All the comforts of home as you step into a living room with adjacent dining area featuring an open floor plan, cathedral ceiling and picture windows to the lake. Easy access from either side of the room leads to a large, wrap around deck overlooking a private lawn and beach. The property faces due west providing unfettered sunsets and lake views. You won’t want to leave.
This is a year-round home, designed for relaxation and special times. There’s a fully equipped kitchen (w/refrigerator, stove, microwave & coffee maker), cable TV, and wi-fi. The main floor has 2 bedrooms, one a spacious master bedroom with a split king bed, the other a roomy guestroom with full size bed. A full bath hosts twin sinks and tub/shower combination. An open stairway provides access to a lower level with an additional guestroom with full size bed, full bath with stall shower, and family room with TV and full-sized pool table. A lower level walkout provides direct access to the lakeside lawn. No air conditioning, but you won’t miss it with fans in every room, the lake steps away, gentle breezes, and room to spread out with a good book in the shade. Linens are provided.
The property is accessed via a short, wooded lane providing seclusion from the road, and shares the driveway, a boathouse deck and 140’ of private beachfront with the neighboring property, also available by the same owner. The house sits within 5 miles of Port Austin and Port Crescent State Park, one of Michigan’s few Dark Park Preserves. Guests are encouraged to keep night lights to a minimum as star gazing opportunities are exceptional.
The following partial listing of nearby attractions is expanded on in a welcome folder of additional information on local attractions and area services.
Port Austin hosts a robust farmer's market every Saturday from 9:30-1:00. Very fun with produce, crafts, shops and music.
Port Austin Kayak is kayak and paddle board central with information on the kayak trail to turnip rock
Port Crescent State Park offers a shoreline campground and Day Use area with hiking trails, bird-watching, excellent swimming and beach strolling through undeveloped shoreline.
Tip of Thumb Canoe Rental offers canoeing on the Pinnebog River with the river's Lake Huron mouth as the destination of choice
Huron County Nature Center on Loosemore Rd. offers 120 acres of wilderness arboretum and hiking trails
Knoblock's Riding Stable offers horseback trail rides off M-53 just south of Port Austin. Pony rides are available for the little ones.
Grindstone City, located about 6 miles east of Port Austin offers a beautiful natural fishing harbor, and just inland, the original town site is renowned for its ice cream parlors.
Huron Museum City is 9 miles east of Port Austin on M-25. Self-guided tours are available for a minor fee.
Lighthouse Park is a little over 12 miles east of Port Austin on M-25. Picnicking and tours of the old Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse are open to the public.
Port Austin Reef Lighthouse is visible from the harbor in town; you can take a stroll on the break wall for harbor viewing.
Bird Creek Golf Course is located just south of Port Austin off M-53; an excellent 18 hole course.Get the full listing »