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Relaxing Lakeside Cottage, 30 Min. South of Duluth Summer Only

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Lake View of the property! Wonderful private lake setting


Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

This cabin sits on an ideal piece of private property on a small 80 acre lake only 10' from the waters edge. Sitting on the sofa is like being on a house boat. Summer Lane Cottage is perfectly situated for sunrises and sunsets, with an enclosed screen porch off the deck. The deck faces North, great for Northern Lights viewing on a good night.
The cabin does not offer air conditioning, however the lake is a nice way to stay cool on hot summer days.
Two nights can be booked if only two nights are open when you make reservations; otherwise it is a 3 night min.

After owning our home on the lake 20 years we purchased this property 11 years ago and we have done extensive renovation. New carpet, wall coverings all new furniture were added first. Then an enclosed screen room was added to the deck to enjoy bug free evenings and out door dining. There is a canoe, paddle boat as well as a 24' dock to enjoy the water. 2008 updates include a new shower enclosuer and bathroom fixtures. In 2009 we resided the exterior and added gutters. The kitchen was completely renovated with new counters and cabinets and a new stove and fridge. We continue to add to the property each year and invest back based on our rentals.

A DNR stocked trout lake is 1/2 mile away with a walk in access (google Corona Lake); loons and moose are on and around the lake. 10 miles to the Munger Trial for biking or in-line skating and 13 miles to Jay Cooke State Park for remarkable hiking.

The guests who enjoy it here are looking for a quiet site to read, hike, bike and enjoy a quiet lakeshore experience. The home is tastefully done, with ultra-comfortable furnishings and a complete kitchen to allow the chef in you to come out. Our first year in VRBO we were overwhelmed by inquiries and we have enjoyed 100% customer satisfaction.

A massage studio(The Body Connection in Cloquet) and fitness center(Park Ave. Fitness) are just 10 miles away. Books, music, and regional art work fill this home. The first guest who rented it for a weekend stayed 3 weeks. Duluth has the fifth oldest children's museum in the nation and in summer of 2014 it will feature a dinosaur exhibit sure to delight all ages.

The host welcomes iTravex members inquiries with incentives provided.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Small lake, fishing and swimming in a spring feed lake, cabin is located on the water. Railroad track to flatten pennies, hikes and very quiet setting....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    'Small' pets wer welcome with advance permissoin and a daily pet fee applies, please inclued this in inquiry to ensure your needs are met and you know the policy....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are seven steps with a hand rail down to the cabin from the parking area, they are rock filled and not poured concret...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom is small in size and has a shower, no tub.

Other Amenities

  • Complete kitchen, everything is up to date, newly furnished in 2005. We do have an iLuv docking station for I Phones, I Touch or it has MP3 capability. You may want to check to see if you need iLuv app (not required for all devises) before traveling, that way you can enjoy your own music library....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Note: television only works as a DVD or VCR playback unless you have internet access to television stations no television is provided....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    2 lawn chairs, a paddle boat and canoe provided...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    100' of lakeshore, lots of wildlife and a screen room overlooking the lake. Great sunrises and sunsets....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Eat in kitchen or dining on the deck in an enclosed screen porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    PLEASE NOTE: This location does not offer air conditioning, the lake provides a nice cool down on a hot summer day and there are fans provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is a wall furnace and a wood fire place for cool nights if needed....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Guest may wish to bring beach towels, one set of towels is provided per guest. Self-server laundry is within 10 miles. No housekeeping or additional linen service is available during stay....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is space for a boat if you choose to bring one. There are a great number of local lakes within 20 miles to enjoy if you pull a boat....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is not telephone, cell service is limited some work some don't but within a few miles there is good coverage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Not on site, but 3 laundry mats in Cloquet...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Also, firepit for outdoor fires. Guests are encouraged to bring firewood...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker and bean grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Utensils are extensive and meant to be complete for the chef in you (or with you). If you find something missing we want to know so we can add it....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and serving dishes...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Coffee grinder for your own special coffee beans, pots and pans and lots of dishes to enjoy your special lake meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited supply of basic spices and cooking needs....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size 2 door to accomodate long vacation stays...moreless

  • Stove:

    State of the art gas stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    You can haul bikes, but if you decide not to or are traveling by air, there is a great rental shop in Carlton right on the Munger Trail and the access point to Jay Cooke State park. Rates are great....moreless

  • Boat:

    There is both a canoe and paddle boat for guest use. We cannot provide life jackets....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    8 x 12 enclosed screen porch on the deck for bug free dining and reading....moreless

  • Golf:

    Samll rural courses on Big Lake or in Mahtowa or in Duluth there are two public corses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is a canoe and a paddle boat for your use. You must provide your own life vests...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Coal, you need to bring your own, it has a funnel starter so all you need is a match and paper...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 29 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Rates are for two people. $10/night per additional person, max. of 4 people. Pet fee is $10/night for pre-approved pets. Reservations are not secured until you complete a reservation request sheet and mail it in with a deposit. Requests are filled on a first come/first served basis, if another booking for the dates you desire is secured before your deposit arrives you will be notified and given the option to book alliterate dates immediately or your deposit and reservation information will be returned immediately. DATES CAN NOT BE HELD WITHOUT YOUR DEPOSIT

A reservation form is required with a deposit is required to hold any reservation. Once an inquiry is made, the reservation sheet will be emailed with instructions. Reservations are first come/first served so dates are not held until your deposit arrives. Credit cards are not accept, personal checks or money orders only. Balance is due, with any additional fees and taxes are due on arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Lake and Mahtowa 'fun, 9 hole public courses'
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 35/MN210 is .5M from the door
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Children's Museum; Lakewalk in Duluth 30 mi. away, much to see and do within 100 miles up the north shore of Lake Superior. Many state parks are located within 50 miles of this location, in every direction. Jay Cooke is closest and has a bike/rollerblade trail that connects to Duluth and is located on the Munger Trail which goes all the way to St. Paul. Duluth is the regional port for Lake Superior and it has its own summer air conditioning, lots of hiking, shopping and places to enjoy there. If you prefer, look up the MN DNR website for state parks, there are at least 4 within 30 miles and another 5 within 50 miles, great day trips, especially along the lake. Jay Cooke State Park is a place that you can spend 2-3 days hiking and enjoying and it is only 13 miles away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: My wife and I live 3 driveways down. We purchased our property about 30 years ago as a sesonal home, moved away and came back to make it our permenant residence. We had a chance to purchase this rental property and decided lakeshore was a good investment and it expanded our ability to entertain during the summer months. I work for a children's museum in Duluth and my wife works at the University. The drive is a good time for us to let go of the day and to reconnect. Often when we enter the drive our saying is 'we live here!' Every season someone asks to buy Summer Lane Cottage, which affirms our decision to invest in the property. We keep thinking we will sell someday, but then we enjoy meeting guests from all over the country and beyond and it gives us space for expanding families of relatives who want to visit in the summer. The work of having a rental is offset by the joy of meeting so many folks who truly enjoy this location. We love the setting and we enjoy sharing it. VRBO has made ownership and rental so easy, after two years of 'going it on our own' we signed on to VRBO and have had very few open nights since.

Why the Owner Chose Sawyer, MN, USA:
We had a chance and went for it. The investment made sense, it needed remodeling and we felt up to the challenge and we hoped it would pay off. It is the nicest piece of property on the lakeshore and we are delighted we made the right decision.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
A small lake with only 15 cabins, all located on one side provides a very quiet and private setting. It is close to a lot of state parks, Duluth and all the North Shore has to offer. The privacy of the property and the fun of exploring an area delights most.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Lake View of the property! Wonderful private lake setting

    Lake View of the property! Wonderful private lake setting

  • BR 2 twin beds, reading lamps, 2nd BR has full bed; rooms split by bath

    BR 2 twin beds, reading lamps, 2nd BR has full bed; rooms split by bath

  • A Lake View from the Dock, No cabins across the water

    A Lake View from the Dock, No cabins across the water

  • Dinner on the screen porch

    Dinner on the screen porch

  • Open living room, dining and kitchen overlooking the lake wood fireplace

    Open living room, dining and kitchen overlooking the lake wood fireplace

  • Vistor chatches dinner off the dock! August 2009

    Vistor chatches dinner off the dock! August 2009

  • Deck overlooking the lake

    Deck overlooking the lake

  • Stairway from parking area to cabin

    Stairway from parking area to cabin

VRBO #125445

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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