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Cozy, Vintage Home, Quiet Neighborhood, Walk or Bike to Lake City's Attractions

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake City house description

Vintage home built in 1900, named Captain's Quarters in memory of my late husband, Riverboat Captain Mark W. Peters, who piloted the paddlewheeler Hiawatha, on the Mississippi River and gave guided tours on Lake Pepin. This is how the 3 bedrooms came to be named. The Mississippi Room consists of a queen bed, electric fireplace and a private balcony. The Lake Pepin Room has a full size bed and electric fireplace. The Hiawatha Room features a full size bed and electric fireplace. All three bedrooms have closets supplied with robes, towels, shower mat and an extra blanket. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a free standing soaker bathtub. Kitchen is fully equipped with an eat in dinette and a breakfast counter. It also includes a full size refrigerator with ice maker, range, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, mixer, slow cooker, and all the utensils and cookware needed for making a meal and eating in. The dining room features a round oak table, gas fireplace, and French doors that open to the deck which has a charcoal BBQ grill, table and chairs. Living room has a TV, with cable, Blu Ray/DVD Player, Wi-Fi. There is also a three season porch with board games, puzzles, books, electric fireplace, and VCR player, to watch those classic movies. Outside there is a backyard fire pit with firewood, bean bag toss game, and two bicycles available for your bike riding enjoyment. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a small town in a quiet neighborhood. Off street parking, forced air heat and central air, washer and dryer. I also have home made complimentary treats baked for all my guests!

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Not Suitable For Children:

            The house is suited primarily for adults wanting a quiet and relaxing get away. I have furnished this house with vintage items and some antiques....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed in outside designated areas only....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least 21 years of age...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Lake Pepin: 1 double

            Electric Fireplace...moreless

          • Hiawatha: 1 double

            Electric Fireplace...moreless

          • Mississippi: 1 queen

            Electric Fireplace, balcony (cozy for an evening cocktail)...moreless

          • All are furnished with some antiques and vintage pieces. Rooms have closets supplied with robes, bath mats, towels, and extra blankets for your use. Beds have down alternative comforters and all have at least four pillows for your comfort....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


          • Walk in shower, stool, pedestal sink. An attached room has a free standing, vintage style soaker tub. Also in the room is an electric fireplace and music to listen to while relaxing in the tub....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining Room has round oak table with 4 chairs. Could seat up to a total of 6. Gas Fireplace provides warm romantic atmosphere for that special celebration. Outside dining on the deck seats up to 7....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee Maker with coffee provided, Tea Kettle and teas provided and Keurig single cup...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            coffee grinder, toaster, waffle iron, mixer,smoothie blender and crockpot...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            With dinette that seats 4 and breakfast counter that seats 3...moreless

          • Oven:


          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Living Room:

            TV, cable, Blu Ray/DVD Player, sofa (seats 4) 2 chairs, coffee table. Living Room also furnished with antiques and vintage items....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace in dining room and electric fireplaces in Mississippi,Lake Pepin, Hiawatha rooms, tub room, and porch...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All Bedding and lap blankets for those chilly nights outside on the balcony....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels, bath robes, kitchen towels and beach towels....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:


          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Picnic lunches available, Mid April through October for an additional charge. Request must be made at time of reservation....moreless


              • Books:

                Hard cover, paperbacks, fiction, non fiction, religious, romance, western, historical....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Turn Table with vinyl records in the Dining Room and AM FM Radio in the porch....moreless

              • Music Library:

                CD's in the tub room and vinyl records in the Dining Room....moreless

              • Games:

                Board games, jigsaw puzzles and bean bag toss outside....moreless

              • Video Library:

                DVDs and VHS, classics, comedies, romance....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Blu Ray/DVD...moreless

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable


                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Municipal Swimming Pool, approximately 1 mile. Swim Beach approximately .5 mile....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        X country skiing and snow shoeing at Hok-Si-La Park and Frontenac State Park. Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding at Wabasha and Welch a short drive. Ice Skating with warming house at Underwood Park....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        At rear of house and extending to the side. Table and chairs for outdoor dining and relaxing....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Canoeing and Inner tubing in Zumbro Falls, 15 minutes drive time. Kayaking on Lake Pepin....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        2 golf courses in Lake City and 4 more within 15 minutes or less drive time....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Vintage Schwinn Cruisers, man's and woman's, helmets not provided....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Outside the Mississippi Room with cocktail table and 2 chairs....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal with chimney starter and charcoal for one grilling...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Tennis courts downtown near Marina and Ohuta Park...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Fire pit with one bundle of firewood and seating...moreless


                      • Romantic
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic
                      • Budget
                      • Tourist Attractions


                      • Churches
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Hunting
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Kayaking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Hospital
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Jet Skiing


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                      1 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Tax Rate 9.875%


                      Check in 3 PM, check out 11 AM.

                      $99.00 nightly rate based on one couple using one bedroom, nightly rate for two bedrooms is $128.00, and nightly rate for 3 bedrooms $157.00. Maximum 2 guests per room.

                      One night deposit by check required to hold your reservation and balance due at check in along with credit card for security/damage deposit. 2.75% fee will be added to the total cost if a credit card must be used. If cancelled, deposit refunded if your stay is re-booked by another renter. Reservations are for registered guests only. Telephone call required to confirm reservation.

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                      Last updated: 09/12/2014
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                      43 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Rochester Intl Airport, Rochester
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak Station, Red Wing
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US Highways 61 & 63
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lake Pepin (Ohuta Park)
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Bars downtown Lake City
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      X Country Skiing Hok-Si-La Park & Downhill Wabasha
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Jewell Golf Club
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Chickadee Cottage

                      My vacation rental property is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, off the busy highways. We are located within a short walking distance of the downtown area; which has a wide selection of shops, eating establishments and bars. We are also located only minutes from the marina, the city's beautiful parks, and the exceptional lakeshore. If you are looking for a longer walk, with a view to boot; you can access the river walk. Starting downtown, the river walk extends north to south, following the breathtaking lake scenery along the entire walkway. Enjoy wine? Just a short drive away, try locally made wines at Great River Winery!


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1987

                      About the owner: With the exception of a few years after High School graduation, I am a lifelong Lake City resident. I attended schools in Lake City and after completion of Post Secondary education, I worked in the health care system in Lake City for several years, before retiring in 2010. I continue to live here with my current husband, also retired.

                      Why the Owner Chose Lake City:
                      Again I have lived here and worked here all my life. The home was purchased by myself and my late husband, Mark in 1987. We loved the area, especially the river and the lake and made a decision to remain here to raise our two children.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The home mainly attracted us because it was affordable and we really looked forward to owning our first home. As time went on, we appreciated the fact we could add our own touches to it. The main attraction to us was the location , age of the house , wood floors and the openness of the living room and dining room. The house is very old but exudes a feeling of warmth. I have opted to accent it with vintage and antique items some from childhood, others found through my passion for collecting.

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                      • Sunrise on Lake Pepin

                        Sunrise on Lake Pepin

                      • Captain's Quarters

                        Captain's Quarters

                      • Side deck

                        Side deck

                      • Backyard Firepit

                        Backyard Firepit

                      • Back deck with BBQ grill and eating area

                        Back deck with BBQ grill and eating area

                      • Three season porch

                        Three season porch

                      • Kitchen


                      • Kitchen


                      • Bathroom


                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Mississippi Room

                        Mississippi Room

                      • Hiawatha Room

                        Hiawatha Room

                      • Street view of Captain's Quarters

                        Street view of Captain's Quarters

                      • We have our own Welcome Wagon

                        We have our own Welcome Wagon

                      • Back yard view of Captain's Quarters

                        Back yard view of Captain's Quarters

                      • A perfect day for a picnic, and a ride on the  Vintage style bikes

                        A perfect day for a picnic, and a ride on the Vintage style bikes

                      • Balcony off of Mississippi Room

                        Balcony off of Mississippi Room

                      • Three season porch

                        Three season porch

                      • Kitchen


                      • Laundry Room

                        Laundry Room

                      • Soaking Tub

                        Soaking Tub

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Pepin Room

                        Pepin Room

                      • Sunset on Lake Pepin

                        Sunset on Lake Pepin

                      VRBO #509040

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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Friday, August 29, 2014

                      $99 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/12/14
                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
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