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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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 Northeast

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!


Duluth House Accommodation and Amenities

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 ...
  • 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 , tub , shower , Lighted, mirrored vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , One-half bath with sink and toilet on main floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/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 king , Loft area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • 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 Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Old Country-style lodging nestled between 2 lakes. Sportsman's paradise!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

beautiful grounds!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place that slept the 10 of us quite comfortably. Close enough to town to make it easy for us to make it to the marathon on time!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a family vacation.

  • 3 of 5

We had great time at German Haus. House has basic amenities and only 20 minutes from Duluth. Access to lake was limited by a fallen tree so no water activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Folks, I apologize for the downed tree. A huge wind and rain storm went through the area and we actually lost 20 trees overall. The tree across the dock is being removed. Thank you, Cathleen
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Excellent property, location, and host!

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous and very well maintained. The German Haus is beautiful; it has a second story that is open to below, with plenty of beds and 3 bathrooms. The owners were fantastic and easy to reach at all reasonable hours of the day and the check-in and out was really slick and easy. The property is about 20 minutes north of Duluth proper and probably 35-40 minutes away from Canal Park, so if you want quick access to the bars and restaurants Duluth has to offer this is not the place for you. However if you are looking for a beautiful home in woods, that is secluded and quiet with lots of amenities like lake access and peerless views of the stars, then this is the place for you! We loved staying here, it was better than we could have hoped for.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place and the house. It was secluded and it was big enough for me to have a great birthday weekend to spend. Would reccommend to other

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place,ambience and all arrangement.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis MN USA

Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This property is great! very secluded and spacious property. there is water on both sides. the house itself is well maintained and very comfortable. feels like home right when you walk in!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • 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

Duluth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250

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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