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Quaint Family Friendly Cottage with a Beautiful Lake View

People6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

multi bedroom 1 bath spacious cottage with all the amenities and a lake view!

Year round cottage with 2 bedrooms on the main level and 2 sleeping areas in the basement. Large main area living room with working dinning area and large fully equipped kitchen (microwave, full fridge and freezer, oven, cook-top, and all dishes and cookware included) Comes with main level TV and wifi, outdoor patio with grill and fenced in back yard. Easy access to the lake, mountain biking, beach, bike/skateboard park, softball fields, basketball court and huge multi-level playground.


Owner
Mark and Kristin Backlund
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Mark and Kristin Backlund

Kristin grew up in Crosby and her parents still own the family home next door. 3 years ago this property became available and we decided to purchase it as we knew we would eventually make it back to Crosby to retire. Now married to Mark and living in Columbia Heights, MN, we make it back as much as we can, however with three active children we find it difficult to make it back as much as we want. We decided to let others experience the quaintness of the community and our home.

Mark and Kristin Backlund purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mark and Kristin Backlund chose Brainerd Lakes

Crosby has always been home to Kristin and she still refers to it as her home. She has worked hard to make this property unique to her personality. Due to all of the outdoor activities in close proximity and the downtown area only a few blocks away, you really can have it all. A quiet day sunning in the private back yard, relaxing in the lake or on a beach, fishing the dozens of lakes nearby, sipping coffee at the local diner or coffee shop, great shopping in Crosby and the surrounding little towns within a 20 mile radius really gives you a feeling of getting away. What's best is it's only 2 hours from the Twin Cities.

What makes this cottage unique

The big bay windows face west and there's nothing like sitting out front facing the lake and watching the sunset with a cool breeze coming off the lake. Great outdoor up north setting with all of the comforts of home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our days in Crosby were all we hoped for - and more! The cottage at Serpent Lake was DELIGHTFUL in every way. There was generous living space for dining, games, sleeping, relaxing and enjoying the great backyard. The location across the street from an amazing city park, playground, and beach were over the top! It couldn't have been a better location for our multi-generational vacation days at the Lake. We would definitely like to come again!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

My Response

Thank you for your wonderful review as we strive for everyone who stays at the Cottage to have this experience. Mark and Kristin
Jul 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Quaint Family Friendly Cottage with a Beautiful Lake View
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews
Elk River MN
5

Nice Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our dog needed a get away while our house was being showed. This was perfect for us. The house is clean and very comfortable and just a few steps from the lake. We were able to walk the lake and run our dog. Easy walking distance to shopping and restaurants. We had a great stay! Also recommend Louie's' Bag of Bones in Ironton. Excellent BBQ and the owner is a hoot.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rate for a bright, lovely little house near the lake

  • 5 of 5

With prior permission, we were allowed to bring our dogs with us to stay, and that always makes for a more relaxed time away. THANK YOU! The house is super cute, clean, and cozy. It is basically one door away from the lake, and that made for easy ice fishing, as well as an easy walk to the new brewery, the grocery store, and many other amenities. We only used one bed, but it was comfortable with nice clean bedding. The kitchen is well appointed, and the furniture is very comfortable. The one and only complaint I have is that there was an overabundance of air fresherners in the house. It hit us the second we opened the door. For some reason, this sparked some kind of allergic reaction for my wife. She was pretty miserable for a while. We gathered all we could find and stowed them away, but the strength of the aroma was overpowering still. Having said that, I would come back to this great little spot in a heartbeat. I think I would just ask that the air fresherners be removed before we arrived. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property was very clean and cozy. Overall very happy with the house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience. Very quiet area and felt very relaxed. We had plenty of space. Very clean!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Nice Weekend

  • 5 of 5

5 of us girls up for 3 nights to do crafting abs watch movies.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5

Great Stay at Quaint Family Friendly Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this wonderful house. It is exactly that a family cottage with a huge impact. Once inside the house is bigger than you think with plenty of seating spaces and areas that family can have multiple conversations with out being on-top of one another. The house is extremely well equipped. I especially enjoyed waking up before everyone and sitting with a cup of coffee, watching the lake from the front window.The location is 2 blocks from main street with shops, grocery store and other restaurants which was very convenient for a nice walk to town! Thank you very much for opening your home to us!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very neat, tidy and clean- absolutely comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Nice and close to the lake, lots of windows so good natural light, very interesting town, close to major shopping ( Brainerd) beautiful fall colors!! Such a fun, relaxing stay! We would definitely stay at this cottage again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Brainerd
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Crosby Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Deerwood Country Club
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Serepent Lake
Car: necessary

Huge multi level playground, bike and skateboard park, basketball court, softball fields, camp area, boat launch, fishing pier, and long beach.

Well known for fishing as well as mountain biking in the mining pits.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Crosby, Brainerd Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall
13 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£171
for 2 nights
From
£86
£556
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£214
for 2 nights
From
£107
£684
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £28
Tax Rate 6.88%

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 cottage in Crosby in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 full bath upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master (double bed) and 2nd bedroom (single bunk beds) upstairs. 1 full and 2 twin beds in the basement and 2 separate rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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