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Spacious Country Home in Beautiful Bluff Country - THE SHAMROCK

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Come and enjoy the country. THE SHAMROCK is a spacious, well kept country home, just 2 1/2 miles from Caledonia, MN. It is a quarter mile off the highway. The house has three bedrooms (two with queen beds, and one with two twin beds), and two bathrooms. There is also additional sleeping room in the living room and also in the sunroom. Sleeps ten comfortably. Two flat screen TV's. The kitchen is fully equipped: refrigerator, microwave, range, dishwasher, toaster, coffee pot, dishes, pots and pans, etc. There is a washer and dryer on the main floor. The basement has a rec room with a very nice pool table. You can enjoy the outdoors from two patios, one is a cement patio off of the two car attached garage, and the other is a private deck off the sunroom. Enjoy the beautiful views and sounds of the country. See our wildlife: deer, turkeys, eagles, song birds. Close to State land for hunting. Close to trout streams. Close to Beaver State Park. Snowmobile trails close by. Thirty minutes to LaCrosse, WI. Fifteen minutes to the Mississippi River. Ideal for hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling vacations. Linens and towels are provided. No smoking. No pets.

Rent four nights and get the fifth night free.

More Details

Jean Kruse
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Jean Kruse

My husband and I have lived in this area our whole lives. Our children are grown.

Jean Kruse purchased this house in 2011

Why Jean Kruse chose Minnesota

This home was built in the 1970's as a retirement home for the owners of the farm next door. We bought the farm in 1987 and this home was sold to another party. In 2011 it came up for sale and my husband and I bought it. We named it THE SHAMROCK and decided to rent it out as a vacation home, a place for hunters to stay, or a place where families could stay that are coming back to Caledonia for a wedding or family reunion, etc.

What makes this house unique

You will love this beautiful country home - so clean and well maintained. The pool table in the basement provides hours of entertainment.


Caledonia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be pushed together to make king size
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size lazy boy hide-a-bed in living room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen size hide-a-bed in living room. Futon in sunroom.
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Spacious Country Home in Beautiful Bluff Country - THE SHAMROCK
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Excellent house for multi-family stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here in mid-August of 2015 and we had a wonderful time. There was plenty of room for our family of five as well as our in-laws and other members of the family. It is quite spacious so everyone had plenty of room to spread out. As another reviewer mentioned, the bottles of water in the fridge were much appreciated and though we didn't find out until afterwards, there was also a small bowl of candy. The children found that first and apparently helped themselves!

The outside patio was great and the view was outstanding. It is just farmland behind you and the sunrises and sunsets were beautiful. We were also fortunate enough be there during a meteor shower and being able to lay down in the grass with minimal lighting to obstruct the view was great. All of us saw multiple shooting stars. All in all, it is a great place to stay and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfax, VA

Perfect house for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights at the Shamrock in July 2015. It was a great location for our family reunion in Caledonia/Eitzen. We were 2 teenagers and 2 adults and we had plenty of room to hang out together or alone. Our family enjoyed coming over for a game of pool and to watch TV and to cook out. The house was clean and well kept. The bottles of water in the refrigerator upon arrival were a welcome sight after a day of air travel and driving. I have rented dozens of houses on VRBO and Airbnb, and this one was one of the best. Great owner, great communication, and a great house. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed the cleanliness and homey feel of The Shamrock.
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Motorcycle Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Shamrock. It was perfectly kept and everthing we expected!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menomonee Falls, WI

Weekend Getaway With Friends

  • 5 of 5

The Shamrock is located in a very scenic area in SE Minnesota. We enjoyed hiking in the nearby State Park. We also enjoyed the variety of excellent small-town restaurants in the area (especially Little Miami).

The house was the perfect place for the four couples that met together for an annaul weekend getaway. The house was immaculate and there was plenty of room for all of us. We enjoyed cooking, using the grill, and the yard was great. We must have played pool for hours!

The owners were very responsive to the mutliple questions I had before our arrival and were great to work with. I highly recommed the Shamrock for your getaway to the beautiful area of SE Minnesota.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. That is important to us.
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Exceptionally clean and well maintained!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at The Shamrock for an annual get together with friends. We were very pleased with the accommodations. The photos were exactly accurate. The owners were very friendly and helpful when we had questions. Would recommend this to anyone wanting a clean, comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We love the "quiet" out here. Just off the beaten path, but still close to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Thank you for choosing The Shamrock. We appreciate your business.
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Summerville, SC

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

After recently loosing my father, our family and extended family recently ventured to the Caledonia area for the funeral and stayed at the Shamrock. Several families within the family stayed in this "Bed & (do it yourself) Breakfast". It is spotless and so incredibly comfortable. I have stayed at Home Wood Suites and Embassy Suites and neither hold a candle to The Shamrock. If you are in the area and need a place to stay and do not choose The Shamrock, you are missing a real treat. If you are into the "frat party style" accommodation, please go elsewhere, as we don't want this gem disturbed. A 5 Star Place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We continue to try to improve on The Shamrock, recently adding a second flat screen TV, and some additional seating. We are trying to grow our business, so again, thank you for your review and for taking such good care of the home when you visited. Come see us again!!
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Thirty minutes to LaCrosse, WI. Fifteen minutes to the Mississippi River. Fifty minutes to riverboat gambling casino at Marquette, IA. Ninety minutes to Rochester, MN.


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Refundable damage deposit $250

Rent four nights and get the fifth night free. I no longer accept payment by credit card, since my banking information and s.s.# were exposed. I do not feel it is a secure way to pay. Payment can be made by personal check, or bank cashier's check.

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