Osmar's Lake Superior Family Retreat in Hiawatha Forest
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
All the amenities of home but with the clean pure Michigan air and water of the Upper Peninsula for your enjoyment. Three bedrooms sleep 6 plus additional beds in the enclosed Gazebo near the water sleep another 3, and a large sofa and loveseat could be used for an additional 2 people for a total of 11.
This is Lake Superior waterfront property with a deck overlooking the water, a screened Gazebo near that deck and the main house just a short walk away with its own deck and enclosed front porch near the road.
The main house features three bedrooms, a dining room, large living room, laundry area,two full bathrooms, and a large kitchen fully stocked with pots & pans, dishes, older side by side fridge, microwave, stove w/ oven, coffee pot, and an older dishwasher. It also boasts a brand new clothes washing machine (added July 19, 2012, an older dryer, and a gas & charcoal outdoor grill. The owner has added a window air conditioner for each of the 3 bedrooms.
All bedding linens/comforters/pillows are supplied, as well as bath & hand towels, paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, and shampoo. Just bring your food, clothes, and camera for the sunsets. A bathing suit, sunscreen, beach towels and toys should also be on your list.
Go barefoot for long walks on the super sandy private beach and swim the cool waters of Lake Superior. The peace and quiet of Hiawatha National Forest and the Lake Superior experience of spectacular sunsets and beach walks are like no other lake. Lifelong memories are made here amongst the birch, maple and pine.
Pick blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries in the Hiawatha Forest, then drive West to visit Oswald's Black Bear Ranch in Newberry one hour away. A short drive from there you can walk the trails or take a short walk on paved pathways to see Tahquahmenon Falls. Canoe rentals are available there. Also be sure to head over to Whitefish Point north of the town of Paradise, known for its Blueberry Festival, Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum, the Whitefish Point Lighthouse and the Bird Observatory. You can also visit the century old Cranberry Farm a short drive off the highway.
Tired of nature? Head East to the Bay Mills Resort and Casinos for a night of gaming, good food, conversation and drinks. Enjoy the Premier Wild Bluff Golf Course or continue on to Brimley and visit the Wheels of History Train Museum and newly built replica Depot. Here you can see local history displayed regarding the railroads, the Bay Mills Point lumber industry, local fisheries, early telephones, and schools. Entrance is free of charge although donations are very much appreciated.
Drive 30 minutes to the City of Sault Ste Marie, MI and visit the River of History Museum, the downtown Farmer's Market at the corner of Ashmun Street and E. Portage on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 pm for locally raised produce or fresh whitefish, or see the Soo Locks on Portage Avenue at the foot of Ashmun Street and get some delicious fudge across from the locks on what the locals call Fudgie Row. You can also see the historic homes of Henry Schoolcraft and John Johnston on Water Street near the St. Mary's River.
Drive 45 minutes South on I-75 to St. Ignace and catch a boat to Mackinac Island where cars are not allowed and you can rent horses or bicycles to tour the island and historic fort and eat their world famous Mackinac Island Fudge or Ice Cream.
Don't miss the Native American Pow-Wows around the Fourth of July in Brimley & Sault Ste Marie, as well as Fourth of July Fireworks, Flea Market and parades!
Tour the Soo Locks and watch the freighters go through while eating a delicious waffle ice cream cone or enjoy shopping at the many tourist gift shops. You can even ride thru the Locks on the Soo Locks Boat Tours.
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- Mobile Home
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Well behaved pet dogs are allowed to stay for an extra fee of $35 per pet for a week, or $5 per pet per night. Pets are not allowed on furniture or beds and must be on a leash outdoors if other people/pets are on the beach or next door. We encourage cages if left alone while you are sightseeing....moreless
- Smoking Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11
- In the main house are two bedrooms with double size beds and a master bedroom with a queen size bed. In the Gazebo by the water is one queen size bed and one single bed. In the living room is one large overstuffed couch and one loveseat. Neither have pull-out beds, but could sleep one adult and one child. for the bedroom a/c units to work properly, bedroom doors must be closed. Fans are available to keep the kitchen, dining and living room cool....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- In the master bedroom there is a sit-down shower to the left, a sink in the middle, and a toilet off to the right side enclosed with a door. The other hall bathroom has a full tub w/shower, toilet, and sink off the kitchen in the hall near the other two bedrooms. Each bathroom has a cupboard for linens and a window a/c unit. The unit is the master suite keeps the bedroom cool if the bathroom door is left open and bedroom window and door are closed....moreless
- Garbage is picked up by the managers weekly or after guests leave. Please bag it and place it in the trash cans provided near the garage. You may call us for a pickup if necessary or drop it off at the managers home in their outdoor cans near the driveway. Address is provided on business cards onsite. Also, free firewood is available for pickup from the manager's wood shed. You may build a fire in the outdoor pit in the front yard or have a fire on the beach. Remember to use caution at all times and do not have fires on windy days. Put out all fires before bed....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Great view from the Gazebo and deck near the beach. Queen bed and single bed in the Gazebo allows for summer sleep to the sound of the waves of Lake Superior. Main house is nearer to the road. ...moreless
This area is named Dollar Settlement after one of the Dollar brothers who had a sawmill in the area. Near Newberry is another area named after another Dollar brother that is called Dollarville. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
Three window a/c units have been installed by the owner for each bedroom. The master bedroom has the unit in the on-suite bathroom. Doors of bedrooms must be kept closed for units to work properly....moreless
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- Gas Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Large living room has over-sized couch, loveseat and chair that are very comfortable. Curtains have been updated in 2012. Blinds or shades are in each bedroom. Considering blinds for living room....moreless
Parking Off Street:
There is a paved driveway in front of the garage. Can also park on the grass near the road. No vehicles are allowed to drive to the Gazebo as the septic system drain field is in that path. ...moreless
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- Towels Provided:
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- Coffee Maker:
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- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
There is a balcony/deck overlooking Lake Superior near the Gazebo with about 6 steps down to the beautiful sandy beach. There are 4 white plastic chairs on this deck with cushions in the Gazebo....moreless
Bicycles are not provided but many people bring their own as there is a lovely area up Tower Rd (right across the street) that is blacktopped and then dirt that takes you thru Hiawatha National Forest...moreless
Rentals boats with motors are available for use in the Back Bay at Chippewa Landing off the Bay Mills Point Rd.Bring your own boat & launch it for free at the Bay Mills Resort & Casino 10 minutes east...moreless
Deck / Patio:
There are two decks. One is attached to the front of the house and has a round metal table/umbrella/4chairs. Front yard has small fire pit area & wooden picnic table. Second deck by lake w/4 chairs....moreless
The Gazebo is all screened and right by the water so you can hear the waves if you spend the day or night inside. It is well lit, has small fridge & 2 beds, a large table, & 6 chairs for the beach. ...moreless
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Lawn / Garden:
The property is not too wide but very long. It is a short two minute walk from the cottage to the gazebo & beach down the grassy path. Owner's sister has a cabin next door & separate beach access....moreless
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Porch / Veranda:
A small back porch leads to backyard where there is a clothes line to dry beach towels and bathing suits. The front porch attached to the house is enclosed, has windows, can store coolers, shoes, etc...moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- One-time cleaning fee $100
- Pet Fee $35
- Taxes Not included
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Confirmation is by email after first check is received. At time of booking half the quote is due by check or money order to George Goetz PO Box 294 Brimley, MI 49715. Booking receipt & rental agreement is mailed to you for a signature. Please return agreement with final payment. Make final payment at least two weeks before arrival. Pet fee of $5.00 per night per dog should be added when appropriate. Cancellation policy is that we do not refund money unless we fill your reservation dates. We first try to reschedule a reservation for another time or year for you.
We accept checks mailed for half the quote to book it. The other half must be mailed at least two weeks prior to arrival. Upon receipt of first payment email you notification and mail a booking confirmation receipt and short rental agreement to sign and return with final payment.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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This property is in the Hiawatha National Forest and just off the Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway which is located along the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan. This roadway (W. Lakeshore Drive) is a 'Highway to the Past' that draws attention to the unique history, culture, scenery and snowmobile trails.
Stories of lives and events have been passed down through oral traditions of the Native Americans and the writtten records of early travelers, missionaries, and traders.
For the native people this region was a home and gathering place made attractive by the concentration of white fish that made it a prime fishing site. The high bluffs of Iroquois Mountain made a great lookout over the bay and a place of worship. A place called Iroquois Pte. was the scene of a great battle between the 'Nodaway' Iroquois warriors and the Chippewa near where Point Iroquois Light Station is now.
The waters of the St. Mary's River carried many travelers to an unexplored wilderness and the area became a meeting place and destination for people seeking riches and trade.
For the white settlers it became a haven of rich timber resources. James Pendill's Sawmill just west of Point Iroquois was powered with the water of Pendill's Creek. Today it is the site of Pendill's Creek National Fish Hatchery where kids under age 15 fish free for a day in June.
The Peninsula Bark Company used the shoreline as a docking site where stacks of 'tan bark' were shipped to the Northwest Leather Company in the 'Soo'.
For the sailor, the Bay was a harbor of safety and a gateway to the inland sea of Lake Superior. The beacon of Point Iroquois Lighthouse was a guiding glow, or a light never to be reached. The many shipwrecks that have occurred throughout this region gave birth to the Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum where you can see artifacts.
The Portals: Gros Cap Canada and Point Iroquois, marked the boundary between the treacherous waters of Lake Superior and relatively calm waters of the St. Mary's River.
These are just a few of the historic sites along the Byway that offer a glimpse into the past and show that this region was an historic travel route that is still followed today for pleasure. Along this route you will find waterfront campgrounds, shady picnic areas, trails, and miles of secluded beaches to walk, and vast expanses of clear water to swim and fish.
The Whitefish Bay area is known for its Native American history and pre-history which extend back for several thousand years. The Bay Mills Indian Community is located just a short drive east of Monocle Lake.
This tribe has the historic distinction of opening the first casino on a reservation, the Kings Club Casino, that is still open. As a result of its success they were able to extend employment to their people and others by opening the Bay Mills Resort and Casino two miles down the road, as well the Wild Bluff Golf Course, and the Bay Mart Store and Gas Station in Brimley.
At the Bay Mills Resort you can do fine dining at Sacy's Restaurant enjoying a wonderful crab legs buffet or eat a quick bite at the Back Bay Grill and Sport's Bar overlooking the Back Bay of Lake Superior.
Henry Schoolcraft was an early European traveler whose description and recorded information about the native cultures of the area inspired Longfellow's work 'Song of Hiawatha'. The area was and still is of great importance for fishing and as a shipping corridor. It is a location between two popular destinations (Soo Locks and Tahquamenon Falls).
When you visit the Wheels of History Museum in downtown Brimley exhibits show the early logging history of Bay Mills. It is run by the Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Research Society that has also partnered with the National Forest Service in renovation and interpretation at the Point Iroquois Lighthouse. This lighthouse is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. You can climb its tower, walk the grounds and boardwalk, see exhibits, and purchase books in its gift shop.
Stop at the Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce on the I-75 Business Spur to get maps and all kinds of tourist information for one of the oldest cities in America.
Once you cross the famous Mackinac Bridge and enter the enchanted Upper Peninsula of Michigan you are immediately aware of fresh clean air, beautiful forests (full of pine, cedar, birch and maple trees), and wonderful clear water.
There are many things to do and places to see within one hour of our location, such as the famous Mackinac Island where no cars are allowed. Tourists and residents use horses and rented bicycles to see the island and old fort.
People living in the UP are called 'Yoopers'. The people who live below the bridge are called 'Trolls'. The last two lines of the Yooper Creation Story says it all, 'On da sixth day God created da bridge so da trolls would have a way to get to heaven. God saw it was good and on da 7th day he went to hunt'.
Year Purchased: 2011
About: This property was in the Osmar family for many years. Our mother was raised here and went to school in what used to be a one-room school house in Dollar Settlement. She moved away after her marriage but later acquired the property after her parents passed. She and my father eventually moved back to the Upper Peninsula she so loved. Their eight children have special memories here on the shores of Lake Superior. I am her son Ken. My sister Janet recently purchased the cabin next door from our cousin and use it for their vacations.
When Mom passed-on in 2011 I acquired the property as Dad moved to Lansing to be close to many of his children. We will still have family reunions here and enjoy Dad's favorite spot, the Gazebo by the lake. This was his little piece of Heaven that he built himself. He was so proud of his octagon shaped hideaway that was so perfect for all the grand kids and so cool in the summer with all the screens. He liked to listen to his music there, tons of CD's and tapes from Country Music to Gregorian Chants.
The Unique Benefits at this Mobile Home:
I like the benefit of owning this family property and being able to bring Dad back once in awhile to all the memories and for family reunions each year. I also like the fact that I have someone I can trust to manage the rental aspect of it on VRBO. This is the third listing George and Pauline Goetz are managing. They have been doing this for the past six years with their own beachfront property and her sister's. Their expertise is appreciated. I hope my guests make many memories and write many positive reviews for me to publish as we continue to update this three bedroom mobile home placed here by my parents.
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Sparkling clear clean refreshing water of Lake Superior 'in da Moonlight'.
Lake Superior waves and smooth sand in and out of water entice you to swim.
Deck near the beach.
Screened Gazebo near beach has a queen & single bed, table/4 chairs, sm. fridge.
View from the Gazebo to the house.
Living Room with large overstuffed furniture, china cabinet, and TV for DVD.
Enclosed front porch opens into dining area and living room.
Hall bathroom has tub and shower, toilet, sink, linen cupboard, & med. cabinet.
First bedroom bookcase and closet.
First bedroom desk & chair.
Bedroom #3 is the master bedroom with a queen bed, chest, large closet & onsuite
Part of master bath. Enclosed toilet to the right has window A/C unit.
Sunset on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay
View of deck by the beach
Deck and steps down to Lake Superior
Distance from the end of the house to the Gazebo about 100-150 feet.
View of house, garage, deck, enclosed porch & Gazebo from the road.
Living room to dining area and kitchen, also shows propane heater.
Kitchen includes gas stove, dishwasher, large side by side frig and micro wave.
Bedroom #1 with double bed, window air conditioner, desk bookcase and closet.
First bedroom bookcase and desk w/ chair shown.
Bedroom #2 has a double bed, window air conditioner, & closet.
Master bedroom with queen bed, chest of drawers, end tables w/ lamps, & 2 chairs
Master on-suite bathroom with shower and enclosed toilet at opposite ends.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015
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