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NOC'S LANDING (Westside of Stonington Pen.) Dogs are Welcomed , Lake side, WiFi added April 2021

Pets Welcome










On Little Bay De Noc, some of your largest walleye have been caught here. Walleye season opens May 15th for all Great Lakes and inland lakes**

Noc’s Landing is located on 5 acres on the west side of the Stonington Peninsula in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The cabin is situated on the North end of the 5 acres, approximately 200 feet from another, quiet cottage. This dated, rustic, quaint home has a private beach area, (although there are many weeds and rocks), simple bathroom, two bedrooms with a queen bed in each, large living room windows which allows natural light to pour in, and lakeside deck with a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan. Unique to this property is it’s artesian well and across the bay view of Escanaba (phenomenal fireworks view). World class fishing for Walleyes, Small mouth Bass, and Northern Pike.The cottage has a washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave,  TV (ONLY DVDs' and player provided, no cable) , fire-pit (on the private beach area with rocks (no ring), charcoal grill, and  kitchen table for your enjoyment. 

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Bugs: YES, there are bugs in Michigan, especially around the water.  Mosquito's are the most prevalent. They are especially tough at dusk.  

Pets: Dogs are welcome! MUST BE LEASHED! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/ 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.  Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed. Cats and other animals are not welcomed at the home, due to owner allergies.

While gazing out, you are sure to find soaring eagles, beautiful deer and gorgeous sunsets. If you would like a more adventurous vacation, paddle-board rentals are in Escanaba, in which you can paddle across Little Bay de Noc. Sleeping 4 comfortable in 2-Full Bed Bedrooms.

Grocery Store:  Garth Bluff Grocery -  9787 County 513 T Rd Rapid River, MI 49878  (906) 474-6895

Nearest Hospital:
St Francis Hospital & Medical Center, 3401 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906) 786-5707 

Places to visit:
Peninsula Point Lighthouse- Very close to the cottage. Come for a visit and see where the Monarch Butterflies hang out in mid September
Still plenty of openings from late Aug. Thru even October for those fishing for the trophy Walleyes, Northern's, and Small mouth bass. Salmon should be arriving in fall as well.Great fall colors. A great place just to relax and breath "fresh air". 

Wood:  Check out Garth Bluff Grocery -  9787 County 513 T Rd Rapid River, MI 49878  (906) 474-6895


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • DVD player
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed.
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Keurig---bring your own K-cups
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Charcoal
  • Patio Chairs
  • Sandy Beach
  • Swimming on Property
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 2 $185.00


Great Vacation Spot
Great UP cabin. Cabin is simple but covers your basic needs. Would be nice if they had a gas/propane grill vs just charcoal. 2 fans going with all the windows open when we arrived so the house was cooled down. No cable TV but since the house had WIFI we brought our own firestick and had TV for evening

Michelle, we're glad that you enjoyed staying at Noc's Landing.  The UP is so wonderful in the summer especially.  We hope that you come back again.
Aug 2021
Beautiful waterfront view!
Rustic home on beautiful Lake Michigan. Great spot to relax after adventures in Munisjing, Marquette, and Manistique. Could use updating, but was well equipped and peaceful. Suggest new mattresses!


Deborah, we're glad that you found Noc's Landing to be relaxing.  We appreciate your feedback and  hope to work with you again.
Aug 2021
Noc's Landing
My husband and I very much enjoyed ourselves! I do believe we will be back Can you tell me how late into the season you rent Noc's Landing? We had a wonderful stay, deer visiting in the morning and the evening. Beautiful sunsets to see. All and all we were blessed!
Jun 2021
4 stars
We enjoyed our stay. We especially loved the deck overlooking the water,we spent most our time out there. The house was very clean with lots of space for sleeping. Only issue was the door handle to the bathroom door,it falls apart whenever you use it.

Danielle, we love knowing that you had a good time at Noc"s Landing.  We will vet the handle fixed right away - thanks for letting us know about it.  It was a pleasure having you as our guest.
Jul 2020
A hidden gem
Great private place and just wonderful house by the water and a great place to run away from the busy city lights and life. As a family of 4, our 2 young children enjoyed the space inside and outside and the dog also joined in and had a great time. A sure place that we are already planning to visit again. Inside the place was clean and had all we needed as a family away from our home. Lovely place, very peaceful and just a great get away place to recharge.

Elisa, we agree, it is great to get away from the city, and we are glad that you came to Noc's Landing to relax.  Plus, I'm sure your dog loved coming along!  We look forward to your return!
Jul 2020
Noc's Landing
We loved our stay there! If I could rate 4 1/2 stars I would have. Great value and such a beautiful view of the lake! Well equipped and clean. Suggestions would be to put a book together of places to see, dine shop etc in the area. It was our first time visiting and took a couple of days to get acclimated. We hope to return next year! Thank you.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Linda, thanks for writing this review and for you suggestion for the book of local attractions - that's a great idea.  We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Noc's Landing.  You certainly were there at a beautiful time of year.  Hopefully you had some deck time overlooking Lake MIchigan.  We'll look for your return.
Oct 2019
Great views
The fall colors burst at the seams. Deer and wild turkeys are plentiful. Our third stay here at Noc's landing. We enjoyed our time.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Sandra, fall in the UP is extraordinary.  Noc's Landing is positioned on 5 acres of land on Little Bay De Noc.  When we have repeat guests such as yourself, we know we have a winner.  We look forward to your next stay!
Oct 2019
Anniversary getaway
We had such a nice time at this home that we will be back! Our cabin was a nice older home that was perfect for us and our dog. The beds are quite stiff, but I’m picky and we always bring our air mattress just in case. We actually set it up in the living area at the windows and was able to see the stars at night. So serene. They had a keurig on site, cool, except we brought ours because I’m a coffee snob and used ours instead. It was really awesome seeing all the deer by the house, and eagles. We really enjoyed our stay here and will recommend it to our friends. There was a small charcoal grill there, but watch out it can fall apart real easy! It did so when we moved it away from the house to grill, but we worked with it anyway.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Albert and Sandy, happy anniversary!  We are thrilled that you decided to spend it at Nocs Landing and that your dog came with you.  Noc’s Landing is located on 5 acres on the west side of the Stonington Peninsula in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  It's perfect for stargazing and watching wildlife.  We hope you come back again.
Albert and Sandy
Oct 2019
Overall, we had a wonderful time!
The property and beach were wonderful. We so enjoyed swimming. The house was nice as well. We look forward to coming back!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kara, we would love to have you come back to Nocs Landing.  This is the place to go to totally disconnect.  There is no WIFI or satellite TV to distract you, and the cottage is situated on 5 acres on the west side of the Stonington Peninsula in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  This is a dated, rustic but quaint cottage.   
Aug 2019
Gorgeous view!
Thanks for letting us stay! Just left a more detailed review on VRBO.

Hi Erika,  you are very welcome.  We look forward to seeing your other review and hope that you come back soon.
Jul 2019
One of our best vacations yet.
This rental property was perfect for me and my family. It is rustic. That means it is older and worn but everything works - just like me :D If you want flashy glam and new everything, go somewhere else. The washer and dryer are new, plenty of hot water. I tested it: dishwasher, clothes washer and shower all running at the same time, plenty of hot water. Great water pressure. We cook at home mostly, so we tested all of the appliances and the charcoal grill. It all works well. This home is ON the lake, right on the lake. Loved it. Listened to the water on the shore at night, slept better than I have in ages - no lights (except minor light from Escanaba), virtually no noise. We arrived on the night of a full moon and watching the moonrise over Little Bay de Noc was awesome! Every morning, I would sit drinking my coffee enjoying the huge expanse of Lake Michigan literally at my feet. We came to enjoy nature, the views and the outdoors, so we did not miss having internet or tv. (There were plenty of dvd movies to choose from if technology withdrawal hit.) The Escanaba library is not too far and provides internet needs if necessary. When I got home and turned on the news, I wanted to go back to Noc's Landing where the world did not intrude. Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore is about an hour away. We thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip, hiking the trails and viewing the various falls in the area. We brought our dog with us, and she loved running and playing on the property and swimming in the lake. We took long walks down the road and saw plenty of deer but no people. Our stay was just great. We had everything we needed here at Noc's Landing especially peace, quiet and exceptional views.

Cynthia, what a fabulous review!  We could have not said it better and really have nothing to add to it.  we re so glad that you stayed at Noc's Landing and we hope to see you back again!
Jun 2019
Great vacation getaway
It was awesome. Beautiful view. Close to the lake. Rapid river people are very welcoming. Great for pets.

Jim, we are so glad that you found Noc's Landing to be awesome!  Love it.  It's peaceful with world class fishing, plus your pet can come along.  That is hard to beat.  We look forward to working with you again.
Jun 2019
We had a great time! Loved being right by the water. The place is very charming and clean. Quick communication.

Genna, we are so happy that you had a great time at  Noc's Landing.  Sitting out on the deck over looking Lake Michigan can't be beat!  We hope to see you again. 
Oct 2018
This is a absolute breathtaking place to stay, the view of the lake was spectacular, as well as the wildlife that was around every corner!!!! Literlly!!!! The house exceeded our expectations.. The views from inside and outside of this house is something we will never forget.....

Angela, we are so pleased that Noc's Landing exceeded your expectations - wow - now that's saying something!  We hope that you will come back again.
Oct 2018
The scenery was spectacular.
The scenery, rocky beach view, fall colors, and wildlife were spectacular and very relaxing. The large windows looking over the lake and Escanaba on the other side of the bay were picturesque. We would spend time there again. Thank you

Sandra, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Noc's Landing.  Being able to get out into nature is such a treat, and we are glad that we could assist you in doing that.  Fall in Michigan is simply spectacular.  We look forward to working with you again.
Oct 2018
It's beautiful!
This cabin is a beautiful place! It’s quiet and peaceful to everyone! From swimming to skipping rocks, it’s defiantly a location I’d reccomend to anyone wanting to have a perfect getaway from their daily lives!


Sarah, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Noc's Landing.  Having 5 acres surrounding the cabin,offers you peace and quiet.  Add to that the world class fishing for Walleyes, Smallmouth Bass, and Northern Pike, and you have a perfect vacation spot.  We hope to see you again!
Sep 2018
Infinitely Relaxing
The house was very clean and we loved the size of the house, yard & fact that there weren't noisy neighbors nearby. The view was incredible. We also appreciated the amenities. Very comfortable!

Lauren, we are so happy that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Noc's Landing, and all that the cottage had to offer.  We agree, the view is incredible!  We look forward to working with you again soon.
Sep 2018
Location was incredible. The sound of Lake Michigan waves crashing in the back yard was awesome. Probably the best view of any property we’ve ever stayed at. House could use a few updates, but great value overall. We would recommend this place to anyone.

Kristin, we are so happy that you  enjoyed your stay.  There is nothing better than hearing the rolling waves of Lake Michigan.  
Sep 2018
Excellent Get Away Home!!
The wife and I have stayed here twice now and love the area. It is very quite and the sound of the water puts you right to relax mood. The house is great for two couples or a couple with kids. Some updates could be made but keeping it original gives you that true U.P. feeling. I highly recommend you give this place a try. The only downfall is when you have to leave. It's very tough, but looking forward to coming back next year!


Matthew, leaving is so very hard to do.  And then the return is oh so sweet.  I think there is a song in there somewhere!  We are thrilled that you continue to return to Noc's Landing and look forward to next year.
Aug 2018
Walleye Dream
We had a wonderful family vacation this past week. We were a little nervous based on some of the other reviews, which is why I am leaving this one. Yes it is a dated fish mounted typical UP house - which is what we expect and love about our trips up north. The beach is great for skipping stones and swimming and kayaking (bring water shoes though it is rocky). A boat launch is 5 minutes down the road (got to Farmers Dock) and easy for our 18 1/2 foot Lund to get in and out and we caught 26 fat walleye that we are still enjoying. We did not see a trace of any mice, and yes we blew the fuse in the kitchen when running multiple electronics but it takes 2 seconds to flip the switch and get it going again. The washer and dryer are brand new and was great to go home with not a single load of laundry. We had campfires and watched shooting stars at night and rested in the hammock during the day, went tubing, hiked the lighthouse on the point and played football in the water. Additionally the management team were absolutely wonderful when we had a question they responded immediately. Lastly it is centrally located about an hour from all kinds of attractions like Marquette, Pictured Rock Boat Tours, Fayette State Park and more. We are 40, 39 and 8 years old and this was the perfect space for my family.


Michael, thank you for this review.  We love that took advantage of everything at Noc's Landing and had FUN!!  That's what a vacation is all about.  Plus your fishing is impressive.  We appreciate your kind words about the people at FVR.  Our goal is to make every guest comfortable  at all of our properties, so it's good to get positive feedback from our guests.  We hope to work with you again.
Aug 2018
Simply Beautiful!!
What an amazing place to be....the Stonington Penninsula is just beautiful...the views over the bay to Escanaba and Gladstone are just great and the sunsets were breathtaking. My parents came up north for their first visit over the bridge and we were able to share some of our love for the U.P. with them and had a great time! The house was very nice and comfortable and we watched the deer come across the yard and go down to the lake each evening and play in the water....its only a short drive to Munising to go to Pictured Rocks and the lighthouse was also so close and such an amazing view....cant wait to try to book another stay in September and catch the monarch butterflies on their migration route. Thank you so much to all the ladies at FVR for all their assistance in making this such a memorable vacation for my folks and making me proud to be a member of the FVR family. Cant wait to stay at East Lake in the fall and explore another one of your great vacation rentals in the U.P. for even more memories! I will recommend Nocs Landing to any who ask and as always spread the word of what a great organization you have and suggest to others to come stay at one of your homes! Thank you again FVR for another great stay =)


Sandra, thank you for this stellar review!  Wow.  Just wow.  We are beyond happy to be part of this vacation where your parents experienced the UP for the first time. Until someone sees, it they really cannot imagine just how gorgeous it is. September in the UP will be stunning and seeing the monarch migration will be amazing.  Thank you for the kudos to FVR.  We do attempt to make everyone's vacations at our properties special.  You can be our newest ambassador!
Jul 2018
Great place
Great cottage. Quiet and easy to get to.Lots of wildlife..deer eagles turkeys birds


Louis and Diane, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Nocs Landing.  Sitting on the deck in the morning and at sunset is the best. Love that you saw bald eagles!
Louis and Diane
Jul 2018
This is a beautiful lot. You could not ask for nicer views. Our dog loved it, too!
I was worried about the unique artesian well feature and was very careful with septic but we had many guests and no problems. We're originally from the area, Escanaba, know many people on Stonington and were well pleased. The owners had a brand new charcoal grill ready for our stay! It was clean, has a dishwasher and washer and dryer and a nicely stocked kitchen. The tap water is what you would expect if you're a Yooper but is fine for cooking, just an acquired taste for drinking. Bring gallons of water for the great Keurig coffee maker and to drink. This is a secluded property with great sunset views and the owners provided firewood and eight camp chairs to enjoy the bonfire pit. We brought our Seadoos and enjoyed the heck out of the bay. It would have been perfect if there was a canoe there to take a quiet ride in the moonlight so bring your kayaks if you have them. Thanks to our hosts, whom we did not see, the neighbors are great. We will be back to Noc's Landing.


Jill, thank you for this marvelous review.  Nocs Landing is a pretty special place, and the U.P. is simply extraordinary, especially in the summer.  It's heaven for pups.  I can just see your dogs smiling!  We look forward to your return.

Jul 2018
Great organization, wonderful people. Truly a blessing discovery on my part.
Jul 2017
Clean, quiet and relaxing
Spacious area with a private beach. The deck was great for watching sunsets and I loved the outside patio in the back. We were packing up the car and the boys(the dogs) turned around to go back to the cottage. They wanted to stay and so did I
Sep 2016

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