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STONINGTON CLEARVIEW COTTAGE: Enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Michigan! Pets welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 120 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom With Loft With 2 Beds, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 - Right On Lake Michigan


SLEEPS 2 comfortable (4 environmentally conscientious people is the absolute max due to water conservation)

BEDROOMS: 1 + loft = 2 sleeping rooms

BATHROOMS: 1- full

*LAKEFRONT (Lake Michigan)


Did you used to like to camp, yet crave a comfortable bed, and prefer the luxury of indoor plumbing that you don't need to share with your neighbors? Are you environmentally conservative with your water usage? Do you love to sit by the fire, relaxing and taking in the view? Is a sandy beach a bonus for you? If so, this is the ideal cabin for you!

At the point between Little Bay de Noc and Big Bay de Noc, this cabin is ideal for capturing the beauty of Lake Michigan. Watch the freighters pass by on gorgeous Lake Michigan. Have your morning coffee while you watch the eagles soar overhead, or take the view in from behind the big picture window in the cabin. Sunsets are spectacular here! Enjoy the privacy and solitude without immediate neighbors. This cozy cabin, and its tranquil location, will capture your heart as you find respite from busy schedules and everyday stress. It would be an ideal writer's retreat, or a quiet, cozy get-away for an environmentally conscientious couple. This cabin is ideally situated for active exploration. Bring your bike and enjoy miles of well-paved, quiet roads winding past bucolic farms, or bring your kayak. The clear, shallow waters of the quiet cove are perfect for kayakers. Anglers will enjoy the outstanding fishing opportunities at Big Bay and Little Bay De Noc. Enjoying hiking miles of trails within driving distance of the Stonington.

We are happy to announce that the beach in front of the Stonington Clearview Cottage is wide and sandy at the moment (May 2016) . It's been an ideal beach since the ice melted. Still, the tides do change at times, and in 2014, we did not have a beach. Therefore, if the beach is a bonus, and not a necessity, you'll love it here! The pathway down to the beach has some sea grass, yet it an easy stroll, all within 50 feet of the cottage door.

Water conservation at the cottage is not only nice, it is essential. The water system needs to be purged for 30 seconds each morning to clear the filter. This is easily done by pressing the button located in the master bedroom. We have a 45 gallon holding tank. Once the tank runs dry, it fills at a rate of 6 gallons/hour. The daily amount of water most people normally use in their homes in the city would be excessive here. Daily showers for a family of 4, especially if you have average teenagers or older family members, in addition to multiple dish washings and toilet flushing could result in a loss of water pressure before the week is out. Go green in this beautiful lakefront cottage!

Drinking water is provided during your stay at the Stonington Cottage. A water cooler is provided at the cabin, so you will have plenty of drinking water during your stay at the Clearview Stonington Cottage.

Cara's favorite point about this cottage: This unique location--- right at the tip of the Stonington Peninsula, where the Little and Big Bay De Noc meet in Lake Michigan. I love that it gives you a great vantage point to see the freighters. The fire pit is set up perfectly.

Beds: Main floor: 1 Queen Bed

Upstairs (open loft): 2 double/full-sized beds.

**Caution-- even though we have plenty of bedroom space, the challenge for most people at this beautiful cabin is the strict water conservation that is required for your stay. Therefore, 2 is the ideal number of people at the Stonington Cottage.**

*Pet-friendly-*Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet.

Distances from:

Peninsula Point Lighthouse- Very close to the cottage. Come for a visit and see where the Monarch Butterflies hang out.

Picture Rocks National Lakeshore- 1 hour away

Tahquamenon Falls State Park- 139 miles and 2 hours 55 minutes away.

Mackinac Bridge- 148 miles and 3 hours 4 minutes away.

Frequently Asked Questions: (FAQ)

Beach: This is a small, natural, Lake Michigan beach. In 2016 and as of May of 2017, there has been a nice, sandy beach area. In 2015, the beach was underwater.

Grill: Yes, there is a charcoal grill at the cottages.

Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet.


Water: Most of our guests and the owner's themselves have no problem with the water. Still, we have found that people from the city, who are used to an unlimited amount of water at all times have run the well dry during their stay, and have had to wait a few hours for it to slowly refill. This is a shallow well. We always like to fully disclose any potential hiccups.

More Details

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful Michigan vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Rapid River

A peaceful getaway on the beautiful Stonington Peninsula

What makes this cabin unique

Watch the freighters pass buy on this peaceful peninsula. Cozy, rustic, yet with amenities from home

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was stop #5 on my tour de Michigan 2015. Working on my dissertation, I take a few days each month to "lock in"without distraction to continue my work. There were so many awesome animals! A porcupine couple made their way right by my chair as I worked outside the first night. Also I saw a bald eagle, Woody the Woodpecker, chipmunks, squirrels, a vast amount of birds (hummingbirds too!) insects , and tons of monarch butterflies! I got a ton of work done, loved the wildlife and loved the scenery and lighthouse. Picture perfect stay.
Jul 2015
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Rapid River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Water conservancy is essential at this cute cottage. The
  • Water conservancy is essential at this cute cottage. The water at the Clearview Stonington Cottage is very sensitive. You must purge the filter by pressing and holding the button inside the cottage each day. It only involves pushing a button. Water conservation is a must at this cute cottage. Yes, it is hard to believe you need to be conservative along the large Lake Michigan, yet with the rocky shoreline, it is essential. There is a 49 foot well with a 42 gallon holding tank.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • the steps to the loft are steep. Please use caution
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This cottage is ideal for the nature loving environmentalist couple or a single person's retreat. With the sensitivity of the water system, we absolutely can not have more than 4 people at the cottage any time.


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STONINGTON CLEARVIEW COTTAGE: Enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Michigan! Pets welcome!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 11 reviews
Grand Rapids, Mi

View is unbelievable!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy, peaceful, and feels secluded.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stonington Clearview Cottage is a great place to go to get away, and the ability to bring your four-legged family members makes it even more special. The U.P. is always fabulous because of its beauty.
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for about a week with my husband, 11 year old son, and dog. The property is amazing, the inside of the cabin is charming and clean. My only complaint is that the electricity was not working upstairs, and the drinking water only provided 5 gallons. Which is not enough for three people and a dog. So bring flashlights and extra water..

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Stonington Clearview. I do apologize for the electrical problem, which has been resolved. We also will start leaving more 5 gallons water jugs for our guests. Thank you for that recommendation, and we hope to work with you again.
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Very good.

  • 4 of 5

Experience was good. Water is poor but ok to work with. Ants. View, beaches and Fayette park was the highlight. We had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Ugh...ants in the UP are hard to control. Sorry for the inconvenience. The view are so spectacular. We are glad you booked with Freshwater Vacation Rentals and hope you checkout our other 54 waterfront properties throughout Michigan.
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Clean , and sweet , perfect for quiet and relaxing times

  • 5 of 5

I would go back in a heartbeat ! This lovely place allowed me to refresh by self . Peaceful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely place with me.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: AWESOME! We are so happy you were able to relax and unwind!
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Birthday weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my wife with a get-away to our favorite summer location- the UP- this time we ventured to the south (we have historically gone to the Superior side) and found a fantastic location in the Stongington Cabin. It felt like we had the whole bay to ourselves- perfect little beach area, great views, and perfectly cozy. The location is just far enough away from the "big city" of Escanaba to feel like you're really getting away, but close enough it's not a complete haul to head in for a little sightseeing or to grab a bite to eat. Our only issue was...we needed more time! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott we are so happy you enjoyed the Stonington Clearview Cottage! What a nice birthday present for your wife. We feel it is in a perfect location as well and would love to have you back at any of our properties that we manage throughout Michigan.
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin with a beautiful waterfront view. We enjoyed the every minute of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Viktor, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Please be sure to check out our 54 other vacation rental spots in Michigan for your next adventure. ~Freshwater Team
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
ESC (Escanaba)
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Rapid River
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Mackinac Island- Star Line, Sheplers or Arnold
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nahma Golf Course
Nearest Train
284 Miles
Milwaukee, WI
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 2
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Jacks Restaurant
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Gladstone Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
right through the reeds and dune grass- sometimes wide sand
Car: necessary

lighthouses nearby - Peninsula Point Lighthouse


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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