Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Pam Cornock
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

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 Big Bay

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.


Big Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
10% Complete
Lakefront Cottage 25 mi. from Marquette on Lake Independence/Big Bay - sleeps 9.
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

The place was dirty

  • 1 of 5

I would never rent here again, there were flies everywhere, in winter!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect--everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Great place on a beautiful lake!! Very peaceful!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Marquette Golf and Country Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $10
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

You might like these similar properties