AMAZING HOME ON THE BEST LAKE ON THE ALEXANDRIA CHAIN OF LAKES

Al Runzel

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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AMAZING HOME ON THE BEST LAKE ON THE ALEXANDRIA CHAIN OF LAKES

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3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath

Come enjoy all that Alexandria and the Chain of Lakes have to offer. Lake Carlos is the largest lake in a chain of five lakes and has deep/clean water that is perfect for swimming, fishing, or water skiing. The house is located on a pleasantly landscaped hill with fantastic views of Lake Carlos and is a perfect place for enjoying Minnesota summer days. Our property has a sandy beach that complements the sandy bottom of Lake Carlos, both of which make playing in the lake THE thing to do during your stay.

The dock and boat lift can be utilized during your stay and are perfect for storing your boat, making access to the water simple and easy (note that there are several public boat launches nearby). Fishing off the dock is a must with abundant pan fish, northern, bass and walleye. Or those with a boat can explore any of the other four lakes that are all attached to Lake Carlos via water channels. The house also has a large lakeside deck for those who would prefer to sit and enjoy watching the water fun.

The home has a very open feeling, with vaulted ceilings and large windows that allow you to take in amazing sunsets over beautiful Lake Carlos. The main floor provides a large master bedroom that is warm and cozy. There are gas fire places in both the master bedroom and living room, perfect for taking the chill off. There is a full bath located in the master bathroom. The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen for your use. The second large deck is located just outside the dining room giving you the option to dine inside or out. There is an amazing loft that comfortably sleeps guests or family, while still allowing them to have a beautiful lake view. For convenience, there is a ¾ bathroom located up in the loft. The basement offers alternative activities from all the outdoor fun, with a full size pool table, cable TV, and access to an outdoor patio which is equipped with a fire pit. Another full bath is located in the basement. On days when the weather is less than perfect for water fun, you can still enjoy the beautiful lake view or read a good book from the cozy 3 season porch located just off the main level.

For scuba diving enthusiasts: Lake Carlos is also the deepest lake on the Chain at 163’, and just a short distance off the dock it gets to 120’ deep, which makes it AWESOME for beginning and advanced scuba diving. I have been down to 100ft not far off the dock with good visibility by Minnesota standards. So, if you need some deep dives, you’ve found your spot.

The local area offers many outdoor and indoor activities. Bring your bike, rollerblades or walking shoes and enjoy the miles of beautiful trails. There are 55 miles of trails traversing the county side, check out Central Lakes Trail for more information. Test your driving skills at the go cart track or watch the professionals at the local speedway. Make sure you bring your clubs: there are six 18-hole courses within 20 miles, along with numerous other 9-hole courses. Is hitting the long ball not for you? Rent a putter and take the family out for a game of mini golf. Or visit the many little shops in historic downtown Alexandria or other nearby towns, visit the local museums, take in a Northwood’s league baseball game or enjoy one of the many weekend festivals often taking place. How about taking in an award-winning vineyard? They will offer you a glass of wine while you take in the scenery and unwind from a busy day. A visit to Minnesota’s first legal distillery http://www.pantherdistillery.com/ can offer an interesting afternoon activity

If motorcycling riding is for you, there are endless places to checkout within a close distance. If you want to take that bike for a little longer, but doable day ride, Lake Itasca State park, which is known as the start of the Mighty Mississippi, is an easy ride and is less than 2 hours down the road. There are several nice stops along the way for a picnic or many great restaurants along the way to enjoy. No matter what you choose to do, Minnesota offers spectacular scenery anytime of the year.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Al Runzel (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Al Runzel

We bought this home to be our retirement home before we retired. We grew up in Minnesota but traveled the world for work but still love the Lakes of Minnesota.

Al Runzel purchased this house in 2002

Why Al Runzel chose Alexandria

We brought this property because it's an ideally arranged home to have the best access and views of Lake Carlos along with entertaining family and friends while providing enough beds to have those cherished folks spend the night with you!

What makes this house unique

Lake access, pool table, Carlos State park close by, free cable and WIFI access. Full kitchen and grill available.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 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

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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AMAZING HOME on the Best Lake on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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AMAZING HOME on the Best Lake on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473917vb
+1 320-491-8290
Alexandria Minnesota
bloomington Mn
5

Simply the best

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home! Well maintained. A gorgeous view of the lake and sunsets. The dock was new and spacious. Loved the pool table and firepit too! Very roomy for our 7 adults.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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AMAZING HOME on the Best Lake on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473917vb
+1 320-491-8290
Alexandria Minnesota
Benson
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
The house was beautiful and the view from the house was AMAZING!!!!! Water was nice and clear with a nice sandy bottom. :)
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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AMAZING HOME on the Best Lake on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473917vb
+1 320-491-8290
Alexandria Minnesota
5

Linda

  • 5 of 5
Staying at this property was a wonderful experience! The owners were very helpful answering questions immediately. We have never rented a home during a vacation but I would recommend it! It was spacious, clean and housed several family members all in one location! We especially loved the view from the deck and all the outdoor seating available. We loved the remote boat lift for our boat as we hauled it all the way from Montana and loved not having to trailer it every time we used it. Our favorite things to do are to travel by boat through the channels to all the lakes and eat at Bug-a-boo Bay or on the deck at Arrowwood Resort! We also loved our dining experience at Angelina's. Several of us took advantage of the golfing around Alexandria too! Great vacation get-away! I would definitely recommend this to other family and friends!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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AMAZING HOME on the Best Lake on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473917vb
+1 320-491-8290
Alexandria Minnesota
Minneapolis
5

Wonderful Experience - Would definately recommend!

  • 5 of 5
Our extended family stayed at this wonderful home for 3 nights. We had 8 adults and 4 children ages 11 months to 7 yrs old. Everyone had a great time! It was extremely clean and had lots of room to spread out. The sunsets were incredible and the weather couldn't have been better! We also rented a pontoon from the marina on the lake. That was fun because everyone could for a ride at the same time. We could take it out and fish, swim, just ride around the big lake and look at all of the beautiful homes and scenery. In addition, I must say that I was extremely pleased to find out that this lake was very clear and clean. I would recommend this property to families and group get-aways.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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AMAZING HOME on the Best Lake on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473917vb
+1 320-491-8290
Alexandria Minnesota
5

VERY NICE LAKE HOME

  • 5 of 5
This is a very nice lake home with space for several people to stay. It is located on a quiet road which is nice for bike riding and walks. It has a very nice kitchen with dishwasher and laundry area. The living room and loft area provide a beautiful view of the lake. The landscaping down to the lake is very nice providing several options to enjoy the outdoors while enjoying the lake view.
Lake Carlos was clear with varying water depths which made for good fishing. The boat lift worked great and was very convenient and a paddle boat is available for kids to use. The kids also enjoyed the pool table in the basement.
The owner was very helpful and answered all our questions. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider a return stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Marilyn,
We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our lake home. We too love the landscape on the lake side of the house, with its great shade trees and multiple landings. Probably our favorite view is the morning view from the living room, as the early sun hits the lake.
Al & Phyl
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AMAZING HOME on the Best Lake on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473917vb
+1 320-491-8290
Alexandria Minnesota
Lincoln, Nebraska
5

Great lake house

  • 5 of 5
This was a beautiful house on the lake. It is set up great for an extended family. Great decks and landscaping; included a fire pit with wood, small sand area adjacent to water; dock to fish from and a boat lift. Owner was quite helpful and accomodating.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Dale,
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and had everything you needed to make it a wonderful family vacation.
Al & Phyl
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Alexandria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Rate
Sep 15 - Nov 16
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 - Nov 24
1 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 25 - Dec 17
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 - Jan 5
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 6 - May 17
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$350
$2,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning $100
Notes $100.00 cleaning and supplies fee
Monthly rates available

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Alexandria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has a gas fireplace and full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - This is a loft with multiple beds
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Water softener and whole house charcoal water filter. Makes great drinking water!!!!!
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