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Copper Harbor, Cottage on Lake Medora Waters Edge

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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2 bedroom , 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 6 (3 queen beds)

Welcome to Medora Cove, a non-smoking cottage on picturesque Lake Medora, a pristine 680 acre lake, 4 miles from Copper Harbor. Cottage is newly constructed - completed in Oct. 2011. Breathtaking and beautiful water views on three sides. The cottage is located in the heart of the Keweenaw. Come up and escape the summer heat! It is a relaxing drive up too!

1st floor includes slate entry, full bath, gourmet kitchen / granite island; living room with lazy boy sofas. 2nd floor includes laundry, half bath, 1 bedroom w/ one queen bed, and 2nd bedroom with two queen beds. Oriental Rugs throughout.

8 x 16 Sauna too!

Also for your use are 3 kayaks, a paddle boat and 12' aluminum boat. The lake has three islands and miles of natural shoreline to explore.

2016 Rates based on Period and Occupancy

Early Spring - April 30 to May 27 - Weekly - 2 guests $750, 3 guests $825, 4 guests $900, 5 guests $, 6 guests $1050.

Spring - May 28 to June 17 - Weekly - 2 guests $925, 3 guests 1000, 4 guests - 1075, 5 guests - 1150, 6 guests - 1225.

Summer - June 18 to Sept 10 - Weekly - 2 guests $1250, 3 guests $1325, 4 guests $1400, 5 guests $1475, 6 guests $1550.

Fall Rate Sept 11 to Oct 7 - Weekly - 2 guests $925, 3 guests $1000, 4 guests $1075, 5 guests $1150, 6 guests $1225.

Late Fall Oct 8 to Nov 5 - Weekly - 2 guests $750, 3 guests $825, 4 guests $900, 5 guests $975, 6 guests $1050.

Additional charges - $55 Cleaning Fee. Security deposit $500 (refunded within two weeks).

Pet owners - I will only allow toy and small dog breeds in the cottage; i.e. toy poodle, chihuahua, etc.

Decor: Decorations include - Taxidermy - bear, coyote, pheasant and other misc. ... Large area wall Maps, copper artifacts, Photographs duplicated from the Michigan Tech historical archives..... Oriental rugs throughout the cottage. .....Old oil lamps and pottery jugs.

Additional Ammenities: Enjoy the 8 x 16 Sauna with its wood burning heater, and cedar log bench.... so get ready for a relaxing soak in the lake after a steaming hot sauna.

Kayaks and paddle boat are here for you use along with a dock to swim or fish from. Also enjoy Flat panel DVD home theater system, bbq grill, fire pit, free for your enjoyment.

Berry patches are abundant in the area in and around the lake. Massive quantities of Thimbleberry, Blueberry, and Black Rasberry can be picked. I will be happy to let you in on some special spots when you rent!

ATV trails also abound in the area and provide access to beautiful woodlands and senic vistas, so bring them along.

Not for rental use is the garage structure (also part of the property) was turned into a work shop and storage building. It is used by us when we are staying at the cottage.

Note - there is no Dishwasher in the cottage. We do supply dishwashing gloves.

Local Attractions: Lake Medora is the 'hub' of the Keweenaw penninsula. The lake has five trail heads which are accessible for hiking, mt. biking and ATV use.

Local attractions include: Copper Harbor 4 mi., Keweenaw Mt. Lodge 3 mi., Brockaway Mt. 5 mi., Bete Gris beach on Lake Superior 13 mi., Great Sand Bay on Lake Superior 13 mi., Mt. Bohemia 10 mi., Historic Eagle Harbor 12 mi.,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Copper Harbor, Cottage on Lake Medora Waters Edge
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Traverse City

We had a fantastic week at this wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The owner is very helpful and ready to make your stay perfect. This is a great location for all the hiking, biking, and kayaking this area has to offer. We had two couples and we enjoyed the sunsets, the grill for cooking fresh whitefish from Jamson's fish market in Copper Harbor, as well as the quiet nights in a safe and secluded location. We'lll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay! Cary
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Perfect base camp to explore from

  • 5 of 5

This cottage on Lake Medora is a perfect place to stay for exploring the Keweenaw Peninsular. Copper Harbor is just a few miles away, Eagle Harbor, Lac la Belle, and Eagle River easily accessed by road as well. The cottage is well appointed with everything you need. Everything was obvious and "just there". No need to contact the owner or property manager while onsite. Owner is responsive to emails leading up to the stay if needed. The cottage is clean, usable, and beautiful. The area is itself is unique and beautiful. Thanks Cary. -Chris F.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Medora Cove. Cary
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Most Relaxing Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for our week in the Keweenah. The cottage is immaculately maintained and has all the comforts of home. We made good use of the fully-appointed kitchen as well as the kayaks and paddle boat. We enjoyed leisurely morning coffee overlooking the lake, day trips to all the Keweenah sites, and nightly drives up Brockway Mountain to see the sunset. It was a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula! Cary
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Great Place; Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific location from which to explore the whole keweenaw peninsula. The cottage is new and in great condition and was clean on arrival. The setting is great as well - right on the water. We were able to dock our boat right at the house and enjoy lake medora. We were able to easily explore lots of great locations from here: great sand bay, copper harbor, fort wilkins, lac la belle and bete gris bay, eagle harbor, etc. The owner was responsive and returned my communications and security deposit promptly. This is definitely a place I would come back to.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Great guests! Please come again!
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Beauty and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I carefully reviewed many properties before deciding on this one. We wanted the perfect setting without compromising comfort, after all we were celebrating our 50th year together! We were not disappointed! Nature and beauty abound on quiet Lake Medora and the owner provides all of the right things with which to enjoy it---kayaks, a paddle boat, a rowboat, a picnic table, a campfire area, a sauna,and a nice deck for outside enjoyment. Inside the quality built cottage it was beautifully furnished and provided all of the comforts of home with incredible views of the lake, woods and gorgeous sunsets. We could easily access quaint Michigan towns, shops and trails for hiking not to mention the many fine restaurants in the area. The owner was exceptionally helpful and was readily available if we had questions. We will be looking forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! I am please to be able to share Medora Cove with folks who enjoy the wonders of the Keweenaw peninsula. Cary
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Beautiful, quiet cottage, on Lake Medora!

  • 4 of 5

This was a fantastic home base for us while we explored the Peninsula. It's in a lovely location on beautiful Lake Medora, just 4 mi from Copper Harbor. The cottage has so much space for you and your friends/family, as compared to the smaller motel units in town. The Owner lets you use his boat toys to explore the Lake, right from your own little beach. We enjoyed feeding the ducks everyday, watching the hummingbirds, and the gorgeous sunsets. The area is so picturesque! Go see the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Bete Gris Bay, bike the awesome mountain bike trails, enjoy the views from Brockway Mountain Drive, visit Fort Wilkins, get sweets at the Jampot, walk along Great Sand Bay, eat at Fitzgerald's & the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge.....I could go on & on. The Owner provided great customer service to us - offered us a free night, returned our security deposit in a timely manner, and made sure we could always get ahold of him with questions/concerns. A couple of things for our next trip up; bring more cash! The local gas station & some gift shops don't take credit. Bring more fresh food. The local market has dry goods for sale, but not a lot for fresh food. Stop in Calumet on your way up...and then it's only 30 min. to the cottage from there. By all means, visit this area and stay at the Lake Medora cottage. You will love it, and wonder why more people haven't discovered this destination yet!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to have such nice guest. People who also fall in love with the Keweenaw. Come back any time for a visiy! Cary
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Houghton County CMX - direct flights from ORD
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Keweenaw Mt. Lodge
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Copper Harbor - Isle Royal Queen to Isle Royal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Keweenaw Mt. Lodge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 41 and Lake Medora Road
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Keweenaw Mt. Lodge
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Mt. Bohemia
Car: necessary

Golf: The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge has a 9 hole course which is mature and quite scenic.


Rates & Availability

Lake Medora Cottage Rental Rates

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Jun 18 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 14 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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USA Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The cottage is furnished and decorated to be used primarily as our second home. We are renting to couples and families with up to four children. Not for rental use - is a third building on the site (as visible in photo) a 17 x 22 work shop and storage building. Thus building and the sauna can be used for pet boarding.

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