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Enchanting Year-Round Thunder Bay/Lake Superior Shoreline Cottage

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Front Overlooking Magnificent Lake Superior


Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Thunder Bay cottage description

This enchanting year-round cottage is only 1/2 hour from Thunder Bay, Ontario and 1/2 hour to the US/Canada boarder making it a great 'quick escape' for those living in or near Thunder Bay. It is also ideal for the business traveler who needs to work in Thunder Bay but would rather look at majestic Lake Superior instead of a hotel room.

Those from Minneapolis who have not yet ventured past Grand Marias, MN are missing out on spectacular topography and adventures just across the Canadian boarder! The cottage is just one-hour drive from Grand Marias…so what are you waiting for? Your “International” destination & adventure is waiting for you.

The popular 'North Shore Scenic Drive' (Duluth/Thunder Bay) consistently rates one of the most scenic drives in the world and is part of the popular “Lake Superior Circle Tour”.

Thunder Bay hosts an International Airport just 1/2 hour drive to/from the cottage so people from all over the world visit this special place. It is ideal for business travelers coming to Thunder Bay looking for a better option to a hotel. If you must 'work', Thunder Bay is 'close enough' and with wireless Internet access, you can remain productive while truly working 'remotely'.

I can go on and on about the 'Superior' views and spectacular setting of this charming cottage, but the 5-star guest reviews speak for itself. I look forward hosting you soon!

Additional Information:
Relax in the hot tub as the sunrises or sets and/or in-between raindrops or snowflakes. It is provided for your enjoyment year-round and overlooks amazing Lake Superior. The BBQ is also open year round so don't forget your favorites!

Maybe a north shore experience is incomplete without toasted marshmallows over a campfire? The fire pit down a meandering path from the cottage waits. This could be a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Multi-level decks overlook Lake Superior & host a 7-person hot tub, gas grill, dining table and outdoor sitting areas. The lower deck literally 'hangs' over Lake Superior and is a splendid place to listen to the waves lapping at the shoreline and soak up a healthy dose of vitamin D. Steps from the lower deck lead to a rocky Lake Superior shoreline where a campfire at water's edge beacons you.

Two private bedrooms offer comfortable beds & fine linens. Both have ample closet space, dressers and flat screen televisions with satellite access. The bedrooms are tucked quietly away from the main living area and close to the main bathroom.

The main living area has an 'open concept' floor plan to the kitchen and dining areas. The living area with comfortable (yes, they DO exist) queen size sofa bed sleeps additional guests. A large flat screen television, satellite access and DVD player -- and quite a selection of music and movies -- are provided for the whole family to enjoy.

The bathroom is over-sized with full shower, hand held spraying option & full bathtub -- and terrific water pressure! The kitchen is fully equipped. Stainless refrigerator/freezer, full range, microwave, pots, pans, dishware & place settings are all at your disposal.

Chose to do as much or as little as you please. While the cottage is a wonderful place for families, it is also an ideal setting for a romantic escape. Do you deserve time to rekindle your relationship? The cottage is a 'healing', peaceful place. Discover yourself and the 'Spirit Of Gitche Gumee'.

I can go on and on about this charming cottage and 'Superior' views, but over 50 5-star guest comments say it all.

Now booking for SUMMER 2015!

Check out my other properties: Minneapolis#566537 & Minneapolis#509726.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            NOTE: In respect to peace & quiet this owner enforces a strict 'no party' or large gathering policy. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome! Games and special movies children will enjoy are provided....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is allowed outdoors only. A $1,500 fine applies if smoking inside the cottage. If you smoke please bring a sealed container. No cigarette trash is allowed on the property. No smoking close to widows or doors. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Pets are great but they are not allowed as to provide a low allergen environment for all guests....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Also hosts a flat screen TV. ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

            Located in main living area....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            Also hosts flat screen TV. ...moreless

          • Full bed in bedroom 1. Queen bed in bedroom 2. Flat screen televisions in both bedrooms with satellite television reception. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Excellent water pressure. Hand held shower option....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Special requests, please ask.


              • Music Library:

                Extensive collection....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite Television is available in the main living area and bedrooms. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                With IPod Doc. ...moreless

              • Television:

                Flat screen in main living area and bedrooms....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                The cottage has only 'natural' air conditioning as a gift from Lake Superior....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Available weekly+ rentals only for extra cost....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                To America & Canada....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Thermostat controlled....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Telephone:

                Landline with FREE calls to Canada & US. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Available weekly+ rentals only for extra cost....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Since we all need to be 'connected' -- Wireless Internet is included. Note: Absolutely NO streaming (video, Netflix etc.) allowed. Internet usage is for checking and responding to email only. ...moreless


              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                Open to main area. Stainless appliances, fully equipped. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio:

                Several levels including lower deck over Lake Superior....moreless

              • Golf

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub


                  Write a review 5
                  from 7 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season + Holidays
                  Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $265 $275
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $1,750 $5,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $265
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • End Of Use Cleaning Fee $75
                  • Taxes Not included


                  Now accepting reservations for summer 2015. Note: Summer rentals are minimum 7 nights. We fully book every summer so it is encouraged to reserve your weeks(s) ASAP.

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                  Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Thunder Bay International Airport
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ferry to Isle Royal.
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 61
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Loch Lomand

                  Car: Recommended

                  The cottage is close to Thunder Bay offering many local activities for those who want to explore this historical area. Visit one of the longest extension bridges, Kekabeka Falls, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Old Fort Williams, and The largest North American Amethyst Mine -- where amethyst is more 'choosing' than 'searching'. There are too many daily outings for people of all ages and interests to mention here so please refer to the Thunder Bay tourism link.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: I take great pride keeping the cottage fresh and up-to-date and consider, down to the small details, things to make your visit more enjoyable. I personally enjoy nature, exploring the woods, XX skiing and hiking. I have the utmost respect the power & beauty Lake Superior beholds; the nature, serenity and real magic that surrounds the cottage and the animals who call this place home. I enjoy traveling and believe it broadens ones perspective of the world and teaches tolerance and understanding in regard to cultures and people. I am truly happy to share my special cottage on Lake Superior with you. Thank you for being my guest.

                  Why the Owner Chose Thunder Bay:
                  This spectacular place has brought to me, friends, family and guests many tender memories, healing escapes & heart-felt advertures. This is truly one of my favorite places in this world. I know you will think so too.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Thunder Bay is a wonderful cultural city growing in business, economy and population. It also hosts an International Airport. The city and airport is only 1/2 hour from the cottage where you can find all the shopping you need (or want). There are many adventures in and around Thunder Bay which is rich in history. I recommend checking the Thunder Bay tourism web site for a calendar of various activities and events. Where my favorite place is residing at the cottage surrounded by nature, I also appreciate the convenience having a city close by.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, norwegian

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Front Overlooking Magnificent Lake Superior

                    Front Overlooking Magnificent Lake Superior

                  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

                    Fully Equipped Kitchen

                  • This Kitchen Cooks.

                    This Kitchen Cooks.

                  • This is Cottage Country!

                    This is Cottage Country!

                  • Dining Area Accesses Large Front Decks

                    Dining Area Accesses Large Front Decks

                  • Bedroom One Hosts A Flat Screen Television & Full Bed

                    Bedroom One Hosts A Flat Screen Television & Full Bed

                  • Large Bathroom With Excellent Water Pressure

                    Large Bathroom With Excellent Water Pressure

                  • The Water Here Is Warm Year-Round!

                    The Water Here Is Warm Year-Round!

                  • Be my guest ANY time of year!

                    Be my guest ANY time of year!

                  • Lower Fire Pit & Deck Overlooking Lake Superior

                    Lower Fire Pit & Deck Overlooking Lake Superior

                  • Open Concept Floor Plan

                    Open Concept Floor Plan

                  • Kitchen is Open to Dining & Living Area

                    Kitchen is Open to Dining & Living Area

                  • Dining With a 'Superior' View!

                    Dining With a 'Superior' View!

                  • A Romantic Get Away So Close to Thunder Bay!

                    A Romantic Get Away So Close to Thunder Bay!

                  • Sweet Dreams

                    Sweet Dreams

                  • Bathroom


                  • SUPER - ior!

                    SUPER - ior!

                  • I Know You Will Love It Too.

                    I Know You Will Love It Too.

                  VRBO #396237

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $250 - $275 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english, norwegian
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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