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The Best Grand Marais has to Offer: A peaceful stay and EASY Walk to Everything!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Babe's is a cozy traditional knotty pine cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths

You could not ask for more than Babe's Place! This house offers easy walking to all of Grand Marais' amenities including the beach, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and we are a very short drive to all Pictured Rocks east end attractions, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, rock hounding, hunting and all motorized trails. All of this AND your accommodations are in a comfortable and peaceful location nestled against the Grand Marais ridge on a quiet dead end street. Babe's Place is perfect for any type of visit to Grand Marais! With two queen bedrooms and one and a half baths there is ample room for a family, two couples, a girl's weekend, your snow mobile group or a romantic for any occasion! We also feature Wi Fi and Direct TV with an upgraded package including 20 sports channels! Babe's has the added convenience of a car and a half garage to store your outdoor toys, fishing and hunting gear. While we do not permit pets at this time we do allow hunting dogs crated/kenneled on premises making Babe's the perfect place to stay for all of Grand Marais' attractions! Welcome!!

John Morrison and Toni Whaley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About John Morrison and Toni Whaley

John moved here with his family in 1984 and has built a trusted contracting business. He has built or improved on many of the homes in town and surrounding area. He is known as a craftsman and has an artistic eye. Toni's family moved here in 1993 and she visited for years moving here in 2013. She is a yoga instructor, baker and artist. Look for her yoga classes taught in town throughout the year and come by to say hi and sample of her backed goods at the Farmers Market held every weekend Memorial Day through Mid-September.

Why John Morrison and Toni Whaley chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

The Babe's property is owned by John Morrison and has been in his family for years! John's family is part of Grand Marais history owning one of the original farms that supported the Grand Marais residents. His grandmother's baked goods still spark the memories of the locals!! John is in co-ownership with Toni Whaley who manages the property. Her family moved here in 1993 after finding Grand Marais while exploring the Upper Peninsula and found this magical place.

What makes this house unique

Babe's is located on a quiet dead end street nestled against the natural ridge that runs along the south side of the village. It boasts a 1 1/2 car garage that allows storage of all of your outdoor toys so bring your kayaks, skis, snowmobiles, ATVs! Bring it all and come enjoy the Grand Marais outdoors or just come sit on the patio, enjoy the fire and take a short 3 block walk to the downtown area for good food, libations and even some weekend live entertainment!!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Washer and Dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Rollaway
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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The Best Grand Marais has to Offer: A peaceful stay and EASY Walk to Everything!
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews

Great Place.

  • 5 of 5

Babe's place was very clean. I was surprised....usually rentals are not so well taken care of. Having the attached garage was very nice, as we could keep the snowmobiles right inside and take our gear off out there also so we didn't track all the snow inside the cottage. It's in a perfect location to walk into town, even while it's winter. Nice to come back from riding, take gear off, and walk to the 2 bars. Having the 1/2 bath was a definite plus! We will definitely try to stay there again next snowmobile season.

Only made 1 breakfast there, but it definitely seemed like a well stocked kitchen. No cell service, but the cottage did have WiFi, which was great.

Plenty of room for parking a couple trucks and trailers, even our 3 place inline. Although, if you're not good at maneuvering, you may want to back it in from the cross street because Babe's it at the end of a dead end street.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin and the garage was a great bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property. Its what the owners say it is.

  • 4 of 5

Nice place right in the heart of Grand Maria's. Easy to get to snowmobile trails and short walk to night life!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good size for a couple or smalll family.

  • 4 of 5

Positive's :The place was easy to find. It was close to town for walking. For a two night stay it was fine.Two bedrooms, each had a double or very small queen in them. Having a kitchen was great, but they didn't have a cookie sheet or tray.

Negatives: I was expecting a cottage, not a pole barn that was converted into an efficiency. The garage had a bad musty ,moldy smell, that if you didn't keep the door closed the smell would permeate into the living area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Grand Marais. We are sorry about the musty smell you experienced although we were unable to detect any odor when checking on the issue. The kitchen is equipped with 2 cookie sheets. I am sorry you did not see them. Babe's was built in a pole barn (as pictured here on VRBO) by Uncle Babe on part of the original Peterson properties here in Grand Marais. He wanted to live next to Aunt Hilda and it was the outside structure he could afford. He spent his money building out the inside. It is very nice as expressed in our reviews. It is not an efficiency...lol!! We have become a VERY cost efficient stay in downtown Grand Marais close to EVERYTHING! We hope you find accommodations that better meet your needs on your next visit. As always, thank you for visiting!
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Peaceful, stress-free, beautiful....

  • 5 of 5

Don't let the outside fool ya! The interior was WONDERFUL!! Bedrooms were comfortable, kitchen was WELL stocked, bathrooms clean.... We felt right at home. Grand Marais was a great place to make our home-base. We traveled from Babe's Place to Whitefish Point and Munising. Perfect location to explore the UP. We would cook dinner then walked to town for ice cream then to the bay. Or breakfast, then a short walk to the bakery. And our adult time was either by the fire pit or a short walk to the Lake Superior Brewing Co. FYI... we had limited cell service and no wifi. The adults LOVED IT! The kids sat on deck off the den (the only place to get service.) We enjoyed our time and look forward to visiting again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay - especially if you're enjoying the outdoors and bringing gear with you.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our 4 night stay at Babe's Place. We were attending the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium and needed space for all our gear and comfortable surroundings to rest and relax in. We weren't disappointed.

Clean and well appointed, the only think missing that we would have appreciated was WIFI. The walk through garage space was perfect for drying and airing out our paddling gear and storing my kayak trailer securely while we were there. The house/cabin is situated at the end of a dead end street with woods on one side - lovely birdsong in the morning/evening and a friendly neighbor on the other. I'd definitely rent here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Superior Brewing Co
"Good Food, Microbrewed beers and local color!!"
Grand Marais Outfitters
Pickle Barrel House Museum
Grand Sable Visitor Center
Grand Marais Harbor Rear Range Lights
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Grand Marais Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grand Marais, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
26 May 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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