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Large home located on the shores of Lake Superior and Big Bay Harbor of Refuge

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Right across from Big Bay Harbor

Beautiful home located on Squaw Beach and Big Bay Harbor of Refuge near Big Bay, MI approximately 30 miles North of Marquette, MI. Home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, stone fireplace, large kitchen, dining room, deck, and BBQ grill. Exceptional views. Beautiful sunrises. Northern lights. Great for star gazing. Watch boats approaching the harbor. Town of Big Bay located about 1 mile from home.

Mary Pat Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Mary Pat Johnson

We were born and raised in Marquette/Big Bay area. Always had a great love for Lake Superior and the UP. Never wanted to leave.

Mary Pat Johnson purchased this house in 2011

Why Mary Pat Johnson chose Big Bay

This was a dream home of my parents. They built late in life, but were able to enjoy 8 years of what my Dad called 'His Heaven'.

What makes this house unique

Located inside the Big Bay Harbor of Refuge.

Watch boats coming and going. The break wall can put on a spectacular waterfall-like show in a storm


Big Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom overlooks entrance to harbor and beach. Queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Large home located on the shores of Lake Superior and Big Bay Harbor of Refuge
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home provided plenty of room for my brothers family and ours and was located conveniently within driving distance from Marquette . We have been spending our summer vacations together for the past 10 years picking a different place in Northern Michigan every year. We all agreed this was our favorite trip so far. We were able to swim & kayak on Lake Superior , swim in local water falls as well as drive to Pictured Rocks for day trips. Mary Pat was very accommodating for us and we look forward to coming back here !!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

Attending a wedding in Marquette, so needed lots of room for all the groomsmen. This home was perfect for all of us. There were plenty of beds and separation for the guys and their girlfriends (and for me!) Loved having the water on all sides of the house, so all the rooms had views! The beach was great. Would have liked one more shower for when they were all getting ready, but we managed! The kitchen was well equipped and we loved having the extra refrigerator. Mary Pat was great to work with and very pleasant. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glenn & Cindy

  • 5 of 5

Up from downstate absolutely loved accomadations. Gorgeous lakeviews, sheltered beach for our boat. Launch mere minutes away also close to Lake Independance, great fishing a Great layout for families, spacious and beautifully maintained. No one will be disappointed

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terry and family from Plymouth, MI

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I, our son and his wife and four children (6 yrs and under) stayed here the first week in August, 2015. The home was wonderful, excellent views with water on 3 sides and great sunrises. Kids enjoyed swimming on private beach and adults used the kayaks provided. Everyone had a great time and the owner, Mary Pat, was great. She was easy to work with and even allowed us to show up early which was awesome after an 8 plus hour drive with 4 small kids. She made us feel like family. We can't say enough good things about this property or the owners. We will come back to this one!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terriffic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was absolutely wonderful. The house was beautifully decorated, very spacious and wonderfully positioned on a small peninsula which provided us with a semi-private beach and nice cool breeze in the evenings. We stayed for 1 week but it seemed like only a few days. Mary Pat was a terrific host and made sure that we had all the things necessary to make our vacation perfect. We will definitely be coming back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. The cabin has everything you could possibly need. We spent two weeks 6/27 - 7/11 2015 and had a great time. We had guests from New Zeland, Latvia and Sweden as well as many from MI. The beach is clean and sandy. There is plenty of space to spread out for large groups. Thanks Mary Pat.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Thunderbay Inn
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Marquette Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
County Road 550
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thunderbay Inn
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Car: recommended

Beautiful home located on Squaw Beach and Big Bay Harbor of Refuge in Big Bay, MI which is approximately 30 miles north of Marquette, MI. Home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, beautiful stone fireplace, large fully equipped kitchen, dining room, loft area, skylights. Outdoor features include, front and back decks, including a walk out deck from the front bedroom, gas grill, log swing, swimming beach and beach for access to boating. Exceptional views of the Lake Superior coastline. Beautiful sunrises can be viewed while having your morning cup of coffee in the living room. See the Northern Lights. Away from city lights, the star gazing is exceptional. Watch boats approaching the harbor. Walk the beach which is only steps from the front door. Town of Big Bay located about 1 mile from home.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

Full payment due when booking

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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