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Cottage on the Big Lake - Twelve Mile Rock - A Beachfront Lake Superior Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,048 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 full bath accepting rentals for 2018 season, May 29-Oct 21, 2018

This charming cottage is located on a secluded Lake Superior pebble beach. 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 .

Steve & Mary Steele - Twelve Mile Rock 507-280-5815
Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 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 hopefully make you feel right at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I had the most amazing week at 12-Mile Rock. The cabin was absolutely perfect and the views of the lake are stunning. It is the perfect distance from Grand Marais restaurants and shops. We will absolutely come again.
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Grand Marais in East Cook

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1048 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , towels provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed, comfy reading chair, desk, cozy lighting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed, comfy reading chair, desk, cozy lighting
  • Bedrooms equipped with ceiling fans
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Cottage with the best beach around located on the quiet side of Grand Marais. This is a great location for you and your loved ones to enjoy time at the beach or walking west for agate hunting and exploring. You'll also enjoy lounging on the deck, grilling out, or if it happens to rain, enjoying a book overlooking the lake, playing a game or cooking a nice meal together. This cottage is a great "base camp" location for many adventures in and surrounding Grand Marais. Among the recreational choices in this beautiful area you will find: * Superior Hiking Trail * North House Folk School * Grand Marais Art Colony * Pincushion Mountains hiking and bike trails * Judge Magney State Park * Naniboujou Lodge * Lutsen Mountains * Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center * Gunflint Trail * BWCA Boundary Waters Canoe Area * Grand Portage Monument * Numerous Art, Music and Cultural festivals throughout the seasons.


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Cottage on the Big Lake - Twelve Mile Rock - A Beachfront Lake Superior Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came up last Saturday and stayed through Wednesday night. The property is just great and had everything we needed. We especially loved the secluded setting and having fires on the beach. It's nice and quiet yet close enough to run into Grand Marais if we needed anything. A big two thumbs up on this one!!! We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to come and check out from the rest of the world. The view is absolutely stunning. There are so many great hiking trails near by, as well as the shore out front of the cabin. There are a tremendous amount of options for great food in Grand Marais.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Awesome Lake Superior shoreline

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at 12-Mile Rock cottage on Sept 5-12, 2017 was certainly what we hoped for. Walking the beach, hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, and dining at the local restaurants were all a success. There are 4 state parks, the Superior Hiking Trail, and the Grand Portage Monument (19th century fur trading post) all within a 30-min. drive of the cottage. We love to hike and it just doesn't get any better than this place. The highlight of our trip was seeing a bear cub run in front of us on the Nanibijou Lodge property. We were floored by how fast that little guy could run. The owners do a marvelous job of furnishing and equipping the cottage and we lacked nothing. The view of Lake Superior is awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watseka, Illinois

Lakefront Solitude

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful secluded escape! The 12 mile rock cottage is a great place to unwind, kick back & relax, and enjoy nature's beauty. Awesome deck views, comfortable surroundings, and all the comforts of home in one package. Close to Grand Marais, Grand Portage National Monument, Canadian border, numerous waterfalls (i.e. Devils Kettle, Cascade, High Falls of the Pigeon River, Kakabeka, etc.), and the Gunflint Trail. You have your own private pebble beach to the west and the Superior trail just around the bend. A true North Shore gem!! JAG

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay at 12 Mile Rock!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at 12 Mile Rock and completely enjoyed our stay. It's remote yet close enough to town to make the drive for dinner. There are a number of state parks to explore with lots of waterfalls and views. The house was very clean and comfortable and the WiFi was very handy. We didn't have a single issue with the house. The beach in front of the house was beautiful. We had fires there every night and the stars were spectacular. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was wonderful! The location right on the pebble beach is ideal and very private--very few hikers came through during our week there. The place is very clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking some meals at home. We highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Thunder Bay (44 mi) or Duluth, 120 miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Many to choose from in Grand Marais
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Grand Marais Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Naniboujou 2 miles away and many others in GM
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Car: necessary

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Grand Marais, USA

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May-Oct 2018
29 May 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £55.82 + Tax
Note $75 Per Dog Fee £55.82 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £148.86

Please note $25.00 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. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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