Year round cottage with 2 bedrooms on the main level and 2 sleeping areas in the basement. Large main area living room with working dinning area and large fully equipped kitchen (microwave, full fridge and freezer, oven, cook-top, and all dishes and cookware included) Comes with main level TV and wifi, outdoor patio with grill and fenced in back yard. Easy access to the lake, mountain biking, beach, bike/skateboard park, softball fields, basketball court and huge multi-level playground.
- Cottage1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
multi bedroom 1 bath spacious cottage with all the amenities and a lake view!
Mark and Kristin Backlund
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 19, 2018
About Mark and Kristin Backlund
Kristin grew up in Crosby and her parents still own the family home next door. 3 years ago this property became available and we decided to purchase it as we knew we would eventually make it back to Crosby to retire. Now married to Mark and living in Columbia Heights, MN, we make it back as much as we can, however with three active children we find it difficult to make it back as much as we want. We decided to let others experience the quaintness of the community and our home.
Mark and Kristin Backlund purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Mark and Kristin Backlund chose Crosby
Crosby has always been home to Kristin and she still refers to it as her home. She has worked hard to make this property unique to her personality. Due to all of the outdoor activities in close proximity and the downtown area only a few blocks away, you really can have it all. A quiet day sunning in the private back yard, relaxing in the lake or on a beach, fishing the dozens of lakes nearby, sipping coffee at the local diner or coffee shop, great shopping in Crosby and the surrounding little towns within a 20 mile radius really gives you a feeling of getting away. What's best is it's only 2 hours from the Twin Cities.
What makes this Cottage unique
The big bay windows face west and there's nothing like sitting out front facing the lake and watching the sunset with a cool breeze coming off the lake. Great outdoor up north setting with all of the comforts of home!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
I have been here multiple times and its always perfect. We will keep coming back for many more trips.
Comfy house for perfect getaway
This is the 2nd time my husband & I have stayed here. The house is cozy, conveniently within walking distance of downtown restaurants, shops, brewery, and an easy ride to the MTB trails. It was the perfect respite after a busy season at home.
Quiet neighborhood and nice spacious house.
If only the weather had cooperated... still it was nice.
oven smoked and set off alarm
Went to bake biscuits and tray didn't fit in oven then it smoked so bad that the smoke alarm went off waking everyone else up.
Basement was very moldy smelling.
No egress windows in basement. Not a safe place to sleep. 4 bedrooms and only one bath was a challage. Shower had very low water pressure.
We truly enjoyed our stay in this clean, open, updated cottage. Great location and view of the lake, walking distance to town, biking distance to trails.
Expected us to be housekeeping. We paid to stay there
Musty smell in house. DVD player didn’t work. Talked to owner. He seemed very cavalier about it. He had been told before that it didn’t work. Obviously he didn’t care. We had to strip the beds, take laundry downstairs, take garbage out back to alley. For what we paid they could afford a housekeeper. Would never stay there again. Very poor management.
Well, we strive to please everyone, but.... We have over 50 reviews with an average rating of 4.8 and many positive comments, including a "perfect" from the folks that stayed a few days after this party. Musty smell? First we've heard about that....DVD player was reported broken in 2016, we purchased a replacement soon after and have not had an issue since. Client called both numbers, sent a text, and an e-mall at 9 am to which the owner responded by 11am. Ran through some trouble shooting and determined that the client could not get the DVD player on. At that point there was nothing we could do, other than drive 2 hours, buy a new DVD player, install it, and then drive home for 2 hours. The alternative was to watch any of the 200 free channels offered on cable TV. Stripping two beds and moving that to the basement laundry room and taking out the garbage hardly qualifies as housekeeping!!! We'd like to point out that we are 1 of only a few places in the VRBO system that DOES NOT charge a cleaning fee. We take great pride in offering a clean, comfortable getaway, with as many of the modern amenities that'd you'd find in your own home, at a reasonable price. We feel this was accomplished and will continue to do so in the future.
Mark and Kristin
Huge multi level playground, bike and skateboard park, basketball court, softball fields, camp area, boat launch, fishing pier, and long beach.
Well known for fishing as well as mountain biking in the mining pits.