Four Rental vacation homes Upper Peninsula Michigan

Sunrise Bay Vacation Estate
N8284 Reindeer Run, Christmas, Mi 49862
Contact Julie (property manager) at 586-246-2961 or E-Mail:

Sunrise Bay Vacation Rental Estate offers Five individual dwellings scattered on the spacious grounds on the shores of a large bay overlooking Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The lovely estate is conveniently located in Christmas, MI, near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island, waterfalls, great outdoor recreation, and fabulous photographic opportunities.

Sunrise Bay Vacation Estate is available to rent during June, July, October, November, and December. The ideal location for your family reunion, group get-together, wedding party, corporate or group meeting, yet provides ample privacy for your party.

Sunrise Bay is nestled on 10 acres of wooded and landscaped land for hiking and watching wildlife. There is over 1300 feet of shoreline on Lake Superior. Enjoy the magnificent view of Grand Island, fabulous sunrises, and views of Lake Superior. The perfect place for relaxing and enjoying nature.  There is 200 feet of a private sandy beach and a boat ramp suitable for launching small boats. Kayaks can be rented at the Grand Island Ferry Dock, 2 miles east of Sunrise Bay or at Sunset Motel on the Bay.

sandy beach on Lake Superior
Sunset Bay Christmas, mi


The Sunset Bay Vacation Compound consists of Shamrock Lodge, 2 guest cottages (Kinsale and Leprechaun), and the Carriage House (Limerick and Killarney) offering your group privacy, yet you are all together for activities.  The lodgings have 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms combined, and will accommodate up to 30 guests. Towels and bed linens are provided for our guests. Sunrise Bay offers a computer for guests to use, wireless internet access, and a video library. Enjoy your cook-outs on the charcoal grill.

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The main lodge will be the center of many of your activities. The lodge is comfortably furnished with an enclosed sunroom for relaxing. The living room has a gas fireplace for an occasional cool night. There is a modern kitchen with a dishwasher, cooking and dining utensils for your large group, a laundry area with a washer & dryer, and ample seating in the large dining area. There are 3 bedrooms with a futon in the TV room. A computer with broadband internet is available for guests to use and wireless access is available.

Multi dwelling rental compound U.P.

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LEPRECHAUN Guest House #1
This Dutch Colonial style cottage has comfortable furniture, a wood-burning fireplace, and patio doors that open onto a deck overlooking the lake. The Leprechaun Guest House has one bedroom and a loft with one queen and 2 twin beds.

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KINSALE Guest House #2
This comfortable Dutch Colonial style guest house is nestled by the edge of the woods. There is a large living area with a wood-burning stove, a sunroom overlooking the spacious grounds, and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. There are two bedrooms with queen beds and a loft with 4 twin beds. All have ensuite bathrooms.

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The Carriage House is nestled in the woods and offers two lodging options with a nice view of the lake. Limerick is located on the lower level and Killarney is on the upper level.

LIMERICK: Our newest lodging is located on the main level of the Carriage House. The master bedroom contains a queen-size bed and the second bedroom is furnished with 2-twin beds. There are two full bathrooms, a nice sitting area with a wood-burning stove, and a complete kitchen. A screened porch is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sunrise and the view of the water.

KILLARNEY: This cozy lodging on the upper level has a lovely wood interior, a comfortable living area, complete kitchen and one bedroom with a queen bed. There is a fold out bed to accommodate up to 4 guests.

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The large spacious grounds are beautifully landscaped and offer ample room for group activities or sit in the outdoor furniture with your favorite book and enjoy the fresh air and the view of Lake Superior. .  . the night sky is especially beautiful over the bay.  Try the new outdoor wood stove heated sauna for a true northwoods experience.


The village of Christmas is located 3 miles east of Munising on Highway M-28 and 40 miles east of Marquette. The village offers gift shops with a Christmas theme, restaurants, and a casino. Munising is only 3 miles east of Sunrise Bay for dining and shopping.

Enjoy outstanding scenery for photographers, birdwatchers, and waterfall lovers with outdoor recreation for all ages.  A variety of scenic hiking trails await you at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Island, or you can tour the Island by bus enjoying the forest and the wildlife.

Visit cascading waterfalls or take one of the cruises on Munising Bay and Lake Superior where you get an amazing view of the Pictured Rocks or view old sunken ships from the glass bottomed boat.  Scuba divers might enjoy exploring some of these sunken ships in the Alger Underwater Preserve. Kayak and canoe rentals available for use at the cottages or you can paddle down the AuTrain River, about 5 miles west of Sunrise Bay. Guests might enjoy fishing AuTrain Lake, the AuTrain River, or charter fishing is lots of fun on Lake Superior. There is a golf course in Munising or there are several courses in nearby Marquette.

Aerial View of Sunrise Bay

The photo shows all five lodgings, the nicely wooded area, and the Lake Superior sand beach for relaxing and campfires.

For a fabulous vacation on the shores of Lake Superior, plan your next family reunion, get-together with your friends, or a group gathering at Sunrise Bay Vacation Estate on the shores of Lake Superior. We offer large grounds where everyone can meet, yet return to one of the cottages for privacy when desired. 

Families with children always welcome

Sorry, No pets and No smoking

Sunrise Bay is rented as one unit during June, July, October, November, & December
Spend Christmas in Christmas, Michigan
Rate: $11,600.00 per week (Includes cleaning fee)

Contact Julie (property manager) at 586-246-2961 or
E-Mail: for additional information and reservations.


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Map of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (west side)
Attractions and Recreation near Sunrise Bay
Exploring Grand Island
Exploring Christmas, Michigan
Upper Peninsula Traveler Home Page


Photos: Sunrise Bay
Aerial View: Tom Buchkoe
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