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The most centrally located Vacation Rental in Duluth!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Quiet neighborhood with large house to use while you explore nature!

Urban Silent Sports Retreat is a house built in 1908 that is centrally located a mile up from beautiful Lake Superior. This spacious three bedroom, two bathroom house with full unfinished basement and attached garage has plenty of safe storage for your bicycles, Nordic skis, canoe's and kayaks! Basement is set up for waxing your Nordic skis and we have some bikes and Nordic skis available for renters.

If you are looking for posh, planning to party, smoke at all, do drugs or drink excessively, you'll have to find a different place to rent.

If you want a very quiet house in a nice established neighborhood to use as your home base while you paddle the rivers, bike, run, hike or ski the trails of Outdoor Magazine's top outside town, this is your place!

Home, with much of it's original woodwork, is located less than a mile from Chester Bowl and Bagley which have both running and Nordic ski trails. Piedmont, Lester, and Hartley are within a few miles of the home and have Mountain bike trails, running, and Nordic skiing. Spirit Mountain, Jay Cooke State Park, and more are within 30 minutes of the retreat!

Your hosts spend most of their free time on the numerous trails and bodies of water in the area and would love to share their knowledge with you to help you plan your excursions!

Limit of 7 people, pets only upon approval in special cases with additional deposit and fee.

Rates vary depending upon time of year, call for details.

Discounts given to certain Silent Sports groups and retired folks who want to play in this ginormous playground of Duluth.

Because this is located in a well established residential area, quiet renters are required and this will be enforced by immediate removal if violated.

Our home is a safe, secure, licensed rental PL-14-055

More Details

Eve Graves
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Eve Graves

We are both avid Silent Sports Enthusiasts who enjoy this magnificent outdoor playground of Duluth on a daily basis. Eve is originally from Southern Wisconsin and a huge Badger and Packer fan. Wayne is from the Proctor area which is just outside of Duluth. We Mountain bike, road bike, paddle, run, row, Nordic ski and do anything else that is silently powered by us in the outdoors on a daily basis. Eve has written articles for Silent Sports Magazine for the past twelve years along with blogging on Northlandrunner. In addition, she has been the top ski trail reporter for Skinnyski for the past few years! Wayne has been working for Super One stores for thirty years and enjoys his job! Eve who was formerly a teacher and accountant, now coaches adults who are beginners and those who like to go slowly in running roads, trails, and Nordic skiing. Both Eve and Wayne officiate at the state Nordic and Cross Country meets along with volunteering for all of Grandma's events. Eve also times a lot of silent sports events, takes photos at many of them, and puts a few on.

Eve Graves purchased this house in 2004

Why Eve Graves chose Duluth

We lived here until recently when we moved ten miles away to be able to walk out the front door and into several parks, the Superior Hiking Trail, and have some land.

What makes this house unique

This property is centrally located and has safe indoor storage for all those Silent Sports toys along with a waxing area and bench for Nordic skis. UMD, St. Scholastica, Chester Bowl, Bagley and Lake Superior are all within a mile of this house! Our website details how close we are to so many other outdoor playgrounds!


East Hillside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very large bathroom with sliding glass shower door.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Basement has a sink too.
  • Basement bathroom is where the 'pink throne' is located. This is an unfinished basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Scene from a movie filmed in this bedroom!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a double futon and we added another mattress to it.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has new double on the bottom and single on the top
  • There is a sectional couch, a regular couch and one futon that makes into a queen bed in the living room area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our home is geared to those who are quiet, Silent Sports lovers. Ask about discounts for hikers, paddlers, bicyclists, runners, and Nordic skiers! We would love to help you plan your Duluth vacation by giving you information about our local trails, waterfalls, and more!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

The most centrally located Vacation Rental in Duluth!
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Great location, great for families with pups!

  • 4 of 5

The location was great with very easy access to downtown, the University, and restaurants. The house had everything we needed. Across the street is a mostly-fenced park that we could run the dogs (though you're not supposed to let them off leash). We made the one main real bathroom work for the 7 of us. There are tons of extra blankets, and the beds are very comfortable. It was fun staying in an old 1907? house. Eve was amazing at communicating and offered many suggestions on things to do that we normally don't. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location.

  • 4 of 5

This is an older well maintained rental home in an established area. It has a basement, one mini van sized garage and two stories. The bathroom and the three bedrooms are upstairs. The kitchen is fully equipped if you want to cook. No internet at this time. The neighborhood is quiet.

We drove a long way primarily because I wanted to see the northern end of I-35. I also wanted to see a real winter. We are from a small town south of Dallas, Texas.

There were more expensive places to stay but I believe if we had gone there we would have missed out on the most important factor: The host and hostess are extremely helpful in guiding tourists to the many attractions in the area. We were amazed by their sincerity in wanting us to have a memorable vacation. We didn't know where to go or what exactly to do once we arrived in Duluth. They asked what are interests were and it went very well from there.

We saw things we had never seen before, did things we had never done before and at the end of the day after our adventures, we returned exhausted to a house which felt like home and rested peacefully in a quiet neighborhood away from the party scene.

We've stayed in rental houses/cabins in Florida, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Mexico and Canada (in the summer). We've had fun and adventures in each location but this one of the best times we've ever had. We'd go again in a minute up there and if we did we would stay at the same place.

For anyone reading this review who is a tourist coming from far away, remember the strong point is the sincere helpfulness of the host and hostess. They actively participate in outdoor activities, are quite knowledgeable and can direct you if you truly wish to enjoy all that Duluth has to offer. We recommend this place.

Lou, Val and Colman.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, MN

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and the owner was even more hospitable than the first time. This is a great place with central access to all parts of Duluth in a quiet neighborhood. The garage stall is an added bonus. Plenty of room for our snow gear.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to all touristy attractions.

  • 4 of 5

Our only real complaint was that sleeping was on futons and not actual beds. After long days of skiing beds would have been fabulous.

We were able to cook full meals in the kitchen. Plenty of pots and pans, dishes and glassware.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We only have one futon in the bedrooms, the rest are regular beds, a queen bed, a bunk with a twin and a double. We have a limit of 7 people in our rental and they showed up with 9 from ND and we decided to be nice and not make them get a hotel for the extra people, so they were forced to sleep on the couches or futon downstairs. Had they adhered to the rules of the rental, they would have had one futon upstairs which is clearly listed in the description of the bedrooms. We are purchasing a second mattress so it will be a double futon in the upstairs bedroom.
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Easy check-in and check out, cozy home with all the necessary amenities, & good location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the guide book to Duluth, abundance of blankets, large selection of board games, and fully equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this rental house while we were visiting some Duluth area colleges. I'm sure we will stay again as my daughter is considering college in Duluth. The location is convenient for many things. We walked to a restaurant Eve suggested. There really is a lot of room and even a place to wax x country skis. Eve is amazingly helpful with area activities, and a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.8 Miles
Chester Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Leif Erickson on Lake Superior
Car: not necessary

Silent Sports lovers will have a plethora of magnificent mostly free trails and lakes to explore less than a mile to 30 minutes away. With a safe indoor attached garage and basement to store all of your silent sports toys in, you can easily explore on foot, bike, canoe in the summer and Nordic skis in the winter! Waxing bench, extra bikes and skis available upon request. See website for more information. 2 night minimum set by the city from Sept 15th to June 14th 5 night minimum from June 15th to Sept 14th


Rates & Availability

East Hillside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 24 2016 - Jun 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.38%

We require a 60 day notice to refund the deposit and have discounts for those heading to Duluth to run, hike, Nordic ski, bicycle, or paddle!! For special event weekends such as Grandma's, Tall Ships, Memorial Day weekend, etc. Payment in full right away and no refunds. Big discounts for retired folks too!! Check in 4pm Check out 10 am unless it is empty prior or after.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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