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Perfect Location! Lake Superior View, Autrain River (Kayak), Snowmobile Trail

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Cottage sits above fire pit among tall norway pines and overlooks Lake Superior

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Hey SNOWMOBILERS.....WE HAVE SNOW! Just shoveled out from a 3 day blizzard and are located directly on the DNR Snowmobile Trail. Easy access in and out. We have reduced our rates this year as we disconnected our internet and premium tv channels....sorry but we were going to close up....so instead we are passing on the savings to you, our guests. Hope to see you this year, beautiful scenery overlooking the icy bergs of Lake Superior.

When you go to the beach what do you want to see? THE BEACH!
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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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years of age to rent without a parent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry......moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    6 storage drawers & all new bedding, inc. mattress....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

    One twin bunk & one full bunk bed. 3 storage drawers....moreless

  • Both Bedrooms fully carpeted. All new mattresses and bedding linens. Closet in Bedroom 1. Both bunk beds in Bedroom 2 are sturdy enough for adult use....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    New Samsung washer/dryer. Guest will be instructed on use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Will be installing a DVD player this winter....moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games for all ages. 2 decks of playing cards. 2 preschool puzzles and one adult puzzle....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable with expanded basic channels, up to 120 channels from May 1st through Nov 1st only. Only basic cable TV from Nov 1st through April 30th....moreless

  • Television:

    WoooHooo, a brand new 46" wall mount wireless Samsung TV now in Living Room. 120 expanded Basic Channels through cable only May 1st through Nov. 1st. November through May only basic channels....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Our small village of Au Train is in a rural setting....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    While at the cottage, Ski or Snowmobile from the front door of the cottage out to DNR trail #417 which runs adjacent to the cottage....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Ski or snowmobile back to the cottage off DNR trail #417 which runs adjacent to the cottage....moreless

  • Village:

    Small quaint village. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Lake Superior View...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table is pub height table & chairs for 4. Two extra chairs for seating at island. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A portable window AC unit in Dining Room Window. Large ceiling fans in living room, and master bedroom. We will be installing new ceiling fan in bunk bedroom this winter. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand New Samsung extra large dryer in cottage. Guests will be instructed on use. NO DRYING BEACH TOWELS or ANY CLOTHING CONTAINING SAND! OUTSIDE CLOTHESLINE AVAILABLE....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New (summer, 2014) propane gas furnace for very cozy, comfortable evenings....moreless

  • Internet:

    YES, we have free Internet from May 1st to Nov. 1st each year. We do not have internet Nov through April 30th....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Yes....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open concept with Living room/dining room/kitchen. Cathedral ceiling with knotty pine tongue & groove....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for snowmobile trailers and several cars. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line. Verizon cell tower close by....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, but please bring own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Both a 4 & 12 cup coffee pot in cottage....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils provided inc pots and pans and bakeware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built in....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Iron and ironing board available upon request. Great work space with extra large island for food prep. No food items supplied, except a starter basket of coffee and tea....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new (10/2014) built in stainless steel Microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless steel ceramic top NEW oven/range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Many spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New refrig and freezer, 2016...moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic top, stainless steel NEW oven/range. Cooking MUST be done on Low Heat or spill overs occur easily....moreless

  • Toaster:

    two slice toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    There are many trails available or just ride the shoulder of the roads. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Lake Superior for boating...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered porch for protection against weather. Deck for summer enjoyment attached to front of cottage....moreless

  • Golf:

    The famous Greywalls located 35 miles away in Marquette. Munising Golf 15 miles away. Northern Michigan University Golf course, 20 miles away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak/Canoe handicapped accessible launch across road from cottage. Kayak out into Lake Superior or Kayak the beautiful Au Train River. Rentals available from owners. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Always working on landscaping! When finished will include a stone pathway off property towards beach & Larger lawn area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small table top gas grill available. We provide small propane tanks and grill lighter....moreless

  • 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

  • Tennis:

    Tennis Courts in Munising....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels to rent. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season-Basic TV only
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,225
Spring
May 1 - May 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
Summer
May 22 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,450
Fall Season
Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
Late Fall Season
Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$185 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
Winter Season-Basic TV only
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$185 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,295

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Housecleaning $80
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sawyer International Airport, Marquette, MI
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brownstone Inn, Christmas Kewadin Casino, & Foggys
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Grand Island Ferry to Pictured Rocks
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Marquette Greywalls & Munising Golf Course & NMU
Au Train, MI, USA
Nearest Motorway
M28 Highway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Brownstone Restaurant, Casino, & Foggy's Bar
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Marquette Mountain, Marquette, MI
Au Train, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Au Train Beach across the road from the cottage.

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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Photos

  • Cottage sits above fire pit among tall norway pines and overlooks Lake Superior

    Cottage sits above fire pit among tall norway pines and overlooks Lake Superior

  • Kitchen with ample counter space for preparing and serving meals.

    Kitchen with ample counter space for preparing and serving meals.

  • Bird's eye view of open concept, Living Rm, Dining area & Kitchen

    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.

    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

    Twin bunk bed, Full bunk bed, 3 storage drawers. All new Mattresses, bed linens

  • New tub/shower combo with glass shower doors.

    New tub/shower combo with glass shower doors.

  • Unique railing for serving breakfast, sipping coffee and listening to the waves.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Au Train River flowing out into Lake Superior with swimmers enjoying the beach.

  • Sandhill Cranes walking close to the property.

    Sandhill Cranes walking close to the property.

  • Snowshoeing can be done out the front door on the DNR Trail. Rentals available.

    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.

    Side view with boardwalk extending around and down to the fire pit area.

  • Another view of open dining concept

    Another view of open dining concept

  • Kitchen area.

    Kitchen area.

  • Master Bedroom. Hickory bed with 6 drawers.  New Mattress, pillows, bed linens

    Master Bedroom. Hickory bed with 6 drawers. New Mattress, pillows, bed linens

  • New extra large Samsung washer/dryer in bathroom

    New extra large Samsung washer/dryer in bathroom

  • Bathroom vanity

    Bathroom vanity

  • Fire pit area in front of cottage.  We have tons of wood so don't buy any!

    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.

    Kayak/Canoe Launch at the AuTrain River just across the road from cottage.

  • Au Train Beach on Lake Superior

    Au Train Beach on Lake Superior

  • Windsurfing in the Fall.

    Windsurfing in the Fall.

  • Ice Climbers Paradise!

    Ice Climbers Paradise!

  • Aerial view of beautiful Au Train River & Lake Superior.

    Aerial view of beautiful Au Train River & Lake Superior.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017

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