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Dramatic Views on Minnesota's South Shore

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4+ Bedrooms, 2+ Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 and up to 12

The address of this home is: 721 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake City, MN 55041

Contact Owners Sharon & John Hutchinson 612 325 7696

This is a large two story home built in the 1920s (2,600 Sq. ft.) and is as 'Dramatic' as its views of Lake Pepin. A complete remodel of this charming home was completed in the Spring of 2014. It now has all the charm and character (Coastal & Nautical) of our other vacation home rentals in Lake City. A new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, solid granite counter tops and a wonderful laundry/pantry just off the back of the kitchen. There is also a very unique Cafe area, a large family room and a lovely 3 season porch toward the back of the house. Two (2) newly remodeled full bathrooms with ceramic tile throughout, four (4) bedrooms (5 bedrooms when the beautiful barn door is pulled to convert the living room into a fifth bedroom). The living room is quite spacious and has lots of seating, an electric fireplace, a queen size leather sofa-bed and 'dramatic' views of Lake Pepin.

The home has four (4) HDTVs, 2 BlueRay DVDs, cable and wireless internet.

Option #1 Sleeps up to 12:

The main floor has a large living room with a wonderful bow window & window seat offering 'dramatic views' of Lake Pepin. There is a queen leather sofa bed and lots of additional seating, plus a large flat screen TV and an electric fireplace. The large dining room is furnished with a custom made farmhouse table that comfortably seats 12 and also offers magnificent views of Lake Pepin and the Wisconsin bluffs across the way. There is a first floor bedroom with a king-sized bed. The remodeled kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a unique Café space off the kitchen with a pass thru counter between the Café and the kitchen. The Café features a counter high gathering table that seats 4. It's a great space for coffee, dining, games, cocktails and, of course, just hanging out. A large laundry room/pantry is just off the kitchen and has great additional storage for all those vacation goodies everyone brings on vacation.

Off the Café toward the rear of the home is a second large living space or 'family room' that features another large flat screen TV, lots of seating and a beamed ceiling. The family room also has a dramatic view of Lake Pepin with a second wonderful bow widow seat. Just off the family room is a very comfortable three season porch and off the other side of the family room is an attached, spacious two car garage. The large first floor bathroom has an over sized walk-in shower. Off the family room and kitchen is a nicely protected, large outside patiowith a European style pergola (summer of 2015), a fire pit, a stone wall, a pedestal lamp and lots of outside seating, plus a gas Weber grill. This arrangement offers the perfect outdoor setting to relax, relive the fun day and to enjoy Family, Friends, and the Dramatic Views of Lake Pepin all over again.

The second floor has Three (3) Additional Bedrooms - Bdrm #1 - A lovely room with a queen-size bed, as well as, dramatic views of Lake Pepin and the beautiful bluffs across the Lake. Bdrm #2 - A charming small bedroom with two (2) twin beds tucked into their respective alcoves. Bdrm# 3 - A large bedroom with a queen bed and two (2) twin beds. There is also a newly remodeled full bathroom with a tub/shower on the second floor.

All linens are provided and the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you should need.

Option #1: 4 bedrooms plus living room w/sofa bed - Sleeps up to 12

Weekday Rate (Sun. - Thurs.) Option #1 $245/nt

Weekend Rate (Fri. & Sat.) Option #1 $295/nt

Weekly Rate (7 nights) Option #1 $1,600 wk

Two (2) night minimum - Check-in is 4 p.m. - Check-out is 11 a.m. unless otherwise arranged

Rates include cleaning/housekeeping & all linens are provided.


Our reservation policy for the months of June, July & the 1st 2 weeks of August requires a one (1) week (Friday to Friday) stay.

We own and operate four (2) Coastal Style Vacation Rentals in Lake City which are all featured on VRBO. .

If your preferred dates are unavailable, please check out our other vacation rental property in Lake City: # 276481

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Sharon Hutchinson
Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Sharon Hutchinson

We own and manage four (4) 'vacation rentals' in Lake City and this is our newest and largest Vacation Rental (sleeps 2 to 12). This home is so unique in so many ways and its decorating is consistent with our 'Coastal Style' of furnishings. While visiting Minnesota's South Shore you will feel as though you're experiencing a bit of New England's charm.

Sharon Hutchinson purchased this house in 2014

Why Sharon Hutchinson chose Lake City

Lake City is a very unique community and has the characteristics of a Seaside Community along the New England Coast. This spacious property is very much like a home you would find in the Coastal Northeast.

The home comfortably sleeps from two (2) to twelve (12) and is conveniently located to everything in Lake City. Downtown is within walking distance, and did I mention that its views of Lake Pepin are quite Dramatic?

What makes this house unique

Lots and lots of living & dining space. A large living room, a large family room, a Café off the kitchen and a dining room with a custom built farmhouse table that seats twelve (12). An attached two car garage and a lovely outdoor patio and grilling space.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lake City

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Completely remodeled bathrooms. The main level shower is quite large and a walk-in. The second story bathroom features a tub/shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Four bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the living room which closes off from the rest of the house with an authentic Barn Door ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Dramatic Views on Minnesota's South Shore
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Amazing Stay despite the weather

  • 5 of 5

We love this place, unfortunately the weather did not love us and we had to leave early. We will be back next year for sure. It is so beautifully decorated and feels so comfortable. Thank you so much for your help and concern Sharon it made our stay feel like staying with friends. We also recommend going to the Lake House for dinner, great food and service. We managed to have fun despite the blizzard that happened, guess that's life in Minnesota.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer So sorry about this crazy Minnesota was just as well the race was canceled and you got out early as Sunday was not great. As I mentioned when we spoke remind me so when you return next year we will take care of you..... Glad to hear you all still had a fun short cozy visit...and enjoyed the our house and the Lake House on Pepin Restaurant. Spring WILL be here soon....see you again. Regards Sharon
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Lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay. Everything was perfect. Would stay again! Plenty of room for our group of 11.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location on Lake Pepin

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderfully clean. Everything we needed was there including bedding, towels, dishes, and paper products! The decour was cozy yet we had plenty of room for the 10 people in our group. It was with in walking distance of everything we wanted to do. And in the evening we enjoyed using the fire pit. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent house in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great property, the house is really well done and thoughtfully set up to accommodate large groups. It's got flexible living spaces and good sleeping arrangements. Lake City is a lovely town and the house is in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dramatic Views - Great Stay in Lake City

  • 5 of 5

Finding accommodations for a golf weekend with 8 guys is often difficult and frequently requires you to settle for whatever works. Boy did we get lucky with our booking of Dramatic Views on Minnesota's South Shore.

This property was the best Home Away location I have ever rented. Ideal set up for a larger group with a great kitchen (plentiful, and matching dinner ware, silverware, good selection of pots and pans, serving dishes and double door refrigerator). There was even an extra refrigerator in the garage so we could drop off perishable items before check in and our round of golf in the 90 degree heat.

Sharon and John have done an excellent job with providing everything your group could want, from fire pits in both the front and backyard, yard games and 4 nice cruiser bikes to take a ride along the lake. We especially appreciated (with the rainy weather) the garage facing the lake. Not having the garage to sit in and enjoy a cigar and an adult beverage would have definitely hindered our weekend plans.

You won't find a better value for your large group in Lake City, or more thoughtful owners. We've already booked our return for 2019!


  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quality place / Great location / Superb Value

  • 5 of 5

Owner has thought of everything, place is very well appointed, communication was clear and timely. I would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys golf weekend was successful....Spring was finally here and it ended up being a lovely weekend.... Thanks for leaving the house in such great condition....hope to see you back another time... Sharon
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
MSP (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Port 104, Bank's Bar, Railhouse
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Paddle Boat (Pearl of the Lake)
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Jewel Golf Club, Lake City Municipal, Schmit's
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Red Wing, MN
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 61 & Hwy 63 (.5)
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Lake House on Pepin , Port 104, Railhouse,
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Wabasha (Coffee Mill) Red Wing (Welch Ski Hill)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ohuta Park/Beach or Hok-Si-La Park
Car: recommended

Located just 35 miles from the world famous Mayo Clinic, 15 miles from the National Eagle Center and 75 miles from the Mall of America ...


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lake City

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2 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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