Come relax along the shores of the beautiful Big Lake! Peaceful setting with a charming, well-equipped cottage that sleeps 4 comfortably and is located on a secluded and rare Lake Superior pebble beach. We are sparkling clean, wi-fi, and well-behaved dog-friendly . Enjoy the beautiful Big Lake from your panoramic beach or from the deck overlooking it. This cozy retreat is just a short drive east from Grand Marais near Judge Magney State Park. You can walk two miles west without seeing another home. Gorgeous in any season, this home sparkles from Spring to Fall with a variety of gorgeous flowers and stunning foliage. Enjoy a peaceful, soul-renewing stay among the graceful northern pines, soaring eagles and a sky full of stars. 2 bedroom, 1 bath for 4 (possibly 5) guests .
2 bedroom, 1 full bath accepting rentals for 2019 season, June - Oct 20th.
Steve & Mary Steele - Twelve Mile Rock 507-280-5815
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Dec 2018
About Steve & Mary Steele - Twelve Mile Rock 507-280-5815
You can call 507-280-5815 to discuss. We love Minnesota for its many opportunities to enjoy nature. We find being in the outdoors renews the spirit and feel very blessed to be able to share this home with others who also appreciate the outstanding beauty of Lake Superior. "Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.: -John Muir
Steve & Mary Steele - Twelve Mile Rock 507-280-5815 purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Steve & Mary Steele - Twelve Mile Rock 507-280-5815 chose Grand Marais
We were amazed at the simple, stark beauty of this property, the pebble peach and its relative privacy. Every time we are here we feel renewed. It makes us happy to read the many comments in our guest book and find that others experience that same kind of renewal here.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have enjoyed lovingly caring for this cottage. We have added cozy amenities, books, games, quilts, cross-stitch samplers, warm throws and pillows to make you feel right at home.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great spot! Very comfortable! Relaxing!
Cozy Cottage, great location
We really enjoyed our stay at 12 Mile rock. Compared to other parts of the country we found the North Shore expensive for what it has to offer, but this location had a nice balance of a nice cottage at a reasonable price. It has a great view of Lake Superior and being north of Grand Marais it was a fantastic location. The Cabin is somewhat dated but that was not a real concern to us. The kitchen was small, but we made do as it has just about everything you need in order to cook. We had two complaints that lowered the rating. The first is contrary to the listing, there is NO TV in the cabin - some may not care about this, but we enjoy watching TV in the evening. We were able to overcome this by streaming Netflix and Amazon - the WiFi was excellent. The other complaint is there was no fire pit outside, I guess you are supposed to build a fire pit on the beach, not sure. However, despite these minor downsides huge kudos to the owners - we always worry about how owners will treat us. From the very beginning they were engaging and helpful. We had a problem during our stay (which can happen in any rental house) and the owners quickly provided a satisfactory resolution that allowed us to enjoy the rest of our time. Finally, as a note of warning, anywhere along the North Shore (outside of the small towns), Cell phone coverage is terrible. With our family responsibilities we found it necessary to be able to make/receive calls. The house has a phone to receive calls, but if you need to call out either get a long distance card or what we did was signed up with Skype for a $3/month subscription that let us call via the Skype app any phone in the US(canceled when we got home). if you do this, recommend set it up ahead of time where you can receive a text so when you call a phone on Skype it comes up with your Cell #. Otherwise it comes up as anonymous (and who answers those calls :)) Thanks to the owners for an enjoyable vacation.
Thank you for the feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage! Home Away has updated to the correct info regarding no TV on site. However, our available WIFI allows access to streaming TV using your mobile device. The on site WIFI access also will allow you to easily make phone calls with your smart phone. Yes, attended fires are allowed on the beach as long as there are no posted fire restrictions during your visit. Thank you for choosing Twelve Mile Rock for your vacation and we hope you visit again.
Peaceful week on the lake
We truly enjoyed our week at this beautiful property. Everything we needed was in the cabin, it was clean and comfortable, and the view was spectacular! Perfect location to get to Grand Marais, great parks farther north, and parks and sightseeing south of Grand Marais, but far enough outside of the city that it was quiet and peaceful. Loved that were books and games in the house, including books on sightseeing in the area. Beach was beautiful and we were able to walk it every morning and see very few people. My 9-year-old daughter fell in love with Lake Superior and it was wonderful to see her enjoying herself as much as we did and for her to be able to play peacefully on the beach. I almost hate to tell people about how much we loved it here, because I feel like we found the hidden gem of the North Shore!! We will be back!
Great college with a fantastic view of the lake. We had a great week
This place is magical- quiet and a perfect getaway from the daily noise of life!
We love this place and have made it an annual tradition. The hosts are great and respond to any needs right away.
Cottage offers one of the most exceptional pebble beaches in the area where you can walk right down to the water. At this Lake Superior beach you can spend your day at the water's edge listening to the surf and beach-combing and you can explore and walk to the west nearly 2 miles before encountering another home. We want you to be comfortable in our cottage and we've added many personal touches for you that we hope you enjoy.
The Grand Marais area is a renowned for offering a variety of festivals throughout the season. You will also find cultural attractions and museums, the Gunflint Trail, the North House Folk School, Naniboujou Lodge, the doorway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), the Superior Hiking Trail, Pincushion Mountain overlook over the Bay of Grand Marais, Judge Magney State Park and opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, boating and sailing. There are many shops and restaurants in Grand Marais to suit your taste.
Our cottage is located amidst the towering pines of the Pat Bayle State Forest area where you will find waterfalls, flowers, foliage, agate hunting, amazing star-filled night skies, and if you are really fortunate - the Northern Lights.
The sky is constantly changing over Gitche Gumee and is truly a sight to behold. Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America and it's ever changing moods create a different experience every day. The fish that inhabit these waters include Walleye, Whitefish and a variety of trout.
Our cottage, your home away from home, is situated directly on Lake Superior approximately 12 miles east of Grand Marais, MN
Additional pricing information
* Check out time is 10 AM. Check in time is 4 PM. There is a fee for late check out - please see our rental agreement. * No parties allowed anywhere on premises. * There is a $10.00 per night for each additional guest beyond two. * We are happy to have you enjoy bringing your well-behaved dog/s, but we do require that you do not ever leave them unattended and unkenneled in our home and clean up after them in all respects. We also have a minimum pet fee of $75 per pet per stay.. * We thank you for enjoying and respecting our home while you are our guests.