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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Michael Verlinden
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017


Big Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , steamshower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , whirlpool
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • 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
Air filtration system, exceptionally clean climate controlled home


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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'Superior Bay' Luxurious Lake Superior Waterfront Home in historic Big Bay
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Never in my life have I had such a relaxing vacation. The house was beautiful and wonderfully clean. The amenities where top notch. One of the days we travelled to Quincy mines and had a great time. We also visited the Big Bay lighthouse and walked the grounds nearby. Mostly we just sat on the stairs and watched the lake. Much too cold to swim but still a delight. I saw a bald eagle fly by nearly every day. We also saw loons, hummingbirds and Canadian geese. The flowers on the way to Quincy mine were incredible. Lupines everywhere!! I highly recommended this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Memories!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I hosted our 2 children with their families in June of 2014. I recently came across some pictures of our time together & realized that I had never left any feedback, so I'm doing it now!!! We have nothing but wonderful memories of this lovely home. The owners were helpful & friendly. We loved the screened room in the evenings & enjoyed the beautiful rocky beach during the days. We loved walking out to the lighthouse several times. We felt likely royalty in the plush surroundings! We would love to visit again but unlikely we can ever get the whole family together the way we did that year. So thankful to Michael Verlinden for helping to make these wonderful memories for our family.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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.


- 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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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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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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Freshwater fishing, hunting big game, hunting small game, beachcombing, marina, bird watching, walking, eco tourism, paddle boating, fly fishing, ATM/bank, groceries.


Rates & Availability

Big Bay House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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