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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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. Fully equipped home ready for your vacation.

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.

FYI - VRBO never shows the correct rate. I also want to talk to a potential renter before initiating an agreement. Please call me with questions or inquiries: 920.470.8470

Keywords: House, vacation home, lake house, lake property rental, fishing lake, iron river Michigan rental, iron county vacation rental, vacation home rental

More Details

Jim Edmondson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Jim Edmondson

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, I have now opened 'da lake house' for others to enjoy. Call me with questions or inquiries: 920.470.8470

Jim Edmondson purchased this house in 2006

Why Jim Edmondson chose Upper Peninsula

I bought the property because it was so private and quiet. Da Screen House, which was once a sauna, sits right on the edge of the lake, and I mean right on the edge. This is one of the few places, if not the only one, were e large cedars adorn the lot and shoreline.

What makes this house unique

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.


Iron River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One double bed In bedrooms 1 and 2. Two twin beds in bedroom #3, Large sleep sofa in living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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Come and Enjoy Private Relaxation on Quiet Iron Lake - da Lake House
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Great family trip!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed July '15. Our family had a week full of fun! Jim is very easy to work with and accommodating. Hopefully we will be returning next summer for another wonderful trip. We had 2 boys, ages 8 & 9 with us who can't wait to return. The fisheing was great, and boated everyday. A beautiful, clean lake.Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ready to go back!

  • 4 of 5

Our family just spent a wonderful week at Da Lake House! So much to do right there. There was never a comment of "I'm bored". Thank you to Jim for his generousity in allowing us to enjoy his home! Jim is very easy to work with. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location and time of year for a long overdue family decompression! Even though the fishing wasn't that stellar the different wildlife and most awesome fall colors more than made up for that! We would like to thank Jim and his family for sharing their lake house with us. We saw a flock of wild turkeys wander through the front yard. A wolf and black bear, deer, the 2 loons and most adorable lake otter who was a ham! We came back refreshed and with many colorful photos! We are very grateful!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family fishing spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. Lots of fish to be caught, on this wonderful quiet lake. We enjoyed all of the wildlife and solitude around us. The boys enjoyed paddle boating around the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Da Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Our family just finished a week's stay and the place is everything you could ask for.Very clean,roomy,great yard with great frontage and private.We enjoyed the lake,fished,canoed and ate at some nice places all within 30 minutes.Jim is very easy to deal with and I think the rate is very fair.Enjoy your stay,I know we plan on returning in 2013.The dog had a blast too!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melanie and Jim

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful North woods vacation here. We saw Loons, Herons, Cranes, Bald Eagles, Osprey and a family of Hooded Merganzers. On several evenings, we could hear wolves howling from the wilderness area west of the lake. We took day trips and found several incredible waterfalls within 50 miles of the cabin. We also spent a great day kayaking in the Sylvania Wilderness area, about 40 miles away. A very comfortable lake home with everything we needed made for a wonderful UP vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Rates & Availability

Iron River House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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