Sunset Shores #1-Garden Clare

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Sunset Shores #1(Clare, Mi)-Garden Cottage: Sleeps 4 , waterfront, firepit, wifi, rowboat










*Lakefront-on Stevenson Lake
*Swimming on property
*3 additional cabins for rent! Rent all 4 and receive 10% off the room rate of each. 

 The vaulted ceilings in this Garden themed cottage give it a true, cozy, “up-north” feel.  Summertime surrounds this cottage with beautiful bloom, and this cottage is closest to our on-site garden.



Air Conditioning: There is not central air but there is a wall unit A/C

Bathrooms: There is one bathroom with tub/shower combo, sink, and toilet

Beach/Swimming: This property is located on Stevenson Lake and there is a shared sandy beach front directly in front of cottage.

Bedroom Configurations:
                 Bedroom #1- Queen Size Bed
                 Bedroom #2- Full Size Bed
*Additional sleeping-sofa bed in living room
Boats: There is a row boat available for guest use (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Boat Launch: Stevenson Lake Boat Launch is 7 min(4 miles) away. Located directly across lake

Cable: There is not traditional cable
Cell Phone Service: Most major carriers work well


Coffee Maker:  Drip coffee maker(filters and coffee provided)

* Soaring Eagle Casino 24 min. (18 miles)
                   *Traverse City: 1 hour and 51 min. (93 miles)
              * Mackinac Bridge: 2 hours (152 miles)
              * Sleeping Bear Dunes: 2 hours and 9 min (112 Miles)              
              * Detroit: 2 hours and 30 min (170 miles)

Dock: Each cabin has their own private dock with a community swimming platform that is anchored out in the water


Drinking Water: Well 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: No

Fire-pit: Yes

Fishing: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

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

Fishing Poles: Not provided. Please bring your poles 

Golf: Firefly Golf Links 20 min (11 miles)

Grill:  Propane grill

Grocery Store:
            Meijer - 20 min(15 Miles)
            Witbeck's Family Food 12 min(7.5 Miles)


Heat: Propane 

Internet: Yes. Internet can be very spotty. Not ideal for streaming video or meetings. Everyone by now has likely been enjoying the beauty of wireless technology. But, sometimes getting a break from WiFi can be a blessing too. Between the texts and emails and notifications to your watch, there are moments of rest and opportunities to reset and connect with others in-real-life. We hope you do not get aggravated at the lack of WiFi while staying here, but that you enjoy the WiFiLess and relaxing lifestyle at this lakeside cottage. Watch a breath-taking sunset. Notice that it’s often prettier after the sunset as the sky turns red or orange on the silvery clouds. Maybe capture it with a photo. You might just need to post it after you get home. We have tried every Internet provider available in the area, including Starlink. And as much as we’ve tried, nothing comes close to what renters are generally accustomed to. Just like city water and sewer, wired internet just isn’t available in the area yet.

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: 2 cars

Pets: Are not allowed at this property unless a large group is renting all 4 cabins due to the shared beach space, proximity of yards and no fences

Privacy: This is a small cottage community with shared beachfront, each cottage has it's own deck, dock, row boat, and firepit

Seniors: Welcome! Everything is on one floor.

Televisions: 32" Roku  TV with streaming capability 

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

Washer and Dryer: There is not a washer and dryer on site but Hometown Laundry of Clare is 7.3 miles away

Wood: Not provided. Please bring a bundle or two for the firepit



Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Heat - Propane Forced Air
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Vacuum
Kitchen Amenities
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Hand Mixer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Beach Toys
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Rowboat Included
  • Swimming on Property
  • Swim Raft

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


Memorial Day Weekend Getaway
We could not have asked for a better place to spend our Memorial Day weekend! We only wished we could have stayed longer. The cabin had an old rustic feel to it with updates amenities. The AC units were brand new and worked extremely well. We also enjoyed the size of the deck and the brand new gas grill. We had our neighbors over for dinner, and all of us fit on the deck with plenty of room to spare. The swimming area was awesome! The kayaks, row boats, and yard games provided free of charge for an extra bonus. Having one available on site for bonfires was so convenient. We will be back the end of August and cannot wait to go check out the small, quaint downtown area. We also plan on renting a boat Harrison Lake. Oh and the fishing off of one of their 4 docks was never ending! Long story short Sunset Shores was above and beyond what we expected!

Emily, what a fabulous comprehensive review - thanks you!  The fact that the fishing was so good is a bonus.  We love that you are coming back in August.  That's the highest praise a guest can give.  See you then!
Jun 2023

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