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Cozy Lake Superior Cabin & Beach Cabana/Sauna

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Cozy efficiency cabin and beach cabana with a wood burning sauna stove. Wood is provided. We are the fourth driveway on a private road. It offers a lot of privacy. Wild blueberries and strawberries on and adjacent to property. We have 10 acres of land and 170 feet of frontage on Lake Superior with a wide sand and rock beach. It is ideal for rock hounds. Adjacent to the Michigan Nature Association 241 acre Black Creek Nature Sanctuary.

Fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, dishwasher, electric stove, two microwaves and dishes, silverware pots and pans. Located on the west side of Copper Island, you never miss a sunset here. Our cabin sleeps 4 on a handmade cedar post doublebed, with a new pillowtop mattress in 2010, and a new hide-a-bed couch in 2011. Our 39 grandkids love it here.

The sauna and deck are built with cedar logs from our property. From the top bench you can see a unique panorama of the beach through the windows. In 2010 we installed a new wood fired sauna stove. The sauna takes the chill off after a dip into the waters of the world's largest fresh water lake, Lake Superior. The beach cabana is ideal for a beachside picnic. The cabana has a couch, table and chairs and counter tops, a sink and running water. We have a sand volleyball court. All paved roads to get here with a gravel driveway.

Keywords: Cabin & Beach Cabana/sauna

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About The Owner

Bob is Michigan Tech graduate he is retired. He worked for 18 years as a Michigan Tech finance administrator,he also worked as the Internal Audior at the White Pine Mine, Controller of a family business in Minnestoa and as a Edward Jones Investment Rep. Current he is a lay pastor at a Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ. Kathy is a retired math teacher. We have six kids and 39 grandkids. Bob's Dad was born in 1903 and grew up on Bumbletown Hill 6 miles from Cedar Bay where his grandparents move in 1900. Somebody in the family has owned lakefront protery at Cedar Bay since 1958 family roots go back a long way.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1979

Why The Owner chose Upper Peninsula

I purchase the property hoping to build a home here, I was an administrator at Michigan Tech for over 18 years. In 1993 I, a 45 year old bachelor, married a widow with 6 kids and moved to Minnesota. We built the cabin as a guest house for our kids hoping someday to retire here and build a passive solar home in the hole on the southfacing hillside. Instead we retired in Sun City, Arizona and I became a pastor at a church there. Therefore, unable to spend 6 months here as we did for a few years we now rent it on VRBO when we are not here.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy going sauna and swimming with our 39 grandkids and other kids that come to visit us. Making s'mores on a campfire on the beach for the kids while we watch the sunset and the stars come out. Hikes on the nature trails are always fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved Cabo so much last year that we are thinking of returning! The accommodations last year were wonderful…my wife and kids loved it.
Apr 2011
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Calumet Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy Lake Superior Cabin & Beach Cabana/Sauna
average rating of 4.866667 based on 33 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cabin in May. The books were fun to look at and learn from. It was my first time in the U.P., so all the books about life there were fascinating. We also loved the gorgeous sunsets over Lake Superior. The Sauna was another fun new thing for me. Thank you so much for having this cabin. We hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this home! My husband and I along with our 2 kids (aged 11 and 9) stayed a week and never ran out of things to do. The main house is cozy and has all the amenities you could need. A washer and dryer would be handy, but it worked out fine without them. The house down on the beach is a treasure. To be able to experience the lake in all kinds of weather or just have a place to get out of the sun was wonderful. We made use of the sauna several times. It worked beautifully and was a real treat. There is great access to hiking just down the beach. Calumet is great little town with several great restaurants, some shops, a yoga studio, and several great museums. We highly recommend this home and hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. God bless you for your business, it is a blessing to us to be able to share our summer home with people from all over the country. Bob and Kathy
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Plainwell, Michigan, USA


  • 5 of 5

Best of beach and woods! Intimate, wooded, yet still water views from the cabin . The beach cabana with rooftop deck offers amazing views and everything you could want to hang out on the beach no matter what the season. The sauna experience was wonderful and gave us a new appreciation for "up north" living.. The pride the owners take in this little paradise is evident everywhere and we are grateful they feel called to share it with others. A wonderfully healing place. :)

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. God has blessed us with this property. We cannot be there all the time and the renters help us pay to maintain the property. Your positive comments bring us great joy that others can experience life on the shores of Lake Superior. Praise God for that. Owners Bob and Kathy
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engulfed in nature

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a relief from the rat race to be engulfed in nature.


  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN

Wonderful rental in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is super clean and in great shape. The area around the rental is wonderful... great hiking trails. Enjoyed the wood-burning sauna and cabana. A wonderful value.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christopher: Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your stay! God bless you! Bob and Kathy
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Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is cozy and secluded but still close enough to town. Although small, it has everything you'd need and plenty of room for a couple with a child like us. The cabana, sauna and beach were where we spent our time during the sunny days. One day it was in the 70's so we brought our son's pack n play down to the cabana and once he took a nap we took a sauna and jumped in the ice cold gichi-gami! We felt amazing and revitalized after! The cabin is very close to the Black Creek trail. The terrain was easy enough for our 19 month old to scale (however quite long we didn't complete the entire trail). We collected neat looking rocks along the beach right in front of the cabana/sauna. We found the entire property very inviting and it truly felt like home away from home. We will most definitely be back next year! Hopefully we can get it during the warmer summer months next time so that we can enjoy the beach more.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David: We have 39 grandkids, with ages from 2 to 23, and they all love the sauna/cabana when they come while we are there. We love to hear that others we do not even know can enjoy the property God has blessed us with. Thanks for your comments and business. God bless you! Bob and Kathy
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Houghton County
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Calumet Public

Black Creek Nature Sanctuary is adjacent to our property with hiking trails. The Keweenaw National Historical Park is six miles away. The cabin is about 40 feet above the beach on a sand dune. Climbing some sandy hillsides is required to get to the sand volleyball court and the beach.


Rates & Availability

Calumet Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
early fall
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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