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Charming All-Season Thunder Bay/Lake Superior Shoreline Cottage

(34 Reviews)

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Dining/living area hosts "Superior" views!


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedroom Lake Superior Shoreline Cottage W/Specular Views Accommodates 6

This enchanting all-season cottage is only 25 minutes South of Thunder Bay and 1 hour North of Grand Marais, Minnesota. It is a close "escape" for those living in or near Thunder Bay and beacons to those who have ventured only as far as Grand Marais. The Cottage is a peaceful place for all in need of quiet reflection in nature's amazing canvas.

NOTE: RATE SCHEDULE IS IN CANADIAN DOLLARS. U.S. guests receive a substantial discount due to the strong US Dollar. Please contact owner for rates in USD.

A spectacular and scenic road trip meandering along Lake Superior's famous North Shore coastline from Duluth, Minnesota is acclaimed "one of the most scenic routes" in the United States. But the scenic drive does not end in Grand Marais! Continue North only 25 minutes to the US/Canadian boarder to embrace and experience a mountainous, rugged topography with AMAZING views of Lake Superior dotted with its islands and inlets -- not seen on the USA side.

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 is provided allowing you to truly work "remotely". Mobile phone connection in the area is excellent.

The hot tub/spa is located on the front deck overlooking Lake Superior and "open" year-round. 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 and viewing Northern Lights.

A new 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, which literally "hangs" over the lake has shoreline access. It is the perfect place to enjoy panoramic "Superior" views, launch a kayak or enjoy a shoreline bonfire.

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 and close to the main bathroom.

The living area hosts an 'open concept' floor plan and a (truly) comfortable queen sofa bed and chaise lounge, which are convenient for additional guests to slumber.

A large flat screen television hosts quality satellite, DVD player, and a large selection of DVD movies for guests to enjoy. A stereo system with CD, MP3, Bluetooth, FM/AM radio is available for guest use. There is also a selection of CD music of various genre.

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! Shampoo, conditioner & body soap are provided.

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

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 Marais, MN -- what are you waiting for with your strong dollar? Experience this spectacular terrain and adventure just across the boarder. The Cottage is only 1 hour from Grand Marais and the strong U.S. dollar provides significant savings to U.S. citizens.

Note: Passports are required at the U.S./Canadian Boarder Patrol.

I could go on and on about the 'Superior' views and spectacular setting of this charming Lake Superior cottage...however with no less than 100% 5-star guest reviews? My treasured guests have already said it all.

The Cottage is available YEAR-ROUND. Remember to please reserve your requested nights early for the popular summer months. The Cottage is also available in winter! Experience this winter wonderland and an abundance of local activities close by. Excellent alpine and nordic ski trails, ice climbing and local winter festivals embrace this not-so-quiet time in the North.

The Cottage & "Spirit of Gitche Gumee" awaits your visit. Welcome.


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    NOTE: In respect to neighbors of all species no "parties" or large gatherings are allowed. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome! Games and special movies children will enjoy are available for guest use....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:

    I love animals but pets are not allowed as to provide a low allergy environment for all guests....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

  • If you have special requests, please ask.


  • Books:


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    1. In the main living area 2. Bedroom #2 (built into the television)...moreless

  • Games:

    Yes. Card and board games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Extensive collection of diverse genre....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

    With BLUETOOTH connection so guests can listen to their own music. ...moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

    We love children! Some games are available for guest use but please bring your favorite toys. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive collection of DVD movies....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • 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:

    Washer & dryer are available for guests renting 1 week or longer @ $25.00/wk. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Thermostat controlled....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Open concept, large windows....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking by the cottage w/ additional parking available. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer & dryer are available for guests renting 1 week or longer @ $25.00/wk....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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


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

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper & some spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two mountain bicycles are available for guest use....moreless

  • Boat:

    Available to rent. Ask owner....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Several levels including a special deck hanging over Lake Superior....moreless

  • Golf

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 5
from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
May 15 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$168 $183
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,024 $3,293

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2017
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$168 $183
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,098 $3,293

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135 $146
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$805 $2,561

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 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 $54.88
  • Tax Rate 11%



U.S. guests receive a substantial discount because of the strong U.S. Dollar (USD).

Contact owner for rates in USD.

Signed lease agreement & deposit required to reserve. Cancellation policy & payment schedule outlined in agreement.l

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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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
Neebing, ON, Canada
Nearest Beach
Shores of Lake Superior

Car: Recommended

NOTE: RATE SCHEDULE IS IN CANADIAN DOLLARS. U.S.A guests receive a substantial discount because of the strong U.S. Dollar.

Contact owner for rate in USD.

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

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!

And yes, even in nature we are "connected". Wireless Internet is provided at the cottage and mobile phone service is excellent in the area.

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 and the largest North American Amethyst Mine.

There are just too many "day trips" and activities for people of all ages and interests to mention here. Additional information & brochures are located at the cottage and on the thunder bay tourism web site.

Note: Always email for last minute reservations as same day check in could show unavailable online.

P.S. Ask about other great accommodations in Minneapolis!


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 ski 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, respect and understanding in regard to cultures and people. Thank you for being my guest. I really look forward hosting you. Note: Always email for last minute reservations as same day check in could show unavailable online. P.S. Ask about other great accommodations in Minneapolis!

Why the Owner Chose Neebing, ON, Canada:
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
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Dining/living area hosts "Superior" views!

    Dining/living area hosts "Superior" views!

  • Comfortable dining Area overlooks Lake Superior.

    Comfortable dining Area overlooks Lake Superior.

  • Cozy, updated living area.

    Cozy, updated living area.

  • Sunlight floods the living area year-round.

    Sunlight floods the living area year-round.

  • Bedroom 1.

    Bedroom 1.

  • Bedroom 2.

    Bedroom 2.

  • Bathroom.


  • 2 acres of Lake Superior.

    2 acres of Lake Superior.

  • It''s "Gitche Gumee" time.

    It''s "Gitche Gumee" time.

  • Upper deck & hot tub.

    Upper deck & hot tub.

  • Driveway/entry.


  • Your "Superior" view.

    Your "Superior" view.

  • Romantic dinner for 2.

    Romantic dinner for 2.

  • Living area with fireplace & incredible views!

    Living area with fireplace & incredible views!

  • Northern light.

    Northern light.

  • Bedroom 1.

    Bedroom 1.

  • Large, updated bathroom.

    Large, updated bathroom.

  • This place is loved!

    This place is loved!

  • Say hello to one of your friendly neighbors!

    Say hello to one of your friendly neighbors!

  • Shoreside brunch.

    Shoreside brunch.

  • Fire pit and lower deck.

    Fire pit and lower deck.

  • On the hiking trails overlooking The Cottage.

    On the hiking trails overlooking The Cottage.

VRBO #396237

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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