Jacob Wendell House

Welcome to The Jacob Wendell House

A Federal Colonial Era family home built in 1846 offering spacious living areas, partial water views,
and wooden verandas on Mackinac Island, MI.

PO Box 224, 6734 Main Street
Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757

Jacob Wendell House

Open May ~ October

Located on Main Street and just a short walk to town, this four bedroom, private bath home provides all the modern amenities for your Mackinac Island Vacation. A perfect setting for a few days vacation or a gathering of family and friends, wedding party or business groups. The entire house is available for rent by the night, weekly, or enjoy as a full service B & B.

The Jacob Wendell House is a Federal Colonial Era family home built in 1846. Spacious living areas, partial water views, and wooden verandas surrounding the home make it a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The large fenced in front yard offers plenty of room for outdoor activities.

For the past several decades, The Jacob Wendell House was known as Bay Cottage. Following much research, we have decided to give the cottage back its original name to preserve and share this home’s history. We hope you will enjoy the charm and history of this home as much as we have and we look forward to your visit.

The Gale Family

About Mackinac Island

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Mackinac Island is located in the straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet between Michigan’s
Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

In 1898, the city of Mackinac banned horseless carriages and today the same is true. Transportation is by horse and
carriage, bicycle or feet which lends to the charm of Mackinac Island.

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The inn, built at the turn of the century as a private home, has been updated to include many conveniences for your enjoyment.

The inn, built at the turn of the century as a private home, has been updated to include many conveniences for your enjoyment.

  • All rooms have Private Baths, Plush Bedding and Guest Robes
  • Wi-Fi, TV and Air Conditioning
  • Guest Refreshment Area with Ice Machine
  • Relaxing Front Porch, Guest Parlor and Private Garden Courtyard
  • Guest Bike Rack

Each morning we deliver a complimentary breakfast which can be served in your room, the parlor or the Garden Courtyard.

Located on historic Market Street.

Visit marketstreetinn.net.

Your DeLanglade condominium makes a perfect island home!

  • Weekly and monthly rental opportunities
  • Dramatic views of the Straits of Mackinac from your private deck
  • Convenient downtown location near shops and restaurants
  • Recently renovated, the condominiums combine an open-concept, spacious living and kitchen area
  • Two queen bedrooms in each unit (except Condo #201 which has one queen bedroom and two twin beds in the second bedroom)
  • Laundry room in each condominium
  • Air conditioning
  • Four condominiums available for rent (two on the second floor and two on the third floor).
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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House is the 1st of its kind in Michigan, and the 3rd oldest LIVE butterfly exhibit in the United States. The world-renowned facility has 1800 sq ft of tropical garden filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents.

Insect World was a part of the building that we renovated in 2006 and turned into an attraction, as an addition to the butterfly exhibit. 

Visit originalbutterflyhouse.com.