This 1,500 s.f. home is located on Great Sand Bay near the village of Eagle Harbor in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The original 600 s.f., one-story structure was built some 50 years ago and was a typical summer cottage with two rooms--the bedroom with a small bathroom and a great room that contained the kitchen and living space. In the 1990's, a modern two-story 900 s.f. addition was completed with two bedrooms and a shared half bath upstairs while downstairs is the living room and full bathroom complete with tub/shower.
The current accommodations include two bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen bed the other two twin beds and two bunk beds sharing a half bath. Downstairs sleeping arrangements include a pull-out couch and a futon in the living room as well as a pull-out couch in the original section easily accommodating eight guests. There is a full bathroom downstairs.
For those that want to cook, there is a refrigerator, stove and oven, and a variety of cooking utensils are available for use. A coffee pot, microwave and toaster oven are also provided. A few basic supplies are available, but you should plan on bringing your own just in case you don't find what you want.
Situated on State Highway M-26, also known as Sand Dunes Drive, the home is located about halfway between the villages of Eagle River and Eagle Harbor. Frequent visitors to the area will know about The Jampot, just a two to three minute walk away.
Walking out the back door, down five stairs and then about 20 steps brings you to the beach! The washed rocks are smooth and easy to walk on and typically extend just into the water where you will find rocks and sand for a few feet before turning into all sand. The water is clear and clean and can be deceptively cold, after all it is Lake Superior! You can wade, swim or kayak right from the beach. This is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening listening to the waves, watching the sunsets and catching a glimpse of the many bald eagles that frequent the shoreline.
Located in the Keweenaw (key-wuh-nah) Peninsula, many visitors and locals consider this to be the most beautiful part of the Upper Peninsula. The rugged shoreline is readily accessible to fishermen, boaters, kayakers, divers and swimmers and there are several marinas nearby including Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor, Lac La Belle as well as several boat launches providing access to smaller lakes. The inland areas are heavily wooded with maples, oaks, poplars and pines creating beautiful fall colors that rival many of the New England sights.
Just 18 miles away is Copper Harbor, the "end of the road". Copper Harbor has become a destination for mountain biking and kayaking in the summer and downhill skiing and dog sled racing in the winter. From there, you can catch the Isle Royale Queen and take the 3 to 4 hour boat ride to Isle Royale National Park. Reservations are required and you need to be flexible with your schedule as weather can impact the departure and/or return trips!
The main reason people visit is for the beauty, the peaceful environment and a reminder of how things used to be. Enjoy your stay!