Lighthouse on the Rock Iron River

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Lighthouse on the Rock(Iron River, Mi)-  sleeps 4, 2 RVs welcome, Dog friendly

Pets Welcome







Lighthouse on the Rock


BEDROOMS: 1(additional sleeping in main living area)


*Renovated lower level of church only
*2 RVs welcome
*Dog Friendly

* Security cameras on front side of dwelling
* Book over 14 nights- get additional weekly housekeeping at no charge! No need to worry about fresh linens or towels. If you are interested in additional housekeeping for a shorter stay, please inquire.


Welcome to Lighthouse on the Rock, a unique vacation rental that offers a blend of history and comfort. This charming property, located in the renovated lower level of a historic church, accommodates up to four guests with one bedroom and additional sleeping arrangements in the main living area. The single bathroom ensures convenience during your stay.
Lighthouse on the Rock is perfect for RV travelers, as it welcomes up to two RVs. Dog owners will appreciate the pet-friendly policy, allowing your furry friends to join in on the vacation fun. For added security, the property is equipped with cameras on the front side of the dwelling.
Experience a memorable stay at Lighthouse on the Rock, where the past and present seamlessly blend to create a cozy and inviting retreat.



Additional Housekeeping:
If you book over 14 nights at our property, you will automatically receive complimentary weekly housekeeping. We will change the linens, provide fresh towels, and have the property clean for you. If you are interested in housekeeping services for a shorter stay, please inquire. Our caretaker also provides additional personal laundry assistance on a per-load basis if you are interested. 

Air Conditioning: No air conditioning, but lower level stays cool. Portable fans provided.

ATV's: Not on property-you can access ATV trails 2 miles away

Animals: Deer, raccoon, chipmunks, rabbits, bears

Bathrooms: Split bathroom- toilet, urinal, sink in one room, shower, sink in another
Beach/Swimming: Sunset Lake Public Beach 11 min(6.9 miles)

Bedroom Configurations
                             Master bedroom- Queen size bed
                             Main living area- Full size bed

Boats: Not on property

Boat Launch: Sunset Lake Public Boat Launch 11 min(6.9 miles)
                         Ice Lake- for kayaks and canoes 7 min (4.6 miles)

Cable: Not traditional cable
Cell Phone Service: Service can be spotty in Michigan's Upper Peninsula but it has been reported that most major carriers work well here. 


Coffee Maker:  12 cup drip coffeemaker with reusable filter. Electric tea kettle is also provided. 

Ski Brule: 14 minutes(8.4 miles)

Bond Falls: 42 minutes (40 miles)
Iron Mountain: 54 minutes (47 miles)
Ishpeming: 1 hour & 25 minutes (77 miles)
Porcupine Mountains: 1 hour & 33 minutes (95 miles)
Houghton: 1 hour & 38 minutes (91 miles)
Marquette: 1 hour & 44 minutes (91 miles)
Pictured Rocks: 2  hours 33 minutes (136 miles)
Mackinac Bridge: 4 hours & 8 minutes (240 miles)
Minneapolis: 5 hours & 11 minutes (277 miles)

Dock: No


Drinking Water: City water


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: *Electric potbelly in bedroom
                   *Electric stone fireplace in living room 

Fire-pit: Yes

Fishing: No

Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan.

Fishing Poles: Not provided

Golf: Ski Brule(8.4 Miles) & Youngs Country Club(12 miles)

Grill: Propane

Grocery Store: Iron River Family Foods-2 miles 

Handicap Friendly: No


Heat: Forced air-natural gas

Hunting: Not on property 

Internet: Yes, wifi is provided

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.

Parking: Plenty of Parking for cars, boat or ATV trailers. Additional space for 2 RVs. Water hookup for 2. One 50-amp and one 20-amp electric svc on side of building. (No gray or black water hookup on site. Dump station $10 at Klint Safford Memorial RV Park, 2 mi.)

Pets:  Dogs are welcome! (2 MAX) 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. 

Privacy: There are two homes within view

RV ParkingThere is room to park 2 RVs on property. 
Water hookup for 2. One 50-amp and one 20-amp electric svc on side of building. (No gray or black water hookup on site. Dump station $10 at Klint Safford Memorial RV Park, 2 mi.)

Space: Renovated Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church

Seniors: Welcome-ground level entry. Nine steps down to living space with 4 ft. wide steps with hand rails

Televisions: 36" with google TV

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

Washer and Dryer: Not on site 

Wood: 1 wood bundle provided



Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • DVD player
  • DVD's
  • Fireplace - Electric
  • Heat - Propane Forced Air
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Smart TV or TV with Roku, Chromecast, Streaming Abilities
  • Smoke Detectors
  • VHS player
  • Vacuum
Kitchen Amenities
  • Baking Flour and Sugar
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Hand Mixer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Percolator
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
Special Features
  • Baby Gate
  • High Chair
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $149.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


Thank You
We can't thank you enough for all your hospitality. You accepted our family as your own. The kids had an amazing time with all the activities you offered them. We can't wait to come visit again!
Aug 2023
Thanks for having us for a couple nights here- we REALLY enjoyed it! We were able to visit with family here (part of the reason we really love it up here- we're from Grayling. Thanks again. We had a nice time. Cute place! 


Hi Maria! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your time at Lighthouse on the Rock and were able to enjoy time spent with the family while back home in Grayling! Hopefully we will get a chance to host you again in the future! 
Aug 2023

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