Private Island and Lodge on Grand Lake in Presque Isle, MI

Private Island and Lodge on Grand Lake in Presque Isle, MI

Current Bid

$620,000.00 USD

Bidding is completed


$250,000.00 USD

$5,000.00 USD



9:20 PM EDT


Lot details

General Description: 

Private Island and Lodge in Presque Isle, MI. Online Real Estate Auction featuring a private Northern Michigan island! Situated on 5,600 acres of the pristine, fresh waters of Grand Lake, the island is located 20 miles north of Alpena, Michigan. This Brown Island property  includes a 3000 sq. ft. lodge equipped with many furnishings, commercial grade kitchen and seating for 35 in the great room, all surrounded by ultimate privacy & tranquility.  Easily convert the lodge to a single family residence with very little effort for a dreamy, private getaway or use the property as a fantastic investment opportunity for a family compound, private resort, celebrity retreat, hunt club, rehabilitation center, youth camp, or nature preserve.*  A 30'x40' pole barn for storage & two (16'x20') heated cabins can be used as additional living quarters or guest houses. Electricity is provided from mainland via marine cable and water is supplied by a deep water well. Enjoy many meandering trails through hardwoods & evergreens as well as a variety of wildlife including deer, turkey & the king of birds, the bald eagle. Endless possibilities await for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Sale includes 50' waterfront access lot on the mainland.  The barge, pontoon boat and furniture is included in the sale. Some personal property related to property maintenance is excluded from the sale and the piano is also excluded. 400 amp service from Presque isle could be split to 200 amp services if potential buyer wanted to add another home, well and septic. There are two separate lodging cabins 16 ’x 20’ with electric base board heat, pole barn included in the sale as well as a 100,000 lbs barge for transporting equipment from access lot. Lodge is well insulated and has 2 ' x 4' construction. If buyer wants to use the island for commercial use, a commercial lot must be purchased on the mainland. The current access lot won't allow for commercial use on the island. Check with local rules and regulations. Please see blue links for property items included in the sale and for other properties available to purchase by the high bidder at the conclusion of the auction. Please note the bidding opens October 30 and ends November 1. Selling in Conjunction with Leist Auctioneers/ 

*The island is zoned R-2. This allows for uses beyond residential with the associated special use permit granted by the Zoning Board. Please see blue links titled "Presque Isle Township Zoning R-2" and "Zoning Special Use Permit."

Address: 17934 Brown Island
City: Presque Isle
State: Michigan
Zip: 49777
Township: Presque Isle Township
County: Presque Isle County
PP#: 12-000-500-002-300; 12-000-400-005-000; 122-185-000-011-00
Zoning: R-2, Single Family Residential (the island's zoning is based on property owned on the mainland - the 50' ft. access lot is zoned R-2)
SEV: $257,300 (2018 combined)
Taxable Value: $196,297 (2018 combined)
Winter Taxes: $5,875.42 (2017 combined)
Summer Taxes: $2,327.21 (2018 combined)
Type: House, Lots/Land
School District: Alpena Schools
Waterfront: Yes
Acres: 46.3 Acres
Square Footage: 3000 sq. ft.
Local Municipal Link:
Open for Viewing: Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon-3pm. Prospective buyers wanting to attend the open house should go to 9198 East Grand Lake Rd to be shuttled to the island.
Property Title: Private Island and Lodge on Grand Lake in Presque Isle, MI

Lot Contact Information

Lot Specific Contact
Jordan Miedema


Buyer Fees

Buyer's Premium (based on winning bid amount): 7%
No discount offered on this lot.