Friends & Family! Come visit me and stay on the sailboat, while I stay in the RV. The sailboat sleeps two at the front/bow berth and one at the side/port berth. The City of Duluth MN, passed a new ordinance in May 2016, adding new restrictions to short term housing listings such as AirBnB. Sailboat or RV lodgings are no longer allowed at marinas. You must be a friend!
"Spirit of Granuaile" is a 20 foot Bayliner Buccaneer sailboat, named after an Irish sailor, business woman, and occasional pirate when the situation suited her. Two adults under six feet can sleep in the front, bow berth. One person under 5'8" can sleep at the side/port berth. Cooler available for canned or plastic bottled drinks. Please refrain from bringing glass on board for safety reasons. Coffee available. Cups, mugs, and dishware are available. Great public bathrooms and hot showers at marina. Otherwise, there is a five gallon bucket with a toilet lid for those who do not want to get up through the night. Superior Sailing Adventures might be possible, depending on the weather or other conditions. Check in daily to see if it is possible to go sailing! Look to wind in trees and waving flags! Life jackets are available and must be worn by all. I love to share my joy of sailing! No experience necessary!
Dining at the table within the cabin for up to four. Dining outside while sailing. Eating outside at deck or eating inside the RV when docked. Many recommendations for own adventures venturing out on your own in either Duluth or Superior.
Interaction varies depending on my schedule, the weather, and plans of those visiting. I love taking people sailing. No experience is necessary. The sails to the comfort level of my guests. We can other take tours by water with motor on low wind days. Learn to navigate the channel, proper marine radio etiquette, hoist and drop sails, trim the jib/front sail, and even skipper. Occasionally large gusts or storm come upon us, without warning. You can head to the cabin, and I will drop sails and motor home as soon as possible.
I am between St. Paul and Duluth for much of the time between May through October. Sailing Adventure are available according to my schedule, and weather allowing. No sailing without me!
Originally from New England, I fell in love with Duluth, MN the first time I saw the large spans of Lake Superior, while driving down the hill from I-35! Stop at the visitor center off I-35 for a spectacular view and lots of information! Previously, I sailed competitively on Lake Minnetonka as a crew member with various skippers and boats at the Wayzata Yacht Club. Now the owner of an old 20 foot Byliner Buccaneer sailboat, I spend much of my time between Duluth for fun and St. Paul, where I live with my partner, two cats, and my dog, Rico, who also loves trips to Duluth. This is the seventh year for my sailboat and the fourth year for the RV in Duluth. I'm at a great locational for longterm and full season boat and motorhome owners and well as short term travelers.
Effective May 2016, the city of Duluth MN, USA no longer allows boat and RV rentals at marinas. I find this very disappointing, because it was a win, win, win. I won as a host meeting some great people, who might also enjoy sailing. Guests won, because people from various walks of life could afford an alternative to more expensive lodging. And the local economy won, when my guests attended various cultural events, dined out at a delightful range of places, and shopped at many locations, both nearby and along the North Shore.
WELCOME, FAMILY & FRIENDS!
Please check my schedule to see if either my sailboat OR my RV are available for overnight stays. You can sleep in the sailboat or the RV, and I will sleep in the other location. Only supervised children are allowed on the sailboat!
SAILING ADVENTURES: Suggested donation of $25-$50 per person, depending on length of trip. Contribution towards beverages such as a case of water, ice tea, lemonade, ginger ale, beer in cans, and two bags of ice for the cooler. Pack a picnic or take me out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Make a great meal to share. Contribute toward gas for sailboat's outboard. Share the Skipper's Toast to Granuaile with Baileys Irish Cream, after 3-7 hours on the water! No experience needed. Sailing is adjusted to the comfort level of guests.
SLEEPING ON SAILBOAT: Suggested donation of $50-$75 per night for up to three people. Two night minimum. Discount on 3-7 nights.
SLEEPING ON RV: Suggested donation of $100-$150 per night for up to three people. Have full and private use of RV for cooking, refrigerator, private bath room, and many amenities. Or contribute to groceries, meals and cleaning for larger group at sailboat. Help clean dishes and switch twin bed to table for game night or social. Discount on 3-7 days.
RV TOURS of NORTH SHORE for up to three seat-belted guests, with owner as insured driver. Contributions towards gas and other expenses are graciously accepted!