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Woodsy Lodging Near Lake Superior

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom + loft which accomodates 2-small children (sleeps 6 max)

Secluded single family home on 40 heavily wooded acres...yet only 10-min from the scenic North Shore and only 20-min to downtown Duluth! The starry nights are spectacular away from the city lights and the sights & sounds of wildlife are everywhere.

The Space

Our single level 30' x 40' guest home (built in '06) has an open floor plan. The great room measures 18' x 30' and has a spacious kitchen and dining area on one side with the living room/TV viewing area on the other. The two bedrooms are located at the front of the house...one has a queen bed and the other a double with the latter room also having a loft directly overhead... which is ideal for two children... sleeping bags required. The back of the house has a fairly large bathroom which doubles as the utility room. The washer and dryer are located here, which guests are welcome to use.

Guest Access

A fully functional wood burning stove is centrally located in the great room. Guests are welcome to use it...my wife & I heated this home for 6-years almost exclusively with wood. Firewood is provided at no charge. As a back-up, there are individual electric wall heaters (with individual thermostats) in each room.

Interaction with Guests

My wife & I are in the midst of finishing our retirement home which is located in the middle of our 40-acres, so we are only a 5-minute walk up the driveway should guests have questions or need our assistance in anyway.

The Neighborhood

Breathtaking views along the shore of Lake Superior are just 10-minutes away! Stroll along the beach or bike, roller blade, jog or walk along dedicated paved pathways. The Lakeside residential community is only 5-minutes further where you’ll find an awesome city park, 27 hole golf course, craft shops, bakery, grocery store, gas stations as well as a convenient place to pick up subs, pizzas, etc.

Closer to home, guests are welcome to hike along the walking trails that we've cleared on our private 40-acres. Be sure to check out the narrow county logging road that runs along the east side of our property for a quiet stroll. Moreover, wild raspberries are often plentiful along the trails in late July/early August and wild hazelnuts are ready for picking in late August….provided you get to them before the squirrels and deer do! The north side of our property is peppered with numerous Maples so during Sept/Oct, a walk through the woods becomes exceptionally brilliant with all of the Fall colors!

Guests are also encouraged to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the campfire area. (campfire wood is provided at no charge.) I personally never get tired of listening to the sounds of the night accompanied by a spectacular star lit sky… all from a front row seat in this country setting!

Getting around

While a bike ride to Lake Superior is not out of the question...particularly since it is mostly downhill, the return trip could be a real bear! We're in the country, so personal transportation is necessary!

More Details

Owner
Royal
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Amenities

Normanna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Doubles as utility room/laundry area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Smaller of two bedrooms. Loft/bunk area overhead.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , 3rd sleeping area/loft in smaller bedrm ideal for 2 children
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Larger of two bedrooms. Space for a "pack & play."
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Woodsy Lodging Near Lake Superior
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 55 reviews
Menasha, Wisconsin
5

Comfortable Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this cottage! It was very comfortable and well appointed. The beds were very comfortable and the linens and towels were as nice as you'd find at your home. You'd never be bored staying here either. There are plenty of games and movies for the whole family to enjoy on a rainy day, or lots of space to explore the area during nice weather. It was really beautiful and quiet also. I sat out on the front patio and drank coffee and listened to the birds sing in the mornings. It really made my vacation perfect! I wish we could've stayed longer. The next time we visit Duluth, we'd surely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

This is the most serene place to stay if you want quiet time, the house is spectacular very clean and well stocked for what you need for your stay, I would recommend this rental house to all my friends and family. And the couple that own the house are wonderful people and there are near by if you need anything.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Live in Norman OK
5

Beautiful, secluded and peaceful gem

  • 5 of 5

This property was exceptionally clean and was better stocked than any rental I have ever stayed at. The property was landscaped beautifully. The property was close to Lake Superior allowing day trips to Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls State Park and Split Lighthouse. The only negative thing I can say is to warn you that there is no dishwasher unless you bring your husband LOL.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent for a woodsy experience and close to Two Harbors and Duluth.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean, spacious. Screen porch is delightful for a summer evening of playing games and reading books.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Fully stocked house ready for your north shore getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the property. The details of the house still amaze me including all the toys and games for the kids (and adults) for rainy day fun! We are convinced that you could prepare a full thanksgiving meal with all the kitchen utensils and bakeware. We loved grilling and enjoyed a bonfire every night - especially with the dry wood and firestarter, anyone can start a fire!

We can't wait until our next trip to the north woods!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomington, MN
5

Secluded Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful. It's situated amongst the forests just outside Duluth within easy driving distance of Lake Superior and town. The house is large enough to accommodate a large family and the interior and exterior are immaculate. It has everything that you need for your stay. The owners are very responsive and they provide you with all the details in advance of your stay. We didn't have to time to use it, but there is a great outdoor area with a fire pit. This was one of the nicest properties at which we've stayed and this will definitely become our preferred lodging while visiting Duluth in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Normanna House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$179
Fri,Sat
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.38%

Additional guest fee of $15.00 per person/per night based upon occupancy of more than (4) guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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