Please examine the pictures provided on the lower left button on the HOME PAGE to get a feel for the following:
The cottage has two bedrooms, each with a double bed, and a large bunk room with two single beds. There is a living area adjoining an eat in kitchen area. A sliding door leads to the waterside deck and picnic table/chairs, gas grill, the campfire pit/wood pile and boat harbor area. The kitchen is equipped with stove, fridge, cooking and eating utensils, coffee maker and microwave. There is one bathroom with a walk in shower. Linens and towels are supplied. Parking of cars and boat trailer is in a lighted parking area near the entrance to the property. Additional parking for boat trailers is available if needed.
Regarding the Harbor dock. A single harbor dock slip is reserved for use by cottage guests (No fee). The dock/slip is 20 or 25 feet long, and has boat stern draft of 6 feet. Slip is approximately 10 feet wide. An additional dock slip maybe available for an additional boat (request at time of reservation for $10/day). Safety is our primary concern for all guest boating activities. We occasionally get STRONG easterly winds so we require 4 dock lines as well as 1 spring line dockside. Please be sure you bring them with you. All motor craft must be registered and have USCG safety and navigation equipment as well as liability insurance. It is worth noting that the USCG patrols the Saint Mary’s River and Lake Huron and it is quite possible you may be boarded for inspection. It is suggested that you have a Saint Mary River Navigation Map on board as there are many shoals with all the islands in the area (copies available at the local North Country Sport shop). The docks are lighted at night as is the fish cleaning area. Children are not allowed to play on the dock because of the hazards involved. Dock side storage lockers are acceptable. A lighted fish cleaning station with running water is located at the dock. Dispose of fish remains at the DeTour Village fish cleaning station.
The shore is sandy and rocky depending where you choose to wade or swim. Many guests bring kayaks and canoes with them and its acceptable to beach them when not in use. 1000 foot long freighters pass by day and night. They are beautiful to sit and watch from the cottage waters edge, or from the dock lounge chairs. At night, we enjoy sitting out with a glass of wine watching the freighters pass with many lights- bow to stern. When I tell Cindy, “they look like Viking Ships”, she says, “it’s the wine talking again”. Its note worthy that our location is relatively biting-bug free.
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