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Recent Grand Marais Reviews

  • Cozy Cottage, great location
    4 of 5

    We really enjoyed our stay at 12 Mile rock. Compared to other parts of the country we found the North Shore expensive for what it has to offer, but this location had a nice balance of a nice cottage at a reasonable price. It has a great view of Lake Superior and being north of Grand Marais it was a fantastic location. The Cabin is somewhat dated but that was not a real concern to us. The kitchen was small, but we made do as it has just about everything you need in order to cook. We had two complaints that lowered the rating. The first is contrary to the listing, there is NO TV in the cabin - some may not care about this, but we enjoy watching TV in the evening. We were able to overcome this by streaming Netflix and Amazon - the WiFi was excellent. The other complaint is there was no fire pit outside, I guess you are supposed to build a fire pit on the beach, not sure. However, despite these minor downsides huge kudos to the owners - we always worry about how owners will treat us. From the very beginning they were engaging and helpful. We had a problem during our stay (which can happen in any rental house) and the owners quickly provided a satisfactory resolution that allowed us to enjoy the rest of our time. Finally, as a note of warning, anywhere along the North Shore (outside of the small towns), Cell phone coverage is terrible. With our family responsibilities we found it necessary to be able to make/receive calls. The house has a phone to receive calls, but if you need to call out either get a long distance card or what we did was signed up with Skype for a $3/month subscription that let us call via the Skype app any phone in the US(canceled when we got home). if you do this, recommend set it up ahead of time where you can receive a text so when you call a phone on Skype it comes up with your Cell #. Otherwise it comes up as anonymous (and who answers those calls :)) Thanks to the owners for an enjoyable vacation.

    Stayed: Sep 2018