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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Pat Burns
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

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 Park Point

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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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Park Point, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Stove
  • 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 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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 adult
  • books kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • beach chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • porch/lanai ...
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • Walkway to Water
  • deck wood
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/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.

Reviews

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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
average rating of 4.9115043 based on 116 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.

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely a dream!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage with my family for my wedding that was in the Duluth area. My mother in law stayed at this home about 8 years prior and had recommended this as great place to stay and she was right. The home was much bigger than it appears in the pictures and it is gorgeous! Pat was a fantastic host and very easy to communicate with. The home was clean and had everything we needed. We had a blast going to the beach that is directly behind the owner's home. It was very easy to access the beach and not a problem at all that the owners home is located behind the cottage- so don't let this deter you from booking as the property is still very private and quiet. There is a large front porch with Adirondack chairs for sipping coffee in the mornings. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were beautifully decorated. This is so much nicer than staying at a busy and over priced hotel in canal park- plus you get more private beach access! I would give 10 stars if I could and we definitely plan on going back.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cabin. Great location. Beautiful beach

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brandon, SD
5

Simply Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had the best time in Duluth! The Cottage was beautiful and met all of our needs, and then some. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed to make our meals each day, and my husband loved the grill. We spent time by the fireplace reading books and watching movies in the evening. During the day we spent time sightseeing, hiking, kayaking, and just relaxing. Even doing dishes and laundry seemed more enjoyable.

The Cottage was well kept and very clean. I walked around barefoot throughout the cottage and felt totally comfortable sleeping in our bed. Both of these things are hard for me when we travel.

The whole family agrees that we need to come back for another visit. When you have four teenagers, ages 13 through 17, and nobody got on each other’s nerves we consider that a success!

Can’t wait until our next visit.

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Lake MN
5

Great lakeside rental

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay! Comfortable beds and very clean house. Property owner is professional and pays attention to detail. This was our first vacation rental and we are thankful to have a great experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house, enjoyed very much!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great long weekend at the cottage on the beach. Would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Park Point, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer 2018
Jul 12 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$363
From
C$416
Fri,Sat
 
 
early fall
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$330
From
C$389
Fri,Sat
 
 
early fall
Oct 2 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$330
From
C$389
Fri,Sat
 
 
winter
Nov 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$264
From
C$363
Fri,Sat
 
 
early summer
May 1 2019 - Jun 20 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$330
From
C$376
Fri,Sat
 
 
grandmas marathonn
Jun 21 2019 - Jun 22 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$521
 
 
summer
Jun 23 2019 - Sep 3 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$363
From
C$416
Fri,Sat
 
 
fall
Sep 4 2019 - Oct 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$350
From
C$389
Fri,Sat
 
 
winter
Nov 1 2019 - Apr 30 2020
2 night minimum stay
C$264
From
C$363
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$264
From
C$350
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$263.98
Cleaning fee C$118.79

Seasonal Specials! July and August one week stays only - $1700
Winter one week stay - $1300
Request Grandma's Marathon & Holiday Rates.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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