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Lakeside near Pictured Rocks, Fishing, boat, canoe, 2 kayaks!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 4BR 2BA Home in The Hiawatha National Forest

HEAVEN ROCKS!! Hear what silence really sounds like. Read our reviews! Heaven on Steven’s Lake overlooks this semi-private lake with a panoramic view of unspoiled shoreline located half way between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The location is ideal for day trips to the famous Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Fayette Historic Townsite, Kitchi-iti-kipi (Big Springs), National Wildlife Refuge, Grand Island, Shipwreck tour, along with many water falls and numerous light houses. Centrally located within the 500,000 acres that make up the eastern half of Hiawatha National Forest, there are multiple trail heads for day hiking trips, kayaking and canoeing, biking, fishing, and animal watching, all which lead to your 5 acre backyard and the forest that joins next to it. ATV rentals are located in Munising if you are seeking adventure and exploration on all the trails near Heaven on Steven’s Lake. Bring your bikes or rent one from the Ferry docks in town. There’s plenty to see. The home also offers both a fishing boat, 16’ canoe and 2 kayaks on site with life jackets for your pleasure. Both Munising and Manistique with their specialty restaurants are only 25 minutes in opposite directions with Lake Superior or Lake Michigan shorelines awaiting the agate rock hounds, sun-bathers, local craft seekers, casino players, and boaters. Heaven on Steven’s Lake provides the ultimate vacation location from door to trail for those looking to spend quality time as a family, and create everlasting memories!!!

Recently updated, this 2,000 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home sleeps 13 comfortably and features both an open layout and walk out basement on the lakeside. The well stocked kitchen includes a full size refrigerator, range, microwave, traditional drip coffee maker, K-cup coffee maker (bring your K-cups!), electric kettle for tea, toaster, pots & pans, slow cooker, waffle maker, plenty of dishes, utensils, spices along with a walk in pantry, and seating for eight. The kitchen and dining room open up to the spacious living room and entertainment center making it the perfect place to spend time together as a family. The modern tiled entry leads to carpeted floors which are highlighted by paneled tongue and groove aspen walls throughout the home for that Northwoods rustic charm with plenty of space for large families to gather or find quiet areas to enjoy. Acessed from the great room is a massive deck with a wrap around walkway and steps that lead out to the water. Relax on the deck, the downstairs patio, or the outdoor fire pit and enjoy the famous Michigan sunsets. No people, no regrets, just perfect solitude! Sit on the beach all by yourself and listen to the loons or watch the fish jump at the end of the dock. Then, put out the camp fire and crawl into bed with fresh, pure cotton sheets... one's going to bug you, no phone calls, no hassles.... all day long.

The master bedroom features a lake view with a log styled queen size bed and dresser to match, rustic nightstands, and a large closet. Two other bedrooms on the main floor offer queen size beds (new for 2015), ample closets, and views of the lake and wooded yard with mature hardwood and evergreen trees. One room offers a reading chair and dresser while the other has a twin bed; perfect for the young child that doesn’t want to be too far from their parents. The homeowners have recently upgraded all bedding complete with down pillows, high thread all-cotton sheets, quilted mattress covers and comforters. The bathroom on the main floor is roomy and has a large shower with bench, an adjacent laundry room, utility sink and plenty of storage. A new 48” Smart Full HD TV offers access apps to stream movies, connect to your social networks, or browse the Internet, all from your TV remote. If you have a Netflix account you can access your account direct from the remote along with Hulu, Pandora, and multiple USB plugs that allow external hard drive connections for your favorite home movies, videos, or pictures. Additionally, a brand new progressive scan DVD/CD player can play standard and home-burned music CDs, including those containing MP3 and WMA audio files. Also new for 2015 is a Sonos WiFi controlled stereo allowing you to connect and stream your entire music library, music services such as Pandora or Spotify, and hundreds of radio stations. Satellite TV and wireless connection complete your entertainment experience.

The fourth bedroom located downstairs is the largest of all and includes a queen bed, two twin beds, and a double bed along with an under-the-stairs children’s playhouse with toys making it a perfect getaway room for the kids. An open layout downstairs offers a second living room along with a flat screen television, satellite remote and DVD player. Included is a dinette table with seating for six overlooking the lake offering a place to play many of the children and adult games stored at the home or for the use of your wireless laptop. The second bathroom includes a tub shower and full amenities. All rooms downstairs lead out to the lakeside patio, fire pit, and beach areas.

Enjoy over 200 feet of lake frontage with a shallow sand beach on one side of the property and a softer beach on the other side with a 30' aluminum dock, perfect to tie up your boat! There is a gradual slope into the water - perfect for children to swim or fish off of the dock. There is also a public beach nearby that offers deeper access to a sandy beach including picnic areas and restrooms. Two general stores and one of the best restaurants with a 4.5 star rating is located but a few miles away even though you’ll never want to leave. Steven’s lake offers 15 acres of great fishing for pike, walleye, bass, perch, and bluegill. The boats or hiking trails allow you to explore the stream feeding the lake or the channel that feeds Little Steven's lake breached by a living beaver’s dam! The deck offers a large gas grill, charcoal grill, comfortable seating/tables, and bird feeders. Enjoy watching the abundant wildlife from the deck with a variety of migrating and local waterfowl, turkeys, deer, mink, beaver, and a pair of nesting eagles next to the house! The large yard includes a fire pit near the beach to enjoy the cool evenings with comfy chairs, glider, benches, and picnic table for meals outdoors, and enjoy stargazing.

The home offers a full catalog of maps, hikes, local restaurants/menus, equipment rental, and fun activities to do. We extend a warm invitation to you. Let Heaven on Steven’s Lake become your next happy vacation memory. You won't be disappointed.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Renter stayed in summer of 2010 -

Yes, we did catch a lot of fish. We were a bit surprised at the other entries stating the lake didn't produce. The biggest pike was 26" the biggest large mouth was 21" ( he went back), the biggest small mouth was 17", the biggest perch was 12", the biggest blue gill was 11 and 1/8". We have lots of pictures and I plan on emailing some to you once I load them on my computer. You may use some on your website for advertising if you'd like.

We went to Bear Lake, Chicago Lake, Lyman Lake, JackPine Lake and Mowe Lake. I love driving all the small 2-track roads. We saw a ton of deer and enjoyed seeing the bucks in velvet. It was truly a great trip.
Jan 2011
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Wetmore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Heaven on Stevens Lake rents Sat-Sat; shorter stays during spring and fall are ok, based on availability, arrive OR leave on Sat;
  • Minimum stay varies, please message me before reserving.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms include towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Two of the bedrooms on the main floor are lakeside. All three bedrooms are done in beautiful tongue in groove Aspen. The third bedroom on the main floor has a view of the woods and front yard. The 4th bedroom, downstairs, is very large with 1 double bed and 3 twin bed AND an under the stairs play cubby for children! You can walk out to the back yard from the downstairs as well.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lakeside near Pictured Rocks, Fishing, boat, canoe, 2 kayaks!
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
Wayland MI

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, so private and peaceful, everything we needed was there! what a beautiful place to just kick back and let the rest of the world drive 70 miles per hour!!

we loved it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful. House is on a private lake with very few other houses. It's well maintained, stocked and clean. The management is excellent to work with.

We've visited this lake house twice and plan on making this an annual vacation. This last trip we finally got to see the northern lights while enjoying a bonfire by the lake. Spectacular!!

The only negative we've encountered is not being able to launch our own boat. Water is too shallow. The house comes with a row boat and canoe but hubby wanted to use his boat. The teenagers loved using our kayaks as well as the canoe.

Property and amenities are exactly as stated in the listing. And, it is indeed heavenly. I definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lowell, Michigan

Relaxing week on the lake

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful piece of property! The house is great with lots of room and pretty much anything you need. My hubby and I canoed around the lake, enjoying the scenery and wildlife and had evening fires down by the lake. What was the icing on the cake was SILENCE! No cars zooming by every few seconds, just quiet.....We needed that. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like you're staying with family

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous view, quiet lake. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen (certified by my fiancé, professional chef). The beds + linens were ridiculously comfortable. The reclining chairs + vast selection of entertainment proved to be an exceptional treat on our one rainy day indoors. We all kept saying that it felt like we were staying at 'grandma's house' - we truly felt at home!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Bend, In

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a wonderful relaxing cottage. Great fishing lake, took us a couple of days to figure out how to fish it, but had two huge fish frys. Saw deer daily in the yard, otters in the lake. The place is absolutely stocked, any piece of cookware you could want, and lots of spices, Our daughter who is going on 16 didn't miss the internet or cell phone--had a blast fishing. The people @ the general store were so nice! Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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west of chicago

Wonderful Time!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was way more than we expected. The cabin was fully equiped, every need had been thought of. It was very clean and extremely comfortable, from the chairs on the deck to the living room furniture to the beds. There were five of us and we all had a truly wonderful time. We had fun on the lake with the canoe and row boat. A couple of nights we had a bonfire and of course we used the gas and charcoal grill almost every night. We rented a pontoon boat and spent a day on lake Superior and had the time of your lives! Thank you to Tom and Lisa for making this a wonderful place to visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Boot Lake Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Grand Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Pictured Rocks Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M-28 and FF Hwy 13
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Camel Riders
Car: necessary

Heaven is centrally located from Munising, Manistique and Escanaba.

Other Activities: 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, beautiful fall colors and tours! birding, wildlife photographing

Golf: Pictured Rocks Golf and Country Club is located just 24 miles in Munising, along Lake Superior!

Ski: Although we have a great snowmobile season and great cross country ski trails, Heaven is not currently available during the winter months. Please visit our personal website and view three other homes that are available during the winter months - Vista Grand Lodge on Lake Superior, Hiawatha's Hideaway in the Hiawatha National Forest and Evergreen Cottage in Christmas; Snowmobile from door to trail from all of these lovely and comfortable homes!!!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Booking Fee (negotiable) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

• Rates are for up to 8 guests; additional guests are $25/night each;
• Weekly Saturday to Saturday; shorter stays of 3-4 nights ok during off season, arrive OR leave on Saturday OR Wednesday; min stay varies.
• Cleaning fee, $150, more than 8 guests add on additional $25
• Cancellation Policy:  we will always work to re-rent your dates.
• Until confirmed, availability, rates and discounts are subject to change without notice.
• Holidays may require longer stays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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