Dining nookCozy, quiet Queen Bed.
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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Welcome to Big Lake/Monticello! Our one bedroom studio is fully equipped for your stay. Private deck, full kitchen and bath. Ample parking and dog friendly.
We provide a few light breakfast items such as coffee, juice, milk, muffins, bagels, and fruit. We will re-supply coffee, tea, bottled water.

The space

30 minutes from Minneapolis, St. Paul. 2 hours from Duluth.
An acre of property, private entrance, deck, kitchen, living and full bathroom. WI-FI, cable TV, DVD player, fire pit, and pond. One dog maximum please. Sorry, no cats. (50 pound maximum. Please bring, provide bed/kennel)
Standard queen size sleeps two. (6'x 5.5')
We have a portable crib or an inflatable mattress for an extra guest or small child.
It's quiet, cozy and very much like home.

Guest access

Private studio. Separate entrance. Full kitchen and full bath, private deck, with grill, fire pit, ample parking; garage available for extra $5/day, lush gardens.
Updates coming soon!!!! Screen porch coming in 2017! Enjoy late nights (bug free) and morning coffee in the new porch!

Interaction with guests

We are always happy to chat and make suggestions for your stay in the region. Sightseeing ideas, day trips, or local restaurants etc. or just enjoy the peace and quiet on your deck.

Other things to note

Winters here are spectacular. Parks, skiing, hiking and all things nature are just minutes away.
Spring and summer are Midwest perfect. Warm days, cool nights.
By far, the Minnesota Fall is the best. Leaves turning, the smell of neighborhood fires....crisp mornings and evenings.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 28
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

No smoking on property premises.

We're pretty flexible about music and sound within reason. Please respect our property and belongings. We are welcoming you into our home. We are not a hotel with full maid service.

If your stay is more than a few days, we will be happy to launder your sheets and towels. We do not offer personal laundering, however. There is a local cleaning service and laundromat at your service.

In case of spills, dirt on carpets, broken things, please let us know so we can remedy the issue or replace the item, or clean the carpet as soon as possible.

I will not accept cash payment. The Airbnb rules don't allow it. Any and all communication through Airbnb, all payments are required through Airbnb.

I'm sorry for your misfortune, but your credit circumstances are not my problem.

Dogs under 50 pounds only please. Bring a pet bed, or kennel, or sleep on the floor. Not on furniture please.

I have a manual/directory in the studio as well for any questions you may have.

Upon your departure, no need to notify me in person. A simple text through Airbnb or via my phone is fine. No need to lock the door either. However, please sign our guestbook and tell me about your experience. AND help us better serve guests with comments or suggestions!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - A nine year old golden retriever and a puppy golden retriever.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Darlene User Profile
August 2017
You will absolutely enjoy the entire time you spend in this beautiful place. I can't wait to go back. Mary and Scott go over and beyond. We arrived on a motercycle on a rainy day and Mary was right there to open tbe garage door for us. Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Sharon User Profile
July 2017
"Tell future travelers what we loved and anything else they should know about Mary's place." Well, we loved EVERYTHING! Mary and Scott were amazing hosts and their place is so cozy and warm with its decor and all of Mary and Scott's thoughtful details - home-baked banana bread, fresh fruit, fresh flowers, etc. If you are making the trek to MN for Superbowl 2018 for two to three people in a cozy, convenient location, you MUST check out Scott and Mary's place! Complaint: Our visit was WAY too short!
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Oh my goodness!!! Vice versa you two!
July 2017

Gaye User Profile
July 2017
Convenient location; wonderful private yard; the best landlord & lady ever.

Moriah User Profile
June 2017
Mary's place exceeded our expectations immensely! They were very hospitable and took the extra time to let us borrow their luggage scale at the last minute before our departure to the airport. Very blessed to have been able to stay at their home!

Larry User Profile
June 2017
This property is absolutely gorgeous. Mary and Scott work constantly to keep everything absolutely beautiful. Exceeded my expectations in every way.

Amanda User Profile
June 2017
Mary is such a thoughtful host. We had everything we needed and she was very responsive to communication. When we visit Minnesota again, we will be looking to stay with Mary. This is one of the best AirBNBs we stayed in - and we've traveled across the country. Thank you, Mary!

Carrie User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful space. All necessities plus additional items such as tasty food.
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
If you ever return, I will be sure to let you indulge in more puppy time!
May 2017

Big Lake, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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