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Lake Superior Cottage with Spectacular View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 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.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Kriss Bosley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

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 Baraga

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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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 16 reviews

Wonderful, restful home on Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week -- and wished that we booked it for another! Extremely clean and comfortable with a fantastic view of Lake Superior. Perfect location -- close to Houghton! Quiet road allowed for many walks. Highly, highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when our guests enjoy Whitecaps as much as we do! Thank you for your kind words and we hope you will visit again in the future. Kriss & Ray
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  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy, right on the water 👍

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kriss & Ray
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Grand Rapids,MI USA

Outstanding view and property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 12 days at this wonderful cottage. There are outstanding views from all the windows, and being so close to Lake Superior was a huge plus. Imagine lying in bed and watching the sun in the morning, and a full moon at night come up over the water, listening to the waves and seeing eagles right out the window. The picture opportunities in this area were endless. The interior was very clean, and furnished with comfortable furniture and beds. The décor was tastefully done, from the unique wall art, to all the creative touches that are designed to remind you to relax, you're on vacation. It was well stocked with plenty of extra towels, blankets, paper products, etc, and everything you need in the kitchen. We found so much to do in this area, several good hiking opportunities,(including MT Arvon the highest point in MI) visiting historic Houghton and the University, great shopping, kayaking on both the lake and the rivers, Copper Harbor, and all the falls(we loved the Cannon Falls). There are also several good places to eat in the area.The cottage will have plenty of information for the guests. Booking, check-in and check-out were easy. Thank you for opening your home to others. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Whitecaps is such a relaxing spot and we love sharing our cottage with others who love Lake Superior. You found so many fun things to do in our area! We really appreciate how considerate you were with our property and look forward to welcoming you to Whitecaps in the future! Kriss & Ray
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Charming, well appointed cottage right on Lake Superior!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this charming cottage. The sunrise was gorgeous as we watched it from the living room. We sat by the lake and watched a storm roll in. We heard the waves crashing during the night and slept so peacefully. We had everything we needed for our stay. The cottage was very clean and very charming. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed Whitecaps, it is a magical place! We truly appreciate such considerate guests, and hope that will return in the future. Kriss & Ray
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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: June 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: October 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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Sixteen Miles South of Michigan Tech University




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

$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