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Skull Island, Blackbeard's Hideaway!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 83 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Island House next to a State Park

Ahoy, matey! Welcome to Skull Island where your adventures begin and your memories are treasured.

Your adventure begins right after you park your car in the gated parking area. You'll bring your belongings to the dock where you can load it into your boat or use ours. From the dock, the house will be in your view on the island just to the right. THERE IS NO WAY TO DRIVE TO THE ISLAND, IT CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED BY BOAT.

The home is unmistakable with pirate flags all around, painted black with cannons mounted to the side. You are about 100 yards or about a five minute row boat ride from your destination.

The property is on a point of the island. This gives you 270 degree views, main view of Pontiac Lake, the beach and Gale Bay. It's great to have the sun on the front of the house and when to the rear of the house, you'll find shade under the large maple tree. In the evening you'll enjoy breathtaking sunsets.

You'll have access to everything you need. On the Lake there is a Chinese Restaurant and a couple boat liveries. Pontiac Lake State Park has a host of things to do

Skull Island kid's camp is just on the other side of the island. Check them out on their web site or on Facebook.

Water is the way of the pirate so let's address that. There is a row boat and paddle boat included with the house at no charge. We rent a 12 person pontoon for $175 per night or a larger pontoon can be rented from the local boat liveries for about $225 (some ask it be returned by 5:00 PM). Lounge around the lake or on the dock or deck all day and spend your evenings in Pontiac, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Clarkston, Detroit, Windsor (Canada) or other local hot spot of your choosing. Bring your fishing pole and catch Bass, Bluegill, Pike, Walleye and other game fish when in season. Barbecue outside or cook inside. Vacation in beautiful Oakland County while enjoying the cozy, yet upscale, Northern Michigan atmosphere of this home. Abundant wildlife in nature sanctuary type setting all around the property. The cottage has additional dock space for your own boat as well.

On weekends you'll see the locals playing volleyball in the water.

FAQ

Can we drive our car to the house?

No, you must park and take the row boat provided or your own (or rented) boat.

Is there a water taxi?

No.

How long does it take to row to the Island?

About 5 minutes.

Where do we park?

The secure parking area has 2 reserved spots for guests. There may be more depending on traffic. There is also additional parking at the State park down the road. There are only 3 houses using the parking area so there is normally not a parking problem.

Is there dock space available at the parking area?

There is a 32 foot double sided dock for the parking area.

Where do we store our boat trailer?

Boat trailers can be parked at the owner's home on the other side of the lake if there is no room in the lot.

Is there dock space at the house?

There is a 24 foot double sided dock at the house. I normally tie my pontoon right up to the sea wall.

Is the calendar availability updated?

Yes.

Is there internet?

There is no internet provided. T-Mobile 4G in the area. I normally turn my phone into a Hot-Spot and run it on that. It runs just as fast as my Comcast connection at home.

Can pontoons be rented on the lake?

Yes - We've recently acquired a 8 person pontoon.. It rents for an additional $150 per night, basically following the house, and can be rolled into the cost of the house if you like. Please let us know if this is something you would like when booking.

Can you swim at the house?

Yes, it's shallow right off the seawall. You can also row right to the beach at the state park. The house faces it.

Can we get the cleaning fee waived?

To ensure a the high level of cleanliness that we require. The cleaning will always be done by our staff. All linens are done off site so it is not possible for the renter to clean the cabin on their own. Besides, your on vacation, relax and enjoy yourself!

Please feel free to contact the owners with any other questions.

Also, check out the reviews to see what other people have to say about it. I get a lot of comments about the responses...... Matey!!!! ;-)

More Details

Owner
Donard Maniaci
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in White Lake, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Everything is new. The bathroom or head, has great view of Gale Bay.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbeds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbeds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with walk-out balcony.
  • Lower bedrooms have bunkbeds. Twin and Full mattresses. Upper loft has a Queen and a walk-out balcony with amazing views. Living room has a sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Pontiac Lake is one of the best lakes around. It's a shallow lake. This makes it one of the first lakes to get warm and stay warm. You can swim right off the sea wall or go to the state beach. If you like water and having plenty to do, you'll love this place.

Location

Nearest Airport
38.7 Miles
Detroit Metro Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Pontiac Lake Inn (Great Burgers at dive bar)
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
White Lake Oaks
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
M59
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Carrie Lee's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Pontiac Lake Beach, You'll be looking at it
Car: necessary

Greenfield Village / Henry Ford Museum is within an hour drive. Contact the owner if looking for something else.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in White Lake, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Nightly Rate
Apr 16 2018 - Apr 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$123
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C$1,551
C$4,343
 
 
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Apr 20 2018 - Apr 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$247
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Apr 22 2018 - Apr 26 2018
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Apr 29 2018 - Apr 30 2018
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May 13 2018 - May 17 2018
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May 25 2018 - May 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
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May 26 2018 - May 26 2018
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May 28 2018 - May 28 2018
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2018 Early Summer
May 29 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$247
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2018 4th of July
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$428
 
 
2018 Late Summer
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$247
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Fri,Sat
 
 
2018 Labor Day Week end
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$428
 
 
2018 Fall Pricing
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$123
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$247
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C$1,551
C$4,343
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$124.1

If you are renting this for Quake on the Lake, 3rd week-end in July. You must book for a 7 nights to get the week-end. This a great viewing spot for this event.

Tax Id is available if required.

Please feel free to contact the owner any other questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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