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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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.

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017


We're a young family with 5 children living a simple life in the Keweenaw Peninsula and enjoying all of its natural beauty.

LORI PROPERTY MANAGER purchased this house in 2005


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 Houghton County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , pack-n-play
    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
  • 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 4pm Check-out 11am


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Clean. Great location. Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Lori and Phil were so kind! Very helpful. The house was spacious and we were are so comfortable and happy. Enjoyed the beautiful fall colors in UP Michigan

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lily for the great review. We loved having you and your party stay with us. It's one of the most wonderful times of the year in the UP during color season. We are happy you had the chance to experience it! You are welcome to stay with us anytime! -Phil and Lori
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Large home - Great view!

  • 5 of 5

This house worked well for our group of ten people. We utilized all four bedrooms and everyone thought their bed was comfortable. Because of the open floor plan, voices carry to the second level and this could be a problem if you need to use the two single beds and the double bed that are in the walk thru space. The deck is a great place to enjoy the fabulous view of the water. Lots of yard space for games and running around. The sauna was a wonderful feature to use in the evening after exploring the area. Lori was easy to work with and answered all our questions in a timely manner. This is a great house to use as your home base if you have a large group and are visiting the Houghton area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for the wonderful review. We are happy you enjoyed our home. You are welcome anytime! - Phil and Lori
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Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we expected. Excellent for sleeping many people had everything we need to have wonderful time

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brad, for the wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed our place for the weekend. You and your family/friends are welcome back anytime! - Phil and Lori
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Great space with ample room for lots of people to hang out.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed staying at the house a lot. We had a rainy day with ten or twelve people inside and it didn't feel cramped. We cooked several full meals in the kitchen and that worked well too with lots of different pots and other kitchen items on hand and an extra table to put out for everyone to sit. One consideration, of the two showers, one is in a bedroom so with a big group be prepared to share.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to explore the Keweenaw Peninsula.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time swimming, fishing, exploring, resting. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, beautiful, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Rocky Shores is great. The house itself is clean, roomy, open, airy, welcoming. There is a dock from which to swim or fish or park a boat. The dock is even configured in such a way that there is a small 'kiddie pool' - nice and shallow for the little ones. The large lawn is great for frisbee or tag with a fire pit for night time s'mores. Hosts were friendly and accommodating & available for help if needed - we locked ourselves out once. It is a perfect place for gathering, relaxing, reading - vacationing!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Damage Insurance £43.93


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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