New Cottage Listing~ Bikes/KayaksFirepitPerfect Adorable Getaway

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Last updated: 10/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Mermaid Inn is a new rental property that was purchased 1 year 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Rollalway and airmatresses included. Bunk is a dbl bottom...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

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. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bicycles provided at no additional charge


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Located1 block from the Lake Superior. Walking distance to all restaurants, bars, shops, banking and postal service. ATV and Snowmobile trails have direct access from the cottage. ...moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Old HOllywood style. Comfy and cozy. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Very large kitchen area. New dining table and chairs. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are included in the rental...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks are available on site for rental. Includes car carrier and pull tug carrier. Easy to operate...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard and beautiful flowers...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 1
Sep 30 - Oct 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$125 $139
Fri, Sat
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
Summer 2017
Jul 9 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 11 - Aug 13, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


The owner is flexible with minimum night stays. Please contact her at 9954-655-6001

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/12/2016
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marquette Mi
Grand Marais, MI, USA
Nearest Barpub
The Dune Saloon
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
Munising, Newberry
Grand Marais, MI, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Dunes Saloon
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Marquette Mountain
Grand Marais, MI, USA
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Marais, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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  • Cottage windows all have beautiful flowers year round

    Cottage windows all have beautiful flowers year round

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Window Boxes

    Window Boxes

  • Living room area.  More pictures to come!

    Living room area. More pictures to come!

  • Relaxing by the firepit in the privacy of your own fenced in back yard.

    Relaxing by the firepit in the privacy of your own fenced in back yard.

  • Kitchen area is very spacious

    Kitchen area is very spacious

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Mud Room.  Large space for bikes, toys, etc.

    Mud Room. Large space for bikes, toys, etc.

  • Sideview- The corner of Carlson and Alger

    Sideview- The corner of Carlson and Alger

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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