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Artist Loft. Downtown Grand Marais + Private Backyard, Walk to All Restaurants!!

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Artist's Loft, with its incomparable view of the Harbor, Sailboats, Lighthouse and Coast Guard Station, is the only private home rental in Downtown Grand Marais on the Harbor. The view is what it is all about!

Artist's Loft is right in the heart of downtown Grand Marais on beautiful Harbor Park. It is a great home-base for enjoying the gentle activity of the Village or easily getting away for day trips to the BWCA. Drive up the Gunflint Trail for day adventures and hikes, but stay at the Artist Loft to experience all that downtown has to offer...just footsteps out the front door.

Artist's Loft has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a claw foot tub and a view of the Harbor. The Artist Loft is an upper unit with beautiful views & there is also a lower unit (vrbo 661724) where guests also occasionally stay. Both units have private, separate & secure entrances. Ask about renting both units for larger groups. Both units joined together can sleep 10!!

Even though Artist's Loft is right downtown on the harbor front, it is graced with a gorgeous secluded quiet off street wildflower garden with decks and lounging chairs and tables to relax in the sun or have a intimate outside breakfast lunch or dinner. Cook in with our fully equipped kitchen or get it to go, semi-catered from a choice of several fabulous restaurants. Your own private campfires in the backyard at night. You can even book & rent the backyard for private events, wedding receptions, or any other intimate get-togethers.

In the evening, step right next door to the Gunflint Tavern and enjoy a craft beer at their newly opened brewpub or Mojito in the 'Ravens Nest' lake-view deck and then listen to world class music in the early evening. The music at 'The Tavern' ranges from gentle Gypsy Jazz to Folk and Folk Rock for the occasional night of dancing. Also, the all-new Voyageur Brewing's taproom just opened and is a short 2 block walk!

Wake with the gulls in the morning sun and enjoy the quiet solitude of downtown as it gently comes to life. Walk to The Pie Place, The Crooked Spoon Restaurant, Angry Trout Cafe, Hughies Taco's, The Dockside Fish Market, the Gunflint Tavern, Voyageur Brewing, breakfast at the Blue Water Cafe and Donuts and World's Best Donuts!! All within 1-2 blocks! You have it all at Artists Loft. Oh, and don't forget that Legendary Sven and Ole's Pizza is right up the street.

The thing to remember about Artist's Loft is that every day is a beautiful magical day whether it is sunny and warm or stormy and wild; all year round nature's magic unfolds right in front of you over the greatest of lakes, Lake Superior.

A little History about Artist's Loft:
It was built in the early 1900s by Chet Boisvert. Chet was the village barber and the shop was equipped with showers for the lumberjacks to come in from the woods for a hot shower. He was also an avid Democrat and held party meetings at the Loft on Main Street. In the guest book it was found that his grandchildren had stayed here when our friend Stephen, the previous owner, first opened Artists Loft. They left an entry in the guestbook telling of heartwarming memories such as...

- ' The last time I slept in this bedroom was 43 years ago. I can still remember hearing my people cheering at 6 am when they announced the Victory of Harry Truman over Dewey in 1948!'

- 'I remember watching, from the front windows, pulp boats loading logs from the thousands of logs floating in the harbor'

You can still feel those memories at Artist's Loft as you gaze out the windows and still see fishing boats and sailboats bobbing in the breezes.

Come share the Magic!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Prefer 24+. If under this age, please call to discuss....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are very much considered with an additional deposit. We just ask that there is a quick conversation prior to learn a bit more about your pet, needs, etc......moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Queen Pillowtop Bed in Master Bedroom, Queen Pillowtop Bed in 2nd bedroom. Swing out single sofa bed in Living room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Old style clawfoot tub. Note that the tub is up on a small pedestal, so it may be tricky for older people to climb in and out....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of great books available at The Loft for your reading pleasure....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Vintage Sony Quadraphonic Turntable with vinyl from the 60's - current....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    We keep some of the classic board games on hand like scrabble, clue, yahtzee, uno and decks of cards....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Roku with netflix, pandora, spotify etc......moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Fabulous View out of the living area and master bedroom, with a sweeping view of the Lake Superior and Grand Marais Harbor, Lighthouse, coast guard station and sailboat moorings!...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Just the mainstreet separates you from the stonesthrow to the beach of harbor Park!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Just the mainstreet separates you from the stonesthrow to the beach of harbor Park!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    dinette with 4 chairs, and 2 additional barstools for additional seating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton percale sheets, washed after each stay....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of clean new bath towels, hand towels and washcloths....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    DSL...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    From a outside source....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Overlooking the Hills above Grand Marais! Outdoor Music events are often held in the Outback Garden. Grand Marais Has a vibrant Music scene!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    amazing backyard with wildflowers and planters, deck etc......moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill on site. You just need to supply the charcoal....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

New Years Eve/Day
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 29 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.875%

Notes:

Rates are for 2 adults. Each additional person/bedroom is billed at 15.00 per person per night. Pets have a pre arranged cleaning fee per length of stay and type of Pet. Just call to discuss! Thanks!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Hi there. Our names are Amy & Joel. We have two pups named Myron & Fletcher. We spend time on our classic 1967 Chris Craft Wooden Cruiser on the St. Croix River when we're not spending time in Grand Marais and traveling to other places.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais, MN, USA:
Joel spent his summers in Grand Marais as a child. After a long lapse in visiting the north shore, we started making it a yearly Memorial Day tradition, and for Max's birthday. After staying at the Artist Loft we fell in love with it immediately. There really is no other place like it in all of Grand Marais.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's your own loft apartment, right in the heart of downtown Grand Marais. The Gunflint Tavern is your next door neighbor, and all of the other restaurants are a stones throw away. But seclude yourself if the eclectic backyard with your own fire, and a bottle of wine:)


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Master Bedroom with view.

    Master Bedroom with view.

  • Fireworks right out the front window! Best view in town over 4th of July!

    Fireworks right out the front window! Best view in town over 4th of July!

  • Note the turntable...get lost in the vinyl from all eras and genres...

    Note the turntable...get lost in the vinyl from all eras and genres...

  • waves crash into the breakwater and lighthouse...the view right out your window!

    waves crash into the breakwater and lighthouse...the view right out your window!

  • Back sunporch with loveseat & deck, enjoy morning coffee out here...

    Back sunporch with loveseat & deck, enjoy morning coffee out here...

  • wonderful views right out your front window...

    wonderful views right out your front window...

  • Clocks are cool...

    Clocks are cool...

  • Voyageur Brewing- Taproom now open! A two block walk!

    Voyageur Brewing- Taproom now open! A two block walk!

  • A view of The Artist Loft from the front (building on the far right)

    A view of The Artist Loft from the front (building on the far right)

  • Relax on the beach and watch the sailboats come in to the harbor.

    Relax on the beach and watch the sailboats come in to the harbor.

  • Artwork floods through the space, paintings, photography, oddities all around...

    Artwork floods through the space, paintings, photography, oddities all around...

  • View from the main bedroom in May.

    View from the main bedroom in May.

  • back bedroom with a queen bed, pillowtop mattress & a nice view of the backyard

    back bedroom with a queen bed, pillowtop mattress & a nice view of the backyard

  • The kitchen..a melding of Martha Stewart and Gramma.

    The kitchen..a melding of Martha Stewart and Gramma.

  • The bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower

    The bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower

  • Your view from The Artist's Loft.

    Your view from The Artist's Loft.

  • Intimate music performance in the 'Garden OutBack'

    Intimate music performance in the 'Garden OutBack'

  • The Hjordis! Christmas in Grand Marais

    The Hjordis! Christmas in Grand Marais

  • The Artist Loft is literally right next door to the Gunflint Tavern:) 5 steps...

    The Artist Loft is literally right next door to the Gunflint Tavern:) 5 steps...

  • Inside the Gunflint Tavern

    Inside the Gunflint Tavern

  • Grand Marais Marina is walking distance

    Grand Marais Marina is walking distance

VRBO #199006

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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