Best Beach on the Keweenaw - Big Traverse Bay on Lake Superior(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)
Year-round 26 x 28 Chalet-style lake house provides 180 degree view of Lake Superior, has central heating, full basement with laundry facilities, full bathroom with shower, and full kitchen. New in 2008: new carpeting throughout the cabin, new lakeside windows and new master bedroom bed. Available April through November--occasionally through Christmas, depending upon how early the heavy snow arrives (the county does not snowplow our road, thus access is limited once the snow season arrives).
The house's lake side has a 16’ deep x 28' wide deck. Main floor has one bedroom (with trundle/daybed), bathroom with 5’ shower, and a Great Room of kitchen, dining and family room. Family room has a woodburning stove. Interior is lined with Nordic White Spruce tongue and groove paneling imported from Scandinavia--providing a 'cozy ambiance'. Upstairs has two bedrooms; one bedroom has a queen bed and one twin bed, and the large master bedroom has windows overlooking the lake and includes a Queen-size bed and port-a-crib. Lie in bed while watching the moon rise over the lake,or--if you're an early riser, watch the sunrise each morning. Basement is well-lit and dry--and has full laundry facilities with washer and dryer; plenty of room to store bikes, skis, etc., and a private room with two futons.
This property is uniquely situated with a panoramic view of Lake Superior out the front side and a view out the cabin’s backside toward a large wetlands area with lagoon (suitable for canoeing and kayaking) and lots of wildlife: common sitings of bald eagles, sand hill cranes, beaver, geese, ducks, deer. Great blueberry picking in late summer/early fall on the property and nearby areas. Superb fall colors make autumn a nice time to visit.
Woodburning sauna with large changing room, great views of Lake Superior (from within the sauna), and a front patio. Firewood is provided for sauna and for the woodburning stove in the cabin.
Beach is 100+ feet deep and 200 feet wide--providing ample room for almost any kind of beach activity, including volleyball (volleyball net available). Outdoor burn pit on beach, with surrounding benches. Gather around the fire, cook up s'mores, listen to the waves and wildlife. You'll feel that stress fade away.
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Member since: 2005
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
This property is a dream place for kids--a huge beach, great swimming, volleyball, etc. A great place to do nature hikes, teaching/showing kids the wonders of nature. Quite a good selection of beach toys, cabin toys/games is provided....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Pets are only allowed indoors on the main level wood flooring and the basement. Renters must clean up all pet-related mess. The cool, sandy area under the large deck is a favorite place for pets to lounge and sleep during summer weather (cool, dry, and close to all the people activity)....moreless
There is a wheelchair-suitable wooden sidewalk from the driveway to the deck; wheelchair access to the cabin from the deck through main entry door (only a door sill between deck and cabin)....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Master bedroom on 2nd floor features a new log framed queen size bed with new pillow top mattress. Bedroom includes a closet, dresser, two night stands, table lamps, reading chair with ottoman. There is also room for a porta crib. Large windows overlook deck, beach, and Lake Superior. The other 2nd floor bedroom has a new queen and twin bed, night stands and window overlooking lagoon. The 1st floor bedroom has a twin bed with a trundle bed and views of the lagoon and beach area. Located across from the bathroom, this room is ideal for those not wishing to navigate stairs to the second floor. This bedroom includes a dresser, coat hooks, and night stand and reading light. Two futons are also included in a basement room along with a reading light and end table although we do not advertise this room as a bedroom due to a lack of egress and windows. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Full size stand up shower with two corner seats.
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The beach is this cabin's greatest feature. A pure white/beige sand beach is between the cabin and Lake Superior. Our property is 200' wide; the beach depth varies, but is typically 100' deep between the cabin and the water--plenty of room for volleyball, lounging, playing beach games, sitting around the firepit, etc. Benches surround the firepit (on the beach)....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
Living room is part of the open floor plan of the first floor. Great windows overlooking beach and Lake Superior. Couch, rocking chair, chair and foot stool, and coffee table furnish the living room....moreless
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Coffee Maker:
Plenty of nice pots and pans with lids. Cutting boards, measuring cups and spoons, garlic press, potato peeler, spatulas, whisks, pie tins, cookie sheets, a few cook books, hot mitts, and dish towels....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Memorial day to June
May 27 - Jun 10, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 11 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 6%
This is a self-clean unit. We do not charge a cleaning fee and find most groups prefer to clean it themselves instead of paying a fee. All cleaning supplies are provided.
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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Blueberry picking in August, scenic drives up both sides of the Keweenaw (through Lac Labelle up to Copper Harbor and back the other side through Eagle Harbor and Eagle River, explore Keweenaw National Historic Park--historic Calumet and surrounding area.
About the owner: We moved to the area about ten years ago and both work as educators. We enjoy being outdoors, gardening, exploring the Keweenaw, and raising our young son in a place with four distinctive seasons. Kathleen is originally from Upper Michigan and has enjoyed returning 'home'. Todd is from the Chicago area and has enjoyed life at a slower, quieter pace.
Why the Owner Chose Torch Lake Township, MI, USA:
We love the beach and lagoon access and the simple but efficient way the cabin is designed. We had been looking for a lakefront property for the past five years and this cabin was everything we had desired. We enjoy using it in the off season with our young son while also making updates and improvements for our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
What we like most about our cabin are the panoramic views over 'The Big Lake' (as locals call it), with views of the small mountains to the north on the Keweenaw Peninsula, the wide open expanse of Lake Superior to the east, sunrises over the lake, moonrises over Grand Traverse Point to the south. These views can be enjoyed from inside the cabin, inside the sauna, from the deck, or--of course--from on the beach and sitting around the beach firepit.
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View of cabin and sauna from Lake Superior
South view from cabin deck
Cabin Dining (& part of Living Rm.); panoramic view of Lake Superior and beach
Tidy and efficient bathroom on first floor has a large shower.
Master Bedroom with a window view overlooking beach and Lake Superior.
Cooking s'mores in the fire pit; 200' wide, rock free sand for beach games.
Another view south.
Watch Lake Superior from the warmth of the sauna; refreshing sauna & swim.
Rainbow and sauna, dig for your pot of gold here!
Two kayaks and life vests are available for your use.
A white Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years in the warm, cozy cabin.
View north to house.
Cabin living room
Downstairs bedroom has a twin trundle bed. Windows overlook lagoon and beach.
2nd upstairs bedroom features a queen and twin bed.
North view from deck
Close up of the sauna. The exterior is deceiving to the spacious interior.
Bikes are also available for your use.
Christmas lights on Christmas Eve.
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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