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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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



This enchanting All-SEASONS 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.

A spectacular and scenic road trip meandering along Lake Superior's famous North Shore Highway 61 from Duluth, Minnesota. Acclaimed "one of the most scenic routes" in the United States and consistently rated in the top 10 world-wide. BUT! the scenic drive does not end in Grand Marais. Continue North only 25 minutes past the US/Canadian boarder and embrace the 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 (hmmm, eh?). Quality, secure, wireless Internet provide guests the opportunity 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 close to the main bathroom.

The living area hosts an 'open concept' floor plan. A comfortable queen sofa bed offers guests another place 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.

It is possible to 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? Teasured 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.

More Details

Carolyn Nelson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Carolyn Nelson

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.

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Carolyn Nelson purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Carolyn Nelson chose Neebing

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Heather & I very much enjoyed our stay at your beautiful lake house where we celebrated her birthday.

Our first morning here started foggy but after lunch the mist burned off the lake to present us with an afternoon of brilliant sun.

We love the decorative touches in each of your rooms. You have a great eye for style.

The night visits to the campfire allowed us to stare at the stars, listening to the calming surf, and to look up to the warm, inviting hilltop cottage.

We loved the hot tub the best!

We will be back again. Thanks for the excellent hospitality!
May 2015
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Neebing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Excellent water pressure. Hand held shower option.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Also hosts a flat screen TV.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Located in main living area.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Also hosts flat screen TV with DVD player.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
If you have special requests, please ask.


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average rating of 4.975 based on 90 reviews

Property is maintained very well. Clean and cozy. Very impressed!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I needed a quiet getaway and the property is so secluded and quiet. It was exactly what we were looking for. Friendly neighbours but at a nice distance. I could not get over how fresh and clean the air was. Walks down the back lane after dinner were so peaceful. The cottage has everything you need in the kitchen. Just bring the food. Beds comfortable with clean fresh sheets. We hope to stay again in the future! Melanie

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic time at The Cottage; it was really lovely and had everything I needed to enjoy my stay. It was very clean and comfortable. The view was spectacular and the hot tub was wonderful. The area is absolutely gorgeous. Carolyn was extremely responsive and very helpful. I would love to go back and stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

House has everything you need for a relaxing break. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Love the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

When all of the Minnesota lake house rentals were booked, we decided to look further north. We are so glad we did. Excellent accommodations for a small group. Wonderful view of Lake Superior. Serene. Host was very accommodating. Don't miss the short hike to the top of Mink Mountain.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Outstanding location, clean and stocked with everything you need!!

  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO and Homeaway for every stay when we vacation. I can tell you that Carolyn's property is right at the top of our list and we will certainly be coming back. She doesn't leave out a detail and provides everything you need to have a perfect getaway! The area is breathtaking and trails provide a lakefront walk or a Mountain top view of Lake Superior. We saw bear, deer, and even a tame fox that came right up on our deck.

We would recommend this location to everyone. If you are coming from the US the currency exchange is favorable right now so you can make your money stretch farther. Thanks for a great stay Carolyn!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On the lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here twice, the first time alone & the second time w/family. I had a great time during each mini retreat. The cottage is wonderful for singles who want a quiet place to unwind & decompress. It is also great for families. My son loved the deck, hot tub, all the movies available & the cute way the beds are made up. My mother appreciated the binoculars available to watch the loons on the lake & the different birds around the property. There is a fire pit available for s'more making & another deck overlooking the water w/comfy chairs. I did not use the BBQ but it was available as well. I enjoyed sitting down at night in front of the fireplace & reading. There is a fully equipped kitchen w/all the herbs, salt & pepper & sugar to start a meal. There is also cooking pots & pans & cutlery & a kettle, toaster & knives available. There is not oven exhaust but I just opened some windows & that was fine. There are plenty of towels to use & I loved the extra pillows on each bed. I would suggest a little throw blanket for the sofa. The host was wonderful & responsive to all inquiries & very professional & friendly to chat with. My family had a wonderful time & we look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Thunder Bay International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ferry to Isle Royal
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
White Water
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Loch Lomand
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 and 1 hour North of Grand Marias, MN.

Thunder Bay offers many tourist activities, parks, farmers markets and festivals for those exploring this very historical and beautiful area.

Old Fort Williams is one of the largest living history attractions in North America, devoted to re-creating the days of the North West Company and the Canadian fur trade

Just out The Cottage door guests encounter many marked & groomed hiking trails of all ability levels. Pack the picnic and head to "Picnic Point" for spectacular panoramic views of Sturgeon Bay & Lake Superior. In late summer-fall make certain to bring a pail to collect wild raspberries, which are abundant along the trails. It cannot be expressed enough how truly breathtaking the views!

And yes, of course -- even in nature we must stay "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 great accommodations in Minneapolis & Norway too!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

End Of Use Cleaning Fee $60.34
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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