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Fully Outfitted Vacation Cottage On The Au Train River

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bed, 1 Bath Cottage Roost Above The River With Awesome View

***WINTER 2017/18 - We are not taking reservations for the period of Dec 1 - March 31st at this time.***

Newer home with two bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a queen bed. A twin foldaway is also available. Equipped with gas stove, full size refrigerator, washer and dryer, furnace, and wood stove. Plenty of cook wear, plates, etc... Towels and linens included. Huge deck overlooking the river with stairway down to river platform for swimming, launching your boat,or just relaxing. Charcoal grill, picnic and patio table, fire pit, 2 kayaks with paddles and life vests. Paddling the Au Train in a canoe, kayak or SUP is a very relaxing experience. Put in at the cabin pull out 2-3 hours later less than a mile away. Access up the river to Au Train Lake for great fishing. Further down the river to Lake Superior.

David Berg
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About David Berg

4th generation Yooper with a love of the Hiawatha National Forest and the surrounding outdoors. I spend as much time possible exploring out my back door and find new and wonderful places every year. The Au Train River is one of the places we always take company for a relaxing paddle. It's a great summer tradition.

David Berg purchased this cottage in 2014

Why David Berg chose Au Train

I live close by on Lake Superior and chose to purchase a rental property in Au Train because it is centrally located to many excellent outdoor activities and provides a serene experience with a touch of the old resort area feel.

What makes this cottage unique

The river is at your doorstep and Au Train Lake and Lake Superior are only a mile away. Lake Superior is not popular for swimming since it is so cold, but the beach in Au Train is a very popular swimming area. When my dad was a kid in the 1930's he would hitch rides with his friends, standing on the car's running boards, to get to this favorite beach. This area also provides great paddling opportunities in the bay, river, or dozens of nearby inland lakes. Of course the big draws are pictured rocks and grand island, but there are so many things to do in any direction. Great hiking and biking (Marquette and Munising have many miles of great mountain biking trails), boating, fishing, birding, sightseeing, and in the winter skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Never get tired of adventure here. On the other hand, it's also a great place to kick up your feet and relax.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Au Train, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stocked with towels, TP, and handsoap. Shampoo/soap/shower gel not provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main bedroom is part of larger suite with French doors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen and a twin trundle bed
  • 4 people fit very comfortably, 5 is pushing it unless 3 children share a bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests provide their own housekeeping. Guests have been very clean. Owners do inspect and spot clean. Please leave the cottage as you found it. Cell phone coverage is okay with Verizon. Not so good with At&T or T-mobile according to guests. Thank you.


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Fully Outfitted Vacation Cottage On The Au Train River
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 63 reviews

Incredibly relaxing, breathtaking views. House is super homey. Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect - it's located right near a bend in the river, giving the back porch the most immaculate views (at any time of day... just wow). Kayaks are clean and in good shape, life vests are provided, and the river is docile. Inside, the house feels just like home. You can literally see all 3 doors to the house from the master bed, and everything you can possibly need is provided for you. I can't express how impressed my boyfriend and I both were with this home, and its location. Really the perfect spot, and the owner seems like the man. That was our phrase throughout our entire stay. "Do you think there's toothpicks?" "Of course, Dave's the man." And sure enough, toothpicks, there were. Wow is the only word I can go out on. Wow!

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Like wow man! Thanks! We like people to enjoy it.
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Quiet well kept cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was not what I expected. It is was larger than I thought and the view was great. It was quiet and peaceful. the house was very well kept and very clean. It was not far from any of the things we wanted to do.

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwoods Dream

  • 5 of 5

This was, without a doubt, one of the best places we have ever stayed. If you are looking for a place that provides peace in a beautiful and natural setting ... this is the place for you. The cabin had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable, and also very pleasing to the eye. The deck and small yard provided great views of the river and both were areas to sit comfortably while relaxing. We were able to rent a canoe just down the road and enjoyed the canoe trip immensely. I would definitely stay again and would recommend this cabin to anyone who is looking for a place to relax in nature.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is absolutely beautiful and in an amazing location. We loved our stay and would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little house with access to a lovely river for kayaking

  • 5 of 5

The property is as advertised. It was very pleasantly decorated and clean. And my favorite part -the two kayaks that come with the rental.

You can tell this property has been managed well and is cared for. The owner stopped by briefly and was friendly and helpful as well as responded to questions quickly by phone or messages within the VBRO site.

First the overall house set up. It is a little closer to the small two lane road then I would prefer but during the weekday it is quiet so not a problem. The front of the house looks quite plain - but the back of the house where it counts is set up great. Big wrap around type deck over looking the river (seating for 4 +) with stairs down to a small dock and additional seating area for 2 at the waters edge. Windows and sliding glass doors dominate the wall space overlooking the river - you can look outside through ceiling to floor windows all along the back - this includes the living room, master bedroom and the diningroom (set behind the livingroom but woods still viewable). The smaller second bedroom does not have a view.

The home is well set up and utilizes space well. Kitchen was stocked fine for us. Furniture in good condition and and met our needs. Seating for four throughout the house - 4 kitchen chairs, 4 deck chairs, 4 lounge/couch seats. The home has a wonderful master bedroom and a basic second bedroom. Two couples could vacation here together - but there would be a fight over the master bedroom. Parking easily for two cars or a car towing a boat.

Two kayaks are on the property. Life jackets provided. The catch is it would be really difficult to get them down the stairs. Once you get them down they fit on the dock - just tie them up in case a wind comes along. Two people could walk them the two blocks to the bridge but we put them in our van and drove them the two blocks. The river is an ideal kayaking river - clean, clear, cool, steady current but not fast, and a clear pathway so no getting lost. Mostly its all remote - the only homes were where we started and ended. There are spots for take out along the way at small beaches and at what appears to be a remote county park just for the kayaks. We also saw two rope swings and our kids tested one out. It's about a 3 hour leisurely paddle to the next take out (only a mile down the road). It can get busy on the weekends but on a Tuesday we only saw people a few people.

Kayak rental place next door if you need more kayaks/canoes.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay close enough to waterfalls, and pictured rock yet far enough away from business of Munising. Very nice house with anything you should need. Back deck view, and river amazing. Owner very nice deposit refunded super quickly. Would Love to stay again.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Au train/Lake Superior
Car: necessary

Au Train is a great base camp for the many regional activities available to tourists.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Au Train, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$62.78
Damage Deposit C$125.55

Questions about rates or payment? Just ask. You may request to pay 50% at the time of booking with the balance due 30 days prior to your stay. Just ask. Thank you. Cancellation Policy: Full refund prior to 30 days of check-in date. At owner's discretion within 30 days of check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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