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Historic Home Located in City of Annandale

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

This recently remodeled two-story home is located in Annandale, a rural town one hour west of the Twin Cities, that is known as the “Heart of the Lakes”. There are over 25 lakes within 15 minutes of town including some of the top fishing and recreation lakes in the area – Clearwater, Sylvia, Pleasant, Cedar, Sugar, etc. This property is ½ block from a large city park with playground, pavilion, and ball fields. It is only one block to the public beach, fishing pier, and boat landing on Pleasant Lake. And it is only a short three block walk to downtown Annandale with its shopping and dining.

The house was recently renovated including a major addition and is well-suited for a family or group visiting the Annandale area. There are three bedrooms upstairs including a large master bedroom with private bath, DirectTV, and deck. The main floor has a full kitchen, dining room, living room w/ wood-burning fireplace, and TV room/extra bedroom. It also has a heated porch off the kitchen and a screen porch off the living room each with a bed. There is a patio and a two-car garage for guests to use.

The entire house has Culligan soft water.

The Annandale area is teeming with activities and points of interest. There are three golf courses, Southbrook (18 holes), Whispering Pines (18 holes), and the Albion Ridges “links” course (27 holes), all within a 5-15 minute drive. The Powder Ridge ski area and Millner Heritage winery are also only a short 15 minute drive from town. The numerous lakes in the area provide opportunities for all types of water activities, such as kayaking on the nearby Mississippi River. Clearwater and Sylvia are among the best fishing lakes in central Minnesota. Annandale is also known for its huge 4th of July celebration and its annual Triathlon. And the Wright County Swapper’s Meet, one of the largest “flea markets” in the state, is located just outside of town and operates every Saturday from April through October. Snowmobile enthusiasts are only minutes away from access to Minnesota's extensive trail system.

You can stay in a small town, away from the hustle and bustle of a big city, yet you are close enough to sample all a big city has to offer. It is only 30 minutes to the city of St. Cloud, home of St. Cloud State University. And the Twin Cities Metro area is only a one hour drive away. The attractions there include Valley Fair, the Minnesota Zoo, Guthrie Theatre, Walker Art Center, Science Museum of MN, Renaissance Festival, professional sports (Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx), and many others. Shoppers can visit the Mall of America, the Albertville Outlet Mall, and Cabella’s as well as many other shops and malls. And for those who prefer not to drive into the metro area, the commuter train station in Big Lake is only 25 minutes away.

Annandale is a wonderful place to vacation in any season and for a little more than the cost of a hotel room, you can stay in a 2,500sq. ft. house on a large 100 foot corner wooded lot and experience all the area has to offer with all the comforts of home.

Keywords: Two Story home, large corner lot, near fishing pier and swimming beach

More Details

Richard B Peterson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Annandale in Corinna

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom has (1) queen bed. Second bedroom has (2) twin beds and Third bedroom has (2) twin beds. House sleep a total of 7 people.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(16 traveller reviews)

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Historic Home Located in City of Annandale
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
Maple Lake/Annandale

My family said it felt like home. They took a walk to the beach everyday and we walked to downtown.

  • 4 of 5

A hotel would not give us this type of atmosphere. We congregated on the front porch talking, eating, laughing. This worked best for my family. Plenty of room to move around. If I had to say something that they need to work on, it would be musty smell. But when we opened the windows, it went away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

Annandale VRBO

  • 3 of 5

Location was good for us. We enjoyed being close to shopping area and our family's home on the lake. We had a couple of issues. Beds were very uncomfortable. Not all had box springs so you could feel the bed springs. Maybe charge a little more for the property and buy new mattresses and some box springs.

Dresser drawers had personal belongings. Anything that couldn't hang in a closet had to remain in suitcases which was tough in the 2 small bedrooms. Replacing mattresses and removing old personal articles would make a big difference in this quaint historic property .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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grand old house!

  • 5 of 5

great old house with lots of beds and

bathrooms. Annandale is a great little

town in lake country. Would definitely

recommend this house for family gatherings

or events.

a real plus to this property is that the owner and his

property coordinator are easily accessible and very helpful.

go for it!

bill and nancy

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable home in an EXCELLENT location! Will come again!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the raised deck off the master bedroom the most, as well as the location. The home is just steps away from a great park and the swim beach at Pleasant Lake! The house came fully stocked, clean, and was very welcoming!

I am glad we came at the beginning of the summer since the house did not have central air conditioning. We were able to stay cool at night in our rooms with window air conditioner units (the temps reached 88 degrees a few days during our stay).

Excellent choice for a stay and we will for sure come back when visiting family in Annandale, MN!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chardon Ohio

Great Winter Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

This retreat was perfect for us. My husband's family lives in town and this gave us the space to welcome everyone and visit in a homey setting. We found the kitchen and equipment did the job just fine then had plenty of space to visit. I hope on our next trip will also be able to stay in this house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would not recommend

  • 3 of 5

3 of us stayed in the spacious home. It was big enough for us to stretch out and NOT get in each others way. I do not like leaving a bad review, but I do want others to know what we experienced. The humidity in the home was unbearable, I had a hard time sleeping :( A dehumidifier would have been nice. The air could not keep up with the heat nor the humidity. Also, if you are allergic or sensitive to mold or mildew this is not the home for you. It's an older home and has some neat features, but I was sick the entire trip and my mom visited the basement and she said she saw mold down there. I KNOW the older part of the home upstairs had mildew smell to it and made me more ill to be in those 2 bedrooms. I slept in the newer added on bedroom and was much better. Also, the water pressure varied from day to day, some days it was strong, the next it was so weak it was hard to wash dishes. The space is awesome, if the owner would just address a few simple issues. You should be able to get rid of the mold/mildew issue fairly easy with a trained professional!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thank you for your review. Is it possible you posted your review on the wrong property for our home is closed January - April for the winter? Thank you, Leah Mullen Assistant to Richard B. Peterson Melissa C. stayed at our property in Annandale on July 16, 2016 for three nights. She submitted a review on March 2, 2017 almost 8 months later. Her review included some compliments and also identified three specific problem areas. The first problem area was uneven water pressure when hand washing dishes in the kitchen. Actually the house has excellent water pressure as a new water line was installed in recent years. The problem was with the faucet which we replaced shortly following her stay. We have Culligan soft water as well as a dish washer. At the time of Melissa's stay we had three window air conditioning units in the house. Later last summer, we added a fourth new unit. As this is an large house, it is important that the air conditioners be turned on early in the day. Perhaps, this was the main cause of Melissa's discomfort. At any rate, our manager in Annandale will be in contact with future renters so they fully utilize the four AC units. Lastly, Melissa obviously suffers from allergies including mold and mildew. I sympathize with her because as a child growing up in this house I experienced very serious hay fever from grass and weed pollen in late summer until the first frost in this area. It would appear unlikely that there was a mold/mildew problem as the house sits on a hill with very sandy soil. With this excellent drainage, we have never experienced any water in the basement. Greater use of the air conditioners should help the pollen situation as well as maintain a normal humidity, especially in mid-July which is the hottest time of the year. Prior to opening the house in May for the season, we will have our regular cleaning crew perform a deep cleaning. Sincerely, Richard B. Peterson Owner
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak[St.Cloud], Northstar[Big Lake]
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Minnespta 55
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Powder Ridge [Kimball, MN]
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pleasant Lake
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Annandale, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.56
Additional Guest Fee £19.39 per person per night
Damage Deposit £193.9

An additional charge of $25.00 per night for each guest over four. Rates may change in the future, for example if there are special events in the area.

The signed rental agreement and a modest advance payment will guarantee your reservation.

A signed rental agreement with a 30% of rental of your rental cost to confirm your reservation. 30 days prior to your check in the following is due:
Balance of your rent
$100.00 cleaning fee
And a separate check for your damaged deposit check in the amount of $250.00 that I will not cash and return to you following your stay assuming there are no damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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