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Lake Superior Property - Outstanding Views of the Big Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-10)

Located on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula near Calumet, This smoke-free home/cottage is only 400 feet from the mouth of the Tobacco River and located on 230' of Lake Superior lakeshore. Approximately 15 miles from Lake Linden and Calumet. Nearest village is Gay. The views, breezes and waves are simply fantastic.

Home is located on the Gay/Lac LaBelle Road with easy access year round (available for rent all seasons). Peak periods are Memorial Day to Labor Day, and early-September to mid-October and Christmas to early March (snowmobile season).

This property has a spectacular view of the Lake from all the main living areas and bedrooms. The multi-level deck allows you to enjoy the summer breezes or the fall colors with family and friends.

Lower level features a heated garage great for storing the snowmobiles during the snowy winter nights. Also on the lower level is the laundry area, and one bedroom containing a double lower and single upper bunk bed (sleeps three). The other bunk sleeps two.

Upper level features beautiful red maple and cherry hardwood vaulted ceiling and open design from kitchen, dining and living room for great views of the lake and easy conversation. Master bedroom features a queen bed and 180 degree view of the lake. Bathroom is a full bath including bathtub and shower. DISH Network TV is included.

Exterior of property has children’s play set and open yard down to the Lake edge. Property is slightly elevated from the lake enhancing the lake view, but requires a few steps down to the Lake.

The Tobacco River (about 400 feet away) is known as one of the best trout streams in the Keweenaw. Old restored pier 500 feet the other way brings back memories of old copper mining days gone by.

Visit our web link for more photos and information or e-mail us. This is a two-story home and is a great rental and launching point for exploring the Keweenaw.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Gay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated Garage, full deck w/ patio furniture, Outdoor firepit near the lake. Children's playset.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Lake Superior Property - Outstanding Views of the Big Lake
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

More than expected

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for snowmobiling it is right on the trail, very clean with everything you might need pots pans blender hand mixer microwave ext. There is a charcoal grill on the deck as well as the garage. Fuel is less then a mile away on the trail. We highly recommend this great property.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Our party of two couples enjoyed the location of this home on Lake Superior. It was a great base for our stay, and we loved the views. The kitchen was well-supplied, and dining on the deck with a home-cooked meal and the view of the lake in the sunshine was marvelous. The home was comfortable and had most everything we needed.

We were disappointed, however, in numerous things. For instance, the living and dining room furniture looks lovely in photos, but has been treated harshly. (A footstool was taped, the dining table's surface is in bad condition, and a dining chair was wobbly.) The downstairs bedroom's roll-up window shade had a hole repaired with scotch tape, and would not roll up the next day, so we could not enjoy the lake view.

The downstairs bathroom was the biggest disappointment. Located out in the garage, one is required to go down three stairs from the house into the garage, walk 10 steps, then up three stairs into the bathroom. It is not finished, but only roughed-in, with studs showing or covered with shower curtain-type material; the mirror is placed too high to use, there are no shelves for toiletries, and the window with unfinished window sill is covered by a wall hanging smaller than the window, so no privacy. The sauna, of course, is absolutely gorgeous, but we did not use that.

We all had difficulty with the burners on the stove not working properly. Some dishes were cracked and chipped, a knife was broken, and the plastic ice trays were not refilled, but were mostly empty and broken. There is an ice maker but it was not hooked up, so we made do with the broken ice trays. It would have been nice to have a bag of ice supplied. A drawer in the kitchen is so loose that when you open it, it almost falls out onto your foot, which happened to each of us. This drawer issue has been mentioned in past reviews, but obviously not addressed. The telescope in the photo seems much larger than the actual one in the home. The fire pit was left full of trash and beer cans and bottles, so I had to clean it in order to use it.

Other than these problems and misrepresentations, which are not small, in our estimation, we did enjoy the view and the amenities that were provided, and we had a good time. I would not recommend the home to a friend, unless these problems are dealt with or disclosed. It was not as nice as I had been led to believe.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Ron and Mary. We are very sorry to hear your stay was less than perfect. We try to put many photos so there are no surprises. Seeing your feedback makes us realize we need to make sure all photos are current. We have some original photos from a few years ago and will update. As for the kitchen range had we known of the problem during your stay we would have gotten someone right over. We have since had a service man look at it and he replaced one igniter and cleaned two others and all is working great again with the range/oven (10/20/16). And, based on your feedback we have edited the listing to be more clear that the second shower/toilet/bathroom is part of the sauna. We haven't had the cleaners take time to go down by the lake edge to check on garbage that may be left in the firepit. I apologize that was missed by us. Again, we are very sorry to hear your stay was less than perfect and that we didn't get a chance to correct some of the issues while you were still there.
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Perfect Keweenaw Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect northern escape to the Keweenaw. The cabin was just as described....the views of the Huron Mountains and the bay changed with each change in the weather. Sitting on the back deck, watching the waves one day to calm rolling swells the next. We gazed at the Milky Way and had an added treat of Northern Lights! It was the perfect spot to use as a base as we explored the magic of Copper Country. The sauna was an added treat for a vacation rental. The owners were great to deal with and very gracious. We would recommend this cabin to anyone seeking a quiet relaxing get away with all the Keweenaw has to offer so within reach!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to have lots of snow to enjoy winter activities such as xc-/ and downhill skiing. And we truly experienced it. Knowing the Keweenaw area from a previous xc- ski race in March (The Great Bear Chase) we assumed that this area must receive a lot of snow in the winter. It felt nice and cozy in our cabin and we had plenty of space to play, eat and relax with our family of 5 especially when the temperatures were really low and the wind chill not so inviting to go outside. We loved the Sauna and tranquility of the area, away from the bigger towns like Calumet or Houghton. We also enjoyed the winter view of Lake Superior and the build-up ice on the shore. Our teenager is dreaming of going snowmobiling up there and starting right outside on the trails of the vacation home. That would actually be very lovely. Skiing is as excellent as it can get in the Midwest with the highest mountain Bohemia (900 ft.). They do not groom and if there is fresh powder snow like we experienced it, the downhill skiing is great for advanced and expert skiers. There are many trails throughout the area for xc- skiing (classic and skating) as well as snowshoeing. However, the best xc- skiing for us was in Swedetown/ Calumet with their great sledding hill and a 1 km "Cookie-trail" loop for our younger xc-skiers.

Thank you for the reliable and easy communication and sharing your property with us. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family (my parents plus 3 younger siblings) all greatly enjoyed this cabin. We came up to the UP for a long weekend and things could not have gone better. It was easy to communicate with the owners, easy to pay for it, and easy to access once we arrived. The owners were gracious enough to allow us to bring our two dogs (a lab and a German Shepherd) which was a huge bonus for us. We loved being so close to the river and hiking trails. The view of Lake Superior is just breathtaking. The kitchen had everything we needed to do everything from grilling out one night to making chili the next. The lawn was the perfect size to play lawn games (ladder ball, catch, etc.) and the kids loved the big rocks to climb on. The bathrooms worked out perfect with one being downstairs so we could undress, warm up, and get clean all without tracking dirt into the house. We were even able to do a load of laundry when we got a little too wet during an ill advised kayaking expedition into Superior! During rainy times there were plenty of books for all ages and board games. One night we watched a movie too.

I would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking to escape the grind of daily life. It met every need we had and the set up could not have been more perfect. Thank you for sharing this amazing property with us!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake in the Hills, IL

Great views

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. Was very peaceful and what a great view. You could definitely get "lost" just staring out the window and watching and hearing the water. We found the house to be clean and would consider renting from Mark and Jodi again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Houghton County
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Calumet Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
Gay Laclabelle Rd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gay Bar`
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Mt. Bohemia
Nearest Beach
on property
Car: recommended

Downhill Skiing at Mt, Bohemia and Mt, Ripley


Rates & Availability

Gay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Initial reservation deposit is due 10 days after receiving your contract from us. The reservation deposit becomes your security deposit upon check-in. Rent/tax is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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