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Quaint House & Cottage on Park Point, 15 min. beach walk to Grandma's Restaurant

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach House and Cottage Sleeps Eleven in Seven Separate sleeping areas.

Park Point Beach House and Cottage,

Two houses for one party lets you enjoy private time and family time, situated in Duluth's famed Park Point and a short walk down the beach from Grandma's Restaurant and the Canal Park Lift Bridge are two wonderfully remodeled buildings. Available as a single rental these two separate abodes provide privacy and space and direct beach access to Lake Superior's public five mile sandy beach with a Park at the end. The beach is great for walking, jogging, biking, swimming-- in the summer and walking the dog, pets recommended!

The Beach House with it's wood paneled kitchen and breakfast room has two bedrooms with queen size beds and second floor sitting room. Two new bathrooms feature beach rock tile and stained wood paneling with a shower and a whirlpool tub. There is a formal dining room kitchen bar and breakfast room for casual dining.

The Cottage is complete in itself with two bedrooms, a living area, dining area, kitchenette and full bath. One bedroom has a full sized bed the second has bunkbeds.

The yard is spacious and private with a gas grill, a charcoal grill and a fire pit.

City license no. PL13-075

More Details

Owner
Bill Michels
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Bill Michels

We are a Twin Cities architect and artist who are always thrilled to spend family time in Duluth. The House and Cottage on Park Point is our little place away from home to do that. We have enjoyed remodeling and updating the house and cottage and turning it into a comfortable home with a relaxing livable atmosphere. It's given us the opportunity to do something a little different that we can share with everyone else.

Bill Michels purchased this house in 2005

Why Bill Michels chose Park Point

The beach is like nothing else in this part of the country, it's like being at the ocean. The water is warm enough to swim in, you can walk forever, and the infamous MN mosquito's are practically non existent because of the breezes off the lake. It's certainly a bonus to be a 15 minute walk down the beach to Canal Park or a short drive to the North Shore of Lake Superior.

What makes this house unique

We are just a bit unique in that there are two units we rent together. Put the kids in one or even grandma if she prefers to have her own quarters. Sometimes it's just a fight to see who gets the cottage!

And of course the location- beach, Canal Park, Lake Superior, the North Shore, restaurants...!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Bill,Just wanted to let you know....Anyhow that is a gorgeous place, it was the coolest design and decorating, I fell in love with it. I just wanted you to know that you did an excellent job, I felt like it was from a magazine. Thank you for letting us stay in your rental and for letting us bring our pets. We had a great time, and will tell everyone about the greatest place in Duluth. Thanks again.Megan
Sep 2007
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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
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beach House
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Beach House
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Cottage
  • Natural beach rock shower and tub in the house!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beach House
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Beach House
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Beach House
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Cottage
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cottage
    Game Room - 2 twin/ single , Game room trundle bed
  • Sleeps up to our maximum eleven guests in seven separate rooms and nine separate beds. Cottage bedrooms are separated by privacy curtains.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • deck wood
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fire pit with log swing and log benches and free firewood!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Quaint House & Cottage on Park Point, 15 min. beach walk to Grandma's Restaurant
average rating of 4.848214 based on 113 reviews
5

Great Location, Fun Property, Comfy Home

  • 5 of 5

Being an artist and designer myself, I truly appreciated the clever yet practical things, not to mention the art, that the owners of this home did to enlarge and decorate this once tiny abode. I also appreciated the comforts and conveniences that the owners provide for their guests. I will rent this home again if I can find a time on their calendar that is not booked!!

We were there February 11-14 and despite the snow and cold at the time we were warm and cozy. We took the snowy trail through the back yard to the dunes and the lake. What a treat! While they say that the home sleeps 11 (and certainly between the house and the cottage there are plenty of beds) this was perfect for 3 people, everyone getting their own bedroom and bathroom. Even better for 2 people with a nice old dog.

My favorite room was the dining room and you will have to book it to get a look. And those memory foam beds upstairs, well that was a big surprise. Enough said. Good luck finding a date for your own visit.

  • Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue for such a detailed review our our sweet getaway on the sandy shores of Duluth! I often wonder how many times "small groups" skip past our property when looking for a place to stay. We have one couple who has been staying with us for the past five years, I think they stayed with us seven times last year! I'm hoping you can be our next most popular guest!
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5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

My family spent 4 days here. We could not have been happier with the house.

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fun times in the cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very comfortable and well equipped. The main house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a loft with a bed upstairs. I took my elderly grandmother with us and was very pleased that the separate one story cabin in the back of the main cabin had a bathroom so she did not have to climb stairs. The back cabin is charming with 2 bedrooms, living room, bathroom, kitchenette and foyer area. The location is close to restaurants, stores and entertainment. The back yard leads to Lake Superior which is amazing. If going in March or mid April to explore Lake Superior in the yard be sure to bring high snow boots as your step will be buried in snow 1/2 way up to your knees . The owner made sure the pathways to the house and back cabin were clear of snow. There are tons of boardgames and books for your pleasure. The tv has about 5 viewing channels and a cabinet full of DVD's. The owner is very easy to get a hold of. We enjoyed our stayed and made wonderful memories. P.S. Most all houses in the area are two stories and it would be difficult to find one that has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs if bringing along elderly people which made this cabin ideal for us.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the House and Cottage, it is nice to be able to offer the cottage to our guests that are of less mobile, I'm happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of the easy access of the cottage.
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5

Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a large group of friends and it was perfect! Plenty of sleeping areas for everyone and everyone had ample space to eat, sit and relax.

I did not spend much time in the cottage but understand it was quiet and comfortable. The walk to the lake was longer than I was expecting but Still very close.

The kitchen was a little small but was well equipped and had more than enough pots, pans, silverware and flatware for everyone.

We expect to get another group to head up to Duluth in the summer and will look to stay here again for the close proximity to the lake, canal park, downtown and everything else Duluth has to offer! Great host, great house, great location!

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great winter weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Had 10 adults and plenty of room and 3 showers which was great for 10 people. And only a short walk to Lake Superior which we enjoyed. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot - wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed here for the second year in a row during early March. Duluth always keeps us on our toes in the winter weather-wise, but both the house and cottage are cozy and the bonfire pit provides some outdoor space as well if it's not too windy. The kitchen is well-stocked and the dining room table easily seats a large group. The owner, Bill, is responsive, flexible and very kind. I can only imagine how great this place would be in summer. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9.1 Miles
Duluth International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Grandma's Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Vista Fleet
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Enger Park
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Grandma's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
11.8 Miles
Spirit Mountain
Car: recommended

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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$160
From
C$353
Fri,Sat
C$1,284
C$3,530
 
 
Spring
May 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$289
From
C$578
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$315
From
C$578
Fri,Sat
C$2,247
C$8,345
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2018 - Apr 28 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$315
From
C$578
Fri,Sat
C$2,247
C$5,777
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$635
C$3,787
C$17,973
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$641.9
Cleaning fee C$154.06 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.38%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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