Additional Information about Garden Peninsula Log Home

PROPERTY: 10347 W. Little Harbor Road

10.2 acres and 170 feet of Lake Michigan frontage on Parent Bay. Parcel B on 1992 Certificate of Survey.


12The cottage is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home 90 feet above a hard, sandy beach. There is also a loft. It was built in 1996 and remodeled in 2010. That year the porches, a new roof, cedar shakes, the three 3 season rooms, and 4 storm doors were added. Gutters on the pole barn and stone walkways, the porches and a new roof were added in 2010/2011. New steps to the beach, the deck and new benches on the deck, a fence, new wood floors, 3 new Pella windows in front on the lower level, and stairs and landings to the lake were added in 2012.

Interior finished space is 1,758 square feet (not including basement and porches.) The 3 season porch off the back is 275 SF, 3 season off side is 162 SF, and the screened porch off back and side is 329 SF. Deck out front is 444 square feet.

The Master bath has jetted tub, separate shower, toilet and full vanity. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet. Master bedroom and loft have berber carpet. The first floor has hickory hardwood floors. Kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and entry room are ceramic floors.

A full poured basement is roughed in and has a sump pump for easy water drainage if shutting down the cottage for the winter. There is a laundry room with sink and disposal on the first floor. The kitchen has disposal and dishwasher. The refrigerator is propane.

Fireplace is real fieldstone and is gas at this time.

There are two three-season porches and two screened porches. Porches on two sides are poured cement. The third three season porch has wide pine board flooring.

There is a laundry room with sink.

The house can be heated with forced air furnace (propane), or by the fireplace and two gas room heaters. There are gas lights if needed and of course electric. There is also a generator that kicks in if the electric goes out and shuts itself down when the electric comes back on.

There is a pole barn with electric service, and a small log shed, a former generator shed, that can be used for garden supplies or whatevers.

The owners purchased the property in 2006 and added the porches, new roof, wood floors, ran electric power in, added electric in the garage and had new stairs and landing to the lake built. They also had the logs removed from the lake side wall, had it framed and finished with wood shakes and new Pella windows on theta first floor side.The weather from the lake was just too harsh on the logs on that side and maintenance was a nightmare. Now most logs are protected by porches for much easier maintenance


Living Room: 17.5 X 27.2
Dining Room: Combined with LR
Kitchen: 9.6 x 12.6
Loft: 11 x 13
SunRoom: 9 x 21.9
Utility 5.9 x 8
Bedroom #1: 12 x 13.3
Bedroom #2: 13 x 13.6

Baths: 1.75


Well: 200 feet deep. Approved 10/97

Septic: Installed in 1996. 1200 gal. tank, 400 SF drainage area. Located between the house and the fence on the east side. Approved 10/97.


Parcel No. 77-008-154-013-20

$4,586.54 Winter 2012; $1,445.77 Summer 2013 = $5,032.31

2013 SEV: $133,284. 202214 SEV: $134.700

Classification: Residential improved 401

Manistique Area Schools


BEDROOMS: Queen size bed, dresser and bookcase

LIVING ROOM: Green sofa, wicker sofa table and coffee table, upholstered chair, 2 black metal lands, TV stand, TV, small round table with glass top.

LOFT: Futon, telescope
BACK ROOM: Large green bookcase, some books
LAKESIDE 3 SEASON PORCH: Small round table, large twig chair
KITCHEN: White plates, white salad plate/saucers, white and green coffee cups, non cast iron pots and pans, tea pots. Silverware, some knives. Some mixing/serving bowls, cereal bowls, some glassware.
SOME LINENS: Sheets and extra sheets, pillowcases, pillows, mattress pads, quilts on beds and some kitchen towels, if wanted.
BASEMENT: Dehumidifier

WASHER: Owner is looking into having the washer fixed or replaced

Items that DO NOT stay:

Everything is coming off the walls.

Green work bench in garage


10347W LITTLE HARBOR ROAD, SEC. 4,T39N-R17W PRT OF GOV`T LOT 1 & PRT OF THE NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4, COM AT E 1/4 COR OF SD SEC, TH N 89 DEG 01 47 W ALG 1/4 LN 936.19 TO POB. TH S0 DEG 17 14 W 2260.03 FEET, TH NO 80 DEG 08 56 W 170, TH N 1 DEG 18 30 W 2235.40 TO SD 1/4 LN, TH S 89 DEG 01 47 E ALG 1/4 LN 229.90 T0 POB. ELY & WLY LINES EXT TO WATERS EDGE OF LK MICHIGAN. 10.2 ACRES M/L. L. 131 P. 622


There is a blinker at Hwy. US-2 at Thompson. That is Little Harbor Road. Going south on Little Harbor Road the property is exactly 10 miles from US-2 and the drive is 1/2 mile long. Little Harbor has 5 miles of blacktop and 5 miles of high quality gravel road. The last time we were up they were widening a few more miles of the gravel road, perhaps to extend the blacktop.

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Additional Information about Buddle Lake


Buddle Lake is a private, up to 70 foot deep, spring fed lake centered in 220 acres in Iron County. The location is six miles west of Perch Lake, and 13 miles north of US2. In addition to the lake there are two ponds on the property and part of another. The lake connects 30 feet under a marsh to a large pond to the north. The forest is mostly maple with tall pines along the lake frontage; the remainder has aspen, hemlock, balsam and spruce. Roughly two thirds of Iron River Township #8 is National Forest land. This property adjoins Federal land on the north and east sides, nearly a mile and a half.

DSC_6410The family has owned this property for 55+ years and say the property has not been timbered in 120 years. The 3 bedroom (queen, two doubles, and a bunk) knotty cedar cabin with full bath was built in 1961, which frequent improvements since. The roof was replaced a year and a half ago. There is a 40 x 60 pole barn behind the cabin. Power is provided by a solar array on the pole barn and by a generator. Legal, insured access to the property is over a gravel Federal Forest Road. Fish are walleye up to 27 inches and largemouth bass up to 22 inches, perch and panfish.


Section 28, Iron River Twsp #8, 46-36, Iron County.




M28 to Forest Hwy 16 at Kenton. Left 12 miles down Federal Forest Highway 16 to County Road 657. Then left half a mile on Iron County Road 3500. Left again and 3.5 miles to Buddle gate on right. It is (was) red and has 700 on it. It is 17 miles to camp from Kenton on M-28 to the north, and 1 hr 45 minutes from Marquette.


Tax No: 36-004-328-001-00

$1,382.50 2014 Winter taxes
$5,160.67 2015 Summer taxes
$6,543.17 Last full year. Taxes increase on sale.

2014 SEV $$167,100
2015 SEV: $170,200


Buddle Lake, the whole lake with no public access is centered on the property. There are two ponds and part of a third.
Lake surface area: 26 acres
Frontage: .87 of a mile
Bottom: Sand & gravel
Approach: Very gradual
Dock: Yes


#1: 10 x 11
#2: 10 x 10
#3: 9 x 10
Full Bath: 5 x 7
Kitchen: 12 x 14
Living Room: 9 x 12
Dining Area: 12 x 20
Deck: 10 x 12
Road Type: Gravel
Garage: Pole Barn
Zoning: Agricultural/Residential
Access: Private gravel
Sq. Ft: 1,276
Construction: Conventional Frame
Style: Ranch, block foundation
Basement: Crawl space
Year Built: 1961
Roof: Asphalt Shingles. The roof was replaced 1 and a half years ago
Exterior: Wood
Water: Pumped from lake, Culligan water dispenser
Sewer: Septic
Heat: Wood (2 units)
Utilities: Solar Power w/back-up generator and propane
Appliances: Refrigerator, gas stove and water heater
Exposure: Eastern
Outbuilding: 30 x 60 metal pole building = 1,800 SF


Originally purchased in 1959
Lot Size: 220 acres
Address: 700 FR 3500, Iron River, MI 49935
Municipality: Iron River Township, Iron County, MI
Timber: Maple, Aspen, Hemlock, Pine, Spruce, Balsam & Tamarack
Topography: Rolling
Road Type: Gravel
Access: Seasonal
Legal Description: Legal Description: S 1/2 NE 1/4; SE 1/4 NW 1/4; NE 1/4 SW 1/4; W 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4; NW 1/4 SE 1/4; all in Section 28, T46N-R36W, Iron River Township, Iron County, MI. Total 220 acres +/-.


My father originally purchased Buddle from grandfather Ben Plourde back in 1959. Ben was in the lumber business and regularly bought and sold 40`s for harvesting lumber in the Iron County region. As you can imagine he knew this area like the back of his hand. He and his brothers had worked in or run lumber operations in the area since they were teenagers. Ben actually painted murals of lumber camp life at the time they were using horses, ice roads, axes and two man saws to cut timber. I actually still have one. There are others at the Iron County museum. He had his eye on Buddle knowing the of the quality of lake and wanted to purchase it for my Dad and Mom (she was his daughter) for a place to vacation. It was originally owed by a lumber company in Chicago who was not aware of the beauty of the lake. I believe was named after a local guy named Daniel Buddle. Daniel Buddle never owned the probably but used to fish it by horse back in the day. I am not sure why his name got on the lake, but it stuck.



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Additional Information about Nevins Lake Cabin

Property is offered as a “turnkey” sale including all furnishings, beds, couches, tables, night stands, dressers, silverware, bedding, rocker/recliners and more. The dock is included. Recreational equipment is NOT included but is available if desired.


DSCN0005Tax No 002-375-016-00 & 002-375-024-00, Non-Homestead

2016 Summer $2,481.24
2015 Winter $738.00
Total $3,288.92 (last full year)

Current SEV $115,950

Taxes will be reassessed in the year following sale

The Property

371 feet of sand frontage on big, 276 acre, Nevins Lake.
7.6 acres of land, mostly forested with hardwoods.
This lake has excellent largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing.
Nevins has a sand bottom, very clean, offering warm water swimming and boating.
There are no DNR public access sites on Nevins Lake

The Home

The home was totally remodeled in 2003/2004
Cedar shake siding
Insulated glass windows throughout
Asphalt shingle roof
Kitchen cabinets and counters
Refrigerator, stove, built in microwave
Carpeting and floor coverings throughout
Sunroom on the lake side

Steps and patio on the lake side
Sand blasted pine tongue and grooved paneling on the interior
Massive brick fireplace
Well insulated, walls and ceilings
Three portable air conditioners like new – used very little.
Home Entertainment Center, includes dish, 42 inch Direct TV and solid
wood cabinetry in house, and TV in shed. Source of signal is a
2-dish system

Propane heat with electric baseboard back up
Washer and dryer
Winterized water lines (heated for quick activation)
Crawl space lighted and graveled (very dry)
200 amp service
35 gallon propane water heater
Dual heat system with LP Gas and Electric
Owner owns the 1,000 gallon LP gas tank Tank, which is 75% full as
of 7/1/14

Complete new underground LP gas line installed in 2012, to insure
that there will be no gas leaks
The water system is elaborate, installed new in 2005, with
insulated low amp heater and special expandable pipes, patented in

Heat bulbs in the crawl space to heat pipes when the cabin is used in extreme cold (probably not necessary)
Water source is a 30-foot deep well with a 4 inch casing. Water was
tested at U.W.-Madison in 1983 when new well was installed
Water system drains effectively by gravity, designed so that there
is no need to blow out the water lines when winterizing the property
2,000 gallon dual tank and septic drain field installed in 2005. System was pumped out in fall of 2012. Water was tested when new septic was installed

The roof is designed to hold the heavy snow load without shoveling
House is designed to do a cold shutdown/cold startup efficiently
Two Onan generators for backup power, newest 5,000 watts. New LP gas line hookup is required.
Lawn watering system
Poured and block foundation
Home is 30 x 40 with four bedrooms

Room Dimensions

Living room 17×21
Kitchen 10×22
Sun porch 8×20
Bedroom 10×18 – 2nd floor dormer
Bedroom 10×18 – 2nd floor dormer

Bedroom 8×10 1st floor
Bedroom 8×10 1st floor

The Outbuildings

30 x 40 Equipment Barn

10 x 12 foot doors, front and back, with door openers for storage of RV`s
Fully insulated, every wall surface, ceiling and roof
Cedar shake siding
8 x 30 separate area with windows, storage loft above,
Satellite receiver
Finished walls
Floor drains to permit water usage in building

Concrete floor
Wired for 100 amp/220v and also for 110 amp.
Chimney with wood stove in separate room with separate electric
heater included and some furnishings
Three AC units, one portable on wheels

Generator Shed

10 x16 lighted shed with new Onan 5000 watt propane generator, one Ohan 4000 watt propane generator. Both require new LP hookup if desired.
Concrete floor
Cedar shake siding

Storage Shed

12 x 24 lighted storage shed
Concrete floor
Cedar shake siding

The Grounds

1000 gallon propane tank (60% as of 7/1/14 full), owned, not rented
New 1200 and 800 gallon septic tanks, in tandem, connected to new
septic field
Drilled 4 inch well with submersible pump
40 foot portable aluminum dock (easy in and out)
Playground equipment
Satellite – two dishes for good reception

Beautiful maple trees throughout the active area as well as in the
forested area
Grassed in the active area.
Graveled parking area
Gas sprinkler pump stored in shed
Lawn and garden tools

Everything above is INCLUDED

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Additional Information about Ives Lake, Seven Pines Camp

Spectacular scenery and base camp for outdoor adventures with family and friends, not roughing it. Canoe, kayak, sail, swim and fish Ives Lake. Tell tall tales by the big stone fireplace, sun on the beach, listen to loons. Dick can guide you to high rock overlooks, Pinnacle Falls, or the McCormic Wilderness tract. The Marquette area has world class mountain bike trails year round. Camp sleeps six.

34..SunsetADDRESS: W6282 Ives Lake Road, Big Bay, MI 49808.

LAND: 15.85 acres with about 450 feet of frontage measured along the shore of Ives Lake.

IVES LAKE: 470 acres of surface water, with depths to 110 feet. The fish are primarily lake trout (native ) and Kamloops rainbow trout, which are stocked. There may be a few brown trout and there are some brook trout. There are also large numbers of two kinds of herring which are a great food source for the larger trout, and perch.

Ives is a large natural lake, the beach is sand, fishing is great, and you`ll find the cabin warm and welcoming, but a significant portion of the value derives from Seven Pines` location within the guarded gates and surrounding 20 square miles of the exclusive and spectacular Huron Mountain Club. This is the only parcel that has sold on a major lake entirely within the Club since it was created in the 1880`s. The HMC land is one of the premier parcels of recreational real estate in the north-central United States, and probably in the whole northeastern United States. As one visitor put it, “if this property were ever sold it would likely become our next national park.” It is frequently called the finest undeveloped tract of recreational land east of the Mississippi.

There is a large red pine stand around the cabin and a few large white pines, with white birch, aspen, balsam, hemlock, and sugar and red maple behind the shore. The property was selectively cut several years before we bought it 20 years ago. The new growth is primarily hard (sugar) maple.

The original cabin was constructed in 1957. We totally remodeled it with the help of a Boston architect and a Marquette contractor. All systems and the construction were brought to Code and approved by Marquette County on 12/18/00. The interior is cedar, fir, cherry and pine. It has a massive stone fireplace, two bathrooms, two bunk rooms and a master bedroom. Kitchen counters are native Lake Superior granite and there is a small dishwasher and a trash compactor. Our contractor said the square footage of the structure including the screened porch, which is the area we use most in the summer and fall, totals 1,568 SF.

12 x 15 feet with shelving for storage and a 5,000hp Kohler Model K582EP generator. It starts automatically if the power goes off, which happens very rarely now, and shuts off when it goes on.

A rolling dock.

A covered rack for canoes, kayaks, Sunfish and preservers was built on the shore near the east end of the beach.

Art, personal items, a sofa, an antique bookcase, and a few family heirlooms including the stair light fixture and two wall mounted fixtures are not included. However most furniture, fixtures and equipment including two fiberglass canoes, a Sunfish sailboat, preservers, and a fishing boat with electric motor, are included.

Deeded, recorded access to the property runs through the main gate of the Huron Mt. Club. The gate is manned 24-hours a day May through November, and 7AM – 10:30PM in the winter. When it is locked, we use a key. Legal access is insured by the title company.

Tax ID# 52-11-253-003-00.

In 2016 Winter taxes were $1019.21 (Homestead); 2017 Summer taxes are $3,838.14 (Not Homestead) = $4,857.35 total.
Powell Township millage in 2017 is 39.9385 mills for non-Homestead or 21.9385 Homestead.

2017 TV: $120,645;2017 SEV = $220,050.

RS-10 Recreational Structures. The current Powell Township Zoning map and full Zoning Ordinance are online.

Underground electric to the HMC gate (Alger Delta Co-Op).

Hot water baseboard heating system. A Watermaker uses the furnace for unlimited domestic hot water.

New septic system wIth 1000 gal. concrete tank installed in 2005 and approved by Marquette County Health Department.

Propane (1,000 gal. tank) from Ferrellgas, Negaunee.

6 inch well drilled 110 feet deep by McDonald Well Drilling.
Well lab report:
10 mg/L Chloride
161 mg/L Hardness
3.6 mg/L Iron
Not Detected: Fluoride, Nitrate, Sulfate, or coliform organisms.
Interpretation: Not overly high on anything that will cause problems. For chloride 250 mg is the lower limit of problems; 150 is passable for hardness; 1-5 is common for iron and will cause some staining if not filtered, so we filter it.



Updated 12/09/16

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Additional Information about Pine Beach


Pine Beach Closeup21599 Pine Beach Drive, Skanee, MI 49962



Outside measurements including fireplace and screened in porch = 1,413 SF.

Garage, Mechanical Room, Studio

24 x 36 = 865 SF. Finished and heated. Studio is 14 x 17. Garage door 12 feet

Sauna, Changing Room, Shower

12- x 16 = 192 SF finished and heated.


13.83 x 22
7 x 8
8.25 x 7.25
5.5 x7

Total decks = approximately 455 SF

Three New Wood Storage structures

6.33 x 5.33 x5.5 high; 8.25 x 12.33 x 7 high; & 7.5 x 10 x 7 high

This will store 11 full cords of firewood

Kohler 5KW Generator Enclosure

5 x 6.33

Hot Tub Area Under Roof

8.5 x 10

RV Pad Area

25 x 90 with water, 50 Amp rv, 30 amp. RV


Robert Perkins survey shows 373.35 feet of frontage on Lake Superior, 425.25 on the East, 412.12 feet on the channel, and 487.07 on the West. This is roughly 4 acres.


Ceiling fan
Sauna/hot tub
Well & pump
Septic tank & drain field
Central heating system


5 inch casing, 200 feet deep


Tax # 07-001-213-026-50

2014 Summer taxes = $1,976.92

2014 Winter taxes = $2,453.53

Total 2014 taxes, not Homestead: $4,430.45


GPS Heading: 46.901021,-88.188809

21 miles north of L`Anse.


PLEASE NOTE that showings are by appointment only. Call us at 800-733-4839 to make arrangements.

From US-41/M-28 at L`Anse turnoff, go 7/10 to R turn at 4-way stop in L`Anse Downtown. Follow the thread of the road, Main to Skanee Road to white Zion Lutheran Church at Westrom Road. Then left 1 mile on gravel to paved Lower Skanee Road. Continue .5 mile on Lower Skanee where it turns 90 degrees right. Continue .5 mile to gravel Peterson Road. Stay on Peterson Road past Private Road sign. The road ends at Peterson Road. Turn left .25 mile to large Melka sign on right.

Winter Use

Baraga County plows as far as the “Private Road” sign. Beyond that point an owner who wants to live at Pine Beach year round (some have kept it open in the past, and at least one owner lived there year round for several years) will need to plow or snowblow the road themselves or make arrangements with someone who will keep it open. For occasional use you can access the property by snowmobile across the marsh.

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Additional Information about Bearberry Island

Legal Description

Island: Government Lot 8 Section 35, T59N-R30W, Eagle Harbor
Township., Keweenaw County, MI.

Sunset from the deckShore Station: Part of Parcel 18 of Lake Superior Land Company`s Plat of Survey of Little Grand Marais East, Section 34, T59N-R30W. Full legal description is on file in the listing office.

Bearberry Island Camp

Construction started in 2000 and it was completed in 2003
Current owner purchased the island in the fall of 1998.

One bedroom plus loft
One toilet
Native stone Rumford fireplace in the living room supplies heat
Back up heat is supplied via a propane wall furnace
Kitchen stove and refrigerator both use propane
Air conditioning is by Mother Nature and Lake Superior
Sauna, separate and unique
A deck surrounds the entire structure

Wood walkway from arrival site on southern shore to camp

Shore Station 22×28, outside dimensions, two stories, loft access by exterior stairs in back

Address of landing: 9541 Goodell Road, Eagle Harbor, Michigan 49950

GPS coordinates of island: 47.467686,-88.115373

Room Dimensions (rounded):

Living/Dining 19×12
Kitchen 8×9
Bedroom 9×11
Cabin exterior dimension is 20×24

Loft 9×11 plus a 2.5×4.5 landing
Toilet 4×8
Sauna/shower w heated water 8×8; roughly 7×7 interior

What equipment stays

Rigid inflatable boat 11.5 feet in length with 15 hp. outboard motor
Boat trailer
ATV 4-wheeler
All major furnishings on the island and in the shore station
Wheelbarrow, and garden cart (used to haul stuff from the beach)
Yard tools (rake, limb saw, shovel, etc.)

Little Grand Marias East Homeowners Association Association

Annual dues: $75


Island Tax ID No. 42-206-34-850-000

2015 Summer tax: $1,284.87
2015 Winter tax: $345.70
Total Island tax: $1,630.57

2015 SEV: $34,298

Shore Station Tax ID No. 42-206-55-000-020

2015 Summer tax: $1,585.48
2015 Winter tax: $358.76
Total Shore Station tax: $1,944.24

Total Taxes 2015: $3,574.81

2015 SEV: $42,322

Note taxes will change on sale.


Drawn directly from Lake Superior.
For drinking water, there is the option of a reverse osmosis filtration system or an English Berkey countertop water system.

Distances, area of island

From the landing to the island bay is about 1,785 feet (about 1/3rd mile.)
From the island to the closest shore is about 670 feet
The area of the island is about 2.9 acres
These measurements are from Google Earth

List Price: $350,000

Attached to the website are several JPG files you can download:

Two aerials, the first of the Island and immediate area; the second a larger view of everything from Eagle Harbor to Agate Harbor, both from Google Earth Pro

Also attached are two documents by the owner, which you should read, and this ADDITIONAL INFORMATION document.

Directions to Bearberry Island

Head out of Eagle Harbor towards Copper Harbor. As you drive you will come to Lake Bailey on your right, and shortly thereafter a small resort that is on the west end of Lake Bailey. A short distance after that there will be a collection of mailboxes to your right, and a road to your left called Goodell Road. This will be about 4.5 miles from the intersection of M26 and the Eagle Harbor Cutoff Road in Eagle Harbor. Turn onto Goodell Road and follow it down the hill and then to the right where it splits. Take that road all the way to the end; the shore station is the last building on the right (east) side of the road.

Dick Huey, Huey Real Estate 906-228-8889 or 1-800-733-4839

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Additional Information about Brealoch


DSCN1252Braeloch has a top-quality, beautiful and well-appointed 3 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom perfectly maintained home on nearly 70 acres with approximately 3,800 feet of Lake Superior frontage. The home was built by the current owners in 2002; the home and grounds are impeccably maintained. Most of us get our oil changed at particular intervals; this house gets portions re-stained at particular intervals – its maintenance is on a schedule and it shows. The foundation is topped and adorned by characteristic and real (you won`t find faux anything around here), Lake Superior stones beautifully.

The 70 acres are a perfect combination of upland ridge and a lower ridge where the home sits. From the upper ridge, the view of Lake Superior is boundless and dramatic and decorated with only the sounds of wind in the trees. The view is boundless and dramatic from the home as well, and there it is coupled with the sounds of the Lake itself. The beach is unique, with rocks unique to this region, large and small.


Square feet of living space: Approx. 3200 sq ft

Western cedar siding – re-stained on a schedule

Fireplace on main floor with a Lake Superior stone chimney

Main floor (all approximate):

Kitchen 14×15
Dining room 18×15
Living room 32×15
Half bath 5×5
Screened porch 18×11
Master bed and full bath 20×13, plus bath 8×10
Laundry room 5×9
Mudroom 5×4
Utility room
Heated garage and shop – 2.5 car attached

Second floor:

Two bedrooms, each with full bath
12×12 each plus baths

Sitting area 7×18

Outbuildings and Gardens

Additional 2 car garage (unattached) for boats, other toys, tractor, etc.

Perennial gardens

Raised beds for annuals or vegetables

Mature apple, plum and cherry trees, plus cultivated blueberries and wild raspberries, thimbleberries and blackberries (make pies!)

The owner keeps mowed near the home/garage, but plenty of wooded acres surround the property for exemplary privacy and wildlife habitat.

Equipment and furnishings

All appliances stay and are very nice. Furnishings included. Outdoor equipment (Polaris Ranger, Kubota tractor, Husqvarna lawnmower, large utility trailer, Zodiac boat with Yamaha motor) are negotiable.

Additional noteworthy features

(A list of additional great extras will be added here shortly)



Tax information

Please see pdf of 2016 tax bills.


Heat: Propane

Power company: UPPCO

Phone service: Shorecall

Internet: Shorewave

Well: Tested annually, all is well

Septic: Pumped as needed, in proper working order

Survey drawings below – click for larger view.


$1.6 million

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Additional Information for Gorgeous Gardens on Superior


4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home on a deep lot with 100 feet of Lake Superior sand frontage and 2.72 acres +/- off M28, about 5 miles east of the M28/US41 intersection at Harvey. The exterior of the home has been recently re-stained. The roof was replaced 8 years ago. The furnace is just one year old. The home is surrounded by gardens and mature perennial flower beds and plantings. A large and fragrant linden tree stands near the patio. The home has many extras including a liberal use of granite and marble, in-floor radiant heating in the kitchen, entry, and Master Bedroom and Bath, and extensive use of maple, cherry and birch throughout. Note the particularly fine inlayed hand rail on the stairway by the entry.


FRONTAGE: 100 feet of Lake Superior frontage on Marquette Bay. Perfect sand beach.

SCHOOL: Marquette School District




SQUARE FEET OF IMPROVED LIVING SPACE: 3,689 SF is the best number the owner`s have. It is a large home. If the exact number of square feet is important to you please make your own measurements.


BATHS: 3.5 full baths

FIREPLACE: Wood stove in living room and natural gas stove in the Tower.

FURNISHINGS: None included in the sale


Great Room 15 x 26

Garden Room 15 x 20

Dining Room 14 x 24 with Library maple ceiling

Kitchen 11 x 21 with granite counters and desk top, cherry cabinets

Master Bedroom 13 x 17

Master Bath 11 x 13 Marble counter with multi-spray shower and spa tub

Bedroom #2 – 11 x 13

Bedroom #3 – 11 x 13

Bedroom #4 – 11 x 23, a loft room with murphy bed

Potential Bedroom #5 downstairs – 9 x 10


Recreation Room 12 x 34

15 x 19 Workshop with Bilko door to exterior

10 x 13 Office

Large Storage Room 20 x 50 or 1971

Cedar Closet 7 x 10

Sauna – large cedar sauna with changing room and fieldstone behind the electric Illo stove.


Tower 15 x 15 octagon room, birch stairs and ceiling, maple floor, natural gas stove

Porch – The porch wraps around the lake side of the house. It is irregular, estimated to be 650 SF+/-.

Garage (2-car, finished, attached) 23 X 23

Garage (2-car, detached) 26 x 26 with a storage room off to the side and an apartment above with shower. This space is currently used as a workout area.

NOTE: Dimensions are rounded to the nearest whole number. If precise measurements are important to you please do your own.


Includes the following equipment with the sale: Kitchen Aid glass top stove, and stainless double oven, refrigerator and compactor. There is a natural gas generator for back-up electric power.


Windows are Loewen triple pane, low E

The kitchen, entry Master Bedroom and Master Bath all have radiant in-floor heating. This alone heats the home in the transition seasons of spring and fall

The home has outstanding decorative accents in maple, cherry and birch and includes an unusually large amount of marble and granite.

There are in-ground sprinklers off a well point separate from the drilled well that supplies the home.

An Invisible Fence for dogs covers about 1.5 acres around the home.

There are nesting bald eagles in the large pines just south of the frontage so you see eagles on a daily basis


46.487587, -87.268661


TAX ID: 52-02-112-041-20

2013 Summer taxes, Homestead $2,759.08;
2013 Winter taxes, Homestead $2,791.04

Total taxes paid for 2013 = $5,550.12

SEV: $422,300

TV: $241,883



HEAT: Natural Gas forced air

POWER: Alger-Delta

PHONE: Charter


WELL: 6 inch drilled well. Water tested 2 years ago

Septic tank and drain field. The tank was pumped last year.


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Additional Information


DSC_6620Custom home design using 12 inch logs.

Construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2008.

Contractor was Bobby Down, Five Mile Point Builders.

Custom interior and entry doors by Tim Flynn, The Modern Woodsmith. The front entry door is curly birch, the Master Bedroom door is bark pocket maple, and all other interior doors are hickory.

Custom chandelier in the Living Room is by Eric Hess, of Charlevoix.


Custom hickory cabinets in Kitchen and Master Bath are by Great Northern Cabinets.

The kitchen counter is granite with a higher serving counter of cherry.

Floors are bamboo on the main level, slate in the entryways and Sun Room, marble and walnut in Dining Room, with a custom compass insert in the floor of the Entryway. The upstairs floors are carpet and bamboo.

The ceiling in the Living Room and upstairs hallway is poplar, which never changes color. The other ceilings are pine.

Field stone wood burning fireplace in Living Room with insert and fan.

Brew Express Kitchen wall mounted coffee maker built in and plumbed in.

Built in wine refrigerator in Living Room.

Steam shower in Master Bath.

Seven ceiling fans.

Custom tile in Master Bath and shower with total glass enclosure.
Heated floors in the full bathrooms.


Kitchen: Range/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, disposal, and microwave.

14 KW whole house Generac backup generator with seamless switchover.

Bryant Evolution forced air propane furnace with steam humidifier, electric heat pump for air conditioning, and air exchanger.

WiFi Thermostat Control.

Tankless water heater for unlimited hot water.

Culligan water softener.


Square footage:

2177 – 1st floor
1140 – 2nd floor
1035 Three plus car garage
420 Room over garage
1000 Deck

3,737 SF Total living space not including the garage and deck.

Central air conditioning.

Forced air heat with humidifier.

Lowen windows throughout, triple pane on lakeside, the balance double pane.

Spray foam insulation in ceiling and upstairs walls and floor, and around the bathrooms.

Electric baseboard heat in upstairs rooms.

Floor and ceiling trusses by Skandia Truss, overbuilt for snow load.

Insulated concrete forms with concrete floor, stairs and door for easy access to the crawl space.

Copper plumbing system.


Underground electric power extends from home to M-28.

8 inch well 45 feet deep, fracked for abundant water, installed by Kleiman Well Drilling, water tested in 2008.

Septic system.

2015 approximate costs:

$2900 propane
$2050 electric
$4622 property taxes


#167 Laughing Whitefish Point has 258 feet of frontage on Lake Superior and 10.2 acres.

Paved driveway.

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Owner’s Reflections

DSCN1091We discovered Laughing Whitefish Point quite by accident. We had been searching for lakefront property on a Great Lake for several years, primarily focusing on Lake Michigan.

Our daughter was attending Northern Michigan University and during one of our visits while site seeing, we saw the signs along M-28 and drove the length of Shore Drive.

It was love at first site. It was spring and the forest was alive with spring beauties and peepers. Each sign along Shore Drive was surrounded by daffodils and the leaves on the trees were just beginning to pop out.

Originally we wanted a lot with direct access to the lake, but it was in a cedar swamp and had a tremendous amount of spring run-off. We settled on this lot because it was high and dry and the views are absolutely spectacular. In every season! It also has a flat driveway for easy year-round access.

We stayed until the sun went down that night and watched the first of the amazing sunsets that we have experienced, and enjoyed, for the last eight years. We have many sunset and sunrise pictures to remind us of the magnificence of Lake Superior.

We have also seen the lake during the furious gales of November which are just as spectacular to see. And when the power goes out we just settle in with a hot cup of tea as the generator kicks on to provide for our electrical needs. It was these winds that caused us to name this place “Whistling Winds.”

We have also enjoyed watching the many ships go by at all hours of the day and night. It usually takes well over 30 minutes for a ship to cross through our view. We have even found a webpage that identifies name of the ship, the owners, and the course it is following.

Just as eagerly we watch the birds, especially the eagles. The eagles seem to come by daily during the summer looking for their next meal. There are several avid bird watcher neighbors who are always willing to help us identify the unknown species.

Speaking of neighbors, Shore Drive has the best neighbors a person could ever want. The two-legged ones respect your privacy but are more than willing to help out when asked. The four-legged ones are always a treat to see, and appear regularly throughout the year.

“Just another day in paradise” has been our slogan since moving to Laughing Whitefish Point. We will miss our “Whistling Winds.”

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