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

Jane Doane

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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LAKE MILTONA COTTAGE, FISH, SWIM, HUGE LAKE! LEVEL LOT, 8 MILES TO WINERY

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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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome

Jane Doane

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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

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.

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
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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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!
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Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
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+1 612 269 6319
Alexandria Minnesota
5

JUST LIKE HOME

  • 5 of 5
The attention to detail is what sets this rental apart from others in the area .The owners strive to make sure your visit is pleasurable .Cabinets and even light switches are labeled so your not left guessing A phone call asking how things are was appreciated and out of the norm We were rained out for two days but just looking out at the lake was a treat.Wine tasting and restaurant information was also provided by our hosts .Cottage is well kept and shows it Everything you can think of is provided Sheltered bay is great to come in after fishing and cruise right up to the rental . You can still catch fish without being on the windy main lake .Washer,dryer ,garage space,dock with electricity and comfortable beds at a reasonable rental cost are what sets this unit apart from other spots on Miltona lake
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We believe that quality and welcome are details that every guest will appreciate. We try to take extra steps toward that commitment. Thank you for recognizing our efforts! We hope to see you again!
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Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
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+1 612 269 6319
Alexandria Minnesota
5

MILTONA CABIN

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay! Nice clean cabin. Would recommend this property to anyone!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review. We try to provide something for everyone: from fisherman to newlyweds, Lake Miltona doesn''t disappoint! Beauty and serenity.
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Alexandria Minnesota
Rochelle, Illinois
5

EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a very comfortable and relaxing vacation at Doane Cottage. We enjoyed the lake and fishing everyday! The cottage has comfortable beds, everything you need in the kitchen, including all apliances, tv, wifi (I was able to surf and check email fast), 2 air conditioners(How many cottages have that?), heat, 2 bathrooms with plenty of hot water, nice gas grill, and that's just the cottage! The lake is beautiful along with all the wildlife in and on the lake, as well as by the cottage. The modern and stable dock is close to the cottage and is great when carrying all your gear to the boat. We enjoyed seeing a bald eagle glide by and take an occasional dive down to the lake for a fish meal right in front of the cottage. Nice! This end of the lake is awesome! No big waves over here and plenty of good fishing spots close to the cottage no matter what species you are fishing for. One day was 87 degrees so we turned on the ice cold air conditioning and were enjoying our lunch overlooking the lake in cool comfort. The view is good anywhere from the cottage but especially from the living room where you can relax and look out on the lake.The owners were extremely helpful and attentive from questions before our stay to checking in with us to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. The owners thoughtfulness shows throughout from the comfort to the amenities included. They have thought of everything. The cottage is clean and well maintained and offers so much. This cottage was everything we needed and we enjoyed our stay. Can't wait to come back next year! See you then!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We try to think of items that express that we are glad you came to share the cottage experience, and we want you to have a memorable stay. We are happy that you "got that vibe", and enjoy it as much as we do Thanks so much for your kind words and description. We look forward to having you as our guests again!
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Alexandria Minnesota
5

GREAT VACATION PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time and felt quite comfortable. There was plenty of room for 6. The cabin was clean and well provisioned (kitchen cookware, dishes, linens, etc.). The owner was very accessible for any questions. The cabin has a nice location in a quiet bay with quick access to the main lake for larger boats, while having a protected bay for small watercraft. We really enjoyed the kayak boards and paddleboat. The lake offers plenty of great fishing opportunities; we caught nine different species, including two muskies.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your review describes the exact reasons that we chose Lake Miltona for our vacation home: privacy, solitude, playtime, and great fishing!
Glad to hear that our location fit your expectations.
We aim to please, and are always interested in the reasons that guests are planning a vacation, in order to accommodate their needs, if possible.
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Lake Miltona Cottage, Fish, Swim, Huge Lake! Level Lot, 8 Miles to Winery
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Alexandria Minnesota
4

NICE LAKE, DECENT HOME

  • 4 of 5
This place has its pros and cons.
Pros: clean, nice quiet bay location, well stocked for supplies, excellent fishing right off the dock (we caught at least 25 sunfish in 30 minutes).
Cons: parking (we had 2 pickups there and had to take the boat trailer to a neighbor to park it), fish cleaning area, 1 window air conditioner to cool the entire home, the only table that would fit our family of 6 was outside and not able to be used because of the mosquitoes, the main bathroom is quite small but the one off the garage is a nice size, the ad states they have Wi-Fi but it is very limited.

All in all, I think this would be an okay home for 4 people.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a good time fishing. Our photos and narrative attempt to portray our 2 bedroom cottage as accurately as possible. There are a variety of guest lodgings, and in retrospect, it sounds like your family would have been more suited to a house than a cottage. Our contract states that the internet service is efficient, but data available is not sufficient for guests to stream video, so we believe that information would have been known prior to your stay. We do offer additional data for a fee. We have an outdoor fish cleaning area, and there is room for 3 vehicles in back of the garage. We call guests midway through their stay, and we would have been able to address your parking concerns. We wish you well in your future vacation experiences.
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Map

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

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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
 
reduced rate September 2014
Sep 6 - Sep 30
3 night minimum stay
$109
 
 
reduced rates 2014-2015
Oct 1 2014 - May 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$119
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,113
$4,770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
cleaning fee $49.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes DURING PEAK SEASON (5/10-9/6), A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IS ONLY POSSIBLE during the nights of MONDAY through THURSDAY.
This must NOT INCLUDE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, or SUNDAY nights.
DURING PEAK SEASON, stays involving the nights of FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY have a 5 night MINIMUM STAY.
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.
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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 ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
croquet set life jackets available
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