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House viewed from garden entrance


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This home is a rare find. From the moment you enter, your senses are overwhelmed by the natural beauty all around you. This retreat is situated on a 40 foot cliff overlooking Lake Superior. Local folks call it 'the glass house' due to the 180 degree views of Lake Superior.

Close enough to the Lutsen Ski Resort to enjoy all the amenities yet far enough to be away from all the crowds for some quiet time. The exterior walls are 65% windows with views of the lake and woods. A 10 by 15 foot skylight washes the main room with light. The total effect is that you are inside but feel at one with nature.

In the Great Room is a full kitchen, two dining areas, a gas fireplace, and a wonderful couch area under the skylight. The windows, with a beautiful view of the water, are framed with window seating. Under the window seats are many books sure to interest every reader, plus many games for the whole family to play. The bedrooms, which are separated by the Great Room, have queen beds and private full bathrooms. The master bath has a steam shower plus a whirlpool, over-sized, deep-soaking bathtub that overlooks the lake.

Keywords: Retreat, Lake View


Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • There is a large comfy couch and a queen blow up bed available for sleeping up to 6 people in the home....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom One's shower is also a steam shower and the tub is a deep soaking tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Player Piano View overlooks the lake on 40' cliff


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    On the cliffs of Lake Superior the views are beautiful....moreless

  • Village:

    Grand Marais won awards for the best little town in America...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.5
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
May 30 - Oct 12, 2017
2 night min stay
July 4th
Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$230 $270
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Tax Rate 11.875%


A direct deposit of half the rent total is required to reserve your dates. Balance need to be direct deposited 15 days prior to your first day's stay. Credit card information is taken in case of damage and not charged.

Refunds on deposits are given ONLY if cancellations are made 20 days prior to your first night and will be less a $30 fee.

Refunds will not be given due to weather.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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115 Miles
Nearest Airport
Duluth International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lutsen Resort
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lutsen Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 61
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lutsen Mountains
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lutsen Resort

Car: Necessary

Directly on Lake Superior this home is 2 miles away from the Lutsen Ski Resort with its 18 hole golf course, alpine slide and many activities. The property is right on the bike path. A peregrine falcon nesting place is near by. Grand Marais is 18 miles further down the highway providing water activities and where a number of artists spend creative hours. The gunflint trail starts in that town and the boundary water canoe trips are legendary.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: This property was built by Mary Ruth Barton in 1989 and held by the family partnership until 2015 when Mary Ruth's daughter, Kittie, through her Kittie Frantz Trust, purchased it from her siblings in a private sale. She knows you'll love to spend time there as much as she and her family does.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • House viewed from garden entrance

    House viewed from garden entrance

  • Great Room Setee with Lake Viewing

    Great Room Setee with Lake Viewing

  • Great Room's Game Area

    Great Room's Game Area

  • Master Bedroom's Lake View

    Master Bedroom's Lake View

  • Master Bathroom Lake View

    Master Bathroom Lake View

  • Second Bedroom Queen Bed

    Second Bedroom Queen Bed

  • Second Bathroom Shower

    Second Bathroom Shower

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom's Queen Bed

    Master Bedroom's Queen Bed

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom Steam Shower

    Master Bathroom Steam Shower

  • Second Bathroom

    Second Bathroom

  • Porch view of house

    Porch view of house

VRBO #34099

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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