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Joe or Joyce Thoresen

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Beautiful modern vacation lake house on Huron Bay of Lake Superior

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths that sleeps a maximum of 6 (5 adults)

Located on the quiet side of Huron Bay away from traffic, this 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath lake house has 150' of lake frontage. A beautiful modern structure with rustic decor and local decorative artifacts and photographs, this is a wonderful site for a family vacation or a romantic getaway. A large fire pit and picnic area are only feet from the sand and gravel beach that gets deep very slowly and is suitable for children. A 16' tandem Old Town kayak and a 14' aluminum Mirrocraft boat (mounted on an easy launch/retrieve ramp) encourage fishing for pike, bass, sunfish, etc. and exploring the sheltered waters of Huron Bay. Satellite HD TV provides voluntary contact with the outside world.

Normal check in time is noon Saturday. Normal check out time is noon Friday.

Thoresen's on Huron Bay: While in the house, enjoy a near-audiophile stereo and flat-panel video system with HD satellite TV, a modern fully equipped kitchen and unlimited telephone, high speed (DSL) internet, and WIFI privileges. A whole house fan provides natural cooling in the summer by pulling in air from off the lake. Heated floors and a 4' wood burning fireplace in the great room result in a cozy fall-winter-spring environment. A decorative fireplace with candle-burning ceramic logs and a 9' window in the master bedroom creates a relaxing place for having morning coffee in bed while watching loons fish in the bay.

Coming and going: Normal arrival is Saturday after noon. Normal departure is on Friday before noon.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe or Joyce Thoresen (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


based on 13 traveler reviews

Beautiful modern vacation lake house on Huron Bay of Lake Superior
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Kingsley, MI

Beautiful, peaceful, family fun

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice now; once in 2012 and again in 2015. The U.P. is simply beautiful and so is the home. The owners were very responsive to my inquiries and provided lots of helpful information by email, describing the area attractions as well as important facts about the home and its amenities.

And amenities there are in abundance! The information in the listing is accurate. The house is filled with lots of thoughtful extras. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed for our family. Internet and cable TV are available for the technophiles, while for the outdoor lovers -- well let's just say it's a paradise. My favorite activity was sitting out by the fire pit in the cool evening air. Firewood is generously supplied. My wife loves kayaking and it was here in 2012 that my youngest son learned to kayak with his mom for the first time.

The property has private lake frontage and it starts out nice and shallow which was perfect for our boys to swim -- and easy for launching kayaks too. Even though it's Lake Superior, the bay where the home is located is fairly shallow and in late summer it's warmer than the main part of Lake Superior. Still, the water temperature can vary, so if the weather is unlucky and there's rain and several cloudy days in a row, the water can be chilly.

I got some of the best sleep of my life in the master bed with the attic fan running at night to pull in the cool nighttime air. Even in August it was 40s/50s at night. There's something peaceful and invigorating about that fresh nighttime U.P. air that no hotel AC could ever duplicate. Can't sleep? Step outside and be awed... a clear night sky here is absolutely breathtaking. Wake up to a hot cup of coffee in the morning and ... bliss.

Of all the vacation spots our family has ever stayed, this home ranks near the top of our list. Thinking of staying here? You will not be disappointed. Five stars.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Breath of Fresh Air

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was wonderful. Great view and location. I don't know how old it is but it looks like it was just built. Hugh great room with fireplace. My wife's parents lived and are buried in the area.

We visit the area every couple years. We will stay here again. If it is booked we will change our vacation dates so we can stay here. Joe and Joyce were very pleasant people to deal with.

Gary and Sue Maryland

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

the house was beautiful and had every thing you could use. the grandkids came and loved swimming in the bay and really loved the bunk beds. Thank you Joe and Joyce for such a nice place to stay and hopefully we will come and again. Phyllis and Larry

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you will need. It will save you the worry of packing all the extras like towels, life jackets, paper plates, you name it. We brought 4 kids along and there was plenty of room. Kayaking with my 12 year old daughter was a blast.

My only suggestion would be to bring a lot of bug spray. The mosquitoes in the U.P. are like Africanized bees this time of year.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, extremely comfortable, and had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. The kitchen had all utensils and major/minor appliances. We spent a lot of time in the front yard enjoying the bay. Firewood was provided. I was able to catch some small lake trout fishing in the evening from shore, after dark they continued to hit my lures and live bait. We also drove to 3 nearby waterfalls, then did some easy hikes to enjoy the scenery. This was a great place to relax and recharge our batteries. It was worth the drive from Texas. The owners went out of their way to help get everything ready a few hours early so we could unpack and get to a convention early the next morning.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Great lakefront location with many nice amenities. House was very clean with all the comforts of home. Amazing views of the bay including otters and eagles. Enjoyed using the kayak, fishing, the grill and the fire pit overlooking the water. Perfect vacation home, thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Finn's
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
L'Anse Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Multiple in L'Anse
Car: necessary

Beautiful Huron Bay, a sheltered body of water, is noted for good fishing, boating and family activities. Hiking trails and country roads provide access to the unspoiled beauty of the area and wildlife is a natural part of the landscape. Thoresen's on Huron Bay is a marvelous place to wind down, disengage, relax and enjoy a disappearing part of our country.

Other Activities:

Golf: A 9 hole public golf course is available about 15 miles away in L'Anse.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
6 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Credit cards are accepted through PayPal
A deposit of $250 is required to hold your reservation. This will also serve as a damage deposit and will be refunded after inspection of the property.
Normal check in time is 12:00 noon or later Saturday. Normal check out time is 12:00 noon Friday.

The rental rate for a 6 night stay is $1085 plus 6% tax. Also there is a $350 refundable security deposit. The deposit is due at the time the agreement is signed. The first half of the rent is due 60 days prior to the check in date. The second half is due 30 days prior to check in date. The deposit will be mailed within two weeks of the check out date. Fall discounts are available.

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Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The antique claw tub in bathroom #2 has a hand held shower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bunk room can also function as an office. It contains a desk, monitor, keyboards, printer, phone and a DSL line. Front bedrooms have a beautiful view of Huron Bay.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Shed
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
12 life jackets are available in all sizes. Rods and reels (not lures or bait) are provided. A hammock slung between 2 maple trees is a great place for an afternoon nap.

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