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Luxury town home overlooking Lake Superior. Within 10 miles of 3 state parks!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


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

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday townhome in Silver Bay - Lake Superior Luxury Rental

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) Not suitable for small children

Top ten reasons to choose our home for your trip to the north shore of Lake Superior

10. Within 10 miles of 3 of Minnesota's most popular state parks

9. Everyone loves it - check out our reviews!

8. Walk to several excellent local restaurants

7. Sunrises over the lake with coffee on the deck

6. Oh so comfortable beds and pillows, play hard, sleep well!

5. Whirlpool tub for two (most Windsong units only have a tub for one)

4. Pool building and picnic area is right across the driveway.

3. Front door parking, no trudging through the parking lot with suitcases.

2. Quiet town home community, not a busy, noisy resort.

1. Location! Closer to the lake than most Windsong rentals.

This is our home away from home, not a corporate rental, and when we're not there, it is our pleasure to share it with fellow north shore lovers. Every piece of furniture and art was hand selected to provide a beautiful and oh so comfortable home to return to after a hard day at play on the north shore. A dramatic two story wall of windows facing the lake let's you enjoy the sights and sounds of this incredible body of water, it's mesmerizing.

Windsong is a small lakeside town home community, not a resort. Enjoy the amenities of an upscale resort without the noise and crowds. Indoor Heated pool, (open between Memorial Day and New Year's Day), a year around sauna, charcoal grill, picnic tables and fire pit are across the driveway.

The Gitchi-Gami State Trail is at the top of Windsong Drive, walk or ride bikes to Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls. Palisade Head and Tettegouche State Park are a few miles up 61. A spur trail from Cove Point offers access to the Superior Hiking Trail, hike for miles through forests, along ridges, rivers, waterfalls and lakes. What an amazing place in every season, come explore by day and relax in style and comfort at night.

Winter guests enjoy miles and miles of nearby cross country and snowmobile trails. The midwest's best downhill skiing is just 40 minutes away at Lutsen. Gooseberry Falls park and Split Rock both have beautiful, groomed cross country ski trails, we use them to snowshoe too. There's nothing like spending time on foot, skis or snowshoes in the woods in winter. It's good for your body, mind and soul.

Walk to nearby restaurants: Crossings Bar & Grille, Northern Lights, Lemon Wolf Cafe, Cove Point Lodge, Camp 61 and The Big Dipper Ice cream shop which is open seasonally. You'll love how conveniently located our home is, come play!

Keywords: Vacation rental, north shore vacation rental, rental on the lake, Townhouse, Town home, Condo, Lake View, Lake Superior Rental, Split Rock Lighthouse, Superior Hiking Trail, Tettegouche, Palisade Head, Gooseberry Falls, Gitchi-Gami Trail, Windsong

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Jo
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016
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About Jo

We live in the Twin Cities so Minnesota is home but there's NO place pn earth like the north shore. We've been coming here for over 25 years, we even chose to get married on the top of Moose Mountain in Lutsen. Of course, we love the North Shore any time of year but much to our surprise, Winter is our favorite! We are snowshoers and we find that we are often the only ones on the trails, we LOVE the solitude! We snowshoe the same Superior Hiking Trails that we hike in other seasons and we marvel at how the view changes when the foliage is gone. It's incredibly beautiful and peaceful, we hope you'll try it on one of your visits. You can rent snowshoes at Beaver Bay Sports 2 miles away if you don't have your own.

Jo purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Jo chose Minnesota

Beaver Bay is easy to get to from the Twin Cities and it's a beautiful drive. Of course the view of Lake Superior was a huge draw for us, it's hard to believe it's a lake! Listening to the waves hit the rocks, watching the sun come up over the lake, stargazing over a pitch black lake, it's a soul refreshing place.

What makes this townhome unique

Our home is such a wonderful retreat, when we step inside, the weight of the world lifts off of our shoulders. We really enjoy the proximity to so many incredible State Parks. Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock and Tettegouche are all within 10 miles. The Superior Hiking Trail and state park trails take you through forests, along rivers, past waterfalls, to inland lakes and along Lake Superior. If you prefer a stroll or bike ride to a hike, you can walk or bike ride for miles along the shore on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail at the top of Windsong Drive. Golfers, enjoy Lutsen's Superior National Golf course 27 holes of spectacular golf just 40 minutes away. The best downhill sking and snowboarding in the Midwest is also 40 minutes away at Lutsen Mountains. We never get tired of this place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jo and Bob, Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We have had a very nice two days here - using your home as our "base camp" while we enjoyed the North Shore's attractions. My family from Australia have been here with us and were "wowed" by the beauty of the area, and by your lovely accommodations! We have been extremely lucky with weather - the lake has been so calm almost glass like, which we have never seen before. Blue skies too...just perfect! Thank you again.
Jun 2011
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveller reviews)

Luxury town home overlooking Lake Superior. Within 10 miles of 3 state parks!
average rating of 4.983051 based on 66 reviews
5

1 year anniversary stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our one year anniversary. Despite the weather, we had a perfect weekend. The town home is cute, clean, spacious - there is a fully stocked kitchen (even nice big wine glasses and coffee mugs!). We cooked some meals in, and dined out for a few at nearby restaurants. There's plenty of hiking around - and Grand Marais is only an hour drive. There's movies and games for the cold weather - and of course the jacuzzi overlooking the lake, and the sauna and pool right across the parking lot. It was the perfect weekend getaway, and we can't wait to go back!

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

Beautiful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Three of my women friends and I stayed at this property in Mid-October, 2016. It is fantastic! Wonderful views of the lake from living room, kitchen, deck and bedroom. Great location. It is perfect for four people. The kitchen has every pan, dish and utensil you would desire to cook extensive meals. (They even had a garlic press!) I look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy that people enjoy our home and it's location as much as we do, we always say we're looking forward to returning as soon as we lock the door and head for home. Since we cook almost every meal while we're there, the kitchen had to be well equipped, right down to the garlic press! We look forward to your return, being there is s a different and equally wonderful experience in every season.
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Perfectly Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

With the cooperation of the weather, our stay in Windsong was really relaxing. Sitting on the beautiful deck with Lake Superior as a backdrop in the afternoons made for a perfect vacation. The location is wonderful, the furniture and the beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped, and the morning sunrise that came with it all was indescribably beautiful. Jo is really easy to work with and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so kind of you to take the time to write a review. I remember you saying the deck was really special when we spoke, we agree, it's like being in a well furnished tree house and with the added benefit of overlooking the largest fresh water lake in the world. The fact that you had cooperative weather is something that we can't take credit for but we're so happy for you. Please come again, it's beautiful in every season.
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5

Fabulous location and property!

  • 5 of 5

I traveled from California to spend a week on the north shore, as I love Lake Superior. This townhouse is extremely nice, with a wonderful lake view, very quiet, peaceful, and relaxing, just what 'the doctor ordered'! I would definitely return. The owner was attentive, townhouse was very clean, basically everything provided that was needed in kitchen, bathrooms, etc., (well, I did have to supply my own food :) ). If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax, and / or explore the nearby state parks, this is it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay after such a long journey. A whole week of exploring the north shore is indeed a great prescription, it's so good for the soul. We're happy that you chose our home and found everything to our liking. If you do get a chance come back, try a fall trip, being from California, you might find the cooler temps and the beautiful color adds a whole new layer to enjoying the north shore.
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5

Beautiful North Shore Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location for two couples to get away and do some exploring of the North Shore. Many state parks and restaurants to choose from within easy driving distance. The townhouse was very comfortable and well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our home and it's fabulous location. We chose our home in Beaver Bay precisely because it so convenient to 3 great state parks and hiking and biking trails. We also love the close proximity to wonderful local restaurants. It's good to hear that you and your friends were comfortable, we think our layout is ideal for 2 couples, one bedroom on each floor, each with a bath, makes for a comfortable stay for all. Thanks again for choosing our home and for taking the time to write a review, we sincerely appreciate it.
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St Paul MN
5

New favorite place on the North Shore

  • 5 of 5

Loved this beautiful townhouse. It's in a great location in Beaver Bay...easy to find and convenient. The weather wasn't good for us, but I was very glad to be staying in such a comfortable home. Jo has done a great job of decorating; everything in the townhouse is of excellent quality. She's also incredibly organized so nothing was unclear or difficult to find. We used the pool and sauna...just a few steps from the front door. They were very nice. Wifi was excellent. Lemon Wolf Café up the street was a great dinner spot. Fabulous, relaxing short trip for us. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always wish I could control the weather but alas, that is one thing I haven't been able to do for our guests. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in spite of it. We knew there would be times people would need to stay in so we added lots of books, games, movies and a cozy fireplace so if the weather keeps you in, you're happy with that too. Isn't Lemon Wolf Cafe amazing? To have a restaurant like that in tiny Beaver Bay and only a short walk away is a blessing we are so grateful for. We hope you'll come again, being there on sun-filled days is awesome too!
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Duluth, Minneapolis is 3 1/2 hours south
Nearest Barpub
0.13 Miles
Crossings Bar and Grill
Nearest Motorway
0.13 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cove Point Lodge, Northern Lights, Lemon Wolf Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Point of Interest
Split Rock Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Split Rock River
Nearest Point of Interest
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Bay Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Northern Lights Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Bay shopping area
Nearest Point of Interest
Palisade Head
Nearest Point of Interest
Tettegouche State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Baptism River Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Bay Golf 9 hole course
Car: necessary

Boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, snowshoes, bicycles, kayaks and canoes can be rented nearby. The Marina is right next to Beaver Bay Sports just 2 miles from our home, great for getting out on the 'big lake'.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Silver Bay, 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
 
Quiet time
24 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£410
for 2 nights
From
£169
From
£220
Fri,Sat
£1,303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£936
for 3 nights
From
£288
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£410
for 2 nights
From
£169
From
£220
Fri,Sat
£1,303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£648
for 2 nights
From
£288
£1,855
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £68 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Please request a quote if your requested stay is over a holiday period, Grandma's Marathon, Tall Ships Weekend or MEA, the instant quote will not be accurate as rates are higher for these dates.
Some holidays require 3 a night minimum stay.
Weekly rate not available between Christmas and New Year's
Thursday/Friday or Saturday/Sunday stays - both nights will be at weekend rate.
Rates are subject to change but guaranteed once reservation is confirmed.
Half of the rent is due with reservation, balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Silver Bay, USA

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor full bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated tile floor, walks through to the main floor bedroom
    Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master 3/4 bath with heated tile floor + whirlpool for 2
  • The main floor full bath has heated tile floors and connects to the main floor bedroom offering that rooms occupants privacy. The master bedroom has a private bath also with heated tile floors and a large walk-in tile shower. Most Windsong townhomes have a single person whirlpool, we had that removed by the builder and installed a Pearl Maxx whirlpool tub for two with in-line heat to keep the water hot for a long, relaxing soak.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper level master bedroom
  • Both bedrooms have very comfortable queen sized beds. There are two twin inflatable mattresses and bedding for a 5th and 6th guest if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming

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