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Unique 5 BR Home on Beautiful Green Lake Just 1 Hour from Twin Cities!

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View from the dock toward the main house. Lakeside cottage on the left.

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Fabulous local fishing, hunting, and recreational opportunities to choose from.

Sitting on nearly an acre of land on a dead-end road, this 2 story 1500+ sq. ft. lofted cedar home offers charm and privacy inside and out. It's post and beam construction, open design, 5 bedrooms (sleeps as many as 12+), fireplace, vintage baby grand piano, expansive windows, three decks and lakeside cottage offer beautiful places and spaces in which to relax, recreate or recoup during your enjoyable and memorable stay. Whether wanderer, sportsmen, couples, families or friends, we're sure you'll appreciate this unique home with its colorful history, multiple rooms and lively decor. Well appointed, it was designed and constructed to be used and enjoyed. The property offers convenience to multiple outdoor activities. At home, one can swim, paddle boat, canoe or kayak, play horseshoes, badminton, volley ball, laze around the fire, BBQ, or simply relax and curl up with a good book lakeside. Green Lake offers excellent fishing on its approximately 833 acres. 28 feet at its deepest, one can expect to catch bluegill, northern pike, walleye, and largemouth bass. If you love photography or simply critter-watching, you'll find plenty of opportunity without even leaving the yard as wildlife abounds with daily sightings of many of the following: fox, songbirds, heron, eagles, deer, turkeys, various species of ducks, loons, and geese. To see even more, take a 15 minute drive to the Sherburne Wildlife Refuge and Sand Dunes State Forest. All about the area you'll find numerous options for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, canoeing, camping, cross country skiing, and community activities. Be sure to ask about local events.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/18/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Bunk bed has upper twin w/attached ladder & lower double....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    BR 3 has upper twin bunk w/lower double folding futon bed. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Master bedroom has king sized bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    BR 5 has double bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sink vanity, wall hand/hair dryer, washer/dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Whether for a week or a weekend, this property appeals to all kinds, from the avid outdoorsman to Girls Getaway (Ott lights and tables available upon request for crafting events), to family holidays and reunions. If there is anything additional that you would like, please let us know and we'll do what we can to accommodate you....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Enjoy the beauty of Green Lake, eagle and activity watch from oversized south-facing LR windows, or step outside to relax and peruse the view of water and gardens from either of two house-side decks....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Relax, entertain, watch the water activities and keep an eye on the kids from the cozy lakeside cottage with its own attached deck situated on 110 feet of shallow entry lakeshore. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Enjoy a small town feel near Princeton,MN with it's main street and family owned businesses. Relax in the privacy of lake life on an acre of land, just 1 hr from the Twin Cities and Mall of America....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Main floor dining area adjacent to LR and kitchen seats 6-8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in living room with direct view of the lake. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra linens for additional charge....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Settle fireside in the bright, cozy comfort of the main floor LR with its wall of oversized windows that offer fantastic views of the lake and activities. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking in driveway area behind house....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Extra towels for additional charge. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Main floor kitchen fully stocked with necessary dinnerware, appliances and utensils. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    22 foot pontoon for rent by the day. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks to choose from...two on the house and one attached to the lakeside cottage....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are two golf courses with in 15 miles-the Princeton Golf Course and The Purple Hawk Supper Club in Cambridge....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Situated on just under an acre of land, you'll have plenty of room to romp and enjoy the lake, gardens and critters. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 26 - Apr 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,350

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
New Year's Eve and Day
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,300
flat fee
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,300
flat fee
Summer
May 31 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$325 $365
Fri, Sat
$1,975 $4,300

Changeover Day: Friday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat
$1,925 $4,850

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pontoon Rental per day $100
  • Cleaning fee $150

Notes:

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Additional cleaning fee of $100 for daily rentals under 3 day minimum. Additional charge for extra guests (over 8), extra pets (more than one). Children under 3 are free.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP Intl
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hi-Way Inn
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Purple Hawk Supper Club
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Elk River-North Star
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 95
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pine Brook Inn
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wild Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Spectacle Lake

Car: Necessary

Beautiful Green Lake is situated almost midway between Princeton and Cambridge providing convenient access to modern amenities while still retaining that private, small town feel. Approximately 1/4 mile south of Hwy 95, go south on Nacre, then left (east) onto 337th Lane NW(dead end). You will find the location convenient to gas stations, liquor store, bait shop, and convenience store, even two municipal airports should you choose to fly in! Dine at the Pine Brook Inn with its reputation for excellent food, imbibe at the Hi-Way Inn-known as the go-to spot for homemade pizza, bingo, meat raffles, Keys for Cash event and Friday night karaoke. Take a short, lazy canoe ride between the banks of the gorgeous and serene Rum River running between the two towns, or extend your adventure for a leisurely meander along its 151 mile course. The area is rich with arts and crafts, making the home a perfect getaway for weekend retreats and workshops. Be sure to stop by the Saturday Farmer's Market for delicious local products, check out the new Central MN Art Co-op in Princeton with its classes and gallery boasting fabulous local talent, and don't forget to treat the kids to a visit to the local splash park followed by a stop at Santa Lucia's for homemade ice cream. If you are hardy enough to choose a February stay during our MN winter, be sure to plan your visit to coincide with either the annual Mora Vasaloppet (a 3,000 participant cross country skiing event held less than 30 miles away) or the Princeton Lion's Club Annual Fishing Contest held right out front of the house on Green Lake (oodles of prizes). Whether as a skiing/fishing participant, or a spectator, you'll surely enjoy the activities and have plenty of stories to share with your less adventurous friends when you get home!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: If walls could talk you'd hear tales of the lives of multiple children who once lived here. Scattered about the globe now as young adults, their stories of love and joy emanate from the art and artifacts that adorn this home as it awaits your visit and a host of new adventures. Our family moved to Green Lake in 1992 and was comprised of biological and 'chosen' children who all attended Princeton schools. Now grown and living in different parts of the world, they often speak of the day when they can return to Princeton and revisit the home on the lake they shared with us. Until they do, the house begs to be filled with noise, adventure and fun to add to its history so we invite you to come fill this lovely space, create new memories and leave behind record of stories of your own.

Why the Owner Chose Princeton, MN, USA:
You'll love this property because of its unique spaces, convenience and FUN! It offers the best of both worlds...for the outdoor enthusiast, the artist and creator, and those who love to simply sit and relax. From its beams to its floorboards, it's no stranger to activity, but has fresh decor and amenities that make it lively and comfortable. On its acre of land you'll enjoy gardens, watch humming birds outside the kitchen window, revel in the majesty of the abundant bald eagle population (there was once 7 sitting in the tree outside!), see the sunset from the dock. Just an amble down the gradual hill, you'll find the lakeside cottage, cheerfully appointed with comfortable seating and two changing rooms, to be the perfect spot to BBQ, entertain, watch the fire pit and keep an eye on the kids. Shallow entry into 110' of shoreline makes for easy access to the lake. Close proximity to Princeton and Cambridge allows for the occasional quick convenience trip, dining, shopping, or access to fun, local events.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is unique in its construction, history and decor. While offering the usual 'lake cabin' opportunities and amenities, there is something special about its quiet energy. Solid cedar and sturdy, it can withstand the wear of tromping feet, or appeal to the eye and demeanor of the artist or muse. On the main floor you'll find BR1, the kitchen, full bathroom, the LR and dining area with a full wall of south facing, oversized windows that provide an excellent view of the lake and lots of bright sunlight. You'll also find a wood burning fireplace and access to an outdoor deck that overlooks the lake. Up the circular stairs you'll find the loft with its baby grand, sofa and television. Along the hall there are four bedrooms and an alternate entry/exit to the house. BR2 sports a full/twin bunk. BR3 has a double futon/twin bunk. BR4 (master bedroom) has a king size bed and windows along the eaves for serious moon gazing. BR5 offers a full wall view of the lake....best for listening to the call of the loons and other charming lake critters.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/18/2016

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Photos

  • View from the dock toward the main house. Lakeside cottage on the left.

    View from the dock toward the main house. Lakeside cottage on the left.

  • Lakeside cottage.

    Lakeside cottage.

  • Beneath where the eagles perch

    Beneath where the eagles perch

  • View from the loft

    View from the loft

  • Fully equipped galley kitchen-includes pancake griddle, Mixmaster and Ninja!

    Fully equipped galley kitchen-includes pancake griddle, Mixmaster and Ninja!

  • Main floor queen bedroom.

    Main floor queen bedroom.

  • Upper level full and twin bunk.

    Upper level full and twin bunk.

  • Upper level town and full bunk.

    Upper level town and full bunk.

  • Hall view with desk/nook.

    Hall view with desk/nook.

  • Game closet.

    Game closet.

  • Lakeside guest house changing rooms.

    Lakeside guest house changing rooms.

  • Proximity of cottage and deck to lake.

    Proximity of cottage and deck to lake.

  • View toward the lake from main house and gardens.

    View toward the lake from main house and gardens.

  • Rental pontoon

    Rental pontoon

  • Main floor Combination living room/dining room overlooks the lake

    Main floor Combination living room/dining room overlooks the lake

  • Settle in for a chat overlooking the lake.

    Settle in for a chat overlooking the lake.

  • Main floor flu bath with laundry-on demand hot water for unlimited bath/showers.

    Main floor flu bath with laundry-on demand hot water for unlimited bath/showers.

  • Upper level master-king size bed.

    Upper level master-king size bed.

  • Upper level queen size bed.

    Upper level queen size bed.

  • Loft sitting area with baby grand piano, Netflix, cable, Roku

    Loft sitting area with baby grand piano, Netflix, cable, Roku

  • Charming nook for working or crafting. Wi-fi available.

    Charming nook for working or crafting. Wi-fi available.

  • Lakeside guest house sitting area.

    Lakeside guest house sitting area.

  • Guesthouse storage room for outdoor games etc.

    Guesthouse storage room for outdoor games etc.

  • Oversized windows for optimal lake view.

    Oversized windows for optimal lake view.

VRBO #681335

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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