About the property
- House3800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Graystone Is On Lake Latoka A 700 Acre Lake Stocked With Walleye And Panfish
Graystone Lodge is just under 4000 sq. ft. on two stories. The main floor boasts 5 bedrooms. 3 BR's with queen size beds, and 2 bedrooms with twin beds and a trundle, a crib is in the Master BR., Laundry room stocked with cleaning supplies, living rm., gourmet kitchen with island seating, dining rm. seats 8, with room for more. An atrium door leads to a 20'X20' covered deck. The walkout level has 1 BR w/queen bed and a temperpedic king size sleeper sofa. A large family rm. with TV, full kitchen and laundry rm.
We have recently finished a partial renovation of this six-bedroom, 3 bath house on Lake Latoka.The renovation included completely redoing the walkout level and extensive landscaping. Rental will include a pontoon in season. The only extra charges are for gas for the pontoon and potential cleaning fees.
The upstairs kitchen is completely furnished with cooking and eating utensils, for many guests. Appliances: refrigerator, dishwasher, gas range, microwave. The dining room seats 8 comfortably with two additional seats at the counter. There is lots of seating space in the living room and a new upper deck is large, faces lake, has a roof with fans and outdoor furniture. The upstairs has the master bedroom (with a tv) with its own bath and outside deck , 4 additional bedrooms (smaller twin has a tv), with the other bath, and a laundry room.
The walkout level has a kitchen with cabinets, double sink, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and garbage compactor. There is also a dining table that seats 8. The family room has a 50 inch television. There is a full bath. The 6th bedroom is also in the walkout level. The sofa is a king-size Temperpedic sofa/sleeper.
There is also a washer and dryer on this level.
To describe the landscaping:. As you leave the house and walk onto a large paver patio, there is a gas grill. From the walkout paver patio, there are two steps to gentle sloping grass (approximately one foot drop over 25 feet) about 60 feet to a large paver patio at the lake.
There are two steps down from the grass onto the patio. There is a picnic table and chairs and a fire bowl.
Then there are a final 3 steps down from the patio to a 10 gently sloping foot ramp to the dock. There is no beach. You step from the dock into shallow water, which has a hard sand bottom approximately 2 feet deep. You may walk into deeper water as desired.
The yard is beautifully landscaped and somewhat shaded with large oak trees throughout the yard. Our neighbor has an open lot next door and prefers that our guests not use it. We still need to do a lot of the flower/weed cleanup-which is always ongoing. All of the work on the hardscape (walls and patios) has been done but the softscape (flowers) is a work in progress.
We believe vacations are not only for adults but for the children as well.We endeavor to provide a fun and safe environment for both.
Judy Owen or Carolyn Owen
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
About Judy Owen or Carolyn Owen
Judy and I have owned and rented property in the Alexandria area for over 25 years. We want those of you who join us for vacation to have a house that resembles and is equipped as your own home. We provide linens, towels, pots and pans etc. so that if you want to cook you can. The joy we get when we hear children laughing and playing lifts our spirits and is a reminder of our own grandchildren. It makes our work worthwhile.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean, Nice furniture and set up. Great for our get together!
We had a marvelous time. Nice location very close to the interstate. Though the dock had been pulled by the time of year we arrived, the lake access looks very nice. Very comfortable accommodations and furniture. Well stocked kitchen and two living room areas which made it nice for the early risers and night owls to not disturb each other. :)
The 9 of us enjoyed our stay so much! Plenty of space for nine women. We were amazed at how well stocked the kitchen was. Our table looked beautiful! We would definitely book in there again .
We as a family have have done the family vacation for quite a few years renting a house around different cities in Minnesota. We have come to like Alexandria the best. This house suited so well for families. We had 15 there, it has plenty of room for everyone. The yard and home are kept very well. The lake shore is clean and there is a pontoon to use as you wish. We wanted to go back next year but it is already renting out for the long weekend that we requested.
Ideal home for family of 13. 7 adults and 6 kids ranging in age from 6-12.
The homeowners pay attention to detail for their guests. In spite of winds, cool temps, and rain, we all had fun. There was plenty to do. We
played hard and slept well! It is a beautiful lake with loons, bald eagles, an otter, swan, and fish for our fish fry.
Can't wait to scrapbook the family memories from Graystone on Lake Katoka. We will check out the other VRBOs owned by Richard & Judy. Impressed!
Perfect for our family gathering
We arranged for the Graystone so our extended families could come together and enjoy each other's company in a beautiful setting with things to do on the water. The home provided a great base for this. Plenty of room for 5 families. The kitchen saw lots of cooking and stood up to the challenge without any issues. Having two ovens and fridges came in handy as well. We played cards upstairs while another group watched a movie downstairs. We loved the pontoon and also arranged for a jet ski through barefoot aquasports to add some activities for the more adventurous in the group. Perfect week!!
Family fun at Graystone!
Our family of 11 (ages 6 to 70) stayed at Graystone recently and had the best time! The home was very clean and beautiful from the moment we walked in, and it had everything we needed. There was enough room for everyone to spread out but yet we had intimate dinners every night with everyone at the dining table. The pontoon was probably everyone's favorite part! The owner, Judy, always responded to my emails prior to renting and also during our stay very quickly. We enjoyed her home and working with her so much that we are already booked with her for next year! We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place with lots of space, a beautiful view, and an easy and nice owner to work with.
Alexandria boasts an antique boat museum with a beautiful attached landscaped nature garden filled with perennial plants grown in a hardy winter zone. An abandoned railroad trestle provides miles of walking biking trails in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. Several golf courses can challenge those par and over par golfers. Winter is an opportunity for cross country skiing and down hill skiing at Andes Tower Hills. Winter also provides a great opportunity for ice fishing or sitting by a cozy fireside enjoying a wonderful snowfall.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No smoking no pets Cancellation policy: If cancelled 90 days prior to beginning of rental, reservation/security deposit is refunded. If less than 90 days prior to rental, your deposit is forfeited. Cleaning fee of $150.00. Any cleaning needed in excess of 5 hours will be charged at rate of $30/hr. There is an approximately 25% refundable reservation/security deposit required which is sent to me directly.