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Aanii House | New Sauna | Large Decks | Sleeps 14 | Book Your Fall Getaway Now!

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bdrm 5 bath w/ Internet | New Sauna, Kitchen, Grill, Floors | Camp Fire Pit

Long ago, the Ojibwe tribe once inhabited much of this beautiful area and many still live here. In Ojibwe, Aanii means “hello”; We welcome you to this wonderful little place where the past and present dance together in perfect step and a beautiful landscape of trees and rolling green hills commingle with small town life. Happily situated on 10 private acres in the woods just north of Duluth, the Aanii Vacation and Retreat House provides guests a sanctuary from the bustling world. A home that once raised a happy family, now provides others a loving place to reconnect with family and friends. This home features 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a jacuzzi, brand new sauna, and plenty of space to stretch out. From my family to yours, we hope that your stay provides you with laughter and memories to last a lifetime.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    lots of room to play in family room and deck space, fire pit to do with Mom and Dad. We have plenty of seating around the fire pit with 6 extra camping folding chairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    please smoke outside. Ashtray available on decks....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I love my home like you love your pets but this is not a pet friendly home. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Sorry the house is a multi- level home. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    the Queen bedroom shares a full bath with other Queen...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    upstairs next to the shared full bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    this room is on the main level with a 1/ bath. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 - Upstairs Master: 1 king

    The Master has its own private bath with jetted tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 2 queen

    The lower level family bed room has it own private bathroom....moreless

  • There are 4 bedrooms and a sun room with a daybed and trundle. A king in the master. 2 queens upstairs in separate rooms. Lovely soft linens, pillows and towels . ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub

    private 3/4 bath with jetted tub ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This is a shared bathroom along with the sauna bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Main floor powder room...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    the sauna area is a private, close but detached by the house...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    3/4 bath private for the lower level family bedroom...moreless

  • A private one off master bedroom with jetted tub, one shared upstairs with tub/shower. 1/2 bath powder room on main level and a shower with toilet in the Sauna area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is so much to do in Duluth all year around. If would like to try sail boating here is information to connect with the right person who can help you. Amicus Adventure Sailing 133 3rd Ave Two Harbors, MN 55616 (218) 290-5975 Fax: (218) 834-2432 Don't forget the winter sports in Duluth Spirit Mountain Recreation Area 9500 Spirit Mountain Place Duluth, 55810 (218) 628-2891 (800) 642-6377 Fax: (218) 624-0213 So much to do Grandma's Marathon and all the festivals, one in particular is Bayfront Blues Festival. If you're looking for the best place in town to watch fire works, go to Hawks Ridge, its just 6 miles from the house. There you can see the lights from Superior and Duluth.. Korkki Nordic is a XC ski area just down the road off Homestead and Korki road. It's a challenging 11K trail with warming home. For more info. Call 218-525-7326....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Big screen in family room with Direct TV. Netflix and DVD ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    So far I have The Heart Break Kid, Mr. Poppers Penguins, Almighty, Hangover, Date night, Funny People , Fargo (full season 1) Catch me if you can. and more to come....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Very peaceful setting in the woods. 10 minutes from Duluth and Two Harbors. Nice place to relax and enjoy rural living, if only for a few days. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    eat-in kitchen seating for 12. 10 at the table and 2 at the counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Duluth is called the air conditioned city.. Open your windows at night and enjoy the north fresh air. Air Conditioning not needed.fluffy ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in the lower level family room the dryer is available for guest staying more then a few days. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane fireplace that warms the bones on a cold winter day. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Its is available if requested....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard hot water heat. in floor in basement and large bedroom on lowest level. The family room is a delight with the warm in-floor heat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Limited with slow speed. Can stream Netflix. you can connect on your phone to safe on your data....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    formal living room that joins the sun room with a cozy propane fire place that warms the soul. Great place to coffee, visit and chat. Also. a large living room with big screen TV. Netflix and DVD....moreless

  • Parking:

    2+ car garage with plenty off street parking. the driveway has had up the 13 cars and all off street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy White towels are supplied for your pleasure....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the lower family area is the laundry room, available for guests staying more then a few days. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee 12 cup electric coffee pot with a pump air pot for a large group....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    matching white dishes for 14. Chilled tall beer glasses in the freezer, plenty of coffee cups, and cooking utensils. everything you need....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    full-sized stainless steel dishwasher with multi settings....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter tops Stainless steel appliances everything you need in way of pots and pans, baking, and servicing a large meal for your family and friends. Not to mention a large Weber Grill....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New stainless steel mounted microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices galore, Ketchup and mustard. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large stainless steel Refrigerator with in door water and ice. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel glass top electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice stainless steel toaster with different setting for bagels, toast or English muffins. ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Off the master bed room is a scenic overlook of the back yard and forest the surrounds the fire pit. Great place to watch the stars on a clear night....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Munger Trail Bike Rental & Shuttle Service 7408 Grand Avenue Duluth, MN 55807 (218) 624-4814 (800) 982-BIKE Fax: (218) 624-8097...moreless

  • Boat:

    Canal Park Boat Rental Dock 1, Minnesota Slip Canal Park Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 269-6025...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 large decks with plenty of seating, one off the main level. Seats 8. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    1860 Lester River Road Duluth, MN 55804 (218) 525-0830 Fax: (218) 525-0841...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    UMD/Outdoor Program, 1216 Ordean Court, 153 SpHC Duluth, MN 55812 (218) 726-7128...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lawn features a grassy area for the kids to play. a fire pit to roast hot dogs and smores. if youre feeling adventurous a walk in the woods. Collect your own fire wood, wagon supplied....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless Steal Weber Grill. High quality for grilling perfection....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    9500 Spirit Mountain Place Duluth, 55810 (218) 628-2891 (800) 642-6377 Fax: (218) 624-0213...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Beautiful, new electric, wet sauna that accommodates 6-8 people. 60sq ft. with high and lower benches for different comfort zones. ...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Grandma's Marathon
Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$475 $500
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,400 $6,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 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

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8.375%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Duluth Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Breeze Inn
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lester Park Golf Course
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 61
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cross Country Korkki Nordic XC skiing
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Brighton Beach

Car: Necessary

There are many attractions in Duluth, as exciting as Grandma's Marathon and the Bayfront Blues Festival to bird watching at Hawks and the season change with the wonderful autumn colors. What ever you are coming for, to relax or get involved It's a wonderful place. The history is also intriguing, Seven bridges road and the Glensheen Historic Estate or just going to one of the many beaches and soaking up the sun.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1999

About: Aanii, my name is Sally. I was born on the Iron Range and grew up in a small town north of Minneapolis where I owned and operated a beauty salon for 15 years. Our family moved to Duluth in 1999 and I returned to school in 2002 to get my healthcare degree. I turned our home into a vacation rental a few years ago because I love the privacy and remote setting this home offers.

Why Duluth, MN, USA:
I loved this home because its close to nature and provides many comfortable areas to relax indoor and outdoor. The property is on 10 acres and provides a quiet, comfortable experience for our guests. New hardwood floors make it great for Quilting and Crafting groups as we have rolling office chairs and folding tables to accommodate up to 10 group size. Separate living room with big screen TV, DVD player, Satellite TV and large comfortable leather couch with love seat and lounging chairs. The house has three levels so there is always a quiet space to relax, even with large groups.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sauna room with shower - This was completed in early 2016 and has been a great addition to what we can provide for our guests. The three decks provide enough space for large group retreats during the day and also a great place to enjoy a peaceful morning cup of coffee. Camp Fire Area - Seating for 6 - 8 around a cozy camp fire. S'mores anyone? Canal Park - Restaurants, gift and coffee shops, the board walk on Lake Superior. And be sure to experience the worlds only working Aerial Lift Bridge. Many Beaches and parks are further down after you cross over the bridge. North Shore Scenic Route - Get a beautiful view of Lake Superior on the scenic route toward Two Harbors. In the summer months, there are many scenic areas close to the property including Hawks Ridge for an awesome view of Lake Superior, and Seven Bridges Road where you can see many waterfalls and very interesting bridges (which runs to Lester Park and a unique swimming hole called, "the deeps," by the locals.) Great place to see the fall colors and enjoy the summer months. In the winter months, The John Beargrease dogsled race runs within a few miles of the property. Snowmobile groups will enjoy the proximity of the C. J. Ramstad Minnesota trail which is 2 miles away. For the Cross Country folks Korkki groomed ski trails are a short distance from the house. After a day in the woods come and warm your bones in the Sauna,a great way to relax and end the day.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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