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newly renovated home

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Finland - Sisu House

2 bedroom, 1 bath on 5 acres with easy access to trails

Two bedrooms with 1 queen & 1 double bed, full kitchen, television and gas fireplace, original maple hardwood floors in living room and 1 bedroom, Cork floors in kitchen and master bedroom. Ceramic tiled entry and bathroom, walk in shower and separate claw foot tub on lower level. Walk out basement with direct access to trail system. Newly landscaped with large lawn area. Home was completely gutted with brand new electrical, plumbing & heating systems installed. Spray foam insulation was added to be energy efficient and eliminate outside noise. We added central air-conditioning, in time for summer heat waves. We are now connected to WI FI.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Diane Lindberg
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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About Diane Lindberg

This is my childhood home, recently & totally renovated. We are proud of our Finnish heritage and that's why we chose the Sisu name. Sisu in Finnish means tenacity in the face of adversity, guts, 'stick to it'- tiveness

What makes this house unique

We wanted to keep the feeling and charm of an older home. But we do enjoy and have installed modern comforts (most recent: central air conditioning and WIFI)


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

newly renovated home
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
South Bend, Indiana

Loved every minute of our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this last minute while at a convention in Minneapolis. What a cozy corner of the world! Owners were delightful, house was immaculate and craftsmanship was impeccable!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great off shore hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed recently here and it was the perfect spot with enough room for a small family (2 younger kids and a baby.) Its right outside of Finland, which has a co-op store, so if you need or forget anything you can get it there. Close drive to the main highway, but far enough away from all the traffic and right in the center of the north shore. It has both a fire pit and a charcoal grill, and plenty of dry firewood for an inexperienced outdoorsman like me to get a fire started! I also recommend going to the Finland Heritage Site just down the road and take a tour to learn more about the history of the area but also specifically about the house's family history. Judy was a blast! Wish we could go here again but our baby will be too big to fit in the crib next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely Located

  • 5 of 5

The house's location on the North Shore worked absolutely perfect for us! It is in the middle of all the sights of the shore. We really appreciated the updates the owners have done; it made our stay very comfortable. Very nice Finnish touches throughout. Being that we were two couples, we felt the house was large and comfortable for everyone. The firepit area at the back of the house is both convenient to access and very private. We thought the house was the perfect fit for what we needed and hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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John M

  • 5 of 5

We came here for fall colors and nailed peak time. My daughter and boyfriend were visiting from the Pacific Northwest and they had a great time. The home was well furnished, well stocked and warm. I hesitate to give it further accolades because I wish to keep it my secret but that would be selfish of me, so come and enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for an ATV adventure!

  • 5 of 5

This little house was a perfect spot my family when we were in the area for an ATV trip. We had lots of space to park our trailer and Diane and her husband were a great help with getting us where we wanted to go to access the local trails. Everything around the home is beautiful and well built with excellent attention to detail. The fire pit was where we spent every evening of our stay. With so many wonderful things to do and see around the area we didn't even turn on the stove or tv but it was sure nice to know they were there if we needed them! If you're looking for an ATV adventure on the Moose Walk/Run trail system, I'd highly recommend staying at the Sisu House!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN, USA

Perfect North Shore Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here over MEA weekend with two friends. The house is so cute! It is spotless, well decorated, and the kitchen is stocked with all the cooking equipment you could need. Ample linens, extra fans, fire place, fire pit out back, plenty of parking, Direct TV, no wifi, tons of natural light. One bedroom is small with a full size bed. The other has a queen bed. The bathroom with separate shower and tub is located downstairs in the walk-out basement, providing an extra bit of privacy. Diane was quick to respond and very friendly. I will definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
West Branch
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Silver Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Four Seasons
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lax Lake
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Arrowhead, 6 miles inland from Lake Superior. Boundless fresh water lakes within 1/2 to 1 hour drive. Located within 1 1/2 miles of Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. Quick access to snowmobile , ATV trails & Superior Hiking Trails.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Finland, Minnesota

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 6.88%

Fridays and Saturdays always go together. No check ins or outs on Saturdays

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Finland, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Claw foot tub with separate shower downstairs
  • the bathroom is downstairs with a claw foot tub and separate walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Beds: baby crib (1) Notes: a pack and play is available if needed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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