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Best Beach on the Keweenaw - Big Traverse Bay on Lake Superior

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Located on the east side of the Keweenaw Peninsula, near Houghton and Calumet, this cabin offers panoramic views of Lake Superior and Big Traverse Bay. Often referred to as 'The Waikiki Beach of the Keweenaw Peninsula,' the pure white sand beach is more than 100’ deep and more than three miles long. This cabin's beach is 200' wide; nearest neighbor to the north is 1/4 mi. away.

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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Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Todd

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 Todd chose Upper Peninsula

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Nearest Airport
19 Miles
CMX - Houghton Cty. airport, served by United
Nearest Beach
Big Traverse Bay
Car: necessary

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.


Lake Linden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size stand up shower with two corner seats.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed , Located on first floor across from bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2nd floor master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor guest room overlooking lagoon.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Best Beach on the Keweenaw - Big Traverse Bay on Lake Superior
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Perfect cabin in Grand Traverse Bay

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything we needed. Our week there was perfect. Great weather, beautiful surroundings, good fires. The owners were very helpful. I look forward to staying here again. Our black lab had a great time. We enjoyed the bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, and hammocks. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was since cabin. The furniture was nice and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. The beach was the best. Was really warm the first few days so the water was nice. Our granddaughters had a great time on the beach. The cleaning of the cabin was ok. We brought our own towels and sheets so we didn't need to do any laundry the day we left. Thanks Todd for the use of the cabin.!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beach house. Incredibly well provisioned and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great relaxing beach cabin

  • 5 of 5

just spent a week at this wonderful place. Upon arrival, we received a nice welcome basket of local honey and fresh eggs. What a nice treat. The cabin was well stocked with kitchen supplies, kayaks, paddles boards, fishing gear, bikes etc. Enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets. Lots of star gazing on the beach. The sauna was a nice treat and a nice refreshing dip in Lake Superior. Plan ahead for meals as the nearest town is 20- 30 min away. Well worth the drive to this beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us!! we"ll be back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is one of the best places we've ever stayed. There are stunning views from every window and the peace and quiet was a blessing. We enjoyed long walks on the beach, amazing sunrises and sunsets, and the chance to completely disconnect and be restored. The cottage is spacious and comfortable and Todd has stocked everything you would need. It was the perfect location for exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula and Calumet has good shopping and restaurants. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly as described. The location is perfect. It is very private and right on the beach. The host was readily available, pleasant, and helpful. Our damage deposit was refunded in one day.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

This is a 'Leave it like you found it' or self-clean unit. We simply cannot get a cleaning crew there between the short window of departing and arriving renters. 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. If there isn't a group after you, a cleaning arrangement costing $180 may be available. Please let me know if that is your preference.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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