Stunning Location . Beautiful Home. Superb Atmosphere
THINKING WINTER HOLIDAY?
Consider the holidays at Jarven Hytti. Whether Chanukah, Christmas, New Years or a winter “holiday” , what better place to spend some time on the snow and then curl up in front of the fire? Should you consider a December or January stay, drop an email before you book on VRBO so we can assure you get a special rate.
Welcome to Järven Hytti Lake Superior Lakehouse Rental
Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Superior, Jarven Hytii is a luxury experience. The private setting provides beautiful views of the lake and its pink-sand agate beach. Not your typical “north woods” cabin, due to the architect-inspired Finnish style beach house. It comfortably sleeps 8 persons and the 2 modern, tidy bathrooms comfortably accommodate its guests. A modern, fully-equipped kitchen, a large family room with a stone fireplace, comfortable bedrooms and a fireplace on the deck all add to the cozy, functional , vacation home. Luxury linens and native dwarf lake irises round out a truly wonderful getaway setting. Off the beaten track, near the Porcupine Mountain wilderness, Jarven Hytti is the perfect base camp for your Upper Peninsula /Lake Superior adventure. VIEW FULL DETAILS
Private Duneside Deck
Washer / Dryer
Book with Confidence, Cleanliness has always been a top priority
This new-construction, modern and clean house on Lake Superior is a perfect spot for your getaway this year. Our cleaning crew has always done a thorough job, including linen laundering/disinfecting, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, using disinfectant cleaners on other surfaces, and a THOROUGH clean/disinfect of the bathrooms and kitchen. ( floors, showers, counter tops, fixtures and personal utilities) Our VRBO reviews attest to the cleanliness and beauty of this place. Enjoy with confidence that your landlords want you to have a wonderful visit.
“We should attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together in a higher unity.”
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe -
Recent Entries in Our Guest Journal
Great clean property at an amazing location on Lake Superior! The mattress and pillows were super comfortable and location near the Porkies was perfect.
The property was great, clean and as advertised. The views of Lake Superior were stunning! We went in February and spent most of our time playing games and talking by the fire. Very relaxing stay. Would love to visit again in the summer! Thank you!
Super place! Super host! Always hard to leave this lovely home and setting. We had a great time!
Clean and cozy. Loved walking down to the icy beach. Our third stay.
This was a fantastic stay in the UP for us. We (spouse and myself, our 4 year old and our dog) stayed for the New Years holiday. The house itself was gorgeous, well equipped in every way, and perfectly clean. The lake access is very nice, and although it's January we could still see a bit of the nice sand beach underneath the ice 🙂 Location is perfect for visiting the Porkies. Very quiet location despite being on M-64. The snowmobile trails in the area don't go past this area of the highway so it was quiet all day too. Kitchen had everything we needed for plenty of cooking. A good selection of spices are already on-hand and there was plenty of coffee supplied (although we also brought our own just to be prepared).
My husband and I had a wonderful time this past week vacationing in the UP. The Jarven Hytti property was outstanding! We loved everything about it ... it was easily accessible, beautifully furnished, was in a perfect lakefront location and was exceptionally clean. The amenities were plentiful and the property was just as listed. Quite honestly ... it exceeded our expectation! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay at this lovely home. We are already talking about returning next year.
We really enjoyed staying at this property. House was extremely clean and we would definitely stay here again. It was an even closer walk to the lake that we realized and we were lucky enough to have had a couple of warm days in October where we were able to enjoy hanging out at the beach in our t-shirts and enjoy a beach fire. This was a quiet, private location and a very close drive to the Porcupine Mountains.
This cozy cabin was perfect for our annual anniversary trip. Perfectly decorated, super clean, awesome deck and having the big lake right down the boardwalk was the best part! Also, SO nice to be able to bring our two pups with us for the fun! We all loved it and were sad to leave. We will definitely be returning to this one!! Thanks again for sharing your little slice of heaven with us.
This was our 2nd time staying at JH and it was just as wonderful as the first! A property this nice that allows pets is a rare find! Our Labrador loved swimming in Lake Superior, playing ball on the beach and hiking in the porcupine state park. We’ll definitely be back!
We three gals, now in our 60's , were camping 27 years ago in the Upper Peninsula. Of course now It was so nice to come together again in a house. And a very special house. This was a return visit for me, but the other two were ecstatic when we arrived. camp fires on the water, arts & crafts on the deck, delicious meals at the dining room table. we are returning
This place is perfect for a quiet retreat. Multiple fire places and a deck out by the water. The beach is perfect and the home is so cozy. My wife and I will certainly be coming back. This was the best vacation we’ve had in a long time.
This is by far the prettiest vacation rental we have every stayed at. Clean and beautiful property and host was communicative and quick to respond. Will definitely stay here again!!
We were charmed from the moment we entered the house and were very comfortable during our short stay. The setting with the short walk to the shore was lovely. We appreciated the well-equipped kitchen as well and made use of it to cook breakfast on a couple of mornings (there is a well-stocked grocery just outside of Ontonagon). The proximity to Porcupine Mountains State Park made it the perfect jumping off point for daily adventures. Highly recommend. We would love to return!
This place is better than the photos. Perfect Lake Superior beach with a very relaxing home. So many lovely touches in the home from the fireplace, large porch, wonderful kitchen and extremely comfortable beds. We cannot wait to return.
Four lovely days of nature and memories…the amenities and lakeside location are worth the price tag.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cabin. The location (so close to the park, and the lake right there), the views, the amenities were all amazing and just perfect. The bed was firm and comfortable. The towels, linen provided was of high quality. Everything made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable. The cabin was so clean and very spacious. The fireplace made the nippy evenings warm and cozy. This is a well designed cabin that is also well equipped. We saw so many birds outside; pretty wild flowers, and of course, Lake Superior sunrises and sunsets. Overall, a wonderful stay at JH. Thank You Ivan.
Wonderful time and beautiful house. So nice to be close to the porkies. We also were able to use one of the cross country skis that are provided which was great to use on the trails. Thank you again!
We love visiting Jarven Hytti. It has everything we need in a spacious, cozy environment in a great location! Ivan is the best host!
It was great to be back in Ivan's lovely cottage on the lake! We've stayed in many VRBO properties and this is the best...well-built, clean, comfortable and fully stocked. After skiing every day we enjoyed relaxing by the fire and making meals in a spacious kitchen. Perfect location!
This cabin was everything it was promised to be! The location is phenomenal. My kids and dog loved running on the beach each morning, discovering fun new rocks. We hiked in the Porkies daily. There are numerous trails nearby. The house itself was clean and comfortable. We made our own meals and found the kitchen to be very well stocked. We loved having the indoor fireplace and spent many cozy hours in front of it. We had hoped to use the deck and outdoor fireplace but the weather was too wet. Overall, this was a great property and was exactly what we wanted for our family getaway.
We loved everything about this property. The architect and builder were a great team. The cabin layout is wonderful, workmanship excellent. So many special touches. Can't say enough about location. Close to Porcupine Mts., beautiful Lake Superior beach. Board walk to beach was lovely. Well equipped, spotless. You will thoroughly enjoy this property. We will be back.
Absolutely perfect “base” for days spent hiking in the Porkies, excursions to area waterfalls, and rock picking along the shores of Lake Superior. House is as advertised and delightfully appointed, we especially enjoyed the well stocked and spacious kitchen. Thanks you!
This property is absolutely amazing! It had everything we needed to make it a peaceful and enjoyable experience. We’ve already rebooked our return trip and can’t wait to enjoy the Lake Superior sunrises and sunsets once again.
Was just what we needed. We fully enjoyed the house inside and out. Everything we needed was there (other than some marshmallow roasting sticks, but we made our own from the available supply of fallen trees and driftwood). We spent a couple of days hiking and visiting Ontonogan, but the rest of our week was spent in the house or on its beach. Very relaxing to fall asleep to the sound of the lake surf. Thanks for a great time.
The Jarven Hytti provided a perfect Lake Superior home base for our family vacation. We had a wonderful stay in mid June 2021. The cabin was lovely and the beach was amazing! Even though the water was still pretty cold, our girls (ages 7 and 10) loved wading and searching for special rocks. We had a difficult time getting them to leave Jarven Hytti for our hiking, waterfall and fishing excursions! Thank you for a wonderful getaway spot and we look forward to our future stay!
If you’re looking to explore the Porcupine Mountains and Keweenaw Peninsula, Järven Hytti is the place to stay. Everything we needed for our two week stay was provided. The host is communicative, helpful, and accommodating. The house is nice and comfortable, especially with the two fireplaces! The adult beds were very comfortable too (that can make or break a vacation for me). The beach is awesome, we spent days rockhounding and nights hunting yooperlites. We also enjoyed miles of hiking in the Porkies, waterfalls and beautiful views everywhere. Don’t miss the Presque Isle area of the Porkies, it is a must see. For food, Syl’s Cafe is the place to go. Good food and friendly staff. We’re definitely considering returning to Järven Hytti in the winter. 10 out of 10, would book again!
This is a gorgeous property. There is a very open line of communication with the manager should you have any questions. They have a binder full of ideas as to what to do near by should you need it. Can't wait to bring the whole family next time.
Beautifully designed house, very comfortable for our family of four. Stylish and well stocked kitchen. Tons of natural light. Beautiful property with a lovely boardwalk to the beach. So close to the porkies. Thank you!!
Our family enjoyed everything about this modern, clean, and super cozy place. Check-in and communication was seamless. The cabin is well equipped and exactly as described. Never got tired of the amazing Lake Superior views or strolling the shoreline, however, the wifi and smart TV are still appreciated! Kiitos Ivan and Susan for sharing this special place!
Spotless modern digs in a beautiful location. Perfect for a family or small group.
The house & location were both pleasant & beautiful. Our family enjoyed the serenity and beauty of Upper Michigan. With Finnish roots we especially like the touch of Finland in the home. We hope to visit again!
I just wanted to say thank you. Chuck and I had a wonderful time at the cabin. It is a beautiful place, you thought of everything to make it so comfortable. What kind of bed is in the large bedroom ? We slept so well -better than home actually ! We also loved the coffee, and appreciate everything you do to make things nice for your guests.
What a great time! The house is exactly as pictured. Great amenities and great location. Secluded and safe. 10 min from Porkies and less than an hour from about 10 waterfalls. We visited in early March during a warm spell and got to see the Lake melt considerably. Can only imagine what it must be like in the summer months. The fireplace made the unit warm and toasty, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many stars in the sky. A great place for a family or a couple couples.
The cabin is so cozy and beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. It's a perfect spot on lake superior for a relaxing vacation. Very clean and comfortable and the owners do a great job providing everything you need. Would highly recommend.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Ivan's cabin on Lake Superior. The cabin is unique, clean, comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to make meals for the week. There were well-groomed cross-country ski trails in Porcupine Mountains, just 10 minutes away, as well as ABR and Michigan Tech. After skiing, it was great to come back to a warm fire in the living room overlooking Lake Superior. Toward the end of our stay, a snowstorm blanketed the area and created the most spectacular views. Ivan was an attentive host and made sure we had everything we needed. We greatly appreciated his hospitality. We've stayed in VRBO properties for 20 years, and this was our best experience yet.
We had a great stay! The house was clean and had some great features, including the fireplace. The booking , communication with the property manager, and check-in went very smoothly. The location near the Porkies and right on the lake was perfect. Thanks for a much needed getaway!
Things To See & Do
You're In Interesting Company
There have been so many interesting guests at Järven Hytti, to name a few:
- A scientist from Alabama who works on top-secret US defense systems
- The art director of a major US publishing company
- An executive from AMAZON
- A world -famous architect from a prominent Chicago architecture firm
- A law enforcement professional from the UP
- A HOCKEY PLAYER and professional race car driver from Czechoslovakia
- A husband-wife team who own a popular Minneapolis Tex-Mex restaurant
- A retired trauma radiologist
- An off-road enthusiast whose tricked-out Wrangler took on the UP
- A GROUP of retired professional women who have a hiking club
- A Serbian Orthodox Priest and his family
- The executive of a renowned ensemble music organization
- An Award-winning watercolorist and Executive Director of a Prominent Arts Organization and Gallery.
- A California wines executive
- A couple celebrating Chanukah
- A family celebrating Thanksgiving
- A couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary
- A couple celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary
- A couple celebrating Christmas
- Snowmobilers who always wanted to ride the Keeweenaw trails
- An avid fly-fishing couple
- A mother-daughter “reconnect” time
- A family celebrating a health recovery
- An investment banker
- Many wonderful families
- Many wonderful dogs