PARK POINT - DULUTH BEACH COTTAGE ON LAKE SUPERIOR - HISTORIC HOME

Pat Burns

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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PARK POINT - DULUTH BEACH COTTAGE ON LAKE SUPERIOR - HISTORIC HOME

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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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pat Burns (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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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 cottage in 1995

Why Pat Burns chose Duluth

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 cottage 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

Found you on the internet and were completely satified with the reality! We love Duluth; the food, waterfront area, the ships, and a first for this trip - the long walks on the beach of Lake Superior! Thanks for providing this tasteful haven of rest, warmth and relaxation.
Feb 2006
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62677vb
(218) 727-3738 (Minnesota, USA)
Duluth Minnesota
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: Sep 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62677vb
(218) 727-3738 (Minnesota, USA)
Duluth Minnesota
White Bear Lake, MN
5

Great place to enjoy Park Point and Duluth.

  • 5 of 5
The Cottage on the Point is a great base for a family or group to enjoy the amazing beach on Lake Superior and explore Duluth. The cottage is comfortable and roomy, with a tangible sense of place. Bill and Pat are gracious hosts who respect guests' privacy, yet are fun to chat with when you happen to see them on the property. We have stayed twice and will be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having guests who return. They become friends we enjoy seeing year after year.
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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62677vb
(218) 727-3738 (Minnesota, USA)
Duluth Minnesota
2

Beautiful house and beach

  • 2 of 5
Beautiful house-great beds-lots of extras there including toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, towels, blow dryers. You only have the first floor though-which is plenty of space but was not aware when I booked that the owner would have an art studio upstairs and hear her every step and music playing. Looking at the pictures you imagine you are on the porch looking at the beach but this is not so. The front porch with chairs overlooks the highway with a steady stream of cars. Beware do not park in front of the house because from May1-Oct 1(?) you can only park on the other side of the street. The signs for this were no where near the house. In the back yard is the owner's house which is shaped like |-| to get to the beach you walk under thier house. There are kayaks to use which are great and a canoe-but for some reason you have to ask the owners for the paddle and then carry it under their house and through the long path to the beach. It is a beautiful beach with not many people there that we saw.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry these guests did not have the wonderful experience so many others have had at our cottage. The access to the beach is private and shared by the cottage and our home which are located on 5.5 lots. This provides a unique opportunity to experience the beautiful beach without the crowds found at public access points. We have paddles located on the back deck of the cottage for guests to access at their leisure without requiring them to contact us. We are sorry these guests did not see them. We will be adding a note to the cottage manual about the street parking restrictions and were dismayed to find out they received a ticket for parking in the summer biking lane. We provide two off street parking spaces for the cottage guests. The road in front of the cottage is a residential city street and not a highway. Because Park Point is the largest sand bar on a fresh water lake, it has only one road running down the middle with houses located on either the bayside of the road or the lake side of the road. The cottage is on the lake side and there is a short walk through the yard and over the sand dunes to the beach. The lower level of the cottage is the rental unit and the upstairs, which has separate private access on the exterior of the home, provides storage for the cottage supplies and an office area for cottage business and a small crafting studio. This area is used only during mid day hours to make sure we do not disturb the quiet morning or evening hours. In ten years of renting the cottage this is the first negative comment we have received on our limited use of this space. We are sorry to find out that our guests felt it was intrusive.
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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62677vb
(218) 727-3738 (Minnesota, USA)
Duluth Minnesota
5

Excellent place to stay for families

  • 5 of 5
I was so impressed with this cottage. It was a wonderful place to stay while on vacation. Our family felt like we were at home, albeit a much nicer home than what we're used to! :-)

The cottage is very elegant and spacious--all three bedrooms are connected to a very large living room. The area rugs are luxurious, and the crockery is very pretty. The home is stocked with soft towels and many extra blankets and pillows. All the beds had duvets, and there were ceiling fans and portable fans in each bedroom (and an extra space heater). There is a gas fireplace, and we used it every day. Right by the fireplace are two super comfy, roomy, and well-lit reading nooks. I wish my home had these! We also appreciated having a washer and dryer.

Another great asset were the extra amenities for children: toys for the house and beach, a portable crib, a high chair, and a step stool in the bathroom. And a huge plus for our tech-heavy family was the wireless Internet!

The cottage is close enough to downtown Duluth to be able to enjoy Canal Park and the pier AND be able to stop back "home" if needed. We also took a day and drove up the North Shore and visited Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse.

The beach and lake are a short walk away from the cottage. Just follow a path and walk over the sand berm. We visited the beach every day and enjoyed looking for shells and making sand castles.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you liked the cottage. We tried to think of all the things we would have wanted in a vacation rental when we were traveling with children. It's the little things that can make so much difference between a vacation being just good and it being great. Thanks for your kind words.
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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62677vb
(218) 727-3738 (Minnesota, USA)
Duluth Minnesota
5

Valentine Weekned Escape

  • 5 of 5
We were so impressed with the property, not just the condition and readiness but more so all those extra touches that the owners provided in the kitchen, extra pillows & comforters in the bedroom and those amazing towels in the bath, usually the quality one only finds in 5 Star hotels.

As a former rental property owner, we really enojyed all the personal decor and touches that Pat & Bill placed in their home, that's what made this a truly wonderful experience. We highly recommend this to all and look forward to planning a summer escape where we don't have to hike through 3 feet deep snow to get to the beach !
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Park Point - Duluth Beach Cottage on Lake Superior - Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62677vb
(218) 727-3738 (Minnesota, USA)
Duluth Minnesota
5

What a gift!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough great things about this cottage. Location was fantastic: Right on the lake, but only a couple of miles from some great dining options in Duluth, as well as only a few blocks away from one of the best Christmas light displays I've ever seen, one that extended from the street all the way over the dune onto the beach. Cottage was great: very clean and well taken care of, well stocked with kitchen tools so my chef son was happy, gas fireplace which we used alot as the weather was very cold outside but we were toasty inside. The layout was great as the old folks could go to sleep early and the 20-somethings could stay up late by the fire and talk.

We enjoyed our Christmas holiday here very much but would love to come back in better weather as there is so much more to explore from this beautiful cottage.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Sky Harbor airport - near the end of Park Point
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Spirit Mountain is a short 15 minute drive
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Many local golf courses public & private
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
the Canal Part area at the beginning of Park Point
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Duluth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30
5 night minimum stay
$250
From
$295
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall, Winter, Spring
Oct 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.88%
Notes Seasonal Specials! July and August one week stays only - $1500
Fall/Winter/Spring one week stay - $1100
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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Duluth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
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
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • zoo
  • forests
  • library
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • ice skating
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
private beach access, four kayaks, one aluminum canoe, two adult life jackets, 6 beach mats,6 beach towels, No Loud Parties or Excessive Drinking
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