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Sand, Sand, and More Sand...from Door All the Way to the Water

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The beach looking southwest towards Eagle River

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Last updated: 06/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eagle River cottage description

The Eagle River beach house is situated on 130 feet of white sand beach on the Keweenaw Peninsula, which is surrounded on three sides by Lake Superior and located on the northwestern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The beach, part of the Great Sand Bay, extends up to the house, putting you just steps away from digging your toes in the sand. Here you can walk the beach with your coffee in the morning, go swimming in the afternoon, and enjoy a tasty dinner on the beach, perhaps enhanced by the northern lights which appear frequently. Be sure to look for the nesting pair of eagles just north of the house.

The open layout of the beach house includes three bedrooms, a full bath, a fully-equipped kitchen, and large living room. It features a front deck facing the beach and a back deck with a view of the woods.

Outside you will find a volleyball net, horseshoe pit, and grill to help your family and friends enjoy the time outdoors – plus enough sand to build any size sand castle imaginable!

There's a beachside restaurant, Fitzgeralds, just a short walk down the beach. They offer lunch and dinner and have a bar. The food is amazing for such a remote location.

2013 Update:

We had a well dug this summer, so no more sand point and pump. Plenty of good water now. We also replaced some living room furniture. Plan for spring 2014 is to paint the lake side porch and re-seal the decks. We purchased an inflatable bed that's quite comfortable, so I can forsee folks wanting to sleep out on the porch to watch the stars, Northern lights, or listen to the waves.

Keywords: Lakefront,cottage, cabin

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully remodeled IKEA kitchen in 2010. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Video Library
          • CD Player
          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo

          Communications

          • Mobile Phone:

            Verizon works well. Some have problems with AT&T...moreless

          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            (2) Front and back of cottage. ...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

          • Lakefront

          Activities

          • Museums
          • Mountain Biking
          • Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Jet Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Kayaking
          • Golf
          • Groceries
          • Horseshoes
          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Bird Watching
          • Beachcombing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Live Theater
          • Ruins
          • Churches
          • Restaurants
          • Hiking
          • Sailing
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Beach Time!
          Jun 28 - Aug 30, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $1,125
          Fall Color Season
          Aug 31 - Oct 11, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $130
          $800

          Additional information about rental rates

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          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          A deposit, payable by check, is required to reserve your stay. Full payment is required 14 days prior to your stay. Allow time for mail and clearing of check.


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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2005

          About the owner: We're graduates of Michigan Tech who love the Upper Peninsula and found ourselves returning to the area for years. When we found this cottage for sale, it took about 25 minutes to decide to purchase it. The guys open up the cottage every Memorial Day. This always involves some improvement projects and lots of card playing. In the summer, the families come up to enjoy a week on the beach when the cottage isn't rented. Again in the fall, the guys return to shut the cottage down for the winter. Each owner takes different responsibilities for the property and we want others to enjoy it as we have.

          Why the Owner Chose Eagle River:
          This is the largest expanse of sand beach in the Keweenaw Peninsula and the gradual grade to the lake and the slight bay makes it a superb swimming spot. We've steadily updated the cottage and are remodeling the kitchen before the 2010 season. With 4 acres of woods between the main road and the cottage, it feels like a secluded little secret. Yet, within a 15 minute beach walk, we can enjoy fine dining. With the history, topography, and recreational pursuits available in the Keweenaw Peninsula, we're never done exploring.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Morning always starts off with a check of the 'Big Lake they call Gitchugumee', and a decision whether a beach walk with coffee is in order. It's also the time we most often spot bald eagles looking for their own breakfast. Based on how everyone is feeling, we either strike out on an adventure in the area, or set up camp on the beach. Music, swimming, sand castles, pick up games of wiffle ball, volleyball, or football, snacks, some decent beer, naps, catching up on reading, eagle spotting, cocktails, bonfire....it all takes place on the beach.


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • The beach looking southwest towards Eagle River

            The beach looking southwest towards Eagle River

          • View of the living/great room with sliding glass door access to beach

            View of the living/great room with sliding glass door access to beach

          • Kitchen and dining area were remodeled with IKEA cabinets in 2010.

            Kitchen and dining area were remodeled with IKEA cabinets in 2010.

          • 'Go fly a kite'...OK

            'Go fly a kite'...OK

          • Proof that you CAN swim in LK. Superior. Freighter on the way west.

            Proof that you CAN swim in LK. Superior. Freighter on the way west.

          • Cottage viewed from the water. New, regulation volleyball net in 2010

            Cottage viewed from the water. New, regulation volleyball net in 2010

          • View to the west at sunset from the beach. Firepit is just outside this photo.

            View to the west at sunset from the beach. Firepit is just outside this photo.

          • Chairs, coolers, sand castles...FUN!

            Chairs, coolers, sand castles...FUN!

          • A July sunset, shot from the beach.

            A July sunset, shot from the beach.

          • Why we don't rent in the winter. Photo taken Feb. 9,2014

            Why we don't rent in the winter. Photo taken Feb. 9,2014

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          Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

          $130 - $161 per night (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 9

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          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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