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Quaint Family Friendly Cottage with a Beautiful Lake View

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

multi bedroom 1 bath spacious cottage with all the amenities and a lake view!

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.


Owner
Mark and Kristin Backlund
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

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 Central

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our days in Crosby were all we hoped for - and more! The cottage at Serpent Lake was DELIGHTFUL in every way. There was generous living space for dining, games, sleeping, relaxing and enjoying the great backyard. The location across the street from an amazing city park, playground, and beach were over the top! It couldn't have been a better location for our multi-generational vacation days at the Lake. We would definitely like to come again!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

My Response

Thank you for your wonderful review as we strive for everyone who stays at the Cottage to have this experience. Mark and Kristin
Jul 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Quaint Family Friendly Cottage with a Beautiful Lake View
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews
5

Very Nice Weekend

  • 5 of 5

5 of us girls up for 3 nights to do crafting abs watch movies.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5

Great Stay at Quaint Family Friendly Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this wonderful house. It is exactly that a family cottage with a huge impact. Once inside the house is bigger than you think with plenty of seating spaces and areas that family can have multiple conversations with out being on-top of one another. The house is extremely well equipped. I especially enjoyed waking up before everyone and sitting with a cup of coffee, watching the lake from the front window.The location is 2 blocks from main street with shops, grocery store and other restaurants which was very convenient for a nice walk to town! Thank you very much for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very neat, tidy and clean- absolutely comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Nice and close to the lake, lots of windows so good natural light, very interesting town, close to major shopping ( Brainerd) beautiful fall colors!! Such a fun, relaxing stay! We would definitely stay at this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cottage exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has a beautiful location with a view of the water. It is close to everything; Super One grocery store, pharmacy in the highly rated small town hospital and a vet for animals. It is a cute little house that far exceeded our expectations. It is spotlessly clean and has a well equipped kitchen with a large eating space plus seating for four in the dining room. I don't know what else one could want! The neighbors are friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning for a longer period next year. (we stayed 2 weeks this year) The washer and dryer in the basement was an added benefit. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serpent Lake bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Cute home with plenty of space. Nicely decorated and close to the lake and park and within walking distance of the town

with several antique shops. Across from the Town Hall and police station, so we felt quite safe. Large back yard. Just a great

place to stay for a short weekend or longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Nice place at a nice price!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd experience with renting a home thru VRBO and it was a good one. We did not spend a lot of time at the home but enjoyed our time there. The home is just off the lake and in a quiet area. The Crosby park is right across the street. The home is an older home but is nicely decorated and clean. We had no surprises really and liked the small town atmosphere of Crosby. My daughter thought the downstairs bed was a little uncomfortable but she managed OK. All in all we liked the home and thought the price was pretty good for what we got. A nice experience! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Brainerd
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Crosby Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Deerwood Country Club
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Serepent Lake
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Crosby Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Jan 13 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 6.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Crosby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 full bath upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Master (double bed) and spare bed (full) upstairs. 1 queen and 2 twin beds in the basement and 2 separate rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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