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Fully Outfitted Vacation Cottage On The Au Train River

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed, 1 Bath Cottage Roost Above The River With Awesome View

Newer home with two bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a queen bed. A twin foldaway is also available. Equipped with gas stove, full size refrigerator, washer and dryer, furnace, and wood stove. Plenty of cook wear, plates, etc... Towels and linens included. Huge deck overlooking the river with stairway down to river platform for swimming, launching your boat,or just relaxing. Charcoal grill, picnic and patio table, fire pit, 2 kayaks with paddles and life vests. Paddling the Au Train in a canoe, kayak or SUP is a very relaxing experience. Put in at the cabin pull out 2-3 hours later less than a mile away. Access up the river to Au Train Lake for great fishing. Further down the river to Lake Superior.


Owner
David Berg
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About David Berg

4th generation Yooper with a love of the Hiawatha National Forest and the surrounding outdoors. I spend as much time possible exploring out my back door and find new and wonderful places every year. The Au Train River is one of the places we always take company for a relaxing paddle. It's a great summer tradition.

David Berg purchased this cottage in 2014

Why David Berg chose Upper Peninsula

I live close by on Lake Superior and chose to purchase a rental property in Au Train because it is centrally located to many excellent outdoor activities and provides a serene experience with a touch of the old resort area feel.

What makes this cottage unique

The river is at your doorstep and Au Train Lake and Lake Superior are only a mile away. Lake Superior is not popular for swimming since it is so cold, but the beach in Au Train is a very popular swimming area. When my dad was a kid in the 1930's he would hitch rides with his friends, standing on the car's running boards, to get to this favorite beach. This area also provides great paddling opportunities in the bay, river, or dozens of nearby inland lakes. Of course the big draws are pictured rocks and grand island, but there are so many things to do in any direction. Great hiking and biking (Marquette and Munising have many miles of great mountain biking trails), boating, fishing, birding, sightseeing, and in the winter skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Never get tired of adventure here. On the other hand, it's also a great place to kick up your feet and relax.

Amenities

Au Train Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stocked with towels, TP, and handsoap. Shampoo/soap/shower gel not provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main bedroom is part of larger suite with French doors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen and a twin trundle bed
  • 4 people fit very comfortably, 5 is pushing it unless 3 children share a bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests provide their own housekeeping. Guests have been very clean. Owners do inspect and spot clean. Please leave the cottage as you found it. Cell phone coverage is okay with Verizon. Not so good with At&T or T-mobile according to guests. Thank you.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Fully Outfitted Vacation Cottage On The Au Train River
average rating of 4.927273 based on 55 reviews
5

Incredibly relaxing, breathtaking views. House is super homey. Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect - it's located right near a bend in the river, giving the back porch the most immaculate views (at any time of day... just wow). Kayaks are clean and in good shape, life vests are provided, and the river is docile. Inside, the house feels just like home. You can literally see all 3 doors to the house from the master bed, and everything you can possibly need is provided for you. I can't express how impressed my boyfriend and I both were with this home, and its location. Really the perfect spot, and the owner seems like the man. That was our phrase throughout our entire stay. "Do you think there's toothpicks?" "Of course, Dave's the man." And sure enough, toothpicks, there were. Wow is the only word I can go out on. Wow!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Like wow man! Thanks! We like people to enjoy it.
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5

Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

It is such a peaceful place. I would definitely recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Stay In the UP

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the UP and the cottage on the Au Train river made it wonderful. It is right on the river with steps leading down to the dock where we launch the cottage's 2 kayaks with 2 of our own and paddled all the way to Lake Superior, twice. It is early in the season and the peaceful setting was wonderful to enjoy. On colder mornings, sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee and looking out the many windows that overlooked the river and surrounding forest was great. We were able to truly relax. Our teenage boys did not have any problems staying busy with ready access to the river, Au Train Lake, and hiking. They had to choose to sit still, even on days with a light drizzle...on went the rain gear and out went the boys. We are looking forward to booking the cottage for a repeat trip, next year.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cottage on the river

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just great. The full back deck and windows inside all along the deck were just wonderful to sit and look out from any room. I enjoyed the quiet with a glass of wine just looking down at the river and listening to the birds. Waking up in the morning and being able to look out to the river was so peaceful and comforting. I truly enjoyed my stay

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and views from the deck. The home was well appointed for all our needs. The host was very accessible also. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My favorite place!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great!! So cozy and fully furnished and priced right!! The owners are gracious as long as you leave the place the way you find it!! perfect location also!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
M28
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Marquette
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Au train/Lake Superior
Car: necessary

Au Train is a great base camp for the many regional activities available to tourists.

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Rates & Availability

Au Train Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$900
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
Winter 2017/18
Nov 1 2017 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
Winter 2018/19
Nov 1 2018 - May 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Questions about rates or payment? Just ask. You may request to pay 50% at the time of booking with the balance due 30 days prior to your stay. Just ask. Thank you. Cancellation Policy: Full refund prior to 30 days of check-in date. At owner's discretion within 30 days of check-in date.

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.
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