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Luxurilake Superior Home with Private Beach, Amazing Views

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lutsen house description

Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and designed and built by Lutsen architect Bruce Carmen, Grey Havens sits on 250 feet of private Lake Superior shoreline.

The house is furnished in mission style for a luxurious yet comfortable feel. Art scattered throughout the home, much of it by local artists, reflects the wilderness surrounding you. The open floor plan allows for cooking, dining and relaxing all with amazing Lake Superior views.

The main living area has a Carlton Peak rock fireplace and a 50' flat screen t.v. with both dvd and vcr players for evening movies. The stereo system includes a plug-in for your iPod. Two comfortable swivel recliners in the bay window let you nap while being lulled by the waves crashing on the shore.

Up a spiral stairs and overlooking the living area is a loft full of books, dvd and vcr movies, and a couch. Up another spiral stairs and you arrive in the turret with spectacular views of the lake and a reflecting telescope. From there you step out onto the rooftop deck which is perfect for star-gazing and watching the Northern Lights.

Or maybe you prefer to wander down to the lake to skip stones on your own private beach or fish off the ledgerock shore. Hot dogs and s'mores at the waterfront fire pit creates fun and memories for all ages.

You can create your own gourmet meals in the fully equipped kitchen using the JennAire stove with grill and other amenities. Or grill outside on the Weber!

The master bedroom is a special retreat with two walls of windows for stunning lake views. The attached bathroom has its own soaking tub and separate shower.

The first guest bedroom reflects the voyageur heritage of the North Shore. It's attached bathroom has whimsical wall art of spruce trees, bringing the surrounding forest inside. The second guest bedroom focuses on the art of Bev Doolittle with her portrayals of the hidden denizens of the birch forests. In the attached bathroom look out the window to find the trees which posed for the birch wall paintings!

Grey Havens is only minutes from Lutsen Ski Resort, with downhill skiing, snowboarding, and in summer, the Alpine Slide. Even closer is the 27 hole Lutsen National Golf Course. Miles of cross country ski trails start just across the road. Hiking in the beautiful state parks along Highway 61 is spectacular whatever the season. Just 20 minutes to the East is Grand Marais, an artist colony and charming town full of shops and restaurants to keep you entertained whatever the weather.

Grey Havens was a harbor for the highest and most powerful of the Elves in Tolkien's story of the Middle Kingdom. It was from Grey Havens that the Elves set sail for other enchanted lands. A place of magic and beauty, Grey Havens was a refuge for the Fellowship of the Ring and is our refuge for the soul.



Keywords: Lutsen, vacation home, cabin, private house

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Financially responsible renters must be at least 28 years of age....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                Attached 2 car garage plus outdoor space for another car or boat...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                One set of towels for each renters; bring your own beach towels...moreless

              • Covered Parking
              • Wood Fireplace

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Lots of different genres...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                Verizon works well but not other carriers for calls; can text with Sprint or AT&T...moreless

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Golf
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Sailing
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Playground
                  • Groceries
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season
                  Apr 1 - May 7
                  3 night min stay
                  $280
                  $1,785
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $425
                  $2,800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
                  • Tax Rate 11.875%

                  Notes:

                  Return renters please contact owner for reduced rates.

                  1/2 of rental to reserve dates.

                  1/2 of rental plus taxes plus damage deposit 30 days prior to first rental date


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                  Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1993

                  About the owner: We are city dwellers who have always loved the outdoors. When our children were young, we went camping and traveled all over the country. Once they were grown and we had four granddaughters, we decided a place where we could all be together and celebrate family events was important. We now split our time between Minneapolis and Lutsen, so we get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lutsen:
                  We fell in love with the North Shore the very first time we visited. After years of renting other people’s homes, we decided we wanted our own piece of paradise. We purchased 1.5 acres right on Lake Superior in Lutsen and built our home with local architect and builder Bruce Carmen. We love the many faces of the Lake, from smooth as glass to the powerful winter storms. The surrounding forest is full of wonderful birch and spruce trees not to mention the abundant wildlife -- deer, chipmunks, eagles, owls, and the occasional bear or wolf.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We are avid hikers and have been all over the wonderful state parks that line Highway 61. Trips into Canada to Fort William and Thunder Bay or up into the Boundary Waters at Ely always are adventures of discovery. As well as hiking, we love to eat! When not making gourmet meals in our own kitchen, we have found numerous, sometimes hidden, restaurants serving everything from venison to burgers to four star cuisine. As amateur astronomers, we built our house with a turret and rooftop deck. There is nothing more awe inspiring than lying on the deck looking at the Milky Way or finding the North Star or identifying constellations on a warm summer night. Or bundling up and watching the shimmering Northern Lights on a fall or winter evening. There simply is no better place to relax and enjoy Nature in all her glory than our retreat on the North Shore.


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • View from the Lake

                    View from the Lake

                  • View from the Turret Deck

                    View from the Turret Deck

                  • Carlton Peak Rock Fireplace

                    Carlton Peak Rock Fireplace

                  • Kitchen open to Dining Room

                    Kitchen open to Dining Room

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Voyageur Guest Room

                    Voyageur Guest Room

                  • Shore with private beach

                    Shore with private beach

                  • Stairs down to Beach

                    Stairs down to Beach

                  • The Woods

                    The Woods

                  • Autumn Colors

                    Autumn Colors

                  • Bay Window with Recliners

                    Bay Window with Recliners

                  • Open Floor Plan

                    Open Floor Plan

                  • Dining Room and Deck

                    Dining Room and Deck

                  • Birch Bedroom

                    Birch Bedroom

                  • Fire pit by the Lake

                    Fire pit by the Lake

                  • Beach looking East

                    Beach looking East

                  • Autumn on the North Shore

                    Autumn on the North Shore

                  VRBO #348490

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                  $280 - $425 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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