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Amazing Views of Lake Pepin

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

This home is unique and special in so many ways. It's located just 65 miles southeast of the Twin Cities and 35 miles northeast of Rochester, MN (home to the Mayo Clinic). Lake City is a lovely 'seaside-like' town on Minnesota's South Shore of Lake Pepin.

The address is: 523 Park Street, Lake City, MN 55041 (or 523 N. Washington Street for GPS.).

Its cozy, New England Coastal style is sure to please the most discerning guests. It's a spacious 4 bedroom or cozy 2 bedroom (Lock-Out Configuration) - Comfortably accommodates 2 to 11 people. The home was completely remodeled in early 2010 with all new ceilings, floors, walls, windows, doors, mechanicals, bathrooms and a modern kitchen (stainless steel appliances and solid granite counter tops).

The spacious living room, dining room (with custom made farm table) and kitchen are all open which creates a wonderful Great Room space for entertaining family & friends. Each room throughout the house has a wonderful view of the Lake. There is a 42' HDTV, entertainment center & fireplace. The living room features a large leather sofa, leather chair w/ottoman, game table and unbelievable views of Lake Pepin. The stone patio (w/pergola) in front of the house provides more than 300 sq. ft of luxurious outdoor space and has a beautiful built-in fire pit surrounded by comfortable Adirondack chairs and a covered picnic table porch. The perfect vacation rental place to spend quality time discussing 'whatever' or just taking in the beautiful scenery.

There are two options:

1. Option One - (Sleeps up to 11) - 1550 Sq. Ft.

Four bedrooms & two baths. The master bedroom suite is very large (approx. 300 sq. ft.) with a queen size bed, private sitting area w/second TV & fireplace. Also, the master bedroom suite has 3 large picture windows and each window offers an absolutely breathtaking view of The Lake and Maiden Rock. The second bedroom is also very large and has two queen size beds. There are two bedrooms on the second level and a 3/4 bath, one small bedroom with a double bed and a large open area with three twin beds (perfect for children or adults who want their own bed).

The kitchen is complete in every respect and features stainless steel appliances and solid granite counter tops. The kitchen counter has a peninsula that is perfect for: gathering around; sitting three for meals or serving guests. The dining room features a large table which can be extended to seat 10 very comfortably. There is additional seating for three at the counter.

2. Option Two - (Sleeps up to 6) - 1150 Sq. Ft.

Two bedrooms & one bath. Option # 2 is the main level only and offers all the luxury living space of Option # 1 without the upper level.

Pricing for Option #1 & Option #2:

Option #1 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 11

Option #2 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps up to 6

Weeday Rate (Sun. - Thurs.) Option #1 $245/nt Option #2 $195/nt

Weekend Rate (Fri. Sat.) Option #1 $295/nt Option # 2 $225/nt

Weekly Rate (7 nights) Option #1 $1,600/wk Option #2 $1,250/wk

Plan that special event!

The home is the perfect place for 'family reunions,' 'girlfriends get-a-way.' 'two or three family housing,' and many other occasions. Lots of open space, yet privacy for those who choose to go to bed early or sleep-in.

Gas Weber grill

Patio fire pit (Firewood available in town)

Washer & Dryer provided


For the THREE (3) months of June, July and August we accept reservations for one week or longer (in weekly increments) Option #1 only - the whole house. We also require a Friday to Friday stay.

For all other months, we accept reservations for two (2) nights or more for either Option #1 or Option #2.

Normal check-in is 4 p.m. and normal check-out is 11 a.m. unless otherwise arranged

If your preferred dates are unavailable, please check out our other vacation rental properties on VRBO: #385710, #568670 & #186306.

We have four (4) vacation rentals in Lake City so if this one is not available or fit your needs, please contact us for an easy to read comparison sheet of our rentals' features and rates. Other property #'s: #186306, # 385710 and # 568670.

Keywords: Lots of open living space inside & out

More Details

Sharon Hutchinson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Sharon Hutchinson

John was born in nearby Rochester and vacationed in Lake City with his parents and siblings in the 50s. Fond memories are etched in his memory from years of enjoying their family's boat house and small Thompson cruiser. John was an executive until his early retirement in 2003 when he and his wife purchased a second home in Lake City. They spent the next four years remodeling and redecorating their new summer home.

Sharon was born in Cleveland, OH and spent her middle & early adult years in Florida. She moved to MN in the mid 70s and worked in retail as a buyer (Dayton-Hudson) and as a decorator. They purchased a second property in Lake City in 2008 and made it into their first vacation rental. John & Sharon are enjoying their retirement years remodeling and decorating what they believe constitutes the perfect vacation rental.

Sharon Hutchinson purchased this house in 2009

Why Sharon Hutchinson chose Wisconsin

This particular property and its location is extremely unique. The views are some of the best views possible of Lake Pepin. Its proximity to the water and its central location to the Marina, City parks, the RiverWalk and the downtown is unmatched. Because so much of the Mississippi River is inaccessible due to the highways, railroads, parks and rough terrain, Lake City is blessed because of its access to the Lake. This particular property is one of just a few single family homes available for rent that are so close to the water and with an unobstructed view of Lake Pepin.

What makes this house unique

The house is ideal as a vacation rental as the views from every room are just hard to envision. The layout is perfect for entertaining and enjoying family and friends. There is room for one group or for several smaller groups to enjoy their time together simultaneously, but with privacy when desirable. The fireplace and the bonfire pit present wonderful opportunities for groups to share their stories with family, friends and to pass on folklore to the next generation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lake City in Pepin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 completely remodeled bathrooms. Main bath features a jetted tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Play/Crib, high-chair available Bean bag, ladder game & bocce ball yard games provided


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Amazing Views of Lake Pepin
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

Weekend with family and friends. We have stayed in numerous vacation rentals and this is one of the best. Incredible View of the lake. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs. National eagle center and Lark Toys are a short drive but well worth it.

A wonderful rental!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our four generation family had a great time here. It was a wonderful place for the eight of us. It was special to have eagles land in the tree across the road from us. Lots of things to do in the area that we were all able to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of "girls" have stayed at Amazing views twice. The house is beautiful, beds comfortable, and the kitchen is fully equipped. The owners are great to work with. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, Mn


  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a long weekend at this beautiful property in Lake City. The home is absolutely amazing. The views are spectacular. The home had everything we needed and more. The owners are top notch and so personable. Can't say enough great things about this property and the owners. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Views was amazing but not just the views ! My family of 6 adults & 3 children (ages 2-17) met up in Lake City because it was almost equal distance between my son's family & my daughter's family.It couldn't have worked out more perfectly ! We had never been to Lake City and we were delighted to discover such a pretty little town and the cottage couldn't have been more perfect.We felt at home immediately. It fit us to a tea and the attention to detail was "amazing" I have never seen a kitchen in a rental that was so well equipped ! We had everything we needed to prepare a multiple course meal including a gravy boat. We hope to repeat the experience next Thanksgiving . Thanks Sharon for being such an accommendating hostess.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blaine, Minnesota

Wonderful Owners and home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely love this house. My husband and I stayed back in the fall of last year with my mother and father in law. My father-in-law was having health issues, and they ended up driving back home to the cities the first day. My husband and I stayed on for the remainder of the days. The owners were so kind, and assisted with my father-in-law and unloading. The house was lovely, and feels like a home! The price is unbeatable, especially for all of the amenities. We are reviewing so late, because I didn't realize we had not done it earlier. Online now, to try and re-book for this fall. I highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Rochester, MN or Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Port 104
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Paddle Boat Rides
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
3 Golf Courses
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Red Wing, MN
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 61/63
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Chickadee Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Welch Village or Coffee Mill
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ohuta Park

Only a few short blocks (a short walk) to the Municipal Marina, Parks & Beach and downtown Lake City.

Snowshoeing (Winter)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lake City, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.38%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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