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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Newer home on Portage Canal with beautiful views.

Large and spacious. Rural yet close to town (3 miles from all attractions, restaurants, universities, shopping, etc.)

Reservations are from Saturday to Saturday (June 15-30, July, and August) Sept-June 15th is a 2 day minimum stay.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


We're a young family with 5 children living a simple life in the Keweenaw Peninsula and enjoying all of its natural beauty.

LORI PROPERTY MANAGER purchased this house in 2005

Why LORI PROPERTY MANAGER chose Upper Peninsula

It is a little bit of country close to town.

What makes this house unique

It allows us to enjoy our coffee in the morning sun, barbeques and the boat traffic from the deck, and end our day with a good ole' Copper Country sauna.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

We had a wonderful time staying in the Rocky Shores Retreat! A beautiful site!

  • 5 of 5

All was great-we loved the sauna, the kitchen was well stocked for meal prep and a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks Lori and Phil for keeping the driveway plowed and we had easy access to the local snowmobile trails.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Lori! - So glad there was plenty of snow for riding! You are welcome anytime! - Phil and Lori
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts and a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben for the wonderful review. You and your ski team are welcome anytime! -Phil and Lori
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Lovely setting on the Lake/Canal with convenient access to stores.

  • 4 of 5

It was great and just like the listing. Very convenient with lots of space and comforts. I would suggest adding another queen bed upstairs and also reading lamps by the double beds. And perhaps better privacy windows in the middle bathroom/shower. Overall though everything was great! Thanks Lori for accommodating us with the extra twin upstairs.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean for the great review and for the nice suggestions to better improve our place! We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves while on vacation! We hope to see you again! - Phil and Lori
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Houghton, MI Portage Lake Front Home

  • 5 of 5

I wish we would have found this property four years ago when our daughter started at Michigan Tech. We rented this property for her graduation and it was our most relaxing and enjoyable weekend by far. The home is clean and has a great floor plan for a family. We split the cost with dear friends who also had a daughter graduating, and found the overall cost to be quite reasonable because we could prepare most of our meals at home. The view of portage lake is wonderful with beautiful sunset and sunrise. The property is very private and quiet. Lori - property manager - could not be more helpful. The fire pit by the lake was a great way to end the evenings. Kitchen is well stocked and the sauna is a great bonus.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlie for the great review! Best wishes to the graduates! We are pleased that you enjoyed our home. Come back anytime! -Phil and Lori
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Housing for College Volleyball Trip

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that we stayed at the Rocky Shores house and we loved it every bit as much! There is plenty of room for our team of 13 to stay. The girls loved all being together in a homey setting instead of being spread out in various hotel rooms.

Everything we needed was provided for us, and the owners were very helpful and responsive when I had questions leading up to the trip.

We will definitely continue to stay at this house in our coming trips to the UP.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Becky for staying with us and for the great review! Continued success! Phil and Lori
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Outstanding House

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, amazing view and exceptionally well equipped. The house was squeaky clean and the kitchen has all the items nessesary to cook anything.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, Michael! We enjoyed having you stay. You are welcome anytime! -Phil and Lori
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Houghton County Memorial Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
MTU Golfcourse
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many restaurants within 4 mile radius
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Mt. Ripley
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Houghton Breakers LAKE SUPERIOR
Car: necessary

Our Guests will enjoy a clean, large, fully furnished home with a COMPLETE laundry room on Houghton Canal with beautiful views.

The house has EVERYTHING you need to make you and your loved ones feel at home during your stay.

There is a cedar SAUNA and a large deck within 100 ft of the shore for you to enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Houghton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 28, 2016-June 09, 2017
Aug 28 2016 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 Rates
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 27, 2017-June 9, 2018
Aug 27 2017 - Mar 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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Houghton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom on main floor has a full bathroom. There is also a 2nd full bathroom on main floor. 4 bedrooms upstairs share a 1/2 bath.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Saturday to Saturday is our rental period during June 15th - 30th, July, and August. September - June 15th is a 2 day minimum stay. Check-in 4pm Check-out 11am

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