The Lighthouse
Living room
Sunny terrace
Sunset view

Charity Island Lighthouse

Experience the quiet peace of Island living

Excellent! 4.5/5 (2 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Lighthouse highlights

  1. Galley style kitchen
  2. Dinner served on the porch
  3. Panoramic views
  1. Historical lighthouse
  2. Five bedrooms

Lighthouse summary

Light is a lighthouse on Big located 10 miles out in the middle of Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron just off the coast of Au Gres,  Michigan.  Here you experience the quiet peace of island living and the mystique of staying at the Lightkeepers Home located next to the lighthouse that was built in 1857.

The island was named by the lake mariners for its location, placed in the middle of a dangerous bay "through the charity of God" as a refuge for mariners needing refuge from storms and winds of Lake Huron.

Lighthouse description

The lightkeepers house sleeps up to 6 people. Guests can choose to stay in one of the five comfortable bedrooms. Each bedroom is named after a lightkeeper that served on . The master bedroom on the first floor has a queen size bed and a full bath. Near the bedroom there is a spacious living room that has lots of large windows that provide unique panoramic views of the Lake Huron.

On the second floor there are another four bedrooms, each with trundle beds and the second full bath. 

The galley style kitchen comes complete with modern appliances including a microwave, gas range and full size gas powered refrigerator.

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Property type

Keeper's quarters

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


5 Bedrooms, 10 Sleeps

King size beds: 5


Number of bathrooms: 3
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing

Lake / riverside
Dining table & chairs


Fully equipped kitchen

Music system / CD player


Satellite / cable TV


Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sea views

Also available is a fire pit on the beach


Panoramic views

Walking / hiking

Activities nearby



Lighthouse owner


Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

2 Reviews - Charity Island Lighthouse

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Eileen - the United States

    05 Jan

    Very relaxing

    How can we ever thank you enough for your wonderful hospitality while we visited Charity Island. It was a very memorable trip for everyone. The food was delicious and the boat ride to and from the Island was very relaxing and enjoyable. It’s great to have a place to visit that allows you to do that. 

  2. Charles - the United States

    02 Jan

    Great Island

    It was a very good cruise. The afternoon was very enjoyable and the history of the Island was very interesting. It appears that your research on all the construction was very good. I do wonder why “wind” Power was not considered for part of the power. I am aware there would be a few negatives since the Island is used only part of the year. Again, had a great time and we will be back another time.

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