Idyllic 'Finn's Retreat' - Walk to Lake Huron

Property ID: 479580Au Sable Charter TwpMIUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA
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Bright, charming, and picturesque, this 2-bedroom, 1-bath cabin is easy to love not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its desirable location. Within walking distance from Lake Huron’s coast of boat ramps and beaches, and close to Tawas Point State Park, this Au Sable Charter Twp vacation rental ensures carefree kayaking for your entire group. If you’re an avid golfer, the area is teeming with new courses to explore! When the stars come out, make the most of the shared fire pit.


  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Self Check-In
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

LAKE HURON (public access across the rural highway/street): AuSable Shoreline Park (3.5 miles), Oscoda Beach Park (4.6 miles), Tawas Point State Park (10.4 miles), boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming

WATERCRAFTS & MORE: Oscoda Canoe Rental (5.0 miles), SunnyBunns (5.7 miles), AuSable River Queen (10.6 miles), Foote Pond Overlook & Champagne Hill (14.3 miles)

FISHING: Van Etten Lake (8.3 miles), Cedar Lake (10.9 miles), AuSable River (12.7 miles)

GO GOLFING: Lakewood Shores Resort (10.3 miles), Tawas Creek Golf Course (13.5 miles), Red Hawk Golf Course (16.8 miles), Greenbush Golf Course (17.1 miles)

AIRPORTS: Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport (8.7 miles), MBS International Airport (84.8 miles)


8 reviews
  • Pictures deceiving, not worth money


    Pros: it is decorated cute; it was clean; maintenance guy was responsive to where beach access was located, but couldn’t answer our questions and could not get ahold of the owner; located evenly between Oscoda and Tawas.

    Cons: this is NOT on a beach or “across the street” from an easily accessible beach—owner stated there are “rights” to a beach across the street, but to go to it you have to walk up a private driveway and through two cabins’ backyard, literally, we got some odd looks as to what we were doing there. The cute hammock is comfy, but the view is of a decrepit, condemned (with code sticker) house 15 feet away, the electrical system was questionable, as in you turn on a light in the bathroom and the fan shuts off, turn off a/c and another light turns on in a different room), there is not a/c and heat, it is a heat pump—not meant to heat a home in Michigan winters—there is no paper towel, no extra kitchen towels/no wash clothes/toilet paper, the a/c unit rattled and quit working at 4am. While it was cute, it was obviously updated/built quickly and many shortcuts were taken. This was NOT worth money for two nights.



    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 13, 2023
  • Dirty


    This property needs a good cleaning. The front of the bathroom fan was covered in debri. There was no trash bag or paper towel. The bathroom smelled musty. The beds were uncomfortable. A window was open when we arrived. There were 3 trash cans out by the road and all were full. There was nothing marked across the street to show the access to the lake which the ad advertised access to the beach. We were disappointed. We made the best of it. People in the other property seemed confused too.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Cynthia S.
    Published August 23, 2023
  • Honest review


    Finn’s Retreat is close to Oscoda & Tawas which we enjoyed. However access to the lake across the street was not marked and it appeared to be someone else’s property. We did enjoy the public beach in Oscoda. The place needs a deep cleaning, it appeared to be just briefly cleaned. No trash bags in unit and all 3 trash bins by the road were full. Beds are not very comfortable. We paid a cleaning fee but were required to wash dishes and strip beds ourselves? We made the best of it.

    Published August 7, 2023
  • Perfect for short getaway


    Fabulous location, lovely decor and homey feel. Perfect for just the four of us. Just enough for some relaxing after a day out at the beach. Air-0conditioning is a big plus, and the kitchen is just enough to do some light cooking.

    Close to a lot of great beaches.

    Published July 27, 2023
  • Great Little Place


    Recently renovated and really cute inside. Just the place we were looking for during our stay in Tawas.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Thomas M.
    Published July 18, 2023
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