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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 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 St. Louis County

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • 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 -
(88 traveller reviews)

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The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs on the Shoreline of Superior
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 88 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: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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

Great stay at Bon Aire!

  • 5 of 5

A very quiet and relaxing place to stay so up close to the lake! Splendid view of the lake. Comfortable and cozy accommodations. We stayed there during the first winter storm of the season. Owner, Chris, was so kind to check on us to be sure we were doing OK in the wintry weather. And we were! Perfect distance from Duluth and other north shore destinations. Will recommend to others and hope to return again some day!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, GA
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Let me begin by saying that the photos on VRBO don't do this home justice. It is a beautiful and well cared for home, surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Our stay was excellent and we will not hesitate to come back to Bon Aire another time.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota, USA
5

Cozy with Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, very cozy, lots of perks! The pictures don't portray how nice this property is. Great location - close to Duluth, close to Two Harbors and yet you feel like you are secluded in nature with numerous windows facing the lake and some space between the property and the neighbors.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Bon Aire is so special and unique. Chris has taken so much time thinking of everything to make you feel at home. Bon Aire is in a great location with a spectacular view. The weather was really nice so many boats of all varieties on the lake. There was even a big group of surfers in the lake a short ways down the coast. This was our second stay at Bon Aire and am looking forward to many more. It is the best VRBO I've stayed in! Thanks, Chris (and Laura).

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zephyrhills
5

Wonderful Place Right on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 2 weeks in August at the Bon Aire and could not have been happier with the accommodations. The house had everything we needed, the kitchen was well equipped and the bedrooms and bath were all very nice with excellent linens. The view was phenomenal! We spent many mornings on the deck enjoying the lake and used the fire pit several nights. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 I 2018
25 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£492
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£157
Fri,Sat
£1,053
 
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
£710
for 3 nights
From
£222
 
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
£492
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£157
Fri,Sat
£1,053
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£327
for 2 nights
From
£141
From
£149
Fri,Sat
£932
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £112.62
House cleaning £45.05
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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