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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:
November 10, 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 Calumet

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 40 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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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.


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 4.857143 based on 38 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th year staying at the cabin. I loved it just as much as the 1st time I stayed at the cabin. Very private surroundings, quite and peaceful. It is easy to access the many attractions around the area. Even a trip to the Lake of the Clouds was a nice trip and made in one day with several other stops.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 4 of 5

We take a family vacation in the UP every year. The cabin was perfect for our family of three. We could put the toddler to bed and still watch the waves of Lake Superior and the starry sky together. The sauna on the lake was awesome. The weather got really cold and it was a nice treat to get it going early enough to ensure it was really warm. I highly recommend the nature trail by the cabin. The communication with the host was good and the cabin was clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your business. We love to share the place God has given us with others when we cannot be there . God bless you! Bob and Kathy
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at this cozy cabin. Watched sunsets, star gazed, walked on the beach and in the woods. Anyone staying there should use the sauna--fabulous! The cabin is very well equipped and comfortable. So very peaceful and relaxing. I would love to stay there again someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We a glad we could share our piece of Heaven on earth. Thank you for your business we have many return customers we keep making improvements to benefit both ourselves our family and our renters when we cannot be there. Bob and Kathy
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Very quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded expectations. Very quiet but close to whatever you need. Beautiful part of the state too.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place to escape the rat race

  • 5 of 5

It revives my spirit every time I come here. The raw beauty of nature the eagles gliding over head, the deer walking by the front window in the morning, the roar of the waves and the fabulous sunsets. God is showing his handiwork this place is a blessing.

Thank Go for this place of refuge. B&K

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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