This beautiful 1500 square foot apartment overlooking Paradise Bay, in St James. Three bedrooms, a laundry room, two bathrooms, and a spacious living room, dining room and kitchen. No rental car needed as we are steps from the boat dock. We are located on Beaver Island in Beautiful Northern Lake Michigan.
“This is an excellent place to stay and so convenient to the Ferry. The apartment was very clean and the beds are comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay.”
ISLAND GETAWAY Relax and enjoy Island Getaway’s beach on the north shores of Beaver Island, with magnificent views of nearby islands and spectacular sunsets. Experience the natural beauty and history of the island, while being only a five minute walk from the historic village of St James. Take pleasure in island pastimes like hiking, biking, birding, and fishing or just relaxing in the solitude of island life.
“Sue does a wonderful job for her guests. She will meet you at your arrival location and bring you back to her place, or drop you off somewhere in town if you prefer. She is extremely informative about the island: places to see, eat, history, etc....many of the local's know Sue and love to talk to her (she has a lot of info about the island). Sue's place is very "homey" and she invites her guest to use much of the living area. The guest room is private and has very detailed information about where things are and what is available at "The Getaway". There are also brochures that have information about local businesses and happenings. There is a private beach out back down the stairs. The beach is mainly sand while the first several feet into the water is stone, but not a nuisance. The water is very clear. There is also a large public beach in town if you prefer.”
Welcome to BeaverTales, your private lakefront getaway. 153' of Lake Michigan shore, with a cozy interior. Very private, with a single cottage barely visible to the south, and endless unspoiled beach to the north. Walk or bike to Lake Geneserath or Beaver Head Light. Gas and charcoal grills, well-equipped kitchen with staples. Well behaved dogs are welcome. You will enjoy beautiful sunrises, preparing you for each day of fun on Beaver Island.
“I don’t know where to begin! I traveled with my husband and our dog. Our ferry ride over was wild and crazy and quite the adventure, but worth every minute to reach our destination. Beaver Tales is absolutely magnificent! Elizabeth has made a cute, comfortable, cozy home for others to enjoy with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Fluffy towels, warm beds, books, games and puzzles. The lake was too cold and angry to swim or canoe, so we stayed on the beach. The beach and the lake are wonderful. We spent a lot of time just watching the waves. We enjoyed the sunrises and seeing the moon rise. You can’t beat the lullaby of waves rolling onto the beach at night while going to sleep. The house is very clean and has a lot of cute little touches to make you feel like you are at home. We easily treated Beaver Tales as it was our home. We were sad to leave. I even said goodbye to the lake. We sat by the fire, read books, took naps, went rock hunting, visited the beaches, the lighthouse. The weather was not great, but we still ventured out to hike and to check out the island. We will be back for sure because it was perfect. Elizabeth went out of her way to provide information and places to eat on the mainland when our ferry was canceled due to bad weather. She didn’t have to do that, but she did because she cares. We are blessed to have found this gem on Beaver Island and we LOVE Beaver Tales!”