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Jennifer Badgley (Silver Spring, MD)

Sep 21, 2017

First, Lisa was very responsive through the booking process and our stay.

Second, wow. Sunrise Beach made for a memorable family weekend. The shore of Lake Superior have always been special to our family. In the past I have camped in the area. But, I am a new mom and we were visiting for a wedding so we wanted to have an experience that would allow a few generations of us (with different physical challenges and needs) to have a memorable stay with more comforts than camping and more intimacy than a hotel.

We chose correctly! The details and photos on the website are accurate and show and tell you exactly what you can expect. The website can't do justice, however, to the sunrise or sunset you can experience from a screened in porch or on the beach just a few steps from the cabin.

We prepared our own meals. The kitchen had all the utensils and cookware we needed. The linens were well stocked. We tracked back and forth from the cabin to the beach a lot. We used a lot of towels. We didn't run out (and if we did there is laundry onsite).

I hope to come and stay at a Hiawatha Vacation Home once during each season of the year!

Patricia Anderson (Taylor, MI)

Aug 18, 2017

We had a wonderful week stay at the Sunrise Beach House. The home is decorated beautifully and the beach is just steps outside the door. It's a private setting, very peaceful, and you can fall asleep listening to the waves. There's plenty of room, we had 5 adults and 2 dogs and were not crowded in the least. In a good location to visit many of the attractions in the area. We highly recommend this beautiful beach house!
—Anderson Family

Paul McCollom (Flushing, MI)

Jul 07, 2017

We have stayed in the Munising area previously but closer to town and not on the beach but with two small grandkids we needed a nice beach for them to play on. Well, Sunrise beach lived up to its name with a beautiful sand beach overlooking Grand Island that was perfect for sand castles, wading, or just walking on the shoreline. The house was incredible, a beautiful log cabin with everything we needed. Other than a pastie run and a few waterfall hikes we rarely left the cabin. We will be back next year for a two week stay instead of just one, the U.P. is a treasure and this place is a jewel.

Paul Wilson (Wellington, OH)

Apr 21, 2017








Sunrise and sunset, all day along, a great place










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Sunrise Beach was everything we hoped for! The house was awesome and our own private beach was incredible. We were minutes away from Pictured Rocks and one day we had a great hike right out the front door to Au Train Point. Water was cold, but we waded in anyway. Of course, our dogs loved the water and the sand. Not often you can find such a nice place that also takes your hounds! Wish we were still there - Paul Wilson, Wellington, OH
















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Jennifer (Fox Point, WI)

Jul 22, 2016

Spectacular Sunrise Beach ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This was our second time staying at a property managed by Lisa, and our second time with a great experience! The location of the property is ideally situated for restaurants, waterfall hiking and Lake Superior recreation. Also convenient for drives to AuTrain and Marquette. A++ on location. The cleanliness and overall condition was also very good. I enjoyed the small touches such as a tablecloth on the table and a hand-written note and wildflowers from the owners. Beds were very comfortable and the fireplace looked appealing though we did not use it as it was very hot while we were there. The owners had two powerful fans in the bedrooms along with ceiling fans in the living room/kitchen. We appreciated those. TV and WIFI worked great. Love a strong wifi signal and this one really delivered!!! The real reason to visit, though, is the private sand beach and access to Lake Superior. We enjoyed reading in the "zero gravity" lounge chairs and watching the beauty of Lake Superior. We also purchased a rock identification book and enjoyed finding examples of many of the rocks in the book. We had a small issue with the water filter towards the end of the stay and Lisa had someone there so fast he was literally in the driveway when she replied to my email! He was gone in 5 minutes. Great service. A favorite restaurant in the area is The Haywire and also the Falling Rock Cafe. Great service and great food.
Date of arrival: July 22, 2016

Pat Sinen (ALTO, MI)

Jun 24, 2016

We had a great stay with our children and grandchildren. We were close to all of the attractions. The cottage was clean and well kept up. It was right on Lake Superior with picnic table and fire pit next to it. We loved walking on the beach. There were just two issues that needed to be addressed and when I called Lisa she responded within an hour and the issues were addressed by that day. I would recommend this place to anyone and have started to do this. Thank you for a great time!

Amy Walters (Columbia City, IN)

Feb 06, 2016

The expansiveness and craftsmanship of the home is amazing. In addition to the open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, two of the three bedrooms are massive with incredibly tall ceilings. They had large closets. Even with a king bed, night stands and a chair, there was still plenty of room to move around.

The kitchen was well stocked with houseware and the appliances were clean and fully functional. Three people could be prepping food at the same time, without coming close to interfering with each other.

We have stayed at several rental homes in Munising. Most of these homes were furnished with what I would call leftover furniture pieces someone no longer wanted. The Sunrise Beach house had none of this. The furniture in the home was top quality and very beautiful.

Lisa, the property manager, provided outstanding customer service. She was very responsive to any questions or concerns. We would definitely stay with Hiawatha's Hideaway again.

Gardner Family (Carthage, MO)

Jun 06, 2015

Lovely home. We enjoyed being right on the beach of Lake Superior. Gorgeous! Munising was the central location for the places we wanted to see both east and west. We had a couple of issues with the cabin, but Lisa took care of them immediately. We were very pleased. Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation to the UP!

The Haugens (Brighton, MI)

Oct 08, 2013

Our stay was great. The cottage was
very clean, and we had a wonderful stay, perfect for our vacation.
We had fabulous weather, a couple of
days of great waves and the rest of
great sunrises and our toes in the sand and discovering the area.
Because the weather was so mild we were even able to get in a short
charter fishing trip with Captain Mitch and Shelter Bay Charters and
caught some very nice lake trout our favorite. We had our little boat
and got a little fishing in on AuTrain lake and went to Negaunee to the
Iron Ore mine museum too. There is always something new to discover.
Sunset Beach is a lovely place to stay we loved being right on the water and the interior is just what we think an up north place should be with all of
the knotty pine and wood floors and fireplace. Having wi-fi, satellite cable, a dishwasher and washer and dryer, with the king beds made it even better. Kick back and relax or
go out discovering were hard choices. We loved jumping up in the morning to
catch the sunrise with our camera and watching the majic of the day come to life on the water.

Norm & Tina (Dearborn, MI)

Jun 26, 2013

We had a blast, the pics of the cabin doesnt do it justice, it it so
beautiful. It had everything that we needed an then some. As soon as we
walked in the door we looked at each other an wanted a house just like
it. There was so much to do we took the pictuered rock an shipwreck
cruises, I recomend both. So many beautiful water falls in the area. We
both cant wait to stay in this house again.

Amy Rosewarne (Riverside, IL)

Nov 29, 2012

What a fabulous, up north house for nature lovers! We had a full house,
but there was plenty of room for everyone. The beach is lovely and
swimmable (not too cold over Labor Day): we did a bunch of night swims
with a campfire. The house is great, but the real draw is the property,
with towering pines, white sand beach, and beautiful views of Grand
Island. We loved the bike ride on the island and the dune climb in
pictured rocks park. Highly recommend renting a pontoon for a day from
the guy across the street from Muldoon's pasties. That was hands down
our best day as we cruised around Grand Island to gorgeous deserted
beaches and saw pictured rocks not from a crowded tourist boat but from
our own comfortable boat, jumping off the ledges into the water (woo hoo!).

Barb (MI)

Nov 18, 2011

We had absolutely beautiful weather the first week of October and our
stay at Sunrise Beach was one of the best vacations I have ever had.
The beach is comprised of smooth, white sand and you can walk in either
direction for some distance. It was very quiet and peaceful, we didn't
see anyone on the beach and the water was calm due to the breakwater
effect of Grand Island (which we had a stunning view of!). The house
was tidy and the beds were comfortable. A very enjoyable stay!

The Girls Outing (WI)

Sep 14, 2011

Taken from the guest book at Sunrise Beach:
Six wonderful women - four perfect days! Hiking, waterfalls, the
Pictured Rocks boat tour were great - weather in teh 70's.

Kevin & Tina (Ann Arbor, MI)

Jul 22, 2011

Taken from the guest book at Sunrise Beach:
What a wonderful relaxing week we have had! Sunrise Beach house is
absolutely beautiful and we have loved staying here! Our favorite
activites were the Pictured Rocks Cruise, visiting Whitefish Point &
Tahquamenon Falls, finding & walking through many of the waterfalls and
most of all, swimming in beautiful Lake Superior. We watched some
amazing sunsets as well. Thank you so much for sharing your house with us!

Kelly, Joe & Charlie

Jul 01, 2011

Taken from the guest book at Sunrise Beach:
It was a wonderful Stay!! Beautiful, peaceful and quiet location.
Everything we needed was here and we did not have any occasion where we
had to rush to the market. Home was very comfortable and everything was
functioning well. We won't forget grand view of the lake from windows,
sunrise from our bedroom, wonderful beach in front of us and fire pit.
Thank you very much for everything!! Wew ill certainly come back in the
near future!

Mary McFarlane (Eau Claire)

Jun 29, 2011

Our group of teachers had a terrific
stay at Sunrise Beach. So much room,
wonderful amenities, and a well set up
kitchen. We ate most meals at the
house, walked the beach, had a campfire and made use of the wonderful
s'mores left for us. This was the best place we have stayed so far in
our annual trips when school ends. We also couldn't have asked for
better weather!!!!

The Herzig's (South Bend, IN)

Jun 16, 2011

Taken from the guest book at Sunrise Beach:
After just three short rainy days it's time to say goodbye. Perfect
timing the sun came out for our last night! Our kids had a great time and so
di us parents. We hiked in the rain, enjoyed the sound of the waves,
took teh shipwreck tour and finishing with the Pictured Rocks boat
tour. Even in the rain and cool temps we had lots of fun relaxing and
exploring. Next time we are bringing the dogs! shh...don't tell my husband!

The Nicholsons (Sterling Hts, MI)

Apr 30, 2011

What a wonderful cabin to stay in for 10 days! We felt right at home.
We have been to the Munising/Christmas area countless times and have
enjoyed each trip. This trip we espeially loved seeing all of the
waterfalls for the spring thaw. Miners & T Falls were the most amazing!
Over the years we have been fond of our visits to the Falling Rock Cafe
and Foggy's as well as Vierling in Mqt. This trip we tried Sydneys and the Brownstone Inn.
Both were great! Our 4 year old, especially loved sleeping on the top
bunk of the bunk beds. Many thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

Betsy Weihl (Holt, MI)

Sep 16, 2010

We just had the most glorious stay at Sunrise Beach - such comfort!
such attention to detail! such privacy! such beauty! such
thoughtfulness all around! This was the U.P. vacation we dreamed of,
and it was all true. We can't wait to return. Thanks so much!

Marie (Dearborn, MI)

Aug 22, 2010

We had a great vacation at Sunrise-we found the home in perfect
condition- comfortable in every way. The beach was absolutely
beautiful-took tons of pictures, of course went rock hunting, water was
actually plenty warm enough to swim in. Had some great boating out to
Grand Island and Pictured rocks. Were really lucky to have hot clear
weather. Enjoyed our stay immensely.

Cherl

Sep 22, 2009

>homeowner-added comment:
We had a fabulous time at Sunrise Beach! My husband, who isn't a beachy
kind of guy, didn't want to come home. He never missed a beach walk,
and even went a few times without me! The weather was better there than
it had been at home. I would have preferred a little warmer, but what
can you do
:) I will certainly recommend it to friends.
Thanks so much,
Cheryl