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Lake Independence - Waterfront Vacation Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

This rustic, four-season retreat, with a spectacular full southern view of Lake Independence and the Huron Mountains from the airy living room with cathedral ceilings, has three bedrooms to easily accommodate up to ten people. It also has two full baths and a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with gas cook stove, microwave, dishwasher, and all dishes/utensils. If you prefer to grill, a gas grill is provided on the large, walk-out deck overlooking the lake, or bask in the spacious sunroom.

The lower-level family room boasts a gas fireplace and TV/ VCR/ DVD for your entertainment. A washer/dryer is also included as well as all linens. The cabin is fully handicapped accessible.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Big Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) King size bed in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in lower level, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The TV is only connected to the DVD Player


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Lake Independence - Waterfront Vacation Getaway
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Plainwell, MI

Everything about this place is great

  • 5 of 5

I brought some of the guys up for a fishing trip after having stayed here with some friends a few years back. The first time I came up was immediately following the may fly hatch, so it was kind of a bummer when we didn't catch much, but this time was a completely different story. I told the guys we were going to a cabin, so they were all expecting to be crammed into some tiny little shack, no running water, and plywood for beds, as is usually the case on our trips. This "cabin" however is completely different. There is room for each person to have their own personal area, plenty space, two bathrooms, a kitchen with anything youd need to cook, or prepare food. This place is the ultimate getaway, whether is family, the guys, the girls, or whoever. If youre looking to stay at an awesome, peaceful place, this is it. The kids can play in the water right off the shore, where its pretty much beach sand for the first 150 yards, and the ladies can enjoy their time in the yard tanning, listening to music etc. Gary and his wife do an absolutely phenomenal job keeping this place super nice, and inviting. I feel like I'm at home every time I visit. Cant wait for the fishing trip this memorial day weekend. (May 2017)

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautiful! We wanted to get away and enjoy some adventures in the Big Bay area. The setting on Lake Independence was breathtaking. Every detail is thought of by the Vargo's in this retreat. We cooked, laughed, played games, hiked, fished, enjoyed the fall colors and everything was nearby. We enjoyed many campfires and laughs. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I contacted the owners on short notice and they accommodated us (and our cat) without hesitation. The house (it's more of a house than a cabin) was huge but had a cozy feel to it. We loved the indoor wood burning fireplace and view of the lake. We found a lot to do in the area, including mountain biking, hiking, waterfall sightseeing, beer sampling at breweries in Marquette, and a bunch of restaurants to try. We felt fortunate to be there during some amazing fall colors. The owners were so easy to work with and the house was clean. We would love to return in the summer to enjoy the deck, dock and porch!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a true lake house.

  • 5 of 5

this lake house offered it all!! all amenities,my favorites-bond fire,lovely beach with dock,private setting, great outside deck, out-door grill,all kinds of games inside for use. cabin was clean and great for large families! the area offered it all for all interest.if you are looking for a relaxing place and lots of fun-big bay is for you. also home owners are awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brevard, NC

Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I rented this cabin and were amazed at the surroundings, inside and out. We came from 3 different states (TX, WV and NC). The cabin had everything we needed for our weeks' stay and provided the perfect backdrop for getting to know the UP. Everything in and around the cabin is geared for a fun and relaxing vacation and we certainly had that ourselves. We would highly recommend this rental for a small party of 3, to a large family vacation. Well within walking distance of Lake Superior and Lake Independence is charming. We could not have picked a better location nor people to rent from.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay here. We enjoyed fishing, swimming, campfires, playing cards, sight seeing and just being together. Our son had his 21st birthday during our stay and we took him to the Lumberjack for his first drink. I have to say that we had a great time. The memories we went home with we will cherish forever. The cabin had everything we needed (except the toaster didnt work) and was very comfortable during our stay. We caught some pike, walleye, perch and small mouth bass and the lake was very warm and the view of the lake and Huron mountians was amazing! If you need a place to relax this is it. We hope to be staying here again:)

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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