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Dramatic full wall of windows facing Lake Superior, sun and moon rises over the lake are fabulous
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Dramatic full wall of windows facing Lake Superior, sun and moon rises over the lake are fabulous
Welcome to 618 Windsong.    There is room for 2 cars to park right in front, it's so convenient Gas remote controlled fireplace offers warmth and ambiance without fussing with fire wood.
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Dramatic full wall of windows facing Lake Superior, sun and moon rises over the lake are fabulous
Welcome to 618 Windsong.    There is room for 2 cars to park right in front, it's so convenient
Gas remote controlled fireplace offers warmth and ambiance without fussing with fire wood.
No waiting for a table with a view, this one is just for you!
Save vacation dollars by eating in, a fully equipped kitchen, with a great view, makes it easy
Large lakeside deck just off the dining room has a gas grill and 2 sitting areas, you'll love it!
Comfortable swivel rocking chairs, great for lake watching and stargazing
Main floor bedroom with a walk through full bath offering it's occupants convenience and privacy
A walk through full bath with heated floor offers privacy and convenience for this room's guests.
Main floor full bath with heated tile floor.
The loft offers a great place to read and offers a lovely lake view
The loft has a great view too and a fabulous chair and ottoman, great for reading and relaxing.
Luxurious master suite with an incredible panoramic lake view
Another view of the master bedroom as it connects to the master bath
Pearl Whirlpool tub for two with a fabulous lake view!
Private master bath with large walk in shower and a heated tile floor,
The pool and sauna building are right across the driveway
DirecTv equipped Samsung 42' HDTV with Bose Wave sound, Streaming BluRay player & free WiFi
The sauna in the pool building across the street is open year around
The Windsong firepit is the perfect place for smores and nights under the dark up north sky
A path leads to the shore at the end of Windsong.  A bench provides a spot to sit and enjoy the lake
The view of the shore from end of the path, it's mesmerizing to watch this lake
Split Rock Lighthouse is the most visited lighthouse in the country and it's just 4 miles away
The scenic cruises that sail from Silver Bay Marina 2 miles away go right past our deck, I wave.
Take the scenic cruise out of Silver Bay for a view of Split Rock Lighthouse from the water.
Palisade Head is easy to miss but don't miss it, look for the turn just past Palisade Baptist Church
Looking down from the loft into the living room
If you prefer to see the shore from the water, kayaking is one option.
The view from Shovel Point Trail in Tettegouche State Park, you can see Palisade Head from here
The view from the observation deck at the end of Shovel Point is worth the short, scenic hike.
Baptism River Falls in Tettegouche State Park is a few miles away, it's worth the hike to see
A suspension bridge over the Baptism River lets you hike up one side of the river and down the other
Extensive trails let you explore Gooseberry Falls Park, this boardwalk section runs along the river
Gooseberry Falls State Park is a very popular park with its dramatic waterfalls and extensive trails
Even an afternoon shower has benefits, this double rainbow was too big for the view finder!
The sunrises over Lake Superior are amazing, what a great way to start an up north day.
One of our favorite hikes is Bean and Bear Lake in Silver Bay just 4 miles away, especially in Fall
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Beaver Bay, Minnesota

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788Pamela...
Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Thank you isn't enough”
Reviewed July 7, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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From the moment I saw the photos I could see myself here. It didn't disappoint. Just like the photos.

The upstairs bed is quite firm, the lower mattress is softer. Mornings on the deck felt like Goldilocks, trying to find a place to sit that was just right. So many favorite places to relax and enjoy the view. Top notch decor.

My husband enjoyed the view and the quiet..only thing we needed is more time.

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traveler5...
Shakopee, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Perfect Northwoods Getaway, Right On Lake Superior!”
Reviewed March 21, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend in celebration of our 10 year wedding anniversary. Although it was just the two of us during a cold and windy weekend, just after a snow storm in late Winter, we had a truly wonderful and relaxing time in this beautiful and well kept Townhouse. Jo, the owner, was very professional to deal with and all of the amenities offered made our stay so easy and so comfortable. We easily prepared breakfast, lunch and snacks (with food we brought with us) at the townhouse and then went out for dinner. The unit is very nicely furnished and very tastefully decorated and everything is extremely clean. While the weather wasn't prime for outdoor hiking, we greatly enjoyed relaxing inside with a fire going while we watched a few movies. We also enjoyed visiting the Split Rock Lighthouse (although we couldn't go inside of it because its off season), but it was only four short miles away from the property. We also LOVED the view of Lake Superior from the living room. The windy weather made the lake quite choppy so we enjoyed the sound of the waves crashing up on the rocky shoreline below. We hope to visit again! I am sure this would be a wonderful place to visit in the Summer or Fall, but this unit was so comfortable, it made for the perfect Winter getaway!

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Liked best: All Amenities Offered: TV, BluRay Player, Bose Sound System, DVDs, FULLY Stocked Kitchen Utensils, Nicely Furnished, Gas Fireplace, Heated Tiled Floors, etc.
Liked least: It was a little spendy for us, but worth the price.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Traci H
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing and relaxing weekend retreat!”
Reviewed February 1, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Thank you - thank you for convincing me that winter on Lake Superior can be just as beautiful as the summer and fall! This was so perfectly located between all the state parks and hiking trail - and we even took your advise and stop at Bentyville in Duluth on the way through - truly amazing - Hope to do it again in 2016!

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Liked best: Privacy and the sense of home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Feb 2, 2016
I am SO happy that you enjoyed your winter stay, it is amazingly beautiful there this time of year and the lake is so interesting, sea smoke, raucous waves, ice formation that breaks up and clinks like glass as the lake moves, amazing is right! You even had the bonus of being there during the Bentleyville Christmas light display, a great way to get in the holiday spirit. We hope you do come again, it's beautiful in every season but there's something magical about winter. ,
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Maureen D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
“A wonderful time”
Reviewed January 22, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

My family had a long Christmas weekend at this Lake Superior Luxury rental and it was extraordinary in so many ways. As we walked in the door, we all exclaimed "oh my, this is lovely!" The view of the lake will immediately move you towards deep relaxation. All about this property supports your well-being, from the luxurious jacuzzi in the master bedroom overlooking the lake to the tasteful and inviting furnishings. Curling up on the sofa with a book or beverage was just delightful. It did not take long for the adult kids to set their electronic devices aside so they could could fully engage in all that awaited them- the area parks, the micro breweries, the extensive movie collection on site, the beautiful, casual yet elegant surroundings just filled our senses. And it is only a short drive from the Twin Cities! We felt pampered and cocooned by this property and have already scheduled another winter trip there. The service provided by Jo was excellent, and the property was in spotless condition. Thank you for opening up this lovely home to others so they too can enjoy it

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Management Response
Jan 23, 2016
We are SO pleased that you and your family enjoyed your Christmas stay. We put a lot of thought into choosing the furnishings and decor, we wanted it to be both beautiful and comfortable, we're happy to hear you think we accomplished that. The fact that it is only 3 hours from the Twin Cities is what makes it a great weekend destination. It's wonderful that you are returning with your sisters for another long holiday weekend, we hope they enjoy it too. Have a marvelous trip!
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Tom396
Andover, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“PERFECT!!!!”
Reviewed January 11, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Perfect. That’s the word that keeps coming up as we think back on our recent trip to Beaver Bay (VRBO Rental 307709). From the location and views of Lake Superior to the décor --- even the dinnerware and silverware, we kept saying, “Wow -- this place is fantastic!” If you are looking for a place for quiet reflection, romance or time with friends and family, you simply can’t go wrong by renting from Jo. By the time we headed home, we felt like we’d found a GEM and because of Jo's friendly but professional attention to our booking, we made a new friend along the way!! This was just a PERFECT experience!

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Liked best: Honestly -- there wasn't any ONE thing... maybe the view from the jacuzzi tub??
Liked least: Having to go home!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jan 12, 2016
We are SO happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. When we chose our home's contents, we wanted everything in it to contribute to a sense of comfort and beauty, it is, after all, our home away from home. We are always little sad to leave but it is such a joy to hear that the people who come to stay when we're not there enjoy it so much. We hope you'll have a chance to return, it's beautiful there in every season.
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SAScooter
San Antonio, TX
Level 6 Contributor
38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“One of our top VRBO/Trip Advisor rentals ever!”
Reviewed July 25, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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This Windsong Cottage Townhome has to be in the top five of vacation rentals that we have stayed in our travels: Maui, Yosemite, Sanibel Island, Colorado Rocky Mts to name a few. This was our first visit to Minnesota and the Northern Shore spending six nights and we loved it! The unit is right on the water. The pictures are exactly what you see. Furniture is comfortable, yet rustic with elegance. I love the pop of red in each room, including out on the deck.

The kitchen was well-stocked, great selection of pots and pans and good knives. Jo had one cupboard with spices, vinegars, oils, brown sugar which was helpful when you needed just 1 teaspoon of chili powder, for example.

Since we were there in summer, we did not use the Jacuzzi tub, but my husband did swim in the pool and enjoyed the sauna. The washer & dryer came in handy since we were on an extended road trip, traveling 3800 miles round-trip from South Texas.

Jo was a pleasure to work with, you can't go wrong with this unit.

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Liked best: The view of Lake Superior
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 12, 2016
Wow, we are overwhelmed to know we rank up there with the amazing places you've traveled to. As Minnesotans, I think we forget what an incredible place Lake Superior's north shore is and how blessed we are to own a home on it's shore. It is a dream come true for us and we're delighted that others come from all over the world and enjoy it as much as we do. I'm happy to hear the kitchen met your needs, when we're there, we eat in, you can't beat the view and there's no waiting for a table! Thanks for stopping in Beaver Bay on your trek, come again!
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janeginge...
Bloomington, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect North Shore get away!”
Reviewed July 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Great views of the lake and deck . Nicely decorated. Kitchen has all the cooking supplies needed. Close to Split Rock, Gooseberry Falls, Tettegouche State Park. Jo, the owner, was very easy to work with and very responsive to questions. Fun restaurants nearby. We will be back. My son said, "Better than Bluefin Bay!"

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jan 12, 2016
Better than Bluefin Bay, wow, that's high praise indeed. We were regulars at Bluefin for years and then we found Windsong Cottages and fell in love with it and the location. We love being close to those 3 great state parks and within walking distance of great local restaurants, that's really unique on the north shore. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the same things we do and we hope you become our regulars!
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