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Let it snow! Let it blow! We are comfy & cozy. Great winter retreat!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Winter is a special time to visit the Upper Peninsula and we have the perfect spot to enjoy the beauty and charm it offers. Join us for Christmas & we will have it decorated!

Book now and be sure to have a cozy home in which you can 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. And the snowmobile trail is at the back door. Lake Independence is known for its Perch, Walleye, and Northern Pike - in summer and winter. 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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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Powell

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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.

Thank You
Apr 2009
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Amenities

Powell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Let it snow! Let it blow! We are comfy & cozy. Great winter retreat!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 30 reviews
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and setting, very clean and the Autumn color was amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best UP vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing. It's like staying in a Bob Ross painting. Close to great hiking and other attractions. I would for sure book it again for my UP vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Quiet With Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and well stocked with just about everything that you would ever need. The floor plan is ideal, especially if you're travelling with young adults or another couple or two. The lower level is basically a separate living space equipped with most of the amenities that the first floor provides. The home sits ideally on a very nice lot overlooking Mackenzie Bay. The spacing is good between the nearest quiet neighbors. The restaurant in town is very good with decent prices. It's about half an hour to Marquette but there's plenty of sight seeing in the local area.

Thank you to the Wilcox family for sharing their home, and all their family memories with us. We would definitely stay here again.

Kelvin & Dawn Carlson

Brighton, MI

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful & had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home with a lovely story too. The perfect home base for our hiking trip in the UP. The home was spotless and well equipped with everything we needed. You can tell the owners love this home by all the nice touches! We enjoyed fires by the lake each evening and relaxing under the stars. This place is beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice...we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Awesome, very clean, well furnished and well stocked kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, had everything we needed!! Thank you so much! The owners were such a nice, awesome family--very, very easy to rent from!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home in a beautiful area. The home was very clean and comfortable with everything you need. A great time was had by all!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Marquette Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Thunder Bay Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Perkins Park
Car: necessary

Thomas' Rock offers a universally accessible view of Lake Independence, Lake Superior and surrounding country side. Beautiful view!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
3 night add cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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