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The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs on the Shoreline of Superior

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms,1 Bath, sleeper sofa, Sleeps 4-6

We are at the shoreline of Lake Superior, ½ acre of land with 200 ft of shoreline. There are steps to the ledge rock below where you can listen and watch the waves and catch the lake breezes. The changing nature of the lake will grab your attention and sometimes create a sense of awe. Since the property is on the shipping lanes leading to Duluth, you will see the huge boats of the lake, and also the fishing boats of the local restaurants.

The home has beautiful views of Lake Superior, the family room revealing a sun drenched panoramic view. Nature is on display through the various views of other rooms. A screened-in-porch, lakeside deck, outdoor seating, and patio dining enhance the outdoor experience. A screened in gazebo also offers solitude and refuge from everyday stress.

The main floor has two large bedrooms with comfortable mattresses and a sofa sleeper with view of fireplace and lake (sleeping for six people). The family room is adjacent to the kitchen and porch. There is also a dining room, piano, living room with original stone fireplace, and a TV room with leather couch, chair and ottoman, and views of the lake. For those who want to cook, the kitchen is fully furnished with cooking utensils and a electric stove and full sized refrigerator.

An additional option is available to sleep another 2 guests, the Nor Hus, our name for the overflow upstairs studio unit. The Nor Hus can be rented in conjunction with the main level except for 8 weeks/year. During 2017 a long term renter for the Nor Hus, a retiree will be on site from July 6th to August 31st . The Nor Hus provides an additional bed (full sized), kitchenette, small bath, large TV, lovely 2nd floor views of the lake, and a deck.

The two cities of Duluth and Two Harbors are within a 15 minute ride. Both cities offer festivals, shopping, and yearly events. Knife River is only 2 miles away and is the site of a large sandy beach, a marina, the Knife River, and the Superior hiking trail. Local smoked lake trout is available for you to buy, and fishing/boating excursions are for hire at the Knife River marina.

For those who want to dine out, there are fine restaurants in the immediate area, and other dining choices from the familiar to the unique.

Once you are here, you will wish you never had to leave. The charms of the North Shore are various and within a day’s drive from The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs. As often as you visit, there is always more to explore. The natural beauty and rugged history are part of the experience.

Keywords: lower floor of home: see review Jan 8, 2011, renter may be on site.

More Details

Owner
Chris Schousboe
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Chris Schousboe

My husband and I live in a condo in the heart of the Twin Cities. The Bon Aire is our spiritual refuge away from the noise and crowding of city life.

Chris Schousboe purchased this house in 2002

Why Chris Schousboe chose Minnesota

I wasn't looking for a vacation home, but I ran across it online and fell in love with it. Some day we will retire to the Bon Aire. There is nothing else like the North Shore and Lake Superior.

What makes this house unique

The home is larger than most would predict with almost 1700 sq ft. This allows for privacy and room to spread out. A new remodel upstairs opens this area to downstairs renters for an additional fee.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in St. Louis County in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Also a washer and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed , Located in the living room between fireplace and lake view
    Studio - 1 Double Bed , The studio can be rented in conjuction with the downtairs.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) Full size Bed (1) Comfortable mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Has an egg crate topper for mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
Notes:
Outdoor Fire Pit, Gardens, Sight of Duluth's Incoming/Outgoing Ships, large deck lakeside, lawn and gardens.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveller reviews)

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The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs on the Shoreline of Superior
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 78 reviews
5

The Lake! and then all the nice touches

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cabin because of it's proximity to Lake Superior, but I was pleasantly surprised at how really close the house is to a beautiful stretch of rocks and waves. From the large windows of the home, you can almost feel like you are on a houseboat. The property has a short, outdoor set of stairs just steps from the porch or kitchen door that leads to a private stretch of large rocks that a person can explore next to the water. It was beyond my expectations. Our March visit gave us one sunny, calm day and a couple of cloudy, windy, wavy days, and I was left to believe that any weather in that spot would have its own beauty. It's awesome. The sunrise each morning was beautiful too.

We ran a few miles each day in both directions on the scenic road that is part of the Grandma's marathon route. We enjoyed visiting breweries in Duluth, and one in Two Harbors. We saw Gooseberry Falls when it was likely at its peak for water flow. But just being able to relax in the house and on the property was the best. There are multiple places outdoors to sit and enjoy the lake--the owners have taken care to provide a comfortable, clean home indoors, and they have given attention to the outdoors as well.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heidi for your very detailed review of my property. It is a joy to rent to visitors like you, who really enjoy the home and the property. Lake Superior is a transcending power of its own....Chris
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Mckinney
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. This a spacious home with a beautiful view! The place is stocked with everything you need. My son loved the piano, my husband enjoyed the fire pit and grill and I enjoyed the view. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you Mayko for the lovely review. Its nice that you all had your favorites. Chris
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5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Bon Aire with my parents for a short getaway and we absoluetly loved the place! It's a very lovely home that is well-furnished, cozy, and has a wonderful view! The pictures simply don't do it justice. The weather wasn't too great when we visited, but we still had a wonderful time hanging out by the fireplace in the spacious living room and enjoying the view. Will definatly be vacationing there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Bon Aire is a great place for family gathering. There is plenty of room and windows to the lake, that it feels almost like a boat house. I am so glad you enjoyed the home and most of all each other. Chris
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5

Wonderfully maintained property with great views of the lake

  • 5 of 5

The home has many places inside and outside the home to view Lake Superior. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking with pots, pans, mixing and serving ware for full meals. We had one day of unseasonable warm weather that allowed comfortable sitting outside to enjoy the lake. The next was cold and windy and we stayed mesmerized by the lake but from the comfort inside the home. It was easy access to Duluth and Two Harbors.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The weather in the spring is so variable. But Lake Superior is always mesmerizing. Any time is a time of renewal. Chris
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5

Phenomenal, outstanding, amazing!

  • 5 of 5

One word cannot describe how we feel about our stay at The Bon Aire! We spent a majority of our time outside looking out onto the lake. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting in the backyard staring at the lake while listening to the waves and the birds. We also encountered a rainy day but that didn't deter us from being outside and taking some wonderful pictures of the waves crashing against the rocks. The inside of the house is warm and welcoming. The large windows overlooking the lake provide the perfect views. There is a beautiful fireplace inside that creates a cozy atmosphere for you to end your day next to. We will definitely be coming back in the fall!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jordan for the beautiful review. It makes me want to be there now! Chris
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Location

Nearest Beach
1.75 Miles
Knife River Beach by the Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Tom's Logging Camp
Nearest Point of Interest
Knife River Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Parking for Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Russ Kendal's Smoked Fish
Nearest Point of Interest
New Scenic Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Nokomis Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lighthouse Resturant
Car: necessary

Watch sun rises and sun sets.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St. Louis County, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season 2017
26 May 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£481
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£163
Fri,Sat
£1,011
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
25 May 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£481
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,011
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£298
for 2 nights
From
£133
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£832
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £31.07
Additional Guest Fee £7.77 per person per night
Damage Deposit £116.52

Rates are subject to the number of people renting. Rates are higher for Grandma's Weekend and holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. If the dates selected are significantly in the future, I can adjust to a 3 payment schedule. **NEW* Studio upstairs is available to rent in addition to the downstairs for a rental fee of $50/nt and a cleaning fee of $25. Please discuss with Chris.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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