The Mermaid Inn is a newer rental property that was purchased 4 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.
- Cottage1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Sleeps 6 ~ Beautifully furnished. White picket fence
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
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 local people 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. For the winter enthusiast, we have plenty of parking for trucks and trailers.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome House...Pleasant Stay!!
We really liked the place and felt like our own house. Rooms are very comfortable. Had a great sleep. Safe for kids. Beach is very close by and had a great vacation.
Thank you very much for the nice review. I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay. Have a wonderful summer!
A nice little gem.
Very nice place. Everything is furnished. Great parking. Located in a awesome spot. I'm looking forward to staying there again. Well worth the money.
Thank you so much for the nice review. We enjoyed having you as our guest. I had ordered some really great rugs in hopes they would have arrived prior to your stay to add more coziness for winter comfort. We can't wait for you to come back for another
Great place for All sports!
Cute place in the Heart of Gd. Marais. Winter snowmobiling or summer fun! We enjoyed this 2 bdrm. unit with everything you need. Grand Marais Tavern was our Go-to place for food when we didn't feel like cooking. Plenty of room for parking the snowmobile trailer and an extra car too! Easy access to trails and town.
The home was perfect, clean and cozy. Great location for jumping on snow mobile trails, Loved !
The home was perfect for 2 people or more! We loved the location, so close to snow mobile trails and only two blocks from downtown Grand Marais. The home was clean, bright and cozy!
Charming cottage in the heart of Grand Marais
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!
Wonderful Village Cottage
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!
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!
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.