Sunset Shores Lake House Clare

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Sunset Shores Lakehouse: Hot tub, Swimming on Property!

Pets Welcome







Sunset Shores Lake House




*Lakefront-on Stevenson Lake

*Swimming on property

*Camera on garage to driveway and a ring doorbell
*The 4 small cabins are also available if you would like to have separate spaces for your group! Please inquire for a discounted rates when renting the main house plus the 4 Guest cabins.




Air Conditioning: Central air

Bathrooms: Bathroom #1- Two sinks, tub, and shower
                      Bathroom #2- Half bath


Beach/SwimmingThis property is located on Stevenson Lake and there is a shared sandy beach.

Bedroom Configurations:    Master Bedroom- Queen bed
                                               Bedroom #2- Queen bed
                                               Bedroom #3- Twin bunk beds
                                                                       Twin bed with trundle

Extra Sleeping: Two additional twin rollaway beds on request.

Boats: Row boat, canoes, kayaks that are shared with the smaller cabins available Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

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

Cable: There is not traditional cable. Both TV's are streaming only and will require you to have our own streaming account login information
Cell Phone Service
Most major carriers work well


Coffee Maker:  Drip coffee maker. Coffee is 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)
There is a dock-available Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting


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: Gas fireplace on the first level. Basement fireplace is electric.

Fire-pit: Gas fire table on the deck. Propane is provided.

Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike

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

Fishing PolesNot provided. Please bring your poles 

Games: Basketball hoop, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, other various yard games. Also, Sole access to basement with pool table and darts.

Golf: Firefly Golf Links 20 min (11 miles)

Grill: Yes! Gas grill. Propane is provided.

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


Heat: Propane force air furnace

Hot tub: Under the deck lakeside

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.

ParkingPlease park in the spots in front of the garage.  No one else should be parking in the driveway but you. 

Pets:  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.

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

Snowmobiles: a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground.

Seniors: Seniors welcome! There are a few steps going into the house, and stairs going to the basement area. 

Televisions: Two. One in living room. One downstairs. Both TV's are streaming only and will require you to have our own streaming account login information

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

WoodNot provided. Fire table is propane!


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Ceiling fans
  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • DVD's
  • Electronic Dart Board
  • Fireplace - Electric
  • Fireplace- Gas
  • Heat - Propane Forced Air
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool Table
  • Portable Fans
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • VHS player
  • Vacuum
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Beach Toys
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Hot Tub
  • Kayak Included
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Rowboat Included
  • Sandy Beach
  • Swim Raft

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $129.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


We are already looking at other locations owned by Freshwater Vacation Rentals
The house was very nice and clean, the pictures are accurate and the location is a great spot for relaxing or using as a base while exploring. The reservation helpdesk people were fantastic to work with and we bumped into the local maintenance people who were super friendly. The internet service is not good at all, the listing quotes it as spotty at best and that is a very true description. Don't let that put you off, this is still worthy of 5 stars, just know you may go through periods feeling disconnected, easy right? Joking apart, the location is so nice you should disconnect and just enjoy your family and friends that are with you, that digital world will still be there at the end of your vacation. We are already looking at other locations owned by Freshwater Vacation Rentals


Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay! We're so happy to hear that you found the house nice and clean, and that the photos and description met your expectations. It's great to know that our location provided a perfect spot for both relaxing and exploring. We’re especially pleased to hear that you had a positive experience with our reservation helpdesk and local maintenance team. Your kind words will be shared with them.

We apologize for the spotty internet service and appreciate your understanding. It's true that sometimes a little digital disconnection can enhance the overall experience, allowing more quality time with family and friends.

Thank you for considering other locations owned by Freshwater Vacation Rentals. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay!

May 2024

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