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Quaint Family Friendly Cottage with a Beautiful Lake View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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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Amenities

Crosby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Master (double bed) and 2nd bedroom (single bunk beds) upstairs. 1 full 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:
  • 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

Reviews

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Quaint Family Friendly Cottage with a Beautiful Lake View
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 35 reviews
5

property was in perfect condition, clean and fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property, was nice to have a home to go to after the days activities.

Would definitely stay here again. Was just about waterfront, nice view from the front yard. Great place to do our devos in the morning. Neighbors were friendly as well.

Community is great, noticed a few new restaurants started up this year that were delicious. Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything exactly how described, house was clean close to park, boat landing, really good cafe

  • 5 of 5

House was nice, could watch boats go by, public dock right there. Caught walleye, bass, northern, crappie. Nice lake Overall real good time

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graham, Washington
5

Wonderful home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We would come back in a heartbeat. We loved everything about the house, the town, the history. Neighbors (relatives) came over to introduce themselves on day one and offered any help we might need. These life-long residents gave us lots of personal information about the town and the area that helped us plan our stay. Nothing like midwest hospitality. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Leavenworth
5

Another wonderful family week at the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third summer spending family days together here. The location is perfect for multi-generational families with young children. The shallow lake, nice dock, amazing playground all just steps outside the front door, provide wonderful summer fun. The house itself is so well-equipped with everything you need for sharing days together. We're so glad we could come yet again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stewartville, Minnesota
5

Great place to kick back & relax with a great community & lots of activites to do

  • 5 of 5

The house looked small on the outside, but was really roomy and nice looking inside, lots of windows & nice lake breeze. Loved the view and having the public dock within a house from it where our family loved to fish off & even caught a northern & bass from the dock. We had all the amenities we needed and the grocery store was only 4 blocks away. The back yard was great we grilled out, had a fire in the fire pit & with it fenced in our dogs could run around & we could store our small sail boat there. We were able to keep our bass boat on the trailer next to the house & launch in the park which is right across the street & down 1 block to the parking area. We definitely will be back. All the people (kids & adults) we met were really nice & helpful. There was music in the park on Thursday night where they have a huge kids activity area.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin
5

Nice Cabin in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this cabin and will plan to return next year

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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