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A Piece Of Paradise In The Central Upper Peninsula Of Michigan.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located on a trophy trout lake. Great swimming, boating and all water recreation. Located close to miles of snowmobile and ORV trails. 3 bedroom/2 bathroom/ 2 saunas/outdoor shower. It is the last house on the north shore of the lake in a quiet location. Wake up to sound of the loons and the soaring of eagles. Comes with canoe, kayaks, stand up paddle board swimming raft and paddle boat. A pontoon boat can be made available. Separate 24x24 screened in log sauna on property. Great for outdoor entertaining.

Amenities include a "stocked" kitchen with microwave, oven, full fridge and dishwasher. Coffee Pot, Toaster and other appliances. TV with DVD player. Washer and dryer. Wood for sauna is provided.

There is plenty of room for snowmobile trailers I will also provide a ice shack and four tip ups minnow bucket ice augur .

More Details

Owner/ManagerBill Lakenen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Owner/ManagerBill Lakenen

This is my family home I raised two great kids here. Now I'm enjoying sharing it with others .letting them enjoy what my family and I built. It is perfect for kids ,no drop offs, clear warm water. 40 miles from picture rocks national park. 20 miles from Marquette mountain, and 24 miles from Marquette.

Owner/ManagerBill Lakenen purchased this house in 1993

Why Owner/ManagerBill Lakenen chose Skandia

It is a beautiful home on a pristine 80 acre in land lake 40 feet deep clear waters .quite area loons eagles frogs and turtles. Trophy trout lake along with bass perch and sun fish. Hand scribed log sauna with a stone fireplace and large screen room. Fire pit on beach.

What makes this house unique

The lake is a trophy trout lake also with bass ,sunfish and perch. The house comes with 2 kayaks, a canoe, paddle boat and there is a 24 foot pontoon boat also available. Fire wood is available for out door fires on beach and also for fire place in log sauna. There is a rock and log gazebo with an outdoor shower. It is close to snowmobile trails and also dirt trails for summer riding. There are several water falls in area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Skandia in West Branch Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The house has two full bath rooms and a separate log sauna and a stone out door shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lower level with full bathroom and an electric sauna.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Main level 1 step up beautiful log head board
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , Queen size log bunk bed also 1 step up fr
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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A Piece Of Paradise In The Central Upper Peninsula Of Michigan.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house, lake and saunas were wonderful! Bill was

super helpful! We will definitely come back to the U.P. and hope we can stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of my home. You are welcome back anytime. Bill
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Moorhead, MN

Beautiful area, it is a bit of a drive from Marquette but it was worth it.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, it was a perfect size for our family. I loved having a stocked kitchen with all the cooking utensils a person would need. Very cozy and comfortable. Used the sauna once which we enjoyed as well.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape with All the Amenities of Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and are eager to return. So many good things to say about this place and it's most gracious owners. Beds were all very comfy and the woodworking and detail is just beautiful. Kids were a little bummed about not much cell reception but that is why we came to the UP--to escape the daily grind. Used the kayaks, paddle board and boat daily. Party room and saunas were icing on the cake. A great stay all around.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed my home .Thanks for taking such good care of it.
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UP Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This house offers all the best of lakefront living. Views, wildlife, boating and fishing all steps outside the door. The sauna is a terrific bonus feature that we used every day!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of my home your welcome back again any time
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Temperance, Michigan

Wonderful setting & rustic refinement!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? Room to roam, wonderful sandy beach,clean and orderly. I arrive by myself late afternoon unpack & grab a fishing rod. This is my "sanity" and what I was looking forward to. Walk into the water to the bottom of my shorts right in front & cast a surface lure. Ten casts. Three misses & five hook ups with the north woods feisty smallmouth! Pretty impressive. This place does not disappoint! It is all that is advertised & more. The owners handy work with wood is everywhere. Don't overlook the attention to detail of his furniture making & wood carving. It is an important part of the charm. Wild blackberrys were easy pickings. You only had a hundred yard walk! My wife's family arrived late that evening from the Milwaukee area. Sister in law, husband & 15 month old. They loved the place. Although I didn't use the sauna until they left on Wednesday. I could kick myself for not taking advantage of it's soothing powers earlier. I felt most connected to my wife, who passed away a year before, in the night sky. Absolutely do not miss the night sky! The abundance of stars. The Milky Way & the shooting stars. Outstanding! We had our own visiting loons. A pair. Adult & juvenile. Their song apitimises the north woods. Did I mention the eagle that visited every couple of days? And oh yes the feisty red squirrel that would scold & drop bits of "fodder" on you if you were too close to to his favorite tree! I could go on & on but I think you get the message. This truly is a place you "must" come to & experience. On a parting note. This is my forth rental in the heart of Michigan's U P. I have made it a practice to never rent the same place twice but I'm having second thoughts. Thank you Bill & family for sharing your little piece of paradise.

Kind regards, Larry Schenck Temperance, Mi. August 27, 2016

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was set in a very peaceful location on a quiet lake. a lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, far enough out for peace and quiet and not too far for day trips to hike and sight see. The kids enjoyed the beach, the adults the sauna and kayaks. Overall, a lovely place to get away from it all....thanks Bill

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
KI Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Throttle
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Red Fox Run
Car: recommended

40 miles from picture rocks national park. 20 minutes from Marquette mountain. 25 minutes from Marquette. 20 miles from Lake superior. Can get to snowmobile trails and RV trails from house. Marquette is known for bike trails and cross country and down hill skiing . Lots of water falls in UP close by. There are 5 lakes within walking distance.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £188.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.