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Lake Superior - Incredible Views - Private Beachfront - Pure White Sand Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,640 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House on Lake Superior - 2 Bedrooms, 4-Season Room, Full Bath (sleeps up to 6)

This unique property on Lake Superior is situated on a dune running straight up from the beach. It has an unrivaled and unique 180 degree view of Lake Superior to the north with Marquette at the western end of the shoreline, and Shot Point on the eastern end of the shoreline.

The house has a master bedroom with a king size bed, a second bedroom with bunk beds and a washer and dryer, and a four-seasons room with a futon, double bed, picnic table and a great view of Lake Superior.

The large living room has two couches, a gas fireplace, a kitchen table, and 3 large windows including the main lake-facing picture window with a direct view of Lake Superior in all it's beauty and sometimes fury.

There is a full kitchen with all the cooking equipment and serving dishes that you should need, which includes a standard top-freezer refrigerator, an electric stove top and oven, a microwave, and a coffee machine.

There is one full bath with a shower and a long tub.

Watch for eagles and ore boats from inside the living room, sitting in the front yard, or down on the beach.

The house is provided with digital cable, internet and WiFi access for your convenience and enjoyment.

Enjoy direct access to the beach for swimming, beach fires, beach walks and sunsets. You can bring your own canoes and kayaks and carry them down to the beach.

The house is conveniently located right on Michigan Highway M28 10 miles east of Marquette. The Ojibway Casino is less than a mile west on M28, and the NMU Golf Course is less than 3 miles west on M28.

Take advantage of the extensive Marquette and Upper Peninsula trail systems and access to the Kawbawgam Ski Trail just across M28 to the south.

Grill your dinner on the barbeque outside and chose between eating on an outdoor table in the front yard, a picnic table in the four-seasons room, or the dining room table in the living room.

Marquette is conveniently located about 10 miles away. Explore the vibrant nightlife in historic downtown Marquette generated by summer tourism, Northern Michigan University students and the friendly locals. There are many restaurants and bars within walking distance of each other that feature good food, interesting locations, and friendly meeting places.

Enjoy an evening swim and then settling next to a warm beach fire while watching the sunset. The lights of Marquette will soon start to twinkle. Look up into the night sky and be amazed at the number of stars and the amount of the milky way you can see. This location has absolutely no light pollution and that combined with the 180 degree view of the sky and the lake centered directly north makes for a spectacular sight to behold indeed. Watch for meteors, satellites and the Space Station over head. Always look over the lake to the north for occasional incredible displays of Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis). Track the moon and planetary schedules for additional astronomical treats. (Sometimes a new moon will rise in the middle of the night over Shot Point to the east and appear as a crimson sliver in the sky.)

This part of the Upper Peninsula has it all. Enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, biking, hiking, and skiing in addition to many other local events and pastimes. Come back to the house after a full day of activity to relax and enjoy the beautiful views and Lake Superior living at it's finest.

Stay with us and start making your own memories of the Upper Peninsula and mighty Lake Superior at this stunningly beautiful location.

Keywords: cottage, camp, house, beach, beachfront, beach fires, Lake Superior, lake, lakefront, water, waterfront, sunsets, bald eagles, ore boats, meteors, northern lights, Upper Peninsula, swimming, hiking, biking, skiing

More Details

Property Manager
John W English
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

Why John W English chose Chocolay charter Township

It has an absolutely stunning location and view of Lake Superior and Marquette to the west. It is so close to the lake that the water becomes a part of you. You can hear the soft lapping of waves on the beach as you go to sleep.

What makes this house unique

Unrivaled view of Lake Superior and beautiful sunsets over Marquette in the distance. Incredible miles-long white sandy beach. Bald eagles patrol the shoreline.


Chocolay charter Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No fireworks out of consideration for other private home owners near by.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large bathtub with wall shower and curtain. Sink and counter top space under large mirror with lights on top. Toilet and screened window. Towel cupboard behind wall shelves that swing open.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bunk Bed Bedroom - 1 bunk bed
    Four Season Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Lake Superior - Incredible Views - Private Beachfront - Pure White Sand Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Great Location but Wrong Time of Year :(

  • 3 of 5

We arrived at this property on the appointed day and discovered that we had no power, no water and no heat. Great location but the house is dated. Called the owner and he told me I needed to get gallon jugs of water to flush the toilet and where the extra blankets were located. In defense of the owner there was power outages all over the Marquette area but we still did not have any power the next day and had to go to McDonald's to use the restroom. Decided to drive to Copper Harbor and when we got back we did have power. Tried to get down to the beach and discovered that the steps were gone! Would think about staying in the area again but not at this house....

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I responded to our guests that we were very sorry for the difficulties they had with the power being out. Lake Superior fall storms can be quite destructive, and unfortunately this was one of the biggest storms to hit the area in many years and was ongoing at the time they arrived. A buoy in the lake at nearby Munising recorded 30 foot waves. In nearby Marquette, two unfortunate souls taking photographs were swept off lake side rocks by monstrous waves and lost their lives. Locals compared this storm to the one that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald on Nov. 10, 1975. This storm also took out our steps to the beach earlier the day that our guests arrived. The high winds from the storm caused widespread power outages throughout the region from downed power lines, and roads were flooded and schools closed. Unfortunately - and this true of anywhere and not just our cottage, when electricity is lost, there is no power to pump water back into the holding tank of a toilet. I thought it best to warn our guests of this fact rather than have them discover it on their own and not be prepared.
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Love being so close to Lake Superior!

  • 4 of 5

We had a tremendously good time at the Lake Superior Shangri-La. It was a cozy cottage with plenty of space. The king bed was very comfortable. The cottage was clean and well kept. We loved being so close to the lake and fell asleep listening to the waves. Fall is a wonderful time to visit the UP. Thank you English family!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us and would stay again

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location and home for us. Beach was just down a few steps and pretty quiet and private. House was well stocked with everything you should need. We've stayed at many rental homes over the years and this one met our expectations, it's an older home, but has a lot of personality and is well kept. But it was the location that was supreme. Great views, nice sized beach, away from the towns, but still close enough, far enough off of the highway and separated by a bit of a hill to be very quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views of Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Lake Superior cabin during Labor Day weekend . Fantastic views with easy Lake access.

Great communication with the owner.

Would recommend this place !

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best view in town!! Sunset and sandy beach make it very hard to top!

  • 5 of 5

Lake Superior, sandy beach, most incredible sunsets over Marquette.

Simply stunning.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superior View on Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 with 2 daughters ages 11 & 13 from Florida. Although the price is a bit of a premium, you get a premium location for your money. The view was incredible with terrific sunrises and sunsets. The private beach access was fantastic for swimming and relaxing. The location worked well for us with easy access to Marquette, and about a 30 minute drive to Munising. The house decor will take you back in time in a pleasant way and is very comfortable. We would stay here again if in this area.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ojibway Casino
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
NMU Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Harvey MI
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
On Property

An ideal place to take advantage of Lake Superior and all that the Upper Peninsula and Marquette have to offer.

The house has a direct view of Lake Superior and Marquette to the west from the living room. The house is more like a small home than a cottage or camp.

Enjoy swimming in the summer and long beach walks from April until November.

Watch thousand-foot ore boats on the horizon day and night, coming and going to Marquette carrying coal for the power plants and loading iron ore from the mines.

Bald eagles nest west by the town of Harvey, and fly by the lake house daily in search of fish.

Watch gale-wind storms from the warmth and safety of the house as large breaker waves crash onto the beach. Be careful of strong undertows and offshore currents during big storms, as Lake Superior must be treated with care and respect.

For those that like to do a little gambling the Ojibwa Casino is less than a mile west on M28.

Another two miles west on M28 is the NMU Golf Course.

Five miles west brings one to the intersection of M28 and US41 and Harvey Michigan where you can get groceries and gas.

Marquette is 5 miles further away on US41. Check out the Huron Mountain Bakery just as you come over Shiras Hills and down into Marquette.

Downtown Marquette has been revitalized over recent years and there are many interesting stores to visit, places to eat and night spots to explore.

Mattson Park on the lower harbor downtown hosts major summer events, including Art On The Rocks in July, the Harbor Fest in August, and the Marquette Area Blues Fest in September.

Marquette hosts the UP 200 Dog Sledding races each February attracting competitive dog teams from across the country.

In the winter enjoy miles of cross country ski trails or downhill skiing at Marquette Mountain.

Watch the leaves turn beautiful red, yellow and orange colors each fall. Take a scenic color tour driving west along Big Bay Road or north up to the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Catch a Northern Michigan University football game in the fall or hockey game in the winter. NMU also has many public concerts and events that one can enjoy.

The town of Munising is to the east. Make sure to have a meal at the Brownstown Inn along the way, or jump off of the Au Train River bridge on M28 and float in the river out to Lake Superior.

Stop by the Kewadin Casino in Christmas Michigan or have your Christmas cards postmarked from the town of Christmas.

Take a scenic glass-bottomed boat cruise along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore shoreline or even go kayaking there yourself.

In the eastern portion of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore lies the massive and impressive Lake Superior Grand Sable Dunes. The 300 foot high dunes stretch along the lake for miles. Run down the dunes at the historic Log Slide overlook, but be cautioned the hike back up the dunes is steep and difficult and not for the very young or old.

There are many hiking trails in and around the Marquette area. Marquette is also a bike-friendly town with bike paths starting east of Harvey and continuing into Marquette along Lake Shore Boulevard from the south end of town to Presque Isle at the north end.

Presque Isle itself is an historic city park that has never been logged and to this day contains virgin forest. The 323 acre park has a one lane road that circles the lake edge and is great for biking or a simple drive around the park. There are interior hiking trails, towering sandstone cliffs on the east side, and some of the oldest volcanic basalt rocks in the world. One portion of these rocks is called the Black Rocks which NMU students and locals alike jump off and dive from 15 foot high cliffs into the pristine and cooling Lake Superior water.

Come back to our house on the lake after a full day of immersing yourself in the many interesting and memorable things available around Marquette and the surrounding Upper Peninsula countryside.

Barbeque dinner in the front yard and get a beach fire ready to light after or even before sunset. Enjoy a sunset swim and warm yourself by the fire. No two sunsets are ever the same, and many are unforgettable. Bring extra storage space for photographs!

After the sun sets watch the lights of Marquette twinkle to the west. Look in the night sky and notice the remarkable number of stars you can see as there is no surrounding light pollution of any kind. You will often seen meteors overhead and occasionally spectacular northern lights out over the lake, with shimmering green and white streamers that can stretch from the horizon nearly to the zenith.

Enjoy a night cap back in the house and go to sleep with the sound of waves on the beach.

Wake up the next day and catch a beautiful morning sunrise over Shot Point while you have your morning coffee.

Say yah to da U.P., eh?




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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