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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Upper Peninsula reviews

  • Beautiful Views On The Lake

    "Yearly we try to find a place large enough to bring our kids, their families, and some aunts and uncles. We were not pleased with our last trip, so looked for something that was large and equidistant from the various travel points (Chicago, Saginaw, and Minneapolis). The owners were nice enough to let us check in early, and even though the dishwasher was out of order (being a homeowner, we all know that happens), the entire experience was fantastic. We rented the pontoon boat and the older boys/men went out fishing. We buried a treasure map and treasure on the island in the middle of Stanley Lake, and made it fun for the younger crowd. The decor of this home is very nice and understated. It would not be out of place in a major city. It had wi-fi, Direct TV, a firepit (with wood!), and a large hot tub on the lower porch. The upper deck gave wonderful views of the lake, which is 67 steps down to the dock (we know, our legs still hurt!). Because you are in the U.P., the lake was hardly crowded, just some fishing boats and the occasional jet ski. The area is typical small town, so don't go expecting that there will be a vibrant nightlife. This is THE place to chill out with all the comforts of home on hand. We were very happy with the rental, and the owners...oh, and yes, there seems to be a friendly spirit at times (just read the in house guest book). 5 stars, and they deserve every one."
    Guest: Timothy W. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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  • "Superior" in every way

    "Our time at your cabin was wonderful. The week covered the entire gamut of weather.....warm, calm, stormy, windy, cool, sunny , cloudy. Each day was different and dramatic in its own way. Our 16 year old Border Collie acted like a pup again , chasing sticks into the lake and in general, enjoying herself. The "Big Bay Tennis Assn." was most accommodating in the use of the courts they built and asked us to join them in a set of tennis. In addition to day trips to waterfalls, Thomas Lookout and the Huron Mountain Club gateway, we sampled the local cuisine. Lumberjack Bar ice cream was a high point as was Lisa and my good fortune to celebrate our 60th and 70th birthdays at your lovely cabin. Thank you and we hope to be back!"
    Guest: pat m. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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  • Couple age 55. Were looking for nice, quiet place with cool climate and walking opportunities

    "We loved location. You get out of door and find yourself in the beautiful park with lovely trail. There is another park in Escanaba, short drive from the house. Both parks located on Michigan lake. While in Escanaba, be sure to visit Swedish Pantry for great food and Leigh's Garden Winery for great wine. One hour drive from the cottage is city of Marquett which is well worth of driving to. There is farmers market in both Gladstone and Escanabe which offers great fresh produce, eggs, baking goods, etc The cottage is equipped with absolutely everything you might need during your stay. We always rent houses or condos for our vacation and we both agree that this cottage equipped better than any other place we stayed at."
    Guest: granpa fish Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Our Favorite

    "This was our second year (there will be a 3rd and more) at this cabin. To be honest I want to be selfish and not leave a review so this place is always available for us to book when we want! But that wouldn't be fair to the hosts. It is clean and well kept. The owners are always making improvements every Spring and Fall and it shows that they care about constantly improving the cabin. When we travel, we usually will stay in a vacation rental and this ranks among the best we've stayed in! The scenery in this area of the UP is stunning. Whether you stay at the cabin and just enjoy the changing moods of Lake Superior (and catch a glimpse of the bald eagles or possibly the Northern Lights) or take a drive through the area we like to call "North of North", you will NOT be disappointed. This cabin is a great place to start from and return to if you chose to go on an excursion. If you want to be comfortable and just relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature surrounding you, this IS the place to stay. Looking forward to staying again next year!"
    Guest: Paige & Chris Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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Houghton Travel Tips

Relax on the Lakeside with Houghton Vacation Rentals

If your perfect vacation means being nearby water, then look no further than Houghton, Michigan. Upper Peninsula lake houses are located on the beaches of Lake Superior, and near many other smaller lakes. Whether you like swimming, fishing, wading, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, or just listening to the soothing lap of the water, your Houghton vacation rental will put you in the position to enjoy your vacation.

Stay Right on the Beach

The beaches of the Keweenaw Peninsula near Houghton are known for their beautiful white sands. You will feel as if you are on the ocean side, without the salt that irritates the skin and stings the eyes. The sand is fine, soft, and deep. Enjoy making sand castles, sunbathing, or just walking down the beautiful beach. Go out on the nearest dock, or even the private dock that might be located at your vacation home and break out the fishing poles. There is some great fishing at Lake Superior and the surrounding lakes. Fun will be just steps outside your door.

Your Rustic Vacation

Houghton is a small town on the waterfront. It is charming and friendly—the perfect place for the whole family. Dine out on the town or visit one of the ice cream shops. You can return to your cabin for a peaceful quiet evening outside of town.

There are several state parks near Houghton with miles of hiking and biking trails. You can see the local wildlife roaming the forests. Deer, rabbits, foxes, birds of all kinds, and even some bears can be seen in the state parks. Don't miss out on enjoying what the natural surroundings have to offer.

Your Houghton lodging will provide you with all the amenities you need for an amazing vacation. Houghton will feel like a home away from home.

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