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Lake Superior Beachfront in Grand Marais! A Very Special Spot on the North Shore

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Grand Marais - Wave Watcher's Suite

Lake Superior Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath & Steps Away From The Water's Edge!

What could be better than sitting in a comfortable chair with a good book & a glass of wine...or a cup of coffee/tea...or a pint from the local brewery...and listening to the waves roll in?? This suite sits just feet from the edge of Lake Superior and immerses you into the culture of Grand Marais. A mini fridge, a coffee maker and a microwave are in place for your morning pick-me up, too. Walk to any of the nearby restaurants for wonderful, unique dining experiences . Voted "2015's Coolest Small Town in America", Grand Marais boasts a large artist's community, fine dining, live music, theater, outdoor adventure, interesting shopping choices, grocery stores and a fabulous co-op. Take a class at the infamous North House Folk School, rock hunt the hours away, drive to the nearest trailhead just a couple of miles away and hit the Superior Hiking Trail, charter a fishing boat or put your name on the list to sail the Hjordis, sign up for a scenic airplane ride. OR...stay in and do nothing except listen to the water and feel the breeze!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Linda Garrity
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Lake Superior Beachfront in Grand Marais! A Very Special Spot on the North Shore
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

You can't beat the value, view, or location - in town and right on the big lake!

  • 5 of 5

The Wave Watcher's Suite is a real gem tucked in a quaint spot at the base of Artists' Point in Grand Marais. For 3 years in a row, we've enjoyed staying at this very clean and comfortable suite with a lovely view located right on the beach. You can build a fire on the beach, relax on your own private deck, stroll up the beach and/or Artists' Point, or walk to the shops, taverns/breweries, harbor, and eateries. The best pizza in town is right next door at Sydney's! It's only a short drive to scenic hiking trails northeast or southwest of town. The suite has a fridge, full-size coffee maker (coffee and filters), coffee mugs, microwave, wine glasses, quality toiletries, towels, a hair dryer, curling iron, flat iron, puzzles, books... No TV or phone, but who needs them!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and not all lake views are created equal!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Wave Watcher rental! The room is very comfortable and my wife and I were perfectly comfortable. There were no noise issues from the boarders on the main level of the property. We loved being able to walk to all restaurants and shops within Grand Marais, and benefitted greatly from the very close proximity to the lake. At least during our trip, the lake side of Artist's Point was much more active and beautiful than the harbor side -- that is, all lake views are not created equal. The view from Wave Watcher is exceptionally beautiful. We hope to return! Thanks Linda!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome room!

  • 5 of 5

This little place was fabulous!!! centrally located to everything! The room was so cozy and listening to the waves crash all night was heaven! I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Linda is awesome too!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bedroom with sitting room and possible great view

  • 1 of 5

The power of words is very relevant here I believe. When I read the review I thought I was getting a condo with a kitchen and it is just a bedroom with a sitting room that has a possible great view of Lake Superior!! There is no kitchen with any utensils! Also in past experiences a maid comes in at least once in a week stay and dumps garbage and changes towels and sheets. That did not happen as I had to take garbage across street and deposit in city container as there was not even an outside trash can provided! The view of the lake was great and would have been better if the screens would have been clean. The bird stains on the screens caused the view to be compromised! Would do more research before booking next stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you did not have a good experience at our condo. The information listed on the VRBO site clearly states that there is not a kitchen (just a mini-fridge and microwave) nor does it list that there is daily maid service. This condo is not a hotel room but we would've been more than happy to accommodate your cleaning needs along with anything else you would've liked. I don't know of any other VRBO listed properties that offer daily maid service unless requested. All you needed to do was ask as we take pride in our very responsive team of caretakers. That would account for all of the positive reviews shown and we take it to heart when we receive reviews such as yours. In regard to your comment about the windows, we clean them once a week but, being so close to the water and in the proximity of sea gulls, it makes it difficult to stay on top of it on a daily basis. Had you called or written and asked us to tend to that we surely would've. We;d like to note that anybody reading this review should read the VRBO listing thoroughly and/or contact us with questions prior to arrival. Thank you.
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Perfect honeymoon spot!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our honeymoon at this cozy spot and it was absolutely perfect! Would highly recommend it for the view and location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The view is second to none....we watched a storm roll through the first night-awesome! When you are sitting on the couch, looking out of the windows, all you can see is water and Artist's Point. We were able to put in our kayaks right in front of the property, which was so cool. Great location to walk to everything in Grand Marais.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Grand Marais Municipal
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Gunflint Tavern
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Grand Portage to Isle Royale
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Duluth, MN
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Lutsen Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Lake Superior right out the front door!
Car: recommended

You'll fall in love with this waterfront condo. Wave Watcher's Suite sits directly on the shore of the amazing Lake Superior. It's located right in the heart of downtown Grand Marias....voted 2015's "Coolest Small Town in America"! Just a short walk to the popular Artist's Point where you can journey out onto the pier and see the lighthouse and the waves in their glory. Everything Grand Marais has to offer is within walking distance which makes it very easy to dine, shop & sight-see and not have to fuss with parking. Some of the most beautiful spots on the North Shore are merely a few miles away and the hiking trails are very nearby as well. Whether you want to hike, ski, snowshoe, fish, shop, relax, read....it'd be tough to find a better spot to call base camp!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 May 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Fall/Winter
20 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.88%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Grand Marais, USA

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One full bath (with a tub) that's clean and accommodating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Charm and comfort perfectly describe this bedroom. French doors open to the living room area and there are two windows for a nice cross-breeze. Quality linens and bedding you will enjoy, too.
  • Terrace ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Wave Watcher's Suite is perfect for a nice quiet get-away on the shore of Lake Superior. It sits right in downtown Grand Marais so you can walk to absolutely everything. Please note that downtown is busy in the warmer months and there is a lot going on. It won't be as quiet of a spot during the daytime hours during such times.

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