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Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery

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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We welcome guests all year! At Doane Cottage you are right at the lake. Just a few steps to the water. No hills or distance between you and beautiful Lake Miltona!

Wake up to vaulted knotty pine ceilings, hardwood floors, and a pillow top queen-size bed in each of the 2 bedrooms. Both bedrooms have a closet and shelves for your belongings.
The private lakeside sunroom can double as additional sleeping space, offering a Disc-O-Bed-Cam-O-Bunk for guests to enjoy. In bunk form, the top bunk is 3 feet up. The bunk also by comes apart to make 2 beds side by side. Each bed is approximately 3 feet by 7 feet, suitable for both adults and children.
The sunroom is furnished with wicker from Pier One, including a hanging Swing-a-San chair, a favorite of many. Whether used as a common area or sleeping space, the wicker remains in the sunroom for the enjoyment of everyone.

One bathroom has a small tub, with a hand held shower, a handy feature for families. The other bathroom has a walk-in shower with a glass door.

A washer (soft water!) and dryer will save you a trip to the laundromat, resulting in more time for you at the lake! Kitchen and bath towels and bed linens are provided.

In the living room, you can watch the flat screen TV, surf the net using free wifi, or just gaze out the picture window at the lake. There is a DVD for the TV, and also a small DVD player that can be used in the bedroom. Have family game night using one of the board games available!

Create home-cooked fare in the kitchen, using the full-size electric cook top and oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, crock pot, coffee maker, toaster, and just for fun, a waffle maker. Cupboards are stocked with pans, dishes, and utensils ready for your use. Grill those brats and burgers on the large gas grill! Dine at the breakfast table in the kitchen, at the snack bar, or take your meals in the sunroom, where there is a larger table that you may use.

For warm days, switch on the air-conditioning, or you may use the fans if you prefer. There are also ceiling fans in the sun room and the kitchen. Other notes: baseboard heat, and small single car garage.

Have your morning coffee on the deck overlooking the lake, or in the comfort of slingback chairs at the outdoor dining table.

Cozy up beside the lakeside fire ring; the first campfire wood is included in your rental (marshmallow sticks too!). The big lake with its open sky displays incomparable views of the stars, moon, and clouds.

Situated on a quiet dead end road, with no neighbors to the back of the cottage, enjoy the privacy Doane Cottage has to offer. Fifteen yards of level walkway will take you from the house to the lake; a sandy lake bottom, with a shallow swim area suited for kids.

The dock can be used to tie up your boat and there is electricity at the dock. The bay is sheltered, and has calm waters. Situated right outside the bay is a concrete public boat launch, so launching and landing is no problem! If you do not own a boat, the resorts right on the lake have fishing boats and pontoons available for rent. Included in the cottage rental are two ocean kayaks, a paddleboat, and life preservers for your use.

Wildlife is abundant at Lake Miltona. Spot Pileated Woodpeckers, loons, egrets, ducks, turtles, pelicans, and much more, while just sitting on the bench at the end of the dock.

At 5,800 acres, Lake Miltona is the largest lake of over 300 in the Alexandria area, and it is a premier fishing spot, with muskies, walleye, northerns, bass, varieties of sunfish, and more. Its size makes it an excellent playground for water sports, and the lake itself is easy to navigate, with its clear water and sandy bars.

The area boasts a winery that is open daily, live theater as well as a cinema, and a bowling alley. There is a selection of restaurants for every palate, ranging from Angelina's pizza and pasta, to Bella's romantic Italian, to Bugaboo Bay Carribean. Tennessee Roadhouse has fantastic ribs, and Chet's Lakeside Inn has been featured in GQ Magazine, and is the home of a secret Swedish Chicken recipe.

For golf enthusiasts, there are no fewer than eight golf courses in the area, with the nearest being the Lake Miltona Golf Club, located on the other side of the lake. Arrow wood Golf Course and Geneva Golf Course are two of the others that are nearby.

Head to town, where you will discover antique shops, boutiques, a maritime museum, and a historical museum. For your favorite cravings there are chain restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream shops. On the edge of town, take advantage of the mini golf course, go carts, horseback riding, and indoor water park.

Find fast thrills at the weekly stock car races or the demolition derby, or slow the pace at the vintage car and boat shows during the summer.

Minnesota is proud to be known as a 'rails to trails' state, and the Central Lakes Bike Trail runs right through Alexandria, winds around the lakes, and extends as far as you want to ride through the neighboring small towns and picturesque countryside. There are bikes and equipment for rental in town..

Alexandria has something for everyone, with a skate park, a library, a YMCA, and a park complete with ducks to feed (you bring the bread!). Kick back and relax! There is even opportunity for spa services, ranging from massage to body wraps.

There's a lot here, but this list is not exhaustive. You will not run out of things to do! Your hosts will provide you with literature, and are happy to give you directions and further info. Welcome to Doane Cottage on Lake Miltona in Minnesota! The countryside is scenic, and the people are friendly (Have you heard the term 'Minnesota Nice'? These are the people!).

For ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, please VISIT us on FACEBOOK at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Doane-Cottage-on-Lake-Miltona/443051025746787?fref=ts

Keywords: Minnesota Cabin, Cabin in Minnesota, cabin in MN, getaway, family getaway, cottage, beach, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, Lake Miltona, Alexandria, family friendly, girls' weekend

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible party must be 25+...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    located in hall between bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    stand up shower, located off of entry...moreless

Other Amenities

  • croquet set life jackets available

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Limited books and magazines. Many area guidesbooks and maps....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    shelf of games in living room....moreless

  • Television:

    40+ channels, DVD, and flat screen in living room; additional small screen DVD player for use elsewhere...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    100 feet of sandy, level lakeshore, swim area has a gentle grade suited for children as well as adults....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    15 yards from the cottage to the shore; grassy lawn on quiet, dead end road with mature oak trees. Situated on a tranquil bay of a large lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 window air conditioners...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    bring your laptop and use our wifi hotspot for surfing; limited data, no streaming video, please....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    small to mid size vehicle...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat, with a gas furnace in case of power outage....moreless

  • Internet:

    Available free for surfing. You may pre-purchase data if you wish to watch a movie....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and towels provided, but please bring beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lakeside. Couch, lazyboy, loveseat....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    dock space for boat and trailer parking available, but not RV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    we use our cell phones; reception is great everywhere, even on the lake!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    not beach towels, only bath towels kitchen linens also provided, as well as many paper products...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    and dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    full size stovetop and oven, toaster, automatic drip coffee maker, waffle iron, crock pot, electric mixer, pizza pans, muffin tins...moreless

  • Microwave:

    1000 watts...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric full size...moreless

Outside

  • Water Sports Gear:

    a couple inflatable floaties, bazooka water toys...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Time Rate
May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$169
Fall Rate
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$129
Winter Rate
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$119

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $69 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7.375%

Notes:

DURING PEAK SEASON (Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend), A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IS ONLY POSSIBLE during the nights of MONDAY through THURSDAY.

A 3 night stay NOT to INCLUDE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, or SUNDAY nights.

DURING PEAK SEASON, stays involving the nights of FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY have a 5 night MINIMUM.

A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL DAYS OF THE WEEK DURING THE OFF SEASON.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Alexandria Municipal Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Leaf Valley Mercantile Bar and Grill
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Miltona Golf Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Jefferson Lines Bus
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 94
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chet's Lakeside Inn
24 Miles
Nearest Ski
Andes Tower Hills Ski Area
Alexandria
Nearest Beach
In front of cottage

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Tom works in medical imaging, and Jane works in education and also at a group home. Married 25 years, we live in the Metropolitan suburb of Ham Lake and are proud parents of 3 adult daughters. Aside from time spent at the lake, we both enjoy the outdoors, biking, reading, and anything that has to do with family. We like to meet people, and enjoy travel.

Why the Owner Chose Alexandria:
We both love the water. Tom is a longtime boat owner, and Jane grew up beside a lake, on a farm just north of here. Friends and relatives live in this area, and we vacationed here before we purchased this cottage.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The view from anywhere on the property is so relaxing and therapeutic. Coming to the cottage is a dramatic change from the pace of workaday life. Cozy and charming are the remarks we hear in response to the vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and the sunroom with its wicker furniture. The size of the lake makes it a great playground for water sports and fishing. This cottage means spending more time with family and friends, and making them a priority. The Alexandria area caters to the visitor, but is not over crowded, and has somethng to offer persons of any taste or interest.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Cozy Cottage getaway!

    Cozy Cottage getaway!

  • A gathering place; the bench at the end of the dock.

    A gathering place; the bench at the end of the dock.

  • Bass caught from the dock, June of 2013.

    Bass caught from the dock, June of 2013.

  • Try our swing chair, and experience the cool breezes in our sun porch.

    Try our swing chair, and experience the cool breezes in our sun porch.

  • The cheery lakeside kitchen looks over the snack counter into living room.

    The cheery lakeside kitchen looks over the snack counter into living room.

  • Walk in shower in one of the two bathrooms.

    Walk in shower in one of the two bathrooms.

  • Bathroom with tub and hand held shower.

    Bathroom with tub and hand held shower.

  • A typical morning view; the lake like a mirror in the calm bay.

    A typical morning view; the lake like a mirror in the calm bay.

  • The fun is just beginning when the sun goes down. We provide the wood for a fire

    The fun is just beginning when the sun goes down. We provide the wood for a fire

  • The big Lake Miltona-there are miles and miles of it outside the bay!

    The big Lake Miltona-there are miles and miles of it outside the bay!

  • Swimming by the dock, 
the bottom is sandy and shallow.

    Swimming by the dock, the bottom is sandy and shallow.

  • Tom and Jane enjoying a shared passion: time at the lake!

    Tom and Jane enjoying a shared passion: time at the lake!

  • Relax on the deck or on the lawn under the old oak.

    Relax on the deck or on the lawn under the old oak.

  • You can tie your boat to the dock in our calm, sheltered bay.

    You can tie your boat to the dock in our calm, sheltered bay.

  • 'Sunny' results can be found fishing from the dock : )

    'Sunny' results can be found fishing from the dock : )

  • Nestle in to a comfy couch in the living room, enjoy the lake view, or watch TV.

    Nestle in to a comfy couch in the living room, enjoy the lake view, or watch TV.

  • Blue bedroom with queen bed and pine ceiling highlighted by triangle of windows.

    Blue bedroom with queen bed and pine ceiling highlighted by triangle of windows.

  • Full closet with mirror in red bedroom. Queen bed with scrolled metal headboard.

    Full closet with mirror in red bedroom. Queen bed with scrolled metal headboard.

  • Washer, dryer, and soft water for your comfort and convenience.

    Washer, dryer, and soft water for your comfort and convenience.

  • Come here for the fishing!

    Come here for the fishing!

  • Lakeside Dining=Quality Living

    Lakeside Dining=Quality Living

  • Morning fishing on Lake Miltona

    Morning fishing on Lake Miltona

  • You will discover an abundance of surprises from nature here at Doane Cottage.

    You will discover an abundance of surprises from nature here at Doane Cottage.

  • Look for the welcome sign on the back door.

    Look for the welcome sign on the back door.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/29/2015
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