About the property
- Cabin1145 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7 comfortably / nonsmoking cabin
Vacation home for rent on Lake Superior in Big Bay, MI, 25 miles north of Marquette (the largest city in the Upper Peninsula of MI) in the north central Upper Peninsula. Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Superior, the surrounding unspoiled wilderness, and the Huron Mountains.
The Squaw Beach House is an ideal location for those who want to enjoy abundant outdoor recreation from bird watching to hiking rugged trails with wonderful photographic opportunities around every corner. This beautiful cabin is located just yards from the pristine waters of Lake Superior the largest body of fresh water in the world.
The Area: Big Bay is a quaint little town nestled between the great waters of Lake Superior and Lake Independence known for its excellent fishing opportunities. The town features boating, canoeing, kayaking (rentals available at the local bait and tackle store in town), rustic bars and restaurants, gift shops, groceries, public beach and play ground on Lake Independence at Perkins Park, and all around good times. Local guides are available for a fishing excursions featuring Lake trout on Lake Superior, or fly fishing the serene Yellow Dog River. Waterfall tours are also available and are very popular. Big Bay is an all seasons town but really comes alive in the summer, most camps and cottages are used as summer retreats.
Surronnding Area: The city of Marquette is located 25 miles down the road from Big Bay and has all the amenities of a large town. In the summer it offers festivals at the scenic and centrally located lower Harbor Park on the Lake (check marquette city web site: http://downtownmarquette.org/events for dates, there are to many to list). Marquette, which is home to Northern Michigan University offers many cultural and artistic events. Marquette General Hospital has been nationally recognized for its Health care is located next door. The scenic downtown is full of excellent shops and restaurants with unforgettable views of the harbor and is the heart of the City, especially on those warm summer nights.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Wonderful Beach houuse!
This home was lovely! even better then the photos! Beautiful beach off the beaten path! Fire pit, gas grill, fire place, large front porch facing the lake and a great patio over looking the beach! This home was much more then we expected! We will for sure be staying here again if we plan to be in the UP!
Wonderful cabin with a killer view
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chris' cabin in Big Bay. The house has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay--a fire pit, grill, a newly-updated deck (not in the pictures) with lounge chairs to enjoy the lake view, private beach, an updated kitchen, indoor wood stove, and lots of board games. This place is truly a hidden treasure!
Beautiful cabin with beautiful lakefront.
Cabin was cute, up to date and in great shape, owner was responsive. The beach and lake are sandy very far out - chilly but great for swimming, and great for kids. Highly recommended. We would go back.
We stayed at this Big Bay cabin for a week and what a week it was! I was able to cross TWO items off my Bucket List!! We saw the Northern Lights and I climbed nearby Hogback Mountain! The cabin was even nicer than the owner presented. It was clean, spacious, and comfy. The bay is absolutely gorgeous...surrounded by cliffs. We kayaked out to the cliffs and enjoyed the close up view of the shear face with waterfalls and caves. The beach was totally sandy...not a rock in sight and the sand was the softest I've ever felt. I don't think I sat in a chair or wore shoes at the beach the entire week! The night sky was like black velvet and we enjoyed a meteror show every night! The owner was very easy to work with and he let us bring our family dog, which we very much appreciated. She had a wonderful time swimming and retrieving her ball! Our grandkids enjoyed the swing set, the bunk room, and a great selection of toys and books. The cabin was very well stocked with campfire wood, which we also appreciated. There's only one small issue. Please add a second garbage can. Even if it's not secured like the one you have now. I didn't mind separating the food/non-food trash, but the garbage can filled up and I didn't have anywhere to put the rest of the trash. Overall, I highly recommend this vacation paradise.
We stayed at this property for a week with our 5 kids. This cabin wound up being one of our favorite vacations ever! The actual cabin was like Pottery Barn meets the UP. It was so well done and well maintained. My 2 younger girls had an adorable room and I would sit on the porch every morning and drink my coffee looking at Lake Superior. Complete privacy, the water is protected by the bay and we had great swimming. They even had a paddle boat we took to some nearby cliffs. We went to a fish fry at the a Thunder Bay Inn, rented kayaks from Big Bay Outfitters and explored Marquette, about 30 minutes away. We loved the quiet peaceful setting and how modern the cabin was given the somewhat remote location . Our 5 kids thought it was the best cabin ever, and last year we stayed in a 4,000 s.f luxury log cabin in St. Ignace. This was better!
Get away from it all...
Without getting away from it all...
Nestled between the greatest of the great lakes, Superior and the 1,800 acre lake Independence, Big Bay offers you all you'll need for an experience of a lifetime.
You can expect beautiful scenery, sparkling water, friendly people. Taste the history and hospitality of the area. Summers are filled with warm days and cool nights. Spring brings a wildflower explosion of color and scents. Fall is a season of wonder as the forest and hills burst into vibrant colors. Winter wonders, snowmobile, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, storm watching and so much more while the rest of the country is hibernating indoors. INTO THE OUTDOORS, is what Big Bay does so well: camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, wildlife viewing etc. Bring the family, bring the bikes, bring your fishing gear and don't forget your camera! Immerse yourself in our great outdoors. Big Bay Outfitters Big Bays' Recreation Center.
Bait and Tackle for all your fishing needs. Get minnows, leeches, lures, maps, rods, reels and most anything else you might need
Red Town Rentals Rent motor boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks and for the land lubbers, street bikes or mountain bikes.
Mountain top Waterfall Tours The Outfitters sturdy vehicles take the work out of reaching secret nests of beauty. Tours include lunch.
Wilderness Backpacking and Camping Overnight/multi-day trips into the back country of Marquette Country. There are two tracks for mountain bike riding back into the woods throughout the area.
If you need to rent a bike, see Big Bay Outfitters Big Bay Outfitters They also have maps for hiking in the area. The Big Bay Point Lighthouse is open for tours on Sundays and Wednesdays, 1:30, 2:00 & 2:30, starting June 1, through September. Call if you are coming from a long way, to confirm dates and times. The grounds are open from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. daily. The Marquette Lighthouse is operated by the Marquette Maritime Museum
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A 6% tax is included in the $1750.00 rental rate.