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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 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 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.

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.

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 -
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The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs on the Shoreline of Superior
average rating of 4.879518 based on 83 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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5

A Wonderful Refuge

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Bon Aire couldn't have been better. The place was lovely, sparkling clean and with the most beautiful scenes from every window. The owner thought of every touch to make our stay feel like home. We had such a relaxing, fun time enjoying being right on the shore of the ever- changing Lake Superior. We were just disappointed that we couldn't stay longer. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the place!! Beautiful views throughout the house. Lots of option for relaxing and taking in

  • 5 of 5

And taking in the scenery! We had everything imaginable available for our use and then some. We had some confusion with directions in starting the washing machine. We were never able to get it started, but wouldn't keep us from coming again. The gardens were a special bonus for us, as were are all garden lovers. Thank you for everything! Lorrie

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wausau, Wisconsin
5

A Stunner Location

  • 5 of 5

We love Bon Aire. This was our second visit, this time with a one year old grandson and a daughter in tow. The views are magnificent. The house is perched on a lovely spot with stairs leading down to huge rocks that meet the water. We had one very windy day and the surf was huge. The sprays were amazing. The painted lady butterflies were everywhere, just completely covering the late season blooms. As a WI master gardener, I can tell you that the gardens are just as lovely as could be, really a treat. Oh, and the house is set up so well. The windows in the kitchen and breakfast area, as well as the living room, are huge. You could spend your day just sitting and watching. The bedrooms are spacious. There is really nothing not to like. We wish that we were staying for a month.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I hired a gardener last year and she has been a gem. Lots of blooms, humming birds, bees, and butterflies!
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5

Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, had a great experience would come back in a heart beat. Home , view can't say enough. Had the pleasure of meeting Chris she cared about our stay. Thank you for letting us use your home. Lynn and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so pleased to meet you and your family. Everyone was so nice. Hopefully you will come back again. ...Chris
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4

Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

Stunning gardens and view.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret. The gardener has been hard at work. Let me know any suggestions that could have improved your stay. Chris
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St. Louis County, 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
 
High Season 2017
26 May 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£146
From
£158
Fri,Sat
£998
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season I 2018
25 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£158
Fri,Sat
£1,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Grandma's Marathon
15 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£714
for 3 nights
From
£223
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season II
3 Jul 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£158
Fri,Sat
£1,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£329
for 2 nights
From
£142
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£896
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

House cleaning £45.29
Refundable Damage Deposit £113.23
Tax Rate 7.38%

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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