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Tastefully Furnished Rambler with 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms! Sand beach!

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


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 is connected to the internet. You can access your online movie and streaming accounts. Please note there is no cable, Dish or the like. You can connect your computer, iPad, tablet or phone to the tv and use your own accounts. If you have DISH on Demand or the like then you can watch Live TV.

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. Washer and dryer are available for your 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 smart 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. 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!

More Details

Susan Persons
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 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!

Susan Persons purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan Persons chose Central

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 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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Alexandria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Small bedroom - 1 double
    Additional sleeping - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 King mattresses/CordaRoy bag, 1 queen & 1 twin air bed
    Blue Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double is a classic Tempur-pedic, twin is a Sleep Number
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
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"


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Tastefully Furnished Rambler with 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms! Sand beach!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 45 reviews

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: Jul 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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Great for girls weekends

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this property. The double kitchens was an amazing feature. We did not do a lot of cooking in the basement but having utensils right there was very convenient when we were eating on the patio. We did go fishing, and it was nice that a bait shop was very close. We were also able to check out the winery and downtown because everything is so close. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! Thank you for choosing Brophy Reflections!
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Awesome time for a large group of both young and older kids and adults too!!

  • 5 of 5

Brophy Bay is a Great Lake home and the owner is so nice to work with. My entire large family had a great time, we especially enjoyed all the extra toys we got to use such as the paddle board, peddle board, canoe, etc. I would recommend this place to families with little kids and older ones also. The beach right on the property is great for little ones also! Thanks for the great communication with the owner and also just all the little extras you did for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and are considering Brophy Reflections for next year also! Family memories are the best!!
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Lovely lake, comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 1 baby had a lovely few days on Lake Brophy. The house and furnishings are outdated, but comfortable. The finished basement worked nicely for my sister, her husband, and their baby to have a little privacy and space. We especially enjoyed the back patio, eating most meals out there, with lovely lake views and comfortable chairs. It's very close to Alexandria (yet far away enough to be quiet and peaceful), which had nice little shops, some good food selections, and some fun sites. The house has one of the nicest yards/docks on this small lake, and it was a quiet and much-needed getaway for our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Brophy Reflections for your summer stay!
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Beautiful Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Susan, was very friendly and helpful. It was easy to book and pay online, but also easy to get in touch with questions. The lake here is beautiful, clear, and doesn't have too much boat and jet ski traffic. Perfect for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. The paddle boat and canoe included are a wonderful perk. The house is clean and well maintained. The new landscaping, dock and patio furniture was especially nice. Plenty of seating outdoors for everyone in the family. We also loved having the extra kitchen downstairs for easy access to the outdoor dining area. My only suggestion is that having more towel racks/hooks in the downstairs bathroom would be nice for hanging extra towels and swimsuits. We have been very happy with our stay here in both 2016 and 2017.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you have stayed with us two years in a row! We enjoy the lake immensely when we come to Brophy Reflections (we clean a lot but rarely stay) and hang our wet items on the clothes lines in laundry room. I will put more clothes pins on the lines for our guests. Please come again!!
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Beautiful place to rest and enjoy life

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place for 6 adults and 4 children to spend time together. Brophy Reflections was an excellent choice. We enjoyed being on, in, and near lake. The house was very clean, well maintained, and large enough. It was our first trip to Alexandria, MN but hopefully not our last trip to this beautiful part of Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ebert, St.Paul, MN

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $55
Damage Deposit $250

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 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.