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Property Details

Updated: Feb 24, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Vacation in this never before available, historic home on Quiet South Lindstrom Lake. Built in 1898, this home is on the National Historic Record of Homes, but features all the amenities of a new home including a master suite with gas fireplace, an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and an exercise room with treadmill, recumbent bike, television and weight machine. Wrap around porches and a huge deck cantilevered over the hill above the lake make for great views and relaxation rain or shine. With over 3800 square feet of living space, even the largest family or group can find privacy.

The Huge Great Room is great for gatherings, yet intimate for quiet reflection around the brick fireplace. Lots of privacy as the house is setback 200 feet from the street. You're just steps to the sand beach and dock. There's great fishing and lots of lake to explore as we are connected to neighboring Chisago Lake.

Responsible Dog owners are welcome and will love the fenced back yard!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

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Our stay at Fridhem met every expectation! It was the perfect place for our family of 11, which included 5 young grandsons, to celebrate Christmas. We came to call it the "Christmas House." We were pleased to see the house furnished completely and adequately but not ornately or crowded. We did not have to worry about the boys having space to play and enjoy themselves. The kitchen was supplied with everything we needed to prepare our own meals. The laundry room was especially handy for drying the snow clothes. There was a room for every activity...watched football and played video games in the "family room" (which we called the "sun porch"...wall of windows looking out onto the lake), played board games and instruments in the living room, as well as hung our Christmas stockings from the fireplace and put out a buffet of food in the dining room for Christmas company. There was plenty of bedrooms and sleeping space plus bathrooms for all of us to have privacy. We stayed for 10 days and barely left the house! We made life-lasting memories in the "Christmas house." I'm sure it's a lovely "lake house" in the summer, but it was perfect in the winter, as well! We intend to return for Christmas 2016!
Dec 2014
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Fridhem (House of Peace)
+1 -818-641-9050
Forest Lake Minnesota
Chippewa Falls, WI

Family get-together

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 2 sons and families (6 adults & 6 children, ages from 3 years to 17 years) stayed here in January 2015 for 2 nights. It was beautiful! We arrived first and built a fire in the fireplace and turned up the heat and before the rest got there, the house was nice and cozy. The owners labeled where everything was located in the kitchen, and it was well stocked. This house had history, plenty of room for all of us and kid friendly. We walked a block or so to a nice restaurant, and shopped downtown. Very convenient. We can only imagine how lovely this place would be in the summer months. Thank you, Jim, for the instructions and information. We all had a wonderful time!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Fridhem (House of Peace)
+1 -818-641-9050
Forest Lake Minnesota
Denver, CO

3 Generations of the femaie members of one famiy (gathering after the loss of a patriarch)

  • 5 of 5
Our gathering included members from all over MN and three from CO. this location was ideal; far enough for those living in MN to not have access to go home and yet not too far to drive. Our weather was absolutely stunning for November with beautiful fall colors, blue sky and mild temperatures. This home was within walking distance of all our needs; coffee shop, restaurant, groceries, tourist exploring and playgrounds. And within driving distances of great Art work, tours, and various activities. The home provided us with a comfortable environment for reminiscing, sharing, card playing and eating together. The rooms were ample for all. The floor plan/layout provided solitude when needed and exercise, as well. The home felt clean and spacious. We were all grateful to be together in a safe and lovely home. The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating.
We would all return to this location and recommend it to our friends.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Trisha, we are so happy you chose Fridhem for your family event. We're glad you enjoyed your family time and your stay. Please come back again!
Fridhem (House of Peace)
+1 -818-641-9050
Forest Lake Minnesota

Sisters Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
The 8 Polish sisters get together every year in October. We like to find new locations each year that will accommodate that many women. We all loved the house. There was enough bedrooms and bathrooms to satisfy everyone.

The pictures reflect the actual beauty of the house. We had a cool, rainy weekend, but that didn't keep us from enjoying the stay. The kitchen has just about everything you could need for meal preparation. The fireplace provided the ambiance for our evening games and conversation.

We found plenty to do inspite of the rain. We shopped Linstrom and left some cash behind. We drove to Franconia Sculpture. That is such a fun experience!

I would highly recommend The Swedish Cottage for your family and/or friends gathering.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Joyce,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We've been looking all around the house for the "cash you left behind," but can't seem to find it... ;)

Please come again!
Jim and Caryn
Fridhem (House of Peace)
+1 -818-641-9050
Forest Lake Minnesota
new jersey

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
My family celebrated our sons first birth at the Swedish Cottage in late May. we could not have asked for a better or more well run house. Such a great setting right on the lake, great fishing, well equipped kitchen, spaces room and very clean. We cant wait to visit again soon.
The SmithChang's
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Fridhem (House of Peace)
+1 -818-641-9050
Forest Lake Minnesota
Berkeley, CA

Absolutely Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5
A few friends and I rented this house for a weekend because we were attending a wedding nearby. While we had just been looking for a place to lay our heads, we got a whole lot more. The home is absolutely gorgeous and very comfortable. The weather was not great while we were there so we didn't take advantage of the beach or deck, but even so, the view from the kitchen of the lake is magnificent. The house is spacious, clean and comfortable. I would love to come back some day and enjoy the lake as well.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Fridhem (House of Peace)
+1 -818-641-9050
Forest Lake Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 11 enjoyed our stay in this beautiful historic home! The house is huge with lots of room to spread out and plenty of gathering space. Great modern kitchen stocked with everything we needed. Lindstrom is charming town to explore. We would be happy to recommend this home to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kaela. Please come again!
Jim and Caryn


Activity and Interests

Swim off the dock out to the swim raft or take the little ones a block down the street to the town beach with swingsets and playground.

The Dinnerbel Restaurant and Bar is a block from the house and features inside and outside dining and live music on weekends. Dairy Queen is a short walk through downtown Lindstrom. Trappers Family Restaurant is two miles away and features amazing home made pies. Forest Lake is only 11 miles west and features chain restaurants, Cub Foods and a movie theater. There's plenty of pizza places, chinese food and grocery stores in the immediate area.

Fishing licenses, rods and live bait are available just a few minutes away at Frankie's Bait and Marine in Chisago City.

Jump in the car and go 11 miles east to Taylors Falls for more restaurants, quaint shops and a Scenic Paddleboat ride down the St. Croix River. There's plenty of hiking and scenic views on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the St. Croix river. On your way to or from Taylors Falls make sure to check out the live Buffalo at Eichten's Cheese & Bison Store and the Franconia Sculpture Garden.

The area features miles of bike trails and hiking as well as a waterslide and Go Karts at Wild Mountain Resort about 7 miles north of Taylors Falls. Downhill and Cross Country Skiing make this a hot spot in the winter months too!

Golfers! There's "18 Holes of Pure Playable Fun" just 2 minutes from the house at The Chisago Lakes Public Golf Course.

More restaurants and antique shopping are 27 miles south in historic Stillwater. You'll love all the little shops and candy store.

Don't forget the Mall of America (50 miles) and all the attractions of Downtown Minneapolis (40 miles) and St. Paul (37 miles) less than an hour away. The Minneapolis Airport (MSP) is 45 minutes away.


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $366 - $500

    Weekly Rate: $2250 - $3250

    Monthly Rate: $9000 - $12000

  • June-August Weekly Rentals Only: $3250
    September - May: $2250 per week, $1100 for 3 nights, $800 for two nights
    September - May: Single Nights Midweek (not Fri or Sat) $500
    Major Holiday Weekends: $1600 for 3 nights (Easter/Memorial/4thJuly/Labor/Thksg/Xmas/NewYears)
    6.88% MN Sales Tax on Rental Rate
    Cleaning Fee: $100 for 2-3 nights, $125 per week
    Damage Deposit: $200 - Refundable
    No Weddings Please!
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Updated: Feb 24, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Upstairs enjoy the master suite with private bath (double sinks, whirlpool tub and separate shower) and sitting area with fireplace, a separate sitting area with sofa, two bedrooms and a full bath with tub/shower. Downstairs enjoy the Great Room with fireplace, a huge guest bedroom, a full bath, exercise room, office with high speed wireless Internet, a formal dining room, family room, laundry room with half-bath and eat-in kitchen. There is cable television in all 4 bedrooms, the family room, kitchen and exercise room. The 50' dock will hold your boat(s) or rent a pontoon or fishing boat from Rose Hill Resort. A swim raft and a two-seat kayak are included at no charge for your enjoyment. A stainless steel gas grill, glass table and chairs with umbrella and plenty of built-in seating Make the large deck a great place to relax and enjoy the sunsets.

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