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Cozy Cottage on Shore of Lake Superior and the Flute Reed River

16 Reviews
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Property type cottage




Photos and Description of this holiday cottage in Hovland - Chicago Bay Hideaway

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Our cozy one room cottage is the perfect peaceful getaway. Enjoy a drink on the deck as you watch the sunset over Lake Superior. Listen and watch as the waves come crashing in. Take a walk along the beach. Lay in bed as you watch the sunrise. Have an evening fire and watch the stars as you have never seen them before. Sit in the screen tent on a wooden platform and enjoy the view.

The cabin has an all glass front. There is a queen bed and a fold out couch that is a full size bed. There is a full shower and and curtained toilet. Grill using the 4 burner Char Broil grill with side burner. There is a toaster oven and Microwave and refrigerator. We provide a crock pot and electric fry-pan. All linens are provided. We are pet friendly.

We provide WIFI

Keywords: Private Cozy 14 by 16 foot cottage on the Shore of Lake Superior and the Flute Reed River.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Marcia Lacey
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Marcia Lacey

Ken retired from Northwest Airlines and we decided to build our house on property that has been in the family since 1963. And yes we built it ourselves! We love the outdoors and especially love living on Lake Superior. We love hunting, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. I have trained dogs all my life and have one Golden Retreiver. Charlie is a 4 year old white golden. He loves all the people who stay in the Cabin. We have made many lasting friends. This is the only cottage on our property. We love to share our little 'piece of heaven'

Marcia Lacey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Marcia Lacey chose Minnesota

When we retired up north, We wanted something to do, so we brought in a little 14 by 16 cottage to rent. We have so much fun meeting all the people who visit. When we built our home here in Hovland, we decided we had enough room to share our 'little piece of heaven'. It is a safe place for the dogs to run and have fun and not worry about busy roads. Providing a vacation rental on Lake Superior is like having a place on a small ocean.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is private. It is just like having your own cozy cottage on Lake Superior. Lake Superior is different everyday. The Flute Reed River is a great river to hike or just cool off. The cottage is private but close enough to get map information or a spice you are missing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Nelsons' from Good Thunder plus Samantha & Reggy, our Golden Retrievers, arrived on Monday to very foggy and cool conditions. However, the next few days were amazing. One morning we traveled to Grand Portage State Park and the Falls were amazing as was the double rainbow surrounding them. The cabin again so cozy and our dogs, plus Charlie & Rusty spent lots of time in the water. We are back in the middle of July so rest up Charlie because Reggy will try" to run you ragged!
Jun 2014
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Cozy Cottage on Shore of Lake Superior and the Flute Reed River
average rating of 4.9375 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful 2nd stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit this year! Thank you for sharing your beautiful place with others and for letting me bring Jack (my dog). Definitely my place for soul searching and retreating! See you in the Spring!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature lovers' delight!

  • 5 of 5

This tiny cottage is a true hideaway. If you want solitude and just get as far away as possible from the rat race - this is the place to be. This place and the entire North Shore is truly for nature lovers - love hiking, waterfalls or hunting for agates or just rocks - this is the perfect place for it. We appreciated that they had wi-fi and satellite TV with tons of channels. The owner makes sure that you have everything you need to make your own delicious meals. I was happy that I could take my dog with me and leave him kenneled if needed during the day. We visited Ontario and Isle Royale during our stay and loved that we could come back to our temporary tiny home after a busy day. There is nothing like having Lake Superior not even 40 feet away from your front door. Just a few reminders - the bathroom does not have a real door - just a curtain - if you open the tiny window and turn on the vent to the shower there really is no issue with the smell. The cabin has heat but no A/C - I had to turn on the heat in July because it got down to 52 one morning in the cabin with all the windows closed. If you like to fish - you can't really catch anything if you cast right out to the lake from the shore but if you bring a kayak with you and paddle out for a few hundred feet on a calm day - your chances might be better. The best fishing I've ever experienced around here is in the BWCA and it is truly worth the short drive to get there. The owner has 2 very friendly dogs but I rarely saw them during our stay. Ultimately, what I really enjoyed was the sense of being in nature with the amenities of being indoors - that is the biggest draw for me of this cabin. Also, Grand Marais is about 22 minutes or 19 miles away. If you need groceries, gas, want to eat out or do your laundry that would be your best bet.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I try to make the cabin as cozy as possible. It really is a relaxing place to stay. I look forward to seeing you again. We are now down to one dog. Our Rusty died of old age. We miss him. Now our golden Charlie is the only greeter!
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Great vacation spot. Close to many things to do.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights at this cozy cabin. Perfect location on the shore of Lake Superior. We took many day trips and most were within 30 minutes of the cabin. Drove the nearby trails (even saw a wolf), many places to eat south to Grand Marais or north to Grant Portage. LOTS to do close by. Or just hanging at the cabin was great too. Campfire on the rocky beach. Great place to take a walk and follow the Flute Reed river. I would highly recommend this cabin. Nothing fancy but very cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It was so fun to meet you. I am so glad you got to see a wolf. Now you must come back and find that moose!
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Great Find Right on the Water!

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome find, right on the water. It has everything you need and the Lacy's (and Charlie and Rusty) are awesome hosts. They made sure we had every amenity we needed and Marcia gave us good local information. The location on Chicago Bay is fabulous. It's very private and secluded and not touristy like some other areas. It's fabulous for a romantic getaway or for a quiet weekend away from the rat race (we enjoyed relaxing and not thinking about work at all!). We greatly enjoyed our stay and will come again!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed sharing out Little Piece of Heaven with you.
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Forever Grateful!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about how thankful and grateful I am to have found this wonderful place and to have been able to bring my dog along! What was initially to be my first exciting road trip with my two goldens turned into a beautiful place to grieve the loss of one of them the day before we left. I cannot say how much I appreciate having found this place and Marcia! Marcia is the most wonderful person and she helped me through the weekend and Charlie helped my Jack! We spent lazy mornings going for walks, afternoons enjoying drives up to Grand Portage and down to Grand Marais, and beautiful evenings by the lake shore and even enjoyed a full moon on our last night. It's absolutely everything you need and you can do as little or as much as you want. I have already rebooked for September for Jack and I to make the journey again. I wish it could be sooner! I hope everyone enjoys their stays this summer as much as I did!! Blessings!! :)

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind comments. I was so happy I could be there for you after losing your dog! It was fun to see Charlie and Jack become friends. We look forward to seeing you in September.
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the Chicago Bay Hideaway! I know I will be back! Friendly, helpful owners, extremely comfortable bed, perfect cabin, the BEST coffee ever :) Loved being on the big lake and had so much fun exploring the area with my dog, who really enjoyed herself! Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Grand Marais, MN
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Grand Marais Mn
Nearest Beach
Lake Superior, on or property
Car: necessary

Thunder Bay, Ont is one hour away, many walleye and trout lakes, salmon fishing in July and August, Hovland Arts Festival over 4th of July weekend. Fisherman's Picnic in Grand Marais, Rendezvous Days in Grand Portage, Grand Portage National Monuement. Take a boat out to Isle Royale, and Dragon Boat Races.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hovland, Minnesota

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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 8.88%

No charge for dogs. Dogs must be kept in crates in cabin if left alone. Check out is 11:00 AM Check in is 12:30 PM Stay 6 nights and get 7th night free

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Stay 6 nights and get 7th night free

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hovland, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 225 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • curtained toilet area and full size shower. There is no separate bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch turns into double bed Cottage is one room 14 by 16. There is no separate bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
The Flute Reed River runs through our property into Lake Superior. It is fun to hike. The cottage sits 40 feet from the shore of Lake Superior. You have your own firepit. Dogs are accepted at no charge. They have to be crated if left in cabin. There is a screen tent on a wooden platform for your enjoyment. You will be within a few miles of the Lake Superior Hiking Trail system.

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