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Robin

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Beautiful Hiawatha Forest Home,Tranquil Lake,King Bed,Stone Fireplace

26 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Upper Peninsula Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms,1.5 bath plus Powder Room and second shower, Sleeps 10-12

Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake is one of a kind in the heart of the Hiawatha Forest. Enjoy the best of ALL worlds in this unique, custom home available during all four beautiful Michigan seasons. Private location with 200 foot frontage on quiet, tranquil Boot Lake and just 13 minutes from the Pictured Rocks. This 2600 square foot home was designed with artistic elements in mind and boasts a one of a kind view from the Master bedroom. Master is vaulted with natural wood beams and celing fan. Master adjoins personal powder room with sink/vanity and walk-in closet. Master bedroom also has sitting area with windows on lakeside of house. Wake up in the King Size bed and see picturesque view of Boot Lake from windows perched high up in the tree tops. Enjoy gourmet kitchen with custom island and cooktop, double oven, and stone archway. A walk-around stone fireplace opens to large cathedral ceiling living room adorned with windows facing lake. Dining table with plenty of eating space also provides beautiful view of lake. Wrap around deck provides outdoor enjoyment and view of lake. Amenities include cable TV, Wifi, washer, dryer, jacuzzi tub.

Outdoor Amenities: Enjoy the 'treehouse' like feeling as you descend the 67 step deck walkway down to the lake. Dock your own boat on this peaceful inland lake or use Dancing Bear 12 ft and 14ft aluminum boats and 15 ft canoe. Campfires can be enjoyed down by the lake or up by the house. Barbecue and picnic table are included. Two garages are available to pull your recreational equipment into. A kennel is available for hunting or outdoor dogs. Fish cleaning table is available in walk-out basement. Enjoy nearby snowmobile, ATV, and bike trails.

Enjoy a drink, a book, or relaxed conversation on the wrap-around deck facing the lake or the deck off master bedroom. Many guests enjoy spending their entire vacation at the property while others enjoy the property and also take advantage of the many nearby sightseeing and recreational opportunities.

Boot Lake is approximately 110 acres with depths up to 30-40 feet. It is a quiet lake where the homeowners prefer the use of boats with electric trolling motors or small gas motors. Fish in the lake include Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, Blue Gill, Sunfish, Rock Bass, and Perch.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Robin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Robin

Joe and Robin live in the lower peninsula in a smaller community close to the Ann Arbor area. We have 2 children and 2 labs that we bring to Boot Lake along with family and friends. It is our wonderfully relaxing 'home away from home' where many activities are enjoyed including fishing, hunting, walking and swimming along the Lake Superior shoreline and beaches, enjoying waterfalls, hikes, bike-riding, canoeing, and all of the special attractions that the town of Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Park provide. At the property we fish off the dock, enjoy campfires and dinners at the picnic table in the summer. During the winter we love to see the freshly fallen snow on the pine bows while looking out at the lake and curling up to read a book or to enjoy family conversations by the fireplace.

Robin purchased this house in 2003

Why Robin chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

Joe has a rustic cabin located nearby along the Driggs River. Although it is a Men's paradise and it is beautiful, it does not have electricity and other common amenities that we wanted to enjoy during family vacations. For several years while our children were little, we rented cabins along Lake Superior in Grand Marais and also west of Munising in the Autrain area. We realized that the central location of Munising is what felt most like home to us. We started looking for a cottage or cabin, but when we stumbled upon this very unique home we decided to make it our own. It has been the source of wonderful traditions and experiences for our family as well as many of our guests.

What makes this house unique

Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake is a very unique, custom built home and we are proud to be the third owners of this special property built in 1980. The original owners designed and built the home with him being a custom builder and her being a highschool art teacher. You will enjoy many of the artistic elements in the design as well as the planning that maximized all views of the lake. For historic considerations, the stone foundation lamp-posts that welcome guests to Dancing Bear Lodge were originally located at the entry of the old Munising Walter Mather Highschool. When it closed in 1979 to make way for the current highschool which is located on Lake Superior, the lamp-posts were gifted to the original owner. We named our vacation property the Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake based on the current interior decor which includes elements of the dancing bears made famous by the 19th Century Artist, William Holbrook Beard.

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based on 26 traveler reviews

Beautiful Hiawatha Forest Home,Tranquil Lake,King Bed,Stone Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This property was an absolute joy to stay at. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Munising fun

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. The only small criticism was that there was only one shower but that didn't really affect our enjoyment at all.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a nice time! One small note- although it is a rustic type shower, we do have one additional shower in the basement just off of the room with the fish cleaning table. It's in a great location for jumping into for a quick clean up when coming off of the lake fishing. Thanks so much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again!! Sincerely, Robin
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Getting Away From it All

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time staying at Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake and would not hesitate to stay there again. The house was very clean, well maintained, comfortable and very much as described . . . . no surprises upon arrival. And I loved the fact that although there are neighboring homes in the area, you cannot see them from the house so it feels very private. And no road noise/traffic sounds reach the property due to it's location at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Beautiful lake and forest views can be seen from most of the house and there is an amazing set of stairs leading down to the dock. Took the canoe out one day and just paddled around; I wish there had been more time to spend on the lake and just enjoying the house as it has a lot of interesting features. We also spent time walking the Lakehead Trail at Pictured Rocks from Mosquito Beach (so aptly name!) to Chapel Beach along Pictured Rocks one day and bicycling from Boot Lake into Shingleton and back the next. (I would never try this where I live but in the UP it's possible to bicycle on most main roads with peril)

Not having used VRBO or a similar site before, I wasn't sure what to expect and I'm still pinching myself as to how smoothly everything went. But it wasn't random luck; Robin was very thorough, detailed and easy to talk to and that helped put me at ease.

Thank you Robin for opening your home to us and making us feel welcome. We had a great time and loved the house.

Cynthia, Duane, Holly & Josh

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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AWESOME!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my friends for long weekend. This was a very wonderful home. Robin was very helpful from start to finish. Kids and adults all loved this home very much. There were many things to do around and we all wished we could have stayed one more day.

During our stay we could not locate the water heater switch and Robin was very responsive and helpful with us when we called her at around 10:30pm. She even called us back that night to make sure everything is fine.

Robin made the whole process very easy on us, even the refund of the security deposit was easy.

If we visit this location again, we would definitely stay here

Thanks again, Robin!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Great winter destination!

  • 5 of 5

Every winter my family and my friend's family (4 adults and 6 kids) spend New Years in a rental house in the U.P. Dancing Bear Lodge was one of the best, and a place we would return to. Very comfortable, clean and modern. Well-furnished and organized. Plenty of room for ten. Robin was very responsive, flexible and easy to work with. There is plenty to do in Munising, we went cross-country skiing, tubing, and toured the Eben ice caves (awesome!). Great trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, relaxing way to spend Memorial Day weekend with our family. The home is so cozy and well-equipped for the 8 of us. From board games, to boats, bikes, and a gorgeous location...this was just awesome! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our mornings sipping coffee on the deck overlooking Boot Lake and spending evenings under the stars on the dock. This location is perfect for hiking Pictured Rocks and visiting Munising Falls. Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Rates & Availability

Munising House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Prime Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,550
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
Winter
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Summer and Fall rates will be reduced for small parties (Family of 4 or 2 couples).

Cleaning fee based on size of party is $120-$150+.
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Amenities

Upper Peninsula Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room Sink/Vanity off Master
    Bathroom 4 - Shower in basement
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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