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Cozy, Vintage Home, Quiet Neighborhood, Walk or Bike to Lake City's Attractions

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years of age...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed ONLY IN OUTSIDE DESIGNATED AREA. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Hiawatha: 1 double

    Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace...moreless

  • Mississippi: 1 queen

    Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace, Private Balcony ...moreless

  • Lake Pepin: 1 queen

    Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For the snowy Winter months we provide snow shoes upon request. During Summer and Fall make use of the vintage bikes. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Hard cover, paperbacks, fiction, non fiction, religious, romance, western, historical....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu Ray/DVD...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, jigsaw puzzles, bean bag toss, lawn darts and yard yahtzee...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD's in the tub room and with portable CD player. Vinyl records with turn table in the dining room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Turn Table with vinyl records in the dining room and AM FM Radio in the porch, CD/FM/Blu Tooth in kitchen, CD/FM player in tub room and a portable CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch flat screen in living room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs and VHS, classics, comedies, romance and westerns...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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


  • Dining:

    Dining Room has round oak table with 4 chairs. Gas Fireplace provides warm romantic atmosphere for that special celebration. Outside dining on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in dining room and electric fireplaces in Mississippi, Lake Pepin, Hiawatha rooms, tub room, and porch...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air furnace...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All Bedding is provided. Lap blankets are available for those chilly nights outside on the balcony....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Flat screen TV, cable, Blu Ray player, sofa, 2 chairs, coffee table. Living Room is also furnished with some antiques and vintage items....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street (2 vehicles only)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, bath robes, kitchen towels and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Guests are welcome to use my washer and dryer, provided they use our high efficency detergent which is available at a minimal charge. If you perfer there is a laundermat downtown. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker with coffee provided for your first morning, Tea Kettle and teas provided. If you prefer using the Keurig we have one in the three season porch bring your favorite single cups along....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Mr Coffee, Kuerig, coffee grinder, a whistling tea kettle, toaster, waffle iron, mixer,crockpot and a smoothie blender...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper products, salt, pepper, grilling seasoning, olive oil coffee and teas...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Outside the Mississippi Room with cocktail table and 2 chairs....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Vintage style Schwinn Cruisers, two each man's and woman's, helmets not provided....moreless

  • Boat:

    Pearl of the Lake. River boat cruises, Lake City, MN Walleye Strike. Fishing guide service, Lake City, MN Sail Pepin. Sale boat charters, Pepin. Wisconsin...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    At rear of house and extending to the side. Table and chairs for outdoor dining and relaxing....moreless

  • Golf:

    2 golf courses in Lake City and 4 more within 15 minutes or less drive time....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoeing and Inner tubing in Zumbro Falls, 15 minutes drive time. Kayaking on Lake Pepin....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small back yard patio with seating. Fire pit with firewood for a small fire to toast marshmallows. Additional firewood can be purchased locally at kwik Trip. Bean bag toss, yard darts & yard yahtzee...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill with charcoal and chimney starter for grilling one meal is provided....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    X country skiing and snow shoeing at Hok-Si-La Park and Frontenac State Park. Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding at Wabasha and Welch a short drive. Ice Skating with warming house at Underwood Park....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts downtown near Marina and Ohuta Park...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Municipal Swimming Pool, approximately 1 mile. Swim Beach approximately .5 mile....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $155
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

100 Mile Garage Sale
May 4 - May 6, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Waterski Days
Jun 22 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
4th of July
Jul 2 - Jul 3, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10.375%


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 at 3 PM or after. 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. Rate increases 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. Each bedroom has one 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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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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43 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rochester Intl Airport, Rochester
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Jewell Golf Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station, Red Wing
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highways 61 & 63
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
X Country Skiing Hok-Si-La Park & Downhill Wabasha
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Lake City, MN, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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  • Captain's Quarters

    Captain's Quarters

  • Welcome


  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • A perfect day for a picnic, and a ride on the Vintage style bikes we provide

    A perfect day for a picnic, and a ride on the Vintage style bikes we provide

  • Three Season Porch with books, games, and puzzles

    Three Season Porch with books, games, and puzzles

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Soaking Tub

    Soaking Tub

  • Celabrate a special occasion

    Celabrate a special occasion

  • Reflections


  • Inner Harbor Lake City Marina

    Inner Harbor Lake City Marina

  • Captain's Quarters

    Captain's Quarters

  • Side Deck

    Side Deck

  • Backyard patio and fire pit

    Backyard patio and fire pit

  • Add a new memory to your life story at Captain's Quarters

    Add a new memory to your life story at Captain's Quarters

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  •  Quiet fireside dining.

    Quiet fireside dining.

  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom


  • Mississippi Room with Vintage Style Queen Size bed

    Mississippi Room with Vintage Style Queen Size bed

  • Lake Pepin Room with Vintage Style Queen size bed

    Lake Pepin Room with Vintage Style Queen size bed

  • Hiawatha Room with Vintage Full Size bed

    Hiawatha Room with Vintage Full Size bed

  • Snowshoeing at Hok-Si-La Park.  We can provide the snowshoes.

    Snowshoeing at Hok-Si-La Park. We can provide the snowshoes.

VRBO #509040

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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