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Charming Lake Cottage / Cabin -1 Hour North of Downtown Minneapolis.

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July '12: (renter supplied pic) Reading in the morning sun, taken from the dock.

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Last updated: 08/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Princeton cottage description

Why drive 3-5 hours 'up north' from the Twin Cities when everything you want in a lake cottage/cabin getaway is so close? You will be less than 60 miles from downtown Minneapolis. 24 hour grocery stores nearby; 10 minutes from Coborn's or 15 minutes from Cub. Plenty of restaurants nearby as well.

People have come from near and far to rent this property; Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Canada & Norway. 2014 is year #11 that we have been renting our property to new friends.

Our cottage is 75 feet from the lakeshore. The front yard is level; you can watch children playing near or in the water from inside the cottage. The yard has plenty of room for croquet or badminton. Imagine relaxing in the hammock while your children play in the shallow water. Watch bald eagles soar, listen to Common Loons (MN State bird) hoot, tremolo, wail & yodel. You will see Eagles & Loons every day in the summer. Watch boats cruise the lake. Have coffee on the dock, see the sun rise across the lake. Gaze at stars away from city lights. Roast marshmallows over an evening fire. Can you visualize your family getaway here?

This knotty pine walled cottage has 4 rooms including 2 bedrooms & 800 square feet. You have a direct lake view from 3 rooms. The front bedroom has a queen bed & lakefront view. The back bedroom with a bunk bed, converts to twins. All have very good mattresses. The kitchen is furnished with Cuisinart cookware, decorative Loon tableware & many appliances; microwave, toaster oven, blender, electric fry pan, coffee maker, bean grinder & a hand mixer. Living room has swivel wicker chairs & a futon/couch/bed. Knotty cedar sun room has (7) (wrap around) lake view windows, a futon couch/bed & large dining table. The bathroom has stand up shower stall with hose spray nozzle (handy for bathing small children.) Bedsheets, blankets, pillows, bathroom & kitchen towels are provided, or bring your bed sheets & bathroom towels for a discount. In 2012, we added a window air conditioner capable of cooling the entire cottage on hot & humid days and a new furnace to warm the cottage on cool days & nights. All the comforts of home except dishwasher & cable/satellite tv. Our TV antenna & set top tuner picks up all of the Mpls.-St. Paul stations (2,4,5,9,11,23,29) plus those in between stations; 5-2,3,4,5,6,7 11-2 etc. Bring some books, CD's, DVD's or even VHS tapes? for when you've had too much fun in the sun & water. Do you need internet access? We have a WiFi hotspot available for rent. Cell phone coverage is good here with (2) towers nearby.

Green Lake (800+ acres) is the largest lake in Isanti County. You can see about 90% of it from our shore. It's big enough for dozens of boaters to play (ski, fish, sail, jet ski, kayak, canoe etc) while not disturbing other boats on the lake or swimmers near shore. Our 72' long dock & the neighbors dock provide a protected swim/play area. Green Lake is not busy except July 4th & walleye fishing opener weekend. Walleye are stocked every other year. Largemouth Bass, Northern, Crappie & Sunnie fishing is self sustaining and very good. Bass, Crappie, Sunnie & Perch are easy to catch with worms from our dock. A bait shop is 5 minutes away.

Our lake & swimming area has a dark sand bottom with no rocks or muck. Swim out 150 feet & touch the lake bottom in about 6 feet of water.

Adults can use our canoe. The boats in the photos are not included in rental, nor can they be rented. You may bring a boat & tie it inside the 'L' of our sturdy 70 foot aluminum dock and park the trailer in our back yard. I have some information on boat rental. The public access has a concrete boat ramp/landing, & a parking lot for day lake visitors.

We are only 10 minutes from Princeton and 15 from Cambridge. Both have plenty of restaurants and a large 24 hour supermarket, a hospital & a laundromat if you need to wash clothes. The Hi-Way Inn bar/tavern is 1 mile away. Close enough to walk for burgers, pizza & drinks. 5 minutes east is the Pine Brook Inn serving steak, walleye & more. Shooter's Sports Bar (5 minutes west) has good food, live music on weekends, flat screen HD TV's, showing all the games.

Golf at Purple Hawk in Cambridge or The Princeton Golf Club. Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge & Sand Dunes State Forest are about 20 miles away. All easily located on Google.com.
Tennis: Free courts available at the high school in Princeton. Horseback riding within 10 minutes.

More pictures of our property? - The best thing to do is click on the link to my recent video on You Tube. Click the tab / link on the top left side of my listing, next to the photo's tab. If that link does not work, go to You Tube and search 'eliasgreenlake' Watch the newer video posted in 2103.

Smoking?-We don't allow any smoking inside the cottage - Pets? We don't allow pets on the property either - Sorry, no exceptions to this policy.

We try to manage the availability calendar, but please call or email to inquire about availbility.

2014 rates: $145.00 / night (Sun. - Thurs) & $175.00 / night (Fri. & Sat.) Sat-Sat, Sun-Sun & Sun-Fri. are preferred rental time frames. 5 night minimum preferred. Prices noted are for up to 4 people. Add $25.00 to each rental period for persons # 5 & 6.
$110/night before Memorial Day and after Labor Day for up to 4 people. Holiday rates if available are higher than these posted rates which have not changed from 2013.
Add 6.875% MN sales tax to all rentals.
Rates are subject to change

Six people maximum allowed on the property at any time during a rental.

$25.00 off any rental if you supply your own bedsheets & bathroom towels.

$500.00 damage deposit, returned after re-inspection of the property. We take pride in prompt return of damage deposit, in cash at check out when schedules permit. Otherwise, a check is mailed. No cleaning fee if you leave the place at least as clean as it was when you arrived. Cleaning supplies are provided.

We do not participate in VRBO's $49 property insurance program. I have not figured out how to turn that toggle off.

Compare this lake front cottage property featuring: (2) bedrooms, (2) living/social areas, (5) beds, large dining table, heat, air conditioning, (optional internet) fully equipped kitchen, private yard, private dock, private fire pit, lawn chairs & table, private hammock, private 60 feet lake shore/beach & use of a canoe, to the cost of a (2) bedrooms rooms at a hotel or resort. This is a comparative bargain!

Note: Fireplace is an outdoor fire pit. Firewood is not supplied. If you ask, I'll lend a wheeled cart & hand saw & show you where to find wood to burn.

We have rented other VRBO properties. We know what renters want & provide a positive experience. In March of '09, we began using the renter comments section by copy/paste email comments from past renters. Please read the reviews.

Inside the cottage is a notebook, full of information on the property and the area. Thanks for reading, I look forward to hearing from you!
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Keywords: Lake Cottage, Lake Cabin, near Minneapolis, St. Paul

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 890 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Gradual sloping lake, maybe 3-4 feet deep at the end of the dock, depending on lake water level. Sand bottom, no muck....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years of age minimum...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • (1) Queen size bed in front bedroom, looks directly to the lake, (2) Futons, each is a full / double bed. (1) Bunk Bed twin style. Bunk can be converted to (2) twin beds on the floor....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker:

            10 cup Mr. Coffee brand drip coffee maker, bean grinder & filters included, large mug style coffee cups. We are set up for coffee lovers!...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Includes Freezer on top with (4) trays to make ice + container to store ice...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            enough of everything so you don't have to wash dishes between meals....moreless

          • Dining:

            large dining room table with lake front view...moreless

          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Yes!!! As of 7/14/12: New a/c unit installed in kitchen window. Includes remote control thermostat. Allows you to set the temp up to 20 feet from the unit....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            out door, in ground fire pit at lake shore. See photos. Wood is not included. I will lend a hand saw, rolling cart, & show you where to collect fire wood....moreless

          • Heating:

            New wall furnace installed in fall 2012, plus (2) portable space heaters to keep the cottage comfortable...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Off street parking for cars and (1) boat trailer. RV's not permitted....moreless

          • Living Room seats 4:

            2 separate areas for lounging, see photos...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            in the back yard, right behind the cabin...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Use of our bed linens & towels is at your option, remember to discuss them with me. Free use of a canoe. No telephone, bring your cell phone. Internet is an option, via Wi-Fi hotspot rental. Fire wood is not supplied, nor is charcoal for the Weber grill. Activities mentioned are those you can do if you bring your own equipment. Horse riding available nearby. Our lake does not offer boat rental, gas, food or a public beach. There is a good public boat launch with concrete ramp across the lake....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                a few board games are in a cabinet. there are a few decks of cards too....moreless

              • Toys:

                we have a few toys for young boys; cars, trucks, etc....moreless

              • Television:

                19' color with remote...moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    Wi-Fi hotspot available for rent...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Consider the lake an 800 acre communal pool...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        weber charcoal grill, bring your own charcoal & starter/lighting fluid. We supply grilling tools & wire brush....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        75 feet to the lake, 60 feet wide yard. Lawn chairs provided-see photos....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        2 golf courses within 20 minutes; Purple Hawk & Princeton Golf Club...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Free use of courts at Princeton High School...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                          • Lakefront:

                            A few trees for shade and a hammock at the lake shore for relaxation while kids play in the warm and shallow water next to the dock....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Restaurants
                          • Fishing
                          • Tennis
                          • Cycling
                          • Kayaking
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Medical Services
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Laundromat
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Boating
                          • Cinemas
                          • Playground
                          • Library
                          • Churches
                          • Hospital
                          • Hiking
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          After Labor Day
                          Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $110
                          My Standard Rate
                          5 night min stay
                          $145 $175
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,075

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Tax Rate 6.875%

                          Notes:

                          Refer to rates in the property description for more detail about damage deposit and fees for persons # 5 & 6 in your party. We don't allow more than 6 people per rental group. Payments: Personal checks are preferred. You may pay via pay-pal or credit card. However, the renter pays any transactions fees which are 2-3%.


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                          Last updated: 08/11/2014
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                          Location

                          70 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          MSP
                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          MN Hwy 169
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Hi Way Inn
                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Princeton Golf Club
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Hi Way Inn

                          Car: Necessary

                          25 miles to Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge & Sand Dunes State Forest. 1 hour to Target Field. 80 minutes to Mall of America and MSP Airport. Grand Casino-40 minutes. National Sports Center-40 minutes. St. Cloud - 30 minutes, Lake Mille Lacs -45 minutes. See my video on You Tube. Search 'eliasgreenlake'.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1998

                          About the owner: We are Tami & Stephen. We married in 1991 & have have 2 son's who love the lake property & water sports. This picture was taken 12/08 in Puerto Vallarta where we rented a VRBO condo.

                          Why the Owner Chose Princeton:
                          We bought this lake front cottage in January 1998 so we could spend weekends at the lake with our son's who were 1 & 5 years of age & our friends. We live about 60 miles away in suburban Minneapolis. Since then, we've made many great memories with family, friends, neighbors & renters. Fast forward to 2014. Our boys are now 17 & 21 & busy with other activities. Consequently, the lake cottage does not get as much use. We started renting 11 years ago to good people we've met thru VRBO. We've also rented other vacation properties on VRBO. We understand both sides of the owner/renter process & provide a great experience & value.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          At our place, you get the real lake cottage / cabin experience without the long drive up north. It looks & feels like the northwoods, (see & hear Loons daily) (watch Bald Eagles soar over the lake) yet you have comfort knowing civilization (hospital, 24 hour grocery, liquor & restaurants) are just 10 minutes away. Our property is great for children. Some of our guests are grandparents who rent the place to spend time with children & grandchildren. Green Lake is the largest lake in Isanti County, which at 800+ acres larger than 2/3 of the lakes in Minnesota. You can see 90% of the lake from our yard. Our lake is big enough for boats & jet ski's to cruise or play around while not bothering other boaters or people on shore.


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                          Photos

                          • July '12: (renter supplied pic) Reading in the morning sun, taken from the dock.

                            July '12: (renter supplied pic) Reading in the morning sun, taken from the dock.

                          • Happy renters at the waters edge.....could be your family........

                            Happy renters at the waters edge.....could be your family........

                          • 14 x 18 Sun Room photo # 2; 
TV & DVD/VCR player. Futon pictured has been moved

                            14 x 18 Sun Room photo # 2; TV & DVD/VCR player. Futon pictured has been moved

                          • Main Room: direct lake view, futon couch/bed, wall furnace, entry to bedroom

                            Main Room: direct lake view, futon couch/bed, wall furnace, entry to bedroom

                          • Bathroom with shower stall. Entry is through the kitchen

                            Bathroom with shower stall. Entry is through the kitchen

                          • Front bedroom view of lake from sitting up in bed

                            Front bedroom view of lake from sitting up in bed

                          • Use of canoe is included with rent.

                            Use of canoe is included with rent.

                          • Backyard, car & boat trailer parking, bbq grill, clothes line

                            Backyard, car & boat trailer parking, bbq grill, clothes line

                          • View of lake, fire pit, dock, swim area. Boats not available for rent.

                            View of lake, fire pit, dock, swim area. Boats not available for rent.

                          • 14 x 18 Sun room photo #1 
Dining table & lake front view

                            14 x 18 Sun room photo #1 Dining table & lake front view

                          • Sun room # 3. Knotty pine log futon couch, folds & converts to a bed

                            Sun room # 3. Knotty pine log futon couch, folds & converts to a bed

                          • Kitchen with window air conditioner for summer months

                            Kitchen with window air conditioner for summer months

                          • Queen bed, lake view (2) reading lamps, dresser, closet, ceiling fan & 2 windows

                            Queen bed, lake view (2) reading lamps, dresser, closet, ceiling fan & 2 windows

                          • Twin size bunk beds can be taken down. Room has a dresser, closet & 2 windows

                            Twin size bunk beds can be taken down. Room has a dresser, closet & 2 windows

                          • View of property from about 50 yards off shore

                            View of property from about 50 yards off shore

                          VRBO #39309

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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 4-5 nights
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