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Big Traverse Bay, Lake Superior, Cottage on Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
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 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 accessable ramp, on Big Traverse Bay, Lake Superior, 10 miles to Lake Linden, 20 miles to Houghton, 30 miles to Copper Harbor.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

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
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Big Traverse Bay, Lake Superior, Cottage on Sandy Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

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: Jul 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.
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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: Sep 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.
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Fife Lake, MI

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the cabin was absolutely wonderful! Everything we needed was in the house and it's so clean! The kids had a great time down on the beach, during the day as well as at night around the fire. We would definitely stay again. Thank you so much

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From the crystal clear waters of Lake superior lapping onto the sandy beach to the flicker of the firelight in the fire pit, our beach offers memory making activities including swimming, building sand castles, and roasting hot dogs over the fire. We are glad that you all had a great time. Thank you.
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Nice week in the fall

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days at the cottage in September/Oct and it was a great trip. The photos on-line, understate the quality of the property. Everything was spotless and the kitchen was inordinately well stocked with every item you could think of. Just bring groceries and you will have no reason to leave. The Sauna was immaculate and the shower there provided a great second half-bath facility. We brought our boat and put in at several local lakes including Superior and caught salmon and lake trout that were fantastic when cooked on the brand new grill.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With the public boat launch at the historic/quaint Big Traverse Bay fishing village only 2 miles away, it is perfect for fishing and boating. We are pleased that you had a great time. Thank you!
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Northern Minnesota

Wonderfully relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was immaculate, beds were all comfortable and supplies were plentiful. We enjoyed the sauna and the beach in spite of the cool temps.

I highly recommend this property and hope to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Each year we add to or make changes that will increase the comforts and enjoyment of our guests. Hope to see you again.
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Fun in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The weather was perfect and the beach was awesome. The cottage was clean and well maintained. The view is spectacular. We will be return customers.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit.
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Rates & Availability

Torch Lake Township Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

A nonrefundable $250 deposit is due at reservation. The remainder + 6% tax of the total rate is due at arrival. Also due at arrival is a separate check for the refundable $350 damage deposit which will be mailed back within 7 days after departure if there are no damages beyond normal wear and tear. We do not accept credit cards.

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Torch Lake Township Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play Crib
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • 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.

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