Island Lake Retreat!

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5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, table tennis table
5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets

Overview of Island Lake Retreat!

Entire home

Island Lake Retreat!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Duluth, MN

Explore the area

  • AirportDuluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.)28 min drive
  • Popular LocationCollege of St. Scholastica30 min drive
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Minnesota Duluth31 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlensheen Historic Estate33 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 15
3300 sq ft
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area


Located in Duluth, this vacation home is on the waterfront. The St. Louis County Depot and Lake Superior Railroad Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Snowflake Nordic Ski Center and Hartley Park and Nature Center. Traveling with kids? Consider Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium and North Shore Scenic Railroad. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • College of St. Scholastica - 30 min drive
  • Miller Hill Mall - 30 min drive
  • University of Minnesota Duluth - 31 min drive
  • Leif Erickson Park and Rose Garden - 32 min drive
  • Glensheen Historic Estate - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Duluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.) - 28 min drive


  • Island Lake Inn — 8 min walk
  • Positive Energy Outdoors — 12 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Island Lake Retreat!

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and patio
We regret that we are fully booked for the 2020 season. Book early for 2021!!

Take a break and come to​ relax at our privately owned lakefront vacation rental home on Island Lake, located just 18 miles from Duluth! Here you can get away to enjoy natures' serenity between an abundance of massive pine trees on the lake's edge in a very cabinesque setting with all the comforts of home! You can fish, jump, dive and swim right from the dock, go canoeing, or simply sun lounge - all this fun right in the backyard! Enjoy drinks and hors devours in the screened-in patio, or host a fun barbecue for all to enjoy on the deck. Enjoy a variety of yard games; croquet, bean bag​ toss, ladder toss, yard dice, lawn darts and more. And, after being exhausted from the cookout and festivities, take a snooze in one of the hammocks nestled between 70-foot tall pine trees or, have a drink and relax at one of our many outdoor seating options. In the evening, enjoy making s’mores or relax around the campfire surrounded by a plethora of fairy lights suspended from the pine trees!

In the winter, enjoy activities such as ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The Boulder Lake ski and snowshoe trails are located within walking distance from the vacation rental, and for the snowmobilers, Island Lake connects to the North Shore State trail system for miles and miles of snowmobiling fun!

The vacation rental home features 3300 square feet that can comfortably accommodate 11 to 15 people. The main feature of the home is a great big game room where the fun can continue indoors! The game room has a pool table, a dartboard, an oversized air-hockey and table-tennis table, a large flat screen TV, oversized reclining couches, a wood burning fireplace, a large selection of board games, puzzles and coloring activities, as well as a selection of books and magazines for young and old.

The kitchen and dining areas can seat up to 15 people between the dining room(s) and kitchenette, and all the kitchen amenities you’ll need to cook and enjoy any meal you want to create is provided. Don’t feel like cooking? Simply walk down to the wonderful Island Lake Inn to have a few cocktails, breakfast, lunch or dinner, It’s only 800 feet away, which means you are free to stumble home...

The living room features vaulted ceilings and breathtaking views of the wonderful outdoors through the abundance of oversized windows, a fireplace, comfy seating, and a large flat screen TV.

The home features 5 bedrooms (2 bedrooms on the second level, 2 bedrooms on the main floor, and 1 large bedroom space in the basement with walkout door), 2 1/2 bathrooms and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. We have a variety of bed sizes and room set-ups to accommodate all.
Master bedroom: 1 King bed.
Bedroom 2: 1 Queen bed.
Bedroom 3: 1 Queen bed.
Bedroom 4: 1 Double bed.
Bedroom 5: 3 Double beds and 1 Twin Bed.
Air mattresses in queen and Double sizes are also available.

House-trained dogs are always welcome, we even feature a “doggie room” where your pooch can be secluded behind a doggie gate while drying off from a long swim in the lake. A large size doggie bed, dog towels, food and water bowls, as well as a selection of toys (tennis balls and chuck-its!), will be provided for your pooches’ entertainment. Please note: there is a sassy 3-legged cat named Tripod-Bob that lives here, and even though Bob will be absent in your presence (Bob likes to travel), those who have allergies to cats please take note. We take care to clean and sanitize all bedding and surfaces between guests using a cleaning service, however, cleaning companies cannot guarantee 100% cat dander removal so therefore we can also not guarantee this.

Amenities​ include:
Fully equipped​ kitchen
Gas Grill
Outdoor furniture
Screened in Patio
Water trampoline
Canoe and paddles
Fire pit and firewood​
Bedding and towels
Ironing Board
Direct TV
4 Flat screen TV's throughout the ​house
Air mattresses
Game room
5 Bedrooms
2 1/2 Bathrooms

Canoe and Paddles
There will be a canoe and paddles to use at your leisure, however, feel free to bring your own paddleboard, kayak, boat, or any other water entertainment that you may have for an even bigger adventure!

There are some lifejackets on the property, feel free to use them, however, we are unable to accommodate​ a lifejacket for every individual in every size, so please remember water safety, especially for children, and bring appropriate lifejackets!

There is a Treehouse​ located on the property for kids to enjoy. Adult supervision required for younger children.

Boat launch and Public Beach
The public boat launch and public beach are close by and accessible within 1 Mile from the vacation home (Abbott Rd Boat launch).

Dining options include the Island Lake Inn and Boondocks, both restaurants located very close by

House Rules and Courtesies
- No smoking inside, ​please!
- House trained Pet-Friendly​
- Check-in at any time after 4 PM
- Check out by 11 AM
- Minimum 7 night​ stay (10% discount offered)
- Events, parties or large get-toghethers' must be preapproved by the ​homeowner.
- The number of guests listed on the reservation must reflect the ​number of guests occupying the house. There is a strict $100 fine per person, per night, for over occupancy
- Photo ID may be required when checking-in

Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

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

Property manager


Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Highchair
  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Table tennis table
  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

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


  • Sleeps 15

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 23


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 allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
Safety features at this property include 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

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Island Lake Retreat House Duluth
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