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Well-appointed lakefront villa with sauna & outdoor jacuzzi!

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Well-appointed 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home With Lake Views And Mountain Access

Enjoy the best of northern Minnesota at our spacious home within the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. The well-maintained 3-story property includes an open-concept main floor with updated kitchen, dining and lounge area. Cozy furniture, a beautiful 2-story stone fireplace and picturesque views of Wynne Lake invite you to relax and entertain in the great room after a day outside. 2 bedrooms, shared bath and laundry center complete the main floor. A loft bedrooms with 3 twins and private bath overlook the main floor and share the lake views. The lower floor features one private bedroom and bath, a lounge area with queen sofa/sleeper, plus kitchenette with small fridge, sink and coffeemaker. The large cedar sauna and outdoor 6-person Jacuzzi tub complete your north woods experience! For your technology needs, the villa also includes 3 TVs (with cable), DVD players, high speed WiFi, and a Soundfreaq Bluetooth speaker for wireless music streaming from your devices. Enjoy!

Property Manager
Shawn f callahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Shawn f callahan

I am a degree professional (mechanical engineering as well as nutrition science) with a variety of passions and interests. In addition to a 'corporate' engineering career, I have worked in the natural foods industry (various roles over several years at a food co-op), nutritional counseling, and residential construction and interior design. For the past few years, I have been dedicated to the design/build of Green Gate Guest Houses- three unique lodging properties on my 13 acre homestead.

I have a passion for all areas of construction, design, technology, sustainable living, renewable energy, etc., and enjoy putting ideas into action through the myriad of projects I always have going!

I enjoy nature, outdoors, exercise (running, hiking, cycling, skiing, etc), as well as the culture and arts of the city. I've traveled domestically and internationally, and value the insight gained from experiencing new cultures. I often bring back design ideas that are eventually incorporated into various projects around the property. Nepal is the next great destination on my bucket list.

Having operated my vacation rental properties for Several years now, I have been fortunate to host such a variety of wonderful guests. Everyone that has stayed here has been a pleasure to get to know, and I look forward to all our future guests.

Shawn f callahan purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Shawn f callahan chose Biwabik

The quality of life and proximity to outdoor recreation are the reasons I have chosen to live and work in Biwabik MN. I enjoy developing unique properties that allow me to share these experiences with travelers visiting northern Minnesota.

What makes this chalet unique

The Villa affords my guests opportunities not possible at the other Green Gate Guest Houses. Not only is The Villa more spacious (comfortably accomodating up to 12 guests), it also includes more resort-like amenities (sauna, outdoor hot tub, close proximity to dining & entertainment). Guests enjoy views and access to the beautiful Wynne Lake to the east, and direct access to the Giants Ridge alpine and Nordic trails to the west, making this a very unique vacation experience.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Biwabik

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Upper floor, services loft bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Main floor, shared between two bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Lower floor private bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Main floor, shared bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Main floor, shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Lower floor, private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed , Upper loft, private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Lower floor lounge area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Main floor, living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Well-appointed lakefront villa with sauna & outdoor jacuzzi!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Girlfriend's getaway

  • 5 of 5

Your place was perfect for a friend's getaway. Had everything we needed and more. Loved the sauna and hot tub experience! The kitchen had all the appliances and items we needed to cook our meals and plenty of space for us to hang and enjoy the company. Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful villa.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is perfect place to vacation! Eight women went up for a ski vacation. The trails are perhaps the best in the state, and it was wonderful coming home to relax in the outdoor hot tub and indoor sauna! Shawn was excellent to work with and everything went without a hitch. Place was immaculate with a well-equipped kitchen and great views. Beds were comfy. We loved putting on our snow shoes and hiking across the lake to the Island. I recommend this place enthusiastically.

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Christmas Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Spent the holidays at the cabin and it was wonderful. The cabin was very well maintained with lots of space. Shawn was great to work with and responded to questions or concerns with in a very timely manner. Will plan on using the space again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and clean

  • 4 of 5

This villa was cozy and had all the amenities you would want in a vacation home. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for our group of 7. Well-appointed kitchen. Nice deck with a lake view. Easy check in and check out. Owner was prompt in returning messages and answering questions.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was nice.

  • 5 of 5

Shawn was nice. The place was nice.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa 113

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very nice and well stocked with towels, bath amenities, etc.

The owenr was very easy to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
Giants Ridge Resort
Nearest Restaurant
Giants Ridge Resort
Nearest Ski
Giants Ridge Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Biwabik

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$677.25

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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