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Located on the Beautiful sandy shores of Lake Superior. family & pet friendly!!

Chocolay charter Township, MI, USA
  • Cottage680 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

1 Bedroom W/ Loft Carriage House On Sandy Lake Superior, sleeps 6

This 1 bedroom, with loft, carriage house sleeps up to 6 people. It is on the sandy shores of Lake Superior (approximately 250 ft. from the water), which has incredible sunsets. There is air conditioning and wi-fi for your pleasure during your stay at this quant carriage house. There is also a grill and fire pit to use when the beach is too windy for fires. This is a very family friendly place to stay, as well most dogs are welcome with permission also a non refundable $50 fee per dog (no more than two dogs at a time.) We are located just 2 miles west of Lakenanland which is a sculpture park, where in the winter you can park and ride your snowmobiles on the main trial network in the U.P. . We are located 7 miles east of Harvey, 12 east of marquette and 29 miles west of munising. The U.P. is known for snowmobile and Skiing fun! There are miles upon miles of mountain biking and hiking trails just outside this wonderful spot!!


Robin Smith

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Robin Smith

I was born and raised in Marquette, MI here on this property. I am a licensed hairdresser, licensed Massage therapist and certified Yoga teacher through yoga alliance. My goal here is to turn the main house into a healing retreat center. It was a bed & breakfast when I was growing up, so I "learned the ropes" from my mom and plan to take the legacy on, adding a few amenities to offer to our guests, such as personalized yoga classes or massage, or couples massage. This is a great place to stay if you are looking to engulf yourself in peace and beauty, somewhat disconnecting from our normal everyday busy lives. Our paradise is too magical not to share with the world.

Robin Smith purchased this Cottage in 1924

Why Robin Smith chose Chocolay charter Township

On Lake Superior, on the snowmobile trail, back country cross country skiing, fall colors, peaceful get-a-way.

What makes this Cottage unique

Quaint, perfect getaway, miles of sandy beach to walk and enjoy. A wonderful place to base your U.P. adventure.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 1
        queen sized bed. Bedroom 2 (loft): 2 twin beds. there is a double hideaway in the living area.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            We are located on the beautiful sandy shores of Lake Superior!!!
          • Lakefront
            You can see the lake from the deck of our carriage house!! Just across the yard and over the bank!!! Miles of beautiful sandy beach!! (Approximately 250 ft. from the waterfront.)


              • Away From It All


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            Full kitchen available.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            some spices/ coffee/ tea/coffee filters
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 3 people


                                  • Books
                                    a few classics!!!
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blue ray player
                                  • Games
                                    we offer some board games, as well as cribbage, and some puzzles.
                                  • Television
                                    with blue ray player, you can stream hulu and netflix. we do not have cable tv.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Very limited. Some available at the main house.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        outdoor gas grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • museums
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing


                                                              • Please note: we have hard water. but it is clear now!! There is a water cooler for drinking water.

                                                                25 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great time

                                                                mike S.

                                                                Great time. Place was nice and the owner made us feel welcome. We would return. Lots to do in the area.

                                                                Always enjoy staying at this beautiful property and Robin is a gracious, thoughtful host.

                                                                Kim F.

                                                                This is the third time we've stayed at this lovely beach house and enjoy it every time. Highly recommend!

                                                                This property has an amazing view with amazing hosts❤️

                                                                Renee F.Oshkosh, Wi

                                                                We are from the city. Escaping to the North is a passion of my husband and I but we are not able to do this often. We were able to arrive and walk into this cozy property and have all the comforts of home. Just a few hundred feet from our rental was an all sandy shore along Lake Superior- complete with bear tracks one of the nights we stayed and cougar tracks twice. The sunsets were gorgeous to say the least! You won’t be disappointed!

                                                                Fun and relaxing

                                                                Shari C.Boyne City, Michigan

                                                                Quaint cottage on beautiful, sandy private beach. Perfect for swimming, kayaking or sunbathing. We enjoyed being close to Marquette and all it has to offer. Teens loved the cliff diving at Presque Isle Park! We had campfires on the beach and the hosts were gracious and kind. Just the right size for two adults and our kids stayed in the loft-a perfect summer getaway.

                                                                Cute carriage house with a beautiful Lake Superior beach

                                                                nicole m.

                                                                My family and I really enjoyed our stay here. Our hosts, Robin and Joshua, were amazing! Incredibly attentive and Robin promptly answered any questions we had. Bonfires at sunset on the beach are a must up there. We brought our paddleboards with us and my sister and I loved taking them out when the water was calm. The surrounding area is great, black rocks, dead river falls, and Marquette are all great places to visit. I loved that I could bring my dog with us, she enjoyed the beach and the home as well. We were definitely satisfied with our stay!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! you have an amazing family. We were happy to host the five of you! Hopefully we will see you again in the future!

                                                                Pretty and "Pet Friendly," Relaxing Retreat

                                                                Melisa C.Hoffman Estates

                                                                This property is in a very pretty and relaxing setting, just a short walk from the beach. The views and sounds by day and night are calming and we truly appreciated being able to bring our dogs (there is a pet cleaning fee). Robin and Joshua are friendly and responsive and go out of their way to make sure guests have what they need. But you may want to bring some extra bottled water if you drink a lot of water, as what you get from the sink is well water and salty. They have a water cooler in the house for use and we went through a couple jugs pretty quickly since we were hiking every day.

                                                                We stayed here for our anniversary and also while visiting our daughter at NMU. If you are going into Marquette, it's a lot of driving back and forth, and about a 20 minute drive to get into town and the shops, restaurants, etc. We loved Sweet Water Cafe for breakfast and the Steinhaus and Lagniappe were good for dinner. Munising is not too far the opposite direction if you are looking to try restaurants and sites away from Marquette.

                                                                Definitely make time to walk down the beach and see the eagle's nest, drive to Pictured Rock's Lake shore and hike Hogback Mountain and Dead River Falls. Especially in the Fall.

                                                                We enjoyed sitting on the deck at night and viewing the stars and also the fire pit outside where there was plenty of wood. We also appreciated Robin's attention to details on things like coffee filters, hangers, super soft-clean sheets, a lot of extra pillows and towels in the house. Thanks for a very nice and relaxing week in a lovely home-away-from-home!


                                                                Chocolay charter Township, MI, USA

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                                                                25 Reviews
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