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DOWN BY THE BAY: Sleeps 11,  Pet friendly, Waterfront on Big Bay de Noc!

Pets Welcome

Bedrooms

4

Baths

3.5

Sleeps

11

DOWN BY THE BAY
Sleeps: 11
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms:3.5
**Pet friendly!


Lake Michigan has never looked so beautiful!  The view of the boats along Big Bay de Noc capture the essence of what we long for on vacation.  Down By the Bay is found in the Garden Peninsula, at the central-southern edge of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

While there is a street between the front lawn and Lake Michigan, you'll find ample space between the neighbors. The wide, front porch allows you to relax with the view.   This home is filled with fun activities for the whole family, including your family pet. Your family and friends can bond over games, from a card (poker) table to foosball, corn hole and ping pong.

Inside this three (3) level home, it's a unique Upper Peninsula lake house experience to be able to cool off during those couple summer months with central air conditioning. You'll find a bathroom on every level, and bedrooms on both the upper and lower levels. The kitchen, dining area and living room are reserved for the main floor.   The kitchen is idea for cooking meals where you end the day overlooking Lake Michigan from the dining room table.  The living room gives your family the space to further decompress and share the fun stories of the day.

Take a moment to enjoy the time together, in the comfort and space the Garden Peninsula of the U.P. provides.  



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS




Air Conditioning: Yes! There is central area at this property
 



ATV's: Bring your ATV's, there are trails nearby! Please be courteous not to go on private land while using ATV's and do not use them on the property. 
 



Animals: Deer, rabbits, squirrels, woodchucks
 



Bathrooms:
Main Level: Half Bath

Upper Level: Two full bathrooms (Shower & Bath in one, walk in shower in other)

Lower Level: Full Bath (Shower only)
  



Beach/Swimming: This property is located on Garden Bay/Big Bay de Noc with 100ft of frontage



Bedroom Configurations:
Upper Level
Bedroom #1- King
Bedroom #2- Queen
Bedroom #3- Queen

Lower Level
Bedroom #4- One Queen & 3 twins 
    



Boats: Blue-Mystique rentals is 2 minutes (.5 miles) away! 
 


 


Boat Launch: The public boat launch is located 3 minutes from the property


 



Bugs: Mosquitos can be abundant on waterfront properties


 


Cable: There is Dish TV at the property
 



Cell Phone Service: Verizon is spotty, AT&T works well


 


 


Coffee Maker:  There is a drip coffee maker here
 



Distances/Things to do (In order of distance):
*Milwaukee: 4 hours & 36 minutes (272 miles)
*Chicago: 6 hours & 39 minutes (362 miles)
*Detroit: 6 hours & 8 minutes (406 miles)

*Village Artisans & Garden Gallery: 2 minutes (.8 miles)
*Fayette Historic State Park: 15 minutes (9.6 miles)

 



Dock: Yes! There is a 30ft dock with 12ft bows


 


Drinking Water: Well water is used at this property. Some guests may want to bring bottled water with them.


 


Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.




Fireplace: No
 



Fire-pit: Yes!
 



Fishing: Perch, Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, Lake Trout, and Salmon can be found here! 
 



Fishing LicenseA license is required in order to fish in Michigan. Click here to purchase your license online
 



Fishing Poles: There are no fishing poles at the property.


Game Room: The game room is located in the attached garage!
The game room includes:
*Table Tennis
*Foosball
*Texas Holdem
*Corn Hole
*Crochet supplies
*Exercise bike


Generator: A generator is set up to automatically turn on if the power goes out!

 


 


Golf Courses (In Order of Distance): 
Garden Golf Course: 4 minutes (1.7 miles)
Stoney Point Golf Course: 26 minutes (22.3 miles)
Indian Lake Golf Course: 37 minutes (30.5 miles)


 



Grill: There is a propane grill at the property 


 



Grocery Store(In order of distance):
*Mini Mart: 2 minutes (.5 miles)
*Jack's Fresh Market: 29 minutes (25.7 miles)

 



Handicap Friendly: There is a handicap friendly entrance on the lower level through the game room. There are not other handicap friendly features.  


 


 


Heat: Yes! There is electric heating at the property
 


 


Hunting: Guests must adhere to local guidelines for hunting and hunting is prohibited on the property


 



Internet: Yes! Starlink newly installed
 



Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases and bath towels.
 



Parking: Six cars + Two trailers can fit at the property there is also an EV car charger inside garage!!
 



Pets:  Up to two dogs may join you during your stay! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Pool: Currently the pool is not accessible to guests due to a tear in liner but it will be coming soon!!

 



Privacy: There is a neighbor on one side, with trees in-between the homes 
 



Snowmobiles: a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit. 



Space: 2899sqft Tri-level home 
 


 


Seniors: This home is senior friendly! 


 



Televisions: Smart TV's are located in all 4 bedrooms & One in game room 


Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!
 



Washer and Dryer:  There is a washer & dryer at the property (Laundry soap is provided)
 



Wood: Wood is provided during your stay!


Amenities

Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Board Games
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Central air conditioning
  • Foosball Table
  • Generator-live off the grid
  • Handicap accessible
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Antibacterial Hand-Sanitizer
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Private Boat Dock

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2023 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023 2 $468.00

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