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Cottage Home on Lake Mckusick, 1 Mile from Historic Downtown Stillwater

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This little oasis is surrounded by trees and 400 feet of lake shore. Watch the loons from the dock or take the kayaks out to see the wildlife. Take the path from the backyard around Lake Mckusick or to downtown Stillwater and the St. Croix River. The home has a cottage feel on the outside, but a fully remodeled modern aesthetic on the inside. 1st floor, Living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room, master king bedroom with french doors out to the deck and dock, and 2 more bedrooms with a full bathroom. Full gourmet kitchen and walk-in pantry with prep sink as well as a casual eat-in nook, deck with Weber Grill, and Sunroom that overlooks the lake. Lower floor has family room with 70 In HD TV and movie theatre surround sound. 1 large bed room that can sleep 2-4 people, shared bath room with shower. The whole house has wireless internet access, Cable TV and Apple TV. There is indoor garage parking for 2 with access to bikes and outdoor activity. There is a hot tub that seats 8 people. No smoking or pets allowed, thank you for your consideration! We have a convertible Mini Cooper and a ski boat for rental upgrades upon request.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Mini cooper and speed boat available for rent. We also have a massage therapist that can come to the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Bluetooth...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    55 inch upstairs and 70 inch downstairs...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Wii with a few games; including Rockband...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Apple TV...moreless

Theme

  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room can actually house about 20 people. We have two banquet tables in the garage. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    We have two gas fireplaces, one up and one downstairs...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    parking along driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    we have two kids bikes and 2 adult bikes...moreless

  • Boat:

    We have a motor boat available for rent. Not for lake Mckusick, since it's not a motor lake. But, for tow to the river. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Oak glen golf course is on the other side of Lake Mckusick - just a walk away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    we have two kayaks and 1 canoe....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$449

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

July 4th
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$399

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$449

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$299 $349
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,995 $6,900

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7.125%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Harbor Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oak Glen
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harbor Bar
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Afton Alps
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Square Lake

Car: Not Necessary

The Meadowlark Cottage is a little piece of paradise; rich in Stillwater history and close to downtown Stillwater and the St. Croix River. The trail behind the home used to be the old Trolley track that commuted loggers throughout Stillwater back in the 1800's. The trolley house is converted into a home now and is our closest neighbor. You can follow this trail down all the way around Lake McKusick or take it down the creek to downtown Stillwater. Downtown Stillwater has much to offer; wonderful restaurants, shopping and antique stores. And, for recreation, boating up and down the river gives the most scenic representation of the Valley.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My wife Sara and I have been married for over 12 years, have 2 kids, Tori and Ellie. We live in Stillwater and also have our office space downtown. We both work in the fitness and health industry.

Why the Owner Chose Stillwater, MN, USA:
We stumbled on this property in the summer of 2012. The home was in rough shape, but the property and the location was paradise. We renovated the home to our liking. The home is also rich in Stillwater history. The trail behind the house used to be the old trolley track that commuted loggers throughout Stillwater back in the 1800's. The trolley house is converted into a home now and is our closest neighbor. We've thoroughly enjoyed this property for the 3 short years we've been here. We felt that it would be fun to share this little treasure with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
By far, the most fascinating aspects of this home is the view of the lake and wildlife. You can see the sunset over the lake from every room in the home. What also makes this property unique is it's country secluded feel, while still amidst the populated downtown Stillwater area. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we have.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Beautiful Sunsets over the water!

    Beautiful Sunsets over the water!

  • 4 person eating nook in kitchen.

    4 person eating nook in kitchen.

  • Dining area can seat 8

    Dining area can seat 8

  • Basement bar.

    Basement bar.

  • Lake is great for kayaking.

    Lake is great for kayaking.

  • Fish for small blue gill and sunnies off the dock - you can catch them with corn

    Fish for small blue gill and sunnies off the dock - you can catch them with corn

  • Hammock overlooking the wildlife and water - my personal favorite spot!

    Hammock overlooking the wildlife and water - my personal favorite spot!

  • Living room, with views of the lake.

    Living room, with views of the lake.

  • Lower level, oversized bedroom.  We also have a blow-up queen mattress in closet

    Lower level, oversized bedroom. We also have a blow-up queen mattress in closet

  • Bedroom with King bed, main level

    Bedroom with King bed, main level

  • Social area with fire pit, picnic table, hammock and stairs to dock.

    Social area with fire pit, picnic table, hammock and stairs to dock.

  • Bedroom with two twins, the other slides out from bottom, main level.

    Bedroom with two twins, the other slides out from bottom, main level.

  • Open concept Kitchen, dining and living room.

    Open concept Kitchen, dining and living room.

  • Views from the sunroom.

    Views from the sunroom.

  • Basement entertainment room.

    Basement entertainment room.

  • Secluded hot tub with views of lake and wildlife.

    Secluded hot tub with views of lake and wildlife.

  • Loons.

    Loons.

  • Open yard space for activities such as volleyball, bocce ball, camping, etc.

    Open yard space for activities such as volleyball, bocce ball, camping, etc.

  • lower level bath with shower

    lower level bath with shower

  • Entrance and dining.

    Entrance and dining.

  • Sunroom.  We call it the retro room with the 70's modern couch.

    Sunroom. We call it the retro room with the 70's modern couch.

  • Bedroom with queen, main level.

    Bedroom with queen, main level.

  • Main floor bath.

    Main floor bath.

  • Dock and view from main level king bedroom.

    Dock and view from main level king bedroom.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Stillwater, MN, USA #652326

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