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Historic ~A~.Charles Weiss Home...only 3 blocks away from Lakewalk!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lots of rooms to choose from! Inquire today for individual room availability!

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP as of July 2017.

Built in 1895 and beautifully restored, this grand Victorian home is the perfect getaway. The home is located close to Downtown Duluth and only 3 blocks from Duluth's Lakewalk and 1.7 miles from Canal Park. The second floor hosts 5 bedrooms, each with its own bath. King Suite has an attached bedroom with a queen sofa sleeper. The main floor boasts a grand dining room, parlor, library, billiard room, music room, and an eat-in kitchen. Whether you're enjoying a classic novel in the library, watching cars roll by on the front porch, or preparing a gourmet meal in the eat-in kitchen, this home has it all. Each room brags its very own detail right down to its individual woodwork and style. This is truly a must see. Please call today to book your room. etc. License #PL-13-018

Bryan & Gina
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Bryan & Gina

Bryan & Gina

Bryan & Gina purchased this house in 2017

Why Bryan & Gina chose Endion

We began making regular visits to Duluth years ago and fell in love with the landscape, city and all there is to do here - from hiking, sailing, camping and skiing to simply enjoying the sounds of the waves and ships. Our kids fell in love with Duluth on our many adventures here over the years as well and now attend UMD. We knew that someday we would have to eventually call this place home. While maintaining our current home and this home in Duluth we are finally making it happen.

What makes this house unique

When staying at A Charles Weiss Home, the original woodwork throughout the home, along with the antique furniture and decor give you a sense that you have been transported back in time. If you have an old soul, this place is for you!


Endion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , 1/2 Bath on Main Level
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Adjoining jacuzzi bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite facing lake side of home. Sleeps up to 4 people.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3/4 bath adjoing
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3/4 bath adjoining
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa sleeper - located in king 2-room suite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Check-in 4:00 pm (sorry, no earlier without prior authorization) Check-out 11:00 am This allows our cleaning staff only 5 hours to prepare for the next guests. Its a very large house...thanks in advance for your understanding. Additional fees will apply for late check-out (after 11:00am and addition $50.00 charge will be assessed automatically) $100/hour for every hour after. Early check-in and check-out requests must be pre-authorized by property manager. The maximum allowed amount of people is 12...this includes children. The house is not to be used as a party house. Absolutely no smoking. We reserve the right to retain guests cleaning fee if the home is smoked in. During the winter months, the windows are to remain closed (additional fees may be assessed for open windows). Please be respectful of our beautifully restored home. We reserve the right to cancel reservations and return any deposit.


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Historic ~A~.Charles Weiss Home...only 3 blocks away from Lakewalk!
average rating of 4.476923 based on 65 reviews

Loved this beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed in this magnificent character home during the week between Christmas and New Years. The bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect for all of us. The kitchen had everything we needed. Unfortunately we were there during the coldest week of the winter and the main level of the house was very cold. This is to be expected with an historical house in freezing temperatures. There were plenty of warm blankets to cozy up in. Will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kim! You are absolutely right... it was the coldest it has been for an extended period of time over the holiday this year and it really helped us discover what we needed to address in this old house. Since your stay, we have added a number of plug in radiator heaters to the main floor that are effectively heating the home. We are also going to install a new boiler in the next few weeks to ensure this large home is adequately heated during super cold snaps going forward. We are glad you came to stay at our home over the holidays and we hope you come again soon. It WILL be warmer next time, I promise.
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A Family Christmas

  • 4 of 5

Spent a memorable Christmas with our family. The interior is very attractive Victorian with lots of dark wood. Found the many period items on all walls and surfaces (including old Sears catalog) very interesting and attractive. Does need some TLC and updating that would vastly improve the experience. Has only a small screen TV with antenna and very limited reception - not good for holidays with all the sports and 10 below weather. No working fireplaces - could have electric or gas. Very drafty windows - hot upstairs and cold downstairs. Cut down the 4 giant bushes in the front that block sunlight and make the main floor dark (they are not attractive). Most chairs/sofas have no springs or they are sprung. Kitchen knives are the dullest I have ever encountered anywhere. Nevertheless, our family had a great Christmas and enjoyed the overall Victorian ambiance.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello William! We are very glad you had a memorable holiday season here in Duluth! Unfortunately, it was one of the coldest snaps that we have experienced in a long time in the Northland. This extended cold snap gave us great insight into the steps we needed to take to get the property more energy efficient. Since your stay, we have added several plug in radiator heaters that are now effectively heating the first floor. During your stay we had a 32" Smart TV, along with antennae reception in the library, that received most major television stations and should have been able to broadcast the games you wanted to watch through Wi-Fi. Since then, we have replaced the 32" screen with a 55" screen Smart TV and have printed instructions for our guests so they can learn how to access smart TV functions. Thanks again for staying!
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Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the A. Charles Weiss Home for the Thanksgiving weekend (also my birthday) and it was truly wonderful! The house is awesome! We enjoyed the antiques, pool table, grand piano, the space the house has to offer, and the beds were extremely comfortable. Truly an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cori, we are so thrilled that you were able to celebrate your birthday in Duluth at our home and that it was wonderful! We hope you were able to create memories that last a lifetime. Thanks for the great review and hope you come again!
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 3 of 5

The best amenity in a old house is plenty of bathrooms, and this house didn't dissapoint! The ensuite bathrooms in multiple bedrooms were perfect! We actually spent little time in the house as we were in Duluth for a family wedding. And my immediate family totals 34! So we had multiple VRBO accommodations around town. We did have much of the clan to our house one evening after dinner - and this house easily accommodated all, from the six-year-old twin nephews to my 90 year old Mother. We didn't do any cooking, but we could have with no problem. The list of house rules got a bit of a chuckle from many: don't sit in the antique furniture? It all appeared antique! 😀� It was like coming home again - we love Duluth, and everyone had a spectacular time. As we drove to the house, my husband realized he lived in the brownstone across the street foe 3 years in college!

The house was very comfortable and helped make a special celebration even more special.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words regarding the home and choosing our home for one of the places your family stayed while in Duluth! Knowing our home met all of your needs and was able to be enjoyed by your large clan is wonderful! We are a little confused about the comment about not sitting on the antique furniture though. Everything, including the furniture, is usable and not off limits. The only restrictions are the fireplaces since the chimneys are closed. However, there is one house rule regarding the antique furniture that says, "A lot of our furniture is antique. Please utilize the coasters on all of the furniture and placemats or tablecloth on the dining table." Again, a little confused, but understand that there can always be different ways of interpreting information. So glad you had a great weekend!
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Duluth Historic Home, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family, visiting Duluth for our son's wedding this past weekend, was able to stay together in this wonderful home. Full of antiques, beautiful, unique, the home was mysterious, and gave a taste of life at the turn of last century. It was also very comfortable and fun, with excellent beds, plenty of bathrooms, a pool table, and a piano that the several musicians among us enjoyed playing. While many of the furnishings were appropriately "old" the kitchen had modern appliances that made it pleasant and easy to prepare meals for our big crew so we didn't have to try to find restaurants to accomodate all of us (including a rowdy 3-yr-old!) Being from AZ, we were concerned that it would be cold and drafty, but even with the surprise winter storm, the home stayed warm and cozy. The house is downtown, convenient to many of the tourist sites we wanted to visit. Parking was never a problem for our 3 vehicles. Gina was an excellent and very understanding host who went out of her way to assure that we were having a good stay. Definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you stay in our home for your son's wedding and we are so glad you were comfortable here. That winter storm took us all a bit by surprise and I'm sure it felt cold coming from Arizona, yet was fun to experience all the snow. Wishing your son and new daughter-in-law many years of wedded bliss! Thank you for the wonderful review! Come visit us again soon!
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! The house is amazing and close to everything in Duluth. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here at our home and that it was close to everything you wanted to do while in Duluth! Hope to have you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Duluth International Airport, Duluth
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Northland Country Club
Nearest Train
1.9 Miles
The Duluth Depot, Duluth
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
11.6 Miles
Spirit Mountain, Duluth
Nearest Beach
6.1 Miles
Park Point Beach, Duluth
Car: recommended

You are invited to experience a return to Victorian Duluth at the Historic A. Charles Weiss Home. This 1895 Victorian Colonial is filled with classic decor throughout and heavily adorned with woodwork. The A. Charles Weiss is a stately Victorian home located in Duluth, Minnesota. The Lakewalk, which leads to the charming Canal Park Area, is a short three blocks from the home's front porch.

Duluth is a vibrant city set on the shores of Lake Superior. Home to a busy port and wealth of industry because of its location on the lake, Duluth is also a popular vacation destination. There is beautiful scenery and loads of activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Lake Superior is the natural attraction of Duluth. There are many cruises that run throughout the year. You can enjoy lunch, dinner or just relax as you enjoy the view. The Edge is a giant Polynesian-themed water park filled with thrilling water slides and loads of splashy entertainment that even older and adult kids will enjoy. The Timber Twister is unique roller coaster ride that runs through the forest. Sharp hairpin bends and a 3,200-foot descent down the mountain make it a thrilling ride.

Lake Superior Zoo is set on 16 acres of rocky hills covered with tall pine trees. The Kingsbury Creek runs through the zoo, creating a wonderful natural environment in which to view the bears, lions and wide variety of animals. The Great Lakes Aquarium can be found on Duluth's waterfront. This incredible hands-on discovery center allows visitors insight into the underwater realm of the lakes. Daily shows have divers interacting and feeding fish in a giant water tank. There are more than 70 different species of fish, amphibians, mammals and birds housed at the aquarium.

Duluth has a rich cultural heritage and there are many museums, historic homes and estates that are open for public viewing. Historic railway tours make for a fun excursion for the whole family. Learn about the early pioneers, the history of the region, and enjoy the spectacular scenery. There is also an opportunity to spot birds and wildlife in the forest.

In the wintertime, the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area has 22 ski runs, a super pipe for snowboarders, and 22 miles of cross country skiing. A perfect place for both beginner and advanced skiers, the ski runs and lifts are well maintained and the resort is said to have some of the best skiing of the region.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until deposit and agreement are made.
INCREASE on rates during HOLIDAYS and CITY WIDE events. Deposit and agreement required to secure reservation. No pets or smoking. Shorter stays possible, depending on schedule & month. We do reserve the right to withhold the cleaning damage deposit if the property is left in unsatisfactory conditions. Additional cleaning fees may apply and are at the owners discretion. Please read in-full the Vacation Stay Checklist for reference. Full refund with cancellation notice of more than 60 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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