About the property
- Chateau / Country House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Sleeps 8. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
The house known as the 'Captain's Quarters' sits at the forest's edge, set back from the road and tucked into a very private estate. A four year build, (completed in 2008), it is filled with modern luxuries such as a gourmet kitchen, beautiful bluestone gas fireplace, radiant heated floors, a spa bath, air conditioning and wifi internet. Though the amenities are modern, the 'feel' of the home is steeped in an old world charm and beauty. Built with a love for the art, nothing was overlooked. From the heavy Douglas fir timbers, to the ornate cast iron radiators, much was borrowed from days gone by and re purposed here. Details in brass, marble, red wood, granite, copper, maple, limestone, and stained glass are to be found throughout.
This home was designed with friends and family in mind, and so is very social and entertains beautifully. It is truly a pleasure to experience!
The house is surrounded by gorgeous natural landscapes. White pines tower above mossy cliffs and rocky outcroppings. Wild life big and small weave through the trees. Sweeping cedars huddle and lean into each other. Colorful maples surround it all, both glowing over, and shading the acreage. There's even a pretty forest pond for the frogs and ducks, and ice skating come winter, that sits below a cozy 'lighthouse' on the bluff.
Property adjoins hundreds of acres of a diverse designated 'green spaces' that are woven with miles of walking and cross country ski trails.
This house is located in the perfect part of Duluth. While being only minutes away from Lake Superior and Downtown one way, and the malls and airport the other, there is still an absolutely enchanting feel to it all.
(There was a video made which we used here for you to 'get a feel for the place'. Click the video tab to view.)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Gorgeous house that is, in and of itself, a work of art.
Fantastic supply of everything we needed in a home away. This was our second family stay. We only ate one meal out the entire weekend, rather we made use of the wonderful kitchen and dining areas. We hope to visit again!
Great winter retreat
Wonderful home, perfect for our family gathering. Wooded, private acreage but close to town amenities! Thanks for the fabulous accommodations!
We are four couples who gathered for an annual outing of food, conversation, games, and friendship. Since food is a primary part of the group's raison d'etre, the kitchen needed to serve our cooking needs, which it did with its incredible Viking double oven and 8-burner top along with all the other cooking essentials. The house itself is an architectural splendor. The attention to detail is evident everywhere you turn. The setting was equally beautiful, tucked back into the woods and featuring a well-marked 2-mile trail for getting some fresh air and exercise (the early November snowfalls enhanced the beauty of the trek). Sleeping accommodations were comfortable and the bathrooms, especially upstairs with its whirlpool tub, were all that we needed. The living room with its fireplace was a perfect gathering space for charades, Taboo, nouns, and other group games, not to mention an ideal spot for the first cup of coffee for starting the day. Doug was a great host, offering suggestions and assistance whenever needed. All-in-all, we certainly couldn't have had a more enjoyable weekend getaway!
Relaxing and comfy
Doug was so hospitable. We enjoyed hiking the property and visiting the garden. We'll be back!
Beautiful home in the woods!
Loved this property!! The home is beautifully constructed and well furnished with anything you could could possibly need. The gorgeous forest setting provided a very relaxing atmosphere! Was the perfect place for a family gathering. Was only there for 2 days and wished we could have stayed longer! Thank you Doug for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Loved the Captain's Quarters!!
Such a beautiful and comfortable place to get together for the three Acheson sisters and our spouses to celebrate our annual "Christmas in September" event. The homeowner is very gracious. The grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed our stay both inside and outside. So thankful this amazing home was available for us.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change due to special Duluth events, holidays, or during tourism "high season". Select pets may be approved to stay at the property owner's discretion. There is an additional cost of $50, or more, depending on the length of stay, per individual pet. In order to be able to rent my property, it is a requirement to purchase the Property Damage Protection for $79. I will only consider weekly or monthly rental requests in the "off peak" time of year - this is select times of the winter. If you're interested in a weekly or monthly rate you may call or email me. Thank you!