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The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs on the Shoreline of Superior

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Duluth

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 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Chris Schousboe
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs on the Shoreline of Superior
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 63 reviews
St. Paul
5

another great time at the Bon Aire

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we stay with my family at the Bon Aire, and it will definitely not be the last one. It was a gorgeous November weekend by Lake Superior, and we enjoyed everything the Bon Aire has to offer; amazing lake views, outdoor fire, relaxing atmosphere, and a extremely comfortable house. We will be back soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

The bon aire was a great vacation rental. The house is located in a central location...perfect for day trips....gooseberry Falls, split rock lighthouse and you cant forget bettys pies. While in northern minn..fell in love with wild rice. Found cute little store in two harbors to buy some as well as some syrup and jellies. . We loved watching the lake ships...amazing..one of the reasons we came to Duluth and North Shore. Thanks for binoculars on hand to zoom in. Evenings spent around the firepit were a blast..morning sunrises were spectacular. An outdoor grill was great for bbquing hamburgers etc. The kitchen is very well equipped. The gazebo was nice for quiet reading time. Thank you Chris for sharing your house on beautiful Lake superior. Next time we head north..I will check availability.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for your helpful and informative review. I enjoyed the delightful activities that you described and could imagine myself doing the same. I hope you will return. Chris
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5

Beautiful home, Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs exceeded our expectations! The house was lovely and the view was spectacular. It was our first trip to the north shore and we found the house to be perfectly located for day trips. I called Chris because there were severe thunderstorms in the Duluth area and the power went out and she was very friendly and pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend this spot to my friends and family looking to unwind!

Andrea

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I have to admit, people like you are wonderful to rent to. Thanks for your kind words. Chris
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property directly on Lake Superior. The view is spectacular. The property owner is extremely good with communication, which is one area we very much appreciate. This is the third time we have stayed at this property and would do so again in a heartbeat. That statement says it all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I really appreciated all that you said and hope you and Bob will return. By the way, I bought new air conditioners! Chris
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Couldn't Be More Pleased

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this beautiful home. It was just as we remembered...and perhaps even better. We felt immediately at home, and are already planning on coming back again next year. Hands down, there is no other location we would want to stay on the North Shore. If you're looking to be close to both nature, and the city, this is the spot for you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill!!! I sure hope you and your family will be back..Chris
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The view of the lake is beautiful from every room facing the lake, especially from the upstairs unit. We enjoyed the numerous outdoor seating areas, gazebo, and both indoor and outdoor fires. Very homey and spacious which was appreciated when the weather was cold and rainy. It was a great choice for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your family made the most of your time at the Bon Aire and left with happy memories despite the less than perfect weather. I hope you come again. Chris
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Location

Nearest Beach
1.75 Miles
Knife River Beach by the Marina
Car: necessary

Watch sun rises and sun sets.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Duluth, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Regular Season II
27 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£305
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£157
Fri,Sat
£880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Regular Season
1 Jan 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£305
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£157
Fri,Sat
£880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
26 May 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£491
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£165
Fri,Sat
£1,028
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£305
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£152
Fri,Sat
£846
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

House cleaning £32 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £118
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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Duluth, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

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