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Larger Home - Peaceful, Spacious, and Scenic"""

Bedrooms 5
Space 334 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 19+)

This property is just a short, scenic 30 mile drive SE of the Twin Cities in the bluffs along the Mississippi River Valley.

This vacation rental home offers great bluff views of the country side, with 5 acres and lots of privacy. Easy access to historic Red Wing and Hastings. It is only a 50 minute drive to the Minneapolis Airport and Mall of America.

Five separate large bedrooms and 4 FULL bathrooms make up this property. One bathroom has a jet tub, and another has a large soaking tub and shower. There is also a loft, family room and rec room which has sleeper sofas that can be used. The beds accommodate 20 people, and an additional 7 people can use the convertible beds offered throughout this spacious 3600 sq ft home. Easily sleeps 20-27 people.

A-frame style home with lots of windows which face south to get the natural light. Dining room area with seating for 13, plus lots of room to setup additional folding tables for seating for 25 total. The dining room has a nice stone gas fireplace. Updated kitchen with newer Jenn-aire appliances (two ovens, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator), and family room with an electric fireplace and another table with seating for 4.

Spacious lower-level great room with large screen TV, DVD player, and lots of movie selections. There is also a table to play games or socialize. Basement has recreation room with pool table, ping pong table, and dartboard. There is also a wet bar with refrigerator for entertaining guests. The basement bunk room has a table and TV with video games for the kids.

Outdoors you can enjoy the spacious deck and ground level patio with views of the open country side and wildlife. The hot tub can be used for relaxing after a busy day. There is a gas grill for BBQs. Equipment is provided for volleyball, basketball, bocce, croquet, and bean bag toss. The home is air conditioned and heated with lots of parking. Boat launch for area lakes or river is just minutes away. Red Wing and Hastings also have biking and hiking trails. The area has ski and canoe/innertube close by. Treasure Island Casino is a short 8 minute drive away, and access to the Cannon Valley Trail is very close.

SPECIAL NOTE: We have another comparable property in the Red Wing area. If the calendar is booked, still contact us and we'll see if our other place can accommodate your group! Similar pricing and size. Or click on the 'additional listings' link found below.

If you have a smaller group of 8-12 people with minimum or no kids, we might be able to offer another rental option in the area. It has a hot tub and rents for $100 less/night.

The hot tub is extended only as a courtsey to guests and is granted on a case by case basis. Check with owner on availability.

Keywords: Mall of America, Large, Hunting, Fishing, Golfing, Ski, Minneapolis, River, Water Sports, Private, Acreage, Vikings, Twins, Firepit, Volleyball, Basketball, Family Reunion

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Welch

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 334 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Main - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Soaking Tub
    Bathroom2 - Main - toilet , bath with shower , Right off the Kitchen
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Jetted Tub with a Shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Upstairs - 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Downstairs - 1 - 2 large double bed
    Upstairs - 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed , Queen bed with twin bunkbed.
    Downstairs - 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 2 bunk bed
    Master - Main Floor - 2 large double bed , 2 queen beds in master. There is also a pack-n-play.
    Loft - 1 sofa bed/futon , Klick-Klak foldout
    Other - Main - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleeper Sofa Air Bed in Family Room
    Other - Basement - Sleeper Sofa in Rec Room
  • Queen size Beds (1) We have an accommodations document with details regarding room breakouts and sleeping arrangements., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) We have an accommodations document with details regarding room breakouts and sleeping arrangements., Child Beds (1) Some of the private bedrooms also have fold-out mats for young kids., Baby Cribs (1) There is 1 pack & play set available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have 2 sleeper sofas and 2 klick-klack beds available. There are also floor mats for kids in the closets., Bunk Beds (1) We have 2 twin over twin bunk beds available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is a firepit that can be used. This is a seculded, private property with lots of space. It is relaxing with a country type setting.


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average rating of 4.898305 based on 59 reviews
Austin, MN

Very nice...well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

One of the neat features of the property was the hill in the backyard that made a great

sledding hill for the grandkids and the big kids too! Our 4 families had plenty of living space

and the kitchen had lots of counter space. The dining room table was huge with a

neat bench on one side that was perfect for the kids. The weekend went too fast.

Beautiful scenery was icing on the cake.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Falls, IA

Perfect house for a big gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at the house with a big group of friends for a winter ski weekend! The house is perfectly equipped and comfortable for large group. I would highly recommend it and will be booking again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Home with beautiful quite surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Lovely space! Owner very accommodating and have thought of everything in terms of entertainment. Very clean and would go back in a heartbeat !

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everyone, lots of adults and kids, were happy with it all.

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of 6 families. With many adults and kids and this house was the best equipped for our needs. All queen beds plus a couple of Click-Clack sofa's made for low stress accommodations. The large kitchen & dining room worked perfect for all our meals. They even had a couple of folding tables we pulled out for snack tables.

The basement with the ping pong table and entertainment room combo worked really well to keep the kids occupied with enough space and romping room to hang out. All in all it was a fantastic stay despite the cold weather outside.

The house had modern furnishings throughout. A few things showed expected wear and tear. They could use some new ping pong paddles but that is super minor.

We only had one maintenance issue with the basement shower, but the owner was quick to respond and it didn't really stop anything because there were 3 other options.

Overall, a great experience out in farm country 10 minutes from Red Wing.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our golf trip. All the amenities, the space and the location of the house was perfect. The house was clean and had everything we needed from utensils, to a grill to the pool/hot tub, games and the amount of beds/bathrooms was absolutely what we needed. Also great golf courses near by. I would absolutely recommend this place, the communication was excellent as well as the property.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the spacious home and Red Wing/Hastings area.

  • 5 of 5

We use VRBO rentals all of the time. Prefer them over hotel stays. This home was perfect for us and the room accommodations were excellent. Might be our best VRBO stay yet.

We are a group of college friends who try to get together annually for a friends outing. The group has grown as most of us are now married and some have kids. But no kids were on this weekend escape trip. The home worked well for cooking big meals and playing games at night. Inside there was darts, pool and ping pong. Outside allowed for a couple of bonfires, yard games and use of the hot tub. Everything we could have wanted was there. Best kitchen ever. Plus lots of room for evening board games or TV viewing for the guys.

Thanks, Ken, for accommodating our group. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Minneapolis/St Paul
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Treasure Island Casino
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Welch Village

This property is close to skiing (Welch Village), gambling (Treasure Island Casino), and water activities (Mississippi River and Cannon River).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Welch

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
17 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$51 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$51 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$63.71
Cleaning AU$191.14 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
Tax Rate 6.88%

We do require longer stays during summer bookings and holiday stays.

We do provide cancellation term in the procedures document. We do encourage groups to consider travel insurance if weather or family circumstances could impact your booking.

If there are any special events planned at the home (i.e wedding gift openings, wedding groom's dinner, family reunions, etc.) beyond the people included in the lodging contract, those events need to be discussed with the property owner in advance in order to understand planned usage (i.e. # of people, length of event, # of cars, etc.) and potential event fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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