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Luxury Cottage on the scenic St.Croix near Afton Alps

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Luxurious river cottage for rent. Cottage includes two fireplaces, a grand piano, steam shower and gourmet kitchen. Beautiful white sand beach out the front door. Fully furnished so just come and enjoy!

Located fifteen minutes east of St.Paul in Lake St. Croix Beach. People come from all over to enjoy the many recreations of this unique area.

For winter fun skiing, Afton Alps is just minutes away. Scenic snowmobile trails are just out the door or enjoy cross country skiing at Willow River State Park or Afton State Park.

Summertime life at the beach. St. Croix River offers swimming, fishing, sailing, and boating. St. Croix river cruises offer dinner, comedy and casino runs. There are hot air ballooning for the adventurous, and a boat rental nearby. Camping is available on the islands. Boats, pontoons and wave runners can be rented at marinas nearby or enjoy biking and hiking trails.

Historic Stillwater, Hudson, and Afton are all nearby for dining, shopping and antiquing. Cave tours available.

In the area there is the Mall of America, Como Zoo, Apple Valley Zoo, Children's and Science Museum of Minnesota, Omni Theater, Excel Energy Center

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am sorry to read that Stephen G was unhappy with his stay at my home. I do feel the need to respond. Stephen was a last minute rental. I asked him if everything was good after his arrival and he had no complaints. The weekend Stephen stayed it rained the entire weekend. My deck is a regular deck and he slipped and and it rained all weekend. The home is immaculate. I have never had one complaint on the cleanliness. The screens had not been put in yet due to the season. The pictures that you see are accurate to the condition of the home.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Lake Saint Croix Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • A 3% credit card transaction fee will be paid by the guest if you pay with credit/debit card. E-check payments are free.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Cottage on the scenic St.Croix near Afton Alps
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to love about this home! My sister and I were visiting my Aunt and decided to rent Diane's home for a few days. She was great to work with. The home is on the Saint Croix River. The sandy beach is just across the road. The views from the kitchen and living area are amazing. My sister spent all the time on the porch watching the boats and enjoying the beauty. The pictures, piano, and furnishings show this home is loved and the owner cares. Hudson and Afton are close by for a meal and shopping.Thank you for letting us enjoy you home!

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Stay - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this lovely cottage. It's a great place to relax with nice amenities and a beautiful view. We enjoyed long walks, sitting at the big kitchen table writing and working on art projects. The location is perfect - easy access from 94, close to the cities, but it felt "up North." We really wish we could spend more time there! Diane is a friendly and very responsive host.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view and home!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this location for gorgeous river views, beach access, plenty of parking and beautiful home with all the comforts (including fast Wifi)

Great host as well - would love to return

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely, inviting weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed staying here, the space was immediately comfortable and inviting. The fishbowl windows gave the space great lighting, but also amazing views of the St Croix. It was fun to watch the riverboats all twinkly at night as they cruised the river. We made great use of the kitchen and cooked in all weekend. The bed in the master bedroom was like sleeping in a fluffy pillow and felt like a special treat. If your looking for a bit of a cabin-type feel atmosphere, with modern charm and comfort, put this lovely on your list.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy Gathering Opportunities

  • 5 of 5

The location of this cottage could not be better. Convenient for extended family and old friends to stop by for visits. Plenty of room for entertaining, and kitchen was well equipped. Yes, there are some quirky things, but they absolutely did not interfere with our having lots of fun. We would definitely rent this cottage again. We really liked working with Diane Jorde, the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

This will be my third time staying in this beautiful cottage. My first was with a girls getaway, the second with my now husband, and in July, we will have my sisters Bachelorette weekend there. It's such a lovely spot! It's tucked away in the end of the road and you feel like you're in your own little world. The place is always clean, warm and inviting. Diane [the owner] is also so wonderful and professional to work with. She allows you to use whatever in the house and even put out coffee for us. We can't wait to go back!! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Lake Saint Croix Beach

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1 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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