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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This home is a rare find. From the moment you enter, your senses are overwhelmed by the natural beauty all around you. This retreat is situated on a 40 foot cliff overlooking Lake Superior. Local folks call it 'the glass house' due to the 180 degree views of Lake Superior.

Close enough to the Lutsen Ski Resort to enjoy all the amenities yet far enough to be away from all the crowds for some quiet time. The exterior walls are 65% windows with views of the lake and woods. A 10 by 15 foot skylight washes the main room with light. The total effect is that you are inside but feel at one with nature.

In the Great Room is a full kitchen, two dining areas, a gas fireplace, and a wonderful couch area under the skylight. The windows, with a beautiful view of the water, are framed with window seating. Under the window seats are many books sure to interest every reader, plus many games for the whole family to play. The bedrooms, which are separated by the Great Room, have queen beds and private full bathrooms. The master bath has a steam shower plus a whirlpool, over-sized, deep-soaking bathtub that overlooks the lake.

Keywords: Retreat, Lake View

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About The Owner

This property was built by Mary Ruth Barton in 1989 and held by the family partnership until 2015 when Mary Ruth's daughter, Kittie, through her Kittie Frantz Trust, purchased it from her siblings in a private sale. She knows you'll love to spend time there as much as she and her family does.

The Owner purchased this house in 1989

Amenities

Lutsen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom One's shower is also a steam shower and the tub is a deep soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is a large comfy couch and a queen blow up bed available for sleeping up to 6 people in the home.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Player Piano View overlooks the lake on 40' cliff

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Book 2 nights get 3rd night Half Off or Book 3 get 4th FREE before May
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Golden Valley, MN
5

Epic View!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 2 nights in this gorgeous home and had a terrific experience. I read the other reviews and want to add a few points for future renters considering this property. We had dramatic changes in weather from mid 60s on Saturday to mid 30s (with some snow) on Sunday and Monday morning and we never had any trouble with the heating/hot water system. Just read the instructions that are provided - it's very straightforward. During our April visit, It was unseasonably warm and the patio chairs were not set out when we arrived. We called the caretaker to ask for help and she returned my call quickly and soon we were lounging on the patio looking at the lake. The pictures do show the spectacular view, but it's impossible to appreciate how close the windows are to the cliff until you're actually in the house. If you want to visit the north shore for a view of the lake, this is the place to rent. You can see very far North and East and it feels like you're hovering over the lake thanks to the size of the windows. The windows were very clean and offered crisp views. (Note that you can't access the lake from the house because of the cliff and the landscaping.) When we had 20 mph winds, I could have sat there all day watching and listening to the waves crash. Also, I didn't realize prior to arrival that the house is very close to the bend in the paved bike trail so if you're a biker, that's a definite bonus. I didn't see other renters comment on the steam shower -- it's terrific. It's easy to use, works very well and is very relaxing. If you're staying with two couples, the layout of the house offers perfect privacy with a bedroom and bathroom on either side of the great room. If you haven't been to the North Shore before, this rental is close to everything. In just a few days we hit State Parks, Lutsen ski resort, and Grand Marais and never felt like we had too much driving to do. I think this house fits the definition of a "getaway" destination perfectly. There are neighbors, but you can't really see them - we never did. We'll certainly rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eau Claire
5

Relaxing get away on the shores of Lake Superior.

  • 5 of 5

This home was a wonderful find! We loved the sunlit living room, comfortable furnishings and layout of the home. It's conveniently located near Lutsen, Grand Marais and great hiking. This will stay in my "favorites" folder!

We did have to learn how to manage the skylight venting but once we switched to manual it was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful, serene, and welcoming property!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing (but too brief!) summertime visit to the Horizon house. This is a beautiful, serene, and welcoming property. We found it to be a great base for exploring the region and appreciated learning more about its special history, as well.

Thanks to the Owners for the timely responses to our inquiries, the very helpful info provided, and for allowing us to share in those stunning Lake Superior sunrises!

Safe to say the area and Horizon have four very happy new converts!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shoreview, MN
5

Wonderful winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family just got done booking another stay at this beautiful house on Lake Superior. The views are amazing from every room and the great room is a perfect place for our family to hang out. Greta was helpful and easy to get a hold of with any issues that we had. Last year we received 6" of snow and the driveway was plowed out first thing in the morning. Great place to stay for skiing at Lutsen.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burnsville MN
5

Yearly Visitors

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, sister-in-law and brother-in-law come every year to Horizon house over President's weekend. When I read the recent review from someone who had a bad experience I had to write. We've been coming for over 10 years and have always enjoyed our visit. We too pay holiday rates, but compared to what you get elsewhere in the area, this house is private, with stunning views and room to have your own space if you want and the cost is much better! We are there in the winter and have never been cold in this house. With the radiant heating during the day, we rarely even turn on the thermostats at night. The windows do not leak unless you don't have them locked down tight. The place is always clean and when we have had a problem, we call Greta and she is available to us. It is true that the only TV is in the large bedroom. We do not come here to watch TV so it's never been a problem. Prior to finding Horizon House, our family rented many, many homes in the area, all up and down the North Shore but we have never found another place like Horizon House where we feel welcomed and comfortable. I'm sorry that other person had such a bad experience. That has NEVER been our experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Horizon House made the trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a weekend while attending a wedding at nearby Lutsen Resort.

The house is a delight from the moment you enter, as the views are stunning and the great room is just that (great). This property is kept with loving care, and it shows.

Thanks to the owner and manager for a memorable experience. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lutsen Resort
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lutsen Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Lockport
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lutsen Resort
Car: necessary

Directly on Lake Superior this home is 2 miles away from the Lutsen Ski Resort with its 18 hole golf course, alpine slide and many activities. The property is right on the bike path. A peregrine falcon nesting place is near by. Grand Marais is 18 miles further down the highway providing water activities and where a number of artists spend creative hours. The gunflint trail starts in that town and the boundary water canoe trips are legendary.

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Rates & Availability

Lutsen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$840
Flat fee
 
 
Peak
May 30 2017 - Oct 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
$1,500
 
 
July 4th
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$840
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$840
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$840
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$840
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$840
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$270
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 11.88%

A direct deposit of half the rent total is required to reserve your dates. Balance need to be direct deposited 15 days prior to your first day's stay. Credit card information is taken in case of damage and not charged.
Refunds on deposits are given ONLY if cancellations are made 20 days prior to your first night and will be less a $30 fee.
Refunds will not be given due to weather.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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