Lake Independence - Waterfront Vacation Getaway
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Big Bay cabin description
This rustic, four-season retreat, with a spectacular full southern view of Lake Independence and the Huron Mountains from the airy living room with cathedral ceilings, has three bedrooms to easily accommodate up to ten people. It also has two full baths and a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with gas cook stove, microwave, dishwasher, and all dishes/utensils. If you prefer to grill, a gas grill is provided on the large, walk-out deck overlooking the lake, or bask in the spacious sunroom.
The lower-level family room boasts a gas fireplace and TV/ VCR/ DVD for your entertainment. A washer/dryer is also included as well as all linens. The cabin is fully handicapped accessible.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Towels Provided
- The TV is only connected to the VCR/DVD Player
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Rock Climbing
ReviewsWrite a review
Our family had a wonderful stay here. We enjoyed fishing, swimming, campfires, playing cards, sight seeing and just being together. Our son had his 21st birthday during our stay and we took him to the Lumberjack for his first drink. I have to say that we had a great time. The memories we went home with we will cherish forever. The cabin had everything we needed (except the toaster didnt work) and was very comfortable during our stay. We caught some pike, walleye, perch and small mouth bass and the lake was very warm and the view of the lake and Huron mountians was amazing! If you need a place to relax this is it. We hope to be staying here again:)
- Guest Tina C.
- Date of stay 08/25/13
- Review Submitted 09/26/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Graduation hang out
Graduation hang out
Great location for our daughters graduations from Northern Michigan. Beautiful 1/2 hour drive. Great pizza and widow maker beer at the Lumberjack tavern. Wonderful hikes, first into town for breakfast and then out to the lighthouse! King and queen beds were comfy. Other beds need some help. We watched the ice go off the lake. Beautiful grilling out on the deck. Awesome fire place as we watched The Anatomy of a Murder!
- Guest Scowmom (Slinger, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 05/10/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
night of silence
night of silence
Our stay was amazing. Never turned on the t.v. just listened to the radio, watched the fire and the snow fall. Great place to go and unwind from life and rejuvenate. Clean and very inviting! I will be bringing my whole family next time.
- Guest paula (ishpeming)
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, pet owners.
Family get away
Family get away
We had a great time staying at this home on Lake Independence. We had four couples with three children ages 13, 10 and 4. The home has a nice dock. The lake has shallow, clear water with a soft sandy bottom that goes out about 75 yards from shore where it drops off, so we didn't have to worry much about the kids getting into trouble. The home is clean with all the amenities except for cable TV and the internet. There is a nice walkout basement with bedrooms. The surrounding area is wooded and quiet. The fire wood is provided and so we had a campfire every night. Overall, we had a great time and would recommend to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the water.
- Guest Parnell (Green Bay, WI)
- Date of stay 07/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/28/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children.
Perfect Up North Get Away!
Perfect Up North Get Away!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Memorial Day weekend stay at the “rustic” cabin! The accommodations suited our family needs perfectly and the weather did a great job of cooperating. (80 degerees and sunny EVERYday!) The lake and the view from the cottage are wonderful and the set up of the space inside the house makes for an easy “flow”. Thanks to the owners for maintaining and sharing such a lovely spot. We would recommend this cabin to anyone wanting to venture on up to Big Bay.
- Guest Mama & Papa Goose (Northville, MI)
- Date of stay 05/28/10
- Review Submitted 06/08/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Stayed over the new year 2009-10 weekend and was very happy with this place. This has to be one of the nicest places to stay in Big Bay. LOTS of room, far more than the 3 couples who shared this place could use, and a huge screen porch which nearly doubles the square footage. Telephone, laundry, lots of wood for the wood burner that kept the place near 80 degrees, so my daughter was happy there too. Only one draw back, and that is the place needs a better frying pan, and the spatula is pretty much gone. Otherwise, there is NO reason not to rent this place and I am sure you will be very happy. This is not a self promotion, as I don't know these owners from strangers, just an honest assessment of a great place to stay. No disappointments here...for sure!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 01/11/10
- Review Submitted 01/11/10
Owner response: Thank you. Be advised that the cabin now has a new set of frying pans along with a new set of spatula's
You have a wonderful home. Thank you for allowing us to have a great Easter 2008. With us living in southeastern Wisconsin and both of our daughters going to school in the UP (NMU and MTU) getting together is challenging. This allowed us to get together with them and some of their friends for Easter dinner, egg coloring, skiing and ice fishing. The home had ample space for all us, which totaled 10. Your description and pictures on the web site doesn't describe just how nice of a place you have. This is on our list of "must visit again". Thank you Rick, Sandi, Kristin, Erin Eidsvoog and friends.
- Guest Sandi Eidsvoog (Burlington, WI)
- Date of stay 03/25/08
- Review Submitted 03/25/08
We had a great time at this beautiful home on Independence Lake! We had a total of 10 people (2 families) and were very comfortable. The older kids enjoyed having their own space in the lower level - a pullout sofa and two twin beds. The view is spectacular and lake is very sandy. Lake Superior is a short walk or drive. Great location - town is nearby with a couple of stores and restaurants with Marquette within a 1/2 hours drive. Enjoyed swimming and relaxing by the lake, visting Lake Superior, leisurely boat rides we rented pontoon),bonfires and dinner at the Thunder Bay and Lumberjack Inns. There are also a couple of small cafes for good big breakfasts. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. We love the Upper Peninsula - and we would defintely recommend staying at this lakefront home. The Hurley Families, Huntington Woods & Ann Arbor, MI
- Guest Paul & Mary Jo Hurley (Huntington Woods, MI)
- Date of stay 09/11/06
- Review Submitted 09/11/06
This is the best place I have ever rented - clean, quiet, well maintained, very nice owners, great locale, wonderful lake, house is a true home!
- Guest Gail Quenneville (Sheridan, WY)
- Date of stay 07/14/05
- Review Submitted 07/14/05
Wonderful barely describes the house! We had a great time, and even the rainy days we were able to enjoy the fabulous view. A wonderful place to escape from the world with Marquette close enough to visit.
- Guest Kathy Carter (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Date of stay 07/16/04
- Review Submitted 07/16/04
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Dec 7 - May 31, 2014
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
3 night min stay
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Front of cabin looking from the lake
view of lake from front deck
View of kitchen.
living room with fireplace
Second upstairs bedroom.
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