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Private Lake Superior Access At This Quaint, Clean, Cottage. Great Location!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Cottage, Bungalow Style, With Access To A Day House On Lake Superior

We'd love to have you as our guests to enjoy our cottage. It is fully equipped with modern amenities, patio with deck furniture and a firepit for guest use. Proximity to Munising and Marquette makes it a great location to explore the area, Pictured Rocks and more! Take a walk on a short path to the shore of Lake Superior, where you can enjoy your own private day house to read, relax and watch the fishing boats at sunrise, with Au Train and Grand Island in the background.

Nancy Barnes
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Nancy Barnes

My husband and I were both born in Munising and I grew up there, he in Lower Michigan. He moved back in 1974 and we raised our three children here in the UP. We currently live across the street from the cottage and will be available for any assistance or information you might need. We love to travel and enjoy meeting new people. We rented our current home as a seasonal rental for 25 years, so we know what our guests want in a rental. We have a lot of repeat guests who come back year after year to enjoy Shelter Bay and the surrounding area. We are confident that you will love it too!

Why Nancy Barnes chose Au Train

My grandfather initially owned the property where we currently live, and it was eventually passed down to me. Shelter Bay has always held a special place in my heart and I consider it my little piece of heaven on earth. We acquired the property where the cottage that we now rent to guests is, because we hope to leave it to our children someday. In the meantime, we want others to enjoy Shelter Bay as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

My husband built the cottage and we have taken very good care of it over the years. We lived in it for 6 years giving it our own personal touches. The cottage is very tastefully decorated to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The best feature is the day house for your use, which is just across the street and down a short wooded path to the lakeshore. There you can sit either inside, or out on the deck with a magnificent Lake Supeior view. It has comfortable furniture, and a small dining room table to enjoy your dinner. Open the windows with the screens and feel the lake breeze while inside. It's a perfect spot anytime of day or night!


Au Train Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The $175 deposit is nonrefundable with a cancelation prior to your stay.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a vanity, toilet and shower. It also has a large utility cupboard to hold towels, toiletries, etc. Bath towels and washcloths are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The cottage has one bedroom with a queen size bed. There is also a large walk-in closet for guest use. A reading light is provided on the wall above the bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Private Lake Superior Access At This Quaint, Clean, Cottage. Great Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Stunning beauty, wonderful location, gracious host

  • 5 of 5

The Property - The cottage is clean, cozy and quiet. It provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. The sitting area is comfortable and welcoming. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you might need to prepare meals. The bathroom as well was clean and well stocked with necessities. We found the bedroom to be super cozy and just what we needed after our daily excursions. The big bonus is the day house. With stunning views of the lake and Au Train island it's the perfect setting for a night cap, quiet dinner or silent reflection.

The Hosts - Jack and Nancy could not have been better. Enthusiastic and welcoming we quickly considered them friends rather than just property owners. They maintain a beautiful property and balance well the need to provide service while allowing you to enjoy your stay unencumbered.

The cottage is conveniently located just outside of Au Train and is an easy drive to Munising. While originally unsure if we would feel disconnected from Munising that feeling was quickly dashed as we found the drive quick and beautiful. I would recommend this property to any friend or relative who asked about a place to stay and we looking forward to coming back again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This one is a gem! Highly recommend. Immaculate and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights and could not have been more pleased. This is a great location with plenty to do in the area. We had a blast touring waterfalls and lighthouses. Sunrise and sunset were extraordinary each day. Loved the day house. This property is kept in immaculate condition. One could quite literally eat off the floor!! Your hosts have thought of everything you will need for your stay and are helpful yet unobtrusive. Book this one !

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of both worlds - lake and forest!

  • 5 of 5

Shelter Bay Cottage provides the best of Lake Superior and the forest. The spotless, comfortable, 1 bedroom cottage is well supplied and sits nestled among tall trees so you have a Northwoods experience. The newly built and charming Day House is a short walk across lightly traveled Old M28 and down a dirt path lined by trees. There you can rest comfortably outside or in, with windows on three sides to take in the awesome views of Lake Superior. Nancy and Jack are gracious hosts, welcoming and ready with helpful suggestions to experience the area, but are also mindful of your privacy. This was my third trip as their guest and I know I will come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place on Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just lovely and immaculate and had everything you could need. Owners are nearby and very responsive to any questions plus recommendations for local sights and restaurants. The BEST thing is the day house on the lake. We watched the sunrise there and the view of the lake is unbelievably beautiful any time of day. Tons to do in the area if, like us, you've never been there before. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The beautiful little beach house on the water is one of a kind, and so peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The spotless main house is just perfect for a couple or anyone just looking to relax. Sunrises, and stars are amazing and walking the quiet beach or taking a swim so refreshing! Jack and Nancy are wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot in the quiet woods

  • 5 of 5

A very clean, comfortable and well maintained cottage. Great location, close to Hiawatha, Pictured Rocks and Marquette. Lovely swimming nearby in Superior as well as the warmer waters of inland lakes. You couldn't ask for better hosts than Nancy and Jack.

The day cottage, with stunning views of Superior is a highlight.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Brownsone Inn
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Au Train beach on Lake Superior

Located adjacent to the Hiawatha National Forest, hike out your front door to explore the old rock kilns and cemetery. Enjoy swimming and picnicking at a inland lake nearby with a sand beach at a roadside park. You'll also have access to a quaint day house located directly on the water edge of Lake Superior.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

If you have chosen the check payment option instead of credit card, guest will be required to pay the balance in the form of a check upon check-in. Owners would consider a minimum 2 night stay at $185/nt based on their discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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