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Beautiful Home on Lake Superior in Lutsen, Minnesota

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Stunning Setting, Ideal Location for a Premier, Private North Shore Getaway

"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, 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. Unwind by a soothing fire in the massive wood-burning fieldstone fireplace, enjoy a meal from the fully-equiped kitchen and family times around the handcrafted dining room table, and then let the sound of Lake Superior’s waves lull you to sleep.

Enjoy all this and be just a few minutes from Lutsen Ski Resort, Superior Hiking Trail, Superior National Golf Course, North Shore cross-country ski trails, and a short drive to Grand Marais and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. After a day exploring, Tesla and electric vehicle owners can plug in to the fast-charging outlet at the house.

Special memories are made at Lutsen Lakehouse! On behalf of our family, I (David) look forward to being in touch with you.


HISTORY: The home was built in 1994 and we purchased it as our family cabin in 1999. It is available for respectful renters seeking a quiet North Shore vacation. You will find pictures, poems, and other items around the house that represent our family and Christian faith.

INQUIRIES and POLICIES: When emailing us an inquiry, please share a little about your group (who you are, where you’re from, etc.). Maximum occupancy is 6 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. Out of respect to our home and neighbors, excessive alcohol consumption and loud behavior are prohibited.

LOCATION: Lutsen Lakehouse is conveniently located about two miles east of Lutsen Ski Resort. Grand Marais is 17 miles east 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).

SETTING: The 2200 square foot home sits on two acres and 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 between the home and North Shore 61 with a service road and long driveway.

VIEW/LAKESHORE: The home features lots of windows with panoramic views of Lake Superior. Water’s edge is close with easy access. The ledgerock shoreline is perfect for campfires and enjoying the view.

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 off the upstairs west bedroom.

BEDROOMS and BATHROOMS: All bedrooms have wonderful lake views. The main level master bedroom has a queen bed and full bathroom, including jetted tub. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with four twin beds and a half bath. There is an additional full bathroom on the main level.

LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN: All three rooms are open and connected with dramatic views of the lake. The LIVING ROOM features a massive wood-burning fieldstone fireplace (complimentary split firewood is available). The DINING ROOM has a large, round table perfect for family times and games. The KITCHEN is fully equipped, with Sub-Zero fridge, Frigidaire double wall ovens, Bosch gas stovetop, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, and plenty of cookware and dishes (full list kitchen items available upon request).

AUDIO/VISUAL: Samsung 40” 4K UHD LED TV in the living room with DirecTV Now streaming service 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). A digital piano is available in the loft.

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

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Free, fast-charging outlet (240 Volt, NEMA 14-50 outlet) available for Tesla and other EV owners.

LAUNDRY: Laundromat is available one mile west in Lutsen. For extended stays, clean linens and towels can be arranged with the home’s caretakers, who live just down the street.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

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
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Beautiful Home on Lake Superior in Lutsen, Minnesota
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Ski trip to Lutsen

  • 5 of 5

Clean house, well appointed. Good location close to Lutsen for skiing. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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All the comforts of home with a killer view!

  • 5 of 5

Lutsen Lakehouse just may become a family tradition for us. The setting, the appointments and the proximity to the crashing waves made this our favorite North Shore getaway. David Wheaton was a gracious host throughout the transaction. Even checking in with us mid-trip to see how our stay was going. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well-kept and appointed, modern, spacious but homey, accomodating owners.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, setting, cabin and surrounding land. The cabin was beautifully decorated and nicely appointed with a spacious yet warm and cozy feeling. Amazing views of Lake Superior.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location and home to enjoy all the North Shore has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

This home has an amazing location literally feet from Lake Superior. The sunrise and sunsets are breathtaking. So much to do along the North Shore and so nice to come home to the cozy comfort of the Lutsen Lake house. David the owner was extremely responsive to any questions and eager to assist. The caretaker is only a mile away and also very responsive to any questions. Lutsen skiing is only a few miles down the road as are many very cozy dining opportunities, many with all homemade menus. The hike to Oberg Mountain in the Winter at -17 degrees was one of the highlights. ;)

Thanks for a wonderfull Holiday escape David.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We brought the family up for a little skiing vacation at Lutsen - this was the perfect place to stay. From the large stone fireplace to the big round kitchen table, everything about this home was a good fit for us. And the home was situated close to Lake Superior so you could hear the waves crashing ashore as you drifted off to sleep. Loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
8 Jun 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
21 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$167.99

Winter/Spring/Late Fall: $350/night for 2 guests. $20 each additional guest.
Summer/Fall/Holiday: $390/night for 2 guests. $20 each additional guest.
5% discount for rentals of 6-9 nights. 10% discount for rentals of 10 or more nights.

PAYMENTS: Down payment: $400 payable by credit card. Balance payment: payable by personal check or credit card and invoiced a few weeks before your rental start date. Once you are paid in full, you will be emailed the Home Information document, which contains all the details on the home and area recommendations. Credit card number is held in case of damage or breach of rental agreement.

CANCELLATION: 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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