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About Amanda LaGoo-Tarr
I'm an original Ranier girl, born and raised 3 doors down. I left after high school and became a flight attendant for Delta and have lived full or part time in a variety of places, including Hawaii, New York City, South of France, England, and currently live in the south for 28 years (Atlanta & Chattanooga) and just couldn't find any place like home. My husband and I chose to vacation in Ranier every summer. This house has been vacant since 1950 and when it came for sale, our local realtor/fishing guide extraordinaire friend convinced us (it wasn't hard) to take this historic home on and restore it. After a lot of sweat and love, it's now ready for the world. We decided to make it a duplex so we could have lots of family and friends visit and rent it out as well. (because it needs to be shared:)
Amanda LaGoo-Tarr purchased this House in 2014
Why Amanda LaGoo-Tarr chose International Falls
We built it like it was our home that has loving attention to detail, right down to the dishes. If you are lacking something, please let us know!
What makes this House unique
Step right off the deck onto the dock. We are also right next to the city boat ramp. Sweeping views of sunsets, the night sky, and on many a very lucky night, those magnificent northern lights!
Pets allowed - with prior approval & non refundable depositwith prior approval & non refundable deposit
Parties/events allowed - with prior approval from ownerwith prior approval from owner
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We had a rejuvenating getaway to this rental. I really loved the location, and the quality of the space. Perfect for a couple or individual wanting a comfortable and convenient stay close to nature.
Perfect weekend getaway
We rented the cabin for a weekend getaway of snowmobiling. We loved everything about the area, cabin and owners. Descriptions were exact. We will be back to enjoy a different season.
Great mid November stay
My family of 5 was in town unexpectedly and loved our retreat at the lake! Bedrooms were small but my little kids loved sleeping on the pullout. Nicely put together vrbo with a cute mermaid theme!
Wonderful stay. Gorgeous lake views.
Everything is immaculate. Even had a place to plug in our electric car.
Will def stay again 😎�
Added two night!!
Mermaid’s Landing is a wonderful place to stay. We loved it so much we added two nights to our initial stay. The view is gorgeous. It’s close to a nice restaurant and brewery, and an easy drive to grocery store and the shops in IF. What I liked best was the quality of the furnishings, remodel, decor and “toys” for water activities......it seemed like a friend’s home, not a rental. I’d recommend it to anyone, with the caveat that the bedrooms are pretty small, and that you’ll appreciate the comfy sofa in both the living room and on the porch. We’ll absolutely be back !
Ranier, MN (3 miles from International Falls) is a remote area of the country (that's why we love it). The little village of Ranier and city of International Falls do a great job of maintaining some great amenities such as the town beach and the city beach, the city boat ramp and dock, a park with playground equipment for children and adults, basketball at the city beach, outdoor tennis court at the village community center, a great bike trail, and a lot more.
There is a brew pub that always has something going on and the town municipality (it's a bar that also sells to take away). One of the best restaurants in the area is in Ranier called the Rainy Lake Grill. The Cantilever Distillery & boutique hotel will be opening in summer of 2019 and will have tours, tasing room and restaurant. There's a postoffice (postmistress Andrea is awesome), a hairdresser, and more. And, that's just in our small village of Ranier, all within walking distance of our rental. In International Falls, 4 miles away, there are a couple of grocery stores, movie theaters, a downtown with great boutique shopping and a coffee shop with yummy food and much more.