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Twin Oaks Guest House, Upper Peninsula on Little Bay De Noc, Lakes Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9) 2000 square feet

Large 4 bedroom home. 2 bedrooms on first floor with a queen in each. Bedroom 1 upstairs has 2 doubles. Bedroom 2 upstairs has 1 double and 2 singles. This tastefully decorated house is across the street from city beach with a lifeguard, marina/boat launch, extensive playgrounds, picnic areas, and paved bike/walking path. Guests will enjoy the view of Little Bay De Noc from the front sun porch. Hardwood floors throughout,Newly remodeled bathroom and half bath,yard with shade and plenty of parking. New second both was just constructed on the 2nd floor.

Gladstone is located on a small peninsula jutting out on the west coastline of Little Bay De Noc (Lake Michigan). This town is a popular tourist area for summer recreation. Good restaurants can be found specializing in local fish, steaks, Italian, and home-style cooking.

There are golf courses in Gladstone and Escanaba. Gladstone is a real gem, not many traps, but lots of trees and friendly people. Gladstone is recognized as the Walleye Capital of the World, however, perch, salmon, and trout are also caught. Fishing Charters are available in the area.

Several state and national parks are found within a 75 mile radius. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Fayette State Park are probably the best known. Marquette, Michigan and Lake Superior are only 60 miles away.

Winter activities can be found everywhere in the U.P. whether its Dog Sled racing, ice fishing, skiing or skating.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About The Owner

Owners Barb and Steve are retired teachers. We purchased the Gladstone guest house from Barb's grandmothers estate. Twin Oaks has been a labor of love and a place we hope to someday retire. We love to travel, sail, and ski.(Photo from recent visit to Peru). In recent years we have traveled to Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Eastern Europe, Iceland, Norway, and Denmark. The world is beautiful but not more beautiful than Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Last winter we visited the ice caves near Trenary. They were amazing! Someday we would like to visit all the waterfalls in the U.P. Last summer we went to Isle Royal, which is a beautiful island in Lake Superior.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Gladstone

Twin Oaks is across the street from the Gladstone City Park with great views and access to Little Bay De Noc off Lake Michigan. It is very family friendly! Location-Location-Location!

As a child Barb helped her grandmother take care of the cabins that were next door. The rooms in Twin Oaks Guest House were also rented out as a part of grandma's business. Barb and Steve are the 3rd generation to share this special property.

What makes this house unique

Twin Oaks has the charm of a 1930's guest house with the conveniences of a high end resort. Large spaces are found throughout the house where friends and family can gather to share rest and recreation. The house has the original kitchen sink and all the original light fixtures. Updating was carefully done to restore the traditional feeling. It is our hope that our guests will find the peace and joy you have earned throughout your working weeks. Extremely clean standards are expected from our maintenance staff. New patio and air conditioning have been added for your comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are here to celebrate the marriage of our daughter. We had beautiful sunny days and cool nights. We prepared for the wedding and enjoyed entertaining friends at our "home" away from home. I am sure the neighbors wondered what was going on!! Steve and Barb, Thank you.
Aug 2006
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Gladstone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , New bath on 2nd floor. shower, sink and toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • All linens are included.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Bedrooms on the first floor have 1 queen bed in each. Bedroom 3 upstairs has 2 doubles Bedroom 4 upstairs has 1 double and 2 twins. All the bedrooms are large. One of the downstairs bedrooms has a TV. One of the bedroons upstairs has an extra couch/sitting area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wonderful play area for children across the street, Clean supervised swimming beach with slide in the water, Walking distance to marina, boat launch and walking path. In winter there are cross country ski areas close by. Snowmobiling and ice fishing is popular and can be accessed across the street. Take a sleigh ride, or go skiing at Marquette Mountain. There are MANY waterfalls within an hour drive.


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Twin Oaks Guest House, Upper Peninsula on Little Bay De Noc, Lakes Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Grosse Ile, MI

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in as many years and we will be back every year that we can. House is in a perfect location, very well maintained, and very comfortable to stay in.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large home, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Twin Oaks! The view of the bay is beautiful; we enjoyed watching all the ice fishermen! Clean, cozy rooms. Kitchen with all you could need. Beautifully renovated bathrooms. Having laundry in-house was super helpful for our family and messy baby. Must try Swedish Pantry and The Stonehouse for dining. Adorably decorated home... we can't wait to come back to visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time. The house is great. Plenty of room, very comfortable and great location. Weather got cool towards the end of our stay but the home was always a warm and comfortable retreat. Would highly recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntley illinois

hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has a lot of character. It's like visiting your family.Spacious, but still cozy.There were 7 of us,plenty of room for everyone's space,my favorite was the porch.Nice beach and playground across the street There are only a few stairs into the house and two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bath on the first floor

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wauconda, Illinois

We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Twin Oaks. We will return every opportunity we have. It is clean and in a perfect location to enjoy the beach, walking trails and Kids' Kingdom. The bathroom that was added on second floor since our last visit was a wonderful and unexpected addition. We also rented Little Bay Getaway which is just two doors down for some of our family. This worked great. Everything about Twin Oaks is delightful!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grosse Ile, MI

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a wonderful time. Family of 8 was very comfortable and the house was amazing. Perfect layout and location. Will definitely be back year after year!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
In Escanaba
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake Bluff or Gladstone Golf Course
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Gladstone ski park
Car: recommended

The City of Gladstone has a Yeiiow Bike Program, where guests can check out a bike at several locations, and use the bike for the day FREE.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

$250 per night Rate is based on 6 guests.
7 night minimum during peak season
4 night minimum during off season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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