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Lake Superior luxury vacation home within 10 miles of 3 spectacular state parks

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath townhome 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 and Sauna building and picnic area 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 lets 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 weekend 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: Northern Lights, Lemon Wolf Cafe, Cove Point Lodge, Camp 61 and Crossings Bar & Grille and The Big Dipper Ice cream shop which are open seasonally. You'll love how conveniently located our home is, come play!

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

More Details

Owner
Jo
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Jo

We live in the Twin Cities so Minnesota is home but there's NO place on 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Beaver Bay in Lake County

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Click on Rental Agreement printed in blue letters below to read full rental agreement & house rules. Must be accepted & signed prior to reservation.
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • limited accessibility ...
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

Reviews

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Lake Superior luxury vacation home within 10 miles of 3 spectacular state parks
average rating of 4.974026 based on 84 reviews
5

A truly amazing gem on the North Shore!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautifully decorated and in excellent condition. So comfortable that I felt like I was in my own home. I love the location and the lake views are incredible! The owners were easy to work with, very prompt with their replays and answers and very professional. Thank you Jo for sharing your home with us

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our stay and felt so at home. When we chose the furnishings and decorations, we wanted it to be a comfortable and beautiful retreat from our hectic city lives. It thrills me to hear people feel the same way about it that we do, it's our sanctuary that we happily share with other north shore lovers when we can't be there. Please come again, it's a different experience in every season.
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5

Just what I needed

  • 5 of 5

Every time I come to escape city life by the shore of Lake Superior I feel the weight lift off of my shoulders. Walking through the door of this place and seeing that mesmerizing lake is tonic for my soul. I often wish I could stay here forever, it's so beautiful, quiet and comfortable here but then I wouldn't have it as a refuge so I'll reluctantly leave and let the next guests enjoy it, til next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, very quiet, very well-equipped. The home and setting are beautiful and the kids really enjoyed having the pool to play in each afternoon. We would not hesitate to return or recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Allan for taking the time to write a review of your stay. You hit on the things that made us buy our vacation home in Windsong, the location is, as you say, excellent, so close to the most popular parks on the north shore. We used to stay at Bluefin Bay and as much we enjoyed it, we craved quiet and a busy resort sure isn't that, Windsong definitely is. We furnished and decorated our home never expecting to rent it, it is comfortable and we think it's beautiful too . It's pretty unusual for such a small development to have a pool, I'm happy to hear your kids enjoyed using it, we like going for a dip after a day of hiking and the sauna is great when we get back from snowshoeing. We hope you do come again, it's beautiful there in every season. All the best.
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WInter Springs, Fl
5

GREAT SHORELINE LOCATION FOR STATE PARKS

  • 5 of 5

FOUND THE TOWN HOME TO VERY COMFORTABLE AND WELL STOCKED WITH ALL REQUIRED KITCHEN IMPLEMENTS. VERY GOOD LOCATION FOR SOME OF THE BEST STATE PARKS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN. HAS AC IN CASE YOU NEED, VERY BIG DEAL AS MOST HOMES HERE DO NOT.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are right Chris, being within 10 miles of 3 of the most popular parks on the north shore, Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse and Tettegouche, is one of the top reasons we chose Windsong for our vacation home, they are all spectacular parks. We love sharing our home with people when we can't be there, especially people who come from so far away to experience what so many Minnesotans take for granted. Since we prepare almost all of our meals there, we set the kitchen up to be fully functional, we hear from many of our guests that they really appreciate that, eating is great and there's no wait for a table by the window! We haven't used the AC much, Lake Superior is nature's biggest air conditioner, but we're happy to hear you appreciated it. If we can lure you back up here in winter, the fireplace is great too!
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5

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations and great location. We enjoyed the deck immensely and the view was wonderful. The home had all the extras one may need and working with the owner was a great experience. We just wish we could of stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, a girls weekend is the best! You're right, that deck is amazing, we spend as much time out there as possible, the lake and night sky are mesmerizing and the sounds of waves is music to us. I'm happy you and your friends all enjoyed your time there, maybe next time you can add a night or two, 2 nights goes by way too fast.
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Rochester Minnesota
5

A true home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in, our friends had arrived earlier than us and had dinner in the oven, we felt like we were joining friends in their warm, beautiful home! I would move here in a heartbeat if that were an option! Great location, comfy well appointed unit, fantastic view. What more could one ask for? We'll return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely to walk in to home cooked meal, that is a fabulous way to start a vacation. It is wonderful to hear that you felt so at home, that helps you settle into relaxation mode doesn't it? We love our home and it's setting, the decision to share it was the right one, special places should be experienced by more that just the owners. We hope you can return, we'd love for you to experience another season here, it's always beautiful on the north shore.
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Location

Split Rock Lighthouse
"The most visited lighthouse on the north shore is less than 4 miles from our home. You can ..."
Gooseberry Falls State Park
"Wow, Gooseberry Falls is spectacular! Bring you camera and be amazed. Asphalt paths lead f..."
Tettegouche State Park
"Tettegouche State Park is approximately 8 miles from our home. It's a beautiful park, maybe..."
Silver Bay Marina
"Silver Bay Marina is two miles away and offers boating enthusiasts access to Lake Superior a..."
Palisade Head
"Take the short drive up to the top of Palisade Head, it's sheer cliff with a fabulous view. ..."
Lemon Wolf Cafe
"You can walk from our home to this wonderful Beaver Bay restaurant, it's our favorite! The ..."
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'.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Beaver Bay, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
24 Aug 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£453
for 2 nights
From
£191
From
£283
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
8 Oct 2017 - 17 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£486
for 2 nights
From
£208
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,655
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
MEA
18 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,069
for 3 nights
From
£333
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
22 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£403
for 2 nights
From
£166
From
£233
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£819
for 3 nights
From
£249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£403
for 2 nights
From
£166
From
£233
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas - New Year's weekend
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£894
for 3 nights
From
£274
From
£299
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
2 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£403
for 2 nights
From
£166
From
£233
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Day weekend
16 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£919
for 3 nights
From
£283
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Winter
19 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£403
for 2 nights
From
£166
From
£208
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,488
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£486
for 2 nights
From
£208
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,655
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
28 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£486
for 2 nights
From
£208
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,655
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Grandma's Marathon
15 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,069
for 3 nights
From
£333
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£636
for 2 nights
From
£283
£1,905
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.04
Additional Guest Fee £7.77 per person per night

Please request a quote directly from the owner if your requested stay is over a national holiday or special events such as Tall Ships, instant quote will not be accurate as rates are higher for these dates.

Some holidays require 3 a night minimum stay and special offers do not apply.

Weekly rate not available between Christmas and New Year's

Rates are subject to change.

Note: if the sales tax rate changes after your reservation is made but before the final payment is due, the total will be adjusted, up or down, to reflect the accurate tax rate at the time of your stay.
Half of the total is due with reservation, balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Note - We have decided not to charge a damage deposit for one reason, trust. We always speak with our guests prior to accepting a reservation to explain that this is our home and we expect that if there is an issue or damage, you will notify us to make it right. This is a courtesy to our guests to spare them additional upfront cost, even though it is refundable, we understand waiting for a damage deposit refund doesn't always time well with paying your credit card bill and you wind up with a credit balance, no one appreciates that. We hope you appreciate our policy of trusting you with our home by treating it with care and following all instructions and association rules while you are there.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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