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

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Last updated: 10/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 queen bed, electric fireplace and a private balcony. The Lake Pepin Room has a full size bed and electric fireplace. The Hiawatha Room features a full size bed and electric fireplace. All three bedrooms have ceiling fans. Robes, towels, a shower mat and an extra blanket has been conveniently placed in each bedroom closet. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a free standing soaking tub. Kitchen is fully equipped with an eat in dinette and a 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 for making a meal and eating 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 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 enjoyment. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a small town in a quiet neighborhood. Off street parking, forced air heat and central air, washer and dryer available. I also have home made complimentary treats for all my guests which makes this a perfect home to return to following a day of wine tasting at area wineries or a meal out at one of the restaurants. Your visit may be filled with antiquing, cruising aboard the Pearl of the Lake, visiting the National Eagle center, or a day out on one of the many area golf courses. A winter's day of skiing or snowshoeing followed by a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire place; is the perfert way to end your day. My goal at Captain's Quarters is to make you feel welcome, at home, comfortable and relaxed. My hope for you is that when you leave you take a new memory to add to your life's journey.

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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 AREAS. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not for chilren under 10...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Lake Pepin: 1 double

    Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace...moreless

  • Hiawatha: 1 double

    Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace...moreless

  • Mississippi: 1 queen

    Ceiling Fan and Electric Fireplace, Private Balcony ...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 at least four pillows for your comfort. The vintage style full size beds can sleep two guests. ...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

  • Picnic lunches available, Mid April through October for an additional charge. Request must be made at time of reservation. For the snowy winter months we provide snow shoes 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 vinyl records in the Dining Room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Turn Table with vinyl records in the Dining Room and AM FM Radio in the porch....moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch flat screen in living room...moreless

  • Video Library:

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


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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. Could seat up to a total of 6. Gas Fireplace provides warm romantic atmosphere for that special celebration. Outside dining on the deck seats up to 6...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:

    TV, cable, Blu Ray player, sofa (seats 4) 2 chairs, coffee table. Living Room also furnished with 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:

    Laundry room Detergent designed specially to be used in high efficiency washers available at a minimal cost. ...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:

    coffee grinder, toaster, waffle iron, mixer, smoothie blender and crockpot...moreless

  • Dishwasher


  • Balcony:

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

  • Bicycles:

    Vintage style Schwinn Cruisers, 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 one bundle of firewood for toasting marshmallows. Additional firewood can be purchased locally. 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
Fall Colors
Sep 28 - Nov 5, 2016
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Nov 6 - Dec 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat

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

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10.375%


CALL 651-345-5343 FOR RESERVATIONS. To avoid booking fees and any confusion when booking a stay at Captain's Quarters; we require a telephone call. This allows our guests to have a more personal experience while making arrangements for their get away.

CHECK IN 3 PM or after, CHECK OUT is by 11 AM.

Quotes starting November 6th are based on one couple reserving Captain's Quarters. The rate for one couple staying one night, non holiday, weekday is $100.00 minimum stay one night, weekends require a two night stay at $125.00 per night. Rate increases on all other reservations with guests using the second and third bedroom. Each bedroom has one bed. The maximum is 6 guests. All guests must be registered in advance. To ensure the comfort of our guests there is a maximum of 2 guests per bedroom in beds. No rollaways, sleeping bags, or air mattresses provided or allowed.

PAYMENT METHOD. Deposit of one nights stay or half by check must be received to hold & confirm your reservation along with credit card as security/damage deposit. A 3.5% fee will be added for credit card use. The balance of your stay is due by check, at check in. If cancelled, deposit will be refunded if your entire stay is re-booked by another renter. 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: 10/09/2016
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43 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rochester Intl Airport, Rochester
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Port 104 or uptown Railhouse 3 blocks
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Jewell Golf Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station, Red Wing
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highways 61 & 63
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chickadee Cottage 5 blocks
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
X Country Skiing Hok-Si-La Park & Downhill Wabasha
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Pepin (Ohuta Park)

My vacation rental property was my first home purchased in 1987 by myself and late husband to raise our family. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, off the busy highways. We are located within a short walking distance of the downtown area; which has a wide selection of shops, eating establishments and bars. We are also located 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? Just a short drive away, try locally made wines at Lake Pepin Winery!


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 with my current husband, 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 mainly attracted us because it was affordable and we really looked forward to owning our first home. As time went on during the recession of the 80's we appreciated the fact that we had a home. We settled in and added our own touches. The main attraction for us was the location, the age of the house, its wood floors and the openness of the living room and dining room. The house is very old but exudes a feeling of warmth. I have opted to accent it with vintage and antique items some from childhood, others found through my passion for collecting. What I love most about my home is who I share it with and when I'm not sharing my home with you it is often used by myself and adult children for much reminiscing.

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  • Captain's Quarters

    Captain's Quarters

  • Welcome


  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • Backyard patio and fire pit

    Backyard patio and fire pit

  • Welcome


  • Three Season Porch with games, books, & puzzles

    Three Season Porch with games, books, & puzzles

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bathroom


  • Hiawatha Room

    Hiawatha Room

  • Mississippi Room

    Mississippi Room

  • Inner Harbor Lake City Marina

    Inner Harbor Lake City Marina

  • Captain's Quarters

    Captain's Quarters

  • Side Deck

    Side Deck

  • Balcony off of Mississippi Room

    Balcony off of Mississippi Room

  • 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

    Three Season Porch

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Room for a quiet dinner by the fire.

    Dining Room for a quiet dinner by the fire.

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Vintage Style Soaking Tub

    Vintage Style Soaking Tub

  • Lake Pepin Room

    Lake Pepin Room

  • Summer on the Lakeshore

    Summer on the Lakeshore

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

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

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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