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Tastefully Furnished Rambler with 2 Kitchens!

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 that connects to wifi. You can access your online movie accounts. There is no cable, Dish or the like.

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. The 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.


The blue bedroom has one twin bed, and one full. 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 and a twin Sleep Number bed.

Downstairs you'll find a cozy spot with a sofa bed and loveseat. There is a 32' flat screen with DVD player. There is no satellite service, however, we have 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. 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 walk 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", family reunion, bridal shower, the ideas are endless!

Have a questions? Please ask!

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 22 years old to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Family friendly!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Renter must sign Pet Addendum. Dogs are additional cost $25 each. Max. 2 Dogs must remain downstairs, outside kenneled or leashed....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Small bedroom: 1 double

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  • Additional sleeping: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2 King mattresses/CordaRoy bag, 1 queen & 1 twin air bed...moreless

  • Blue Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • Downstairs : 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Double is a classic Tempur-pedic, twin is a Sleep Number...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Downstairs: toilet, shower

    Large walk in shower with seat...moreless

  • The water pressure one shower can be taken at a time. When one shower shuts off another can start. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We welcome questions! Brophy Reflections is a clean, neat, tastefully furnished home. We look forward to having you as our guests. Visit our FB page for more info. "Brophy Reflections"...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player downs stairs is a SMART player. You can access your personal Netflix account and the like. Bring your own movies....moreless

  • Games:

    We have left a variety of board games for your use....moreless

  • Television:

    There are 2 TV's and 2 smart dvd players available. Downstairs DVD uses HDMI cord so you can downstream movies to your personal computer/tablet and display on TV. WIFI available. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The house sits on a bank and please be aware there are several steps down to the lake. There is a landing partway down....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Alexandria boasts a variety of antique shops, women's and me's clothing along with hometown restaurants....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake Brophy is almost 300 acres with a water clarity level of about 9 ft. Lake access is located on west side of lake....moreless

  • Lakefront

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table and 7 chairs upstairs, with leaves for additional seating. Many extra chairs available. Folding table in closet, and Kitchen table down stairs has 6 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning throughout house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Both fireplaces have gas inserts you may use....moreless

  • Garage:

    two car garage available/ in winter one stall available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air and hot water heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI throughout house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are two sets of linens for each bed along with linens for the sofa bed, air mattresses and king mattresses for CordARoy bean....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Looks out over beautiful Lake Brophy. Gas fireplace. TV with dvd player....moreless

  • Parking:

    You may park a total of 6 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, hand , and washcloth towels provided. Bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bring your favorite detergent....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Upstairs kitchen only, but guests may bring it downstairs....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both upstairs and downstairs....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Upstairs kitchen only....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Two fully furnished kitchens with flatware, dinnerware and many pots and pans. Loaf pans, casseroles, cookie sheets, pizza pan....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Both upstairs and downstairs kitchens....moreless

  • Oven:

    Both upstairs and downstairs kitchens....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Upstairs kitchen only and not guaranteed....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Each kitchen has a fridge, so one upstairs and one downstairs....moreless

  • Stove:

    Both upstairs and downstairs kitchens....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Both upstairs and downstairs kitchens....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Central Lakes Bike trail system is 1.5 miles. No bikes are provided....moreless

  • Boat:

    You are welcome to bring your own boat. We have a Kennedy paddle boat you may rent for $50 for your entire stay....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Golf:

    Miltona Alexandria Arrowwood...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe available for our guests to use. Paddle board new as of July 7, 2016....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front lawn for badminton, bocce ball and the like....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill. Firebugs Wood Firepit with grate....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Andes Tower Hills is a twenty minute drive....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Beautiful courts at area schools and city park....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are a few lifejackets to use. Paddle boat to rent. Canoe is free to use. Paddle board is free to use....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2016-17
Sep 6 - Dec 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$150
$1,050

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

New Years 2017
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Off Peak 2017
Jan 2 - May 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$140

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Peak.
May 13 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,400 $4,700

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Off Season2016-17
Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 7.375%

Notes:

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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Location

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

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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 21, 17, and 16. We have been married for 27 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!

Why the Owner Chose Alexandria, MN, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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 grill and put out the dock for you to enjoy. Come, stay at Brophy Reflections and be blessed!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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  • Welcome to Brophy Reflections!  Visit our FB page for more Info!

    Welcome to Brophy Reflections! Visit our FB page for more Info!

  • Upstairs Living Room.
WIFI, Smart DVD players up and down.

    Upstairs Living Room. WIFI, Smart DVD players up and down.

  • Upstairs dining.  Leaves stored in closet and seats 10.  Card table too.

    Upstairs dining. Leaves stored in closet and seats 10. Card table too.

  • Small, fully furnished kitchen that looks at the front yard.

    Small, fully furnished kitchen that looks at the front yard.

  • Blue Room. Full and Twin. Big closets in each bedroom.

    Blue Room. Full and Twin. Big closets in each bedroom.

  • Upstairs full bathroom.

    Upstairs full bathroom.

  • Downstairs living area.  Couch with pull out sofa bed.  Smart DVD.

    Downstairs living area. Couch with pull out sofa bed. Smart DVD.

  • Downstairs BR. Full, firm Tempurpedic, Twin
Sleep#.

    Downstairs BR. Full, firm Tempurpedic, Twin Sleep#.

  • Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower, has seat.

    Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower, has seat.

  • Landscaping Fall 2016.  Beach area, flat, grassy area by shore, wild flowers,etc

    Landscaping Fall 2016. Beach area, flat, grassy area by shore, wild flowers,etc

  • Large front yard with Firebuggz fire pit!  Spring pic.  Great Family destination

    Large front yard with Firebuggz fire pit! Spring pic. Great Family destination

  •  No fee for Kennedy Paddle Boat, paddle board, or canoe. Some life jackets.

    No fee for Kennedy Paddle Boat, paddle board, or canoe. Some life jackets.

  • Front view.  5-10 min. to Alex. 15 min to Carlos Creek Winery! Brophy Bay 
.5 mi

    Front view. 5-10 min. to Alex. 15 min to Carlos Creek Winery! Brophy Bay .5 mi

  • Upstairs gas fireplace!  Cozy! Click Instant Quote!
Contact with questions!

    Upstairs gas fireplace! Cozy! Click Instant Quote! Contact with questions!

  • A pocket door can close the bedrooms from the main part.  Great for napping!

    A pocket door can close the bedrooms from the main part. Great for napping!

  • Master BR.  Queen. Lake view. Room on floor for add'l sleeping.

    Master BR. Queen. Lake view. Room on floor for add'l sleeping.

  • Small bedroom with full bed.  Lake view.

    Small bedroom with full bed. Lake view.

  • Lakeside walkout.  Covered patio. Right door is convenient second  kitchen.

    Lakeside walkout. Covered patio. Right door is convenient second kitchen.

  • Furnished second kitchen. No dishwasher.  Walkout to lake side.

    Furnished second kitchen. No dishwasher. Walkout to lake side.

  • Cozy gas fireplace.  Bean has 2 King mattresses. Smart DVD player.

    Cozy gas fireplace. Bean has 2 King mattresses. Smart DVD player.

  • Patio overlooks lake. Walkout from downstairs. 
Charcoal grill.

    Patio overlooks lake. Walkout from downstairs. Charcoal grill.

  • Summer Plans 2017: Rip Rap shore, add sand beach  & new dock!

    Summer Plans 2017: Rip Rap shore, add sand beach & new dock!

  • Shaded dog kennel has access to shed for shelter.

    Shaded dog kennel has access to shed for shelter.

  • Ice fishing!  Andes Tower hills 20 min.  State snowmobile trail third of mile.

    Ice fishing! Andes Tower hills 20 min. State snowmobile trail third of mile.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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