Historic Swedish Cottage on Quiet South Lindstrom Lake
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 Rose Hill Resort. 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.
PLEASE NO REQUESTS TO HOLD WEDDINGS!
Keywords: Lakeshore,Privacy,Character,Luxury,Remodeled,Elegant,Charming,Warm,Inviting,Boating,Fishing,Sailing,Beach,Golfing,pets allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 3.5 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Massage Therapist
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
ReviewsWrite a review
Very Quiet and Private...Guest comment entered by owner
Very Quiet and Private...
Thanks so much for a great stay at Lindstrom. The cottage was great, spacious, very clean and inviting. Our group of 12 had more than adequate room. We were amazed at the well stocked kitchen as well as elsewhere in the house. Even though we were just a block off a busy highway, it was very quiet and private. The grandkids loved walking to the park. This would be a great destination in the summer, the lake access looks very nice. Thanks for sharing your cottage with us. We probably will return again as the location is just right for our family. Thanks again!!
- Guest Doris
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 05/02/13
An Amazing Weekend Together!Guest comment entered by owner
An Amazing Weekend Together!
Just wanted to write you a quick note to let you know that we had a fantastic weekend at your home. It was the perfect place for our celebration! We were celebrating my parents 50th anniversary (April 6th), here's a note of appreciation from my mom... Our extended family of 15 spent an amazing weekend together at the "Fridhem House" in Lindstrom, MN where we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. Being able to all be together in the comfort of that home was fabulous. As we were welcomed by our family members the fire was blazing in the large, but cozy living room and provided a very homey atmosphere. There was plenty of room for all of us - even our 8 grandchildren ranging in age from 13 - 26 found it a perfect place to "hang out." Since the "weather outside was frightful" it was especially wonderful to have all the room inside. The kitchen provided everything we needed from pots and pans, serving dishes to paper towels. The master bedroom was beautiful, comfortable and warmed by the fireplace where we as the honored guests felt were able to rest and rejuvenate for all the active time spent with our family. There were many areas where one could enjoy peace and relaxation. It was truly a weekend that has provided many cherished memories! ------------------------------- Thanks so much for the great home and great rental experience. Your directions where incredibly thorough and I trust we followed all of the check out proceedures correctly.
- Guest Kyle
- Date of stay 04/05/13
- Review Submitted 04/09/13
Best Ladies Retreat EVER!Guest comment entered by owner
Best Ladies Retreat EVER!
Each year the women in my family get together for some time away from life and the kids. Typically we're in a hotel spread out in several rooms and it's chaotic... This was the perfect place to host a Friday night Murder Mystery Dinner!!! Plenty of private spaces to get into costume and get ready. The kitchen was large and had absolutely anything you would need to make meals. The double-oven was awesome as we had several appetizers going at the same time. The old time record player, complete with tons of albums, added a nice touch to our mystery game. Each of the bedrooms and sitting areas were nicely decorated and fun to look at. You could spend the entire weekend just getting lost in the house (which I did) It's pretty big and somewhat confusing at first! Lindstrom was a fun little town and we did the shopping thing on Saturday and of course the wine tasting down the road at Winehaven. Saturday evening we enjoyed catching up with each other by the fireplace and drinking our wine. The dining room was great and we spent a lot of time relaxing and snacking. Friedham was the perfect place to hang out and catch up with each other! We could all be in the same room comfortably and of course there were many quiet places in the house where we could sneak off and have private conversations (gossip) too!!! Would love to be here in the fall with the beautiful leaves and have the opportunity to use the decks. Don't bother bringing anything besides your clothes. This place has it all!!! The marshmallow sticks are in the plastic bin by the back door.
- Guest Merrilee
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 02/28/13
Our group of 11 enjoyed our stay in this beautiful historic home! The house is huge with lots of room to spread out and plenty of gathering space. Great modern kitchen stocked with everything we needed. Lindstrom is charming town to explore. We would be happy to recommend this home to anyone!
- Guest KR
- Date of stay 01/11/13
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Kaela. Please come again! Jim and Caryn
We loved our stay at "Fridhem"...Guest comment entered by owner
We loved our stay at "Fridhem"...
We loved our stay at Fridhem -- it is the perfect place for anyone that loves historic homes but still wants the updated conveniences of a well designed kitchen and wifi! The house has many bedrooms but also has great gathering spaces -- we held a family get together here and the layout was ideal. With its location so close to the Twin Cities, it was perfect for feeling like we were "getting away" but still easily accessible to travel to. The house feels very private even though it is only a couple of blocks from restaurants and shops. We definitely plan on renting this home again!
- Guest Michael A.
- Date of stay 12/06/12
- Review Submitted 12/20/12
The Perfect Location for our Thanksgiving...Guest comment entered by owner
The Perfect Location for our Thanksgiving...
We found this home to be the perfect location for our Thanksgiving gathering. The home was as advertised, clearly loved and cared for by the owners. We traveled from North Carolina, Arizona, Utah, Washington, and the Twin Cities and found the property easy to get to from the Twin Cities airport, AND a great get away even for the Twin Cities people. (As former White Bear Lake residents it was even easy to stop at the Pine Tree Apple Orchard on our way) We have rented many properties over the years and found this kitchen to be the best equipped, most like home kitchen we have ever experienced which is important for a Thanksgiving dinner! The spaces worked beautifully for us ages 11 months to 68. We spent the daylight hours in the light, sunny, lake view family room and the evenings around the beautiful cozy fireplace in the great room. Both spaces were perfect for the cold, snowy weather. Several of us even tried to be healthy with an after dinner workout in the exercise room following a couple pieces of pumpkin pie! We remarked daily about our luck and good fortune in selecting this property and would like to return when we will be able to also enjoy the outdoor porches, deck, and beach. Working with the owner was easy and timely. Instructions and requests were clear, easy to agree to and follow. You can tell the owners love the home and we do to.
- Guest Diana
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/04/12
We Loved the Decor!Guest comment entered by owner
We Loved the Decor!
We had a great time – there were 10 of us and plenty of room. We loved the décor and how well maintained the property was!
- Guest Jill L.
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
The Amenities are Phenomenal!Guest comment entered by owner
The Amenities are Phenomenal!
Our stay at Fridhem house was terrific! Every year eight of us high school friends get together for a girls weekend. We like to mix it up and try new places, this year I found your beautiful historic home in Lindstrom! The house is perfect for large groups and the amenities are phenomenal!!! As I said we have rented a lot of places, this by far had the best kitchen supplies, it actually gave me some ideas for my own kitchen!!! We were there at the beginning of November so no beach/kayak time but I can tell it would be a great place to enjoy those outdoor sports! I went to D's bakery for fresh Hamburger buns on Saturday morning and I would suggest everyone do that but you must go early, they were delicious! Thanks again, Happy holidays!
- Guest Josie
- Date of stay 11/08/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
We had a great time and the home was delightful. It's a great mix of old and new. The rooms were as they had been described and the location was great at this time of year. We had plenty of room and felt very comfortable there. We enjoyed the deck and a few of us went out ont he kayak. Everything was clean and well organized. We'd consider returning someday
- Guest Dottie
- Date of stay 09/27/12
- Review Submitted 10/08/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Loved the home, loved the area, beautiful. The home had plenty of room for all 11 us to fit comfortably. We drove to Stillwater from here and spent a day there. Enjoyed the local shops & Catholic church in Lindstrom.
- Guest Tina
- Date of stay 09/27/12
- Review Submitted 10/03/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
June-Aug:$3,000/Week .. $9,000/Month Sept-May: $2,000/Week .. $ 6,000/Month, 2 nights for $750 and 3 nights for $1,000 Sept-May: Single Weekday Nights (not Friday or Sat) $500 Major Holiday Weekends $1,500 for 3 days/3 nights (NewYr/Christmas/Memorial/Labor) No Weddings
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Jim and Caryn Casey purchased the home in 1999 and have spent summers there for the past 14 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. 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.
- Primary: 818-641-9050
- Secondary: + 818-641-9050
Front of House
Fenced yard for pets
Dock with Chaise Chairs and Kayak
Great Room with Fireplace
Family Room with TV, VCR, DVD, Stereo and Children's Video Library
Exercise room with treadmill, elliptical, recumbant bike and weight machine
Master Bath with 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub, Separate Shower and 2 Sinks
Deck and view of lake
Covered Porch with Swing
Country Kitchen with Center Island and Eating Area
Formal Dining Room
Main Floor Guest Room
Main Floor Office with High Speed Wireless Internet, Printer/Copier/Fax
Master Sitting room with Gas Fireplace
Second Floor Sitting Room (additional sleeping space)
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