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St. Croix Islands Escape

Location: Somerset Type: Lake Home
3 Bedrooms Full Baths: 2 Sleeps 6 Pets Not Allowed
* Book now for the Bob Dylan Concert on September 6th in Somerset!*

Directly access the most underrated nature location in MSP: the St Croix Islands Wildlife Area!

Home is right next door to Somerset River Retreat - book both for your family gathering!

Swim, paddle, and meander national park-caliber nature and feel +500 miles further away than you are. Watch swans migrate and eagles soar. Hunt for frogs in cold and gentle spring water. Marvel as black bears sniff out old fishing camps. Swim on nearby sandbars while exploring the dancing sands of underwater springs. Feel free to borrow our outdoor gear to fish, paddle, and camp; or bring your own!

Relax in a cozy three bedroom home with (beyond) gorgeous views in every season. Have sunset dinner on a large western facing outdoor patio overlooking our small waterfall. Spend an evening watching Apple TV based 4k cinema with “3D bass”; or if it’s not too windy and dry, watch the bats and stars emerge at an outdoor bonfire!


Nature lovers
Swimmers and Paddlers
Romantic Couples
High-End Cinema Buffs looking to get rocked by “3D Bass”

3 Bedrooms
- 1 King
- 2 Full beds
- 2 Twin beds
2 Bathrooms
- 1 Full with shower and tub
- 1 with shower
Large Kitchen
Living Room with 360 views and attached Dining Room
Lower Level Entertainment Room
Lower Level Bar
2 Canoes
4 Kayaks
Life Jackets
Camper Van and Electric Vehicle friendly- the driveway has a 240v 50amp outdoor electrical outlet
Tesla charging station inside garage

*Small events allowed with approval!*


Minneapolis - 50min, 40mi
Stillwater - 22min, 16mi
Osceola - 20min, 12mi
Dancing Dragonfly Winery - 32min, 22mi
Marine on St Croix - 30min, 24mi (by paddle! 1hr, 3mi)

*Please don’t go on the river in winter or during floods*

• All guests must be over the age of 25, unless part of a family unit. Verification may be required.
• All check-ins are contactless! To provide this service, we require a selfie of you holding your ID to verify your identity prior to check-in. No exception.
• Bookings made within 10 days of arrival will require additional credit card documentation.
• Our Rental Agreement must be signed prior to arrival. This will require your email address. Please inquire about the terms and conditions prior to booking. More info can be found on the Minnestay website, under Guest Services - Rental Policies.
• Minnestay uses a third-party to screen the identity and check criminal databases for all guests in order to confirm a reservation. Guests will be required to complete the screening by responding to an email sent by the third-party. Complete terms regarding guest screening can be found on the Safely website, under Terms.
• No smoking inside of the home.
• This property may have a noise monitoring device on the interior of the home. Additional noise monitoring devices may be located in gathering spaces on the exterior of the home, as well.
• No events - This home is designed for families and responsible adults. Restrictions include, but are not limited to: Weddings and wedding celebrations, bachelorette/bachelor gatherings, and reunions.
• No Pets
• Please respect the home and clean up after yourself!
• Quiet Hours: 10PM-7AM. We love our neighbors!! Please be respectful of the permanent residents on either side of this property.
• Direct bookings or other online booking sources may be subject to a 3% cancellation fee.

Deviation from these rules can result in an eviction from the premises with no refund, as stated in the signed rental agreement.

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  • Meals: Guest Furnish Own
  • Other: Concierge


  • Winery Tours
  • Restaurants
  • Forests
  • Cinemas
  • Churches
  • Bay
  • Autumn Foliage


  • Recommended


  • Television
  • Toys
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games


  • Beach Essentials
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot Water
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens
  • Dryer
  • Essentials
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers


  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry


  • Childrens Dinnerware
  • Childrens Book & Toys
  • Bathtub

Home Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector
  • Cleaning Procedure
  • Contactless Check-in Available


  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Wine Glasses
  • Spices
  • Room
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Cooking Basics
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Boating
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Walking
  • Sight Seeing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Eco Tourism
  • Beach Combing


  • Medical Services
  • Hospital
  • Groceries
  • ATM/Bank


  • Waterfront
  • Rural


  • Long Term Stays Allowed


  • Beach | Swim area
  • Grill
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Patio or Balcony
  • BBQ Area


  • Fishing
  • Water Tubing
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Swimming


  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Sports Activities


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