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Very Private 40 acres, Great Views, Jacuzzi, Pets OK, Sauna, Large Pond

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Very Private 40 acres, Great Views, Jacuzzi, Pets OK, Sauna, Large Pond

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Houghton House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

A large home on 40 acres that is very private yet only one half mile from US-41 and in the very center of the spectacular Keweenaw Peninsula. Lake Superior 1 mile. Great recreational area with great shops, dining, etc. Most scenic and snowy area of MI. Three bedrooms and lots of extra space in a 2000 square foot house with large 2 person Jacuzzi whirlpool spa in the sunroom with skylights above to watch the northern lights or stars, fireplace, premium satellite TV, stereo, DVD, dishwasher, etc. The master bedroom is a delight with a large skylight over the bed to the night sky!

There are 10 mile views to the Keweenaw Ridge out all the back windows - spectacular with almost no human development in sight. The property is great for walking through the fields or woods and is very private.

Two night minimum except only weekly in summer. Winter is a great time since we average 20 feet! every winter. Great snowmobiling, nearby Alpine and Nordic skiing, sleds and snowshoes provided. All seasons are really cool!

You can hunt on the property or walk in absolute privacy. Two hundred blueberry plants, pears, raspberries, blackberries, apples. I get great reviews and many return guests, see my main website for all my guest comments and many more photos.

In the summer, a large spring - fed pond wraps around a small peninsula, canoe available. Near the pond is a shaded picnic area and a very special wood fired sauna near the pond. Have a campfire down near the pond and watch the northern lights!

Guest comments:

We just arrived home from our vacation and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your property. Everything was perfect. We found ourselves having difficulty leaving the farm for other activities. The dogs tried to convince us to stay forever, but they had to settle for an opportunity to someday return. Going to bed with a blanket of stars overhead and waking up to deer grazing in the backyard are luxuries not experienced in Cleveland. Lisa P.

We were able to watch a bobcat saunter through your back field one evening and several eagles around the pond in the mornings. D.H.

We found the house a perfect oasis and would recommend it highly to anyone who wants an ideal base camp to explore the Keweenaw Peninsula. Rick

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your Keweenaw home. Watching the deer in the morning from the deck and then watching for shooting stars at night was big fun. The weather was near perfect all the while we were there so we were able to enjoy the great outdoors.

What a great place to get away from it all... R.K.

Just dropping you an e-mail to thank you for letting us stay at your place in the Keweenaw. We had a great time, even though it was pretty hot that week. We had some pretty good meals at the Pilgrim River Restaurant in Chassell and the Harbor Haus in Copper Harbor. Also, with the warm weather we went swimming in Lake Superior a couple of times. Staying at your place was very relaxing and private. Enjoyed the pond, all the stars at night and a few good thunderstorms. Thanks, again. M.K.

Everything was great. We loved the house. It was exactly what we were looking for. Now we know where we are going to stay in the future. Adam and Karen

Everything was good, LOTS OF SNOW!!!! D.E.

Just a quick note to let you know we very much enjoyed the home and property. We especially liked sitting on the deck, canoeing and 'Playing' in the pond, and your skylight over the bed. We also appreciated the fact that we only did need to bring food to make the visit complete. Your cleaning and grounds-person do a great job! Our dogs have never had the chance to roam a large parcel or play in water and they didn't want to leave. As we were packing the car, one actually started walking down the driveway and refused to come back! D. P.

We enjoyed ourselves -- the wood stove worked great! -- overall the accommodations were very good. D.C.

We really enjoyed staying at your house. It is so pretty to watch the sun set over the hills.I enjoyed walking your trails and the peace and quiet. The stars are so bright at night. I'm glad that we were able to rent it for a few days. I wish we could have stayed longer. B.B.

We did have a great time. We loved the farm and the house. Very peaceful and great views in every direction. The stars through the skylight over the bed were a real highlight.

The house was in great shape and everything worked fine. My wife loved the claw-foot bath tub upstairs and she said you should mention it on your web site.

The deer loved the apples from the trees in the backyard. Every evening at the same time they would come by to munch on some. That was a nice treat.

We had a great time, enjoyed the pond, canoe, fire pit (every night we had a little bonfire and our twins had a ball), and the house was great, too. A.Z.

Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time at your home. It was absolutely beautiful there with the views. The house was fabulous and only took a very short time for us to feel right at home. Thanks for everything and we hope we can return next year. It was probably our best trip to the U.P. S.N.

We had a wonderful time at the house! It's so great. The house has such a comfortable feel that we really had a relaxing vacation (just what we needed). Hope you're not retiring too soon, because we'd love to go back again!! Can't think of any suggestions, everything was perfect!

Thanks again,

Y.B.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

I received my returned deposit today, thanks for that, when are you going to be taking bookings for next year, I would like to make another reservation. I meant to write as soon as we got back but time seems to have got away from me. I wanted to let you know that we had the best time at Keweenaw, loved every moment and could have stayed forever. I also want to compliment you on the condition and cleanliness of the house, everything there was top notch and I was amazed and impressed by all the books, games, kitchen appliances, extra bedding etc, You’ve done a fabulous job, we couldn't have asked for more. My daughter told me she’d only leave if I promised her we’d come back next year, that’s quite a compliment seeing as she’s 17 and tries to hang out with us as little as possible  The wildlife we saw there was awesome, a porcupine, deer (of course), hawks, eagles, bats, I’m sure I’m forgetting something but you get the idea. I truly thank you for allowing us to bring our dogs, they thought they’d died and gone to heaven, they kind of smelled that way too by the end of the week but nothing a bath couldn't fix. Thanks for everything and I hope to hear from you soon as we can’t wait to return.
Aug 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Very Private 40 acres, Great Views, Jacuzzi, Pets OK, Sauna, Large Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Perfect UP Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! Everything was as described, and Greg did an awesome job getting everything ready for us. The driveway was plowed, firewood stacked and the house was warm on our arrival. We used it mostly as a place to thaw out during a week of ice fishing and couldn't ask for a better place to stay. The kitchen has everything we needed to make some awesome meals, and we spent every evening in the sauna. This was by far the most pleasant trip to the UP we have had so far, we felt right at home from the moment we walked in the door. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Burlington, WI
5

Great Easter get away

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough how wonderful this place was. We were looking for a place to stay with our daughters and their husbands and this fit the bill. All having attended college at MTU and NMU, this was a great location for them to relive memories of the college days and for us all to be together. We cooked great meals in the kitchen and on the grill. House offered us everything we were looking for. The kids have stated they will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Scottville, MI
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the house June 10th-13th and had a great time. Everything was exactly as described and it truly was only necessary to bring cloths and food. All other things needed for a nice relaxing get-away was already at the house. There is no mention of the board games, and there are MANY, MANY board games here. The kids played every night (and I suspect into the wee hours of every morning) and never once wanted to turn on the TV. Nice location and I would bring my family back here ANYTIME without hesitation. Plus the owner really made it easy to set the dates and make sure the house was ready, hats off to him and his property care-takers.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Traverse City, Michigan
5

simply perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay! We stumbled upon this gem and called to book. The property is beautiful, the home was clean and comfortable. All we needed to bring was food, everything else was provided.

We had an extended stay due to car problems and the owner was very gracious in allowing us to stay a bit longer.

If you love serenity, wildlife and starry nights, this is the perfect location! Houghton downtown is only 9 miles north, so everything is close enough to pick up supplies, shop and dine, but far enough away for privacy.

Very pet friendly. we have two labs and they had a great time. We are looking forward to coming back!! A++++++++++++

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Portage Lake Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US-41
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
On US-41
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Chassell Nordic Track
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Chassell

WINTER - Snowshoes are available and so are sleds! Please call me for details. We have 15 feet + of snow every year! I forgot to mention the wood stove/fireplace... Area: Houghton - Hancock is the home of Michigan Technological University and only 12 miles away. It's a town of about 15,000 with lots of charm, shopping and activities. Copper Harbor or the Porcupine Mountains are a little more than an hour’s drive away. There are also lots of local ski hills, hiking trails, water activities, snowmobile trails, cross country ski trails and lots more.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Houghton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off season
Oct 29 2014 - Jun 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-June
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$825
 
 
Late June
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,170
 
 
Early July
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,430
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,480
 
 
Mid-summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,430
 
 
Late August
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Early September
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,170
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$870
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 17 2015 - Nov 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$625
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$700
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$625
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$1,075
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Notes Extra $5 per person per night fee for more than 4 people. Reduced weekly rates are available. I will prorate weekly off-season rates for several night stays. Two night minimum. See my detailed rates at www.ecologyusa.com.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Houghton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large 2 person Jacuzzi whirlpool spa inside, large spring-fed pond outside with a canoe available. Near the pond is a unique sauna and a shaded picnic area with a firepit. large deck. Microwave, dishwasher, all kitchen accessories, washer-dryer, basketball hoop, satellite TV, etc., just bring food for an incredible time in the Keweenaw. Activities: This is a very unique property with absolute privacy. There are incredible starry views out skylights in the master bedroom and the hot tub room. Northern lights are common, especially after midnight. Canoe through the pond. Sit around a campfire and listen to the sounds of the night. Take a walk. Go to the University town of Houghton 12 miles away and enjoy fine dining, the great mineral museum, unique gift shops or live music. In the winter there are ski trails, snowmobiling areas, and the sauna outside is an absolutely incredible and private experience.

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