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John Worrell

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Lake Pepin Charm. View of Lake Pepin and Pepin Marina

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Build brand new in 2010 this 1 bedroom apartment (800 sq ft) is above a retail space (which used to be our ice cream/sandwich/gift shop). It has a very large deck (~ 1000 sq ft) that looks out over the Pepin marina and Lake Pepin. We have been greening up the deck again this year with new plantings. The apartment is completely furnished and has a comfortable decor. It's simple style will appeal to those wanting a reasonably priced escape with ample space for a comfortable extended stay. A great place for couples or families.

Come to the Pepin area to slow down, relax, and enjoy the wonderful views of the Mississippi River bluffs and Lake Pepin. Explore the many small towns, shops, art galleries, wineries and eateries the area has to offer.

Please know that Pepin has trains that run along the waterfront. Trains run VERY regularly! Some folks don't like the noise. If you are a light sleeper this may bother you. Also know that the railroad has instituted a "quiet zone" so the trains will no longer need to blow their horns in the village (unless emergency). Be sure to cross the tracks ONLY at the marked crossings. If caught walking across the tracks in other locations you may be subject to a significant fine ! $$$$ Further more, the rails and crossings were improved so there is even less train wheel noise.

Keywords: apartment, condo, lake, sailing, vacation, family, simple, quaint, deck, marina

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John Worrell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About John Worrell

John and Deirdre Worrell had a dream to run their own businesses so we purchased a small commercial building on the waterfront in Pepin, WI in 2007. Since then the old building has been demolsihed and a new one built to have a retail space, office space, and apartment space. We used to run Hear it Melt - an ice cream/sandwich shop in the retail space. Deirdre's Audiology business North Ridge Hearing Company is in the office space. The residential space above the commercial space is our apartment get-away. We love the beauty, pace, and people of the Pepin area for recreating.

John Worrell purchased this apartment in 2007

Why John Worrell chose Wisconsin

We chose Pepin for our location because:

- The area is beautiful

- Lake Pepin offers 17,000 acres of water

- The Tiffany Wildlife area offers 14,000 acres of wildlife area

- It's close to our home (1 hr) and offers a wide variety of activities.

- There is something in the area for everyone.

What makes this apartment unique

Pepin is a village of ~1000 people. We love the small town feel. There are also several small towns in the area that also offer a variety of little shops and activities.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Lake Pepin Charm. View of Lake Pepin and Pepin Marina
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Magical Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in need of a brief getaway. We were fortunate to find the Pepin property. The minute we turned the key we knew we were in for delightful stay.The house is located on the second story of a building, among the tree tops overlooking Pepin Marina. We found the house to be incredibly clean and well appointed.The deck was exceptional with large planters filled with bright, beautiful flowers attracting birds and butterflies. The deck furniture was inviting and comfortable providing a perfect spot for happy hour, morning coffee, reading and relaxation. We enjoyed a unique dining experience at a local farm. It truly was a "magical". John provided full disclosure regarding the trains and schedule located 30feet from the property. The trains did not impact any part of our stay. We actually requested to stay an additional night. Unfortunately due to the impending 4th of July holiday, John was unable to fulfill our request. We strongly recommend the Pepin property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the gracious words. We really enjoy the Pepin area too and are glad we can share our little slice of heaven with others. Hope to see you again soon.
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Love the Deck!

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay and eat at my favorite Restaurant Harbor View Cafe.

Will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and view!

  • 4 of 5

A perfect place to stay in Pepin! We enjoyed the pickle factory which is a restaurant/bar on the water just a short walk away. Right next to this rental is the cutest coffee shop 404 coffee shop. Be sure to stop in! Train whistles do not blow in town any longer and the train noise didn't bother us at all. Only drawback is the queen sized bed, otherwise it was perfect! The view from the deck overlooks the marina and it's just beautiful !

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy the Pepin area and hope all our guests do too. I love a double espresso with the raspberry chocolate scone at the 404 coffee shop right next door !
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Great Location with Excellent Outdoor Space

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took a weekend here and thoroughly enjoyed our time - both around the area and at the apartment. The apartment was perfect for lounging around on the patio, overlooking the marina and lake / river, and the trains running nearby (quite literally - about 30 ft. away) did not bother us in the least bit. A few doors down was the Harbor View Cafe, with an excellent, ever-changing chalkboard menu. It was just the two of us, but there would have been plenty of room for up to 6 people. The owner was responsive with the few questions I ended up having, and the place was clean and tidy when we arrived.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We try to make the apartment comfortable and clean. The area has a variety of things to see and do. Please come again !
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Comfortable, scenic, cozy...a Home Away!

  • 5 of 5

Chalk up another awesome women's weekend to this tidy, smartly-decorated abode that is posed to provide views of Lake Pepin in a lovely locale. John was prompt in providing information on the place and area so that we could find a spot to grab a meal and stay up-to-date on March Madness!

You arrive to find a nautically themed, immaculately prepared apartment with all the amenities of home. If it weren't for the options of activities to partake in the area it'd be quite easy to pour a cup of coffee or glass of wine and take in the peace and beauty of the river town from the relaxing kitchen, living area, or extended porch area.

Several options for activity (even during the winter/spring transition weather): area town walking and shopping, wineries, proximity to other lake towns.

You'll run out of time before options.

Closing out our stay we talked more about our return trip than anything'll do the same!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teri, thanks for the glowing review. As you said, the relaxed pace of Pepin is truly enjoyable as well as all the treasures the area has to offer. Hopefully, something for everyone.
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great place!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely setting and comfortable, clean place. Loved the cotton quilts. We wished we had stayed two nights. Yes, the trains rumble by loudly, but we didn't really mind.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, anyone reading please know there are trains close by and often. Most don't seem to mind, some light sleepers might. Also know that as of Fall 2015 Pepin now enjoys being a "Quiet Zone" for the trains. They no longer routinely blow there horns through Pepin but...that means no one can walk across the tracks along First street or you may be fined up to $200 ! There is signage and fencing to remind people.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Eau Claire
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Shoreline Pub
Nearest Motorway
150 Metres
WI Hwy 35
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Harbor View Cafe
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Pepin Beach
Car: necessary

There are several local festivals in the area each year. There is a significant art community in the area. Laura Ingles Wilder days in Sept., Spring and Fall Art Tours. Fly Away Film Festival to name a few. Check out the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.


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Tax Rate 10.5%

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Wisconsin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen in bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 twin inflatable bed, 1 couch in family room, Murphy Beds (1) 1 Queen murphy bed in den
  • DVD Player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Public beach on Lake Pepin is one block away. Please know that Pepin has a railroad that runs along the waterfront. Trains run regularly. Some folks don't like the noise.

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