LAKEFRONT HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW

Jason Vallier

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Bedrooms 4
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LAKEFRONT HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW

St Ignace House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Rent this entire two story duplex located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula just 20 minutes west of St. Ignace (near Brevort). This home offers a spectacular view of Lake Michigan's north shore. You may walk for miles along the secluded beach front.

This duplex is ideal for large families, or 2 small families, and offers a 2 bedroom 1st floor (1 Queen, 1 Full) with spacious living room w/sofa, comfortably sleeping up to 4 people. The second floor has 2 bedrooms (both Queen) and a spacious kitchen/living room w/Futon and will comfortably sleep up to 6. The upstairs and downstairs have separate entrances, offering both the kids and adults the privacy they desire.

The duplex is easy to get to, located on West US 2, just 20 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. The property is about 100 ft. back from the 2 lane highway. The highway runs adjacent to the beach, and is between the duplex and the beach.

Hiking: The property abuts a vast area of state and federal forest land and offers great wilderness hiking including Switchback Ridge which is a large inland dune just 1/2 mile away. There are some majestic views from that ridge line! As well, the popular North Country Trail that stretches from New York to North Dakota can be picked up just a few miles away. There are a network of trails and 2 tracks leading through the woods so be sure to bring your compass if you plan to do any adventuring.

Nearby Attractions: Nearby attractions include Mackinac Island (a ferry ride from St. Ignace), Tahquamenon Falls (1 Hr.), Whitefish Point (1 Hr.) the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie (1 Hr.). Pictured Rocks is about 2+1/2 Hrs away, but it is worth it! You can take the boat tour (though its a bit pricey) or just take in the land lover's view for free at Miners Castle. It's breath taking. If you go, don't forget to stop and stick your toes in the sand at beautiful Miners Beach - you'll see it through the woods from the lookout at Miners Castle. P.S. Don't expect a man made castle at the lookout, but it's no less impressive!

If you enjoy some occasional gambling, there are casinos in many of the 'major' cities of the UP.

If you just like souvenier shopping and tasting the flavors of the local cuisine, St. Ignace will have what you are looking for.

Fishing: Rent a boat or canoe (or drop in your own) in nearby Big Brevort Lake to work on a a fresh fish dinner (perch, pike, walleye, bass & panfish) for the evening. Alternately, charter a fishing boat out of St. Ignace and try your luck in the waters of Lake Michigan or Lake Huron.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Jason -- We had a marvelous time!!! Love the weather you had waiting for us. We never even needed a sweatshirt. We were able to do all the main things we had planned to do--just couldn't squeeze anything else in. The Falls were beautiful, as always. The kids were able to go swimming in Lake Superior without freezing to death---and we adults were able to collect some stones to bring back for our gardens & projects. We took the Vesper Cruise

on Sunday night out under the bridge and then walked across it on Mon. AM. They cancelled the walk about 11:15 due to wind but we had walked it and were back on the St. Ignace side before that. We went back to the cottage/house and had a "left-over lunch" which was really pretty good. We

were out by 2 pm. Indeed--we will recommend it to others. Don't have many down here that would be interested but will keep it in mind for any of our friends up "norther".

We tried to leave it in good shape and easy for the cleaning crew to follow-up. I think I goofed by putting the keys back in the locks. Will do better next time. Speaking of next time--I think (at this point in time)

that we would be interested in renting it again next year for about the same time if it will be available. You can let us know.

Thanks again. Faith
Sep 2002
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Jason Vallier

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Jason Vallier purchased this house in 2002

Fresh water, beautiful scenery out your front window, lot's of woods & hiking trails.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Lakefront Home with Spectacular View
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St Ignace Upper Peninsula Michigan
Novi, MI
5

COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER PLACE

Couldn't Ask for a Better Place
  • 5 of 5
I was with the group that rented from June 21st - 28th, 2008 and I can't say enough how much I loved the place. Everything was in working order, with some very new looking appliances, and all very clean.

The view was terrific, and once I figured out the stone stairs down to the beach I spent about as much time as I could out there walking, sitting, reading. The beach was probably my favorite part of the whole trip.

It was nice being a bit away from the main tourist areas, but close enough that it was only a 15-20min drive to get into town to catch the ferry over to the island. The location was a perfect balance really.

I would, without a doubt, recommend the condo to friends or family looking for a great, affordable getaway spot in MI. I definitely hope to come back next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St Ignace Upper Peninsula Michigan
5

GREAT VIEW, WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
The owner was great, he called us the day we arrived to make sure everyone had gotten there safely. The duplex worked out great for 2 families. The house has a breathtaking view of the lake from the upper and lower main living areas. The microwave and the sofa on the lower level could use replacement. The road can be busy during the day, but there is little traffic in the evening. We watched the beautiful sunset every night. Overall a great value. We will be going back again.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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St Ignace Upper Peninsula Michigan
Streamwood, IL
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MY REVIEW FOR THIS PROPERTY

  • 3 of 5
The owner is very helpful and responsive about the property informations. He provoided the correct and specific informations about the property and its location.
I would say overall property is an average.

Couple things about the property:
1. The living room carpet is not clean. Owner should put the new carpet.
2. The appliances and furnitures are old and not matched with each other.
3. All the door locks are very old and needs to be replaced.
4. The bugs can easily come inside into the kitchen because there is a gap in exhaust fan (on the wall) in kichen.
5. The second floor is wooden floor and its clean and has a good view from the window.
6. Both bathrooms are clean.
7. If you need anything you need to drive 20 mins. which is St. Ignace. There are gas stations, foods and etc.
8. Walking distance is a beach.
9. One side of a bridge is a Mackinaw city and other side is a St. Ignace. You can take ferry to anyside and goto Macknic Island.
10. On Island, there is a horse ride and bike ride to see all.
11. Ofcourse, lots of good fudge places.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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St Ignace Upper Peninsula Michigan
Grandville, MI
4

LOVELY VIEW, BIG YARD, AND CLOSE TO LOTS OF ATTRACTIONS

  • 4 of 5
Our vacation in St. Ignace was a good one. The duplex was large enough for our big family. We all enjoyed the big yard and having a campfire every night with smores. Seeing Lake Michigan in our front yard was wonderful. The traffic on the highway right out front was heavy and drowned out any wave sounds though.

We took day trips to Mackinaw Island, Tahquamanon Falls, and the Soo Locks. We went to the beach as well a couple times. The beaches near the duplex were great. The beach right in front has a hazardous rock "staircase" - we would recommend driving down a bit to a better beach. St. Ignace was a nice town to hang out in as well - the library was very kid friendly and the Huron Boardwalk was nice for kids and adults.

The stairs leading up to the second floor were a bit precarious - we would not recommend very young children or elderly using the second floor. The second floor did provide a wall of windows looking out onto Lake Michigan and was a very nice place to watch the waves. The second floor has been updated with wood-laminate flooring and is nice and bright.

All in all, we had a great family vacation and would recommend the area!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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St Ignace Upper Peninsula Michigan
5

WONDERFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for sharing your vacation home; we truly enjoyed our week at the duplex. It was clean, well-maintained, and stocked with everything we needed. We stayed during one of the hottest weeks of the year. We worried that without air conditioning it would be miserable, but we were pleasantly surprised. The lake breeze (and a fan) helped keep it tolerable. We loved the large front yard for yard darts, frizbee, and playing catch. We loved watching the sunsets from front lawn and enjoyed fire pit, too. Being able to look out at the lake every day was such a treat.

We had assumed we would be able to swim on the beach directly across from the duplex, so we were disappointed in not being able to do that. After climbing over the guard rail, my husband & I did make it down the large boulder stairs, but it was an adventure:) We couldn't have carried beach chairs or bags with us, and it was too steep for our young grandsons to maneuver. The beach there is very rocky as well. However, the long stretch of beautiful sandy beach is less than 5 minutes down the road. We spent several enjoyable afternoons there.

I have already suggested this place to my sister when they vacation in the UP next summer. And we'll be back in a couple years! Thanks again for providing such pleasant accommodations.
The Dahls
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! I wish I would have mentioned the possibility of beach access at the west edge of the guard rail (about 100 yards up the road) where you can climb down the dune. I'll be sure to mention it as an alternate option to future guests.

The stones along the shoreline are nice for fossil/rock hunting. For the purpose of swimming however, they are a nuisance. The waves continue to erode the sand and the highway location prevents further erosion of sand to replace it : ( For prospective guests reading this, there is about 15-20' stretch of gravel and stones between the shoreline and the first sand bar this season (2012). It's all sand further out, but aqua shoes are recommended for traversing the stone portion as it's rather uncomfortable on your feet!
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St Ignace Upper Peninsula Michigan
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ST. IGNACE RENTAL WAS FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5
Our extended family really enjoyed our stay for the week, with the lovely views of the lake from upstairs and downstairs, and plenty of room for outdoor play with our kids. The grandparents appreciated having a place of their own downstairs. The house was very clean, and the kitchens were very well equipped. We appreciated having ceiling fans in the upper bedrooms, and box fans to use when we needed them. The beach out front was great fun for rock hunting, and we had a great time swimming at the larger Hiawatha beach just a mile down the road. We enjoyed the campfire as well. Thanks for providing us with everything we needed to appreciate this lovely part of Michigan.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The property borders Lake Superior State Forest land. The setting is serene, and the view out the front windows of either the upstaris or downstairs are spectacular. There are a network of trails in both the State and nearby Federal forest land. Switchback Ridge hiking trail runs along a steep inland dune (pick it up approx 1/2 mile behind the duplex) and offers a scenic view across the upper peninsula. You can also see across Lake Michigan to the lower peninsula on a clear day. This is a great place to escape from it all, while still being in close range to some of the upper penninsula's most popular attractions.

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St Ignace House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 - Sep 7
7 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 - Oct 15
2 night minimum stay
$175
$890
 
 
Spring
May 1 - Jun 15
2 night minimum stay
$175
$890
 

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Notes Spring and Fall Rates are $890/week or $175/Night (2 night min.)

Summer Rates are $990/week
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Amenities

St Ignace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in upstairs living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
Notes:
The residence offers satellite TV but internet is not yet available in the area. The St. Ignace libarary or the McDonalds in St. Ignace offer free wireless access however. Downstairs: Washer and Dryer, TV, Phone, Furnished Kitchen (Microwave, Stove, Fridge, Coffee Maker), Large Living Room with Sofa and Love Seat, Charcoal Grill for Outdoor Cooking, 3/4 Bath with Shower, Sink and Toilet. Upstairs: TV, Phone, Furnished Kitchen (Microwave, Stove, Fridge, Coffee Maker), Large Living Room with a Futon. Full bath upstairs. Bedding and Towels are provided.

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