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Stunning sunsets over Lake Superior!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stunning Views Of Pristine Lake Superior Just Inches Away From Pictured Rocks

This vacation home sits just footsteps away from beautiful pictured rocks national park. Sitting high on a hillside, tree tops cottage has a spectacular panoramic view of lake superior and grand island!

Tree tops has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and over 2000 spacious square feet to enjoy. It is perched on a hillside on a quiet dead end road close to town and beautiful sandy beaches.

This cottage is tastefully decorated with comfort in mind. Enjoy the large wrap around deck; perfect for visiting family and friends, grilling out, or taking in the stunning views and beautiful sunsets over munising harbor.

The four bedrooms are furnished with a night stand, reading lamp, clock, dresser, mirror and closet. Tree tops cottage sleeps 10 guests in 2 queen size beds, 1 double and a single on the main floor and 1 single and a set of bunk beds on the lower level. Bed linens and towels are provided as well as starter products of paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, hand soap, dish detergent and laundry soap.

Tree tops cottage has beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main floor with the exception of the tiled bathroom and carpeted living room.

The kitchen is complete with refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, george foreman grill, toaster, slow cooker,blender, dishes, pots and pans and utensils. It also comes with basic spices, salt and pepper and coffee filters.

A dining table seats six inside or you can dine on the deck which is accessible from the dining area.

The carpeted living room has two love seats and matching ottomans and a reclining chair. It also has a large screen tv with dvd and vcr. Free wireless internet is provided.

The bathroom on the main floor consists of a double vanity, toilet, tub/shower and a linen closet.

In addition to the bedroom on the lower level, there is a walkout recreation room to enjoy the perfectly manicured lawn and view. The lower level also houses a laundry room with a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board and clothes pins. The bathroom has a single vanity, shower and toilet.

The large deck that wraps around 3 sides of the house is a great place to admire the flower gardens, watch the 4th of july fireworks, sunsets, boat activity on the bay, or watch the deer and fox that occasionally play in the meadow adjacent to the property. The decks features chaise lounges, lounge chairs, cocktail tables, and a patio table with umbrella and chairs. A charcoal is located outside on the lower patio. Please bring your own charcoal.

From the patio, a path meanders through a lily patch, down a steep hill and across woody run brook to munising falls.

Tree tops cottage is adjacent to pictured rocks national lakeshore. The park extends 40 miles along lake superior from munising to grand marais. There are numerous waterfalls, hiking trails, white birch forests, sandy swim beaches, lighthouses and more. Miners castle is a must see and the chapel loop hiking trail is highly recommended.

Tree tops is a great stopping off point to rest, relax, refresh. Hope to see you soon.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Yooper
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Parker

Fred is a retired National Park Ranger having worked at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Marcia is a retired teacher. Both enjoy active vacations and have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and parts of Canada. Our interests include hiking, kayaking, canoeing, photography, and wildflowers. Fred is an organic gardner, makes twig furniture, and designs silver and turquoise jewelry. Marcia enjoys going to the gym and repurposing old furniture.

We are Yooper transplants coming from New Jersey and Minnesota. We met on Isle Royale National Park working there during our college summer vacations.

We currently live in Woody Run Cottage which is next door to Tree Tops Cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

September 26- October 2 the Richardson family

Wow fantastic place! Feel like we are visiting family! So much to do in the U.P. Always great to get back here to "home". Thank you so much Fred and Marcia!
Sep 2014
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Munising House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms. One on each floor Bath towels provided. A 'starter' supply of paper and hand soap are provided for your convenience.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds (1 set)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms on main floor and 1 bedroom downstairs. The downstairs bedroom is equipped with a set of bunk beds and a single bed. All bedrooms have comfy beds and premium sheets and bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7 based on 42 reviews

Home sweet home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect. Close to town & all the nature parks. My children really enjoyed the trails leading down to Munising Falls. The gorgeous deck with panoramic views was breathtaking. Fred & Marcia were great host & Fred is a retired park ranger who had awesome advice for us. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So peaceful; beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a long weekend; the accommodations were perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Place was really a great place to stay. We had plenty of room and the view was awesome. It was clean, beds were comfortable, had a great place for fire pit and a great deck to sit on top to visit. They had some games and cards there for us to use, as it rained all day on Saturday, but I would suggest bringing your own playing cards, the ones there are well used and not all of the cards are there. Bring more toilet paper as they don't have any extra. Provide your own wood and your own charcoal for the grill. But I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends UP fall adventure - Oct. 2-5, 2017

  • 4 of 5

Our first impression of Treetops Cottage was a beautiful spot to enjoy our time together in the UP. Spectacular flowers (really gorgeous.....someone has a gift!), large deck with comfortable seating for all, fantastic view, a well maintained fire pit.....a really great spot! The inside of the cottage was well kept and most importantly, clean! The beds were comfortable with nice sheets and plenty of blankets for those cool, fall nights when you want to sleep with the windows partially opened. The bathrooms were nice with good showers and enough hot water to go around. We were 3 couples in our 60's touring around Pictured Rocks and the UP. Having 2 living spaces with TVs was a plus for us since the guys wanted to view sports and could be downstairs while the wives were up.

All in all, this rental was exactly as advertised. There were notes posted within the cottage about where to find things and little glitches to avoid while staying here which was very helpful. Also, I did receive an email from Parker explaining that his parents (Fred and Marcia) were traveling in Europe and that he would be available to help with any problems. There are areas of the inside that are kind of tired and could use upgrading. Some people would say this adds to the charm of Treetops Cottage and visiting the UP. I would partially agree, but there is something to be said for having wonderful towels to snuggle into (could really use new ones), larger fry pans (to cook for a group), and that dishwasher really needs some attention (or replacing). Also, some kindling/firewood would be a nice added touch! These are some of the reasons I gave this rental 4 stars instead of 5. That being said, if you want to visit the UP, enjoy a quiet/laid back area, and spend time in the outdoors enjoying nature, this is the right place to be. I would definitely recommend Treetops Cottage and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific property

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely both inside and out and very well furnished and appointed. I would absolutely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. My only "suggestion" is that the owners consider getting a new dishwasher as the existing one is very noisy and cannot be run when people are sleeping or in the living room.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming house with a beautiful view of lake superior.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 had a fabulous stay at the Tree Tops Cottage. The inside was very comfortable and welcoming, with all the amenities of home. The outside was beautiful with fresh flowers on the deck. There were lots of little touches throughout the house that showed the owners care and love for the property and their guest. I had brought extra toilet paper, kitchen towels and dishwasher soap, but we didn't need it. Plus the supermarket in town is only 10 minutes away for any forgotten or additional items.

We spent our days exploring the area with hikes and boat tours. And came "home" for drinks on the deck and dinner. The beds were comfortable and the showers were hot. We had a super fabulous time. Thanks Fred and Marcia for your hospitality. It was noticed and very appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
MQT Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
East Channel Brew Pub
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Grand Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pictured Rocs Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dog Patch
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sand Point

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is right at our doorstep. Tree Tops Cottage is adjacent to the national lakeshore. Munising Falls is a few minutes walk and Sand Point Beach, which was named one of five nationally rated beaches, is two miles down the road. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore extends 40 miles along Lake

Superior from Munising to Grand Marais offering numerous waterfalls, hiking trails, beach combing, white birch forests, lighthouses, swim beaches and more. The Chapel loop hiking trail is one of the most spectacular in the area.....another must see is Miners Castle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $250

Additional guests $25/ person per night applies to parties over 8 guests
Damage security deposit $250 deposit is refundable if there are no damages / excessive cleaning. You also have a renters insurance policy available provided by Homeaway. It's not mandatory its up to you the renter to decide wether to purchase or not.
Turnover day is Sunday with check out time of 10:30 and check in time of 3:00.
Payment methods are flexible.
Please contact us with further questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.