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Time to make your spring and summer reservations!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms- City Location With Large Private Yard And Patio

The main floor is fully handicap accessible with a ramp that leads to the front of the house. The main floor has a full equipped kitchen, living room and dining room (table extends from 4' circle to 10' oblong) combination. The bathroom has a handicap toilet, sink & 5' tiled shower. 2 bedrooms on main floor & family room and bedroom upstairs. Fire pit in backyard and patio with charcoal grill.

Alan and Machelle Lampela
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Alan and Machelle Lampela

We are born and raised in Two Harbors. We owned Al's Bait & Tackle in Two Harbors from 1994 to 2007. Our experience from that business in addition to our travels & staying in vacation rentals helps us to know the things that we appreciated in a vacation home. Alan will be happy to share info on local fishing areas and what you might need to catch fish right off the breakwater (less than 1 mile away). We are grandparents so our home has a great play area in the upstairs family room. Our backyard has swings & sandbox & a play fort. We have a nice fire pit (free wood included) & patio with a gas grill with tables & chairs. We live on the same property so we can help with questions on where to eat, what to see & when & address your needs in a timely manner.

We have chosen the name Diamond Willow Vacation Home as Alan spends much of his recreational time finding and sitting around the fire pit and peeling diamond willow to make lamps and furniture. Some of which you will see in our home when you stay.

When you are here Alan will be happy to show you how to peel a walking stick if you are interested.

Alan and Machelle Lampela purchased this house in 2002

Why Alan and Machelle Lampela chose Minnesota

We originally purchased this home so that we could expand our bait business building. The home has been rented off and on during the last 12 yrs. We have lived in the home for the last 7 years. We decided that it would be fun to meet new people that stay at our vacation home. You will find a nice big back yard and often see deer in our backyard.

What makes this house unique

We love the home because it is truly a family home. The handicap accessibility is a nice feature & once you are in the home there are 36" doorways to all the main floor rooms & a full handicapped bathroom is great. The upstairs family room (Grandma's Attic) has a tables & chairs for a girls crafting weekend or coloring or doing a jigsaw puzzle. We also can help you set up a charter fishing on Lake Superior. Don't want to cook when you are here but want to have a home cooked meal. We will cook you a meal of your choosing cooked right in the kitchen at an additionally cost.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Two Harbors in Lake County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main floor bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Completely handicapped accessible bathroom equipped with handicap toilet, sink and shower. The bathroom has ceramic tile throughout. The shower head can be hand held. It is great for showering small children.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main floor bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , pillow top mattress
    Main floor bedroom #2 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Upper stairs bedroom #3 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs family room has room for air matresses- upon reques
  • Bedding linens, blankets and pillows provided. Main floor bedroom has a queen bed with pillow top mattress. Main floor bedroom has 2 twin mattress- one is pillow top mattress. Upstairs bedroom has a queen bed with pillow top mattress. Family room has a twin mattress. Also available is twin air mattress or twin roll away bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We offer to make a meal of your choosing prepared in your kitchen. Ask about menus and cost. Need some fishing tips. We owned a bait shop and Alan can tell you where and how to fish. Don't know how to clean the fish you caught. Alan can either show you how or do it for you. This would made a great place for scrap book and crafting weekend. Let us know how much space you will need and we can set it up in the family with tables. We use all natural cleaning products in the house and in washing of bedding and towels. The house is cleaned with a good hypo allergic vacuum. We do not use candles or plug in freshners.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Time to make your spring and summer reservations!
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews
Saint Peter, MN

Wonderful North Shore Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This little place is full of TLC - extra touches and care throughout. We are a family of four that was looking for a place north of Duluth where we could hit the parks, Lake Superior shorline, and more. The owners of this Two Harbors cottage / small house really put together a gem of a place to stay.


Very well maintained for an older place. Cute and it has everything you need - space, good WiFi, TVs, and enough room for four+ to stretch out after hiking in the woods all day. The owners were exceptionally nice and kept the place well maintained.


Really, it is a fantastic bang-for-the-buck VRBO rental. It's not on the water and right on the main drag (61). That said, we did not hear the traffic and appreciated the fact we could walk out to a local pub just like that.


We will be back! The family could have easily spent 2-3x on a smaller place on the shoreline. This more than met our needs for a great hub to base out of during hikes and within reach of Grand Marais, Duluth, and more.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are happy that you enjoyed our home and had such a good time. Maybe next time you will have more time to fish. The rivers are high now and fish are being caught. We look forward to seeing your family in the future!
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Early spring stay

  • 5 of 5

We were curling in Two Harbors and the house was perfect for our needs. Very clean, owners were great.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a nice get a way

  • 5 of 5

Al and Michelle were very kind and helpful. The location is within walking distance to everything you could want and need in Two Harbors. The home is very cozy, comfortable and relaxing. It worked as a great "home base" to day trip travel the North Shore and Duluth. Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself. We appreciated your nice words in our journal. Hopefully we will get to see you again. From: Machelle and Alan and Tucker too!
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Fun Birthday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I have been to the north shore a million times. Though the home is not on the water, that did not defer the fun. We enjoyed two harbors and the location of the home as it is central and easy to find. The place is very clean, warm, and has been decorated with cute little touches that make it feel very "home" like. I would recommend others to stay here and would come back to stay here again. Cheers!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A nice towny spot where you can be home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

I was very comfortable and it didn't turn out to be a big deal that the owners lived next store. There were stores conveniently located in the area and I could launch my expeditions easily. I had a great time, great value.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great North Shore Stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean home with everything you would need for a nice stay. Good location in Two Harbors where you can walk to the cute shops and restaurants in the area. Also, great distance to the various state parks and trails. Not exactly a private retreat, if that is what you're looking for, as the road out front is quite busy, train tracks out back have regular use and the owners live next to the property. Everything is a safe distance from the home for kids/pets but does provide regular background noise, nothing crazy that would affect sleep or anything. Machelle was very friendly and makes you feel at home upon arrival. Also, gives you space during your stay as we did not see them the whole time, but if we needed anything knew they were only a text message away. Thanks for a nice stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Betty's Pies
"World renowned pies. This is a great place for lunch on your to or from visiting Gooseberry..."
Vanilla Bean Restaurant
"This restaurant is located about one block east our home. This is one of our favorite place..."
Superior Hiking Trail
"The information center for Lake Superior Hiking is one block east of our home."
Judy's Cafe
"Judy's restaurant is a great place for a reasonable breakfast. This is where the locals go."
The Breakwater and Lighthouse
"This is a great place to talk a walk when it warm and to watch the sunset. This is a great..."
Dixie Bar, Grill and Bottle Shop -- CLOSED
"This is one of our favorite places for Friday and Saturday night all you can eat fish fry."
Carmody 61
"This is a great place for a burger and drink. They have a nice outside area. "
Castle Danger Brewery
"This is a new locally owned micro brewery. Stop in to their tap room. They recently added a..."
Gooseberry Falls State Park
"You can't come to the North Shore without visiting and hiking Gooseberry Falls. It is prett..."
Earthwood Inn Motel
"Looking for a good burger. This is the place to stop. They also have a full bar and deck..."
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Carmody 61 is 1/2 block away
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lakeview Memorial Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
North Shore Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several restaurant walking distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Burlington Bay
Car: recommended

Our vacation home is located in the city of Two Harbors MN. We are walking distance from great restaurants, grocery store and gift shopping. We are less than a mile from Burlington Bay and Agate Bay and the Breakwater. The home is across the street from the snowmobile corridor from Two Harbors to the North Shore Trail. Spend the day snowmobiling and come back to relax at home or walk to a great restaurant(s) or bar(s). There is plenty of off street parking for your snowmobile(s) and trailer(s). We use to own a bait shop so we can help with where to fish in the area and as a service can clean your fish. We also can help provide you with info on Lake Superior charter fishing. There is parking for your boat and trailer should you want to bring your own boat.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Two Harbors, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
off season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Spring Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 13 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Grandma Marathon 2017
14 Jun 2017 - 19 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Season
20 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 7.38%

Owner is on site and will give tenants walk through before and after stay. Damage deposit will be returned based on any damage and property being left in good shape on the last day of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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