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Stunning sunsets over Lake Superior!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stunning Views Of Pristine Lake Superior Just Inches Away From Pictured Rocks

This vacation home sits just footsteps away from beautiful pictured rocks national park. Sitting high on a hillside, tree tops cottage has a spectacular panoramic view of lake superior and grand island!

Tree tops has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and over 2000 spacious square feet to enjoy. It is perched on a hillside on a quiet dead end road close to town and beautiful sandy beaches.

This cottage is tastefully decorated with comfort in mind. Enjoy the large wrap around deck; perfect for visiting family and friends, grilling out, or taking in the stunning views and beautiful sunsets over munising harbor.

The four bedrooms are furnished with a night stand, reading lamp, clock, dresser, mirror and closet. Tree tops cottage sleeps 10 guests in 2 queen size beds, 1 double and a single on the main floor and 1 single and a set of bunk beds on the lower level. Bed linens and towels are provided as well as starter products of paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, hand soap, dish detergent and laundry soap.

Tree tops cottage has beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main floor with the exception of the tiled bathroom and carpeted living room.

The kitchen is complete with refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, george foreman grill, toaster, slow cooker,blender, dishes, pots and pans and utensils. It also comes with basic spices, salt and pepper and coffee filters.

A dining table seats six inside or you can dine on the deck which is accessible from the dining area.

The carpeted living room has two love seats and matching ottomans and a reclining chair. It also has a large screen tv with dvd and vcr. Free wireless internet is provided.

The bathroom on the main floor consists of a double vanity, toilet, tub/shower and a linen closet.

In addition to the bedroom on the lower level, there is a walkout recreation room to enjoy the perfectly manicured lawn and view. The lower level also houses a laundry room with a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board and clothes pins. The bathroom has a single vanity, shower and toilet.

The large deck that wraps around 3 sides of the house is a great place to admire the flower gardens, watch the 4th of july fireworks, sunsets, boat activity on the bay, or watch the deer and fox that occasionally play in the meadow adjacent to the property. The decks features chaise lounges, lounge chairs, cocktail tables, and a patio table with umbrella and chairs. A charcoal is located outside on the lower patio. Please bring your own charcoal.

From the patio, a path meanders through a lily patch, down a steep hill and across woody run brook to munising falls.

Tree tops cottage is adjacent to pictured rocks national lakeshore. The park extends 40 miles along lake superior from munising to grand marais. There are numerous waterfalls, hiking trails, white birch forests, sandy swim beaches, lighthouses and more. Miners castle is a must see and the chapel loop hiking trail is highly recommended.

Tree tops is a great stopping off point to rest, relax, refresh. Hope to see you soon.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Yooper
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Parker

Fred is a retired National Park Ranger having worked at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Marcia is a retired teacher. Both enjoy active vacations and have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and parts of Canada. Our interests include hiking, kayaking, canoeing, photography, and wildflowers. Fred is an organic gardner, makes twig furniture, and designs silver and turquoise jewelry. Marcia enjoys going to the gym and repurposing old furniture.

We are Yooper transplants coming from New Jersey and Minnesota. We met on Isle Royale National Park working there during our college summer vacations.

We currently live in Woody Run Cottage which is next door to Tree Tops Cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

September 26- October 2 the Richardson family

Wow fantastic place! Feel like we are visiting family! So much to do in the U.P. Always great to get back here to "home". Thank you so much Fred and Marcia!
Sep 2014
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is right at our doorstep. Tree Tops Cottage is adjacent to the national lakeshore. Munising Falls is a few minutes walk and Sand Point Beach, which was named one of five nationally rated beaches, is two miles down the road. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore extends 40 miles along Lake

Superior from Munising to Grand Marais offering numerous waterfalls, hiking trails, beach combing, white birch forests, lighthouses, swim beaches and more. The Chapel loop hiking trail is one of the most spectacular in the area.....another must see is Miners Castle.


Munising House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms. One on each floor Bath towels provided. A 'starter' supply of paper and hand soap are provided for your convenience.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds (1 set)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms on main floor and 1 bedroom downstairs. The downstairs bedroom is equipped with a set of bunk beds and a single bed. All bedrooms have comfy beds and premium sheets and bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning sunsets over Lake Superior!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 37 reviews

A charming house with a beautiful view of lake superior.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 had a fabulous stay at the Tree Tops Cottage. The inside was very comfortable and welcoming, with all the amenities of home. The outside was beautiful with fresh flowers on the deck. There were lots of little touches throughout the house that showed the owners care and love for the property and their guest. I had brought extra toilet paper, kitchen towels and dishwasher soap, but we didn't need it. Plus the supermarket in town is only 10 minutes away for any forgotten or additional items.

We spent our days exploring the area with hikes and boat tours. And came "home" for drinks on the deck and dinner. The beds were comfortable and the showers were hot. We had a super fabulous time. Thanks Fred and Marcia for your hospitality. It was noticed and very appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beverly Hills, MI

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We (party of ten (5 adults, 5 kids)) had a great time at the Tree Tops house. I personally greatly enjoyed the little trail down the slope to Munising Falls. The trail brings you to Washington St exactly across from the small local historical museum. Nice flowers and lawn around the house. A bigger dining table would have been nice (but that is a common issue with ten people).

Had a pleasant chat with Fred.


  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Beautiful property, great location, thoughtful extras throughout.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage offered a gorgeous view of Lake Sup and Grand Island (if you can tear your eyes away from the flowers!), comfortable, conveniently-located accommodations. Loved all the outdoor seating options. We didn't cook many meals, but when we did, we found the kitchen to be well appointed. The owner, who lives next door, was very kind and offered some helpful suggestions on places to see. We barely saw him, but I would have been comfortable reaching out had we needed anything during our stay. We loved the central location - easy access to Pictured Rocks, as well as surrounding areas. Our 12, 10, and 8 year-old kids had a blast running around outside the cottage, as well as exploring what this part of the UP had to offer. (Yes - they insisted on swimming in the 55-ish degree Lake Superior ... twice ... bbrrrrr!)

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Bloomfield, MI.

Charming, spacious home with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home for a Girls Getaway Fall color tour trip. This gem of a home couldn't of worked out any better! The main floor living space is more open and spacious than the pictures imply. The bedrooms and 2 bathrooms accommodated the 5 of us with no problem. The proximity to the town of Munising and Pictured Rock National Park was ideal. We thoroughly enjoyed making a bonfire and enjoying the beautiful view of Lake Superior. Would definitely recommend this home and will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place-had everything we needed and more. The location is fantastic and the view is spectacular. Lot's of local knowledge and information about what you should see and do. We would defiantly want to stay here again if we are visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely location which fully met our expectations.

  • 4 of 5

This is a very lovely property in a very nice location. Close to the Munising Falls trailhead and other small waterfalls. Just on the outskirts of town on a hill overlooking the bay. The property is well maintained, with beautiful flowers all around, clean and up to date. The amenities are very nice. Everything is modern and well maintained.

The proprietor is very polite and helpful. He was a ranger at the National Lakeshore for years, so tap his knowledge of the area.

A bit pricey (especially with the 7-day minimum) but well worth it. The property was very nice and fully lived up to expectations. The pictures are 100% accurate.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $250

Additional guests $25/ person per night applies to parties over 8 guests
Damage security deposit $250 deposit is refundable if there are no damages / excessive cleaning. You also have a renters insurance policy available provided by Homeaway. It's not mandatory its up to you the renter to decide wether to purchase or not.
Turnover day is Sunday with check out time of 10:30 and check in time of 3:00.
Payment methods are flexible.
Please contact us with further questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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