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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 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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.


Owner
Kristine Tate
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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.

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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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average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
Ada, MI
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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5

Great location and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. We loved how it was within walking distance to town and the lake. We took the bikes out a few times which was lovely. The amenities were not lacking, the house was clean and spacious enough for our party, and we’re already planning our next stay! Thanks so much for opening your home to us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI
4

Great cottage with all the amenities

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here for 3 nights in late July. The cottage was perfect for our needs, with plenty of room and stocked with everything we could need like dishes, games, movies, and bikes. The cottage is a short walk or bike ride into town and to the beach and is perfectly situated for day trips to Pictured Rocks and Tahquamenon Falls.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. We are happy you enjoyed it. We noticed we missed 1 star on the review:). Anything we could do differently or something we missed would be greatly appreciated! We strive to ensure each and every guest has everything they need to thoroughly enjoy their vacation time. Thanks again!
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Russiaville, Indiana
5

Perfect cottage in perfect location! We hope to return.

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could need was provided. We loved Grand Marais and the cottage simply added to our enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage and it was perfect for our long weekend in the UP. So comfortable and very nice backyard, side yard and porch. Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Awesome House...Pleasant Stay!!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice review. I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay. Have a wonderful summer!
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Map

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

cleaning fee $100 + Tax

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.