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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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 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

Owner
Susan Persons
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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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Amenities

Alexandria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 ...
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 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.
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 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"

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Tastefully Furnished Rambler with 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms! Sand beach!
average rating of 4.825 based on 41 reviews
5

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
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5

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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Relaxing Girls' weekend

  • 4 of 5

My group enjoyed the view of the lake from the back patio set and also enjoyed being able to sit in the front lawn (in patio chairs) and get some sun. The house itself is roomy and can accommodate a lot of people.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Brophy Reflections! Since your stay the dock was installed, house siding and windows washed, the screens are on the windows to allow the lake breeze to come in and spring cleaning accomplished. Hopefully, you can come again so you can have an opportunity to get out on the lake. Blessings, Susan Persons
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Brophy Lake

  • 4 of 5

It was a beautiful place the house smelled a little when we arrived as it was closed up for a while, but opened some windows, and then it was great. The lake was the most beautiful with the sun setting over it, it was very quite and very relaxing. If I was to change anything I would put queen beds instead of full and make the water so that more then one person could take a shower at time.{tank less hot water heater}. Also put the fire pit in the back yard. All 12 ladies loved it would go there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Brophy Reflections for your spring stay! Though there is a queen in the master, full beds enabled us to add two additional twin beds which allows for more guests. Taking two showers at one time doesn't allow for sufficient water pressure. This is stated in our description. Your tankless heater is definitely something to consider. We are updating the house a little bit each year. This year we did the extensive landscaping in the back. Regarding the fire pit, our insurance company won't allow the pit to be placed in the back of the house as there isn't sufficient space. So our choices were either don't have one or put it out front. Since our guests requested one regularly we placed it out front. Susan
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The home was very well maintained. Plenty of room and very close to town.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Brophy Reflections! Come again!
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5

Wonderfull Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six women friends recently had a wonderful two days at Brophy Reflections! We were provided with all that we needed for a comfortable, cozy two days. The cabin was spacious and extremely clean. We appreciated a well equipped kitchen, beds for each, a generous supply of linens, and a warm cozy gas fireplace. (actually two of them although we only used one) We appreciated our close proximity to Alexandria and the great restaurants in the area! Thank you, Sue for being available for any questions or concerns we might have had during our stay. I would highly recommend Brophy Reflections!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Alexandria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak.
May 13 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,400
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
September
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$160
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
Apr 2 2018 - May 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
$160
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
May 18 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$210
$5,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

The rental agreement and consent of guest form must be signed and returned, along with the first half payment to reserve dates. When paying by through Home Away the Rental Party is accepting the terms of the rental agreement and consent of guest. Pet Addendum must be signed if bringing dog along with payment for dog stay. Payment and Rental form signed before using the Kennedy Paddle Boat.

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.
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