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Come and Enjoy Private Relaxation on Quiet Iron Lake - Da Lake House

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Just one of many beautiful sunsets while fishing off the pier.


Last updated: 12/21/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come and enjoy the north woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on beautiful Iron Lake. This 3-bedroom home has 300+ ft of frontage on a quiet 300 acre lake just minutes from Iron River and US 2. In the tradition of the U.P., we fondly call this place, da Lake House.

Majestic cedars pepper our lake property while a stand of trees on each side of the property provides a feeling of seclusion and privacy. It doesn't matter what time of year ... every season possesses a unique feeling in this area of the Upper Peninsula.

In the spring and summer ... well, just come and relax. Hang a hammock (included) between two cedars and read a book or take a nap. Fish from the pier or from one of the boats. Take a quiet walk down the road or through the woods. Paddle around the lake and watch for eagles, deer, loons, and other wildlife. The shoreline is all sand for the first 15 feet. A nice, clear, spring-fed Wisconsin lake, the water is always refreshing. Snorkel off the end of the pier and watch the little fish come nibble on you. (paddle boat, alum canoe, and 10' alum fishing boat with oars provided, inc life vests and anchor)

In the fall, the view of the hardwoods across the lake provides a private showing of changing color. No other properties are visible directly across from us. The crisp air is refreshing and can make you feel alive. A fire in the lake-side fire pit is a great way to salute the end of the day. (firewood available)

In the winter, enjoy an exceptional sledding and skiing hill in Caspian, just on the edge or Iron River. Ski Brule is only 20 minutes away with snowboarding, tubing, cross country trails and excellent skiing. A number of quality cross country ski trails are located within minutes of Iron River along with 4-wheeler trails. A large plaza is on the edge of town with big grocery store, movie rental, Shopko store, pharmacy, hardware. Fast food and great specialty shops and restaurants throughout Iron River. Many of the UP's finest waterfalls are within minutes of here. Ice fishing is popular throughout the area, including on Iron Lake. Snowmobiling is a very popular sport with the local visitor's bureau having maps and details.

The house is fully equipped with virtually all the amenities you'll need for an enjoyable stay. Call me with questions: 920.470.8470

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/21/2016

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Games: checkers, chess, cards, Scatagoris, Scruples, Cribbage, puzzles and books, DVD and VHS movies...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Very private location. Minutes from Iron River town. Good fishing, even from the dock. Great sunsets right across the lake make for spectacular evenings. Outdoor supplies: picnic table/benches, hotdog forks, lawn chairs, hammock, aluminum row boat, canoe, paddle boat, fire pit with cut firewood available, gas grill, 40ft dock....moreless


  • Books:

    Some books and magazines onsite...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    several board games, cards, cribbage board, cards, poker chips, and more....moreless

  • Music Library:


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo:

    CD Player with cassette function -- lots of music cassettes onsite. ...moreless

  • Television:

    40' flat screen TV with DVD/VHS player and stereo....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Over 300 feet of lakefront. Side trees provide privacy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    table extender insert stored in closet off kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    gas dryer on first floor....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    single car port attached to house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water heat source...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    couch, love seat, rocker...moreless

  • Parking:

    2-3 vehicles possble on site....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    planety of room on one side of house for multiple cars or a medium-sized RV...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    first floor, soap provided...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    mixer. coffee maker, dish soap, cookware, toaster, dishes and glasses. paper towel, napkins, wine bottle opener, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    tennis courts in Iron River 4 minutes away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    some water toys, inflated rafts, numerous aqua socks to wear on feet when swimming or playing in the water. etc. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Sunday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included


Rental base rate is for occupancy up to 6 people, though da Lake House sleeps 8 with a large pull-out couch in the living room. There is a nominal cost for additional guests depending upon the length of stay. Pets are welcome with pre-approval -- a $40/pet fee applies.

Check or PayPal. 50% down, rest due min 2wk prior to stay.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I am a lifetime Scout and conservationist ... been out in a lot of Wisconsin and UP areas ... and have fallen in love with this property, the lake, and the area. Due to high taxes, we have now opened 'da lake house' for others to enjoy. Call me with questions: 920.470.8470

Why the Owner Chose Iron River, MI, USA:
I bought the property because it was so private and quaint. We wanted a place just for ourselves, but to continue to afford to have this luxury, we're happy to share it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is so perfect if you enjoy the quiet solitude of a vacation on a lake. There are eagles and loons, cedars and birch, walleye, northerns and bass, and of course peace and quiet. There is over 300 feet of private lakefront to explore and a totally equipped house to retreat to when you've had too much fun outside.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/21/2016

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  • Just one of many beautiful sunsets while fishing off the pier.

    Just one of many beautiful sunsets while fishing off the pier.

  • View from the dining window.

    View from the dining window.

  • Heron on dock

    Heron on dock

  • One of 3-4 loons on Iron Lake.

    One of 3-4 loons on Iron Lake.

  • Hug and release.

    Hug and release.

  • This is peace!

    This is peace!

  • Sunset on the old sauna.

    Sunset on the old sauna.

  • Dine in comfort while enjoying a great view.

    Dine in comfort while enjoying a great view.

  • View from the lake.

    View from the lake.

  • Jim with old sauna in background

    Jim with old sauna in background

  • Nice catch, Ethan!

    Nice catch, Ethan!

  • Every sunset is right across da lake.

    Every sunset is right across da lake.

VRBO #242971

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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