House on Lake Superior - 2 Bedroom, 4-Season Room, Full Bath (sleeps up to 6)
Why Scott English chose Marquette
It has an absolutely stunning location and view of Lake Superior and Marquette to the west. It is so close to the lake that the water becomes a part of you. You can hear the soft lapping of waves on the beach as you go to sleep.
What makes this House unique
Unrivaled view of Lake Superior and beautiful sunsets over Marquette. Incredible miles-long white sandy beach. Bald eagles patrol the shoreline.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
It is Shangri-Lamazing
It is an understatement to say "incredible" views, they are nothing short of spectacular. The house is in a perfect setting, the great Lake will capture your soul with the sounds and sights both day and night. It is such a cozy, welcoming place. Where the house is situated is great, outside of town just far enough to be away from it all, but close enough to be in several areas of interest quickly. We could not have been happier with the house or setting. We were extremely fortunate to have found this gem.
Trip to UP
The home was as described with a great view of Lake Superior. Because of the weather we did not get to use the beach, but the access to it was nice when we checked it out. We would stay again if we're in the area.
Lake Superior at its best
A very clean and well maintained house and property. Beautiful view of Lake Superior and a quiet, peaceful location. The wood woodworking inside the house is something a craftsman can really appreciate.and a great use of space. We hope to return again. Thank you, Scott for sharing Shangri-La!
Very well maintained property. Good privacy. Cottage has everything needed for a comfortable stay.
Perfect UP North getaway
This is a classic northern Michigan cottage: wood paneled walls, good books, puzzles and card games, amazing view. Not fancy at all, but just right.
Clean and comfortable with amazing view! Great place to stay.
An ideal place to take advantage of Lake Superior and all that the Upper Peninsula and Marquette have to offer.
The house has a direct view of Lake Superior and Marquette to the west from the living room. The house is more like a small home than a cottage or camp.
Enjoy swimming in the summer and long beach walks from April until November.
Watch thousand-foot ore boats on the horizon day and night, coming and going to Marquette carrying coal for the power plants and loading iron ore from the mines.
Bald eagles nest west by the town of Harvey, and fly by the lake house daily in search of fish.
Watch gale-wind storms from the warmth and safety of the house as large breaker waves crash onto the beach. Be careful of strong undertows and offshore currents during big storms, as Lake Superior must be treated with care and respect.
For those that like to do a little gambling the Ojibwa Casino is less than a mile west on M28.
Another two miles west on M28 is the NMU Golf Course.
Five miles west brings one to the intersection of M28 and US41 and Harvey Michigan where you can get groceries and gas.
Marquette is 5 miles further away on US41. Check out the Huron Mountain Bakery just as you come over Shiras Hills and down into Marquette.
Downtown Marquette has been revitalized over recent years and there are many interesting stores to visit, places to eat and night spots to explore.
Mattson Park on the lower harbor downtown hosts major summer events, including Art On The Rocks in July, the Harbor Fest in August, and the Marquette Area Blues Fest in September.
Marquette hosts the UP 200 Dog Sledding races each February attracting competitive dog teams from across the country.
In the winter enjoy miles of cross country ski trails or downhill skiing at Marquette Mountain.
Watch the leaves turn beautiful red, yellow and orange colors each fall. Take a scenic color tour driving west along Big Bay Road or north up to the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Catch a Northern Michigan University football game in the fall or hockey game in the winter. NMU also has many public concerts and events that one can enjoy.
The town of Munising is to the east. Make sure to have a meal at the Brownstown Inn along the way, or jump off of the Au Train River bridge on M28 and float in the river out to Lake Superior.
Stop by the Kewadin Casino in Christmas Michigan or have your Christmas cards postmarked from the town of Christmas.
Take a scenic glass-bottomed boat cruise along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore shoreline or even go kayaking there yourself.
In the eastern portion of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore lies the massive and impressive Lake Superior Grand Sable Dunes. The 300 foot high dunes stretch along the lake for miles. Run down the dunes at the historic Log Slide overlook, but be cautioned the hike back up the dunes is steep and difficult and not for the very young or old.
There are many hiking trails in and around the Marquette area. Marquette is also a bike-friendly town with bike paths starting east of Harvey and continuing into Marquette along Lake Shore Boulevard from the south end of town to Presque Isle at the north end.
Presque Isle itself is an historic city park that has never been logged and to this day contains virgin forest. The 323 acre park has a one lane road that circles the lake edge and is great for biking or a simple drive around the park. There are interior hiking trails, towering sandstone cliffs on the east side, and some of the oldest volcanic basalt rocks in the world. One portion of these rocks is called the Black Rocks which NMU students and locals alike jump off and dive from 15 foot high cliffs into the pristine and cooling Lake Superior water.
Come back to our house on the lake after a full day of immersing yourself in the many interesting and memorable things available around Marquette and the surrounding Upper Peninsula countryside.
Barbeque dinner outside and get a beach fire ready to light after or even before sunset. Enjoy a sunset swim and warm yourself by the fire. No two sunsets are ever the same, and many are unforgettable. Bring extra storage space for photographs!
After the sun sets watch the lights of Marquette twinkle to the west. Look in the night sky and notice the remarkable number of stars you can see as there is no surrounding light pollution of any kind. You will often seen meteors overhead and occasionally spectacular northern lights out over the lake, with shimmering green and white streamers that can stretch from the horizon nearly to the zenith.
Enjoy a night cap back in the house and go to sleep with the sound of waves on the beach.
Wake up the next day and catch a beautiful morning sunrise over Shot Point while you have your morning coffee.
Say yah to da U.P., eh?