Seize the Good Life at Waterfront Lake Home


Entire cabin hosted by Chrissie & Rich

  1. 4 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
Free cancellation before Nov 8.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies, and other issues like trouble checking in.
Our place is a 1500 sq ft open loft, lake front cabin 57 feet from the rocky shore.

We're on a quiet bay of Shagawa Lake and just 1.2 hikeable miles from Ely (pronounced Ee-lee)

The space
Redefining Staycation:
-Our cabin offers the ability to explore the outdoors, to feel like you're far away, and to feel safe and comfortable at a home-away-from-home that makes the very best of lake and treetop views.

Ely was voted the coolest small town in America by Budget Travel, one of 20 places to find beautiful sunsets by Expedia, and one of nine of the best towns for outdoor thrills by National Geographic.

Find us on Instagram @mcjoppa.the.hut

We love animals, but sadly do not host pets

Our cabin has a "Cook's Kitchen"
-Everything you need to cook a full turkey dinner and then some (the only thing missing is an ice maker)

We do have well water and provide a Brita filtered water dispenser.

-Huge picture windows overlooking the lake
-Thermostat controlled gas fireplace
-Smart TV with access to Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTubeTV for cable channels
-Well stocked game cabinet with both traditional and current games, puzzles, coloring books, and crosswords

-One bedroom on main floor,
-One bedroom upstairs,
-and one open loft bedroom with huge picture windows overlooking the lake and the western shore of Shagawa (no curtains lakeside)
-Each bedroom has a queen-sized Tuft & Needle mattress

-Full bathroom on main floor
-and 3/4 bath with small shower on second floor

If you enjoy fishing, 2344 acre, Shagawa Lake is managed as a walleye lake and our quiet bay is where the locals cast their lines. Fishing is best at the beginning and end of summer.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Lake view
Dedicated workspace
Free residential garage on premises – 1 space
50" HDTV with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, premium cable
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Security cameras on property

Accessibility features

This info was provided by the Host and reviewed by Airbnb.
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7 nights in Ely

Dec 8, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 197 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ely, Minnesota, United States

Our neighborhood is quiet. Safe.
The cabin is less than half a mile to family friendly, sandy, public beach at Semer Park.

We share the point with Superior National Forest Sea Plane Base. You may hear planes taking off and landing, especially during fire season.

Ely is on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the largest protected wilderness east of the Rockies. Over 1 million acres of pristine forest, lakes, rivers, untouched by civilization, and deemed a no fly zone for commercial aircraft. There is little to no light pollution in our area.

Hosted by Chrissie & Rich

  1. Joined in October 2016
  • 197 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
We are spouses, Chrissie and Rich, two public school teachers in Rochester, Minnesota and we love Ely. We bought this home with the dream of retiring here.

We come up to Ely every chance we get and were even married on Bass Lake Trail in 2011. We love sharing our enthusiasm for this area with friends and family and enjoy hosting Airbnb guests.

Our favorite things to do in Ely include visiting family and friends, hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, riding the pontoon at dusk, staring at the lake, and hosting friends for dinner and games.
We are spouses, Chrissie and Rich, two public school teachers in Rochester, Minnesota and we love Ely. We bought this home with the dream of retiring here.

We come up…


  • Rich

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy