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Lake Home on Lake Pepin, Frontenac, Minnesota

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6),

Weekly rentals only. Year-round, fully-furnished home located directly on the shore of Lake Pepin in Old Frontenac, MN near Villa Maria. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, dining area easily seats 6, great living room with unparalleled lake view and good-sized kitchen. Fireplace, decks front and back. Gorgeous lake views from dining room, living room and front bedroom. Partial view from kitchen and second bedroom. Full kitchen - stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher, dishes etc. Washer and dryer. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed. There is a pull-out couch that sleeps two. All linens, towels etc provided.

Concrete boat landing/ramp. Wonderful location & very peaceful. Eagles, deer, tremendous views of Lake Pepin and Wisconsin bluffs. Nice beach. Approximately two miles from Frontenac State Park - lots of places to bike and walk. Golfing opportunities in all directions!

Beat the drive to northern MN by driving just 5 miles north of Lake City or 8 miles south of Red Wing. Weekly rentals only. Rentals start at 3 pm and end by noon of the last day to allow time for cleaning. Weekly rentals start on Friday at 3pm until following Friday at noon)

Discounted rates in April/May and November/December/ Jan/Feb/March.

If your schedule allows a spring stay consider the lovely April/May months with clear and refreshing days and lots of waterfowl to view. Fishing is also very good in the spring!

We now have two canoes available for guests to use! We just added a paddle boat for guest's use. No smoking.

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Jim Schreck
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

Why Jim Schreck chose Minnesota

This location in Old Frontenac is the most peaceful place we know of. It is located right on the beach with wonderful views of the Mississippi and a nice beach. We enjoy building fires in the evening and just enjoying the scenery. Fall and spring are wonderful seasons with lots of wildlife in view and the colors of the leaves changing are breathtaking in the fall. Summer is wonderful with quiet nights and gentle breezes.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet that this location offers. I love cooking on the grill overlooking the water. Our children enjoy the water and all the amenities it offers - with boating, canoeing etc being fun for them. We like to walk and Old Frontenac is great for walking an biking. The wildlife is amazing with bald eagles being daily visitors and deer and waterfowl abounding in the neighborhood. This is the only rental we are aware of on Lake Pepin with direct access to the lake - no roads etc between the cabin and the lake!

Late at night we enjoy playing board games on the large table with the family and guests. The table actually seats 8 if friends show up for the day!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Frontenac in Florence Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fire pit available, we normally supply wood for the fire pit.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Lake Home on Lake Pepin, Frontenac, Minnesota
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cabin and certainly will not be our last. The cabin is wonderful and has everything you need. Lake City is a five minute drive away for any essentials you forgot. It was unseasonably cool the first two days of our stay but the living room has floor to ceiling windows so we enjoyed the river and bluff views from the cozy living room. We even saw a few eagles and hawks dive into the water and catch fish! The neighborhood is quiet and safe which is something my husband and I value. The water was high when we were there so we didn't have a beach but the water lapping up against the retaining wall was the next best thing. Boat traffic is minimal which made our canoe trips enjoyable. There is a state park trail just a mile or so down the road that we hiked several times. The owners are easy to work with and accommodating. We spent some time in Red Wing on a rainy day. If you visit, you should stop at the Whistle Stop cafe in Frontenac. It is the quintessential very small town cafe. Nothing fancy but a fun way to support the local economy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to get nice reviews such as this one from Kay and Brian. We enjoy having them come back each year and find the cabin a great place to rest and enjoy nature.
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Eau Claire, WI

100 mile adventure

  • 5 of 5

My family comes to Lake City every year for the 100 Mile Garage Sale. We found Jim and Ann's cabin to be the perfect place. We sat in the living room each evening watching the eagles. The beds are so comfortable. We woke refreshed each morning ready for another day of searching for treasures. I really appreciated all the helpful notes. Thanks so much. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbe and Don were great guests. We are always happy when our guests have a good experience when they stay with us. They left the cabin in wonderful condition and are welcome back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

My son and his family recently moved to Iowa from the east coast and had never experienced a lake vacation. The five of us spent a week at this lovely home and enjoyed fishing, swimming, eagle watching, barbecuing, canoeing and paddleboating. We made several day trips to Red Wing, Wabasha and other river towns taking in art fairs, boat cruises, national eagle center, wine tasting tours, scenic hikes and viewing barges going through locks. Jim and his wife were perfect hosts and went out of their way to return some items we left behind. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cadott, WI


  • 4 of 5

I and my 2 girlfriends stayed here for 2 nights. We had a bit of a surprise as it was a very wet Spring and the grounds around the home flooded. Jim one of the owners was good enough to let us know in advance that it may happen but we decided to go ahead and stick with our plans. He even stopped by to check on us the second night, which was nice. The home is very nice and is right on Lake Pepin. The first day we watched an Eagle swoop down and catch a fish and then land in the tree right next to the deck and eat it. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck and watching all the eagles and much to our surprise flocks of pelicans too. We enjoyed the fireplace and played games around it in the evenings. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need and we enjoyed staying in and eating most of our meals right there. It's only 13 miles to Red Wing and is worth the trip in to see the shops. We would like to come back another time so we can see the beach and maybe take a canoe ride. It was a fun and interesting girls weekend.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These three guests are intrepid travelers! We had called earlier in the week advising them of the potential for high water and offered a refund, but they were not afraid of a little water and came and enjoyed the weekend together. We particularly enjoy welcoming guests who like the out-of-doors and the lovely scenery and wildlife in the area. These ladies were great guests and left the cabin in wonderful shape. We look forward to having them return when the river is at its normal level!
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Perfect vacation spot for a family with three young boys

  • 5 of 5

We had such a WONDERFUL stay at this property. A quick list of our favorites- the location, the view, the beach, the canoes, the kitchen stocked with every dish/utensil we could possibly need, the cleanliness, the availability of a washer/dryer, the fishing, the beach toys, the fire pit, the beach chairs, the sleeping accomodations, the A/C (we picked a really hot week), the board games. The list could go on and on. Thank you so much for a great time, we will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy seeing children having a good time at the cabin. These were great guests and we look forward to seeing them again!
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south saint paul

A perfect getaway for senior Ladies and water lovers

  • 5 of 5

beyond my expectations. I have discovered that many owners exaggerate the good points of their property amd ..leave out the problems. this cabin was even better than I hoped. T he beds and chairs were comfortable. The AC really worked . The view was fabulous.

The water was high but it just gave us more to see and the swimming was still great. I can't handle much roughing it anymore and I sure didn't find anything to complain about. Will be back

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna was a great guest and her interests were just perfect for what we have available at the cabin. We will be very happy to have her return!
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Canoeing, two canoes are available for our guests. We also have a paddle boat available for guests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Frontenac, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2 Dec 2016 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

More than 4 adults - $25 £19.47 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Rates are quoted for up to and including 4 adults. Additional adults cost is $25/night. No charge for children under 12. Capacity limit is a total of 6 guests overnight.

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