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Panaromic View of Lake Superior, Private access

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to the Mermaid's Retreat, a newly built two story home located just down from Agate Point on a private beach in lovely Grand Marias, Michigan. Our home offers a panoramic view of Lake Superior and private access to Agate beach and the southern shore of Lake Superior. Each window offers a breath-taking view while our inviting home provides all the comforts of a modern house. Both Sable and Grand Marias Lights are part of the amazing view.

Two stories tall with brand new queen size beds and furnishings and a dishwasher make our 'U.P. Dream' a unique Grand Marais rental. The lower level family room is a wonderful spot to relax and features an entertainment center and a queen size bunk bed set. Located on Coast Guard Point, we are a short walk from downtown Grand Marais and shopping. A quick bike ride will land you at Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore where one can find ample hiking, beach combing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Or simply stay put and enjoy all the fun and relaxing available right at the Mermaid's Retreat: botchee ball, volley ball and other games. Gas grill for cooking on the deck. Walking distance to the pier and Grand Marais Bay.

At the end of the day there is no better place to watch the sunset. Whether on the deck or from the cozy comfort of our living room, the uninterrupted view is spectacular.

With sleeping accommodations for up to six people, our home is an ideal place for families and friends to get together, relax and reconnect with one another.

Enjoy nature and all of it's splendor without giving up the comforts of home.

Keywords: House, Beach, Lake Superior, Private Access, Beach Access, Private Beach Access, Private Lake Superior Access

More Details

Property Manager
Nikki Darrow
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Grand Marais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No fireworks on property except fourth of July.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bunk Area - Only one person allowed on top bunk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Panaromic View of Lake Superior, Private access
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect place to relax and escape!

  • 5 of 5

Mermaid's Retreat, in beautiful Grand Marais, provides vacationers with an opportunity to relax in a wonderful home with spectacular views and location. It is a blessing to unplug here!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Mermaids Retreat! It's a special healing place to be shared😎. Your kind words mean so much to me. Life is precious. Everyone needs more renewing with family and friends and nature! Please visit us again.
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Absolutely gorgeous home

  • 5 of 5

I can't explain how beautiful the house is. Very clean and beautifully decorated. The panoramic view of lake superior right out your front door is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous sunsets. Fabulous rock hunting. So peaceful and quiet. Nikki is wonderful and very helpful. I appreciate everything she sent me before we arrived for our vacation and the quick responses I received with emails and text messages ( even while we were there). All you need to bring is yourself and your luggage. Everything else is provided. Only been home 2 days and thinking of renting next mother and I miss it so much already! You won't be sorry you rented this home, 5 star does not due it justice.....10 star rating all the way.....thanks for sharing this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse City, MI

Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property, excellent views of Lake Superior and the Grand Sable Dune. Short walk into town and right at the gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore. Do yourself and rent this property

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope your return in the future. It's nice to hear that even in inclement weather you were able to have fun and take in the beauty of the area.
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Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The four of us spent a whole week at this wonderful beach house. We would definatley go back.

It was neat and very clean, all of the amenities, the gorgeous view out every window, the weather, the rock hunting, so much to do in the was all perfect.

Thanks to Nikki for making our stay so easy and pleasant!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Becky! You all were great and the owner and I appreciate the excellent care you took of the cottage while you were there. Our goal in sharing and managing the home is to meet and exceed our guests expectations. We hope you left Mermaid's Retreat feeling refreshed and relaxed! Thank you.
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Traverse City, MI

A Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed a phenomenal "UP" weekend in Grand Marais and couldn't have stayed at a better place...homey, clean and open-air. The views are spectacular and the beach doesn't get better than this. Loved the layout of the home and did NOT want to leave. The accessibility to town can be handled with bikes or tennis shoes! We will revisit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saginaw, Michigan

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, unspoiled beauty..great hiking and charming towns to visit nearby..great restaurant right in town..we enjoyed every moment. The house is so well-appointed and taken care of, very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
KI Sawyer International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Lake Superior
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Grand Marais House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Weekly rental only in June, July and August. Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday

Rates are subject to change. Half of total rental fee is due within seven days to reserve, other half due 30 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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