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Woodsy Lodging Near Lake Superior

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom + loft which accomodates 2-small children (sleeps 6 max)

Secluded single family home on 40 heavily wooded acres...yet only 10-min from the scenic North Shore and only 20-min to downtown Duluth! The starry nights are spectacular away from the city lights and the sights & sounds of wildlife are everywhere.

The Space

Our single level 30' x 40' guest home (built in '06) has an open floor plan. The great room measures 18' x 30' and has a spacious kitchen and dining area on one side with the living room/TV viewing area on the other. The two bedrooms are located at the front of the house...one has a queen bed and the other a double with the latter room also having a loft directly overhead... which is ideal for two children... sleeping bags required. The back of the house has a fairly large bathroom which doubles as the utility room. The washer and dryer are located here, which guests are welcome to use.

Guest Access

A fully functional wood burning stove is centrally located in the great room. Guests are welcome to use it...my wife & I heated this home for 6-years almost exclusively with wood. Firewood is provided at no charge. As a back-up, there are individual electric wall heaters (with individual thermostats) in each room.

Interaction with Guests

My wife & I are in the midst of finishing our retirement home which is located in the middle of our 40-acres, so we are only a 5-minute walk up the driveway should guests have questions or need our assistance in anyway.

The Neighborhood

Breathtaking views along the shore of Lake Superior are just 10-minutes away! Stroll along the beach or bike, roller blade, jog or walk along dedicated paved pathways. The Lakeside residential community is only 5-minutes further where you’ll find an awesome city park, 27 hole golf course, craft shops, bakery, grocery store, gas stations as well as a convenient place to pick up subs, pizzas, etc.

Closer to home, guests are welcome to hike along the walking trails that we've cleared on our private 40-acres. Be sure to check out the narrow county logging road that runs along the east side of our property for a quiet stroll. Moreover, wild raspberries are often plentiful along the trails in late July/early August and wild hazelnuts are ready for picking in late August….provided you get to them before the squirrels and deer do! The north side of our property is peppered with numerous Maples so during Sept/Oct, a walk through the woods becomes exceptionally brilliant with all of the Fall colors!

Guests are also encouraged to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the campfire area. (campfire wood is provided at no charge.) I personally never get tired of listening to the sounds of the night accompanied by a spectacular star lit sky… all from a front row seat in this country setting!

Getting around

While a bike ride to Lake Superior is not out of the question...particularly since it is mostly downhill, the return trip could be a real bear! We're in the country, so personal transportation is necessary!

More Details

Owner
Royal
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Normanna in St. Louis County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Doubles as utility room/laundry area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Smaller of two bedrooms. Loft/bunk area overhead.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , 3rd sleeping area/loft in smaller bedrm ideal for 2 children
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Larger of two bedrooms. Space for a "pack & play."
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Woodsy Lodging Near Lake Superior
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews
5

Excellent for a woodsy experience and close to Two Harbors and Duluth.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean, spacious. Screen porch is delightful for a summer evening of playing games and reading books.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fully stocked house ready for your north shore getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the property. The details of the house still amaze me including all the toys and games for the kids (and adults) for rainy day fun! We are convinced that you could prepare a full thanksgiving meal with all the kitchen utensils and bakeware. We loved grilling and enjoyed a bonfire every night - especially with the dry wood and firestarter, anyone can start a fire!

We can't wait until our next trip to the north woods!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Secluded Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful. It's situated amongst the forests just outside Duluth within easy driving distance of Lake Superior and town. The house is large enough to accommodate a large family and the interior and exterior are immaculate. It has everything that you need for your stay. The owners are very responsive and they provide you with all the details in advance of your stay. We didn't have to time to use it, but there is a great outdoor area with a fire pit. This was one of the nicest properties at which we've stayed and this will definitely become our preferred lodging while visiting Duluth in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and cute

  • 5 of 5

Place was simple yet very elegant and homey. Love the open floor plan and decor. Everything was easily accessible and owner was very friendly. Most everything was provided for and made our stay so much relaxing. We also enjoyed the small screen room across the street and the fire pit. It was very peaceful and a great place to getaway from the busy city life and noises. Would definitely recommend this beautiful place to anyone looking for a getaway for a peaceful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. We had a couple questions and Royal responded immediately. The pics don't do it justice. It was very clean and had everything we needed. It was a bit chilly but we did sit in the beautiful screen porch. We will definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin & location!

  • 5 of 5

First off, we will be back the next time we go to Duluth!! The cabin is exactly as it's stated, plus some. The fire was started before we came, such a pleasant surprise! There was plenty of room for our party of 4 adults. There are games, movies, etc all provided and unexpected! We loved our stay and cannot wait to come back. Plus, the owners are very nice and accommodating. Thank you for a fabulous weekend! HIGHLY recommend staying here. :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Normanna, 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
 
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£743
for 5 nights
From
£149
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£446
for 3 nights
From
£149
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£264
for 2 nights
From
£132
From
£149
Fri,Sat
£826
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 7.38%

Additional guest fee of $15.00 per person/per night based upon occupancy of more than (4) guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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