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Wisconsin Panoramic waterfront view (12 miles east of Stillwater Minnesota)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,180 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom: Ideal base to visit beautiful, historic St Croix River Valley area

Enjoy your stay in our quiet, peaceful, rural setting on 3-acres located with local shopping & services less than 5 miles away. Drive less than 30 minutes in any direction to explore several historic towns with unique shops featuring antiques, vintage or upcycled items, boutiques and award winning restaurants, breweries, distilleries or wineries. Not a shopper? The natural habitat in this area is so beautiful. Enjoy cross-country or downhill skiing, hiking, golfing, canoeing, kayaking or an outdoor concert or stay home in an ideal setting for quality time together with family or friends.

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Looking for individual sleeping accommodations? Beds available for 6: (1 queen, 2 full, 2 single and deluxe queen inflatable mattress).

Maximum accommodation: 8 guests (including infants and children).

Driving distance or time: Stillwater, Minnesota or Osceola, WI: 12 miles ; Hudson: 15 miles ; Minneapolis-St Paul international airport: 50 minutes ; Downtown St Paul: 30 minutes. Check-in time is 12:00 p.m.; Check-out time is 2:00 p.m.

Note: Please respect we cannot rent to a guest who smokes. There is a no-smoking restriction on the entire property with NO exceptions. For groups of 4 or more a $50 cleaning fee is charged.

The 1,800 sq. ft. house has: open floor plan for kitchen/dining/living room; oak table for dining can seat up to 8 guests comfortably with table extensions; cozy gas fire place in living room with comfortable L-shaped leather sofa and club chairs. Full bathroom w/tub/shower on main floor, full bathroom with whirlpool tub on 2nd floor. 3-season enclosed porch has a quality treadmill, love seat/ottoman, table for playing cards, games, etc.

SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS:

-- Queen posture-pedic mattress in the main floor master bedroom (Walk-in closet can easily accommodate a portable crib).

-- Full platform bed in bedroom with a treetop view on main floor.

-- Upstairs: Full-size bed with chaise lounge in master bedroom suite.

-- Upstairs: Two single twin beds in smaller bedroom.

MAXIMUM number of guests is 8 (including children) or daytime visitors. 6 guests maximum sleeping in individual beds and on an inflatable queen mattress. 8 guests maximum total.

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Basic amenities included: Quality towels & bedding, soaps, shampoo & conditioner, hand lotion, hair dryer, toilet paper & tissue, paper towels and napkins. plush bathrobes for (1-4) guests. Ceiling fans in bedrooms, living room and enclosed porch. Coffee maker (inc. coffee & filters), microwave, toaster, ice maker, variety of cookware, serving bowls and trays, utensils, and bake ware, bread maker, large crock pot, mixer, waffle iron, dinnerware, cereal & pasta bowls, beverage & wine glasses, basic cooking and pantry supplies.

WiFi internet provided. Cell phone coverage on the property is excellent.

32' HD television, DVD player, CD and DVD library, playing cards, cribbage board, dominoes, books ranging in interest from infant to adult, exercise treadmill, toys: stuffed animals, legos, duplos.

Enjoy the beautiful hilltop view from living room or deck. Hiking trails on the property lead to waterfront and a grassy area for a picnic. Our lake is on the migration path of geese. Swimming isn't recommended. An excellent swimming beach at Perch Lake Park which has canoe and paddle boat rentals is 12 miles from house.

Year-round activities to suite anyone's interests within 20 minutes in any direction. Local services nearby: grocery, library, doctor, hospital, dentist, ATM/Bank, laundromat, beauty shop, recreation centers (including indoor swimming), restaurants, gas stations and auto repair.

More Details

Owner
Shirley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Shirley

We are retired, empty-nesters not ready to leave this beautiful property. My husband and I grew up in the Minneapolis-St Paul area. We are experienced vacation rental travelers, and enjoy sailing, fishing, golfing, motorcycling, hiking, and the arts. My life-long hobby is photography.

Shirley purchased this house in 1997

Why Shirley chose Wisconsin

We wanted to enjoy the best of rural living (privacy, solitude, a variety of birds and wildlife, wide-open spaces and heavily-wooded areas) with an easy commute to Minneapolis-St. Paul to enjoy everything city-living has to offer and the Mpls.-St. Paul airport.

Being close to Sillwater, Minnesota, a town I visited often before moving here, has so much to offer: a beautiful waterfront, historic architecture, unique shops and restaurants was a bonus.

What makes this house unique

Our home is well-built in an extremely quiet neighborhood. Laminate-wood floors in the 3-season porch and 2nd floor bedroom upstairs. Master bedroom on main floor carpeted in berber. Soft, low carpeting in the bedrooms. Hilltop, panoramic views from the deck, rooms in the back of the house, and the bonfire pit. Hike trails on the property for a good workout, especially climbing back uphill. Snowshoe or cross-country ski on fresh snow without having to pack up the car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home was perhaps the nicest one we have rented and we have been doing this for almost 30 years. You are so organized and your home so clean and well supplied....we really enjoyed sitting on the porch and also the living room comfortable sofa to watch a movie. The shop "My happy place" in Somerset was really fun too!



Thanks again for letting us stay in your home!
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Somerset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2180 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , 2nd floor bathroom: Please note: No Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , in master bedroom on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , platform bed in smaller bedroom on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Spacious master bedroom upstairs with a chaise lounge
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Wisconsin Panoramic waterfront view (12 miles east of Stillwater Minnesota)
average rating of 4.923077 based on 41 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

Lovely, relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

A group of 4 ladies in a book club stayed over a beautiful spring weekend. The house was spacious, well-equipped, immaculate & conveniently-located. The owner had a lot of information about things to do in the area & a good guide to the house. A memorable weekend.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what the family needed!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Shirley for sharing your wonderful home! My family and I needed a low stress weekend and your home provided exactly that! We loved playing football and badminton in the back yard with the relaxing waterfront views. Your home was inviting and "home away from home"! We are all feeling renergized and reconnected!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad the change we made to your reservation worked out so well for your family, especially your children and thanks for being excellent guests. If you consider visiting the St. Croix River Valley again, we'd enjoy having you return for another stay.
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Madison, WI
5

Great House, Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a men's retreat here and truly enjoyed our experience. Shirley was excellent at communication prior (even sent us a list of nearby restaurants and parks that she recommended), and clearly paid attention to the details to make us feel at home when we arrived. The property is a great piece of land with beautiful views and the house is cozy but spacious. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many of our weekend stays are for girls' weekends and knowing a group of guys enjoyed our house just as much is good news. I enjoyed offering some suggestions based on the information you gave me. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review
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5

College Sisterhood Getaway

  • 5 of 5

OMG! This place was amazing! So welcoming and homey. The amenities were above and beyond expectations. It was a nice walk to the lake, sat on the bench on the dock and listened to nature. Absolutely perfect for us to get together, relax and catch up. Stayed in Friday and caught up with each other, cooked dinner and drank wine. Spent Saturday in Stillwater, so much to do there. This will be my first choice for a getaway in the same area.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing what you enjoyed about our property. Walking down to the lake is an entirely different experience from taking in the view from the hilltop. Deer, pheasant, an occasional turkey and a variety of birds share the space with us. I enjoy the brief portion of the trail through the dense woods before approaching the lakefront. Feel like I've been transported to a forest preserve every time and hopefully you did as well.
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South Central Minnesota
5

It was exactly what we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely return and use this same house!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know your group of seven were pleased with our accommodations. We've always felt living here is like being on vacation 24/7. Sounds like you had a similar experience. Thanks also for taking exceptional care of the house. Do keep us in mind if you return to this area for a future reunion.
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5

Great Girls Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and property just a short drive from the Twin Cities. Plenty of room for five of us. We had a relaxing few days and enjoyed the quiet location and the wonderful views. Close enough for a day trip to Stillwater for shopping and other activities. The house was stocked with plenty of everything we needed in the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. We especially appreciated the current information about local events and attractions. Great communication with the owner before arriving. Everything was clean and in working order. Our October stay prevented us from taking full advantage of the outdoor amenities, but we imagined enjoying our morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening on the deck. Will definitely consider again if we return to the area. Thanks for making our girls weekend memorable!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having relied on vacation rental properties, our goal has been to provide many of the household or bath items that would have been helpful for us when traveling. Our property is ideal for spending quality time together for a reunion with family or friends and it's very rewarding to know that we met your expectations. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Minneapolis-St Paul Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bristol Ridge, St. Croix National, New Richmond
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Trollhaugen
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Homestead Parklands
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Somerset House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May-October 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Additional guests are $25/per person per night. For 5+ guests a $50 cleaning fee is added to the invoice. $50 Pet Fee for 1 Dog. Maximum number of guests: 8.(including any children). Check in is 12:00 p.m., checkout is 2:00 p.m. .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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