SPACIOUS NORTH WOODS HOME IN THE HEART OF GRAND MARAIS

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SPACIOUS NORTH WOODS HOME IN THE HEART OF GRAND MARAIS

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Gibbs House is a bright and spacious home situated just blocks from beautiful Lake Superior in the very unique charming harbor town of Grand Marais, Minnesota.

The house sleeps eight people in its three bedrooms (2 queen beds, 1 double bed) and a convertible sofa which becomes another queen bed. There are two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table that will seat eight. There is both a high chair and a booster chair for our younger guests.

We provide WiFi and a telephone with domestic long distance for those who want to stay connected. For rainy days or quiet evenings, Direct TV and a DVD player, along with a number of movies (for both children and adults) will provide entertainment.

There is a 'Killerspin' ping pong table in the 'lower room' for evenings or rainy days.The lower room is a large room at the front of the house, down four steps from the main level. In addition to the ping pong table, there is a reading nook with a small library of books for children and adults. The convertible sofa is located here as well as one of the bathrooms. The lower room can be closed off from the upper level by the French doors at the top of the stairs.

In warmer months, take advantage of outdoor dining and grilling on the back patio. Enjoy reading, writing, yoga, art, or quiet contemplation in the small studio building in the backyard.

Located at the base of the old Gunflint Trail and close to downtown, the Gibbs House provides ample opportunity to enjoy local area attractions. Quaint shops, local restaurants with amazing food, the North House Folk School, the Art Colony and several churches are all within walking distance. Depending on how many groceries you buy, walking to and from either of the town's grocery stores - Johnson's Foods or Gene's IGA, or the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op - is easy, too. The restaurants in Grand Marais are incredibly wonderful - very different from what one would expect in a small town. Our favorites - all within walking distance are: The Angry Trout, The Pie Place (serving wonderful breakfasts, lunches, dinners and wine in addition to the best pie), The Crooked Spoon, and the new and excellent, Harbor Grille. These all offer fine dining. For more casual dining, The Gunflint Tavern is wonderful (try their veggie burger) and of course, Sven and Oles is great - especially for families. If you are a true 'Up -norther', you are a coffee lover, and there is no place anywhere better for coffee than The Java Moose! In addition to coffee, they have great pastries, cookies, and fabulous homemade sandwiches. The staff is absolutely delightful, too! Amazingly, all of this is within easy walking distance!

Venture a bit farther along the shore to explore miles of hiking trails or drive up the Gunflint Trail to access the pristine inland lakes of the Boundary Waters/Voyageurs National Park. Take your kayak or canoe with you for a tranquil day on the water.

Just 260 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Gibbs House provides all the amenities and comforts of home and an authentic taste of life in the North Woods. It is the perfect home-base for a couple, larger family, book club, fishing group or.... We know you will enjoy your stay!

Keywords: House, home, warm, inviting, spacious but cozy

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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I was five years old when I first visited Grand Marais and still remember that trip! Years later, the North Shore was a natural place for our honeymoon and on that trip, we began to dream of buying property in Grand Marais. That dream stayed alive all of the years our children were growing up as we vacationed there every summer. The beauty of the lake and the north woods never grew old.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

When we found this wonderful house for sale in the fall of 2011, we knew it was a way to make our dream come true and share it with others.

Grand Marais has managed to change with the world in good ways, but it remains a uniquely welcoming community where family, outdoor activities and the arts combine with love and care for the beautiful natural environment.

We love hiking the many trails, canoeing in the boundary waters, just 'being' by Lake Superior, coffee and conversation at the Java Moose, and the excellent meals served at the restaurants in Grand Marais.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Spacious North Woods Home in the Heart of Grand Marais
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Spacious North Woods Home in the Heart of Grand Marais
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p26608vbi
612-850-4441
Grand Marais Minnesota
5

No better place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Been going to Grand Marais since I was a baby. Family tradition. Moved away eight years ago to NC. Finally got to go back up last year and stayed here for the first time. Would never stay anywhere else again. House was great. Tons of room. Great layout. Awesome beds. All the comforts of home. Easy walk into town from the house. Walking back after pizza at Sven and Ole's was not so easy. Quick walk to Harbor House Grille, which has great food and service. Can not say enough about what a great place this was to stay. Staying here made the trip back even better.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spacious North Woods Home in the Heart of Grand Marais
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p26608vbi
612-850-4441
Grand Marais Minnesota
5

Fabulous Cabin and Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our stay was amazing. The beds were super comfortable, the kitchen appliances and supplies were high quality and plentiful, and the cabin was super clean and beautifully decorated. The ping pong table was a plus! You can walk into town no problem and privacy wasn't an issue.

I recommend staying at the Gibbs House for anyone looking to stay in Grand Marais, MN
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Spacious North Woods Home in the Heart of Grand Marais
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p26608vbi
612-850-4441
Grand Marais Minnesota
United States
5

Great place and location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Nice touch to stock with charcoal and lighter fluid. The ping pong table was a hit. Very nicely laid out. Easy for someone who has trouble with steps. If there was a firepit I would for sure come back regularly.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spacious North Woods Home in the Heart of Grand Marais
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p26608vbi
612-850-4441
Grand Marais Minnesota
St. Louis, MO
5

Fantastic Lodging!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I was in Grand Marais to play some concerts at the Gun Flint Tavern. My fellow band members, as well as my parents who came along from the Twin Cities, stayed at the incredible Gibbs House. We were blown away by it's wonderful amenities, great design elements, amount of space and general comfort. It will definitely be our go-to place if we return to the area in the future!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spacious North Woods Home in the Heart of Grand Marais
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p26608vbi
612-850-4441
Grand Marais Minnesota
Thunder Bay
5

Our "wooden house" stay in Grand Marais

Our "wooden house" stay in Grand Marais
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
In June, we had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Gibb's House. In fact, it was our first vacation with our young children - 1 and 3 years old. The communication with the owner prior to the stay was excellent and we had all the details we needed to access the home, as well as great info for everything inside ( pull-out's, appliances, etc. ) For a family stay, the house felt like a serene getaway for us, but still had everything we needed for our children. It is very apparent that every detail of a guests stay was thought of and provided. The home was immaculate and the bedding, etc. was all excellent quality and comfy. There were even essential pantry items available - coffee, spices, etc. For our early rising children, the mornings were so much fun with a short walk to the open early World's Best Donut shop and wandering the shore. We found all the restaurants we went to - The Gunflint, Sven & Oles, Dockside, all family friendly and delicious. Grocery shopping was also very close and we walked everywhere with our children. In the evenings, we enjoyed sitting outside with a glass of wine on one of the three outside patio areas. We were honestly sad to leave the Gibbs House and our son keeps asking to go back to the "wooden house" in Grand Marais. When we left an item behind, it was graciously and promptly sent to us without question or issue. I highly recommend a stay at the Gibbs House. In fact, we can't say enough wonderful things about it; truly a wonderful and unique home rental experience. Thank you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Gibbs House is just up the hill from the North House Folk School and about two blocks from the Grand Marais Art Colony.

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Availability & Rates

Grand Marais House Rental Rates

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$170
$1,050
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.88%
Notes $100 cleaning fee added to stays less than one week.
No charge for children
40% due at booking; 30% at sixty and 30% at thirty days before arrival.
Checks, echecks,Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Cancellation policy: 100% refund upon rebooking of property for entire stay; other refunds dependent on amount of time rebooked.
Open April through October; call or email regarding March
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Amenities

Grand Marais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Convertible bed - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
Notes:
Small building in back yard for summer use - yoga, writing, reading, art studio, meditation
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