Cat Harbor House is a contemporary home right on Lake Superior. It is set on a rocky shore of rugged beauty, a short walk of several hundred feet to Cat Harbor's sandy beach. It is private, in the middle of 300 feet of shoreline, yet with an easy access to the scenic drive that brings you 15 miles north east from Calumet, or 15 miles west from Copper Harbor. A woods separates the house from the highway.
The interior is spacious, light, airy and, of course, kept clean as a whistle. It is fully furnished, so you can spend your time as you wish. The cooking and dining areas are open and convenient. Both bedrooms have large closets. - The house comfortably sleeps six, but additional sleeping arrangements are available for up to four more persons. Call or email for details. - While the living room fireplace provides inner cheer, the living room also provides a perfect view of the sunset. The lake views are immediate and unobstructed.
We live in Madison, Wisconsin. My wife is a dance instructor at the university and I operate a used and rare book store which this year celebrates its 75th anniversary. In addition, and primarily, we own and manage commercial and residential rental properties, and have done so for nearly 20 years.
Harold Langhammer purchased this house in 2004
Some years ago, we began looking for a getaway from Madison. We spent a lot of time in Florida and ranged up the East Coast into New England. Eventually, we decided to come back to where we had first come nearly 40 years before, to this largely un-peopled and unspoiled place. We have become happy "Yoopers" -- you can too.
Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you what a wonderful vacation we had in your home! You were right all you need is a toothbrush! When we first arrived I said this must be the wrong address? I could not believe the beauty, it brought tears to my eyes. In the pictures it looks really nice, but seeing it with your own eyes it was so much more than I had imagined. All the conviences of home in the middle of outdoor paradise, needless to say none of us wanted to leave. We have been spreading the word and raving about your place to a lot of people! A lot of people at the wedding that were out of towners wished they had found a place like we had. The highlight of the trip for me was getting one of your tubes out of the garage walking down the boat landing and walking in the water and floating in the tube looking down thru the water and looking at all the beautiful rocks below. I LOVE to swim and could not believe how warm the water was. I am more under the water than on top! I swam out to the first island, it is so peaceful out there, one day a bald eagle was flying over head, it was breathtaking. I hope we left your home as beautiful as it was when we arrived, and hope we have invitations to come back, because we surely want too. Thank you for opening your house to our families, because this was the "Perfect Vacation"! The wedding was beautiful too!!! So many pictures, and so many memories.
This is a wonderful destination. There was nothing that was not perfect! Truly-everything one needs is at the condo-including toothbrushes! Even coats! Well, bring your own clothes. Other than that, every day we discovered another need met. The condo itself was so beautifully designed, clean, and well maintained. There is so much to do in the U.P., or-just sit on the deck and watch the freighters and the scenery. Oh my-I want to be back there! Thanks so much for everything, you are wonderful hosts.
Everything I said in my previous reviews about the beautiful location and wonderful experiences at this house is still true, and now there's a new and very comfortable queen sized bed! Thanks, Harold. We love staying at your house.
If you love Lake Superior, this is the place to be. This was our second stay, and we were happy to be back. The house is very nice, clean & well stocked. You have beautiful views of the lake from the living room and front bedroom, and the deck hangs out over the rocks. It's beautiful. Situated in the middle of the Keweenaw, this is a great place to stay if you want to take day trips up & down the peninsula. There's SO much to do in the area, you'll never run out of fun.
The only improvement I would suggest is to put queen beds with great mattresses in both bedrooms; there's plenty of room, and these days double beds are too small.
Our family (two parents and two teens) had a Wonderful time at the Cat Harbor House! The location is stunning. Right on the shore of Lake Superior (and they don’t call it Superior for nothing!) We were happily surprised that the water was brisk yet warm enough to swim in. Inner tubes and noodles were available for use, we had a great time swimming out to the big rock (which you can see it in the pictures.)
We enjoyed clambering all over the shoreline. The rock formations are beautiful, and ancient!
The house itself was great for our family. Plenty of space and nice and Clean. Everything you need is provided; towels, linens, even Wi-Fi!
I loved the location. Very private, but a short car trip to Eagle Harbor, or Copper Harbor, where we could buy groceries, or go to a restaurant.
There is plenty to do in the area. We enjoyed the Quincy Mine tour, swimming at Great Sand Bay, rock hounding, hiking at Copper Falls State Park, and taking a Sunset Cruise out of Copper Harbor. If you like waterfalls, this is a great area for you. There are many falls just a short hike away, and a few right off the highway!
The owner was very accessible, and answered all of our questions promptly. We all had a lovely time and we hope to return some day.
We had a wonderful week at the Cat Harbor House. The property was clean and neat. The kitchen has enough basic equipment to prepare simple meals, which I did every day. All we had to provide was food (use Pat's IGA in Calumet - it's the closest sizeable grocery store, about a 30 minute drive).
The house is wonderfully secluded and private, which is what we wanted for our vacation. The views of Lake Superior are outstanding. We saw freighters go by every day - and night. We took binoculars with us as well as cameras and spent many an hour staring out at the water from the deck. A sand beach is only 2 miles away for long walks and swimming; there is also a rocky beach about a half mile walk from the property. Lots of opportunities to enjoy walking and watching the water.
The only downside for us personally were the mattresses. We did not find them comfortable, but then, both of us are picky about that. This would not, however, stop us from renting the house again - we'll just plan to bring our air mattresses from home.
This has been a beautiful vacation stay in a wonderful house! We are more than pleased with our stay. The house was spotless when we arrived and almost everything we could think of was supplied. The home owner is more than generous and it is obvious that they take extra time to be thoughtful to the renter's needs. The setting of the house is beautiful. Stunning sunsets are viewed every evening outside the picture window and many a freighter can be seen sailing by in the distance. I have two children, ages 6 and 13, and both were very happy and occupied at the house, being able to throw rocks into the water and climb to their heart's content. We look forward to our stay next year!
The Keeweenaw Peninsula is unique in dozens of ways that will tempt you back again and again; spectacular lakefront drives that prove this is the 'Superior Coast', wildlife as in 'Eagle Harbor', wildflowers and berries that only grow here, lighthouses, boating and boat tours including to Isle Royal, matchless biking, hiking and all-year-round activities on Keeweenaw Point. But two things go with you wherever you go; the mining history of the entire peninsula greeting you in old copper sites, the mining museum at Calumet and the mine itself at Quincy; but most of all the lake in all its forms, the reflections, the diving loon, the storms and the calm, the largest expanse of fresh water on earth and, surely one of the 7 wonders of the modern world...you can walk into it with a cup and take a drink. Come, enjoy and remember.
Other Activities: The Keeweenaw Peninsula is unique in dozens of ways that will tempt you back again and again; spectacular lakefront drives that prove this is the