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Welch's Riverview Retreat
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“ Excellent ”
22 Reviews

From $205 / night

N9325 Sand River Rd, Marquette, MI 49855

Overview

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $205
Per week: $1,350
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Marquette vacation home rental
Welch's Riverview Retreat- Open year round! Recently UPDATED!

SNOW has arrived! This is the perfect spot for your winter ski or snowmobile vacation We're located right on DNR designated trail 417. Our retreat has its own rec. room complete with a solid oak bar, full size slate pool table, darts and sauna!

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Property Address: N9325 Sand River Rd., Deerton, MI 49822

Rates:

$205 per night (*Three night minimum rental)
*During certain periods, we may consider rentals under our three night minimum, a $100 cleaning fee will be added to these bookings.

$1350.00 per week (Seven nights)

$4500 per month (Four weeks)

One-time fee of $50 per person, over 8 people.
One-time fee of $50 per pet.

1st Level: Bar Area/Game Room, Bathroom, Sauna, Laundry Room
2nd Level: Kitchen/Dining with Gas Fireplace, Living room, Bathroom and 3 Bedrooms (full bed, queen bed, a set of bunk beds)
3rd Level: Master Bedroom (queen bed) w/Gorgeous Views! Master Bath w/Jacuzzi Tub!

Cookware, Dishes and Utensils provided.
All Linens and Towels provided.
Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender
24 x 30 Bar/Game Room with 15ft Solid Oak Wet Bar
Slate Pool Table and Dart Board
Six Person Electric Cedar Sauna
Sand Volleyball/Badminton Court and Horseshoe Pits
Upper and Lower Decks
Washer and Dryer
Wifi
Land line telephone for free local calls or long distance with your calling card.
Flat Screen TV's in Living Room and Bar Area. Both with Dish Network Satellite TV. DVD/VHS player in Living Room.

This is an ideal place to unwind and get away from it all. Located on Sand River in Northern Michigan's pristine Upper Peninsula. Clean air, water, wildlife and beautiful scenery abound.

Our Retreat is a custom built home on a 1.8 acre Riverfront, Lake Superior view lot. Features a relaxing Master Suite with Jacuzzi tub, separate glass encased shower, marble floors, custom cherry vanity and two decks. One with stunning Lake Superior and river views, the other with peaceful views of reflecting pond and trees. Solid oak custom built stairs lead to suite. Retreat also features unobstructed views of the Sand River Bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Living room, dining room with gas fireplace and spectacular lake, river and bridge views, kitchen, deck, 24x30 recreation room with 15 foot L-shaped solid oak custom-made wet bar and modern electric 6 person cedar sauna with shower. The outdoor grounds include horse-shoe pits, fire pits, volley ball court, canoe and barbeque grill. Small pets accepted, upon approval, so you don't have to leave your furry friend at home! After all, they love, and need, a vacation sometimes too :)
Area Information
The river is great for canoeing, fishing, kayaking and other water sports and has great access to beautiful Lake Superior and sand beaches. Home is under a mile from the Mangum Rd. entrance to the North Country Hiking Trail, also near biking, skiing, snowmobiling (we're located right on DNR designated trail 417) & snowshoeing trails, casino, hunting and many other outdoor activities. The spectacular Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising is also a reasonably short drive from the cottage, as well as two casinos, one under 7 miles away and the other just over 20. Chocolay Downs Golf Course is located 8.5 miles away. The location is 17 miles east of the city of Marquette, which was recently designated as one of America's Most Livable Communities. In October 2010, Forbes announced their "Ten Best Small Cities to Raise a Family," and Marquette was designated #3 in the nation. Marquette was designated a "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists in April 2010. The area is serviced by Sawyer International Airport (MQT) with non-stop service to several major US hubs. For more info go to: mqtctyorg

About the owner

Owner Profile

Molly Laurich

Molly Laurich

  • School:

    Northern Michigan University
  • Work:

    United Airlines
  • About:

    Molly, the Reservations Manager, is a Marquette native who knows the area well and enjoys assisting guests with their travel plans.

    Jennifer Welch, the property owner currently works as a Flight Attendant for the worlds largest airline and is based in San Francisco. One never quite knows where...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

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Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 $205 $205 $1,350 $4,500 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: A deposit of 50% of the total cost is required to secure a reservation. Reservations are not confirmed until a deposit is received. The remaining balance is due at time of check-in.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: One-time fee of $50 per person, over 8 people. One-time fee of $50 per pet....YES, pets are welcome! :) At certain times we may consider rentals under our minimum of 3 days, however a $100 cleaning fee will apply.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Sauna
  • Beach Towels
  • Garage
  • Parking Included
  • Ski In/Out
  • Canoe
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Lake)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lakefront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (7 miles)
  • Bowling
    (17 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (onsite)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (9 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (17 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (onsite)
  • Hunting
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (9 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (17 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (9 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (17 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (onsite)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (9 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (17 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (9 miles)
  • Pool
    (17 miles)
  • Lake
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (9 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (17 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (onsite)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (9 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (17 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (onsite)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (10 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (20 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Casino
    (7 miles)


Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Near North Country Hiking Trail, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and numerous bike and cross country ski trails, casinos and golf course. Located on Snowmobile Trail 417 between Marquette and Munising. 17 miles from downtown Marquette's many fine restaurants, pubs and numerous activities and 28 miles from Munising, home of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and world class snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

Reviews (22)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Marquette, Michigan

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“ Excellent ”
22 reviews
Keith Milner

Keith Milner

Lafayette, IN USA

Amazing week in the UP

August 7, 2015

Fully enjoyed our visit. The house was ideal - we canoed on the river and on the lake, visited Pictured Rocks, and spent most of our time exploring outdoors. House location and amenities are great, only slight issues were lack of AC (but we had unusually hot weather) and lack of curtains/blinds on the windows in the master bedroom (but the beautiful views more than made up for that).

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in the U.P.! Usually it isn't to hot there so there hasn't been a need for A/C but, now we are considering it. Thank you for the great review (:

Andrew Foreman

Andrew Foreman

INDIANAPOLIS

Loved this place!

July 28, 2015

The kids loved riding the canoe to the lake. Great place and plenty of room for my family of 5. Would definitely go back.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Foreman Family, I'm glad you all had a great time! Hopefully your next time in the U.P. you will stay again (: Thank you for the great review!

Jessica-Brian Stroble

Jessica-Brian Stroble

Hillsdale, MI USA

Summer Fun

July 20, 2015

The views were great! Perfect location if you are visiting Marquette or Munising, right in the middle. The room was great, plenty of it. The kids loves the sauna and the laundry shoot. The pool table down stairs was odd in placement because it was difficult to play with so little room and only one stick was tough to have fun. Dont know what dish package that you have but no espn or fox sports Detroit was difficult to handle with not seeing the Tigers. The biggest problem that we had was the lack of hot water. After a bath for the kids there was no hot water for adult showers. Overall, decent stay the good outweighed the bad.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you for a good review! I'm sorry about pool table, the tv & the water. We will do our best to fix those (: I'm glad you had a great time though!

Kevin Price

Kevin Price

Laingsburg, mi

Great location and escape

July 14, 2015

Excellent locale between Munising and marquette. Property was very clean and quiet. The views of plane superior from the house are amazing. The jet boat ride in Munising ( riptide rush) was lots of fun for all of us ( adults and teens). consider adding shades/ curtains to upstairs windows( riverside) to block lights from highway at night. Would def stay here again.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the great review! I'm so glad you had an awesome time (: Hopefully you will stay again soon! Also, thanks for the tip, we will consider putting curtains upstairs (:

Howard La Gorio

Howard La Gorio

Sterling Heights, MI

Nice UP Rental

July 8, 2015

Welch's Vacation rental was a nice experience. The house was clean and decorated appropriately for an Up-North vacation home. Managers - Paul and Kelly - were great and helpful with not only the home, but area information on what to see and do. Nice location for activities all along the superior lakeshore. Outside of the weather being less than summer-ideal AND the mosquitos, had a great time.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully you'll come again soon :) Sorry about the weather & mosquitos!

Katrina Marie DeMarte

Katrina Marie DeMarte

Ken caryl, Colorado

Peaceful retreat

May 20, 2015

Our stay was pleasant and peaceful. The upper peninsula is a little slice of heaven. The only downside is that Molly is difficult to get a hold of. It was like pulling teeth to get her to respond to emails or calls. I was only able to get a hold of her about an hour before we were supposed to check in - after leaving many messages and emails. The experience would have been less stressful if there was a better facilitator for the cabin.

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Appleton, WI

Great memories

May 5, 2015

Great place to get away and relax. Nice property very clean with all the amenities. I've got some great memories and would stay again. If your new to the area and like to hike check out Grand Island in Munising. Also, the log slide further East of Munising is fabulous. This area is like the hidden jewel of the Mid-West. What an awesome place.

Suezie Gore

Suezie Gore

San Francisco

Awesome romantic get away

March 11, 2015

We had a great get away, the place is like a retreat to refrech your soul from working and hectic city life in San Francisco. We would love to come back again and highly recommend

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Look forward to seeing you again!

Bob Proudfoot

Bob Proudfoot

WI, USA

Awesome location

March 10, 2015

This place is great from the amenities to the location and views. We had six adults and a yellow lab. Everyone enjoyed the stay. All we brought was our food. Everything else we needed was there. We will be coming back during the summer to enjoy the Sand River and the big lake they call Gitche Gumee.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much Bob for your wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to hear from you in the summer (:

Christy Frisbie Lange

Christy Frisbie Lange

Chelsea, Michigan

Blizzard and Fun!

February 19, 2015

We went up to see the U.P. 200 Dog Sled races. Saw the start in Marquette ~ exciting and fun to see. Went back to the house and got to see the mushers and their teams cross the very road the house was on. Very cool to see! The house worked out great as we had a blizzard the next day which was awesome. With pool table, dart board and sauna we managed to stay sane and really enjoyed our time there. Living area and bedrooms were comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked and we made some great meals. Loved the fireplace in the dining room/kitchen, very cozy during the blizzard! Would definitely rent again. I'd loved to see the yard and river in the summer. The winter view was amazing and enjoy by all.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much, and hope you come back during the summer (:

Mary Lou Buzzo Shimon

Mary Lou Buzzo Shimon

Marquette, MI

Great time with Friends.

November 13, 2014

A few friends got together and we decided to spend a wknd. This was a great choice, we had many things to do like swim in the freshest body of water in the world. Hiking thru beautiful woods. Canoeing on river. Great evenings watching the moon and stars from the Beautiful deck. We would go back again, if we were able to.

Corrinna Burbey

Corrinna Burbey

Kelowna, Canada

Nice Vacation Spot!

November 8, 2014

Comfortable and cozy rooms, the entire ambience was amazing. We felt right at home! The management was great; warm and welcoming. There were enough activities to keep all the children and adults entertained for the entire week of our visit. The riverfront views were spectacular! The jacuzzi tub in the master suite is the best!

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you Corrinna! Glad you all enjoyed your visit, please come back and see us again. :)

Kala Exworthy

Kala Exworthy

Minneapolis, MN

Idyllic UP vacation

November 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our week long stay at the River Retreat. The weather was super and we were able to hang out by the water and ride bicycles during the day. Evening brought amazing stars and bonfires outside, then a relaxing sauna and game of pool by the bar inside. The real highlight was the view in the morning with a cup of coffee. Marquette was close enough to enjoy some shopping and restaurants like the Sweet Water Cafe. We took the bicycles on the trail by the lake out to Presque Isle and back through town. We'd like to go back in the winter for a ski vacation. What a beautiful place to 'reset' and take a break.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a rejuvenating break and enjoyed our many amenities! Please come back for that ski vacation you mentioned in January. From the looks of it so far, it's going to be a good snow season. Thank you!

Barbara Heinrich

Barbara Heinrich

Macomb Michigan

Prefect Place

September 28, 2014

Thought it would be nice to get away for the week and go see fall color up in UP. A little early for all the tree to have turned but we did see some fall color. Did some rock climbing/hiking by way of exploring. Very close to the lake. The Place was big enough. We had 2 bedrooms not be used. We would definitely be seeing about coming back next year.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you Barbara for your great review! Glad you had such a good time, hope to hear from you next year :)

Marty Reimer

Marty Reimer

Monroe, CT

Nice visit!

August 8, 2014

Enjoyed our few days at Welch's Riverview Retreat. House is a little dated, but comfortable. Our only complaint would be the water pressure. The property manager stopped by on our 3rd day, and when I informed him of the water pressure issue, he quickly changed the filter and that seemed to correct the problem. So if you stay here, and the water pressure is not good when you first arrive, let them know. We lived with the issue for 3 days thinking that was normal. Also, would be nice if they provided internet access. Cell phone reception is almost non-existant. My partner had no reception at all with AT&T. I have Verizon, and had limited reception. Otherwise, we enjoyed our time there.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the good review, I am very sorry about the water pressure. Also, we will be getting WiFi soon :) Hope to hear from you for your next vacation!
-Molly

Peggy Curran

Peggy Curran

Modesto, CA

Restful retreat

July 10, 2014

We had a wonderful family time in this house ~ the house was very comfortable and convenient. When the weather warmed up the mosquitos did too! But once the weather cooled they were less invasive. The horseshoe pit, the volleyball court and the canoe were fantastically fun! The view was spectacular. Thank you for making our vacation so enjoyable and comfortable!

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the wonderful review (: I'm glad you had a great time! Sorry about all the mosquitos though :( Hope to hear from you again!
-Molly

Mitch

Mitch

Southern CA

What a Fantastic Experience!!!!

June 25, 2014

My stay here was way too short while spending just a couple of days here visiting friends in Marquette. The weather turned out to be fantastic and the view of the Sand River and Lake Superior exceeded all of my expectations. The house was nicely furnished and very comfortable. The bar, rec room, and sauna downstairs were a real treat and having the use of a canoe was an added bonus. It was wonderful paddling on the Sand River. The view from the upstairs master bedroom was spectacular with a great jacuzzi tub to relax in while taking in the lake view. My whole experience here exceeded my expectations and hope to return soon for a longer stay.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the great review! Glad you had a wonderful stay! Hopefully next time your stay will be a longer.

Megan Bunker

Megan Bunker

Mi

Welch's riverfront retreat

May 6, 2014

This place is beautiful! The view is spectacular. Sauna and basement were fun at night! Enjoyed being able to hang out with family here and would definitely rent again! Awesome place!

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the great review! Glad you had a good time :) Please rent again soon!

Dendra Best

Dendra Best

Manistee, MI

Had a great time

October 6, 2012

We shared the house with another couple and had a great time. It was clean, well stocked and really convenient for Marquette. LOVED the basement bar and Pool table. The views out to Lake Superior were a treat.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you very much for your awesome review and taking the time to leave us feedback! Please keep us in mind for your next vacation :o) ~ Edie ~

Jodi Valentino

Jodi Valentino

Higgins lake, mi

Great location

August 31, 2012

We had a great time and enjoyed using the canoe! Comfortable and spacious plenty of room for everyone

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you very much for the great review! Please come back again soon and thank you for staying with us! :o)
~ Edie ~

Ena LaVack

Ena LaVack

Leesburg, FL USA

Family Time

June 12, 2012

We came to Marquette to our Daughters wedding and to spend time together. It was the most beautiful and relaxing spot. Even better than we the pictures on line. We had a amazing time with or children and grand children.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review Ena! Please come back again soon :o)

Izumi Sakamoto

Izumi Sakamoto

Narita, Japan

Beautiful!

March 12, 2012

Like to go back again. We had nice time here and enjoyed beautiful area and comfortable, clean accomodation. Very reasonable rate for large space. Domo Arigato.

Molly Laurich

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your business :o)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at our vacation rental?
A: Take our Tripper canoe out for a paddle in Sand River, play a lively game of volleyball on our riverside court, shoot a game of pool or play darts in the bar downstairs and end your day with a Sauna or relaxing soak in the Master Bath jacuzzi tub.
Q: What makes our vacation rental special?
A: We have numerous amenities that many other rentals in the area don't offer. These include a full size bar with pool table and dart board, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, Tripper canoe, fishing poles, sauna, fireplace, master bath jacuzzi tub, recently updated interior, wifi, dish network, 2 queen beds, 1 full and 2 twin beds with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, washer & dryer and close proximity to a number of area attractions in both Marquette and Munising.
Q: What's the coolest nearby activity?
A: Canoeing in Sand River using the Tripper Canoe provided--you can be in the water in under 5 minutes, our yard borders the river! We also highly recommend visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, as well as numerous other local attractions. The North Country Trail is a few minutes away, which provides an excellent opportunity for hiking. We are also located along the route of a major snow mobile trail.

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Molly Laurich

Molly Laurich

(906)869-7749

More about the owner
  • School:

    Northern Michigan University
  • Work:

    United Airlines
  • About:

    Molly, the Reservations Manager, is a Marquette native who knows the area well and enjoys assisting guests with their travel plans.

    Jennifer Welch, the property owner currently works as a Flight Attendant for the worlds largest airline and is based in San Francisco. One never quite knows where...
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