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Beautiful Lake Independance Cabin - Private with Large Living Space

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Cabin on the South Shore of Lake Independence

Beautiful 2 BR cabin on the South Shore of Lake Independence. Large living space with large eat in kitchen, sun porch overlooking deck/lake, living room, 42' flat screen TV (Direct TV). 2 small adjoining bedrooms upstairs (1st BR room has queen & twin, 2nd BR has King bed). Cabin rental includes wireless Internet, fire pit/enough wood for at least one fire, dock, gas grill. Bring your groceries and plan on a relaxing stay, if you forget something Big Bay is only 5 mins away with a general store. Big Bay is a small town, there are a couple places to grab a burger and if you prefer fine dining or the vibe of Marquette's lower harbor/ historic downtown area, its only 25 min drive to Marquette. Lake Superior/Squaw Beach is 5 minutes away so you can enjoy the big lake at your leisure. Lake Independence is large enough to easily fish or water ski on yet not crowd each other. Very private setting, cabin on one side and empty lot on the other side of the cabin. 170' of Lake Independence beach frontage. Good swimming out front, shallow to end of dock then becomes deeper so great for kids and grown ups. Sand bottom with some small stones.

More Details

Tom Shaw
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Tom Shaw

We live in Marquette and spend as much time in Big Bay as possible, its a great place!

Tom Shaw purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Tom Shaw chose Upper Peninsula

Our cabin is in a private area with vacant land on one side and cabin that sits back further on the other. When you are sitting on the deck or in the sunporch it is very private and peaceful.

What makes this cabin unique

Lots of beach toys! Lawn chairs, fire pit, dock, beach toys, and tennis rackets for renters use.


Big Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with shower, no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 adjoining bedrooms, Flatscreen TV in King Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 Bedrooms are adjoining
  • 2 adjoining bedrooms on 2nd level with A/C. One has a king bed and flat screen TV. 2nd bedroom has a queen and twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Beautiful Lake Independance Cabin - Private with Large Living Space
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Great getaway. It felt like home away from home.

  • 3 of 5

The grounds and the lake were beautiful. Great place to take a boat or kayaks. Was a little disappointed in the conditions of the Windows, it was difficult opening and closing. The stairs to the second floor can be tricky. After the stay, felt the price point was a little high for the accommodations.

Great place for an adult getaway. The lake was quiet and loved the very small town of Big Bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Had an awesome stay in this place. Beautiful cabin with everything you need to have a relaxing getaway. I definitely hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin with full emenities of home

  • 5 of 5

Secluded and quite with all the items you may need from home. You will likely not need them as there was plenty to enjoy outdoors and in the area. Hiking,biking,kayaking, and bird watching. Saw bald eagles, mergansers, loons, geese, hummingbirds, song birds, herons, cranes all from the deck when we relaxed. Sleeping arrangements more like a bunk house as no doors on sleeping area. We slept so soundly it didn't matter when we hit the hay. Very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, easy, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this house. It is a beautiful spot, and the house was very easy to settle into. Kitchen was well laid out. We pretty much lived on the enclosed porch and deck. Owners were very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our cabin, we love it there!
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Private cabin on lake

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable cabin on the lake. The weather was so nice we spent little time inside. I always enjoy reading helpful hints, local places to visit...would have been nice to have a visitor's log and local maps etc. We felt the cleaning fee was on the high side. Beds are on upper level with very narrow steep stairway...didn't bother us, but some guests may find it difficult. Very easy to make arrangements with owners. Beautiful beautiful area of the UP...but get local maps.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we have added some maps/attraction info for our guests.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lumberjack Tavern
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Marquette Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Thunder Bay Inn
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
Front yard
Car: necessary

Cabin is about 2 miles South of Big Bay Michigan on beautiful Lake Independance. Nice lake that is big enough to waterski and not bother fisherman.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Payment is 100% refundable if cancelled within 30 days of start date of rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.