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Great Views of the Bay and Lighthouse!

Bedrooms 2
Space 612 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Great Views Of The Lighthouse And Bay!!!

June 23, 2018, to September 8, 2018: weekly SATURDAY to SATURDAY ONLY. At all other times it is a 2 night minimum.

The Bay Watch Cabin is a comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath, cabin with a gas log stove and an awesome views to the lighthouse, bay and out to Lake Superior. It is just a short walk to the center of town, and the beach access road is only about 100 yards to the west. It is perfect for 2-4 people, but it can fit a couple more in a pinch.

The Bay Watch Cabin's deck is great for relaxing and taking in the view with a cocktail or morning coffee, or for having a romantic evening dinner. You can also relax in the Adirondack chairs around the fire pit in the back yard while cooking your steaks on the charcoal park grill a few feet away.

The cabin is well appointed for a short or long-term stay. The living room has a flat screen television, cable television, queen futon sofa, two club chairs, and the gas log stove.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and bedroom 2 has a full/twin bunk bed. All beds are made up for you and the bath linen, kitchen linen and kitchen items are all onsite ready for your use.

The kitchen has a fridge, gas electronic range, coffee pot, pots and pans and crockery and utensils. The laundry has a stacked front loader washer and dryer for your use. The cabin's gas log stove easily heats the whole cabin. When it is warmer, just open the windows and let the bay breezes flow through.

So, whether you are just a couple or a family of 4 or 5, or even two couples, this would suit you well. At various times each day at the Bay Watch Cabin you will hear the Catholic Church chime their lovely songs across Grand Marais. Come and take in the peaceful surrounds of Grand Marais with one awesome view.

Note: The Bay Watch also has an additional fold out bed and a queen futon. These can be made up for additional guests for a small additional fee. See the guest guide below to get an idea of how it could feel with additional guests.

CHANGE OVER DAY: From last full week of June to the end of the first full week of September weekly (7 nights) bookings only permitted from Saturday to Saturday. All other times a 2 night minimum with change over day open.

OPEN: Currently open from May to end of October. Closed early November through April (subject to weather). Feel free to inquire.

INTERNET: None in the Bay Watch Cabin. Available at various places around town, including (subject to change without notice) at the Diner a short distance away, the Grand Marais Tavern, and at the Grand Marais Outfitters in town.


2 renters = perfect size

4 renters = almost perfect size except you'll have to share a bathroom

5 renters = getting a little tight as 3 people will share a bedroom, and only 1 bathroom between all

6 renters = you'll need at least one additional sleeping item made up (extra guest charge), and the bathroom use will be a little inconvenient, plus there will not be enough living room and dining room seats for all.

7 renters = only upon request, no guarantees. Extra $10 per night.

8 renters = can't do it

Ten things to do around Grand Marais:

1. Visit the local restaurants: The West Bay Diner (you will wait for your food, but it is good), The Dunes Saloon (the local watering hole with some really good pizza and tacos), the Grand Marais Tavern (the newest restaurant in town).

2. Swim at East Bay or West Bay beaches.

3. Walk Agate Beach from the lighthouse to Sable Falls. Or walk along the road to Sable Falls west along Carlson Street and H-58, then down the side of the falls, and back to the Lake Street in town.

4. Walk the trails both east and west of Grand Marais.

5. Visit the Agate Museum and other antique and gift shops in town.

6. Thursday night is farmers' market in the town park - locals sell their homegrown and homemade goods - there are some excellent cooks living in Grand Marais.

7. See Dennis/Kim at the Grand Marais Outfitters to organize or rent a kayak, a four wheeler, or a charter boat tour/fishing expedition.

8. Visit the log slide lookout about 13 miles west of Grand Marais off H-58.

9. Visit Pictured Rocks that is about 40 minutes west of Grand Marais off H-58.

10. Use the grill on the grass area, cook your steaks, sit on your deck and enjoy your steak with a cocktail or soda while looking out at the lighthouse and water.


FROM M-77 - Travel on M-77 toward Grand Marais, go down the hill into town, turn right on Randolph St and continue on veering to the right onto Grand Marais Avenue. Follow Grand Marais Avenue for about 500 feet, and the cabin is on the left about 100 feet after the Catholic Church.

FROM H-58: Travel into town along H-58 (turns into to Carlson Street when you enter Grand Marais. Cross M-77/Lake Avenue and head toward the bay and then swing to the right and follow Grand Marais Avenue for about 600 feet, and the cabin is on the left about 100 feet after the Catholic Church.

(If the Bay Watch Cabin is unavailable for you please check out Anchor House #682005, the Ridge Road Cabin #294031, or the Bay Cabin #421494)

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

We have owned at least 1 cabin in Grand Marais for more than 10 years now. Family ties to the area for more than 40 years.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Grand Marais

What a view! Easy walk to the restaurants and center of town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Grand Marais in Alger County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 612 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom (1) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom has shower, toilet and sink (no bath tub).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin bed over full size bed
  • 5 people fit in the permanent beds. Additional make ups available at a small charge (2 fold out beds and 1 futon available $30 per item). Master bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom has bunk combination of twin over a full. Two fold out beds in bedrooms can be made up @ $30 per item. Living room has a queen futon that can also be made up - @$30.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Great Views of the Bay and Lighthouse!
average rating of 4.464286 based on 28 reviews

We love Grand Marais!!

  • 4 of 5

Helen was Awesome to deal with. Only downside is the furnace was out of order. With lows in mid 40s and highs in mid 50s only one electric heater worked. So it was a little chilly in the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for your kind words regarding Helen. We have a new vented 30,000 BTU gas log fireplace with an automatic thermostat being installed as I write this message in place of the old furnace. The next time the temperature drops we will have a cozy fire for guests!
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Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

Everything was nice. If you are over 6’ tall the shower may be difficult. Overall a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henderson, KY

Great visit to the U.P.

  • 5 of 5

Good location. Centrally located to all the things we wanted to see and do in the U.P.

The house was spotless when we arrived and Helen,the caretaker, was responsive and


  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holland, Michigan

Grand Marais melts the stress away

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this property. It is in excellent shape, very nice accommodations and close to a number of scenic areas to visit. My only disappointment was that it wasn't available for the entire week we wanted to stay in it.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fall atv trip

  • 5 of 5

it was very clean and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manitowoc, WI

Cosy cottage on the bay

  • 5 of 5

My family of four including a three year old and an infant had a delightful stay at this little cottage with our two dogs. It was a short walk down to the beach which our son and dogs loved. Everything we needed was provided. Beds were very comfortable. We especially enjoyed grilling over the campfire and making Smores. This was a great home base to relax and enjoy Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior, and Seney.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Marquette, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Dune Saloon / The Sportsman
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Newberry / Munising
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Diner
Nearest Ski
105 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
West Bay

Coin operated washers and dryers at Woodland Park, about .3 mile from Bay Watch Cabin.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Grand Marais, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
July 4 week 2018 $1250
4 Jul 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
Music Festival 2018 week $1200
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
July 4 week 2019 week $1250
4 Jul 2019 - 4 Jul 2019
1 night minimum stay
Music Festival week 2019 $1200
10 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Prop damage coverage fee £29.48
Pet Fee £37.79 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Additional fold out beds (2 available) or futon @$5 per night per item

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival; Any cancellation within 60 days of arrival 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 if you cancel within 60 days of arrival.)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 $500 that is subject to any loss, damage or exceptional cleaning circumstances occurring during guest's stay.


Tents are not permitted west of the firepit or within 5 feet of the house as septic in that area. Tents are permitted to the west of the house upon prior arrangement but maximum number of people permitted on property is 9 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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