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WHIMSICAL COTTAGE ON THE LAKE

Sue Forseth

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sue Forseth

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WHIMSICAL COTTAGE ON THE LAKE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Willmar Cottage Rental Photos and Description

This lake home is located in the W Meadowbrook area on the MN side of Big Stone Lake. It features a 30' glassed in porch, 3 sleeping areas, stone fireplace and 2 additional guest cottages. It has been redone and designed with an eye toward cottage style. Hand painted Scandinavian art by Gold Medalist Rosemaller Karen Jensen is featured throughout.

Walk up to the french doors and see all the way through to the water. A rosemalled staircase, and striking wood interiors (incl bullnose) make for an inviting place for family gatherings. Shaker style kitchen cabinets and a claw foot tub in the main bathroom lend a vintage feel.

The open floor plan conveys a sense of ease and sophistication and the character of this home is emphasized by the quality and style of furnishings.

An outdoor bathhouse/bathroom provides a whimsical spot to shower after swimming.

So if you are looking for a great place for your whole family to come and make memories, share a meal, take a nap or just sit and enjoy the breeze in the porch, this may be the getaway for you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sue Forseth (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed our family celebration weekend at the lake so much! Plenty of room for extended family, while not being on top of each other. Creek and lakeshore beach, volleyball, swimming, fishing, scrabble, campfire, outdoor shower/bathroom (perfect for after swimming), kayaking, local farm produce (Lismore Farms is well worth the trip), golf and a local swimming pool that is full of small town fun. We'll be back, for sure!!!
Aug 2012
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Whimsical Cottage On The Lake
average rating of 4.352941 based on 18 reviews
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Whimsical Cottage On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429563vb
- 612-968-9593
Willmar Minnesota
Duluth area
5

Mary from Duluth area

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful home and setting—just as pictured and more! Our stay was brief, but early morning coffee at the end of the dock and feeling the sun's warmth was beyond description. A place I’d love to be every morning! I brought my book along, but was too captured by the beauty of the place, the cozy accommodations, the wildlife, and the many changing panoramas of the lake to read it! The serenity of the place is “just what the doctor ordered” if you are looking for beauty, peace and quiet and great accomodations.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Whimsical Cottage On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429563vb
- 612-968-9593
Willmar Minnesota
MN
5

Cozy But Spacious for a Womens Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5
Nice get away for a women's retreat! Upon arrival the cabin was warmed up for us and in perfect order. They have lots of places to sleep so we each got our own bed. The room upstairs was so spacious and the bunk beds were awesome. It has two full bathrooms which made it so nice especially having one of them upstairs. They have a nice new large stainless stove which made baking easy. There was a wonderful view of the lake from the sun room, we did not go outside but the beach looks great. They have a nice little sitting area which made it cozy for all of us visit and hang out. They have everything you need for a wonderful stay. So glad we got to stay here would recommend this place to anyone!!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Whimsical Cottage On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429563vb
- 612-968-9593
Willmar Minnesota
Waconia
5

Excited for my next stay at The Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
I drove up with my girlfriend and kiddos for a get-away-from-it-all weekend. Such a nice and easy drive from the Twin Cities. WOW...What a beautiful place upon walking in, and all throughout! The kids loved their own bathroom, beds and space upstairs, and I loved waking up to the most beautiful view of the lake from my room. My GF enjoyed the quiet and comfort of the master bedroom. I personally loved the rosemaling details throughout, as my mom used to do rosemaling herself. The cottage was clean and had more than enough space to cook, share meals on the huge table overlooking the lake, play board games at night, morning coffee and breakfast, and sprawling out to read and relax. We arrived the first week of October while the Art Meander was going on. Such talented local artists, great people, fun town to explore! I cannot wait to come back in the summer when I can use the outdoor shower, lay by the beautiful beach, play in the water and spend more than a weekend in this sweet home. Next time I will bring all of my kids and for a longer stay. Much thanks to the owners for providing such a lovely, clean, peaceful and relaxing adventure.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Whimsical Cottage On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429563vb
- 612-968-9593
Willmar Minnesota
Colorado
5

PERFECT get-away for multi-generational family reunion!

  • 5 of 5
With roots in Ortonville, we knew we wanted to find a place big enough to accommodate four families with grown children and our 85-year-old father, and this place fit the bill perfectly! Sixteen of us ages 17-85 were perfectly content during our one week stay. We were comfortably cozy with the sleeping arrangements, and had ample space for meals and daytime activities. The owner was fantastic to work with! Six cousins ages 17-27 from Hawaii, Florida, Connecticut, and Colorado had the perfect young adult space in the loft to reunite and spend quality time of their own together. It was like they had never been apart! The porch, beachfront, and the living room inside with a fireplace -- all made great gathering places with many local visitors stopping by to visit at this beautiful lakefront property. A bonus was the outdoor shower -- it was everyone's favorite!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Whimsical Cottage On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429563vb
- 612-968-9593
Willmar Minnesota
Watertown, SD
1

Disappointed to say the least

  • 1 of 5
This cabin is definitely not the cleanest. The quote from the owner was that we left it cleaner than it was when we came. One of us woke up swollen from dust mites and/or cat hair. One of us woke up with tons of spider bits. The owner showed up to clean things out of the refrigerator the second day we were there. We were originally told we could bring 17 people and then it changed to 13 and we were charged more for the extra (after being told we wouldn’t be.) The internet says it’s pet friendly but we were told no pets. The internet says there is a Kuerig coffeemaker, but there isn’t. Recommendation: Get the stuff in writing before you go here because the owners change the amount owed as time goes on! My parents ended up paying $500 more than the original quote.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whimsical Cottage On The Lake
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- 612-968-9593
Willmar Minnesota
Aberdeen SD
5

Very relaxing place....

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in Aug of 2014 at the cottage. It was one of the most relaxing weeks we've had in a long time...a much needed break from the stresses of work. The cabin is very nice and spacious. We spent most of the week alone but our daughter and friend spent two nights in the loft. My husband fished and I read, we watched TV and just hung out. We found a few local spots to eat and grilled several nights. We took advantage of the outdoor shower which is great when it's warm outside.

It is with worth noting that there are a lot of antiques and some breakable items sitting around so be aware if you have little ones and there is also a very open staircase...not great for toddlers or small children. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, and the stove is great as is the grill plate for breakfasts.

The neighbors on the south are very helpful if you need any advice about anything or help figuring out the satellite TV..thanks John for the help that first night we were there. He also gave some suggestions for breakfast...we tried one Big Stone , SD cafe....very interesting, very small town with good food...the Cottage Inn Cafe on highway 12. We also tried a local place in Beardsley...we were hoping for omlettes but that's only on Sundays...we had great food though on the Saturday we visited. We also ate at Lakewood in Ortonville which is excellent and MacDaddys in Big Stone, SD.

The cabin has a stackable washer/dryer which is nice for small loads. This property is also good for morning walks. We are familiar with this area so we knew not to expect a clean clear lake at this time of year...it was extremely green but we weren't there to swim so it was not a problem for us. The dock is a great place to sit and enjoy the lake.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lakewood Supper Club

Wildlife preserve and State Park nearby, new bike trail, community pool 22nd Annual Oak Tree Classic at Ortonville Golf Course Saturday, September 7, 2013. Arts Meander: Upper Minnestota River Art Crawl October 4,5,6, 2013. MEA break October 17,18, 2013. Fall Folliage Trip. Hunting/Fishing/Ice Fishing.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Willmar Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2014
Aug 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$250
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$275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
$5,000
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Willmar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) 1, Double Beds (1) 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 4, Bunk Beds (1) 6 7' bunks
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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