House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 10+ Sleeps
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - $50 pet fee. Fenced back yard.$50 pet fee. Fenced back yard.
Max guests: 14
Grandma’s yearly vacation week!
Great place to get kids and grandkids together! Felt like being at home, very welcoming and comfortable. More then enough room. Beautifully decorated. Wonderful for both kids and dogs! Loved that the kitchen had everything we could ever need! Layout was great! Barely used the great room/fireplace room just because of young children and still had plenty of room!
it warms our hearts to hear you had a great stay. Thank you for staying with us and helping us to keep "Fridhem" (House of Peace) alive for us to share.
Had a great stay
We had a great stay at the Fridhem house over the weekend! It was plenty spacious for the 10 of us, and was so well equipped with everything we needed. Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed your time. Please stay with us again!
Jim & Caryn
Loved this place. Beautiful home, amazing view and has a convenient access to the lake. Even the neighbors are friendly! Will definitely visit again.
Family Ski Getaway
Our family gathers and skis every New Years. This year we stayed in Lindstrom at Jim’s Swedish House. It was perfect for the 14 of us! The listing was spot on and we very much enjoyed our stay! We skied at Wild Mountain and the house was convenient to Taylor’s Falls. Would highly recommended this house for any family get together!
This large home welcomes a large family
Lindstrom is a Minnesota nice people town! A great bakery, antique shops and nice locally handmade boutiques.
The need of a property manager could improve a few issues we encountered: faster response from owner who does not live in the area.
If the description sleeps 14, a futon or sofa sleeper would be better than a blowup mattress. The records albums were a big hit and we had oldies playing all the time.
Swim off the dock out to the swim raft or take the little ones a block down the street to the town beach with swingsets and playground.
There's plenty of pizza places, Chinese food, a Sports Bar and grocery stores in the immediate area. Dairy Queen is a short walk from the house. Forest Lake is only 11 miles west and features chain restaurants, Cub Foods and a movie theater.
Fishing licenses, rods and live bait are available just a few minutes away at Frankie's Bait and Marine in Chisago City.
Jump in the car and go 11 miles east to Taylors Falls for more restaurants, quaint shops and a Scenic Paddleboat ride down the St. Croix River. There's plenty of hiking and scenic views on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the St. Croix river. On your way to or from Taylors Falls make sure to check out the live Buffalo at Eichten's Cheese & Bison Store and the Franconia Sculpture Garden.
The area features miles of bike trails and hiking as well as a waterslide and Go Karts at Wild Mountain Resort about 7 miles north of Taylors Falls. Downhill and Cross Country Skiing make this a hot spot in the winter months too!
Golfers! There's "18 Holes of Pure Playable Fun" just 2 minutes from the house at The Chisago Lakes Public Golf Course.
More restaurants and antique shopping are 27 miles south in historic Stillwater. You'll love all the little shops and candy store.
Don't forget the Mall of America (50 miles) and all the attractions of Downtown Minneapolis (40 miles) and St. Paul (37 miles) less than an hour away. The Minneapolis Airport (MSP) is 45 minutes away.
About Jim Casey
Caryn and Jim Casey have been married for 33 years (as of 2015). We have two grown daughters, a small dog and two grand-dogs. We love Lindstrom and being at the lake as a contrast to our busy lives in Burbank, CA. Jim has a background in architecture and sells real estate in California.
Jim Casey purchased this House in 1999
Why Jim Casey chose Lindstrom
It was love at first sight. We found the house quite by accident. Jim was doing research comparing different real estate websites back in 1999 for a seminar he was giving to a real estate board in Florida. Jim was an internationally recognized technology speaker and trainer in the real estate industry just as the internet and digital technology was changing the real estate business. Our dream house scenario was an older home with wrap around porches on a lake and within 45 minutes of the Twin Cities. Fridhem popped up on his computer screen and the family jumped in the car and drove to the property more out of curiosity than anything else. When we walked up the front sidewalk we were captivated. Because of the original condition of the home and the unfinished attic we knew we could make this a special home for our family and for our retirement (you can live entirely on the first floor if necessary). That same year our two daughters announced their dreams of acting so we packed them up and took them to Burbank to attend school and audition for television and film. Jim spent over a year remodeling the home and commuting back and forth to California until the whole family returned for summer vacation. We never imagined we'd be turning the house into a vacation rental, but it has been a wonderful experience for us sharing the house and still getting to enjoy it throughout the year.
What makes this House unique
Walk to downtown on our tree lined street and enjoy privacy and incredible views of the lake from our large deck. The house is large and yet features lots of little, intimate spaces to congregate or enjoy some alone time. Live in a historic home with all the amenities you'd expect from a 5 star hotel including an exercise room, free WIFI and a smart TV for your Netflix and Amazon Prime viewing pleasure. With a local winery, many restaurants, antique shopping, nearby trails, tennis courts and golf, not to mention the wonderful lake and trophy fishing, everyone can find something to pass the time. Fridhem is a local treasure which everyone in the community has heard stories about in its over 100 year history. We purposely do NOT rent the house for large events like weddings because we feel it is best for family get togethers and quiet vacations. Our friendly neighbors are there when you need them, but will give you your privacy. We hope you will treat them with the same friendly respect!