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Aanii House | New Sauna | Large Decks | Sleeps 14 | Book Your Fall Getaway Now!

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Duluth - Aanii Retreat & Vacation Home

4 bdrm 5 bath w/ Internet | New Sauna, Kitchen, Grill, Floors | Camp Fire Pit

Long ago, the Ojibwe tribe once inhabited much of this beautiful area and many still live here. In Ojibwe, Aanii means “hello”; We welcome you to this wonderful little place where the past and present dance together in perfect step and a beautiful landscape of trees and rolling green hills commingle with small town life. Happily situated on 10 private acres in the woods just north of Duluth, the Aanii Vacation and Retreat House provides guests a sanctuary from the bustling world. A home that once raised a happy family, now provides others a loving place to reconnect with family and friends. This home features 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a jacuzzi, brand new sauna, and plenty of space to stretch out. From my family to yours, we hope that your stay provides you with laughter and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Sally Shea
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Sally Shea

Aanii, my name is Sally. I was born on the Iron Range and grew up in a small town north of Minneapolis where I owned and operated a beauty salon for 15 years. Our family moved to Duluth in 1999 and I returned to school in 2002 to get my healthcare degree. I turned our home into a vacation rental a few years ago because I love the privacy and remote setting this home offers.

Sally Shea purchased this house in 1999

Why Sally Shea chose Minnesota

I loved this home because its close to nature and provides many comfortable areas to relax indoor and outdoor. The property is on 10 acres and provides a quiet, comfortable experience for our guests. New hardwood floors make it great for Quilting and Crafting groups as we have rolling office chairs and folding tables to accommodate up to 10 group size. Separate living room with big screen TV, DVD player, Satellite TV and large comfortable leather couch with love seat and lounging chairs. The house has three levels so there is always a quiet space to relax, even with large groups.

What makes this house unique

Sauna room with shower - This was completed in early 2016 and has been a great addition to what we can provide for our guests.

The three decks provide enough space for large group retreats during the day and also a great place to enjoy a peaceful morning cup of coffee.

Camp Fire Area - Seating for 6 - 8 around a cozy camp fire. S'mores anyone?

Canal Park - Restaurants, gift and coffee shops, the board walk on Lake Superior. And be sure to experience the worlds only working Aerial Lift Bridge. Many Beaches and parks are further down after you cross over the bridge.

North Shore Scenic Route - Get a beautiful view of Lake Superior on the scenic route toward Two Harbors.

In the summer months, there are many scenic areas close to the property including Hawks Ridge for an awesome view of Lake Superior, and Seven Bridges Road where you can see many waterfalls and very interesting bridges (which runs to Lester Park and a unique swimming hole called, "the deeps," by the locals.) Great place to see the fall colors and enjoy the summer months.

In the winter months, The John Beargrease dogsled race runs within a few miles of the property. Snowmobile groups will enjoy the proximity of the C. J. Ramstad Minnesota trail which is 2 miles away.

For the Cross Country folks Korkki groomed ski trails are a short distance from the house. After a day in the woods come and warm your bones in the Sauna,a great way to relax and end the day.


based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Aanii House | New Sauna | Large Decks | Sleeps 14 | Book Your Fall Getaway Now!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

This was the PERFECT place for our family to celebrate my son's wedding in Duluth

  • 5 of 5

THank you SALLY! For the perfect place. Our family of 12 felt right at home. Your house is beautiful and in a perfect location! We could not think of one thing that we needed that wasn't provided. It was great to have some yard space for our 4 little boys who enjoyed picking up sticks and putting them in the wagon. You were the PERFECT HOSTESS!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary Jo for the nice compliments. I hope your lovely family will stay again at Aanii House.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

There was plenty of room for our whole family and the house came with everything that we needed. Everyone had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this property and would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for 3 nights Labor Day weekend . It was very clean and well furnished with towele, blankets, kitchen items . We were inside one day due to rain and there was plenty of space for everyone . The owner was very easy to work with , whenever I had a question she would get back to be right away. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I hope you stay at Aanii House again.
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Great place for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at the Aanii House and it was a great time. There is sooo much to do in the area that a week was not nearly enough time to see all my family was interested in.

The house fit our family so well with 15 of us being there and we had great bedrooms and plenty room for all we did. I especially liked the bathroom that was unattached from the house and in the sauna room. Everyone was able to shower and not wake the kids in the mornings.

Sally checked with us to make sure we had everything we needed but she has the place so well set up there was nothing that any of wanted for.

You can bet the next time I return to the Duluth area Sally will be the first person I will call. (I will return to finish seeing all we wanted to see)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at Aanii. I'm so happy you had a good time in Duluth and enjoyed my home. . I hope you can come again. Sincerely , Sally Shea Aanii House
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Excellent vacation home

  • 5 of 5

It was a marvelous vacation stay - everything was perfect - everything worked - beds very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time at Aanii House in Duluth!

  • 5 of 5

Our Girls Weekend was in Duluth this year and we selected the Aanii House for our long weekend. The house is spacious and well stocked. There were plenty of beds and bathrooms for all 8 of us. Sally was great to work with and contact us several times to make sure we had everything we needed for the weekend. We would definitely stay here again if in Duluth, MN.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Duluth Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Breeze Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lester Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Cross Country Korkki Nordic XC skiing
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Brighton Beach
Car: necessary

There are many attractions in Duluth, as exciting as Grandma's Marathon and the Bayfront Blues Festival to bird watching at Hawks and the season change with the wonderful autumn colors. What ever you are coming for, to relax or get involved It's a wonderful place. The history is also intriguing, Seven bridges road and the Glensheen Historic Estate or just going to one of the many beaches and soaking up the sun.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Duluth, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Grandma's Marathon
14 Jun 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £49
Tax Rate 8.38%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Duluth, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , private 3/4 bath with jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This is a shared bathroom along with the sauna bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Main floor powder room
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , the sauna area is a private, close but detached by the house
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3/4 bath private for the lower level family bedroom
  • A private one off master bedroom with jetted tub, one shared upstairs with tub/shower. 1/2 bath powder room on main level and a shower with toilet in the Sauna area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , the Queen bedroom shares a full bath with other Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs next to the shared full bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , this room is on the main level with a 1/ bath.
    Bedroom 1 - Upstairs Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The Master has its own private bath with jetted tub
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Large Double Bed , The lower level family bed room has it own private bathroom.
  • There are 4 bedrooms and a sun room with a daybed and trundle. A king in the master. 2 queens upstairs in separate rooms. Lovely soft linens, pillows and towels .
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There is so much to do in Duluth all year around. If would like to try sail boating here is information to connect with the right person who can help you. Amicus Adventure Sailing 133 3rd Ave Two Harbors, MN 55616 (218) 290-5975 Fax: (218) 834-2432 Don't forget the winter sports in Duluth Spirit Mountain Recreation Area 9500 Spirit Mountain Place Duluth, 55810 (218) 628-2891 (800) 642-6377 Fax: (218) 624-0213 So much to do Grandma's Marathon and all the festivals, one in particular is Bayfront Blues Festival. If you're looking for the best place in town to watch fire works, go to Hawks Ridge, its just 6 miles from the house. There you can see the lights from Superior and Duluth.. Korkki Nordic is a XC ski area just down the road off Homestead and Korki road. It's a challenging 11K trail with warming home. For more info. Call 218-525-7326.

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