Tranquility Haven
On the shores of Lake Superior
Squaw Beach
W3702 Squaw Beach
Big Bay, MI 49808

Phone: 262-424-1793


Tranquility Haven is a beautiful custom home located on Squaw Beach by Lake Superior in the town of Big Bay, MI, 25 miles north of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Squaw Beach offers miles of sugar sand beach and shallow waters without rocks for excellent swimming, canoeing, and kayaking.

Tranquility Haven offers three very private deluxe vacation lodgings under one roof.
All are connected and will accommodate up to 26 guests.
Fantasy Beach House Luxury Vacation Home will accommodate a couple or a group of up to 14 guests.
The Bay View Cabin will sleep up to 8 guests.
The Bay View Suite has one bedroom and is perfect for 2-4 guests.

All lodgings have Wi-Fi, a breathtaking view of Lake Superior, and use of the sandy beach.
Perfect for your family reunions.

Fantasy Beach House, Bay View Cabin, and Bay View Suite must be rented together during June, July, and August but can be rented individually from September through May.

Tranquility Haven: (Fantasy Beach House, Bay View Cabin, and Bay View Suite)
June July, and August: $5400 per week. (weekly rental only)
Tranquility Haven Rates September through May.

Per Day: $1300 per day (3-day minimum)
Weekly: $5,400

Fantasy Beach House

With over 7,500 square feet, you can relax in these elegant accommodations on the shores of Lake Superior. Fantasy Beach House is fully furnished and has a complete kitchen containing a Wolf cooking range, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and a toaster. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer. There are two dining areas, one by the kitchen overlooking the lake and the other in the great room offering plenty of seating for a large group.

 The great room has comfortable couches with a gas fireplace, a custom sound system,
Wi-Fi, and a big screen Dish TV with DVD player.
Photos by Fred Fleury can be viewed throughout the home.

The Beach House has five large bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are two bedrooms on the main floor with a queen-size bed in each bedroom. The Master Bedroom is on the upper level and contains a four poster king bed and Dish TV. Patio doors lead to a large balcony overlooking Lake Superior. There are three bathrooms. Two bathrooms have a tub/shower combination and one bathroom has a shower.

The lower level contains two bedroomswith a queen bed and a double bed in each room. Large bathroom with a shower. These bedrooms have large egress windows. This level will sleep up to 8 guests.

The large game room offers a pool table, dart board, wet bar with full-size fridge, convection oven, microwave, pizza oven, and a gas fireplace. 40" HD TV.

The Fantasy Beach House will sleep up to 14 guests, but is also perfect for a couple that just wants to relax in this beautiful home on the shores of Lake Superior.
Rates for Fantasy Beach House: September through May:
Per day: $1,000 (three-day minimum)
Per Week: $4,200
Security deposit required: $1,000
All 3-units must be rented together during June, July, and August

Bay View Cabin
A Step Back in Time

This handicap accessible three-bedroom cabin is located on the end of Tranquility Haven and is all on one floor. The great room is furnished and decorated with turn-of-the-century antiques, a wood-burning fireplace, Wi-Fi, and a Dish TV with a DVD player. The open concept kitchen contains all appliances including a dishwasher. Laundry woom with a washer and dryer.

The three bedrooms are located just off the deck and are all on the main floor.
One bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has two double beds.
The third bedroom overlooking the lake has a king-size bed.
The bathroom has a tub/shower combination.
Bay View Cabin has access to the deck where you will find outdoor furniture and grills for cooking.

Rates for Bay View Cabin September through May:
Per Day: $400 (three-day minimum)
Per Week: $1300
Bay View Cabin sleeps up to 8 guests
All 3-units must be rented together during June, July, and August.

Bay View Suite

This cozy large one-bedroom luxury suite is located on the upper level over the deck and features a cooking area with a convection oven, small grill, microwave, and a refrigerator. The bedroom has a four poster king-size bed and there is a sofa sleeper in the living area for extra guests. Electric fireplace, Wi-Fi, and DirecTV with a DVD player. A door on the main floor leads to the beachside deck for relaxing or fixing a tasty barbecue.

Bay View Suite is located above the deck

Rates for Bay View Suite September through May
Per Day: $200.00 (three-day minimum)
Per Week: $800.00

All 3-units must be rented together during June, July, and August

Linens and paper products are provided for all the lodgings, but please bring your own towels.
Each lodging has a separate entrance for privacy or the lodgings can be combined for a larger group.

The deck overlooking the Lake has lawn furniture and gas and charcoal grills for outdoor cooking. There is a picnic table in the front yard for dining. We provide yard games, volleyballl or horseshoes, and there is a fire pit for campfires under the stars. The night sky is especially brilliant on the shores of Lake Superior as there are no city lights to mar the view.

We have replica of an original Tepee located by Tranquility Haven that is available for our guests to use.


Relax and enjoy this beautiful setting on Squaw Beach by Lake Superior. Miles of sugar sand beach await you for a stroll on the beach or just sitting in a lawn chair and taking in this fantastic view.

Fabulous sunrises and sunsets over Lake Superior await you, so don't forget your camera

Area Attractions and Recreation

Tranquility Haven in Big Bay is only 25 miles north of Marquette on the edge of the Huron Mountains. Visit the Thomas Rock Overlook for a great view of Lake Independence and Lake Superior. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior or venture into the forests for hiking, ATVing, hunting, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. There are many nearby lakes and streams beckoning the angler and kayaker. Lake Independence is noted for excellent fishing of pike, walleye, perch, and small-mouth bass. There is a public boat launch at Perkins Park and Big Bay Harbor. Canoes, kayaks, and 12' and 14' fishing boats with safety gear are available for our guests to rent.

Big Bay was the setting for filming parts of the classic movie "Anatomy of a Murder". Several businesses have interesting information and photos from this event. Lighthouse lovers will enjoy touring the Big Bay Lighthouse or the Marquette Lighthouse in Marquette. Marquette, the Upper Peninsula's largest city, also offers shopping, unique galleries, a Maritime Museum, Children's Museum, Lakeview Arena, the Olympic Training Center, and fine dining.

Winter in Big Bay is a Snowy Wonderland.

Tranquility Haven is within one mile of the main snowmobile trail and can be accessed right from the door of the lodgings. Ride the many trails in the Huron Mountains with trails leading all the way to Baraga. Excellent cross-country ski trails in Big Bay, Marquette, and Ishpeming. Marquette Mountain offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. Snowshoers will love stomping through the woods and ice fishing opportunities abound.

Sorry, No Pets

Contact Tranquility Haven at 262-424-1793 for more information and reservations
for your vacation at sandy Squaw Beach on the shores of Lake Superior.

Tranquility Haven
On the shores of Lake Superior at Squaw Beach
W3702 Squaw Beach Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
Phone: 262-424-1793

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