Little Red Retreat Marquette

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LITTLE RED RETREAT (Marquette, MI) Sleeps 4, Sandy Beachfront, on Lake Superior! 











LAKE/WATERFRONT: 200ft of waterfront on Lake Superior 

A sandy beach along Lake Superior, just a quick jaunt from the hub of Marquette, is a dream for all lovers of the Upper Peninsula. Plus, the Little Red Retreat has the aligned the true historical roots of the Upper Peninsula with the small indoor sauna.

The captivating space of surrounding this red cottage finds you wrapped amongst the trees and as you follow the 100 foot walk to the water. The ease of this single level cottage makes that small family space ideal. While there are neighbors nearby, the surroundings are ample for a quiet small family to enjoy the treasure of Lake Superior.  The galley kitchen and small dining table for four (4)  make for an ideal time of making memories together. To relax in the living room at the end of the day is time to be cherished.

The outside deck, plus an additional deck perched on the dunes makes your choice relaxing outdoors convenient. If cozy and comfortable, mixed with breath-taking views on a sandy beach, are on your bucket list, then Little Retreat will welcome you with open arms. Or perhaps your NMU (Norther Michigan University) college student who is excited for your visit will do the same. Either way, you'll find that Little Red Retreat provides an authentic slice of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


Accessibility: There are two steps going up to the house, and there are no additional handicap-accessible features. The access to Lake Superior may be challenging to those with mobility challenges.

Air Conditioning: There is a window unit located in one of the bedrooms!

ATVs: ATVs are not permitted for use on the property, 

Animals: Squirrels, cranes, deer, eagles, and bears are native to the area.

Bathrooms: There is one full bath with a shower. 
Beach/Swimming: There are 200ft of sandy beachfront at the property!

Bedroom Configurations: There are two bedrooms at the property
Bedroom #1- Full bed
Bedroom #2- Two twin beds
Boats: Boats are not provided, but guests are welcome to bring kayaks or canoes!

Boat Launch: The Au Train Bay Boat Launch is 16 minutes away! (16.1 miles)

Bugs: Mosquitos and black flies are common in this area


Cable: There is not cable here

Casino: Ojibwa Casino 5 minutes away!(3 miles)

Cell Phone Service: T-Mobile works best


Coffee Maker:  There is a drip coffee maker for guest use

Distances (In order of distance):
* NMU (Northern Michigan University): 21 minutes- 12.9 miles
*Milwaukee: 4 hours & 38 minutes (295 miles)
*Chicago: 6 hours & 10 minutes (384 miles)
*Detroit: 6 hours & 19 minutes (442 miles)

Dock: There is no dock at the property


Drinking Water: Well water is used at this property. There is a slight yellow tint due to minerals in the water. Some guests may find they want to bring bottled water with them. 


Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: There is not a fireplace at the property

Fire-pit: Yes located on the beach

Fishing: Bring your fishing poles, Lake Superior is known for lake trout and salmon!

Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan. 
Click here to purchase your license online


Golf: Northern Michigan University Golf Course 7 mins away! (4.9 miles)
  Marquette Golf Club is 18 minutes away! (14 miles)

Grill: There is a propane grill available for use during your stay

Grocery Store (In order of distance):
Lofaro's Fresh Market: 9 minutes (7.8 miles)
Meijer: 21 minutes (16.1 miles)



Heat: There is electric heat through the floorboards and a gas heater in the wall.

Hunting: Hunting is not permitted on the property, but is allowed in the area. Please check local guidelines for when and where hunting is allowed. 

Internet: Yes! There is DSL Internet at the house. In can be spotty at times. 

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.

Parking: Two cars & a trailer can park at the property. 

Pets:   Not allowed. 

Phone: Yes there is a landline

Privacy: There are neighbors on both sides

Sauna: Yes! Feel free to take a steam!

Space: 910 sqft


Seniors: This is a senior-friendly property

Televisions: There is a smart TV with an antenna. The TV may buffer at times, internet connections are not the best in the U.P

Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!

Washer and Dryer: There is not a Washer & Dryer here, but Superior Suds Laundry is 17 minutes away (13.6 miles)

Wood: Wood is not provided


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Heat- Electric Heaters Only
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Grill-Propane
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Sandy Beach

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $269.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


Wonderful spot!
An amazing spot on the water - beautiful, secluded and quiet. The cabin was cozy but met our needs just fine. Only complaint was there was food waste left in the sink drain, probably left by a previous renter and just overlooked by the cleaners - assuming they thought there was a disposal, I guess? Otherwise, it was perfect! Definitely planning to stay there again.


Hi Amy! We apologize about the food in the drain; as mentioned it was likely something that was overlooked, but we have made sure to let our cleaner know, so that can be remedied for future stay. We are so happy to know the home was able to meet your needs, and provide you with this beautiful, secluded spot on Lake Superior, and hope we can have you back again!
Aug 2023
Lovely stay, great location!
We’ve stayed in this area before and find it a perfect location for exploring Marquette and Pictured Rocks areas for a few days. Location on the water is lovely with a really nice beach but we didn’t use it much because we were exploring elsewhere! Cottage is perfect for 4 but we really wished the master bedroom had a queen bed, not a double (too small for 2 tall people - we had put kids sleep there and took the twin room ourselves). We also wished there was more seating in the living room - maybe an “L” couch would work - current arrangement only fits 3 people? Very well equipped with plenty of basics for a few nights, including things like spices, sugar, TP, trash bags, soap, etc.. My husband and kids enjoyed the Sauna every night! We loved the old-fashioned northern-themed decor but it could really use some new carpet. Overall, we’d stay here again for the location and how well equipped it is and location on the beach. 


 Hi Heather! We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay, and appreciate the additional feedback regarding the bed size in the master bedroom, as well as the seating in the living room. Our team has been informed, so we can continue to look into way to make improvements for future guest stay. It's great to know that you and your family enjoyed your time exploring the area, as well as making good use of the sauna! Hopefully we can have you back next time you're in the area! 
Jul 2023
Little Red Retreat
We had a great time, the house is cozy and close to the beautiful water. Centrally located close to downtown Marquette and many of the sight seeing areas we wanted to visit were within 30 minutes either direction. The house was clean and had everything we needed.


Hi Kristyn! We're so happy to know you found the home to be, clean, cozy, and well located, when exploring the Marquette area! Hopefully we can host you again for a future stay!

Jul 2023

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