The SpaceMake yourself at home! We provide everything from bed linens, towels, a well-equipped kitchen, comfy furniture and beautiful view, helping make Shining Shores Cottage your home away from home. Snuggle up in front of the gas log fireplace, roast marshmallows at the fire pit under the stars (firewood available locally), and marvel at the mighty Lake Michigan. And you'll enjoy our modern conveniences as well, like DirecTV with DVR on a 32' flatscreen and wireless Internet. The home sleeps ten, but is also a perfect couple's getaway.
First floor queen bedroom sleeps 2
Second story queen bedroom sleeps 2 -- has en suite bath
Lower level bedroom with full/twin bunk and twin bed sleeps 4,
Lower level rec room futon sleeps 2 and twin bed sleeps 1
You don't have to worry about delicate appointments with your kids or pets along -- the home has durable tongue-in-groove paneling throughout, wood floors, a wrap-around deck and walk-out finished lower level. The whole family -- and your four-legged friend -- will love watching the local deer, eagles, and turkey. Sandy beaches are a convenient 10-20 minute drive.
Accommodation Details: Everything you need to call Shining Shores home is included in your stay. Home is equipped with linens, dishes, 32' TV with DVD/VCR/DirectTV/DVR in great room, an additional TV for gaming in the lower level rec room, Wireless Internet, microwave, telephone with local calling, stove, refrigerator, toaster, and coffee maker. Also provided are a washer/dryer, gas grill, patio furniture, and a campfire pit. Guests may need to purchase additional paper products and personal care items during the course of the vacation. Firewood is not provided, but may be purchased locally.
Guest AccessWe'll have everything ready for you on your check-in day. No need to worry about your arrival time, the keys will be on-site so you can get there when it's convenient for you. Guests have the whole house to themselves. Interaction with GuestsOwner is available by cell phone should guests need assistance. The NeighborhoodClose to all the best sight-seeing in the Upper Peninsula: Big Springs, Pictured Rocks, Mackinac Island and so much more! Or, take it easy and enjoy the woodsy setting of the cottage: comb the shoreline, watch for wildlife, walk the miles of winding roads and trails.
-Pick strawberries in season at Klink Farms - 1 mile north of Garden on M-183 - 15 min.
-15 to 30 min. to golf at Stoney Point, Indian Lake or Nahma courses
-25 min. to Manistique's Kewadin Casino
-1.5 hrs. to Island Casino in Bark River
Spend a day at the beach or one of many state and federal parks in the area.
- 20min to Fayette State Park beach and Ghost Town
- 30min to Palm Books Spring Park (self-propelled raft across Big Springs)
- 15min to Indian Lake State Park (canoe and kayak rentals, sand beach)
- 10min to Rogers Park (sandy beach swimming along US-2)
Visit favorite U.P. attractions:
-1.45min to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
-1.45hr to Tahquamenon Falls
-2.25hr to Iron Mountain Iron Mines
-1.75hr to St. Ignace ferry to Mackinac Island
-1.5hr to Garlyn Zoo
-50min to Point Detour in Fairport, MI at the tip of the Garden Peninsula. View Summer Island and other Green Bay islands.
Enjoy walking, biking, swimming, boating, hunting, and cross-country skiing nearby.
You won't want to miss out on local fish fries any night of the week at D&J's, Sidetracks or Sherry's Port Bar, all within 15-30min. Plan your vacation to enjoy the local 4th of July festivities, Fayette Heritage Days (early August), various music festivals (throughout summer in Manistique), art fairs, corn roast (third weekend in August in Cooks), and strawberry festivals (mid-July). And be sure to attend the UP State Fair in August! Getting AroundA car is necessary. Cottage is accessed down gravel and dirt roads which may be bumpy at times. Weather can affect ease of access. Roads are kept plowed in the winter.