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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:
October 20, 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 Upper Peninsula

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

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average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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: Sep 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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

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: Aug 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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Very Pleased

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed there with two of my sisters and we enjoyed it very much. The home was bright and clean and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable too. I had to contact the owner one time while we there and she responded quickly. We also enjoyed the small town and the UP is amazing. Everyone in town was friendly and we used the bikes to ride to the beach a few times.we would definitely stay there again. Mary

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Mary for the nice review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the quaint little cottage that we are so happy to share. We hope we will have another opportunity to host your group in the future. Krissy and Mike
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5

Ideal location. Wonderful accommodations. Attentive and thoughtful owners.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Grand Marais. We love it and will definitely be back. This cottage was perfectly situated between the bay ( great for sand volleyball and paddle boarding) and Lake Superior ( swimming, star gazing and beach campfires). We were just a few miles from Au Sable Falls, log slide and lighthouse. Beautiful trails nearby. Just an hour from Munising and Pictured Rocks. The cottage is a short walk to Lake Superior Brewing Co (whitefish tacos are a must)! The beautifully decorated cottage itself has a nice sized yard and fire pit. The cottage is clean and well appointed. ( plenty of bedding and towels). We had everything we needed to enjoy a wonderful week. Thank you, Kristine and Mike for sharing your cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.