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North Shore Fisherman's Cabin. Quaint, Historic Lodging.

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Fisherman's Cabin in foreground. Boathouse and Lighthouse in background.

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Last updated: 11/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Grand Marais house description

The 'North Shore Fisherman's Cabin' is a restored historic commercial fisherman's home built of logs around 1900. You are right in the heart of town within a block of everything- yet comfortably removed when you need a breather. We are less than 100 yards from the water. There are 3 well appointed bedrooms, 2 full baths, a huge dining room, a roomy pine living room with gas woodstove fireplace, a front cedar porch, and a natural slate patio. The original log home with it's well appointed kitchen and huge dining room is the core of the structure. The logs for the Cabin were hand hewn a century ago and show the broad ax marks from the original fisherman builders. The kitchen is thoroughly modern with stainless appliances, solid maple counter tops, and a two level snack bar. The property was completely renovated down to it's bones from 2003 to 2007, using recycled or repurposed materials wherever possible and is now a highly energy efficient home. The walls are adorned with local art and mementos of the great age of commercial fishing and logging here in Grand Marias. The view of the old harbor from the living room and the deck is stunning. There is also a view from the 3rd bedroom deck. Seagulls and fog greet you when you rise. The grounds of the property are planted with a variety of native and boreal flowering plants, flowering shrubs and fruit trees. It is a garden like setting with various perennial, annual, and produce plantings. The waxwings regularly invade the ash trees, along with fiercly dueling ruby throated hummingbirds. Visitors are encouraged to tour the property and observe the goings on in the gardens and the adjacent Boathouse! The Boathouse is an impressive timberframe structure that was built by the current owner as a workshop for building and restoring boats and for teaching classes and other public and private events. Stop in and see what's going on, maybe you will be recruited in to service to help on whatever project is under way! Remember that if you stay 7 nights that the 7th night is free! There are also two additional lodgings available on the property. One is attached to the Fisherman's Cabin and sits above the 3rd bedroom and is called the 'Lighthouse'. The other is the Writer's Cabin and sits next door for your larger gatherings. Put together any combination to accomodate your larger gatherings and receive a group discount. You can get the whole family reunion on one site! Check out 'The Writer's Cabin' (http://www.vrbo.com/452067) and The 'Lighthouse' (VRBO# 473955) for details. We love dogs. Single dogs are allowed if under 40 lbs, clean and house trained and must not be left unnatended and always kept on leash when outside. No dogs under 1 year old. If you are using the automatic booking function it will assess a $30.00 pet fee for one dog. This will cover one dog for 3 nights.
If your stay is longer than 3 nights or if you have more than one dog we will asses an additional $10 per night per dog after the first 3 nights.
If you have any questions please call to discuss your pets before booking. Any dogs larger than 40 lbs, and any dogs more than one must be approved by the owners.
Please give us a call if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Todd and Susan Miller

Keywords: Log cabin, Large dining room, Garden, House, Charming, Clean, Harbor Town, Comfy, Lake Superior View, North Shore, Grand Marais, deck, patio, historic.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Gardens, Large Dining Room, Slate patio, Front Porch deck, access to captained charters....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Beach View
                      • Lake View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        Gas fireplace...moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Internet:

                        High speed internet...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Boat:

                        Boat charters available...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Golf:

                        2 courses nearby...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Many lakes and guides and rentals available in town....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        Great downhill and cross country skiiing nearby. ...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        In town...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring Season 2015
                      Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $224
                      $1,344 $5,300

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      High season 2015
                      Jul 1 - Oct 18, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $248
                      $1,488 $5,800

                      Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $185
                      $1,110 $4,200

                      Rates are based on 2 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

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $30 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 11.85%

                      Notes:

                      2 night stay is possible if there is a two night opening between two stays. Pet fee is per dog for the first 3 nights. After that it is $10 per dog per night. Adults (age 13 or over) are $25 per person per night. Kids 12 and under are free for up to 3. After the first 3 its $25 per night per child. Full refund minus credit card fees if cancelled 60 days or more prior to stay.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/30/2014
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                      Location

                      • Angry Trout Cafe

                        "Expensive for dinner, more affordable for lunch... the setting is unparalelled in Grand Mara..."

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                      • Crooked Spoon Cafe

                        "One or our favorite places. An inspired menu and a passionate chef. Resonably priced. 1940's..."

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                      • Dockside Fish Market

                        "A genuine slice of the North Shore. Once featred in "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" beca..."

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                      • South of the Border Cafe

                        "The local place for breakfast. It's got everything you need... eggs, bacon, toast, hashbrown..."

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                      • Grand Marais Playhouse

                        "Always worth checking out. This is an old church that became a playhouse and art gallery. Ow..."

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                      • North House Folk School

                        "A folk school where you can learn to use your hands in ways you always wanted. A beautiful c..."

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                      • Grand Marais Art Colony

                        "The oldest continuously operating art gallery in Minnesota. This place set the tone for Gran..."

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                      • Grand Marais

                        "Shops, Art Galleries, Live Music, Resturants. Grand Marais is the jewel of the North Shore. ..."

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                      Art galleries, live music, art education courses, craft educations courses. A wood fired hot tub is available upon request and for a fee at certain times of the year.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: The owners and managers of the Fisherman's Cabin are Todd and Susan Miller. Susan is originally from Duluth Mn and Todd from the Twin Cities. They have sailed the world's oceans together on their 35 foot sloop 'Snow Day', and have now settled down here in Grand Marais since 2003. Todd is a licensed Captain, and served on the local park board for many years. He is also active in community projects with area youth. Susan is the Special Education teacher at the local charter school. Todd's interests include leading a local dance band, building and restoring fun things, messing about in boats, and managing Real Estate. Susans interests include gardening, thrift store exploring, and cooking. They both love to travel and learn.

                      Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais:
                      We chose this location because it is very special. We are lifelong Miinnesotans and have been passing through Grand Marais our whole lives. We wanted a home on the North Shore, and we believe that Grand Marais is the jewel of the North Shore. Within Grand Marais we wanted to be close to the action and the water. Although this is a very small town, it has big shoulders when it comes to culture and beauty. We belive our specific location is magical because the big lake cools us in summer and warms us in winter. We never get tired of the many moods of Lake Superior and enjoy watching the lake from this property.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This is a great location for the summer festivals. Music and art seems to permeate the town and strains of music can be heard most times of the day and in to the evening. Artists are plying their wares in nearly every shop. There is always something interesting going on at the Boathouse next door, and North House Folk School is very close. On stormy nights the breaking waves send a deep rumble through the bedrock.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Fisherman's Cabin in foreground. Boathouse and Lighthouse in background.

                        Fisherman's Cabin in foreground. Boathouse and Lighthouse in background.

                      • The Fisherman's Cabin, front yard. The fire ring is out of view to the left.

                        The Fisherman's Cabin, front yard. The fire ring is out of view to the left.

                      • The Fisherman's Cabin in spring bloom. July 4th.

                        The Fisherman's Cabin in spring bloom. July 4th.

                      • Entry to bedroom 2. Sliding oak doors with curtain, two handed saw, log walls

                        Entry to bedroom 2. Sliding oak doors with curtain, two handed saw, log walls

                      • Maple countertops, modern appliances, log walls and ceiling.

                        Maple countertops, modern appliances, log walls and ceiling.

                      • Cozy living room with gas stove, satalite TV, a great view of the harbor. Queen futon.

                        Cozy living room with gas stove, satalite TV, a great view of the harbor. Queen futon.

                      • The 3rd bedroom has it's own bath and balcony.

                        The 3rd bedroom has it's own bath and balcony.

                      • Bedroom 2, log walls and ceiling. Full bed.

                        Bedroom 2, log walls and ceiling. Full bed.

                      • The Fisherman's Cabin in winter. Cozy, cozy, cozy. Gas fireplace inside.

                        The Fisherman's Cabin in winter. Cozy, cozy, cozy. Gas fireplace inside.

                      • A vintage postcard taken from in just infront of the Fisherman's Cabin.

                        A vintage postcard taken from in just infront of the Fisherman's Cabin.

                      • Always something going on in the Boathouse.

                        Always something going on in the Boathouse.

                      • The view from the Living room and porch. Cool lake air, exciting town lifestyle.

                        The view from the Living room and porch. Cool lake air, exciting town lifestyle.

                      • Our little villiage. The Fisherman's Cabin is in front, other cabins behind.

                        Our little villiage. The Fisherman's Cabin is in front, other cabins behind.

                      • View from kitchen to oversized dining room. Table seats up to 12. Log walls.

                        View from kitchen to oversized dining room. Table seats up to 12. Log walls.

                      • View from the 3rd bedroom looking back to the dining room and kitchen. Note the authentic ships porthole window.

                        View from the 3rd bedroom looking back to the dining room and kitchen. Note the authentic ships porthole window.

                      • Two level snack counter in kitchen, three steps up from living room to kitchen.

                        Two level snack counter in kitchen, three steps up from living room to kitchen.

                      • 3rd bedroom, looking up at the beamed ceiling. The balcony is to the left.

                        3rd bedroom, looking up at the beamed ceiling. The balcony is to the left.

                      • Bedroom 1, log ceiling, closet, dresser, queen bed.

                        Bedroom 1, log ceiling, closet, dresser, queen bed.

                      • The back patio is perfect for escaping the group. The slate was quarried by hand. The commercial fishing artifacts tell a story of commercial fishing in our harbor.

                        The back patio is perfect for escaping the group. The slate was quarried by hand. The commercial fishing artifacts tell a story of commercial fishing in our harbor.

                      • The front porch faces East, with a great view of the harbor and the fire ring.

                        The front porch faces East, with a great view of the harbor and the fire ring.

                      • The lush and private front yard with strategic views of the harbor.

                        The lush and private front yard with strategic views of the harbor.

                      • A gathering in the neighboring Boathouse (owner's home and workshop).

                        A gathering in the neighboring Boathouse (owner's home and workshop).

                      • Owners.

                        Owners.

                      VRBO #405338

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                      $185 - $248 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 11/30/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/30/2014
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