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Stunning Views of Lake Pepin & Maiden Rock

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Lake City - 'Cottage' Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Guest House, total of 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)

The address of this is: 518 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake City, MN 55041

Lake City is a lovely 'seaside-like' town on Minnesota's South Shore of Lake Pepin.

This lovely home was completely remodeled in the first half of 2012, but the charm and character remains intact. A new kitchen, new bathrooms (3.5 of them), new 'everything' is just what makes this old house so special.

Option #1 - Sleeps 12 (House & Guest House)

The House is 2,000 sq. ft. plus a screened porch, two large decks (one with an over-sized picnic table and the 2nd deck with a fire pit). Both decks offer 'Stunning Views' of Lake Pepin.

The living room has a wonderful bay window. There are wooden plantation shutters throughout the home, hardwood floors, leather sofa bed (queen), cozy chairs, built-in electric fireplace, large flat screen 37" TV with cable & wireless internet. The dining room has a built-in bench and a trestle table with seating for 10. The kitchen is fully equipped and has solid granite counter tops. There is a breakfast bar for three (3) in the kitchen with great views. There is a family room off the kitchen with a 2nd TV, gas fireplace/heater and more great views. Off the family room there is a lovely screened-in porch.

All linens are provided, plus there is a washer & dryer.

The 1st floor bedroom (queen) has an attached 3/4 bathroom . Also, on the main level away from all the living space, there is a new over-sized bathroom with a walk-in shower. There is also a third bathroom on the main level which features a pedestal, cast iron bathtub. Upstairs is a large bedroom (king) and a sleeping loft-like room (2 twin beds). There is also a 1/2 bath on the upstairs level.

The separate Guest House (also w/ stunning views of the Lake) sleeps 4 and has a corner built-in daybed (queen) with lots of pillows. In addition, there is a bunk bed (2 twins), a game table which seats 6, and a TV w/cable. It's a great spot for kids to hang out or it provides your group with some extra living space. The Guest House is available from April through October. The 'Guest House' has air conditioning and an electric fireplace/heater.

Option #2 - Sleeps 8

This is the main house only and does not include the guest house.

Pricing for Option #1 & #2:

Option #1: 3 bedrooms plus living room w/sofa bed and 'guest house' - sleeps up to 12

Option #2: 3 bedrooms plus living room w/sofa bed - sleeps up to 8

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

Weekend Rate (Fri. & Sat.) Option #1 $295/nt Option #2 $250/nt

Weekly Rate (7 nights) Option #1 $1,600/wk Option #2 $1,300/wk

Two (2) night minimum - Check-in 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. unless otherwise arranged.


For the THREE (3) months of June, July & August we accept reservations for one week only - from Friday to Friday - Option #1 - which includes the guest house. For all other months, we accept reservations for two (2) nights or more for either Option #1 or Option #2.

If your preferred dates are unavailable, please check out our other vacation rental properties on VRBO: #276481, #568670 & #186306.

We own four (4) Coastal Style Vacation Rentals in Lake City which are all featured on VRBO. If you contact us and ask for a 'comparison sheet,' we will email it to you as it's an easy to read spec/rate sheet that compares all four properties. This will assist you in selecting the best property for your needs and budget.

Keywords: An older home that's completely remodeled with all the modern amenities and craftsmanship, yet still offers 'this old house' charm ...

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sharon Hutchinson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Sharon Hutchinson

John & Sharon own four vacation rentals in Lake City. They all feature a 'coastal theme' as they believe there is nothing more soothing and more comforting than to be near the water in a cozy, coastal home with lots of space and lots of family & friends.

Sharon Hutchinson purchased this house in 2011

Why Sharon Hutchinson chose Wisconsin

All three of the 'vacation rentals' are within a few hundred feet of each other. Two properties are back to back and are separated by a cute picket fence and connected by a gate. Occasionally, large groups choose to rent both homes as they can walk from one home to the other in about 30 seconds.

What makes this house unique

Because this property can sleep up to 12 and offers options; it can be configured to meet your needs. It is very attractive to larger groups who need space and beds. It's perfect for that family reunion, girl friend getaways or that multiple family gathering.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Stunning Views of Lake Pepin & Maiden Rock
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Great Home Base

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay. Very well furnished, decorated, maintained, and clean. Good place to reach various places around Lake Pepin and Mississippi river valley between Southern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Sharon also showed us her other properties in Lake City and all are great. Good for families, couples, or Girls outing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Altoona, WI

Birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all. Everything we needed in the kitchen to cook, lots of seating in living room, family room, and screened in porch. No detail is forgotten. Sharon was a wonderful hostess explaining how everything works and giving us the inside scoop on where to eat, etc. We had 3 bikes to use, yard games, dvd's, easy to sign-in wi-fi and bathrooms everywhere. We had a great time celebrating 2 birthdays and really appreciated being able to spend them at this 5 star house. Thanks for sharing with us Sharon! We will definitely rent again!

Ron & Pam - Wisconsin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A time of healing

  • 5 of 5

Last Year we had decided as a family to no longer buy Christmas presents and take a trip instead. Our daughter in-law got on VRBO and found this place. On April 14, 2016 our 31 year old son passed away and we considered cancelling our trip but then decided it could be a great time of healing for all of us. Sharon was instrumental in helping me set up the house with balloons in memory of our son before we arrived. The house was everything and more than we could ask for, we were not only comfortable but found peace in everyday. Sharon and John are great hosts and have thought of everything when it comes to making a vacation free of stress and fun. We would highly recommend staying with them!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of the Best!!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this location to celebrate our 50th Anniversary because it was half-way between our family members who live in WI and MN. We celebrated our 30th in Alaska and our 40th in Europe, but this was the way to remember our 50th. There is enough room for everyone to spread out - front room, family room, screened porch, outside decks -and to do their own thing. Great view of Lake Pepin, yet within walking distance of restaurants, shops, marina, beach, etc. The owners have thought of everything - night lights, labeled switches, coffee service, brochures, restaurant menus, bicycles, outdoor games, TV's, DVD players & DVD's, board games, washer & dryer, etc. Kitchen is outstanding - top shelf cookware, electric griddle, blender, toaster, etc., etc. All you need is your own personal items and you will have the best time ever. Sharon and John are great hosts and we recommend them highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful 30th Anniversary Celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been any happier!!! What a wonderful, comfy, cozy place to spend time on Beautiful Lake Pepin! Sharon was a gem of a hostess, even when we arrived 2 hours later than expected. Her and her husband have thought of EVERYTHING, and no matter the size of your group or the age range of people- your needs are met in this sweet cottage. LOVED all of the bathrooms!, and the decorating is darling!, but simple with soothing colors. It just echoes "RELAX". Thank you Sharon and John! We plan to return, sooner than later!

Sandy and Curt Werner and Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Crosse WI

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

Sharon was a great hostess, working with us on arrival time and ready for us when we arrived. The property is outfitted with everything you might need. Everything is kept in good order, clean and great quality. Great location near the lake. Good meeting spot for north and south people to meet in the middle!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Skyline on Pepin -- CLOSED
"The restaurant has a wonderful view of Lake Pepin with outside seating. "
Bronk's Bar & Grill -- CLOSED
"A local favorite that was totally 'remade' in the fall of 2012 via the Food Channel. "
Lake City Golf Club
"A great golf club and great place to grab a sandwich."
Port 104
"Totally remodeled in 2011. A new sports bar with lots of space and good food. A new bowlin..."
Nosh Restaurant & Bar
"Lake City's Finest and just voted "Minnesota's Best Restaurant with a View." Reservations r..."
Rabbit's Bakery -- CLOSED
"A great place to grab a loaf a bread, a pastry and a cup of coffee."
Chickadee Cottage Cafe
"One of Lake City's favorites. A wonderful place with great food."
Papa Tronnios
"If you like good pizza you'll like Papa Tronnio's Pizza."
Jewel Golf Club, The
"A great and challenging golf course with a lovely club house. A Hale Irwin design that's op..."
Lake Pepin Paddleboat
"A perfect way to see the Lake and from a replica paddleboat from another era. Every bit wor..."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
65 miles to Twin Cities; 45 miles to Rochester's
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Port 104, Bank's Bar, Railhouse
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Paddle Boat
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake City Municipal Golf, Jewel
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Red Wing, MN
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 61 & Hwy 63
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chickadee, Port 104, Railhouse, Nosh
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Ohuta Beach or Kok-Si-La
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake City Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Hok-Si-La Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake City Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Roschen Park
Car: recommended

We can provide a canoe during the summer and snowshoes in the winter...

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lake City, Minnesota

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2 night minimum stay
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Tax Rate 10.38%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lake City, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Off the living room, lake view, private 3/4 bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom, upstairs, extra seating space, large closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Lofted area w/2 twin beds, 1/2 bath with skylight
    Living Room Sofa Bed - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Leather sofa bed converts to queen size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Guest House has a queen bed and a bunk with two twin beds
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), one bunk with two twins, Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Plays are available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house features two decks plus a screened porch and an over-sized picnic table and fire pit. Inside the home, there are two (2) electric fireplaces which provide that cozy atmosphere for those chilly evenings or rainy days.

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