Lake Superior Cottage Marquette"Camp Luke Charles"

Riverfront cottage with open wood deck and floating dockLake Superior Beach at Camp Luke CharlesSpacious living room with wood burning fireplace and futon couches and rockersMaster with King Serta bed and cedar dressersBedroom 2 with Queen Serta bed a fold-down day bed and propane fireplace stoveBedroom 3 with Queen bed and patio accessSun room with card table and chairs, futon sofa, and rocking chairSummer patioSummer Rolling WavesAugust BeachSunset at the BeachLake Superior Beach at CampAerial view of Camp below shiny spotLiving room River viewSignCottage from river bankSand River view from cottageSand River at Camp LukeCozy fireplaceSunroom rock gardenCottage in winterTree signLaundry room Full Bath tub/showerRiverfront cottage with deck and dock at the Sand Riverbedroom 3
“ Excellent ”
15 Reviews
3140 State Highway 28, Marquette, MI 49855


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $150 - $200
Per week: $900 - $1,250
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Marquette vacation home rental
A private and relaxing river front home overlooking the Sand River next to Lake Superior Beach.Our wooded retreat, Camp Luke Charles, is nestled in the tall Red Pine forest on 4 natural acres between Lake Superior and the Sand River. This gorgeous 3 mile stretch of Lake Superior beach is a short walk down our wooded driveway and across the road. This beautiful sugar sand beach is rated as one of the UP's best beaches- clean, fine sand and amazing water. The Sand River is excellent for easy, relaxing kayaking and canoeing which leads out to Lake Superior a 1/2 mile away. Bird feeders bring visitors all year long. Beaver, great horned owls, and bald eagles are seen on the river and beach area.
Camp Luke Charles cottage has a very peaceful setting. Modern eat-in kitchen with Quartz granite tops, glass tile back splash, stainless steel appliances, fully stocked for cooking, baking and serving any size group. Three bedrooms are spread out in our home for privacy and quiet. King Serta Euro-top mattress in bedroom 1, Queen and day bed in bedroom 2. Serta Plush Queen bed in bedroom 3. The 3 season sun room has a futon couch/bed and table and chairs for lunch or game playing The spacious living room has 2 full size futon couches and 3 rocking recliner chairs with a beautiful view overlooking the Sand River. A wood burning fireplace rests in the corner of the knotty pine living room for a wonderful cozy feeling. High speed DSL Wi-Fi internet access, 39" LED widescreen TV, satellite TV with DVD is also supplied. Our cottage includes two full baths (1 tub and 1 shower) All rooms fully equipped with everything you need including a washer and dryer laundry room.
A hiking trail, which starts near the cottage, is great for a relaxing nature walk.
No pets allowed. No AC/air conditioning. No ORV's, ATV's or snowmobiles allowed on property. Camp Luke Charles is year around lived in home with many personal family and owl decorations. Owner's or managers may be staying at adjacent property.
Area Information
A 15 minute drive west to Marquette and a 30 minute drive east to Munising sets us between two great vacation spots in the UP. Lakenenland sculpture park is free and 1.5 miles west The local art culture is very active with food, music and art festivals all summer long. Great gift shops offer wonderful shopping experiences while supporting the local artists. Local restaurants featuring the special flavors of Marquette with food and entertainment. The Sawyer Int'l Airport is 35 minutes away. Local restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, video rental, and more is a 15 minute drive. The beautiful Marquette area has many opportunities to engage in many outdoor sports and fun adventures. Some activities on site include Lake Superior swimming, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, and kayaking, and biking. Mount Marquette ski and mountain bike trails are 20 minutes from Camp Luke Charles.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2015 May 31 2015 $150 $175 $900 - 3 Nights
Jun 01 2015 Sep 05 2015 $175 $200 $1,250 - 3 Nights
Check In: 5 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: $200 Security damage deposit- refundable. Home to be left in same clean, orderly condition. No smoking in house or deposit will not be returned. Saturday to Saturday for full week stays. No pets.
Payment Options: PayPal
Other Fees: No pets allowed. $85 cleaning fee on stays less than a week. Signed and completed rental agreement. Personal check with approval. PayPal. Full payment must be received to secure reservation 30 days prior to check-in. Cancellations will be refunded if new booking is made for your time slot


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 3 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Boating
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (11 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (11 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Jet Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (14 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
    (10 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (14 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Theme Park
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (11 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (19 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Casino
    (6 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Pictured Rocks cruises and Grand Island trips only a 30 minute drive. A 20 minute drive you will be ready to downhill ski at Mt. Marquette or ride the mountain bike trails surrounding Marquette and Ishpeming. A 15 minute drive east or west is charter boat fishing in Au Train or Marquette. Local attractions also include the Children's Museum, Superior Dome, Lakeview Arena, Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Northern Michigan University, Presque Isle Park, Berry Events Center, and the wonderful historic downtown Marquette.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Marquette, Michigan

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Amanda Foley

Grand Rapids, MI USA

The Perfect Place!!

Camp Luke Charles was very cozy and in the perfect location. Lots of character with plenty of places to sleep. Appliances were updated and worked well. No problems with hot water or showers. Having Lake Superior across the road was phenomenal! Beach fires while listening to the waves roll in - soul cleansing! I would definitely book again! Great people!

Paul & Annie Bishop

Owner's reply:

Good to hear you guys really enjoyed Camp Luke Charles and the surroundings. Thanks for the great review!

~Paul & Annie

Mary Holbert

Bellevue, NE USA

Great cabin!

Lovely setting and fun cabin. It was clean, great beds and full kitchen. Loved it! The owners were very nice as well. Highly recommend!

Paul & Annie Bishop

Owner's reply:

Thank-you for the kind review. Welcome back anytime.

~Paul & Annie Bishop

JimKathy Porschet

Palm Coast, Florida, USA

camp luke charles

Wonderful camp and stay. Family oriented with access to Lake Superior and beautiful Sand River. Good hiking to boot.

Paul & Annie Bishop

Owner's reply:

Really enjoyed your family. Glad you liked the hiking trails. Welcome back anytime.

~Paul & Annie & Foxy & Feather


Hubbard Ohio

ohio family

Great home to stay anytime of the year. Perfect location. Was our second time staying and plan to rent again. The owners are great too.

Paul & Annie Bishop

Owner's reply:

We are honored and really enjoy it when families love our home and want to come back. Thanks for sharing and taking care of our place.

~Paul & Annie

Kristy Thornton

Grand Blanc MI

We had a wonderful time.

Although we took a day trip for the 5 days and 4 nights we spent at Camp Luke Charles we enjoyed our time. A fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, with plenty of sleeping areas, two baths and a nice size living area. The river in back and the lake at the end of the drive way. Our kids enjoyed our time with the TV and DVD player. The house was cool at night and during the day also. I loved having a washer and dryer as I could wash a load of laundry every evening when we returned which meant coming home with out a weeks worth of dirty laundry for the 5 of us.

Paul & Annie Bishop

Owner's reply:

We are pleased your family enjoyed their time here. Thank-you for taking great care of our home.

Sincerely~ Paul & Annie

C. Shin


Beatiful and relaxing vacation

We have come up with our extended family for 4 summers now and it always has been a good experience. Plenty for my two sons 11 and 13 to enjoy and enough space for everyone to have quite time. Feels very relaxing and like we have our own private getaway. It's so nice to be able to forget the time and just enjoy ourselves at the beach, make a fire, and enjoy the sunset. Summer just wouldn't be the same away from Camp Luke Charles. Thanks Paul and Annie!

S. Zaragoza

Elgin, IL

We are officially hooked!

We are officially hooked! This was our fourth vacation back at Camp Luke Charles and it was like coming home. Paul and Annie have made improvements that have made each of our stays a very warm and pleasant experience. Love the sunroom, the new floor looks great! It’s so cozy at Camp and yet there is plenty of room for everyone in our large family. So peaceful and relaxing…we love it here. Thank you again for sharing your home with our family! See you next year :o)

Paul & Annie Bishop

Owner's reply:

Annie and I are so pleased that your family loves to spend time in our home. Families coming together is what makes a place like Camp Luke Charles a cherished getaway.
~Paul & Annie Bishop

Jeannie Hogan

Hubbard, Ohio


We stayed at Camp Luke Charles over Thanksgiving since we have teenagers who attend Northern Mich Univ and we had a terrific stay. Very comfortable home with beautiful location with Lake Superior across the street. We found everything we needed for preparing our dinner in well stocked kitchen with new appliances and our crew of "kids" in a variety of ages were able to have a little of their own space in a very homey setting. We are trying to arrange a stay for the summer since we had such a nice time in the winter.

Paul & Annie Bishop

Owner's reply:

Great family, wonderful to work with. Our home was well taken care of and left clean, Thanks so much. We are glad you really enjoyed your stay at Camp Luke Charles
~Paul & Annie


Detroit, MI

Perfect house and location for our family

We have a 4 year old, 2 year old and 3 month old, and this place was perfect for our vacation. Clean, well supplied kitchen, plenty of room for the kids to play (and toys to play with too!), the river to look at and the beach across the street for swimming and playing in the sand, great location between Marquette and Munising, and plenty of room for the whole family. I will recommend it to friends and will try to vacation here again.


Monticello, MN

Summer Vacation

Camp Luke Charles is cozy, comfortable and clean. Nice place for little children as it is far enough away from the lake where you dont need to worry and close enough so it is only a short walk away. We loved the sunroom/porch as it was very sunny and bright with the 3 sliding glass doors. When we opened the screen doors on a mosquitoe eveing it felt as if we were outside with the comforts of being in. I too had my coffee on the outside swing in the morning over looking the river. Thank you for sharing your camp!

Jim Wells

Agoura Hills, CA.

Beautiful setting

My wife and I stayed at Camp Luke Charles for 10 days, last October. It is in a beautiful wooded setting. We watched the fall leaves turn colors from every window. The home is even nicer in person. The web pictures only show a part of the very well kept home. It was a quiet, restful and beautiful place to spend our vacation. We were there to watch NMU football games that our son played in. It was nice to have a place to bring him and give him home-cooked meals while we were there. We can't wait to visit again this year. Thank you Paul!!!


Chicago, IL

Our Stay

We stayed at Camp Luke Charles for our yearly trip up from IL to play in a softball tournament at the Superior Dome. Everything was perfect and very peaceful, a nice change from our busy city lives. Plenty of room for 7 grown men. It was a great weekend spent with good friends, despite our poor showing at the tournament! Thanks for sharing your place, we look forward to coming back.




Our Stay Was Very Comfortable And Relaxed. It Was A Very Special Quiet Getaway From Hectic Life. The Cottage Provided Everything It Said And Was Private And Cozy. We Had An Excellent Stay And Are Thinking About Doing It Again.

Philip Niekerk

Grand Rapids, Mi

Very cozy and comfortable

We loved Camp Luke Charles. It was a wonderful week for our family. The cottage is very quiet, placed in a beautiful setting in a great location near Marquette. We loved the 3 season porch for meals and games. Cottage was well. supplied and ready for our arrival

V. Schippert

Saginaw, MI


This is a wonderful place to stay! I woke up one morning to have coffee outside in the swing by the river and while swinging I realized that I didn't hear a single noise until suddenly a bird sang. Blissfully peaceful...

Owner Supplied Testimonials

We had a wonderful time. Your cabin is amazing and the lake was so much fun. I hope to return someday and do it all over again.

We had a wonderful stay at your cabin. Our three boys loved the lake; especially the floaties! I enjoyed coffee on the swing looking over the river every morning. We hiked, fished, canoed, swam, and had many smores on the campfire. It was a peaceful stay and gave Ted and I a chance to show the kids NMU where we graduated. The kids want to move here! God Bless.

This is a place where one doesn't think about:
What time it is.
What day of the month it is.
What's going on elsewhere in the world.
Time is a walk on the beach.
Stories around the fire.
Picking wild blueberries.
Long walks in the woods.
Kayaking Sand River
Watching birds and other little critters
Watching Autumn creep up red on leaves
The day of the month is the sun coming up and going down
it is mass on Sunday
and maybe some time at a festival.
What's going on in the world are matters of the heart and soul-its the pounding surf of Lake Superior, washing grief from the heart.. if only for a moment...
it's live music at the Seafood festival, and watching my sister dance- and seeing joy and light on her face...if only for a moment...and knowing that just for a second, grief, like shards of glass, were under her feet- and she danced, no matter the pain on her bare feet. Cate

I've had a wonderful stay here. The cottage provided a peaceful place in a beautiful setting for one to get away from work. While I've been here, the trees began to turn to their beautiful fall colors and the lake has ranged from grey and stormy to blue and calm. Perfect!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: We understand your pet is a close part of your family, unfortunately we can not allow pets in our home due to housekeeping restrictions.

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