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Private Lake Superior Access At This Quaint, Clean, Cottage. Great Location!

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

One Bedroom Cottage, Bungalow Style, With Access To A Day House On Lake Superior

We'd love to have you as our guests to enjoy our cottage. It is fully equipped with modern amenities, patio with deck furniture and a firepit for guest use. Proximity to Munising and Marquette makes it a great location to explore the area, Pictured Rocks and more! Take a walk on a short path to the shore of Lake Superior, where you can enjoy your own private day house to read, relax, watch the fishing boats at sunrise, and maybe spot an eagle nearby.

Nancy Barnes
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Nancy Barnes

My husband and I were both born in Munising and I grew up there, he in Lower Michigan. He moved back in 1974 and we raised our three children here in the UP. We currently live across the street from the cottage and will be available for any assistance or information you might need. We love to travel and enjoy meeting new people. We rented our current home as a seasonal rental for 25 years, so we know what our guests want in a rental. We have a lot of repeat guests who come back year after year to enjoy Shelter Bay and the surrounding area. We are confident that you will love it too!

Why Nancy Barnes chose Upper Peninsula

My grandfather initially owned the property where we currently live, and it was eventually passed down to me. Shelter Bay has always held a special place in my heart and I consider it my little piece of heaven on earth. We acquired the property where the cottage that we now rent to guests is, because we hope to leave it to our children someday. In the meantime, we want others to enjoy Shelter Bay as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

My husband built the cottage and we have taken very good care of it over the years. We lived in it for 6 years giving it our own personal touches. The cottage is very tastefully decorated to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The best feature is the day house for your use, which is just across the street and down a short wooded path to the lakeshore. There you can sit either inside, or out on the deck with a magnificent Lake Supeior view. It has comfortable furniture, and a small dining room table to enjoy your dinner. Open the windows with the screens and feel the lake breeze while inside. It's a perfect spot anytime of day or night!


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Private Lake Superior Access At This Quaint, Clean, Cottage. Great Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Honey Moon Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at the Shelter Bay Cottage for our honeymoon. The cottage was clean, accommodating, and has all the amenities needed for a quiet getaway trip. We were so taken by the cuteness of the cottage and the dayhouse. We spent most of our time relaxing at the dayhouse, which has a gorgeous view out onto lake Superior. Nancy and Jack were very kind, hospitable, and helped us plan our hiking and biking day trips. We originally expected our honeymoon trip to be a short quiet decompression time. But, the beauty of the pictured rocks area in combination with the amazing Shelter Bay Cottage property made this one of the best trips we've taken so far in our lives. We are returning this fall for another weekend getaway because we loved it so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately clean, comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated, with a nicely landscaped yard and patio, this place was exactly as advertised. We’ve stayed at many vacation getaways over the years, and this one was definitely a cut above most. If silence is paramount for you, the cottage’s proximity to M28 might be an issue, but it wasn’t for us, and outside noise was minimal inside the cottage. One of our favourite things about this place was the private day house with huge picture windows overlooking Shelter Bay. What a great place to read, talk, play games and just hang out, bug free and protected from the elements! The owners were friendly, gracious and accommodating. Thank you, Nancy and Jack, for making such a wonderful place available. If circumstances permit, we will be back, for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quad Cities

Super property; wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Shelter Bay last week. Everything was great. The house was nicely decorated and very comfortable. The location was very convenient. The entire trip was wonderful. There is a chipmunk on the property who is very friendly. He ate out of our hands. Very relaxing! You won't be disappointed with this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cannot wait to come back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have stayed in a better place! Everything is so clean!! Nancy and Jack are some of the nicest people we have ever met! The Lake House is Perfect! We sat in there many nights... You truly feel like you're sitting on Lake Superior.. The view is breathtaking! Cannot wait to book our next trip up!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

We have been going up to this area for over ten years, but this was our first stay with Nancy and Jack. It is a lovely cottage that is nicely decorated, very clean, kitchen is well stocked. It provides everything you need for a wonderful week in the UP. The day cottage is a real asset, it provides you with a beautiful view of the lake. It was nice to be able to sit on the deck and enjoy the lake or sit inside. We will come back again. They are wonderful hosts that want to make sure you enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you both and were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. We appreciate the fact that you cleaned up so well when you departed and making our job so much easier. We hope to see you back next year!
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Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Brownsone Inn
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Au Train beach on Lake Superior

Located adjacent to the Hiawatha National Forest, hike out your front door to explore the old rock kilns and cemetery. Enjoy swimming and picnicking at a inland lake nearby with a sand beach at a roadside park. You'll also have access to a quaint day house located directly on the water edge of Lake Superior.


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Tax Rate 6.0%

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One night non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of the stay. Payment must be received within 5 days of booking. This must be in the form of a personal check or money order. No credit cards are accepted. The remainder of the balance is required upon check-in in the form of cash, personal check or money order.

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Au Train Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a vanity, toilet and shower. It also has a large utility cupboard to hold towels, toiletries, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The cottage has one bedroom with a queen size bed. There is also a large walk-in closet for guest use. A reading light is provided on the wall above the bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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