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Modern 4 Season Cottage; Book your getaway today!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Swedish Cottage on 100' of private shoreline on Little Pequaywan Lake

**From early June through the end of August, we only rent from Saturday through Saturday to ensure solid bookings all summer long. Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy!**

**Coming March 2018, we will be listing 2 new properties in the same area on VRBO! Please inquire if you are looking to book beyond March.**

This new construction is wonderfully appointed and a great space for your getaway. The interior is constructed with light bright aspen paneling & red oak flooring. The vaulted great room is terrific for entertaining and warming next to the woodstove. The custom kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless appliances, a center island for gathering and is fully furnished. The full bath is finished off with black Vermont slate, granite countertops and aspen paneling. The two bedrooms and open sleeping loft sleep 6-8 guests. The large deck overlooking the lake leads to a good sized flat yard perfect for playing catch or other outdoor games. From the yard there is set of stairs to the swimming area & dock. The swimming area has clear water with a solid gravel bottom.

Winter: For snowmobiling fanatics, this property is located w/in one mile of the Pequaywan & Brimson Trails! The lake offers a number of species for ice fishermen. The area also has significant public property available for cross country skiing and snowshoeing! We keep the sauna open all winter to allow as many guests as possible to use the amenity. When there are extremely cold temperatures, the sauna may not heat up to the desired temperature. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Summer: Our sauna is a great way to relax at the end of a hard day of vacationing. To add to your relaxing vacation, we also offer a patio with grill/patio furniture, kayaks, and many other amenities for you to enjoy! Little Pequaywan Lake (aka Smith Lake) contains walleye, crappies, pan fish, bass and northern pike for fishing enthusiasts.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Roxanne

The cottage on Little Pequaywan is owned by a group of friends from the Duluth area who have maintained their friendship through their shared love of the outdoors. Throughout the last several years, we have completed some wild adventures together, such as: kayaking the Mississippi River, biking around Lake Superior and hiking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim to rim.

Lately, we have decided to spend more time enjoying the area we have all lived in for most of our lives, Northern Minnesota! In order to enjoy the area to the fullest extent, we decided to purchase a cabin on one of the most beautiful lakes in the area, Little Pequaywan Lake.

A little more about us:

Tony: Grew up in Chisholm, Minnesota; graduated from the University of MN-Duluth; is currently employed as an engineer in Duluth.

Chandra: Grew up in Minnesota; graduated from Lake Superior College; currently employed in the physical therapy field in the Duluth area.

Lucas: Grew up in Northern Minnesota; graduated from the University of MN-Twin Cities; currently traveling throughout North America implementing business excellence principles within the forest products industry..

Roxanne: Grew up in Sturgeon Lake, MN; graduated from the University of MN-Duluth; currently employed in the organizational development field within the forest products industry.

Roxanne purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Roxanne chose Minnesota

The first time we drove up to this property we knew it was the one for us (likely the reason why we made an offer to purchase the next day!).

The well built and beautifully furnished cottage is situated 100' from the waters edge with a panoramic view from the living room, dining room and front patio. At the waters edge you will find 100' of lakeshore with a hard gravel bottom and a dock to enjoy everything the lake has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

The beautifully furnished living/dining area is a great place to relax and converse after a long day on the water or in the many acres of state owned forest just minutes from the cabin.

If the outdoors is your primary reason for visiting, you will really enjoy fishing on Little Pequaywan Lake (very little traffic, no public landing) or snowmobiling on the many miles of local trails (less than a mile from the Brimson and Pequaywan trails).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just spent our first wedding anniversary here. Enjoyed the peace and quiet and seclusion. Didn't expect the snowy view, would like to enjoy the cabin in nicer weather. Thanks Lucas and Tony for the chance to stay here. We look forward to making more memories here.
Apr 2013
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pequaywan Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pequaywan Inn
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Spirit Mountain
Car: necessary


Duluth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Towels are provided for each guest.
  • Towels and toilet paper are provided, shower with Vermont slate surround, Vermont slate flooring, granite countertop!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom 1 contains king bed, flat screen TV and dresser.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom 2 contains a double bed and two night stands.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , The loft, open to the living room, contains four twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Modern 4 Season Cottage; Book your getaway today!
average rating of 4.765306 based on 116 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! I can't express enough how great the trip was! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We certainly strive to make sure each and every guest has a wonderful stay and enjoys our property. We hope you can come back and stay with us again.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for our girls weekend away!! Very nice space with a GREAT view! Be warned, no reception :) It really was a great place to disconnect from the world and enjoy nature!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nice. Would recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are so glad you enjoyed it.
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Lovely Kid-Friendly Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just wrapped up a wonderful week at the lake house. We were there with our 3 small children (who LOVED the loft) and we couldn't have asked for a better spot. Amazing view and access to the lake, cozy cabin with everything we needed, and that view was perfect. On dreary days we headed out and hit up Two Harbors and Duluth and had a lot of fun exploring with the kids. A wonderful stay - would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you can come back and stay with us again in the future.
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Nice cabin. Quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin and everything was as we expected. Nice to have an updated kitchen for a change. Usually the cabins we rent have a bit more 'history'. Too warm to use the sauna, but plenty of windows to catch the breeze, so no ac wasn't a problem. Used as a base for day trips to the north shore. A little bit of a drive, but not too bad. Liked having the water dispenser on the fridge to refill our water bottles. We did have some mosquitos, but mostly at dusk, just come prepared with bug spray. Only had 1 rainy day we spent at the cabin. Played games or read books. Nice to be unplugged for a while. Only negative was that we didn't get to use the canoe or kayaks as there were no life vests at the cabin. We didn't try to contact anyone since we were busy most of the time, but it would have been nice to have them available. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we appreciate your comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay! We have considered purchasing life vests, but our concern is that they are not "one size fits all" and hate to have available for some sizes but not all. We certainly will consider this for next summer. Thanks! We hope you can come back at some point and enjoy our cabins. We are currently building 2 more on an adjacent lake, so check those our next summer.
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Nice little cabin

  • 3 of 5

Our group of 8 had a nice stay at this clean, new little cabin on Little Pequaywan Lake. Here are our pros and cons about the cabin, property and location after our stay:


-Nice, clear lake for fishing and swimming

-2 kayaks and 1 canoe for your use

-New cabin with modern interior, working utilities & furniture in good condition

-Cable TV with DVD player

-Filtered drinking water dispenser in refrigerator

-Nice open yard for kids & dogs to play in


-45-60 minutes drive to Two Harbors or Duluth, these are the only closest towns

-No cell phone coverage & no WiFi at cabin (this did not allow us to look up information while at the cabin or use GPS from the cabin to navigate the area-- so bring a hard copy map if you plan on driving around, the roads are confusing and several of them are gravel roads)

-The cabin is situated about 50 feet from the road and there is a lot of noisy traffic traveling on it (seems that most of the cabins on the lake are year-round local residents that live there)

-Half of the window screens on the house are not a tight fit, there are gaps between the screen frame and the window frame which lets mosquitos in. We discovered this after a night or two of constant mosquitos in the bedrooms and then made sure to keep those windows closed.

-We found the cabin size far too small for 8 people, we would recommend 4-5 adults at most can stay comfortably in this cabin. The loft space has 4 twin beds but is extremely small with no privacy, so either put kids up there or one adult. For larger groups, keep in mind there is only one bathroom also.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we certainly appreciate the feedback. We hadn't heard the feedback on the window screens - we'll make sure to check it out. As far as the trips to Two Harbors and Duluth, it does take approximately 30 minutes to get to Two Harbors and 40 minutes to Duluth. If you have AT&T the cell service works well, but Verizon does not. We are glad you enjoyed the lake and all that has to offer.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $500

-Maximum number of guests = 8
-Check-out time 10 am, check-in time 4 pm.
-no Wi-Fi available, cell phone coverage quality depends on the provider, some have no reception, be prepared
-If folks need to contact you at the cabin or you need to make a call, there is a land line available for (218) 848-2601 for urgent or emergency use.

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.

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