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Historic ~A~.Charles Weiss Home...only 3 blocks away from Lakewalk!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 6 Bath ~ a perfect family getaway! (additional space available)

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP as of July 2017.

Built in 1895 and beautifully restored, this grand Victorian home is the perfect family or group getaway. The home is located close to Downtown Duluth and only 3 blocks from Duluth's Lakewalk and 1.7 miles from Canal Park. The second floor hosts 5 bedrooms, each with its own bath. King Suite has an attached bedroom with a queen sofa sleeper. The main floor boasts a grand dining room, parlor, library, billiard room, music room, and an eat-in kitchen. Whether you're enjoying a classic novel in the library, watching cars roll by on the front porch, or preparing a gourmet meal in the eat-in kitchen, this home has it all. Each room brags its very own detail right down to its individual woodwork and style. This is truly a must see. Please ask about our additional available amenities... Murder Mystery Weekends, Live Music Entertainment, Catered dinners, etc.

Bryan & Gina
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Bryan & Gina

Bryan & Gina Bortnem

Bryan & Gina purchased this house in 2017

Why Bryan & Gina chose Duluth

We began making regular visits to Duluth years ago and fell in love with the landscape, city and all there is to do here - from hiking, sailing, camping and skiing to simply enjoying the sounds of the waves and ships. Our kids fell in love with Duluth on our many adventures here over the years as well and now attend UMD. We knew that someday we would have to eventually call this place home. While maintaining our current home and this home in Duluth we are finally making it happen.

What makes this house unique

When staying at A Charles Weiss Home, the original woodwork throughout the home, along with the antique furniture and decor give you a sense that you have been transported back in time. If you have an old soul, this place is for you!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Endion in Duluth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , 1/2 Bath on Main Level
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Adjoining jacuzzi bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Suite facing lake side of home. Sleeps up to 4 people.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3/4 bath adjoing
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3/4 bath adjoining
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sofa sleeper - located in king 2-room suite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Check-in 4:00 pm (sorry, no earlier without prior authorization) Check-out 11:00 am This allows our cleaning staff only 5 hours to prepare for the next guests. Its a very large house...thanks in advance for your understanding. Additional fees will apply for late check-out (after 11:00am and addition $50.00 charge will be assessed automatically) $100/hour for every hour after. Early check-in and check-out requests must be pre-authorized by property manager. The maximum allowed amount of people is 12...this includes children. The house is not to be used as a party house. Absolutely no smoking. We reserve the right to retain guests cleaning fee if the home is smoked in. During the winter months, the windows are to remain closed (additional fees may be assessed for open windows). Please be respectful of our beautifully restored home. We reserve the right to cancel reservations and return any deposit.


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Historic ~A~.Charles Weiss Home...only 3 blocks away from Lakewalk!
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 57 reviews

This house is a great 1970s-1980s home that has not moved beyond 1970. what u see is not what u get

  • 1 of 5


1. Very old house with rustic feel. If you want to experience history 1950s house with 1980s comfort. its your right choice.

2. The owner was very responsive since beginning. my interaction with property owner was very smooth

2. no hassle. Property owner repaid the full security deposit without any follow-ups.

Cons - Not sure where to start

1. The house advertises 6000 sq ft.. hardly 2000 is accessible.. lot of closed rooms.

2. The 3rd floor of the house.. from where we expected a glimpse of Lake superior is not accessible from the house. It was completely close out.

3. The backyard of the house if not accessible. It seems to be rented out. Consequently out of the 5 parking lots only 3 is accessible as the renter always double parks

4. If water comes in one bathroom it will reduce pressure in another bathroom.. so you will have fun taking bath

5. None of the bathrooms have a lock :) - so you will need to sing

6. Most of the lights do not work. Its a crystal maze to identify which switch is for which light

7. Owner could have replaced some of the old and broken furniture. Few of the dining chairs are totally unusable

8. overall the house was not clean. including bedding, kitchen utensils, mittens and dish rags. The rugs and upholstery were so dirty we literally had to keep the kids off them. This I believe contributed to the unpleasant smell every time we entered the house. Would recommend to have your bedding handy.

9. The bedding is really bad and screams 1980s all the time. The comforters are totally not usable. Would recommend to have your bedding handy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Wedding

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our week. We were in town for our son's wedding. We rented both the main house and the upstairs apartment, and were able to accommodate family and friends comfortably. It's great to have such a large home with lots of rooms to spread out in. The pool table was used all weekend, as was the piano and organ, and the large dining table (for eating, as well as playing games). People gathered on the porch, in the kitchen, the library, and the sitting room for visiting or just reading with coffee. Yard games were played in the backyard. Very clean, and very comfortable. Would have liked to have more cookware available, eating utensils, towels and sheets. Or at least, access to the washer/drier. It's tough to stay 5 nights somewhere and use all the same bedding/wash-cloths/dish-cloths. Had to find our own laundromat. Ran low on toilet paper, and paper towels. Assumed these were standard supplies at a VRBO. But, my expectations may have been too high(?) I don't know all the 'rules'. Overall, Gina was great to work with. And, our family wedding week was greatly enhanced by the beautiful, fun, clean accommodations. Thank you, Gina! Best wishes for your new life in Duluth!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dee Dee for staying at our home for your son's wedding. We are happy you found the home accommodating for your family and many friends, and that it worked out for us give up our personal space to make that happen. Many VRBOs don't supply toilet paper or paper towels, yet we understand that having to purchase those basic necessities can be inconvenient and therefore stock each bathroom with toilet paper before each stay. We are sorry you ran out and could have supplied more if we knew you would be hosting so many visitors throughout the weekend. As for the laundry facilities, our washer and dryer are not accessible to guests. Again, had we known you would have different guests staying in the home each evening we would have been more than happy to leave you sheets to change out the beds. Thank you for the positive review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your family and we hope that you made a lifetime of memories during your stay.
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Truly a lovely, relaxing, historical, and unique home

  • 5 of 5

We cannot express enough how much we enjoyed our stay. The home was both elegant and comfortable. Everyone in our group from age 8 to age 74 immensely enjoyed our stay.

The location of this home in relation to getting anywhere in the Twin Ports was convenient.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice turn of the century home

  • 5 of 5

Our group came up for the Northland Invitational GolfTournament and had a great time at the house. The porch is a wonderful spot to gather and visit after golf and dinner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carl for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our home. Please come again soon!
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Great historic house, excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time. Will recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim...and thank you for choosing our home!!
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New Year Stay

  • 3 of 5

It was a busy time as we were in Duluth for a Granddaughters Wedding. We mainly needed the bedrooms and the showers. The front steps were not shoveled. Being 79 years old, I felt uncomfortable going up and down them for fear of falling-the railing was not much help. The use of those tub showers were next to impossible. Otherwise we were comfortable. Could have used a little bit later check-out-as we had been up quite late for the wedding, and it was New Years Eve.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Duluth International Airport, Duluth
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Northland Country Club
Nearest Train
1.9 Miles
The Duluth Depot, Duluth
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
11.6 Miles
Spirit Mountain, Duluth
Nearest Beach
6.1 Miles
Park Point Beach, Duluth
Car: recommended

You are invited to experience a return to Victorian Duluth at the Historic A. Charles Weiss Home. This 1895 Victorian Colonial is filled with classic decor throughout and heavily adorned with woodwork. The A. Charles Weiss is a stately Victorian home located in Duluth, Minnesota. The Lakewalk, which leads to the charming Canal Park Area, is a short three blocks from the home's front porch.

Duluth is a vibrant city set on the shores of Lake Superior. Home to a busy port and wealth of industry because of its location on the lake, Duluth is also a popular vacation destination. There is beautiful scenery and loads of activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Lake Superior is the natural attraction of Duluth. There are many cruises that run throughout the year. You can enjoy lunch, dinner or just relax as you enjoy the view. The Edge is a giant Polynesian-themed water park filled with thrilling water slides and loads of splashy entertainment that even older and adult kids will enjoy. The Timber Twister is unique roller coaster ride that runs through the forest. Sharp hairpin bends and a 3,200-foot descent down the mountain make it a thrilling ride.

Lake Superior Zoo is set on 16 acres of rocky hills covered with tall pine trees. The Kingsbury Creek runs through the zoo, creating a wonderful natural environment in which to view the bears, lions and wide variety of animals. The Great Lakes Aquarium can be found on Duluth's waterfront. This incredible hands-on discovery center allows visitors insight into the underwater realm of the lakes. Daily shows have divers interacting and feeding fish in a giant water tank. There are more than 70 different species of fish, amphibians, mammals and birds housed at the aquarium.

Duluth has a rich cultural heritage and there are many museums, historic homes and estates that are open for public viewing. Historic railway tours make for a fun excursion for the whole family. Learn about the early pioneers, the history of the region, and enjoy the spectacular scenery. There is also an opportunity to spot birds and wildlife in the forest.

In the wintertime, the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area has 22 ski runs, a super pipe for snowboarders, and 22 miles of cross country skiing. A perfect place for both beginner and advanced skiers, the ski runs and lifts are well maintained and the resort is said to have some of the best skiing of the region.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Endion, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year's Eve Weekend
30 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2018 - 26 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
28 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Grandma's Marathon
15 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
17 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £222.15

Rates are subject to change until deposit and agreement are made.
INCREASE on rates during HOLIDAYS and CITY WIDE events. Deposit and agreement required to secure reservation. No pets or smoking. Shorter stays possible, depending on schedule & month. We do reserve the right to withhold the cleaning damage deposit if the property is left in unsatisfactory conditions. Additional cleaning fees may apply and are at the owners discretion. Please read in-full the Vacation Stay Checklist for reference. Full refund with cancellation notice of more than 60 days.

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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