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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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 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. Central forced-air heat w/wood-burning. 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 off a boat, Endless wooded trails. 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

Marty Moore Sr
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Channing

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 deck swing, have a shoreline fire going in the fire-pit 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. Our 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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Channing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • 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. Toweling and toilet paper are supplied. Heated floor - Hair dryer provided (GFCI) - bath surfaces and floors are all disinfected ceramic tile with sanitized rugs. Soft Water provides wonderful showering, clean clothes and dinnerware. Spare items just-in-case' include toothbrushes & 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 5 - 2 twin/ single , Air Mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed , Multiple PackNPlays Available
  • 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
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Fabulous getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Marty keeps this cottage in immaculate condition. Supplies everything you need except personal items and food. the lake is beautiful and quiet. Friendly neighbors on one side, none on the other side.

Just loved it.


  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John was very patient with his busy schedule. I tried hard to keep up with his potential work conflicts and it all worked out nicely. I am glad he and his family had to me to relax from their busy schedule. I hope to see him again next season. We've been getting a lot of repeat Guests lately from all over the country. Thank you John! Marty
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Manteno, Illinois

This cottage and all of it's amenities is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

This is my dream cottage for retirement. The amenities and the ambiance is amazing. The stars at night were amazing. No visible neighbors and such privacy. Being from the greater Chicagoland area, this is a true escape from that environment! We love Michigan and visit every year and hope to make it our place for retirement. Everywhere we went we were welcomed. The food at T&T Supper Club is superb. You must visit. The Silver Lake Resort down the street is such a comfort as well. Very special place. Very clean. Excellent fried chicken! The UP IS..... Pure Michigan.

This place is a secret charm and what a way to get away from it all.

The O'Connors

Manteno, IL

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When a new Guest honors us with their trust, we like to insure that there time at the cottage is everything they hope for and offer many suggestions of activities if they want to"get out" and see things. Some like to just stay and relax - outside world left behind (part of the beauty of no internet or cell towers!) If they need social networks they are available nearby but not at the cottage to distract from the quiet peace of togetherness. Our Guests are provided with many booklets filled with things to do and places to see within a convenient distance. Your pleasure with visiting T& T Supper Club is one example of what I feel is one of the finest (not cheapest) experiences for dining. I always recommend it for the best in service, cuisine and quality (mmm Prime Rib is second to none). Silver Lake nearby has been my personal "go-to" for breakfast and great meals and the gals, local & other out-of-towners are helpful for any meal and for interesting socializin. I'm happy that you mentioned these places as remote and secluded as the cottage is. You are a convenient distance from a vast assortment of every kind of pleasure & convenience any "Get-Away" is hoped to provide - horseback, steam-trains, nature or shopping. Thank you for staying with us! Many become repeat-annual Guests. Hoping you become one!
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Happy Tails ! on Moose Bay, Sawyer Lake

  • 5 of 5

We searched for a vacation place that would offer boating, swimming, nature, and privacy in clean and chemical free surroundings and that especially would accept our whole family which includes 2 dogs!! We hit the jackpot at Moose Bay on Sawyer Lake! No worries about our dogs barking at people or people having concerns about our dogs. No worries about chemicals on the lawn or in the lake (or in the house). We loved it! We all played, swam, boated, relaxed and will certainly come again. Not much business in Channing, but what is there had friendly, helpful people. THANKS FOR ALLOWING DOGS!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Privacy is one outstanding feature at Moose Bay Cottage - the large yard on the lake completely surrounded by acres of trees- provides a unique barrier an confident arena for fun, games and pets that won't bother neighbors and provide you with no bother either. Thank you for coming and I'm glad you enjoyed the benefits of this location. Marty Moore Sr
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Peaceful family delight

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you pull into the secluded drive relaxation hits you. Entering the cabin you find everything just as described and perfectly maintained. The yard is great for bare feet and playing. The lake is excellent fun for fishing, especially little ones! My 2yr old caught her first fish here! If you are looking for quality family time, away from the busy distraction of every day life I highly recommend booking Moose Bay. The lake isn't great for swimming, unless you don't mind the weeds but between the paddle boat and kayaks there is plenty of water activities to be had.

Iron Mountain is very close, so if you need a night out there's lots to do.

Truly a pleasure to stay here

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Some of our highest considerations are cleanliness and safety for the children and families. Fishing has been very good this year - even from the pier. The unusually warm weather lately has foster an unusual growth of grasses in the water. The water is pure spring fed and the grass is sparse so swimming and floating to relax and cool off works well even with it. The cottage is remote from the busy cities - but not so far that it's a problem if you want to shop. Almost every large store and more fast-food sites than I've seen anywhere. Thank you for coming to Moose Bay Cottage and we hope to have you back soon. Marty
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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: July 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: June 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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Ford Airport in Kingsford
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Silver Lake (3 mile north)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Crystal Falls M-95
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
M-95 and US-141/US2
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Silver Lake (N-3 miles) or Randville (S-14 miles)
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, water-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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $350

There's a 5-night minimum for Non-Holiday (Standard, Non_Peak) rental periods. Please ask for adjusted rates for add'l guests over 6; Additional Guests include any pre-approved guest(s) remaining overnight, either inside or outside on the premises (Campers / RV / Tent etc). Lawn damage/cleanup from pets will be deducted from Damage Deposit at a rate of $50. Pets may conveniently be taken to adjacent wooded area if this is easiest. This is a "No Smoking" facility. We can provide a convenient nearby source for a pontoon or small watercraft rental including delivery & removal - please ask. Boat rental & pet information must be included and pre-approved on initial "Rental Agreement". Charge for pre-approved dock use is included on your Rental Agreement. Pets or boats brought in without pre-approval will be charged for and deducted from your Damage Deposit. Last minute changes may be handled this way as well..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund