2 Bedrooms, 2 futons, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Julie and Martin Anderson
About Julie and Martin Anderson
We are life-long Minnesotans in our early 60's. We have 5 grown children, 4 of whom are married, and we have 7 grandchildren. Our youngest just graduated from college, so, no more tuition payments- yay! I love gardening, and Marty loves hunting and fishing. We have a darling, spoiled rotten, Coonhound that we adore, chickens and ducks that Marty tolerates, and a cat that adores us (it's mutual).
Julie and Martin Anderson purchased this House in 2008
Why Julie and Martin Anderson chose Two Harbors
We would drive through here fairly often going to Lutsen, or to go hiking at Gooseberry Falls. The summers here generally have low humidity, and few bugs (at least compared to southern Minnesota!). We had stayed in Two Harbors many times, and enjoyed it, so, when Marty sold his business, we decided to buy a vacation place here, and found this little home, with a pretty yard and a really nice view. Our first winter traveling back and forth and staying a lot was surprisingly easy and pleasant- many times it was warmer here than in southern Minnesota (I was amazed). And Lake Superior very seldom freezes over, so we had lovely lake views pretty much all year- not like the lake at our main home- it looked like a snow- covered field all winter. After we decided that we loved it here ALL year, I found another nearby property that is up the hill and has a high view of the Lake- the higher the better for me! It is more private, and Marty could have his pole barn, and I, my critters- I do worry about my rooster disturbing my neighbors, though... He was supposed to be a layer... All our neighbors at both houses are around our ages, so we're a pretty quiet lot, and hope our renters want that kind of atmosphere, too. With retirement and the cost of maintaining 2 homes (sold the main home 3 years ago), we struggled with what to do with the "little house". We sure didn't want to sell it- and even though the "investment" part of our buying decision kind of crashed with real estate prices, our family- and friends- really enjoy the house and area. So, to try and keep the little house, but stop the money drain, we jumped through the licensing hoops- and there are a LOT of them- and are finally ready to to open the door to our renters. Perhaps some will become new friends... But at the least, I hope, you will all be pleased!
What makes this House unique
It was just a cute little "grandma" home, with that peek of the lake that one gets driving by. It was owned by a grandma, who had passed away a couple years before we bought it from her daughter. I love the knee walls in the upstairs- kind of like the "sparest of spare bedrooms" thoughts from Anne of Green Gables. The cedars in the front yard are lovely- I don't have any like those up the hill. I love the stairway that goes between them. I built the rock wall there, and met many nice folks while doing so- my new neighbors, and lots of resort folks out walking. I even got a bit of a nickname- the Rock-Lady! The sun shining on the lake in the morning, and having coffee with my sweetie in the front sunroom and enjoying that together, is just so wonderful to me. As well as the late afternoon sun coming through the windows- it seems to color the very air. I really enjoy jumping on my bike after a hard day's work and taking a leisurely little ride on the paved surface... The road doesn't have that much car traffic, and it's just refreshing- and easier than on the gravel... If I'm feeling more energetic, I go onto the gravel, to the end of Old North Shore Road and back, altogether about an hour's ride at my pace. No loading up bikes, driving, parking... love it! I find the summer heat and humidity is largely absent here. As of this writing (7/15), we've had a fair amount of high 80's and humidity a lot of July, but still MUCH better than even a little ways south of us. Great for the melons I'm trying to grow, but hard on my gardener's body. We're usually in the 70's during the day, and can be a lot cooler at night. In the 7 years we've been here, not one tornado warning- I like that, because I'm a chicken...
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Quiet neighborhood, NO fireworks- NO loud parties
We have a highchair available but no crib
Minimum age of primary renter:25
NO fireworks of any kind,
Quiet please after 9:30 PM
No large (noisy) gatherings with unregistered guests
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice property, wish bath was on same floor as bedrooms.
Very clean and well maintained.
Thank you so much!
I hope to add a half-bath to the upstairs in the future...
We absolutely loved this charming property. It was clean, full of helpful notes, and had stunning views. We truly had an amazing getaway experience and cannot wait to return in the future!
Wow- so very kind!
We would love to have you stay again. And hopefully, the weather would be as lovely as your group was to have!
Enjoyed our stay in this cozy home with a view of Lake Superior! Toys were a great surprise. Communication with owners was outstanding! Clean and comfortable!!
Thank you so much- we love having families like yours!
Excellent communication with owners and very clean. We had a great time.
A Nice Visit To Grandma’s House
This was a perfect spot to explore the northern shores of Lake Superior. The home is comfy and inviting. We enjoyed both the lake view and wildlife outside the cozy sun room. Great spot for families. The hosts go above and beyond to make sure everything is right for your stay. I would stay here again.
Thank you so much- it was a pleasure to have your group stay! I wish we could always have perfect weather for our guests, but your great attitude towards the stormy weather was fabulous!
We would enjoy having you stay again.
The perfect place to visit Duluth and the North Shore. Quiet and clean. Great hosts.
Thank you so much- we appreciate guests like your family. We’d be very pleased to have you stay again!
Grandma's Marathon and inline skate race starts close by, John Beargrease sled dog marathon runs through Two Harbors. Curling club in Two Harbors