We offer 3 very private deluxe units under one roof.
Paul E. Pfaffle
About Paul E. Pfaffle
I was born and raised in Waukesha, Wi. Both of my parents were from Marquette.Michigan and loved the Big Bay area so from the time I was very young it became our favorite family vacation spot. After graduating from high school I took the big step to start my own auto body shop. I owned and operated Hillside Auto Body for 33 years. In 2007 I started looking for a home in Big Bay to fulfill my dream of living in the area. I purchased TRANQUILITY HAVEN that year. The next year I sold my business, moved to Big Bay and started living that dream.
Paul E. Pfaffle purchased this House in 2008
Why Paul E. Pfaffle chose Big Bay
I wanted to make my home in Big Bay so I started searching for the perfect property, I walked into this home and looked out over this beautiful bay and knew this was it, Tranquility Haven.I upgrade this home on a yearly basis to make it more comfortable each year. It is my Labor of Love!
What makes this House unique
There are few vacation rentals that can have everyone right on the same property to celebrate a special event ,we have that to offer. We have one unit that is handicap accessible, we are the perfect place for family reunions, weddings,and group gatherings .
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Enjoyable Family Reunion
Each year we schedule a week for a family reunion including our three grown children plus their spouses and eight grandchildren. This year we decided to check out Michigan’s UP and we weren’t disappointed. Our host was very helpful and responsive to our needs . The house provided more than ample room for all of us, in fact there were several areas of the house we didn’t use since there was so much space. The view from the house overlooking Big Bay and Lake Superior was outstanding with beautify sunrises and sunsets. Also the kitchen has a commercial grade stove for those who like to cook.
Great Property for a Large Group/Gathering
Tranquility Haven was the perfect place for our large family gathering/anniversary celebration! The ages in our party ranged from 18 months to 70 years and this amazing rental provided both privacy for individuals and plenty of large spaces for meals/activities. Everything needed for a large group can be found here as Paul has crockpots, pack 'n play beds for infants, games, movies, washer/dryers, and tons of seating indoors and outdoors. The beach truly is soft sand and there is a fire pit that is perfect for s'mores and sing-alongs. The remote location in Big Bay, MI is perfect for disconnecting...and reconnecting with family. (Wifi actually is a bit spotty and our AT&T service did not work here). The property owner was always accessible but not intrusive. We loved our time at Tranquility Haven and would not hesitate to recommend it to other families/groups! You will not be disappointed in this one.
Comfortable house. Great for a large group.
Very spacious,comfortable home. House is well kept and clean. Large, modern, well -equipped kitchen. Beach is gorgeous. There’s lots to do in the area. Owner is available and easy to work with. Can’t wait to return!
Thanks for your comments. We do enjoy seeing a family having a great time. Looking forward to seeing you again
Lake Superior Heaven
We have been renting houses for one week in the summer for many years now, and this one is definitely the best. This property is very beautiful and in a very lovely remote area. We enjoyed the nice sandy beach of Lake Superior which went on forever, and the kayaks and canoe that came with. Paul, our host, was very helpful, always answered his phone, and fixed things that needed attention. We took many of his suggestions for hikes and greatly enjoyed them all. Our king size bed in the master bedroom was exceptionally comfortable, and I didn’t hear any complaints about the others. The whole week was a wonderful adventure. We hope to return some day.
PS: I wouldn’t advise ordering pizza from the Thunderbay Inn in Big Bay. We ordered six pizzas, paid $122, and they were thin, dried out, burned, and not worth 5 cents.
This family is very polite and more than welcome back anytime!!
Lovely location; large, comfortable house
I rented this house for a reunion of 11 friends from around the country, many of whom have stressful lives and jobs. The house and grounds are magnificently spacious and comfortable, and the setting is both dramatic and peaceful. Some folks took full advantage of outdoor activities with kayaks and canoes, and nearby hiking and sightseeing. Others took advantage of the well-equipped kitchen to cook large meals, or the common areas both indoors and outdoors either to work a puzzle, read a book, sit quietly, or have conversations. The firepit and available fire wood were a godsend, especially for the night-owls. On one especially clear night when it wasn't too windy and the bugs weren't bothersome, we enjoyed a fire well into the night and found that glimmers of light remained in the sky until well after 11:00pm. Be prepared for a northern vacation--i.e., some days are gloriously blue and warm; others can be windy and quite chilly, even in mid-summer. Some days will be gloriously un-buggy; others will bring out either the mosquitoes or the black flies. But the skies (dramatic sunrises, sunsets, and clouds), the trees, the well-appointed house, and that magnificent setting on Lake Superior make up for any possible negatives. A week at this lovely property will bring peace and calm to even the most stressed out individual.
Fit the bill
Lots of space for everyone to enjoy. Liked that everyone could eat together and play games in the Beach House. Wish the weather and flies would have cooperated so we could have enjoyed the beach more.
We were so pleased with our guests. Wish the weather was cooler and no flies when they checked out the house was very clean. What a gift We thank them so much.
Visit the Thomas Rock Outlook for a great view of Lake Independence and Lake Superior. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior or venture into the forest for hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. There are nearby lakes and streams beckoning the angler and kayaker. Lake Independence is noted for excellent fishing of pike, walleye, perch and small mouth bass. There is a public boat launch at Perkins Park as well as the Big Bay Harbor. Canoes, and kayaks are provided for our guests along with life vests. ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 must be attended by an adult. Fishing boats are available to rent. Experience a delightful trip by canoe or kayak down the Iron River.