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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms (2 walk-thru), 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Newer home on Portage Canal with beautiful views. Fire pit, grill, outdoor eating.

Large and spacious. Fully equipped kitchen. Central air conditioning, WIFI, and cable TV. Rural yet close to town (3 miles from all attractions, restaurants, universities, shopping, etc.) All you need to bring is food and toiletries. We have plenty of parking for trailers and snowmobilers machines.

Reservations are from Saturday to Saturday (June 15-30, July, and August) Sept-June 15th is a 2 day minimum stay.

Lori Anderson, Owner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Lori Anderson, Owner

We're a young family with 6 children living a simple life in the Keweenaw Peninsula and enjoying all of its natural beauty.

Lori Anderson, Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why Lori Anderson, Owner chose Houghton

It is a little bit of country close to town.

What makes this house unique

It allows us to enjoy our coffee in the morning sun, barbeques and the boat traffic from the deck, and end our day with a good ole' Copper Country sauna.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Houghton in Hancock Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • $500.00 fee for smoking in home.
  • Please don't have your visitors/guests bring a pet to Rocky Shores Retreat. We really want it to be Pet Free for our guests who suffer with allergies.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , master bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , walk thru bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , bonus add'l walk thru
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom on main floor has a full bathroom. There is also a 2nd full bathroom on main floor. 5 bedrooms upstairs share a 1/2 bath.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Saturday to Saturday is our rental period during June 15th - 30th, July, and August. September - June 15th is a 2 day minimum stay. Check-in 3pm Check-out 11am


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

The house and property are in excellent condition. Very clean, well-stocked kitchen and up to date.

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed here several times and have enjoyed each and every stay! We had 14 people there and it never felt small. Plenty of room to spread out and read by yourself, play games or watch a movie with small groups. We especially love the huge mud/laundry room that has a washer, dryer, shower and bathroom and tons of towels because we had lots of kids there. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed to cook and serve for our large group (pots, pans, crock pot, baking dishes, etc). There is plenty of room to run around outside and there’s a nice fire pit with plenty of wood for fires. The kids loved playing by the shore and sunning themselves on the pier. My brother rented a pontoon boat in the past and had no problem getting to the pier and docking. The owners live up the hill on the property and welcomed us upon arrival and checked in with us every now and then to make sure everything was ok. If we had any questions, they answered within minutes. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love having your family. You are always welcome. - Phil and Lori
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Nice place, good location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Very clean and well kept. Plenty of room.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ryan! Come stay anytime!
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Beautiful house, fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay up in Houston at Lori and Phil’s house. The house itself is in an excellent spot on the water. It is very comfortable and easily fit my wife and I, my parents and my 4 kids with room leftover for another 5 people. The beds were comfortable. Everything was very clean and the house was beautiful and comfortable. We didn’t use the sauna since it was summer, but it looked great and we’ll hopefully be coming back at a cooler time of year and we’ll use it then.

Location was excellent - just a few minutes from town.

Besides the house, I would like to say that Lori and Phil are genuinely good people. We arrived on a Saturday and that night a huge storm hit and ended up washing out the roads in several spots. It was the rare kind of storm (last occurred in 1948 according to one local) that caused widespread damage and even killed a boy a half mile away from us. The house we were in was untouched- we didn’t even know it had happened. But Lori and Phil called us first thing in the morning when they found out to make sure that we were ok and had plenty of food (the roads were blocked in both directions). They checked with us several times and let us know what was going on. They offered to help us in any way they could. For our part, we had no issues except a power outage, and the house remained perfectly comfortable and safe.

We really appreciate them letting us use their beautiful house and for being such good hearted people.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being rock star renters! I think it’s safe to say that this was a vacation you will never forget. We hope to see you again! - Phil and Lori
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Great place, quiet, very clean. Sitting on deck overlooking canal is very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 would and will return. Don’t miss the Copper mine tour in nearby Hancock. Very comfortable beds and well stocked kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom and Lori! You are welcome anytime!
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Houghton vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family getaway for Michigan Tech graduation. House was wonderful for all 8 adults and 3 small children. Property owners are wonderful! Excellent communication! Beautiful views and very close to Houghton - yet removed from the hustle and bustle.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for the wonderful review! You and your group are welcome to stay with us anytime. - Phil and Lori
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Good location, good amenities, easy host to deal with

  • 5 of 5

The property is well located to get to town and is beautifully set along the river. The owners are easy to deal with and communicate well. The house is well kept. I would stay here again when visiting this area

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks George! Come stay anytime!
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Isle Royale National Park
Dairy Queen
Burger King
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Houghton County Memorial Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
MTU Golfcourse
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many restaurants within 4 mile radius
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Mt. Ripley
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Houghton Breakers LAKE SUPERIOR
Car: necessary

Our Guests will enjoy a clean, large, fully furnished home with a COMPLETE laundry room on Houghton Canal with beautiful views.

The house has EVERYTHING you need to make you and your loved ones feel at home during your stay.

There is a cedar SAUNA and a large deck within 100 ft of the shore for you to enjoy!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.07
Property Damage Insurance £44.92


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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