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.
Beautiful Cabin on the South Shore of Lake Independence
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 3, 2018
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 Big Bay
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.
Really enjoyed relaxing by the fire and enjoying the fall colors surrounding the lake.
Great quiet location, easy to get to from Marquette. Close to hiking and biking trails. Clean and nicely decorated.
Peace and Quiet with an amazing view.
After a busy month full of cross country moves and a wedding, this place was the peace and quiet we were looking for to unwind and relax. Our time here on the lake was just before the peak of the color season, and every day we would see more and more color variety with the amazing view across the lake. The cabin was close to Thomas Rock which provided a breathtaking vantage point of Big Bay, Lake Superior, and the surrounding forrest. Dinner at the local Thunder Bay Inn was delicious and offered plenty of local Michigan beers as well. Overall we enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer.
Cozy home, great location
Cabin was just as advertised. Very clean and well kept. There was one neighboring home but it is off to the side and you still feel very secluded. The back room with the TV was an excellent spot for lounging. We loved having a wood burning fireplace for the really cold evenings. Great location to get to many places on that side of the state. Really convenient drive for nice dinners in marquette. Overall great experience!
Spacious and Mostly Peaceful!
Awesome location and a beautiful cabin- the huge deck was awesome and totally ideal for stargazing. The TV room is also pretty awesome, with huge windows and sweeping views of the lake (not to mention the most comfortable couch I've ever lounged on). Deducted one star as the neighbor was pretty rude- this was noted as a dog-friendly cabin- yet not even 5 minutes into arriving, they were screaming at our dogs to "shut up". Our dogs were just excited to arrive, so it's not like they were barking all weekend, but if you're planning on coming up here with a group that could make some noise- just keep in mind the neighbor is not tolerant. They also mowed their lawn every day, which was as odd as it was noisy.
Totally understand our one and only issue was outside of Tom's control- he was very helpful!
We stayed here over Labor Day and very much enjoyed our stay! The cabin was a short drive to Marquette and just under 2 hours to the Pictured Rocks! The view was incredible. Bring your groceries with you and plan on a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We can't wait to come back!
very nice house in a quiet location with good beach swimming. enjoyed our stay very much.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Payment is 100% refundable if cancelled within 30 days of start date of rental agreement.