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Directly on beautiful Lake Michigan~Private, Pet-friendly cottage!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom With Loft With 2 Beds, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 - Right On Lake Michigan


SLEEPS 2 comfortable (4 environmentally conscientious people is the absolute max due to water conservation)

BEDROOMS: 1 + loft = 2 sleeping rooms

BATHROOMS: 1- full


Did you used to like to camp, yet crave a comfortable bed, and prefer the luxury of indoor plumbing that you don't need to share with your neighbors? Are you environmentally conservative with your water usage? Do you love to sit by the fire, relaxing and taking in the view? Is a sandy beach a bonus for you? If so, this is the ideal cabin for you!

At the point between Little Bay de Noc and Big Bay de Noc, this cabin is ideal for capturing the beauty of Lake Michigan. Watch the freighters pass by on gorgeous Lake Michigan. Have your morning coffee while you watch the eagles soar overhead, or take the view in from behind the big picture window in the cabin. Sunsets are spectacular here! Enjoy the privacy and solitude without immediate neighbors. This cozy cabin, and its tranquil location, will capture your heart as you find respite from busy schedules and everyday stress. It would be an ideal writer's retreat, or a quiet, cozy get-away for an environmentally conscientious couple. This cabin is ideally situated for active exploration. Bring your bike and enjoy miles of well-paved, quiet roads winding past bucolic farms, or bring your kayak. The clear, shallow waters of the quiet cove are perfect for kayakers. Anglers will enjoy the outstanding fishing opportunities at Big Bay and Little Bay De Noc. Enjoying hiking miles of trails within driving distance of the Stonington.

We are happy to announce that the beach in front of the Stonington Clearview Cottage is wide and sandy at the moment (May 2016) . It's been an ideal beach since the ice melted. Still, the tides do change at times, and in 2014, we did not have a beach. Therefore, if the beach is a bonus, and not a necessity, you'll love it here! The pathway down to the beach has some sea grass, yet it an easy stroll, all within 50 feet of the cottage door.

Water conservation at the cottage is not only nice, it is essential. The water system needs to be purged for 30 seconds each morning to clear the filter. This is easily done by pressing the button located in the master bedroom. We have a 45 gallon holding tank. Once the tank runs dry, it fills at a rate of 6 gallons/hour. The daily amount of water most people normally use in their homes in the city would be excessive here. Daily showers for a family of 4, especially if you have average teenagers or older family members, in addition to multiple dish washings and toilet flushing could result in a loss of water pressure before the week is out. Go green in this beautiful lakefront cottage!

Drinking water is provided during your stay at the Stonington Cottage. A water cooler is provided at the cabin, so you will have plenty of drinking water during your stay at the Clearview Stonington Cottage.

Cara's favorite point about this cottage: This unique location--- right at the tip of the Stonington Peninsula, where the Little and Big Bay De Noc meet in Lake Michigan. I love that it gives you a great vantage point to see the freighters. The fire pit is set up perfectly.

Beds: Main floor: 1 Queen Bed

Upstairs (open loft): 2 double/full-sized beds.

**Caution-- even though we have plenty of bedroom space, the challenge for most people at this beautiful cabin is the strict water conservation that is required for your stay. Therefore, 2 is the ideal number of people at the Stonington Cottage.**

Distances from:

Peninsula Point Lighthouse- Very close to the cottage. Come for a visit and see where the Monarch Butterflies hang out.

Picture Rocks National Lakeshore- 1 hour away

Tahquamenon Falls State Park- 139 miles and 2 hours 55 minutes away.

Mackinac Bridge- 148 miles and 3 hours 4 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677



If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

A peaceful getaway on the beautiful Stonington Peninsula

What makes this cabin unique

Watch the freighters pass buy on this peaceful peninsula. Cozy, rustic, yet with amenities from home

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was stop #5 on my tour de Michigan 2015. Working on my dissertation, I take a few days each month to "lock in"without distraction to continue my work. There were so many awesome animals! A porcupine couple made their way right by my chair as I worked outside the first night. Also I saw a bald eagle, Woody the Woodpecker, chipmunks, squirrels, a vast amount of birds (hummingbirds too!) insects , and tons of monarch butterflies! I got a ton of work done, loved the wildlife and loved the scenery and lighthouse. Picture perfect stay.
Jul 2015
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4.7/5 -
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Directly on beautiful Lake Michigan~Private, Pet-friendly cottage!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews
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Great dog- friendly cabin on Lake Michigan

  • 4 of 5

First time stay here & we'll definitely be back.I was a little nervous re: the limited water situation, but for a couple with a few visitors we had no problems. The water filtration button is kinda of hard to push & there was conflicting info btwn the email info & the cabin manual re: when to push the button, so we followed the manual & had no water pressure problems. Might want a portable outhouse though, if more than a couple stay here. We loved the breeze off the lake, the patio & charcoal grill area, & the small sandy beach! Wear water shoes in the water as it is mushy. Luckily the lake levels were way up this year. Wish we'd brought our kayak! Can't wait to visit in the cooler months, do we can use the fireplace. Kitchen had everything we needed. Saw egrets, Bald eagle, Sandhill cranes, heron, deer, etc. Great private location.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Incredible cabin and area. Peaceful, natural, and beautiful, would recommend to anyone for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback! I agree. It is an ideal place to relax and soak in the beautiful nature that surrounds you. We look forward to having you back again! Sincerely, Cara
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A beautiful place to call "home"!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful retreat home base! We trailered our motorcycle up and rode the smooth road of the peninsula and up to Munising area (Pictured Rocks, Grand Marais), and to Palms Book State Park (Big Springs; so awesome!) and around the bay to Gladstone for Sunday morning worship. The amenities at the cabin and communication with the host company were excellent! No problems whatsoever; even with the limitations on the water system. We would love to stay here again if we revisit this area. In the meantime we're hoping the same company has other Great Lakes lakefront cabins as affordable as this one in other parts of the UP as we intend to explore different areas each summer for many summers to come. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Freshwater Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on the Stonington Cabin! We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful vacation. We have many other properties all over Michigan that we are sure will give you just the same experience, if not better! Once again thank you and we look forward to hearing from you in the future. Sincerely, The Freshwater Vacation Rentals Team
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Jacks Restaurant
Rapid River
Peninsula Point Lighthouse
Peninsula Point Light
Van Cleve Park
"sandy beech fitness course Indian statues "
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
ESC (Escanaba)
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Rapid River
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Mackinac Island- Star Line, Sheplers or Arnold
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nahma Golf Course
Nearest Train
284 Miles
Milwaukee, WI
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 2
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Jacks Restaurant
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Gladstone Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
right through the reeds and dune grass
Car: necessary

lighthouses nearby - Peninsula Point Lighthouse


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Rapid River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Water conservancy is essential at this cute cottage. The
  • Water conservancy is essential at this cute cottage. The water at the Clearview Stonington Cottage is very sensitive. You must purge the filter by pressing and holding the button inside the cottage each day. It only involves pushing a button. Water conservation is a must at this cute cottage. Yes, it is hard to believe you need to be conservative along the large Lake Michigan, yet with the rocky shoreline, it is essential. There is a 49 foot well with a 42 gallon holding tank.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • the steps to the loft are steep. Please use caution
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
This cottage is ideal for the nature loving environmentalist couple or a single person's retreat. With the sensitivity of the water system, we absolutely can not have more than 4 people at the cottage any time.

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