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Michael Verlinden

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

'Superior Bay' Luxurious Lake Superior Waterfront Home in historic Big Bay

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

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4 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, full RV hookup, home sleeps 8-10 comfortably

Welcome to Superior Bay! This custom Lake Superior waterfont home located just north of the quaint Upper Penninsula village of Big Bay is a truely unique property. Built in 2008 this home offers nothing less than the finest craftsmanship and highest quality amenities. Upon arriving you will get the feeling of 'Big Lake Living' almost immediatly. Lake Superior or Gitche Gumee as it is often called greets your arrival, motioning herself a mere fifty feet in front of the home. You will instanly feel the magnitude of standing before one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Enter the home and settle in to a beautifully decorated, contemporary/rustic home so comfortable and inviting you may never want to leave. Views of the lake dominate this home giving a truely indoor/outdoor living experience.

'Superior Bay' offers our guests four spacious individually unique bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed and plenty of closet and dresser space for all your belongings. There are three full baths, main floor laundry, and lots of closet space for all of your indoor/outdoor, summer/winter gear. This beautiful home boasts a full kithchen with stainless appliances, a very comfortable living room, multiple eating/dining areas and three gas fireplaces. Sandstone accents, beautiful natural woodwork and lodgelike furnishings dominate the interior decor. Views of Lake Superior can be seen from the expansinve and numerous windows throughout. As if that isn't enough, step outside and take a look at one of the most breathtaking views immaginable from the 12 X 48ft. deck with a 12 X 12ft. four seasons room with panoramic views of the big lake. There is a gas grill and outdoor firepit to use and enjoy. Under the enormous deck there is a fully screened patio/porch with retractable screen sections that attach to the undreside of the deck to open this area up as well. An outdoor hot tub completes the experience after those long days of snowmobiling or summer activities. Did I also mention there is a full RV hookup (50amp./water/sewage) in the driveway to allow your guest list room to expand. This is truely a year round vacation home that is sure to accommodate whatever you have in mind. Summer vacations, Family reunions, Weddings/honeymoons/anniversaries, Fall color tours, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Waterfalling, Swimming/snorkeling, Kyaking and Canoeing, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting or just enjoying the paeceful beauty of the Upper Penninsula are all easily within reach at 'Superior Bay'. Thank you for your interest and we hope to here from you soon.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Michael Verlinden (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

'Superior Bay' Luxurious Lake Superior Waterfront Home in historic Big Bay
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
5

Super, spacious and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this home from day one. Plenty of space for our family. So many areas to find your comfort zone. Some days found us in the screened patio and other days on the open deck....many evening in the enclosed 3 season room...with the windows open it was like being out doors without the pesky bugs. Efficient kitchen...nice appliances. Bathrooms....very nice. Our morning walk was to the light house on most days and the bike riders found this a quick trip too. The view is amazing from most of the rooms, Lake Superior really is at your doorstep...we kayaked and swam off the stony beach....Life was very good at the Superior Bay House...

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what expected

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here July 19 - 24. This is definitely not where you want to stay if you want a beach vacation or like to walk the beach. The view is pretty, but the shoreline is very rocky. We had horrible black flies the first three days. You couldn't go outside without looking like you were wearing a moving black shirt. and they were all over in the house from going in and out. The fly swatters that are there are needed! Luckily they went away the last two days and it was a relief. Regarding the accommodations, we were disappointed that there weren't enough chairs for everyone to sit and eat together. There were only 7 chairs, so we had to use the deck chairs. The cleaning lady told us there had been enough, but they had broken and not been replaced. The pull-out sofa in the downstairs bedroom had been moved upstairs to the living room. While this was a good thing for seating in the living room.............without it there would only be seating for 5 people.......it was a problem since we were planning on using the bed for our grand daughters to sleep in the same room as their parents. At the owners suggestion we took the mattress off the sofa and put it on the floor in the bedroom. We were still able to use the sofa so it worked out. There also wasn't enough linen for that bed, and some of the pillows were without pillowcases. The cleaning lady was very helpful and came over to give us more linens. It was quite hot while we were there and the air conditioner in the living room was unable to cool it down much. The TV (DISH) kept stopping saying it was overheated until we rigged up a fan blowing directly on it.

Positives:

- The master bedroom/bath was very comfortable.

- Kitchen was well equipped

- The big screened in porch was great

- hiked to a couple of nice waterfalls

- really nice beach about 30 minutes away

- the general store in town was convenient

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of our property. We appreciate any and all feedback from those who wish to do so. I would like the opportunity to respond to your issues with the property. First I apologize if you were looking for sand beach frontage but I in no way have mislead those viewing my property online into believing the property is anything but a rocky shoreline. The photos on the website very clearly show the shore as rocky and in no way depict a sandy beach. As for the black flies, I am surprised that you experienced so late in the summer but again I feel obliged to say that I cannot control mother nature and that any remote area shore of Lake Superior has the potential to harvest black flies dependent on of course Mother Nature. Glad to hear the eventually were driven off by Mother Nature. Big Bay is quite remote and heavily forested. We do try to accommodate and we appreciate your positive feed back regarding the very large screened patio area. The seating issue again surprised me as we have extra banquet chairs in the garage for larger parties as well as approximately 10-12 indoor outdoor patio style chairs that are lightweight and easy to move. We did move the couch to the upper level in order to maximize bedroom space and typically find most people staying that exceed the four queen size beds provided tend to like the "camping style" room that he lower level bedroom offers for sleeping bags, blow up mattresses ect. We were glad to hear that our kitchen and master bedroom were to your liking as we are very proud of our home and have enjoyed very much the vacation rental experiences we have had. Regards, Michael Verlinden
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5

Great set up for a big family trip

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and very clean. Amazing view. We had 6 adults and a ton of little kids, and there was plenty of room for everyone. Kitchen was outfitted very well, and we enjoyed some great meals. We enjoyed a lot of UP sights in the area, including the Thomas Rock overlook, multiple waterfalls, Marquette Children's Museum, and Pictured Rocks as we headed out of town. Bring your own laundry soap and dishwashing pods; we had to hit the store.

I found out that I love a rocky beach! So much cleaner than dragging sand everywhere with you. We swam, skipped rocks, canoed. So much fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Superior Bay. Please think of us for your future vacations and thank you for choosing Superior Bay. Regards, Michael Verlinden
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5

Beautiful view of the lake!

  • 5 of 5

The property met all our expectations. We would stay here again for sure,and we might. Beautiful lot but the front yard could have used a lot of attention, but that really didn't damper our experience. The canoe on site was great. We canoed across the bay and the pictured rocks are awesome over there!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

GREAT WINTER ESCAPE

  • 5 of 5

THE HOUSE MORE THAN ADVERTISED. GREAT VIEW OF THE LAKE. VERY COZY WITH ALL THE FIREPLACES. THE OWNERS WERE GREAT TO WORK WITH. WOULD STAY AT THIS PROPERTY AGAIN WITH NO HESITATION.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midwest
5

Great place to getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. The house was well kept and beautifully decorated. Waking up to the view of the bay - doesn't get any better. About 30 minutes from town so that you can get everything that you need to come back and cut off from the world for a few days. Days were quiet, and at night, the sky here was amazing. I've never seen so many stars in my life. Michael was very easy to work with. We look forward to visiting again! :)

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Freshwater fishing, hunting big game, hunting small game, beachcombing, marina, bird watching, walking, eco tourism, paddle boating, fly fishing, ATM/bank, groceries.

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Big Bay House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Big Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , steamshower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , whirlpool
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air filtration system, exceptionally clean climate controlled home

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