VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Historic Swedish Cottage on Quiet South Lindstrom Lake

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 09/18/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lindstrom cottage description


A one of a kind property on the National Historic Register of Homes. This Swedish cottage was originally built as a single story home in 1898. A meticulous restoration and addition of a full second story with Master Suite, 2 Bedrooms and an additional Sitting/Sleeping area was completed in 2001. The home was originally built as a single family residence and social gathering area for the early Swedish settlers. More recently, the home was visited by the King and Queen of Sweden during 'Karl Oscar Days,' the local festival that draws visitors from all over the state.

We are excited to share our private residence for the first time with others who appreciate architectural character and who are looking for more than just 'a week at the lake.' Don't get us wrong, you'll LOVE exploring all the pleasures of South Lindstrom Lake and the neighboring/connected Chisago Lake. Even in the busiest of seasons you'll find the lake extremely peaceful and unpopulated except for the many fisherman who come in search of trophy Bass and Northern Pike. We just think you'll enjoy your 'inside time' just as much in the comfort of the family room to watch a DVD or relaxing around the fireplace in the Great Room. Retire to your own private getaway in the Master Suite with the Whirlpool tub and sitting room with gas fireplace. With over 3800 square feet of living space, even the largest family or group can find privacy.

There is plenty to do in and around the tiny little town of Lindstrom. The city is known for its 'Coffee Pot' water tower and small shops and restaurants. Bring your own boat or rent one from Frankies Marina. Take a boat or walk to The Dinnerbel Restaurant just around the point and enjoy live music on the weekends. There are Paddle Boat rides on the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, Outlet Malls in North Branch and water slides and skiing (in the winter) at Wild Mountain Resort. Or, just kick back and enjoy the sunsets from, what has been called, the best deck on the lake.


Keywords: Lakeshore,Privacy,Character,Luxury,Remodeled,Elegant,Charming,Warm,Inviting,Boating,Fishing,Sailing,Beach,Golfing,pets allowed

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Limited Accessibility:

            Main floor bath has large shower with grab bars and low threshold. Guest room on main floor has wide/double doors for access. Ramp available for front entry....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Eat-in Kitchen with center island and picture window with view of the lake. Fully stocked with every convenience including a Wok, Juicer, Food Processor and Crock Pot....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee Maker supplied. Fresh Roasted Organic coffee available at Northwoods Roasterie 3 blocks from the house. Take home a pound to brew at home!...moreless

          • Dining:

            There is an additional 'ship's' table in the adjoining family room with 4 chairs and a game/dining table with 4 chairs in the Great Room....moreless

          • Freezer:

            Side by side refrigerator in kitchen with second top freezer in basement refrigerator....moreless

          • Oven:

            Electric 'easy clean' stove top with double ovens....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Second refrigerator/Freezer in basement...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Weight machine, recumbent bike, treadmill, television with DVD/VCR and CD player....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Original wood burning fireplace in the great room. Firewood is supplied....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            For your enjoyment or use the clothes line just outside the back door....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens provided as well as linens for the blow-up queen mattress....moreless

          • Heating:

            Hot water heating on Main floor. Gas forced air upstairs....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Long driveway with plenty of room for a trailer or RV....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace in Master bedroom sitting area....moreless

          • Parking:

            Plenty of off-street parking for 6-10 cars....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air and window unit in Family Room....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Beach towels and bath towels provided....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            For your enjoyment...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Exercise Room with Treadmill, Weight Machine, Recumbent Bike, Main Floor Guestroom with Full Bath....moreless


              • Music Library:

                Antique Record Player and LP's in Great Room. Turntable, Cassette and Stereo in Family Room....moreless

              • Television:

                Televisions with basic cable in all bedrooms, exercise room and kitchen....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Family Room, Master Bedroom and Exercise Room...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    Sandy beach with dock, swim raft and beach chairs. Perfect for evening relaxation around the firepit....moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Excellent views from the large deck as well as lots of seating and a gas barbeque grill....moreless


                  • Restaurants
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hospital
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Pond
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Zoo
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowboarding


                  Write a review 5
                  from 23 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Peak
                  Sep 1 - May 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $2,250 $6,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Tax Rate 6.875%


                  We offer 3 days, 3 nights weekends during off-peak (Not Summer, June - August) for $1,000. Additional $500 premium for major holidays: Labor Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Christmas and New Year Eve/Day.

                  50% of Rental Fee due at Signing of Rental Agreement (to hold your dates). Balance of Rental Fee, Cleaning Fee and Damage Deposit due 1 week prior to arrival. We prefer major credit cards, but do accept personal checks.

                  Please wait... Travel with confidence

                  Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Last updated: 09/18/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Minneapolis St. Paul International (MSP)
                  42 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak Midway Station St. Paul
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lindstrom Town Beach and Playground
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Dinnerbel Restaurant and Bar
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Wild Mountain Ski & Snowboard
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Chisago Lakes Golf Course
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Dinnerbel, Trappers, Swedish Inn, China Panda

                  Car: Recommended

                  11 Miles to Taylors Falls for Paddleboat rides down St. Croix River. 8 Miles to Francona Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Forest Lake Movie Theater is 12 miles away.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: Jim and Caryn Casey purchased the home in 1999 and have spent summers there for the past 15 years. We split our time between Lindstrom and Southern California. As our children have grown we have less time to spend in Lindstrom and would like to share the home with other individuals or families who we hope will build as many wonderful memories there as we have.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lindstrom:
                  We never intended to purchase the property as a rental, but as our lives have become more busy in Southern California we would rather share it with others when we are not able to be there. We fell in love with the area after living in the Twin Cities for years and wanting a retreat that was close enough to the cities, but far enough to feel like we were really getting away.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Peace and quiet best describes the setting. Although we have completely remodeled the interior with a new kitchen and bathrooms, we did our best to maintain the original character and floorplan of the house. Our carpenter, was a true craftsman and did an amazing job of recreating woodwork and trim to maintain the architectural integrity of the house. Most of the doors, windows and light fixtures on the main floor are original and if you look closely, you'll even see the 'flow' in the glass of the 115 year old windows! Our golfing friends love the convenience of the public course a mere two minutes away. Rent a pontoon boat and enjoy evening cruises around the lakes. Fishing can be done off the dock or in many of the hot spots on the lake. We provide a 2-person Kayak for your added enjoyment.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

                  1 of 51


                  • Front of House

                    Front of House

                  • Fenced yard for pets

                    Fenced yard for pets

                  • Dock with Chaise Chairs and Kayak

                    Dock with Chaise Chairs and Kayak

                  • Country Kitchen with Center Island and Eating Area

                    Country Kitchen with Center Island and Eating Area

                  • Formal Dining Room

                    Formal Dining Room

                  • Family Room with TV, VCR, DVD, Stereo and Children's Video Library

                    Family Room with TV, VCR, DVD, Stereo and Children's Video Library

                  • Exercise room with treadmill, elliptical, recumbant bike and weight machine

                    Exercise room with treadmill, elliptical, recumbant bike and weight machine

                  • First Floor Laundry and Powder Room

                    First Floor Laundry and Powder Room

                  • Master Sitting room with Gas Fireplace

                    Master Sitting room with Gas Fireplace

                  • Second Floor Sitting Room (additional sleeping space)

                    Second Floor Sitting Room (additional sleeping space)

                  • Third Upstairs Bedroom

                    Third Upstairs Bedroom

                  • View from street

                    View from street

                  • Deck and view of lake

                    Deck and view of lake

                  • Covered Porch with Swing

                    Covered Porch with Swing

                  • View from deck at night

                    View from deck at night

                  • Great Room with Fireplace

                    Great Room with Fireplace

                  • Informal Eating Area

                    Informal Eating Area

                  • Main Floor Guest Room

                    Main Floor Guest Room

                  • Main Floor Office with High Speed Wireless Internet, Printer/Copier/Fax

                    Main Floor Office with High Speed Wireless Internet, Printer/Copier/Fax

                  • Master Suite

                    Master Suite

                  • Master Bath with 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub, Separate Shower and 2 Sinks

                    Master Bath with 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub, Separate Shower and 2 Sinks

                  • Second Upstairs Bedroom

                    Second Upstairs Bedroom

                  • Stairs to Back Yard

                    Stairs to Back Yard

                  • View from Lake

                    View from Lake

                  VRBO #290438

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                  $333 - $400 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Email owner

                  +1 818-641-9050

                  Speaks: english
                  Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                  Get it now


                  Share this property via Email

                  Historic Swedish Cottage on Quiet South Lindstrom Lake

                  Lindstrom #290438

                  4 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 14

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.