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Colby Lake Place, 7 Bedrooms on Colby Lake

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Bill Weller
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Why Bill Weller 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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Amenities

Woodbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Private, on the Colby Lake Bike/Walking trail

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Colby Lake Place, 7 Bedrooms on Colby Lake
average rating of 4.5 based on 17 reviews
5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. A nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for our daughter's wedding in nearby St. Paul. It was a great choice. The property was as advertised and handled the ten of us easily, with lots of room to spread out, though we spent most of our time at the house hanging out in the kitchen/dining area, which made for great conversation. The house was very clean. The gas stove didn't work when we arrived, but the owner responded quickly (the gas just hadn't been turned back on after a recent repair) and it was fixed before the day was out. The walk around the lake was one of the best parts -- the walkway is literally right out the back door, and the lake and walk are gorgeous -- we're only sorry we didn't have time for more walks. There are a number of specific rules, which made us a bit nervous at first, but if you can live with them, this is a great choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, renting a home through Bill exceeded our expectations! Colby Lake Place was the perfect home for my family and my sister’s family to share over Christmas! This home is so spacious and laid out perfectly for all eight of us, that we never felt crowded or in each other's way! We particularly enjoyed the large, well-appointed kitchen and dining room with beautiful lake views! The two living rooms - one upstairs and one downstairs allowed us to come together to play goofy games or just sit around to talk and catch up with each other!!

The home is in such a beautiful area! We loved looking out at the lake!! In fact, we took advantage of the trail outside the home, and walked the lake most mornings! The added bonus is that the home is close to many family and friends!

Having rented another property from Bill for the past few years, we find he is super easy to work with, and very responsive to our questions or concerns!

We will be booking Colby Lake Place again for Christmas 2017!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HS reunion gathering

  • 2 of 5

We are a group of women who have gather together every couple of years. The owner was difficult to work with: when some of the group cancelled out, I emailed to ask about the cancellation policy. The owner cancelled us without any discussion. We didn't want to lose out deposit so I asked if we could still rent the house and he reinstated our reservation.

The week of our rental, I asked if there could be any adjustment on our rate, since we had had more cancellations and were now down to half our number. I was told "No"

The house smelled musty when we arrived, and the tile in the 2 upstairs bathrooms was moldy.

Living room is small. Everything else was ok with the house, but I would not want to deal with the owner again, and would not stay there again

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is a misleading misrepresentation. There a twelve 4-5 star other reviews compare. It's my goal to provided renters with a trouble free vacation. Colby Lake Place... built in 1983 and remodeled in 2013... is a 7 bedroom well cared for home on Colby Lake. It's a great family gathering place with a large spectacular remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and hardwood floors that will seat 12 people. One of the two family rooms is 25 ft X 15 Feet. Colby Lake Place is cleaned by a professional cleaning company. All renters sign a rental agreement and send a deposit to hold a reservation. The rental agreement "CLEARLY" states that a cancellation made after the agreement is signed and returned results in the loss of the deposit. My rental agreement also "CLEARLY" states that there is a minimum rent due for 6 or fewer people. This renter cancelled and then reinstated and signed a second rental agreement. The renter then returned a negative review because I was unwilling lower the rental rate below the minimum amount due a week before their arrival. There is no mold !!!
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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 card...in 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: This review is a gross mean-spirited misrepresentation. There are twelve other 4-5 star reviews to compare. It's my goal to provided renters with a trouble free vacation. 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 ask 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. Renters who choose to use a credit card are charged a modest 2.95% fee which is clearly disclosed in BOLD print on the rental agreement. Edit your Response
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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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Eagle Valley Golf Course
"2600 Double Eagle Lane Woodbury, Minnesota 55129 (651) 714-3750 All 18-hole green fees issu..."
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 store...one mile
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

Woodbury House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$395
$2,370
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Super Bowl 2018
Jan 29 2018 - Feb 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$2,000
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$445
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,370
$4,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.88%

*If you use a credit card to book a reservation a 2.9% credit card processing fee will be deducted from your deposit refund. If you use an e-check no fees are charged.
* Less than a 4 night reservation is available if there are less than 4 nights open between existing reservations. To reserve less than 4 nights call 612-750-8877.
*Call to discuss monthly rates: 612-750-8877

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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