Enjoy both seclusion and easy access to downtown Marquette. Saint's Rest is one of the last houses on a dead-end street within City limits, north of the downtown area, on the beach between Presque Isle Park and Middle Island Point. The beach from Saint''s Rest to Presque Isle is residential, but westward to Middle Island Point is uninhabited. Shallow water to 100 feet out makes an ideal children's bathing spot. The little-used street offers a safe connection to the bicycle trail network which can take you throughout the city. The view of Lake Superior with it's two uninhabited islands in front of the house is stunning. Marquette's Upper Harbor, Marina and Presque Isle Park are all within easy walking distance, allowing one to view Great lakes ore boat traffic. Though some enjoy the shipping activity, light sleepers may wish to block out night-time train traffic by closing windows or sleeping in the lakeside alcove sofa-bed. We are an easy drive to such points as Harlow Lake, Little Presque Isle and Sugarloaf Mountain, all of which have hiking trails.
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Our cottage, built in 1926, was one of the first on the beach. My dad came here during a memorable summer in 1939. My brothers and I spent countless weekends at Saint's Rest, often bringing little buddies with us to swim, climb around the islands, pick blueberries and make up our own adventures. Our parents winterized the house in 1979 and made it their retirement home. We all enjoy fond memories of this very special place. We are pleased to continue the tradition of simplicity, welcome and relaxation!