Looking Across the Bay and Lake Superior! 4 Bedrooms(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 bedrooms (incl loft), 1 bathroom, downtown with stunning views
Anchor House is a 4 bedroom (including a loft bedroom), 1 bath, house with a wood stove fireplace and a deck with a fantastic view of West Bay and Lake Superior. It is located downtown along the bay, with an easy walk to all the restaurants and bars.
Anchor House opens in May and closes late October. Summer bookings: between the last week of June to early September bookings are weekly only running from Saturday to Saturday. At other times there is a 2 night minimum and bookings may start on any day of the week.
Anchor House, built in the 1880s, has been kept in traditional style so you can have that feeling of stepping back into the past. It has a wood parlor stove and soft bed linen for warmth and comfort Some modern amenities have been added to Anchor House for your comfort including a 42" LED flat screen TV, cable TV, and a stainless steel range. It also has a large yard for relaxing or playing.
Anchor House is one lot from the water with nothing but a couple of trees, grass and some sand between it and the water. (As a courtesy an owner of the lot situated directly behind and on West Bay and behind Anchor House currently allows renters of Anchor House recreational use of the lot and beach and to access the water. Just take the steps down the back of Anchor House, cross the foot bridge, and follow the path.*)
Anchor House's living room has a 3 seat sofa, a rocking chair, flat screen TV, cable, a DVD player, and a small collection of movies for when you are stuck indoors. Next to the living room is a sitting/parlor room, with two reading chairs, side table and the wood parlor stove - a perfect spot for reading in front of a fire. North of the sitting room is an eat-in kitchen with an extendable dining table, stainless electric range, full size refrigerator, coffee maker, pots, pans, crockery, glassware and utensils.
On the first floor of Anchor House are three of the four bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, while the second bedroom has a water view and a full size bed. The remaining first floor bedroom has twin bunk beds. On the second floor is the loft bedroom which has two twin beds and access is by way of loft stairs. All the beds are well appointed with soft bed linen and the queen and full bed have white comforters.
The standard, seasonal and event accommodation rates include 6 people and use of the 3 bedrooms on the 1st floor (1xqueen, 1xfull, and one set of bunk beds). The loft bedroom is secured from entry unless prior arranged at an additional cost of $10 per night. Each additional person, above 6 people, attracts an additional nightly rate of $5 per person (this includes the use of the loft) to a maximum occupation of 9 people. The 9th person would be accommodated on a fold out small twin bed or the sofa bed.
The Anchor House bathroom is bright and fresh and contains a shower, toilet, sink and vanity cabinet. Your bathroom linen is all there waiting for you to use it.
Outside, on two sides of Anchor House, is an undercover porch with some comfortable seating including an old school pew. At the back of the House is a deck with a patio table and seating for dining.
The Anchor House also has a park charcoal grill for your family BBQ. There is also a small firepit in front of the deck so you can look at the fire and the view from the deck.
Please come and enjoy a relaxing stay at Anchor House in traditional style!
* The courtesy recreational land use access over the vacant waterfront lot is not a renter's right or condition of your rental and it is subject to change at any time. You do not pay for this recreational use access and it is not part of any rental of renting Anchor House. If you decide to take advantage of this currently allowed recreational land use while staying at Anchor House just take the steps down the back, across the suspended walkway over the pond, and follow the trail to the beach, and please kindly respect the land and keep it clean so future renters of Anchor House receive the same courtesy recreational use access.
CHANGE OVER DAY: From late June to early September weekly (7 nights) bookings from Saturday to Saturday. All other times 2 night minimum with change over day open.
OPEN: Anchor House is open from May to late October. Closed November to April.
INTERNET: No WiFi in Anchor House. Free WiFi internet available at various places around town, including (subject to change without notice) at the Diner a short distance away and at the Grand Marais Outfitters in town.
FROM H-77 - Travel on h-77 toward Grand Marais, go down the hill into town, turn right on Randolph St and continue on veering to the right onto Grand Marais Avenue. Follow Grand Marais Avenue for about 500 feet, and the cabin is on the left about 100 feet after the Catholic Church.
FROM H-58: Travel into town along H-58 (turns into to Carlson Street when you enter Grand Marais. Cross H-77/Main Street and head toward the bay and then swing to the right and follow Grand Marais Avenue for about 600 feet, and the cabin is on the left about 100 feet after the Catholic Church.
2 renters: perfect romantic getaway - enjoy the deck, enjoy the fireplace, enjoy the relaxation.
4 renters: perfect size and everyone can have a bedroom if they wish, bathroom sharing.
6 renters: good size with enough room to find privacy, sharing one bathroom.
8 renters: beds will all be full, tight on the bathroom usage.
9 renters: you will need a fold out bed made up and bathroom sharing will be very tight.
10 renters: can't do it.
Ten things to do around Grand Marais:
1. Visit the local restaurants: The West Bay Diner (you will wait for your food, but it is good), The Sportsmans (a real U.P. feel to it), The Dunes Saloon (the local watering hole with some really good pizza), the Breakwall Bakery and Cafe (the newest restaurant in town).
2. Swim at East Bay or West Bay beaches. Take advantage of the permitted recreational land use on the lot between Anchor House and West Bay to use the beach and swim.
3. Walk Agate Beach from the lighthouse to Sable Falls. Or walk along the road to Sable Falls west along Carlson Street and H-58, then down the side of the falls, and back to the Lake Street in town.
4. Walk the trails both east and west of Grand Marais.
5. Visit the Agate Museum and other antique and gift shops in town.
6. Thursday night is farmers' market in the town park - locals sell their homegrown and homemade goods - there are some excellent cooks living in Grand Marais.
7. See Dennis/Kim at the Grand Marais Outfitters to organize or rent a kayak, bicycles, a four wheeler, or a charter boat tour/fishing expedition.
8. Visit the log slide lookout about 13 miles west of Grand Marais off H-58.
9. Visit Pictured Rocks that is about 40 minutes west of Grand Marais off H-58.
10. Use the grill on the grass area, cook your steaks, sit on your deck and enjoy your steak with a cocktail or soda while looking out at the lighthouse and water.
(If Anchor House is unavailable for you please check out the Bay Cabin #421494, the Ridge Road Cabin #294031, or the Bay Watch Cabin #596236)
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Member since: 2010
- 1055 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking is permitted in Anchor House or on the porch or deck. Please smoke only in the yard and do not drop your butts on the ground. Use the yellow butt can to dispose of your butts or put them out and place them in the trash....moreless
Only house trained dogs and cats permitted. Please make sure they are fully treated for fleas before arriving. Please make sure dogs nails are trimmed so floors are not scratch, and please make sure cats do not use furniture as scratch posts No puppies (too prone to pee willy nilly). No birds, reptiles, rodents or insects permitted....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Small bathroom with a shower, toilet, sink vanity and towel racks.
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Anchor House has a pond. Lot on lake behind Anchor House: you will not be renting this lot but an owner of the lot permits Anchor House renters recreational use through the lot to the beach/water....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
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- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 25 - Sep 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
July 4 week 2017
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 16-22, 2017 (6 nights)
Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2017
6 night min stay
Music Festival week 2017
Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Prop damage coverage fee $39
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
CANCELLATION POLICY: any cancellation will attract a minimum of 10% of total booking; Cancellation 7-21 days from date of arrival and you will forfeit your deposit; Cancellation between 0-6 days from date of arrival and you will forfeit your deposit and the balance of any night not re-booked by a third party. (Please note that VRBO will retain 100% of your service fee amount.)
LOFT USE: Use of the loft is $10 per night - 2 x twin beds available in loft (additional 2 persons over 6 persons include loft usage).
Important note: RV/CAMPER VANS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE PROPERTY OR IN THE YARD BECAUSE OF SEPTIC LOCATION. RVs and CAMPERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HOOK UP TO ELECTRICAL SUPPLY IN ANCHOR HOUSE. Any overloading of the electrical system while an RV/Camper is parked in front of Anchor House will be presumed to be a result of hooking it into the electrical system and guest is responsible for repair as excluded from accidental property damage coverage as a "willful act."
Property damage insurance premium of $39 for coverage up to $1,000 is non-refundable (except if booking is cancelled more than 24 hours prior to check in date). Guests have the alternate option of paying a refundable security deposit of $1,000 that is subject to any loss, damage or exceptional cleaning circumstances occurring during guest's stay.
Pet fee: your pet fee is non-refundable and covers the additional cost of cleaning, spraying and deodorizing the cabin associated with pets staying in the cabin. Owners of pets are kindly asked to pick up pet deposits around the yard and dispose of them into the trash for the convenience of renters who stay after you.
Tents are not permitted west and north of bathroom to bank as septic drain field is located in this area. Tents are upon prior arrangement but maximum number of people permitted on property is 10 persons.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Anchor House is downtown, a short walk to all the restaurants and bars. Behind Anchor House has a great view of Lake Superior and West Bay.
As a courtesy, an owner of the lot between Anchor House and West Bay allows people who are renting Anchor House to have recreational use access through the lot to the beach and water - renters do not pay any consideration for this access and it is subject to change at any time.
Year Purchased: 2015
About the owner: The owners' family have had ties to Grand Marais for more than 40 years and have been renting on VRBO since 2010.
Why the Owner Chose Seney, Michigan, United States of America:
What a great view! Anchor House is a piece of Grand Marais' history.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The unique fireplace and traditional aspects of Anchor House is what makes it so special. Let's not forget the magnificent view and location though!
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View from the deck of Anchor House
Front of Anchor House
Living room with flat screen
Parlor wood stove
Master bedroom dresser
Bright and fresh bathroom
Bedroom 3 - twin bunk beds
View from the yard
Deck and firepit
Stairs at back of Anchor House
Courtesy residential use access currently allowed across lot behind*
Master bedroom - queen bed
Kitchen preparation bench and sink
Bedroom 2 - double/full bed
Loft bedroom - 2x twins (additional cost)
Pet friendly property
Suspended walkway over pond behind Anchor House - takes you off rental house
Courtesy residential use access currently allowed across waterfront lot behind *
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, January 14, 2017
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