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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
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
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 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 rental in Houghton

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


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Houghton Canal Rocky Shores Retreat
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Perfect place for our two family, 9 person group

  • 5 of 5

The house, amenities and location of this place were all perfect. Lori was very responsive to any questions and more than accommodating over our 4 day stay. The house was clean, sauna was hot and we enjoyed multiple sunrises over the canal during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and location! Will stay again for sure.

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need. Great location, beautiful view, was all we could have asked for and more. We will definitely stay again when we are up in the Keweenaw!

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erica!
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Comfortable Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

A well maintained house with plenty of room for kids and adults.The large deck ,spacious yard and access to the canal make it great for family activities.The owner,Lori, was very helpful in responding to our questions/requests.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim! You are always welcome! - Phil and Lori
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Rocky Shores Retreat was way more than what we expected! So CLEAN!

  • 5 of 5

Phil and Lori were amazing! Responding to texts within helpful with anything we needed. Our large family of 17 was able to each have their own space...which was needed since we were all there for 10 days together. We were even able to all sit down together for dinner inside (using the large white folding table). The local restaurants are really good...Ambassador pizza, for sure!!!

We can't wait to get together again next year...hopefully making this an annual vacation. I HIGHLY recommend this vacation spot!

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jill! We love to hear about our guest’s stay and their favorite recommendations for new visitors. Ambassador is tops on our places to eat also! You guys were awesome guests! Come again anytime. -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: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ryan! Come stay anytime!
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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: 04/07/2018
  • 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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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!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$68.61
Property Damage Insurance AU$80.96


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made