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40 Acres, Unique House, Views, Spa, Pets Ok, Sauna, Pond, Fishing, and Canoe,

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This spacious home sits on 40 private acres in the center of the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, yet is only a half mile from US-41. The South Portage Entry Lighthouse at Lake Superior is within a mile. This is the most scenic and snowy area of Michigan and abounds with trails, parks and waterways. The historic twin cities of Houghton-Hancock are 12 miles away with two colleges, shops, museums, galleries, restaurants, microbreweries and a waterfront Chutes and Ladders park. The Ojibway Casino is 15 minutes south.

The house interior is charming and retains the character of the old farm house while thoroughly modernized. Classic old cabinet and room doors were retained as were some hardwood floors. Custom wood paneling is throughout the house including a cedar bathroom, a knotty pine front porch, and a master bedroom with rich black ash paneling. View stars or northern lights out the skylight over the bed. There is a fine sound system with upstairs and downstairs speakers that can be used with the TV or your ipod/phone. Guests love all the special qualities of the house, the great views, the abundant wildlife, and the central location.


There are three bedrooms (two queens beds, one double), two family rooms, a sunroom with an oversized jetted spa tub, an insulated porch with a single bed, and two full baths, one with a shower and the other with a claw foot tub. There is a washer dryer in the basement. Outdoors there is a large deck on the house and at the pond. Indoor amenities include a fireplace, premium satellite TV, stereo, DVD, dishwasher, games, puzzles, and quite a library for all ages.

The large windows upstairs and down offer ten-mile sunset vistas of the Keweenaw Ridge with almost no human development in sight. Walk in privacy through the fields or on the marked trail loop. Wildlife watching out the big windows can be great, lots of deer, recently some turkeys and large sandhill cranes walking through the fields. Raptors, herons, geese and ducks cruise over and visit the pond. Listen for owls at night. Winter is a special time since we average 20 feet of snow annually. Nearby are snowmobile trails and Alpine and Nordic skiing. Snowshoes, sleds, and sledding hills are provided.
A large spring-fed pond wraps around a small peninsula, canoe and lifejackets are provided. Catch and release smallmouth bass fishing. A fine place for kids to catch their first fish. Near the pond is a shaded picnic area. Have a campfire there and maybe you'll get lucky with the northern lights (hint, stay up late). It's possible to sweat with a sunset view over the pond out the full glass door of the triangular wood-fired sauna.

Minimum Stay: The minimum stay is two nights, except during July and August when there is a one-week minimum stay. I will make exceptions to the summer minimum if the place happens to be open near the dates you want.

Open all four seasons, fall colors are amazing. Hunting is allowed on the property with my permission. There are 200 blueberry plants, wild strawberries in abundance, pears, raspberries, blackberries, and apples. Strawberry and blueberry U-pick farms are within walking distance down the quiet county road.

Guest Comments:

We just arrived home from our vacation and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your property. Everything was perfect. We found ourselves having difficulty leaving the farm for other activities. The dogs tried to convince us to stay forever, but they had to settle for an opportunity to someday return. Going to bed with a blanket of stars overhead and waking up to deer grazing in the backyard are luxuries not experienced in Cleveland. Lisa P.

We were able to watch a bobcat saunter through your back field one evening and several eagles around the pond in the mornings. D.H.

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your Keweenaw home. Watching the deer in the morning from the deck and then watching for shooting stars at night was big fun. The weather was near perfect all the while we were there so we were able to enjoy the great outdoors.
R.K.

Just dropping you an e-mail to thank you for letting us stay at your place in the Keweenaw. We had a great time, even though it was pretty hot that week. We had some pretty good meals at the Pilgrim River Restaurant in Chassell and the Harbor Haus in Copper Harbor. Also, with the warm weather we went swimming in Lake Superior a couple of times. Staying at your place was very relaxing and private. Enjoyed the pond, all the stars at night and a few good thunderstorms. Thanks, again. M.K.

Everything was good, LOTS OF SNOW!!!! D.E.

Just a quick note to let you know we very much enjoyed the home and property. We especially liked sitting on the deck, canoeing and 'playing' in the pond, and your skylight over the bed. We also appreciated the fact that we only did need to bring food to make the visit complete. Your cleaning and grounds-person do a great job! Our dogs have never had the chance to roam a large parcel or play in water and they didn't want to leave. As we were packing the car, one actually started walking down the driveway and refused to come back! D. P.

We really enjoyed staying at your house. It is so pretty to watch the sun set over the hills. I enjoyed walking your trails and the peace and quiet. The stars are so bright at night. I'm glad that we were able to rent it for a few days. I wish we could have stayed longer. B.B.

We did have a great time. We loved the farm and the house. Very peaceful and great views in every direction. The stars through the skylight over the bed were a real highlight.

The house was in great shape and everything worked fine. My wife loved the claw-foot bath tub upstairs and she said you should mention it on your web site.

The deer loved the apples from the trees in the backyard. Every evening at the same time they would come by to munch on some. That was a nice treat.

We had a great time, enjoyed the pond, canoe, fire pit (every night we had a little bonfire and our twins had a ball), and the house was great, too. A.Z.

Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time at your home. It was absolutely beautiful there with the views. The house was fabulous and only took a very short time for us to feel right at home. Thanks for everything and we hope we can return next year. It was probably our best trip to the U.P. S.N.

We had a wonderful time at the house! It's so great. The house has such a comfortable feel that we really had a relaxing vacation (just what we needed). Can't think of any suggestions, everything was perfect! Thanks again, Y.B.
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Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large 2 person Jacuzzi whirlpool spa inside, large spring-fed pond outside with a canoe available. Near the pond is a unique sauna and a shaded picnic area with a firepit. large deck. Microwave, dishwasher, all kitchen accessories, washer-dryer, basketball hoop, satellite TV, etc., just bring food for an incredible time in the Keweenaw. Activities: This is a very unique property with absolute privacy. There are incredible starry views out skylights in the master bedroom and the hot tub room. Northern lights are common, especially after midnight. Canoe through the pond. Sit around a campfire and listen to the sounds of the night. Take a walk. Go to the University town of Houghton 12 miles away and enjoy fine dining, the great mineral museum, unique gift shops or live music. In the winter there are ski trails, snowmobiling areas, and the sauna outside is an absolutely incredible and private experience....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Upstairs and downstairs speaker with iPod jack....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed fiber broadband and wireless too....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Very well-stocked with everything except food....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Nice insulated front porch with a great view....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    You have to find this one on the property!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe at pond....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Unique sauna with a deck. Windows have a great view outside. Very fun in the winter!...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large two person Jacuzzi spa in the sun room under the skylights....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$110 $125
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$135 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$110 $130
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Winter Carnival
Feb 9 - Feb 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Late Winter
Feb 12 - Mar 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$110 $130
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

MTU Spring Graduation
Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$220

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Late Spring
May 5 - Jun 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$110 $130
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Jun 9 - Jun 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $160
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Late June
Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2017
6 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

June 25th week
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,240

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

July 4th week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,390

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Summer Weekly
Jul 8 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,290

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Late August
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,180

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Early Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $135
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

MTU Fall Commencement
Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$110 $125
Fri, Sat, Sun
$775

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $90

Notes:

There is an extra $5 per person per night fee for more than 4 people. Two night minimum. Note that Holiday rates may be higher.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Portage Lake Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-41
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
On US-41
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Chassell Nordic Track
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chassell

WINTER - Snowshoes are available and so are sleds! Please call me for details. We have 15 feet + of snow every year! I forgot to mention the wood stove/fireplace... Area: Houghton - Hancock is the home of Michigan Technological University and only 12 miles away. It's a town of about 15,000 with lots of charm, shopping and activities. Copper Harbor or the Porcupine Mountains are a little more than an hour’s drive away. There are also lots of local ski hills, hiking trails, water activities, snowmobile trails, cross country ski trails and lots more.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Large two person Jacuzzi in sunroom.

    Large two person Jacuzzi in sunroom.

  • Canoe, sauna, and picnic area to right. Catch and release bass fishing.

    Canoe, sauna, and picnic area to right. Catch and release bass fishing.

  • Great sunset and wildlife view out the large upstairs living room. Satellite TV.

    Great sunset and wildlife view out the large upstairs living room. Satellite TV.

  • Office has wired and wireless high speed fiber internet.

    Office has wired and wireless high speed fiber internet.

  • Master bath with claw foot tub.

    Master bath with claw foot tub.

  • One of two downstairs bedrooms.

    One of two downstairs bedrooms.

  • Lots of games, puzzles, and books.

    Lots of games, puzzles, and books.

  • Sunroom skylights removed in 2015 - too much heat gain, new one in master BR

    Sunroom skylights removed in 2015 - too much heat gain, new one in master BR

  • 10 mile sunset view from house with no houses in view or few other human signs.

    10 mile sunset view from house with no houses in view or few other human signs.

  • View out the sauna door towards the pond.

    View out the sauna door towards the pond.

  • Gazebo in the woods along marked trails for walking, skiing, or snowshoeing.

    Gazebo in the woods along marked trails for walking, skiing, or snowshoeing.

  • Playground at Chassell park four miles away.

    Playground at Chassell park four miles away.

  • Central living room, sunroom to right, fireplace out of photo to left.

    Central living room, sunroom to right, fireplace out of photo to left.

  • Canoe provided. Deck, picnic area, campfire pit, and sauna nearby.

    Canoe provided. Deck, picnic area, campfire pit, and sauna nearby.

  • Kitchen with modern appliances. Dining area has great view towards the sunset.

    Kitchen with modern appliances. Dining area has great view towards the sunset.

  • Master bedroom with skylight over the bed. 100's of quality books in the house.

    Master bedroom with skylight over the bed. 100's of quality books in the house.

  • Step back in time - working claw foot tub in master bath.

    Step back in time - working claw foot tub in master bath.

  • Second downstairs bedroom includes a glow in the dark galaxy on the ceiling.

    Second downstairs bedroom includes a glow in the dark galaxy on the ceiling.

  • Skylights removed in 2015 due to heat gain. New photo coming soon.

    Skylights removed in 2015 due to heat gain. New photo coming soon.

  • Campfire at the pond picnic area. Watch the sunset then the northern lights.

    Campfire at the pond picnic area. Watch the sunset then the northern lights.

  • Unique wood burning sauna with great views near the pond and picnic area.

    Unique wood burning sauna with great views near the pond and picnic area.

  • Winter is great! Many feet of snow. Snowshoes and sledding hills provided.

    Winter is great! Many feet of snow. Snowshoes and sledding hills provided.

  • Chassell park, boat ramp and fishing dock 4 miles away.

    Chassell park, boat ramp and fishing dock 4 miles away.

  • Entrance to the historic and fun college town of Houghton 12 miles away.

    Entrance to the historic and fun college town of Houghton 12 miles away.

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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