You open the door and smile, the Lake Superior views are a part of the cottage. The inside decor (touches of blue and white) echoes the outside blue water, blue sky. Very clean, thoughtful touches, beautifully decorated, superb location. Great communication from the owner. Morning walks along the shoreline, hiking near by & exploration of Marquette and Munising, enjoy the sunset from the outside deck, marvel over the Milky Way at night. Scattered bookshelves (loved the selection), and comfortable spots within to sit with that good book or a cup of tea.
Quiet. Restful. Serene. A most harmonious cottage retreat.
We never missed the internet.
Karen's cottage is stunning inside an out. The first thing that struck us when we arrived was the sound of waves, from the front door. Upon stepping inside we were greeted with the full beauty of Lake Superior through the large windows lining the far wall as the house butts directly against a powder-perfect beach stretching miles.
Tucked into the dunes, we had complete privacy and enjoyed a beyond comfortable house for one week. Fireplace, reading nook overlooking the water, TV den, beautiful deck overlooking the sunset and coast, a puzzle table and best of all a spacious and modern kitchen to cook in comfort all were present in this idyllic setting. If that isn't enough for you, the town of Marquette is close at hand only 10 miles away with loads of restaurants, museums and wonderful parks. Traveling East only 20 miles is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a 42 mile long park along the coast run by the National Parks Service and all that implies (beautiful scenery, trails, and dramatic seascapes to be explored by boat/kayak).
The touches of art on the wall by various artists including Karen herself make this a picturesque getaway in more ways than we ever expected. Our daughter echoed our sentiments when she said she did not want to go home.
Where to begin... My wife and I have returned to this lovely cottage on the shorefront of Lake Superior for several years, sometimes twice in one summer! That must give one some idea of how much we have enjoyed this peaceful vacation getaway, which for us is an approximate 10 hour drive from Ohio!
We are from the West Coast originally and have visited Hawaii, Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel so I feel we have much to compare in evaluating this lovely property... I am listening to the sounds of Lake Superior as I write... This is one of the most beautiful, quiet and peaceful places I know... Karen and Rick are wonderful and friendly hosts who are committed to making your stay comfortable and relaxing... If you are looking for quiet empty beaches a few steps from your home and beautiful sunsets nightly from your deck this is an ideal vacation getaway! Marquette is a cute town which has a "back in time" quality with good restaurants and any supplies you might need...
I can't say enough good things about our numerous stays here! You will love your time at this cottage...
An A+ rating from a satisfied multi-returning vacationer!
Thank you so very much for sharing your home with us!
The art, the libraries, the soft beds and furniture, the decor, the beach...
I am in love with all of it.
You have created a work of hospitable art and I am grateful to have stumbled across your listing while planning our latest UP vacation.
I cannot wait to come back!