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Relaxing Summer Cottage Along the Beautiful Mississippi River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

**NEW Summer Rate for 2017**

The cottage may be rented for the summer months of JUNE and JULY for the total price of $4000. You supply the towels and sheets and we will maintain the property with weekly mowings. References will be requested. Or if you prefer, stay for a shorter period of time and pay the usual nightly or weekly rate.

This wonderful, summer cottage will appeal to those in need of a retreat, golf or kayak outing, or small, quiet, family gathering. Many have come to boat or fish and some have come to merely relax with a good book and also take in the view of the beautiful Mississippi River. We supply you with a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms (1 on the main floor and 2 on the second floor), 1.5 baths, large living room, sun porch and a dining area with seatingredients for 6.

Please be mindful that this cottage is not intended for parties.

The outside consists of a large yard for gaming activities, a carport, and a patio near the river with a metal stairway leading to the dock below.

We are located across from County Road 3, just 11 miles south of Winona, Minnesota and 15 miles north of La Crosse, Wisconsin and between mile markers 14 and 15 off highway 61.

This is a summer cottage, available June 1st through Labor Day only.

No pets are allowed on the property. Be informed that light sleepers may not appreciate the train tracks being near the property. The year of 2015 saw a great deal of train action due to the high demand of oil and frac sand and then with the lower demand in 2016, the train action was almost cut in half (maybe 5 trains a day).

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Paul & Wendy Schneider
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Relaxing Summer Cottage Along the Beautiful Mississippi River
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Nice place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house right on the river. Great views of the river and nice patio overlooking the river. Very cute house with modern updates. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice rental right on the Mississippi

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend stay. Lots of room for lawn games and beautiful view of river. Noise from trains wasn't too bad - with the window air conditioners running, we all slept fine. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A very nice house.A little out dated but very clean and a very nice view.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The property is older but maintained. It's a beautiful place to spend the weekend or a week! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Cottage on the River

  • 5 of 5

I brought my mother to Winona to visit our relatives. The cottage was a nice alternative to hotels in town. The short drive back to Winona was one of the many pleasures of the trip. The scenery is gorgeous. The cottage itself was well-furnished. We were able to fix our own meals and relax during the downtime when not visiting relatives. The beds were comfortable and each room had air conditioning, so the heat was not an issue. Upstairs could get hot during the day, but the a/c took care of that for sleeping.

I caught many fish from the dock using a fly rod and a small jig. We enjoyed watching the river roll by and the barges chugging past. The trains did not bother us, although some seemed louder than others. Mom really enjoyed the fireflies and bunnies that would visit each day. Plenty of great birds too. We saw the Bald Eagles that live on the island in the river. The hummingbirds were cute too. All in all, it was a great stay. We would definitely stay here again. There is no Wi-Fi or TV, but that is part of how it should be in a setting such as this. Your stress and blood-pressure levels will go down when staying at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we could have stayed longer - highly recommend!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a view. Being from Indiana, we don't have views like this place. The area was private, secluded and quiet (for the most part...trains every now and then, but didn't phase me or the people I was with). Home has everything you need to have a comfortable stay. Paul, Wendy, and Chris were truly attentive and made sure that we felt welcomed and taken care of. Great hosts!

Great River Bluff State Park is just 4 miles from the cabin and the trails are a good workout and the bluffs are gorgeous. Fishing off the dock was nice. Would have been nicer if I had actually caught something, but maybe next time :)

Whole experience was amazing and we are already planning a fishing trip in May out there again!! Recommend this place over a hotel any day.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
LaCrosse Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cedar Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 61, between mile markers 14 and 15
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pickwick Inn or Cedar Valley Golf Course
Car: necessary

The town of LaCrosse, Wisconsin is just 20 miles south of our cottage...great shopping and wonderful restaurants. The Valley View Mall in LaCrosse is one of our favorite locations for rainy day shopping, along with numerous theaters and a number of restaurants (Applebee's, Red Lobster, TGI Friday's, etc.). Within 5 miles is Cedar Valley Golf Course (18 holes) and its restaurant and beautiful scenery. We can be easily found on Hwy 61 between mile markers 14 and 15.


Rates & Availability

Winona Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th Holiday Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50

This cottage is air conditioned and steps away from the Mississippi River. A single train track passes in front of the property and horns may bother some travelers, especially light sleepers. The Mississippi River is located immediately to the back of the cottage. Shopping is within 10 to 20 miles, restaurants and golf courses are within 5 to 12 miles. Additional guests over 6 will require a $10 per person, per day extra charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Winona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located near the master bedroom and kitchen.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Bathroom 2 is located on the 2nd floor.
  • Towels and soap will be provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is located on the 1st floor and bedrooms 2 & 3 are on the 2nd floor. A total of 3 full sized beds, 1 queen size on the main floor and 1 twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This cottage is more on the vintage side. It capitalizes more on renting to those who appreciate relaxing and viewing wildlife along the beautiful Mississippi River and not intended for large parties. Please be aware that the train tracks are in close proximity, light sleepers may not appreciate the horns.

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