Large 1911 Cottage on Unspoiled St. Croix, Near Twin Cities(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)
Since this house was built in 1912 it has been altered and expanded and updated gradually without losing any of its old-world charm; antiques (and the quirks and idiosyncrasies that come with a country house that has grown organically along with a family over the course of a century) coexist with modern conveniences.
The house is great for family gatherings. It features numerous bedrooms (including two sleeping porches): one queen-size bed, two full-size, and five twin (plus a very comfy sofa); a Pack 'n' Play can be provided. There are two-and-a-half baths (including one claw-foot tub and one shower). There is a large, charming, well-equipped kitchen with a separate eating area; a big living room with high ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace; a screened dining porch with a long table; a rear utility/laundry porch; a large, screened gazebo-style front porch and an unscreened deck, both overlooking the river. In the summer, one can sit on the front porch or deck and observe the hummingbirds zooming and hovering and frequenting the flowers and hummingbird feeders; our seed feeders also attract an array of birdlife. A swing hangs from one of the towering, old white pines at the edge of the lawn.
There is a shared boat landing/swimming area with dock (and canoe and kayak which renters may use); if you have your own boat to put in, there is a public boat-launch nearby, and from there you may keep your boat on our shoreline. (Note that we are in a Slow/No Wake zone.) The St. Croix river is great for swimming, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, and hanging out on sandbars.
Although secluded, the house is one mile from a state park with hiking trails, five minutes from the historic village of Marine-on-St.-Croix, and twenty minutes each to Taylor's Falls/St.Croix Falls, Stillwater, and Forest Lake, which offer rock-climbing, antique shops, gourmet restaurants, movies, paddlewheel river-boat rides. The small town of Osceola, ten minutes away, offers some of the above as well as weekend antique train rides down the valley and back, about an hour and a half roundtrip.
Well-behaved dogs welcome with damage deposit (and we ask that you please pick up after your dog). No cats.
This house is strictly non-smoking.
More photos available on request.
Keywords: St. Croix, River, Tennis, Vintage, Cottage, Cabin, Old, Antique, Quirky, Quiet, Birds, Bird-watching, Wildlife, Nature, Woods, Scenic, Peaceful, Canoe, Kayak, Paddling, Old World, Reading
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Member since: 2005
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Jul 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
Payment is by check. A nonrefundable deposit of $800 is required to secure the rental. * Balance of rent due 14 days prior to occupancy. * A $300 cleaning fee is required. * A refundable damage deposit of $1000 is required. * An additional returnable deposit of $250 is required for dogs. (Damage deposit, cleaning fee, and pet fee, if applicable, are due on or before arrival.)
Owner's cancellation policy:
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The house from mid-river
The front deck
Front porch from living room door
The living room
The dining porch, looking thru laundry porch toward kitchen door in background
Master bedroom opens onto screened front porch (river visible through door)
Early morning mist rising off the sunlit river
The house from the bank, morning.
Front screened gazebo-porch — a great place to watch the river go by!
Front porch, morning paper
Twelve foot ceiling
The dining porch
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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