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Do you want a beach in your backyard? Bayfront!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Grand Marais Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront/beachfront property with a fireplace. 3 bedroom, 1 bath

An original log cabin inside, this property is on the bay in Grand Marais, Michigan. The Bay Cabin is a small 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin with a study. It has a beach in the backyard, as it is fronting onto the bay in Grand Marais. A few yards short of the beach is the firepit where you can relax and watch fireworks on July 4 or just enjoy the tranquility of the water. The Bay Cabin also has a large deck for relaxing or dining while taking advantage of the great views. Behind the property a few hundred feet is the Lake Superior shore front.

Inside the Bay Cabin you will find a fully equipped kitchen, soft and comfortable bed and bath linen and cable TV. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a new 3 inch memory foam topper and a view of the bay. The second bedroom has a full size bed. The third bedroom has bunk beds and the study has a twin bed. You will also find a lovely granite gas fireplace to warm your toes in the living room when there is a chill in the air.

The Bay Cabin was originally built in 1936 as a traditional full log cabin. Sometime later it was sided on the outside for additional insulation, but the inside remains true whole logs. The floors are lovely local hardwood with soft rugs placed in strategic spots. A soft leather couch and rocking chairs with ottomans completes the log cabin decor.

Outside there is a large deck with reclining chairs and ottomans, and a dining table. Under the side porch we have placed a wood picnic bench for outside dining on a hot sunny summer day or for when it is raining. For relaxing, with a warm beverage or a cocktail, use the deck chairs or the Bay Cabin's Adirondack chairs down at the firepit and beach. There is also a charcoal grill available for your use.

The Bay Cabin's private beach area IS 122 feet at the water's edge and 118 feet at the bank starting from the pine trees on the east side of the property. This beach is perfect for swimming, paddling, boating from, or even for pulling your sea plane into. It is also a wonderful place to sit at the edge of the water and enjoy an evening cocktail or a morning coffee. If you would like a long beach walk, just head to the open beach on the north side of the Bay Cabin by the beach accesses at either end of the road.

The Bay Cabin is about 600 feet from the center of town, playground, markets, stores, galleries, restaurants and bars. Go the other way 500 feet and you'll be at the lighthouse. Less than two miles away by road is Sable Falls and Sable Dunes, a shorter distance away if you walk the beach. Sable Lake, the Log Slide and Pictured Rocks are a little further on by road.

Come stay at the Bay Cabin and enjoy the experience of having your own waterfront cabin for a while.

Open between late spring (May 15, 2015) to last week of October. Summer bookings: from last week of June to second week of September bookings are weekly only from Sunday to Sunday. At other times bookings may start on any day for a 2 night minimum.

Directions:

1. Coming into town on H-77 (it will turn into Lake Avenue) continue through the center of town (bank on right, hardware to the left) heading toward Lake Superior, continue past the Dune Saloon then down the hill, the road will fork so go right onto Coast Guard Point Road (aka Canal Street) and continue past the marina and past the land on the right with the old large boats on it, you will then go past a fenced property and the Bay Cabin is the next house on the right hand side of the road.

2. From H-58 past Sable Dunes and Sable falls entrance continue into town, it turns into Carlson Street, turn left on Lake Avenue (Dune Saloon on your left), continue down the hill, the road will fork so go right on Coast Guard Point Road (aka Canal Street) and continue past the marina and past the land on the right with the old large boats on it, you will then go past a fenced property and the Bay Cabin is the next house on the right hand side of the road.

INTERNET: No WiFi in the Bay Cabin. Free WiFi internet available at various places around town, including (subject to change without notice) at the Diner and at the Grand Marais Outfitters in town.

Occupancy comfort guide:

2 people - perfect rustic romantic getaway

4 people - good size, seating in living room to accommodate, kitchen table will need to be extended, outdoor seating for all.

6 people - tight but workable, beds for all, will need to use the kitchen chairs or floor for 2 people when watching tv, extend kitchen table and use additional chairs located in office and bedrooms, outdoor patio table or bench will accommodate the group for eating outdoors, firepit has adirondack chairs and plastic chairs and wood stumps for seating.

7 people - as per the guide for 6 people + the bed for guest #7 is a twin bed in the office. There is little privacy in the office as it is open to the living room, there is no door, and guests walk through office to get to the bathroom.

(If the Bay Cabin is unavailable for you please check out Anchor House #682005, the Ridge Road Cabin #294031, or the Bay Watch Cabin #596236)

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Owner/Property Manager

We've been coming to Grand Marais for years to enjoy the winter snowmobiling and Christmas with the family. Check out our other rental called the Ridge Road Cabin at VRBO# 294031.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this cabin in 2012

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Do you want a beach in your backyard? Bayfront!
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
Michigan
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this cabin to share with 3 additional adults. Everything was as described and we knew it might be a little tight with the five of us. The outdoor space is exceptional and gave us plenty of room for us and our extended family who were staying nearby. The kitchen window faces the bay and is located on the deck side so whoever is working in the kitchen can still be apart of the group conversation on the deck. We had a few days of high wind which forced us to eat our meals inside. No worries, the table opens to accommodate six adults comfortably.

The bedrooms are very small but the beds and the linens were comfortable. I stayed in the room with the queen size bed and a sliding door that allowed us to enjoy the moon reflecting off the water of the bay as we went to sleep. The coziness of the room meant my husband had to crawl over the top of me to get out of bed each morning since he rises earlier than me. Finding rentals in Grand Marais that have a queen size bed can be challenging so it was more than acceptable for us.

We all appreciated the nice shower with plenty of hot water. The location of the bathroom could not be better. It is difficult to describe but it is located in a small room on the west side of the cabin which offered more privacy than just a door between the user and the other cabin mates. The small room also gave us a space to store our groceries and suitcases.

The rental process was easy and my communications with the owner and the caretaker were all positive and professional. I only have one complaint, the pans for cooking need to be replaced. I sent a message to the owner about them so I expect she will follow up on that.

This Rustic Cabin is comfortable, full of charm, and has a great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is very accurate and paints a good picture of the Bay Cabin. We thank you for earlier message on the pots and pans and we have switched out the Teflon pots and pans for some new stainless steel ones, and we also added some new plates at the same time.
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4

Great little cabin in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is in a great location and within easy walking distance to the quaint downtown of Grand Marais. It has 3+ bedrooms that handled our group of three adults and two children very well.

The cabin beach area is clean, sandy and has a nice fire pit for those evening bonfires.

The only downside is that the three bedrooms do not have doors, rather curtains and that makes it hard for people to use the living room when others are sleeping.

Overall a great place, great location and a great value.

Colin

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, other than the bathroom, the broom closet and the external doors there are no other doors in the Bay Cabin. This is because when it was built in the early part of last century it was necessary to spread the single source stove heat throughout the cabin in cold weather. The cabin has been kept in traditional style and it is still necessary to spread the warmth through the cabin in cold weather, therefore, we have privacy curtains on the bedroom doors that give you privacy but allow air flow, and maybe a little TV noise if you have it on.
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4

Feeling renewed after Grand Marais vacation

  • 4 of 5

The Bay Cabin was perfect for our family stay (my husband, our two kids ages 8 and 12 and our two cats). The cabin had just the cottagey feel I had hoped for, with comfortable beds and bedding, a warm shower and beautiful beach area. The weather was cool the week we stayed, but we managed to swim everyday regardless! We never did get the gas wood burning stove working, but did discover a space heater half way through the trip. With 50-65 degree weather (last week in June) and no heat source, the cabin did get a bit chilly so be prepared with plenty of warm clothing. The people of Grand Marais were friendly and helpful, but be sure to come well-prepared as the price of groceries was shocking. Enjoyed sight seeing, evening walks to Lake Superior and lunch in Canada (less than 2 hours away). Would definitely recommend the Bay Cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. It is very common for people to turn the controls on the actual gas wood stove and accidentally turn the pilot light off, when the only control that needs to be adjusted is the thermostat on the wall because it has a pilot light and regulated burning from the thermostat. Occasionally if there a big gust of wind that makes its way down the chimney into the stove it could extinguish the pilot light too but it is not a common event. If this happens to a guest all you need to do is call the caretaker and someone will come down and relight it for you. The space heater is there as a back up until it is relit. I understand there is some added freight costs because Grand Marais is off the circular route but we will pass your message on the groceries to the local chamber of commerce. Thanks again for staying.
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5

Perfect getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described possibly even more amazing, the bay cabin is wonderful and the location is perfect. Beautiful sunsets on the beach front and we had everything we could possibly need so pack light. We had horrific weather (even snowed) the weekend we went and had a larger group, even with everyone inside it was very relaxing, no one wanted to leave. We will definitely be returning to bay cabin

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Romantic and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay on the bay of Lake Superior in this cute little cabin. It was quiet, relaxing, and fun all at the same time. So much to see in the area, a great little town and beautiful scenes. We will certainly consider coming back here and using the cabin for our getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing view with great location

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend the cottage! Had a very relaxing time and everything we needed was right there. Easy quick walk into town or to the pier. Helpful information book they had put together for the guests. We brought our boat which was perfect to anchor right out the cottage on the bayside. And a boat launch that is located very close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Marquette, MI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dune Saloon
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Newberry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H-77 / H-58
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dune Saloon
Nearest Ski
105 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
At back of the Bay Cabin

Situated in the charming town of Grand Marais, Michigan, this beachfront/bayfront property (The Bay Cabin) is approximately 500 feet from town and about 500 feet from the lighthouse on the point. 200 feet behind the property is the Lake Superior shore, a favorite for rock collectors. Sable Dunes and Sable Falls is approximately a mile by road or less if you walk the beach. Sable Lake is around 2 miles away from The Bay Cabin. The local bars and restaurants are about 500 feet away and the same for the local markets and playground. The Grand Marais bay is a good spot to pull your sailing boat into, and in fact, you can park it in the water infront of The Bay Cabin. The area is also a favorite for snowmobilers, hunters and general summer goers. Local fireworks are set off over the bay for July 4th and New Years Eve.

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Rates & Availability

Grand Marais Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016 (Sunday to Sunday)
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Summer 2017 (Sunday to Sunday
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
2017 July 4 week - nights of
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
Flat fee
 
 
2017 Music festival week
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Prop Damage Coverage Fee $39
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

2 night minimum except Summer Season is weekly only - SUNDAY TO SUNDAY.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.)


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.

Accidental property damage coverage 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.

Important note: PLACING AN RV/CAMPER VAN ON THE PROPERTY ATTRACTS AN ADDITIONAL $15 PER NIGHT CHARGE. RVs are PROHIBITED from hooking into to the electrical supply in the Bay Cabin. ANY DAMAGE TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DUE TO OVERLOADING WHILE AN RV/CAMPER IS ON THE PROPERTY IS PRESUMED TO BE CAUSED BY A RV/CAMPER HOOKING IN AND TENANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COST OF REPAIR (excluded from accidental property damage coverage as a willful act).

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Amenities

Grand Marais Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 704 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Firm bed with 3 inch memory foam mattress topper. Great view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds
    Office - 1 twin/ single , Limited privacy -guests walk through office to main bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full size bed (1), Bunk Beds (1), Twin bed (1) - sleeps up to 7 but we don't recommend that many people as the Cabin is small square footage (704sq')
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Washer and dryers located at Woodland Park close by. Occupancy comfort guide: 2 people - perfect rustic romantic getaway 4 people - good size, seating in living room to accommodate, kitchen table will need to be extended, outdoor seating for all, share one bathroom. 6 people - tight but workable, beds for all, will need to use the kitchen chairs or floor for 2 people when watching tv, extend kitchen table and use additional chairs located in office and bedrooms, outdoor patio benches will accommodate the group for eating outdoors, firepit has 8 adirondack chairs and wood stumps for seating. 7 - Likely to be uncomfortable - 2 in queen bed and 2 in double/full bed, and all other beds occupied, seating outside only. 8 - can't do it.

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