About this listing
West Vista is a small rustic 1930's cabin on the shore of Lake Superior near Marquette, Michigan. The cabin has very few amenities; no telephone or wireless, no indoor toilet, no shower or bath. It has a wood stove for heat and a hand pump for water. This place is well suited as a retreat for an artist, writer or meditator or that someone who really wants to get away and experience the beauty of Lake Superior and northern Michigan.
The layout has one bedroom off the kitchen with a queen size bed and a sleeping space in the loft. There's a small 4 burner electric stove and oven with lots of counter space for preparing meals. The living room and dining area are combined with an efficient wood burning stove.
There are several miles of white quartz sand beach going east and west from the cabin with resident bald eagles which often can be seen flying along the coast or perched in a giant white pine. If one stays up late enough, the northern lights can be viewed over Lake Superior from the deck.
Marquette is the closest city which has many festivals during the summer, miles of biking trails, good restaurants and craft breweries. Munising is nearby with the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which should not be missed.
We love this little cabin and only expect you to leave it in the condition it was in upon arrival. The wood stove is efficient, so it does not need to be completely packed with wood. It works very well to feed the fire throughout the evening on the cooler days. Guests who stay for extended periods can leave garbage in the small shed, which I will pick up when you leave. We have a no pet policy.
I'm retired from the Fish & Wildlife Service after living and working in California for 25 years. I moved back to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where I was born to spend time with family. I love being back in the northwoods where I spend most of my time hiking, fishing and x-country skiing.