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Cozy Cottage on Shore of Lake Superior and the Flute Reed River

Bedrooms Studio
Space 225 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Our cozy one room cottage is the perfect peaceful getaway. Enjoy a drink on the deck as you watch the sunset over Lake Superior. Listen and watch as the waves come crashing in. Take a walk along the beach. Lay in bed as you watch the sunrise. Have an evening fire and watch the stars as you have never seen them before. Sit in the screen tent on a wooden platform and enjoy the view.

The cabin has an all glass front. There is a queen bed and a fold out couch that is a full size bed. There is a full shower and and curtained toilet. Grill using the 4 burner Char Broil grill with side burner. There is a toaster oven and Microwave and refrigerator. We provide a crock pot and electric fry-pan. All linens are provided. We are pet friendly.

We provide WIFI

Keywords: Private Cozy 14 by 16 foot cottage on the Shore of Lake Superior and the Flute Reed River.

More Details

Marcia Lacey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Marcia Lacey

Ken retired from Northwest Airlines and we decided to build our house on property that has been in the family since 1963. And yes we built it ourselves! We love the outdoors and especially love living on Lake Superior. We love hunting, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. I have trained dogs all my life and have one Golden Retreiver. Charlie is a 4 year old white golden. He loves all the people who stay in the Cabin. We have made many lasting friends. This is the only cottage on our property. We love to share our little 'piece of heaven'

Marcia Lacey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Marcia Lacey chose Northeast

When we retired up north, We wanted something to do, so we brought in a little 14 by 16 cottage to rent. We have so much fun meeting all the people who visit. When we built our home here in Hovland, we decided we had enough room to share our 'little piece of heaven'. It is a safe place for the dogs to run and have fun and not worry about busy roads. Providing a vacation rental on Lake Superior is like having a place on a small ocean.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is private. It is just like having your own cozy cottage on Lake Superior. Lake Superior is different everyday. The Flute Reed River is a great river to hike or just cool off. The cottage is private but close enough to get map information or a spice you are missing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Nelsons' from Good Thunder plus Samantha & Reggy, our Golden Retrievers, arrived on Monday to very foggy and cool conditions. However, the next few days were amazing. One morning we traveled to Grand Portage State Park and the Falls were amazing as was the double rainbow surrounding them. The cabin again so cozy and our dogs, plus Charlie & Rusty spent lots of time in the water. We are back in the middle of July so rest up Charlie because Reggy will try" to run you ragged!
Jun 2014
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Hovland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 225 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must strip beds, and place towels in pile. Clean dishes and empty garbage
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • curtained toilet area and full size shower. There is no separate bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch turns into double bed Cottage is one room 14 by 16. There is no separate bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
The Flute Reed River runs through our property into Lake Superior. It is fun to hike. The cottage sits 40 feet from the shore of Lake Superior. You have your own firepit. Dogs are accepted at no charge. They have to be crated if left in cabin. There is a screen tent on a wooden platform for your enjoyment. You will be within a few miles of the Lake Superior Hiking Trail system.


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Cozy Cottage on Shore of Lake Superior and the Flute Reed River
average rating of 4.84 based on 32 reviews

Perfect Peace

  • 5 of 5

What great place. It had everything my family needed. It was like camping without the hassle. Everything worked great. The views were incredible. I miss the camp fires on Lake Superior every night. Marcia is a great host and historian of the area. I am looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I agree the views are beautiful. We look forward to seeing you again. Marcia
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Milwaukee, WI

Wonderful Small Cottage on Lakeshore

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really loved this cottage, and we wished we could have stayed later. It is small (essentially one room), but it has everything you need. The shower is warm and the bed comfortable. The real star is the lake, though. The cottage is perhaps 25 ft off the lakeshore, where there is a nice fire ring and plenty of firewood. We fell asleep to the sound of Lake Superior's waves.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location of this cozy, quirky cabin is fantastic!

  • 4 of 5

You are only steps away from the rocky beach of Lake Superior with a fire pit and lovely views. The sound of the waves will lull you to sleep each nite. The local Market/cafe is a short drive/walk if you need groceries or a delicious sandwich or pizza. We were close to Grand Marais and other sights of interest. we found the cabin clean, comfortable and well stocked with cooking utensils. On rainy days we were glad to have the crock pot as the gorgeous gas grill is located out on the deck. We loved using the screen house as an extra room for meals and relaxing, as the cabin is small. Took the two of us a little time to figure out how to manage showering routines and staying organized in the cozy space however our 7 nite stay flew by and was very enjoyable. The owner, who lives next door, was respectful of our privacy yet very friendly and responsive.......and her dog, Charlie is great when he comes over to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is a small but well organized cabin. I try to make it as comfortable as possible. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your kind review!
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Privacy in the privy

  • 3 of 5

Truly a 1 room cottage. Could use some updating. Because this was rated so highly, I neglected to read some of the details, including there is no "bathroom". There was a toilet in a tiny corner closet of the room with a shower curtain for a door. Not much for privacy. The setting was beautiful though - right on the lake as promised. The weather turned rainy so we ended up leaving a day early. We didn't think it was a good value for the money.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry this was not a good fit for you. However on the VRBO website there are pictures of the inside of my cabin that shows everything. It even shows the curtain for the toilet and the shower. If you look at cabins right on the shore of Lake Superior and a registered trout stream, you will find that I am very reasonable. My sight also shows that I am dog friendly for free. I have been booked before I open for 6 straight years. I hope you will be able to find something more suitable for you. Thank you for your comments. Marcia Lacey
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Very inviting, cozy and clean!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was the perfect size for us (two adults and a dog). We loved being able to walk out in the front yard and be right on the shore of Lake Superior! The fire pit right on the lake was a huge bonus! Very quiet and peaceful! Marcia and Charlie (the dog) were the ultimate hosts. Felt like home away from home! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I try to keep it as "homey" as I can. Charlie thinks everyone comes to see him. We look forward to seeing you again!
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My happy place!

  • 5 of 5

Love it here! I'd spend every weekend if I could. This was our 1st visit for this year with two more booked. Can't wait to be back up there!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barb, I cannot wait for your arrival again. It is always such a joy to watch your very old Golden play with Charlie. The weather is going to be great! Thank you for your kind words. It is always a joy when you visit here. Marcia Lacey
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Grand Marais, MN
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Grand Marais Mn
Nearest Beach
Lake Superior, on or property
Car: necessary

Thunder Bay, Ont is one hour away, many walleye and trout lakes, salmon fishing in July and August, Hovland Arts Festival over 4th of July weekend. Fisherman's Picnic in Grand Marais, Rendezvous Days in Grand Portage, Grand Portage National Monuement. Take a boat out to Isle Royale, and Dragon Boat Races.


Rates & Availability

Hovland Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No charge for dogs. Dogs must be kept in crates in cabin if left alone. Check out is 11:00 AM Check in is 12:30 PM Stay 6 nights and get 7th night free

Credit card. Credit card is charged a day before you arrive. Must have 14 day notice to cancel
Stay 6 nights and get 7th night free

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.