Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat

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A Little Bit Of Country Close To Town


Last updated: 10/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    MINIMUM AGE OF GUEST IS 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please don't have your visitors or guests bring a pet to Rocky Shores Retreat. We really want it to be Pet Free for the Guests who suffer with allergies. We appreciate your understanding....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Only main floor is wheelchair accessible. You have only one short step from the drive-in garage to the main floor. There is a Master Bedroom on the main floor with has a full bath. There is also another common bathroom on main floor which is also full bath....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Enjoy lake traffic from front deck, including the Ranger III...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Rocky Shore...moreless

  • Rural:

    Like our Logo is, 'A LITTLE BIT OF COUNTRY CLOSE TO HOME'...moreless

  • Water View:

    Houghton Canal is 100 ft. in front of the house....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our guests can fish off of our waterfront....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All you have to do is bring your own food....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Sauna is in basement. It is very relaxing to use after a hard day. And we do have complete directions on how to operate it, if a Guest has never taken a sauna before....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 28, 2016-June 09, 2017
Aug 28 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017 Rates
Jun 10 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

August 27, 2017-June 9, 2018
Aug 27 - Mar 22, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/12/2016
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13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houghton County Memorial Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
MTU Golfcourse
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants within 4 mile radius
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Ripley
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

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

Why the Owner Chose Houghton, MI, USA:
It is a little bit of country close to town.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • A Little Bit Of Country Close To Town

    A Little Bit Of Country Close To Town

  • Lakeview Bedroom

    Lakeview Bedroom

  • Lakeview Living Room

    Lakeview Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Dock


  • The Ranger III

    The Ranger III

  • Conversation Corner

    Conversation Corner

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Lake view of Houghton Canal from deck

    Lake view of Houghton Canal from deck

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Sauna


  • Walk thru bedroom

    Walk thru bedroom

  • Large shower room

    Large shower room

  • Lake View Bedroom

    Lake View Bedroom

VRBO #476207

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat

Houghton, MI, USA #476207

5 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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