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Your Own Family Compound

Bedrooms 13
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lodge plus 4 other cottages - 13 Bedrooms , 14 Baths, (Sleeps 34)

Michigan? Really??

Michigan! Really!!

Look no further than the south shore of magnificent Lake Superior for this charming family compound where you can enjoy quiet nights and northern lights. Done in the Dutch Colonial style, the main lodge, three cottages and carriage house comfortably accommodate 30-34 guests, making it an ideal location for family gatherings, celebrations and reunions. Relax with a modern kitchen, wood stoves and welcoming furnishings, then wander the 10 acre property which includes over 1200 feet of frontage on Lake Superior's beautiful Sunrise Bay with your own private beach and boat launch.

The spacious grounds of the property allow for both a large communal space for big family dinners and lawn games -- as well as the privacy of retreating to separate cottages.

You are only minutes away from the famed Pictured Rocks National Seashore, a favorite destination for hikers, kayakers and photographers. Nearby Grand Island, part of the Hiawatha National Forest, offers miles of breathtaking colored sandstone cliffs, sea caves and trails that surprise and delight with dramatic views of the lake. Also minutes away is scenic and sheltered Munising Bay with docking facilities. Known as a favorite destination dive site, Munising Bay is renowned for its crystalline waters that allow divers unmatched opportunities to explore over 15 shipwrecks. Golfers have a number of courses to choose from, including the prestigious Greywalls in nearby Marquette, Sweetgrass in Escanaba and a premium 18-hole course right in Munising.

Looking for less rugged activities? Try croquet on the front lawn, curl up with a favorite book by the fire, or simply stroll the grounds. Whatever you want in a vacation, let Lake Superior, jewel of the Great Lakes, treat you to a vacation spot you’ll always remember.

Michigan! Really!!

Keywords: Family compound, reunion site

More Details

Property Manager
Julie and Bob Wisniewski-managers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2018

About Julie and Bob Wisniewski-managers

My wife, Denise, and I have been vacationing here for the last 20 years. In that time we have enjoyed many family reunions and parties with our large extended family.

Julie and Bob Wisniewski-managers purchased this lodge in 1991

Why Julie and Bob Wisniewski-managers chose Munising

We chose to buy this property because of our large family and the many possibilities for boating , golfing, hiking, and other recreational activities this area offers.

What makes this lodge unique

We enjoy being on a large bay where the cottages are not close together and the privacy offered is better than that available in most other locations. Also, there is relatively light boat traffic on the water which means we can enjoy serenity instead of many boats and jet skis creating a noisy environment.


Munising Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 34
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 28 people
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
    Bathroom 11 -
    Bathroom 12 -
    Bathroom 13 -
    Bathroom 14 -
  • 14 Full Bathrooms
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (8), Twin or Single Beds (14), Pac N Plays (2), Full size Futons (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Each house has a full kitchen with with dishes & silverware, stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, & coffee pot


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Your Own Family Compound
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Grosse Pointe, MI


  • 5 of 5

The compound was truly beyond my expectations! I have heard how amazing this place was but when you see it you have a better understanding of how special this property is! The houses are stocked with everything you need and provide a great gathering space while the individual houses enable privacy as well. The views are unbelievable from every part of the property! We enjoyed several beautiful sunrises and bonfires every night! I highly recommended this for family and friends for a very memorable vacation! Epic! The property manager Julie was the best!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week on the greatest lake.

  • 5 of 5

My four siblings and I and our families have been gathering for vacations in various locations around the U.S. every other year for 25 years. This year we picked The Great Lakes region - and found this incredible property to be our home base for the week. The main house was perfect for our communal meals, conversations, jam sessions and game playing. The remaining houses gave us room to spread out and very comfortable accomodations. The beach and the sauna and the fire ring on the lawn took up all the rest of our time at the compound. And, the location at Pictured Rocks proved to be a prime location for getting into hiking, history, walking the beaches, boat tours of the cliff and checking out Grand Island. So much to see and do close by! We had as many a 26 for part of the week - and there was room to spare. Weather was great - it rained one evening - but even then, held off until the grilling was done! Everyone was thrilled with the location and the facilities. We couldn't see it all in a week - this is one place we may need to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location and Well-Equipped

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our week's family reunion at this wonderful location on Lake Superior. Everything was incredibly clean, beautifully appointed, and well thought out for group fun. Even when the weather wasn't cooperative, there was plenty to do on the compound and in the surrounding area. Our hosts, Julie and Bob, were so gracious and accommodating, concerned only that we have everything we need, and that we have plenty of fun. The kitchen in the manor house was professionally equipped and made family meals together a joy to prepare and share.

All in all, I would take the family back to this location again. It was simply great, probably the best facility we have shared over the years of our family reunions.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat You, your five daughters, and their families were a joy to have as guests. I hope you will consider coming back again. Thank you for your gracious words. It was our pleasure to have aided you in celebrating with your family. Best Regards, Bob and Julie
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Superior to all others!

  • 5 of 5

The family compound in Christmas, MI was the perfect location for our family of 27 and counting. Now that we have returned home, I miss the Lake Superior views from my bedroom, beach bonfires, visits to the sauna, state of the art kitchen, and carefree time spent with family. The property is beautifully maintained and clean. The manager, Julie, is incredibly friendly and resourceful. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends. During our stay, we went hiking, cliff jumping at Grand Island, kayaking, and took the Picture Rocks Boat Tour. We look forward to visiting again. Thanks, Julie!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU, Kristen. Your family was marvelous, and we truly enjoyed meeting all of you. Please come again. Julie
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Extraordinary Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our large family (my siblings and their families) was so fortunate to return here for a second year and enjoy this beautiful property on Lake Superior. Plenty of space for all of us with great attention to the details that make this a luxurious home away from home. We enjoyed family dinners in the main house(we all gathered and prepared a spaghetti dinner together) celebrated my nephew's engagement, enjoyed time on the beach and endless hours of fun on the lawn. Julie and Bob do am amazing job keeping the homes and grounds immaculate and making guests feel so welcome. A lovely place to get away and truly relax. Thank you again for a perfect week!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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UP trip exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We sadly returned home, from an AMAZING stay here. This property was perfect for our large (23 folks) family! Each 'family' was able to spread out in their own house at night, but we all met up at the main house for meals and to hang out. The houses were all SO clean, amazingly maintained, and the kitchen set-up was perfect. Julie and Bob were so helpful. The kids loved all the grassy areas to play and ride bikes, the beach was a huge hit (and the water was comfortable for swimming!), and there were plenty of day-trip activities to do nearby. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pictured Rocks Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M 28


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $800

MANAGER'S JUNE 2017 SPECIAL---$10,800 for the weeks of June 10th, June 17th, and June 24th--this rate INCLUDES the cleaning fee--call me NOW to book--julie 586-246-2961

Manager'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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