AVAILABLE JUNE 17-20th GRANDMAS MARATHON! Pumphouse on Lake Superior

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels

Overview of AVAILABLE JUNE 17-20th GRANDMAS MARATHON! Pumphouse on Lake Superior

Entire home

AVAILABLE JUNE 17-20th GRANDMAS MARATHON! Pumphouse on Lake Superior

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Duluth, MN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Superior & Mississippi Railroad Historic Train Ride16 min drive
  • Popular LocationMiller Hill Mall16 min drive
  • AirportDuluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.)18 min drive
  • Popular LocationSpirit Mountain19 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 5
3100 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

AVAILABLE JUNE 17-20th GRANDMAS MARATHON! Pumphouse on Lake Superior

Family fun at the shore

Welcome to the historic Pumphouse on Lake Superior with 200' of lakeshore! The Pumphouse is one of Duluth's iconic and historical properties. This home was originally designed by John Wangenstein in 1860 as the water pump house for the City of Duluth but was abandoned when the new pump house was built in 1897. Miss Elisabeth Congdon purchased it and hired renowned architect Harold Starin to convert the pump house into an absolutely stunning French-style home. Enormous 8' windows face the courtyard and London Road, while a terrace along the entire length of the home overhangs Lake Superior. French doors frame the large living room and its commanding view of Lake Superior and the Aerial Lift Bridge. This stunning 3,100 square foot French home sits on 200' of lakefront on London Road. The Pumphouse faces southeast for beautiful sunrises and overhangs Lake Superior. The home features large multi-paned French windows, French doors, 10-foot ceilings, a Pullman-style kitchen, period chandeliers, three gas fireplaces, and other unique elements. You can enjoy a fire in our fire pit next to the lake or leisurely escape to the terrace to listen to the many sounds of the lake. There are two flights of stairs going from the parking area to the lakeside Pumphouse (may be challenging for those with mobility concerns). We are located lakeside on London Road, just a short drive to Duluth's downtown restaurants, entertainment, and Canal Park. PL19-166
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

This Duluth cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Kayak on site
  • Casino nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 3100 sq ft (288 sq m)


  • Casino
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center access
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife and game walks
  • Zoo

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number Operating+Permit+PL+19-166

About this area


Located on the beach, this cottage is in Lakeside - Lester Park, a neighborhood in Duluth. S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum and The St. Louis County Depot are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium and North Shore Scenic Railroad. Traveling with kids? Consider Great Lakes Aquarium, or check out an event or a game at AMSOIL Arena. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Lester Park Golf Course - 17 min walk
  • Glensheen Historic Estate - 6 min drive
  • Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad Historic Train Ride - 16 min drive
  • Miller Hill Mall - 16 min drive
  • Spirit Mountain - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Duluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.) - 18 min drive


  • New London Cafe - 19 min walk
  • Dunn Brothers Coffee - 7 min drive
  • Valentini's Vicino Lago - 8 min drive
  • Sir Benedict's Tavern on the Lake - 9 min drive
  • Va Bene - 9 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 72 out of 73 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Outstanding weekend
The short trip to Duluth was much needed and could have been better at the Pumphouse! It was a beautiful home that I can’t wait to come back to!
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Amazing Recharge
What an amazing few days to recharge and reconnect! Cannot wait to return!
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Epic Birthday!
This was a repeat stay for my wife. Her and close girlfriends stayed to celebrate her Birthday. Loved the house and the location worked well for Uber rides into Duluth.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful place
Pictures did the house justice. The place is beautiful, spacious, great views, and sound of the lake was great being right on the water. We even did a fire pit night. Steps down to the house are a little daunting for old people especially in inclement weather. Upstairs runs hot too while the downstairs runs cooler for all the people who run on the hot side.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great experience!
Perfect in every way
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022