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

Beautiful Big Traverse Bay, Lake Superior, Cottage on Sandy Beach, pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

Great get-away for a relaxing, private,and peaceful vacation. Children will also enjoy playing on the large sandy beach and swimming in the sparkling clear water that stays shallow for a long distance. Bird watchers will enjoy observing the sandhill cranes, great blue herons and bald eagles. There are wild blueberries on the property in August as well as a commercial self-pick wild and tame blueberry area nearby. The view is breath-takingly gorgeous and there may be times during the season when you may be the only one on the beach! We hope that we have provided all that you need for a wonderful and memorable vacation. Just bring yourselves, clothes, personal items, and favorite foods.

This is a NO SMOKING property so thank you for not smoking! It is pet friendly for small, clean, well trained pets. Please clean up after them.

Keywords: Neat and clean cottage with a beautiful view on a grand sandy beach, large deck accessed by steps and a handicapped accessible ramp, on Big Traverse Bay, Lake Superior, 10 miles to Lake Linden, 20 miles to Houghton, 30 miles to Copper Harbor.

More Details


Lake Linden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly remodeled bathroom with toilet, sink, and tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play Crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Toaster and dishes are provided. Please no long distance calls or pay-per-view. DirecTV satellite system is in the cottage. Blue Ray DVD player is provided. Bring your favorite movies! The extra sleep area in the loft (2 full beds) is not suitable for young children as the railing is low and the stairs are narrow and steep. A baby gate is provided to keep young children out of the entry area to the loft stairs.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

84% Complete
15% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful Big Traverse Bay, Lake Superior, Cottage on Sandy Beach, pet friendly
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 16 reviews
Oak Park, IL

Amazing vacation. We loved it so much.

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute vacation for my family because our other vacation fell through. We are so grateful it did, because this place is a jewel. We had a relaxing and family focused time! The beach is right there and visible from the living room and porch! The sand is amazing, soft and wonderful. The bay is shallow quite a bit out, while the water is cold - the kids did not mind at all! There is a stone steam sauna with a shower separate from the house and is just an amazing way to end the day. The house is well stocked with everything we needed and we enjoyed the board games the family had. We slept very comfortably and enjoyed the seclusion. We spent hours on the beach every day, and some time in the sauna in the evenings. There is a grocery store about 17 minutes away, but all you need to bring to this house is food and your family!

The bay is perfect for boating, paddling and kayaking. We had the pleasure of watching a thunderstorm on our last full day and it was a sight to see! Gorgeous scenery, thank you for sharing with us. The owner is a perfect host, very responsive and very pleasant even though my family had car trouble on the way to the house and changed the arrival time.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that your family had a great time at our cottage. Lake Superior is amazing. Whether it is the sun glittering on the water or a storm coming in with crashing waves, the views are spectacular. When the conditions are perfect, we have seen the Northern Lights over the water in full display of color and movement. Beautiful!! Thank you for your stay!
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing view!!! Love how warm the host was and made us feel right at home. I will book this place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We do our best to provide comforts. Beautiful fall weather was definitely a plus. All was perfect for a marriage proposal! We look forward to seeing you again. Aleda
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 4 of 5

The view from the deck was beyond beautiful and the house was very comfortable and clean. The owners were very pleasant, polite, and helpful. I will definitely return to Aleda and Chuck's rental the next time I am in the UP.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at the cottage. We are pleased that you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Cute cottage on Lake Superior

  • 4 of 5

Although we were too busy to really enjoy the cottage (moved my son to an apartment for MI Tech!) overall it was a nice place to stay. Aleda is really nice and responds to your emails rather quickly. It's like a hotel but much bigger as you do not need to bring but only your essentials (shampoo, toothpaste, etc) with you. She is kind enough to supply everything else for you (paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, towels, etc). As I am usually a camper we decided we did not want to pull the camper to the UP. It was nice that we could have our dogs (pet friendly also!) and not have to pack everything. We did not use the loft as there was no need but the beds were comfortable downstairs. The only thing I would have to say is you cannot purchase pay per view movies (which is fine) but should block the "adult channels". I tried to do this but it was password protected. My son and daughter are adults so it wasn't as big of a deal as it would be if anyone had smaller children that could use the tv remote and read them :). I would definitely recommend this cottage and would come back if Aleda would have me after my St Bernard :).

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our DirecTV program package does not include adult channels. If you scrolled the channels and found adult channels, you would soon find that they would have to be ordered. We do not allow our rental guests to order pay-per-view movies or any channels. Our program package provides many kid friendly channels and movies but it is ultimately up to the parents to monitor what their children watch. As for pets, we are pretty lenient. We have had dogs of many sizes. It is our hope that our renters would clean up after their pets, both inside the house and out. Thank you for your stay. It is most important for us that our guests have a good time and leave with happy memories! Aleda
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

family time

  • 5 of 5

Our 4 adults and puppy were so comfortable during our July week-long stay. Cabin was extremely clean and cozy. Did not need the loft beds which was good since it was sunny every day with temps in high 70's to mid 80's so the loft got quite warm by evening. Fans in each room and cool nights made for great sleeping. Thoroughly enjoyed the sand, sauna, and sunrises. Had everything needed to cook and grill at the cabin. Just minutes to our family, friends, and shopping....also to our favorite eating spots in Houghton (Suomi Restaurant for the best pasties and Finnish nissu and the Ambassador for pizza), and a return visit to the majestic Estevant Pines near Copper Harbor. The owners promptly responded to my calls and emails and were a pleasure to meet on our arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You had a great week with some warm temperatures to enjoy a lot of family time. Hope you got your feet in the water and maybe for some of your family to even take the plunge! The loft can get warm on warm sunny days but it does help to open the widow and use the fan up there. Using the fans on the main level also helps to get the air moving. We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and it was our pleasure meeting you.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
eagle river, wisconsin


  • 5 of 5

The cottage couldn't have been better. The area was filled with the beauty of lake superior, sunrise, fall color, good friends. Who could have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your friends enjoyed the cottage as well as the beautiful fall weather. Thank you.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

Why Aleda chose Lake Linden

My parents bought the property in the later 1960's and the first buildings constructed were the outhouse and sauna. Our family enjoyed camping in the summers. In the early 1970's my dad, along with help from my mother and us kids, built the cottage and then the garage. Over the years many family members and friends have enjoyed the cottage, the fabulous beach, and all the different views of Lake Superior which can go from total calmness to big waves crashing on the beach. It is our hope that our rental guests enjoy the cottage and the property as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us rent your nice cottage! We had a great time and your cabin was neat, clean and comfortable. And of course the beach is magnificent. I hope we can rent it some other time again. Thank you so much.
Aug 2011
  • 1 of 3


Car: necessary

Public boat launch nearly 3 miles from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties