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Marty Moore Sr

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Moose Bay Cottage -Secluded Family & Sportsman,Lake Log Cottage-Fuly Equipped

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Upper Peninsula Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2Bedrm 2FullBath-Showers Sleep-8 All Bedding Cutlery PedalBoat, Kayaks, Garage

Wooded seclusion on deep-lake-cove shoreline. No visible neighbors; 4+ Acres surrounded by trees. Plenty of parking and play-room. Inside parking for inclement winter weather. Large grassy lakeside yard with stoney dock area; soft-sand beach on a warm spring-fed lake suitable for kids, wading or boating. Land-line phone service with long-distance. Backup power generator. Central forced-air heat w/wood-burning fireplaces. Air Conditioning. Watch trains move across lake; Eagles soaring while Moose meander; beaver cross the cove. Wildlife is everywhere in all forms. Large yard for tossing the ball; badminton, fishing off the dock or on a boat, Endless wooded trails. Snowshoe, cross-country ski or test the world-class ski hills nearby. Fall colors are everywhere and as are local attractions & casinos. Lake is pure & chemical-free for safe swimming. Property is chemical free and safe for pets and everyone

Safe and Secure for Kids and Adults: This cottage has the latest in safety provisions. Smoke - Fire and Carbon Monoxide detector/alarms are in place. There is remote control for all major electrical items. There are inspected high quality fire extinguishers on site. Backup power generation - local and long distance land line service that will work even if power goes out. There are oil lamps for lighting and battery LED lamps that will run for 1 full month. All surfaces - bedding and furniture has been virtually sterilized using UV and steam..

Children and Infants: The cottage is inspected regularly.. The site has been child protected with safety latches in all dangerous locations. There are recognized safe child items for your use - booster seat - high-chair and PackNPlay Plays.. Children love the beach and the sand - but please never leave any child unsupervised.

Relax in confidence that your child will contact only sanitized-steriized items: Hi-chair - booster seat - packn'play - sand toys and all other recreational items items have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to your arrival.

Flotation devices (both adult and infant) have been also individually sanitized for your safety. All floors, rugs, carpets & seating been virtually sterilized as has all bedding.

Entertainment: We have provided dozens of major movies - several box-sets of TV series and several music concert videos (Beatles, Eagles etc). There are also some Musicals including the complete Les Miserables 10th Anniversary DVD. There are many pop music CDs also. CDs may be played on the central system by the TV or on the portable player in the cabinet. There are Stereo headphones for more private listening of the TV or stereo. Due to the immense number of stars in this remote location - there is also a telescope behind the TV and binoculars on top of that cabinet.

Pontoon boat rentals are available by pre-arranged request. Rates vary - please ask if you would like to rent a pontoon or small power boat.

More Details
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marty Moore Sr (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Marty Moore Sr

My family are long-time U.P. residents who settled here in the early 1800s. I've spent a lifetime in the U.P. - both to the West (Keeweenaw area) and East to the Mackinac area and Canada. This is the most beautiful area and is as natural as it gets. So much to do and see that is not available anywhere else and I love all the water.

Marty Moore Sr purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Marty Moore Sr chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

This cottage is unique - especially on this lake. The lake, spring fed, is pure and chemical free. Many homes are occupied all year long. This cottage is unique in that it is set deep in a cove - completely surrounded by deep woods - extremely private where no one can see you. The yard is vast - big enough to throw balls long distances - the water warms up quickly with the air-temperature. Fishing is great, even from the pier. The sand beach is joy for children to play in and the cottage itself has all the amenities of any home - laundry, appliances, softened water, full kitchen, phone service. The only difference is, you relax, we do the work - we clean and sanitize it like no other, child-guards are on all cupboards, air-conditioning when it is needed (not often in the northwoods) and it is near enough to the necessities of groceries, fuel, churches and restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

The seclusion itself is the most commented item. Pure and private relaxation - rest in the hammock, sit on the 2 deck swings, have a fire going on the shoreline in the firepit or just sunbathe in the yard on the lawn or sand. We provide 2 kayaks and a pedal-pontoon craft for you to roam the lake and many coves. We provide all safety items, flotation devices and water-entertainment items like inner-tubes. It is quiet - no nearby neighbors or noises. City lights are far away and the stars rest like clouds all the way to the horizon at night - absolutely breathtaking on a clear night. The sky explodes at night in orange color and the air is a pure as it can get. Out comments have always been 5-star for enjoyment, cleanliness and attention to detail.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin was the perfect setting and much more than comfortable for six adults and three children. We came from Wisconsin, Michigan and New York for a family get-together and this cabin was the perfect place to spend time as a family.
Jul 2010
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Moose Bay Cottage -Secluded Family & Sportsman,Lake Log Cottage-Fuly Equipped
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Moose Bay Cottage was perfect. The cottage was spotless, and to our pleasant surprise, very well stocked. Towels, linens, a full library of recent dvd's (in case the weather does not permit you to be outside)

The property was more well kept than some homes I've seen.

If you are considering a "rental vacation" for the first time, you can put any fears to rest with Moose Bay Cottage. All of the needs have been met here.

2 kayaks and a paddle boat will help maintain your gym routine.

Marty Moore (owner) was always very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had.

Thanks again Marty

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Granger, IN

Beautiful cozy cabin in the U.P. of Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This home was SUPER clean and me and my family spent 7 days. There is a LOT to do and had a relaxing time soaking up nature. The cabin was just as described and the owners were extremely generous and even left chocolates and wine with a welcome note. My kids had a blast and cried when we left.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We work very hard to maintain a consistently high-level of cleanliness and comfort. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to possibly having you again next year. We also appreciate your courteous- effort to leave the cottage as your found it - neat, secured and organized. We hope your children can look forward to future memories of visits to Moose Bay Cottage . As we grew up - such memories stuck with us - familiar places we looked forward to re-visiting annually - exploring new places, taking in nature and expanding our visits to nearby places of interest. We're also happy that you enjoyed the chocolates and wine - a touch we add for each of our Guests to let them feel "welcome" upon their arrival. Thank you again for your comments and for selecting Moose Bay Cottage on Sawyer Lake in Channing Michigan. Come Again! Marty Moore Owner
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time here at Moose Bay Cottage. It was everything these owners said it would be. Very clean and cozy. I would love to be up there in the fall, I'm sure it's amazing! Marty was very accommodating, with directions and instructions for everything! We would definetly stay here again. Thanks again, Donna Hale and family....

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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virginia beach, va usa

Fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

Bill and I arrived @ Moose Bay Cottage on 9/23/12. We were so excited to be there finally! The cottage was great and The Moore's are wonderful generous people. The cottage was totally equipted with everything we needed and the view was awesome. We had a very relaxing time. It rained everyday so we just did many road trips and the scenery was breathtaking. Pictured Rocks was amazing as was Porcupine Mountains in the Western part of the UP. We cooked mostly but we did go the pub in Channing called the Aces for the Friday fish fry which was excellent, and also for breakfast at the Silver Lake Diner which was yummy. (homemade bread) . We tried our luck @ the casino in Escanaba and did well for only being there a short time. We put 2400 miles on our rental car in 8 days! Thanks again to the Moore's for opening up their cottage to us! Definitely worth the trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truely our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Not even sure where to begin! Our time at the cottage exceeded our expectations. It is exceptionally clean and comfortable. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. And the experience was one that we will not soon forget.

We fished off the pier daily, and let me tell you, the fish are biting. I don't think we had to wait more than 5 minutes to get one on the lines!

The property is massive, we had to get creative on how utilize it (we don't get that type of land in our neck of the woods). At one point we had a foot race around the yard just so the opportunity wouldn't go to waste.

We spent our nights at the fire pit near the lake, playing games and laughing, listening to the coyotes/wolves howl across the lake and staring at the stars in absolute awe (heads up- the bats are in abundance but they keep their distance and entertaining to watch!)

The kayaks and paddleboat were used daily. Though it was quite the work out for some of us, it was peaceful to be out in the middle of the calm bay.

The property is totally secluded, which was honestly the selling point for us. We did run into some of the locals at times, though, and even went into town for a fish fry. Everyone we met in this small town was nice and friendly.

We took walks in the forest surrounding the property a lot. It was amazing to explore, we felt like pioneers!!

Overall, this home and our time in Channing, MI was the perfect relaxing getaway!! We’re going to try to make it our tradition to get up there every summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The listing and photos of Moose Bay Cottage don't do it justice. Extremely clean, well taken care of and full of those welcoming little things that make a vacation memorable. The owners of this beautiful spot have done everything to make you comfortable enough that you never need to leave the cottage to enjoy your vacation but if you do the extra information they've so kindly left is so organized that the only challenge our family had was deciding what we wanted to do! Thank you so much for an amazing family vacation- my teenage boys are already talking about when we can schedule another time to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! I have had some positive reviews but this one is wonderful - wonderful. Thank you so much. We work very hard - right up to the last minute before our Guest Arrives (usualy witin an hour before) - tweaking, cleaning, sanitizing and making sure every detail is perfect. I don't want even a piece of lint on the floor when a Guest arrives. My goal is to provide each Guest the opportunity to stay in an just be alone - or go outside and enjoy the lake, nature, walks, biking or the abundance of activities in the Upper Peninsula. There is SO much to do up here and even after a lifre-time up here - my Guests are still surprising me with new finds for adventure and entertainment. Thank you so much for your comment - it shows me that we are doing it right. I promise to continue to maintain the Get-Away in the most pristeen and sanitary condition while providing every possible convenience. Thank you Again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Ford Airport in Kingsford
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Channing (3)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Crystal Falls M-95
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
M-95 and US-141/US2
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Silver Lake or Randville (2)
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Iron Mountain (3)

North on US-141/US-2 through Iron Mountain Mich to North side; Mich-95 crosses at that point - go north (right) on M-95 21 miles to Channing - then 2 miles past town to Kimberly Lane. Left on Kimberly to end of road - right at the Tee - to end of Cul-de-sac into Driveway marked MOORE.

Other Activities: snowmobiling, snowshoe, ice fishing, ATV, street basketball, wildlife, steam train rides, stagecoach and buggy rides, boating, waterr-activities, nature walks and world-class natural sites. For more information on the Michigan U.P.

Golf: There are numerous top-rated golf courses within a short drive. more information the Michigan U.P.

Ski: This area is noted for its world-class ski hills for the professional or beginner, and abundant snow-mobile trails. - more information the Michigan U.P.


Rates & Availability

Channing Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Peak Holiday- Labor Day
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Non-Peak to End of Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Guests over 4 $25
Cleaning : Add for 1-pet $25
Pet Fee $50
Pet SecurityDep Add'l $100
Cleaning $125

There is a 5-night minimum for Non-Holiday Period rentals. Please ask for adjusted rates for add'l guests over 6; Camper / tent provisions available; Additional Guests include any pre-approved guest(s) remaining overnight, either inside or outside on the premises (Campers / RV / Tent etc). Campers / RV Electrical Service may be provided with connection hookup information provided when Reservation is made.

$250 security deposit will Reserve your dates; Per singed "Agreement" - 50% of total Rental/Cleaning fee due 60-days prior to Arrival; Balance 50% due 30 days prior to Arrival; Security deposit refunded within 30-days of your departure - based on compliance with "Terms & Conditions".

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located by bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located in lower-level - Sink and makeup area
  • Bath-1 located on 1st floor with walk in shower - toilet and sink/vanity. Linens and toilet paper are supplied. Heated floor - Hair dryer provided (GFCI) - bath surfaces and floors are all disinfected ceramic tile with sterilized rugs. Soft Water provides wonderful showering, clean clothes and dinnerware. Spare items just-in-case' include toothbrushes, some medical supplies (bandages etc) and other items. All cabinet-doors containing hazardous items have child-proof latches installed. . Bath-2 located on lower level at bottom of hall stairs has a full walk in shower enclosure - heated ceramic-tile floor with warmed mats, toilet and pedestal sink. Toiletries, hair dryer and toilet paper are provided. Quality magazines with ceiling, 'reading' light situated over the toilet for that man-magazine appeal. Always nice and warm. All bathrooms are sanitized using disinfectants, UV and steam sterilization
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , All Bedding Provided
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , All Bedding Provided
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , All Bedding Provided
    Bedroom 4 - 1 child bed , Multiple PackNPlays Available
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Air Mattresses
  • The 2 Bedrooms are double beds - 2-PackNPlay on-site for little ones (advance notice required). Studio Sleeper Sofa in the Lake Room. Twin-air mattresses available if required (advance notice required).. All bedding has been UV sanitized. Rooms & accessories have been totally sanitized including all contact-surfaces and equipment. We stress clean & near-sterile conditions for our guests. Equipment approved by International Allergy Test Labs is employed throughout. As many as 8 Guests can be accommodated for sleeping. Sleeping capacity is determined based on combinations of couples or individuals occupying. Air-mattresses can be located in various areas if required. PacNPlays can be located in or outside bedrooms. to insure ample sleeping provisions - we will request Guest information related to sleeping arrangements prior to your visit. Safety latches on cupboards. Safety gate, hi chair and booster seat and PakN'Plays available at no extra charge (advance notice requried)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Auto Rentals are available in Iron Mountain. You may fly direct in many cases into Ford Airport in Kingsford; There is plenty of room on the property that is level for 1 or more campers or RVs. Campers & RVS are permitted only when accompanying the approved Cottage Guests. Should you bring a camper with you or have additional guests who will reside in a camper or RV that will be parked on the property - please ask for adjusted rates for those guests additions. If given proper detailed information, we can likely provide them with electric and water hookup. For detailed information on activities and things to do in the U.P. and all of Michigan go to Member of Iron Mountain Chamber of Commerce Member of Dickenson County Partnership Member of Sawyer Lake Association Member Pure Michigan

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