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Copper Harbor, Cottage on Lake Medora Waters Edge

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom , 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 6 (3 queen beds)

Welcome to Medora Cove, a non-smoking , no pet cottage on picturesque Lake Medora, a pristine 680 acre lake, 4 miles from Copper Harbor. Rates are based on occupancy with limit of six guests. For 2017 rate details see below:

Early Spring - May 6 to May 27 - Weekly - 2 guests $775, 3 guests $850, 4 guests $925, 5 guests $1000, 6 guests $1075.

Spring - May 27 to June 17 - Weekly - 2 guests $950, 3 guests 1025, 4 guests - 1100, 5 guests - 1175, 6 guests - 1250.

Summer - June 17 to Sept 9 - Weekly - 2 guests $1300, 3 guests $1375, 4 guests $1450, 5 guests $1525, 6 guests $1600.

Fall Rate Sept 9 to Oct 14 - Weekly - 2 guests $950, 3 guests $1025, 4 guests $1100, 5 guests $1175, 6 guests $1250.

Late Fall Oct 14 to Nov 4 - Weekly - 2 guests $775, 3 guests $850, 4 guests $925, 5 guests $1000, 6 guests $1075.

The Cottage is newly constructed - completed in Oct. 2011 on the footprint of the original 1950's cottage which was torn down in 2009. The 1st floor includes full bath, gourmet kitchen / granite island, living room with leather sofas, hardwood and slate flooring with oriental rugs. The 2nd floor includes laundry, half bath, 1 bedroom w/ one queen bed, and 2nd bedroom with two queen beds, hardwood floors, with Oriental Rugs.

Also for your use are 4 kayaks, a paddle boat and 12' aluminum boat. The aluminum boat is built to accommodate mounting a trolling motor or 10 hp motor The lake has three islands and miles of natural shoreline to explore.

The siting of the cottage, on a rock ledge that juts out into the lake affords breathtaking and beautiful water views on three sides. The cottage is located in the heart of the Keweenaw. As such you can easily make day trips and hikes to all points of interest in the area. Come up and escape the summer heat! It is a relaxing drive up too!

Speaking of hiking - the lake is surrounded by miles of trails that radiate out from the lake in different directions. These can be accessed from lake Medora road, which loops around the East and North sides of the lake and from Waskington Mine road which runs along the West area of the lake.

Adjacent to the cottage is the 8 x 16 Sauna. This sauna was on the site when I bought it. It was built by a Finnish gentleman who built it in the traditional sense. The sauna has a wood fired heater with rocks that, when hot, can be used to produce steam

Also for your use are 4 kayaks, a paddle boat and 12' aluminum boat. The aluminum boat is built to accommodate mounting a trolling motor or 10 hp motor The lake has three islands and miles of natural shoreline to explore.

Additional char
ges - $60 Cleaning Fee. Security deposit $500 (refunded within two weeks).
Pet owners - I'm sorry, pets not allowed in the cottage


Decor: Decorations include - Taxidermy - bear, coyote, pheasant and other misc. ... Large area wall Maps, copper artifacts, Photographs duplicated from the Michigan Tech historical archives..... Oriental rugs throughout the cottage. .....Old oil lamps and pottery jugs.

Additional Ammenities: Enjoy the 8 x 16 Sauna with its wood burning heater, and cedar log bench.... so get ready for a relaxing soak in the lake after a steaming hot sauna. Firewood suplied.

Four kayaks a twelve foot aluminum boat and a paddle boat are here for you use along with a dock to swim or fish from. Also enjoy Flat panel DVD home theater system, bbq grill, fire pit.

Berry patches are abundant in the area in and around the lake. When in season, usually late July through August, massive quantities of Thimbleberry, Blueberry, and Black Rasberry can be picked. I will be happy to let you in on some special spots when you rent!

ATV trails also abound in the area and provide access to beautiful woodlands and senic vistas, so bring them along.

Not for rental use is the garage structure (also part of the property) was turned into a work shop and storage building. It is used by the owner when we are staying at the cottage.


Local Attractions: Lake Medora is the 'hub' of the Keweenaw penninsula. The lake has five trail heads which are accessible for hiking, mt. biking and ATV use.

Local attractions include: Copper Harbor 4 mi., Keweenaw Mt. Lodge 3 mi., Brockaway Mt. 5 mi., Bete Gris beach on Lake Superior 13 mi., Great Sand Bay on Lake Superior 13 mi., Mt. Bohemia 10 mi., Historic Eagle Harbor 12 mi.,
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The cottage is furnished and decorated to be used primarily as our second home. We are renting to couples and families with up to four children. Not for rental use - is a third building on the site (as visible in photo) a 17 x 22 work shop and storage building. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life Jackets, Paddles...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
May 6 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$775

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Spring
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall
Oct 15 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$775

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houghton County CMX - direct flights from ORD
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Keweenaw Mt. Lodge
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Copper Harbor - Isle Royal Queen to Isle Royal
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Keweenaw Mt. Lodge
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 41 and Lake Medora Road
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Keweenaw Mt. Lodge
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Bohemia

Car: Necessary

Golf: The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge has a 9 hole course which is mature and quite scenic.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Like many people, I have a "bucket list". Besides travel with my family, I had dreamed of building my own lake cottage. Having fallen for Lake Medora many years earlier, it was serendipity when this site came on the market in 2008. In early 2009 I was among the pool of Project Engineer contractors who were "released" from positions at an oil refinery outside Chicago. Having been there over 10 years, it was a dissapointment. Fortunately I had been well paid, and had substantial savings. It also helped that my wife worked. Having been a contrarian stock market investor since the 1980's, late January 2009 offered thousands of investment opportunities. Although my existing portfolio was withering away, as the Dow collapsed I saw the opportunity to speculate in many beaten down shares. By dumb luck, my largest deployment of cash went into a Canadian chemical company - Nova Chemical. Within two weeks of buying into its beaten down shares, they received and accepted a buyout offer at six time the price it was trading at. This ended up being a lifestyle altering investment, as I was immediately able to re-invest those profits at the market bottom. By mid March 2009 as the Dow started its long upward climb, I was able to convince my wife to let me go up to the lake and build a new cottage. For the next two months I procured buliding materials and also negotiated the services of three of the best home builders in the Keweenaw. On May 2nd 2009 I arrived at the lake with a 29 foot U-Haul truck loaded to the rafters. The lake was still frozen over as the seven of us first converted the garage to my current work shop and bunk house. Once we bagan demolitiion of the old cottage I had to move out. So I spent six weeks living in the sauna while the workers who came up from Chicago bunked in the workshop. During construction there was a two week period when the well was being pounded in. This made for a nice background cadence for us to work.

Why the Owner Chose Mohawk, MI, USA:
I had been shopping the lake for many years before this spot came along. 20 years ago there was no power on the lake, so you had to have a noisy generator on when you wanted light, and needed a propane refrigerator. This was a big deterrent to a city boy like me. Also at that time the cottages built along Lake Medora Rd were on Leased land. This was another yet another deterrent - not owning the land under your camp. Finally in the early 2000's the land company sold the lots to cottage owners and they started selling off lake front lots too. I looked at many of these but they were so far down the road that I was afraid of being greeted by Black Bears in the morning or at night. There were always costly issues you had to face if you were going to build on a greenfield site - clearing, power and septic were all costly first steps. Finally in 2008 I was "in the right place" in life, when the old cottage came on the market. I had been shopping the lake for many years and when this spot came along I jumped on it. I could see it had an outstanding perspective on the waters edge, and the price was affordable too. The local contractors still claim that the demolition here was on their top ten list - for most Bat guano that came out of the rafters during demolition. It is hard to describe how satisfying it was to spend six months along the edge of the water building the cottage. It was truely one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The atmosphere inside the cottage is one where you are continuiously exposed to views of the water in three directions. During the daytime the ceilings are "painted" with shimmering light reflecting off the lake. This brings a "dimension" unique to the cottage interior. The clear area around the cottage, and the open exposure to the West brings fresh air that also keep the site relatively free of mosquitos.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

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Photos

  • Cottage In hibernation...

    Cottage In hibernation...

  • Lakeside at Medora

    Lakeside at Medora

  • Cottage, dock and sauna - fish off the deck or dock, swim off the dock, soak up

    Cottage, dock and sauna - fish off the deck or dock, swim off the dock, soak up

  • Deck looking west - humming birds abundant in season, often three or four

    Deck looking west - humming birds abundant in season, often three or four

  • Lake from Kitchen island

    Lake from Kitchen island

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • 1st flr Bath

    1st flr Bath

  • 2nd BR - new queen bed

    2nd BR - new queen bed

  • Laundry washer and dryer on 2nd flr.

    Laundry washer and dryer on 2nd flr.

  • Sauna interior - cedar lined, wood heater w/ water reservoir, cedar bench

    Sauna interior - cedar lined, wood heater w/ water reservoir, cedar bench

  • Sunset fun, followed by a warming campfire.

    Sunset fun, followed by a warming campfire.

  • Cottage in hibernation..

    Cottage in hibernation..

  • West elevation - (not shown- deck chairs, bbq grill)

    West elevation - (not shown- deck chairs, bbq grill)

  • View to the west - usually only 5 or ten boats on the lake of 680 acres.

    View to the west - usually only 5 or ten boats on the lake of 680 acres.

  • Shower - 3' x 5' jacuzzi base Sink- antique granite Toilet - power flush.

    Shower - 3' x 5' jacuzzi base Sink- antique granite Toilet - power flush.

  • MBR - new queen bed

    MBR - new queen bed

  • 2nd BR - new queen bed

    2nd BR - new queen bed

  • Use of three Kayaks, a 12 foot aluminum boat (bring your ten horse) and a paddle boat are included....

    Use of three Kayaks, a 12 foot aluminum boat (bring your ten horse) and a paddle boat are included....

  • Mt. Bohemia - hike to the top and enjoy the views (15 minutes from the cottage)

    Mt. Bohemia - hike to the top and enjoy the views (15 minutes from the cottage)

  • Great sunsets most evenings...followed by beautiful star filled night.

    Great sunsets most evenings...followed by beautiful star filled night.

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