"We stayed in this wonderful home from Sep 12 - 20, what a great time we had. You will want for nothing in this home - just bring your personal items and pick up groceries at the nearby market. The kitchen is completely furnished with more dishes, pots and pans, utensils, etc. than you will be able to use. Speaking of the kitchen, the commercial grade stove/oven/griddle inspired me to prepare all of our meals in the house - a first for me on vacation! We used the BBQ on the grill that sits on the patio - steaks and grilled potatoes never tasted so good. The setting is very relaxing, right on the lake. We enjoyed sitting on the patio that overlooks the lake and taking in the sights of the wildlife (mostly the flying and swimming kind). Everyday we saw bald eagles, from young to mature - impressive. The surrounding area is rural, lots of farms and agricultural which makes for a serene setting. We did some antique shopping, tasted wine at local wineries, and a couple of days we didn't leave the house, we read, listened to music, we really enjoyed unwinding in this beautiful house. We went to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival two of the days we were there, what a blast. The house has a marvelous layout, high ceilings, open, but yet a place for everyone, and the way the house is decorated is very cool. Lots of treasures to feast your eyes upon - colorful, fun, tasteful. As far as activity, this house has everything to offer, if you want a lot of activity, the lake and boat are awaiting, if you want relaxation, find your little spot in the house and enjoy your quiet time. Angela's Art Studio on the second level is a child's dream - I loved that room, so cute. Angela also has quite a collection of decorating, cook, craft, and art books that I looked through on a daily basis - the cookbooks were great for preparing meals and the decorating books were great for building that dream house in my mind. The last note that I want to make is about Angela - warm, funny, she could be anyone's friend, we only spent a small time together, but she is the kind of person who makes you feel comfortable and welcome. We were sorry that our time in this great house came to an end because we loved it so much. If you are looking for a great vacation home, stop right here, because you have found it!"
Guest: Linda G.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 22, 2015