Osmar's Lake Superior Family Retreat in Hiawatha Forest
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- 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 in any season. Snowmobilers are welcome! Sleeps 7 comfortably in the winter, or
up to 10 in summer using the additional beds of the gazebo by the water.
This is Lake Superior waterfront property with a deck overlooking the water, a screened Gazebo near that deck that has two beds that sleep 3, and the main house is just a short walk away with its own deck and enclosed front porch.
The main house features three bedrooms (two full size beds, one queen, one large over-sized couch and one loveseat), two full baths, large living room with Satellite TV, DVD player, large fully stocked kitchen with pots & pans & dishes, older side by side fridge, microwave, stove w/ oven, coffee pot, and a dishwasher. It also boasts a brand new washer (added July 19, 2012, an older dryer, and a gas outdoor grill. The owner has added two bedroom air conditioners and will be purchasing a third in 2013.
All bedding linens/comforters are supplied, as well as bath & hand towels, paper goods, garbage bags, dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, and shampoo. Just bring your food, clothes, and camera for the sunsets. You may also want to bring beach toys and beach towels.
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. Also be sure to head over to Whitefish Point north of the town of Paradise, known for its Blueberry Festival, Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum plus the Whitefish Point Lighthouse or 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 4-6 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 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 while shopping at the many tourist gift shops.
Find peace with yourself and your God!
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Mobile Home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Smoking Allowed:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 6:
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- Iron & Board
- Garbage is picked up by the managers weekly on Thursdays or after guests leave. Please bag it and place it in the trash can provided on the enclosed front porch. 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
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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 stored in the Gazebo...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
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, etc. ...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
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Fly Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Massage Therapist
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Duty Free Shops
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Gambling Casinos
- 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.' ...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
We had an excellent time at your vacation rental. The beach is fantastic! If you have trouble with stairs, this is not the place for you, but for all others beach access was easy. The kids (and Grandpa) loved sleeping in the gazebo. The kids and our dog loved the beach and the water was great. There are a few things that need updating in the house, but this is a new rental property and the managers seem to be very committed to bringing this rental to a great standard. The washer wasn't working, but Pauline was kind enough to do a load for us. And it seems the owner will be replacing the washer in the near future. The fridge is a bit old, but it works fine. You just have to make sure the doors are shut. The freezer dispenses ice, which was great as it was unseasonably warm during our stay. The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed to cook all our meals. The grill, not so much. Overall, I say give this place a chance. The beach is phenomenal and the house is very clean and comfortable. The managers seem committed to improving this rental and I think it will get better every week.
- Guest Kim (South Carolina)
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/25/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: We appreciate all comments as they are gifts that help us to make this rental a better place. We have repaired the gas grill and replaced the washing machine with a brand new one. Curtains have been updated in the living room and dining area, with more updates coming. There was a brand new toilet installed in the hall bathroom. The deck at the house was also improved. Spring of 2013 will see some plumbing updates. Carpeting in the master bath has been removed and new flooring will be installed. As with any home, repairs and updating are always a part of regular maintenance. We appreciate your encouragement and patience with this new listing of an older property that is in such a wonderful setting.
Great Beach and the Lake was Wonderful but...............
Great Beach and the Lake was Wonderful but...............
I can't say enough about the beach, lake and deck but.........the washer didn't work right, it was very hot and the toilet in the hallway bathroom overflowed. We were also not aware that there was a cabin twenty feet away from the trailer. I would've rather have been told about this. The privacy aspect really wasn't there especially when you're in the trailer. I guess it was a good thing the day we arrived that several people in that cabin were leaving but two days later several others arrived to take their place. I would suggest letting others know that there's a cabin right on top of this trailer. Also, there needs to be central air because July and August tend to be very hot. The beach and lake are the best and I can't recommend that enough but due to the issues above we wouldn't come back. Too expensive as well.
- Guest Cloudy (Fenton, MI)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/25/12
Spectacular Beach & Sunsets, Comfortable CottageGuest comment entered by manager
Spectacular Beach & Sunsets, Comfortable Cottage
We enjoyed our time at the home. It has been a peaceful time in the woods. The beach and sunsets are spectacular. The cottage was comfortable and well furnished - especially the living room. The large couches and chair were great! We found everything we needed here to cook and do some laundry. Having the laundry detergent and dishwasher soap was a nice touch and saved us a trip to town. Thank you for your hospitality. Jim. Thank you for having us as your first guests. We had a peaceful and relaxing stay and look forward to returning soon. Sandy
- Guest Sandy of West Chicago, IL. & her widowed son/kids
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Best Vacation Ever!Guest comment entered by manager
Best Vacation Ever!
We had a wonderful time at your lovely home. The beach was fantastic. Not sure who had more fun playing in the lake, the kids or the dog! The gazebo got a nice workout with Grandpa and the kids sleeping in it every night. The house itself is extremely comforable and spacious enought for 3 adults, 3 kids, and 1 dog. Your kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed to cook all our meals without haveing to ad lib. The kids verdict: This has been the best vaction, EVER! Thank you for opening your home to us - a great time was had by all July13-18th.
- Guest Grandpa and the kids.
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Great Location Not So Great Amenities
Great Location Not So Great Amenities
the trailer was at a great location and has very easy access to the sandy beach , However the amenities on the other hand were less than desirable , the washer didn't work , the ceiling fan quit working and the refrigerator didn't get very cold , there is 1 air conditioner in a bedroom but not enough to cool off the place on hot days. Central air and updated appliances would be a great start..
- Guest Robinson (Indiana)
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/08/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Manager response: Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We look forward to making the needed changes to make this rental more enjoyable. This was a very hot and muggy week, unusual for the Upper Peninsula! Central air would be great but was seldom needed in the past. However, weather patterns are changing and if the heat this summer continues I am sure the owner will consider it. Other updates/repairs are planned. I am glad you enjoyed the beach. It is exceptional!
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7 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $130 Nightly; 15 nights or more: $130 Nightly
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Confirmation is by email after first check is received. At time of booking $500 is due by check to George Goetz PO Box 294 Brimley, MI 49715. Rental agreement is mailed to renter for their signature which is to be mailed back to PO Box with final payment at least two weeks before arrival.
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- Nearest Motorway: M-28 at 6 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Right on Lake Superior at Brimley
- Nearest Barpub: in Brimley at 7 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Snowmobile friendly trails within 500 feet! at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Wild Bluff Golf Course Bay Mills Indian Community at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Wilcox Fish House at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About: This property was in the family for many years. My 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 childlren have special memories here on the shores of Lake Superior.
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 memories and write many positive reviews for me to publish.
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Sunset on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay
Lake Superior waves and smooth sand in and out of water entice you to swim.
Deck near the beach.
Distance from the end of the house to the Gazebo about 100-150 feet.
View of house, garage, and Gazebo from Abbie's Lane
Second bedroom sleeps two in double bed.
Dining area and kitchen off living room. Double door fridge, dish washer, micro
Master bathroom. Not pictured is second full bath near kitchen.
Sparkling clear clean refreshing water of Lake Superior in da Moomlight.
View of deck by the beach
Screened Gazebo near beach has a queen & single bed, table/4 chairs, sm. fridge.
View from the Gazebo to the house.
First bedroom sleeps two in double bed.
Large living room with comfortable furniture.
Another view of kitchen and gas stove.
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