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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,770 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

LAKE SUPERIOR GEM! Large property on the lake. Split floor plan 2 Bedrm/ 2 Bath

'What a view!' Will be your first words when you enter Highlander Cottage.

Located just 30 minutes from Thunder Bay and a little over an hour from Grand Marais, Minnesota this cottage is the perfect base 'home' for you to explore from and return too each day.

Custom built with granite countertops, hardwood floors and leather furnishings, Highlander cottage, open year around, offers it's guests an arts and crafts style with a little post and beam thrown in. The inspiration for the one floor plus loft 1800 square foot layout was the panoramic view of Lake Superior...none other like it ! I designed the floor plan with an open living room/ kitchen concept incorporating a small cozy reading loft when you want to get away. The bedrooms are designed with privacy in mind. They are at opposite ends of the cottage and each has it's own bathroom with ample ceramic tile showers. For those bath aficionados the master has "ye ole" clawfoot tub.

The living room has a large gas fireplace to keep you warm while you look through all the windows to the lake. Off the living room is a large covered porch so rain or shine you can be outside enjoying the view in the new patio furniture from Lazyboy! The second side deck off the kitchen is convenient for dining and BBQs or maybe just to take in the afternoon sun.

The kitchen is fully equipped for those of us who love to cook....and bake! If there is something missing I will make sure you have it! This is a working kitchen designed to minimize steps and enjoy the wonderful view while you are preparing.

The cottage is located in a very private setting with no neighbors on either side. It is a large property offering a camp fire area up by the cottage and a nature trail down to the ledge rock edge of Lake Superior where you can sit and ponder life. With the Mink Mountains literally out your back door one can take the many hiking trails from easy to challenging. One of my favorites is the short walk to Picnic Point where a picnic lunch is a must! During the winter months these trails are wonderful for snow shoes. For those who like breaking trail... X country skiing is the best. Whether it be through the woods or on the lake when frozen over....a challenge is always waiting! Highlander Cottage is a silent sports persons dream destination any time of the year. Whether you are a reader, photographer, artist, writer, silent sports enthusiast, or a tourist that likes to be off the beaten path this is for you. Oh by the way the cottage DOES have WIFI so you will always be ...connected.

RATES: Rates are in U.S. dollars. To get Canadian pricing use Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Additional persons are $25 each. NO PARTY GROUPS PLEASE! THANK YOU.

More Details

Bonzi Wuebben
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

About Bonzi Wuebben

Having grown up in northern Wisconsin on a family resort I guess I have the hospitality business in my blood. I love being able to share Highlander Cottage as it gives others a chance to experience this enchanting area. I have owned property in the Thunder Bay, Mink Mountain area now for 12 years. I fell in love the minute I drove over the mountain and saw the view of the lake....awe struck! I have also grown to love my Canadian neighbors. We have a community here of magnificent, adventurous people who really appreciate Lake Superior and all it has to offer.

My previous property at Mink Mountain- SUNRISE COTTAGE_ was in the Vacation Rental Pool for 3 years. I had a 5 star rating and met some FABULOUS people. I am anticipating more of the same goodness with Highlander Cottage. See you soon!

Bonzi Wuebben purchased this house in 2013

Why Bonzi Wuebben chose Neebing

I walked onto this property in the winter and I could not get over the view. Truly unbelievable ! I knew this was the place to build my Highlander Cottage so, a love affair ensued...oh and it's on Lake Superior too !

What makes this house unique

Highlander Cottage is in a rather private area of Mink Mountain so the animals love it here. I have bear, deer, fox, ducks, eagles...on and on....visit me through out the year. So, you never know what you are going to encounter when you look out the windows to the lake or walk out the back door that faces the mountains!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

When Sunrise Cottage sold (owner's previous rental property) we had doubts, until we saw the view. Every inch of Highland Cottage captures the magic of the big lake...where past meets future in the present. What a gift to be given page one.

I'm tempted to fill the guest book with superlatives, but then what would I say next year. We'll be back. There isn't a gallery in all of Paris where you get to watch Van Gogh paint the moon we saw on our anniversary night. Delicious!
Apr 2015
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Neebing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1770 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The Master Bath has a large ceramic shower and a claw foot tub. It also has a laundry area with a stacked washer and dryer. The guest bath has a large ceramic shower and a custom cherry vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom with King Bed. Full Ensuite with laundry area. Patio door out onto the lake side deck. Guest Bedroom with Queen Bed and own bathroom. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the loft for additional guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews
Rock Hill, SC

Best VRBO EVER!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!!! When we arrived we had a welcoming committee of a Mama Bear and 2 cubs! We drove up , went in the house to check it out, came back out to get our stuff and she was there. We just sat on the deck and watched the bears eat grass and play around. They stayed about an hour, and when they left we unpacked the car. This house is absolutely beautiful, the beautiful lake right in front of you , the peace and quiet. We stayed 6 nights and I was still seeing new sights inside and out the whole time. Bonzi & luc were wonderful. We asked to borrow a cooler for a picnic and enjoyed chatting with them. The house was spotless, everything you might want was there. The kitchen was a joy to cook in, with quality dishes, pots and pans, small appliances--- it was all there. We only ate out one time because the house and view was better than any restaurant you could go to. The bed linens and towels were great; the bed was comfy and we slept well. The only problem was that we had to leave!!! We don't go back to the same place twice, but this one is back on the bucket list!!! You won't regret renting Highlander Cottage. Thank you Bonzi & Luc

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prior Lake, Minnesota

Amazing scenic get away any time of the year.!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed scenic hiking trails steps from the cabin, wildlife, local fish fry and farmers market. Cozy fires and nightly visits from a cute red fox. Not to mention the majestic view of Lake Superior.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Calgary, Alberta

Absolutely Beautiful and Relaxing !

  • 5 of 5

The Highlander Cottage is a beautiful home with everything you could want for a relaxing holiday. It is an upscale property that is immaculate, with a very well equipped kitchen, 2 very comfortable bedrooms and a loft. The cottage is very spacious and yet cozy at the same time. It snowed the weekend we were there and we really enjoyed sitting by the fireplace looking out at the snow falling and watching the foxes play in the yard. Bonzi is excellent to deal with and I would highly recommend this property to anyone. We really look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time. The chalet is perfect. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The Highlander Cottage is even better in person than the pictures posted on line. My husband and I have rented several different houses on our vacations, but this is the first one that has felt like a home. We felt as if we were house sitting for a dear friend. Bonzi's artistic flair touches every corner of this place. Every room is comfortable and almost all have fantastic views of Lake Superior. We purchased groceries in Thunder Bay and prepared every meal in the cottage's well appointed kitchen. We ventured out to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park for a couple of hikes, and Kakabeka Falls, but thats about it because we simply did not want to leave the cottage. We walked the path down to the lake and sat listening to the waves, and walked two trails behind the cottage on Mink Mountain. We mostly sat on the patio and watched the weather change over the lake, star gazed, took cat naps, read, and enjoyed visits from the cutest little fox in the backyard, and a bear in the front yard. I could go on and on about this place, but am a little afraid to do so because I selfishly want it to be available for me whenever I need to unwind. Thanks again Bonzi for building this beautiful home and sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at Highlander Cottage. Bonzi was a wonderful host who made sure we had everything we needed. She left a very thoughtful care package of local treats for us upon our arrival and went above and beyond to get a crib for us to use, which was much appreciated. The house is immaculate! We so appreciated our stay there. Seeing the fox and a bear were major highlights for us as well as the stunning views from the cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Thunder Bay International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mink Mountain Resort
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Thunder Bay
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mink Mountain Resort
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Thunder Bay
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Chippewa Park
Car: necessary

For area excursions the ethnic city of Thunder Bay is a short 30 minute drive from the cottage. Fort Williams Historical Park will be a MUST to see as well as Kakabeka Falls. The list truly is never ending for daily adventures. Whether it be to the area parks, such as Thunder Bays Marina Park or Chippewa Falls Park or take a drive to Sleeping Giant Park with all the history of the Silver Islet Mine the beauty of the area will NOT disappoint. Shopping on Bay Street- coffee shops galor while others charter a fishing boat for great Lake Superior's all here and more it just depends on YOU and your wishes!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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