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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Luxury Bluefin Bay *Premium Home* by owner Lake Superior North Shore near Lutsen

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Tofte Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 bedrooms (1K,2Q) + sofabed, 3 baths, (sleeps 6-8)

MUCH LOWER RATES POSSIBLE if no more than 4 persons. Rates shown for ‘complete' home 57, sleeps 8. If 4 persons or fewer, rate can be 40%-50% LESS for either... 57A (ground-level end unit, great-room kitchen, living & push-out dining room with 5 extra windows, Q bdrm, bath w/whirlpool, fireplace & no-extra-person-charge sofabed, shore-side deck)... OR ...57B (upstairs, Q bdrm, K bdrm, 2 baths, whirlpool, fireplace, wet-bar w/ fridge & microwave, deck & end-unit windows). INQUIRE ASAP since partial avails disappear quickly & are not shown in calendar. LOWER RATES detailed in our response.

This *Premium Home* near Lutsen is arguably the finest, most luxurious, townhome in the famed Bluefin Bay Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Recently remodeled & redecorated top to bottom in an 'elegant cabin' flavor. Sleeps up to 8. Need a little more space? We have adjoining/nearby equally nice accommodations so you can bring your entire entourage!

You'll welcome our Guest Appreciation Coupons - MORE $ value per day for each additional day of your stay - good as cash for selected x-c ski / downhill ski / canoe / kayak / bike / charter fishing / dogsled rides / dining / shopping, spa pleasures and more. Learn More about valuable Coupon bonuses for return or first time guests by following this link (copy and paste link to your browser) http://bluefinbaybyowner.com/pdf/Guest-Appreciation-Coupons.pdf

(Excuse some background: In Bluefin Bay Resort 'language' our home is sometimes referred to as a 'Grand Superior' - & in that 'language' what we refer to as the 'A' section, ground level, is a 'Grand Superior One Bedroom' & what we call the 'B' section, upstairs, is a combo of a 'Grand Superior Master Bedroom' and 'Hillside Guest Room.')

Some special ways this unit DIFFERS from other units at this resort...

...one of only 2 town homes in its category with end-unit windows on 2 levels plus upper-level balcony

...only town home in its category with large, easy-to-maneuver square, contemporary 'counter' table in dining area (seats 8)

...4 huge ceiling fans (bigger, more effectively hung, etc., than most similar units) in 3 bedrooms & living room

...marble vanities in 3 baths & kitchen counter

...extra-large marble wet bar in 'B' section

...special laptop work-counter, with option of Ethernet

...'lock-out doors' (between downstairs & upstairs) swing completely out of way for convenience

...new combo 'B' section will be extra special for guests who've used only 'B' in the past; no sharing stairway with strangers, include another couple or kids

...larger flat-screen TV in living room than any other unit plus 2 other flat-screen TVs

...high-tech 'air tub' whirlpool (in 'A' section bath) meets modern hygiene standards

Stay here & look right down (from upstairs) & directly out at (from shore level) the nearby waters of Lake Superior, where frequently the crashing waves of the mighty Lake offer spectacular sights & sounds.

You'll not regret additional nights at this neat resort! Guest Appreciation Coupons are applicable nearby: dining, outdoor equipment, charter fishing, dogsled rides, neat north country shopping, golf, OR future reservations! GA Coupon $ amounts are substantial (more $ each successive night you add) GA coupons add up to as much as $500 for 6-night stay in busy season!

Keywords: Lutsen,lakeside,resort,luxury,Lake Superior,ski

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We're Barb & Jack, happy to meet you & muse - vicariously - that you might be thinking of enjoying our special 'home away from home' on the North Shore of Lake Superior. We may be retired, sometimes just 'tired :),' but we're fortunate we can stay active & would be pleased if you can enjoy the special wonders of Bluefin Bay Resort. We're relaxing just a bit after high-intensity careers: Barb is a long-time Registered Nurse, partly in EMT, mostly in labor & delivery. Jack's career was in the advertising business, almost entirely in his own advertising agency enterprise. We both were reared in a small-town/agricultural environment in southern Minnesota that has surely left its mark on us forever. We love family (kids, grandkids & great-grandkids!), travel, horses & mules, desert, mountains, oceans, trains, boats, hiking, Jeeping, Western music (different than 'country'!), opera, cowboy poetry, and, and, and.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 1996

Why The Owner chose Minnesota

It's easy to fall in love with this part of the country, the North Shore of Lake Superior, largest body of fresh water in the world. We've certainly been smitten. Sometimes this rugged coast is compared to the New England coast. Sometimes the nearby Sawtooth Mountains remind us of the west. The vast range of outdoor recreation opportunities -'right out the back door' - have been a huge attraction: unlimited hiking opportunities, hundreds of miles of XC trails, fishing, charming Americana in the small towns, best Alpine skiing east of the Rockies, kayaking & canoeing, on & on. And, of course, we were also attracted to the wonderful amenities of Bluefin Bay Resort, 2 pools (one outdoor & heated year 'round), 2 hot tubs (one also outdoor), and much more. Bottom line: We're glad we chose Bluefin Bay. We think you will be, too.

What makes this townhome unique

We've done our share of hiking (including backpacking some 200 miles of the famed Superior Hiking Trail & day hikes galore) ...enjoyed picnics overlooking the Lake from atop Mt. Oberg or Carlton Peak ...relaxing (on our deck, or on the rocks a few feet away) to listen to the waves of the Lake crashing (or just lapping at the shoreline) a stone's throw away ...visiting the cascading streams feeding the lake, the cauldrons of the Temperance River, Devil's Kettle on the Brule River, the spectacular double waterfall of the Caribou River ...watching the kids & grand-kids skip rocks when the Lake is quiet ...the 'Smore's sessions around the campfire ...we could go on & on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Last minute trip to the North Shore... as we were looking for places to stay Thursday evening, and found most everything booked, we were thrilled to come across Bluefin Bay 57! (While we've passed this most gorgeous resort right on Lake Superior, we've never stayed.) Excited to get to our newest destination on the North Shore, we had no ideaa what we were in s tore for: sun-filled room, star-gazing from the // window at night, but most of all a real fireplace!! This room has all the little extra touches one can think of ...we loved it! (Dave:) What topped the whole weekend off was the most gorgeous fall weather!! Hiked Oberg Loop; couldn't believe how vibrant the colors were!! Views were specrtacular! Definitely a must - on to Grand Marais ...one of our favorite places. Ended with dinner at Lutsen. Truly a most wonderful last minute get-away! Kelly & Dave, Prescott, WI
Sep 2010
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Map

Nearest Barpub
Bluefin Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Bluefin Grill
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Lutsen Ski Hill
Car: necessary

Quaint 'Americana' Tofte Town Park nearby for picnics & boat launch, close to famed Superior Hiking Trail (one of the nation's great long trails with fabulous dayhikes), winter-time ice skating on the grounds, book a winter-time dogsled ride nearby, nature talks by Forest Service rangers, best fishing by charter with Capt. Peck's Tofte Charters (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted) starting 6 minutes away, fabulous x-c & downhill skiing/snowshoeing/canoeing/kayaking/biking/skiing with gear nice gear options from Sawtooth Outfitters (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted) North Shore's finest spa experience at WatersMeet (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted), 36 holes of world-class golf at Superior National (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted)

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Rates & Availability

Tofte Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER GLORY
Aug 8 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$560
From
$615
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$660
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL GLORY
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$560
From
$615
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
MEA WEEKEND
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$660
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
BETWEEN-SEASON SERENITY
Oct 24 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$380
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
BETWEEN-SEASON SERENITY
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$380
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER HOLIDAY SEASON
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
SKI TIME WONDERLAND
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$380
From
$445
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK WEEKEND
Jan 20 2017 - Jan 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
SKI TIME WONDERLAND
Jan 23 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$380
From
$445
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
SKI TIME WONDERLAND
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$380
From
$445
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Service Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.88%

PLEASE NOTE: Rates are for complete home 57, sleeps 8. If 4 persons or less, rate can be 40%-50% LESS for either 57A (ground-level, kitchen, living room, Q bdrm, bath w/whirlpool, fireplace & no-extra-person-charge sofabed) OR 57B (upstairs, Q bdrm, K bdrm, 2 baths, whirlpool, fireplace, wet-bar with fridge & microwave).

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Amenities

Tofte Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath, upper-level master bdrm; 2-person shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private to upper-level guest bdrm
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Private to ground-level master bdrm and/or to living area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper-level guest bedroom, private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper-level master bdrm (some call it 'honeymoon suite')
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ground-level living room, Queen size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ground-level master bdrm
  • King bed in 'B' master bdrm; queen beds in 'A' master bdrm and 'B' guest bdrm. Plus queen sofabed in 'A' living room (no charge, even for adults, if used only with 'A' section).
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
4 hi-perf ceiling fans (lvg room & bdrm in 'A' & each bdrm in 'B' for addl lites & comfort), double shower in 'B' master bath, granite vanity tops & wet bar, gas fireplace mantels; world-class Keurig coffee service with Caribou & Green Mountain flavors & quality, finest Harney & Sons silk-sachet teas, multiple modern phone handsets in each home take messages privately, highest-quality Land O’Lakes hot chocolate fixings

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