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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Summer is looming and under the snow is green grass, fresh water, and new life. Come enjoy the beauty of spring and summer and all it provides. Want to escape the hubbub of daily life? Our home is the perfect place to kick back and relax in the peace and tranquility of the North Woods.

Access to Lake Independence is just down the road. Lake Independence is known for its Perch, Walleye, and Northern Pike. Lake Superior is 3 miles away. Or you may opt to take advantage of the tranquility of McKenzie Bay. Our home sits on this small motor-free lake and offers great bird watching and abundant wildlife. If you time your visit right, you may be able to see the beauty of the moon shining across McKenzie Bay.

We are on County Road 550 just minutes away from the historical village of Big Bay. This former lumber town is known for having produced the wooden panels for Henry Ford's Woody cars and for producing Brunswick bowling pins. There are abundant opportunities for fishing, hiking, waterfalls, biking, swimming, water skiing, snowmobiling, cross county skiing, all within the picturesque area of Big Bay.

This is a vacation spot for all seasons for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of daily living. The serenity and seclusion we offer is a great opportunity to spend time with those you love as you enjoy the beauty of watching the moon rise over the water, geese and ducks flying in and out, or witness an eagle or osprey catching their dinner. Song birds fill the mornings and evenings with their lilts.

Our family home offers the amenities of a home and is filled with memories of our parents and special family times. The walls tell the story of the love between our dad and mother and eight children.

Come sit by the outdoor firepit and enjoy the many splendors that nature has to offer and enjoy the shimmering beauty of the moonlight on McKenzie Bay. Or curl up by the indoor fireplace and enjoy the comfort of watching the dancing flames.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
This lovely setting was the perfect place to undo the stresses of our busy lives in hot St Louis. We appreciate your prompt attention to our requests.

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Apr 2009
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Our parents first came to this area deer hunting in 1937. From then on it was a love affair that captured their hearts and finally moving here permanently in 1972. For the 8 of us children it was a vacation paradise and has become home for 7 of us.

Our parents taught us many strong family values and maintaining their home for others to share has become a priority since their deaths in 2005. You get a real taste of local history and the dedication to family and life that they shared.

The Owner purchased this house in 1972

If you enjoy watching birds out your window, deer grazing by the water, eagles flying over the water in search of dinner, watching the beaver swim, and the sound of a Sand Hill Crane, you will love our location. The rolling lawn is adjacent to the woods and gives a sense of privacy. This is truly a home to relax and enjoy your vacation, away from the busyness of the city, yet close enough to enjoy the highlights of Marquette and natural beauty of Big Bay.

There is plenty of room and all the amenities of home. Lake Independence is only a mile away and is known for its perch, walleye and northern pike. McKenzie Bay offers solitude and fun catching perch or pike - when the ice is thick enough.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Now We Have It - Soon We Won't! Better Plan Summer Vacation Now!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Big Bay Upper Peninsula Michigan
5

Absolute Heaven

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from 9 days of the most amazing stay at this wonderful place. The home itself is filled with love and memories of a family that has decided to share their loving home. The house had everything you could possibly ever need, the kitchen fully equipped, not to mention spotless, the linens were perfect and the view is breathtaking. Whether sitting on the enclosed upstairs porch, which we did on a rainy day or on the downstairs patio, it was truly wonderful. Our dog loved his stay, chasing chipmunks or taking himself for a swim, this was undoubtedly the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken. Darlene Turner was an absolute gem in working with us and making us feel so very welcome. She has provided info on the local area and places to visit. You have to check out Sugar Loaf Mountain and Alder Creek. Go into Big Bay and visit Crams General Store, they have the most amazing meat to use on the grill that is part of the home. We have recommended this lovely spot to two of our friends. As a sign says in the house that is dedicated to their family " All because two people fell in love" We will be back as often as we can!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Bay Upper Peninsula Michigan
Holmen,WI
5

Best Vacation In 30 Years

  • 5 of 5
Everything was great! from the house to the yard we could not have asked for a better place. The owners were excellent and more than willing to help us with anything we needed, they thought of everything before we arrived and had it ready for us, the best part is we wanted to spend the week alone for some time together just the two of us and got to do exactly that. We were so comfortable we did not want to leave. We would recommend this house to anyone looking for a quite and comfortable vacation with lots of beatifull places to see.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Big Bay Upper Peninsula Michigan
Milwaukee
5

Beautiful Loctaion, Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5
This home provided a fantastic, relaxing getaway for my husband and I (and our greyhound). The property is set on a peaceful bay and surrounded by scenic beauty, The house was comfortable, very clean and well equipped. We enjoyed spending time on the paddle boat, sitting around the campfire and exploring the many waterfalls and hiking trails between Big Bay and Marquette. We were also appreciative of the owners' clear communictaion, timely responses and willingness to assist with questions (i.e who in town could repair our flat tire?). This home was a wonderful respite from our fast paced lives in the city. We hope to be back again next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Big Bay Upper Peninsula Michigan
USA
5

Immaculate cabin on beautiful property

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a week in July. I can't say enough about how well kept and comfortable the cabin was. You can tell this was once a family home and everything has been thought of. There are numerous comfortable places to spend time indoors and out. Our favorite was the screened porch that has beautiful views of the lake and gets that UP air without the bugs. The dining room table that looks onto the bird feeders and small ponds was also lovely.

Most rentals seem to have the leftover furniture that the owners donate to the weekend house. (Or maybe the tenants destroy it.) That is not the case here. Everything was in great shape. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you could need.

The property is beautiful with great views and plenty of room for the dog to run around. The paddle boat was fun and the lake is serene. The only downside to the property is the nearby high speed road. It's not frequently traveled - maybe a car every minute or two - but you can hear it from the house and decks. It detracts from the feeling of seclusion. Despite that, I give it 5 stars and wouldn't hesitate to return.

We loved having Marquette only 30 minutes away. It's a fun, college kind of town with good restaurants and shops and friendly people. The area is not touristy and we felt that having the picturesque nature around the cabin combined with a nearby small city was the best of both worlds.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Bay Upper Peninsula Michigan
Muskego, Wisconsin
5

Beautiful Fall Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this vacation was wonderful. Immediately you felt right at home in this lovely well kept retreat. We loved the amount of space outside, we could walk the dogs around the property and they were fully satisfied. The fall colors were beautiful, we hit it just right...at peak!

One of my favorite things to do during a fall get-a-way is to drive the back country roads to see the sites and wildlife. There was no lack of back country roads here!

Would go back to this retreat in a minute!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Bay Upper Peninsula Michigan
Hamburg, Michigan
5

Good times in the U.P. at Big Bay and Mackenzie Bay Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Recently my husband, daughter, and I spent a week at this lovely home nestled in among tall trees, flowers and a nice little lake to view the birds and the summer sun rising. It was just beautiful. I am so pleased this family has gone to all the work to keep this home place up and share it with all us trolls!! Honestly it is just so relaxing and restful.

The kitchen is fully equipped. We stopped at Walmart in Marquette before we arrived. We were pleased to find at the house all basic items….salt, pepper, pots, pans, loads of teas, some coffee in the freezer and of course the wine bottle cork screw (and it was exactly where the description says!!)
Big Bay is a little out of the way, about a 20 or 30 minutes’ drive from Marquette. It is worth the drive.

There is a lot to see in Big Bay. We saw water falls, Lake Superior, Independence Lake, Grams Breakfast place (that may not be the name, but it’s some good eating!). Everyone was so friendly and helpful.

There is a whole house ceiling fan to bring in all the cool U.P./Lake Superior air ~ Several ceiling fans and box fans for more personal use. I will say one thing about the house that could be problematic. If you are looking for a good air-conditioned place, this one is not it. There is an air conditioner and it works, but it does not cool the whole first floor, so the back bedroom can get warm. We actually only needed the air-conditioned one night. I think this summer has been hotter than usual so under normal circumstances you will not need air-conditioning…we were very comfortable there. (Air conditioner obstructs view of lake in the room it is installed)

HOWEVER, Excellent views from the screened in porch, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, deck and even the basement! In fact, the basement has a big window and you can see the lake. It is very nice and comfortable in the basement, with a full bathroom.

We chose this house because of its setting and were not disappointed! I know you will be happy if you choose to rent this lovely home for your next vacation to the U.P.

We would rent this house again.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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3 night minimum stay
$150
 

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Notes $200.00 deposit required to confirm reservation.
Effective January 1, 2014 rates increase to $150.00 per night for 2 people regardless of length of stay. Reservations made prior 1/1/14 will honor current rate of 7 nights (for 2 people) for $800.00
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Amenities

Amenities

Big Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds main floor, Twin or Single Beds (1) Lower level - trundle beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Lower level
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
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