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Charming All-Season Thunder Bay/Lake Superior Shoreline Cottage

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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

NEW 2015! A fresh, charming look for Spring & Summer!

This enchanting all-season cottage is only 25 minutes South of Thunder Bay and 25 minutes North of the US (Minnesota)/Canada boarder making it a close "escape" for those living in or near Thunder Bay. It is also a scenic road trip for people traveling from the U.S. along Hwy 61 from Duluth, MN.

The cottage is ideal for the business traveler working in or near Thunder Bay preferring a view of majestic Lake Superior vs. a hotel room. Quality wireless Internet allows you to truly work "remotely".

The hot tub/spa is located on the front deck overlooking Lake Superior. Relax in the warm water as the sun rises or sets and in-between sunshine, moonshine, raindrops or snowflakes. A perfect place for amazing star-gazing. The spa is provided for your enjoyment year-round.

A propane fueled BBQ grill is located on the front deck.

Perhaps the "north shore" experience is complete with toasted marshmallows over a lakeside campfire? It is your decision but regardless a fire pit down a meandering path overlooking Lake Superior awaits. The lower deck literally "hangs" over the lake with shoreline access. It is the perfect place to enjoy panoramic "Superior" views.

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

The main living area hosts an 'open concept' floor plan. The living area hosts a comfortable queen size sofa bed and chaise lounge for additional guests. There is a large flat screen television, satellite access, DVD player, large selection of DVD movies, a stereo system with CD, MP3, Bluetooth & FM/AM Radio and large selection of CD music of various genre the entire family will enjoy. Various card and board games are also provided.

The bathroom hosts a bath/shower combination with hand held shower option, grab bar and terrific water pressure!

The kitchen is recently updated and fully equipped. Plenty of cook and bake ware, dishes, table settings, napkins, paper towels and ample selection of spices are available.

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

Thunder Bay hosts an International Airport just 25 minutes from the cottage allowing people from all over the world to visit this special place on earth.

For those from the U.S.A. who have not yet ventured past Grand Marias, MN -- what are you waiting for? Plan to experience spectacular topography and adventure just across the boarder. The cottage is only 1 hour from Grand Marais. A strong U.S. dollar provides savings to U.S. citizens since the cottage is rented in Canadian Dollars. Note: Passports are required at the U.S./Canadian Boarder Patrol.

I can go on and on about the 'Superior' views and spectacular setting of this charming cottage but with 100+ five-star guest reviews? My guests have already said it all.

Only a few days remain this summer!


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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' & 'no 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 debris is allowed on the property and no smoking allowed close to widows or doors. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love pet but they are not allowed so we can provide a low allergen environment for everyone. ...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 with DVD player....moreless

  • Full bed in bedroom 1. Queen bed in bedroom 2. Flat screen televisions in both bedrooms with satellite television reception. Bedroom 1 also has a DVD player within the television....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
  • Festivals
  • 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
  • Photography
  • 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
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Open Concept. "Superior" views of Lake Superior. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Free Long Distance:

    Land line telephone with FREE calls 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 for week+ rentals only for extra cost....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Since we all need to be 'connected' -- Wireless Internet is included. ...moreless


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

    Open concept. Updated. Stainless appliances, fully equipped. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 8 - Oct 18, 2015
2 night min stay
C$225 C$260
Thu, Fri, Sat
C$1,300 C$3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2015
Dec 20 - Jan 1, 2016
2 night min stay
C$225 C$250
Thu, Fri, Sat
C$1,300 C$3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
C$180 C$200
Thu, Fri, Sat
C$1,075 C$3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

* 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 C$75
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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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
White Water
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 61
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Loch Lomand
Thunder Bay
Nearest Beach
Shores of Lake Superior

Car: Recommended

The cottage is "on" Lake Superior only 25 minutes South of Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay offers many local activities, parks, farmers markets and festivals for those curious exploring this historical area.

A word from the Mayor of Thunder Bay...

"Thunder Bay's reputation as one of Canada's Best outdoor Cities is well earned. Boasting the world's largest fresh water lake at our doorstep and the natural beauty of the boreal forest and the Nor' Wester mountain range that surrounds us, access to some of the most unparalleled outdoor experiences virtually in our backyard.

During a recent visit to Thunder Bay, the editors of Gripped -- Canada's Climbing Magazine -- praised the alpine rock climbing options our region offers. The climbs here, they said, are challenginng and unique, and on par with those climbs found at some of Canada's most-famous rock climbing destinations. And best of all, you won't spend a lot of time getting there.

We love what we do here, where we spend our past time and how we re-charge and reconnect with our family and friends. We have showcased the best of what our city has to offer -- from an award-winning arts & culture sector, an eclectic and globally-infused culinary scene to stories and insights about the people, places and events that have truly made our city "Superior by Nature"."

The groomed hiking trails are just out the cottage door. Pack a picnic and head to "picnic point" for spectacular panoramic views of Sturgeon Bay & Lake Superior. In late summer bring along a pail to collect wild raspberries which abound along the trails. Views are truly breathtaking!

The cottage is close to many adventures and tourist sites including Eagle Cannon, which has the longest extension footbridge and zip line in Canada. Kekabeka Falls, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Old Fort Williams, Loch Lomand Ski Area, Whitewater Golf Course, the largest North American Amethyst Mine -- are only a few of many local outings available for the entire family to enjoy and remember for years to come.

There are just too many activities for people of all ages and interests to mention here. Additional information & brochures are located at the cottage.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I take great pride keeping the cottage fresh and updated and tend to the smallest detail. I am very particular when it comes to cleanliness. I personally work at the property to insure the high standard is maintained. It is truly my pleasure to share this incredible place and space with you. I personally love exploring the woods by XX skiing and hiking. I have the utmost respect for the power & beauty Lake Superior beholds, spirit of Gitche Gumee; the nature, serenity and magic surrounding the cottage and animals who also 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. Thank you for being my guest. I really look forward hosting you.

Why the Owner Chose Thunder Bay:
This spectacular place has brought to me, friends, family and guests many cherished memories, healing escapes & heart-felt adventure. This is truly one of my favorite places in this world.

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 25 minutes from the cottage where you can find quality stores, fresh meat, fish & produce and fantastic restaurants. There are many cultural events, festivals & adventures in and around Thunder Bay, which is so rich in history. Of course my favorite place is residing at the cottage overlooking the ever-changing magnificent Lake Superior, but I also appreciate the convenience of having a city close by.

Contact us

Speaks: english, norwegian

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Magnificent Lake Superior Views!

    Magnificent Lake Superior Views!

  • Updated Kitchen Summer 2015.

    Updated Kitchen Summer 2015.

  • Sweetest Dreams. Bedroom 1.

    Sweetest Dreams. Bedroom 1.

  • Bedroom 2.

    Bedroom 2.

  • Bathroom Updated Summer 2015.

    Bathroom Updated Summer 2015.

  • Multiple Lounging Areas.

    Multiple Lounging Areas.

  • Upper Deck With Spa.

    Upper Deck With Spa.

  • Fire Pit & Lower Deck

    Fire Pit & Lower Deck

  • Peace & Quiet.

    Peace & Quiet.

  • Be My Guest ANY Time Of Year!

    Be My Guest ANY Time Of Year!

  • Dining With SUPER-ior Views!

    Dining With SUPER-ior Views!

  • Updated Summer 2015. Open Concept Kitchen.

    Updated Summer 2015. Open Concept Kitchen.

  • You Will Sleep Better Here.

    You Will Sleep Better Here.

  • Large Updated Bathroom.

    Large Updated Bathroom.

  • Meet One Of Your Neighbors.

    Meet One Of Your Neighbors.

  • The Water HERE Is Warm All Year Long.

    The Water HERE Is Warm All Year Long.

  • Full Moon May 2015 From The Front Deck.

    Full Moon May 2015 From The Front Deck.

  • You Do Not Have To Follow The Rainbow To Find This Treasure!

    You Do Not Have To Follow The Rainbow To Find This Treasure!

  • A Romantic Get Away So Close To Thunder Bay...

    A Romantic Get Away So Close To Thunder Bay...

  • You will love it too. :)

    You will love it too. :)

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