About the property
- Townhome2100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
4 BR Townhome - Ideal Location On Lake Carlos - Large Sandy Beach And Level Lot
New Construction...opened in the Spring of 2016: "The Selby" - Lake Carlos Bay # 1 is a four bedroom townhome, south end unit, that is part of Lake Carlos Bay. Our sandy beach and level lot, plus prime location, make it some of the most desirable lake shore on Alexandria's Chain of Lakes. You can't beat our lake shore and beach nor our proximity to other attractions!
Lake Carlos Bay is a well thought out complex that offers a lot of lake shore to house four spacious townhomes plus one studio unit. This four bedroom townhome offers privacy as a single unit vacation rental or can be part of a group booking that offers separate living areas. Rent just this unit (The Selby - Lake Carlos Bay # 1) or rent multiple units to host a small or large group. Either way, you are guaranteed the perfect vacation destination. Other Lake Carlos Bay units are found on VRBO under listing numbers: 799122, 799123, 799124 and 799125.
Lake Carlos Bay is located on SE Lake Carlos, the largest and deepest lake on Alexandria, MN's Chain of Lakes. It is located on the SE corner of Lake Carlos. We are within walking distance to three restaurants: Zorbaz, Bug-a-Boo Bay, and Interlachen plus to Sunnie's General Convenience Store. In addition, Lake Carlos Bay is literally minutes away from downtown Alexandria and its plentiful shopping options, Carlos Creek Winery, Carlos State Park, Casey's Amusement Park, multiple spas, plus numerous golf courses. It is the perfect Alexandria vacation spot as it offers relaxing, lake living yet is so close to numerous amenities.
You can't beat Lake Carlos Bay's level lot, large sandy beach, and clean shoreline. Many have commented that it includes some of the best shoreline Alexandria has to offer. In addition, Lake Carlos Bay is located mid point on Lake Carlos between the channels to Lake Darling and Lake Le Homme Dieu...making it user friendly to visit other lakes on the chain. Upgrade to the Chain - don't be stuck on one lake all of your vacation - enjoy the ability to tour many lakes.
Lake Carlos Bay has so much to offer from new, modern construction; single-unit or group bookings; gorgeous level lot with an extensive sandy beach; fun outdoor amenities such as putting green and wood fire pizza oven; great swimming and fishing on Lake Carlos; plus an ideal location to numerous Alexandria, MN amenities. We hope you consider Lake Carlos Bay - Your Destination on the Chain!
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- May 19, 2018
About Katy Olson
Lake Carlos Bay is a family-owned complex. Dave and Lynda purchased the old Lazy Day Villa Resort property on Lake Carlos in 2015. They, along with their daughter, Katy, and her husband, Jon, worked to develop and plan Lake Carlos Bay - it opened in the summer of 2016. Much time and reflection went into the building of Lake Carlos Bay - a well-designed, modern facility that offers an ideal vacation for a single family or larger group. All five units (plus now the game room!) are named after Dave and Lynda's six grandchildren.
Katy Olson purchased this Townhome in 2015
Why Katy Olson chose Carlos Township
Lake Carlos Bay has so much to offer from new, modern construction; single-unit or group bookings; gorgeous level lot with an extensive sandy beach; great swimming and fishing on Lake Carlos; numerous outdoor amenities such as putting green and wood fire pizza oven; plus an ideal location to numerous Alexandria, MN destinations. We hope you consider Lake Carlos Bay - Your Destination on the Chain!
What makes this Townhome unique
Level lot! Largest sandy beach available on the chain! Excellent location on SE Bay of Lake Carlos - on Alexandria's Chain of Lakes. Upgrade to the Chain - don't be stuck on one lake all of your vacation - ability to tour many lakes. Walking distance to restaurants plus so close to town. Can't beat our location! New, modern construction with family friendly layout and design. "The Selby" Lake Carlos Bay # 1 is a spacious 4 bedroom townhome that offers privacy as a single unit vacation rental or can be part of a group booking that offers separate living areas.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had multiple families stay here. If you have kids, this place is perfect. Separate game room with pool table, ping ping, pop a shot and golden tee. Paddle boards, canoe and sandy beach at the lake. Nice new units are clean and have a nice layout. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you for your great and nice review...we truly appreciate the shout out :). It is fun to know that your group enjoyed all aspects of Lake Carlos Bay. Glad you had great weather! Thanks again...we appreciated you as guests!
We had an amazing time at this property. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the owners who gave us a tour of the property and tips on things we could do. It is clearly obvious that they take pride in their property as it was beautifully landscaped and everything was well organized. The inside was clean and the decor was wonderful. The kids (and adults) were entertained the entire time with all of the activities available...a game room, paddle boards, kayak, canoes, a putting green, multiple fire pits, and of course fishing off the docks. We would highly recommend this property to others.
Thank you very much for your great review...we appreciated having you as guests as well! Glad you were able to enjoy all the fun outdoor stuff...so happy the weather cooperated! Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you back in the future. It was super easy to clean after you left...thanks for leaving it in such great shape!
They really hit the ball out of the park on this new property !
When searching the VRBO offerings last winter, I noticed that NEW town homes were replacing the OLD cabins on my favorite part of the lake. We were the first people in line, and I must say - the new place did not disappoint. I don't even know where to start on how WONDERFUL this property is. We rented the Selby - it has four bedrooms and one of the bedrooms even has a second queen bed. Add two pull out couches and there are a lot of sleeping options. We were only a group of four, but there was soooo much extra space for guests that didn't make it home, and we could have accommodated many more. Location - it's on the best part of Lake Carlos in the South Bay. We sat on the beach and watched the 4th of July boat parade. No need to get in the boat for fireworks either - they were right outside our back door. The large, sandy beach will keep kids and adults busy all day. Each unit has a private patio and it's own dock. There is a huge yard for everyone to enjoy out towards the lake side. On the other side of the town homes you will find a putting green, more yard space, a fire pit for s'mores, and the coolest game room with ping-pong, pool table, kitchen, bath. We all enjoyed the game room after a long day on the beach. We enjoyed meeting the other renters, but hardly saw any of them as people who rent in an upscale place such as this usually keep pretty busy with their own stuff. The access to the main road for runs into town for food and refreshments is convenient, but not so close that there is any noise. Nights are quiet and dark. We decided to sell our boat and Sea Doo last year and just kind of winged it for lake rentals. It depends on the time of year, but rentals can be hard to find during peak times. We had a pontoon from Lake Carlos Marina for a couple of days, and were also lucky enough to snag a ski boat from Arrowwood Resort for a day as well (even though we were not staying there). The lake has a nice slope to it out behind the property. We skied right off the dock no problem. If you bring your own watercraft you will be happy.
Notes for renters: A/C can be tricky in MN - we closed all but two downstairs vents (they are in the ceiling - twist them counterclockwise to close). With upstairs vents open and the system in ON (not AUTO) the temp was just right. If you need anything - ask, they will happily provide. 9:00 a.m. on a Saturday for checkout is a little early - would like to see that be 10 or 11.
Alexandria, MN is home to the Chain of Lakes - six pristine lakes navigable by channels. Lake Carlos Bay is located on the SE corner of Lake Carlos, the largest and deepest lake on the chain. Alexandria, MN is an easy drive on I-94 from Minneapolis, MN or Fargo, ND.
Lake Carlos Bay is the perfect vacation spot as it offers numerous lake amenities but is ideally located to many attractions. We are within walking distance to three restaurants and a grocery store plus literally only minutes from downtown Alexandria, Carlos Creek Winery, Carlos State Park, Casey's Amusement Park, and numerous golf courses.
Our sandy beach and level lot make it some of the most desirable lake shore on the Chain. Lake Carlos Bay is a well thought out complex that offers a lot of lake shore to house four spacious townhomes plus one studio. Rent just this unit (The Selby - Lake Carlos Bay #1) or rent multiple units to host a small or large group. Either way, you are guaranteed the perfect vacation destination. (Other Lake Carlos Bay units are found on VRBO under listing numbers: 799122, 799123, 799124, and 799125).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*Summer 2018 = June 23 - August 25, 2018: 7 night minimum; $2950/week + tax. May/early June or late August 2018: 4 night minimum at $425/night + tax. Or $2100/week + tax. All reservations with refundable $400 damage deposit. $1000 reservation deposit to reserve your week; the $1000 goes towards your total. Remaining balance due 60 days before reservation. Reservation deposit returned, minus $200 cancellation fee, if canceled prior to 60 days from reservation. Non-refundable if canceled within 60 days of your reservation. *Please contact owner for information about additional rental units of Lake Carlos Bay. Other Lake Carlos Bay units are found on VRBO under listing numbers: 799122, 799123, 799124, and 799125. Summer Season: No daily housekeeping offered. Saturday to Saturday, weekly rental. Check In = Saturday 4:00 pm. Check Out = Saturday 9:30 am.