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Very Peaceful 35 Acres on the Lake - Perfect for Birdwatchers - Since 1993

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Partial view of the property. Lake Superior in the background.


Last updated: 03/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Important for summer guests: There's usually a breeze that has the added bonus of keeping the bugs away! A huge bonus if you want to be able to enjoy the outdoors.

Come to where you can relax enough to feel your heart beat. This is one of the most unique properties in the Copper Country and no other vacation rental in the area offers as much. There's almost 40 acres to explore with hundreds of feet of frontage around a small bay on a dead-end road only eight miles from town. It's private enough to sit outside on the lanai in your pajamas and enjoy your morning coffee. In the evenings, watch the stars while sitting around a stone ringed fire pit.You'll be able to see wildlife while fishing, birdwatching, lounging or just walking on this beautiful piece of property. Fish out front in the bay or off of the point where there are Northern Pike, Bass and Perch. Walleye and Lake Trout are just a short distance away. There's also a pond on the property. A 12' rowboat, 4 person pedal boat and 1 and 2 person sit-on-top kayaks are included for guests to use.

Newly constructed (2006) guest suite has easy level access with no stairs. The place stays naturally cool in summer and has ceramic tile floors with in-floor heat for those chilly days. The rooms are very comfortable and the view from each room looks out over the field onto unspoiled waterfront. For less than the price of two hotel rooms, you'll get a lot more room and privacy. You can make yourself at home, prepare your own meals and visit in the family room or have some peace and quiet in a bedroom.....ideal for extended families or friends traveling together.

The place is fully furnished with linens, dishes and utensils and also has a charcoal BBQ, wireless internet, satellite TV and a library of books and some DVD's. There are clock radio alarms and night lights in each bedroom. There is a high chair, a booster seat, pack-n-play, sippy cups and a toddler swing for small children. The bathroom has a hair dryer and an adjustable height shower chair for those with limited mobility.

You'll want to have your camera around if you are a birdwatcher. Eagles perch in the tree next to the house on a regular basis. There has been several unusual sightings of birds on the property such as a Dicksissel (first sighting in this area in almost 20 years), Cattle Egret, Pelicans, Swans, Yellow Headed Blackbird and Harris' Sparrow. Many bird species are 'regulars' including Sandhill Cranes, Eagles, Great Horned Owls, Blue Herons, Green Herons, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, Pine Grosbeaks, Evening Grosbeaks, Bobolinks, Bluebirds, Indigo Buntings, barn swallows, many ducks etc., etc., etc. If you are patient and quiet enough, you may even get a Hummingbird to land on your finger at one the feeders.

In winter, there are several top notch cross country ski trails in the area and snowmobilers have hundreds of miles of trails to explore. In any season, it's fun to just take a drive and enjoy the scenic beauty and rich history of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The UP was listed as #10 in the list of 'top 10 summer destinations in the world' at the shermanstravel web site and the article was displayed in the MSN travel section.

Some quotes from my guest book:
FEB 2016: Your place is perfect - very comfortable, well equipped, extremely clean, very nice views - a treasure here in Houghton...... Bayshore provided the perfect getaway spot to enjoy the comforts of home away from home, and we found it's location, privacy warmth to be just what we needed. So, SO much nicer and more restful and comfortable than a hotel. I hope we will be back in the early summer to see more of the area's beauty.
APRIL 2015: You have a wonderful place here. So quiet and peaceful, just perfect to unwind after a day of work. You and Moo Shoo are great hostesses. So glad we found you on the net.
FEBRUARY 2015: Extreme skiing/quilting combination weekend! Everyone had a good time ion their own way. Sure wish we would have known about this place when our son was at Tech! Hope to be back in the summer. Beautiful spot and comfortable accommodations.
AUGUST 2014: We really enjoyed your place! You have a beautiful property. We loved the view, fishing on the pond, kayaking, exploring, having a bonfire, visits from Moo Shoo, .... and there was plenty more to do but not enough time! Hope to be back in the near future! Thanks Pat!
AUGUST 2014: We appreciate you sharing your lovely place with us. Accomodations comfortable. We really enjoyed the fishing. It is nice that you provide rowboat, kayak, etc. Moo Shoo is adorable! Thanks for your wonderful hospitality. We would love to come back. Beautiful property.
JULY 2014: Had a wonderful stay. Enjoyed fishing in the pond...caught a few trout and bluegill. Loved the peaceful serenity Bayshore had to offer.
FEBRUARY 2014: We found you quite by accident when we couldn't secure a traditional hotel room. We are thrilled! The views are beautiful! The accommodations were perfect and very comfortable & welcoming. Pat - thank you for your hospitality.

Please visit my website for a location map, more information and pictures by searching for Bayshore Inn Houghton, MI.

No Smoking indoors and no pets.

Keywords: House/condo
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Tot's swing, pack-n-play, sippy cups, baby monitor, high-chair, puzzles, color books, crayons. Great place for kids with lots of room to roam....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Drive up to the entrance for easy loading or unloading. One level with no stairs and only the entrance door threshold to negotiate. Lever handles on interior doors, height adjustable shower chair in bath...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    Antique brass beds...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    twin size sleeper-sofa. 2 deluxe Coleman cots available...moreless

  • Pak-N-Play for small tots. Baby monitor is available.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • waterfront dock and pond


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    cards, poker chips, cribbage board, various board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Home theater system...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful view from every room. This is one of the prettiest pieces of property in the Copper Country....moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on almost 40 acres. Deer, rabbits, eagles, sandhill cranes, green herons, blue herons and other birds frequent the property. ...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Can pull almost right up to the door for easy loading/unloading...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Lots of room for parking and easy to manuever....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi speed WiFi...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig mini for the Keurig lovers and a regular drip coffeemaker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    crock pot, stick blender, salad spinner, pots, pans, popcorn popper...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and Sippy cups for toddlers....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    dish soap, one roll paper towels, some napkins, coffee, salt, pepper, popcorn. some sugar and flour...moreless


  • Boat:

    12' aluminum rowboat and 4 person pedal boat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Rock rimmed fire pit with outdoor seating...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 person sit-on-top kayak and 1 person sit-on-top kayak...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered patio area right outside the door with BBQ, table and chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of outdoor room - over 30 acres. Lawn Furniture, folding chairs, 2 kites to fly in yard. croquet set, soccer ball, ladderball toss game....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 child and several adult life jackets...moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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  • Tax Rate 6%


Summer (Mid-June thru Labor Day) is generally by the week only from Saturday to Saturday. There is a three night minimum stay the rest of the year.

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houghton County Memorial Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Schmidt's Corner Bar
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Portage Lake Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stanton Township

unique property for birdwatching, small boat launch on property, almost 40 acres to explore. Also has a pond.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I've been accommodating travelers since 1993. I try to do my best to provide an environment that helps my guests relax and feel at home during their stay.

Why the Owner Chose Houghton, MI, USA:
This is a very unique piece of property..... almost 40 acres on the lake AND a stocked trout pond. It's only 8 miles from town, but it feels like a remote get-a-away. No noisy streets or bright city lights.... You can really SEE the stars at night.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The beauty, peace and quiet that you can find here are difficult to find in today's world. This is truly a family spot that kids love to explore and is easy for grandparents to get around. Guests have three boats to take out onto the bay to explore and fish. Don't forget your camera to snap photos of the deer passing through, the Sandhill Cranes that usually come into the bay to spend the night and Eagles that perch in a tree right next to the house.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

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  • Partial view of the property. Lake Superior in the background.

    Partial view of the property. Lake Superior in the background.

  • Room 2 Queen Bed

    Room 2 Queen Bed

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Bath


  • Coyote in field

    Coyote in field

  • Room 3 with antique brass beds

    Room 3 with antique brass beds

  • Room 1 Queen bed

    Room 1 Queen bed

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Eagle up close

    Eagle up close

  • Cattle Egret visiting

    Cattle Egret visiting

VRBO #88977

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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