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Colby Lake Place on Colby Lake Woodbury

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Woodbury House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Colby Lake Place is located in Woodbury 5 miles east of Saint Paul, Minnesota in an upscale Suburb. The SEVEN BEDROOMS, three-bath home has a private yard on Colby Lake. The walking/bike trail around the lake is just out the back door.

Within a 15 mile radius you will find the Mall of America, Saint Croix River Valley, Minnesota Twins baseball, Minnesota Vikings football, Minnesota Wild hockey, ten golf courses, three regional parks, Afton State Park, Afton Downhill Ski Park, 15 lakes, Ordway Theater, and countless shops and restaurants.

The following Minnesota cities are within 10 miles Minneapolis, Stillwater, Oakdale, Maplewood, North Saint Paul, Eden Prairie, South Saint Paul, Eagen, Burnsville, Hastings, Cottage Grove, Burnsville, Woodbury, Roseville, and White Bear Lake. Hudson, Wisconsin is only ten miles east.

Keywords: Single Family House

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About The Owner

Since 1984 Flagship USA Inc has been managing superior properties. Every stay at a Flagship Rental property is sure to be one of comfort, cleanliness and relaxation.

Why The Owner chose Minnesota

Woodbury is one of the twincities' fastest growing suburbs. It is quiet and conveniently located. The city is well maintained year round and easy to navigate.

What makes this house unique

When you choose to rent a vacation home you always get more and spend less. Each private property is fully furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen (blender, crock pot, spice rack, utensils etcetera), all linens, family room, cable tv, free wifi internet, private yard and more. Plenty of space for kids to run around, loads of privacy for all. Vacation without the stress of being crammed into a tiny hotel.

Each property is professionally cleaned after each guest.

Private, economical & unique!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an idyllic location! The walking trail around the lake behind the house is stunning. The neighbourhood is perfect, including an amazing factory outlet shopping experience that we only found on the last day!! The house is huge, extremely clean, well maintained and has everything you could possibly need. We had five adults staying there and were joined by three children for the last night and never felt crowded. The two levels with separate living areas provided plenty of space and yet we had lots of room to dine and sit together as well. We absolutely loved it and have no hesitation to recommend it to anyone considering staying in the area. It was 10-15 minutes to Hudson one way and St Paul / Minneapolis the other.
Mar 2014
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Colby Lake Place on Colby Lake Woodbury
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 14 reviews

Colby Lake -- good location; house needs updating

  • 2 of 5

In town for daughter's wedding and needed a large home for immediate family to stay. Colby Lake home was as advertised with 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Good space for family to gather in the kitchen/dining area. Location on Colby Lake was really great. The house was clean on the surface; however, we felt it was not well kept. The house smelled terribly stale like it had been closed up for months. Even after we had windows open for 6 days, really bad smell. Lighting throughout the house was not good. In many places, lights didn't work at all (including outdoor lights), and where they did...very dim and dark. I would encourage anyone considering this house to ask to review the contract before you commit and pay the deposit. The contract is very restrictive and there are an inordinate amount of rules. While I understand the need to care for the house in this residential neighborhood, honestly, we felt we were being asked to leave the house in better condition than we found it. We didn't see the contract until after we committed, and by then we would have forfeited the deposit. Read the rules and contract carefully. We've rented many homes and have never experienced anything quite like this. Also, I recommend paying by check as they charge an exorbitant fee to process a credit all fairness this was included in the contract so again...focus on reading all the fine print. I would say if you need a large home in a neighborhood environment and completely understand all the rules and expectations, this home could be for you.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You can tell from other reviews that this mostly negative two star review is not typical . I'm glad the renter appreciated the location on Colby Lake with 7 bedrooms....a modern updated home built in 1983. Colby Lake Place was remodeled in 2013 with a new kitchen, granite counter tops, hardwood floors, new carpet and paint throughout. All renters are required to read and return a signed rental agreement before a reservation is completed. Language in the rental agreement is standard to protect my home from disrespectful renters. There is no "fine print". It is NOT true that renters make a commitment to pay a deposit or rent before a rental agreement is signed and returned! This renter signed the rental agreement but never asked any questions. Yet, the renter has decided to complain...after checking out...about language she didn't like. Her comments demonstrate she didn't read the rental agreement before signing. I offer 24/7 phone number to help solve any problems after a check in. This renter never made one phone call to ask questions or for assistance. Then she chooses to complain about lighting in the home after checking out. Colby Lake Place has standard lighting with spare bulbs in the event one burns out. In my opinion, this review is retribution for the credit card fee charged... that was clearly disclosed in writing... before she signed and returned the rental agreement. All renters can choose to pay by fees are charged. Or by credit card .... agreeing to a 2.9% processing fee. It appears as though she didn't read the rental agreement before she signed it. She had the option before signing the agreement to rent a different home if she didn't like the language that simply outlines common sense behavior while renting my home.
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Wonderful stay in this spacious home

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented Colby Lake Place for six nights. On the weekends we had 13 people in the house and did not feel at all cramped. We had gathered from many states to attend my son's wedding. The house was exactly as described. It was clean, roomy, nicely furnished, well stocked with essential kitchen items, and in a lovely neighborhood. We found we were no more than 30 minutes from anything we wanted to go to. Our family made daily use of the paved trail around the lake that was just steps out the back door. We enjoyed lots of gatherings in the kitchen which was spacious enough for us all to be together. The deck was used to relax on - except when the mosquitos came out. The only semi-issue we had was that the downstairs was much colder than the upstairs. We managed to work it out - and found space heaters in the closets to take the chill off before bedtime. All in all it was a great place to stay and I would not hesitate to stay there again. Thank you Bill for allowing us to stay in one of your homes!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice gathering place for the family

  • 4 of 5

This was suburban nice. Our favorite thing was taking walks around the lake (approximately 3 miles around) daily! The trail is outside the back door, and you go from the suburban to the urban feel right away. Perhaps that's Minnesota?! The house was fairly clean; the kitchen stocked well for our multi-family gatherings; the kitchen-dining area large. We were outside or at events, so didn't spend time in the downstairs TV room. We did laugh at the small size of the upstairs "living room", 2 couches facing each other. We had PLENTY of options for people to spread out and have their own space, which is nice for 10 people. The owner is nice, a man of few words, which made me nervous because i'm only used to chatty "Minnesota-nice" folks. But when we talked on the phone, he answered our questions which helped. There are a LOT of rules, which made me nervous, but respectfully, it is in a nice neighborhood. We found ourselves driving approx 30-45 min to the University, airport and other events, so centrally placed. Short drive to good stores, which is helpful for traveling. I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the clean well equiped 7 bedroom home in a great location on Colby Lake and that you recommend Colby Lake Place. I was surprised that you called the "DEN" on the main floor a "small size" living room? The large living room is in the lower level and is 25 ft X 15 ft with a full "L" couch, TV area and a game table with 4 chairs as well a a games cabinet. The reservation was a direct on line booking through VRBO. I'm not sure what made the renter nervous about the reservation process since it was done directly on line with a few emails requesting a signature on the rental agreement with customary rules; and another email giving check in instructions.
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Watertown, SD

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a company retreat for 14 of us and found this property suitable for lounging & cooking majority of our meals together. We spent most time in the spacious kitchen playing card games & mixing drinks. As hosts, my husband and I stayed in the upstairs bdrm w/ bathroom and our guests shared the other two bathrooms. We found extra TP in the linen closet, blankets and extra pillows. We had two training for 5K's who enjoyed the lake trail (right next to the residence).

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brainerd, MN

Girl's get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your beautiful house on our girls get-a-way. The place was extremely clean and well kept. We found all the cooking utensils we needed in order to satisfy and serve 10 women!! The rest of the house had plenty of room for relaxing and privacy if necessary. The walking trail was a safe and pleasant addition to our weekend.

We appreciate your flexibility and willingness to accommodate our large group on short notice. We will be back, you can count on it.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

14 of us, 8 adults and 6 children, traveled from Philadelphia area to attend family reunions in Eagan and Lake Elmo. The house may be deceiving from the outside. With the finished basement with 3 bedrooms, the children were able to have their own area to play games and watch DVDs while the adults were able to relax and enjoy each other's company late into the night. While we were concerned with the owner's request to limit the number of people visiting the community pool at one time, we found Lake Elmo's Reserve with swim pond and play area a better choice any way. We were able to visit Mall of America, Valley Fair and Target Field for Twins game and all were within reasonable driving distance. There was plenty of grocery stores, department stores, coffee houses and places to eat within just a few miles from the house. Cravings Wine Bar and Grille were able to accomodate all 14 of us as well as a couple of family members on short notice. They had a great wine list as well food menus to appeal both adults and children. The kitchen was well equipped and since there is a grill off the deck, the men actually cooked most of the meals. The house was clean and the owner checked in to make sure all was as expected. This was definitely a better choice than staying at a local hotel both from an expense and convenience perspective.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Minneapolis/St Paul Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Throwbacks Bar & Grill Woodbury
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Eagle Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Light Rail St. Paul
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 94, Hwy 494
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
There are countless restaurants in Woodbury
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Afton Alps
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Carver Lake Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Colby Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagle Valley Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Paved Hiking Trail around lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Food mile

Colby Lake Place is located on the Colby Lake in Woodbury. Woodbury is an upscale suburb 5 miles east of St. Paul.


Rates & Availability

Woodbury House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.62%

*VRBO/Homeaway Direct Online Booking credit card payments are subject to a 2.9% credit card processing fee. The credit card processing fee will be deducted from the damage deposit. E-checks are not charged any processing fees.
*Standard Rate: Any reservation less than 3 nights =s $395 per night.
Summer: Any reservation less than 4 nights =s $395 per night
All months have a 2-4 night minimum unless 2 or 3 nights are available between existing reservations.
All children one year old or older are counted.
Holidays =s 3 night minimum; Christmas/New Year week 4 night minimum.
Call to discuss weekly & monthly rates: 612-750-887
All VRBO pricing is subject to final review and approval by Manager.
Add 20% to monthly rentals for utilities, internet, snow removal, etc.
Call 612-750-8877 to discuss weekly & Monthly Rates.

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Woodbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private, on the Colby Lake Bike/Walking trail

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