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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms (2 walk-thru), 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Newer home on Portage Canal with beautiful views. Fire pit, grill, outdoor eating.

Large and spacious. Fully equipped kitchen. Central air conditioning, WIFI, and cable TV. Rural yet close to town (3 miles from all attractions, restaurants, universities, shopping, etc.) All you need to bring is food and toiletries. We have plenty of parking for trailers and snowmobilers machines.

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


Houghton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • $500.00 fee for smoking in home.
  • Please don't have your visitors/guests bring a pet to Rocky Shores Retreat. We really want it to be Pet Free for our guests who suffer with allergies.
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
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , pack-n-play
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , walk thru bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , bonus add'l walk thru
  • Master Bedroom on main floor has a full bathroom. There is also a 2nd full bathroom on main floor. 5 bedrooms upstairs share a 1/2 bath.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful, well maintained, very clean and well stocked home!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this beautiful home a few times now. The owners are wonderful to deal with and I love that this place can sleep an army! The kitchen is stocked very nicely! Everything is very clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mindy for the wonderful review. You are always welcome. -Phil and Lori
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Fantastic place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the spaciousness and area. Hosts were great, really made for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairbanks, Alaska

Close to town and very spacious

  • 5 of 5

The sauna, the roominess, and the comfort are a few of the reasons we’ll come back to stay here when we make it to Houghton again. Lori was easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mercedes for the wonderful review. I loved the pics of the lockers being used for the MTU vs. Alaska jerseys along with you and your friends enjoying the games. Love the team(s) spirit! You are welcome anytime! -Phil and Lori
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What a wonderful house in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO rental is fantastic from top to bottom. Kitchen is stocked with all the cookware (and silverware) you could need for a weekend away, the front porch/mud room is outfitted perfectly for winter fun, the beds (and pillows) are comfortable and the place is so clean! Then there’s the sauna. Having vacationed at places with hot tubs before, I was curious about the dynamic of having a sauna available at all times. I LOVED IT! The bar has been set so much higher after this weekend that I’m destined to be disappointed by all future accommodations that are not the Houghton Canal Rocky Shore Retreat. Thank you, Lori & Phil for helping cultivate such a great weekend. We would love to come back and visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robert for the fantastic review! We were happy to have you stay. Come back anytime. -Phil and Lori
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Large home - Great view!

  • 5 of 5

This house worked well for our group of ten people. We utilized all four bedrooms and everyone thought their bed was comfortable. Because of the open floor plan, voices carry to the second level and this could be a problem if you need to use the two single beds and the double bed that are in the walk thru space. The deck is a great place to enjoy the fabulous view of the water. Lots of yard space for games and running around. The sauna was a wonderful feature to use in the evening after exploring the area. Lori was easy to work with and answered all our questions in a timely manner. This is a great house to use as your home base if you have a large group and are visiting the Houghton area.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for the wonderful review. We are happy you enjoyed our home. You are welcome anytime! - Phil and Lori
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Clean. Great location. Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Lori and Phil were so kind! Very helpful. The house was spacious and we were are so comfortable and happy. Enjoyed the beautiful fall colors in UP Michigan

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lily for the great review. We loved having you and your party stay with us. It's one of the most wonderful times of the year in the UP during color season. We are happy you had the chance to experience it! You are welcome to stay with us anytime! -Phil and Lori
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Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018


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


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.


Isle Royale National Park
Dairy Queen
Burger King
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!




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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