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

Alexandria, MN, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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!


Susan and Ken Persons


Susan Persons

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 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 La Grand

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • 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.


      • 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.

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


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      WIFI throughout house
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air conditioning throughout house
                    • Fireplace
                      Both fireplaces have gas inserts you may use.
                    • Garage
                      two car garage available/ in winter one stall available.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced air and hot water heat.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • 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.
                    • Living Room
                      Looks out over beautiful Lake Brophy. Gas fireplace. TV with smart dvd player.
                    • Parking
                      You may park a total of 5 cars.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath, hand , and washcloth towels provided. Bring your own beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Bring your favorite detergent.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Upstairs kitchen only, but guests may bring it downstairs.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Both upstairs and downstairs.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Upstairs kitchen only.
                        • Kitchen
                          Two fully furnished kitchens with flatware, dinnerware and many pots and pans. Loaf pans, casseroles, cookie sheets, pizza pan.
                        • Microwave
                          Both upstairs and downstairs kitchens.
                        • Oven
                          Both upstairs and downstairs kitchens.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Upstairs kitchen only and not guaranteed.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Each kitchen has a fridge, so one upstairs and one downstairs.
                        • Stove
                          Both upstairs and downstairs kitchens.
                        • Toaster
                          Both upstairs and downstairs kitchens.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Table chairs upstairs, with leaves for additional seating. Many extra chairs available. Folding table in closet, and Kitchen table down stairs has 6 chairs.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD player downs stairs is a SMART player. You can access your personal Netflix account and the like. Bring your own movies.
                                • Games
                                  We have left a variety of board games for your use.
                                • Television
                                  UHF- local channels. There are 2 TV's and 2 smart dvd players available. WIFI available. You can access Netflix and various accounts with the DVD player.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Central Lakes Bike trail system is 1.5 miles. No bikes are provided.
                                    • Boat
                                      You are welcome to bring your own boat. We have a Kennedy paddle boat,small row boat, canoe and paddle board guests may use. Pontoon for rent as of summer 2018.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Covered patio overlooking the lake.
                                    • Golf
                                      Miltona Alexandria Arrowwood
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Canoe available for our guests to use. Paddle board new as of July 7, 2016.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large front lawn for badminton, bocce ball and the like.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill. Charcoal grill. Firebugs Wood Firepit with grate.Gas
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Andes Tower Hills is a twenty minute drive.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Beautiful courts at area schools and city park.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      There are a few lifejackets to use. Paddle boat is free to use. Canoe is free to use. Paddle board is free to use.


                                        • 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

                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • 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"

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              56 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very nice place

                                                              David W.

                                                              Great team bonding experience in a nice house. Would like to return in the summer and use the lake.

                                                              The place was great for our girls weekend!

                                                              Patricia S.

                                                              It was a lovely house – loved the 2 bathrooms. Susan was super responsive when we had questions.

                                                              I loved the downstairs apartment. Both the upstairs and downstairs were spacious and comfortable. Having 2 kitchens worked well. Would be wonderful to stay there in the summer.

                                                              Susan was a wealth of information with recommendations on what to do, where to eat! Move over Trip Adviser, she was spot on!!

                                                              Beautiful lake views

                                                              Lisa P.Twin Falls, Idaho

                                                              Great for a large family lake vacation. Lots of room and Great Lake views. Very clean.

                                                              Great house with lots of privacy

                                                              Kristine K.

                                                              This place was perfect from top to bottom. We had to schedule at the last minute because our other house cancelled and sue was so accommodating. We will definitely be back again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So thankful we could accomodate your large group and you had a wonderful time! Thank you for leaving the house so neat, made for any easier clean. Looking forward to having you stay again!


                                                              Cozy holiday accommodations

                                                              Kristyn T.

                                                              We have family in town, but with our small kids really enjoy renting a home rather than a hotel room for extended stays when we’re able. This was perfect for Christmas, we were here for breakfast and evenings and it worked out great. Loved the fireplace! Sue, the owner, is very kind and left a couple of things for my kids which is very much appreciated. Thank you Sue!

                                                              Great for families!

                                                              Kim B.

                                                              Brophy Reflections was the perfect place for our family of 6 plus a dog. The home was very clean, spacious, and well equipped. We felt spoiled as Susan had just put in new mattresses and living room furniture. All very comfortable. Location is nice and close to any amenities you might need. We enjoyed the quiet setting and being able to run and walk the lake area. We will keep this property in mind for our next visit to MN.


                                                              Alexandria, MN, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $20 - $25
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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.

                                                              56 Reviews
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