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Bill Michels

Member since: 2006
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Cute House and Cottage on Park Point within a 15 min. beach walk to Canal Park.

73 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Park Point holiday house

Beach House and Cottage Sleeps Eleven in Seven Separate sleeping areas, 3 baths.

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bill Michels (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

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 Duluth

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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Cute House and Cottage on Park Point within a 15 min. beach walk to Canal Park.
average rating of 4.9041095 based on 74 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous two days. Best family vacation ever. Two buildings allow flexibility for day naps and for those who do not snooze. My family barely left the house, it was so comfortable. Everything we needed was there. Glorious kitchen with upscale stove and sink.

House was beautiful Bathroom in the house had wonderful tub and stonework. The cabin felt like a family cabin that you are coming back year after year. Beds were very comfortable. Nice sized yard.

We walked to Canal Park and to the lift bridge to see the ships arriving. We swam 3 times a day. Only a short walk though the dunes to a beautiful, clean beach. I miss it already.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage on Canal

  • 4 of 5

The main house was perfect for 2 couples and a teenager and the cottage easily housed our 3rd couple, both living areas could sleep more than our party of 7. Personally, I could also see the cottage as a fun living space for 4-5 older children who are mature enough to sleep in their own area, yet only 10 steps from parents in the main house. The main house had a well stocked kitchen and both houses had plenty of towels, blankets, and soaps. Everything was clean, organized, and we could see many nice upgrades made in the main house. We enjoyed a beautiful morning walk on the beach towards Canal Park and we easily arranged for a cab later in the day to take us downtown, around $7 without tip. Bill answered the few text questions I had promptly, he was helpful and accessible throughout our stay. Overall, definitely a 4.5 vacation experience. We'd recommend to friends and wouldn't hesitate to rent again ourselves. Thanks Bill!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very descriptive review, please do rent with us again!
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Perfect Lake Superior Location!

  • 5 of 5

Always a great vacation when you find a rental available ON Lake Superior! This property offers room for many activities. Main house has separate dining room and eat in kitchen that offers room for dinners and separate areas for board and/or card games to be played with a separate living room adding additional space. The small cabin worked well for my 2 boys and I to have our own sleeping space giving my brother's family of 5 ample room in the main house. The walk over the dunes to the beach is beautiful and makes you feel like you are worlds away from a Minnesota vacation. Loved watching the sunrise and walking along the shoreline to canal park. The house is gorgeous and we loved looking at the beautiful artwork!! Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us. It was the relaxing get away we all needed!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House and cottage on Park Point in Duluth Mn

  • 5 of 5

I shared the property with 8 classmates of the class of 1965 and we found the house and cabin to meet and exceed all expectations. The description was accurate and with plenty of beds and bathrooms in the two buildings. The place was well stocked in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and with games and puzzles, 'tho we didn't need them. Had good and fast communication with the owner when I had questions. All in all it was a fantastic experience for all of us at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, happy to have meet and exceeded your expectations!
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Magical place

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house-plenty of room for our family of 5 (3 small kids) in the main house. The incredible beach is just through the backyard. The house is filled with whimsical artwork that we all loved! Was just too short-hopefully we can come back one day

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, love your description Magical Place!
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Very cute, clean house and cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us shared this property over the weekend. It was very comfortable and well equipped. If you are planning on cooking know the kitchen is small - two people can navigate it. We normally stay further north where the lakefront is very rocky. It was nice to have a sandy beach to walk on. My brother-in-law was able to see a couple of ships navigate the canal.

The owner answered my email promptly and completely. I would recommend this property. We had an overall very nice stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Grandma's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
11.8 Miles
Spirit Mountain
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Park Point, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
16 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
6 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$669
Cleaning fee A$127 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.38%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Park Point, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Beach House
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi , Beach House
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Cottage
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Beach House
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Beach House
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Beach House
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Cottage
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Cottage
    Game Room - 2 single bed , Game room trundle bed
  • Sleeps up to our maximum eleven guests in seven separate rooms and nine separate beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
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
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit with log swing and log benches and free firewood!