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Lakefront Cottage 25 mi. from Marquette on Lake Independence/Big Bay - sleeps 9.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Big Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) and sleeper sofa, , 2 Baths

Big Bay cottage rental on Lake Independence. Cottage is located in a private cove on the North Shore of the lake. Cottage has 100 feet of lake frontage and is level to the shoreline. There is a dock for easy access to the lake - bring your boat and enjoy, fishing, boating tubing and water skiiing. There is a canoe and kayaks available for use, (renters are responsible for bringing their own life jackets). Cottage is 5 years new with an open concept perfect for family gatherings. Large fully stocked kitchen overlooks the living area. Bedrooms each have 1 Queen bed and one twin bed + a trundle bed under each twin. They are spacious and come complete with linens. 2 sets of sliding glass doors open to the massive deck - enjoy the sunrise and the amazing views. If the nights get cool warm up by the fireplace. If you need to work or stay in touch with family while on vacation we provide free wireless internet access.

Cottage is located within walking distance to restaraunts, bars and unique shops.

If you're coming to fish there is a bait and tackle shop only a block away. Lake Independence has an abundance of Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Walleye and Perch.

Cottage is located near hiking, biking trails, snowmobile and ATV trails. There is a historic lighthouse nearby along with many mapped water falls.

Keywords: waterfront, fishing, boating, swimming, shopping, restaraunts, snowmobiling, water falls, hiking trails, biking trails, four wheeling, light house, historic, like new, kayaking, ice fishing, site seeing, walking distance, wildlife, tennis, rock climbing, marquette, sled dog races, derby, wireless, pellet stove, fully equipped

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pam Cornock
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Pam Cornock

I can be reached at Re/max 1st Realty from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Pam Cornock purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Pam Cornock chose Upper Peninsula

Proximity to Marquette, Large Lake, Private location. Camp ground close by for additional family and friends.

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy yet close to town. About 30 minutes from Marquette.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage 25 mi. from Marquette on Lake Independence/Big Bay - sleeps 9.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Plymouth, MI


  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage last year and couldn't have had a better vacation. Being right on the lake was divine, especially when kayaks are provided. We loved everything, especially the top deck (the perfect spot to spend evenings grilling and watching the stars). I will definitely stay here again the next time I visit the U.P.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Snowmobile Pardise

  • 5 of 5

The location was so perfect. The house was played out really well even when sleeping ten adults. Room for air mattresses in living room. House was modern and clean. Kitchen was like being at own home. Views were outstanding. Owners were friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Plenty of room

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, large, and nice location in Big Bay...a little lacking on some house keeping details...we had to purchase t paper and waste baskets were not taken care of...but small concerns to us. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, Illinois

Awesome family weekend with our graduate!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home in order to keep our family all together while we were in Marquette for our daughter's college graduation. Despite there still being ice on the lake, we enjoyed time in the evening by the fire pit. There was plenty of space for us all, and we even had aunts, uncles and friends out following graduation and really enjoyed the family time. The view of the lake was amazing! We are hoping to make a return trip for a less busy weekend in the near future!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bend, Indiana

Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at this cottage as the lake is beautiful and the cottage was very comfortable for all of our family members. We enjoyed fishing off the cottage pier and kayaking on the lake with the kayaks provided by owners. The owners were very nice and helpful as needed. The town is cute and has good food at the Thunderbay Inn. It was also nice to cook at the cottage while spending time relaxing and eating on the big deck. We also enjoyed smores at night while sitting around the fire pit. We all had a good time in this cute cottage on the lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Week on 4th of July

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week there. A lot of kayaking.

I love to swim in the morning in Lake Independence, My wife and daughter prefer swimming in Lake Superior (just a few mins on the car to the public beach)

We also took a few small hiking trails and visited nearest waterfalls.

On Saturday/Sunday there are a few people around, but on week day you would have a complete privacy.

If you would like to escape out of busy every day life for a while, that would be defiantly a good place for you.

BTW, there is no any info on web site if pets are allowed. I asked by phone, and when we arrived with our dog we were very welcomed. If you are planning to do so, contact owners in advance.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Marquette Golf and Country Club


Rates & Availability

Big Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 14 2016 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - Nov 13 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

There is a one time cleaning fee of $60.00 for renters staying 3 night or less. We reserve the right to charge up to an additional $ 10.00 per person/per night for guests in excess of the original booking reservation. This includes those who stay in motorhomes, tents etc. parked or setup on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Big Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
City water, dock, boat launch nearby

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