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Amazing Home on the Best Lake on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes

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Simply AMAZING. It doesn't get better!

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alexandria house description

Come enjoy all that Alexandria and the Chain of Lakes have to offer. Lake Carlos is the largest lake in a chain of five lakes and has deep/clean water that is perfect for swimming, fishing, or water skiing. The house is located on a pleasantly landscaped hill with fantastic views of Lake Carlos and is a perfect place for enjoying Minnesota summer days. Our property has a sandy beach that complements the sandy bottom of Lake Carlos, both of which make playing in the lake THE thing to do during your stay.

The dock and boat lift can be utilized during your stay and are perfect for storing your boat, making access to the water simple and easy (note that there are several public boat launches nearby). Fishing off the dock is a must with abundant pan fish, northern, bass and walleye. Or those with a boat can explore any of the other four lakes that are all attached to Lake Carlos via water channels. The house also has a large lakeside deck for those who would prefer to sit and enjoy watching the water fun.

The home has a very open feeling, with vaulted ceilings and large windows that allow you to take in amazing sunsets over beautiful Lake Carlos. The main floor provides a large master bedroom that is warm and cozy. There are gas fire places in both the master bedroom and living room, perfect for taking the chill off. There is a full bath located in the master bathroom. The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen for your use. The second large deck is located just outside the dining room giving you the option to dine inside or out. There is an amazing loft that comfortably sleeps guests or family, while still allowing them to have a beautiful lake view. For convenience, there is a ¾ bathroom located up in the loft. The basement offers alternative activities from all the outdoor fun, with a full size pool table, cable TV, and access to an outdoor patio which is equipped with a fire pit. Another full bath is located in the basement. On days when the weather is less than perfect for water fun, you can still enjoy the beautiful lake view or read a good book from the cozy 3 season porch located just off the main level.

For scuba diving enthusiasts: Lake Carlos is also the deepest lake on the Chain at 163’, and just a short distance off the dock it gets to 120’ deep, which makes it AWESOME for beginning and advanced scuba diving. I have been down to 100ft not far off the dock with good visibility by Minnesota standards. So, if you need some deep dives, you’ve found your spot.

The local area offers many outdoor and indoor activities. Bring your bike, rollerblades or walking shoes and enjoy the miles of beautiful trails. There are 55 miles of trails traversing the county side, check out Central Lakes Trail for more information. Test your driving skills at the go cart track or watch the professionals at the local speedway. Make sure you bring your clubs: there are six 18-hole courses within 20 miles, along with numerous other 9-hole courses. Is hitting the long ball not for you? Rent a putter and take the family out for a game of mini golf. Or visit the many little shops in historic downtown Alexandria or other nearby towns, visit the local museums, take in a Northwood’s league baseball game or enjoy one of the many weekend festivals often taking place. How about taking in an award-winning vineyard? They will offer you a glass of wine while you take in the scenery and unwind from a busy day. A visit to Minnesota’s first legal distillery http://www.pantherdistillery.com/ can offer an interesting afternoon activity

If motorcycling riding is for you, there are endless places to checkout within a close distance. If you want to take that bike for a little longer, but doable day ride, Lake Itasca State park, which is known as the start of the Mighty Mississippi, is an easy ride and is less than 2 hours down the road. There are several nice stops along the way for a picnic or many great restaurants along the way to enjoy. No matter what you choose to do, Minnesota offers spectacular scenery anytime of the year.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            2 gas fireplaces...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Water softener and whole house charcoal water filter. Makes great drinking water!!!!!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Pool Table

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    I don't have either Kayaks or Canoes but within 1 mile of the house is the Long Prairie river which is great for canoeing or kayaking ...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    There is pontoon rental within 2 miles of the home. If interested please request more information...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    2 decks and 2 patio's...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Golf

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        You will have 100ft of private lake shore property with sandy beach...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Groceries
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Water Parks
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Museums
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer High Season
                      Jun 29 - Sep 7, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,450
                      Fall Rate
                      Sep 15 - Nov 16
                      1 night min stay
                      $275
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 17 - Nov 24
                      1 night min stay
                      $300
                      Early Winter
                      Nov 25 - Dec 17
                      1 night min stay
                      $275
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 18 - Jan 5
                      3 night min stay
                      $325
                      Winter/Spring
                      Jan 6 - May 17
                      1 night min stay
                      $275
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,350

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Cleaning $100
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      $100.00 cleaning and supplies fee

                      Monthly rates available


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                      Location

                      150 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

                      Car: Necessary

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: We bought this home to be our retirement home before we retired. We grew up in Minnesota but traveled the world for work but still love the Lakes of Minnesota.

                      Why the Owner Chose Alexandria:
                      We brought this property because it's an ideally arranged home to have the best access and views of Lake Carlos along with entertaining family and friends while providing enough beds to have those cherished folks spend the night with you!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Lake access, pool table, Carlos State park close by, free cable and WIFI access. Full kitchen and grill available.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Simply AMAZING.  It doesn't get better!

                        Simply AMAZING. It doesn't get better!

                      • 3 season porch great place for reading a book on a rainy day

                        3 season porch great place for reading a book on a rainy day

                      • View of kitchen and living room from the loft

                        View of kitchen and living room from the loft

                      • Kitchen with sun coming in from skylights

                        Kitchen with sun coming in from skylights

                      • Masterbath with whirlpool bath

                        Masterbath with whirlpool bath

                      • Great water skiing conditions

                        Great water skiing conditions

                      • Imagine fishing first thing in the morning with a nice cup of hot coffee

                        Imagine fishing first thing in the morning with a nice cup of hot coffee

                      • Entrance to the loft area

                        Entrance to the loft area

                      • View of living room with large windows to watch the amazing sunsets

                        View of living room with large windows to watch the amazing sunsets

                      • Dining room area

                        Dining room area

                      • Seating area in master bedroom

                        Seating area in master bedroom

                      • View from upper deck

                        View from upper deck

                      VRBO #473917

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                      $275 - $350 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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                      Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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