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The 'North Country Retreat' is calling you! Imagine yourself relaxing in a cozy, clean, and comfortable duplex located in town, just a few blocks from the action, that has all of the comforts of home. The Up North Retreat prides itself in being impeccably clean and comfortable.
This two bedroom, one bath home, all on one level, is ready for your family to stay for three days or the entire season. All you need to bring are your suitcases and groceries. If you have a larger group, the other side of the duplex can be rented as well.
Bedrooms: The master bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed, a dresser and side tables with reading lamps, and a laundry hamper. The main closet is large and roomy for your needs. The master also includes a separate laundry closet with washer and dryer so you can return home with suitcases full of clean clothes instead of a full day of washing. The second bedroom has a set of bunkbeds that include a safety railing and ladder, a bedside dresser, and small closet. A queen-sized blow-up bed, with full bedding and pillows, can also be available upon request.
Bathroom: The bath/shower combination will be the perfect place to warm up after a day on the slopes or to clean up after a day of fishing. This clean and comfortable space will allow you to relax in comfort. There are extra towel racks for your convenience.
Kitchen: Enjoy a cup of coffee as you wait for the kids to wake up. The well stocked kitchen has a coffee maker, toaster, dishes, glasses pots/pans, casserole dishes, towels, and soap. All you need to bring are the groceries! Cook a few things ahead of time and enjoy heating them up in the microwave while you relax.
Living Room: The falling leaves in the autumn create a view of the lake from the living room and the front deck. Your family will enjoy games or watch morning news or DVD's together in this comfortable living room. A few games and puzzles will help out when the weather changes your plans. If you forget to bring your own, a limited supply of DVD's and CD's are available. Internet service is provided on both sides of the duplex.
Outside: The front deck has views of Lake Superior and is a nice place to visit or enjoy your morning coffee or lunch. The charcoal grill will allow you to cook some meals outdoors. There is a long driveway that has room for both your car and boat trailer. Your bikes will be safe in the backyard area. Come north and relax!
The bed is very stable for adults or children....moreless
There is a queen-sized blow up bed available....moreless
Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) An inflatable queen sized bed is available upon request; please do not sleep on the sofa., Bunk Beds (1) The upper bunk has a good safety railing and a ladder. These beds are strong enough for children or adults....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
The large vanity allows two to get ready at the same time....moreless
The bathroom is well lit, quite large, and very clean. There is a combination tub and shower. Shampoo, conditioner body wash, and paper products are provided for our guests....moreless
Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$25 + tax
There is a $10.00 extra charge per day for pets. There is an additional $25.00 charge for more than four guests. (One time charge)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Grand Marais and the surrounding area has an abundance of activities for people of all ages. The location of our 'Up North Retreat' is great for any event in Grand Marais or the surrounding area. You will enjoy your stay with us if you are hiking, taking a quilting class, attending an art festival or coming home for Fisherman's Picnic. Our quiet, safe and comfortable home can be your resting place on the North Shore.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I'm a retired elementary school principal from Southwest Minnesota. In 1994 I came to Grand Marais with my daughter when we signed up to go on a week-long trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with our local community education program. After two years with the community education group, we were hooked and bought our own equipment so we could return again and again. A few years later my husband was able to join in the fun and he too was captivated by the North Shore. We fell in love with the beauty of the area and the many activities that we can do in Grand Marais and the surrounding area. Our favorite activity is to hike in the area in all seasons but we also love canoeing, cross country skiing, following the arts scene in Grand Marais, watching Lake Superior's ever changing mood, and hanging out in town. We enjoy the area and the interesting people who live here.
Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais: My husband and I watched real estate prices for several years hoping to one day find a place in Grand Marais. We finally found a duplex in a clean, safe neighborhood that was close to downtown Grand Marais. From our 'up north retreat' we could walk to Grand Marais Harbor, the Folk School, the swimming pool, and to the many wonderful restaurants and stores in downtown Grand Marais. We spent many hours making it our own by cleaning, updating, and changing every surface and wall color. We hope the clean, fresh atmosphere provides you with the calm relaxing feeling that it provides for us.
The Unique Benefits at this House: While staying at our 'Up North Retreat' you will find yourself lounging longer in the morning, enjoying that second or third cup of coffee, reading on the deck more, sleeping in, and taking the time to enjoy your family. Once you return from all of the hustle of downtown or your day trip, you will be able to relax in a clean, quiet, and comfortable setting at the end of the day. The night skies will show you a beautiful display of of stars. You will wake to the sound of singing birds in the morning. Your vacation in the 'Up North Retreat' will be one you won't soon forget. Our special place will become your special place as well.