Twelve Mile Rock Cottage on the Big Lake
Grand Marais Cabin Rental
You are the only guest on the property.
The right 2/3 of the Cottage photo above shows the cozy spaces included in our vacation rental - 2 bedrooms, a full bath, living area, kitchen and screen porch and 20 x 26 deck area. Take a look at our photos page to see more details.
2 bedroom, 1 full bath – now accepting rentals for this season June – October.
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 equipped, 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 .
- Queen bed
- Comfy reading chair
- Cozy lighting
- Queen Bed
- Comfy reading chair
- Cozy lighting
Bedrooms equipped with ceiling fans
- Children Welcome
- Pets Welcome
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Living Room
Comfortable seating for 4-5
- Deadbolt lock
- Fire extinguisher
- Smoke detector
- Exterior lighting
- First-aid kit
Located a few minutes east of Grand Marais
Rare, fairly private pebble beach which you can walk west for more than a mile.
This is a fabulous “put in” for experienced Lake Superior kayakers who bring your own boats.
Beachfront on Lake Superior
1448 sq. ft.
Minimum Stay: 7 Nights
Located 12 miles East of Grand Marais directly on Lake Superior
This Cottage 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 / Devil’s Kettle
- 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.
1 Bathroom: Toilet, combination tub/shower, towels provided
Refrigerator, Stove, Oven, Microwave, Grill, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Dishes & Utensils (Well-equipped)
Seating 4-5 people, dining area
Deck / Patio (4 comfy loungers)
Stereo (Bose stereo radio), Books, Games (Variety of games on site)
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
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
- Children welcome
- Pets allowed, well-behaved dogs considered. $150 per stay
- No parties/events
- No smoking
- Max guests: 4
- Check-in: 4:00 PM
- Check-out: 10:00 AM
If you are bringing your dogs they must be crated inside the home if left unattended. We accept up to 2 well-behaved dogs, and charge $150.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. (Otherwise pro-rated as noted in our rental agreement)
Gorgeous, walkable pebble beach Lake Superior lakeshore with a well-equipped cottage and everything you need. So much in this area to enjoy!
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.
This was our fifth visit to 12 Mile Rock, and we can’t wait to return. Each time we visit we discover new additions—internet service, art, books, and an assortment of conveniences that only owners who truly care for their guests would think of. We loved our days at the cottage (rain or shine) and walking the beach, looking for agates, and wading in the cold water of Lake Superior. The cottage is secluded and very quiet with only the occasional howling of coyotes or wolves at night. The view of the night sky is spectacular. The cottage is also perfectly located for those who want to explore nearby waterfalls, eat at the Nanaboujou Lodge, or visit the shops and restaurants in Grand Marais. We have stayed in several different places on Lake Superior but 12 Mile Rock is by far our favorite.
Peaceful, contemplative, beautiful lake views anytime of day. Loads of activities to fill your days on or near the water, hiking numerous State Parks & nearby trails. Grand Marais is laden with a wealth of artsy shops, great restaurants & many local festivals. You might have time to signup for a class at the Folk School & learn an old skill. The cabin is well organized, clean & well equipped. Enjoyed the native flowers.
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!