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Cabin, dock, bay; Deck built around the trees and rocks

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Last updated: 09/28/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to Blueberry Hill, a precious island cabin that has been part of our family for 40 years. Come enjoy a sacred tranquility, morning coffee with the best sunrises on Burntside Lake, nesting loons nearby calling each other across the vastness, & smallmouth bass just a cast away off the dock.

Park on your own mainland private access, bring your own boat or use our small 9HP 14 ft aluminum Lund for a few minutes to peace and adventure that awaits you.

Blueberry Hill sits on a 10 acre peninsula of this 80 acre island, where delectable wild blueberries cover the glacier-made rocks in season, hummingbirds await your arrival, eagles swoop overhead, snapper turtles may show up searching for your leftover fish parts, and the resident marten may greet you. While hiking the 10 acres of low and high ground, you may also encounter various signs of additional animal activity on the island, such as the nearby beaver hut or beaver-chewed driftwood.

Two-story windows of this modified A-Frame face east, where the dock and swimming area are most often calm, sheltered from westerly winds. Rough-hewn cedar inside and out, with an open floor plan. Three bedrooms include two enclosed rooms on the main floor with beds for 6, and an upper open loft with 2 twin beds and 4 additional mattresses. You can even scatter these on the floor as we have done for years to accommodate young friends and family. Pull-out sofa can sleep another 2.

A tiled, rain shower bathroom features locally crafted, unique accents, including sauna door handle, wooden posts, and personally-hewn mirror. Wrap-around decking allows for ease of movement from sauna to lake, from loft to outside forest, from kitchen living room to large outer deck.

Fun and easy activities include swimming, waterskiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and stand-up paddle boarding, and equipment for some of these are included. A flat, grassy outdoor area can accomodate tenting.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

    Two bunk beds (sleeps 4), shelving built-in to glacial rock...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Large loft has two twin beds & 4 addtl mattresses...moreless

  • Bedroom #1 with full bed; Bedroom #2 with two bunk beds; Bedroom #3 is open loft with two twin beds & 4 additional mattresses...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Updated cedar bathroom with tiled shower, rain shower head, locally handmade wood accents. Sauna entrance is within bathroom, near exterior door leading to outer deck and lake....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Lake and island...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heating...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    On mainland private access property...moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All utensils, knives, pots and pans are included....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    14 foot aluminum Lund, 9 HorsePower, is available for use at additional charge. Other local boat rental info can also be provided....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One person kayak, and aluminum canoe are included....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,890

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Boat usage $350
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Visitors can use their own boat, rent our basic 9HP aluminum boat, or contact area boat rental operators for information.

50% deposit upon booking; balance paid 6 weeks before arrival. Security deposit of $500 required, fully refundable within 1 month after departure if no damage has occurred or replacements are needed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

About the owner: This home has been a part of our family's culture for decades.

Why the Owner Chose Ely, MN, USA:
Our family has had a longtime affinity for Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the people and town of Ely, and Burntside Lake. For generations, our family adventures in this area have included first summer jobs, honeymoons, family vacations, portages, hiking and canoe trips. Burntside Lake, in particular, has hosted many of our family activities, and we are now pleased to share our place with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Island living is unique and has special qualities not found when staying at land bound sites. Secluded, you can experience an exclusive, private getaway, surrounded by your own personal wilderness. Boating adventures to refresh your spirit await, crossing the few minutes back and forth from your hideaway to the mainland. Private mainland access ensures your own car is available to visit area attractions or stop into nearby Ely for food, bait, trying on Steger's famous mukluks, or visiting the North American Bear Center or International Wolf Center. Facing a bay that is calmer than the rest of the lake, this unique spot keeps serenity near, and more intense activities at a distance.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/28/2016

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Photos

  • Cabin, dock, bay; Deck built around the trees and rocks

    Cabin, dock, bay; Deck built around the trees and rocks

  • Large south deck off living room & kitchen, overlooking lake

    Large south deck off living room & kitchen, overlooking lake

  • Warm day, calm bay, from the deck

    Warm day, calm bay, from the deck

  • Mirrored reflection in crystal clear water off the dock

    Mirrored reflection in crystal clear water off the dock

  • South view, left upper deck to loft, lower sliding doors to bunk bedroom

    South view, left upper deck to loft, lower sliding doors to bunk bedroom

  • Relax overlooking the lake, resting your feet on built-in window seat storage

    Relax overlooking the lake, resting your feet on built-in window seat storage

  • Living room view from loft, pull out full sofa bed

    Living room view from loft, pull out full sofa bed

  • Loft: large picture windows N&S, built-in window seat storage, closets, E deck

    Loft: large picture windows N&S, built-in window seat storage, closets, E deck

  • South view of deck and lake from kitchen

    South view of deck and lake from kitchen

  • Bedroom #2 built into glacial rock. One of two built-in bunk beds, ceiling fan

    Bedroom #2 built into glacial rock. One of two built-in bunk beds, ceiling fan

  • Cedar, tile & rain shower head, electric sauna,  door to N deck & lake

    Cedar, tile & rain shower head, electric sauna, door to N deck & lake

  • Short hike to the beaver hut!

    Short hike to the beaver hut!

  • Main entrance

    Main entrance

  • View from Burntside Lake

    View from Burntside Lake

  • View from the dock

    View from the dock

  • Sunrise from the deck

    Sunrise from the deck

  • Back NE view of cabin, with upper deck off loft & decking outside sauna

    Back NE view of cabin, with upper deck off loft & decking outside sauna

  • Enjoy gorgeous sunrises through two story living room windows facing east

    Enjoy gorgeous sunrises through two story living room windows facing east

  • Living room stairs to loft, door to Bedroom #1 & door to outside

    Living room stairs to loft, door to Bedroom #1 & door to outside

  • Kitchen with gas stove, movable dining table for convenient seating

    Kitchen with gas stove, movable dining table for convenient seating

  • Bedroom #1 with full bed

    Bedroom #1 with full bed

  • Cedar bathroom with locally-crafted wood accents

    Cedar bathroom with locally-crafted wood accents

  • Sauna built around island's glacial rocks

    Sauna built around island's glacial rocks

  • Sunset reflection looking east

    Sunset reflection looking east

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 13, 2016

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Ely, MN, USA #678330

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