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Best Beach on the Keweenaw - Big Traverse Bay on Lake Superior

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View of cabin and sauna from Lake Superior

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Last updated: 05/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located on the east side of the Keweenaw Peninsula, near Houghton and Calumet, this cabin offers panoramic views of Lake Superior and Big Traverse Bay. Often referred to as 'The Waikiki Beach of the Keweenaw Peninsula,' the pure white sand beach is more than 100’ deep and more than three miles long. This cabin's beach is 200' wide; nearest neighbor to the north is 1/4 mi. away.

Year-round 26 x 28 Chalet-style cabin provides 180 degree view of Lake Superior, has central heating, full basement with laundry facilities, full bathroom with shower, and full kitchen. New in 2008: new carpeting throughout the cabin, new lakeside windows and new master bedroom bed. Available April through November--occasionally through Christmas, depending upon how early the heavy snow arrives (the county does not snowplow our road, thus access is limited once the snow season arrives).

Cabin’s lakeside has a 16’ deep x 28' wide deck. Main floor has one bedroom (with trundle/daybed), bathroom with 5’ shower, and a Great Room of kitchen, dining and family room. Family room has a woodburning stove. Interior is lined with Nordic White Spruce tongue and groove paneling imported from Scandinavia--providing a 'cozy cabin ambience'. Upstairs has two bedrooms; one bedroom has a queen bed and one twin bed, and the large master bedroom has windows overlooking the lake and includes a Queen-size bed and port-a-crib. Lie in bed while watching the moon rise over the lake,or--if you're an early riser, watch the sunrise each morning. Basement is well-lit and dry--and has full laundry facilities with washer and dryer; plenty of room to store bikes, skis, etc., and a private room with two futons.

This property is uniquely situated with a panoramic view of Lake Superior out the front side and a view out the cabin’s backside toward a large wetlands area with lagoon (suitable for canoeing and kayaking) and lots of wildlife: common sitings of bald eagles, sand hill cranes, beaver, geese, ducks, deer. Great blueberry picking in late summer/early fall on the property and nearby areas. Superb fall colors make autumn a nice time to visit.

Woodburning sauna with large changing room, great views of Lake Superior (from within the sauna), and a front patio. Firewood is provided for sauna and for the woodburning stove in the cabin.

Beach is 100+ feet deep and 200 feet wide--providing ample room for almost any kind of beach activity, including volleyball (volleyball net available). Outdoor burn pit on beach, with surrounding benches. Gather around the fire, cook up s'mores, listen to the waves and wildlife. You'll feel that stress fade away.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    This property is a dream place for kids--a huge beach, great swimming, volleyball, etc. A great place to do nature hikes, teaching/showing kids the wonders of nature. Quite a good selection of beach toys, cabin toys/games is provided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are only allowed indoors on the main level wood flooring and the basement. Renters must clean up all pet-related mess. The cool, sandy area under the large deck is a favorite place for pets to lounge and sleep during summer weather (cool, dry, and close to all the people activity)....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a wheelchair-suitable wooden sidewalk from the driveway to the deck; wheelchair access to the cabin from the deck through main entry door (only a door sill between deck and cabin)....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single, 1 murphy bed

    Located on first floor across from bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    2nd floor master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    2nd floor guest room overlooking lagoon....moreless

  • Master bedroom on 2nd floor features a new log framed queen size bed with new pillow top mattress. Bedroom includes a closet, dresser, two night stands, table lamps, reading chair with ottoman. There is also room for a porta crib. Large windows overlook deck, beach, and Lake Superior. The other 2nd floor bedroom has a new queen and twin bed, night stands and window overlooking lagoon. The 1st floor bedroom has a twin bed with a trundle bed and views of the lagoon and beach area. Located across from the bathroom, this room is ideal for those not wishing to navigate stairs to the second floor. This bedroom includes a dresser, coat hooks, and night stand and reading light. Two futons are also included in a basement room along with a reading light and end table although we do not advertise this room as a bedroom due to a lack of egress and windows. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Full size stand up shower with two corner seats.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A small bookcase on the first floor contains an assortment of reading books and magazine subscriptions. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games to choose from. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small under counter radio/CD/MP3 player in the kitchen is loud enough to be heard throughout the first floor. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    A toy bin contains a large assortment of indoor toys and beach toys are located in a large plastic bin in the basement. ...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The beach is this cabin's greatest feature. A pure white/beige sand beach is between the cabin and Lake Superior. Our property is 200' wide; the beach depth varies, but is typically 100' deep between the cabin and the water--plenty of room for volleyball, lounging, playing beach games, sitting around the firepit, etc. Benches surround the firepit (on the beach)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area is part of the open floor plan of the first floor and is adjacent to kitchen and living room. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available in basement....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra sets of bedding are provided for all the beds. There is also bedding for the pack and play crib. Plenty of extra blankets and pillows on each bed. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room is part of the open floor plan of the first floor. Great windows overlooking beach and Lake Superior. Couch, rocking chair, chair and foot stool, and coffee table furnish the living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    A u-shaped driveway provides ample parking for several vehicles at one time. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking on the cabin's driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Driveway has a side parking area with plenty of room to park boats and trailers. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cellular service is available. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels, and beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available in basement...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Woodburning stove in the living room. Sauna is also heated with a woodburning stove....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker with filters provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of nice pots and pans with lids. Cutting boards, measuring cups and spoons, garlic press, potato peeler, spatulas, whisks, pie tins, cookie sheets, a few cook books, hot mitts, and dish towels....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, cups, coffee mugs, cereal bowls, forks, knives, and spoons. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen appliances include refrigerator/freezer, electric oven and stovetop, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, double sink, under cabinet radio with CD player/MP3. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with freezer above. Freezer has ice cube trays....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner electric stove with full size oven. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two adult bikes and one children's bike. There are also two strollers, a small one for the deck area and a second one that is ideal for gravel roads. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Cabin has large wooden deck on the Lake Superior side--12'deep x 28' wide--plenty of room for entertaining large groups. Picnic table and chairs/loungers on deck....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks and one canoe along with paddles. Numerous life preservers in adult, children, and infant sizes. Also a couple of float cushions....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two outdoor grills; one charcoal and one gas. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    8'x8' woodburning outdoor sauna with great view of Lake Superior from sauna room. Sauna structure includes 8'x8' sauna room,an 8'x8' changing room and an 8'x16' patio for lounging after sauna. Also doubles as a changing room for swimming....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day week thru June
May 23 - Jun 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$990
June 13th thru Labor Day
Jun 20 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

$300 deposit will hold a reservation. Full payment is required 45 days before arrival.


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Last updated: 05/14/2015
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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houghton Cty. municipal airport
Houghton
Nearest Beach
Big Traverse Bay

Car: Necessary

Blueberry picking in August, scenic drives up both sides of the Keweenaw (through Lac Labelle up to Copper Harbor and back the other side through Eagle Harbor and Eagle River, explore Keweenaw National Historic Park--historic Calumet and surrounding area.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We moved to the area about ten years ago and both work as educators. We enjoy being outdoors, gardening, exploring the Keweenaw, and raising our young son in a place with four distinctive seasons. Kathleen is originally from Upper Michigan and has enjoyed returning 'home'. Todd is from the Chicago area and has enjoyed life at a slower, quieter pace.

Why the Owner Chose Houghton:
We love the beach and lagoon access and the simple but efficient way the cabin is designed. We had been looking for a lakefront property for the past five years and this cabin was everything we had desired. We enjoy using it in the off season with our young son while also making updates and improvements for our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
What we like most about our cabin are the panoramic views over 'The Big Lake' (as locals call it), with views of the small mountains to the north on the Keweenaw Peninsula, the wide open expanse of Lake Superior to the east, sunrises over the lake, moonrises over Grand Traverse Point to the south. These views can be enjoyed from inside the cabin, inside the sauna, from the deck, or--of course--from on the beach and sitting around the beach firepit.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of cabin  and sauna from Lake Superior

    View of cabin and sauna from Lake Superior

  • South view from cabin deck

    South view from cabin deck

  • Cabin Dining (& part of Living Rm.); panoramic view of Lake Superior and beach

    Cabin Dining (& part of Living Rm.); panoramic view of Lake Superior and beach

  • Tidy and efficient bathroom on first floor has a large shower.

    Tidy and efficient bathroom on first floor has a large shower.

  • Master Bedroom with a window view overlooking beach and Lake Superior.

    Master Bedroom with a window view overlooking beach and Lake Superior.

  • Cooking s'mores in the fire pit; 200' wide, rock free sand for beach games.

    Cooking s'mores in the fire pit; 200' wide, rock free sand for beach games.

  • Another view south.

    Another view south.

  • Watch Lake Superior from the warmth of the sauna; refreshing sauna & swim.

    Watch Lake Superior from the warmth of the sauna; refreshing sauna & swim.

  • Rainbow and sauna, dig for your pot of gold here!

    Rainbow and sauna, dig for your pot of gold here!

  • Two kayaks and life vests are available for your use.

    Two kayaks and life vests are available for your use.

  • Beautiful sunrises!

    Beautiful sunrises!

  • A white Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years in the warm, cozy cabin.

    A white Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years in the warm, cozy cabin.

  • View north to house.

    View north to house.

  • Cabin living room

    Cabin living room

  • Cabin kitchen

    Cabin kitchen

  • Downstairs bedroom has a twin trundle bed. Windows overlook lagoon and beach.

    Downstairs bedroom has a twin trundle bed. Windows overlook lagoon and beach.

  • 2nd upstairs bedroom features a queen and twin bed.

    2nd upstairs bedroom features a queen and twin bed.

  • North view from deck

    North view from deck

  • Close up of the sauna. The exterior is deceiving to the spacious interior.

    Close up of the sauna. The exterior is deceiving to the spacious interior.

  • Rainbow.

    Rainbow.

  • Vibrant rainbow!

    Vibrant rainbow!

  • Bikes are also available for your use.

    Bikes are also available for your use.

  • Autumn.

    Autumn.

  • Christmas lights on Christmas Eve.

    Christmas lights on Christmas Eve.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/14/2015
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