16 reviews

1 / 9 view from beach



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Description from owner

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. The beach is available for sunbathing by day and bon fires by night.

Perfect for water-skiing and tubing, Monocle Lake is a warm inland lake with a boat launch accessed via the local park. Just 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!

Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 2 Double Beds, 1 Crib

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4828061

About the area

This beautiful cottage is hidden away in the heart of the Eastern Upper Peninsula with year-round fun 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!

Getting around

Located in a rural community guests would require a car to visit local sites.

Owner profile

Roger C.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Bunk bed Twin bed


  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Sauna

Reviews (16)

Excellent – based on 16 reviews Excellent
16 reviews

“Great spot!”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2016

This rental is conveniently located for visiting many great parts of the eastern UP. The cottage is spacious, clean and well furnished. The kitchen is beautiful, well equipped and large. The views out the windows at Monocle lake make you feel like your right on the beach. We enjoyed the hot tub and sauna and found them very relaxing. There is a canoe and kayak for your enjoyment and Monocle lake is a nice quiet lake to take them out in. The host was kind and accommodating to our requests. We had a really great time there and would love to come back.

“nice location”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2016

very nice clean beach property on quiet lake. location is fantastic for all your up north needs, soo locks, falls, pictured rocks, casino, golf etc.. lower level apartment has 2 bedrooms, large family room & large eat it kitchen, sauna in separate building & large hot tub decorated in the traditional cottage style.

“Just the two of us!”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2015

Wonderful cabin on a beautiful, peaceful small lake! A short bike ride to view the gorgeous Lake Superior sunset!


Reviewed 25 Oct 2014

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

“summer family vacation good time had by all”

Reviewed 14 Sep 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!!!

“Best Summer Vacation in Many Years!”

Reviewed 1 Sep 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 ahead...fun, 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!


Reviewed 10 Aug 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.

“Great place! Will go there again!”

Reviewed 16 Jul 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.

“anniversary atv getaway”

Reviewed 15 Dec 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.

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


Reviewed 1 Sep 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!

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