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Excellent Freighter View!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

For Freighter Enthusiasts The Ships Are In View For More Than 45 Minutes.

The Cottage on the Pointe in Barbeau. The St. Mary's River is on two sides. Relax and enjoy the Freighter View. The down-bound Freighters come into view and pass within 100 feet of the property. You can watch each one for approximately 45 minutes depending upon their speed.

- RV parking available with electric hookup

- Beautiful deck

- Peaceful surroundings

- Master bedroom

- Large loft area with bathroom

- Pull-out sofa

- Full kitchen with dishes, utensils and many appliances

- 2 High-def TV's with DVD player and Video Library

- Cable & Internet included (not guaranteed)

More Details

Kelly Bailo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Kelly Bailo

Kelly & Steve Bailo. Kelly grew up in nearby Sault Ste. Marie. She has a family in Barbeau. We both went to Michigan Technological University and we own our own business located in South Lyon, Michigan.

Kelly Bailo purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kelly Bailo chose Michigan

We love the UP and watching the Freighters! It is a one of a kind cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

The view of the Freighters is outstanding! Peaceful location. Great for a family get-away with all generations.


Barbeau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , *** there is NO bathtub available
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath off of Loft - sink & toilet only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Large Loft area
  • There is a bedroom downstairs with a double bed, a large loft area upstairs with 2 double beds and a sofa sleeper.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Excellent Freighter View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and everything was in working order. It was comfortable and very relaxing; views were spectacular. We have always enjoyed our visits to the "soo" and love watching and chasing ships. This was our first time staying at the house and we hope to have the opportunity again! The check in and out process was efficient and friendly. Thank you for a great family weekend. your friends from Green Bay, WI

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay and can't wait to return. Loved seeing the freighters up close like that. The house was very comfortable and all the windows allowed us to see the river from different angles.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marion, OH

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this place several times and look forward to our next trip. The cabin is well equipped and clean. The view is top-notch.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The cabin, located on a point next to the north end of the Rock Cut (downbound freighter channel between Barbeau and Neebish Island) is a wonderful location to watch the boats. We got lucky as traffic was heavy during our stay and we had 11 ships pass (not including the upbound ships which you can see from a distance and not including any that passed while we were asleep). Most were during the daytime hours which made for great photo ops.

The cabin itself is very nice and very comfortable with all the amenities of home. The MMC store down the road had everything we needed (even if we didn't know that we needed it!). If you love to watch freighters, this is the cabin you want to rent.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!! Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and just about everything one could need in the kitchen. Relaxing and comfortable. Although we only saw 3 ships during our stay, we were able to experience the fun of seeing the ships up close. We watched the one ship go thru the Soo locks and then headed back to the house and saw the ship up close and personal. As I said very comfortable and relaxing. The beds were comfortable and the water was hot. The house was CLEAN!!! Only bad part - Those in downstairs bedroom will hear everything that happens in upstairs loft. Nothing that one can't deal with. Thinking of coming next fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage exceeded our expectations! It was clean and had everything you could need and more. The title is spot on

with saying excellent freighter view! WOW! The cottage is set on a point where you can see the freighters coming and then pass

right by you, so close that sometimes we would even get a good morning from the captain. Perfect picture taking moments! This cottage not only has an excellent freighter view but a beautiful view of the water! We were looking to relax and unwind on our vacation and this was the perfect place to do it!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Barbeau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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