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Hawthorne Manor-Perfect Location! Prestigious home on large wooded lot

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms +2 adjoining bedrooms. 3.5 bath. Huge private yard boarders creek

Fantastic Location. Prestigious area. Huge tree filled yard bordering creek and waterfalls. This home is special. It has beautiful woodwork, 6 fireplaces, and a lot of character. It has a view of Lake Superior from some of it's rooms. The kitchen has been update with cherry cabinets and granite counters and stone flooring. There are several sitting areas to enjoy the view with a cup of coffee or to break away into small groups. Although the home is large enough to host a family gathering, the home maintains a cozy atmosphere perfect for romantic getaways, or small groups. There is a large deck nestled in the trees with table, chairs and BBQ grill. It has the convenience of being in town but with the feel of being in the country. Wander through the wooded yard to the adjacent park and hike along the creek and water falls.

Features: Cable TV, WIFI, washer/ dryer, Fitness/exercise room with treadmill and a weight machine. Patio furniture (seasonal), Play all your favorites on the baby grand piano in the living room. 2 night possible depending on schedule - Call 218-310-4721. The home in it self is a vacation get away, at a convenient location to all that Duluth has to offer.

Family Room - Kick back at the end of the day on the leather sectional with two reclining seats and watch a movie on the big 50 inch screen TV, located in the lower level family room with a fireplace. This room also has a counter height table and 4 chairs. DVDs, games, toys.


Gentlemen...does she keep telling you to come up with something for your anniversary, or her birthday, Guys! Call me...I can help you plan something that will have her marveling at your thoughtfulness and bragging to her friends. You can do it, I can help. Call.

This home is not rented as a 'party house'. Suited for responsible groups, families, church groups, ladies retreats, or scrap booking party, Birthdays, and nature lovers. Celebrate mom and dads 50 anniversary with a family getaway, Business trip?... Bring the whole family. Just minutes from local hospitals - Extend your stay in comfort while visiting loved ones, or have peace and quiet while you recover from illness or loss. Is your house is too small for all the kids to come home? Gather all your adult children and their growing families and enjoy a holiday or anytime in this home away from home. Enjoy family time with the little ones or teens, cooking together in the fully equipped kitchen, going hiking, water rafting, rock climbing, skiing, shopping, kayaking, fishing and exploring all that the Duluth area has to offer. This house allows you to be creative. Don't hesitate to call with questions.

The adventure is right in your own back yard!: This home offers so much history and comfort, while still providing an outdoor adventure. The yard is a 1/2 city block with an array of trees and plant life. Deer are often seen walking through to nibble on the apple trees and occasional a friendly fox pounces around. It may be rare, but you may even sight a curios black bear. The yard boarders on a creek with lovely waters falls, paths, bridge and a occasional bench to sit on and just take it all in. In the winter this area is breathtaking. Large sheets of frozen water cling to the cliff walls, the air is crisp and fresh. The paths are always used, but not over used. Just perfect. IMPORTANT NOTICE -

he City of Duluth requires all vacation rentals in Duluth to have a permit. Without a permit they are not operating lawfully and could result in canceling your stay. THE HAWTHORNE MANOR HAS A PERMIT #PL13-034. Ask for a permit number, if they don't have one, find an authorized rental for your our protection. We are also inspected and approved by the Health and the Fire Departments.

More Details

Property Manager
Theresa H. - Owner/Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

Why Theresa H. - Owner/Manager chose Congdon Park


The City of Duluth requires all vacation rentals in Duluth to have a permit. Without a permit they are not operating lawfully and could result in canceling your stay. THE HAWTHORNE MANOR HAS A PERMIT #PL13-034. Ask for a permit number, if they don't have one, find an authorized rental for your our protection. We are also inspected and approved by the Health and the Fire Departments.

What makes this house unique

What does the Hawthorne have that other rentals in Duluth don't have?.... 1. Location - convenient, just a few miles from canal park, a mile from golf course, and down town...very safe and desirable neighborhood with large prestigious homes. 2.Yard - 1/2 city block, trees, privacy, and bordering an amazing park with creek and falls. Large 25x25 deck, grill and patio furniture nestled in the trees 3. Size- large enough for multiple families and space for all, yet comfortable enough for smaller groups as well. We have had several couples celebrate their anniversaries...husbands wowing their wives in a big way. 4. Parking- Private driveway holds up to 7 cars plus one in the garage. 5. Details - 6 fireplaces, baby grand piano, pack and play crib, BBQ grill, updates through out, weight room, interesting history to the home, clean and comfortable. We understand how important your time is. Whether your planning a work meeting, or precious time with family, we strive to provide the best value and experience possible. You work hard for your money, and your time is valuable. Helping you make your plans a success and a warm happy memory is very important to us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was the most perfect place for our family to stay and prepare for our son's wedding. We had a wonderful time and we were completely comfortable in your home. From my 87 year old mother taking over the "butler's quarters" - Mike & I having the bedroom next to her (just so I could keep an ear open for her during the night); to our 3 grandchildren taking over the upper bedroom and turning it into a dormitory; to our son/spouse, daughter/spouse and my sister each having the privacy of their own room.
Sep 2013
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Congdon Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , marble shower, floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Master full bath has been redone in marble, jet tub, large shower. Two addition full baths have been tastefully updated, with maintaining some of the original elements, such a tile flooring built in medicine cabinets. There is not a bathroom on the main level. Lower level has 1/2 bath near one of the family room, and laundry room.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sized futon room connected to room 6 near full bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bed and bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Pink Room -Gentleman's sink in room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , F/P - Green Room - Full bed. Great views.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Red Room - Full - Small but a favorite.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins 1 is trundle, attached to master bd
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , King connected to rm 7 -this area is separate from the rest
  • Bed #6 has a new king bed, located next to one of the full baths and attached to bedroom #7 with a full futon, plus chair futon for small child, and a pack and play crib (crib can be relocated) this area is separate from the rest of the bedrooms for a more private setting. Works well as a second master bedroom or for the seniors in the group, or those with a baby or small children. Bedroom # 2 has 2 twin beds, one is a trundle and is attached to the master bedroom. Views of lake superior. Bedroom #3 has Queen bed, and separate sink in the room. Master bed has a Mansion styled King bed, fireplace, built in dressers and vanity, Marble bath, jet tub, room for two shower, very comfortable and romantic. BONUS ROOM -LARGE 3RD FLOOR ROOM - 22'x15'. TV, DVD, Two full futons. Great space for the teens to hang out or send the kids to play or to have a quiet space to hide out with a good book.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen - also has crock pot, roaster pan, cookie sheets, french press coffee maker, regular coffee maker, loaf pan, hand mixer, blender, wine glasses, table cloths, pie pans, baking dishes, electric fry pan, aprons, cookbooks, and more.


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average rating of 4.969697 based on 69 reviews

Grand, beautiful, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! We had a group of 11 girls and there was tons of room for everyone to have their own space. The house is absolutely beautiful and so well stocked with everything we needed. I will definitely rent this place again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Amazing home-Perfect family Christmas.

  • 5 of 5

Hawthorne Manor was warm and welcoming. The house was just as described-even better. Perfect for our family group of 3 generations. The live Christmas tree and other decorations made us feel right at home. The 10 of us had plenty of room to spread out or spend time together. The house had comfortable beds and bedding. Even though the temp dropped to -18, we were always warm and cozy. A perfect location- We especially enjoyed a tour of GlenSheen Mansion and the lights at Bentlyville. We may make this a new Christmas tradition.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time, House was clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Nice location and neighborhood

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

For historic house lovers, this is the perfect place for a family gathering. Combining the comforts of today with the beauty of the past, this home was the perfect place to stay. It is big enough so that family members have their own spaces but it’s cozy gathering spaces will draw the family together, too.

Thank you, Theresa.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for an extended family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house was comfortable , clean, and very well equipped. We had plenty of room for the entire family. Great access to Duluth, north shore and a beautiful hike right off the back yard. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Amazing vrbo for multiple families with kids!!

  • 5 of 5

The Hawthorne Manor surpassed our expectations. It is awesome. We stayed there with extended family as we were all in town for a wedding nearby. We had 8 adults and 4 kids, and everyone had their own space for sleeping and were extremely comfortable. The kids had so much fun exploring, and there are lots of movies to watch and games to play. Everyone enjoyed the deck, which has plenty of seating room, and the other favorite spot was the sunroom. The house is relatively close to anywhere you'd want to go in Duluth - we even biked to Canal Park and back one day! Theresa, the owner, is so nice and thoughtful and can answer any questions or offer suggestions. We loved loved loved our stay at the Hawthorne Manor and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Vista Cruise
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Northland country club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 35, MN61
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blackwoods, Tavern On The Hill, Bulldogs Pizza
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Spirit Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Brighton Beach
Car: recommended

Looking for a great family time or unique friend outing for winter? Check out for sliegh rides, dog sledding and ice climbing. Great way to capture winter fun...but then head back to the Hawthorne Manor and cozy up to the fire with a warm cup of cocoa.

There are a variety of events to enjoy such as: music festivals, Grandma's marathon, big ships and others. We have a scenic park just outside the back yard where you can enjoy waterfalls, trees, bird watching, and vigorous hikes or casual strolls. Walk or bike along the scenic lake walk to the Canal Park where there are plenty of shops and restaurants. Here you can watch the ships pass through the canal or tour a ship. Visit the historic train depot and tour old trains. Winter activities abound such as downhill and cross-country skiing or snowmobiling within 15 minutes drive. Take a drive along the North shore and visit Gooseberry Park, Glensheen mansion, Splitrock lighthouse or go hiking on the Gunflint trail.

Other Activities: Snowmobiling, Cross country skiing, water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, sightseeing, biking, fishing, sailing, antiquing, shopping, art, music.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.38%

Rates are subject to change until deposit and agreement are made. Confirm availability.
INCREASE on rates during HOLIDAYS and CITY WIDE events, such as Grandma's Marathon and Tall Ships & increase per/nt per/person for groups over 8. Damage deposit and agreement required to secure reservation. No pets or smoking. NOT A "PARTY HOUSE". No excessive noise & drinking. Operation Permit #PL13-034. 2 night possible, depending on schedule & month. 5 night required on Christmas and Thanksgiving Holiday. IMPORTANT NOTICE -

The City of Duluth requires all vacation rentals in Duluth to have a permit. Without a permit they are not operating lawfully and could result in canceling your stay. THE HAWTHORNE MANOR HAS A PERMIT #PL13-034. Ask for a permit number, if they don't have one, find an authorized rental for your our protection. We are also inspected and approved by the Health and the Fire Departments.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.