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Modern, Inviting North Woods Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,536 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom, 1.5 baths with open floor plan and modern kitchen.

Aesthetically pleasing inside and out. Lot's of windows to let the light in and to give you a view of the meadow and sky. An open floor plan that allows space to cook, play games, and dance. A main floor with bathroom, upstairs with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, sitting area, and laundry room. Each floor 768 sq ft. There is a deck/porch to relax and watch the day go by. This private, but accessible, house is on County Road 7, just 1.5 miles off of Hwy 61. You can run or bike right out the door or drive to the many nearby trail heads. Grand Marais, a vibrant community with fabulous dining options, art galleries and home to The Art Colony and North House Folk School is an easy 7 miles away.

Joyce Klees
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Joyce Klees

I fell in love with the north shore when I moved here in my twenties. The landscape, definitely harsh at times, with it's seasonal drama and beauty continues to grip me and hold me in awe. I love to travel, but I continue to call this place home.

Presently my work is as an RN at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Hopefully you will not need to visit here, but if you do you will realize why we feel so lucky to have this Community Health Clinic as our health care facility. I am also known for my landscape work and ceramic art. A work of note is the Angry Trout Bathroom. Enjoy a yummy meal and then take a side trip to the bathroom to check out my work.

I also have an adventurous side and have put in many miles on the trails and waterways of this area as well as elsewhere.

Joyce Klees purchased this house in 2012

Why Joyce Klees chose Minnesota

A beautiful house with a stunning interior: richly painted walls and lot's of art , property that is centrally located and accessible. This is a winner! I instantly felt at home here and I hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

Aesthetically pleasing with it's rich colors, high ceilings, many windows, and modern clean design.

The kitchen offers an enjoyable cooking space and the open floor plan makes entertaining easy.

The claw foot bathtub is a place to relax and soak.

This house with it's many windows and views offers a range of places to sit and read.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1536 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , claw foot bathtub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Located on main floor.
  • Upstairs bathroom. Take a relaxing bath in the claw foot tub or a refreshing shower, sunflower shower head with strong water pressure.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Quaint bedroom with closet. View to the north and east.
  • Master bedroom with walk in closet. A ceiling fan for those sultry summer evenings. South facing windows with a limited view of Lake Superior. Expansive view to the east overlooking meadow. This room is stunning!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Modern, Inviting North Woods Cabin
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Shuniah Ontario Canada

North Woods Property home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

When we opened the front door I remember saying "this is perfect, what a beautiful place!" The open floor plan on the main floor left lots of room to move around and Joyce made up an extra sleeping area up stairs for my son to have privacy. Plenty of room for six. The abundance of windows on the main floor let in lots of light and allowed us to bird watch, which was a treat as there were always birds at the feeders on the deck. We brought our own food to cook of course and the cupboards were stalked with everything we needed to cook with more pots and pans etc. Then we needed. We loved looking at all the art and the little library had some interesting books...I enjoyed the shoe book 😉򒐠Such a relaxing private space with all the amenities of home about 15 minutes to get to the ski hill and ten to Grand Marais which was exactly where we wanted to be! Definately reccomend staying here if you are in the area...We would certainly book again. Although we never actually met Joyce we would have liked to, so we could thank her for a most perfect get away!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelley, I am so glad that you and your family had such a great family vacation and that you enjoyed my place. It made me smile knowing that you right away felt like this was the perfect place for your time together and that you enjoyed the little things that it had to offer: the original art, the library, including the shoe book : ), the birds, and the light that makes the house so cozy. I do hope you can come back sometime. Thank you for your rave review and for leaving my place so clean. It was a joy to have you stay!
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Peaceful Vacation Home Base

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great place to stay while exploring Grand Marais and the surrounding area. While being off the beaten path, it was easy to find and the house itself is very cute and comfortable. The large windows let in plenty of light and the view was beautiful. We love the North Shore and appreciated having such a lovely place to come back to after long days of running around.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandie, so happy that you and your friends/family had a wonderful time exploring the North Shore and that you enjoyed staying at my place. I am glad that you found it to be a great place to come back to after a day of "running around"! Thanks for your nice review and for choosing to stay at my place! Warm regards, Joyce
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Bright and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely house with lots of room. It has beautiful big windows and a quiet peaceful setting. Nicely set up and with great artwork. I would certainly rent this again. It is a very nice house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, thank-you for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed the bright open space, the peaceful setting, and the art work! Yes, please come for another stay! Best, Joyce
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Relaxing and Peaceful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in your lovely home and were pleased with the decorations and furnishings. Although there was no view to Lake Superior, the view of nature was very calming and peaceful. The only thing I would recommend would be to update outdoor furniture. The house was located in a good location for sightseeing, dining and shopping. Thank you for allowing us to make some wonderful family memories!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the space and that you made some great family memories while staying there. I agree, there is a peace and quiet experienced at my place. I appreciate your recommendation on upgrading the outdoor furniture. I will do some shopping : ) Thanks again for staying at my place! Best, Joyce
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  • 5 of 5

We just completed our second stay here. This year we stayed 8 nights and were sad to leave. The house is so comfortable and clean. Located a few short minutes from Grand Marais and an easy drive up the Gunflint.

We had several rainy days and our boys were so content to just be at the house playing Legos for hours at the kitchen table. Beautiful windows everywhere with lovely private views.

Joyce is so responsive and accommodating. We can't wait to return!!!

Thank you Joyce for another wonderful stay full of memories in your cozy, beautiful and charming home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lesley, it was nice to meet you and your family. So happy to have you back for another stay filled with adventures and great family memories. I love that your boys took over the kitchen table and turned it into Lego Land! When cleaning I found a few Legos, which made me smile : ) I look forward to your next visit! Best, Joyce
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5


Thank you for sharing your place with us and some others! The location was perfect for our stay. We were close to all the hikes that we wanted to do on our vacation and we made room for some others as well. The home was clean and well kept and had all of the things that we needed for our time away. The grill came in very handy and we used it twice to cook. The rooms were spacious and inviting and we were well rested after being out for most of the day. So much to do on the North Shore and never enough time to fit it all in when you're on vacation but we look forward to staying at your place again sometime and continue our North Shore adventures. I would definitely recommend this place to others, but then I would be nervous that they would have it booked and we would need to pick a different spot or another time. I'll still tell friends and family about it anyway. I would tell anyone who stays here to go and check out Voyageur Brewing Company in Grand Marais. Great beer, but an even better pretzel with beer cheese. This would also be the perfect place to come in the winter time and just hole up with good people, good food, and some games and just have a nice time relaxing and spending time with friends. Thank you again for sharing your place with us! It was a very much needed get a way for our family!


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  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeah, so glad that my place provided you with a great space for your North Shore adventures! It sure sounds like you had a fabulous time exploring the area and just hanging out as a family. So nice! It would be great if you could make another trip north soon and yes, please book my place! Thanks for spreading the word! Also, thanks for the tip on the pretzels! Next time I am at the Voyageurs enjoying one of their brews, I will have to order the pretzels. : ) Best, Joyce
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cascade Pub
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Superior National
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cascade Pub
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Cascade State Park
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cascade Beach
Car: necessary

Good Harbor Hill House offers a central location for your north shore adventures as well as a private, interesting place to hang out. Your neighborhood includes Lake Superior, Cascade State Park with Cascade River and it's many hiking trails. Cascade Pub is the local 'watering hole', often hosting live music.

Want to venture further: Grand Marais, a vibrant art community, home to The Art Colony, NorthHouse Folk School, Angry Trout Cafe, Dockside Fish Market and much more, is an easy 7 mile car or bike ride. The Gunflint Trail, north out of Grand Marais, offers a beautiful drive through the Boreal forest, access to inland lakes, the BWCA, a chance to visit Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. The adventures are endless! Good Harbor Hill House offers you an aesthetically pleasing, modern place to enjoy your north woods adventures.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grand Marais, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental rate
1 Jun 2016 - 28 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £57.98 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 12.38%

Check in 4:00, Check out 11:00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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