Lake Huron waterfront in the Les Cheneaux Islands

view from the deck
view from the deckThe West EntranceThe Islands from the airareil of resortMorning at the ResortThe Hott Housethe kitchenliving roomFun in HesselPriceless!beach and boatingto the east from the dockJust Fishing

From $189 / night

Hessel, MI 497454
Lake Huron waterfront in the Les Cheneaux Islands
2 bedrooms
4 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per week: $1,325
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Hessel vacation cottage rental
Fantastic views from your deck overlooking the beach and dock at Hessel On The Lake. You look past Marquette Island and two smaller islands through The West Entrance to "Big Water" as the locals call Lake Huron. 30 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge (and the nearest traffic light) you will find a true Michigan treasure in The Les Cheneaux Islands area. Sandy beach, boat dock, free paddle boat and row boat, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, swing play set, fire pit, Weber charcoal grill (propane grill available), picnic table, shuffle board court, tether ball, full kitchen, and a two minute walk to the ice cream window at the Hessel Grocery (and deli) as well as restaurants, bar, and public marina. The featured Cottage #13, The Hott House, has a dishwasher, whirlpool tub, washer/dryer, vaulted ceilings and real varnished wood throughout. The gas log fireplace style stove keeps sheds any chills slipping into Northern Michigan. Come enjoy smooth boating sheltered by the islands, great fishing, and brilliant star lit nights and good times by the fire pit.

Denis Fox

Area Information
The town of Hessel is located in the Eastern end of The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and lies 15 miles northeast of Mackinac Island by water or 30 miles from the Mackinac Bridge by highway. Hessel, originally a fishing village, is on a stretch of Lake Huron's northern-most shore line known as The Les Cheneaux Area (Lay-Shen-O). The area features 36 small islands among the channels within a 12 mile stretch.

The area provides excellent tourism support and marina services. The August Antique Wooden Boat Show and Arts Festival is perhaps the country's best show of classic antique wooden water craft, especially power boats! Les Cheneaux has always been bonded to the woods and waters, since the late 19th century. Hessel and the entire Les Cheneaux community that is proud of its heritage and strives to maintain the pristine values that have drawn tourists to the area year after year.

In their literature the Little Traverse Conservancy, a northern Michigan land trust, describes the area as follows:

"To the early French explorers the islands of Les Cheneaux, or "The Channels," were used as refuge from the harsh storms that pummeled the northern Great Lakes. In more recent times, the name identifies a special area between St. Martin Bay and Beaver Tail Point. The "Snows," as some fondly refer to the area, is an area of unspoiled natural beauty where families have enjoyed the region's unique character and tradition for generations."

The Nature Conservancy, perhaps the world's best known land and water conservation organization, in 1993 designated the northern shore of Lake Huron a "Last Great Place."

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May 22 2017 Sep 11 2017 - - $1,325 - 1 Week
Lodging tax: 3%
Deposits: 25%
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Other Fees: none
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