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The most centrally located Vacation Rental in Duluth!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quiet neighborhood with large house to use while you explore nature!

Urban Silent Sports Retreat is a house built in 1908 that is centrally located a mile up from beautiful Lake Superior. This spacious three bedroom, two bathroom house with full unfinished basement and attached garage has plenty of safe storage for your bicycles, Nordic skis, canoe's and kayaks! Basement is set up for waxing your Nordic skis and we have some bikes and Nordic skis available for renters.

If you are looking for posh, planning to party, smoke at all, do drugs or drink excessively, you'll have to find a different place to rent.

If you want a very quiet house in a nice established neighborhood to use as your home base while you paddle the rivers, bike, run, hike or ski the trails of Outdoor Magazine's top outside town, this is your place!

Home, with much of it's original woodwork, is located less than a mile from Chester Bowl and Bagley which have both running and Nordic ski trails. Piedmont, Lester, and Hartley are within a few miles of the home and have Mountain bike trails, running, and Nordic skiing. Spirit Mountain, Jay Cooke State Park, and more are within 30 minutes of the retreat!

Your hosts spend most of their free time on the numerous trails and bodies of water in the area and would love to share their knowledge with you to help you plan your excursions!

Limit of 7 people, pets only upon approval, $25 per pet.

Rates vary depending upon time of year, call for details.

Discounts given to certain Silent Sports groups and retired folks who want to play in this ginormous playground of Duluth.

Because this is located in a well established residential area, quiet renters are required and this will be enforced by immediate removal if violated.

Our home is a safe, secure, licensed rental PL-14-055 Per the city of Duluth 5 night minimum from June 15th through September 14th, 2 night from September 15th to June 14th, this is not always correctly reflected by VRBO so we apologize!

Also children are welcome we just ask that you closely monitor them because of unlock able cabinets with cleaning supplies and some heavy drawers.

Check in is prior to 7pm and if we are vacant prior to your stay, we welcome you as early as 10am! We also allow you to stay as late as you like on the day you depart if we don't have renters after you!

More Details

Eve Graves
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Eve Graves

We are both avid Silent Sports Enthusiasts who enjoy this magnificent outdoor playground of Duluth on a daily basis. Eve is originally from Southern Wisconsin and a huge Badger and Packer fan. Wayne is from the Proctor area which is just outside of Duluth. We Mountain bike, road bike, paddle, run, row, Nordic ski and do anything else that is silently powered by us in the outdoors on a daily basis. Eve has written articles for Silent Sports Magazine for the past twelve years along with blogging on Northlandrunner. In addition, she has been the top ski trail reporter for Skinnyski for the past few years! Wayne has been working for Super One stores for thirty years and enjoys his job! Eve who was formerly a teacher and accountant, now coaches adults who are beginners and those who like to go slowly in running roads, trails, and Nordic skiing. Both Eve and Wayne officiate at the state Nordic and Cross Country meets along with volunteering for all of Grandma's events. Eve also times a lot of silent sports events, takes photos at many of them, and puts a few on.

Eve Graves purchased this house in 2004

Why Eve Graves chose East Hillside

We lived here until recently when we moved ten miles away to be able to walk out the front door and into several parks, the Superior Hiking Trail, and have some land.

What makes this house unique

This property is centrally located and has safe indoor storage for all those Silent Sports toys along with a waxing area and bench for Nordic skis. UMD, St. Scholastica, Chester Bowl, Bagley and Lake Superior are all within a mile of this house! Our website details how close we are to so many other outdoor playgrounds!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the East Hillside around the Duluth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • VERY strict noise policy, no outside socializing as houses are in close proximity. If neighbors call us, you will immediately be removed .
  • NO heavy drinking or parties. Will result in immediate removal.
  • No smokers may be in the house at any time, we do not rent to anyone who smokes!!
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Very large bathroom with sliding glass shower door.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Basement has a sink too.
  • Basement bathroom is where the 'pink throne' is located. This is an unfinished basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Scene from a movie filmed in this bedroom!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is a double futon and we added another mattress to it.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Bunk Bed , Bunk bed has new double on the bottom and single on the top
  • There is a sectional couch, a regular couch and one futon that makes into a queen bed in the living room area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our home is geared to those who are quiet, Silent Sports lovers. Ask about discounts for hikers, paddlers, bicyclists, runners, and Nordic skiers! We would love to help you plan your Duluth vacation by giving you information about our local trails, waterfalls, and more!


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The most centrally located Vacation Rental in Duluth!
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 27 reviews
Barnesville MN

Great location, close to the waterfront!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our group of 4. It had a garage to store our trailer with bikes. It is a quiet neighbor hood and we all slept great. Eve was very good about answering any questions that I had. Would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend in Duluth

  • 4 of 5

My three sisters and I rented Eve's home for a weekend. We loved the house. It was very comfortable. She gave us a tour of the house and gave us plenty of suggestions of what to do during our visit. I would recommend Eve's house to anyone visiting Duluth.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elburn, IL

We loved our time in Duluth. Great town for hiking, exploring and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 long time friends getting together for a reunion weekend. This house was perfect for us. Good location, cute, a little “funky”, quiet and safe. We loved it

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota, USA

Great Location in Duluth

  • 5 of 5

This house had all the amenities that we could want and more than other places we have stayed. Great location and easy to navigate around Duluth. We will definitely use this place again for our next trip to Duluth! Eve and Wayne were more than accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mauston, WI USA

The family enjoyed the property thoroughly.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the East Hillside property was enjoyable. There was ample room and everything was provided. We used the property as a meeting place for the family who attended our son's graduation from the University of MN Duluth. The property met our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, and lots of space

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.8 Miles
Chester Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Leif Erickson on Lake Superior
Car: not necessary

Silent Sports lovers will have a plethora of magnificent mostly free trails and lakes to explore less than a mile to 30 minutes away. With a safe indoor attached garage and basement to store all of your silent sports toys in, you can easily explore on foot, bike, canoe in the summer and Nordic skis in the winter! Waxing bench, extra bikes and skis available upon request. See website for more information. 2 night minimum set by the city from Sept 15th to June 14th 5 night minimum from June 15th to Sept 14th


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the East Hillside,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Sep 2018 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.03
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.22

Check in is prior to 7pm. We have a very strict noise policy, NO SMOKERS policy meaning you cannot rent from us if you or anyone in your party smokes, and a no heavy drinking/party policy. Any violation of these policies will result in immediate removal from the premises and forfeiture of deposit. Dogs are welcome upon approval, $25 per dog and we ask that couches downstairs be covered with sheets we have and dogs kept out of two carpeted bedrooms upstairs. If we are empty prior to or after you, we welcome your check in as early as 10 am and you can stay as late as you like the day of your departure!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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