|Space||1,400 sq. ft.|
|Property type||mobile home|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
All the amenities of home but with the clean pure Michigan air and water of the Upper Peninsula for your enjoyment. Three bedrooms sleep 6 plus additional beds in the enclosed Gazebo near the water sleep another 3, and a large sofa and loveseat could be used for an additional 2 people for a total of 11.
This is Lake Superior waterfront property with a deck overlooking the water, a screened Gazebo near that deck and the main house just a short walk away with its own deck and enclosed front porch near the road.
The main house features three bedrooms, a dining room, large living room, laundry area,two full bathrooms, and a large kitchen fully stocked with pots & pans, dishes, older side by side fridge, microwave, stove w/ oven, coffee pot, and an older dishwasher. It also boasts a brand new clothes washing machine (added July 19, 2012, an older dryer, and a gas & charcoal outdoor grill. The owner has added a window air conditioner for each of the 3 bedrooms.
All bedding linens/comforters/pillows are supplied, as well as bath & hand towels, paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, and shampoo. Just bring your food, clothes, and camera for the sunsets. A bathing suit, sunscreen, beach towels and toys should also be on your list.
Go barefoot for long walks on the super sandy private beach and swim the cool waters of Lake Superior. The peace and quiet of Hiawatha National Forest and the Lake Superior experience of spectacular sunsets and beach walks are like no other lake. Lifelong memories are made here amongst the birch, maple and pine.
Pick blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries in the Hiawatha Forest, then drive West to visit Oswald's Black Bear Ranch in Newberry one hour away. A short drive from there you can walk the trails or take a short walk on paved pathways to see Tahquahmenon Falls. Canoe rentals are available there. Also be sure to head over to Whitefish Point north of the town of Paradise, known for its Blueberry Festival, Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum, the Whitefish Point Lighthouse and the Bird Observatory. You can also visit the century old Cranberry Farm a short drive off the highway.
Tired of nature? Head East to the Bay Mills Resort and Casinos for a night of gaming, good food, conversation and drinks. Enjoy the Premier Wild Bluff Golf Course or continue on to Brimley and visit the Wheels of History Train Museum and newly built replica Depot. Here you can see local history displayed regarding the railroads, the Bay Mills Point lumber industry, local fisheries, early telephones, and schools. Entrance is free of charge although donations are very much appreciated.
Drive 30 minutes to the City of Sault Ste Marie, MI and visit the River of History Museum, the downtown Farmer's Market at the corner of Ashmun Street and E. Portage on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 pm for locally raised produce or fresh whitefish, or see the Soo Locks on Portage Avenue at the foot of Ashmun Street and get some delicious fudge across from the locks on what the locals call Fudgie Row. You can also see the historic homes of Henry Schoolcraft and John Johnston on Water Street near the St. Mary's River.
Drive 45 minutes South on I-75 to St. Ignace and catch a boat to Mackinac Island where cars are not allowed and you can rent horses or bicycles to tour the island and historic fort and eat their world famous Mackinac Island Fudge or Ice Cream.
Don't miss the Native American Pow-Wows around the Fourth of July in Brimley & Sault Ste Marie, as well as Fourth of July Fireworks, Flea Market and parades!
Tour the Soo Locks and watch the freighters go through while eating a delicious waffle ice cream cone or enjoy shopping at the many tourist gift shops. You can even ride thru the Locks on the Soo Locks Boat Tours.
Find peace with yourself and your God!
This property was in the Osmar family for many years. Our mother was raised here and went to school in what used to be a one-room school house in Dollar Settlement. She moved away after her marriage but later acquired the property after her parents passed. She and my father eventually moved back to the Upper Peninsula she so loved. Their eight children have special memories here on the shores of Lake Superior. I am her son Ken. My sister Janet recently purchased the cabin next door from our cousin and use it for their vacations.
Pauline G. Rice-Goetz & George Goetz purchased this mobile home in 2011
When Mom passed-on in 2011 I acquired the property as Dad moved to Lansing to be close to many of his children. We will still have family reunions here and enjoy Dad's favorite spot, the Gazebo by the lake. This was his little piece of Heaven that he built himself. He was so proud of his octagon shaped hideaway that was so perfect for all the grand kids and so cool in the summer with all the screens. He liked to listen to his music there, tons of CD's and tapes from Country Music to Gregorian Chants.
I like the benefit of owning this family property and being able to bring Dad back once in awhile to all the memories and for family reunions each year. I also like the fact that I have someone I can trust to manage the rental aspect of it on VRBO. This is the third listing George and Pauline Goetz are managing. They have been doing this for the past six years with their own beachfront property and her sister's. Their expertise is appreciated. I hope my guests make many memories and write many positive reviews for me to publish as we continue to update this three bedroom mobile home placed here by my parents.
We enjoyed our time at the home. It has been a peaceful time in the woods. The beach and sunsets are spectacular. The cottage was comfortable and well furnished - especially the living room. The large couches and chair were great! We found everything we needed here to cook and do some laundry. Having the laundry detergent and dishwasher soap was a nice touch and saved us a trip to town. Thank you for your hospitality. Jim.
Thank you for having us as your first guests. We had a peaceful and relaxing stay and look forward to returning soon. Sandy
We had an absolute blast on our trip. The property is adjacent to other lake houses, but still felt private. The trailer is a little dated, but still nice. The kids loved the gazebo! It's a short walk to the beach, like 2 minutes. It's a beautiful, secluded beach. We loved hanging out down there. There's a fire pit down there that we enjoyed. There's also one up by the house. There was a charcoal grill to use as well. The house is stocked with anything you could need. There were lots of towels, blankets and bedding as well. The rental was as listed and the managers were really great to work with, very friendly. The grounds and house/gazebo were clean and maintained. Some of the windows opened kind of hard and it was really hot up there, so a window ac unit in the living/kitchen area would have been nice. There were window ac units in all 3 bedrooms. We enjoyed Taquemenon Falls, Pictured Rocks, Sault St Marie, they were all within a reasonable driving distance. We stopped at Dancing Crane coffee house a couple times, that was a nice place. Lots to do up there! If you're not looking for anything fancy, but want a nice, relaxing beach vacation, I highly recommend this place!
Our vacation ended up being a Great Disappointment, so much so that we only stayed 16 hours. I had read in a previous review that mosquitos were a problem for other guests, I also read that the owners replied to the review and were aware of problems. I unfortunately assumed that some of the issues were corrected, the windows. Though I am aware that nothing can be done about nature and fully accept that mosquitos are outdoors. We had no idea how bad mosquitos would/could be. However, the fact that the mosquitos kept entering the rental was unacceptable. There were several issues with the rental. No central heat (this amazed and shocked us) no central fan to circulate the heat from the living room. However, thank goodness it was chilly out, because it was impossible to open windows NO SCREENS on many of the windows thus mosquitos continuously entered the home. We were greeted with a list of issues the housekeepers wanted the owners to be aware of. We killed the hundreds of mosquitos that followed us in, we made sure that all windows and doors were closed completely to turn in for the evening. After showering in the master bath, the water continued to leak loudly for the rest of the night. Every couple hours we were awoken by the sound of mosquitos in the room, we would get up kill many more only to be awoken again. We tried sealing the window edges and gaps with tissue, nothing helped. We were dinner and were trapped, tired and disappointed and disgusted. I went to cook breakfast to find 1 skillet had the tephlon coating scratched horribly, found an iron skillet which I found to be cracked through (because the butter I was melting flamed under the pan). We called the owners to let them know our frustrations and left a message that we would be leaving. We packed, did attempt to walk to the beautiful beach unfortunately only for a minute for the LARGE mosquitos were feasting on us! We left, called the owners hours later from a rest area to again let them know of our departure, apparently they weren't surprised, or just didn't care. Again, I realize the mosquitos outside can NOT be helped it is nature, but it is unacceptable to be unable to sleep indoors due to the mosquitos that are continually entering from somewhere. The rental needs new windows with screens, cooking utensils (pans), radio or television that have the weather and news available (the television _only_ plays DVD's) plumbing needs repaired, and seriously heat/air are an issue.
We had a great time at Osmars. Plenty of space for our big family of 7. The beach was gorgeous and very private, our kids played for hours!!!! The kitchen was very well stocked with pots and pans and all sorts of baking items. The property managers were very helpful with any issues we may have had and are very friendly. Grocery and restaurants are a good 15 min drive from property so make sure you bring what you need. All in all a beautiful, peaceful retreat. There is another cottage right next door, like within 20 feet of the porch, but there was no one staying there during our stay so that was not a problem at all for us. Would definitely go back. Had a great time.
Loved the location of this cottage. Secluded and right on the beach (which was beautifully sandy). It was within driving distance to the falls, plenty of hiking, kayaking, and exploring. The cottage itself was nice and roomy, clean, but in need of some minor repairs. It had a sort-of "run down" feel to it that wouldn't be there with a few touches: the slider door to the porch doesn't work, and the knob to the second bedroom needs replaced (I got locked inside it for a good while until someone helped to bust me out!). Also, we couldn't keep the windows open at night because the ripped screens allowed mosquitos inside, and a noticed a mushroom growing in the corner of the main bathroom.
All that said, however, it is a very nice place to stay -- I just know it could be better. If you're thinking about renting this property, I wouldn't let those things stop you, but just keep them in mind.
The location was great, the beach was peaceful and serene. The accommodations were adequate and clean. On the less than positive side, things started out poorly being locked out upon arrival. A badly leaking quest shower wall along with mildew was also present. By far, the biggest disappointment and frustration were the mosquitoes!! Outside, they were bad. But inside, every evening, they found their way in, every night, every day. Even with the place closed up tight and fogging the whole exterior, they came inside - somewhere. Awoke every day with mosquito bites and many of the insects on the walls.We will be leaving with many memories, not all of them good!
We had an excellent time at your vacation rental. The beach is fantastic! If you have trouble with stairs, this is not the place for you, but for all others beach access was easy. The kids (and Grandpa) loved sleeping in the gazebo. The kids and our dog loved the beach and the water was great. There are a few things that need updating in the house, but this is a new rental property and the managers seem to be very committed to bringing this rental to a great standard. The washer wasn't working, but Pauline was kind enough to do a load for us. And it seems the owner will be replacing the washer in the near future. The fridge is a bit old, but it works fine. You just have to make sure the doors are shut. The freezer dispenses ice, which was great as it was unseasonably warm during our stay. The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed to cook all our meals. The grill, not so much. Overall, I say give this place a chance. The beach is phenomenal and the house is very clean and comfortable. The managers seem committed to improving this rental and I think it will get better every week.
This property is in the Hiawatha National Forest and just off the Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway which is located along the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan. This roadway (W. Lakeshore Drive) is a 'Highway to the Past' that draws attention to the unique history, culture, scenery and snowmobile trails.
Stories of lives and events have been passed down through oral traditions of the Native Americans and the writtten records of early travelers, missionaries, and traders.
For the native people this region was a home and gathering place made attractive by the concentration of white fish that made it a prime fishing site. The high bluffs of Iroquois Mountain made a great lookout over the bay and a place of worship. A place called Iroquois Pte. was the scene of a great battle between the 'Nodaway' Iroquois warriors and the Chippewa near where Point Iroquois Light Station is now.
The waters of the St. Mary's River carried many travelers to an unexplored wilderness and the area became a meeting place and destination for people seeking riches and trade.
For the white settlers it became a haven of rich timber resources. James Pendill's Sawmill just west of Point Iroquois was powered with the water of Pendill's Creek. Today it is the site of Pendill's Creek National Fish Hatchery where kids under age 15 fish free for a day in June.
The Peninsula Bark Company used the shoreline as a docking site where stacks of 'tan bark' were shipped to the Northwest Leather Company in the 'Soo'.
For the sailor, the Bay was a harbor of safety and a gateway to the inland sea of Lake Superior. The beacon of Point Iroquois Lighthouse was a guiding glow, or a light never to be reached. The many shipwrecks that have occurred throughout this region gave birth to the Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum where you can see artifacts.
The Portals: Gros Cap Canada and Point Iroquois, marked the boundary between the treacherous waters of Lake Superior and relatively calm waters of the St. Mary's River.
These are just a few of the historic sites along the Byway that offer a glimpse into the past and show that this region was an historic travel route that is still followed today for pleasure. Along this route you will find waterfront campgrounds, shady picnic areas, trails, and miles of secluded beaches to walk, and vast expanses of clear water to swim and fish.
The Whitefish Bay area is known for its Native American history and pre-history which extend back for several thousand years. The Bay Mills Indian Community is located just a short drive east of Monocle Lake.
This tribe has the historic distinction of opening the first casino on a reservation, the Kings Club Casino, that is still open. As a result of its success they were able to extend employment to their people and others by opening the Bay Mills Resort and Casino two miles down the road, as well the Wild Bluff Golf Course, and the Bay Mart Store and Gas Station in Brimley.
At the Bay Mills Resort you can do fine dining at Sacy's Restaurant enjoying a wonderful crab legs buffet or eat a quick bite at the Back Bay Grill and Sport's Bar overlooking the Back Bay of Lake Superior.
Henry Schoolcraft was an early European traveler whose description and recorded information about the native cultures of the area inspired Longfellow's work 'Song of Hiawatha'. The area was and still is of great importance for fishing and as a shipping corridor. It is a location between two popular destinations (Soo Locks and Tahquamenon Falls).
When you visit the Wheels of History Museum in downtown Brimley exhibits show the early logging history of Bay Mills. It is run by the Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Research Society that has also partnered with the National Forest Service in renovation and interpretation at the Point Iroquois Lighthouse. This lighthouse is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. You can climb its tower, walk the grounds and boardwalk, see exhibits, and purchase books in its gift shop.
Stop at the Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce on the I-75 Business Spur to get maps and all kinds of tourist information for one of the oldest cities in America.
Once you cross the famous Mackinac Bridge and enter the enchanted Upper Peninsula of Michigan you are immediately aware of fresh clean air, beautiful forests (full of pine, cedar, birch and maple trees), and wonderful clear water.
There are many things to do and places to see within one hour of our location, such as the famous Mackinac Island where no cars are allowed. Tourists and residents use horses and rented bicycles to see the island and old fort.
People living in the UP are called 'Yoopers'. The people who live below the bridge are called 'Trolls'. The last two lines of the Yooper Creation Story says it all, 'On da sixth day God created da bridge so da trolls would have a way to get to heaven. God saw it was good and on da 7th day he went to hunt'.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|One-time cleaning fee||$100|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Confirmation is by email after first check is received. At time of booking half the quote is due by check or money order mailed to George Goetz PO Box 294 Brimley, MI 49715. Booking receipt & rental agreement is mailed to you for a signature. Please return agreement with final payment. Make final payment at least two weeks before arrival. Pet fee of $5.00 per night per dog should be added when appropriate. Cancellation policy is that we do not refund money unless we fill your reservation dates. We first try to reschedule a reservation for another time or year for you. Directions and entrance instructions are emailed after final payment is received.