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Dramatic Lake Superior view, fabulous location within 10 miles of 3 state parks!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath Lake Superior town home - quiet, private setting

The top 10 reasons to choose our home for your trip to the north shore of Lake Superior

10. Within 10 miles of 3 of Minnesota's most popular state parks

9. Everyone loves it - check out our reviews!

8. Walk to several excellent local restaurants

7. Sunrises over the lake with coffee on the deck

6. Oh so comfortable beds and pillows, play hard, sleep well!

5. Whirlpool for two (most Windsong units only have a tub for one)

4. End unit with LOTS of windows, more light, views and cool lake breezes

3. Front door parking, no trudging through a parking lot with suitcases

2. Small, quiet town home community, not a busy, noisy resort

1. Location! Closer to the lake than most Windsong rentals.

This is our vacation home, not a corporate rental, and when we're not there, it is our pleasure to share it with fellow north shore lovers. Every piece of furniture and art was hand selected to provide a beautiful and oh so comfortable home to return to after a hard day at play on the north shore. A dramatic two story wall of windows facing the lake lets you enjoy the sights and sounds of this incredible body of water, it's mesmerizing. Our home is perfect for one or two couples, there are two bedrooms, one on each floor, each with a connected bath for privacy. Our home's amazing view and ideal location attracts lots of inquiries from travelers with a 5th or 6th person, rather than turn them down, we added twin air mattresses so we can accommodate six guests maximum.

Windsong is a small lakeside town home community, not a resort. Enjoy the amenities of an upscale resort without the noise and crowds. Indoor Heated pool, (open between Memorial Day weekend and New Year's Day), a year around sauna, charcoal grill, picnic tables and fire pit are across the driveway.

The Gitchi-Gami State Trail is at the top of Windsong Drive, walk or ride bikes to Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls. Palisade Head and Tettegouche State Park are a few miles up 61. A spur trail from Cove Point offers access to the Superior Hiking Trail, hike for miles through forests, along ridges, rivers, waterfalls and lakes. What an amazing place in every season, come explore by day and relax in style and comfort at night.

Winter guests enjoy miles and miles of nearby cross country and snowmobile trails. The midwest's best downhill skiing is just 40 minutes away at Lutsen. Gooseberry Falls park and Split Rock both have beautiful, groomed cross country ski trails, we use them to snowshoe too. There's nothing like spending time on foot, skis or snowshoes in the woods in winter. It's good for your body, mind and soul.

Walk to nearby restaurants: Northern Lights, Lemon Wolf Cafe, Cove Point Lodge, Camp 61 and Crossings Bar & Grille and The Big Dipper Ice cream shop which are open seasonally. You'll love how conveniently located our home is, come play!

Keywords: Lake Superior rentals, Vacation rental, north shore vacation rental, rental on the lake, Townhouse, Town home, Condo, Lake View, Lake Superior vacation rental, Split Rock Lighthouse, Superior Hiking Trail, Tettegouche, Palisade Head, Gooseberry Falls, Gitchi-Gami Trail, Windsong, Beaver Bay, Beaver Bay rental

More Details

Owner
Jo
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Jo

We live in the Twin Cities so Minnesota is home but there's NO place on earth like the north shore. We've been coming here for over 25 years, we even chose to get married on the top of Moose Mountain in Lutsen. Of course, we love the North Shore any time of year but much to our surprise, Winter is our favorite! We are snowshoers and we find that we are often the only ones on the trails, we LOVE the solitude! We snowshoe the same Superior Hiking Trails that we hike in other seasons and we marvel at how the view changes when the foliage is gone. It's incredibly beautiful and peaceful, we hope you'll try it on one of your visits. You can rent snowshoes at Beaver Bay Sports 2 miles away if you don't have your own.

Jo purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Jo chose Beaver Bay

Beaver Bay is easy to get to from the Twin Cities and it's a beautiful drive. Of course the view of Lake Superior was a huge draw for us, it's hard to believe it's a lake! Listening to the waves hit the rocks, watching the sun come up over the lake, stargazing over a pitch black lake, it's a soul refreshing place.

What makes this townhome unique

Our home is such a wonderful retreat, when we step inside, the weight of the world lifts off of our shoulders. We really enjoy the proximity to so many incredible State Parks. Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock and Tettegouche are all within 10 miles. The Superior Hiking Trail and state park trails take you through forests, along rivers, past waterfalls, to inland lakes and along Lake Superior. If you prefer a stroll or bike ride to a hike, you can walk or bike ride for miles along the shore on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail at the top of Windsong Drive. Golfers, enjoy Lutsen's Superior National Golf course 27 holes of spectacular golf just 40 minutes away. The best downhill sking and snowboarding in the Midwest is also 40 minutes away at Lutsen Mountains. We never get tired of this place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jo and Bob, Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We have had a very nice two days here - using your home as our "base camp" while we enjoyed the North Shore's attractions. My family from Australia have been here with us and were "wowed" by the beauty of the area, and by your lovely accommodations! We have been extremely lucky with weather - the lake has been so calm almost glass like, which we have never seen before. Blue skies too...just perfect! Thank you again.
Jun 2011
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Map

Split Rock Lighthouse
"The most visited lighthouse on the north shore is less than 4 miles from our home. You can ..."
Gooseberry Falls State Park
"Wow, Gooseberry Falls is spectacular! Bring you camera and be amazed. Asphalt paths lead f..."
Tettegouche State Park
"Tettegouche State Park is approximately 8 miles from our home. It's a beautiful park, maybe..."
Silver Bay Marina
"Silver Bay Marina is two miles away and offers boating enthusiasts access to Lake Superior a..."
Palisade Head
"Take the short drive up to the top of Palisade Head, it's sheer cliff with a fabulous view. ..."
Lemon Wolf Cafe
"You can walk from our home to this wonderful Beaver Bay restaurant, it's our favorite! The ..."
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
"You must see Split Rock Lighthouse, it's one of the top attractions on the north shore. Tak..."
Superior Hiking Trail
"Amazing 300+ mile trail with gentle and challenging sections, something for every level of h..."
Temperance River State Park
"You have to take a short hike inland to get the full impact of this must see stop, it's wort..."
Gitchi-Gami State Trail
"The Gitch-Gami State Trail is close to both of our vacation homes, at Beaver Bay it's at the..."
Superior National Golf
"Enjoy 27 holes of spectacular golf across Ski Hill Road. I don't even golf and this is one ..."
Lutsen Mountains
"The Lutsen Mountain Ski and Summer Resort offers year around recreation. It's the best down..."
Alpine Slide
"If you're staying at our 618 Windsong town home in Beaver Bay, the Alpine Slide is something..."
Betty's Pies
"Betty's Pies is just past Two Harbors on your way up the shore, if it's time for breakfast, ..."
Northern Lights Roadhouse & Pub
Oberg Mountain
"One of the best loop hikes year around and spectacular in Fall, fabulous views as you circle..."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Duluth, Minneapolis is 3 1/2 hours south
Nearest Barpub
0.13 Miles
Crossings Bar and Grill
Nearest Motorway
0.13 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cove Point Lodge, Northern Lights, Lemon Wolf Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Point of Interest
Split Rock Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Split Rock River
Nearest Point of Interest
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Bay Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Northern Lights Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Bay shopping area
Nearest Point of Interest
Palisade Head
Nearest Point of Interest
Tettegouche State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Baptism River Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Bay Golf 9 hole course
Car: necessary

Boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, snowshoes, bicycles, kayaks and canoes can be rented nearby. The Marina is right next to Beaver Bay Sports just 2 miles from our home, great for getting out on the 'big lake'.

Amenities

Beaver Bay Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Not suitable for little ones, please send the owner an inquiry BEFORE making a reservation request to make sure our home is a good fit for your family
  • I will email you our rental agreement for your signature, your reservation will not be considered confirmed until I receive the signed agreement
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor full bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated tile floor, walks through to the main floor bedroom
    Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master 3/4 bath with heated tile floor + whirlpool for 2
  • The main floor full bath has heated tile floors and connects to the main floor bedroom offering that rooms occupants privacy. The master bedroom has a private bath also with heated tile floors and a large walk-in tile shower. Most Windsong townhomes have a single person whirlpool, we had that removed by the builder and installed a Pearl Maxx whirlpool tub for two with in-line heat to keep the water hot for a long, relaxing soak.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper level master bedroom
  • Both bedrooms have very comfortable queen sized beds. There are two twin inflatable mattresses and bedding for a 5th and 6th guest if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Dramatic Lake Superior view, fabulous location within 10 miles of 3 state parks!
average rating of 4.976744 based on 93 reviews
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A truly amazing gem on the North Shore!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautifully decorated and in excellent condition. So comfortable that I felt like I was in my own home. I love the location and the lake views are incredible! The owners were easy to work with, very prompt with their replays and answers and very professional. Thank you Jo for sharing your home with us

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our stay and felt so at home. When we chose the furnishings and decorations, we wanted it to be a comfortable and beautiful retreat from our hectic city lives. It thrills me to hear people feel the same way about it that we do, it's our sanctuary that we happily share with other north shore lovers when we can't be there. Please come again, it's a different experience in every season.
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Amazing views, clean, cozy, and nicely appointed!

  • 5 of 5

Jo was super helpful in the lead-up to our trip, and everything was straightforward once we arrived. We loved the place and had a wonderful time! Thanks for the great experience in this wonderful part of the world.

Cheers,

Dustin

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Views of the lake are breath taking. Property owners have good instructions posted and have pre-visit communication.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

This place was very nice and welcoming. We were there with one outher couple who got engaged at split rock lighthouse while we visited. We loved the central location to the touristy areas. We would definitely recommend and may come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect get away for old friends with an ideal floor plan for 2 couples

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days here with old friends enjoying hiking the Oberg and Bean and Bear loops, color touring, reliving old stories and lots of laughter. We all agreed we'll do this again when snowshoe season comes, it's the perfect location for access to parks and trails, looking forward to winter now!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pristine and cozy lake cottage with stunning lake view

  • 5 of 5

Pristine and cozy lake cottage with all of the amenities and a beautiful view of Lake Superior. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in. It was perfectly located near several state parks and trails as well. There is so much to see and to explore! We will definitely visit again. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

Send an inquiry to request a quote directly from the owner if your requested stay is over a national holiday, some holidays require a 3 night stay, instant quote may not be accurate.

Flat rate event quotes are for 4 guests, quotes will adjusted $10 per guest per night for a 5th & 6th guest, 6 guests maximum

Some holidays require 3 a night minimum stay

Weekly rate not available between Christmas and New Year's

Rates are subject to change but are guaranteed once reservation has been accepted

Note - We have decided not to charge a damage deposit for one reason, trust. We always speak with our guests prior to accepting a reservation to explain that this is our home and we expect that if there is an issue or damage, you will notify us to make it right. This is a courtesy to our guests to spare them additional upfront cost, even though it is refundable, we understand waiting for a damage deposit refund doesn't always time well with paying your credit card bill and you wind up with a credit balance, no one appreciates that. We hope you appreciate our policy of trusting you with our home by treating it with care and following all instructions and association rules while you are there.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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