Light Keepers House Rental Information

Charity Island Light Keepers House

This five bedroom home with 2.5 baths sleeps 8 adults.

The house has Four bedrooms upstairs (each with trundle beds) with a full bath upstairs.

The Master bedroom downstairs has  3/4 bath ( shower no tub) and a queen size bed.

In addition there is a half bath off the living room.

Charity Island Lightkeepers Home is located and attached to the lighthouse which was built in 1857.

The Lighthouse and keepers quarters are located on the very northern tip of Big Charity Island which is located in the very middle of 20 mile wide Saginaw Bay, i.e .,ten miles off shore.

(Each of the five bedrooms is named after a lightkeeper that served on Charity Island).

The galley style Kitchen comes complete with modern conveniences including microwave and gas range and full size electric refrigerator. (no garbage disposal).

Maritime history surrounds this Lightkeepers home and nearly all of the Island is managed by Federal Fish & Wildlife Service as Wildlife Sanctuary.

The home has a wrap-around deck with a dozen comfortable wicker chairs from which to enjoy breath taking views of Saginaw Bay and little Charity Island just 2 miles south.

There are three miles of natural shoreline on the Island and migratory song birds in May are abundant as are the Baltimore oriels and hummingbirds

Go to our birdwatching link above for more info on the island birds

Wildlife includes Fox, Mink, raccoons, chipmunks, three bald eagles nests, dozens of swans, geese, wood ducks to name a few.  Several dozen White Pelicans come up from the Gulf of Mexico every spring to nest and raise their young on Little Charity Island

Spring Wildflowers are amazing throughout the month of May as is the bird watching.
In addition, World Class fishing surrounds the island and great fishing can be had at in the small Island marina or wading off the rocky shoreline.

Be Advised:
On Weekends a  Cruise boat may  arrive at around 11:30 am with 24 – 40 guests who will eat a box lunch over at the Island Dining Pavilion which is located on the grounds of the Light keepers home about a 100 ft from the house.  They typically spend 2.5 to 3 hours on the island.  They do not tour the house.

The home is available to be rented from May 2nd through October check calendar for available nights or call 989 737 4078.

Rates: Rates start at $229 per night (3 night minimum) for up to two couples then $45 per each additional adult. During the peak season the daily rate goes to $249. for up to two couples or 4 adults and then add $45 for each additional adult.

Call 989 747 4078 for a formal quote.

Children 16 and under no charge when accompanied by parents or grand parents.

Add $395  for Round Trip Transportation from either Caseville or Au Gres .
Rental includes linens, appliances, etc.
Other Amenities include – Fire pit on beach, BBQ on Deck, TV, Radio, Cd player

In addition to the above there is a $75 cleaning fee for each stay.