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Park Point Bay-Side Home near Canal Park across from St. Louis Bay

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom home one block from the Ariel Lift Bridge and the beach, Bay access

This classic cape-cod home is now completely remodeled and redecorated. It is full of the quality touches of mission-style construction, yet updated with all the modern conveniences. Just one block from canal park, there is plenty to do and see, all within easy walking distance.

The huge upstairs Master Bathroom Suite with King size bed includes a sitting area and a 3/4 bath. The two bedrooms on the main floor have excellent twin beds, and a full hotel-style bath serves the main floor. Cook memorable meals in the well-stocked kitchen that is open to the family room area. The back deck off the kitchen is perfect for gatherings and barbeques, and faces a huge back yard and St. Louis Bay. Two kayaks and adult-sized life jackets are in the yard for your use, and beach towels and mats are supplied for your leisurely walk to the beach. At the other end of the point, 4 and 1/2 miles away, is the Park Point recreation area with sailing and boat launch facilities. You can arrange to park your boat in the back yard and then dock at the end of the point. Pets are allowed with a pet deposit.

Even though close to canal park, the home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, and is licensed as a vacation rental, Permit, #PL14-069, and Hotel/Motel License #700021. Loud parties, excessive drinking, or substance abuse are not welcome at this home or in our neighborhood. Also please note that the owner has the right to come and go from the basement apartment 24/7.

More Details

Owner
Mary DuBois
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Mary DuBois

Always a mid-westerner, I raised my children on the Iron Range of Minnesota, and moved to Duluth to run the Community College. I've been an educator all my life and had many wonderful jobs and experiences, and am presently teaching online for Bemidji State University. I live with my partner Lindy in the middle part of the state, but spend quite a bit of time on the point, especially when my daughter comes from Norway for 6 weeks. I have a publishing company, and also write fiction (under the pen name 'Bernie DuBois') and have written children's books (under the name Mary Koski) so the creativity of the point is special to me.

Mary DuBois purchased this house in 2013

Why Mary DuBois chose Duluth

I so much wanted to return to the point after living there for many years in the mid-1990s and then again in 2005. When I last left the point, I thought that I might never be able to return, until I found this home that needed some TLC. Many projects later, I'm thrilled with the house and with the location. Nothing like sitting out on the deck at sunset and watching a ship go by! It is a magical, peaceful place. Yet blocks away there are tourists and energetic families and romantic couples - just a perfect mix of vacationers and people who have lived here their entire lives. I have fixed up the basement apartment for myself, so that if I have guests, I can still come and go for the occasional night in Duluth.

What makes this house unique

When I saw this home for the first time, I loved the mission-style construction that goes from the front door to the ceiling trim in the living room! During my remodel, I even kept the old coat hangers in the entryway and the pearled light switch covers, for old-time sake. I couldn't part with the 1950's awnings either - I had them repainted and reinstalled! The original hard-wood floors on the main floor are gorgeous, and the Master suite upstairs has just the right creaking from the original planked floors.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New bathroom with all tile shower and floor surfaces
    Main Floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Totally remodeled with glass block window
  • Located between the two main-floor bedrooms, this bath services the main floor. Totally remodeled with new tile and glass block window.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Yellow room - 2 Single Bed , Main floor bedroom with two comfortable twin beds
    Red room - 2 Single Bed , Main floor bedroom with two comfortable twin beds
  • Master Bedroom is upstairs, with a comfortable King-sized bed, 3/4 bath with walk-in shower, and a sitting area with a bay view.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
With the entire canal park area only one block away, you can experience the tourist life of Duluth and yet retreat to your quiet, private home for rest and relaxation.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Park Point Bay-Side Home near Canal Park across from St. Louis Bay
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
Minnesota
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Property is great Mary is awesome. Very clean. Great view of the bay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time, James. See you next year!
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4

Great location with good amenities.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the front yard for morning coffee and the deck for grilling and visiting. The house was great and worked well for our family. The close proximity to Canal Park was a real advantage, we enjoyed watching the ships going through the canal. Our kids enjoyed being close to downtown Duluth and walked up to Superior Street to do some shopping. The grand kids loved the sandy beaches both on the Lake Superior side and the beach on the bay as well. This was a wonderful place to stay and make memories with our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I also love those ships. My favorite thing is to walk to the lighthouse and watch them come in from there. Or to walk there at night and then turn around and enjoy the sight of the bridge lit up!
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

We liked this house so much last year we booked again this year for Grandma's marathon weekend. House has all the amenities and the location can't be beat. Very comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I hope you did well in your Marathon race!
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4

Beautiful, spacious, and great location

  • 4 of 5

It was a beautiful location. Walking distance to canal park safe and clean. Perhaps a little spendy for the accommodations, but obviously an experienced host.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that you think it is spendy. My son keeps saying that the demand is so high, I should raise my rates, but I just don't have the heart to raise them anymore, because, like you, I'm aware that there is only so much people can afford. And now HomeAway has added another fee. So hopefully I can keep them right around where they are now.
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4

The location and homey atmosphere made this a perfect spot for our family.

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed kitchen and great deck:

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a Duluth getaway! Steps away from Canal Park! Nice home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful to have guests like you, who appreciate the home that I love, and the location that is just beyond compare!
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Location

Duluth Aerial Bridge
"The bridge is beautiful both during the day and fully lit up at night!"
Canal Park
"Watch the ships come in as they do their work in the port, and hear their greetings to the b..."
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
"Great review of history and marine culture of the port!"
Red Lobster
"Walk to the red lobster and get some cheddar biscuits."
Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery and Grille
"Not only some good food, great shopping!"
Old Chicago
Grandma's Saloon & Grill
"Walk just a block for good food and great view of the bridge up on their deck."
Black Woods Grill & Bar
Great Lakes Aquarium at Lake Superior Center
"Family fun, especially on a rainy day!"
Northern Waters Smokehaus
"My favorite place for a unique sandwich or great smoked fish, and many nice cheeses!"
Glensheen-Historic Congdon Estate
"Get a feel of local culture and architecture here!"
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Grandma's Saloon
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Grandma's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Park Point Beach
Car: recommended

With the beach only one block away, and the bay outside your back door, you have the best of both worlds - the beach for walks and swims, and kayaking and canoeing in the bay. Located only a block away from the aerial lift bridge, this home is within walking distance of canal park, the boardwalk, and all of the shopping and ship-watching of the harbor. Many restaurants are close by, such as Grandmas, little Angies Cantina and Grill, and Bellisio's. Only three blocks away, Adventure Zone is a great place for entertaining the kids, and includes a facility with games and miniature golf - perfect for rainy day entertaining!

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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 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,104
for 5 nights
From
£221
£1,428
£3,376
 
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 5 nights
From
£225
£1,472
£3,462
 
 
Grandma's Marathon
14 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,337
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£727
for 4 nights
From
£182
£1,125
£2,251
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £116.58
Damage Deposit £136.01

Pets are allowed with an additional $50 pet fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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