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R-n-R On the Chocolay River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, Two Bathroom On 2 Acres With 300 Feet River Frontage and River View

Property is 1 mile from Marquette on 2 acres and 300 feet of Chocolay river with a river view from the home. 200 yards out the front door is the Iron Ore Heritage Trail bike/hike/snowmobile path that runs along Lake Superior into Marquette or the opposite direction all the way to Munising - easily accessed by snowmobile from the house. Less than 1/2 mile off Lake Superior. 35 minute kayak paddle to Lake Superior from the property. Two kayaks and stand up paddle board are provided. Screen porch with river view. Fire pit down at the river (firewood provided). Weber gas grill. The master bedroom is on the main floor. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Fully furnished kitchen to cook up a feast. Driveway can park 4 cars. High speed Wi-Fi and Vizio 55" HD Smart TV provided with Roku streaming device that allows you to access channels via your home cable package. Ping-pong table in the basement for rainy-day fun. Central air conditioning. Gas fireplace in the living room.

John and Laura Brummer
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About John and Laura Brummer

We are John and Laura. In our picture we are standing at the top of Sugar Loaf mountain just a couple miles outside Marquette overlooking Lake Superior. Great place to go. We have been married 19 years and live in Illinois and wish we could spend every day in the beautiful Upper Peninsula. While we are not able to do that we could not resist buying a property that we could begin enjoying now. We spend our summers and holidays here enjoying the Chocolay River, Lake Superior, the great town of Marquette and hiking and biking and kayaking and marveling at the open friendliness of people who are fortunate to truly be Yoopers.

John and Laura Brummer purchased this house in 2014

Why John and Laura Brummer chose Harvey

We love water. We love wildlife. We love biking and hiking and camping. We love fun people. These qualities cannot be better represented than Marquette, MI.

What makes this house unique

The property was designed and built by a couple named Jerry and Carolyn. We saw the property and loved it. They developed the property and built the home in 2007. We have benefited from their vision and tried to follow in their footsteps enjoying it like they did. The home sits on two acres and there is a mulched and gravel path that flows down to the river through beautiful red and white pines, fir trees and amazing looking cedar trees. And when you step out the back door you are not able to see a neighbor or even another light at night which makes it great for enjoying the fire pit down at the river. It is secluded and beautiful. We kayak and stand up paddle board right from the property down to the mouth of the Chocolay river and Lake Superior. Salmon and trout run in the river. Walk 200 yards out the front door and you are on a limestone and paved path along Lake Superior that runs into Marquette or you can take an adventure on your bike and pedal the 40 miles to Munising. And our neighbors are the best - retired NMU professor and a local businessman. Say hello and you will know what we love about the friendliness of the area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harvey in Chocolay charter Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Main floor
  • There is a futon couch that folds out in master bedroom that can sleep two. For max occupancy of 10 guests will need to bring an inflatable mattress.
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Life jackets recommended to be worn at all times on the water. 3 life jackets are provided with paddles on the screen porch.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

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R-n-R On the Chocolay River
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

The home was as shown in the pictures. Well kept and clean. Large enough for 8 to stay comfortably

  • 5 of 5

We loved the large kitchen and the beautiful yard. We saw deer. We were able to use the kayaks and paddle board on the river. A relaxing place to spend time with family, while we enjoyed the area.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Location - Nice & Clean Too

  • 5 of 5

The property was almost perfect for our needs. Great location and the kitchen was pretty well stocked with the pots, pans and utensils we needed (we actually like to cook on our vacations). I would suggest cabinet knobs though, that would help a lot for anyone with arthritic fingers.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for large family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious kitchen/eating area for mealtime. Great outdoor space for family fun.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marquette hide away

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay in Marquette, Mi. The place was clean, spacious, everything in working order and set in a beautiful spot in the woods. The owners were super helpful when we had questions. I’d recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the home and convienence in location. Will absolutely look to stay there again. The owners are responsive and great! Well taken care of and lacking nothing.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base camp for winter recreation

  • 5 of 5

Close to cross country ski trails, also great for winter hiking! Owner responded promptly to messages, is very knowledgeable about the area, and was flexible with departure time. Great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Vierling and Marquette Harbor Brewery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Grey Walls Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Vierling
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach Park
Car: recommended

Marquette MI has it all. Sitting along the southern shore of the largest freshwater lake in the world and in the heart of the Michigan Upper Peninsula and home to Northern Michigan University. Way too much to list all the things to do. All the water and land outdoor adventure you can hope to find in one place is at your fingertips. Charter a fishing boat, go kayaking, camp, ski, snowmobile, hike up Sugarloaf Mountain for a beautiful view of Lake Superior. The list goes on. Marquette is also on the leading edge of the craft beer brewing scene with 4 craft breweries right in town each offering their own unique brews and fun attitudes. The university brings the flavor of academics, sports, and the laid back vibe of a college town. There are the maritime and iron ore museums to checkout. A premier national library. Multiple beaches. Biking/hiking paths everywhere. Did I mention the micro-breweries - worth mentioning twice. And excellent restaurants serving it all from whitefish and steak to all the pub food. There are Cajun, Mexican, Thai, Chinese and Italian restaurants. And don't forget to try the local pasty cuisine at places like Jean Kay's. And after dinner we highly recommend finding your way to the top of the historic Landmark Inn for an excellent cocktail while you look out over the Marquette Harbor. And can't be last because I know we are leaving things out, but Marquette is home to festivals like the Blueberry festival, the Hiawatha music festival, Arts on the Rock fine arts show, Marquette Blues festival, Marquette Trails fest, and more. Still can't be last......the shopping in downtown Marquette is outstanding for all things Yooper and excellent photography and fine art studios. Then stop by Doncker's to satisfy your sweet tooth with chocolates or some ice cream. Finally don't leave town without taking in the sites around Presque Isle Park and maybe leap off Blackrocks into Lake Superior. You can't do it all in one trip so plan to come back again!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £68.53
Additional Guest Fee £11.42 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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