|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Our lake home features all the comforts of home with a beautiful view of the lake. Enjoy outdoor activities and take time to unwind. This spacious home is nestled on the east side of Forest Lake, near the rolling hills of Scandia and only 30 minutes from the Twin Cities.
The home has been updated and has two levels with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area on each level. Enjoy the 1 acre lot and 120ft of beach.
The shoreline is natural sand with a shallow and gradual depth that is perfect for swimming. There is also a large sandbox adjacent to the shore. Rental includes use of the dock, playset, bonfire pit, and gas grill. We also provide 2 kayaks and bicycles.
There is a public boat launch less than 1 block away.
This home is the perfect spot to enjoy a vacation with friends and family. The accommodations are spacious enough for scrapbooking parties and a ladies getaway. The guys will enjoy the fishing and water sports, and ice fishing in winter. The home has vaulted ceilings and a cabin feel upstairs. The stained glass light fixtures throughout also give the home an updated cabin feeling. The large lower level kitchen is updated and great for family gatherings.
Forest Lake is known for great largemouth bass and walleye fishing year round, plenty of crappie, and excellent water activities. The three connected lakes offer 2270 acres of water fun and a maximum water depth of 37 ft.
You may also enjoy nearby outdoor activities at William O'Brien Park, and the Trollhaugen ski resort. Enjoy exploring the historic town of Scandia, or seasonal berry picking at Natura Farms.
John grew up in Arden Hills, MN and Nicole grew up near Chicago, IL. After getting our engineering degrees at Purdue and University of Illinois, we met in California working at an aerospace company. We moved back to Minnesota to raise our family in 2005. We have always dreamed of owning a lake home to enjoy holidays and getaway family time. Living and working in the Twin Cities, we wanted a property that was close enough for us to get away to it often.
Nicole Grottodden purchased this house in 2011
We chose this home because of the beauty of this area of the lake, the quality and large size of the home, and the large lot with ample shoreline. Forest Lake is the perfect location for us because it is a shorter drive from home and work than many other lakes. We've really enjoyed our lake vacations!
We love the style of the home, from the cabin feel upstairs with the vaulted and beamed ceilings, to the stained glass lighting fixtures. The back deck is a perfect spot to watch the sunset.
We had a great stay here last summer. It was early June 2013 and the weather was cool and rainy but it was still a great vacation. Our six grandkids had a great time playing in the lake, making sandcastles, playing on the swingset and taking boat rides on the lake. It is the perfect home for people with or without children. The kids ages 2-8 had a great time swimming in the lake on the warmer days. Everyone had fun fishing off the dock and catching sunnies! The young adults enjoyed the canoe and kayaks. We also used the fire pit many nights for marshmallows and smores. The nearby state park was also lots of fun. On the rainy days we drove to the Mall of America and a nearby indoor play park. Thanks so much for the use of your home and helping us to make great family memories!
We attended a wedding in Stillwater, MN and found this beautiful home to stay with our 3 adult children, their spouses and 3 small grandchildren. It was so nice to come "Home" to this house each day. It is very well appointed and had a great first floor with kitchen which was perfect for our oldest son and his young family. Nicole was very accommodating. We would definitely stay there again! Thanks Nicole!!
My extended family, 8 adults and 5 small children, gathered here for a 4 night stay. We found everything to be very comfortable, clean (very important!), well-maintained, and well-stocked. We had a great experience with the owner - she was quick to respond to our email inquiries and sent timely correspondence. She checked in on us (via text) the day after we arrived to make sure everything was okay and we had what we needed.
We had only a few minor disappointments in this location. One was that we didn't deem the lake fit for swimming and fishing off of the dock was not an option due to the shallow depths. We did have fun with the canoe and kayak though and were glad they were included in the rental. We took the kids swimming at the beach at the city park instead and enjoyed that. The other disappointment was the lack of a griddle to make pancakes on. We made due with a frying pan though. Between the two kitchen areas, we found everything else we needed (there were even 2 of some appliances).
The location is great - close enough to the Twin Cities to do things, but far enough away to be very quiet and peaceful. We would definitely recommend this property to others and hope to return ourselves someday!
Our stay at this house had everything you would want from a lake house vacation. The house is comfortable and clean, with good sized bedrooms. Kitchens upstairs and downstairs make mealtime convenient. The area is quiet and peaceful, making it great for rest and relaxation, whether you want to do outdoor water activities, or read a book on the deck. The owners are friendly and responsive.
We enjoyed canoeing and water skiing on the lakes, "picnics" with a view in the back yard, hiking in the nearby park and relaxing inside and outside. The kids had a blast on the toys and sand box, and our dog loved the fact that he got to come along!
Even though our vacation was mostly about being outside, this house is the nicest one we've ever stayed in for a getaway - we used the downstairs kitchen and it was nicer than ours at home! Perfect vacation rental for two families!
This is a great rental and we had a wonderful time. The house was very spacious, comfortable and clean. There is lots to do for all ages with swimming, sandbox, playset, fishing, water skiing. Fabulous beach and fun lake! Thanks for the great time!
Forest Lake is known for great fishing and excellent water activities. You will also enjoy nearby outdoor activities at William O'brien Park, and the Trollhaugen ski resort. Enjoy exploring the historic town of Scandia, or berry picking at Natura Farms. Contact us for a complete list of enjoyable activities, tailored for your interests!
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$250|
Please contact us for a rate quote - discounts apply to 5+ nights.
Weekend reservations by availability.
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