More about Garden Peninsula Family Estate
The furnishings and design in the main residence, Coach House, and Guest House are exquisitely beautiful. And they are offered furnished, except for art and antiques. The total is 8,093 SF with nine bedrooms, eight full baths, and two half baths. The land includes 2,500 feet on Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc, with 76 acres of hardwoods and privacy. There are tennis and pickleball courts and two docks with lifts for the pontoon and ski boat. An 18-hole public golf course is just around the corner.
The 20-mile-long Garden Peninsula is surrounded by Lake Michigan’s crystal clear waters, with stunning rocky cliffs. Geologically, the Niagara Escarpment, the same ancient rock formation that forms Niagara Falls, runs through the Door Peninsula, the Garden Peninsula, and this property. Geographically, the Garden Peninsula is an extension of the Door County Peninsula in Wisconsin.
Thankfully, this peninsula has avoided the tourism and development associated with Door Country and much of northern Michigan. Privacy is the feature here, with no car traffic, no boat traffic, no crowds or summer surge of people, no noise, and no neighbors within earshot. There are miles of undeveloped shoreline, great fishing, abundant peace and quiet, and incredible sunsets over the bay.
Days are filled on the water, roaming the woods, reading a book, visiting with family and friends, and getting away from the busyness of the rest of your life. It is a place of beauty, power, and magic. The property seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living with covered and open decks, a great screened porch, and panoramic windows that maximize the captivating views.
Being on the quiet bay side of the peninsula allows two docks on the property, boats on lifts, and water that warms up nicely for swimming. While there are no country clubs, trendy restaurants, or luxury shopping, you likely have plenty of that where you live the rest of the year. There is great boating, cruising, fishing, sailing, surfing, skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding.
This is naturally air-conditioned country, where both high and low temperatures are modified by Lake Michigan on three sides. The magic is felt by everyone who visits. A sense of peace and calm settles over you when you explore the forests, cruise on Lake Michigan, or simply sit and watch the sunset. The natural beauty and power of the area create a connection between humans and the natural world. It’s a place to relax, unwind, and explore.
Think of it too as a “base of operations” in the U.P., from which you can take day trips to:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: This beautiful lakeshore stretches for 42 miles along the southern shore of Lake Superior and features towering sandstone cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, and crystal-clear water. Visitors can hike, kayak, or take a boat tour to explore the area’s natural beauty.
Mackinac Island: This iconic island between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan is known for its beautiful Victorian architecture, horse-drawn carriages, and fudge shops. Visitors can explore the island on foot, bike, or horseback.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park: This park is home to the magnificent Tahquamenon Falls, the second-largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Visitors can hike, fish, and enjoy the park’s natural beauty.
Copper Harbor: This charming town on the northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can hike, bike, kayak, or take a scenic drive to explore the rugged splendor. Be sure to drive the Keweenaw Mountain Drive!
Isle Royale National Park: This remote island in Lake Superior is a designated wilderness area accessible only by boat or seaplane. Visitors can hike, camp, fish, and explore the island’s unique ecosystem, which includes moose and wolves.
Keweenaw National Historical Park: This park is located on the Keweenaw Peninsula and preserves the history of the area’s copper mining industry. Visitors can explore the park’s historic sites, museums, and cultural events.
There are so many less-known but fabulous features to find. U.P. ski resorts include Mount Bohemia, Blackjack Mountain, Indianhead Mountain, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Marquette Mountain. These areas have some of the highest vertical drops in Michigan, with dependable snowfall. Snowmobile trails, many of them groomed, extend from end to end of the U.P.
Whether you enjoy nature, history, or outdoor recreation, there is something for everyone in this unique and beautiful region. As you explore, you will enjoy getting to know the people of the UP, who are known for their friendly and welcoming nature. Everyone waves here, whether they know you or not.
If you own a plane or charter, Schoolcraft County Airport (“KISQ”) is just 28 miles, 30 minutes, from the property with a 24-hour, lighted, 5,000′ runway. I’ll meet you there and return you to the airport after the showing. Flying commercial Delta County Airport is 48 miles away, 50 minutes, in Escanaba.
The most desired features in a second home are Location, Scenic Views, Recreational Amenities, Outdoor Spaces, Privacy, Recreational Opportunities, Security, Low Maintenance, Functionality, and Energy Efficiency. This property features high marks on every one of those. If you must stay in touch with the office, the Coach House doubles as a perfect office for any remote work duties. Remote work is easy with high-enough-speed Internet at 50 Mbps (Starlink is always an option). FedEx and UPS readily deliver whatever you order from Amazon.
Create lasting memories at this property designed for the extraordinary. For information or to schedule an appointment, call Dick Huey’s 231-631-3317 or email email@example.com.