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Quaint House & Cottage on Park Point, 15 min. beach walk to Grandma's Restaurant

Bedrooms 4
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

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

Bill Michels
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

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 Park Point

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
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!


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Quaint House & Cottage on Park Point, 15 min. beach walk to Grandma's Restaurant
average rating of 4.8613863 based on 102 reviews
annandale, mn

Eclectic Fun

  • 5 of 5

An eclectic, inviting and comforting home in a great location. Plenty of spaces for conversation, cards, games and cooking - all at one time! :-) Lovely beach access and close to Canal Park for great ship watching, shopping and dining. It was the perfect home base for daily jaunts up the North Shore as well as Duluth and Superior attractions. Thank you Bill and Mary for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review, please come back we enjoy sharing our place and the Duluth / Canal Park / North Shore experience!
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Relaxing and fun!

  • 5 of 5

This stay exceeded my expectations. We booked the home to share a traditional American Thanksgiving with some friends visiting from Germany who had never celebrated this holiday and who had never seen Lake Superior. We prepared an entire meal and enjoyed it together around the dining room table. Clean, uniquely decorated, and very charming. Would definitely stay there again. Had everything we needed and then some. Loved watching the sun rise on Lake Superior.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy memories made here!

  • 5 of 5

Great central location for my family who came from Hayward, Wi, the Iron Range and North Shore. The house held a bustling group of adults and children with ease, never felt crowded. A half hour walk to Bentleyville, a wonderful beach, and nice fire pit to cook hotdogs.

Everyone loved the whimsical feel of the two cottages. Plenty of blankets and pillows, and both places were warm and cozy dispite cold outdoor temps. If I could offer some suggestions it’d be nice to have some hooks for clothes in beach house bedroom and needs a firmer mattress. The coffee maker didn’t work but I brought one from home. Ample sleeping for everyone! We’re already discussing plans to come back. Loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience of renting a house and it was perfect! We loved the house, location and he house literally had everything we needed. We had a bonfire and sat at the dining room table playing games and stayed up way too late. We would definitely stay there again. There was plenty of space for everyone to hang out but still have their space. Great stay with a great value

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

very quaint and clean and everything we needed. the guest cottage worked out great for 86 year old mom so she didn't need to go up the stairs for bedrooms or bathrooms. we had a great time. thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter got married at the Beach House on Saturday afternoon, and this was a perfect home base for some of the immediate family. It was nice to not have to worry about getting "bridged" at the last minute (which happened for some..... ) and a great refuge for before and after the big day. The house was very clean and cozy; the kitchen had everything that we needed and a dishwasher to help with clean up; some of the kids enjoyed the fun board games in the evenings; we used the gas grill one night and the weather was perfect to sit around the fire pit the day after the reception; it was easy to walk out the backyard, over the dune and down to The Lake. We're big recyclers, and appreciated the accommodations for that. It was unseasonably warm while we stayed here and, though the windows open, they didn't all have screens (which was absolutely no problem for us this weekend). No AC, so the ceiling fans in the upstairs bedrooms were put to great use. The house has hardwood floors and lots of neat rag rugs, which I just rolled up and moved out of the way so my 89 year old dad wouldn't trip on them. We would have loved to spend more time here.... and I have a feeling we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you JAN for the great review! FYI- we do have AC in the house, it's controlled by the thermostat and maybe it wasn't turned on to cool...? It was added last year and has been a treat for those warmer days. And please do come back anytime!
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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 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2018 - 28 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$664.15
Cleaning fee AU$126.19 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.38%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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