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LARGE 1911 COTTAGE ON UNSPOILED ST. CROIX, NEAR TWIN CITIES

Kathy

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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LARGE 1911 COTTAGE ON UNSPOILED ST. CROIX, NEAR TWIN CITIES

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday cottage in Forest Lake

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

This old family summer place -- the first house built on the beautiful St. Croix -- has only a large lawn separating it from the riverbank. On its three other sides are woods. This portion of the river was designated a wild and scenic river by the federal government in the 1970s, which halted development on the water; the view of the opposite (Wisconsin) side of the river is of undeveloped forest and river flats laced with sloughs, where eagles, herons, beaver and other wildlife can be sighted. Amazingly, this peaceful, old-world gem is less than an hour from the Twin Cities.

Since this house was built in 1912 it has been altered and expanded and updated gradually without losing any of its old-world charm; antiques (and the quirks and idiosyncrasies that come with a country house that has grown organically along with a family over the course of a century) coexist with modern conveniences.

The house is ideal for family gatherings. It features numerous bedrooms (including two sleeping porches): one queen-size bed, two full-size, and five twin (plus a very comfy sofa); a 'Pack 'n' Play' can be provided. There are two-and-a-half baths (including one claw-foot tub and one shower). There is a large, charming, well-equipped kitchen with a separate eating area; a big living room with high ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace; a screened dining porch with a long table; a rear utility/laundry porch; a large, screened gazebo-style front porch and an unscreened deck, both overlooking the river. In the summer, one can sit on the front porch or deck and observe the hummingbirds zooming and hovering and frequenting the flowers and hummingbird feeders; our seed feeders also attract an array of birdlife. A swing hangs from one of the towering, old white pines at the edge of the lawn.

There is a shared boat landing/swimming area with dock (and canoe and kayak which renters may use); if you have your own boat to put in, there is a public boat-launch nearby, and from there you may keep your boat on our shoreline. (Note that we are in a Slow/No Wake zone.) The property also features a nice, shady tennis court, also shared. The St. Croix river is great for swimming, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, and hanging out on sandbars.

Although secluded, the house is one mile from a state park with hiking trails, five minutes from the historic village of Marine-on-St.-Croix, and twenty minutes each to Taylor's Falls/St.Croix Falls, Stillwater, and Forest Lake, which offer rock-climbing, antique shops, gourmet restaurants, movies, paddlewheel river-boat rides. The small town of Osceola, ten minutes away, offers some of the above as well as weekend antique train rides down the valley and back, about an hour and a half roundtrip.

Well-behaved dogs welcome with damage deposit (and we ask that you please pick up after your dog). No cats.

This house is strictly non-smoking.

More photos available on request.

If summer does not work out for you, consider post-Labor Day; that time of year is beautiful, too, as the leaves begin to change and everything is even quieter. Small weddings have used this property as a location (and in that event, further accommodations might be arranged -- inquire if interested. Cost and availability will vary).

Keywords: St. Croix, River, Tennis, Vintage, Cottage, Cabin, Old, Antique, Quirky, Quiet, Birds, Bird-watching, Wildlife, Nature, Woods, Scenic, Peaceful, Canoe, Kayak, Paddling, Old World, Reading

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks English

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Forest Lake, Minnesota

Notes

  • $2500/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $2500/week. 1 week minimum stay. Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • * A returnable damage deposit of $500 is required.
  • * A $290 cleaning fee will be charged.
  • * An additional returnable deposit of $250 is required for dogs.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Forest Lake in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1); Double Beds (2) — one of these is in a screened sleeping porch; Twin or Single Beds (5) — two of these are on a screened sleeping porch; Baby Cribs (1) — 'Pack 'n' Play' can be provided.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Tennis Court, Swimming Area/Boat Landing

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