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Quaint, Lake View Second Story Retreat with Hot Tub & Deck. Best Suited for Four

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Second story bungalow with a private deck and hot tub. Its a lovely space!

Second story bungalow with a private deck and hot tub. Its a lovely space! Efficient fully equipped kitchen; convenience store .8 miles away. Open floor-plan, lv rm, kit/dn; electric heat & fireplace. Master bedroom, queen bed, 6' closet Second bedroom, sofa folds into double bed, 6' closet. Beautiful gardens suround the property. Lake deck makes picnicking fun. Kids catch pan fish from here. Fire pit close by One of our guests caught this prize winner 300 yards from our property. Great memories! Use of 5 kayaks is included in rental fee, 3 adult boats, 2 kid size - to 120 lb Autumn fun! The small beach area is perfect for castle building. Your rental fee includes the use of 3 easy to learn sunfish sailboats. Year round fun, Hot Springs Spa - rated for 5 adults, just steps from your door! We have over one hour of ski and snowshoe trails out the backdoor!

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alexandria bungalow description

Lake Blackwell...where you can create memories to last a lifetime!
Our vacation rental on Blackwell Lake will offer you spectacular second story views any time of the year! Landscaped steps and beautiful flower gardens lead you to our two bedroom bungalow, which is located 10 miles west of Alexandria. It's quaint, cozy and offers all of the comforts of home. The master bedroom has a queen bed, 6ft. closet and a restful decor. The second bedroom is small with a comfortable fold out bed. There is a pack'n'play available for a small child. The kitchen and living room are open to each other and offer a homey feel.
Out the front door is a private deck with an umbrella table and gas grill. A 5 person hot tub rests on a lower deck for you to relax in anytime of the day or night.
Down the hill at the beach you may swim, sail, kayak and canoe or just float! Fishing off the docks or boat is a wonderful way to fritter away the day. A late night dip in the lake followed by a campfire, s’mores and star gazing is a great way to call it a night.
During the winter months, feel free to bring your ice fishing equipment, snow shoes and cross country skis. Please leave your snowmobiles at home since we offer a quiet retreat and our neighbors are non snowmobilers. This is billed as a quaint, quiet retreat.


Keywords: lake, woods, quaint, sailing, swimming, kayaking, fire ring, hot tub, canoeing, fishing, country, quiet, cross country ski trails, ice fishing, private deck, downhill skiing nearby, newly redecorated, electric fireplace, biking, lakeside deck, wireless internet, second story cottage, bungalow, apartment, gardens, beach, swimming raft, near village, near organic strawberry farm, Runestone Park the birth place of America

Property Type

      • Bungalow

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Families preferred We will not rent to anyone under 21...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Kitchen
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Oven
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Stove

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Room for 2 cars, only No trailers or campers...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Towels and linens provided...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Small electric...moreless

              • Heating:

                Electric heat...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Air Conditioning

              Other Amenities

                  • fishing boat, sunfish sail boats, canoe, kayaks, fire ring, gardens, swimming raft, lakeside deck, small beach, wooded area, newly redecorated, electric fireplace, the county road separates from the beach area, large fire ring, sailing lessons available, ice fishing, cross country ski trails out the front door, ice skating...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Hot Tub

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Location & View

                          • Lakefront
                          • Lake View

                          Activities

                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • Fishing
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Antiquing
                          • Shopping
                          • Sledding

                          Other Activities

                              • Pick your own strawberries at the Holmes City Berry farm in season, beautiful State Park and County park nearby,...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Great relaxation in a cozy bungalow...

                                Great relaxation in a cozy bungalow...

                                • Guest Basia
                                • Date of stay 02/05/14
                                • Review Submitted 02/09/14
                                My boyfriend and I stayed here a few days ago (February 5-8th) and had a great time. The bungalow had everything we needed for our stay. Even though it was super cold when we were there, the hot tub felt wonderful! The owner was very sweet and accommodating and very respectful of our privacy. We would love to come back in the summer and enjoy the lake.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Our stay at the Bungalow

                                Our stay at the Bungalow

                                • Guest Jessica J.
                                • Date of stay 01/17/14
                                • Review Submitted 01/23/14
                                The Bungalow was a wonderful weekend get-a-way spot. We enjoyed snowshoeing in the woods behind the property, looking out at views of the frozen lake, and sitting in the hot tub. The Bungalow had everything we needed in terms of towels, linens, dishes, etc. and the place was very well maintained. I would definitely recommend the Bungalow if you're looking for a quiet retreat away from the city and are also interested in some outdoor activities like skiing or snowshoeing. Barry and Glen were very helpful and prompt with answering any questions we had ahead of time, as well as during our stay.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                Owner response: All we can say is, "Thank you for choosing to stay with us!" We wish we could control the weather!

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                              • Wonderful Place!!!

                                Wonderful Place!!!

                                • Guest P&T (Illinois, United States)
                                • Date of stay 07/29/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/16/13
                                Our family spent 10 days at the bungalow. We loved it! Everything was clean and all that we needed was provided. Barry and Glenaris were wonderful and very hospitable. Our three boys loved fishing on the lake and caught lots of fish. We loved learning how to sail and Barry was extremely helpful in teaching us. My youngest son and I camped out a night in the Tepee and loved the adventure. The Kayaks, and Hot tub were perfect. Our boys also enjoyed finding all the gnomes around the property. Beautiful place, relaxing and very peaceful place, We would highly recommend it. We had a wonderful vacation!!! Thanks for the great time!

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Great Central MN Getaway

                                Great Central MN Getaway

                                • Guest Tiff C (St. Cloud, MN)
                                • Date of stay 03/28/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/01/13
                                My husband and I took a long weekend at the Blackwell Bungalow and will certainly be back. Cozy, clean, and perfectly appointed for a couple (maybe two) or a small family, the bungalow was a great place for a relaxing lakeside getaway--even during one of the yuckiest seasons in Minnesota. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing information and equipment offered by the attentive owner--who was exceedingly respectful of our privacy--but we opted for reading, movies, and relaxing in the jacuzzi. The kitchen was perfect for our needs (if you go in to Alexandria, check out Two Guys Take-and-Bake, you won't be sorry) and the fireplace was a great. We really can't wait to go back!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Romantic Getaway

                                Romantic Getaway

                                • Guest JAML (San Francisco, CA/USA)
                                • Date of stay 02/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/05/13
                                We had a lovely stay at the bungalow. We were there the last week of February and had a great time exploring Alexandria in the wintertime. The bungalow was a perfect place to stay- a cute little bungalow with a beautiful view and all the amenities for a quiet and relaxing getaway. The kitchen was great for cooking our meals and the bungalow was warm and comfortable. The outdoor spa was the perfect apres-ski with a gorgeous view and the sounds of birds chirping in the trees, and it was awesome that we could walk out the back door, ski around the neighborhood, and check out the sacred tipi. The nearby Runestone Park had beautiful x-country ski trails as well. The owners were very helpful and gave us advice about skiing and snow-shoeing. Very hospitable people, and also respectful of our privacy. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway, this is the place. We are looking forward to our next visit!

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • A wonderful place for a get-away in Central Minnesota

                                A wonderful place for a get-away in Central Minnesota

                                • Guest Marty (St. Cloud MN)
                                • Date of stay 10/18/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/24/12
                                We stayed 3 nights and wished it was longer. A beautiful property, beautiful lake view and a perfect spot for a get-away weekend or week. We look forward to coming back in the summer. Comfortable, clean, nice attention to details and very helpful, fun owners.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Paradise for Kids

                                Paradise for Kids

                                • Guest NewHopeMom (Twin Cities, Minnesota)
                                • Date of stay 09/07/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/14/12
                                We enjoyed a two night stay with Barry and Glenaris in early September. We caught more than a dozen fish and had the lake to ourselves. The kids played in the Teepee and the fort. They loved spotting the gnomes throughout the gardens. The unit was comfortable and clean. The hot tub was a great way to relax. We hope to return again.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Lovely experience!

                                Lovely experience!

                                • Guest Hanna416 (Montevideo MN)
                                • Date of stay 08/30/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/24/12
                                We rented this property over Labor Day. It was a beautiful setting. The cottage was nicely decorated and everything needed was furnished. We relaxed in a lovely hot tub under the stars. Would absolutely recommend. The owners were wonderful people! We will definately come back next year and plan to stay longer next time.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                              • Perfect bungalow for a getaway

                                Perfect bungalow for a getaway

                                • Guest J&R (Fargo, ND)
                                • Date of stay 08/26/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/11/12
                                Thank you so much for making our getaway sooo enjoyable and relaxing. My husband and I rented their spot for the first part of our honeymoon and we couldn't ask for better. The grounds were gorgeous and lake spot was beautiful. Glen and Barry were so accomidating and made our stay perfect. I would recommend this getaway to anyone and everyone! We loved late night hot tubbing and morning kayaking and have already discussed a trip back for next summer. Thank you so much for everything. Our marriage couldn't have started out better.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • A week to rememeber!!!

                                A week to rememeber!!!

                                • Guest sterlinglee38 (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada)
                                • Date of stay 08/04/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/11/12
                                My wife and I enjoyed a one week stay at this marvelous retreat. We have nothing but good things to say about the bungalow and it's proprietors, Barry and Glenaris. Barry and Glen are such wonderful hosts and make your stay even more enjoyable. The lodging is very clean and comfortable and included every possible thing you could think to want or need during your stay and if it wasn't there, they would try and provide it. The Hot Tub was a very relaxing end to days of swimming, kayaking and fishing. Oh and don't forget the sailing. If you are new to sailing, Barry is more than willing to give you a crash course and help to guide you in the right direction to sail. I would recommend this get away to anyone.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                               
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                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $95
                              $630

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                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              May through August are weekly rentals only. We open the Bungalow to the public two weeks out of every month, throughout the Summer season.

                              Three day stays are available September through April.

                              Cash upon arrival. No credit cards accepted.


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                              Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1982

                              About the owner: Barry and I have been married 40 years. We built our rustic home and raised our 4 great children here. Now, we have 9 grandchildren who are our pride and joy. We are a family that loves to travel and experience different cultures. We've been blessed to visit China, Peru, New Zealand, Mexico & more, but our favorite place on earth is HOME!

                              Why the Owner Chose Alexandria:
                              We are 10 min. off of I-94, 120 miles from the Twin Cities and 100 miles from Fargo, ND. Alexandria is in the heart of lake country and as our area motto says, 'Easy to get to, hard to leave!'

                              The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                              Our peaceful little lake will offer hours of fun. We have boats of all kinds for you to use during your stay at no extra charge. The tipi in the woods is sure to enchant. Bird watching, deer sightings, wild turkey parades and the distant howel of a lone coyote or the hoot of an owl are not uncommon occurances. Our favorite outdoor sounds involve the laughter of our resident loons. We are near Andes Tower Hills ski resort, Kennsington Ruinstone Park, Golf courses, Antique and Boutique shopping in Alexandria and in season, you can pick your own organic strawberries less than a half mile away! Alexandria offers small town entertainment such as bike trails, bowling, mini golf, go carts, many restaurants, movie, summer stock and community theatre. You'll have check out Big Ole and the Runestone Museum and our Maritime Museum to catch up on some local history. Did you know that Alexandria is the birthplace of America?!


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                              • Second story bungalow with a private deck and hot tub. Its a lovely space!

                                Second story bungalow with a private deck and hot tub. Its a lovely space!

                              • Open floor-plan, lv rm, kit/dn; electric heat & fireplace.

                                Open floor-plan, lv rm, kit/dn; electric heat & fireplace.

                              • Second bedroom, sofa folds into double bed, 6' closet.

                                Second bedroom, sofa folds into double bed, 6' closet.

                              • Lake deck makes picnicking fun. Kids catch pan fish from here. Fire pit close by

                                Lake deck makes picnicking fun. Kids catch pan fish from here. Fire pit close by

                              • Great memories!

                                Great memories!

                              • Autumn fun!

                                Autumn fun!

                              • Your rental fee includes the use of 3 easy to learn sunfish sailboats.

                                Your rental fee includes the use of 3 easy to learn sunfish sailboats.

                              • We have over one hour of ski and snowshoe trails out the backdoor!

                                We have over one hour of ski and snowshoe trails out the backdoor!

                              • Efficient fully equipped kitchen; convenience store .8 miles away.

                                Efficient fully equipped kitchen; convenience store .8 miles away.

                              • Master bedroom, queen bed, 6' closet

                                Master bedroom, queen bed, 6' closet

                              • Beautiful gardens suround the property.

                                Beautiful gardens suround the property.

                              • One of our guests caught this prize winner 300 yards from our property.

                                One of our guests caught this prize winner 300 yards from our property.

                              • Use of 5 kayaks is included in rental fee, 3 adult boats, 2 kid size - to 120 lb

                                Use of 5 kayaks is included in rental fee, 3 adult boats, 2 kid size - to 120 lb

                              • The small beach area is perfect for castle building.

                                The small beach area is perfect for castle building.

                              • Year round fun, Hot Springs Spa - rated for 5 adults, just steps from your door!

                                Year round fun, Hot Springs Spa - rated for 5 adults, just steps from your door!

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Friday, March 21, 2014

                              $95 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 04/13/14
                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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