, a VCR, DVD player. The paved deck contains three grills, lawn chairs, two large picnic tables, and privacy from the street. All this for only $1600.00 per week plus $200.00 refundable deposit. Open year round, minimum of 3 night stay during slow season (September-May). For more information, contact Pam O’Brien at (231)-448-2206. View Web Page  E-mail

THE FISHERMAN’S HOUSE
The house is located across the street from St. James Harbor on the harbor road. It is a fully restored turn of the century home. Four bedrooms, three rooms with double beds and one room with twin beds, two bathrooms, bed linens and bath towels provided, fully equipped modern kitchen, washer/dryer, TV, enclosed porch, and open deck with grill. Reduced off-season rates. For rentals, please call Bill or Tammy at (231)448-2499View Web Page  E-mail

FONT LAKE FISHING RETREAT
This vacation home overlooks Font Lake. The cabin sleeps seven with a full bath and a half bath upstairs. There is a satellite dish and Wi-Fi. The home is located on Donegal Bay Road one mile from town and 300 yards from the bike path. A sun porch overlooks the lake. A fishing boat with a motor is provided. Bikes are included. Two hundred feet to the east are sand dunes surrounding a lagoon off Font Lake. It is perfect for sun bathing and swimming if the beavers have not blocked off the inlet. Bring your own bed linens and towels. The fee is $850 per week with a $300 deposit. Call (479) 957-5528 or email at ldryan1934@gmail.com for contract and details.
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HAGGARD SUMMER RENTAL
In town sleeps 8/10. 3 full bath home. $1,400.00 week plus cleaning deposit. Use of vehicle for $200.00 deposit. (231) 547-4046 evening (231) 547-6600. View Web Page E-mail

HERON HOUSE
The Heron house is located on the back beach secluded, but walking distance to town for shopping and restaurants. Beautiful views of Whiskey, Squaw, and Garden Islands; and sunsets. This is a modern, completely renovated home with a fully equipped kitchen. other amenities include washer, dryer, WiFi, Roku, TV, Gas grill, Porch fire pit, beach fire pit, Full kitchen. Nice beach, a little stony. (water shoes suggested) The water stays shallow a long way out. Great for swimming and water sports. Kayaks can be rented in town at Happy Paddle. www.happypaddle.com 3 bed rms. 2 baths limit 6. Summer weekly rentals are $1400.00. From Saturday to Saturday Check out time is 10:00 am. Must bring sheets and towels. No pets Contact Michael Collins for reservations (231) 313-8739 or (231) 448-2923 View Web Page E-mail

INNISFREE CABIN AND BOAT HOUSE
Located on a quiet 4 acres with 300’ of Lake Michigan frontage, this cottage & boat house is also a short 5 min bike ride or 10 min walk to town. Cabin – 3BRM (2 Queens, 3 Twins)plus couch bed, 1.5 BA, Boat house – 2 BRM (1 Queen, 2 Twins), 1 BA. Enjoy sunsets from the deck of the boat house, which offers a stunning view of three different islands. Home includes wireless internet and satellite TV, but the best option is to read a book on the screened-in porch while enjoying the peace and quiet.
Off Season Nightly Rentals – Cabin – $175/night or $225/night (cabin & boat house)
(3 night minimum)
Peak Season $1,450/week(cabin) or $1,750(cabin & boathouse) – rents Sat. to Sat. (7 night minimum) Contact – Richards Rental Management Services (231) 675-6717 or email S.Richards.REALTOR@gmail.com
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ISLAND AERIE
Custom-built 3-story house of unique reclaimed barnwood post and beam construction. Open design, south facing with lots of windows and light. Maximum of 12 persons allowed. Located 1 ½ miles from ferry dock at 37891 Gull Harbor Drive, adjacent to Gull Harbor Natural Area. Waterfront, with rocky, weedy beach. Water view of entrance to Paradise Bay from first and second story decks. 4 bedrooms, with 2 kings, 4 sets of bunks with extra long twins, and 2 twins. 3 bathrooms. Large well-appointed kitchen. Dish TV. Laundry room. Bath and bed linens provided. No pets. No smoking. Summer season rate: $1800.00 per week. Available year round with reduced off-season rates.  For info call or text Jan Terry at (989) 560-8639, or email at hazimaterry@yahoo.com  View Web Site  E-mail

LEMON TREE
The Lemon Tree is a comfortable home right on the outskirts of town. This home feels very spacious with high ceilings and large windows in every room. On the main floor there is a three season porch, kitchen, dining room, living room, full bathroom with tub, and a master bedroom. Upstairs there are three large bedrooms with lots of room for the little ones, plus a half bath and an additional bathroom with a shower. There is a laundry facility for your convenience. Comforters, blankets, and pillows provided for our guests. We kindly ask that you bring your own bed sheets and towels. ~ 4 Bedrooms with Full size beds ~ 2.5 Bathrooms ~ Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, toaster oven ~ TV/DVD/WIFI ~ Washer and Dryer available for guests use ~ No pets allowed. Located within walking distance to downtown beach and playground, you have easy access to all the activities in town. Walk or bike to the library, Resale Shop, Art in the Harbor, Baroque on Beaver events, grocery store, tennis courts, Community Center, restaurants, and more…
Rentals available: Off Season Nightly Rentals – $165/night (3 night min.) Peak Season $850/week – rents Sun. to Sun.
Contact – Richards Rental Management Services (231) 675-6717 or email S.Richards.REALTOR@gmail.com
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LYONS APARTMENT
Lovely brand new (2014)above- garage apartment overlooking Font Lake.  Located 1 mile from town & tennis courts and 1 mile west to Donegal Bay public beach.  Sleeps 4 (1 bedroom with queen size bed and queen fold-out in LR).  One bath with walk-in shower.  Full kitchen, screened-in porch and open deck, WiFi and satellite TV included.  Apartment is on second story therefore not handicapped accessible.  Bring own sheets/towels.   $600/week, Sat-Sat rental,  $95/per night with 3-day rentals considered.  No smoking, no pets. Call Michael or Mary Beth Lyons 630-854-9052 or 630-854-9053. View Web Page  E-mail

NO LAND, JUST SEA
Formerly Nolan’s Corner, This cozy cabin is on Johnson’s Point, within biking distance of the Library, Island Treasures Resale, Stony Acre Grill and downtown St. James. Nestled in a private woods, No Land, Just Sea sleeps 6 and up to 8 with extra rollaway beds, and includes linens, towels, and blankets. Equipped with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, has handicapped ramp, a full service kitchen (fridge, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster), and a laundry room with washer and dryer, this cabin is perfect for your next family getaway. The open concept living area includes a stereo, phone for local calls, and TV with VCR, DVD and DirecTV. The cabin is stocked with books, puzzles, and family games for the occasional rainy day. The screened-in back porch with Adirondack chairs and a porch swing is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful sunrise or dinner at the outdoor dining table. A view of the St. James Lighthouse and sailboats entering the bay provides for a peaceful afternoon watching the water. The backyard features a grill and firepit to BBQ or roast hot dogs. The cabin also has a wood burning stove for fall and winter visitors. $1,025/week rcole18.rc@gmail.com (231) 448-2059. View Web Page  E-mail

O’CONNOR’s COTTAGE
Nestled along the south shore of St. James Harbor, 1.5 miles from the ferry dock, a completely furnished home is available for your rental enjoyment. In addition to the master bedroom, with views of the woods and Harbor, there is also a guestroom and bunkroom, accommodating eight people. The living and dining area is spacious with fireplace and full-story windows looking onto the harbor. Facilities include an excellently equipped large kitchen, two and one half baths w/showers, sauna, game room and utility room with washer and dryer. Watch great sunrises and sunny days with a beautiful view of Paradise Bay from the large deck. Grill on the deck, hike in the woods, sit around the fire pit on the beach, watching stars and making s’mores, and most of all, enjoy the peace and serenity of Beaver Island. $1,450 per week. The cottage is a pet- and smoke-free environment. For more information please contact Tim or Lu O’Connor at (989) 362-3844View Web Page  E-mail

A PAINTED TURTLE COTTAGE
New in 2008, this three bedroom (3 full baths) contemporary/craftsman cottage is located on Font Lake (one mile from St. James.) The property includes: sandy beach, wetlands with bridge and woods. The township park is adjacent to the home, where the bike path leads into town. It also includes Port of St. James common areas, hiking trails, and a private beach on Lake Michigan. A row boat and kayaks are included. Sleeps six in three queen size beds. Satellite TV with DVD player, radio, cd player, microwave, dishwasher, washer, dryer, weber gas grille, fully equipped kitchen, books, games, wifi and a gas fireplace. The home has two covered porches and two decks overlooking Font Lake. Please: No Pets and No Smoking. $1100/week includes linens, blankets, and pillows. Call (231) 448-2615. View Web Page E-mail

PLAY OUTSIDE BEACH HOUSE
Build sandcastles and play in the water all day! Enjoy sunsets, bon?res on the beach and the dark, starry night sky. Play Outside is conveniently located on Pine Street, four blocks from the ferry dock and downtown (see map on website). Play Outside sleeps 8 people comfortably. Two main floor bedrooms, one at each end of the house; both have views of Lake Michigan and queen size beds with new mattresses. The downstairs bedroom has a full size bed and two twin beds. Two bathrooms on the main floor, both have a full size tub/shower. Bed and bath linens are provided with a mid-week “fresh towel exchange”. Fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, Netflix, beach toys, 2 adult bikes, patio table & gas grill. See our website for a complete list of amenities. To keep  the beach house as allergen free as possible we don’t allow smoking or pets. Visit the “Rates” page on our website for weekly summer rental prices. See if the “End of Summer Special” is still available (9 nights for the price of 8). You can also take advantage of shorter stays and reduced autumn rates from September through October. Be sure to check out our “Let’s Come Back Next Year” Grand Opening Giveaway! Contact Rene at: playoutsideonbeaverisland@gmail.com or call/text or email for information and reservations:
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POINT HOUSE
This octagon shaped home is located at Whiskey Point close to town with beautiful views of the  entrance to Paradise Bay and the lighthouse.  The home has 2 bedroom with Queen size beds & 2 Full bathrooms (sleeps 4).  There are nice decks for outdoor viewing and relaxation.  Amenities include: fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, Wifi/ Satelitte TV/DvD, Washer & Dryer, Linens and bath towels.  Rental rate $850. per week.  Saturday to Saturday  No Pets and No smoking. For reservation information contact: drp.1124@gmail.com View Web Page E-mail

REST OF OUR LIVES
Formerly ENNISMORE. With an amazing Paradise Bay harbor view and private beach, situated just south of St. James and within quick walking distance to the boat dock and all harbor activities, this home is the perfect combination of everything that makes visiting Beaver Island the perfect family vacation. Ennismore consists of: 1,750sf of newly furnished living space, large living room with wood burning fireplace and a view of the lighthouse and harbor, large dining room with a view of the lighthouse and harbor,full size kitchen is perfect for cooking and entertaining and has a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, pots & pans, and large side by side refrigerator, sleeping accommodations for 8 – 10 (2 private bedrooms w queen size beds, large bunk room), covered porch and outdoor deck space with gas grill, his and her mountain bikes, private beach w lounging deck, lower level laundry room with washer and dryer, linens and bath towels are provided. No smoking or pets please. Memorial Day thru Labor Day weekly rental only (Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10am). $1,600.00 off season: 1,050.00 per week or $500.00 Friday thru Sunday. Please email or call with questions or to reserve your rental.
Phone: (765) 977-7236. email:sfelix@live.com View Web Page E-mail

THE TEAGHLAIGH HOUSE
If you’re looking for a Beaver Island getaway with a delicate blend of seclusion and convenience, look no further. This newly-constructed 3000-sqare foot cabin is located on the north end of the Island, nestled in a wooded setting, adjacent to a nature preserve. Less than one mile from the Boat Dock and yards away from 350 feet of pristine Lake Michigan waterfront, you and your family can enjoy the best of both Beaver Island worlds. The cabin includes comfortable sleeping accommodations: 5 bedrooms with 3 queen beds and 4 sets of bunk beds, a portable crib, and 2 full bathrooms. A cozy loft overlooks the spacious living room, complete with a TV, DVD player, and wood-burning fireplace. Other amenities include a ping pong table, fully furnished kitchen (including dishwasher and microwave), and washer/dryer. Bath towels and linens are included.
$1,700 per week (June through Labor Day) for parties of 8 or less. Parties larger than 8 please contact owner for rate. Four day minimum with a deposit required. No pets and no smoking. Off season rates available.
Contact Jean McDonough at (231) 675-5437 or email Jean McDonough at sjmcdonough@charter.net
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