About this listing
2 acres of private home for any occasion. Close to wineries and county/state parks. Located in lake country, this property offers a get a way feeling with a quick commute to the twin cities!
It is a "heart-of-Minnesota" home! Large vaulted ceilings, tucked in the woods, with easy access to the twin cities or north bound to the arrowhead of Minnesota. The house is located on a main road for ease of access!
The house is a one and a half story home with a master suite in the half story level. The three other bedrooms are on the main level. The kitchen, dining table, coffee bar, and living room are all on the main level.
A propane grill sits on the front porch and a bonfire pit is in the backyard. A small mossy pond is off the right of the property and is not intended to be swam in.
Guests will have access to the entire home with the exception of storage spaces and garage, for the home owners personal items. Guests will not have access to the kitchen panty, master suite closet, or basement. All items in bathroom vanities are for owner personal use.
Direct TV and wireless internet will be available to guests.
The access to the 2 acre property will also be available for outdoor bon fires or other games and activities.
A large screened in porch is available for outdoor lounging and activities.
The house is easily accessible by a main road and convenient to many nature based locations.
Access to canoe and/or kayaks (2) is optional with an additional charge. Guests must have ability to transport water crafts on their own.
Interaction with guests
This rental can be completely private with minimal interaction or can be negotiated to provide services for traveling around the area or providing additional amenities. This could include driving services to and from the nearby winery or to nearby St. Croix River for exploring. These additional services need to be requested and solidified at the time of booking.
The neighborhood is quiet and private. On 2 acres, your only two neighbors are on either side of you at this property. The house is situated on a main road for ease of access.
There is a county park down the road which offers a large picnic area, sandy lake beach, and trails for walking/hiking/biking (Big Marine Park Reserve). Look it up for more awesome specifics!
This house is within 1 mile of Eko Bakken which is a snow tubbing, mini golf, water slides, and wedding facility. The property is close to Panola Valley Gardens, Taylor Falls, Stillwater, and Franconia Sculpture Garden.
Getting around will require your own transportation unless negotiated with the owners to provide services (ex. Drop off north of St. Croix in kayaks/canoes and picked up farther down the river).
Other things to note
Check in is anytime after 4pm and check out is 11 am. Owners use a lock box system to deliver keys during check in.
Smoking only allowed outside in the yard, not allowed inside or in the porches.
Garages, basement, kitchen pantry, and master suite closet is for owner private use only. Owner use only, of all materials kept inside the wet bar and bathroom drawers.
Do not tamper with nature (Including but not limited to: climb trees, break off bark, swing on willow tree branches, etc.) or landscaping. Do not climb, jump off, or walk on boulder walls. This is for safety as the earth and materials tend to shift with the season change.
Max capacity is 10 persons. Home sleeps 7 (queen bed, two full beds, one twin). Guests may bring an air mattress to sleep on in the living room, sleep on the couch, or tent in the backyard. No blankets or pillows provided for additional guests. Home includes 2 full baths and 1 half bath.
The house resides in an area where crickets and frogs are louder than people. Please respect this serenity and keep the noise level appropriate. If the noise volume is too loud or a complaint is made it is your responsibility to solve and take care of the situation.
Children must be supervised at all times.
Pets are considered on an individual basis. If you choose to bring a pet, this information must be disclosed when booking a reservation otherwise a $200 non refundable fee will occur. All pet waste must be picked up by pet owner otherwise an additional cleaning fee will occur ($50). Absolutely no pets allowed on carpet, in bedrooms, or on furniture. Pets must remain in a kennel when you are absent from the home. If pet accidents occur or it is determined that pets were allowed on carpet or furniture a standard carpet cleaning service fee will occur at the current going rate (current going rate is $200).
It is your responsibility to wash and clean all dishes you used prior to departure or an additional cleaning fee will be added ($25).
When using the screened in porch for entertainment, if beverages are spilled on the floor please wash with water to dilute the substance. This floor easily holds moisture and will maintain a stain unless diluted. An additional $50 deep cleaning fee will be charged.
When leaving the house, it must be locked.
My husband and I love to explore the outdoors and new places. We are active folks who like to run marathons, kayak, canoe, hunt, fish, and roast marshmallows over a good bonfire. We are propelled and excited by great locally sourced food and an aged whiskey. Cheers to new adventures!