This quiet, 3 bedroom, one bath, cottage has central air, one queen bed, three double beds, a single bed, a pull out couch, and an air mattress. The living room has an additional full size couch. The kitchen is fully equipped, and an outdoor grill is available on the deck. Enjoy the use of a small fishing boat and paddle boat, and an outdoor sauna located right on the beautiful sandy beach. Excellent lake for swimming - we have a floating raft. Your family can gather around the fire pit near the beach for campfires and smores, or play indoor board games and outdoor family games provided for your enjoyment. Floatables, fishing poles, and some tackle are also available for your enjoyment. This cottage has everything you need, including complimentary WiFi. Located 25 minutes from Marquette, and about an hour from Picured Rocks in Munising, MI. During the Winter, you can enjoy quick and easy access to the Hiawatha Snowmobile trail system. See the Photos link for detailed maps on where our cottage is located.
3 bedroom cottage on private inland lake with sandy beach
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 11, 2018
About Tammy LaMora
Scott and Tammy and their four teenage children live in Marquette, MI. They both graduated from local high schools and attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
Tammy LaMora purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Tammy LaMora chose Gwinn
With four teenage children, we unfortunately no longer have the time available to spend at our beautiful Gwinn cottage. We love the Gwinn and surrounding areas and the wonderful people that live and work there, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage is the perfect get away for a busy family. The moment we pull into the drive, we feel a sense of relief and reprieve from our busy lives. It's a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere where any family can unwind and spend quality time together.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed this cottage. It had all the amenities we needed. The kitchen is fully stocked so you just need food. The master bed is very comfortable and loft was perfect for my daughters family. I loved the little beach area and swimming temperature was perfect. The washer and dryer was used every day and the central air was amazing. The only thing you may want to invest in,is an umbrella for the deck. We didn't spend a lot of time on deck because of the heat.The cottage is centrally located so we were able to go to MTU, NMU, Copper Harbor, DeYoungs Family Zoo and Pictured Rocks. I would definitely recommend this amazing cottage.
One of the best Places we have stayed as a family!
This cottage is beauitful! A wonderful, relaxing place! One of the most peacful vacations we have ever been on. We had 6 adults and three kids staying at this cottage and it fit us all perfectly. We even had a chocolate lab and he loved the lake. This cottage is worth the stay.
Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You were awesome guests!
A fantastic week in the UP!
We had a fantastic week. The house and property were everything we were looking for in a vacation spot. Our 11 and 9 year girls enjoyed swimming in the lake with a beach area that is perfect for kids of all ages. We all enjoyed fishing in the lake and exploring with our new kayaks. We had a couple of chilly nights which made for perfect sauna and camp fire weather. The house itself was perfect. It was comfortable, clean, and complete with everything we needed. The lake community is quiet and peaceful making it an ideal location for a restful getaway. The proximity of the cabin is perfect for adventuring and exploring all of the outdoor activities the UP has to offer. The owner was easy to contact and replied quickly to all of our questions before arrival and while there. We highly recommend this property and will return to it if we ever vacation in that area again. -Scott and Rene
We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage! You were awesome guests and we appreciate the kind review.
Thank you so much for the fun yet relaxing week. We were able to spend some much needed together time with our teenagers. We especially loved the paddle boats. The lake was so beautiful. 😀�
Thank you so much! You were awesome guests. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with your teens - it goes by so quickly!
We enjoyed our stay. My bed was a little uncomfortable. I was actually in the loft and it was a futon. The sauna was great, the lake was wonderful.
Thank you, Tammi! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have new beds ordered for the loft, so that will address any future concerns about the comfort. Thank you for the valuable feedback!
Beautiful area, nice home, but issues were not addressed
The structure and area of the home is beautiful. The lake is great. We did lots of fishing and swimming. The inside of the home is really cozy and there are amenities that were much appreciated. But we experienced issues that make this feel like you’re just in someone else’s home and that this isn’t a business that uses funds to improve the experience.
#1 we were told a bit before we arrived that previous people broke the paddle boat and spring in front screen. New paddle boat would be delivered next day so no big deal and we just had to be careful of the door and make sure it closed all the way. When we arrived however we were told we couldn’t use the front door at all so had to use the door on the back of the deck for the week (which also meant we couldn’t lock it).
#2 fridge door wouldn’t stay closed. Notified owner by text and was told they had troubles with it too. We ended up having a cooler in front of the fridge the entire time so we didn’t lose the meat and dairy we had.
#3 two pool toys had holes. Notified owner.
#4 no railing to go into the basement for laundry
#5 pots and pans were old, some dented and lids would not go on.
#6 1 working smoke alarm (downstairs one disconnected)
#7 no anchor for rowboat and when we took it out it started leaking so we brought it back. Notified owner. There was no response (day 3).
Most of these are not dire or showstoppers but these were not issues we expected for the money that we paid, and for the ones we reported not to be addressed in the seven days we were there.
This would be a perfect vacation spot with some additional TLC and updates and responses to issues. We are looking forward to visiting the area again as it’s a beautiful quiet area and cute town.
We are very sorry to hear that you were not 100% satisfied with your stay. We respond typically immediately to every valid concern or complaint that we receive during our guests stay and take our guests feedback very seriously when making potential changes or improvements. Upon reading our other reviews, this is very apparent, as our reviews are very favorable.
A NEW PADDLE BOAT WAS DELIVERED LESS THAN 24 HOURS FROM YOUR ARRIVAL AND YOUR FIRST DAY WAS DOWNPOURING RAIN #1 we were told a bit before we arrived that previous people broke the paddle boat and spring in front screen. New paddle boat would be delivered next day so no big deal and we just had to be careful of the door and make sure it closed all the way. When we arrived however we were told we couldn’t use the front door (NOT TRUE - WE ASKED THAT YOU BE CAUTIOUS AND NOT LET IT FLAP IN THE WIND TO CAUSE FURTHER DAMAGE) at all so had to use the door on the back of the deck for the week (which also meant we couldn’t lock it). #2 fridge door wouldn’t stay closed. Notified owner by text and was told they had troubles with it too. We ended up having a cooler in front of the fridge the entire time so we didn’t lose the meat and dairy we had (WE OFFERED TO COME OUT AND REPAIR THIS AND YOU SAID NOT TO WORRY ABOUT IT AND THAT YOU HAD IT FIGURED OUT) . #3 two pool toys had holes (THESE ARE NOT PROVIDED BY US - IF PRIOR GUESTS LEAVE THEM YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE THEM - THEY COST A FEW DOLLARS EACH TO PURCHASE AT THE LOCAL STORE). Notified owner. #4 no railing to go into the basement for laundry #5 pots and pans were old, some dented and lids would not go on. #6 1 working smoke alarm (downstairs one disconnected) #7 no anchor for rowboat and when we took it out it started leaking so we brought it back (THIS WAS CHECKED OUT AND WE FOUND NO LEAK IN THE BOAT). Notified owner. There was no response (day 3).
Gwinn is located only 20 miles from beautiful Marquette, MI, and 50 miles from scenic Munising, MI, where there are many local activities and site-seeing. In all surrounding areas you can enjoy some of the country's most popular hiking, biking, skiing and snomobile trails, as well as many public beaches along the pristine shores of Lake Superior. Marquette, located on the shore of Lake Superior, is known for its incredible beaches and bike paths, and Munising, also located on the shore of Lake Superior, is surrounded by protective hillsides and picturesque Munising Bay, a scenic treasure-trove. The Munising area boasts the gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Hiawatha National Forest, Grand Island Recreation Area, numerous waterfalls. This cottage is located next to the Hiawatha Snowmobile trail system. See the maps in our photos for more information.
Additional information about rental rates
50 percent of rental and all deposits due at time of booking. Remaining 50 percent due 90 days prior to reservation. Deposits fully refundable if cottage left in good order.