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Luxurious 4 Bedroom Executive Retreat on Beautiful Portage Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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!!

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.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Sandy

This is one of our two vacation home rentals we have been in the vacation rental business for 16 years.

Sandy purchased this house in 2004

Why Sandy chose Michigan

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Luxurious 4 Bedroom Executive Retreat on Beautiful Portage Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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: Sep 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful well kept home in private setting, close to water

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home twice and enjoyed it thoroughly both times. The large family room is great for our group and since we have adults and children having a second sitting area downstairs was wonderful. The setting is beautiful and the house is well equipped. The owners were available and helpful when questions arose during our stay. Our only suggestions are: a new grill is needed, better wifi as the connection is sporadic though that may be the location itself and not the fault of the owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the repeat business!! We know have a new LP gas and Charcoal combination grille!!
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Beautiful. Luxury at an affordable price

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't come up with a better location. All of us grew up swimming for hours at Sandy Bottom. Now the grandkids are doing that. We love coming back home and visiting our old high school and college haunts and friends. The house is so tastefully decorated with every imaginable amenity - it is on par with any resort I've been to.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Clean and big yet cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Beautiful yard, lots of seating and tables and chairs outside and in. Fully stocked kitchen. We rented both cabins and used this one to hang out for the most part because of the carpet downstairs and the comfy couches.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous get-away

  • 5 of 5

This house is huge with a kitchen and living room on each floor. We rented it for a staff retreat, but the space would be ideal for a family reunion or a group of friends because there is a lot of room to spread out. The deck is amazing!!! We ate nearly every meal outside looking out at the water. Everything was clean, the beds were comfy, and the kitchens were well equipped. We even used the grill a few nights. If you have kids, there is a great roped off swimming area just across the street. Campfires by the water are a must! We are already planning our return trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MTU Graduation
Apr 26 2017 - May 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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Dollar Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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