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Gorgeous 4-Bedroom Home Near Ski Hill & Everything - Marquette

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Front entrance; decks to left and right; double garage to right and in front.

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Last updated: 10/13/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marquette house description

Cliffs Ridge is a comfortable, spacious home with cathedral ceilings and a corner wood-burning fireplace for family togetherness and privacy all wrapped in one. The home is located less than one mile south of Marquette Mountain Ski Area on M-553, minutes from downtown Marquette and magnificent Lake Superior.

Cliffs Ridge is so-named because you can see its rooftop from Cliffs Ridge Run at the top of Chair #1 at Marquette Mountain, formerly Cliffs Ridge Ski Area. There is no apostrophe in 'Cliffs' because it was originally named after the Cliffs Dow Company. The exposed beams in the roof and Great Room are actually recycled from the old Tracy Mine in Ishpeming.

Part of the beauty of renting Cliffs Ridge is its personality and warmth -- you can enjoy family and friends without the commercial feeling of a hotel, and with the great kitchen you can enjoy excellent meals without the expense of going out to eat for every meal.

Fully furnished, it is a wonderful place to rejuvenate and spend time with the ones you love. Relax in front of the fireplace after a great day of skiing, curl up and watch a movie in one of the comfortable chairs in the living room, enjoy drinks on the 2nd-story deck after a day at the beach, or read a book in one of the private bedrooms.

This year-around vacation home is the perfect spot for family reunions, ski vacations, NMU parent activity weekends, wedding parties and more. Our hope is that your family can enjoy it the way we have for 20+ years -- and that it can become your Marquette home-away-from-home as well!




Keywords: House, Ski Hill, Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Responsible party must be 25 or older...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs are allowed only with prior approval and may not be left in the home alone. There is a non-refundable fee per pet....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Bunk bed Room: 2 bunk bed

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          • Queen size Beds (3) There are three queen-size beds in individual bedrooms, Bunk Beds (1) One bedroom has a bunk bed set consisting of two twin-size beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            The shower is a large shower with seat...moreless

          • French Door Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Upstairs Bath

            This bathroom is on the second floor with main living area...moreless

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Games:

            Several board games including Monopoly. Pictionary. etc....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Basic cable is included which includes the local weather channel....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Two CD/radio boomboxes...moreless

          • Television:

            32' flat screen TV in living room (USB & HDMI-capable) 27' TV in master bedroom....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Racquetball
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            There is a gathering table with six chairs and a smaller round table with four chairs for games or for kids' dining...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Broadband Access:

            WiFi...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dryer is available to renters staying 5 days or more....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Beautiful wood-burning fireplace with wood provided...moreless

          • Garage:

            Garage is available for waxing skis only....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet:

            WiFi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            The beds are freshly made on your arrival. There are extra linens if necessary....moreless

          • Living Room:

            L-shaped living room/great room that runs into the dining room....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is parking available for 4-5 cars. 4wd is recommended in the winter, the drive is steep....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Notify management before planning on RV parking....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels are provided and there are extras available if necessary....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer is available to renters staying 5 days or more....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Wireless Internet is included and has been fine-tuned for any wireless-compatible computer unit....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood Provided...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            2 12-cup coffee makers...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Indoor and outdoor utensils...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Lots of plates, mugs, bowls and double silverware sets...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen includes a microwave, toaster, 2 12-cup coffee makers and dishwasher. It is fully stocked with plates, glassware, wine glasses, silverware, pots and pans, pizza pans, crockpot & utensils...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio:

            Larger deck off great room with seating and gas grill. Noise from highway can be loud in the summer months. Private back deck off master bedroom....moreless

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa
           

          Reviews

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          Rates run from $150-275/night; $750-$1500/week and depend on number of guests.
          Special rates can be given for 5 or more nights -- please call.
          There is a non-refundable cleaning fee and a refundable security deposit.
          Rates include up to eight people, each additional person is $10/per night.
          Pets are $50 each non-refundable deposit and $10/per pet each night.
          Need a comfortable, furnished place to stay for more than a week?
          Special long-term rates are available -- Give us a call!
          

          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 10/13/2014
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          Location

          12 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          KI Sawyer
          2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Crossroads Bar & Grill
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Crossroads
          1 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Marquette Mountain Ski Area
          5 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Lake Superior

          Car: Necessary

          Minutes from Lake Superior with miles of gorgeous sand beach; minutes from Marquette with great shopping and restaurants; Northern Michigan University functions; seconds from one of the best ski hills in the Midwest and XC ski trails; M-553 connects to all of the surrounding bike paths and trails; mountain biking and climbing on the dirt road immediately north of the house. This is a great gathering house for bridal functions and family reunions.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1989

          About the owner: We bought the house as a primary residence in 1989 and renovated and added on throughout the years. When moving to Washington State in 2006 we were not ready to sell our house and decided to turn it into a vacation rental so that we could continue updating it and give others a chance to enjoy it as well. Our ties to Marquette remain strong and we love visiting with friends and family as often as we can. It's hard to leave and it's great to come back! As we enter into the sixth year of this venture we are happy to know that people are returning to celebrate weddings, reunions, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more in our home. Keep enjoying the house and the Marquette area!

          Why the Owner Chose Marquette:
          The Marquette area offers an enormous range of activities, indoor and out. Boating, fishing, biking, hiking, skiing, great restaurants and shopping -- the possibilities are absolutely endless. It is a welcoming and warm community with the added benefit of magnificent Lake Superior which in itself can entertain the entire family. Cliffs Ridge's central location allows you to be anywhere in the area in minutes -- the best of all worlds. Marquette is central to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Munising, 40 miles east) and Big Bay, (20 minutes north and home of the historic 'Anatomy of a Murder' location. Houghton/Hancock (home of Michigan Technological University) is about two hours north along with Copper Harbor and Isle Royal. Day trip possibilities abound from Cliffs Ridge!

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          We love to have friends over to enjoy the 2nd-story deck, the wood-burning fireplace and gathering table in the dining area -- when you sit at that table you feel as though you are living in a treehouse! Nothing compares to fresh Lake Superior trout or whitefish on the grill -- get it from Thill's and you are guaranteed that it is fresh and wonderful!


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          Photos

          • Front entrance; decks to left and right; double garage to right and in front.

            Front entrance; decks to left and right; double garage to right and in front.

          • Entryway with front door

            Entryway with front door

          • Living Room with pullout queen couch and futon

            Living Room with pullout queen couch and futon

          • You'll love the fireplace with wood provided.

            You'll love the fireplace with wood provided.

          • Dining area with gathering table and six chairs

            Dining area with gathering table and six chairs

          • Hall to upstairs powder room

            Hall to upstairs powder room

          • Off entryway: stairs to main living area and hallway to remaining bedrooms.

            Off entryway: stairs to main living area and hallway to remaining bedrooms.

          • Master bedroom sitting area with double futon & TV area

            Master bedroom sitting area with double futon & TV area

          • Master Bath with large shower

            Master Bath with large shower

          • Bunk bed room with two single beds

            Bunk bed room with two single beds

          • French door bedroom with queen bed -- doors close for privacy between two rooms

            French door bedroom with queen bed -- doors close for privacy between two rooms

          • Road we share with 4 other homes. M-553 down the road; our driveway to the right

            Road we share with 4 other homes. M-553 down the road; our driveway to the right

          • Entryway. Master bedroom/bath to right; 3 other bedrooms and full bath to left.

            Entryway. Master bedroom/bath to right; 3 other bedrooms and full bath to left.

          • Great Room

            Great Room

          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • Smaller table for games or kids' dining with four chairs

            Smaller table for games or kids' dining with four chairs

          • Fully-stocked kitchen

            Fully-stocked kitchen

          • Stairway with double handrails and additional child-high rail on right

            Stairway with double handrails and additional child-high rail on right

          • Master bedroom; bath to left

            Master bedroom; bath to left

          • Master bedroom closets with closet space and extra linens and towels

            Master bedroom closets with closet space and extra linens and towels

          • Same

            Same

          • French door bedroom attached to full bath. Also has door to outside.

            French door bedroom attached to full bath. Also has door to outside.

          • Main full bath with full tub and shower

            Main full bath with full tub and shower

          • Back of house; next neighbor is a ways behind. Shows French doors to master.

            Back of house; next neighbor is a ways behind. Shows French doors to master.

          VRBO #210171

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          This listing was first published here in 2008.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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          4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 12

          View calendar: Updated 10/13/14
          Owner
          Member since: 2008
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated 10/13/2014
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          (906) 236-2702

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