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The Nest is your home away from home! Cozy and comfortable. Walk to lake & town.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Lake City - The Nest

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath One Block From Lake Pepin

We are located at 516 N. High Street, Lake City, MN. An inviting front porch and large back deck invite you to relax and enjoy the warm summer weather. Three roomy bedrooms with queen and twin beds decorated with cozy quilts and coverlets. A queen sized hide-a-bed is in the living room that will sleep two comfortably. Small sitting areas off each bedroom room for reading or catching up on facebook. Two bathrooms available for groups up to 5 and a third bathroom opens when a guest count reaches 6. Fully stocked kitchen, lots of dining space, casually decorated living room to make you feel welcome yet pampered. Sleeps up to 10 people when sleep sofa is used. Cable TV, wireless wi fi and electric fireplace.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Suzie Spain
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2016
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About Suzie Spain

Semi-retired and currently owner/operators of The Sterling, a bed and breakfast in Lake City. Many guests have indicated they would love to come back to Lake City and bring their family, girlfriends, buddies, etc so starting another venture with a vacation rental seemed like a great idea. We love people and this fabulous part of southeast Minnesota with all its beauty. We do our best to make everyone feel at home and appreciated at our B & B and now we can expand that to include a darling vacation rental for larger groups. River towns have such appeal! Leaving the corporate life to start a new project in Lake City drew us here three years ago. We love it here and know you will too once you have stayed.

Suzie Spain purchased this house in 2013

Why Suzie Spain chose Wisconsin

This vacation rental house has such curb appeal with its charming front porch with wicker seating. We have added a wonderful, large deck on the back of the house which is perfect for enjoying the shade on a warm summer day. It is a super location with only a block walk to the park on the Lake. It is also close to downtown and all that it offers our guests. The house is a nice size - not too big and not too small. I guess you could say it is 'just right'. The outside view fools you into thinking it is on the small size but once inside, people often comment how much room there is. It is a house where it is easy to 'settle in' and feel at ease quickly.

What makes this house unique

Older homes have a charm and personality all their own. Combine that with modern amenities and you have the best of both worlds! A trip to 'grandma's house' where you can still use your computer, watch DVD movies, pop popcorn in a microwave, put your dirty dishes in a dishwasher and have a shower with lots of hot water while still having access to many sport opportunities and tourist activities.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

The Nest is your home away from home! Cozy and comfortable. Walk to lake & town.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Fall Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Nest was the perfect setting for our three generations to gather, coming from Iowa and two communities in Minnesota. All nine of us comfortably gathered, ate, and slept here. The kitchen and bathrooms were well appointed and the outdoor spaces were inviting as well. The location was very convenient for hiking and biking, exploring local shops, the winery and the brewery, and an excursion to The National Eagle Center. We appreciated the off-street parking in this lovely residential neighborhood. Most of all, we appreciated the hospitality of Suzie and Dave who were gracious and accommodating above and beyond our expectations. We highly recommend The Nest!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate your kind words and for taking the time to write! We really enjoyed getting to know you and it was a great adventure too. :) I am pleased that you had such nice fall weather while you were here as well. I always wish that for our guests. And you took good care of our "Nest". Bless you! Suzie
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Twin Cities


  • 5 of 5

Our AWE group of 10 women (middle aged!) enjoyed the home and had everything we needed. I agree with all the positive reviews below! Thanks Suzie for providing us with a wonderful gathering spot

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great group of women! And they left the house in wonderful condition - something we appreciate greatly! So pleased it worked out well for all of you and that you enjoyed your time in our charming town. You are all most welcome to come again.
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The very best Nest

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I were so pleased to be able to stay at the Nest - we were surprised to find a place that had enough beds for us all, in a quaint town, at an affordable price, in a home we would all drool over!! We found all of that and more for our weekend getaway! The pictures simply don't do it justice - it is much larger than it seems, with new appliances and cozy touches. We loved the little "nooks" in each room for our luggage, the upstairs half bath, the large dining table, and new plush large couch in the living room. We would absolutely love to stay here again soon! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so pleased when guests have a wonderful stay at "The Nest" but we cannot tell you how much we appreciate it when they leave such a glowing review so others hear about our property!! Thank you, Thank you! Of course, it also helps when the guests are pretty great as well and leave the home in terrific order and , as in this case, they also leave a cute plant and sweet card for the homeowner. What an unexpected and delightful surprise. Please come again! We would love to be your accommodations on another visit to Lake City. :)
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Beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Nest. Suzie was so warm and welcoming and we felt like we had all the information we needed before we even arrived. The home is very clean, with comfy furniture and great beds and linens. The location is perfect within a short walk to the cute downtown shops and the lake/river front. The sitting areas attached to each room are just adorable. The deck has a great view of the lake and we wished we had time to use the handy firepit. Quiet street. Really, just perfect. Several in our group have plans to look into a stay with their families and we will be back as a group next spring!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so very much for taking the time to give The Nest such a great review! I can't tell you how that warms my heart. Our goal is to have every guest enjoy The Nest as much as your group did. I am thrilled it worked out so well and fit your needs. I have to say, "girl groups" seem to have the best visits and we love having them. I also have to thank you all for the beautiful condition in which you left the house and the extra details you took care of before you left. I REALLY appreciate that. Would love to have you all come again. Blessings! Suzie
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Girl's Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our wk.end at The Nest was so much fun! The house was clean and neat and stocked with everything we needed to make our girl's gathering an amazing success!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the accommodations at The Nest. We try very hard to have everything needed for an easy, comfortable stay. Of course, we are extremely appreciative and impressed when guests leave The Nest in such wonderful condition and do extra "chores" for us as you did!!! Thank you so much for all your work and for taking the time to leave a review.
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Minneapolis, MN

Perfect for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

The Nest provided a perfect setting for a long-weekend family vacation. We had six adults and two toddlers with us and were more than comfortable in the home. The three bedrooms were all spacious and the extra sitting rooms off each bedroom were perfect as sleeping rooms for the toddlers. The dining room table was big enough for all eight of us to sit around comfortably and the three bathrooms were nice, clean, and thoughtfully equipped with cubbies and baskets for holding personal belongings. The whole house was very nicely decorated with thoughtful touches that made us feel right at home. The location provided a good starting point for several adventures, including just walking from the house to downtown Lake City and the marina and riverfront and driving to the nearby state and city parks. We also spent one morning doing the circle tour around Lake Pepin (beautiful!) and another morning on an excursion to LARK Toys and the National Eagle Center. I'd highly recommend this for anyone looking for a fun and relaxing get-away!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't be more pleased that The Nest worked out so well for all of you!! And from your schedule of events, you made some wonderful memories at a number of the best attractions in this area!! Thank you for taking time to give us such a great review. We so appreciate guests who make that effort on our behalf. Of course, we hope to see all of you back again in the future. You were so kind to our "Nest". Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Located in the beautiful bluff area of southeastern Minnesota and perched on the west side of Lake Pepin, Lake City is a wonderful get away spot summer and winter. Quaint shops, lovely driving routes and hiking trails. Bicycle rides take you through breathtaking vistas and up challenging hills if you are up to the workout. Fish Lake Pepin from the shore, or golf away your afternoon. Antique stores beckon you to browse, looking for a treasure. Take a short drive to Red Wing to investigate the historic town and its offerings or go south abit to Wabasha to visit the National Eagle center. Of course, you can spend your time simply relaxing - walking the beach or watching the sailboats - the choice is yours!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lake City, Minnesota

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Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.38%

The total cost shown does not include the $150 damage deposit in the form of a check due upon arrival. A cancellation notice of less than 60 days for a reservation of a week or more will forfeit the $200 deposit. A cancellation for a stay of less than a week must be received 30 days ahead or forfeit the $200 deposit. Holiday rate of $155 off peak season/$190 peak season also apply on holiday weekends. If holiday falls on Monday and guest checks out the Sunday immediately before, the holiday rate will apply to that Sunday. Call with questions 763-370-2668.

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , spacious shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , sink and cabinet - no tub or shower
  • Full bath on main floor with brand new tub/shower unit. Double sinks, large mirror, toilet and spacious linen closet. Hair dryer in drawer. 2nd bathroom on main floor with brand new shower, sink and toilet. 3rd bathroom on 2nd floor has toilet and sink. Hair dryer stored below sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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