Perfect Location! Lake Superior View, Autrain River (Kayak), Snowmobile Trail(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Our cottage is located in the village of Au Train where life's a beach! Whether its summer, fall or winter, nature is always inviting with its seasonal changes. It truly is an 'out of city experience' for all seasons. There is nothing like a walk on the beach, a swim in crystal clear water, kayaking/canoeing and fishing til your heart's content, snowmobiling directly from cottage to trail, or just touring the area looking at the beautiful fall colors. Beautiful Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake and it's just a hop, skip, and jump across the road! It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Upper Peninsula.
Our Cottage IS THE ONLY COTTAGE IN THE VILLAGE WITH A VIEW OF LAKE SUPERIOR!
Enjoy the unique deck while gazing out onto the beautiful blue hues of Lake Superior and listening to the waves crashing against the shoreline. Imagine this moment! The cottage is set back in a private area off the road and adjoins the owner's property. Plenty of trees for a privacy buffer. The cottage is the only rental on the property! We have plenty of area for boats, trailers, campers, etc.
In the winter, snowmobiling is directly out the front door. No need to trailer the machines. Ample parking for snowmobile trailers. Snowshoe or cross country ski down DNR trail #417 which runs adjacent to the property or across the sand dunes to experience Lake Superior's wild winter waves. Ice Climbing is also popular along the Pictured Rocks shoreline. We even have an Ice Fest weekend in February. About 20 miles away is a small community which hosts their famous 'Outhouse Races' the third week in February! Huge crowds come to watch home-made outhouses race down the streets of Trenary on a thick sheet of snow and ice.
Kayak/canoe launch on the Au Train River across the street with fishing pier and handicap boat launch within 200 ft. Kayak down the famous Au Train River or out into the fresh clear water of Lake Superior. Great winds for kite surfers too! Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a short 12 miles away which features the famous Pictured Rocks Boat Tours, Shipwreck Boat Tours, and hiking along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
The UPSCALE cottage was just built in 2014 which features tongue and groove knotty pine vaulted ceiling in the living room/dining room and knotty pine hardwood flooring. Master BR features a hickory queen size platform bed with 6 drawers for storage and a closet. Second BR features one twin bunk bed and one full size bunk bed both made of solid pine and sturdy enough for adult use. Three drawers under twin bunk for storage. Bathroom consists of full sized washer & dryer and tub/shower combo. Kitchen showcases new stainless steel range and a 6' counter for serving/eating meals. Some say the counter tops resemble birch trees. Plenty of cabinet space with Lake Superior rock drawer pulls on the cabinets. Refrig and built in microwave & dishwasher. Table seats 4-6 and counter seats 2-4. Bright beachy theme displaying Lake Superior photos. Table top gas grill is available and small propane bottles are included.
Our landscaping is a work in progress as we have to work in between our guests schedules. Our guests have commented, "We feel like we were the first ones here." I take much pride in keeping the cottage very clean for our guests enjoyment and comfort.
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Member since: 2014
- 800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Au Train is an all seasons recreational area. You'll love it! We are on the corner of big beautiful Lake Superior and Au Train River allowing for the enjoyment of kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, jet skiing, paddleboarding..all water sports imaginable. Walking the sand dunes along Lake Superior is just across the highway. Then 12 miles away is the Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises, Glass Bottom Boat Ride, and the Rip Tide Ride. Hiawatha National Forest & Pictured Rocks National Shoreline for hiking, biking, ATV, and viewing tons of waterfalls. Lakenland is 20 minutes to the east and is a self-guided tour of a maze of metal sculptures from a local artist. Our winter wonderland consists of fantastic snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice climbing, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery after a snowfall. The Eben Ice Caves are 15 minutes away with a spectacular sight of ice formations hanging from cliffs. Make sure to bring slip on cleats for boots and your camera. ...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
Brand New Samsung extra large washer in cottage. Guests will be instructed on use. Please use only HE detergent. Minimal detergent supplied. NO WASHING BEACH TOWELS OR ANY CLOTHING CONTAINING SAND....moreless
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- Outdoor Grill:
Ski & Snowboard:
Snowmobile from cottage to trail. Cross Country skiing available on the DNR Trail located adjacent to cottage. 'Ski in and Ski out' accessibility. Snowshoe the sand dunes of Lake Superior from door...moreless
- Water Sports Gear:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter Season-Basic TV only
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
May 1 - May 21, 2017
2 night min stay
May 22 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Fall Season
Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Winter Season-Basic TV only
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Housecleaning $80
- Tax Rate 6%
Prices are subject to change until reservation deposit is made. Please add 6% Tax to the stated rental rates. Preferred payment method for credit card is through VRBO/Home Away. Bank Money Order, Cashier's Check, or Personal Check can also be written and mailed to my home address. A personal check must be received 30 days prior to check in date.
100% of payment refunded if cancelled within 30 days of check-in date. 50% of payment will be held if cancelled less than 30 days of check-in date, unless we can fill your reservation, in which case you will be fully refunded or prorated, depending on the situation.
No tents without approval & a tenting fee will apply.
Electric cars will automatically be charged $10/day.
Sorry, no pets accepted. Thank you.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Hiawatha National Forest encompasses the majority of Alger County with it's miles of hiking trails, tons of waterfalls, and the famous 'Pictured Rocks National LakeShore'. In the winter, Pictured Rocks is well-known for ice climbing along the shoreline.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My husband and I purchased the property in 2005 but it wasn't until 2013 & 2014 that we started to remodel the little one bedroom cabin. Well, it has now turned into a beautiful little cottage with an addition of two large bedrooms and a large bath. The only item left in the cabin was the pine flooring. All else was removed and rebuilt. We added 3 inches of spray foam to all walls for extra insulation for warmth and sound. In the spring of 2015 we hope to finish the landscaping. We built a boardwalk going into the cottage with stairs going down to the fire pit area.
Why the Owner Chose Au Train, MI, USA:
My husband's family settled here many years ago from Quebec, Canada. In this small community you are either a relative or a one-time tourist who just couldn't leave. Make sure you look for the bridge over the Au Train River which is named after our family...'The Doucette Bridge'. It is even on most maps
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Unique Benefits about this cottage is Location, Location, Location. It is sort of located in a triangle with Lake Superior across the the M-28 Hwy and Au Train River across the Forest Lake Rd...all no less than a 3 minute walk (check out the area map). Au Train River is famous for its canoe & kayak trips as it is a slow, shallow, sandy meandering river going out into Lake Superior. Au Train is located in the middle of Munising and Marquette in which both cities have Lake Superior shoreline recreational activities. Marquette was just named one of the top 25 travel destinations in the world! Munising boasts its Pictured Rocks Boat Tours which are like No Other! The last two summers we have seen a dramatic increase in tourists visiting the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, partly due to the exposure of our National Parks.
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Cottage sits above fire pit among tall norway pines and overlooks Lake Superior
Kitchen with ample counter space for preparing and serving meals.
Bird's eye view of open concept, Living Rm, Dining area & Kitchen
Living Room with unique fan & knotty pine vaulted ceiling. New Samsung wall TV.
Twin bunk bed, Full bunk bed, 3 storage drawers. All new Mattresses, bed linens
New tub/shower combo with glass shower doors.
Unique railing for serving breakfast, sipping coffee and listening to the waves.
Beautiful catch! Dylan was fishing in the Au Train River across the road.
Sunrise on the Lake Superior Beach at 6 a.m. By 10 am the swimming begins.
Au Train River flowing out into Lake Superior with swimmers enjoying the beach.
Sandhill Cranes walking close to the property.
Snowshoeing can be done out the front door on the DNR Trail. Rentals available.
Side view with boardwalk extending around and down to the fire pit area.
Another view of open dining concept
Master Bedroom. Hickory bed with 6 drawers. New Mattress, pillows, bed linens
New extra large Samsung washer/dryer in bathroom
Fire pit area in front of cottage. We have tons of wood so don't buy any!
Kayak/Canoe Launch at the AuTrain River just across the road from cottage.
Au Train Beach on Lake Superior
Windsurfing in the Fall.
Ice Climbers Paradise!
Aerial view of beautiful Au Train River & Lake Superior.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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