Quaint Cottage on a Beautiful Chain of Lakes 2 Hours West of Minneapolis(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (four couples)
Member since: 2014
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Geneva Golf Club is public and offers 27 holes of excellent golf 20 minutes door-to-door. You can ale play Arrowwood's course or Alexandria Country Club. Plenty of others within 50 mile radius. ...moreless
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Sep 19 - May 18, 2017
2 night min stay
May 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $200
- Pet Fee $50
Garbage day is Monday so please leave by street on Sunday night before retiring. Instructions for use of TV/DVD/and Internet will be located in home upon arrival. Septic requires that nothing be flushed down the toilets other than toilet paper. No smoking allowed in home. A receptacle is available on outside deck. Washer and dryer in basement available for your use.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: I have been in sales leadership roles with AT&T, Cisco, NetApp, and now Nimble Storage. We bought the home originally when we lived in Eagan, MN to enjoy our family and to have a place to get away from the Twin Cities and relax. Getting to the lake just seems to stop time and lets you truly invest in your family. This past spring we sold our home in the Twin Cities and re-located to Birmingham, AL to be closer to friends and family. Our children are now college age or older and have migrated south and we were getting a little tired to the winters so we made built a home outside of Birmingham and moved in April. We can certainly provide any personal references needed but suffice it to say we are looking for people that will treat our property and our neighbors with the utmost respect. Lake Darling is an awesome lake of around 1000 acres but it is connected to several other lakes so there is ample opportunity to explore if you have a boat or jet ski. There is gas access on the lake as well as restaurants and rentals. There is plenty to do but the most fun is doing nothing at all.
Why the Owner Chose Alexandria, MN, USA:
It was actually owned by a co-worker at Cisco. We had been traveling to the Alexandria area with friends for several years and renting ourselves and had come to like the area. When my co-worker put it up for sale (so he could build a home on a lake in Twin Cities area), we jumped on it and acquired it lock, stock, and barrel. Since then we have annually made improvements and investments in the property. Even though we've now moved south to be closer to our children as they all migrated south for college, our intent is to keep this property so that upon retirement, we can use it for the entire summer season ourselves. However, for now, we need to rent it out for 4-6 weeks a year which will enable us to financially support the expenses associated with the property.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
When you drive down South Darling Drive, its almost as if you leave one world behind and enter a new one filled with lots of trees and quaint lake shore homes that are appealing and represent the Minnesota cabin experience. There are resorts on either side of our home that will remind you of days past when you may have come to the north woods with friends or parents. Our home fits right in there with great views, a fire pit for evening s'mores, and much more. Our shoreline is typically the calmest so you can enjoy the water and sunshine. Swim over to the neighbors swim platform or simply lay out on the dock. Its all about relaxing and enjoying the beauty of Minnesota summers and falls.
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View from the back yard. This is our dock. It's about 4 feet deep at the end.
Street or driveway side. New Trex decking. Furniture not shown here.
View from lakeside deck
Living room/all new carpet
main bathroom..shower and tub not shown to right
Lakeside deck and stairs
Northern view from lakeside deck
Lakeside - windows provide great views of lake
New deck..new landscaping to follow.
Landing deck right on water
More living room...
Game table and second eating area..
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 18, 2017
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