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Pet Friendly, Steps From The Lake, Ski Hill And Downtown. WiFi, Chromecast, W&D.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps up to 6. Everything you need to feel right at home!

This recently remodeled family home is just steps from downtown Marquette and Lake Superior. Walking distance to Northern Michigan University, the Superior Dome, the fit strip and farmers market. Marquette Mountain and Lake Superior can be seen from the living room.

Your Marquette vacation home has a full living room with couch and loveseat, comfy chair, HDTV with Chromecast and small dining area. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, full sized refrigerator, Keurig machine and microwave. Kitchen exits to side yard so you can easily let pets out into the fenced area.

Located upstairs two of the bedrooms and the bathroom. Bathroom has double vanity, brand new big fluffy towels and bathtub/shower. The master bedroom upstairs is newly finished (8/2016) with laminate flooring and upgraded queen bed and two closets. The second upstairs bedroom is a full bed with a single large closet and has laminate flooring.

The closet at the top of the stairs has a high chair, pack n' play, and baby gate for blocking off the stairs from pets or kids. Stairs and trim throughout are brand new varnished pine - very warm feeling.

Downstairs you have the main entry way which is sandstone colored tile. Great area for cleaning up snowy/muddy/fun covered dogs and kids before letting them loose. Just across from the laundry room behind french doors is the last bedroom with bunk-beds and desk.

Full laundry with washer and dryer is downstairs. The family room table seats 8 and is bench style with two head chairs. The family room has access to the yard through brand new patio doors.

Siding and all exterior windows are brand new - house has stayed toasty warm in one of the coldest Marquette winters on record.

A few other things to note:

- 50meg cable internet w. wifi

- LED HDTV with Chromecast

- fresh linens on site, plus extra in storage

- respectful renters only please, this is a home for us half the year not a Motel 6

- current local events guide on the living room table

- growlers on top of the fridge for all the popular local microbreweries for discounts on local beers

- owners handle property management

- air mattress available

More Details

Richard Holmes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Richard Holmes

Grew up locally and went to school at NMU. I call Marquette and Chicago both home. I love Marquette for its memories and powerful outdoor connection. There's even a few old friends still around town.

Richard Holmes purchased this house in 2013

Why Richard Holmes chose Upper Peninsula

It's across the street from my Dad's house and allows me to visit and hang out pretty easily. Visiting with the dogs was always a pain to stay for more than a few days. This was a solution that was affordable without being extravagant, has room for a couple of friends to come too and you can walk to all the bars and restaurants without needing a DD. Big fenced back yard for the dogs. Problem solved.

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to everything downtown has (which is great, we're used to Chicago nightlife), is in town so it has really solid internet which means we can work remotely, close to the fit strip, lake, bike paths, grocery store.


Marquette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs guest room - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed, double on bottom twin on top
    Second bedroom - 2 double
    Upstairs master - 2 queen
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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Pet Friendly, Steps From The Lake, Ski Hill And Downtown. WiFi, Chromecast, W&D.
average rating of 4.5 based on 26 reviews

Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in MQT at this house!

  • 4 of 5

The rental was clean and orderly. It is exceptionally close to the downtown area of Marquette, McCarty's Cove and within biking distance to the Presquile Island.

The amenities met our needs for the most part. Anything that we ran out of, we simply picked up at the store (garbage bags, dish soap, paper towel, etc.). The kitchen had plenty of cooking utensils and cutlery for a rental property to make breakfast, lunch and dinner if you wanted. The kitchen could use a few more useful items like mixing bowls, a whisk, additional spatulas, serving spoons, etc. Otherwise, we had no issues.

The backyard is broken up into two sections which is nice if you have pets. My only suggestion would be for more seating out there if possible. Perhaps a little table so you could sit outside at sunset, etc. There was a charcoal grill to cook on as well which was nice to be able to BBQ.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying here on our next visit into town. Thanks Rick!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing NMU graduation weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We came from Kalamazoo and our other family members came from Menominee to celebrate our NMU graduate. This was perfect for us. So much better than getting a hotel. It gave us a family atmosphere allowing us to lounge together and cook together. A hotel would not have been able to provide us with this. The beds were comfortable, the house was clean, and it provided everything we could have asked for. It was within walking distance to downtown which was convenient. The only caution I would give future renters is to make sure the end of your car is not even close to the sidewalk. Parking is tight for 2 cars. We had been in town for a couple of hours and when my niece arrived (without noticing) she left her car slightly obstructing the sidewalk. One of the neighbors called the police and she was issued a 25.00 ticket for obstructing the sidewalk. It would have been nice of the neighbor to come over and talk to us, but instead seemed to take the extreme route. The owner, Richard, was very accommodating. He let us check in early and was prompt to address emails. Definitely would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the helpful feedback! I don't think it was our neighbors on the ticket. In the summer time since there is street parking the police are more aggressive about sidewalks being blocked.
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A good value.

  • 4 of 5

A good deal for what we were looking for. We needed a place for five people and two dogs for three nights centrally located so my college bound daughter could visit NMU. This place got the job done. Nothing fancy, but very clean, functional, and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved having my pooch with us!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely little home in the quaint downtown of Marquette. I was up in Marquette for work for the week and I always have to leave my dog behind. This was great to be able to bring our dog, cook our own meals and relax right in downtown Marquette. Kitchen is fully stocked to make all meals if you want. The living room with comfy furniture and the TV's streaming capability was awesome! Having the large blankets to place on the furniture for our dog to lay on the furniture without guilt was a nice touch! Laundry facilities were great to have as well! Very nice home and the owner is fabulous as he was very receptive to all questions and desires to make your stay top notch! Thanks again! We would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Appleton, WI

Convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with our three kids (2, 10 and 12) and our dog. The set up was perfect for us - the older kids had their space downstairs and we had plenty of room upstairs for the two adults and the toddler.

The location was great - but the hills are killers!!! (Especially with a stroller.) We were in town for the Ore to Shore mountain bike race and while the guys raced, my daughter and I did a lot of wandering. It was great being able to bring our dog with us on vacation as well - he enjoyed hiking and did a day at the local doggy daycare.

The beds were not the most comfortable, but not the worst I've slept on either. The kitchen was well-equipped for making dinner each night. Having laundry facilities is huge when traveling with children. The fenced yard was very much appreciated by our dog.

The only issue we had was with only one key, and two adults splitting up to go in different directions, remembering to put the key back in the box outside was an issue and we ended up locked out (husband said he put it back when he left with the boys, I left with my daughter and locked the door behind me, and then found out it was sitting on the kitchen table...) My suggestion would be to have two keys so each adult can have one (this may have been done already, though). But, the owner's family in town (owner lives out of town) were very helpful getting us back in. :)

We enjoyed our stay and the place worked perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, thanks for the helpful feedback! We upgraded beds at the end of September '16, our originals were new but basic and kinda hard. New Sealy in the master is a queen and very comfortable. Hope to have you back to try again!
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Chicago, IL

Fabulous house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time renting this house for a long weekend. The layout of the house allowed for 5 of us to sleep more the comfortably and I loved the open layout of the living room and kitchen. We had a great time cooking and also took advantage of the new BBQ in the backyard and loved being able to let our dog in the yard while we grilled. While I only tried one bed, everyone else said their's were super comfy like mine. Shower and big bathroom were lovely. There is also a large dining room table in the basement which was perfect for big dinners.

The location is perfect. We walked downtown and checked out a few restaurants, shops and breweries. There were even growlers that we used to fill up with delicious beer at the Vierling! The owner was super easy to work with and the house was very clean when we arrived. So much to do around Marquette, I appreciated all the pamphlets showing where the waterfalls are! I will definitely be coming back next summer to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed the new furniture and beds.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sawyer International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marquette Golf Course
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
McCarty's Cove
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner'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.