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St. Croix River Home with Private Waterfront

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View of cabin from the St. Croix Marina on the other side of river in Hudson WI

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy a week on the water in our river home, a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located near two quaint towns along the majestic St. Croix River: Hudson, WI., and Stillwater, MN. We are just steps away from the water where a huge 12 foot by 40 foot dock awaits. If you don't feel like being outside, there is a large enclosed porch with huge windows to watch the boats slowly troll by. We have 100 feet of private frontage with a sandy beach and for those of you who worry about current, there is little, as the river is very wide and slow moving. The dock will no doubt provide hours of endless entertainment watching the boats lazily drift by. And the best part is that we are in a no wake zone, so there is no danger of boats speeding past and ruining your precious relaxation time.

Within a two minute bike ride, you can access the Afton bike trail and ride into the historic town of Afton for a huge wafflecone at Selma's or maybe you would prefer a martini at the Sail Away Cafe. You can even ride across the bridge into the state of Wisconsin to Hudson where there is excellent live theatre at the Phipps, or great dining along the river at the Pier 500 Restaurant.

We are also just a 10 minute drive from Stillwater, arguably Minnesota's greatest town, with its steep hills, great views, phenomenal antique shops and breathtaking paddleboats. There is so much to do, and so little time. One of our favorite things to do is have a cheese plate and glass of pinot noir at the Dock Cafe. Amazing food and great views. For those who like a fun place to hang out and listen to a band into the late hours of the night, PD Pappy's provides a great time.

Maybe you are an early riser, and would prefer a kayak ride (we have two). There is some amazing wild life to see. This morning, I saw a group of 12 egrets preening in a bay, and a pair of bald eagles were perched in a huge cottonwood above our home. If you love to fish, rumor has it that the walleyes bite often. We have some poles out on the porch, along with some lures. Best of luck and we can't wait to hear the fish stories.

We are also close to Interstate 94 and within 25 to 30 minutes you can be in St. Paul or Minneapolis where city life awaits. Why not take in a Twin's game, or go and see the new Guthrie Theatre, which is architecturally breathtaking. Maybe your goal is to see the place where Mary Tyler Moore threw her hat into the air. The options are limitless. There are even a couple of great shopping malls close by, either Woodbury Lakes, or the Mall of America.

Our home is definitely comfortable and clean, but not fancy. The kitchen and living room were updated in the fall of 2016 with some rustic but modern touches. We wanted it to feel more like a cozy cabin than a city home. However, with 2600 square feet of finished space, you will have ample room to move around and enjoy your surroundings. We do have the kitchen stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc..., and we hope that you can whip up some great meals to enjoy on the huge lower level porch. We are close by and can be easily reached if there is anything else that you might need. We want your experience to be a pleasant one.



Keywords: waterfront, home, cabin, river, sandy beach, dock, Stillwater, Hudson
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Main level only. The main level of the house is on a concrete slab at ground level and a person on s standard wheel chair is able to get in through the garage to all rooms on the main level which include 1 bedroom, laundry room, 3/4 bathroom, family room, and the sun porch. There are not currently grab handles in the main level bathroom. Note: The kitchen, livingroom, 2nd bathroom and two bedrooms are on the upper level and can only be accessed by stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The upper level master bedroom has one queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Second bedroom on upper level has a single & double bunk bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    On ground level and has a queen and a twin bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) The master bedroom has a queen bed and so does the ground level bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a futon in the family room located on the ground level. Bunk Beds (1) The bunk in the upper bedroom has a double on the bottom and a twin on top. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable TV is included...moreless

  • Television:

    One television with basic cable is provided in the living room...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    This property has approximately 100 feet of waterfront on the north end of Lake St. Croix, a very wide area on the St. Croix River....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    This property has approximately 100 feet of waterfront on the north end of Lake St. Croix, a very wide area on the St. Croix River....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This property has approximately 100 feet of waterfront on the north end of Lake St. Croix, a very wide area on the St. Croix River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The upper level has a wood burning fireplace. The main level also has a fireplace, but it is no longer in use....moreless

  • Garage:

    The garage door height is ~ 6' and will not fit many vehicles. One parking spot can be made available with advance notice....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central forced air heat throughout. In floor heating in the main level family room....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is room for 3-4 vehicles in the driveway. One parking spot is always reserved for us to park while using our boats....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    RV's will not fit in the tight turnaround area we have, but with advanced notice, boat trailers up to 22' could be accommodated on site. Larger trailers than that will need to be parked at a near by marina....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    May through October Comcast cable-based broadband with one Ethernet attachment and a secured WiFi router may be available. Validate if required. 315465 / VRBO315465...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    The upper level has a wood burning fireplace. The lower level fireplace is not functional....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All dishes, silverware and cooking utensils are included. Has coffee maker, toaster and crock pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, silverware and cooking utensils are included. Has coffee maker, toaster and crock pot....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Center island built in table with stools and open shelving. All dishes, silverware and cooking utensils are included. Has coffee maker, toaster and crock pot....moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a main level sun porch that is 32' by 12' and is only 22 feet from the sea wall....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks are available, a single seat and a double seat...moreless

 

Reviews

4.8
from 26 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 1 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$260 $325
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$375
Nightly Rate - Gap Coverage
Jun 19 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$295 $395
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,335

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

July 4
Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2017
5 night min stay
$455
$2,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Aug 2017 Gap Weekend
Aug 11 - Aug 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$410

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 5 - Nov 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$260 $350
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall/Winter 17-18 - 1
Nov 6 - Jan 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$199 $285
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Superbowl 2018
Jan 31 - Feb 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$425 $500
Fri, Sat, Sun
Late Fall/Winter 17-18 - 12
Feb 6 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$199 $285
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$295 $395
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,335

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $140 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.125%

Notes:

Check in/out Times: Standard check in is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am.

Cancellations Policy: Cancellations made more than 30 days before arrival will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made 30 days or less will not receive a refund.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Location

26 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Bungalow Inn
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stone Ridge Golf Club
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak / Twin Cities Light Rail
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Bungalow Inn
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lakeland Public Beach
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: My wife and I always joke about how we came to own this house. It started with her saying she wanted a boat. That led to me buying a truck, which led to us renting a slip, which led to much frustration and expense, which led to me looking for property, which left her saying, 'All I wanted was a boat.' We bought our home when our boys were young and wanted them to grow up with great memories of life on the river. They spent countless hours jumping on the Rave trampoline, swimming with their friends and learning to navigate a boat on the St. Croix. We have never regretted living in this beautiful river valley and can't wait to share it with you.

Why the Owner Chose Lakeland, MN, USA:
-my grandparents had a cottage in Lake St. Croix Beach, and as a child, there was no place better to be than going to spend some time with them on the river. My uncle continued the tradition and purchased their cottage and we continued the to enjoy the St. Croix valley. When I grew up, and finally had the chance to purchase some waterfront property, I knew there was only once place for me: the St. Croix.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
-life jackets -bike trail -kayaking -fishing -sandy beach -huge dock -option to park your boat -no wake zone -friendly neighbors -quiet road -easy access to Hwy. 94 -children's park one block away


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Photos

  • View of cabin from the St. Croix Marina on the other side of river in  Hudson WI

    View of cabin from the St. Croix Marina on the other side of river in Hudson WI

  • Aerial view toward river from over driveway

    Aerial view toward river from over driveway

  • front view of home

    front view of home

  • Ramp, dock and sandy shoreline area on river

    Ramp, dock and sandy shoreline area on river

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • Living room - after updates.

    Living room - after updates.

  • Upper bath, double room

    Upper bath, double room

  • Main level family room

    Main level family room

  • Hudson Birkmose Park Indian Burial Mounds on River Bluff

    Hudson Birkmose Park Indian Burial Mounds on River Bluff

  • Winter on the river

    Winter on the river

  • Kitchen - updated

    Kitchen - updated

  • Sun Porch

    Sun Porch

  • View from dock back to beach and house

    View from dock back to beach and house

  • Facing west toward property and shore from on the river

    Facing west toward property and shore from on the river

  • Upper level 2nd bedroom with twin and double bunk

    Upper level 2nd bedroom with twin and double bunk

  • Kitchen  - after updates

    Kitchen - after updates

  • Main level bedroom with queen and twin beds

    Main level bedroom with queen and twin beds

  • Main level bathroom

    Main level bathroom

  • Hudson WI water front park

    Hudson WI water front park

  • Trumpeter Swans and Geese on the shore / ice in the winter

    Trumpeter Swans and Geese on the shore / ice in the winter

VRBO #315465

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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