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We have snow! Time to book your winter break or snowmobile trip!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 111 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms- City Location With Large Private Yard And Patio

The main floor is fully handicap accessible with a ramp that leads to the front of the house. The main floor has a full equipped kitchen, living room and dining room (table extends from 4' circle to 10' oblong) combination. The bathroom has a handicap toilet, sink & 5' tiled shower. 2 bedrooms on main floor & family or play room and bedroom upstairs. Fire pit in backyard and patio with gas grill.


Owner
Alan and Machelle Lampela
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Alan and Machelle Lampela

We are born and raised in Two Harbors. We owned Al's Bait & Tackle in Two Harbors from 1994 to 2007. Our experience from that business in addition to our travels & staying in vacation rentals helps us to know the things that we appreciated in a vacation home. Alan will be happy to share info on local fishing areas and what you might need to catch fish right off the breakwater (less than 1 mile away). We are grandparents so our home has a great play area in the upstairs family room. Our backyard has swings & sandbox & a play fort. We have a nice fire pit (free wood included) & patio with a gas grill with tables & chairs. We live on the same property so we can help with questions on where to eat, what to see & when & address your needs in a timely manner.

We have chosen the name Diamond Willow Vacation Home as Alan spends much of his recreational time finding and sitting around the fire pit and peeling diamond willow to make lamps and furniture. Some of which you will see in our home when you stay.

When you are here Alan will be happy to show you how to peel a walking stick if you are interested.

Alan and Machelle Lampela purchased this house in 2002

Why Alan and Machelle Lampela chose Two Harbors

We originally purchased this home so that we could expand our bait business building. The home has been rented off and on during the last 12 yrs. We have lived in the home for the last 7 years. We decided that it would be fun to meet new people that stay at our vacation home. You will find a nice big back yard and often see deer in our backyard.

What makes this house unique

We love the home because it is truly a family home. The handicap accessibility is a nice feature & once you are in the home there are 36" doorways to all the main floor rooms & a full handicapped bathroom is great. The upstairs family room (Grandma's Attic) has a table & chairs for a girls crafting weekend or coloring or doing a jigsaw puzzle. We also have set up the upstairs for watching movies. There is a great play area for the younger children geared to ages 2 to 8.

Great Winter location for snowmobiling and exploring the Superior Hiking Trail and Gooseberry Falls. If you are looking for a place to stay while snowmobiling on the North Shore you will love the convenience of this home. We are less than 1/2 block to Kwik Trip for gas refills or for your coffee and donuts. The corridor out of Two Harbors is right next to the house. The back yard is big enough for your snowmobiles. The parking lot is huge for your vehicles and trailers. Carmody's 61 Bar and Restaurant is less than 1/2 block from the house.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Two Harbors

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main floor bath - toilet , shower
  • Completely handicapped accessible bathroom equipped with handicap toilet, sink and shower. The bathroom has ceramic tile throughout. The shower head can be hand held. It is great for showering small children.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main floor bedroom #1 - 1 queen , pillow top mattress
    Main floor bedroom #2 - 2 bunk bed
    Upper stairs bedroom #3 - 1 queen , upstairs family room has room for air matresses- upon reques
  • Bedding linens, blankets and pillows provided. Main floor bedroom has a queen bed with pillow top mattress. Main floor bedroom has 2 twin mattress- one is pillow top mattress. Upstairs bedroom has a queen bed with pillow top mattress. Family room has a twin mattress. Also available is twin air mattress or twin roll away bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer to make a meal of your choosing prepared in your kitchen. Ask about menus and cost. Need some fishing tips. We owned a bait shop and Alan can tell you where and how to fish. Don't know how to clean the fish you caught. Alan can either show you how or do it for you. This would made a great place for scrap book and crafting weekend. Let us know how much space you will need and we can set it up in the family with tables. We use all natural cleaning products in the house and in washing of bedding and towels. The house is cleaned with a good hypo allergic vacuum. We do not use candles or plug in freshners.

Reviews

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We have snow! Time to book your winter break or snowmobile trip!
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5

Cozy Two Harbors Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We booked this home for a quick North Shore weekend getaway to visit the Bentleyville lights display in Duluth. This house was perfect for us: very cozy, well-maintained, and many amenities. My son absolutely loved the upstairs playroom that was well-stocked with toys, games, arts & crafts, and classic movies. Location right on Hwy 61 was very convenient, close to grocery store and several restaurants (don't miss Scenic Cafe), also about 30 minutes to Duluth and 15 to Gooseberry Falls. Was also a nice touch to have access to Roku in the main living room for Netflix, Hulu, etc. Thanks Machelle and Al for a great stay! Will be back this summer!

  • Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It is families like yours that we love having stay at our vacation home. We hope we see you this summer!
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Lino Lakes Minnesota
5

Good location great owners

  • 5 of 5

Clean and lots of room

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. It is a great place for a girl's weekend or an extended family stay. Nice big kitchen and dining area, plus a playroom upstairs.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are happy you had a nice stay.
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5

very nice and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Inside is cute and very nice back yard. Kids loved the upstairs even though their ages ranged from 14-22.

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your review. I am so glad your family had a few good days of weather.
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4

Convenient Location & All the Amenities of Home

  • 4 of 5

A good home base for visiting relatives in Two Harbors as well as taking short touristy trips up and down the shore. Machelle & Alan make sure to have everything you need in the kitchen and bathroom, no need to pack extra items just in case. If you are a light sleeper the traffic on the highway may give you trouble but it quieted down a lot by 10 p.m. each night. We hope to stay there again someday.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed getting to see you again this year and hope to see you again next year.
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Champlin, MN
5

Great location, responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days and 2 nights in the heart of Two Harbors. The location is right along the main road, but far away enough so that traffic was not an issue. Machelle was so nice and accommodating, and the house had almost everything you need except an iron. When we needed this at the last minute she brought one over within minutes. The house is also handicapped accessible which was perfect for my mom. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We certainly hope to see you again in the future.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Carmody 61 is 1/2 block away
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lakeview Memorial Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
North Shore Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several restaurant walking distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Burlington Bay
Car: recommended

Our vacation home is located in the city of Two Harbors MN. We are walking distance from great restaurants, grocery store and gift shopping. We are less than a mile from Burlington Bay and Agate Bay and the Breakwater. The home is across the street from the snowmobile corridor from Two Harbors to the North Shore Trail. Spend the day snowmobiling and come back to relax at home or walk to a great restaurant(s) or bar(s). There is plenty of off street parking for your snowmobile(s) and trailer(s). We use to own a bait shop so we can help with where to fish in the area and as a service can clean your fish. We also can help provide you with info on Lake Superior charter fishing. There is parking for your boat and trailer should you want to bring your own boat.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Two Harbors

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter rate
Dec 24 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$126
C$753
C$3,014
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring rate
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$188
C$1,005
C$3,516
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$207
C$1,130
C$3,516
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$188
C$1,005
C$4,019
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$251.16
Pet Fee C$125.58 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

Owner is on site and will give tenants walk through before and after stay. Damage deposit will be returned based on any damage and property being left in good shape on the last day of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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