Private country setting on 1/2 acre of pasture land close to the North Beach and scrumptious raspberry shakes. View of the lake from wrap around porch and decks. Imagine afternoon barbecue after a day at the beach, hike to Bloomington Lake, or exploring Minnetonka Caves. All of these within minutes drive from this cute farmhouse/cabin. Close to Garden City (15 min), Montpellier (20 min), and 45 minutes from Lava Hot Springs.
- House1356 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
1350 SF House, 3 BR, 2 bath, home with big grassy yard, close to North Beach.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Cathy Rixey
I am a banker in Wenatchee, WA. Married 35 years to my hubby and we have two children (daughter and son) and two grandchildren (Liam 2 1/2 and Liv 1, who we love more than anything!!). Our favorite travel destinations are anywhere warm, usually on a beach or by a pool, probably Hawaii or any other tropical destination. We love to go on cruises too. We've taken 3 trips to Sandal's with our friends: St. Lucia, Montego Bay Jamaica, and most recently Grenada and South Africa. We also love to go to movies too when we are home or just hang out with friends and family.
Cathy Rixey purchased this House in 2010
Why Cathy Rixey chose St. Charles
We built this property with my daughter and son-in-law in 2010. I personally tiled both bathrooms and the kids did almost all the work themselves on building it. Very little was contracted out. They lived in it and worked in the area for 5 years before moving back to Washington to be near family in 2015. We absolutely love this home, the property, and the area. It's so peaceful and beautiful. There's a lot to do from hiking, biking, walking, swimming to just relaxing. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
I think the benefit of this property is the peaceful country surrounding away from the hustle of Garden City but close enough to get there in 15 - 20 minutes. We have a nice space to accommodate 8 - 10 guest comfortably with use of the enclosed porch and deck because most of your time will be spent at the lake or barbecuing afterwards.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely peaceful home!
We loved our time in this home. It is so quiet and peaceful. I loved sitting on the balcony and reading each morning while looking at the lake. It is a lovely get away and so close to the north beach where we always go play. It was nice and clean and the table had plenty of room for the 8 of us.
We are so happy you loved our little slice of heaven. Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We hope you’ll come back again soon.
The Cute Green House
The property was GREAT! You could tell that it had been recently remodeled and it had plenty of sleeping areas for the 9 of us. Clean and Great! I may have over-looked 1 item when I booked this property... but it did not have A/C. So we quickly learned that we had to turn on the fans and open the windows at night to not roast. It did cool down fairly well we would have loved to have a/c since it was 95 degrees outside. Overall... it was great.
Thank you so much for your stay. We appreciate the review. The house was built in 2010 so it's pretty new and our family lived there for 5 years (heat and all :-) until 2015. Sorry about the AC. It can be hot in the summers but it does cool off like you say. That's why lots of properties there don't have AC. Just close the blinds during the day (and windows) and open them up at night for a little breeze. I hope the rest of the trip was great for you and you found tons to do in the area.
We had the best time staying in Idaho this past summer. The house was clean, and well kept. It was very private, yet close to everything we needed. The lake and surrounding mountains are beautiful, and we will definitely be back! Thanks for everything
Quiet neighborhood. Close to North Beach
My friends and I had a great time staying at this house! We brought a bocce set and played in the yard. The enclosed breezeway at the side of the house was perfect to set our coolers and gears. We loved hanging out on the deck in the evenings.The drive up to the beach was about 10 min away. The neighborhood was quiet and a neighbor kid even stopped by to say hello.
This house sleeps 6 people/3 couples comfortably in the 3 bedrooms. The pull out couch, however, wasn't as comfortable. There were 2 additional cots, pads and beddings as well, which was helpful since we did end up having 10 people. Overall, I'd say 6 people max for comfort, but if you were like me and wasn't sure if everyone was for sure coming. The extra cots and pullout couch was perfect.
The owner was super easy to contact and always responded quickly to our texts. Entry to the property was easy with keypad.
The only thing I wished for that could have made this place a 5 star was if they had allowed dogs.
Cute home and great location
This home is so cute! I enjoyed our stay a lot. The house is clean, the kitchen was stocked and the house is just minutes from north beach. We will be back.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked the house and location. We welcome you back! Hope your hubby isn't too sore from the ironman. Thanks for your stay!
Great place to clear the mind
We loved our stay. If you're looking for some place to relax and clear your mind then this is the place. The view of the lake during the day and at night the view of the sky was so beautiful.
Not a lot of stores but you'll find the locals open when you need them. Visit Kathy at Minnetonka Market for a famous hamburger and onion rings. They are the best.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Limit of 10 people staying in the property (including children). No exceptions. Must be over 21 to check in and pick up key to property.