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The Luxurious 'Captain's Quarters' Is A Gorgeous Retreat, In Any Season

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

The house known as the 'Captain's Quarters' sits at the forest's edge, set back from the road and tucked into a very private estate. A four year build, (completed in 2008), it is filled with modern luxuries such as a gourmet kitchen, beautiful bluestone gas fireplace, radiant heated floors, a spa bath, air conditioning and wifi internet. Though the amenities are modern, the 'feel' of the home is steeped in an old world charm and beauty. Built with a love for the art, nothing was overlooked. From the heavy Douglas fir timbers, to the ornate cast iron radiators, much was borrowed from days gone by and re purposed here. Details in brass, marble, red wood, granite, copper, maple, limestone, and stained glass are to be found throughout.

This home was designed with friends and family in mind, and so is very social and entertains beautifully. It is truly a pleasure to experience!

The house is surrounded by gorgeous natural landscapes. White pines tower above mossy cliffs and rocky outcroppings. Wild life big and small weave through the trees. Sweeping cedars huddle and lean into each other. Colorful maples surround it all, both glowing over, and shading the acreage. There's even a pretty forest pond for the frogs and ducks, and ice skating come winter, that sits below a cozy 'lighthouse' on the bluff.

Property adjoins hundreds of acres of a diverse designated 'green spaces' that are woven with miles of walking and cross country ski trails.

This house is located in the perfect part of Duluth. While being only minutes away from Lake Superior and Downtown one way, and the malls and airport the other, there is still an absolutely enchanting feel to it all.

(There was a video made which we used here for you to 'get a feel for the place'. Click the video tab to view.)

More Details

Owner
Douglas McCorison
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Kenwood in Duluth

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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(58 traveller reviews)

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The Luxurious 'Captain's Quarters' Is A Gorgeous Retreat, In Any Season
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Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at this home in Duluth. The setting is very peaceful, yet still close to all of the attractions and sights that Duluth has to offer. The owner met us at the door, and was very detailed about many elements of the house. Being that we are adults, we could have managed to figure out the basic features of the house without the introduction. The owner also has a guest house where he stays on the property very close to the rental property while visitors are staying in the main house. I included these details because I think it is important for people who are expecting a certain level of privacy while on a vacation and paying for a rental of an entire home. This being said, Douglas is very nice and friendly and did not stop by after his initial visit to introduce us to the home.

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

This is a luxury home that does not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this place! I can't say enough good things about it. Our host was wonderful. I enjoyed talking with him while we were there, he makes you feel welcome on the property. We have already made referrals to family and friends to stay here and our kids want to go back as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for a ladies reunion!

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful, finish work unbelievable, location (in the woods) fantastic, wildlife abounds (right out your window). Doug perfect host. There to get you oriented when you check in, and there the next morning to make sure everything was working. Nice touch--night lights everywhere (we often carry our own)! It was a wonderful stay--kitchen appliances first class, disappointed we didn't get to cook out on the Weber grill--too little time! Definitely recommend this location for anyone visiting Duluth.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was beautiful and the inside of the home was fantastic, very clean and just beautiful .

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time. We had a family reunion, the house was a great place to entertain. The outside was great for a outdoor fire and played games, adults and kids alike had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful home in a charming setting.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for the annual get together of 3 siblings and our spouses. Doug introduced us to his home and we felt very at home the whole time we were there. The accommodations were perfect for our tradition of cooking, eating, and just being together. We'd never been to Duluth and just loved the city and area and the bird feeders outside all of the windows provided a lively show all day long.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My four friends and myself went to spend the weekend in Duluth. The house was beautiful and perfect for our party of five. Doug was great and his home has all the amenities for a successful fun weekend!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Kenwood, 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
 
Blues Festival
12 Aug 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,015
for 2 nights
From
£420
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,855
for 4 nights
From
£420
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,855
for 4 nights
From
£420
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,435
for 3 nights
From
£420
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£769
for 2 nights
From
£297
From
£330
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.12
Property Damage Protection £75.48
cleaning £99.11
Tax Rate 11.35%

Rates are subject to change due to special Duluth events, holidays, or during tourism "high season". Select pets may be approved to stay at the property owner's discretion. There is an additional cost of $50, or more, depending on the length of stay, per individual pet. In order to be able to rent my property, it is a requirement to purchase the Property Damage Protection for $79. I will only consider weekly or monthly rental requests in the "off peak" time of year - this is select times of the winter. If you're interested in a weekly or monthly rate you may call or email me. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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