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Lake Superior Cottage with Spectacular View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

Whitecaps Cottage is a Lake Superior vacation rental located on the eastern shore of the Keweenaw. The cottage offers a large open living area with a full kitchen, dining nook and electric Fireplace. Two bedrooms, and a full bath complete the interior.

This cottage provides wonderful views of Lake Superior sunrises and harvest moons. The large windows and French doors at the front of the cottage bring the grandeur of Lake Superior to the living space.

To the north, the Lower Entry Lighthouse is visible on clear days. Freighters occasionally cross in front of Whitecaps Cottage as they enter the Portage Canal. Further north is Rabbit Island and the extreme ski slopes of Mount Bohemia.

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Kriss Bosley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Kriss Bosley

Ray has a computer science degree from MTU and is employed at a local circuit board manufacturing company. Kriss has degrees in business and elementary education and teaches reading at Houghton Elementary School. We have a lovely teenage daughter!

Kriss Bosley purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Kriss Bosley chose Upper Peninsula

We've always wanted to have property on Lake Superior and this cottage is just the perfect location.

What makes this cottage unique

Skipping stones on the lake. Roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Relaxing by the electric fireplace in the evening. We have seen several eagles at our property and deer on our road. We love to watch the loons float by with babies on their back!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the wonderful relaxing time at your cottage. It was so peaceful and the view is gorgeous. I'm a Michigan Tech alumni so I come back to this area at least once a year. I'll definitely be staying here again! I miss this place already...
Jun 2008
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Sixteen Miles South of Michigan Tech University


Baraga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If we are able to obtain a replacement reservation for the period you wish to cancel, we will refund your initial deposit.
  • If evidence of smoking or pets is found inside the cottage, your security deposit will not be returned.
  • Stays of less than one week will include a $50 cleaning fee. Rates are based on 2 adults, additional charge for 3rd or 4th adult.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The cottage bathroom has a full size bathtub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
Electric Fireplace, Picnic Table, Two Adirondack Chairs overlooking Lake Superior


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Lake Superior Cottage with Spectacular View
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Whitecaps cottage for a week in June. It is a lovely, clean, cozy cottage on the bay. The views are gorgeous!! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We had a very relaxing week, as soon as we arrived we could feel the pressures of everyday life lift away. The cottage almost screams "relax". It is located in the perfect spot, close to many tourist sights, yet far enough away to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the UP. We went to Copper Harbor, Jampot, and Fort Wilkins one day, then spent 2 days discovering the waterfalls nearby. Bond Falls is a must see!! Everything we needed was provided. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this lovely , affordable cottage if you want a terrific getaway!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apple Valley, MN

A wonderful retreat on Lake Superior!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, and I spent four nights at the Whitecaps Cottage in October. The fall colors had already peaked, but there was still plenty of fall foliage left and we certainly enjoyed our visit to the Upper Peninsula The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the view of Lake Superior was just fabulous. We cooked all of our breakfasts and all but one of our dinners in the well equipped kitchen. Our one dinner out was in Houghton at the Library Brew Pub--a really good place to eat!. There were plenty of brochures provided by the owners on what to see and do in the area. We drove to Copper Harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula the first day taking in the sights and did some hiking in the rain. The second day we has sunshine so we drove to the Porcupine Mountains and took a longer hike there. Our third day we went back to Copper Harbor and hiked some more. We had a wonderful lunch at the Keweenaw Lodge. One of our favorite things to do at the cottage was watching the sun rise over Lake Superior while eating our breakfast. The cottage was truly a great location for us to enjoy both the Porcupine Mountains and Keweenaw Peninsula. Thank you so much for sharing Whitecaps Cottage with us,

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed Whitecaps Cottage. It is a great place for a Fall getaway and the sunrises over Lake Superior are wonderful! We hope you will visit again in the future. The Bosleys
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Bakersfield, Ca

A Perfect Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Whitecaps cottage is perfect in every way. It is located in a quiet location with a fantastic view of Keweenaw Bay on Lake Superior. It is suitable for those that want some solitude, but also suitable for those that want a base of operations for exploring the surrounding region. The cottage is immaculate, reasonably priced, and the owners are very accommodating. I gave it 5 stars, but it is actually worth 10 stars.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Super vacation - THANK YOU!

  • 5 of 5

It is seldom that I have rented a place sight unseen and not been somewhat disappointed. The camera angles are misleading or the photos have been cropped. In the case of Whitecaps, the description and photos underestimate the place. It is the perfect place to go to be away from life's pressures and demands. It is removed, quiet, peaceful and beautiful. I am returning this summer for the third time. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from busy-ness. Just please don't book during my favorite time!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hayward, California

I have stayed at whitecap...

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at whitecaps cottage twice and it is situated on a beautiful site located on Lake Superior. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated, nicely equipped, and very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

$50 cleaning fee for stays of less than one week

3 night minimum stay for MTU Graduation and MTU Parent Weekend

Rates are based on 2 adults. $10/night additional charge for a third or fourth adult. 4 adults maximum

Initial deposits will be refunded if we can re-rent the same time period to another group.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund