Rental cottage by Lake Superior Upper Peninsula
Sand River Cottage with Beach on Lake Superior
4012 Highway M-28 East, Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: 906-343-6710 or Reservations: 1-877-307-6710

Enjoy an outstanding view of Lake Superior with access to the sandy beach while you relax at Sand River Cottage, located on Highway M-28, 15 miles east of Marquette, MI and 10 miles west of Au Train, MI in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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This year round 2 bedroom rental cottage is located across from Lake Superior and next door to the Seacoast @ Sand River Motel. The living room has windows facing Lake Superior for a wonderful view, a satellite TV with 150 channels, stereo system, a full sofa, double futon, and two reclining chairs. A deck on the front of the cottage is furnished with a grill, picnic table, and chairs for relaxing and enjoying the awesome sunsets over Lake Superior.

The modern kitchen is complete with stove, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker and necessary cooking utensils and dinner ware. Dining room conveniently located right by the kitchen with a counter for setting out your meal.

The Master Bedroom has 2 queen sized beds, dresser, and a view of Lake Superior and the second bedroom has one queen bed and a dresser. Linens and blankets are supplied.

The basement has two double futons, a reclining chair, and a firepot for warming up. Perfect for additional guests. Sand River Cottage is well heated so you will be comfortable on the coldest of days. You will be all set for an enjoyable vacation.

basement lounge area, au train miThe sandy Lake Superior beach is just across the road from the Sand River Cottage. Take a stroll along the beach or wade in the refreshing water. You can sit in the sand and catch a little sun as you listen to the waves gently lap upon the beach. Just right for relaxing after a busy day.

Sand River Cottage is centrally located to the many attractions and recreational opportunities the area has to offer. Only 23 miles to Munising with the Grand Island Recreation Area and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Visit Miners Castle, see the boathouse and lifeboat at the old Coast Guard Station, and take a walk through the Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

Pick up a Waterfall Map and tour some of the many area waterfalls. Well marked hiking trails in the Pictured Rocks offer both long and short hikes. Try the Shipwreck Tours in the Glass Bottomed Boat or take the Airplane Tour of the Pictured Rocks for an awesome view of the National Lakeshore and the area lighthouses. Divers will enjoy the Alger Underwater Preserve.

Canoes can be rented in AuTrain where the AuTrain River offers a great paddle through AuTrain Lake, the Hiawatha National Forest, and all the way to the sandy public beach where the river empties into Lake Superior. About 10 miles. Kayaks and Sea Kayaks can be rented nearby.

Outstanding recreational activities await in the Pictured Rocks, Grand Island, the Hiawatha National Forest, and Marquette County. Excellent Fishing in the many lakes and streams or Charter Fishing on Lake Superior, Hunting on the public lands of the state and national forests, and hiking trails everywhere. Many Mountain Bike and Cross Country Ski Trails are only a short distance from Sand River Cottage

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Sand River Cottage is in a major snow area with deep snow for snowmobiling and trails leading all over the Upper Peninsula, the perfect headquarters for rides in every direction. Alger County has over 300 miles of trails and they connect throughout the Upper Peninsula. Ride east to Tahquamenon Falls and see the beautiful ice sculptures created by the frozen water or head into the Hiawatha National Forest for an exciting ride. Large yard for parking your trailers. Don't have a sled? Snowmobiles can be rented in AuTrain for some fun in the snow. Gas available for your sleds during the winter months.

Marquette is 15 miles west and offers many attractions that visitors to the area enjoy. Relax in comfort while you enjoy events at NMU or the Superior Dome. Tour the picturesque red Marquette Harbor Lighthouse and the Maritime Museum. Take a ride north along the lakeshore and you might see a freighter loading or unloading iron ore at the ore docks. Shopping and dining in Marquette.

Sand River Cottage rental can be combined with the Seacoast @ Sand River Motel for large groups. An ideal lodging for that family reunion or a large group of snowmobilers. For additional information visit our web site at


Your hosts, Geoff and Carole, have maps and information on the area attractions and recreation and will help you plan a great stay in the north woods.

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