Big Bay MI
West 3737 Co KCB Big Bay, MI 49808
A unique lakefront property in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! This is a full southern exposure waterfront cottage and guest house overlooking beautiful Lake Independence and the Huron Mountains. Located near the northern most village of Marquette County. Historic Big Bay became famous during the Henry Ford logging days, and again in 1959, when the Academy Award Nominee Anatomy of a Murder movie was filmed in the area. The Lumberjack Tavern and the Thunder Bay Inn are still operating year round. The wilderness here is expansive and contains dozens of beautiful waterfalls and many trails for your favorite activities. Lake Independence is 1,860 acres and reaches a depth of 30 feet. It contains Walleye, Pike, Perch and Bluegill in large numbers. The property contains over an acre of land. Both places have lake and mountain views, lake access and lake frontage!! Both of these cottages are neat as a pin and have been improved and maintained with thought and care. The Mountain View Lodge has four bedrooms and two full baths. The master suite has it's own deck overlooking the lake. Two of the guests bedrooms have their own gas fireplaces. The kitchen flows into the large, open concept living room providing a great place to entertain your guest while enjoying a complete 180 degree southern view of Lake Independence and the Yellowdog River wilderness. Stand out on your deck and take in the sunrise or sunset, or enjoy from the sun room. Lots of space on the lake level to store your kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, or other water recreational devices. There is a sauna and a spacious changing room. Newer 95% efficient Carrier furnace and Pex plumbing throughout the main home, Iron Curtain fully automatic water filtration system and newer septic system. The Main home rents for $3000 a month or $1500 a week. The property also contains a 1 car detached garage and newer roofs on each building. If you choose, live in one and rent the other. Seller will give current VRBO website with the sale of home to new buyers. Behind and overlooking the main home, there is the Lake View guest cottage (750 finished Sq. ft) above the detached 2 car garage. The guest cottage has a new bathroom, Vermont Castings wood stove, new Pella windows, updated Pex plumbing throughout and French doors. This warm, charming little nest currently rents for $1500 a month, and takes in $800 a week in the summer. Both come completely furnished. This could be a great family retreat with extra room for friends, family, or business associates, or use it as a income rental. This is a prime summer and fall color rental and also works well for the long snowmobile season. This is also a busy area for the Trout season opener. In addition, it has been rented long term to provide high end accommodations for industry in the area. This unique property, loaded with character really needs to be viewed to be appreciated. There is nothing like this listing on the market. Please see addendum for more.
Big Bay is only 25 minutes north of the beautiful city of Marquette, MI, nestled on the shores of Lake Superior. The Capitol of the UP hosts Northern Michigan University and has many local restaurants and breweries. Meijer and Lowes also have stores in this area. The extensive Noquemanon trail system on our rugged landscape provides some of the best Mountain Biking in the country. Enjoy Marquette Mountain for downhill skiing. Top notch spot for snowmobiling across the Yellowdog plains. We have snow when other areas are lacking. Many rivers, streams, and waterfalls adorn this wilderness for your exploration. This area provides four seasons of the best that nature has to offer! It is less than a 5 hour drive from Milwaukee and Madison, WI, and a 7 hour drive from Grand Rapids, MI. Delta and American Airlines provide daily flights to KI Sawyer International airport, which is only 45 minutes from this property. Come see for yourself what makes this place so special...
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