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At-Pier Bluefin Bay *Premium Home* by Owner, Lake Superior North Shore

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Not the usual Bluefin: Premium Home, remodeled/updated with owner's-choice decor

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

MUCH LOWER RATES POSSIBLE if no more than 4 persons. Rates shown for ‘complete' home 14, sleeps 8. If 4 persons or fewer, rate can be 30%-44% LESS than shown (15%-30% in a few instances) for either... 14A (kitchen, living room, x-long twin beds in loft bdrm, modern walk-in shower, fireplace & no-extra-person-charge sofabed, shore-side deck)... OR ...14B (2 Q bdrms, newly remodeled bath & whirlpool, new wet-bar w/ fridge & microwave, deck). INQUIRE ASAP since partial avails disappear quickly & are not shown in calendar. LOWER RATES detailed in our response.

This unit is arguably the coziest, most uniquely located, condo in the famed Bluefin Bay Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Recently remodeled & redecorated top to bottom in an 'elegant cabin' flavor - plus air conditioning. Sleeps up to 8. Need a little more space? We have 2 more nice Bluefin homes nearby that sleep up to 8 each (both luxurious, one pet-friendly) so you can bring your entire entourage!

You'll welcome our Guest Appreciation Coupons - MORE $ value per day for each additional day of your stay - good as cash for selected canoeing/kayaking/biking/skiing, charter fishing, gourmet dining, spa pleasures and more. Learn More about valuable Coupon bonuses for return or first time guests by following this link (copy and paste link to your browser) http://bluefinbaybyowner.com/pdf/Guest-Appreciation-Coupons.pdf

(Excuse some background: In Bluefin Bay Resort 'language' our home is sometimes referred to as a 'Three Bedroom Elite' - & in that 'language' what we refer to as the 'A' section is a 'Studio With Loft' & what we call the 'B' section is a 'Lakeside Guest Room.')

Some special ways this unit DIFFERS from other units at this resort...

...one of only 2 condos right ON the historic Tofte pier, where you can gaze at the breaking waves from either of 2 decks
...3 huge ceiling fans (bigger, more effectively hung, etc., than most units) in 2 bedrooms & living room plus 2 special fans in loft
...marble vanities in 2 baths & granite kitchen counter
…gas fireplace mantel of huge, cedar log oozing northwoods ambiance
...4 flat-screen TVs ('A' section living room & loft and both 'B' section bedrooms

Stay here & look right down on the nearby waters of Lake Superior just feet away, where frequently the crashing waves of the mighty Lake offer spectacular sights & sounds as the waters splash over'n'around the historic Tofte Pier.

You'll not regret additional nights at this neat resort! Coupons applicable nearby: dining, outdoor equipment, charter fishing, neat north country shopping, golf, spa pleasures OR future reservations! Guest Appreciation coupons substantial (more $ each successive night you add) GA coupons add up to as much as $500 for 6-night stay in busy season

This condo also be rented as two smaller units: That can sleep up to 4 people. Bluefin Bay Unit 14A has 2 new luxurious extra-long twin beds, a sofa sleeper, kitchen, gas fireplace, living room, dining area, and deck (please note there is no actual queen or king bed in this separated unit). Bluefin Unit 14B has 2 bedrooms each with a queen size bed, a 2-Person Whirlpool, flat-screen TVs, wet-bar w/ fridge & microwave and deck.

Keywords: Lakeside, resort, luxury, Lake Superior,Lutsen

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Loads of activities nearby for the youngsters from stone skipping to Forest Service Ranger talks. And much more....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We're very fussy about this....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Have pets? ...check out our pet-friendly Bluefin Bay Home 56...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Sorry, this home enjoys upper-level privacy & views...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Guest bedroom...moreless

  • Loft: 2 twin/ single

    Two brand new, high-end x-long twins...moreless

  • Queen beds in 'B' section master bdrm & guest bdrm; two luxurious extra-long twins in large loft. Frequently handy to have 2 additional separate beds for kids (or even adults). Plus sofabed in 'A' living room (no charge, even for adults, if used only with 'A' section)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Guest bath ('A' side)...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Master bath ('B' side)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 5 hi-performance ceiling fans (living room & loft in 'A' section, each bdrm in 'B' section. providing addl lites & hung correctly for the effect you need), marble on vanity tops throughout, gas fireplace with full cedar log mantel...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Four flat screens on hi-end mounts...moreless

  • Television:

    Four flat screens on hi-end mounts...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    So close you hear & see the mighty waves of Lake Superior crashing a mere stone's throw away...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    In great room, conveniently close to open kitchen counter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Newly installed hi-end AC serves all areas...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available nearby to all resort guests...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Clean, safe gas fireplace, with uniquely mesmerizing stone & blue glass jewels...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Modern fitness facility just steps away...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Totally upgraded, totally efficient off-peak electrical ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Triple-sheeting & all the good stuff!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Focal point of cozy, comfy atmosphere...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Just steps from entry...moreless

  • Telephone:

    2 phones (one line) for 'A' section & 2 phones (one line) for 'B' section...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes indeed; luxurious quality at that...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available nearby to all resort guests...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    No charge, of course...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Restaurants on site will deliver to room or will cater events...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    State-of-art Kuerig single-cup brewing technology, with multiple famous flavors available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Very completely outfitted...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very completely outfitted...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Nearby at Sawtooth Outfitters - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Professionally guided fishing & cruising nearby at Tofte Charters - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    One balcony-style with 'A' section, one balcony-style with 'B' section - both overlooking the historic Tofte Pier just feet away...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby at Superior National - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Nearby at Sawtooth Outfitters - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Nearby at Sawtooth Outfitters - our Guest Appreciation Coupons are accepted!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Like all resort guests you may use the tennis court...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two pools: one indoor; one outdoor (heated year 'round)...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Two shared: one at indoor pool; one at outdoor pool (heated year 'round). Plus private Jacuzzi in master bath...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    In master bath...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER GLORY resumes
Jul 6 - Aug 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$365 $395
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

FISHERMAN'S PICNIC WEEKEND
Aug 4 - Aug 7, 2016
3 night min stay
$435

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

SUMMER GLORY resumes
Aug 8 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$365 $395
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$435

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

SUMMER-FALL GLORY starts
Sep 6 - Oct 19, 2016
2 night min stay
$365 $395
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

MEA WEEKEND
Oct 20 - Oct 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$435

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

BETWEEN-SEASON SERENITY starts
Oct 24 - Nov 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$205 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

THANKSGIVING
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

BETWEEN-SEASON SERENITY resume
Nov 28 - Dec 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$205 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

WINTER HOLIDAY WEEK
Dec 21 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$335

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$335

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

SKI TIME WONDERLAND starts
Jan 3 - Jan 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$245 $310
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

MLK WEEKEND
Jan 20 - Jan 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$310

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

SKI TIME WONDERLAND resumes
Jan 23 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$245 $310
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$310

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$365

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Servic Fee $45 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.875%

Notes:

Transfers between properties are considered cancellations. Cancellations due to weather will receive no refunds or rebates.

If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible. If you notify our office of cancellation more than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival, all monies, less the $45 service fee and less 10% of the rent paid.

RESERVATION/PAYMENT POLICY

Reservation Hold Payment

A reservation hold payment of 50% of your reservation total is due within 4 business days of booking. If we do not receive these monies within 4 business days of booking, your reservation is subject to cancellation.

Balance Due

The balance of your payment is due 30 days before arrival and will be charged to the credit card on file.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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Location

Tofte, MN, USA
Nearest Barpub
Bluefin Grill
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Superior National Golf Course
Tofte, MN, USA
Nearest Motorway
Highway 61
Tofte, MN, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Coho Cafe
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lutsen Mountains

Car: Necessary

Quaint 'Americana' Tofte Town Park nearby for picnics & boat launch, close to famed Superior Hiking Trail (one of the nation's great long trails with fabulous dayhikes), winter-time ice skating on the grounds, book a winter-time dogsled ride nearby, nature talks by Forest Service rangers, best fishing by charter with Capt. Peck's North Shore Charters (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted), fabulous canoeing/kayaking/biking/skiing/boarding/snowshoeing with gear from Sawtooth Outfitters (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted) North Shore's finest spa experience at WatersMeet (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted), 36 holes of world-class golf at Superior National (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: We're Barb & Jack, happy to meet you & muse - vicariously - that you might be thinking of enjoying our special 'home away from home' on the North Shore of Lake Superior. We may be retired, sometimes just 'tired :),' but we're fortunate we can stay active & would be pleased if you can enjoy the special wonders of Bluefin Bay Resort. We're relaxing just a bit after high-intensity careers: Barb is a long-time Registered Nurse, partly in EMT, mostly in labor & delivery. Jack's career was in the advertising business, almost entirely in his own advertising agency enterprise. We both were reared in a small-town/agricultural environment in southern Minnesota that has surely left its mark on us forever. We love family (kids, grandkids & great-grandkids!), travel, horses & mules, desert, mountains, oceans, trains, boats, hiking, Jeeping, Western music (different than 'country'!), opera, cowboy poetry, and, and, and.

Why the Owner Chose Tofte, MN, USA:
It's easy to fall in love with this part of the country, the North Shore of Lake Superior, largest body of fresh water in the world. We've certainly been smitten. Sometimes this rugged coast is compared to the New England coast. Sometimes the nearby Sawtooth Mountains remind us of the west. The vast range of outdoor recreation opportunities -'right out the back door' - have been a huge attraction: unlimited hiking opportunities, hundreds of miles of XC trails, fishing, charming Americana in the small towns, best Alpine skiing east of the Rockies, kayaking & canoeing, on & on. And, of course, we were also attracted to the wonderful amenities of Bluefin Bay Resort, 2 pools (one outdoor & heated year 'round), 2 hot tubs (one also outdoor), and much more. Bottom line: We're glad we chose Bluefin Bay. We think you will be, too.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We've done our share of hiking (including backpacking some 200 miles of the famed Superior Hiking Trail & day hikes galore) ...enjoyed picnics overlooking the Lake from atop Mt. Oberg or Carlton Peak ...relaxing (on our deck, or on the rocks a few feet away) to listen to the waves of the Lake crashing (or just lapping at the shoreline) a stone's throw away ...visiting the cascading streams feeding the lake, the cauldrons of the Temperance River, Devil's Kettle on the Brule River, the spectacular double waterfall of the Caribou River ...watching the kids & grand-kids skip rocks when the Lake is quiet ...the 'Smore's sessions around the campfire ...we could go on & on.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Not the usual Bluefin: Premium Home, remodeled/updated with owner's-choice decor

    Not the usual Bluefin: Premium Home, remodeled/updated with owner's-choice decor

  • Premium Home: at historic Tofte Pier, (lake gull entertainment no extra charge)

    Premium Home: at historic Tofte Pier, (lake gull entertainment no extra charge)

  • Only here: master bdrm gives end-unit brightness, closest to Lake and Tofte Pier

    Only here: master bdrm gives end-unit brightness, closest to Lake and Tofte Pier

  • Bluefin unique: extensive remodeling, ceiling fans in all bdrms & living room

    Bluefin unique: extensive remodeling, ceiling fans in all bdrms & living room

  • Premium Home special: high-end Keurig coffee brewing, choose from famous flavors

    Premium Home special: high-end Keurig coffee brewing, choose from famous flavors

  • Only high-end x-longs at Bluefin: twins, now with hotel-class triple-sheeting

    Only high-end x-longs at Bluefin: twins, now with hotel-class triple-sheeting

  • Special touch: rustic comfort of Old Hickory rockers; read'n'listen to the Lake

    Special touch: rustic comfort of Old Hickory rockers; read'n'listen to the Lake

  • Shower, and in this case, a 2-person Jacuzzi; fresh air & pretty Mountain Ash

    Shower, and in this case, a 2-person Jacuzzi; fresh air & pretty Mountain Ash

  • Year 'round outdoor pool - Lake views/whirlpool/sun decks; just take Boardwalk

    Year 'round outdoor pool - Lake views/whirlpool/sun decks; just take Boardwalk

  • Enjoy the Resort's year 'round outdoor whirlpool

    Enjoy the Resort's year 'round outdoor whirlpool

  • Complete remodel: custom furniture, full kitchen, loft bdrm (new x-long twins)

    Complete remodel: custom furniture, full kitchen, loft bdrm (new x-long twins)

  • Note: now hotel-class, triple-sheet bedding (some following pics will changed)

    Note: now hotel-class, triple-sheet bedding (some following pics will changed)

  • Historic steamship America is lovingly depicted in historic photo and painting

    Historic steamship America is lovingly depicted in historic photo and painting

  • Bluefin unique: owner-selected decor gives is casual - all appliances updated

    Bluefin unique: owner-selected decor gives is casual - all appliances updated

  • Bluefin unique: 3 silk-sachet Harney teas, 6 flavors Land O Lake Cocoa Classics

    Bluefin unique: 3 silk-sachet Harney teas, 6 flavors Land O Lake Cocoa Classics

  • Exclusive at Bluefin: loft view shows owner's decor, window seat for Lake gazing

    Exclusive at Bluefin: loft view shows owner's decor, window seat for Lake gazing

  • Special bdrm: Old Havana fans, star-gazing skylite, flat-screen tv, extra mirror

    Special bdrm: Old Havana fans, star-gazing skylite, flat-screen tv, extra mirror

  • Take kids/grandkids to nearby Tofte Town Park, savor the Lake while they play

    Take kids/grandkids to nearby Tofte Town Park, savor the Lake while they play

  • Steamer America docked here when roads had not yet come this far up this far

    Steamer America docked here when roads had not yet come this far up this far

  • Fitness center/sauna/pool/whirlpool; steps away, use your Soak'n'Splash card

    Fitness center/sauna/pool/whirlpool; steps away, use your Soak'n'Splash card

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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