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The Storefront-Downtown Grand Marais, private backyard, walk to all restaurants!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms (3 total beds) with backyard paradise, walking distance all downtown!

Message me directly for the "one night free" winter promotion. I will need to send you a custom quote to reflect the promotion and to book from!

Enjoy the newly renovated "Storefront"! Right on Main St, in the heart of downtown Grand Marais!

With its incomparable view of the Harbor, Sailboats, Lighthouse and Coast Guard Station, is the ONLY private home rental in Downtown Grand Marais on the Harbor. The view is what it is all about!

The Storefront is the main floor below the legendary Artist Loft Vacation Rental (vrbo 199006). Ask about booking both units for larger groups. Both units can be joined together, and can sleep 10.

The Storefront is right in the heart of downtown Grand Marais on beautiful Harbor Park. It was formerly a barbershop, an photography gallery as well as a jewelry store. The fresh remodel incorporates rustic, industrial, reclaimed wood and exposed brick in a very cozy, warm way. It is a great home-base for enjoying the gentle activity of the Village or easily getting away for day trips to the BWCA. Drive up the Gunflint Trail for day adventures and hikes, but stay at The Storefront to experience all that downtown has to offer...just footsteps out the front door.

The Storefront has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The main bedroom has a queen bed, while the 2nd bedroom boasts cozy built in Queen Bunks!

Even though The Storefront is right downtown on the harbor front, it is graced with a gorgeous secluded quiet off street wildflower garden with decks and lounging chairs and tables to relax in the sun or have a intimate outside breakfast lunch or dinner. Cook in with our fully equipped kitchen or get it to go, semi-catered from a choice of several fabulous restaurants. Your own private campfires in the backyard at night.

In the evening, step next door to the Gunflint Tavern and enjoy a microbrew or Mojito in the 'Ravens Nest' lake-view deck and then listen to world class music in the early evening. The music at 'The Tavern' ranges from gentle Gypsy Jazz to Folk and Folk Rock for the occasional night of dancing. Keep in mind you are "downtown" Grand Marais, so there is the activity of being around the shopping, the activity of the tourists, and a little bit of the nightlife. But that's part of the fun. Fortunately that all ends pretty early in Grand Marais as everything pretty much shuts down around 10:00 or 11:00 pm.

Wake with the gulls in the morning sun and enjoy the quiet solitude of downtown as it gently comes to life. Stroll to the Pie Place, walk to the Crooked Spoon Restaurant, Angry Trout Cafe, Harbor House Restaurant, Voyageur Brewing Taproom and grab breakfast at the Blue Water Cafe for breakfast. All short walks. You have it ALL at The Storefront!

The thing to remember about The Storefront is that every day is a beautiful magical day whether it is sunny and warm or stormy and wild; all year round nature's magic unfolds right in front of you over the greatest of lakes, Lake Superior!

A little History about The Storefront & Artist Loft:

It was built in the early 1900s by Chet Boisvert. Chet was the village barber and the shop was equipped with showers for the lumberjacks to come in from the woods for a hot shower. He was also an avid Democrat and held party meetings at the Loft on Main Street. In the guest book it was found that his grandchildren had stayed here and left an entry in the guestbook telling of heartwarming memories such as...

- ' The last time I slept in this bedroom was 43 years ago. I can still remember hearing my people cheering at 6 am when they announced the Victory of Harry Truman over Dewey in 1948!'

- 'I remember watching, from the front windows, pulp boats loading logs from the thousands of logs floating in the harbor'

You can still feel those memories as you gaze out the windows and still see fishing boats and sailboats bobbing in the breezes.

Come share the Magic!

More Details

Owner
Joel Saint John Dodson & Amy Hinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Joel Saint John Dodson & Amy Hinger

Hi there! Our names are Amy, Joel and our son Max. We have two pups named Myron & Fletcher. We spend time on our classic 1967 Chris Craft Wooden Cruiser on the St. Croix River when we're not spending time in Grand Marais and traveling to other places.

Joel Saint John Dodson & Amy Hinger purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Joel Saint John Dodson & Amy Hinger chose Minnesota

Joel spent his summers in Grand Marais as a child. After a long lapse in visiting the north shore, we started making it a yearly Memorial Day tradition, and for Max's birthday. After staying at the Artist Loft we fell in love with it immediately! After finding out that it was for sale, we fell in love with it even more. There really is no other place like it in all of Grand Marais.

What makes this apartment unique

It's your own apartment, right in the heart of downtown Grand Marais. The Gunflint Tavern is your next door neighbor, and all of the other restaurants are a stones throw away. But seclude yourself if the backyard with your own fire, and a bottle of wine:)

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Stand up shower with super high 8.5' ceiling!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Two Queen built-in bunks, super cozy!
  • Queen Bed in Main Bedroom & dual queen bunks in second bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Storefront-Downtown Grand Marais, private backyard, walk to all restaurants!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
5

Well appointed, clean, and right on Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a weekend in June and enjoyed this property! The owners were easy to deal with and accommodating to all our needs. For anyone looking for a perfect Grand Marais vacation, in the heart of the town and on the harbor, look no further!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful property so close to the water and town. Owners were great to work with.

  • 4 of 5

My parents would have liked to watch the local news, unfamiliar with Apple TV. Wood for the fireplace would have been nice. Overall VERY pleased.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for the extended family weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The place is awesome! Right across the street from the lake and next door to the Tavern. It's so close to a thousand hiking trails. We tired the kids out hiking and skipping rocks and then kicked back at one of the two breweries within walking distance of the Storefront. My wife and I loved all the art galleries and unique stores in town. We'll definitely stay again. And highly recommend it to anyone interested.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing! Such charm and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This place couldn't be any cuter! Great location, and just beautiful. I was even pleasantly surprised by how quiet it was at night despite being downtown. We stayed with two little kids under the age of 5 and didn't have any problem with downtown noise while sleeping. Highly recommend staying here! :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, central downtown location with outstanding hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at the Storefront for two years in a row now for a birthday weekend getaway, and I could not picture a better spot to stay in Grand Marais. Joel and Amy are fantastic hosts, and the property is centrally located by restaurants, the brewery and Co-op. It fits up to 6 very comfortably, and has indoor and outdoor cooking/dining options. We highly recommend this property for anyone looking for an escape up the North Shore.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Always amazing....

  • 5 of 5

As much as we'd like to keep this gem to ourselves, we can't be that cruel. The Storefront is amazing and each time we are here (this was our third) it keeps getting better. Thank you for sharing this terrific property and making it so welcoming! The turntable was another huge source of entertainment and we enjoyed a fire out back each night!

Your decorating, art, clocks, mirrors, bedding and that gorgeous bathroom light makes it difficult to leave....so!

Until next time!

Tammy and Nathan Morett

(Harlow and Chief say thanks for being pet friendly too!)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment 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
 
4th of July
29 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£782
for 3 nights
From
£261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Fishermans Picnic
3 Aug 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£782
for 3 nights
From
£261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£782
for 3 nights
From
£261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£391
for 2 nights
From
£195
From
£217
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £23.19 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.38%

For the "One Night Free Winter Promotion", please send me the dates via email booking request and I will send you a custom quote reflecting the discount!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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