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Tastefully Furnished Rambler with 2 kitchens, 4 BR! Pontoon Rental available

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 2 Kitchens, 2 Family Rooms, 2 gas fireplaces on Lake Brophy

Welcome to Brophy Reflections, a year round rental property! Built in the early 60's this rambler boasts beautiful sunset views from a bank overlooking Lake Brophy. Park your vehicle in the attached garage and walk into our comfortable, tastefully furnished home. You will be drawn to the large living room windows and look out over the lake. Cozy is what you'll feel when you turn on the gas fireplace. There is a tv with a smart DVD player. You can access your online movie and streaming accounts. You can connect your computer, iPad, tablet or phone to the tv and use your own accounts.

The dining table seats 6-10 with the two leaves.. The fully furnished kitchen has microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher. Salt, pepper, sugar and flour may be available, and also Ziplocs, foil and plastic wrap. These items are not guaranteed. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and one bath are at the south end of house and can be separated by closing the pocket door. Great for napping and quiet time!

Our blue bathroom gives you a taste of the 60's and you'll find towels, a limited supply of tp and kleenex, even a toothbrush if you forgot yours. There are wash cloths, hand and bath towels for our guests to use. Downstairs the washer and dryer are available for your use.

The blue bedroom has one queen bed, and one twin. A full size bed is in the small bedroom which looks over the lake. The master bedroom has a queen and a corner window with a lake view.

Downstairs we have a fourth bedroom with a full Tempur-pedic (firm) and a twin bed.

Downstairs you'll find a cozy spot with a sofa bed and loveseat. The large ottoman also has a pull out twin bed. There is a 32' flat screen with smart DVD player. We provided an HDMI cord you may use with your computer or tablet to access downstreaming with your personal Netflix account (or the like); there is also a smart DVD player. Wifi is provided.

The little kitchen downstairs is furnished but has no dishwasher (dishwasher is in upstairs kitchen.) We have a CordaRoy king sofa which converts to 2 king size mattresses for additional sleeping. Kids love them! There is a walk in shower with a seat. Laundry facilities are also downstairs. The downstairs is like an apartment: kitchen, bedroom, bath and living room with a gas fireplace.

Go out the downstairs door and walk onto a shaded patio. The new steps down to the lake are many but there is a landing with a bench you can take a rest or watch the lake action. Brophy is a quiet lake on the chain. A sand beach area, leveled grassy area is there for you to enjoy. A new dock with a boat slip is for your convenience, along with a Kennedy paddle boat, canoe and paddle board. You may swim, jet ski, water ski, fish or whatever. Please have lots of fun but at the same time respectful of the neighbors.

Our front yard is family friendly. There is a fire pit with chairs out front. Set up the badminton, croquet, or play whiffle ball. Roll down the grassy slope, play tag or throw the football and have fun! Also, a dog kennel which has a doggie door to the shed. Yes, you may bring your dog with pre-approval and additional fee but the dog must remain on leash, kenneled or downstairs. A Dog Addendum must be signed.

Brophy Reflections is less than 10 minutes to Alexandria. Beautiful sandy Latoka beach is only 1.5 miles away. Go another direction and travel that same distance, just around Lake Cowdry to the bike/walking path. Alexandria offers so many outdoor opportunites. During the winter Brophy Reflections is less than half a mile to the snowmobile trail. After a great day of sledding you will come home to a cozy warm house. If you enjoy skiing and snowboarding Andes Tower Hills is about 15 miles away. You can fish on Brophy or go to one of the area lakes. Golfing is convenient as ArrowWood is only a 10 minutes drive. The museums in town are so interesting, shopping is unique, AAAA theatre offers entertainment throughout the year. There is bowling, miniature golf and cinema. Tennis courts, playgrounds and restaurants are right in town. There is always something to do in Alexandria! Most of all you can take advantage of your vacation and relax.

This unique property can be used for businesses. There is room for meetings, team building activities, and a printer for your use. Bring your own paper. Train during the day and relax at night. Treat your employees to a stay.

This a perfect location for a 'Girls Getaway'. You can scrapbook, play games, chat, watch movies, etc. There is a card table perfect for puzzles or projects. Homeschool moms can bring your curriculum and do some planning!

Have a "Guys Getaway", "Girls Getaway", family reunion, bridal shower, the ideas are endless!

Have a questions? Please ask!

Visit our FB page titled Brophy Reflections for more pictures from the owners and guests!

Feel free to contact us with questions: 763-221-5560.

Thank you for looking at Brophy Reflections!

Blessings!

Susan and Ken Persons

More Details

Owner
Susan Persons
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Susan Persons

We are Ken and Susan Persons. I, Susan, grew up in this very house, graduated from Alexandria in 1982 then headed off to college. I taught in Princeton for 12 years, then decided to homeschool our own children. Today, our kids are 23, 19, and 17. We have been married for 30 years. Ken graduated from Maple Lake, MN in 1979. Ken currently runs an Elevator manufacturing company in Andover, MN. We love being outside enjoying God's creation!

Susan Persons purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan Persons chose Alexandria

After my dad, Dwayne Soderholm, passed away in Jan. of 2013 we felt called to purchase this home. Let's face it, I couldn't bear to sell my childhood home. I know the love my parents had for this property. My dad used to collect arrowheads he found on the shore of Lake Brophy. He built this house with the help of my grandpa and uncle. Cousins came for a week when they were young, relatives came for reunions, neighbors came to swim, Tech students rented the basement, we fished, water skied and enjoyed the lake. We would like to offer hospitality and memories as part of that same family legacy. May you be blessed staying at Brophy Reflections.

What makes this house unique

Ahhhh, the view. Brophy Reflections is a year round vacation rental which sits on the bank overlooking Lake Brophy this home offers enjoyment and breathtaking sunsets. This home has the benefits of the lake and a large front yard. Close to town (3 miles), the Central Lakes Bike Trail, the snowmobile trail, and much more your stay can be as busy as you want. This house has 2 kitchens and 2 living areas so you can have multiple families stay together and yet have privacy. We have furnished the home with you in mind. It's not too fancy that your children and grandchildren have to be still, but not rustic at all. This doesn't have a 'cabin' feel, we welcome you to 'our home'. Perfect for large groups or small. Want to visit friends and family in the area but would like your own space? Brophy Reflections is for you! Maybe you'd like to vacation with Grandpa and Grandma but they need their quiet time, this house is designed for you. Though not set up for a wheelchair, the floor plan works well. The bathroom is large and the counter is right next to the toilet which provides leverage. The bathtub is upstairs, however, downstairs there is a walk in shower. There are plenty of linens and towels with washer/dryer on site.

In the summer we will put out the patio furniture, get out the gas grill and put out the dock for you to enjoy. Come, stay at Brophy Reflections and be blessed!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed my peaceful stay at Brophy Reflections! Slept through the night for the first time in a long time in the quiet comfy bedroom overlooking serene Lake Brophy.
Jan 2015
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Amenities

Alexandria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Residential setting requires quiet time 10:00pm-7:30am.
  • Parking in driveway only. Absolutely no parking on road or grass.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower with seat
  • With the water pressure one shower can be taken at a time. When one shower shuts off another can start.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Small bedroom - 1 double
    Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Additional sleeping - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Kings in Bean, queen & twin air beds, twin in ottoman
    Downstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double is a classic Tempur-pedic.
  • There is room to spread out the additional air mattresses and there is a sleep sofa. However, there are 2 bathrooms that everyone will be sharing.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We welcome questions! Brophy Reflections sleeps 12 guests according to the Douglas County ordinance. Please contact us if you have children under the age of five but your total group count is over 12. Visit our FB page for more info. "Brophy Reflections"

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Tastefully Furnished Rambler with 2 kitchens, 4 BR! Pontoon Rental available
average rating of 4.857143 based on 71 reviews
5

Dream wedding - fabulous accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

"Thank you, Ms. Sue" is the best way to start this review! We can't express how appreciative we are for the extra effort the owner of this property put forth to make our stay AMAZING! Our family rented this spacious home for 4 nights during our daughter's wedding weekend in July. The home was very clean and ready for our early arrival. The outdoor patio was instantly inviting with the grill and outdoor eating area. Our family and friends LOVED the lake and utilized the paddle board, canoe, paddle boat, and fishing gear which was all provided. The yard is well maintained and the dock/beach/shore area was a welcome oasis for all to relax and unwind. We were allowed to host a gift opening in the beautiful, large front yard the morning after the wedding. Ms. Sue even had the yard mowed the day before our event while we were all at the wedding and she came the morning of the gift opening to help direct traffic and keep the neighbors content!! The linens and towels were freshly laundered and the beds were very comfortable. The A/C kept the house very comfortable even with all the "in and out" traffic. The mosquitoes chased us indoors from our bonfire one night, however, the family room easily accommodated us all and we were able to continue our visiting. We would highly recommend this home on Brophy Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. Our guests work hard at planning and "getting away" whether for a wedding, family reunion or a quiet vacation. I want you to feel welcome and not have to worry about your accommodations. Being realistic, things can go awry sometimes but we do our best so Brophy Reflections is a relaxing place to come. It was my pleasure to serve you! Please come again! Sue
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5

Great location, great owner - GREAT, GREAT GREAT

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the entire stay - kids love to fish so we rented the pontoon - great price on the pontoon and a very nice pontoon to boot. We do not really know how to fish lakes, but caught our share of sunfish. If we were to come back we would do more research about the lake and figure out when and where to find the other fish. The house is great - so much room - we had an infant with us (my daughter's) and they were able to be down stairs all by themselves with a nice big bedroom, nice bathroom and their own kitchen. The place had everything we needed to have a worry free stay and I would recommend this place to anyone that likes to fish or do water sports. We were there for three days and had so much fun at the house that we never even made it to Alexandria until Sunday night on our way home, which seems like a nice small town atmosphere, with plenty of things to see and do there as well. We had a bad experience with our first VRBO and were kind of reluctant to try again, but now we are so glad that we took a chance on Brophy Reflections - you are not going to find better. We would definitely stay there again if we get a chance to do it again. Thanks Susan Persons - you restored our faith in VRBO and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very well cared for and comfortable! Beautifully equipped. Enjoyed lakeside seating...and the campfire area! Two nicely equipped kitchens. Beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were able to walk thru the house prior to your stay so you could plan accordingly! Autumn is approaching and the campfires at night are so fun and relaxing! Thank you for choosing Brophy Reflections for your September stay! Sue
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5

Great for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay. Great location, clean, furnished with everything we needed. We hope to do it again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fishing, pontooning, cooler weather, time with family are all ingredients for a wonderful vacation! So glad the apples were ready for you to pick! They make wonderful applesauce! Hoping you can come back next September and also maybe a winter weekend for some of the family!
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5

Love day working with Susan!

  • 5 of 5

Our group found Susan wonderful to work with! She made sure we found the property ok. (Easy to find). Susan was quick the answer our questions.

The lake view is beautiful! The house had everything we needed and accommodated us easily. I felt right at home.

Loved our stay and so appreciate Susan for her kindness and professionalism too.

Thank you!

Sara

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure serving a fellow Alexandrian! So glad you chose Brophy Reflections to spend time with family and friends! Please come again! (And thank you for the magnets!! We talked last night about adding a magnet board to add to the house!!)
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5

Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Clean, neat, and nice and roomy!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know you were there celebrating a family wedding! We have added more mirrors for just such an occasion! I’m so thankful the back patio area served your celebration activities as well! Thank you for choosing Brophy Reflections!
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Alexandria Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Liquor store and gas station
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Arrowwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several to choose from in Alexandria.
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Andes Tower Hills
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Latoka Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $55 + Tax

Payment of first half indicates acceptance of the rental agreement and reserves your chosen dates. We request a list of all staying adults along with their city, state of residence. The list can be provided thru an email here on VRBO.com. Pet Addendum must be signed if bringing dog along with payment for dog stay. An additional cleaning fee of $25/hr will be deducted from the damage deposit if additional cleaning is necessary for, but not limited to, boiled over contents on stove or oven, urine or feces on wall or floor, spillage in refrigerator, on floor and rugs, and walls. Dog hair found on furniture or smoking in house will result in total loss of damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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