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Luxury Right on Lake Superior*Panoramic View*Split Rock Light House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,570 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Grill on Deck, Master Bed VIEWS, Upscale Beautiful Decor, Actual Vacation Home

Welcome to our vacation home named "Superior's Edge"

We invite you to come and vacation in our three bedroom, well-appointed and comfortable vacation home located in the desired town home community of Windsong Cottages. It boasts a commanding view of Lake Superior the largest fresh water lake in the world! Our Windsong Cottage is perched on a rocky ridge of the waters edge and pebbled with beautiful trees beneath the deck! Come and unwind as you soak in the soothing sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks right in front of our home.

These two to three unit town homes are enveloped down in a beautiful valley off of Highway 61 at the edge of the charming town of Beaver Bay, MN which is the oldest settlement on the North Shore. As you drive down into the protected valley of the Windsong Cottages, you experience the peaceful community of these town homes, with Lake Superior as the back drop, glistening on a sunny day! You immediately notice these cottages are up-scale, hand crafted homes that are aesthetically landscaped, well maintained and you feel you are in for a nice vacation experience.

Our 1570 square foot vacation home is nestled in the community of lake front Windsong Cottages which boasts some of the best unobstructed views of the Lake. We have a single, narrow pine tree that majestically stands at our decks edge and adorns the breathtaking view of this portion of Lake Superior. Below the deck are various types of trees that stud the shoreline to make the various seasons on the shore magical.


Our vacation home is uniquely furnished with Old Hickory Furniture throughout that has been handcrafted and is typically found in iconic, upscale lodges and resorts since 1899. The quality and rustic comfort are the hallmarks of Old Hickory furniture and makes our vacation home so inviting. Our cottage’s décor has style encompassing many elements of the theme of Lake Superior, its many moods, and the surrounding woods.


It accommodates up to six guests depending on what sleeping arrangements you are looking for. It has three private bedrooms that claim a bathroom for each. Our home showcases a beautifully appointed Master Suite again featuring Old Hickory furniture and north woods lodge décor. The prominent, king size bed highlights this room hosting a supremely comfortable mattress with rich linens. The height of this bed allows you to see the entire panoramic view out the bay windows that encase the complete front of the bedroom. There is nothing better than watching the sunrise or moon rise from your bed! The suite features a Jacuzzi tub at the windows edge for retreating into after a long day on the shore. The suite also includes furnishings such as: dresser with enough drawers to accommodate all your clothes and TV on TV stand. A few steps away and you enter a large bathroom with large closet, and attached toilet and shower room with heated floors.

Our Windsong Cottage accommodates other guests with two additional, nicely appointed bedrooms as well. The second floor Mini-suite features an upscale richly designed queen log bed with matching furniture. It has a large dresser with many drawers and a closet to hang your clothes. It has a roomy full private bath, also with heated tile flooring. With a tub and shower combo. The third bedroom is located next to the front entry on the main level. It’s a cozy private room, with a comfortable Queen sized bed with rich colored lodge theme. It has its own closet for hanging clothes and setting your suit case on a rack. A great feature is the roomy third bathroom that is next to this bedroom again with the comfort of heated tile floor and a shower.


Alas---walk down the hall to a grand view out the large, floor to ceiling windows showcasing the Lake Superior back drop to the open design of the kitchen, dining, and living rooms. The furnishings are beautiful Old Hickory and the tasteful artwork and decor pulls you into the theme of the woods and lake shore. The relaxing living room furniture surrounds a stone studded gas fireplace to sit in comfort and talk about your wonderful day on the shore. Or you can relax and gaze out at the lake as the sun or moon rises.

The kitchen features granite counters with handsome Hickory cabinets. While preparing food at the counter facing the lake, you have access to the sink (with disposal), and the bar height counter to visit with your family and friends seated on the other side. The kitchen is complete with a dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, full size stove/oven, and microwave. It is well appointed with the pots and pans and utensils you need to make your meals. We also provide basic spices to aide in cooking your delicious meals. To help with food storage we provide tin foil and plastic wrap. We also provide paper towels and dish/hand/dishwasher soaps. The cupboards are filled with attractive stoneware and glassware that sets a lovely up-north table. You can enjoy your meal at the dining room table or out on the deck to revel in the panoramic view and entrancing sounds of Lake Superior!


After many years of vacationing on the North Shore, we purchased this town home in December 2014. We know what we appreciated and looked for in the properties we have stayed at. Our home is a compilation of all the things we loved from those wonderful times. You will find this is a vacation home that is well cared for and we plan to maintain the comfort level and continue to improve it as time goes on.

We pay well for a good cleaning person and also most of our cleaning products are all natural eco and human friendly. We manage our property ourselves and contract for other help as the need arises. Call anytime for help!

We decided to share our vacation home with others to offset the expenses of our vacation home. We are looking for GUESTS WHO WILL PARTNER WITH US IN USING OUR HOME WITH CARE. It is our hope your experience with us will keep you coming back for many years!


We are part of a quiet community of 26 privately owned residential town homes that are not owned or operated by any resort, hotel or lodge. This is a vacation by owner rental that allows travelers to experience a vacation out of the congested resort or hotel settings. You become part of our friendly community of owners and guests. We have a shared use building with a pool and sauna. Pool (open Memorial day to New Years) AND Sauna open Year round.


Our vacation home is centrally located just off Minnesota scenic North Shore drive Highway 61 and surrounded by some of the premier vacation state park destinations in Minnesota. The closest park being Split Rock Lighthouse which is one of the most visited and photographed lighthouses in the nation! It is hard to beat our location for travelers who want to be centrally located and capture “all” the shore has to offer.

We think you will agree, due to the nature of the shores length, if you are too far northeast or southwest you get trapped into only seeing part of the shore when you visit, but our location meets the needs of the travelers who want to see it all. Or, remain in this beautiful section of the shore and enjoy the many premier Minnesota favorite destinations near us. To highlight a few of the locations:

Check Out Our Insider Travel Guide To Our Area -It contains our reviews and travel tips!


• 50 minutes - Duluth

• 25 minutes - Two Harbors

• 11 minutes - Gooseberry Falls State Park

• 5 minutes - Split Rock Lighthouse

• 5 minutes - Split Rock ski trails some along Lake Superior


• 5 minutes - Snow mobile/ATV trail -- leave our snow mobile/ATV trailer parking lot and access the trail system...Even goes to the Canadian Border

• 6 minutes - Beaver Bay Sports to rent snow mobile/ATV

• 8 minutes - Palisade Head

• 10 minutes - Northwoods Ski Trail from Silver Bay to Finland

• 10 minutes - Silver Bay Marina boat access to Lake Superior

• 10 minutes - Tettegouche State Park

• 18 minutes - Silver Bay Golf Course

• 23 minutes - Caribou Falls

• 31 minutes - Temperance River State Park

• 36 minutes - Lutsen Ski Hill

• 40 minutes - George H. Crosby Manitou State Park –outside of Finland

• 51 minutes - Cascade State Park

• 60 minutes - Grand Marais

• 107 minutes - Canadian Border


Our vacation home is, according to the Superior Hiking Trail Association, minutes from 4 out of 7 of the favorite hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail. To the trail head parking we are…

• 3 minutes - Cove Point Loop – adjacent to our Windsong property

• 5 minutes - Split Rock River Loop

• 6 minutes - Bean and Bear Lake loop

• 10 minutes - Mount Trudee

Also, noted by Superior Hiking Association - SCENIC SHORTYS – less traveled – we made 3 out of a list of five on the scenic shortys. To the trail head parking we are….

• 10 minutes - Fantasia Overlook off Hwy 1

• 13 minutes - Wolf Rock Castle Danger

• 20 minutes - Section 13 Cliffs

• 20 minutes - Saw Mill Dome

Also, stated by the locals - some of the prettiest sections of the SHT are right along our area.

• 6 minutes - trail head parking for Split Rock River Wayside to Beaver Bay (11.3 mile hike)

• 10 minutes - Beaver Bay to Silver Bay (4.7 mile hike)



We aim to offer excellent customer service because we care about you and our lake home! Call us any time during your stay if something would need to be addressed. We want your get away at our vacation home to be an experience well remembered for years to come!

More Details

Barb Daugs
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Barb Daugs

Visiting the North Shore has been a part of our lives for 33 years and we enjoy both the lake and SHT.

We have set a goal to try and hike the entire Superior Hiking Trail. We've hiked or snow-shoed over 150 miles on the trail. Much of it has been many times over on some of our favorite hikes so we still have over 200 miles to finish the entire SHT!

We hike in most weather conditions, and do both day and night hikes. We have captured incredible sunsets on the trail by doing this. We have also seen some awesome northern lights. Star gazing from one of the summits on our hikes is a site you just have to see to believe. The stars are so brilliant!

Our other much loved part on the shore is just gazing at or walking along the shore of Lake Superior. The beauty of the sunrises, sunsets, as well as moon rises on the lake combined with the sound of the waves splashing onto the rocky shoreline are magical. The waves make for some incredible photo shots on the shore especially during the sunrise or sunset! We also enjoy star gazing at the water’s edge in lawn chairs. We also have had many a night campfires by the lake.

We finally decided we love it up on the North Shore so much, why not look for a place of our own? We wanted our place to be centrally located because we hike all areas of the Superior Hiking Trail. Also, we get up early to photograph the sunrise at various places on the shore, so we did not want to be limited to just one end of the shore. We thought being right between Duluth and Grand Marais was a perfect position. We also wanted to be close enough that we can get here from the cities in 3 hours. We were pretty excited to find this quiet, upscale community of cottages that perfectly fit our needs!

We aim to provide a clean, comfortable, well maintained place for our family and guests to relish all the North Shore has to offer, and provide a restful experience of hospitality at its best!

Barb Daugs purchased this townhome in 2014

Why Barb Daugs chose Beaver Bay

Location, location, location. Our vacation home is centrally located just off Minnesota scenic North Shore drive Highway 61 and surrounded by some of the premier vacation state park destinations in Minnesota. The closest being Split Rock Lighthouse which is one of the most visited and photographed lighthouses in the nation! It is hard to beat our location for travelers who want to be centrally located and capture “all” the shore has to offer.

We think you will agree due to the nature of the shores length, if you are too far northeast or southwest you get trapped into only seeing part of the shore when you visit. But our location meets the needs of the travelers who want to see it all. Or, remain in this beautiful section of the shore and enjoy the many premier Minnesota favorite destinations right near us. For details on time estimations to some of these locations, see the list in the description section.

Also, this cottage provides a wonderful, quiet setting to kick-back, relax and dine-in on your favorite foods. It is a nice, comfortable place to hang out and socialize with your friends and family, especially if the weather is bad and you can't go out and enjoy God's creation.

What makes this townhome unique

• Clean and well maintained

• Nice furniture

• Large master suite is beautiful & comfortable

• All the bedrooms are private - comfortable with nice linens & have their own bathroom

• Beautiful lake view off deck and you can hear and see the waves rolling in!

• Great views of the sunrise and moon rise right off deck or out the large windows

• Upscale Windsong Cottages were built in 2003

• Professionally managed by a property management

• All natural cleaning products used

• Good Customer service --- You have a problem we 'will' take care of you!

• Secure, easy access, key coded entry - new key code used for each new reservation

• Centrally Located on the North Shore to see 'all' the shore on your vacation with closer drive times

• Down in a valley off highway 61 - so you don't hear as much highway noise

• Not a busy resort so you have a quiet feel to your vacation

• Pool (seasonal) and Sauna year round

• Close to lots of great dining - some within walking distance

• Trail access for ATV & snowmobiles within 6 minutes. You can drive your ATV and snowmobiles right from the trailer parking lot to the trail access! The snowmobile trail goes all the way to Canada

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was written by a guest in our guest book from March 29th....... We are very impressed with this vacation unit. Very clean and well organized with strict attention to detail. Love the awesome view from both the deck and master bedroom. We can tell that you have a genuine care and concern for your guests - truly wanting all to have a memorable experience. We've been coming up to the North Shore for 30 years. We'll be back HERE!
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Beaver Bay

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1570 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A rental contract will be emailed for your review and signature. You then print out and send back to us. No signed contract no booking accepted.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Spacious full bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Includes a full closet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , spacious, shower, on main level
  • All the bathrooms of our cottage are good sized and have heated floors. When we have our friends or family up, it is so nice to have a bathroom for each bedroom. I also like that it has good water pressure and hot water when you need it. You can have several showers going and still have water pressure and hot water. The Jacuzzi tubs water is even hot when you fill the tub. We have nice Egyptian cotton towels. We have attractive hand soap dispenser in each. We offer small travel bottles of all natural shampoo, conditioner, face/body bar soap, and make up removal wipes.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Private bedroom with its own private bathroom in it.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master suite includes a Jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Small private bedroom on main floor, bath next to it.
  • You can see the full description on the bedrooms in the over-view of our cottage. But let us talk beds and bedding --- We have super plush mattresses with nice back support in the Master Suite and Queen mini suite. The first floor bedroom has a comfortable Queen size mattress. In our opinion, the beds are very comfortable and we use nice soft linens that make for a great nights sleep. We also provide various soft to firm Hampton Inn pillows for the beds. We use high quality pillow protectors to keep out dust mites. All the bedrooms have doors for total privacy. I say this because some places we have stayed at didn't have doors on all the bedrooms. Every room has been beautifully furnished with upscale bedding and furniture to give it a cozy up-north feel.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Snowmobile and ATV rental at Beaver Bay Sports 6 minutes away. Fishing boats, Kayak, Canoe and snowshoe and x-country ski rental is there as well. Tettegouche State Park you can rent canoes at Mic Mac Lake - but you need to pay for rentals at the Park office on Hwy 61. Fishing poles for rent there too. Snow-shoe rental at the some of the State Parks Covepoint Lodge rents Bikes. Fishing guides for hire - see Silver Bay Marina Sight Seeing Cruises on Lake Superior - See Silver Bay Marina


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Luxury Right on Lake Superior*Panoramic View*Split Rock Light House
average rating of 5.0 based on 140 reviews

Comfortable, excellent view and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, mom, and aunt stayed here for my 50th birthday. It was close to everything we wanted to see, Palisade Head, Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, etc. And right on the Gitchigumi bike trail. The place was spacious, comfortable, and had an excellent deck overlooking the lake. All the comforts of home, including super comfy beds. Very clean. We did utilize the indoor pool and sauna and loved that too.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, gorgeous views. The owners were extremely helpful every step of the way. Thoughtful amenities throughout.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hugo, MN

Great Location Overlooking Lake Superior

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 3 couples that decided to visit the North Shore for our annual Corvette Outing. We Found Barb's condo overlooking Lake Superior and after looking over the location and reviews, we booked it. It certainly met "all" of our expectations! It is centrally located along the North Shore which allows you to visit the sights both north and south without long drives. It was equipped with just about everything you would need and easily accommodated the six of us.

The few is fantastic and you're right on the water with a deck for having your morning coffee while watching the sunrise. The grounds are well maintained and the resort is secluded and private. In nearby Silver Bay (3 miles) we found the Northwoods Grill which we loved and went back several times during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

Barb could not be a more helpful and accommodating host. She is an expert on the area and has countless ideas and recommendations for travelers who are less familiar with the north shore and all it has to offer. The property was perfect for our family. The location is so convenient for many area attractions,

we ran out of time before we ran out of nearby things to do. We LOVED the view of Lake Superior and the peacefulness of the community. The home has every convenience thoughtfully supplied and then some.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great deck for lake-watching!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely townhome has a wonderful deck for sitting and watching the lake and listening to the waves. The kitchen is well-stocked with quality items and is a pleasure to cook in. The beds are quite comfortable. Our host, Barb Daugs, was pleasant and helpful, and easy to contact with any questions. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda, we are so happy you enjoyed our North Shore retreat. I love to cook and tried to fit all I could in the kitchen....along with my favorite Penzy spices, Tazo teas, Caribou coffee beans, olive oil, canola oil, zip lock bags, cooking pans, bakeware, and for sure waffle iron and crock pot. We also enjoy grilling on the deck with the large Webber grill. We really appreciate your time in reviewing our home. Thank you for your business and for taking such great care of our home. We look forward to hosting you again. Blessings, Barb and Bob
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Amazing home on Lake Superior!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Barb and Bob's place in early May and it was perfect! I came to the North Shore to visit Gooseberry Falls and Tettegouche State Park and this is the perfect location to get to both (right in between both state parks). The home itself is super clean, is very spacious, has everything you might need (we cooked our meals here and they have everything), and has stunning views. My favorite part was eating breakfast and drinking my coffee on the deck that has a beautiful view of Lake Superior. You really can't beat it! We loved our stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessica - thank you for your detailed review. I love guest's perspective to get a feel for what guests think. You have nailed it on location of our home. That is hands down on the top of the list of what we like about our home. We are literally in the heart of the shore and right between Split Rock Light house and Tettegouche State Park. Within 5 to 7 minutes of each! I also agree those views from the deck and relaxing or eating out there is the best. I always have to sit out there one more time before we leave. We have a great cleaning and maintenance team that keeps our home shining for all of us who stay there. So glad you noticed. Thank you for your business and for taking such great care of our home during your stay. We look forward to hosting you all again. Blessings, Barb and bob
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Green Door, Cove Point Crossing, Beaver Bay Club
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
Silver Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
North Shore Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Lemon Wolf, Camp 61, Cove Point, Northern Lights..
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Lutsen Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Beaver River Beach - excellent for agate hunting
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$128.04
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$336.95

We would love to host you at our private vacation home! Our reviews speak to our vacation home experience. We are not just a rental unit.

Just to verify 24 years and older to rent. No Pets. No Smoking. Maximum guest count 6 including children in that count.

Snowmobile/ATV - We are in a fantastic location for it! We have a parking lot for trailers and sleds just up the hill from our place. You can drive your sleds right from that lot to the trails in minutes. However, there is no driving sleds/ATV on the Wind Song Property by the town homes to keep the quiet community we love.

Windsong property has a no tolerance policy on excessive and wild parties. They fine $250 per incident. Our contract reads immediate eviction with no refund. Guests who book with us love this policy as it keeps Wind Song Town homes the quiet, premier upscale property it is.

Prices subject to change - MN sales tax 6.875 Lake County Transit tax .5

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.