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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: 02/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Eagle River cottage description

The Eagle River beach house is situated on, arguably, the best sand beach in the Keweenaw, 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 a 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 last summer, so no more sand point and pump. Plenty of good water now. We also replaced some living room furniture and resealed the waterside deck. 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully remodeled IKEA kitchen in 2010. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hearty Soul and Yoopers
May 29 - Jun 27, 2015
3 night min stay
$130
$850
Beach Time!
Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer/Fall Color Season
Sep 6 - Oct 10, 2015
3 night min stay
$130
$850

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Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houghton County Memorial Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cliffview Bar: Typical U.P. bar, but fun
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 26
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fitzgerald's: Awesome
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Bohemia
Eagle River
Nearest Beach
1 step off the front porch

Car: Necessary

Copper Harbor is quickly becoming recognized as a Midwest destination for mountain biking by building trails (some elevated) on state land and hills. There are several races and rides scheduled during the season and the cottage is an easy 25 minutes away from all of this.

 

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 remodeled the kitchen in 2010. 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, swedish

 

Photos

  • The beach looking southwest towards Eagle River

    The beach looking southwest towards Eagle River

  • 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.

  • 'Go fly a kite'...OK

    'Go fly a kite'...OK

  • A July sunset, shot from the beach.

    A July sunset, shot from the beach.

  • 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

  • The snow mushroom

    The snow mushroom

  • The ultra high tech media corner. Ok, it's a stereo, TV, and a telescope.

    The ultra high tech media corner. Ok, it's a stereo, TV, and a telescope.

  • My Favorite Room! Faces the beach. Very light, airy room.

    My Favorite Room! Faces the beach. Very light, airy room.

  • Every room has a fan. Door on left is to the laundry room.

    Every room has a fan. Door on left is to the laundry room.

  • Yes, snow on the deck on Memorial Day. Larry wanted proof, so here's the picture

    Yes, snow on the deck on Memorial Day. Larry wanted proof, so here's the picture

  • 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!

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

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

  • The queen bed room faces the woods.

    The queen bed room faces the woods.

  • The snow and sand mess left over from winter that was still there on May 30th

    The snow and sand mess left over from winter that was still there on May 30th

  • Open floor plan, with two bedrooms at one end, one at the other end.

    Open floor plan, with two bedrooms at one end, one at the other end.

  • This room faces the beach and has two full beds.

    This room faces the beach and has two full beds.

  • The 2014 Fall Close Up Crew, in Houghton, post clean up.

    The 2014 Fall Close Up Crew, in Houghton, post clean up.

  • 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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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, swedish
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 70%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/24/2015
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