The Les Cheneaux chain of islands spans 12 miles traveling west to east and features around thirty-six islands of varying size.  Most of the islands are a short boat ride from the mainland towns of Hessel & Cedarville, making them an ideal place for summer cabins.

The first person credited with establishing a “summer residence” in Les Cheneaux, was a gentleman named John C. Wisner, of Washington D.C., who built a homestead on Marquette Island in 1879.  Since that time, many generations of summer vacationers have come to appreciate the natural beauty and charming presence of today’s cottages and boathouses, which gradually began to populate certain island locales.

There are about five islands in the chain that hosts a “community” of returning residents in the summer:  Marquette, La Salle, Little La Salle, Coryell, and Boot. Otherwise, the archipelago consists of landmasses that are either inhospitable for building, or can only allow for one or two owners because of their size.  The predominately undeveloped nature of this area contributes to a sense of traveling back in time to a simpler, bygone era where boating to an island was a rare and cherished summer tradition.

By the latter half of the twentieth century, more vacationers were shifting to single-family cottages, rather than staying in resort hotels, as their preferred method

of lodging in Les Cheneaux.  While traditionally built just for seasonal residence, island homes have become modernized and suitable for year-round use in many cases, allowing families to stretch their enjoyment far beyond just the summer months.  If the peace and solitude of island living sounds attractive to you, this community is your perfect match!

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$120,000
1049 Big LaSalle Island, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 250
Year Built: 2000
Area: 61 - Les Cheneaux Islands
Description: PRICE REDUCED!! Located on the the north side of Big LaSalle Island, thi...
Listing Office: RE/MAX NorthStar Realty
Listing Agent: Sarah Barr
Last Updated: September - 16 - 2021
$145,500
1852 M-129 HWY, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1344
Year Built: 1978
Area: 65 - Hessel and Cedarville Areas
Description: Motivated Seller! This turn-key 4 bed, 1 bath home is ready to go with man...
Listing Office: COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT - CEDARVILLE
Listing Agent: David Buckalew
Last Updated: September - 15 - 2021
$385,000
1784 S BIG LA SALLE, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1780
Year Built: 2000
Area: 61 - Les Cheneaux Islands
Description: Great privacy at this LaSalle Island cottage with 200; of shoreline on a wo...
Listing Office: COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT - CEDARVILLE
Listing Agent: DIANE PATRICK
Last Updated: September - 13 - 2021
$125,000
1298 S Palmerlee RD, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Land
Area: 65 - Hessel and Cedarville Areas
Description: Sweeping panoramic Lake Huron views including sunsets, freighter traffic, l...
Listing Office: COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT - CEDARVILLE
Listing Agent: David Buckalew
Last Updated: September - 12 - 2021
$159,900
41 E Pine ST, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1220
Year Built: 1955
Area: 65 - Hessel and Cedarville Areas
Description: Uniquely private location in the heart of downtown Cedarville. This 3-bedr...
Listing Office: COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT - CEDARVILLE
Listing Agent: Ted Ottaway
Last Updated: September - 12 - 2021
$25,000
0 Beavertail Bay RD, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Land
Area: 65 - Hessel and Cedarville Areas
Description: Waterfront Lot on Lake Huron. A great place to bring your camper, kayaks an...
Listing Office: COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT-ST.IGN
Listing Agent: LINDA SAYLES
Last Updated: September - 03 - 2021
$99,000
2015 M-134 HWY, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 2000
Area: 65 - Hessel and Cedarville Areas
Description: This is 2 pieces of property that the seller bought to combine the one piec...
Listing Office: Smith & Company Real Estate
Listing Agent: ROBBIE SIMONSEN
Last Updated: September - 01 - 2021
$300,000
52 S Forest LN, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Land
Area: 65 - Hessel and Cedarville Areas
Description: One of the last available building lots on beautiful, year round, car acces...
Listing Office: COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT - CEDARVILLE
Listing Agent: JOHN GRIFFIN
Last Updated: August - 26 - 2021
$68,900
Star is placed approximately to place parcel; Subject to Final Survey & Lot Split
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Property Type: Land
Area: 65 - Hessel and Cedarville Areas
Description: Beautiful mainland waterfront in Les Cheneaux. There's a good view of Stron...
Listing Office: RE/MAX NorthStar Realty
Listing Agent: John Anderson, Assoc Broker
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2021
$120,000
1337 S Palmerlee RD, Cedarville, MI 49719
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Property Type: Land
Area: 65 - Hessel and Cedarville Areas
Description: Enjoy star-dappled night skies, beautiful sunrises and tranquil sunsets fro...
Listing Office: COLDWELL BANKER SCHMIDT - CEDARVILLE
Listing Agent: David Buckalew
Last Updated: August - 17 - 2021

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