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Western Upper Peninsula

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Driveway down to house. Easy turnaround down there even with a trailer.


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Clean, fully outfitted 2/3 bedroom pet friendly home with huge screened porch.

Tucked in the forest. Clean and comfortable fully outfitted home. Two bedrooms have queen sized beds in spacious bedrooms, lower level is fully finished and carpeted with 3 twin beds. Two cots are also available and there is plenty of room to put them anywhere. Big eat in kitchen is fully outfitted with all appliances including washer and dryer. Picture windows facing the lake with level beach. Step from the kitchen and living room out to the huge screened porch that spans the entire house. Pots, pans, dishes, silverware are all provided. Full bath on main floor with tub/shower. There is a pier and a canoe plus a nice fire pit. Large roomy driveway and turnaround makes it easy with a camper, boat, or snowmobiles. Dogs are welcome with an additional deposit. Very quiet lake makes it easy to relax. Great fishing, star gazing, or story telling by the fire. If you're looking for a little fun, try your hand at the casino which is only 6 miles away and usually has a band on the weekends for a little dancing. There are also two nice golf courses very close by. One is an 18 hole one is a 9 hole. Plenty of great restaurants nearby plus a great grocery store just a few miles away with great steaks and just about anything you could need. A short 1.5 mile ride down quiet road to the snowmobile trails. Visit the Watersmeet Trout Hatchery or take a ride to Bond Falls. Home is immaculate. Very nice ride to snowmobile trail off Old U.S. 2. 5 minutes.
One week minimum on summer rental. e-mail if you have questions.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only. All butts must be picked up....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Yes as long as you pick up after them. Dog poop must be bagged or carried well into the woods or buried....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Limited Accessibility:

    It is a ranch but there are stairs up to porch....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    3 twins in lower level....moreless

  • 2 bedrooms on main floor and bedroom in fully finished dry lower level. Bedrooms are a split format meaning they are on two different sides of the house for privacy....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • One nice bath with a tub shower combo.

Other Amenities

  • Full basement is as large as the upstairs doubling your space.


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat screen....moreless

  • Video Library:

    I have a new batch of movies to drop off....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Plenty of room in the kitchen at table for 6. Additional chairs downstairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There is always fresh and clean bedding. We always check, please keep in mind sometimes the well deposits slight marks from tannins in the water. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Large enough turn around for cars and trucks with trailers. If its extremely snowy or icy you may need a running start up the drive. We just had a new road and new gravel laid. Please be careful....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell only Att & Verizon work pretty well. Some days you may need to come up the hill. 911 has worked for us even when phone said "no service"....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are towels but please bring some of your own. No beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On main floor in kitchen laundry room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, takes regular ground coffee, filters are there....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I can't think of anything that isn't there to create a gourmet meal. Blenders, electric fry pans, crock pot, whisks, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Looks portable but its permanently mounted. Also brand new....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    People leave behind unopened items that are yours to use. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Fully enclosed screen porch along entire house facing the lake....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Life jackets on porch. Use at your own risk....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas propane. If you run out please refill at Nordines on the corner and we will reimburse you....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


We cannot refund for bad weather.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rhinelander or Marquette, Ironwood
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Roadhouse or Casino
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lac Vieux Dessert
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Mammas
28 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 minutes to Ski Brule

Car: Necessary

There are lots of things to do. We are centrally located to make it easy to get to Bond Falls, the Porcupine Mountains, Eagle River, The Paulding Light or Iron Mountain to name a few. If you are looking to explore the area we are the Western U.P. Marquette is 90 miles

East if you want to see lake superior. You can rent ATV's at Headwaters Polaris or snowmobiles in the winter. Ski Brule is in Iron Mountain and there is fun for every level of ski or snowboarder plus tubing and a great lounge.Great golfing at Lac Vieux Desert Casino or The Gateway. We have a brochures at the house plus a list of great restaurants.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Everyone here seems to have a history to this lake, and the lake has a history of its own. There is a book in the house with a story from everyone on the lake. Once home to some stars and singers as a getaway when performing in Chicago.

Why the Owner Chose Watersmeet, MI, USA:
We looked for a house to rent on this lake forever. It never happened so we camped for years. I would have killed to be able to rent here at one time. Its sometimes hard to tell if its going to be as clean and nice as the description. Once you open the door you will breathe a sigh of relief. Most people book for the same time each year in advance. Its right on the lake and so close because they allowed you to build much closer years ago. The screen porch is great because as you know the bugs can be crazy in the U.P. although they haven't been as bad the last few years. The good thing is you can sit in the screen porch and still enjoy the fire and the view of the lake.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views cannot be beat. So quiet you can hear the eagles wings in flight or see them swoop in for a fish. The sunsets are only rivaled by the full moons. There are more stars than you could ever count. There are so many things that you could do and enough reasons to do nothing at all. I can't imagine not being able to come here. Something about it grabs you and never lets go. We are allowing dogs because half the fun of our vacations are enjoying it with our labs. We only ask that you be conscientious about the house and furniture. There are extra sheets you can throw on the bed or couch if your pet likes to sneak up there. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Driveway down to house. Easy turnaround down there even with a trailer.

    Driveway down to house. Easy turnaround down there even with a trailer.

  • Thats the lake about 30 feet from the porch.

    Thats the lake about 30 feet from the porch.

  • Guest room with queen bed.

    Guest room with queen bed.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • View from the screen porch and fire pit.

    View from the screen porch and fire pit.

  • Driveway side. Screen porch is on the lake side.

    Driveway side. Screen porch is on the lake side.

  • Lakeside.


  • Lower level can be a king or two twins. There is also a futon and kid cots.

    Lower level can be a king or two twins. There is also a futon and kid cots.

  • Screen porch extends across the entire back of house facing the lake.

    Screen porch extends across the entire back of house facing the lake.

VRBO #460888

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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