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Tastefully Furnished Rambler with 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms! Sand beach!

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 2 Kitchens, 2 Family Rooms, 2 gas fireplaces on Lake Brophy

Welcome to Brophy Reflections, a year round rental property! Built in the early 60's this rambler boasts beautiful sunset views from a bank overlooking Lake Brophy. Park your vehicle in the attached garage and walk into our comfortable, tastefully furnished home. You will be drawn to the large living room windows and look out over the lake. Cozy is what you'll feel when you turn on the gas fireplace. There is a tv with a smart DVD player that is connected to the internet. You can access your online movie and streaming accounts. Please note there is no cable, Dish or the like. You can connect your computer, iPad, tablet or phone to the tv and use your own accounts. If you have DISH on Demand or the like then you can watch Live TV.

The dining table seats 6-10 with the two leaves.. The fully furnished kitchen has microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher. Salt, pepper, sugar and flour may be available, and also Ziplocs, foil and plastic wrap. These items are not guaranteed. The three bedrooms and one bath are at the south end of house and can be separated by closing the pocket door. Great for napping and quiet time!

Our blue bathroom gives you a taste of the 60's and you'll find towels, a limited supply of tp and kleenex, even a toothbrush if you forgot yours. There are wash cloths, hand and bath towels for our guests to use. Washer and dryer are available for your use.

The blue bedroom has one twin bed, and one full. A full size bed is in the small bedroom which looks over the lake. The master bedroom has a queen and a corner window with a lake view.

Downstairs we have a fourth bedroom with a full Tempur-pedic and a twin Sleep Number bed.

Downstairs you'll find a cozy spot with a sofa bed and loveseat. There is a 32' flat screen with smart DVD player. There is no satellite service, however, we have provided an HDMI cord you may use with your computer or tablet to access downstreaming with your personal Netflix account (or the like); there is also a smart DVD player. Wifi is provided.

The little kitchen downstairs is furnished but has no dishwasher (dishwasher is in upstairs kitchen.) We have a CordaRoy king sofa which converts to 2 king size mattresses for additional sleeping. Kids love them! There is a walk in shower with a seat. Laundry facilities are also downstairs. The downstairs is like an apartment: kitchen, bedroom, bath and living room with a gas fireplace.

Go out the downstairs door and walk onto a shaded patio. The new steps down to the lake are many but there is a landing with a bench you can take a rest or watch the lake action. Brophy is a quiet lake on the chain. A sand beach area, leveled grassy area is there for you to enjoy. A new dock with a boat slip is for your convenience, along with a Kennedy paddle boat, canoe and paddle board. You may swim, jet ski, water ski, fish or whatever. Please have lots of fun but at the same time respectful of the neighbors.

Our front yard is family friendly. There is a fire pit with chairs out front. Set up the badminton, croquet, or play whiffle ball. Roll down the grassy slope, play tag or throw the football and have fun! Also, a dog kennel which has a doggie door to the shed. Yes, you may bring your dog with pre-approval and additional fee but the dog must remain on leash, kenneled or downstairs. A Dog Addendum must be signed.

Brophy Reflections is less than 10 minutes to Alexandria. Beautiful sandy Latoka beach is only 1.5 miles away. Go another direction and travel that same distance, just around Lake Cowdry to the bike/walking path. Alexandria offers so many outdoor opportunites. During the winter Brophy Reflections is less than half a mile to the snowmobile trail. After a great day of sledding you will come home to a cozy warm house. If you enjoy skiing and snowboarding Andes Tower Hills is about 15 miles away. You can fish on Brophy or go to one of the area lakes. Golfing is convenient as ArrowWood is only a 10 minutes drive. The museums in town are so interesting, shopping is unique, AAAA theatre offers entertainment throughout the year. There is bowling, miniature golf and cinema. Tennis courts, playgrounds and restaurants are right in town. There is always something to do in Alexandria! Most of all you can take advantage of your vacation and relax.

This unique property can be used for businesses. There is room for meetings, team building activities, and a printer for your use. Bring your own paper. Train during the day and relax at night. Treat your employees to a stay.

This a perfect location for a 'Girls Getaway'. You can scrapbook, play games, chat, watch movies, etc. There is a card table perfect for puzzles or projects. Homeschool moms can bring your curriculum and do some planning!

Have a "Guys Getaway", "Girls Getaway", family reunion, bridal shower, the ideas are endless!

Have a questions? Please ask!

Visit our FB page titled Brophy Reflections for more pictures from the owners and guests!

Feel free to contact us with questions: 763-221-5560.

Thank you for looking at Brophy Reflections!

More Details

Owner
Susan Persons
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Susan Persons

We are Ken and Susan Persons. I, Susan, grew up in this very house, graduated from Alexandria in 1982 then headed off to college. I taught in Princeton for 12 years, then decided to homeschool our own children. Today, our kids are 21, 17, and 16. We have been married for 27 years. Ken graduated from Maple Lake, MN in 1979. Ken currently runs an Elevator manufacturing company in Andover, MN. We love being outside enjoying God's creation!

Susan Persons purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan Persons chose Minnesota

After my dad, Dwayne Soderholm, passed away in Jan. of 2013 we felt called to purchase this home. Let's face it, I couldn't bear to sell my childhood home. I know the love my parents had for this property. My dad used to collect arrowheads he found on the shore of Lake Brophy. He built this house with the help of my grandpa and uncle. Cousins came for a week when they were young, relatives came for reunions, neighbors came to swim, Tech students rented the basement, we fished, water skied and enjoyed the lake. We would like to offer hospitality and memories as part of that same family legacy. May you be blessed staying at Brophy Reflections.

What makes this house unique

Ahhhh, the view. Brophy Reflections is a year round vacation rental which sits on the bank overlooking Lake Brophy this home offers enjoyment and breathtaking sunsets. This home has the benefits of the lake and a large front yard. Close to town (3 miles), the Central Lakes Bike Trail, the snowmobile trail, and much more your stay can be as busy as you want. This house has 2 kitchens and 2 living areas so you can have multiple families stay together and yet have privacy. We have furnished the home with you in mind. It's not too fancy that your children and grandchildren have to be still, but not rustic at all. This doesn't have a 'cabin' feel, we welcome you to 'our home'. Perfect for large groups or small. Want to visit friends and family in the area but would like your own space? Brophy Reflections is for you! Maybe you'd like to vacation with Grandpa and Grandma but they need their quiet time, this house is designed for you. Though not set up for a wheelchair, the floor plan works well. The bathroom is large and the counter is right next to the toilet which provides leverage. The bathtub is upstairs, however, downstairs there is a walk in shower. There are plenty of linens and towels with washer/dryer on site.

In the summer we will put out the patio furniture, get out the grill and put out the dock for you to enjoy. Come, stay at Brophy Reflections and be blessed!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed my peaceful stay at Brophy Reflections! Slept through the night for the first time in a long time in the quiet comfy bedroom overlooking serene Lake Brophy.
Jan 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alexandria in Douglas County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower with seat
  • With the water pressure one shower can be taken at a time. When one shower shuts off another can start.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Small bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Additional sleeping - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 King mattresses/CordaRoy bag, 1 queen & 1 twin air bed
    Blue Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Downstairs - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double is a classic Tempur-pedic, twin is a Sleep Number
  • There is room to spread out the additional air mattresses and there is a sleep sofa. However, there are 2 bathrooms that everyone will be sharing.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We welcome questions! Brophy Reflections is a clean, neat, tastefully furnished home. We look forward to having you as our guests. Visit our FB page for more info. "Brophy Reflections"

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Tastefully Furnished Rambler with 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms! Sand beach!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 49 reviews
5

Dream wedding - fabulous accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

"Thank you, Ms. Sue" is the best way to start this review! We can't express how appreciative we are for the extra effort the owner of this property put forth to make our stay AMAZING! Our family rented this spacious home for 4 nights during our daughter's wedding weekend in July. The home was very clean and ready for our early arrival. The outdoor patio was instantly inviting with the grill and outdoor eating area. Our family and friends LOVED the lake and utilized the paddle board, canoe, paddle boat, and fishing gear which was all provided. The yard is well maintained and the dock/beach/shore area was a welcome oasis for all to relax and unwind. We were allowed to host a gift opening in the beautiful, large front yard the morning after the wedding. Ms. Sue even had the yard mowed the day before our event while we were all at the wedding and she came the morning of the gift opening to help direct traffic and keep the neighbors content!! The linens and towels were freshly laundered and the beds were very comfortable. The A/C kept the house very comfortable even with all the "in and out" traffic. The mosquitoes chased us indoors from our bonfire one night, however, the family room easily accommodated us all and we were able to continue our visiting. We would highly recommend this home on Brophy Lake.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. Our guests work hard at planning and "getting away" whether for a wedding, family reunion or a quiet vacation. I want you to feel welcome and not have to worry about your accommodations. Being realistic, things can go awry sometimes but we do our best so Brophy Reflections is a relaxing place to come. It was my pleasure to serve you! Please come again! Sue
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5

Momapalooza will be back again!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of gals called "Momapalooza" had a great time at this home! The location is great and the house is very clean. Some of the mattresses were a bit dated but the house wasn't lacking elsewhere. Maybe bigger coffee mugs?! Our highlight of the trip, besides this great VRBO, was horseback riding at Arrowwood Stables. WOW! Our group will be back in 2018!

The sunset over the lake is another perk!

Sue was so helpful and prompt. Easy to work with in the planning stages!

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and leaving the house in neat order!! So glad you'll be back!! We have plans for a new mattress, maybe even two, sometime this winter. New living room furniture arrives in November 2017 and hoping to complete the large project of new windows this fall also! I believe you are our first guests to visit Arrowwood stables. Beautiful area to ride!
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5

Wonderful house on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family. We had four couples, plus our 18 year old son and younger teenage daughter, and this house was the perfect size for us. The view of the lake was beautiful, couldn't hear traffic along the road out front, which was already few and far between, since the home is on a dead end street. The owner was very pleasant and was willing to help with any questions we may have had, all we had to do was call or text. The walls are thin in the house, so voices do carry, but that didn't bother us. The price is very reasonable, and we would definitely stay here again, and just may for a week's vacation next year, if she'll have us again. Not a fancy home, but just right. Definitely recommend, from the kindness of the owner, to the size of the house and views, this was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A tranquil, wonderfully furnished home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Brophy Reflections and we will come back for a 3rd, 4th and 5th, God-willing. The house is spacious, with kitchens, full bathrooms and bedrooms upstairs and downstairs. Wonderful for privacy as well as togetherness for two couples to stay. Great view of the Lake from the house and from the new dock. The 3-ring binder for guests had a ton of clear, helpful information. Because of the brochure on dining locations, we discovered Chet's Lakeside Inn in Parkers Prairie, with superb moist fried chicken and prime rib, salad bar and economical drinks, just 21 minutes from the BR.

We didn't get to use the bonfire this trip, or do much fishing or boating, but the guys played golf every day while the wives went antiquing all over the region. Susan's accessibility, helpfulness and hospitality were exceptional. We are always impressed with the friendliness and hospitality of the people in Alexandria and in the region, everywhere we stopped.

The new grill did a bang up job on steaks one night. This is a great gem situated in a relaxing, tranquil environment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the AMAZING review! We can't wait to have you come next year!!
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Perfect for our family's wedding weekend!

  • 4 of 5

This home was clean and suited our needs perfectly! We were happy that our family lab was allowed to join us downstairs! We were so appreciative of the two kitchens! The beds upstairs were very comfortable as well. There was ample parking , as well as a huge front yard to relax during our "down time." And the owner was incredibly responsive and kind. Would definitely recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time ! You had a large group plus your furry friend, glad we were able to meet your needs! It is our goal to accomodate requests when possible. You were able to check in early and have some extra time at the house! Please come again!
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Great for girls weekends

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this property. The double kitchens was an amazing feature. We did not do a lot of cooking in the basement but having utensils right there was very convenient when we were eating on the patio. We did go fishing, and it was nice that a bait shop was very close. We were also able to check out the winery and downtown because everything is so close. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! Thank you for choosing Brophy Reflections!
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Alexandria Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Liquor store and gas station
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Arrowwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several to choose from in Alexandria.
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Andes Tower Hills
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Latoka Beach
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alexandria, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Off Peak 2017-18
1 Oct 2017 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£371
for 2 nights
From
£135
£3,367
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
24 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£616
for 3 nights
From
£171
£4,346
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
1 Oct 2018 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£371
for 2 nights
From
£135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season 2019
24 May 2019 - 10 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£641
for 3 nights
From
£180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak 2019-20
11 Sep 2019 - 28 May 2020
2 night minimum stay
£371
for 2 nights
From
£135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak 2020
29 May 2020 - 7 Sep 2020
3 night minimum stay
£641
for 3 nights
From
£180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£143
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95.01 + Tax
Pet Fee £41.81 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.03
Tax Rate 7.38%

Payment of first half indicates acceptance of the rental agreement and reserves your chosen dates. We request a list of all staying adults along with their city, state of residence. The list can be provided thru an email here on VRBO.com. Pet Addendum must be signed if bringing dog along with payment for dog stay. An additional cleaning fee of $25/hr will be deducted from the damage deposit if additional cleaning is necessary for, but not limited to, boiled over contents on stove or oven, urine or feces on wall or floor, spillage in refrigerator, on floor and rugs, and walls. Dog hair found on furniture or smoking in house will result in total loss of damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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