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Maple Lake Year-Round Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

August week thru Labor Day just opened due to cancellation!!! Reserve your spot now!!

We fill up fast..please book early!





This cozy lake home is located on the north side of beautiful Maple Lake, approximately 5 miles south of I-94, Alexandria, MN and less than 1 mile from Forada. MJ'S is FAMILY ORIENTED with a large yard and 100ft of private lakeshore. A wonderful sandy beach is provided for relaxing and playing in the sand. Situated in a quiet neighborhood, it is the perfect place to relax, re-group and spend quality time with your family. Sunsets are beautiful and the sun simply dances on the crystal clear water. Spend the day on the water boating, or fishing and top off the day with a cozy bonfire at night. Experience and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing get-away with all the amenities of home! We do our best to accommodate you in every way.

If you would like to bring your own boat, the public access is just down the road, making it easy to get your boat in and out of the water. We now provide a boat lift for your convenience!

Alexandria is just minutes away and boasts wonderful shopping, restaurants, golf, a winery and much, much more. Rodina Golf Course is just a few miles south of MJ's, and Forada has two bars/restaurants with great food for the nights you don't want to cook!

MJ'S ON MAPLE is available for rent in the winter months (off-peak Season) as well! This is an ideal getaway for snowmobilers, ice fisherman and family gatherings. You can snowmobile across the lake and cross Highway 29 to get to Lake Reno. Sit by the cozy gas fireplace, read and relax!

MJ'S is perfect for families with children of all ages and people looking for quiet relaxation. Create your own Minnesota experience and book your much-needed getaway today! We know you will love it and will want to return year after year. Weekly rentals ONLY. Saturday to Saturday. Check in Sat. 4:00 pm and check out 10:00 AM. The AVAILABILITY CALENDAR is always current.

PLEASE NOTE: The AVAILABILITY calendar reflects NIGHTS booked in red. Check-in on arrival date is 4:00 PM, and check-out is 10:00 AM. If you are considering dates that are open BEFORE a date marked in RED, your reservation would continue thru 10:00AM of that day. EXAMPLE: A party booked a reservation from Sat-Sat. On the calendar, it appears that either Sat would not be available. Actually, the day is partially rented as either a check-out or check-in.

Keywords: LAKEHOME

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About The Owner

I have a lifelong, wonderful relationship with beautiful Maple Lake and the great people here. My family owned a cabin down the beach from MJ's for over 35 years, but was sold in 1997. Growing up, we would spend our summers on Maple Lake, and I have fond memories of fishing, boating, exploring and all my summer friendships. I had always hoped to one day be 'back on the lake' and was very elated to be able to find property again on Maple Lake.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Minnesota

MJ's is located in a nice, quiet neighborhood. We are a family-oriented vacation rental. You can have a personal vacation experience that you would not be able to find at a busy resort or multi-unit complex. Maple Lake is a spring fed lake, and is truly one of the best lakes around. Crystal clear water, excellent swimming, fishing and amazing sunsets are just a few of its' many attributes. A large yard, 100 ft of lake shore, numerous maple and birch trees create a great sense of privacy and beauty.

What makes this house unique

Relax, sit back and enjoy a worry-free vacation. Located on the NE side of Maple Lake, the evening sunsets are wonderful! Wake up to the loons calling and enjoy a cup of coffee on the dock. End your day with a cozy bonfire and enjoy the stars and moon casting a glow on the water.

Create memories to last a lifetime for your family in this large, comfortable lake home. All you need to bring are groceries, beach towels, and your family! We provide everything else!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alexandria in Douglas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Select Comfort Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Sleep Comfort Bed, Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) PACK N PLAY, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Bonfire pit, Screen porch, Boat lift, Sandy beach


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Maple Lake Year-Round Lake Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous Week and Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week on Maple Lake!!! The weather aloud us to enjoy swimming, fishing, the lily pad, paddle board and the new kayaks that were provided with the cabin. Everything there is perfect to allow our whole family to enjoy a week of fun. The addition of the freezer this year also made it so easy to keep everything for the week. Thank you Mary for sharing this awesome place with our family!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! Always a pleasure to have you stay with us!
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It was a great week for our family.....

  • 5 of 5

This was our first year renting this property. IT WAS WONDERFUL !!!! Enough room for all 11 of us. The place was clean, everything provided inside and outside. Lots of games for the kids, great dock, to fish or to jump off, lift for our boat, screen porch, fire pit......

We would recommend this any family that would enjoy relaxing, swimming and fishing !! Will definitely come back another year. Thank you MJ and Lola......

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as renters, and thank you for the kind review of MJ'S on Maple! So glad you and your family had a good time-we would love having you back sometime! Mary
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Sioux Center IA

Family Vacation 2014

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year staying and it could not have been better. The house is always clean and up to date. This year a boat lift had been added which was awesome. The outdoor areas are great for family fun. We only spent one night in the house. The rest of the week we were on the deck down by the shore or around the campfire. The steps to the lake new rope railing adds a unique touch to the setting. Thanks for the great place to stay!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us again, and for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed the new changes and boat lift. It it is always our pleasure to have you as guests and look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Sioux Center, IA


  • 5 of 5

The house is so neat and well maintained. The Screened in deck and deck are great sitting out enjoying the lake. Great place to relax, fish and enjoy family time :).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caledonia, MN

beautiful lake home

  • 5 of 5

we have a wonderful time at this house. the accomodations were great. enough beds for everyone and the 2 full baths with 12 of us was very nice. the house was so well kept up and the screened in porch overlooking the lake was a beautiful view. the dock provided a breath taking view. we were so happy to have stayed here and hope to return. fishing was great sunnys, alot of bass, northerns and 1 crappy over 10 inches. thanks, mary

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation at MJ's! We take pride in our property, and it is our goal to provide a true MN vacation for the families that come here. We appreciate people like you so much-you left the home so tidy and picked up! Thank you for the wonderful feedback and I hope you will return next year! Mary
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South Dakota

Going back in time....Steve, in South Dakota

  • 5 of 5

I grew up on this lake, so it was fun to come back. The water is so clean and the memories so clear. Sit back have a beer don't think about work and ........................................Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

There you are............gone. Life is too short, not to have fun.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your vacation and that you could relax! We always hope that people have a real MN vacation experience at our home on Maple Lake. It's great you could go down memory lane, and we hope you will return!
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Hector International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Forada Liquor
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rodina Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 29
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Muddy Boot
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Andes Tower Hills
Car: recommended

Carlos Creek Winery, tours and wine tasting

Forada Days 1st weekend in August

Band Festival and parade mid June

Awake the Lakes Memorial weekend, Alexandria


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alexandria, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Sep 2016 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Sep 2017 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

CLEANING £117.34

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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