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Rendezvous is a restored vintage home nestled in beautiful downtown Forest Lake

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Forest Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 9

Rendezvous Retreats is a Craftsman home located in downtown Forest Lake. We offer spacious rooms, beautiful deck & garden, plus a fully furnished kitchen. Our charming, comfortable home is sure to make your vacation special & memorable. You will enjoy every convenient feature of this fully furnished home. A well equipped kitchen with catering services available, elegant dining room, spacious gathering spots, a deck overlooking an enchanted garden & cozy bedrooms. We are 4 blocks from the Lake, one of the best fishing lakes in the Twin Cities area. There is a walking/biking trail 1/2 a block away. Several restaurants and quaint retail shopping. For the kids there is a newly constructed park just 1 1/2 blocks down the road, as well as the city beach/park only 4 blocks away. We are located just 40 minutes from The Mall of America and 20 minutes from the Twin Cities. The entertainment/activities are endless. Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes. We look forward to your stay!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jenny VanCanneyt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Jenny VanCanneyt

I grew up in Forest Lake and have traveled the world and still am happy to call Forest Lake home. It seems we have a little bit of everything, if not right here, then very close by. Making this a great place to live as well as visit.

Jenny VanCanneyt purchased this house in 2007

Why Jenny VanCanneyt chose Minnesota

Rendezvous (as we have named the house) has a special undeniable charm from the minute you walk through the door. Whether it's your first visit or your 12th visit, as one guest puts it 'we are coming home' every time she makes her reservation.

What makes this house unique

1912 built craftsman home. They don't make them like this anymore.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Rendezvous is a restored vintage home nestled in beautiful downtown Forest Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well stocked kitchen. Comfortable beds and pillows. Super communication and fast response time with owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was perfect for our family getaway !

  • 5 of 5

The house and the yard were perfect for all of our family to visit and enjoy together.Lots of room for kids to play out in the beautiful yard and the house was set up for all of us to visit and relax. Wonderful weekend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having your family and very happy you had a great stay! Also, thank you for leaving the house so clean. You are the cleanest guests we have had to date. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you next time you are in town. Jenny VanCanneyt Rendezvous Retreats, Inc.
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Wonderful experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Communication was fantastic with the owner. The house is incredibly well stocked with games, ever kitchen item you could ever need, coffee and teas, and plenty of extra linens. It was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. There is a beach and restaurants very close. We would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Also happy to accommodate your needs and provide a comfortable and convenient get-away for you. We look forward to your return visit! Sincerely, Jenny VanCanneyt Rendezvous Retreats, Inc.
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Fun family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at the house, especially sharing our vacation pictures with the projector and big screen! Jenny was always there if we had questions. The big deck was our gathering spot. Everything was very clean and the kitchen was very well-equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our event!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights and had a 25th Anniversary Vow Renewal. Everything was perfect! Lots of room for family to sleep, kitchen accommodated caterer very well. Ceremony outside in the garden was beautiful. Jenny was so very helpful with everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here while in town for a family wedding. With 2 small children it was far better than a hotel/motel. The house was spotless and lovingly restored, full of charm and everything we needed for our stay. We walked down to the beach and enjoyed watching the boats on the lake. The consignment shop was a delight to shop at. We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Norman Quacks, we recommend the cocoanut shrimp.

Thank you Jenny and mom for a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We enjoyed having you and your family and look forward to seeing you next time you visit Minnesota again!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Downtown Forest Lake
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Castlewood Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
St. Paul
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Forest Lake
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Forest Lake
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wild Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Downtown Forest Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Forest Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 1 - Apr 30
1 night minimum stay
May 1 - Aug 31
2 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.12%

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Forest Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bathroom is fully stocked with toilet paper, Kleenex's, paper hand towels, and bath towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Floral Room - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Pine Room - 2 twin/ single
    Garden Room - 3 twin/ single
  • Each room has an alarm clock, luggage rack, and each bed has it's own nightstand, linens, towels and plenty of pillows.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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