Do You Want a Beach in Your Backyard? Bayfront!(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Waterfront/beachfront property with a fireplace. 3 bedroom, 1 bath
An original log cabin inside, this property is on the bay in Grand Marais, Michigan. The Bay Cabin is a small 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin with a study. It has a beach in the backyard, as it is fronting onto the bay in Grand Marais. A few yards short of the beach is the firepit where you can relax and watch fireworks on July 4 or just enjoy the tranquility of the water. The Bay Cabin also has a large deck for relaxing or dining while taking advantage of the great views. Behind the property a few hundred feet is the Lake Superior shore front.
Inside the Bay Cabin you will find a fully equipped kitchen, soft and comfortable bed and bath linen and cable TV. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a 3 inch memory foam topper and a view of the bay. The second bedroom has a full size bed. The third bedroom has bunk beds and the study has a twin bed. You will also find a lovely granite gas fireplace to warm your toes in the living room when there is a chill in the air.
The Bay Cabin was originally built in 1936 as a traditional full log cabin. Sometime later it was sided on the outside for additional insulation, but the inside remains true whole logs. The floors are lovely local hardwood with soft rugs placed in strategic spots. A soft leather couch and rocking chairs with ottomans completes the log cabin decor.
Outside there is a large deck with reclining chairs and ottomans, and a dining table. Under the side porch we have placed a wood picnic bench for outside dining on a hot sunny summer day or for when it is raining. For relaxing, with a warm beverage or a cocktail, use the deck chairs or the Bay Cabin's Adirondack chairs down at the firepit and beach. There is also a charcoal grill available for your use.
The Bay Cabin's private beach area IS 122 feet at the water's edge and 118 feet at the bank starting from the pine trees on the east side of the property. This beach is perfect for swimming, paddling, boating from, or even for pulling your sea plane into. It is also a wonderful place to sit at the edge of the water and enjoy an evening cocktail or a morning coffee. If you would like a long beach walk, just head to the open beach on the north side of the Bay Cabin by the beach accesses at either end of the road.
The Bay Cabin is about 600 feet from the center of town, playground, markets, stores, galleries, restaurants and bars. Go the other way 500 feet and you'll be at the lighthouse. Less than two miles away by road is Sable Falls and Sable Dunes, a shorter distance away if you walk the beach. Sable Lake, the Log Slide and Pictured Rocks are a little further on by road.
Come stay at the Bay Cabin and enjoy the experience of having your own waterfront cabin for a while.
Open between late spring (May 15, 2015) to last week of October. Summer bookings: from last week of June to second week of September bookings are weekly only from Sunday to Sunday. At other times bookings may start on any day for a 2 night minimum.
1. Coming into town on H-77 (it will turn into Lake Avenue) continue through the center of town (bank on right, hardware to the left) heading toward Lake Superior, continue past the Dune Saloon then down the hill, the road will fork so go right onto Coast Guard Point Road (aka Canal Street) and continue past the marina and past the land on the right with the old large boats on it, you will then go past a fenced property and the Bay Cabin is the next house on the right hand side of the road.
2. From H-58 past Sable Dunes and Sable falls entrance continue into town, it turns into Carlson Street, turn left on Lake Avenue (Dune Saloon on your left), continue down the hill, the road will fork so go right on Coast Guard Point Road (aka Canal Street) and continue past the marina and past the land on the right with the old large boats on it, you will then go past a fenced property and the Bay Cabin is the next house on the right hand side of the road.
INTERNET: No WiFi in the Bay Cabin. Free WiFi internet available at various places around town, including (subject to change without notice) at the Diner and at the Grand Marais Outfitters in town.
Occupancy comfort guide:
2 people - perfect rustic romantic getaway
4 people - good size, seating in living room to accommodate, kitchen table will need to be extended, outdoor seating for all.
6 people - tight but workable, beds for all, will need to use the kitchen chairs or floor for 2 people when watching tv, extend kitchen table and use additional chairs located in office and bedrooms, outdoor patio table or bench will accommodate the group for eating outdoors, firepit has adirondack chairs and plastic chairs and wood stumps for seating.
7 people - as per the guide for 6 people + the bed for guest #7 is a twin bed in the office. There is little privacy in the office as it is open to the living room, there is no door, and guests walk through office to get to the bathroom.
(If the Bay Cabin is unavailable for you please check out Anchor House #682005, the Ridge Road Cabin #294031, or the Bay Watch Cabin #596236)
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Member since: 2010
- 704 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 7
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
We allow cats and dogs (but make sure the dogs nails are trimmed because we have hardwood floors and please ensure cats don't use furniture as a scratching post). Sorry no puppies (too prone to peeing willy nilly). Pet fee $50. The pet fee covers the additional cleaning, spraying and deodorizing associated with pets staying. We do ask owners to pick up their pets around the yard and place pet deposits into the trash for the convenience of renters who come after you....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Washer and dryers located at Woodland Park close by. Occupancy comfort guide: 2 people - perfect rustic romantic getaway 4 people - good size, seating in living room to accommodate, kitchen table will need to be extended, outdoor seating for all, share one bathroom. 6 people - tight but workable, beds for all, will need to use the kitchen chairs or floor for 2 people when watching tv, extend kitchen table and use additional chairs located in office and bedrooms, outdoor patio benches will accommodate the group for eating outdoors, firepit has 8 adirondack chairs and wood stumps for seating. 7 - Likely to be uncomfortable - 2 in queen bed and 2 in double/full bed, and all other beds occupied, seating outside only. 8 - can't do it....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Marina and boat ramp is about 200 feet down the road. RV/Campers attract a $15 per night charge at the Bay Cabin. Guests are not permitted to hook up RVs and campers to the Bay Cabin electricals....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Free Wifi
Deck / Patio:
Large wood deck with glass top patio table that will seat 6 easily. 2 reclining back chairs with small table for having a morning coffee. Also, a covered patio with wood picnic table bench....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Summer 2017 (Sunday to Sunday)
Jun 25 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Summer 2018 (Sunday to Sunday)
Jun 24 - Sep 16, 2018
7 night min stay
2018 July 4 week $1350
Jul 4 - Jul 4, 2018
1 night min stay
2018 Music festival week $1350
Aug 10 - Aug 11, 2018
2 night min stay
Summer 2019 (SUNDAY to SUNDAY)
Jun 23 - Sep 15, 2019
7 night min stay
2019 July 4 week - $1400
Jul 4 - Jul 4, 2019
1 night min stay
2019 Music festival week $1350
Aug 9 - Aug 10, 2019
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Prop Damage Coverage Fee $39
- Tax Rate 6%
2 night minimum except Summer Season is weekly only - SUNDAY TO SUNDAY.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival; Any cancellation within 60 days of arrival will attract a minimum of 10% of total booking; Cancellation 7-21 days from date of arrival and you will forfeit your deposit; Cancellation between 0-6 days from date of arrival and you will forfeit your deposit and the balance of any night not re-booked by a third party. (Please note that VRBO will retain 100% of your service fee amount if you cancel within 60 days of arrival.)
Pet fee: your pet fee is non-refundable and covers the additional cost of cleaning, spraying and deodorizing the cabin associated with pets staying in the cabin. Owners of pets are kindly asked to pick up pet deposits around the yard and dispose of them into the trash for the convenience of renters who stay after you.
Accidental property damage coverage premium of $39 for coverage up to $1,000 is non-refundable (except if booking is cancelled more than 24 hours prior to check in date). Guests have the alternate option of paying a refundable security deposit of $500 that is subject to any loss, damage or exceptional cleaning circumstances occurring during guest's stay.
Important note: PLACING AN RV/CAMPER VAN ON THE PROPERTY ATTRACTS AN ADDITIONAL $15 PER NIGHT CHARGE. RVs are PROHIBITED from hooking into to the electrical supply in the Bay Cabin. ANY DAMAGE TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DUE TO OVERLOADING WHILE AN RV/CAMPER IS ON THE PROPERTY IS PRESUMED TO BE CAUSED BY A RV/CAMPER HOOKING IN AND TENANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COST OF REPAIR (excluded from accidental property damage coverage as a willful act).
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Situated in the charming town of Grand Marais, Michigan, this beachfront/bayfront property (The Bay Cabin) is approximately 500 feet from town and about 500 feet from the lighthouse on the point. 200 feet behind the property is the Lake Superior shore, a favorite for rock collectors. Sable Dunes and Sable Falls is approximately a mile by road or less if you walk the beach. Sable Lake is around 2 miles away from The Bay Cabin. The local bars and restaurants are about 500 feet away and the same for the local markets and playground. The Grand Marais bay is a good spot to pull your sailing boat into, and in fact, you can park it in the water infront of The Bay Cabin. The area is also a favorite for snowmobilers, hunters and general summer goers. Local fireworks are set off over the bay for July 4th and New Years Eve.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We've been coming to Grand Marais for years to enjoy the winter snowmobiling and Christmas with the family. Check out our other rental called the Ridge Road Cabin at VRBO# 294031.
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- Tertiary: +1 9064942390 Anchor House/Bay Watch Cabin Caretaker (Helen)
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Early morning view from the Bay Cabin property
Relax on the reclining deck chairs with ottomans
Master bedroom with a view
Third bedroom with twin bunks
Kitchen - fully equipped for short or long stays
Living room from study doorway
View from the firepit back to the deck and house
Looking west from the Bay Cabin
From our beach watching a sailing boat coming back into port.
From the "log slide" lookout a few miles west of Grand Marais
'Pictured Rocks' west from Grand Marais off H-58.
Firepit ring with grill plate in the center of Adirondack chairs
The deck comes with a dining area and a relaxing area
From living through to kitchen
Second bedroom - full/double bed
Study with twin bed
Dining table is extendable
The Bay Cabin
Look at how clear the water is from the beach at the Bay Cabin.
Pet friendly property
Fall leaves around Grand Marais
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017
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