SPACIOUS NEWLY BUILT HOME NESTLED IN THE WOODS WALK/BIKE TO TOWN

Linda Bauer

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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SPACIOUS NEWLY BUILT HOME NESTLED IN THE WOODS WALK/BIKE TO TOWN

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Vaulted Ceiling Great Room, Loft With Lake Superior View

Looking for all the comforts of a modern home wrapped up in the charm of a Northwoods retreat? Liking the idea of feeling nestled in the woods, yet wanting to be close to the convenience of town? Charlie's Haven is the place for you! Less than a mile from the quaint harbor town of Grand Marais, you're close enough to be able to walk or ride to enjoy the amenities of town, yet far enogh away to avoid the noise, congestion and bustle of summer festivals and outdoor music venues. Whether you are looking for a summer vacation getaway or a quiet winter retreat, Charlie's Haven provides easy access to hiking, biking and cross country or downhill ski areas. Like to travel with your canine friends? Is Charlie's Haven booked for the dates you desire? Please check our other listing: vrbo #355006, McFarland House.

It is 20 minutes away from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) with its boundless opportunities for exploration and fun.

Charlie's Haven is a newly constructed home designed for the site featuring large and small windows strategically placed to take advantage of the sun as it rises through the pines and cycles into dusk. Walls are artfully painted to catch the sun's glow whether it is shining bright or hiding beneath grey winter skies. Enjoy the play of light as you lounge in the comfy couch or loveseat in the great room featuring a vaulted aspen ceiling and hardwood cherry floors.

Love to cook? The kitchen will inspire you with its marble countertops, Chicago Cutlery, Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel cookware and state-of-the-art range and refrigerator.

At the end of the day nestle into the bedroom with its brand new queen bed and northwoods furnishings. Sleeping arrangements include a loft (accessed by a standard well lit staircase) that serves as a sitting or yoga area by day with 2 futon/couches that fold down to queen sized beds. Loft windows afford you with a year-round view of Lake Superior.

Charlie's Haven is pet and smoke free and sleeps 4 comfortably: 2 in the bedroom; 4 in the loft if 2 can share each bed. (Please be aware: children are not permitted to sleep in the loft without an adult). Like to travel with your dog(s)? Please look into our other listing:McFarland House vrbo listing #355006.

SO . . . imagine yourself enjoying the outdoors in whatever way you like (hiking the many area trails including Superior Hiking Trail, biking the Pincushion Mountain trails, boating our many waterways - canoe or motor, fishing, skiing, birding). Perhaps your family has split for the day - some to take a North House or Art Colony class, others to shop Grand Marais, others to fish or hunt. You gather together at 'home' to quiet comfort. Maybe you'll stream a movie using your computer and our wifi system, or pop a DVD into the player to amuse the children while you prepare home cooked meal in the kitchen or on the grill. Curl up on the couch with a cup of tea or beverage of choice and let the tensions of your everyday life flow out and away. Rainy day? Pick up a new craft or project from a visit to The Garage in town, enjoy the simple pleasures of a jigsaw puzzle or pull out that book you've been longing to read. You're on vacation and every day here is a day of renewal. You're surrounded by one of the most beautiful places on the planet, in one of the most inspiring homes you'll ever find. And you deserve it all. Welcome to Charlie's Haven!

(For more complete description of the setting, please look at our other listing: McFarland House, vrbo #355006. Close to Charlie's Haven, yet far enough away for complete privacy, the property would welcome your extended family.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Linda Bauer

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I am a working musician. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and currently live in Pennsylvania. I travel a lot for my work, and devote long hours to it, both in the studio and on the road.

Linda Bauer purchased this house in 2008

There is only one Lake Superior the largest freshwater lake in the world. As I drive to Grand Marais along the historic and scenic Highway 61 I am inspired by its panoramic views, coastal bluffs and craggy shores. I came up as a teenager and well into my 30's to go fishing with my step dad and fell in love with the area. When this property became available I grabbed it. The local people who come to visit can't believe we're within the city limits of Grand Marais. It feels like we're in the country. It really is 'nestled' in the woods.

So many of our guests at the sister to this house (McFarland House, see listing #355006) have identified 'location' as being one of the things they like best about the property. It is close enough to town that you can walk or bike into Grand Marais, yet far enough away that you feel like you live out of town. My step dad built this house - we designed it together, placing the windows to take advantage of the north light and views into the woods; putting a window seat into the master bedroom because I've always liked those. And the loft - I've always like spaces like those: closely tucked into the wood ceiling overlooking the great room to one side and the lake to the other. I decided on paint color and finishing touches and I especially love the quality of the light in the house. I feel I'll never get tired of watching the light and how it changes the house from dawn to dusk.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Spacious Newly Built Home Nestled In The Woods Walk/bike To Town
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Spacious Newly Built Home Nestled In The Woods Walk/bike To Town
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Grand Marais Minnesota
Omaha, Ne
5

A beautful vacation cabin

  • 5 of 5
I would highly recommend Charlies Haven. A beautiful home to stay in. The listing was exactly right on! It is about 1 mile from town, but yet nestled in the woods off the main highway. It was so clean and neat and had met all of our needs. The owner was so helpful and very informative before our arrival and during our stay. Loved the town of Grand Madrias and the harbor. Only about 40 min away from Canada, so we made a couple of trips there. Lots of hiking available and visiting the Falls was quite beautiful. It was a Grand Vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Newly Built Home Nestled In The Woods Walk/bike To Town
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+1 218-387-2621
Grand Marais Minnesota
Le Center, Mn
5

Our perfect fall getaway

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect place to stay as has all you need for a restful getaway and it has all that was listed on this site. We enjoyed the home along wth the location. Grand Marais is a beautiful place to visit and allowed us to eat out when we did not want to cook in the wonderful kitchen at Charlie's Haven. It is close enough to Grand Marais to enjoy the city but you think you are out in the woods at Charlie's Haven. We did alot of hiking in the area and it felt comfortable to return to a beautiful place to stay, i would recommend it to anyone choosing to visit the North Shore. Owner/caretaker was ready to assist in what ever was needed.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Newly Built Home Nestled In The Woods Walk/bike To Town
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+1 218-387-2621
Grand Marais Minnesota
Twin Cities, Minnesota
5

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully finished modern cabin, with every convenience provided for. The property manager was very responsive and accommodating for our somewhat last minute reservation. We had a short stay but certainly felt comfortable enough to stay much longer. It is very close to town, yet still felt peacefully isolated (aside from the neighbor cabin on the same plot). Very happy. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Newly Built Home Nestled In The Woods Walk/bike To Town
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Grand Marais Minnesota
New Ulm,MN
4

Nice quiet house in the woods.

  • 4 of 5
Reservations were very easy to make with the family that owns this home. They made sure we knew
everything ahead of time so there were no surprises. Worked out great for us since we more a less
used it as a base camp to explore the region. The home was beautiful and with brand new appliances
was even better. Happened to be very hot on a couple of the days and with only ceiling fans they
could not keep up. Overall we had a great time staying at Charlie`s Haven. Thanks you so much.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We had a rare and thankfully brief spell of 86 degree weather (not really hot by most people's standards, but hot for up here!). Most homes or home rentals do not offer air conditioning in the Grand Marais area because it just isn't needed up here, except, perhaps, for a week or 2 in August. HOWEVER we are looking into the possibility of getting air conditioning for next season. We'll see . . . Keep posted. . .
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Motorway
Highway 61
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Grand Marais Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gunflint Tavern
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Pincushion Mountain
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Gunflint Hills
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Angry Trout

The North Shore of Lake Superior is noted for both modest and spectacular waterfalls, lake vistas and cobble beaches. The Superior Hiking Trail is within easy access with many spur trails to places of unique natural beauty. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is 20 minutes away with an abundance of outfitters to set you up for a day trip or a week's camping experience. Horeseback riding is available close to town, as is Putt-Putt Golf, a recreation park with swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. The city of Grand Marais (pop. 1500) is a quaint harbor town. Summer pleasures include relaxing or strolling on the cobble beach, rock hunting (agates), guided fishing (coho salmon, herring and lake trout), day or evening trips aboard the Hjordis (a 2 masted schooner), sailing, kayaking, canoeing and by evening live music under the stars. Grand Marais hosts a number of summer festivals and is 35 miles from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation and the Canadian border. Museums and interpretive centers dot the shoreline. Spring is a great time to come up and see the many waterfalls. Winter visitors can enjoy easy access to cross country and downhill ski opportunities, snowmobile trails and snowshoeing. The Grand Marais Art Colony offers year-round programming ranging from various arts festivals, fused glass, pottery as well as the traditional painting and drawing classes. The North House Folk School hosts both a winter and summer solstice festival, UnPlugged Music Event and classes ranging from boat building to knitted silver jewelry. There's lots to see and do all year round, and each season has its own special allure.

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Availability & Rates

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Grand Marais House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
May 30 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$180
$840
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Shoulder
Sep 1 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$170
Fri,Sat,Sun
$750
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak Winter
Jan 6 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$690
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Deposit $60
Booking Fee $15
Tax Rate 11.79%
Notes Please add $25 for towels. Book a week (or longer) before June 1st - get 10% off (Peak Season only). Pay by check and save the booking fee ($15).
Please note: the cleaning deposit is fully refundable - details outlined in your contract.
WiFi is available May - January; other months based on booking volume.
Deposit at time of booking $200 weekly; $150 nightly required to reserve your booking. Remainder due: 1/2 60 days prior to arrival, final 1/2 due 30 days prior to arrival. Most major credit cards accepted. Personal checks accepted & must clear 30 days prior to arrival. PayPal invoicing available. (See check discounts).
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Amenities

Amenities

Grand Marais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Brand new bathroom has a large slate tiled shower in the European style; floors are tiled as well - lovely.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom is on the ground floor with a door.
    Loft Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Open loft area has 2 fold out queen sized futons.
  • The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has a queen sized bed, dressers, and window seat. The loft can accommodate 4 guests assuming 2 sleep together in each of the queen sized futon beds.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • basketball court
Notes:
Kitchen area boasts beautiful quality cabinetry, granite countertops and brand new luxurious appliances. It shares the focal point of the great room with a cozy living area with couch, loveseat and gliding chair. Guests can choose to sit around the dining table, sit outside on the deck or cozy up in the living room as members of the party prepare the meal. The great room provides access to the deck & grill, lawn area, bird feeders and woods where wildlife abounds.
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