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Time to book your holiday stay for November and December!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 or play room and bedroom upstairs. Fire pit in backyard and patio with gas grill.

Alan and Machelle Lampela
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 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 table & chairs for a girls crafting weekend or coloring or doing a jigsaw puzzle. We also have set up the upstairs for watching movies. There is a great play area for the younger children geared to ages 2 to 8.


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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 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.


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Time to book your holiday stay for November and December!
average rating of 4.76 based on 50 reviews

Sept 8th-10th

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. We do an annual trip up to Two Harbors every year with our family.

They all have Recreational Vehicles and stay at the Camp Ground on the Lake. We don't so usually stay at one of the local Motel/Hotels. Due to the rising costs, I explored doing a VRBO for this weekend. We have used VRBO on many prior trips but never for this weekend. This

home was perfect for our group. Everyone had a bed and it was so nice to come back each evening to its warm cozy feel. The owners have all the details covered and I was thrilled to have such a large selection of spices etc. in the fully stocked kitchen. The back yard is large and very private and great for evenings by the fire. We spend most of our time at the Campground so we didn't get the opportunity to really enjoy that. The Owners Alan and Machelle were wonderful to work with and my deposited was refunded the very day we departed which doesn't always happen! Thanks again for a wonderful stay. We will be booking again for next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We truly enjoyed meeting your family and were so happy you had nice weather for all your family events. Families like yours are one of the reasons we open our house for visitors to the North Shore. Hopefully we will see you next year!
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Convenient Location & All the Amenities of Home

  • 4 of 5

A good home base for visiting relatives in Two Harbors as well as taking short touristy trips up and down the shore. Machelle & Alan make sure to have everything you need in the kitchen and bathroom, no need to pack extra items just in case. If you are a light sleeper the traffic on the highway may give you trouble but it quieted down a lot by 10 p.m. each night. We hope to stay there again someday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed getting to see you again this year and hope to see you again next year.
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Champlin, MN

Great location, responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days and 2 nights in the heart of Two Harbors. The location is right along the main road, but far away enough so that traffic was not an issue. Machelle was so nice and accommodating, and the house had almost everything you need except an iron. When we needed this at the last minute she brought one over within minutes. The house is also handicapped accessible which was perfect for my mom. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We certainly hope to see you again in the future.
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Liebevoll eingerichtet es älteres Haus, mit allem was man sich nur wünschen kann.

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus ist zwar schon älter , aber liebevoll eingerichtet, sauber und es wurde an alles gedacht was man brauchen kann. Ausreichend Handtücher in allen Größen, Fön, Kaffeemaschine, Kapselmaschine mit Kapseln in verschiedenen Geschmacksrichtungen, Spiele, Infos für die Umgebung, Feuerstelle im Garten mit ausreichend Holz usw.

Tankstelle und Restaurant direkt neben dem Haus, Supermarkt direkt um die Ecke.

Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit hier!!! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I could read Germany. You were our 1st international family to stay and we disn'the even get to meet you. Please come back and stay again in the future. I appreciated the message you left in our visitor book in the house.
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Rochester MN

Pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoed our stay in Two Harbors. It's in a great location, close to many north shore activities. The house was the perfect fit for us. Kids really enjoyed the upstairs and made it a huge slumber party. The house was clean, in good working order and decorated beautifully. The owners were available readily and were pleasant to work with. I hope to see this gem next time we are up north!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for for fantastic review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Family Gathering Quiet Place

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were clean and comfortable. Our beds provided good support and comfort. Our grand daughter loved her room with its collection of pre-k books. She also loved playing in the upstairs toy room. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, coffee and tea. The fire pit made yummy s'mores, and we enjoyed sitting on the patio. We could have spent another week easily. We would highly recommend this property to others. If you have a disability, you might want to carefully look at pictures. My husband could not reach the pull bars in the bathroom. The shower was excellent, but he would need bars on both sides to stabilize his footing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Mid winter rate
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring rate
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.44
Pet Fee £75.72 + Tax
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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