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Sugar Island-Waterfront Property with Pontoon (May-Sept). Open All Year!

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedroom, waterfront property - great for fishing! Boat included in stay!

If you are looking for a quiet, waterfront place to stay, than this Sugar Island house, referred to as the 'Sugar Suite', is just what you are looking for! Plus, from the middle of May until the middle of September, there is a small pontoon boat for your use!
The Sugar Suite is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ranch-style house on the Northeast side of the St. Mary's River (the mouth of Lake George). It is the perfect spot for boating, swimming, fishing (great water depths!) or even duck hunting! It is also close enough to the mainland (about 10.5 miles from the car ferry), that a day trip to the Historic Sault Ste. Marie as a 'fudgie' is always possible! In the Sault, you can visit the shops on Portage Avenue (Or 'Fudgie Lane', which is where tourists get the 'fudgie' name from, because they are known for purchasing a lot of fudge!'), the famous Soo Locks, the Tower of History, Valley Camp, the casino, or one of the few golf courses in town.
The property features 165 ft of waterfront, where you can find a fire pit and a grill for your use! We also have an updated dock (2016) and a few bicycles for your use, but you are welcome to bring your own as well! The most traffic you'll see from this location, is on the water!
As you walk into this house, you will enter through an entry way with a washer and dryer for your use. The kitchen features an electric stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Pots, pans, dishes and utensils provide everything but the food you need to prepare your meals.
The dining room features a dining room table with 6 chairs and a tall top table with 2 stools, views toward the back of the house (where you park) and toward the front of the house (through the large picture window facing the water).
The living room has a couch, an oversized chair with an ottoman, a futon, and the large picture window with water views.
The master bedroom has a Queen bed, with a desk, alarm clock, lamp and a 24' flat screen television with a DVD player included.
The 2nd bedroom 2 queen beds, a full bed, a closet with hanging racks, a night stand, alarm clock, lamp, and a 19' television with a DVD player included and a full size mirror attached to the door.
The 3rd bedroom has a Queen bed, a dresser, a night stand, alarm clock, a lamp, a closet with hanging racks, a 19" TV with DVD player and a full size mirror.
Do you want to bring your boat? You are more than welcome! In fact, there is a DNR boat launch about a mile from this location, so putting it in the water once arrive at the Sugar Suite will not be an issue and we have plenty of room for you park your trailer! OR, per first sentence! Use our Pontoon boat! Again, New for 2016, we have an older Pontoon boat that is available for your use (holds up to 1000 lbs)! If you plan to use the Pontoon boat, please bring life jackets (all children 12 and Under must be wearing their life jackets at all times - US Coast Guard regulation). We make sure the pontoon boat is full of gas for your arrival, and we have additional gas on-site. We will charge you $5/gallon we charge, from your security deposit, based on what you use. It takes mixed gas and we aren't close to any gas stations or marinas, so This is the most convenient method for both parties. If you need more gas than what we have provided, we will work out accordingly.
We'll provide all of the linens, but would appreciate it if you could bring your own beach towels and paper products.
If you possess your Michigan Fishing License, than you can not only use your own boat, or the pontoon boat for fishingC but you also have the option of biking a charter fishing trip just 3 docks down (Blue Heron Sishing Charter). Let us know if you are interested and we'll help you reserve your trip with the captain next door.
Other than that, we welcome your dog(s), but there is an additional $50 fee per animal.
We have a hose for your use, so if you have your own fish cleaning station, bring it and you can hook up to the hose!
Please, let us know if you have any questions! We'll do our best to accomadate special requests!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcomed - but an additional fee applies. $50 per pet, per stay....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    *We do have play pens available if needed....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    There is a futon in the living room (along with couch)....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    *Play pen available upon request....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen, 1 double


  • Each bedroom has a closet, dresser, lamp, alarm clock, and a 22' flat screen TV with built-in DVD player....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Both Bathrooms were completely remodeled in 2014 (new shower, new toilets, new fixtures, new flooring, new vanities, and new counters.)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is room for additional air mattresses in the house, if you would like to bring more people! There is also room for a camper or tents in the yard. The more the merrier! This is YOUR vacation! In 2016 we are adding a "boat" to the stay! We bought an older pontoon boat to rent with the house. If you are interested in using it, please let us know and we'll make sure it is full of gas for you and ready to go! If you are wondering about something, please ask! Chances are - we can try and accomodate!...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    TThe TV's w/ DVD players are HD compatible....moreless

  • Games:

    A popular game for this location is "Yooper Golf" and you'll find it in the front yard. Other games are available per your request. Please let us know which ones you would like. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a 6-Disc CD player w/Radio and Tape Deck. It will probably be in the closet when you get there, so be sure to look for it. ...moreless

  • Television:

    As previously stated, there are televisions in each of the bedrooms. These televisions include DVD players. All Televisions have local stations (CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC)...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have some toys that we will make available per request. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The most traffic you will see is 'Boat Traffic'! This is a very Private area and there are not any houses across from this house (on the road or on the water). Next door neigbors are through woods....moreless

  • Water View:

    The waterview is of the St. Mary's River, where 200+ yards away you will see the Canadian Squirrel Island. We are about 1/4 mile from Lake George....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    165' of Waterfront with great water depths for boating and fishing! Sandy water, but water is too high to have beach. Dock available....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Child's Highchair and/or booster seat upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit available if needed (depending on when your stay is, it may already be in the window)....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric Heat....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please bring your own detergent. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Cups and Filters available for your use....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dawn Dishsoap available for your use. Please bring your own paper/plastic products....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Along with these amenities, we also have a crock pot for your use. If there is anything special you need, please let us know and we will try and accomodate....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    It sits on the counter... we have had a guest mention that we don't have one - I found out later, he was looking in the cupboard for it. ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have some children bicycles for your use. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    New in 2016, we have a Pontoon boat for your use! Please leave it how you find it (full of gas). Or, you are also more than welcome to bring your boat and can use the dock in front! ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Features a round table and a bench....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a rather large yard. The back yard can be used for campers, tents and/or parking, but please discuss this option with us first so we can direct you in the right spot....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Please let us know if you need/want the grill and we will have it at the cottage for your use....moreless



from 12 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


The grill will be available for your use.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sault Ste. Marie, MI, US - CIU
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sugar Island Ferry
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Country Club
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Clydes Drive-In
65 Miles
Nearest Ski
Searchmont - across the border
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sugar Island Township Park

Car: Necessary

There is a DNR boat launch about a mile away from this cottage.

Though Sugar Island may not have all of the things featured above, Sault Ste. Marie is only 10.5 miles away - and once you have reached the ferry, you are within a couple miles of downtown Sault Ste. Marie!

This is a great location for fisherman and duck hunters! Plenty of room in the large entryway for all of your gear (a decent amount of shelving and lots of hooks to hang things up).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My husband and I both grew up in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, but he's the 'life-long' Islander! In fact, we live in the house he was born and raised in, which is only 2 houses down from the Sugar Suite.

Why the Owner Chose Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA:
My husband was determined that if the ranch-style home that his granfather built ever became available for sale, he wanted it! Therefore, when the house became available in 2010, we bought it! And now, we call it the Sugar Suite! We feel that it is our way of letting others experience Island life!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the Island and the fact that we can have a camp fire every night if we want, or go for a peaceful boat ride anytime we want - as long at the weather cooperates. Our nieces and nephews love that they can come over and enjoy, water skiing, wake boarding, tubing or jet skiing. Plus, they have the option of staying on the St. Mary's River system, or heading over to Lake George for some larger waves. The best part of this 'Island Retreat' is that you can be as active or inactive as you want! There are definitely things that can keep you busy. However, if you are looking for a peaceful location, to read a book or lay in the sun without distraction, than this is also the place for you!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The house from the water!  Bring tents for extra room or shade!

    The house from the water! Bring tents for extra room or shade!

  • 2 queen beds and 1 full size bed.

    2 queen beds and 1 full size bed.

  • Queen size bed.  Hanging rack and flat screen TV w/DVD player.

    Queen size bed. Hanging rack and flat screen TV w/DVD player.

  • 39' Pike caught in the waterways in front of the 'Sugar Suite' on 5-18-2013!

    39' Pike caught in the waterways in front of the 'Sugar Suite' on 5-18-2013!

  • 1 queen bed.

    1 queen bed.

  • Extra parking for trucks and trailers.

    Extra parking for trucks and trailers.

  • DNR Boat Launch 1 mile from House.

    DNR Boat Launch 1 mile from House.

VRBO #475245

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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