24 reviews

1 / 49 Riverfront cottage with open wood deck and floating dock



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

A private and relaxing river front home overlooking the Sand River across from Lake Superior Beach. Located in a country setting on 3132 State Highway M28 East,Marquette,MI We are 15 miles from downtown Marquette. Beach is a 1/10 mile(600 foot) walk from the house, A 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. Camp Luke Charles is nestled in the tall red pine forest on 4 natural acres between Lake Superior and the Sand River. 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, martins, 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.

Wetstone slate patios overlooking river next to Kitchen and Bedroom 3

Three bedrooms are spread out in our home for privacy and quiet.

Master King Brentwood Home Bamboo medium/firm memory foam, cool layer

BR2 King Euro top bed

BR3 Queen Serta Plush bed

Bath1 4' shower with glass doors, blue Quartz counter top with waterfall faucet

Bath 2 54" tub/ shower and vanity

Three season, just off kitchen, sun room has a futon couch, table and chairs for lunch or game playing

Spacious living room has 2 full size couches and two 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

High speed DSL Wi-Fi internet access,

40" LED TV in living room and 32" LED TV in 2nd bedroom

DirecTV satellite TV in 2 rooms DVD player

Laundry room with new LG washer and dryer with adjacent office area

A hiking trail, which starts near the cottage, is great for a relaxing nature walk to old train bridge.

No pets allowed. No AC/air conditioning.

No ORV's, ATV's or snowmobiles allowed on property because adjacent properties are private.

Camp Luke Charles is year round lived in home with many personal family and owl decorations.

Owner's or managers may be staying at adjacent property.

No parties or large groups allowed.

2 kayaks and a canoe available for use

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4821554

About the area

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 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, a food coop, gas stations, video rental spots, and more are just 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,biking, canoeing, and kayaking. Mount Marquette mountain bike trails are 20 minutes from Camp Luke Charles.

Getting around

Quick drive into town 15 minutes gets you into downtown Marquette 11miles from the corner of M28 and US 41 at the Holiday gas station.

Getting here

Camp Luke is 25 miles from Munising and Pictured Rocks Lakeshore tours. We are 15 miles from downtown Marquette and 17 from NMU Superior Dome.

Owner profile

Paul & Annie B.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 17:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed


  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (24)

24 reviews

“Very beautiful and private- a piece of Heaven. Will stay again!”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2018

My family and I just stayed here a few days ago and man, what a beautiful place. There’s so much to do and see around the property. The furnished kitchen was very nice and saved us a bundle from having to go out to eat. I loved the fact that there was a washer and dryer and all the bedrooms were nice and clean. If you do decide to stay here, make sure to check out Lakenenland Sculpture Park. It is only a mile or 2 up the road and is quite the attraction (and it’s free!). My family and I can’t wait to go back.

Owner's reply: Great guests. Welcome back anytime. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Cheers~Paul & Annie

“Wonderful experience”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2016

My family and I had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect about this place. To start off the location was just perfect. Camp Luke Charles felt so welcoming and relaxing. Everything was so clean and organized, very beautiful cottage. I highly recommend this rental property to everyone. I hope to go again. We watched the beautiful sunrise and sunset. Had a fire on the beach it was simply wonderful. Thank you Paul and family for allowing my Labor Day weekend to be that I will never forget!

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Camp Luke Charles. Welcome back anytime. Thanks~Paul & Annie


Reviewed 2 Sep 2016

Cottage was a great fit for our group. Spent most of the time outside on deck and in the water! It was great to have the use of kayaks, paddle boat, and boat!! Great to have life preservers available for our use also. So much to do in Marquette that 2 of our days were spent in town. Cottage equipped with all the essentials plus!!!! Enjoyed it immensely and would rent again without a hesitation!! Thanks again!!

“A cozy at home feeling”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at your wonderful place that is very clean and updated. We watched the beavers working tirelessly in the river behind the house plus all types of other wildlife Paul and Annie made our stay worry free and pleasant.

Owner's reply: Wonderful folks. Welcome back anytime, thanks~Paul & Annie

“Wondrously Private Lake Superior Retreat”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2015

There are not enough adjectives to describe what a wonderful place "Camp Luck Charles" is. Our family of six, greatly enjoyed the spacious accommodations and the private layout of the home. It is decorated in a manner that invites intense games of eye-spy and owl counting. There is a dock for fishing, along with plenty of space for hiking and adventure on the endless shore of Lake Superior. Close to Marquette and to Northern Michigan University which made it a plus for our new and returning students. Can not say enough good things about the owners Paul and Anne Bishop, who went the extra mile to be sure we were all set in the use of their home. You will not regret for a moment the rental of this cottage A+A+

Owner's reply: That's awesome, Thanks. Really happy you all loved it, welcome back anytime. ~Paul & Annie Bishop

“Girls kayaking week”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Camp Luke Charles! Owners Paul and Annie are two of the most 'real' people you will ever meet! Such a story behind the residence, the name, the treehouse... Oh my gosh the place had our hearts from the start! The house can accommodate a large group of people and still allow privacy. To top it off the beach access directly across the road allowed us three nights of Perseid meteor viewing! Amazing week.

“Great location near a long stretch of beach”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2015

We loved the location of Camp Luke Charles. It's between Marquette and Munising. There's a long driveway from the black-top 2-lane highway, so it's pretty quiet. And, it a quick walk (less than 5 minutes) back down that driveway, across the road and you're on the beach (and there were rarely more than 10 people anywhere near us.) Beautiful sunsets there. Great for beach campfires. About 20-30 minutes from various places to hike near Pictured Rocks. The place itself takes a little getting used to -- a bit like being in an I-Spy book with all the knick knacks and personal effects. But, it's well-equipped, spacious and clean.

“The Perfect Place!!”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2014

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!

Owner's reply: Good to hear you guys really enjoyed Camp Luke Charles and the surroundings. Thanks for the great review! ~Paul & Annie

“Great cabin!”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2014

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

Owner's reply: Thank-you for the kind review. Welcome back anytime. ~Paul & Annie Bishop

“camp luke charles”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2014

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

Owner's reply: Really enjoyed your family. Glad you liked the hiking trails. Welcome back anytime. ~Paul & Annie & Foxy & Feather

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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!