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Great Cabin on an Inland Lake near Brimley Michigan

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 5, 2016
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This cabin is located in the scenic Eastern Upper Peninsula and sits on Monocle Lake nestled in the Hiawatha Forest of Brimley, MI. You can walk to Lake Superior in just a few minutes, and Sault Ste. Marie is just a 30 minute drive away.

The cabin sits on a small ridge overlooking the all sports Monocle Lake. There are two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 Shower, a full kitchen/dining room, and living room. A television is available, but only receives local channels via antenna. The 1st bedroom has a full bed, while the 2nd bedroom has two single bunk beds. There are also two queen sized sofa sleepers in the cabin.

A sprawling deck is just outside, accompanied by a charcoal grill and a nearby campfire pit. The lake is just a few steps below where you can fish from the dock, go for a swim, or just sit with your favorite beverage and enjoy the natural beauty of the lake. For the energetic visitors, you can enjoy the walking trail that surrounds the lake. The beach on the northwest corner of the lake is a fantastic place to spend a day, and also a volley ball net. Monocle Lake is also a great place for water-skiing and tubing.

If you're looking for a peaceful "Up North" vacation, this cabin is the rental for you!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My uncle JB purchased this property in the mid 1960s and it has been our family cabin ever since. We have enjoyed numerous family meals, time on the water, card games, and of course, great camp fires. The original cabin was an old Army Quonset hut. We rebuilt the cabin in the mid 80s to have a more open space.

I live in Southeast Michigan now, but spend as much time as I can up north at this special place.

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Speaks: english

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

5

Private, but convenient to local attractions

  • 5 of 5

This is the quintessential family cabin on the lake. Unpretentious, but with everything you need to relax. We loved the privacy and gorgeous view, but also found it conveniently located to the waterfalls, Picturedrocks and Sault Saint Marie. Don't miss Pickles, a Brimley restaurant where you can sit on the deck with a beautiful view of the bay.

Jim, the owner, was very helpful in getting us booked and next door neighbor, Caroline gave us a great introduction to the area. She is a gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, relaxing environment.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! My husband and I were on a cycling/ relaxing vacation. The rental was more than comfortable. We spent time canoeing on Monacle Lake. How beautiful! Also spent lots of time cycling in the immediate area. The roads and traffic conditions were wonderful. A couple of days were devoted to tourism events. We spent 2 days doing the tourism things. One day at the Shipwreck Museum (awesome) and the falls (incredible). Another day was devoted to St. Saint Marie and the locks, and travelling into Canada, up Route 17. The scenery after about 15 miles into Canada is not to be believed! Bring your passports!

Have to mention a wonderful evening with the caretaker, Carolyne, on her deck! What an amazing, colorful lady!

We are looking forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This was a wonderful cabin with great views and easy access to Monocle Lake and Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Caroline were exellent hosts. The cabin was clean and well furnished; we had access to a paddle boat and a canoe that made our stay even more pleasurable. We were able to check out the Shipwreck museum, Picture Rocks and Tequamanom Falls. All were reasonably close. I do recommend checking out the stars at night on the dock. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Awesome getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week at the cabin. The weather was awesome and the lake was perfect for swimming, its a lil rocky in spots so you may want to bring some water shoes. We fished the lake on our pontoon a few days before we realized the best fishing was right in front of the cabin! We caught small mouth bass, rock bass, walleye and pike right off the dock!! A must see .... tahquemenon falls (has a great brewery) the Iroquois lighthouse and Lake Superior is always an awesome sight. There is no washer/dryer at the cabin but I did see them at the casinos campground.

We had an amazing time. It was nice to just hangout at the cabin and enjoy the lake. There's not a lot of houses so during the week it feels like your own private lake! Jim and Caroline were awesome and very hospitable so don't hesitate to ask them for anything. Would definitely stay again :)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Nice getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week at the cabin and had a great time. The weather was perfect and the lake was warm and great for swimming. We fished the lake for a few days before realizing the best fishing was right in front of the house! We caught walleye, small mouth bass, rock bass and pike right off the dock!! A must see is tahquemenon falls (has great brewery there), the Iroquois lighthouse and lake Superior is always an awesome sight. The deck was awesome to hangout, relax and enjoy the views. The cabin doesnt have a washer/dryer but we found a mini laundromat at the casinos campground in town. Jim and Caroline were awesome so don't hesitate to ask them for anything! It was definitely a great stay and priced well.. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to have you at the cabin and I'm glad you did catch some fish! Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Jim
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5

Exceeded all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed four nights at the cabin and it was lovely. The view from the porch/dock were beautiful. We enjoyed the fire pit, the porch, and the gorgeous scenery. There was plenty of space for a family of 5. Be forewarned: we had absolutely no cell service, but that was kind of the point, right? There is a great stash of board games that my husband and I enjoyed playing with our teens. It was peaceful and the perfect spot for our vacation. I hated to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly, Thanks for your comments. We're very glad to know that you enjoyed the cabin and I hope you'll come back again next year! Regards, Jim
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Location

From the Owner

Monocle Lake is about 150 acres in size. It is stocked for walleye, bass, pike, and perch. There is a public boat launch site if you wish to bring your personal water craft. The lake is great for boats up to about 22'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chiipewa County International Airport at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Monocle Lake Beaches & Lake Superior Car: necessary

Sault Ste. Marie, MI, is about 30 miles East of Monocle Lake and is the home of the world famous “Soo Locks” and other local attractions. There is plenty of shopping in the “Soo”, including a Super Walmart. From restaurants to tourism to shopping, there is plenty to do and see here.

A 45 minute drive to the west along Lakeshore Drive and the Curly Lewis Highway takes you to some breathtaking views of Lake Superior, and leads you to Paradise Michigan and the Tahquamenon Falls. Pendills Creek Fish Hatchery is also along the way.

In addition to the beauty of Monocle Lake, the Hiawatha Forest is also home to the Point Iroquois Light Station on the shores of Lake Superior. Nearby Bay Mills offers two Casinos and the 18 Hole championship golf course, Wild Bluff.

Availability

Rental rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

VacationRentals.com will charge you a service fee of approximately 4% to 9% of the rental amount, payable to them, not the Property Owner.

Do not use the indoor fireplace. A $200 minimum cleaning fee will be applied if you attempt to use the fireplace.

Pets are not allowed. A $150 minimum fee will be applied if discovered.

Please keep the cabin clean. We want you to enjoy your stay, but please try to keep the cabin clean. A $100 minimum cleaning fee will be applied if excessive cleaning is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, The Shower is separate from the bathroom.
  • Take note: our hot water heater only holds 20 gallons, and the water pressure in the shower is not great. It will do the job, but just keep in mind that the hot water won't last long. We do not have a washer & dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Bunk Bed style
  • In addition to the two bedrooms, there are 2 queen size sofa sleepers.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • The cabin comes complete with the following: * Full kitchen including utensils, plates, etc. * Oven, Refrigerator, Microwave * Bedding and towels * Electric baseboard heat * Bag chairs for the deck * Charcoal Grill * Outdoor campfire pit * Several board games * TV with local channels only VacationRentals.com will charge you a service fee of approximately 4% to 9% of the rental amount, payable to them, not the Property Owner. Do not use the indoor fireplace. A $200 minimum cleaning fee will be applied if you attempt to use it. Pets are not allowed. A $150 minimum fee will be applied if you break this rule.

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