Beautiful cottage hide-a-way on inland lake!

on beautiful Monocle Lake
on beautiful Monocle Lakeview from beachkitchen, ground floorliving room, ground floorbedroombathsauna househot tub w lakeviewview down lakebunk house
“ Excellent ”
14 Reviews



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per week: $1,400 - $1,500
Per month: $4,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Brimley vacation cottage rental
This cottage sits nestled in the Hiawatha Forest of Brimley, MI on the inland Monocle Lake, just across the street from Lake Superior. This gorgeous vacation spot is just 20 minutes from Sault Ste Marie and has everything to make your get-together as relaxing and fun as possible! The 1800 sq foot ground level floor of a large cedar log home is available to rent with its own full kitchen, living room, gas fireplace, bath with shower, satellite large-screen TV with 2 large queen bedrooms. There's plenty of room for cots or sleeping bags, and a bunk-house attached to the sauna has room for 3-4 kids to sleep just within hearing distance of the adults. Free Wi-fi.
Just outside the ground floor awaits a large gas grill for meals and a separate sauna open year round which quickly warms the whole family. A large private outdoor hot-tub has a spectacular view, often lit by moonlight bouncing off of the water, also available year-round. Kayaks, a canoe, fishing poles and snowshoes are available to use upon request for the athletic minded. Bring your bikes to enjoy a fantastic biking and hiking trail surrounding the lake starting right next to the house. The beach is available for sunbathing, volleyball, or even large bon fires weather permitting.
Perfect for water-skiing and tubing, Monocle Lake is warm and invites all ages to swim any time of day or maybe jump off of the dock. A short walk around the corner, access to the beach of Whitefish Bay of Lake Superior provides a very different lake experience with wind and waves ideal for any water fun!
Washer & dryer and dishwasher are inside for your convenience. A small party store with gas is a 2 mile drive, with a larger service station at 8 miles, and a moderate size grocery store about 9 miles away. ATV, boat, and snowmobile rentals are often available in Brimley town, just 5 minutes from the property. If Brimley doesn't have it, you won't need it to enjoy your vacation!
Area Information
This beautiful cottage is hidden away in the heart of the Eastern Upper Peninsula! Year-round fun will be had boating, biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, hunting, swimming, snowmobiling, and skiing in the small community of Brimley--just 20 minutes from historic Sault Ste Marie. Within 10 minutes of leaving your private vacation stay, you could be gambling at the King Club or Bay Mills Casino... yet still enjoy the scenery and nature of a small town. During golf season, you can play the beautiful 18-hole Wild Bluff champion course owned by the Bay Mills casino, or visit the Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Museum built in 1871. One of the oldest state parks is literally just down the street, Brimley State Park, also located on the Whitefish Bay of Lake Superior. Beautiful Hiawatha National Forest is surrounding all of the area and a 45 minute ride will bring you to the Tahquamenon Falls where you can watch 50,000 gallons of water fall every second!
In Sault Ste Marie, 20 minutes away from the property location, historic sites such as the Soo Locks, River of History Museum, and Tower of History can be investigated, ending with a walk down "fudgie lane". You can enjoy the Sault's 40,000 sq foot Kewadin Casino or visit Canada via the International Bridge (passport required). Forty-five minutes south sits St. Ignace where a ferry can be taken to Mackinaw Island, or you can cross the Mackinac Bridge to visit Fort Mackinac, an 18th century fort originally built to protect the Island.
And if fluff and snow is your thing, enjoy over 6000 connected snowmobile trails that pass right through downtown Brimley or ski the biking trails cross-country. Whatever your pleasure, anything but traffic and crowds awaits you as you relax in your log-cabin getaway in the UP!

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 30 2015 Sep 26 2015 - - $1,500 - 1 Week
Sep 26 2015 Dec 28 2015 - - $1,400 $4,000 1 Week
Apr 01 2016 May 28 2016 - - $1,500 $4,000 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: none
Deposits: Generally vacations of a week duration are booked, with the day of arrival as any Friday after 3pm and the day of departure the following Friday by noon. Recipt of a $400 deposit by personal check is required to guarantee reservation. Larger parties may be charged more.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: NO PETS! If pets are discovered, a minimum fee of $150 will be changed. Please, no shoes or sandy feet inside the house. If the amount of sand left behind is excessive, or the hot-tub requires draining & cleaning a single $50 fee will be assessed. Smoking is NOT allowed in the cabin with any violation a minimum $100 fee.



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Beach Towels
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Beachfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kayak
  • Sauna
  • Canoe
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Kitchenette
  • View (Lake)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Lakefront
  • View (Mountains)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Water Skiing
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)
  • Bowling
    (18 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (18 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (18 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Winery
    (18 miles)
  • Ice Skating
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (8 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (20 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (9 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Playground
    (9 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (25 miles)
  • Lake
  • Casino
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Boat and jet-skis may be brought to the property, with a formal boat launch to this inland lake 1 mile down road within a local campground. In Brimley town, boats, jet-skiis, snowmobiles, and ATV's are often available to rent seasonally.
2 casinos & golf course right in Brimley, 1 large casino 20 minutes away. Property is on a semi-private inland lake but just across street from Lake Superior! Snowmobiling, fishing, boating, hunting, ATV rental all in town. Many historical sites and museums nearby, Tahquamenon Falls and Mackinac Island one hour away. State parks galore. Largest SuperWalmart in Michigan located in Sault town, 15 miles drive from property.

Reviews (14)

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“ Excellent ”
14 reviews
Paul Hanis

Paul Hanis

detroit michigan


October 25, 2014

except for the weather, which was atrocious, we enjoyed. hope to do it again. thanks roger, even though we never saw him.

Kim Ritsen

Kim Ritsen


summer family vacation good time had by all

September 14, 2014

The house was beautiful and had everything needed.the sauna was great and loved the hot tub. Had cool rainy weather but that made sauna and hot tub that much better. Bon fire on the beach with marsh mallows perfect while watching shooting stars. Kyaking super fun and the kids had a good time fishing and actually catching some on this lake. Almost everyday afternoons got nice so we could get out some in the sun and the scenery made great pictures. whole family enjoyed this trip it was very relaxing!!!

Vicki Swan Steele

Vicki Swan Steele


Best Summer Vacation in Many Years!

September 1, 2014

We enjoyed our week very much! The weather was beautiful! The cabin was immaculate! The Friday fish fry at The Cozy set the tone for the week, fun, fun! One afternoon we rode our bikes across the road to Lake Superior and then rode down to the lighthouse! We drove to Tahquamenon Falls on another day. We canoed around the lake during the day and enjoyed the hot tub in the evening! Can't wait for next year! Thank you, Roger!



Brighton, Michigan


August 10, 2014

This perfectly located house had something to do for all ages. Swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and RELAXING! The pictures don't truly show how beautiful this house is. The biggest plus was having a full size kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space to cook anything needed. It was also great being able to do laundry and having a nice gas grill to do BBQ. The hot tub, sauna, and big screen tv were added bonuses. We liked having a variety of food options in Brimley and then having the Soo so close. It was a pleasure staying here and we hope to be back. It was fun hearing a family on a pontoon boat go by the house and say "I want to live there!" We smiled and were proud to be staying here.

Ginny Shepler

Ginny Shepler

Hemet, CA USA

Great place! Will go there again!

July 17, 2014

We had such a great experience here. We had 4 generations of our family and with the 4 bedrooms and expansive living room area we had lots of space to move around and enjoy each others company, but yet with the privacy we needed. When we are back in the area again, I'm sure we'll stay at this wonderful home.

Ken Kerekes

Ken Kerekes

Essex,Ontario Canada

anniversary atv getaway

December 15, 2013

This beautiful 2 bedroom cottage was perfect for my husband and I .Beach was clean ,yard was immacculate and host was amazing .We would enjoy a day of fourwheeling then have a barbq on the beach and a hot tub .the fall colours are just beautiful and casino was a nice night out thanks again Roger for all your great hospitality. Just bring your food and drink for a great time away.

roger coullard

Owner's reply:

Thank you very much! I'm so happy you enjoyed yourselves! :)

Tiffany Helling

Tiffany Helling

Pine haven, Wyoming


September 1, 2013

We had a great time! The house is awesome! We had great weather, enjoyed the lake, and canoe! The Area is so nice and very relaxing! Thank you so much!

Sandy Bryan

Sandy Bryan

Houston, Texas

Peaceful comfort

August 20, 2013

House was neat, clean and more than adequately equipped. Lots of porch space with furniture front and back. Lovely view of the beach. Fires allowed on the beach and there was firewood available as well as drift wood. Beds were comfortable. Satellite reception spotty as was cell but expected in an out of ways location. Easy drive to lighthouses and other hiking areas.

derek ucker

derek ucker

elfin, il


March 17, 2013

Roger is a fantastic host. The cabin has everything a family would need at home and more...

Jane Kaisner Kaiser

Jane Kaisner Kaiser


Definitely a repeat vacation!!

August 27, 2012

The pictures on this website were gorgeous but when we go here it was even better!! The weather was beautiful, the lake was clean, clear and gorgeous and the house was spotless, beautiful and tastefully decorated! This is the type of vacation where you actually relax! The dock was perfect for sitting on and reading a book while the kids were swimming. The canoe was used every day for fishing and checking out the rest of the lake. Hiking trails around the lake got used. The fire pit on the beach was perfect for roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. Everything here was top of the line including the grill, lawn chairs and the house itself. This is one vacation you won't regret going on. Oh, if you want some wave action, just drive east on the main road about 10 miles to Big Pine overlook and enjoy the gorgeous Lake Superior beach. We will be back!!

Cecelia Repko LaFollette

Cecelia Repko LaFollette

Sheffield Lake, OH


September 28, 2011

Stay the week of September 19th...very peacful and relaxing. The owner lives above; however, this was not a problem at all with regard to privacy...we barely saw him and did not hear him! The lake is beautiful and clean. Had a ball fishing for bass (and releasing)...used the canoe and took a walk around the lake. Nights are so quiet and tranquil. Visited Taquemenon Falls, Mackinaw Island, The Shipwreck Museum, and took the Soo Locks Boat Tour - recommend all of it...the "Falls" were just lovely...both upper and lower. House is well equiped with everything you need. There is a Super WalMart in Sault Ste. Marie for all your grocery needs at a reasonable price. We were celebrating our anniversary so at the owner's suggestion we dined at Arturo's in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Oh my...what an AWESOME italian dinner!!! Pricey but worth every penny! We would gladly return to this cabin if we find ourselves in the UP in the future and will certainly recommend it. Hot tub was a definate plus!

Jillian Brown

Jillian Brown

Gaylord, MI

Fantastic getaway

August 22, 2011

Our family enjoyed this beautiful place. We all took turns using the canoe and kayak that were available for our use. The view was spectacular and the hospitality amazing. I would highly recommend this cabin for anyone wanting a great northern escape. It is close to everything and you can still enjoy lake superior even though you are nestled in on a private smaller lake. We made some lifelong memories on our stay.

Anne Steckmann

Anne Steckmann

North Carolina

Beautiful Home

July 11, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in this home. It is a beautiful home and well maintained. Everything was so clean. This home is located so that we were able to go for day trips and short trips during our stay. However our favorite parts were swimming in the lake, boating on the lake and fishing in the lake. We very much enjoyed our visit to the Bear Ranch. It is a beautiful home and a pleasure to work with Barb. She was very helpful since we really didn't know the area. She patiently answered all of our questions. I would recommend this home to others.

Kathy Lewis Woll

Kathy Lewis Woll

Hobe Sound, FL USA

The best vacation value in Northern Michigan

June 27, 2011

The lower level of the house on Monocle Lake, which was exactly what was advertised, was in perfect condition when we arrived. The furnishings were very tasteful and matched the log construction of the home. The appliances were in like new condition and as clean as could be imagined. The all wood interior was also in beautiful shape. The setting on the lake was second to none. The home faced state owned land and was the last lot before the state forest property began. The state property which abutted the lot was a beach that had no parking available so was only used by a few local residents. You could only see the cabin next door if you walked onto the dock. We caught many large and small mouthed bass from the dock, the canoe and the kayak that were provided. The gas grill was in very good shape and I could not find one thing that was advertised that was not high a quality as could be imagined.-including the hot tub. It is only a one mile walk to a lighthouse and just a few minute walk to Lake Superior. If I were ever to return for a stay in the Brimley or Saulte St. Marie area I would stay here again.

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