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Downtown, Spacious, Clean, Laundry, Full Kitchen, Wifi, Built 1878

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, WD, Lake Superior glimpse view

The Historic Bluff House is a beautiful home located in the heart of downtown Marquette. This two story home built in 1878 has maple hardwood floors, original woodwork, and antique charm. You'll enjoy the formal dining room and parlor, free Wifi, and laundry. The full kitchen is stocked with pots and pans and dishes for eight. Laundry detergent and first day coffee is provided. Plenty of off street parking. The Bluff House is located one block from the hub of historic Washington Street, so you can walk summer or winter. Three bedrooms and one bath are upstairs, and another bath and pull out queen bed are downstairs. Two bedrooms have a queen bed, third bedroom has two twin XL beds, and there is a queen fold out bed in the parlor. Two full baths make the Bluff House ideal for families or couples traveling together.

Amy Barnsley
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Amy Barnsley

John and Amy love Marquette, and are excited to share it with you. Both are lifelong educators who love the outdoors. They enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, and biking. In 2014, after 25 years in Alaska John returned to his home place, the beautiful UP, bringing Amy with him. John is a retired principal and who now teaches at the university part-time and grooms ski trails, and has a wealth of information about local ski and bike trails. Amy is from Alaska has worked tourism and lodging as long as she has been a teacher. Amy teaches math at Northern Michigan University and enjoys creating quilts and stain glass.

Amy Barnsley purchased this house in 2015

Why Amy Barnsley chose Marquette

The Bluff House is great for families or couples traveling together. Sleeps 8 people at an affordable price. The house has a wonderful location and charm. Built in 1878. Its funky and old, but is updated. The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, dishes, dishwasher, coffee pot, and fresh ground coffee! Its great to be able to do your laundry while traveling and know the detergent is provided.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this house because of its charm and location. We live about a mile away, closer to the University, where Amy works. We find staying at the Bluff house a wonderful treat. It is so close to downtown restaurants, pubs and activities such as the Jazz Festival, start of the UP 200 sled dog race, and the New's Year ball drop.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Marquette, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot Tub
    Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin XL Beds (same length as queen beds)
  • Three bedrooms upstairs. Downstairs parlor has a fold out queen couch.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • festivals
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling


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Downtown, Spacious, Clean, Laundry, Full Kitchen, Wifi, Built 1878
average rating of 4.675 based on 40 reviews

Nice home!

  • 5 of 5

Four beds and two bathrooms met our needs and the price was very reasonable!! We stayed here for over a month and we were very happy with our choice. Water pressure and hot water weren't the best, but everything else was great.

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find

  • 4 of 5

House was good for a group. Very clean. Great location for walking to restaurants.

  • Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to spend the holidays

  • 5 of 5

Very nice

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice older home, clean and spacious.

  • 4 of 5

Neighborhood dog barked constantly. Only irritant of the stay.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

we like the house and the area and how close to to down town.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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wedding in marquette

  • 4 of 5

clean spacious well situated.

bathrooms on the smaller side (tubs) for tall people.

Overall a good value

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
KI Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lower Harbor

The Historic Bluff House is conveniently located one block off of the main downtown street (Washington St) in Marquette. The location is great for walking to various shops, restaurants, Peter White library, Lower Harbor, bicycle and ski shops, and Lake Superior. It is one mile from Northern Michigan University and the Hospital. Plenty of off street parking.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Marquette, Michigan

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (one time) C$96.64

Rates are based on 4 persons occupancy, including children over the age of 5. Rate reduction may be available for smaller groups. 30 day cancellation policy. Any cancellations received within 30 days of arrival with be charged the full amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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