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A Piece Of Paradise In The Central Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Skandia House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located on a trophy trout lake. Great swimming, boating and all water recreation. Located close to miles of snowmobile and ORV trails. 3 bedroom/2 bathroom/ 2 saunas/outdoor shower. It is the last house on the north shore of the lake in a quiet location. Wake up to sound of the loons and the soaring of eagles. Comes with canoe, kayaks, swimming raft and paddle boat. A pontoon boat can be made available. Separate 24x24 screened in log sauna on property. Great for outdoor entertaining.

Amenities include a "stocked" kitchen with microwave, oven, full fridge and dishwasher. Coffee Pot, Toaster and other appliances. TV with DVD player. Washer and dryer. Wood for sauna is provided,

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner/ManagerBill Lakenen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

About Owner/ManagerBill Lakenen

This is my family home I raised two great kids here. Now I'm enjoying sharing it with others .letting them enjoy what my family and I built. It is perfect for kids ,no drop offs, clear warm water. 40 miles from picture rocks national park. 20 miles from Marquette mountain, and 24 miles from Marquette.

Owner/ManagerBill Lakenen purchased this house in 1993

Why Owner/ManagerBill Lakenen chose Michigan

It is a beautiful home on a pristine 80 acre in land lake 40 feet deep clear waters .quite area loons eagles frogs and turtles. Trophy trout lake along with bass perch and sun fish. Hand scribed log sauna with a stone fireplace and large screen room. Fire pit on beach.

What makes this house unique

The lake is a trophy trout lake also with bass ,sunfish and perch. The house comes with 2 kayaks, a canoe, paddle boat and there is a 24 foot pontoon boat also available. Fire wood is available for out door fires on beach and also for fire place in log sauna. There is a rock and log gazebo with an outdoor shower. It is close to snowmobile trails and also dirt trails for summer riding. There are several water falls in area.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

A Piece Of Paradise In The Central Upper Peninsula Of Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Temperance, Mi

Wonderful setting & rustic refinement!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? Room to roam, wonderful sandy beach,clean and orderly. I arrive by myself late afternoon unpack & grab a fishing rod. This is my "sanity" and what I was looking forward to. Walk into the water to the bottom of my shorts right in front & cast a surface lure. Ten casts. Three misses & five hook ups with the north woods feisty smallmouth! Pretty impressive. This place does not disappoint! It is all that is advertised & more. The owners handy work with wood is everywhere. Don't overlook the attention to detail of his furniture making & wood carving. It is an important part of the charm. Wild blackberrys were easy pickings. You only had a hundred yard walk! My wife's family arrived late that evening from the Milwaukee area. Sister in law, husband & 15 month old. They loved the place. Although I didn't use the sauna until they left on Wednesday. I could kick myself for not taking advantage of it's soothing powers earlier. I felt most connected to my wife, who passed away a year before, in the night sky. Absolutely do not miss the night sky! The abundance of stars. The Milky Way & the shooting stars. Outstanding! We had our own visiting loons. A pair. Adult & juvenile. Their song apitimises the north woods. Did I mention the eagle that visited every couple of days? And oh yes the feisty red squirrel that would scold & drop bits of "fodder" on you if you were too close to to his favorite tree! I could go on & on but I think you get the message. This truly is a place you "must" come to & experience. On a parting note. This is my forth rental in the heart of Michigan's U P. I have made it a practice to never rent the same place twice but I'm having second thoughts. Thank you Bill & family for sharing your little piece of paradise.

Kind regards, Larry Schenck Temperance, Mi. August 27, 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was set in a very peaceful location on a quiet lake. a lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, far enough out for peace and quiet and not too far for day trips to hike and sight see. The kids enjoyed the beach, the adults the sauna and kayaks. Overall, a lovely place to get away from it all....thanks Bill

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We enjoyed our stay vey much!

  • 5 of 5

The lake was beautiful. The house was very comfortable and well equipped. We would definitely like to come back again! The house was clean. It was near Marquette. The sauna was great. Hard to find a place that would compare!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Middleville, MI

Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay when you want to get away from it all, but still have all the luxuries of home. Sporley Lake was very clear and clean, and fun to swim and play in. Our kids, 8 and 12, kayaked, swam, took the paddle boat out every day. We saw a bald eagle, loons, and many fish. Bill's home is quaint with many personal touches, homemade lodgy furniture, and just the right amount of space to let you relax. The outdoor shower was a unique experience, and the kids used it to rinse off after lake time. We used the indoor sauna once. Overall a great time had at this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The property is fantastic! My family had a wonderful stay here at Sporley Lake.

  • 5 of 5

The saunas, outdoor shower, lake, party room, and home are fabulous.

Nothing compares to the Yooper experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed here for a week and loved every minute of it! My sister, her husband, and their son joined us later in the week. This is the perfect set up for outdoor/lake living. We saw the eagles and heard the loons every day, fished many times a day, and enjoyed swimming and boating. It was great to be able to bring our dogs, and I think my Golden was a little heartbroken when we left. The sauna was a favorite for me having vacationed with Yooper Finns since college, an essential for summer in the UP! The house was very comfortable and had the perfect up north feel with all the custom wood furniture. This location is great, remote but not too far out to enjoy some favorite hiking spots in Marquette. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, we can't wait to come back to your slice of heaven!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
KI Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Throttle
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Red Fox Run
Car: recommended

40 miles from picture rocks national park. 20 minutes from Marquette mountain. 25 minutes from Marquette. 20 miles from Lake superior. Can get to snowmobile trails and RV trails from house. Marquette is known for bike trails and cross country and down hill skiing . Lots of water falls in UP close by. There are 5 lakes within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Skandia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Skandia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The house has two full bath rooms and a separate log sauna and a stone out door shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lower level with full bathroom and an electric sauna.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Main level 1 step up beautiful log head board
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Queen size log bunk bed also 1 step up fr
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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