Island Cottage on Evans Lake - Bring Your Boat!

Sleeps 84 BR1.5 BA


Escape to your own private island when you stay at this 4-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental cottage on Evans Lake! Situated in the Irish Hills of Michigan, this Tipton home offers a peaceful retreat for travelers seeking days in the sun and cozy evenings by the wood-burning fireplace. Spend your time boating, swimming, and hunting in season. Or, spend the day in Ann Arbor and Detroit, both easily accessible from the home! Then, return by boat to your abode to relax and do it all over again!


  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Kitchen


Location Details

THINGS TO DO: Hayes State Park (2.3 miles), Hidden Lake Gardens (4.5 miles), Michigan International Speedway (8.4 miles), University of Michigan (28.2 miles), Ann Arbor (29.3 miles), Museum of Natural History (30.9 miles), Detroit (63.9 miles)

LOCAL FARE: Patriots Pub & Grub (0.3 miles), Randys Roadside Bar-B-Que (1.3 miles), Frita Baditos (28.4 miles), Fleetwood Diner (28.4 miles)

WINERIES: Chateau Aeronautique Winery (1.2 miles), The Winery North of 12 (5.5 miles), Black Fire Winery (9.1 miles), Cherry Creek Cellars (10.4 miles), Flying Otter Winery (17.8 miles)

AIRPORT: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (44.4 miles)


12 reviews
  • Island house.


    Wonderful stay. Everyone really enjoyed the feel of the place. Many terrific spots around the island to explore.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rod M
    Published September 8, 2021
  • Unique stay with some tradeoffs


    We had the best weekend on this private island! But there were a few tradeoffs to renting such a unique property. The boat launch had very limited hours, so we had some issues with getting out boat in the water. Also, make sure you bring plenty of jugs of water with you since the water on the island is not good to drink. Additionally, there is no place to dock your own boat that is not on the island, which causes some issues for getting off the island to go to the store. So there were a few hiccups, but we still loved our stay and would consider returning!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Christina B.
    Published August 25, 2021
  • Buddies Bachelor Party


    This place is awesome plain and simple. Beautiful views, every amenity you could ask for, owners are super nice. We didn't even have a boat but wasn't an issue at all as they had cayaks, a paddle boat, paddle board, and tons of tubes to float around the island on. Probably the hottest fishing spot on the lake is right off this islands dock as well. Everything I could've hoped for and more. Would have given it 6 stars if I could.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Charles G.
    Published June 8, 2021
  • Wonderful


    We had a great time.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Tracy A.
    Published October 20, 2020
  • Unique Property


    Having an island of several acres to yourself is a great way to spend time with close family. Fishing from the shore or boat produced bluegill, crappie and large mouth bass. The property is older so dont expect a fully renovated cabin. The screened in porch is huge. There was no air-conditioning, but the canopy of trees and the breeze that comes from being in the middle of a lake helped keep things cool even when in the 90s. For those who need their own bathroom, this may not be for you. You access the full bath through one of 2 bedrooms. There is also a toilet room just outside and a shower located just off the screened in porch. No tv, no wifi, and you're in the middle of nowhere so you may or may not have a cell signal. But thats not why youre going to vacation on an island isolated from the rest of the world. We will likely stay here again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jeffrey C.
    Published August 4, 2020
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