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Member since: 2010
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At-Pier Bluefin Bay *Premium Home* by owner, Lake Superior North Shore

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Minnesota Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (sleeps 6-8)

MUCH LOWER RATES POSSIBLE if no more than 4 persons. Rates shown for ‘complete' home 14, sleeps 8. If 4 persons or fewer, rate can be 30%-44% LESS than shown (15%-30% in a few instances) for either... 14A (kitchen, living room, x-long twin beds in loft bdrm, modern walk-in shower, fireplace & no-extra-person-charge sofabed, shore-side deck)... OR ...14B (2 Q bdrms, newly remodeled bath & whirlpool, new wet-bar w/ fridge & microwave, deck). INQUIRE ASAP since partial avails disappear quickly & are not shown in calendar. LOWER RATES detailed in our response.

This unit is arguably the coziest, most uniquely located, condo in the famed Bluefin Bay Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Recently remodeled & redecorated top to bottom in an 'elegant cabin' flavor - plus air conditioning. Sleeps up to 8. Need a little more space? We have 2 more nice Bluefin homes nearby that sleep up to 8 each (both luxurious, one pet-friendly) 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 canoeing/kayaking/biking/skiing, charter fishing, gourmet dining, 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 'Three Bedroom Elite' - & in that 'language' what we refer to as the 'A' section is a 'Studio With Loft' & what we call the 'B' section is a 'Lakeside Guest Room.')

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

...one of only 2 condos right ON the historic Tofte pier, where you can gaze at the breaking waves from either of 2 decks

...3 huge ceiling fans (bigger, more effectively hung, etc., than most units) in 2 bedrooms & living room plus 2 special fans in loft

...marble vanities in 2 baths & granite kitchen counter

…gas fireplace mantel of huge, cedar log oozing northwoods ambiance

...4 flat-screen TVs ('A' section living room & loft and both 'B' section bedrooms

Stay here & look right down on the nearby waters of Lake Superior just feet away, where frequently the crashing waves of the mighty Lake offer spectacular sights & sounds as the waters splash over'n'around the historic Tofte Pier.

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

This condo also be rented as two smaller units: That can sleep up to 4 people. Bluefin Bay Unit 14A has 2 new luxurious extra-long twin beds, a sofa sleeper, kitchen, gas fireplace, living room, dining area, and deck (please note there is no actual queen or king bed in this separated unit). Bluefin Unit 14B has 2 bedrooms each with a queen size bed, a 2-Person Whirlpool, flat-screen TVs, wet-bar w/ fridge & microwave and deck.

Keywords: Lakeside, resort, luxury, Lake Superior,Lutsen

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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 condo in 1986

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 condo 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

My husband & I have been coming up here for the past 3 yrs. We decided we would celebrate our wedding anniversary every year up at the North Shore. We've stayed at Bluefin every time, although not in the same units. We stayed in the complete 14 (A&B). We brought up our 3-month old as well. So baby's first time up north! We enjoyed every minute here. Cozy fires, listening to the waves & loving the Keurig coffee maker! I may have to get one! The layout of the unit has been one of our favorites & we felt like we were IN the lake! The view is amazing! Even though the lake looked like the Atlantic Ocean with the size of the waves, it reminded us of our honeymoon in Tortola. But colder, Ha! Thanks for allowing us to stay! We're already looking forward to next year when our son can enjoy a little more of what his parents do. :) Jeff & Alyssa, Hugo, MN
Nov 2010
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Map

Nearest Barpub
Bluefin Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Superior National Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Highway 61
Nearest Restaurant
Coho Cafe
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
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 North Shore Charters (Guest Appreciation coupons accepted), fabulous canoeing/kayaking/biking/skiing/boarding/snowshoeing with gear 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 Condo 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 resumes
Jul 6 2016 - Aug 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$365
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
FISHERMAN'S PICNIC WEEKEND
Aug 4 2016 - Aug 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER GLORY resumes
Aug 8 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$365
From
$395
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
$435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER-FALL GLORY starts
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$365
From
$395
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
$435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
BETWEEN-SEASON SERENITY starts
Oct 24 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$250
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
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
BETWEEN-SEASON SERENITY resume
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER HOLIDAY WEEK
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
SKI TIME WONDERLAND starts
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$310
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
$310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
SKI TIME WONDERLAND resumes
Jan 23 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$310
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
$310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$365
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Servic Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.88%

Transfers between properties are considered cancellations. Cancellations due to weather will receive no refunds or rebates.

If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible. If you notify our office of cancellation more than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival, all monies, less the $45 service fee and less 10% of the rent paid.

RESERVATION/PAYMENT POLICY
Reservation Hold Payment
A reservation hold payment of 50% of your reservation total is due within 4 business days of booking. If we do not receive these monies within 4 business days of booking, your reservation is subject to cancellation.
Balance Due
The balance of your payment is due 30 days before arrival and will be charged to the credit card on file.

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Amenities

Minnesota Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bath ('A' side)
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master bath ('B' side)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Two brand new, high-end x-long twins
  • Queen beds in 'B' section master bdrm & guest bdrm; two luxurious extra-long twins in large loft. Frequently handy to have 2 additional separate beds for kids (or even adults). Plus sofabed in 'A' living room (no charge, even for adults, if used only with 'A' section)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
5 hi-performance ceiling fans (living room & loft in 'A' section, each bdrm in 'B' section. providing addl lites & hung correctly for the effect you need), marble on vanity tops throughout, gas fireplace with full cedar log mantel

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