COME AND EXPERIENCE A "BOUTIQUED" VACATION HOME! "SUPERIOR'S EDGE"
Our upscale North Shore retreat is well-appointed and comfortable!
"SUPERIOR'S EDGE" FURNISHINGS
Our cottage’s décor has style encompassing many elements of the theme of Lake Superior, its many moods, and the surrounding woods.
We have uniquely furnished our home with upscale furnishings like Flexsteel Couch & Chairs purchased 2021. The couch is electric reclining & reclining chairs. The Old Hickory Furniture that is typically found in iconic, upscale lodges and resorts since 1899 brings a quality and rustic comfort that makes our vacation home feel like an upscale North Shore retreat.
LIVING ROOM - DINING - KITCHEN
Upon entering our home...walk down the hall to a "grand view" out the large, floor to ceiling windows showcasing Lake Superior back drop to the open design of the kitchen, dining, and living rooms.
TRULY AN UPSCALE "NORTH SHORE RETREAT"!
Old Hickory & Flexsteel furniture, and our new Amish Dining Table with 6 ergonomic chairs, Amish bar stools, tasteful artwork.
Our guests say they love the homey feel relaxing on our - reclining Flexsteel furniture - in the living room surrounding the fireplace to sit in comfort and talk about their wonderful day on the shore.
Loving the ambiance of the sound of crashing waves on our shore or being mesmerized gazing at Lake Superior and the beautiful sun/moon rises! No matter if you are In the living room/deck/or master bedroom!
The kitchen features granite counters with handsome Hickory cabinets. While preparing food at the counter facing the lake, you have access to the sink (with disposal), and the bar height counter to visit with your family and friends seated on the other side.
The kitchen is complete with a dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, full size stove/oven, and microwave. It is organized & well appointed with the pots/pans/bakeware to make your meals. We provide various basic spices to aide in cooking your delicious meals. We provide coffee beans, various teas, hot chocolate.
We provide tin foil, plastic wrap, zip lock bags, paper towels and dish/hand/dishwasher soaps, kitchen towels. The cupboards are filled with nice white porcelain dishes, drinking glassware, wine glasses and pretty flatware that make a lovely up-north table. You can enjoy your meal at the dining room table or out on the deck table to revel in the panoramic view and entrancing sounds of Lake Superior!
BED AND BATH ACCOMMODATIONS
It accommodates up to six guests depending on what sleeping arrangements you are looking for. It has three private bedrooms that claim a bathroom for each.
A TRULY ROMANTIC AND BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
It features Old Hickory furniture and north woods lodge décor. The prominent, king size bed highlights this room hosting a supremely comfortable - Black Beauty Plush pillowtop mattress with rich linens. The height of this bed allows you cuddle on the bed and see the entire panoramic view out the bay windows that encase the complete front of the bedroom. There is nothing better than watching the sunrise or moon rise from your bed! The suite features a Jacuzzi tub at the windows edge for retreating into after a long day on the shore. There is an adjoining bathroom with heated floors, a closet, and attached toilet/shower room.
SECOND FLOOR QUEEN SUITE
A favorite when two couples come to the shore to each have their own private suite. This bedroom features an upscale richly designed room that exudes the feel of the North Shore. A comfortable, queen sized Old Hickory log bed with matching large dresser with many drawers. An adjoining, full private bath with heated floors, tub/shower combo.
MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM
Small private room, with a comfortable Queen sized bed. The bed is closer to one wall by the window. A closet and suite case table. This bedroom has a bathroom located just outside the bedroom with heated floor, and shower.
COME AND EXPERIENCE A "BOUTIQUED" VACATION HOME! "SUPERIOR'S EDGE"
Our upscale North Shore retreat is well-appointed and comfortable! It is in the desired town home community of Windsong Cottages enveloped down in a beautiful valley off of Highway 61 at the edge of the charming town of Beaver Bay, MN. It boasts a commanding view of Lake Superior the largest fresh water lake in the world!
Our Windsong Cottage is perched on a rocky ridge of the waters edge and pebbled with beautiful trees beneath the deck! Come and unwind as you soak in the soothing sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks right in front of our home.
As you drive down into the protected valley of the Windsong Cottages, you experience the peaceful community of these town homes, with Lake Superior as the back drop, glistening on a sunny day! You immediately notice these cottages are up-scale, hand crafted homes that are aesthetically landscaped, well maintained and you feel you are in for a nice vacation experience.
Our 1570 square foot vacation home is nestled in the community of lake front Windsong Cottages which boasts some of the best unobstructed views of the Lake.
We are part of a quiet community of 26 privately owned residential town homes that are not owned or operated by any resort, hotel or lodge. A vacation by owner rental allows travelers to experience a vacation out of the congested resort or hotel settings. You become part of our friendly community of owners and guests. We have a shared use building with a pool and sauna. Pool (open Memorial day to New Years) AND Sauna open Year round.
After many years of vacationing on the North Shore, we purchased this town home in December 2014. We know what we appreciated and looked for in the properties we have stayed at. Our home has evolved into a "boutique vacation home rental" thanks to all our guests and repeat guests we continue to keep this dream retreat alive! You will find a clean and well cared for vacation home.
We pay well for our excellent cleaning team. We strive to use most cleaning products to be all natural eco and human friendly. We manage our property ourselves and that has allowed us to have a well maintained home. We have a maintenance man to take care of any issues that would need addressing right away.
We decided to share our vacation home with others to offset the expenses of our dream retreat. We are looking for GUESTS WHO WILL PARTNER WITH US IN USING OUR HOME WITH CARE. It is our hope your experience with us will keep you coming back for many years!
FANTASTIC LOCATION. LOCATION, LOCATION ---- TIME TO ACTIVITIES
Our vacation home is centrally located just off Minnesota scenic North Shore drive Highway 61 and surrounded by some of the premier vacation state park destinations in Minnesota. The closest park being Split Rock Lighthouse which is one of the most visited and photographed lighthouses in the nation! It is hard to beat our location for travelers who want to be centrally located and capture “all” the shore has to offer.
We think you will agree, due to the nature of the shores length, if you are too far northeast or southwest you get trapped into only seeing part of the shore when you visit, but our location meets the needs of the travelers who want to see it all. Or, remain in this beautiful section of the shore and enjoy the many premier Minnesota favorite destinations near us.
TIME TO LOCATIONS
TO THE SOUTHWEST, WE ARE....
• 50 minutes - Duluth
• 25 minutes - Two Harbors
• 11 minutes - Gooseberry Falls State Park
• 5 minutes - Split Rock Lighthouse
• 5 minutes - Split Rock ski trails some along Lake Superior
TO THE NORTHEAST, WE ARE.....
• 5 minutes - Snow mobile/ATV trail -- leave our snow mobile/ATV trailer parking lot and access the trail system...Even goes to the Canadian Border
• 6 minutes - Black Beach the newest park on the shore/Adventure Ropes Park
• 8 minutes - Palisade Head
• 10 minutes - Northwoods Ski Trail from Silver Bay to Finland
• 10 minutes - Silver Bay Marina boat access to Lake Superior
• 10 minutes - Tettegouche State Park
• 18 minutes - Silver Bay Golf Course
• 23 minutes - Caribou Falls
• 31 minutes - Temperance River State Park
• 36 minutes - Lutsen Ski Hill
• 40 minutes - George H. Crosby Manitou State Park –outside of Finland
• 51 minutes - Cascade State Park
• 60 minutes - Grand Marais
• 107 minutes - Canadian Border
SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL
Our vacation home is, according to the Superior Hiking Trail Association, minutes from 4 out of 7 of the favorite hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail. To the trail head parking we are…
• 3 minutes - Cove Point Loop – adjacent to our Windsong property
• 5 minutes - Split Rock River Loop
• 6 minutes - Bean and Bear Lake loop
• 10 minutes - Mount Trudee
Also, noted by Superior Hiking Association - SCENIC SHORTYS – less traveled – we made 3 out of a list of five on the scenic shortys. To the trail head parking we are….
• 10 minutes - Fantasia Overlook off Hwy 1
• 13 minutes - Wolf Rock Castle Danger
• 20 minutes - Section 13 Cliffs
• 20 minutes - Saw Mill Dome
Also, stated by the locals - some of the prettiest sections of the SHT are right along our area.
• 6 minutes - trail head parking for Split Rock River Wayside to Beaver Bay (11.3 mile hike)
• 10 minutes - Beaver Bay to Silver Bay (4.7 mile hike)
COME STAY WITH US IN COMFORT AND EXPERIENCE IT ALL!
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
We aim to offer excellent customer service because we care about you and our lake home! We want your get away to be an experience well remembered for years to come! Best wishes on planning your vacation to the North Shore! Barb
Wireless Broadband Internet
Credit cards accepted, Low allergen environment, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm and Wheelchair inaccessible
Kitchen & dining
Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster and Vacuum cleaner
Deck chairs, DVD-Player, Stereo system and TV (Cable)
Parking & facilities
Pool & spa facilities
Heated Indoor swimming pool (Shared) and Shared Steam sauna
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet and Telephone
Heating & cooling
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating and Fireplace
Bathroom & laundry
Iron & Board, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin and Bed linen
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher and Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Low allergen environment
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Check in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
In 2015, we bought 607 Windsong then named it "Superior's Edge"! We wanted to try our hand at doing a vacation home that would become a "beyond your ordinary" vacation home rental - to an upscale vacation home experience!
In 2016, "Camp Coco" 606 Windsong Cottage, our neighbor John and Laurie asked if I would consult for their property as well. I became the hostess/secretary/customer service for his property as well. Their home is stunning and was an easy fit of my original dream.
Today on our 8th year of business we have evolved into North Shore Dream Retreats! We pride ourselves in "going beyond the ordinary" for a vacation rental. Come and experience the difference as we now tout ourselves as an "Upscale Vacation Home Experience!"
Both of these homes we rent out are "boutique" homes. Boutique properties have a distinct character by intentional design and decor and comfort; kitchens that are organized and provide the equipment you need for cooking/dining; has a homey comfort; top cleaning and maintenance management; and providing excellent customer service to the guest.
We have been hosting guests at "Superior's Edge" since 2015 and at "Camp Coco" since 2016. We advertise on "Superior's Edge" 607 Windsong on VRBO.com/661604. And "Camp Coco" 606 Windsong at VRBO.com/930065. We consistently carry 5 star reviews. Those reviews speak for themselves of who we are! We invite you to come and experience where Lake Superior & a Superior stay meet! Barb Daugs owner/consultant