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BEAUTIFUL 3 BR-Private Lake-Sandy Beach-Swimming-Sleeps 10-Sauna-Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage on private inland lake with sandy beach

This quiet, 3 bedroom, one bath, cottage has central air, one queen bed, three double beds, a single bed, a pull out couch, and an air mattress. The living room has an additional full size couch. The kitchen is fully equipped, and an outdoor grill is available on the deck. Enjoy the use of a small fishing boat and paddle boat, and an outdoor sauna located right on the beautiful sandy beach. Excellent lake for swimming - we have a floating raft. Your family can gather around the fire pit near the beach for campfires and smores, or play indoor board games and outdoor family games provided for your enjoyment. Floatables, fishing poles, and some tackle are also available for your enjoyment. This cottage has everything you need, including complimentary WiFi. Located 25 minutes from Marquette, and about an hour from Picured Rocks in Munising, MI. During the Winter, you can enjoy quick and easy access to the Hiawatha Snowmobile trail system. See the Photos link for detailed maps on where our cottage is located.

Tammy LaMora
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Tammy LaMora

Scott and Tammy and their four teenage children live in Marquette, MI. They both graduated from local high schools and attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

Tammy LaMora purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Tammy LaMora chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

With four teenage children, we unfortunately no longer have the time available to spend at our beautiful Gwinn cottage. We love the Gwinn and surrounding areas and the wonderful people that live and work there, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is the perfect get away for a busy family. The moment we pull into the drive, we feel a sense of relief and reprieve from our busy lives. It's a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere where any family can unwind and spend quality time together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really had a great time. That lake was just perfect for swimming and fishing. We will certainly keep your place in mind for future stays.
Jul 2013
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Gwinn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Also have a pull out couch in the living room and an air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

BEAUTIFUL 3 BR-Private Lake-Sandy Beach-Swimming-Sleeps 10-Sauna-Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 21 reviews
Lambertville, MI

Weekend Getaway

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice and in a great location, only 20 mins from Marquette. I would only suggest that they clean it better, I had to clean the toilet when I got there and they had a lot of dust on the registers and ceiling fans. The bed's were slightly uncomfortable but its a vacation rental we understood that. The outside was beautiful and peaceful. Even with the "minor" items, I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciate your candid feedback. We just hired a new service for cleaning our cottage, and will definitely be addressing the cleanliness issue. This is a very important area for us. We pride ourselves on getting good reviews for the cleanliness of our cottage. We are also addressing the beds. We have had a couple of comments on the fact that they are not very comfortable. We are replacing them in the near future. We are glad you enjoyed the other aspects of the cottage. Again, we greatly appreciate your candid feedback!
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Private and quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

I loved the location of this spot. No neighbors to the left of you and miles of trails to walk right out the door. There were tons of blueberries before I arrived. The lake was very quiet and I only saw several people out (could be the time of year). The cabin was CLEAN and had all utensils I needed. The large porch is a great spot looking down over the lake and it had chairs, etc. I loved Jim, your next door neighbor. The only additional item (I travel frequently so it matters) that could be used is a comfy mattress or bed topper so I could continue my peaceful day into my sleep. Thanks for sharing your home with me.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely a little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad we came upon this cabin while searching for a family vacation! Upon entry, the cabin was clean and fully stocked with everything you could imagine needing while spending time up north. There were some areas that maybe could have used a little improvement (no working smoke detector, a not so perfect patio screen), but that's to be expected in a lake house! Didn't bother us one bit. The lake was clean and quiet and perfect for swimming; the dock provided easy and fun fishing with a plentiful supply of Bluegill and Bass! We had a blast picking bowls of wild blueberries along the sandy road, catching frogs and toads along the shoreline, and playing cribbage at night at the picnic table on the deck overlooking the property. The central air came in handy as the weather was HOT during our visit and the WiFi was an extra unexpected perk. Tammy was an awesome communicator and more than accommodating for me and my family. Thank you for sharing your beloved cottage with us! I'd recommend your cottage again to anyone. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed our beloved cottage and all it has to offer as much as we do! You were awesome guests and we hope to see you back in the future!
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Dirty, Worn down & not kept up

  • 1 of 5

Dirty & dusty, Left over food in pantry and frig., ants and other bugs in house, Many light bulbs burnt out, Broken lite fixtures, holes in doors and walls and every screen in the house was torn so we could not open the windows. High priced and very low quality rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, while we appreciate your feedback, this is not at all consistent with our rental or the previous reviews we have received. Our rental is well kept and always extremely clean. It would have been beneficial had you contacted us during your stay to advise of the issues you are outlining in your review, so we could have addressed them during your stay, however you did not. This is the first we are hearing of your complaints. Once again, thank you for the feedback, however, we can only assume you have an ulterior motive in posting this type of fictitious review, as it just is not true or accurate.
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Everything you'll want

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in a great location on a very small quiet lake which is perfect for relaxing. We saw one jet ski on the lake the whole time we were there! There was no other motor type boats. This was perfect for us! The lake was beautiful and we Kayaked daily(we brought our own). They have a row boat and paddle boat on site for your use. They also have a very small but nice electric sauna by the lake.

This is a well supplied cabin. They thought of everything you need. They have a fully stocked kitchen. Plenty of towels. There's AC! This was so wonderful because it was 80s-90s when we stayed . There's also charter Internet for you to use. There's games, movies, water toys, ring toss and bean bag toss. They have a few fishing poles and life jackets for you as well.

They are pet friendly which was a must for us! We will definitely rent again. Thank you LaMora's!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO glad your family enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the review. We feel very fortunate that our guests enjoy the cottage as much as we do. You were fantastic guests and we hope to see you back again!
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Beautiful and quiet place for vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to several spots around the UP from this location. Not far from Marquettee, Pictured Rocks and other cool cities. The house was perfect for us. We spend time on the beach and were able to hang out on the deck at night. A cute house on the water that had everything we needed. Very quiet place to relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review . . . you were awesome guests and we hope to see you back in the future!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Marquette Golf Club/Greywalls
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Up North Lodge
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
McCarty's Cove in Marquette
Car: necessary

Gwinn is located only 20 miles from beautiful Marquette, MI, and 50 miles from scenic Munising, MI, where there are many local activities and site-seeing. In all surrounding areas you can enjoy some of the country's most popular hiking, biking, skiing and snomobile trails, as well as many public beaches along the pristine shores of Lake Superior. Marquette, located on the shore of Lake Superior, is known for its incredible beaches and bike paths, and Munising, also located on the shore of Lake Superior, is surrounded by protective hillsides and picturesque Munising Bay, a scenic treasure-trove. The Munising area boasts the gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Hiawatha National Forest, Grand Island Recreation Area, numerous waterfalls. This cottage is located next to the Hiawatha Snowmobile trail system. See the maps in our photos for more information.


Rates & Availability

Gwinn Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fourth of July
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

50 percent of rental and all deposits due at time of booking. Remaining 50 percent due 90 days prior to reservation. Deposits fully refundable if cottage left in good order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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