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Colby Lake Place on Colby Lake Woodbury

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

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

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Bill Weller
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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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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Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Colby Lake Place on Colby Lake Woodbury
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 14 reviews
2

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: 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. I encourage all renters to read the rental agreement and call or email any questions they have before signing. 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. Ninety five...95% ...of renters are respectful and take great care of my home are willing and abide by the terms of the the agreement they sign. Five...5%...are disrespectful... leaving behind damages to the home and complain about the terms of the rental agreement they signed months in advance thereby damaging the reputation of the property by leaving a negative review as retribution.
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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: 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. Ninety five...95% ...of renters are respectful and take great care of my home are willing and abide by the terms of the the agreement they sign. Five...5%...are disrespectful... leaving behind damages to the home and complain about the terms of the rental agreement they signed months in advance thereby damaging the reputation of the property by leaving a negative review as retribution. Edit your Response
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5

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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4

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
5

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
5

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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Map

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

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
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
$2,370
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
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
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
$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
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Woodbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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
  • 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 ...
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
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
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
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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

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