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Lutsen Lakehouse on Lake Superior

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Home on Lake Superior, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths (sleeps 6)

Lutsen Lakehouse - The ideal choice for a premier, private North Shore haven of rest. Available year-round.


"The heavens declare the glory of God and the earth shows His handiwork." Reserve your stay at Lutsen Lakehouse and you will experience this passage from the Book of Psalms as Lake Superior's thundering waves crash against the ledgerock shoreline, northern lights dance across the sky, the call of a loon ricochets over the water, and a full moon rises over the big lake they call Gitchigummi. And that's just the view outside.

Inside you will appreciate the comforts of a beautiful, professionally cleaned home: sleep soundly in a first-floor master suite with jetted bath, unwind by a soothing fire in the massive wood-burning fieldstone fireplace, and enjoy family meals and games around the handcrafted dining room table adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen.

Enjoy all this and be just a few minutes from Lutsen Ski Resort, Superior Hiking Trail, Superior National Golf Course, and North Shore cross-country ski trails.

Lutsen Lakehouse -- The creation of God without; the comfort of home within.

1. OCCUPANCY: Maximum home occupancy is six persons. Two members of your group must be over 35 years old, and children should be 12 years old or above. No one outside your group is allowed on the property. When emailing us an inquiry, please share a little about your group (who you are, where you’re from, how many in your group, etc.), including the ages of any children.

2. AVAILABILITY: The availability calendar is accurate and updated regularly. Minimum stay is three nights.

3. RATES: Summer/Fall/Holiday: $450/night. Winter/Spring/Late Fall: $420/night.

The rate is the same for 3-6 guests. Our Just for Two discount (1-2 guests) is $60/night off the current rate. We also offer a 5% discount for rentals of 6-9 nights and a 10% discount for rentals of 10 or more nights (weekly rate in the rate chart represents a 7-night rental).

4. PAYMENT: $500 down payment by credit card and signed rental agreement reserves your dates. Balance payment by personal check or credit card is due 14 days before your rental start date. Once you are paid in full, I will email you the Home Information document, which contains all the details on the home. Credit card number is held in case of damage or breach of rental agreement. 100% refund of down payment if cancellation is made 60 or more days before rental start date. If less than 60 days, choice of rescheduling within 13 months or loss of down payment.

5. CARE: The home is professionally cleaned by a couple who live just down the street and are available to help if a problem arises during your stay. Out of respect to our home and friendly neighbors, parties, excessive alcohol consumption, and loud noise are prohibited.

HISTORY: The home was built in 1994, has been owned by our family since 1999, and is available for respectful renters seeking a quiet, North Shore retreat. You will find pictures, poems, and other items around the house that represent our family and Christian faith.

LOCATION: Lutsen Lakehouse is conveniently located about one mile east of "downtown" Lutsen and about two miles east of Lutsen Ski Resort. Grand Marais is located 17 miles east of the house and Tofte 10 miles west. Duluth, MN is 90 miles down the shore to the west. The distance from Minneapolis to Lutsen Lakehouse is 248 miles (4 hour drive).

PRIVACY: The home has lots of privacy on 200' of Lake Superior coastline. There is no home on the neighboring property to the west and plenty of distance and trees from a home on the neighboring property to the east. There is also ample buffer (~500') between the home and North Shore 61 with a service road (Pedersen Lane) and long driveway.

VIEW/LAKESHORE: The home is designed around the dramatic southerly view of Lake Superior. All bedrooms have wonderful views of the lake. You’ll enjoy watching and hearing the waves crash on shore, seeing the moon rise over Lake Superior, and glimpsing the occasional ore boat glide along the horizon. The home sits very close to Lake Superior (about 75 feet away) and has easy access to water's edge. The ledgerock shoreline is perfect for walking, campfires, or just sitting and enjoying the view.

BEDROOMS and BATHROOMS: The house has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and a good-sized loft with digital keyboard. The master bedroom on the main level has a queen-sized bed. The attached master bath has a large shower and separate bath tub with jets. The two upstairs bedrooms each have two twin beds. There is a half bathroom upstairs and a full bathroom on the main level.

LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN: All three rooms are open and inter-connected. The LIVING ROOM extends out from the center of the home with panoramic views of the shore. A massive wood-burning fieldstone fireplace sits opposite the windows (complimentary split firewood is available for guests). The DINING ROOM has a large, round wood table perfect for family times together. The KITCHEN is fully equipped with Sub-Zero fridge, gas and electric stove, wall ovens, toaster, coffee maker, griddle, waffle iron, popcorn popper, microwave, full cookware (stainless steel), dishware, and silverware, dishwasher, and a large island with two stools.

DECKS: A deck extends along the lakeside (south side) and the west side of the house, with gliders, deck chairs, and a large table for relaxing and taking in the view. The covered west side deck off the dining room and kitchen is where the Weber grill is located. There is also a large deck upstairs off the west bedroom.

AUDIO/VISUAL: There is a 32' flat screen television (with 2 HDMI inputs) in the living room with satellite TV (Direct TV) and a DVD player. The sound system with Bose speakers plays CDs, FM/AM radio, and has a AUX port to plug in your portable audio device (you'll need to bring your own 1/8' male-to-male cable).

INTERNET: Free high-speed WiFi is available in the home.

PETS: Due to guests with allergies, we do not allow pets.

WASHER/DRIER: We store house supplies and our personal items in the laundry room, so while the home does have a washer/drier, it is not available to guests. A laundromat is available one mile west in Lutsen. For extended stays, clean linens and towels can be arranged with our cleaning staff.

WILDLIFE: Watch for white-tailed deer in the yard, bald eagles overhead, and all kinds of waterfowl on Lake Superior. If you're a little more fortunate, you may see a timber wolf.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2017

About David

Dad and Mom started our family's love affair with the North Shore when they took their honeymoon up to Lake Superior and the Gunflint Trail way back in 1954.

In the 1990's, we started taking regular trips up the North Shore, staying in various rental homes from Lutsen to Grand Marais. And then in 1999, we finally found a beautiful home on Lake Superior to call our own just down the road from Lutsen. We call it Lutsen Lakehouse. The house has been and continues to be a special home away from home for us.

Dad and Mom have four children and seven grandchildren ... sixteen in all in the family. All of us love to head up to the cabin (usually not at the same time!) to hike and ski and take canoe trips into the Boundary Waters. Most of all though, we love sitting by a roaring fire and watching the many moods of Lake Superior.

We enjoy sharing Lutsen Lakehouse with others who appreciate and respect the home and the North Shore as we do. I (David) would look forward to talking with you about staying at our home. We have many fond memories from our times there and hope you can visit and make some too!

The Wheaton Family

David purchased this house in 1999


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lutsen

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No one other than your approved group is allowed on property
  • Your group must be respectful to our home and quiet for our neighbors
  • No excessive alcohol consumption or illegal drug use
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Main level master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Main level bathroom with sauna
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Upstairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Master bedroom on main level has one queen bed; two bedrooms upstairs each have two twin beds. All bedrooms have Lake Superior views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Lutsen Lakehouse on Lake Superior
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Stillwater, MN

Wonderful Retreat Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lutsen Lakehouse. The setting and views were amazing! David was very responsive and wonderful to work with. This home is very well cared for, and deserving of guests honored to be in the home. It works great for a family gathering, and is ideally located for hiking and sightseeing. We enjoyed hiking Cascade River, Oberg Mtn, Devils Kettle at Magney S.P., and Eagle Mountain. The kitchen is very well stocked and we enjoyed meals in plus Naniboujou, Lutsen Lodge and Coho. We appreciated the Christian expressions and were honored to stay at this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our family Christmas retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular lake views! The house is very well equipped and clean. David is a very attentive and helpful host . Overall highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shawnee, KS

Absolutely gorgeous and so private!!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I had such an amazing time during our relaxing week in July. The house is absolutely gorgeous with a breathtaking view of the lake. The huge deck is perfect for relaxing and listening to the waves crash on the rocks. The house is very private (didn't see a soul the entire time) and has everything you could possibly need for cooking, etc. We ate dinner out only one night (the Angry Trout in nearby Grand Marais is spectacular!!!) and otherwise enjoyed cooking and eating on the deck. Bedrooms are wonderful and roomy. Easy drive from the Minneapolis airport with a fun stop at the lighthouse. We can't wait to return next summer!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb cabin and location

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 4 nights in Lutsen Lakehouse, and had a wonderful time relaxing. The cabin is beautiful, fully equipped with everything one could possibly need. Located right on Lake Superior, the crashing waves on the ledge rocks made us want to stay forever. Being from the Midwest with high temperatures and humidity in July and August, this was a most welcome retreat for us. It would also be great to be there in the spring and fall months , and I'm sure winter for the hearty souls who would like to ski, skate, ice fish, or just enjoy the snow. Hopefully, we can stay there again sometime in future.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Small Group Retreat in a Spectacular Setting

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect get away for all 3 couples! Everyone wished we could have stayed longer. It was a beautiful cabin in a beautiful location. It clean, cozy and luxurious all wrapped up in a quiet location. The first night was so peaceful as we watched the stars pop out during our bonfire. There was was much use of the decks... whether to read or just gaze at nature. There was alone space and yet we had community space. It was perfect. We recommend this to anyone wanting that special time away. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis/MN, USA

A true Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we saw the cabin in the moon light on Friday night - til Monday when we sadly had to leave, all of us felt peaceful and rested. The place was spotless, bright during the day and cozy warm at night. The first night the Lake was restless and noisy then settled down to a tranquil lapping on the shore and deep blue color. We even saw a bald eagle resting for a few minutes. I appreciated the owner calling on Saturday morning to check up on us to make sure we arrived safely - very thoughtful.

I enjoyed reading the owners book about Ben, his wonderful Labrador and will be ordering a copy from your website this weekend since I didn't get to finish it. ,I also enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful family pictures - it gave the house a warmth that most places don't have - and made us feel we were in a loving home as opposed to a cold rental.

It was way beyond our expectations and hope to find a time to stay again in the near future.

People wondered why I was so calm and happy at work this week - It was the beauty of nature and the tranquility of the lake that lets a soul rest in such a wonderful atmosphere

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lutsen is a top destination along Minnesota's dramatic North Shore of Lake Superior. Come visit to enjoy hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, fishing, kayaking, golfing, wildlife watching, Boundary Waters canoeing ... and taking in the many moods of Lake Superior.

There are several area guide books in the house to help you plan your days.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lutsen

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall
29 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$166.46
Tax Rate 12.38%

The rate is the same for three to six guests.
Just for Two rate (i.e. two guests only) is $60/night off the current rate.
There is a 5% discount for 6-9 night rentals.
There is a 10% discount for 10 night or more rentals.
Cancellation: 100% refund of down payment if cancellation is made 60 days or more before check-in date. Under 60 days, choice of rescheduling within 13 months or loss of down payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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