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Pat Burns

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English

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

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

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Duluth - Cottage on the Point

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pat Burns (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 61 holidaymaker reviews

Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
average rating of 4.9180326 based on 64 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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Relaxing getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

This is our third May trip with our friends to the cottage. It all started reading the Brian Freeman books that take place at the cottage and is morphing into a yearly tradition that we all look forward to. We grilled steaks, walked on the beach and just had a relaxing time. Duluth has the rare ability to be whatever kind of city you need it be. It all depends on your mood.We will definitely be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spacious cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect and the cottage was well maintained and very spacious. Pat and Bill were wonderful hosts, we would highly recommend this cottage for a getaway!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights at this beautiful cottage with our two young adult children and their spouses. The temp in Duluth was below zero all weekend, and I was happy to never leave the warm, cozy house. We read and played games round the fire, and cooked great meals in the kitchen. The large dining room table was great for feasts and games. I would love to return in the summer to enjoy the lovely surroundings and use the kayaks!

The house was extremely clean, the towels luxurious, and the kitchen well-appointed. I can see why other reviewers said the space was great for kids, but it was great for all adults too! Only drawback for 3 couples- the 3rd bedroom has twin beds, but that is probably preferable for kids! We knew to expect that from the photos on the website, and it was not a problem. I would love to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to stay. Has lots of charm and is well stocked with kitchen ware and towels etc. Easy access to the Superior shoreline. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best kept secret in Duluth

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place, more than met our expectations. Comfortable feeling, fully stocked with top rated items. Don't let the one bathroom stop you from renting this historic cabin. Clean and well maintained. Path to Lake Superior was easy, exciting to see the icebergs which had formed and blown into shore. Loads of restaurants at Canal Park before you cross the Ariel Bridge. I will recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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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 Duluth, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Spring
1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
2 night minimum stay
£364
for 2 nights
From
£153
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£1,165
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
2 night minimum stay
£440
for 2 nights
From
£191
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£1,356
 
 
Mid Summer
1 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
4 night minimum stay
£822
for 4 nights
From
£191
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£1,356
 
 
Late September
16 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£440
for 2 nights
From
£191
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£1,356
 
 
Early Fall
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£364
for 2 nights
From
£153
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£1,165
 
 
Late Fall Winter Early Spring
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£356
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£191
Fri,Sat
£1,100
£2,043
 
 
Grandma's
16 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£593
for 2 nights
From
£267
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£356
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£191
Fri,Sat
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £59
Refundable Damage Deposit £138
Tax Rate 10.88%

Seasonal Specials! July and August one week stays only - $1700
Winter one week stay - $1300
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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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Duluth in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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