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The Lighthouse. Affordable and unique lodging overlooking the harbor.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 256 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2nd floor Studio lodging close to everything.

The 'Lighthouse' is a special lodging overlooking the town and harbor of Grand Marais from it's center. You are right in the heart of town within a block of everything- yet comfortably removed when you need a breather. You can sit up in bed and view the harbor and the big lake beyond. Your own private parking leads to the stairway that takes you up to the Lighthouse. The view of the old harbor from the balcony is stunning. There is a wrought iron table and chairs on the balcony for relaxing. Inside the Lighthouse you will find a queen bed, tile shower and bathroom, galley kitchen, custom dining table for two, LCD TV with satalite TV and blueray. The bed is set at an angle and faces southeast to capture the views of the harbor in the morning through large windows. There are transom windows around the perimeter of the apartment so that if you stand in the center you have a 360 degree view of the sky. Notice how it changes as the day progresses. Observe the color differences around sunset or early in the morning as the Great Lake passes through it's moods. The ceiling is very high and is vaulted and timberframed with unique 'Dragon Beams' from local timberframe artisans. Topping the lighthouse is an octagonal cupola that lets light in all day and moonlight at night. And on top of the cuppola is a custom copper ball, in keeping with the lighthouses of the North Shore. An antique ship's light occupies the cuppola and can guide you as you walk home after a night of festivities in the town. Seagulls are your companions and you may hear their webby feet tapping on the roof in the morning. Watch the fog roll in and out from your bed while you drink your morning coffee, and listen to the strains of local live music as the town celebrates the short summers at night. The gally kitchen is small but thoroughly modern with all the necessities. The Lighthouse is above the 'North Shore Fisherman's Cabin', a restored historic log home (VRBO# 405338) and is next door to the 'Writer's Cabin' (VRBO# 452067) and 'The Boathouse' a recently constructed timberframe home that is the residence of the owners. You are always welcome to drop in to the Boathouse and see what project is under way. Currently the owner is building an Alaskan skiff. If you are traveling with a large group, consider including the neighboring Fisherman's and Writer's cabins which share the property. There is capacity for a group of 12 or so if you rent all the cabins. You can get the whole family reunion or wedding group on one site! The Lighthouse is known for it's inspiring charm. There have been plays and musicals written here, a handfull of proposals, and a good number of honeymoons. Come share the fantastic energy that is The Lighthouse.


Owner
Todd and Susan Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Todd and Susan Miller

The owners and managers of the Lighthouse are Todd and Susan Miller. Susan is originally from Duluth Mn and Todd from the Twin Cities. They have sailed the world's oceans together on their 35 foot sloop 'Snow Day', and have now settled down here in Grand Marais since 2003. Todd is a licensed Captain, and served on the local park board for many years and currently serves on the Planning and Zoning board. He is also active in community projects with area youth and currently serves on the Planning Commission. Susan is the Special Education teacher at the local charter school. Todd's interests include leading a local dance band, building and restoring fun things, messing about in boats, and managing Real Estate. Susans interests include gardening, thrift store exploring, and cooking. They both love to travel and learn.

Todd and Susan Miller purchased this studio in 2003

Why Todd and Susan Miller chose Minnesota

We chose this location because it is very special. We are lifelong Miinnesotans and have been passing through Grand Marais our whole lives. We wanted a home on the North Shore, and we believe that Grand Marais is the jewel of the North Shore. Within Grand Marais we wanted to be close to the action and the water. Although this is a very small town, it has big shoulders when it comes to culture and beauty. We belive our specific location is magical because the big lake cools us in summer and warms us in winter. We never get tired of the many moods of Lake Superior and enjoy watching the lake from this property.

What makes this studio unique

This is a great location for the summer festivals fall leaf looking, and winter get always. Music and art seem to permeate the town and strains of music can be heard most times of the day and in to the evening in the summer. Artists are plying their wares in many shops. There is always something interesting going on at the Boathouse next door, and North House Folk School is very close. On stormy nights the breaking waves send a deep rumble through the bedrock. Not only is the Lighthouse charming, It is a cleverly designed lodging- and has been praised by a notable architect guest for it's creative use of geometry, timberframing, and blend of luxurious appointments while retaining economy of space.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Grand Marais in West Cook

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 256 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre
  • Lake View
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Studio apartment with 1 queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(60 traveller reviews)

The Lighthouse. Affordable and unique lodging overlooking the harbor.
average rating of 4.983333 based on 60 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
4

Very enjoyable cozy stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying in the lighthouse. We loved how it was decorated and we're happy that it was within walking distance of many Grand Marais hot spots. I gave the property 4 stars because it was a little expensive for the size of the property but overall we had a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anonymous. Our first 4 star review. The Lighthouse is not about square footage. You are a couple traveling with a child but you only entered 2 adults. We do not recommend the Lighthouse for that arrangement and that is clear in the description. If you had entered the child it would not have allowed you to book. The Lighthouse's value is in it's quality, it's design, and as an inspiring space. Plays have been written there, many marriage proposals made and accepted, anniversaries celebrated... It is not for families and we are sad that we did not catch that you were bringing a family and maybe we could have preserved our perfect 5 star record. It is not big enough for a family. Also in the future please place your recycling in the sorting bins instead of in the garbage.
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5

This is a fun place to stay, great view of the lake

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing. Clean and beautiful. Great walk to town. Will be coming back...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Thanks! Hope to see you again soon. Todd and Susan.
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5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Lighthouse is a unique and comfortable room with a lovely view! We had everything we needed and it was within walking distance of down town. Todd and Susan provided us with information about the area and we could easily contact them with any questions. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot and be sure to visit us again!
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

The Lighthouse is just a fabulous place to stay. Perfectly designed and within walking distance of the whole town. Wonderful view of the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Come and see us again soon. Todd and Susan
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Minneapolis
5

Perfect Grand Marais location and launching point

  • 5 of 5

The Lighthouse was a dream to stay at! I stayed for a week in February while taking a class at the North House Folk school and the location and amenities were perfect. Arrival was just as described in the welcome packet. The location was an easy walk to and from the school for class every day and meant I did not have to worry about clearing snow off my car or parking and I could walk back to the lighthouse over lunch. The kitchenette and kitchen tools were great for cooking a couple meals and making breakfast and coffee every morning. They had excellent recommendations for location hiking trails and restaurants. The view and morning light were incredible. I would definitely love to stay here again and think this is a perfect option for someone by themselves or a couple who are taking at class at North House, want to use it as a launching point for daytime activities but easily walk to places at night or need a creative retreat. I can't wait for my next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful critique. We will be glad to have you back. See you next time, Todd and Susan.
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5

We LOVED it. Can't wait to make it back.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spot, cozy and fun. We enjoyed our stay at the lighthouse far more than our stay at a much more expensive place in Duluth.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We really want to be a place where people are very pleasantly surprised. Cheers. See you again soon we hope. Todd and Susan.
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Location

Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many choices
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Grand Marais, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring season 2017
12 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£258
for 2 nights
From
£129
From
£142
Fri,Sat
£773
£2,940
 
 
High Season 2017
9 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£413
for 3 nights
From
£138
From
£155
Fri,Sat
£876
£3,504
 
 
July 4th Weekend
30 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£774
for 5 nights
From
£155
 
 
High Season 2 2017
10 Jul 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£413
for 3 nights
From
£138
From
£155
Fri,Sat
£876
£3,504
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
From
£112
Fri,Sat
£509
£1,903
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.88%

Rate includes two adults. An additional person other than an infant is not recommended. There are no sleeping accomdations for more than two. Sorry, no pets in this one, if you have pets consider our other rentals "The Writer's Cabin" and the "Fishermans Cabin". Thanks. Complete refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival minus any credit card fees. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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