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
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Historic Storybook Beach Cottage at Tamarack Waterworks

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 6)

This cottage has 2 bedrooms. One with a double bed and the other with a queen bed. There is a fantastic all window front porch for watching storms come in over the lake. Original hardwood maple floors throughout. The kitchen has all the necessities, plus extra amenities such as a microwave oven, glass top stove, modern coffeemaker. The bathroom has a shower unit. High speed Wi-Fi and DirectTV are also included. There is a 32' flat screen in the living room. Our location is clean, well maintained and fully equipped for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

On the beach you can enjoy a camp fire under the stars or even catch the northern lights, swim the Great Lake Superior, hunt the perfect rock or agate, fish till the sun goes down, barbecue on the charcoal grill and picnic at the picnic table, or take a nature walk and enjoy the natural beauty of the beach and forest. In the winter, ski, snowmobile, or snow-shoe right out of your front door or travel a short distance to our many local winter attractions.

Open year round, come relax and enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the cottage surroundings. You will truly love the beauty of the Copper Country and love staying at North Shore Cottages. For nearly 100 years the Roberts family has welcomed friends and guests to Tamarack Waterworks and we look forward to welcoming you. Just bring your food and a vacation state of mind. Call or email Philip for information and to secure your reservation today!

More Details

Philip Roberts
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Came up for the Copper Dog sled race (Watch, not participate) and to snow shoe. We had 3 sunny days with great snow. The cottage had everyrthing we needed after full days of outdoor activities. Hiking along the lake was amazing on the snow sculptures.

Thanks Philip for a cozy and comfortable home away from home. We will be back!
Feb 2013
  • 1 of 12


Calumet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 sleeper sofas
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
15% Complete
0% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
Historic Storybook Beach Cottage at Tamarack Waterworks
average rating of 4.730769 based on 38 reviews

old and dingy. needs some cleaning and updates

  • 2 of 5

The house is wonderfully located. However....

The house needs major repair and cleaning. The furniture in the house is old and stained. House smells of dog urine. Will not stay again.

And still waiting for our damage deposit refund......

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! This was a surprise as the guest toured this home as well as another brand new property several months before her stay. We spoke upon arrival and no issue was shared. Considering the guest literally never left the property while her husband fished (all day, all week) tells me her frustration lies elsewhere and the smell she is referring to could only be from the pungent smell left by the fisherman... Literally everything including curtains needed deep washing after their departure. If it was so terrible I would have suggested a walk on the beach or even just a sit on the front porch with all of the Keweenaw fresh air. I only have 5 star reviews and rave ones at that. I ask future guests to do the math before believing such a bogus review. This guest was difficult from day one and she would never be invited back as primarily my guests are repeat because they love the property so much. People should really decide what the true reason for being disgruntled is before bashing someone's hard work especially when it was done specially for the guest. Also she is lying about the deposit. I have a picture of the receipt showing it was refunded last week. Shameful or should I say shameless.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 2

Great Location !

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Storybook Cottage which is nicely decorated. The location is peaceful yet only 5 minutes from Calumet. Philip was very friendly.

One minor note the front porch chairs smelled musty.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are are from the LP in Michigan and travel to the UP at least once a year. I think we found our forever rental. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Wonderful Cottage Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here in mid-July with our two chihuahua mixes. We all loved it. The cottage itself well kept and Philip not only left some water, oatmeal, granola bars, and coffee for us, he personally stopped by to say hello and make sure our stay was a good one. The cottage had everything we needed to cook and we ate about half of our meals in. We could see the lake from our cottage and enjoyed sitting in the front enclosed sun porch/all-seasons room with our dogs. The walk to the beach took less than a minute. The beach is shared with four other rentals of Philip's, but it is good enough in size that we were able to get off by ourselves and enjoy it without it feeling crowded at all. The water is cold (around 56 degrees at the surface in July), but we enjoyed wading and even brief swims. We had never seen Lake Superior, so we were surprised by how clear and beautiful it is. Using the cottage as our home base, we explored Calumet, Copper Harbor, Hancock, Houghton, and other nearby cities and areas. We particularly enjoyed the following: Quincy Mine Tour, Peterson's Fish Market (across from the mine, excellent baked and fried fresh fish), Suomi Home Bakery & Restaurant breakfast (try the Pannu Kakku), Jampot Holy Transfiguration Skete, Hungarian Falls, Black Creek Nature Sanctuary (1 hr hike to amazing private beach), Shute's Bar (1890s bar in Calumet), and Carmelita's Restaurant (delicious thimbleberry margaritas and perfectly done chimichangas). We had never been to the UP, so we didn't know what to expect. We loved the nature, the history, and the people. We will definitely return and hope to book in one of Philip's wonderful rentals.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway cabin, so cozy with so much vintage charm. Would recommend to anyone who appreciates the history of the UP. The dogs loved running up and down the beach, perfect sunset spot on superior.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1
Northern Michigan

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is clean and comfortable. It is nicely decorated with a wonderful mix of old and new. The location is beautiful and we loved walking the beach and watching sunsets. The location was perfect for day trips including shopping, hikes, and waterfalls. We appreciated the extras Philip provided and being able to bring our dogs.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Houghton County Memorial Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Keweenaw Mt. Lodge
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Calumet-Michigan House-6th St. & Oak St.
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Bohemia
Car: recommended

Come join us at -The Red Cottage- a North Shore Cottages property in the Upper Peninsula's Keweenaw County. - our location is less than 3 miles from downtown historic Calumet - yet still quiet and nestled in the forest lined beach. We are conveniently located near all area attractions; Copper Harbor, Mt. Bohemia, Swedetown, and the Houghton/Hancock area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties