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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

Overview


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

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 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 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveller reviews)

The Bon Aire at Greenwood Cliffs on the Shoreline of Superior
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 67 reviews
5

Cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Bon Aire!! Such a relaxing time. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anna, The great Gitche Gumee presence is remarkable and induces quiet for all that watch its waves. Hope you return. Chris
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5

Nicer than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the Bon Aire. The layout was really nice with several cozy areas for reading, eating, watching movies, and enjoying the view of the lake. I wasn't sure what to expect for the interior finish quality (trimwork, walls, furniture, etc.) based on the pictures but we were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. The fireplace is great but it would be nice if there were some varied sizes of kindling provided. We enjoyed splitting some firewood down for that purpose but others may not want to do that (or have an axe with them). The only real issue that we had was getting the front-wheel-drive vehicles up the driveway onto the road, which was a challenge due to ice on the driveway. I would recommend a 4x4 or at least good snow tires or chains on a front-wheel-drive in the winter.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adam for your thoughtful review. I am sorry you had so much trouble with the driveway. I have had a few occasions when that has happened to me. Please, call me if any situation occurs where you need assistance. Also, my maintenance man's phone number is listed in the directions sent to you and he may be called. I hope you will return…Chris
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful location right on the bluffs of Superior. The views from the large picture windows are spectacular, a must for a very frigid winter stay. The house was spotless, and every need pre-anticipated with great labeling throughout. A wonderful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree with your thoughts Julia. The North Shore is a very special place, calm & serine, windy and threatening, warm and sunny, and a pristine winter beauty.
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5

Beautiful, comfortable home in a exquisite location on the shores of Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week here. Your attention to hospitality in making your guests feel welcome is excellent. Your home is well furnished and easy. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always a pleasure to have my guests feel right at home. I feel fortunate to have the Bon Aire have such wonderful guests.
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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
Owner's Response: There is no greater compliment than to have a visitor come back. Thank you Pablo for your continued patronage.
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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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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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Duluth, Minnesota

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
 
Regular Season
1 Jan 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£310
for 2 nights
From
£138
From
£159
Fri,Sat
£897
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
26 May 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£500
for 3 nights
From
£155
From
£168
Fri,Sat
£1,047
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£310
for 2 nights
From
£138
From
£155
Fri,Sat
£862
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

House cleaning £32 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £120
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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