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La Casita del Bosque

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Wetmore Estate Rental Photos and Description

Large 3 bed 3 and 1/2 bath sleeps 8 or more on request, forest and spring lake

The Little House in the Woods is a classic timber-frame retreat on a pristine 15 acre spring lake and is managed by the owner.The spring water from the tap in La Casita is fantastic! The timbers for this majestic home were recycled from standing dead Douglas Fir, harvested from the Mt. Hood Region of Oregon. Large stone fireplace with old style wood fired bakers oven. Huge wrap around deck. 2 bed,full bath upstairs with large loft/balcony with sleeper couch. Master bedroom with full bath including Jacuzzi / shower tub. Additional half bath on the main floor,full modern kitchen having all the tools and a Cuisinart coffee maker.Basement is finished ,has satellite TV and full laundry. Green slate and native wood floors through out the house.La Casita del Bosque sits on 11.5 wooded acres has full garage. Propane and charcoal grills included. The estate is between the Hiawatha National Forest, The Pictured Rocks National Lake shore and The Town of Munising. La Casita del Bosque is a NON SMOKING house.

Pets are generally not allowed however contact me if special consideration is needed

Contact me at . I will have more specific maps and house info for interested

More Details

James S Richmond
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2016
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About James S Richmond

Custom built this timber-frame in 2008 after many years of land surveying the woods and waters all across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and South Florida. This is a great location for recreation or quiet woods time.

James S Richmond purchased this estate in 2008


based on 4 traveler reviews

La Casita del Bosque
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews

Much better places to stay in the area

  • 1 of 5

Too hot and uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the same guest that left previous unfavorable review,upset we withheld return of $100 damage deposit ( the only one this year ) to cover a great deal of additional cleaning,too many extra people and some damage. They left a very positive note in our guest book inside the house. This is just "sour grapes"
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  • 2 of 5

Overall I would rate this home as average. The home has a sufficient kitchen, adequate living area, fairly good bathrooms and tolerable bedrooms. All the beds are double beds including the Master bedroom, and were not very comfortable. The house does not have air and was hot and humid even with all the windows open and fans running. The home was not as close to downtown Munising as we had anticipated. It is quite isolated and the mosquitos were horrendous even after we bathed in deep woods off. If you need WiFi connection this is not the house for you as the only place you could attempt to get a connection was at the kitchen table in a certain spot and it was very difficult to stay connected.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a renter that wrote a very positive and complementary review in our welcome book at the house with no complaints. When I informed them I would not be returning the $100 damage deposit due to having 4 additional people making it a party of 12, the destruction of white bath linens which were used for some kind of clean up and the need for a great deal of additional cleaning,they followed up with this. This is one of only three times I have ever withheld the damage deposit. Our house is as advertised except I forgot to advertise the mosquitoes in the UP in the summer.
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Spectacular seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 rented La Casita Del Bosque for a 4-day UP getaway during July and it was wonderful. This beautifully designed, impeccably decorated, and ideally outfitted house took our breath away at first sight. I would, without hesitation, book this property again -- and for a longer period the next time. If you want to get away from it all and just RELAX, this is the place. The owner was a delight to work with. The only drawback was the lack of internet access, which was a deficit for us, since we like to plan our travel as we go and we use the internet a lot for that purpose. We solved the problem by making the short drive into Munising each day for the lunch at a little internet cafe downtown, to it wasn't a major drawback. Do yourself a favor; book Casita Del Bosque!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding beauty!

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at this property before and glad to see it on homeaway! Love the peaceful setting in the woods and the private lake to swim and fish! The area attractions in Munising and the Pictured Rocks NP are awesome!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Wetmore Estate Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

December - March
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Rate Information
• Rates are based on 8 guests, including children.
• More than 8 guests, add on 100/week each.
• More than 8 guests add on $25 (1 time fee) extra for cleaning.
• June - August weekly, Sun to Sun OR 3 to 4 night stay.
• 6% MI Use tax is added to all reservations.

Reservation Information:
Select the dates of your choice then contact us by email at OR telephone at: 239 6432911
A payment of 1/2 the total due is required to place your reservation. E-check , Money Orders or Travelers Checks
Remainder will be due 30 days prior to start date.The best way will be to email me at and I will reply with deposit info.

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Wetmore Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

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