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10 guests

5 bedrooms

7 beds
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Say goodbye to traffic, stress, and urban sprawl. Escape to Bois Blanc Island in the Straits of Mackinac, Gateway to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The island beckons if you seek peacefulness, undiscovered wilderness and views of unbelievable sunsets. This is truly Island living with all the comforts of home. Open yourself to tranquility, serenity, solitude and peace. Open yourself to the essence of Bois Blanc Island. Then write your own description of paradise.

The space

The apartment is part of a Bed & Breakfast with three complete apartments.
The apartment for your family and friends includes the Living Room with its ten-foot high ceiling features a large fieldstone fireplace. The chandelier, a sailing ship's helm, reminds you that you are on an Island. A library, with several thousand volumes and its unusual architecture, beveled glass, antique lighting fixture and stained glass pocket door invites you to read, study or write. Upstairs you'll find the Origami Room, Moe’s Room, the Bunk Bedroom and the Studio with separate entrance and balcony.

Guest access

Guests have access to the mudroom with washer & dryer, fully equipped Kitchen, Living and Dining room, Library, Veranda and Opa's Room with bathroom downstairs.
Upstairs a Studio with access to a balcony and private entrance, the Origami room with 1/2 bath, Moe's room, Bunk Bedroom and and a full bathroom.

Interaction with guests

We are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Answer questions or after introduction to your space - give you privacy.

Other things to note

How do I get to Insel Haus?
Most guests arrive by ferry or plane.

Plaunt Transportation Ferry Service: (URL HIDDEN)
Call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for the ferry schedule, pricing and location of the ferry dock in Cheboygan.
A reservation is necessary only when transporting a vehicle to and from the Island. Plaunt Transportation Company rules: No credit cards - cash or check only.
Please note that all scheduled trips are Strictly Weather Permitting.

If you arrive with an automobile, drive to the end of the dock, turn right on the county road, and travel one mile. A beautiful bay will be on your right, a large meadow on your left with Insel Haus sitting atop a rise.

Plane Service
Call Great Lakes Air, their number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). They will fly from the Cheboygan or St. Ignace airports. Be sure to advise them you wish to be flown to Bois Blanc Island. They will quote the current fare and equipment for this ten-minute flight.

Advise us of your scheduled arrival time, by ferry or plane, and we will pick you up at the island dock or airport.

Business travel
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The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 7
Check In: 10AM - 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: 96
Security Deposit: 160
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 240 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
3 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 10AM - 3PM

Quiet time between 10PM and 8AM.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Jasmine User Profile
August 2017
This property is located on an island that is set back in time pleasantly. Island living where everybody speaks to you when they drive or walk pass. You can keep your doors open you don't have to worry about safety...you can go roaming at 6 in the morning to see the sunrise or out at 12 at night star glazing without any concerns for security. I'm from Chicago and that was a pleasant component of this visit. The home is just as presented in the pictures and description. Quality Furniture, quality bedding towels everything that you would need. You will see wildlife like deer,hummingbird, and flowers everywhere. The beach is a short walk away. In addition The Host is willing to go over and Beyond to make your stay beautiful she's a warm-hearted loving woman. she also gives you your space for autonomy to do whatever you want to do. She takes pride in what she's doing and into the service that she's providing. I would recommend this property to anyone interested in relaxing in a country like atmosphere where by the end of your stay everyone will know your name.
Christa User Profile
Response from Christa:
Jasmine, Thank you for your constructive input. We are taking it to heart and will be more aware because of your observations. Thank you again. Christa
August 2017

Tracey User Profile
July 2017
Christa and her family go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and have every thing you need and if you find you do not have mustard ( which there was plenty) she'll give you hers! The place is immaculate, and very interesting. With antique furniture from Germany to japanese wall hangings. The beach was across the street and the kids had a ball! The islanders were sp friendly, even invited us to Thursday night square dancing! We had a great time doing that too! You will fond staying at Christa's will be an enjoyable vacation you and your loved ones will not soon forget. We hope to go back in a couple of years.
Christa User Profile
Response from Christa:
Glad you, your family and friends enjoyed your stay. You where great guests and are welcome to come to corner of paradise any time.
July 2017

Li User Profile
October 2016
We spent two nights in this amazing house on Bois Blanc Island.The experience is the both unique and wonderful. The hostess is the most welcoming and kind person who offered us lots of convenience and help, she tried best to let us feel living at our own home and finding anything we need. The house was amazing, not only beautiful on the outside but also surprised us with its elegant decoration. A private beach with clear water and beautiful lake scene is lying just front of the house. In general, amazing house amazing trip and amazing people we met here, surely will come back again someday! Highly recommend to all the visitors!

Aaron User Profile
July 2016
Christa and Shelby were great hosts! Even before we arrived, she was very helpful in the planning of our stay and what to expect. Her home was perfect for 5 of us staying for 4 days. Each room has lots of character, comfort, cleanliness, and charm. The waterfront area has a couple of benches or chairs with a nice fire pit to relax around. A separate, enclosed patio area with amenities has a nice eating area with a fireplace. We spent an afternoon in this area playing games during a rainy day and occasionally watched the deer in the backyard. We met a few locals along the way that were very friendly and helpful with our plans of exploring the area. We dedicated one of our vacation days to stay on the island and had a terrific time being lazy around the house. We also drove around the island and spent time swimming at "the point (I believe it's called)." It's maybe a mile west from the store. Great place to jump off the dock and/or the island dock about 100ft out. Beautiful water to swim in!!! I strongly suggest spending more than one day to relax on the island. Overall, we had a fantastic time and definitely recommend this place to others. We hope to return for more great memories. In fact, we're thinking about turning this car around en route to Chicago!!! But we'll just be patient. Thanks you very much!

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As hosts Shelby and I share a love of meeting and interacting with people and making everyone comfortable. If you need peace and quiet you find it here. If you want to learn about our island we have stories to tell. Shelby has traveled the world and I have seen the world thru the eyes of a film editor.
I enjoy teaching knitting during knitting retreats and love sharing my collection of knitted treasures and patterns. Love music, movies from all over the world – subtitles if need be – travel, mostly by car, but also solitude and peace. Languages: German and English.
Life motto:
live and let live!!

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Response time: within a few hours
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