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Newer Cottage Listing~ Bikes/Kayaks~Firepit~Perfect Adorable Getaway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Sleeps 6 ~ Beautifully furnished. White picket fence

The Mermaid Inn is a new rental property that was purchased 3 years ago and restored to some of it's early 1900 state, using modern technology, but staying with a beach and cottage retreat formula. The Mermaid has a very large fenced in yard with a white picket fence. We have adjusted entry points allowing the opportunity to park your ATV's in the yard, as needed.. We offer both a gas and charcoal grill, and relaxing firepit area. The cottage offers complimentary bicycles. Kayaks for an additional fee, as well as campfire wood. New furnishings, including Master bedroom, living room, guest room, kitchen. The cottage is fully stocked with what we believe is everything you need to truly relax and enjoy your stay. If you find we have missed something, please know we will make every effort to meet your needs immediately. We have a few yard games, as well, and hope you will enjoy your evenings around the fire pit area. The Mermaid has beautiful outdoor patio furnishings, as well. Something for everyone, from relaxing lounge chairs to the beautiful UWharrie adirondack style and more. We offer cable television and we have plenty of books and games, as well as a dvd player and a large variety of movies.


Owner
Kristine Tate
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Kristine Tate

I am originally from the Upper Penninsula and left the area in 1983. I spent the last 20+ years in South Florida as a Flight Attendant and Business Owner. I recently relocated back to the Munising area to allow my children to experience wonderful Midwest living and the beautiful outdoors.

Kristine Tate purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Kristine Tate chose Grand Marais

I have always loved Grand Marais and felt a special attachment to the area many years ago. There is just something about being here that is really good for the soul! I purchased this home after seeing it while on the garden tour through Grand Marais. It is a very old home and needed quite a bit of attention. My friends and family thought I had lost my mind and tried to persuade me otherwise. There is such a great feeling inside this home. I knew there had to be alot of happy memories created and so much history. While I worked on the home, several elderly people have stopped to visit and share those stories with me. Just as I had expected, they were amazing stories about great families and the wonderful lives that were lived on the corner of Carlson.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is just perfect. Being a few blocks from the water makes for great summer nights by the bonfire. It's much warmer inland, without the breeze, as summer temps in Grand Marais are generally on the cooler side. While in Grand Marais, I walk and bike everywhere I need to be. I also enjoy the evenings sitting on the porch and visiting with locals and tourists as they stroll the neighborhoods, dog walk, and bike. Car watching on H-58 is also entertaining as many exotic car clubs make the trip from Munising to Grand Marais daily.

Amenities

Grand Marais Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our home is a non-smoking home and property.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Adorable Lily Pulitzer style bathroom. Full tub/shower and toilet. Separate sink and mirror area outside the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Rollalway and airmatresses included. Bunk is a dbl bottom
  • The Master Bedroom in furnished with a beautiful Main Cottage Queen size bed. There are 2 side chairs, nightstands and beautiful whitewashed original plank floors. 2 sets of windows for great nighttime sleeping with a crisp fresh breeze. 2nd Bedroom has a set of Bunk Beds, the bottom being a full size mattress. One twin bed and a rollaway and air mattresses in the closet for this room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bicycles provided at no additional charge

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Wonderful Village Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose Grand Marais as a central location for our first visit to the UP. The cottage is adorable and has all the amenities you can think of, other than possibly a hot tub : ) Not that we missed this, since we were busy touring the attractions. The cottage is perfectly located to be able to visit Tahquamenon Falls on one day, and Pictured Rocks and other falls on another. It's also a block from Lake Superior, and a quick walk to town for dinner or provisions. Loved our stay here, and would definitely book again if we choose Grand Marais as our destination. Thank you for offering this gem of a cottage to rent!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review Susan! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Mermaid Inn. We have researched the idea of adding a hot tub in the future, however, the location of our septic system prohibited us from moving forward. We hope to see you again for a future stay. Happy Holidays!
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Macomb, MI
5

Charming cottage in the heart of Grand Marais

  • 5 of 5

Grand Marais is a quaint little town with lots of charm. Krissy's cottage complements the town perfectly. Everything you could need is provided. Plenty of towels and linens. There is something to do for anyone at any age here. There are lots of games at the house, the backyard is perfect for a bonfire and outside activities, the beach and parks are within walking distance, and you are only 2 blocks from Lake Superior Brewing Company (a MUST stop for us any time we are in GM). You are also located on the road that leads into the Pictured Rocks! The home is nicely decorated with a mermaid/beach theme. The colors brighten up the home making it that much more inviting. There is everything you could need to make meals at home in the kitchen. The bed in the master bedroom is a little noisey (I tend to toss and turn when sleeping and it creaked with each turn), but it was very comfy with blankets that seem to wrap themselves around you. Perfect for those chilly nights. This is a great place to stay with all the comforts of home. We couldn't ask for more! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute cottage in the UP

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, was clean and had everything we needed. Great yard for fire at night.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Short trip to the UP

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay. Enjoyed our two nights there.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield Hills, MI
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay. Would recommend to anyone.

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed comfortable cabin. Nicely decorated inside and out. Especially enjoyed the yard and wildlife (hummingbirds and chipmunks). Has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for such a nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Mermaid Cottage. Nothing pleases us more than a family relaxing and enjoying their vacation time. We hope to have the opportunity to see you and your family again on a future trip to the UP! Krissy and Mike
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Map

Grand Marais Harbor Rear Range Lights
Lake Superior Brewing Co
Pickle Barrel House Museum
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Marquette Mi
Nearest Barpub
The Dune Saloon
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Munising, Newberry
Nearest Restaurant
Dunes Saloon
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
Lake Superior
Car: recommended

The Mermaid Inn's corner location is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Grand Marais harbor and 1 block from Lake Superior. All village restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. are within 2 blocks from the property. Bicycles (which are provided) enable our guests to travel to waterfalls, sand dunes, etc.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner accepts Checks, Money orders or Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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