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Oscoda on Oceana (Oscoda, MI): Sleeps 6, Wi-Fi, and pet friendly!

Pets Welcome







Oscoda on Oceana
*2 DOGS are welcome to the property!

**Security cameras installed to monitor lawncare and snow removal**
**Air conditioning newly installed!

Nestled between Lake Huron (0.9 of a mile) and the Au Sable River (2.9 miles) is a classic place where you can relax, visit with family and friends in the area, or explore the many nearby water activities.   The outdoor scope, both the front and backyard spaces provide, are the backdrop for privacy where outdoor games are effortless.  Although there is not a fenced yard, watching the kids (or your furry family members) play in the yard can feel serene.

While the structure of the home may be considered vintage, the updates are surely not.  The decor throughout the home is filled soothing colors and comfortable furniture pieces.  Simplicity rules the roost here. 

On the main level you'll be able to relax in the comfortable living room area. Plus, it's convenient to prep the family meals from the newly renovated kitchen (2021).  There is even a cozy seating area for your friends or family members share the stories of the day while the meal is being prepared, or for the chef of your group to take a moment to catch his/her breath while waiting for the kitchen timer to ring.  The dining area off the kitchen allows you to focus on your family as you enjoy a meal together.  

A simple 1/2 bath on the main level provides another level of ease between the kitchen, dining and living rooms. The main floor washer/dryer is beneficial after a long day on the water or at the nearby Lake Huron beach (Oscoda Beach Park, just a 3-minute drive). 

Each step up the stairs brings you one pace closer to descending into one the three (3) queen-size beds upstairs, as you lie your head at night.  Each room has a ceiling fan to keep you cool in the evenings. Opening an upstairs bedroom window brings in the crip air in the evenings near the water. The full bathroom- tub (with shower), toilet and sink near the bedrooms provide the convenience we crave while on vacation.

If comfort and convenience on the top of your priority list for visiting the Oscoda area; the Oscoda on Oceana vacation home is the ideal spot for you and your family. 


Air Conditioning: Yes!  Property has central air conditioning.

ATV's/Snowmobiles: ATV's and Snowmobiles are not permitted to be used on the property. 

Animals: Local Michigan wildlife. 

Main level: Half bath
Upstairs: Full bath with shower and tub

Oscoda Beach Park is 3 minutes away (.9 miles)

Bedroom Configurations
***All bedrooms are upstairs
Bedroom #1- Queen bed
Bedroom #2- Queen bed
Bedroom #3- Queen bed

Boats: There are no boats at the property, but you can rent one at SunnyBunns or Oscoda Canoe Rental


Boat Launch: 
Oscoda Township operates two boat launch sites:
1. Van Ettan Lake/Ken Ratliff Park: 7 minutes away (3.6 miles)
2. Foote Site Park: 12 minutes away (7.5 miles)
Daily launch slips are available for $5, and be sure to have your permit!

There is another boat launch at the mouth of the Au Sable 


Cable: A smart TV with streaming is provided for guest use. 

Cell Phone Service: All cell services should work here! 


Coffee Maker: Drip Coffee Pot 

Huron-Manistee National Forests Lumberman's Monument: 21 minutes (16 miles)
Largo Springs: 24 minutes (18.8 miles)
Detroit: 3 hours and 12 minutes (195 miles)
Chicago: 6 hours and 17 minutes (386 miles)


Dock: There is no dock at this property. 


Drinking Water: City water is used at this property. 


Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: No

Fire-pit: There is a firepit for guests. Please check the daily burn permit status at https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/. If you start a fire during a 'no-burn advisory', the person could be responsible for all costs related to the fire's damage.

Fishing (In order of distance)
Au Sable River: 6 minutes (2.9 miles)
Foote Pond: 16 minutes (12.1 miles)
Cooke Dam: 25 minutes (18.1 miles)
Loud Dam: 28 minutes (23.4 miles)


Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan. Click here to purchase your license online.

Fishing Poles: Please bring poles with you for your stay. 

Grill: There is a propone grill available during your stay. (Grill is not available in the winter months)


Grocery Store (In order of distance):
Family Fare Supermarket: 2 minutes (1.1 miles)
Roger's Family Foods: 5 minutes (1.8 miles)


Handicap Friendly: This property is a two story house, with all of the bedrooms and the showering being on the second level.



Heat: A furnace is available to use.


Hunting: Hunting is prohibited in Iosco County. 


Internet: Spectrum WIFI is used at this property. WIFI information will be provided upon booking. 

LinensYes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking: Two cars will fit in the driveway. One additional car may be parked on the street. 


Pets: Two dogs are welcome to join you during your stay. Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Privacy: This property is in a residential area. 

Snowmobilesa person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit. 

Space: Two story home.


Seniors: This house is two stories, with all bedrooms and the shower on the second level. There is a rail on the staircase. 


Televisions: There is a smart TV available for guest use. 

Towels: Bath towels are provided for your stay, but it never hurts to bring extra!

Washer and Dryer: The washer and dryer are available for guest use. (Laundry soap provided)

Wood: Please bring wood for your stay!


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD's
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed
  • Radio
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Patio Chairs
Special Features
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $149.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


5 stars
Great house really close to the main road. Would definitely stay again.

Harly, we're so glad to hear that the house worked out well for you, and that you would stay again.  We look forward to your return!

Nov 2022
Comfortable Residential, Close to Nice Beach
This was, overall, a very nice home. I would give it 4.5 if possible. It was clean, but could use a good power washing outside and maybe a bug bomb inside, (but we know bugs happen in woodsy areas and in the summer). The house is decorated beautifully, beds were comfortable, family room very nice. We enjoyed being able to cook/grill, washer/dryer, all the needed supplies, the large backyard, the pet-friendliness, the quiet neighborhood, and the great location close to the beach, store, and other things to do like the AuSable River ( beach, River Queen cruise, and canoeing). Overall, if you're looking for a clean, spacious, nicely decorated home not "on" a lake but close, this is a great place!


Thank you for taking the time to share your review Laura! Although the home is not directly on the water, we love knowing that you found the home clean, comfortable and well stocked for your stay! As you mentioned, bugs tend to happen in areas such as this, but we're glad to know you and your family enjoyed your stay!
Aug 2022

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