Come listen to the birds chirping, loons calling, and the beautiful landscape with a breeze blowing on a privately owned 4 acre island in a comfortable, cozy and fully furnished 3 bedroom, 1 bath cabin in the beautiful town of Lewiston, Michigan. The cabin is located just up a walk way through a wooded trail, completely surrounded by trees and wild flowers with a panoramic view of the lake. Come enjoy the nature and take peaceful walks around the 4 acre island on the walking trails. There is walking from the cabin to a hand built Tiki hut that over looks the lake and beach with access to a fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows or making hobo pies under the milky way sky. We do not provide fire wood. You can bring your own firewood or purchase bundles in town. It is our discretion to permit fires based on the weather conditions such as windy or dry conditions. We are not able to get a fire truck onto the island so we are very strict about fires.
We do share the tiki with our guests and do respect your privacy but do know this is a common shared space with the owners. We also have a family pet and occasionally there may be an additional dog or two when a family member is here to greet you for your stay.
We have a hammock that swings over the lake.Tee lake is perfect for swimming, it has some of the deepest waters around and is a fresh spring fed lake. We offer a paddle boat ,2 kayaks, and access to a Pontoon boat for a weekly fee plus there is a charge for the first tank of gas then you are responsible for any additional gas that is needed. The rate will be based on the current gas per gallon rate plus a small fee for the oil that is used with the gas.
There is a Tee Lake boat launch with access if you have your own boat you'd like to bring. If you choose to forgo the pontoon rental, we will gladly transport you to and from the island upon arrival and departure only.
As this is our summer home, we do stay on the island for any of your needs, if you have any. There is no smoking permitted in the cabin, and the only smoking area is on beach. We do not allow pets. We have access to WiFi but occasionally it does come and go due to the weather which is not in our control. We do offer dish network with many channels for free. We also have a land line for emergencies, however no over seas calls.
The cabin sleeps 6 during any rental period however we do allow two additional guests with space in a pull out couch with an extra cost per person per week.
Upon arrival,the boat and gas fee are due in cash only. We do encourage you to read the Island welcome guide booklet in the cabin which will give you all the information you will need including the WIFI pass word.
Vaughn Island is 30 mins from Graying and Gaylord, and 1 1/2 hrs from Traverse City and Mackinaw Island
In Lewiston about 10 minutes from Vaughn Island we the have Famous Tally's burgers and bar, Redwood steak house, Ice cream shops, Family Fare grocery store , laundry mat, Rite Aid, Subway, ACO Hardware , Merchandise Outlet, Dollar General, ATM machine, and bowling alley.
We are located 2 miles from Garland golf course 30 minutes from canoeing, kayaking and tube rentals on the Au Sable river in Mio, however you're welcome to bring your own Kayaks or canoes to the Island, it is a great lake for tubing as well.
We hate to see Summer end. As the weather gets cooler and we are on an island in Northern Michigan, we have to take our boats out of the water and winterize the house/cabin for the winter months.
We will only be taking weekly reservations from Saturday to Saturday in January 2018 for the summer months with include June, July, August and the first half of September.+ More