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newly renovated home

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath on 5 acres with easy access to trails

Two bedrooms with 1 queen & 1 double bed, full kitchen, television and gas fireplace, original maple hardwood floors in living room and 1 bedroom, Cork floors in kitchen and master bedroom. Ceramic tiled entry and bathroom, walk in shower and separate claw foot tub on lower level. Walk out basement with direct access to trail system. Newly landscaped with large lawn area. Home was completely gutted with brand new electrical, plumbing & heating systems installed. Spray foam insulation was added to be energy efficient and eliminate outside noise. We added central air-conditioning, in time for summer heat waves. We are now connected to WI FI.

Diane Lindberg
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Diane Lindberg

This is my childhood home, recently & totally renovated. We are proud of our Finnish heritage and that's why we chose the Sisu name. Sisu in Finnish means tenacity in the face of adversity, guts, 'stick to it'- tiveness

What makes this house unique

We wanted to keep the feeling and charm of an older home. But we do enjoy and have installed modern comforts (most recent: central air conditioning and WIFI)


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Finland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub with separate shower downstairs
  • the bathroom is downstairs with a claw foot tub and separate walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Beds: baby crib (1) Notes: a pack and play is available if needed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Cute and comfy house with lots of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought my parents for their 53rd wedding anniversary. I have been trying to do this for a while one thing or another kept it from happening. With everyone healthy this year, I surprised my parents with this mini-vacation! They have done nothing like this before and they very much enjoyed their time here. My mom and I marveled over the workmanship and style of the house. My mom loved all of the books too. My husband and my dad enjoyed the backyard fire pit. Actually, we all did. 😀

Diane was wonderful and very accommodating!

The house was within easy driving distance from Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock, and Tettegouche state parks. We did them all. We definitely want to stay here again!

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Sisu House. It was fun to meet you, come again. Diane and Eric
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

We had to find a place last minute and so glad we found this property! So relaxing and homey.... The weather wasn't great, but stayed comfortable inside. Definitely want to stay again.

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kalona, Iowa

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for another wonderful stay in your home! This was our third visit to Sisu House, we love the accommodations and the location - it is easy to do day trips up and down the shore of the lake. Diane is a great host, and the house is clean, well-stocked, and relaxing.

  • Submitted: 9-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

A really nice, warm, clean and well equipped place. We had plenty of room for the snowmobile trailer and gained access to the trail system easily. It's a great place to ride from when in the arrowhead region. We really enjoyed it (again) and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the Sisu House. We have thoroughly enjoyed both of our trips. The hosts are wonderful and so accommodating. Even though the weather was warm, the snowmobile trails held up. It is always so peaceful and relaxing in Finland. This is THE place to stay. Thanks so much Diane.

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have repeat guests. It was nice that the weather cooperated for the weekend. Happy to hear you enjoy Finland as much as we do.
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Stacy, USA

We rented this house for a snowmobiling weekend and it was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, I and a couple of our friends decided we wanted a weekend away from the kids so we talked about heading up to the north shore to do some snowmobiling. I found the Sisu house on VRBO and it looked like a great option for the (4) of us, the home is newly remolded and Rick and Diane did a fantastic job with the house. Upon arrival we were promptly met by Diane (the homeowner) and she got us checked in and did a quick walk through with the girls.

We were able to hop on the power line right across the road and take that for about a mile to catch the state trail system.

Wanted to also tell a quick story: Saturday morning after getting about a mile from the house I realized that my exhaust pipe had broken and fell off my snowmobile. After finding the pipe I was able to limp the sled into Finland to try to find a welder. I was standing outside the general store and saw this fellow walk out of the store that appeared to be a local (tennis shoes were dead giveaway). I approached him and asked if he knew a welder in the area? He said “I sure do” and he told me the person’s name and that he lives just up the road a couple miles. I let the guy know we are staying up that way also and it was then that I realized I was talking to Rick whose house we were renting. Not only did Rick call and ask Doug to weld my pipe, he drove me up to his house waited while Doug welded my pipe, then brought me back into town and waited to make sure that the fix worked (that’s customer service)!!

It was a great experience overall and I would recommend this house to anyone! We already discussed this becoming an annual trip for us and are going to likely make it up sometime over the summer as well!

Thank you Rick and Diane!!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had fun, we enjoyed meeting and visiting with you. Hope to see you in the summer!
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
West Branch
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Silver Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Four Seasons
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Lutsen Mountains
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lax Lake
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Arrowhead, 6 miles inland from Lake Superior. Boundless fresh water lakes within 1/2 to 1 hour drive. Located within 1 1/2 miles of Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. Quick access to snowmobile , ATV trails & Superior Hiking Trails.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Finland

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$265.38

Fridays and Saturdays always go together. No check ins or outs on Saturdays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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