3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in private wooded setting
- english, American Sign Language
About Amy Nakamura
Rita and Amy designed and built their own home, next door to the cottage, and in 2017, on an adjacent 10 acre parcel, cleared land, designed and built this cottage as our guest house. We are excited about being hosts to people from all over the world. We love to garden and have a large vegetable garden at our home, and are passionate about cooking and baking. Rita is formerly co-owner and co-founder of the New Scenic Cafe which is only a few miles from the cottage and still the best restaurant in the region. Amy is a retired contractor and looks forward to turning her talents toward SMALL projects, meeting and greeting guests, gardening, building a little jewel of a sauna, ... and the list goes on!
Amy Nakamura purchased this House in 1994
Why Amy Nakamura chose Palmers
This land, purchased in 1993, was a 40 acre parcel totally landlocked, with no access to the potential building site(s). Rita built a half mile long road into the property and built her first home which she later sold in 2012 after subdividing so she and Amy could build their new home. Finding property on the great Sucker River was a goal and obsession for Rita as her grandma had a small log cabin upriver where Rita spent much time as a child. Later, her brother then created a cabin on the Sucker River where she spent time retreating from a busy life in the Twin Cities. Finding this glorious property on the Sucker River was serendipitous. (I'll tell you the story if you ask how I bought it sight unseen). It hosts the biggest waterfalls on the entire length of the river and hiking the woods along the River's Edge in the State Land south of the property is truly magnificent.
What makes this House unique
This land is situated not only with the Sucker River on it, but it is set back from the County Road over 1300 feet offering seclusion and wooded beauty. The location just 20 minutes from Downtown Duluth and Canal Park, makes it the best of both worlds, private retreat and easy access. The location is 1 mile north of the Hwy 61 Expressway and the North Shore Scenic Drive (Grandma's Marathon Route). We are halfway between Duluth and Two Harbors, and a relatively short drive to many of the scenic rivers that flow into Lake Superior.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No motorized rec vehicles can leave from the property.
Owners will offer a one time full refund if cancelled dates are rebooked.
OWNERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE A $50 LATE CHECK OUT OR EXCESSIVE CLEANING FEE.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic 5 Star Cottage
We immediately fell in love with the cottage. It is very comfortable and homey. Rita and Amy are wonderful. We had zero issues during the stay. I hiked daily through the property to the Sucker River. Internet/WIFI worked flawlessly. The cottage is well equiped with everything we needed. We have stayed at multiple VRBO properties across the country and can say this is our favorite. We travel to Minneapolis occasionally to visit relatives and will make this an extended vacation spot again next spring. We drove up the coast several times during our stay as far north as Grand Marais. Beautiful views. Eating at the New Scenic Cafe is a must, excellent food. Looking forward to seeing Rita and Amy again. They are delightful. Mike & Debra
Pictures don’t do it justice
Amy and Rita were incredible hosts. Their cabin getaway in the woods was everything our small group of women needed. We escaped work and kids and carpools and the city! We hiked and ate and enjoyed the fall colors. The cabin is even more incredible than the pictures show. The beds were super comfy and the kitchen was well equipped. I highly recommend this property for a girls getaway, families or a romantic getaway complete with fuzzy rug and fireplace!
Great Friends Outing
We were very pleased with this property. It was very clean and everything needed was well stocked and available. The owners were very responsive and helpful.
Nancy and her friends were very easy guests, and we were happy to be able to provide our guesthouse for their annual gathering. They left everything in perfect order, and I'd love to host them again!
A Wonderful Getaway!
We had a GREAT experience here! As a family of 5, staying in hotel rooms gets extremely tight and boring. We wanted to stay somewhere that had plenty of elbow room. We loved that this was in the woods, walking distance to a river and a very short drive to a great rock beach. Rita's scones were amazing! Amy and Rita were so nice and welcoming! We highly recommend staying here!
Thanks Matt! It was great hosting you and your family, and hope we see you again, next North Shore adventure.
Wildwood Cottage was the best VRBO property that we’ve had the opportunity to visit! Everything was even better than we’d hoped it would be.
Thanks so very much for choosing our cottage. I'm so happy you enjoyed it and I hope you'll return sometime down the road.
Tranquil, superb location and service
This property is all that it is advertised to be. The home is single level with a wonderful floor plan. Has all the wanted amenities. Hosts are exceptionally attentive without being intrusive. Provided wonderful recommendations for restaurants (make/take time to dine at the New Scenic Cafe) and activities. We had no wants during our stay. Highly recommend this location for anyone looking to stay in the area. Thank you for sharing your property with us. Our time there was simply wonderful.