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LAKE MILTONA COTTAGE, FISH, SWIM, HUGE LAKE! LEVEL LOT, 8 MILES TO WINERY

Jane Doane

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Jane Doane

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015
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LAKE MILTONA COTTAGE, FISH, SWIM, HUGE LAKE! LEVEL LOT, 8 MILES TO WINERY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Alexandria Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6

We welcome guests all year! At Doane Cottage you are right at the lake. Just a few steps to the water. No hills or distance between you and beautiful Lake Miltona!

Wake up to vaulted knotty pine ceilings, hardwood floors, and a pillow top queen-size bed in each of the 2 bedrooms. Both bedrooms have a closet and shelves for your belongings.

The private lakeside sunroom can double as additional sleeping space, offering a Disc-O-Bed-Cam-O-Bunk for guests to enjoy. In bunk form, the top bunk is 3 feet up. The bunk also by comes apart to make 2 beds side by side. Each bed is approximately 3 feet by 7 feet, suitable for both adults and children.

The sunroom is furnished with wicker from Pier One, including a hanging Swing-a-San chair, a favorite of many. Whether used as a common area or sleeping space, the wicker remains in the sunroom for the enjoyment of everyone.

One bathroom has a small tub, with a hand held shower, a handy feature for families. The other bathroom has a walk-in shower with a glass door.

A washer (soft water!) and dryer will save you a trip to the laundromat, resulting in more time for you at the lake! Kitchen and bath towels and bed linens are provided.

In the living room, you can watch the flat screen TV, surf the net using free wifi, or just gaze out the picture window at the lake. There is a DVD for the TV, and also a small DVD player that can be used in the bedroom. Have family game night using one of the board games available!

Create home-cooked fare in the kitchen, using the full-size electric cook top and oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, crock pot, coffee maker, toaster, and just for fun, a waffle maker. Cupboards are stocked with pans, dishes, and utensils ready for your use. Grill those brats and burgers on the large gas grill! Dine at the breakfast table in the kitchen, at the snack bar, or take your meals in the sunroom, where there is a larger table that you may use.

For warm days, switch on the air-conditioning, or you may use the fans if you prefer. There are also ceiling fans in the sun room and the kitchen. Other notes: baseboard heat, and small single car garage.

Have your morning coffee on the deck overlooking the lake, or in the comfort of slingback chairs at the outdoor dining table.

Cozy up beside the lakeside fire ring; the first campfire wood is included in your rental (marshmallow sticks too!). The big lake with its open sky displays incomparable views of the stars, moon, and clouds.

Situated on a quiet dead end road, with no neighbors to the back of the cottage, enjoy the privacy Doane Cottage has to offer. Fifteen yards of level walkway will take you from the house to the lake; a sandy lake bottom, with a shallow swim area suited for kids.

The dock can be used to tie up your boat and there is electricity at the dock. The bay is sheltered, and has calm waters. Situated right outside the bay is a concrete public boat launch, so launching and landing is no problem! If you do not own a boat, the resorts right on the lake have fishing boats and pontoons available for rent. Included in the cottage rental are two ocean kayaks, a paddleboat, and life preservers for your use.

Wildlife is abundant at Lake Miltona. Spot Pileated Woodpeckers, loons, egrets, ducks, turtles, pelicans, and much more, while just sitting on the bench at the end of the dock.

At 5,800 acres, Lake Miltona is the largest lake of over 300 in the Alexandria area, and it is a premier fishing spot, with muskies, walleye, northerns, bass, varieties of sunfish, and more. Its size makes it an excellent playground for water sports, and the lake itself is easy to navigate, with its clear water and sandy bars.

The area boasts a winery that is open daily, live theater as well as a cinema, and a bowling alley. There is a selection of restaurants for every palate, ranging from Angelina's pizza and pasta, to Bella's romantic Italian, to Bugaboo Bay Carribean. Tennessee Roadhouse has fantastic ribs, and Chet's Lakeside Inn has been featured in GQ Magazine, and is the home of a secret Swedish Chicken recipe.

For golf enthusiasts, there are no fewer than eight golf courses in the area, with the nearest being the Lake Miltona Golf Club, located on the other side of the lake. Arrow wood Golf Course and Geneva Golf Course are two of the others that are nearby.

Head to town, where you will discover antique shops, boutiques, a maritime museum, and a historical museum. For your favorite cravings there are chain restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream shops. On the edge of town, take advantage of the mini golf course, go carts, horseback riding, and indoor water park.

Find fast thrills at the weekly stock car races or the demolition derby, or slow the pace at the vintage car and boat shows during the summer.

Minnesota is proud to be known as a 'rails to trails' state, and the Central Lakes Bike Trail runs right through Alexandria, winds around the lakes, and extends as far as you want to ride through the neighboring small towns and picturesque countryside. There are bikes and equipment for rental in town..

Alexandria has something for everyone, with a skate park, a library, a YMCA, and a park complete with ducks to feed (you bring the bread!). Kick back and relax! There is even opportunity for spa services, ranging from massage to body wraps.

There's a lot here, but this list is not exhaustive. You will not run out of things to do! Your hosts will provide you with literature, and are happy to give you directions and further info. Welcome to Doane Cottage on Lake Miltona in Minnesota! The countryside is scenic, and the people are friendly (Have you heard the term 'Minnesota Nice'? These are the people!).

For ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, please VISIT us on FACEBOOK at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Doane-Cottage-on-Lake-Miltona/443051025746787?fref=ts

Keywords: Minnesota Cabin, Cabin in Minnesota, cabin in MN, getaway, family getaway, cottage, beach, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, Lake Miltona, Alexandria, family friendly, girls' weekend

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Doane (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015

About Jane Doane

Tom works in medical imaging, and Jane works in education and also at a group home. Married 25 years, we live in the Metropolitan suburb of Ham Lake and are proud parents of 3 adult daughters.

Aside from time spent at the lake, we both enjoy the outdoors, biking, reading, and anything that has to do with family. We like to meet people, and enjoy travel.

Jane Doane purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Jane Doane chose Alexandria

We both love the water. Tom is a longtime boat owner, and Jane grew up beside a lake, on a farm just north of here. Friends and relatives live in this area, and we vacationed here before we purchased this cottage.

What makes this cabin unique

The view from anywhere on the property is so relaxing and therapeutic. Coming to the cottage is a dramatic change from the pace of workaday life.

Cozy and charming are the remarks we hear in response to the vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and the sunroom with its wicker furniture.

The size of the lake makes it a great playground for water sports and fishing.

This cottage means spending more time with family and friends, and making them a priority.

The Alexandria area caters to the visitor, but is not over crowded, and has somethng to offer persons of any taste or interest.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
business
Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p435465vb
+1 -612 269 6319
Alexandria Minnesota
twin cities
5

good times summer or winter

  • 5 of 5
we have stayed at this cottage several times. in the summer great place for fishing and swimming and relaxing by the campfire. in the winter we have been snowmobiling and ice fishing. the cabin is very comfortable with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths the sunroom is a great place relax and look out at the bay. we will definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We have gone through the area licensing that makes it possible for us to have guests for a variety of time frames. We strive to be flexible. Your visits are so welcome, and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for your kind words.
business
Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p435465vb
+1 -612 269 6319
Alexandria Minnesota
Kenosha, WI
5

End of Summer Escape

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect home away from home for our visit to Lake Miltona. We have rented other homes in the past but this was the first to make us feel like guests, not just paying customers. We loved the many extras provided to ensure guests are comfortable: from fluffy pillows to coffee to ziploc bags. And everything was very clearly marked so it was easy to find what we needed. We enjoyed fishing and boating and sightseeing (leaves were just beginning to change color).
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate your response in your review. From the beginning, we have attempted to complete the statement: "What would I want?" in organizing items in our rental. We continue to make additions as finances allow, and hope that if you return, you will find even more comforts! Thank you for your kind words! Jane and Tom
business
Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p435465vb
+1 -612 269 6319
Alexandria Minnesota
Stewart, MN
5

The Schmidts

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was much more than we were expecting. The location was great. It was very quiet and relaxing. The grandkids had so much fun with all the water toys they had to play with. The owners of the cottage were only a text or telephone number away. They were very accommodating with all are needs. Than you so much for the wonderful adventure.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were so charmed by the idea of the little boys catching frogs, as you recorded in our coffee table book. Nothing like the role of a grandparent. Hooray for family, and thank you for the kind words. Come again!
business
Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p435465vb
+1 -612 269 6319
Alexandria Minnesota
Dallas, Texas USA
5

Loads of fun!

  • 5 of 5
Very quiet cove setting with nice large dock and beautiful view - Great little place to unwind. Good fishing from the dock - nailed a large pike on the first day!
Great place to play with a kayak, paddle boat or just float around and relax with an adult beverage in hand!
Will go back when retired!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Loads of Fun is just the response we hope to receive from our guests, as our motto is "Share the Fun!" It's a pleasure to know that we met your needs and expectations. Thank you, and come again!
business
Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p435465vb
+1 -612 269 6319
Alexandria Minnesota
5

Comfortable Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 from Connecticut (visiting family in Brandon) stayed for over a week in this cottage. Number one thing: comfortable! Like home away from home. :) Beautiful spot on Lake Miltona and everything provided you need for your stay. Best features included but not limited to: clean, comfortable, 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, gas grill, washer and dryer, great communication with owners, kayaks and life jackets to use, lakefront, dock, quiet dead end location, sunroom with comfy swing, current movie DVD's to watch on rainy days (my daughter loved you had Frozen!), etc.! Great things inside & out! THANK YOU TOM & JANE!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In planning for our guests, we try to anticipate what might be needed for different groups and situations. It is a pleasure to hear that you were able to appreciate some of the details. We are glad our location gave you an opportunity to visit family, and we thank you for your kind review! : )
business
Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p435465vb
+1 -612 269 6319
Alexandria Minnesota
5

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage to have a quiet week and catch up. It could not have been more perfect. It was a very cold week, with one night getting down to -22! The cottage was cozy the entire time. It faces south and has glorious sun streaming in and warming it through the day in the winter. A very bright and restful place to be. It was fun to watch the ice fishing activity out the window and go for 'brief!' walks down a quiet lane. The cottage is well-furnished, the kitchen well stocked and the beds very comfortable. Would definitely stay again!
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are grateful that the cottage is open all winter, and can give a quiet retreat for those that choose to vacation in the snowy months. The solitude that our location offers is singular, and we are glad that you could experience it and enjoy it as we do. Come again!

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Alexandria Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Leaf Valley Mercantile Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lake Miltona Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Jefferson Lines Bus
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Chet's Lakeside Inn
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Andes Tower Hills Ski Area
Nearest Beach
In front of cottage
Car: necessary

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Availability & Rates

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Alexandria Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rate
Jan 14 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$119
 
 
Spring Rate
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$129
 
 
Prime Time Rate
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Fall Rate
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$129
 
 
Winter Rate
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$119
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $69 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.38%
Notes DURING PEAK SEASON (Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend), A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IS ONLY POSSIBLE during the nights of MONDAY through THURSDAY.
A 3 night stay NOT to INCLUDE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, or SUNDAY nights.
DURING PEAK SEASON, stays involving the nights of FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY have a 5 night MINIMUM.
A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL DAYS OF THE WEEK DURING THE OFF SEASON.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Alexandria Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located in hall between bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , stand up shower, located off of entry
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen-size pillowtop beds in Bedrooms 1 and 2. Cot/bunk for 2 available in sunroom with foam mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
croquet set life jackets available

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