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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

'Cottage on the Point' is located on Lake Superior's grand Park Point beach with five miles of extraordinary sand. This historic home, built in the late 1880's, rumored to be a hunting lodge, is now completely restored. Remodeled and redecorated it is full of old Duluth charm and modern conveniences. The cottage is licensed as a vacation rental by the city of Duluth-permit #PL13-019

The cottage is three miles from the world famous aerial lift bridge and Canal Park activities. It is one and a half miles from the Park Point recreation area with sailing and boat launch facilities. The cottage is located in a residential neighborhood, with private beach access. Step back to a time when the pace was slower and relax in your own private beach cottage.

Park Point offers many wonderful activities and we are prepared to help you enjoy it with four kayaks, one aluminum canoe, two adult life vests and beach mats and towels. Come prepared to enjoy the sun, but if it should rain, you can enjoy the supply of videos, DVD's, games and books perfect for a relaxing vacation.

Don't miss a chance to rent this extraordinary home at a price below the cost of a hotel room or conduminum rental. You can have it all - three large bedrooms, large living room / great hall with gas fireplace, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, front porch, back porch, gas grill and of course the beach - all located in quiet neighborhood. It is the best Duluth has to offer and it is away from the crowds that are found at lakeside hotels and condumiums.

EXTRA BONUS: If you like psychological suspense novels, check out books by award winning author Brian Freeman (bfreemanbooks). Our historic beach cottage is featured in Freeman's third and fourth novels, featuring Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial. The forward reads: 'Much of this novel was conceived and researched in a rental cottage on Park Point in Duluth that bears suspicious similarity to the home now owned by Stride and Serena. Your can actually stay there yourself, or tour the home at cottageonthepoint.' Or just send in a VRBO inquiry now for your dates and see if you can enjoy this historic cottage for your vacation. Please note that this is a peaceful residential neighborhood. Loud parties and excessive drinking or substance use are not welcome.

Vacation Rental Permit # PL13-019 Hotel/Motel License # FBL-27611-37136

Keywords: Lake Cottage

More Details

Owner
Pat Burns
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Pat Burns

The cottage was purchased as a personal residence. We converted it to a rental in 2005 and continue to give it the loving care it deserves. It is inspected and licensed as a vacation rental, meeting all requirements for your safety, health and comfort. Bill is a lifelong Duluthian and knows this area and the community extremely well. He is a great resource for information on this area as well as, the north shore, BWCA, and the Quetico. We love this area for the beauty and all the activites we enjoy - skiing, kayaking, biking, paddling and wilderness camping.

Pat Burns purchased this house in 1995

Why Pat Burns chose Duluth

We both love Park Point, and live next to the cottage. The beach is peaceful and very quiet. At times we are the only people in our area down there. It is in a residential area and not near public beach areas. The beauty and serenity are so soulful and breathtaking. It is a great place for renewing one's spirit.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is loaded with old world charm - from the carved mahogany pillars to the built in china cabinet and reading nooks by the fireplace. It simply forces a slower pace. The front porch catches cool breezes and a great place to start the morning with a cup of coffee and a good book, while the back porch and deck are perfect as enclosed play area and a relaxing place to grill dinner. We provide four kayaks for use by our guests that allows a paddle on Lake Superior to explore the beauty of the lake. All to give an unforgettable experience and vacation needed in this fast paced world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything here is so comfortable and well thought out. I particularly liked the built in reading nooks near the fireplace. After years of renting homes around the midwest I would rank this amoung the best and look forward to a return trip this summer. Thank you for a restful break. The skiing at Spirit Mountain was good.
Feb 2006
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Park Point in Duluth

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A full bath with a tub / mounted hand held shower especially useful for washing small children
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) extra wide thickly padded built in benches around the fireplace could be used for sleeping, especially for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
private beach access, four kayaks, one aluminum canoe, two medium sized adult life jackets, 6 beach mats,6 beach towels, No Loud Parties or Excessive Drinking. We are not available for graduation parties, weddings or family reunions, but will work with you to find appropriate locations for your gatherings.

Reviews

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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
average rating of 4.922222 based on 93 reviews
Twin Cities, Minnesota
5

Very family friendly

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with our 2 1/2 year old for three nights at the cottage. Having a toddler with a lot of food allergies make vacations tough. At the cottage, we have a HUGE and comfortable kitchen to make his meals and then walk to the beach to have fun. Pat is a great host and I would recommend the Beach Cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5

Beautiful home, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We were back for the 2nd time at the cottage and had a great time! Plenty of room for 2 families and equipped with every thing we needed!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Second Visit!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage so much on our first visit this year that we made a second visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis
5

A Magic Cottage and a Magic Path to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot and cottage for our family! Pat and Bill have taken care to maintain the beautiful and historic cottage, and it was even better than we had hoped. We were only 3 (with 2 more joining for part of the time) and there was tons of space. The main room is huge. We especially loved relaxing on the beautiful porch at the front of the house, and reading on the couches and nooks inside. Our almost four-year-old loved the toy vehicles and games.

And then there's the beach and the "magic path," as our son called it. We loved getting a beach bag together (including the towels and mats they had for us), and our son chose several of the trucks and toys to bring. We've never enjoyed beach time so much, with the very private location and even warm Lake Superior water to swim in!

For families, we recommend inviting grandparents or others to join for a day or night so you can go and explore Duluth a bit without the littler ones. :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwalk, IA USA
5

We had a great time. Loved the kayaks!

  • 5 of 5

Older house that has been very nicely updated. Very spacious and on a quiet street.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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minneapolis
5

Relaxing fun family weekend on beach

  • 5 of 5

Clean well equipped cottage. Short walk to beach. Loved kayaks. Very quiet space. We stayed here about 6 years ago and the cottage has been consistently maintained. We would rent again. Owners live in adjacent house if there are any problems but the spaces are separate and feel private.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Sky Harbor airport - near the end of Park Point
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Many local golf courses public & private
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Canal Park area at the beginning of Park Point
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Spirit Mountain is a short 15 minute drive
Car: necessary

Ski: The Duluth area is home to wonderful downhill skiing at Spirit Mountain, and numerous and wonderful cross country ski trails in the city and nearby area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Park Point, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£717
for 3 nights
From
£218
From
£243
Fri,Sat
£1,589
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£433
for 2 nights
From
£185
From
£226
Fri,Sat
£1,358
 
 
Winter/spring
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£392
for 2 nights
From
£164
From
£218
Fri,Sat
£1,214
 
 
early summer
1 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£680
for 3 nights
From
£206
From
£243
Fri,Sat
 
 
grandmas marathon 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£713
for 2 nights
From
£325
 
 
summer
18 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£968
for 4 nights
From
£226
From
£259
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£392
for 2 nights
From
£164
From
£218
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £63.04
Damage Deposit £148.34

Seasonal Specials! July and August one week stays only - $1700
Winter one week stay - $1300
Request Grandma's Marathon & Holiday Rates.
According to the Vacation Rental Ordinance in the City of Duluth, minimum stay requirements are set based on the season and maximum number of people allowed in a rental unit is determined by the number of bedrooms each rental property has available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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