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Osmar's Lake Superior Family Retreat in Hiawatha Forest

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Sparkling clear clean refreshing water of Lake Superior 'in da Moonlight'.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brimley mobile home description

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 bathrooms, and a large kitchen fully stocked with pots & pans, dishes, older side by side fridge, microwave, stove w/ oven, coffee pot, and a 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 three bedroom air conditioners.

All bedding linens/comforters 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 and the Whitefish Point Lighthouse. 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 and get some delicious fudge on what the locals call Fudgy Row.

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 or ride thru the Locks on the Soo Locks Boat Tours.

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Property Type

  • Mobile Home
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least 18 years of age to rent. Any age child is welcome with adult supervision....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Must be quiet after 10 PM and not left alone without supervision.....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved pets are allowed to stay for an extra fee of $35 per week or $5 per pet per night. Pets are not allowed on furniture or beds and must be on a leash outdoors....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking is allowed only outside by those over the age of 18. Ash trays and sand buckets are encouraged....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master bedroom with on suite shower, sink and toilet...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            This bedroom is close to the laundry area....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            This bedroom has a small desk ans is closest to hall bath....moreless

          • Detached Unit-Gazebo by lake: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Screened enclosed Gazebo sleeps 3 great for teens....moreless

          • 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....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            This is an on-suite in the master bedroom....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            This is the hall bathroom close to the kitchen & 2 bedrooms....moreless

          • 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 bathroom has a full tub w/shower, toilet, and sink off the kitchen in the hall near the other two bedrooms....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Bookcases in living room and one bedroom with books and a few games/cards....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Bring your own DVD movies or rent some at Four Seasons IGA Market near the Brimley State Park two miles east of Brimley along the lake shore (technically called 6 Mile Rd. after Brimley)...moreless

              • Games:

                Limited board games and cards available....moreless

              • Music Library:

                There is an older radio/cassette player with cassettes of country music....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Old radio in Gazebo gets local stations for music. ...moreless

              • Television:

                Television used for DVD player only in living room. Gazebo has older TV that plays VCR movies wit a small selection of children's movies. ...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              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
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Property has a very private endless sandy beach on Lake Superior with great swimming and spectacular unforgetable sunsets. You can see freighters in the distance heading to the Soo Locks. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                Nestled in the Hiawatha National Forest ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Large round oak table in adjoining dining area seats 6 comfortably near large picture window. Tablecloth provided...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                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....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Electric Dryer is older but works good if filter is cleaned regularly....moreless

              • Garage:

                Garage stores owners equipment and is not available for guest use....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                This is actually a propane gas furnace in the living room that is another source of heat in addition to the main electric furnace. It is not a fireplace but you can see the flames....moreless

              • Heating:

                Two sources of heat. Electric furnace with duct system and a propane gas furnace in the living room as an additional heat source. ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Sheets, pillow cases, and comforters. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Large living room with oversized 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:

                Up to four vehicles can park in front of garage. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                There is a paved driveway in front of the garage. Can also park on the grass near the road....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Room in the driveway for parking a trailer or boat with one car....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath, hand towels, and wash cloths as well as kitchen dish towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Brand new washing machine purchased and installed July 19, 2012 to replace older model....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                10 cup electric coffeemaker....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Bowls, bake ware, sheet pans, frying pans and pots....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Dishes, glasses, cups, bowls, cooking utensils, pots and pans, electric can opener, silverware....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Built-in older model dishwasher. Liquid dish soap provided....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen includes large double door fridge, stove w/ oven, micro-wave, dishwasher and double sink. ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Microwave is on a cart....moreless

              • Oven:

                Oven is part of stove and is not detached....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Some spices included, as well as coffee & tea....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large side by side fridge w. ice maker....moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas Stove w/ oven...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Two slice electric toaster....moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                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:

                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

              • Boat:

                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

              • Gazebo:

                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....moreless

              • Golf:

                Wild Bluff Golf Course is a few miles away and offers a premier course overlooking Lake Superior. Other public courses are in the nearby cities of Sault Ste. Marie and Kinross....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Bring your own kayak or canoe and enjoy short trips near the shore of Lake Superior or on the Waishkey River. ...moreless

              • 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

              • Outdoor Grill:

                gas grill & charcoal grill...moreless

              • 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

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              May 29 - Sep 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $165
              $1,155 $4,000
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $165
              $1,155
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • One-time cleaning fee $100
              • Pet Fee $5
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              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 renter for a signature and is to be mailed back to above PO Box with final payment at least two weeks before arrival.


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              Location

              7 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Pete's Cozy Inn in Brimley
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Wild Bluff Golf Course Bay Mills Indian Community
              6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              M-28
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Wilcox Fish House
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Snowmobile friendly trails within 500 feet!
              Brimley
              Nearest Beach
              Right on Lake Superior

              Car: Necessary

              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.

              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 lt became a haven of rich timber resources. James Pendill's Sawmill just west of Point Iroquois was powered with the water of Pendills Creek. Today it is the site of Pendills 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 occured 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, 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 U.P. 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 huntin.'

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About: This property was in the family for many years. Our mother was raised here and went to school in what used to be Dollar Settlement. She moved away after her marriage but later acquired it 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.

              Why Brimley:
              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.


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              Photos

              • Sparkling clear clean refreshing water of Lake Superior 'in da Moonlight'.

                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.

                Lake Superior waves and smooth sand in and out of water entice you to swim.

              • Deck near the beach.

                Deck near the beach.

              • Distance from the end of the house to the Gazebo about 100-150 feet.

                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.

                View of house, garage, deck, enclosed porch & Gazebo from the road.

              • Living room to dining area and kitchen.

                Living room to dining area and kitchen.

              • Kitchen includes gas stove, dishwasher, large side by side frig and micro wave.

                Kitchen includes gas stove, dishwasher, large side by side frig and micro wave.

              • Bedroom #2 has a double bed, window air conditioner, & closet.

                Bedroom #2 has a double bed, window air conditioner, & closet.

              • Master on-suite bathroom with shower and enclosed toilet at opposite ends.

                Master on-suite bathroom with shower and enclosed toilet at opposite ends.

              • Sunset on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay

                Sunset on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay

              • View of deck by the beach

                View of deck by the beach

              • Screened Gazebo near beach has a queen & single bed, table/4 chairs, sm. fridge.

                Screened Gazebo near beach has a queen & single bed, table/4 chairs, sm. fridge.

              • View from the Gazebo to the house.

                View from the Gazebo to the house.

              • Living Room with large overstuffed furniture, china cabinet, and TV for DVD.

                Living Room with large overstuffed furniture, china cabinet, and TV for DVD.

              • Enclosed front porch opens into dining area and living room.

                Enclosed front porch opens into dining area and living room.

              • Bedroom #1 with double bed, window air conditioner, desk bookcase and closet.

                Bedroom #1 with double bed, window air conditioner, desk bookcase and closet.

              • Bedroom #3 is the master bedroom with a queen bed, chest, large closet & onsuite

                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.

                Part of master bath. Enclosed toilet to the right has window A/C unit.

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              Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

              $165 per night (USD)
              6

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 11

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              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english, german
              • Calendar last updated: 09/05/2014
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