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Luxurious 4 Bedroom Executive Retreat on Beautiful Portage Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3600 Sq Ft with 1200 Sq Ft of Deck and 1000 Sq Ft of Covered Lower Porch

This home Kemp's Portage Lake Log Homes is located next to our Kemp's Carriage House Rental VRBO #703032 Rental of both properties allows for groups of up to 33 guests!!

Here is a 3D virtual tour of this home:

This house is built into a hillside with a main level and a lower walkout level on Portage Lake. This home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, two complete, kitchens with dishwashers, two laundry rooms, plus many amenities. Both kitches have granite counter tops and the house is equipped with a central vaccum system.

This home is 3,600 square feet for living area and 2,200 square feet of deck area. You can rent this home as a 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom home for your vacation in the Houghton and Hancock area of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The Main Level:

The large living room has vaulted ceilings, 42' flat screen satellite HDTV with a Blue Ray DVD player, surround sound system and two pullout queen size sofas for extra guest. There is a surrond sound stereo for your enjoyment and a large walk-in closet for all your gear. Patio doors open onto the large paver walk-around deck furnished with outdoor furniture for sitting and relaxing. There is a complete kitchen including a dishwasher and a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

There are two bedrooms on this level. The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and the attached bathroom has a double skin, shower and a whirlpool tub. The other bedroom has a queen-size bed and a twin mattress in the loft of this bedroom. There is a 2nd full bath with a tub/shower combination. on the main floor. The main level offers over 1800 square feet of living area and 1200 square feet of deck. The interior is finished with the timber frame style. The main floor will sleep 9 guests.

The Walk out lower level:

The lower level is a complete living area with 9' ceilings. The family room is furnished with a 42' flat screen satellite HDTV, DVD player, surround sound system and two pull out sofas: one queen-size and one full-size. There is a dining room and another complete kitchen with a dishwasher. There is a 2nd laundry room with washer and dryer. There are two bedrooms on the lower level with a king-size bed in one bedroom and two twin beds in the other bedroom. There is a full bathroom with a tile walk-in shower with multiple heads. The lower level offers 1800 square feet of living area with over 1000 square feet of covered porch overlooking Portage Lake. Radiaint in-floor heating in the lower level will keep you cozy all year round. The lower level will sleep 8 guests.

We provide bedding and towels; all you have to bring is your consumable goods. We also have a fire pit set up outside overlooking Portage Lake for your evening campfires and a charcoal & gas grill for outdoor grilling.

This house is located right next door to Sandy Bottom Beach where there is a sandy swimming beach and a boat ramp so bring your boat for cruising on Portage Lake, fishing, or water sports.

We are located on Trail #3 so leave right from the house on your snowmobile.

More Details

Member since: 2008
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:
March 22, 2018

About Sandy

This is one of three of our vacation home rentals we have been in the vacation rental business for 20 years.

Sandy purchased this house in 2010

Why Sandy chose Dollar Bay

This house is on Portage Lake and is conveniently located to all the exciting special events, attractions, and recreational opportunities in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Michigan Tech University and Finlandia University are only 6 miles. The well-designed kitchens and the charcoal grill make cooking easy for those who want to eat at home rather than going out to eat.

What makes this house unique

This home is also a model home featuring Golden Eagle Log Homes. I am an Independant Dealer for Golden Eagle Homes. All three of our vacation rentals are Golden Eagle Log Home packages.


Dollar Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Bath on Main Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower Level with Walk in tile shower with multiple Heads
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd bedroom on the Main Level Twin in Loft area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Lower Walk out Level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bedroom in Lower Walk Out Level
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

What a spectacular place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Sandy was very responsive and made our stay one to remember. There was more than enough space for our group of friends and family that came together to enjoy Winter Carnival. Very convenient to the Tech campus - sure different than the housing we had as students 30 odd years ago! :)

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Homewood, Al

Exceeded our expectations. Very nice accommodations for our group.

  • 5 of 5

The Kemp's we're very accommodating, we will defiantly be back to the UP!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

All 17 if us were very pleased with everything. Great views,size of house, access to the trails, closeness of city amenities. Can’t wait till next year. This place is A+

Jonathan Knebusch, Ohio

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

13 College friends, getting together for a long weekend. Great set-up for multiple activities going on, well stocked kitchen, beautiful location. Could not have been better. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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San Rafael, CA

Sandy always takes care of her guests. Second rental and will continue staying at this property

  • 5 of 5

Located on Portage Lake in beautiful Upper Michigan - I was born and raised in Hancock and Kemps Log Home is one of the nicest properties on the Lake.

A must stay with large families!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for a Special Family Reunion!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more ideal location to host a big family reunion in honor of our dad's 90th birthday. Perfectly situated, we were an easy walk to the lake, docks for fishing/boating, and the public beach -- and a convenient drive to nearby towns and sites. The Kemppainen's have done an absolutely phenomenal job with both homes we rented. The main house with its view of the lake is stunning and easily able to accommodate large groups, while maintaining a "homey" atmosphere. It quickly became our base of operations. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the main room or out on the beautiful deck. The other house has an amazing industrial/log-cabin design that was perfect for our young adults and kids to hang out in when they needed to get away from the older crowd. Both homes are perfectly stocked for hosting large groups, which we all appreciated, making it easy to organize big meals and provide for everyone's dietary needs. Sandy was also a big help whenever we had a question or needed to arrange something locally. Thanks to her and Kemp's beautiful homes, our family reunion was as special as we hoped it would be!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Houghton County Airport (CMX)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Quincy's Resturant
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Portage Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Quincy's Resturant
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Mt Ripley
Car: recommended

Snowmobile rentals delivered to house. 70' Dock for boats and jet skis. Close to town but country setting.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

OWNERS CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund all but $250.00 if you cancel 60 days or more prior to your reservations. 60 days or less I do not give a refund unless I can get someone else to take those dates.

The rate is between $250 - $600.00 per night plus taxes and cleaning fee depending on the number of nights, amount of house required and number in your group. Rates are subject to change until you have a confirmed reservation Please call 906-483-0334 to finalize your booking with a visa or master card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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