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Aanii House | New Sauna | Large Decks | Sleeps 14 | Book Your Fall Getaway Now!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 250 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bdrm 5 bath w/ Internet | New Sauna, Kitchen, Grill, Floors | Camp Fire Pit

Long ago, the Ojibwe tribe once inhabited much of this beautiful area and many still live here. In Ojibwe, Aanii means “hello”; We welcome you to this wonderful little place where the past and present dance together in perfect step and a beautiful landscape of trees and rolling green hills commingle with small town life. Happily situated on 10 private acres in the woods just north of Duluth, the Aanii Vacation and Retreat House provides guests a sanctuary from the bustling world. A home that once raised a happy family, now provides others a loving place to reconnect with family and friends. This home features 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a jacuzzi, brand new sauna, and plenty of space to stretch out. From my family to yours, we hope that your stay provides you with laughter and memories to last a lifetime.

Property Manager
Sally Shea
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Sally Shea

Aanii, my name is Sally. I was born on the Iron Range and grew up in a small town north of Minneapolis where I owned and operated a beauty salon for 15 years. Our family moved to Duluth in 1999 and I returned to school in 2002 to get my healthcare degree. I turned our home into a vacation rental a few years ago because I love the privacy and remote setting this home offers.

Sally Shea purchased this house in 1999

Why Sally Shea chose Duluth

I loved this home because its close to nature and provides many comfortable areas to relax indoor and outdoor. The property is on 10 acres and provides a quiet, comfortable experience for our guests. New hardwood floors make it great for Quilting and Crafting groups as we have rolling office chairs and folding tables to accommodate up to 10 group size. Separate living room with big screen TV, DVD player, Satellite TV and large comfortable leather couch with love seat and lounging chairs. The house has three levels so there is always a quiet space to relax, even with large groups.

What makes this house unique

Sauna room with shower - This was completed in early 2016 and has been a great addition to what we can provide for our guests.

The three decks provide enough space for large group retreats during the day and also a great place to enjoy a peaceful morning cup of coffee.

Camp Fire Area - Seating for 6 - 8 around a cozy camp fire. S'mores anyone?

Canal Park - Restaurants, gift and coffee shops, the board walk on Lake Superior. And be sure to experience the worlds only working Aerial Lift Bridge. Many Beaches and parks are further down after you cross over the bridge.

North Shore Scenic Route - Get a beautiful view of Lake Superior on the scenic route toward Two Harbors.

In the summer months, there are many scenic areas close to the property including Hawks Ridge for an awesome view of Lake Superior, and Seven Bridges Road where you can see many waterfalls and very interesting bridges (which runs to Lester Park and a unique swimming hole called, "the deeps," by the locals.) Great place to see the fall colors and enjoy the summer months.

In the winter months, The John Beargrease dogsled race runs within a few miles of the property. Snowmobile groups will enjoy the proximity of the C. J. Ramstad Minnesota trail which is 2 miles away.

For the Cross Country folks Korkki groomed ski trails are a short distance from the house. After a day in the woods come and warm your bones in the Sauna,a great way to relax and end the day.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Duluth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , private 3/4 bath with jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main floor powder room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , the sauna area is a private, close but detached by the house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath private for the lower level family bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A private one off master bedroom with jetted tub, one shared upstairs with tub/shower. 1/2 bath powder room on main level and a shower with toilet in the Sauna area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs next to the shared full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - Upstairs Master - 1 king , The Master has its own private bath with jetted tub
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , this room is on the main level with a 1/ bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , the Queen bedroom shares a full bath with other Queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , The lower level family bed room has it own private bathroom.
  • There are 4 bedrooms and a sun room off the fireplace room with two queen beds. . A king in the master. 1queen in one bedroom and a set of antique twin beds in the 3rd bedroom upstairs.. Lovely soft linens, pillows and towels .
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There is so much to do in Duluth all year around. If would like to try sail boating here is information to connect with the right person who can help you. Amicus Adventure Sailing 133 3rd Ave Two Harbors, MN 55616 (218) 290-5975 Fax: (218) 834-2432 Don't forget the winter sports in Duluth Spirit Mountain Recreation Area 9500 Spirit Mountain Place Duluth, 55810 (218) 628-2891 (800) 642-6377 Fax: (218) 624-0213 So much to do Grandma's Marathon and all the festivals, one in particular is Bayfront Blues Festival. If you're looking for the best place in town to watch fire works, go to Hawks Ridge, its just 6 miles from the house. There you can see the lights from Superior and Duluth.. Korkki Nordic is a XC ski area just down the road off Homestead and Korki road. It's a challenging 11K trail with warming home. For more info. Call 218-525-7326.


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Aanii House | New Sauna | Large Decks | Sleeps 14 | Book Your Fall Getaway Now!
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 guys staying for 2 weeks in Duluth for flight training at CIrrus Aircraft. House has 4 bedrooms, full kitchen, and several areas for studying that worked great for us. 3.5 bathrooms in the house and an additional full bathroom with shower in the sauna room which was 20’ outside the door. So, The Owner, Sally, was quick to reply to us to answer all our questions and used text messaging to check in on us when it started snowing to make sure we were ok. Being from Florida, snow on the roads and deer shooting by us was a new experience, but Sally gave us instructions on how to drive and we had no problems. She sent a snow plow by on several days to make sure our driveway was clear. We studied by the fireplace, dining room table, and family room couches. Plenty of room to spread out. Sauna was great for relaxing after a long day training. The master bedroom has a bathtub, but no shower. (By only improvement suggestion to Sally is to add a shower to the Master bathtub.). Kitchen was beautiful and fully equipment with every kitchen tool. Great outside grill that we used several times. Large fridge/freezer and washer/dryer made our 2 week stay easy. Far better than a hotel and less cost. Provided a great venue for group study at night. Only 20 minutes from Cirrus Aircraft. Easy drive. Beautiful property and views in the back with a fire pit. Because of the snowing we were unable to use the fire pit. I highly recommend this house. Sally is a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guy and Guests,. It was such a pleasure having you stay at Aanii House. Considering the electric outage and real Minnesota experience you all got to enjoy with snow etc. you were perfect guests. The house was well loved and cared for. I really hope you will stay again and will definitely take care of the shower situation in the master bath. Sincerely, Sally
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Aanii House and a Family Christmas over New Year's week-end

  • 5 of 5

Sally was very accommodating and helpful from beginning to end. It was a wonderful place and had everything we needed for this family of 15. We never felt we were on top of each other due to the layout of the house. Beds were comfortable. Seating was perfect. Kitchen was well-stocked with pans, cups, dishes, silverware, etc.... Only drawback was the distance from Spirt Mountain but wouldn't stop us from staying here again. It is in a beautiful setting. Thanks much for a our celebration away from home....

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect 30th birthday getaway :)

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, very clean, comfy beds, more than enough space for our group of 12, great house layout. Overall our trip was amazing and Sally the owner was great and very helpful will anything we needed!

  • Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie thank you so much for the kind words. I hope you come back again. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones Sally
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Beautiful place with lots to do & see in the area!

  • 4 of 5

The house worked great for sisters weekend. Wished the sauna would have been working and wished we had access to the laundry room. Other than that it is in a nice location with lots to do in the area. Thanks Sally for sharing your home with us.


  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay despite the weather.

  • 4 of 5

We had the entire family for my Mom's special birthday. Due to the weather we had limited time on the deck and could not have campfire. It was great to have everyone in one house.

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sally was very nice owner and very responsive to our questions.

  • 5 of 5

We went to two harbors for a wedding with large family and the house was very nice and big enough for all of us. We all cannot wait to go back and stay their again. So clean, friendly approach of the owner made us so happy. We recommend this place to anyone head over to Duluth area. Thank you Sally for making our trip memorable.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gelane I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please come again.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Duluth Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Breeze Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lester Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 61
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Cross Country Korkki Nordic XC skiing
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Brighton Beach
Car: necessary

There are many attractions in Duluth, as exciting as Grandma's Marathon and the Bayfront Blues Festival to bird watching at Hawks and the season change with the wonderful autumn colors. What ever you are coming for, to relax or get involved It's a wonderful place. The history is also intriguing, Seven bridges road and the Glensheen Historic Estate or just going to one of the many beaches and soaking up the sun.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Duluth

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July 2018
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest
Dec 24 2018 - Dec 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$189.49 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$631.65
Tax Rate 8.38%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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