Sunset Shores #3-Up North Clare

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Sunset Shores #3(Clare, MI)- Up North Cottage: Sleeps 5, waterfront, firepit, wifi, rowboat










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

 You will find the definition of “Up North” in this themed cottage, with its rustic, cozy interior, simplified living, and great views.  The knotty pine interior and vaulted ceilings over living room and bedrooms, make this cottage the quintessential cottage that defines “Up North”, not just by its location, but by its relaxed, enjoyable setting.




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

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

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

Bedroom Configurations:
                 Bedroom #1- Queen Size Bed
                 Bedroom #2- Twin/Full Size Bunkbed

*Additional sleeping-sofa bed
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)

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

InternetYes. 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

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
  • Smart TV or TV with Roku, Chromecast, Streaming Abilities
  • Smoke Detectors
  • 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


5 stars
The most peaceful place to be to visit family. We absolutely love Sunset Shores. Only wish we knew about these cottages long ago. Thank you for yet another fantastic getaway

Jacki, we're so glad that you stayed with us while visiting family, and that you found the cottage to be peaceful.  We agree, Sunset Shores is a great property.  We appreciate your 5 star review.  It means a lot to us.  It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope that you come back for years to come!
Nov 2023
5 stars
This was our 6th year at Stevenson Lake — we absolutely love coming here with our family. Our family rents the entire resort and many friends can come to visit from Bay City during our time. We brought our pontoon, which was great for tubing. We will definitely be returning for our 7th year! 


Hi Sherry and Bill! As Sunset Shores return guests, we appreciate you taking the time to review your stay, and are so happy to know you got to have another great trip for your 7th year! We can't wait to host you again in the future! 
Sherry & Bill
Aug 2023

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