|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This recently remodeled two-story home is located in Annandale, a rural town one hour west of the Twin Cities, that is known as the “Heart of the Lakes”. There are over 25 lakes within 15 minutes of town including some of the top fishing and recreation lakes in the area – Clearwater, Sylvia, Pleasant, Cedar, Sugar, etc. This property is ½ block from a large city park with playground, pavilion, and ball fields. It is only one block to the public beach, fishing pier, and boat landing on Pleasant Lake. And it is only a short three block walk to downtown Annandale with its shopping and dining.
The house was recently renovated including a major addition and is well-suited for a family or group visiting the Annandale area. There are three bedrooms upstairs including a large master bedroom with private bath, DirectTV, and deck. The main floor has a full kitchen, dining room, living room w/ wood-burning fireplace, and TV room/extra bedroom. It also has a heated porch off the kitchen and a screen porch off the living room each with a bed. There is a patio and a two-car garage for guests to use.
The Annandale area is teeming with activities and points of interest. There are three golf courses, Southbrook (18 holes), Whispering Pines (18 holes), and the Albion Ridges “links” course (27 holes), all within a 5-15 minute drive. The Powder Ridge ski area and Millner Heritage winery are also only a short 15 minute drive from town. The numerous lakes in the area provide opportunities for all types of water activities, such as kayaking on the nearby Mississippi River. Clearwater and Sylvia are among the best fishing lakes in central Minnesota. Annandale is also known for its huge 4th of July celebration and its annual Triathlon. And the Wright County Swapper’s Meet, one of the largest “flea markets” in the state, is located just outside of town and operates every Saturday from April through October. Snowmobile enthusiasts are only minutes away from access to Minnesota's extensive trail system.
You can stay in a small town, away from the hustle and bustle of a big city, yet you are close enough to sample all a big city has to offer. It is only 30 minutes to the city of St. Cloud, home of St. Cloud State University. And the Twin Cities Metro area is only a one hour drive away. The attractions there include Valley Fair, the Minnesota Zoo, Guthrie Theatre, Walker Art Center, Science Museum of MN, Renaissance Festival, professional sports (Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx), and many others. Shoppers can visit the Mall of America, the Albertville Outlet Mall, and Cabella’s as well as many other shops and malls. And for those who prefer not to drive into the metro area, the commuter train station in Big Lake is only 25 minutes away.
Annandale is a wonderful place to vacation in any season and for a little more than the cost of a hotel room, you can stay in a 2,500sq. ft. house on a large 100 foot corner wooded lot and experience all the area has to offer with all the comforts of home.
Keywords: Two Story home, large corner lot, near fishing pier and swimming beach
Family members came together to move our Mom from Annandale to St. Joe and this was just the perfect house for our stay. Plenty of room for everyone and so much better than two small rooms at the one hotel in town. The house is big and very comfortable. It was a great place to be with our long days of sorting, packing and moving. We started our mornings together over breakfast and ended our long days with either dinner or snacks before heading to our own bedrooms. Minnesota was it's typical cold temps (we moved in 5 below), but we were toasty in the house. The master bedroom is very large and nicely furnished. The kitchen and bathrooms have everything you need. The owner was thoughtful and the caretaker very nice. We will stay there again in the future and highly recommend it to others.
We stayed here 12 days. Very spacious and very reasonable. Dishwasher was broken before our arrival. We were not aware of this until our arrival. I understand it was replaced after our departure. Was counting on having a dishwasher since we did a lot of entertaining while there. Refrigerator was not keeping items cold upon arrival. Had to store milk in the freezer until repairman came out 2 days later. Unit needs a larger refrigerator and a new stove. Air conditioner in living room started smoking so we were unable to use it. Was given a $50 refund for our inconveniences which was appreciated. Was hard to sleep through the night with the windows open as the trains were blowing their whistles over and over again. Used portable air conditioner to drown out the noise.
This is a wonderful home, lovingly updated and with many family mementos that helps one feel cozy and comfortable. Also has a well equiped kitchen. A great place for women's get togethers! Very quiet. We will definately rent again!
We really enjoyed staying at this property being that this was the hometown to many of our family members. The house was big and clean and suited all of our needs. It is walking distance to the park and to the lake. The gentleman that overseas the home was helpful and we would definitely recommend this home to anyone staying in Annandale.
The home was large and clean. It was comfortable and I would stay again. If your looking for modern this is not it, but if you want the home like feeling and just relax this is the place. We stayed for several days and were very comfortable. The listing was accurate and only one house away from the public park and beach. The photos are accurate and the caretaker made himself available for any issues. We never had any issues though. It is a small town and if you need a walmart it is about 10 miles away, but there is a store for getting the things you might need.
Quiet and peaceful.
Seven of us gathered from Chicago, Colorado, and California. The house was comfortable and easy to enjoy. The town was welcoming and we enjoyed the park and lake a block from the house. Also enjoyed kayaking on the Mississippi River, and the wooly wonders of the Wright County Fair! Good services and shops in Annandale. Local farm stands made it necessary to eat lots of fresh corn. We'd be happy to return, maybe even in fall or winter, to see the area in other seasons.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
An additional charge of $20.00 per night for each guest over four. Rates may change in the future, for example if there are special events in the area.
The signed rental agreement and a modest advance payment will guarantee your reservation.
30 Days prior to their stay - Via Personal Check Only
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.