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Old Country-style lodging nestled between 2 lakes. Sportsman's paradise!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Private, Tri-level, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with wrap- around decks.

Completely furnished 4 bedroom home, sleeps up to 7 people: 1 King, 1 Double, 1 twin, and 2 twin size beds. Each additional guest is $50.00 per night. Linens and towels provided. Lovely acreage with tennis court and grassy areas. Dock and boat access to large reservoir stretching miles for water fun and great fishing.

Sits atop a hill at the back of 40 acres of woodland and marsh. Private and serene. Deer often seen grazing on the property. Plenty of free parking.

Robert and Cathleen Olson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Robert and Cathleen Olson

'German Haus' was built in 1975. The design came from a picture of a German house taken by my brother while he was stationed in Germany. Being of German heritage, I was interested in visiting the 'Old Country' and did so on three occasions. To my delight, I found many homes that resembled the one we had built in Fredenberg.

Robert and Cathleen Olson purchased this house in 1975

Why Robert and Cathleen Olson chose Duluth

This home is nestled between two lakes-one that is part of a large reservoir and a much smaller one that is perfect for canoeing or kayaking. The home sits atop a hill that allows the occupant to see across the marsh and out to the lakes on either side.

The long, private driveway leaves the road sounds behind and deer, grouse, and other wildlife can be seen meandering throughout the day.

What makes this house unique

Walking, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and swimming are all accessible from the property, and in the winter months, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing and cross-country skiing are the sports of choice.

The warmth of the fireplace on a cold winter's night brings comfort and joy to the residents as they look out the many windows to see a host of tall standing birch trees.

Feel a sense of times past as you sit by the old wood cook stove and sip your freshly brewed cup of coffee.

A small country store is just a mile away and can supply your basic food, gas, and miscellaneous item needs including the minnows for the day's fishing!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Duluth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Lighted, mirrored vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , One-half bath with sink and toilet on main floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Located on lower level and services 3 lower level bedrooms.
  • Newly remodeled master bathroom with tub and separate shower. Mirrored, lighted vanity. One-half bath on main floor. Full bath with shower/tub install on lower level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Loft area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
  • Loft bedroom, King size bed. Catwalk to balcony across vaulted ceiling living room. All cedar wood. Outdoor balcony on each side. Remaining 3 bedrooms on lower level. One additional full size blowup mattress, 2 twin size blowup mattresses and one sleeping bag available for additional guests.
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Leisurely walks down the 1/3 of a mile driveway you may come across a doe and her fawns eating peacefully by the wayside.


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Old Country-style lodging nestled between 2 lakes. Sportsman's paradise!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Good with one flaw

  • 4 of 5

Very nice space. We stayed one night, so we didn't use the kitchen and other features, but a family or group looking for a place for an extended stay would find them very useful. Can't give five stars because one of the showers wasn't working. Made getting our five people cleaned up in the morning more of an exercise in cooperation than we expected.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Folks, We were not able to find anything wrong with the showers. Both are working. The upstairs shower has a quirk in that the hot and cold are plumbed in reverse. This is identified in the guidelines book for your convenience. I am sorry it was an issue for you. Should you visit again, please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you again for choosing German Haus.
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beautiful house and and inside!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful and fancy place. The environment is clean and quiet. They provide almost all the kitchen and sleeping staffs which really surprised us! We loved this night!

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'Twas amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Simply amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Only there for a short night, but very nice...

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great vacation home with privacy.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in th Duluth area. The house was perfect for our family. Close enough to town for supplies/groceries, but far enough for privacy and relaxing. We saw deer in the trees along the driveway. Would recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place for an extended family get-together.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 7 adults and one baby, and it fit us perfectly. The house is really well furnished and stocked with the necessities. Plenty of common area for good discussion and fun. Take a spin around the property, it's really nice and large. The morning was spent on the expansive deck. There is no A/C, so if you are there on a hot day like we were, just open the upper level windows and use the box fans they provide to circulate the air; odds are it will cool down in the evening.

This is a place I'd definitely stay again, for a longer period (we only stayed one night), if we have a larger family function.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Duluth International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Blue Max/Eagles' Nest Resort
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Ridgeview Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 4/Rice Lake Rd
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Blue Max/Eagles' Nest Resort
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Spirit Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
You are there!
Car: necessary

15-20 minute drive to the Bayfront-Downtown Duluth and Spirit Mountain Ski Resort.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Duluth

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$336.95
Property Damage Protection AU$79.52

Local area manager. Additional guests above 7 are $50.00 per person per night. All guests must be registered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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