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Lovely home with beautiful views of Lake Superior

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This home is a rare find. From the moment you enter, your senses are overwhelmed by the natural beauty all around you. This retreat is situated on a 40 foot cliff overlooking Lake Superior. Local folks call it 'the glass house' due to the 180 degree views of Lake Superior.

Close enough to the Lutsen Ski Resort to enjoy all the amenities yet far enough to be away from all the crowds for some quiet time. The exterior walls are 65% windows with views of the lake and woods. A 10 by 15 foot skylight washes the main room with light. The total effect is that you are inside but feel at one with nature.

In the Great Room is a full kitchen, two dining areas, a gas fireplace, and a wonderful couch area under the skylight. The windows, with a beautiful view of the water, are framed with window seating. Under the window seats are many books sure to interest every reader, plus many games for the whole family to play. The bedrooms, which are separated by the Great Room, have queen beds and private full bathrooms. The master bath has a steam shower plus a whirlpool, over-sized, deep-soaking bathtub that overlooks the lake.

Keywords: Retreat, Lake View

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About The Owner

This property was built by Mary Ruth Barton in 1989 and held by the family partnership until 2015 when Mary Ruth's daughter, Kittie, through her Kittie Frantz Trust, purchased it from her siblings in a private sale. She knows you'll love to spend time there as much as she and her family does.

The Owner purchased this house in 1989

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lutsen

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • soap
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , bidet , The Shower is large and also a Steam Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • There is a large comfy couch and a queen blow up bed available for sleeping up to 6 people in the home.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Player Piano View overlooks the lake on 40' cliff. Located Adjacent to Bike Trail and Lutsen Resort.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Lovely home with beautiful views of Lake Superior
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Great place - beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for the week of the 4th, unbelievable views, home is custom designed to maximize views of Lake Superior. Home is super clean and well maintained. Location is near many activities, and a short drive to Grand Marais and the Gunflimt Trail. We would highly recommend to anyone considering staying in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review!
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North Oaks, MN
2

Great place, tired furnishings

  • 2 of 5

We stayed here more than 10 years ago, and loved it. To celebrate our 40th anniversary we returned this year. We were very disappointed in the lack of furnishing updates. There were very few places to sit that were comfortable enough to gaze at the lake, read, or just take in the great light. Everything is pretty much unchanged and very sun bleached. The main couch cushions were so worn out that it was hard to get up from sitting there.

The house itself is as architectural beauty. New furnishings would bring it up to par with other VRBO properties in this price range. We have recommended this property to several friends, but will not in the future. We did contact the owner and the manager about our issues, but never received a response.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were saddened by Ms. Brodeen’s post because in her email to us she asked “If you are interested in our thoughts, please let me know.” Since we are happy with our home and the quality of it's furnishings we did not respond. We have had only one other comment about the Henredon sectional and that was from an elderly gentleman who said it was too low for him. We spent $300 to put higher couch legs on it, as we felt it was a good suggestion, and we like it even better now. It seemed to us that every person has different likes and dislikes about furniture. The good news is that my sister is taking her player piano and we will put a queen sized hide-a-bed couch in that great room. We will strive for something between the softness of the Henredon and the firmness of the other couch so everyone’s level of comfortable can be accommodated.
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Golden Valley, MN
5

Epic View!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 2 nights in this gorgeous home and had a terrific experience. I read the other reviews and want to add a few points for future renters considering this property. We had dramatic changes in weather from mid 60s on Saturday to mid 30s (with some snow) on Sunday and Monday morning and we never had any trouble with the heating/hot water system. Just read the instructions that are provided - it's very straightforward. During our April visit, It was unseasonably warm and the patio chairs were not set out when we arrived. We called the caretaker to ask for help and she returned my call quickly and soon we were lounging on the patio looking at the lake. The pictures do show the spectacular view, but it's impossible to appreciate how close the windows are to the cliff until you're actually in the house. If you want to visit the north shore for a view of the lake, this is the place to rent. You can see very far North and East and it feels like you're hovering over the lake thanks to the size of the windows. The windows were very clean and offered crisp views. (Note that you can't access the lake from the house because of the cliff and the landscaping.) When we had 20 mph winds, I could have sat there all day watching and listening to the waves crash. Also, I didn't realize prior to arrival that the house is very close to the bend in the paved bike trail so if you're a biker, that's a definite bonus. I didn't see other renters comment on the steam shower -- it's terrific. It's easy to use, works very well and is very relaxing. If you're staying with two couples, the layout of the house offers perfect privacy with a bedroom and bathroom on either side of the great room. If you haven't been to the North Shore before, this rental is close to everything. In just a few days we hit State Parks, Lutsen ski resort, and Grand Marais and never felt like we had too much driving to do. I think this house fits the definition of a "getaway" destination perfectly. There are neighbors, but you can't really see them - we never did. We'll certainly rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eau Claire
5

Relaxing get away on the shores of Lake Superior.

  • 5 of 5

This home was a wonderful find! We loved the sunlit living room, comfortable furnishings and layout of the home. It's conveniently located near Lutsen, Grand Marais and great hiking. This will stay in my "favorites" folder!

We did have to learn how to manage the skylight venting but once we switched to manual it was great.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful, serene, and welcoming property!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing (but too brief!) summertime visit to the Horizon house. This is a beautiful, serene, and welcoming property. We found it to be a great base for exploring the region and appreciated learning more about its special history, as well.

Thanks to the Owners for the timely responses to our inquiries, the very helpful info provided, and for allowing us to share in those stunning Lake Superior sunrises!

Safe to say the area and Horizon have four very happy new converts!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shoreview, MN
5

Wonderful winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family just got done booking another stay at this beautiful house on Lake Superior. The views are amazing from every room and the great room is a perfect place for our family to hang out. Greta was helpful and easy to get a hold of with any issues that we had. Last year we received 6" of snow and the driveway was plowed out first thing in the morning. Great place to stay for skiing at Lutsen.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lutsen Resort
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lutsen Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Lockport
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lutsen Resort
Car: necessary

Directly on Lake Superior this home is 2 miles away from the Lutsen Ski Resort with its 18 hole golf course, alpine slide and many activities. The property is right on the bike path. A peregrine falcon nesting place is near by. Grand Marais is 18 miles further down the highway providing water activities and where a number of artists spend creative hours. The gunflint trail starts in that town and the boundary water canoe trips are legendary.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lutsen

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$348
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$121.1
Tax Rate 11.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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