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 7 day or longer stays rentals for this season June – October.

If you see a block of less than 7 days available between existing reservations, please email and advise what days you are requesting and I will get back to you timely about potential availability.

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 .

Bedroom 1

  • Queen bed
  • Comfy reading chair
  • Dresser
  • Cozy lighting

Bedroom 2

  • Queen Bed
  • Comfy reading chair
  • Dresser
  • Cozy lighting

Bedrooms equipped with ceiling fans

  • Heater
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Telephone
  • Heating
    Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
    Comfortable seating for 4-5
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Exterior lighting
  • First-aid kit
  • Rural
    Located a few minutes east of Grand Marais
  • Beachfront
    Rare, fairly private pebble beach which you can walk west for more than a mile.
  • Lakefront
    This is a fabulous “put in” for experienced Lake Superior kayakers who bring your own boats.
  • Waterfront

Beachfront on Lake Superior

1448 sq. ft.

Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Minimum Stay: 7 Nights

Located 12 miles East of Grand Marais directly on Lake Superior

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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)


Wheelchair inaccessible

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

Twelve Mile Rock on Lake Superior in the peaceful northern forest. Come join us!
Grill available on the Deck - just add your charcoal and burgers!

House Rules

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

Also note:

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.


Cancellation Policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. (Otherwise pro-rated as noted in our rental agreement)

Sunset on Lake Superior right out your door and deck.
On the beach - looking East.
Break clean away and go to the woods and clean waters...relax, refresh, renew.