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Cozy, Vintage Home, Quiet Neighborhood, Walk Or Bike To Lake City's Attractions

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, comfortably sleeps 5.

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 vintage style queen bed, electric fireplace and a private balcony. The Lake Pepin Room has a vintage style queen size bed and electric fireplace. The Hiawatha Room features a full size vintage bed and electric fireplace. All three bedrooms have ceiling fans. In addition to the electric fireplaces and ceiling fans the home has forced air heat and central air. Robes, towels, a shower mat and an extra blanket have been conveniently placed in each bedroom closet. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a free standing soaking tub. On the main floor there is a washer and dryer available. The kitchen is fully equipped with an eat-in dinette and 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 to prepare if you prefer to eat in. The dining room features a round oak table, gas fireplace, and French doors that open to a wraparound deck which has a charcoal BBQ grill, table and chairs. Living room has a flat screen TV with cable and Blu Ray Player. 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 small backyard patio and fire pit, bean bag toss, yard Yahtzee and four vintage style bicycles available for your bike riding pleasure. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a small town in a quiet neighborhood with off street parking. Your visit may be filled with antiquing, wine tasting at area wineries, cruising aboard the Pearl of the Lake, visiting the National Eagle center, golfing on one of the many golf courses, skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. A complimentary home-made treat is available to my guests as well as coffee, tea or hot chocolate for relaxing on the deck or in front of the fireplace, a perfert way to end your day. My goal at Captain's Quarters is to make you feel welcome and comfortable and that when you leave you take a new memory to add to your life's journey.

More Details

Owner
Denise Peters
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Denise Peters

With the exception of a few years after high school graduation, I am a lifelong Lake City resident. I attended schools in the area 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 in Lake City with my current husband Lyle, also a long time Lake City resident, enjoying retirement together.

Denise Peters purchased this house in 1987

Why Denise Peters chose Lake City

This home was purchased by myself and my late husband Mark in 1987. This was our hometown and we loved the area. Mark served in the U.S. Coast Guard and loved being on the water so it was only natural we remained close to the river and the lake. We made a decision to remain here to raise our two children.

What makes this house unique

The house attracted us because it was affordable. Mark and I were young, in our 20's and we were looking forward to owning our first home. The main attraction for us was the location, the age of the house, its wood floors and the openess of the living room and dining room. As time went on during the recession of the 80's we appreciated the fact that we had a home, these were some hard times. We settled in and added our own touches. The house is very old but exudes a feeling of warmth. After Mark died in 1995 our children and I remained here. I chose to keep our home after they were grown. Welcoming guests and sharing a home filled with memories has been enjoyable. What I love most about my home is who I share it with. When I'm not sharing my home with you it is often used by myself and children for much reminiscing. I have opted to accent it with vintage and antique items some from childhood, others found through my passion for collecting. Lyle and I meet all our guests at check in. We share information about the area and answer any questions you may have. Because we own and operate, you never have to deal with a property manager, we do it all. We live in Lake City and are just a text or phone call away.

Amenities

Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Hiawatha - 1 double , Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace
    Mississippi - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace, Private Balcony
    Lake Pepin - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace
  • All are furnished with some antiques and vintage pieces. Rooms have closets supplied with robes, bath mats, towels, and extra blankets for your use. All beds have new mattresses, down alternative comforters and all have comfy pillows. The vintage style queen beds sleep two guests, while the vintage full bed is best suited for one guest. With this being said my home is most comfortable for one or two couples to share, it is also very comfortable for a girls get-away of five who are not uncomfortable sharing a bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For the snowy Winter months we provide snow shoes upon request. During Summer and Fall make use of the vintage bikes.

Reviews

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Cozy, Vintage Home, Quiet Neighborhood, Walk Or Bike To Lake City's Attractions
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews
5

Extremely neat, personal, and cozy!!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay! The personal touches and decor really made it feel welcoming.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Captain's Quarters. It was our pleasure meeting you and we hope to visit with you again soon. Denise and Lyle
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5

Lovely, cozy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Captain's Quarters and I'm still in awe of the care that Denise and Lyle take in making their guests feel comfortable. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We hope that in every visit to Lake City you are met with the same comfortable feeling you have when staying at Captain's Quarters. Please think of it as "Coming Home". You are always welcome here. Denise and Lyle
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5

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. The care and pride owners Denise and Lyle have in this house is evident the second you walk in the door. The vintage decor in the house fits it perfectly. No detail was overlooked, from the welcome basket of goodies to the tour the owners take you on upon arrival. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a quiet getaway weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful comments. The care and pride we have comes easy when there has been so many wonderful memories made in our home. We can only hope by sharing it with you as our guests you also feel at home here at Captain's Quarters and make a memory of your own. We look forward to your return visit. Denise & Lyle
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5

Charming and Very Clean Home

  • 5 of 5

Denise & Lyle have done a great job of renovating this older home. We were welcomed and assured that if we needed anything during our two night stay, to let them know. It felt very much like a quaint bed & breakfast. They supplied snacks, bananas, coffee, tea, breakfast bars and homemade cookies! There were many thoughtful surprises throughout the home. We missed having a bathroom on the first floor, but truly enjoyed our stay. We'd come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed our charming old home and we look forward to your return visits. Denise & Lyle
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5

Absolutely awesome

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house! We loved everything about it. Beds were very comfortable and every bedroom has a ceiling fan. The vintage touches are so cool. Lots of good movies, games and a record player! A special welcome gift was waiting for us which was very generous. Lyle and Denise were very attentive and always available. Nothing to complain about here. We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed our old home. It is our goal to provide the same comfort and feeling to our guests that we have experienced in this house as our home. Denise & Lyle
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Charming, clean and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are delightful and take great pride in thinking of little things to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable....chocolates in glass bowls, slipper socks and toiletries in prettily wrapped packages, a welcome basket on arrival to name a few. Every day we found something interesting in the home. The property is well placed in Lake City and is an easy walk to the downtown area. We stayed here with our two young adult sons and the space worked well for us. We enjoyed lovely walks and drives around Lake Pepin, visits to the local wineries, a paddle boat cruise, and sitting out on the deck reading. We were here for a relaxing time not too far from home and it delivered. Exactly what we were hoping for.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your gracious comments. We are pleased that this worked so well for you and your family. It was a great pleasure meeting you. Hope to see you again. Denise & Lyle
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Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Rochester Intl Airport, Rochester
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Jewell Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Station, Red Wing
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US Highways 61 & 63
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
X Country Skiing Hok-Si-La Park & Downhill Wabasha
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Lake Pepin (Ohuta Park)

This vacation rental property was purchased in 1987 by myself and late husband as our first home to raise our family. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, off the busy highways, a short walking distance from the downtown area, which features a wide selection of shops, eating establishments and bars; and 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? Try locally made wines at Lake Pepin Winery just a short drive away!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.38%

WE DO NOT DO ON LINE BOOKING. We hope this is not inconvenient for you, but YOU WILL NOT PAY BOOKING FEES. You will need to call direct for booking a stay at Captain's Quarters. For the most part, we still do things the old fashioned way. We like to talk with our guests, which allows our guests to have a more personal experience and the opportunity to have questions answered. We want to ensure Captain's Quarters will be a comfortable and pleasant fit for your "getaway". CHECK IN is any time after 3 PM. We would ask that you provide a time of arrival, as we personally meet with our guests to go through the house and answer any questions. CHECK OUT is by 11 AM.
Quotes for winter rates are based on reservations for two persons (double occupancy). The rate for two persons staying one night, non holiday weekday is $100.00. The requirement for weekends is a two night stay at $125.00 per night. Summer rates $155.00 per night are based on reservations for two person (double occupancy) weekends require two night stay. Rate increase apply on all other reservations with guests using the second and third bedrooms. The maximum number of guests allowed is 5. All guests must be registered in advance. To ensure the comfort of our guests there is a maximum of 2 guests per bedroom with queen size beds, the Mississippi Room and the Lake Pepin Room. There is a maximum of one guest in the Hiawatha Room which has a full size bed. No rollaways, sleeping bags, or air mattresses are provided or allowed. Call 651-345-5343 for reservations. Check out our Facebook page for special offers.

PAYMENT METHOD. Deposit of one night or half by check must be received within one week to hold & confirm your reservation along with credit card as security/damage deposit and names of guests staying. 3.5% fee will be added for credit card use. The balance of your stay is due by check, at check in. If cancelled within 30 days deposit will be refunded. Reservations are for registered guests only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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