HISTORIC SWEDISH COTTAGE ON QUIET SOUTH LINDSTROM LAKE

Jim Casey

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC SWEDISH COTTAGE ON QUIET SOUTH LINDSTROM LAKE

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Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT IN AUGUST DUE TO A CANCELLATION! CHECK OUR CALENDAR!

A one of a kind property on the National Historic Register of Homes. This Swedish cottage was originally built as a single story home in 1898. A meticulous restoration and addition of a full second story with Master Suite, 2 Bedrooms and an additional Sitting/Sleeping area was completed in 2001. The home was originally built as a single family residence and social gathering area for the early Swedish settlers. More recently, the home was visited by the King and Queen of Sweden during 'Karl Oscar Days,' the local festival that draws visitors from all over the state.

We are excited to share our private residence for the first time with others who appreciate architectural character and who are looking for more than just 'a week at the lake.' Don't get us wrong, you'll LOVE exploring all the pleasures of South Lindstrom Lake and the neighboring/connected Chisago Lake. Even in the busiest of seasons you'll find the lake extremely peaceful and unpopulated except for the many fisherman who come in search of trophy Bass and Northern Pike. We just think you'll enjoy your 'inside time' just as much in the comfort of the family room to watch a DVD or relaxing around the fireplace in the Great Room. Retire to your own private getaway in the Master Suite with the Whirlpool tub and sitting room with gas fireplace. With over 3800 square feet of living space, even the largest family or group can find privacy.

There is plenty to do in and around the tiny little town of Lindstrom. The city is known for its 'Coffee Pot' water tower and small shops and restaurants. Bring your own boat or rent one from Frankies Marina. Take a boat or walk to The Dinnerbel Restaurant just around the point and enjoy live music on the weekends. There are Paddle Boat rides on the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls, Outlet Malls in North Branch and water slides and skiing (in the winter) at Wild Mountain Resort. Or, just kick back and enjoy the sunsets from, what has been called, the best deck on the lake.

PLEASE NO REQUESTS TO HOLD WEDDINGS!

Keywords: Lakeshore,Privacy,Character,Luxury,Remodeled,Elegant,Charming,Warm,Inviting,Boating,Fishing,Sailing,Beach,Golfing,pets allowed

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jim Casey (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Jim Casey

Jim and Caryn Casey purchased the home in 1999 and have spent summers there for the past 15 years. We split our time between Lindstrom and Southern California. As our children have grown we have less time to spend in Lindstrom and would like to share the home with other individuals or families who we hope will build as many wonderful memories there as we have.

Jim Casey purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Jim Casey chose Lindstrom

We never intended to purchase the property as a rental, but as our lives have become more busy in Southern California we would rather share it with others when we are not able to be there. We fell in love with the area after living in the Twin Cities for years and wanting a retreat that was close enough to the cities, but far enough to feel like we were really getting away.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace and quiet best describes the setting. Although we have completely remodeled the interior with a new kitchen and bathrooms, we did our best to maintain the original character and floorplan of the house. Our carpenter, was a true craftsman and did an amazing job of recreating woodwork and trim to maintain the architectural integrity of the house. Most of the doors, windows and light fixtures on the main floor are original and if you look closely, you'll even see the 'flow' in the glass of the 115 year old windows!

Our golfing friends love the convenience of the public course a mere two minutes away. Rent a pontoon boat and enjoy evening cruises around the lakes. Fishing can be done off the dock or in many of the hot spots on the lake. We provide a 2-person Kayak for your added enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Fridhem while attending a wedding in nearby Franconia in September. We spent our time with close family over an extended weekend (Thurs-Mon) and we had a great time! The house worked out fantastic for us. It was very comfortable, charming and accommodating. The fire pit was fantastic for the cooler nights and the dock was a fun place to hang out and fish. The house is situated very close to town and is within walking distance of several restaurants and antique shops that we visited daily. We really enjoyed ourselves, the house was perfect us and I definitely would recommend this property to others.

Thanks!
Sep 2014
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Historic Swedish Cottage on Quiet South Lindstrom Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
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Lindstrom Minnesota
Denver, CO
5

3 Generations of the femaie members of one famiy (gathering after the loss of a patriarch)

  • 5 of 5
Our gathering included members from all over MN and three from CO. this location was ideal; far enough for those living in MN to not have access to go home and yet not too far to drive. Our weather was absolutely stunning for November with beautiful fall colors, blue sky and mild temperatures. This home was within walking distance of all our needs; coffee shop, restaurant, groceries, tourist exploring and playgrounds. And within driving distances of great Art work, tours, and various activities. The home provided us with a comfortable environment for reminiscing, sharing, card playing and eating together. The rooms were ample for all. The floor plan/layout provided solitude when needed and exercise, as well. The home felt clean and spacious. We were all grateful to be together in a safe and lovely home. The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating.
We would all return to this location and recommend it to our friends.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Trisha, we are so happy you chose Fridhem for your family event. We're glad you enjoyed your family time and your stay. Please come back again!
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Lindstrom Minnesota
Fridley
5

Sisters Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
The 8 Polish sisters get together every year in October. We like to find new locations each year that will accommodate that many women. We all loved the house. There was enough bedrooms and bathrooms to satisfy everyone.

The pictures reflect the actual beauty of the house. We had a cool, rainy weekend, but that didn't keep us from enjoying the stay. The kitchen has just about everything you could need for meal preparation. The fireplace provided the ambiance for our evening games and conversation.

We found plenty to do inspite of the rain. We shopped Linstrom and left some cash behind. We drove to Franconia Sculpture. That is such a fun experience!

I would highly recommend The Swedish Cottage for your family and/or friends gathering.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Joyce,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We've been looking all around the house for the "cash you left behind," but can't seem to find it... ;)

Please come again!
Jim and Caryn
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Lindstrom Minnesota
new jersey
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
My family celebrated our sons first birth at the Swedish Cottage in late May. we could not have asked for a better or more well run house. Such a great setting right on the lake, great fishing, well equipped kitchen, spaces room and very clean. We cant wait to visit again soon.
The SmithChang's
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lindstrom Minnesota
Berkeley, CA
5

Absolutely Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5
A few friends and I rented this house for a weekend because we were attending a wedding nearby. While we had just been looking for a place to lay our heads, we got a whole lot more. The home is absolutely gorgeous and very comfortable. The weather was not great while we were there so we didn't take advantage of the beach or deck, but even so, the view from the kitchen of the lake is magnificent. The house is spacious, clean and comfortable. I would love to come back some day and enjoy the lake as well.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lindstrom Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
5

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 11 enjoyed our stay in this beautiful historic home! The house is huge with lots of room to spread out and plenty of gathering space. Great modern kitchen stocked with everything we needed. Lindstrom is charming town to explore. We would be happy to recommend this home to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kaela. Please come again!
Jim and Caryn
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Lindstrom Minnesota
Omaha, NE
5

Autumn weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time and the home was delightful. It's a great mix of old and new. The rooms were as they had been described and the location was great at this time of year. We had plenty of room and felt very comfortable there. We enjoyed the deck and a few of us went out ont he kayak. Everything was clean and well organized. We'd consider returning someday
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Minneapolis St. Paul International (MSP)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dinnerbel Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chisago Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Midway Station St. Paul
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-35
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dinnerbel, Trappers, Swedish Inn, China Panda
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Wild Mountain Ski & Snowboard
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lindstrom Town Beach and Playground
Car: recommended

11 Miles to Taylors Falls for Paddleboat rides down St. Croix River. 8 Miles to Francona Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Forest Lake Movie Theater is 12 miles away.

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Availability & Rates

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Lindstrom Cottage Rental Rates

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Off Peak
Sep 1 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,250
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$333
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes We offer 3 days, 3 nights weekends during off-peak (Not Summer, June - August) for $1,000. Additional $500 premium for major holidays: Labor Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Christmas and New Year Eve/Day.
50% of Rental Fee due at Signing of Rental Agreement (to hold your dates). Balance of Rental Fee, Cleaning Fee and Damage Deposit due 1 week prior to arrival. We prefer major credit cards, but do accept personal checks.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lindstrom Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • First floor bath is excellent for elderly or handicapped. There is a walk-in shower with grab bars and a removable seat.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Other (See Description) - First floor office serves as an additional bedroom
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Blow up Queen mattress (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Exercise Room with Treadmill, Weight Machine, Recumbent Bike, Main Floor Guestroom with Full Bath.
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