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Cottage Home On Lake Mckusick, 1 Mile From Historic Downtown Stillwater

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Stillwater - Stillwater Oasis

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This little oasis is surrounded by trees and 400 feet of lake shore. Watch the loons from the dock or take the kayaks out to see the wildlife. Take the path from the backyard around Lake Mckusick or to downtown Stillwater and the St. Croix River. The home has a cottage feel on the outside, but a fully remodeled modern aesthetic on the inside. 1st floor, Living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room, master king bedroom with french doors out to the deck and dock, and 2 more bedrooms with a full bathroom. Full gourmet kitchen and walk-in pantry with prep sink as well as a casual eat-in nook, deck with Weber Grill, and Sunroom that overlooks the lake. Lower floor has family room with 70 In HD TV and movie theatre surround sound. 1 large bed room that can sleep 2-4 people, shared bath room with shower. The whole house has wireless internet access, Cable TV and Apple TV. There is indoor garage parking for 2 with access to bikes and outdoor activity. There is a hot tub that seats 8 people. No smoking or pets allowed, thank you for your consideration! We have a convertible Mini Cooper and a ski boat for rental upgrades upon request.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Nathan Jespersen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016

About Nathan Jespersen

My wife Sara and I have been married for over 12 years, have 2 kids, Tori and Ellie. We live in Stillwater and also have our office space downtown. We both work in the fitness and health industry.

Nathan Jespersen purchased this house in 2012

Why Nathan Jespersen chose Minnesota

We stumbled on this property in the summer of 2012. The home was in rough shape, but the property and the location was paradise. We renovated the home to our liking. The home is also rich in Stillwater history. The trail behind the house used to be the old trolley track that commuted loggers throughout Stillwater back in the 1800's. The trolley house is converted into a home now and is our closest neighbor. We've thoroughly enjoyed this property for the 3 short years we've been here. We felt that it would be fun to share this little treasure with others.

What makes this house unique

By far, the most fascinating aspects of this home is the view of the lake and wildlife. You can see the sunset over the lake from every room in the home. What also makes this property unique is it's country secluded feel, while still amidst the populated downtown Stillwater area. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we have.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Cottage Home On Lake Mckusick, 1 Mile From Historic Downtown Stillwater
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

Beautiful Home + Perfect Location = Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this property extra stars I would! We used this home as a family headquarters for my daughter's wedding in Stillwater. The location was just minutes from downtown or to go up to the mall area & private enough to allow downtime from all the wedding festivities.

The home was immaculate, with more than enough room for our three families to feel comfortable. The gathering spaces hosted comfortable furniture and large TVs for relaxing. Everything was beautifully decorated and sported modern appliances and nice appointments. The two bathrooms were spacious and had great water pressure. The kitchen was nicely stocked and had a large bar area helpful for cooking and fun for everyone to gather around. The open feel of the home made for a very enjoyable stay.

Nate was super helpful and responsive, with positive communication throughout the whole process! We appreciated his attention to every detail to make our stay the best it could be.

The outdoor space was beautiful, with amazing views of the lake visible from most rooms. Our little grandkids also enjoyed the tire swing, playing ball, and the wonderfully large yard.

I would not hesitate to book this wonderful location again and would highly recommend this to anyone who was looking for a great space to spend some time in Stillwater!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The house and location couldn't be in a better place! House decor is awesome, fully furnished with kitchen supplies to bedding and bath needs. Our girls weekend was filled with many memories and lots of laughs!

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Labor Day Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your home. My family/friends rented this house for a nice long relaxing labor day weekend. It hadeverything we were looking for. Great location, just a mile from downtown, the layout was just perfect, very comfortable, and the hot tube was icing on the cake! The kitchen, living room and game room downstairs gave everybody plenty of room to to have a good time without being in each others space.We will definitely stay here again! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed. You took great care of the home as well, we appreciate that!
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4

Sunsets ever more amazing than the brochures!

  • 4 of 5

The views and setting are beautiful and serene. The host responds quickly to all your inquiries. The basement lounge and the "at the ready" hot tub were a big hit with the grandkids. We loved the windows in every room and the open concept kitchen/ living room. The only issues (we knew about them before we went) were the algae on the lake discouraged boating and we missed a master bathroom. The neighborhood has a wonderful walking trail around the lake and an eclectic all purpose grocery store. We defiantly recommend a stay in Meadowlark cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

The Meadowlark cottage was so comfortable and so beautifully furnished, it was perfect for our family. The sunset over the lake was really gorgeous and we enjoyed the walking path around the lake and all of the wildlife. The home is very private but close to everything. We had friends over and grilled out one night - plenty of space and all the necessary grilling implements. The owners have thought of everything! We would definitely recommend this wonderful home to anyone lucky enough to visit beautiful Stillwater!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home on a nice little lake

  • 5 of 5

We loved the walking trial around the lake. The hot tube was fun, but the weather was a little warm. Made s'mores on the fire. The home is set up to give everyone a lot of space. We did a lot of day trips into Minneapolis and this location was perfect for that. Downtown Stillwater is like stepping back into small town USA from 100 years ago, but you also get all the convenience of modern day stores in the newer part of the city. The listing of the property was very accurate. The property was well maintained and when we needed something customer service was excellent. LoLo's restaurant was a favorite of the more adventurous palates in the group. Overall we had a great time and will definitely look at this property for a future vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom, we enjoyed having you!
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Location

Nelson Ice Cream
"Awesome icecream and huge portions!"
Lolo American Kitchen
Chilkoot Cafe
"Our favorite local breakfast place!"
Len's Family Foods
"If you want quick groceries!"
Marx Wine Bar and Grill
"Best fish dinner in Minnesota! All local ingredients!"
Stillwater Trolley
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
MSP
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Harbor Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Oak Glen
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Harbor Bar
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Afton Alps
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Square Lake
Car: not necessary

The Meadowlark Cottage is a little piece of paradise; rich in Stillwater history and close to downtown Stillwater and the St. Croix River. The trail behind the home used to be the old Trolley track that commuted loggers throughout Stillwater back in the 1800's. The trolley house is converted into a home now and is our closest neighbor. You can follow this trail down all the way around Lake McKusick or take it down the creek to downtown Stillwater. Downtown Stillwater has much to offer; wonderful restaurants, shopping and antique stores. And, for recreation, boating up and down the river gives the most scenic representation of the Valley.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stillwater, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,251
for 3 nights
From
£382
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£785
for 2 nights
From
£339
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,251
for 3 nights
From
£382
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£869
for 3 nights
From
£254
From
£297
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,802
£5,972
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £99 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Tax Rate 7.12%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stillwater, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mini cooper and speed boat available for rent. We also have a massage therapist that can come to the house.

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