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Coastal Charm Overlooking Lake Pepin

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-9)

Cozy New England style 2 Bedroom or spacious 3 Bedroom, plus family room (lock-out configuration) - Comfortably accommodates 2 to 9 people. Completely remodeled Summer of 2008. Lake City is a lovely 'seaside-like town' on Minnesota's South Shore of Lake Pepin.

The address is: 101 W. Jewell Ave., Lake City, MN 55041

Great room lifestyle living with lots of space for entertaining. Living room/dining room & comfortable kitchen (w/center island and bar stools) all together w/37" HDTV entertainment center & fireplace. Leather sofa, plus an over-sized cozy chair-and-a-half with ottoman and much more. The upper bedrooms and the living room feature vaulted beamed ceiling w/ceiling fans. The dining room & kitchen are beamed and vaulted as well. Jetted tub in upstairs bathroom.

There are spectacular views of Lake Pepin and the River's bluffs from almost every room. Large deck [8' x 22'] that's perfect for vacation entertaining while enjoying the fantastic views.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise arranged.

You Have Two Options:

Option #1 - (Sleeps up to 9) - Upper & Ground level - 1500 Sq. Ft.

Three bedrooms (plus family room) & two bathrooms. The two upstairs bedrooms are large and have a queen size bed w/Euro-top mattress and the spacious closets are cedar lined. The third bedroom on the ground level features a bunk bed with a double lower and the upper is a twin. The upper bath features a jetted tub and is tiled throughout. The ground level bath is a three-quarters. The kitchen is fully stocked and features granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Dining table seats 6 and center island w/stools seats 4.

The ground level also features a family room with game table & cable TV, queen hide-a-bed.

Option #2 - (Sleeps 2 to 4)- Upper Level, 1,000 Sq. Ft.

Two large bedrooms & two bathrooms. Each bedroom has a queen size bed w/Euro-top mattress and the spacious closets are cedar lined. Upper bath features a jetted tub and is tiled throughout. Fully stocked kitchen, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Dining table seats 6 and center island w/stools seats 4.

Pricing for Option #1 & Option #2:

Option #1 - 3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps up to 9

Option #2 - 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps up to 4

Weekend rate (Fri. & Sat.) Option #1 - $220/nt. Option #2 - $150/nt.

Weekday rate (Sun. - Thurs.) Option #1 - $160/nt. Option #2 - $125/nt.

Weekly Rate: Option #1 $1,100/wk, Option #2 $900/wk

We own and operate four (4) Coastal Style Vacation Rentals in Lake City which are all featured on VRBO. If you contact us and ask for our 'comparison sheet,' we will email it to you as it's an easy way to compare the properties and find the one that best meets your needs and budget.

If your preferred dates are unavailable, please check out our other vacation rental properties in Lake City - # 276481, # 385710 and # 568670.

This home is the perfect place for 'family reunions,' 'girl-friends get-a-ways,' 'two or even three family housing,' and many other occasions. Lots of open space, yet privacy for those who choose to go to bed early or sleep-in.


Charcoal grill.

Washer & Dryer

Bean bag, ladders and Bocce Ball

Picnic table & fire pit in the back yard

Keywords: Lake View, townhome, large deck.

More Details

Sharon Hutchinson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2016

About Sharon Hutchinson

John grew up in nearby Rochester, just 35 miles to the southwest of Lake City, and vacationed here as a young boy with his family back in the 50s. His fond memories are etched forever with all the fun and beautiful times he experienced in Lake City and on Lake Pepin. He's grateful to have the opportunity to experience it all over again as he and his wife, Sharon, have purchased Lake City properties and remodeled and decorated them in their vision of what constitutes the perfect vacation rental.

Sharon grew up in Cleveland, OH, and she. too, has fond memories of being near the water (Lake Erie) as a child and then spent her middle years and early adult life in Florida (Orlando) enjoying Florida's two coasts. After she moved to Minnesota in the mid 70s and was introduced to Lake City/Lake Pepin, she knew immediately that this area was a unique and very special place.

Sharon Hutchinson purchased this townhome in 2008

Why Sharon Hutchinson chose Wisconsin

Minnesota is known for all its beautiful lakes, but a lot of people don't know much about Lake Pepin and how beautiful this area really is. Lake Pepin is the largest lake along the Mississippi River (there are over 100 lakes) and offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Because of its size (22 miles long and nearly 3 miles wide) and steady winds, the Lake is considered to be one of the best sailing lakes in North America. Lake City, over the years, has developed the best and largest marina (625 slips) on the Mississippi River. Lake Pepin is home to more than 65 varieties of fish.

The area offers a broad and varied choice of eateries. There are innumerable things to do, places to visit and attractions to take-in within a 30 minute radius. Its proximity to the Twin Cities and Rochester is unique as they provide a steady stream of visitors. The area also enjoys many visitors from our neighboring states, as well as, from all over the U.S.

Many people refer to the area as MINNESOTA'S SOUTH SHORE.

What makes this townhome unique

The unique features of this home are its size and flexibility. It is very comfortable and cozy for just two (2) or can comfortably accommodate nine (9). The panoramic view of Lake Pepin and the majestic sight of Maiden Rock across the Lake in Wisconsin is quite remarkable. The deck is large and overlooks the Lake and the Park and all their activities; the barges, the paddleboat, the sailboats, the cruisers, the runabouts, the fishing boats, the RiverLake walkers, the classic cars, the motorcycles and all the nice people of Lake City.

The nice thing about Lake City is that everything is quite close and even the locals love to walk.


Lake City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Play/crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Play/crib, bean bag & bocce ball yard games


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Coastal Charm Overlooking Lake Pepin
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

summer escape

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! It has everything you need and more. It is so clean and organized. Lots of parking for boats and cars made it really nice. When we got there the house was so nice and cool, which is a nice start on a hot day! Nice kitchen area and comfortable beds, very cute décor. We will definitely stay here again. Thanks Sharon, we had a good time!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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coastal charm

  • 5 of 5

This place was the best! It was decorated really cute, looks like an Oceanside décor. We were in town for a funeral and it fit everyone perfectly. Easy access to the river walk and a nice view. It just happened that it was very chilly that weekend, so we didn't use the upper deck, but that would be a plus for morning coffee , or brunch ; weather permitting Also went to the owners shop downtown for some trinkets. The old button factory that was cute as a button. Pun intended. I will totally book this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could have stayed longer! We were in town for a wedding and enjoyed our stay. The town home was beautifully decorated and very CLEAN!!!!! If my future travels bring me back to Lake City I will definitely stay here again (hopefully longer). Thank you, Sharon, for stopping by to make sure we had everything we needed - we did!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It's quite rewarding to know that our guests come to Lake City for a 'celebration' and leave with a positive experience and want to come back for a longer stay. We hope to see you back in Lake City, too.
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St. Cloud, MN

Theisen family golf

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed with how nice the house was. It had everything you could ever need. More kitchen stuff than I have at home. It really felt like we were at home rather than a rental house. I would recommend this house to everyone. Loved that it came with a grill and charcoal so we didn't have to go shopping for that! Love the house -had a great mini vacation.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, mn

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the rental and are already talking about going back next year! The furnishings were wonderful and it was so clean and had everything we needed! We would absolutely recommend this place to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winona, MN

Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer :)

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 craft loving ladies recently took over this home and enjoyed a weekend of crafting, laughing and enjoying the city. We were amazed at the detail Sharon and John have put into the home to make our stay carefree. Labeled light switches, additional tables, a sofa bed already made up and the cleanest most welcoming home we've ever been in for our annual weekend. We were able to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant on Friday and cooked all of the other weekend meals at the house. We had room for the 5 vehicles that accompanied our group without needing to park in the street. The view, sights and sounds promote a relaxing experience and the décor with all of it's coastal charm is all but out of a Better Homes & Gardens catalog. We will be back and will be recommending this location to anyone looking for a place to stay in Lake City. Simply perfect! We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rochester or Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Port 104, Bank's Bar, Railhouse
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Paddleboat Rides
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Lake City Golf Club or Jewel Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Red Wing, MN
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Chickadee Cottage
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Welch Village, Coffee Mill
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ohuta Park
Car: recommended

Only a few short blocks from the Municipal Marina, Parks & Beach, as well as, downtown Lake City.

Bicycles provided

Snowshoeing (Winter)


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 10.38%

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