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The Writer's Cabin, Affordable and Luxurious, in the Heart of Town.

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A hidden little gem in the heart of town.

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Writer's Cabin is a quaint, long established residence hidden in the oldest part of town. It has been fully restored and modernized to provide all the creature comforts and yet remain historic in nature. Set amidst lush landscaping, the cabin is only steps from the harbor. All amenities are provided including an new enameled cast iron gas fireplace, a new therapeutic air tub for two, a new top of the line queen bed, a well equipped modern kitchen, satellite TV with flat screen and theatre surround, an antique secretary writing desk, high speed wireless internet, and various objects of interest representative of famous writers and local writers including locally written books and Ernest Hemmingway's favorite model of typewriter.

With nine windows and one skylight, there is great natural light throughout the little cabin.

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 outdoor space will have a balanced blend of sun and shade, functionality and whimsicality.This is a space intended as an exclusive retreat from the rigors of small town life. It is designed so that you can be as private as your vacation requires. Dense schrubs and tall fences ensure your own seclusion.
Visitors are encouraged to tour the property and flag down the owners if you see them. 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 their home and 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! The owner is currenly building an Alaskan skiff and loves to talk about it.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    40 lb dogs ok, must sign pet addendum. Larger dogs with permission. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

    Air bath theraputic massage tub for two...moreless

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Limited lake view, emphasis on location, privacy, creature comforts, and economy....moreless

  • Water View:

    Limited lake view, emphasis on location, privacy, creature comforts, and economy. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    Enameled cast iron gas fireplace....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Private off street parking. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete dinnerware included. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with oven, range, microwave, fridge, all pots and pans and utensils included. Full dinnerware, silveerware. Kitchen is complete. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$149
$894 $3,400

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

High season 2015
Jul 1 - Oct 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$159
$954 $3,700

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

Holiday season
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$149
$894 $3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$98
$588 $2,200

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 $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.875%

Notes:

Up to one one child is included in the base rate. An extra fee of $25 per person if more than 2 people, no more than 4 people total.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Marais Devil Track Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several choices
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Marais Municipal (2m) Lutsen Nat'l (20m)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 61
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many choices
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Downhill= Lutsen, 20m, Cross Country= many choices
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Grand Marais Harbor beach

Car: Not Necessary

Grand Marais is a small harbor town with the great North Woods to it's back and Lake Superior in front. It has an artistic culture that exceeds it's small size including Minnesota's longest running art colony, art galleries, a strong local music scene, North House Folk School, and many local residents who are artists of different pursuits. There is a great interest in outdoor activities including all forms of skiing, biking, hiking, snowmobiling, sailing, boating, fishing, birding, canoing, kayaking, dining and general carousing. We are the last bastian of civilization before The Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness and the last town of significance before Canada. We have a rich history of the Ojibwe, then Scandanavian fisherman, logging, resort lifestyles, and now tourism. There is a genuine small town and diverse school system and vibrant community of year round residents- many going back generations. There is no place quite like this.

 

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. Susan's interests include gardening, thrift store exploring, and cooking. They both love to travel and learn.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais:
This is a special property that occupies a unique nitche in the local rental market. The location is incredibly convenient to everything. Once you have arrived you can toss your car keys in the lake and walk to wherever you need to go. This is a great location for the summer festivals or for winter hibernating. In Summer, music and art seem 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 often something interesting going on at the Boathouse next door, and North House Folk School is less than a block away. On stormy nights the breaking waves send a deep rumble through the bedrock. Many mornings you wake to seagulls and fog. We recently had a fox in the yard and a beaver lumbered through on his way to somewere important to beavers. In winter there are myriad trails to explore on ski or snowshoe, romantic dining opportunites, live music, shopping, snomobiling, or just being cozy by the fire. 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Fantastic location, privacy, economy, and creature comforts!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • A hidden little gem in the heart of town.

    A hidden little gem in the heart of town.

  • Cozy fireplace, writing desk, flat screen TV and surround sound. High speed WIFI

    Cozy fireplace, writing desk, flat screen TV and surround sound. High speed WIFI

  • Two person jetted tub! Heated natural stone floors.

    Two person jetted tub! Heated natural stone floors.

  • The harbor is an ever changing show and right outside your doorstep

    The harbor is an ever changing show and right outside your doorstep

  • The fishermen call this 'Frost Smoke' and it only occurs when really cold.

    The fishermen call this 'Frost Smoke' and it only occurs when really cold.

  • A gathering in the Boathouse next door. Drop by and see what is happening!

    A gathering in the Boathouse next door. Drop by and see what is happening!

  • Private front patio and porch.

    Private front patio and porch.

  • Private, off street parking. Secluded and landscaped.

    Private, off street parking. Secluded and landscaped.

  • Great art galleries, gift shops, and resturants all within easy walking distance

    Great art galleries, gift shops, and resturants all within easy walking distance

  • The owners

    The owners

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/24/2015
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