Masters Retreat Wetmore


MASTERS RETREAT (by Pictured Rocks) Sleeps 6, Pets Welcomed, Kayaks & Row Boat, BRAND NEW BEDS!

Pets Welcome

Bedrooms

3

Baths

1

Sleeps

6

MASTERS RETREAT

SLEEPS: 6
BEDROOMS: 3 
BATHROOMS: 1
*LAKEFRONT (Ostrander Lake)
*2 KAYAKS, & 1 ROW BOAT
*OPEN YEAR-ROUND
*PRIVATE DOCK
*SANDY BOTTOM BEACH ON PROPERTY
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
*BRAND NEW BEDS THIS YEAR


Ranch style cabin with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Each bedroom has a queen size bed with a ceiling fan. Kitchen has a bar, gas range, microwave and refrigerator. In the Living/Dining area there is a nice table which seats 6 overlooking the lake.  There is a fabulous with full view of the lake/beach from the whole living room area. Cabin includes Wi-Fi, propane grill, cookware and utensils, coffee pot, linens, washer/dryer, 2 kayaks, row boat, ROKU. Most cell phone signals do not work well  at this cottage. Still, if have an iPhone, you can connect to the WiFi and  access Facetime audio to talk on your cell phone.

The walk-out basement is a work in progress. Still, the only reason you may need to venture down is for easier access to the lake (versus walking around the cottage) or to use the updated washer/dryer.

****MAXIMUM ALLOWED OCCUPANTS IS 6 PEOPLE****The septic system CANNOT handle any more then 6. 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


A/C: Air Conditioning has not been needed at Masters Retreat with the beautiful cross-breeze. The ceiling fans help move cool air through the home.


Airport: The closest airport is at Sawyer International Airport in Marquette (MQT), 48 miles from the cottage
65 miles to Escanaba (ESC) normally has the best rates. Flying to the Upper Peninsula is rarely at a discount.

ATV/ORV:
  Marquette - Manistique Trail
  Hiawatha National Forest
  https://livetheup.com/maps/upper-peninsula-atv-orv-trail-maps/alger-county-atv-orv-trail-maps


Bathrooms: One 3-piece bathroom.


Beach: Sandy bottom beach on the property.


Bedroom Configuration:


Bedroom #1: 1 queen size bed (BRAND NEW BED THIS YEAR)
Bedroom #2: 1 queen size bed (BRAND NEW BED THIS YEAR)
Bedroom #3: 1 queen size bed (BRAND NEW BED THIS YEAR)


Boats:  2 kayaks and a row boat are provided for you to use during your stay.  There is no boat lunch on the lake for larger boats.


Cable/Satellite TVs: A ROKU smart tv is available along with WiFi.


Cell phone service: Cell service can be very spotty in the Upper Peninsula.  Guests with smart phones can use the WiFi for calls. There is a landline at this cottage.


Distances:


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:  Only 25 minutes away on Lake Superior in Munising. Below are just a few of the things that you will find in Munising and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore area.   
Miners Falls:  it is a waterfall located on Miners River in the western portion of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Alger County, Michigan. The falls drops about 40 feet over a sandstone outcrop with a 10-foot crest.
Mini Golf: Miners Falls Mini Golf & located in Wetmore the Eagle Falls Adventure Golf 
Garden Bay Winery: About 40 mins away in Cooks, MI (20 miles west of Manistique) on US Hwy 2. also have a wine tasting room where you can sample their wine. 


Dock: Yes.  Great for gaining access to the water.  Very shallow by the dock.  Approximately 2 feet.  No boat launch or tie up.


Fire Pit- There is a fire pit on the property for you to enjoy! Firewood not provided.


Fishing: Yes, you can fish on the lake.  Most common fish are Yellow Perch, Bass, Bluegill, and more.


Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online athttp://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx


Fishing poles:  Please bring your own.


Grill: A propane grill and propane is provided


Grocery Store: Midway General Store- N25 Federal Forest Highway 13. Wetmore: Right on the western side of Forest Highway 13. The quick go-to place for questions and picking up all your basics.  They also have extra area for parking snowmobile trailers, please inquire (906) 573-2450 with them if you need to park your extra vehicle or trailer. 


Handicap Accessibility: Ranch style home.  Must be able to navigate a couple of stairs to enter the home.  Built into a hill so guests must be able to navigate their way downhill to get to the water.


Internet:  Wifi is available.



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: Approximately 3-4 cars Midway General Store has an extra area for parking snowmobile trailers, please inquire (906) 573-2450 with them if you need to park your extra vehicle or trailer. 


Pets:  *Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet. 

Privacy: The cabin sits on 3 acres of land and has 200 feet of beach frontage. While you can see other cottages, you feel a nice level of privacy.  


Space: Ranch style cabin with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.


Snowmobile: Master's Retreat is right on the snowmobile trails! 


Towels:  Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer:  Yes.  Detergent is provided.


Wood: Please plan to bring your own.


 


Amenities

Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Balcony
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Pets allowed.
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Washer & dryer
  • Telephone/Landline
  • Board Games
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Kayak included
  • Fire pit
  • Rowboat included
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Sandy Beach
  • Snowmobile from property
  • Swimming on property
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • Private boat dock
  • grill-propane
SeasonPeriodMin.StayNightlyWeekly
06/14/2019 - 09/05/20192$250.00
Sept-after Labor Day--Oct.09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$125.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$100.00

Reviews

Had the lake to ourselves!
Clean, comfortable cottage. Bare bones but has the essentials. Would love to see that basement finished, perfect rec room! Caught good sized bass. Would stay again.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Angie, gotta love having the lake to yourself!  Master's Retreat is a great property with kayaks and a rowboat, plus pets are welcome.  What more could one ask for!  We look forward to working with you again.
Angie
Jun 2019
Best Vacation Ever!!
We had the best vacation ever. It was our first time visiting the Upper Peninsula and we enjoyed every moment. The cabin was perfect. It had everything we needed and was very comfortable, cozy and quiet. It was so peaceful to just sit and relax and enjoy the sounds of the wildlife. It was also a perfect spot for us to use our ATV just right out the door. It was also close enough for us to do some sightseeing. We really enjoyed ourselves and cannot wait to go back!

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Allisha, wow, what a great review!  So happy that Masters Retreat proved to be your  best vacation ever, and that you plan on coming back.  The UP is extraordinary with so much to do.  As you said, you can simply crash and enjoy the sounds of the wildlife, or you can go exploring.  we'll look for your return!
Allisha
May 2019
First Visit to UP
On a northward road trip a friend and I decided to visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in an effort to explore new areas. After deep researching on the Pure Michigan visitor guides page I stumbled across HomeAway and the Masters Retreat. The two of us stayed at the Masters Retreat for three nights in late April/early May. Below are a couple of things I would have liked to know before my visit: Finding the cabin: Not easy yet a satisfying challenge! Print and bring the home instructions with you! In addition to the driving directions provided you will need a road map. Our cell service and GPS stopped working the further we entered the national forest. Cabin Life: Do not pack everything! The Masters Retreat is comfortable, clean, well laid out, organized, and as everything you need to survive expect for food. From the quality of the cabin’s furniture (new beds with soft mattresses, nice floors and a spacious bathroom) to the excellent necessities (light blocking curtains in bedrooms and 2 ply charming toilet paper!) you will be well taken care of here. If you cannot tell we greatly enjoyed your time at the Masters Retreat. Thank you Cara and any other people involved in making this home awesome. I look forward to visiting again with more friends!



FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Brittnei, thank you for this delightful detailed review!  We are so glad that Masters Retreat fit your needs.  It is a great property.  We apreciate your hints for future guests also, and look forward to your next stay!
Brittnei
May 2019
Awesome! Very nice place! We'd stay there again!
Very clean, cozy, updated. We had everything we needed. We would highly recommend this place.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Linda, thanks for the great recommendation!  We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at Masters Retreat, and we hope to see you back soon.
Linda
Mar 2019
A Great Winter Retreat
Masters Retreat was a great place to stay while snowmobiling. Access to the trails was easy and close. The house was warm and inviting. Great view of lake. Definitely like the quite surroundings.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Steven, we are thrilled that you ennjoyed Maters Retreat as much as you did.  The trtails, the lake and the quiet make it the perfect getaway location.  We hope to see you back again soon.
Steven
Mar 2019
Beautiful Cabin!
Great place to spend your winter/summer. This house was super clean and stocked with everything you need to spend your vacation. It also had great WiFi! The house is right off trail 7 and there is a party store with fuel down the road. We rode our snowmobiles out the driveway everyday. I will definitely stay again if I get the opportunity.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Karl, thank you for this great review!  We love when our guests appreciate our property as much as we do.  Masters Retreat is a wonderful vacation property for all seasons.  Sitting on 3 acres gives you cherished privacy, and the view of the lake is wonderful.  We do hope that you work with us again!  
Karl
Jan 2019
Beautiful Cabin!
Great place to spend your winter/summer. The house was super clean and stocked with everything you need to spend your vacation. It also had great WiFi! The house is right off trail 7 and there is a Party Store with fuel down the road. We rode our snowmobiles right out the driveway everyday. I will definitely stay again if I get the opportunity.



FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Karl, thank you for this great review!  We love when our guests appreciate our property as much as we do.  Masters Retreat is a wonderful vacation property for all seasons.  Sitting on 3 acres gives you cherished privacy, and the view of the lake is wonderful.  We do hope that you work with us again!  
Karl
Jan 2019
Perfect!
We came up for a snowmobiling trip and this little house was perfect for us! Secluded, had everything we needed, and close to trails! Would definitely recommend!


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Mary, we are thrilled that Masters Retreat pleased you as much as it did.  It is a fabulous property, and the privacy and view of the lake are added advantages.  Hopefully you had great snow for snowmobiling!  We look forward to working with you again.
Mary
Jan 2019
Great Rental, Great Location, and Great Hosts
Very nice rental in the UP. It was in the perfect location for the activities we went to do. We had no issues finding it and no problem with the place. We will be booking again next year. Thanks so much!


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Philip, we are so happy that Masters Retreat met your expectations.  It is a great property, and winter in the UP is spectacular for winter sports.  We'll look forward to seeing you again in 2019.
Phillip
Dec 2018
The photographs do not do this Home rental justice! It is AMAZING!
We had a fabulous time at this property in Munising! I did not expect to love it as much as i did as the photographs did not do it justice! I cannot wait to visit again and hopefully we will in a few months! I loved it so much that if it were to become for sale, I would want to be notified first. Seriously! The entire booking process was professional and attentive as well as the caretaker was very prompt and personable. Thanks so much everyone!




FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Renee, thank you for this lovely review.  We are so happy that you liked Masters Retreat as much as we do!  We appreciate your kind words for FVR.  We make it our mission to help our guests have the best stay possible in any way that we can.  We look forward to your return.
Steven & Renee
Nov 2018


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