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Fish, Relax On The Deck Or Dock In A Cabin All To Yourself On Lake Osakis

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Retreat Right On The Shores Of Lake Osakis.

Beautiful, clean and functional two bedroom cabin 40 feet off the east side of Lake Osakis. Sturdy dock and covered boat lift. With a fishing boat available. The cabin is fully furnished, bring your toys, food, and tooth brush. You will find rentals cheaper, however, you will not be disappointed here, the cabin is a private home, you will arrive and let yourself in with the unique lock code provided, you will not see me unless of course there happens to be issues. The cabin has everything from coffee to linens, spare toothbrushes to firewood. The cabin is not a part of a association or resort, your beach and dock are your own and private, the bathroom is all new, clean and the beds are warm and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped from spices to condiments, to oil and crock pots, enough dishes for a thanksgiving meal. In the evening privacy is assured as all the windows have wood blinds and the cabin is very secure with a coded entry lock. The water here is well water and a culligan water softner makes the water just like at home. I have satelite TV with many channels, a 40" LED television, a library of many family friendly movies, cards, books, and a few games for inside and out. I allow an absolute maximum of 6 people at the cabin at any time, no large groups, the rates are based on four guests, I charge $25/ night per extra guest up to six. I do this as the cabin and septic can only handle so much, the cabin is so close to the lake that I cannot have a septic system, therefore, all waste water goes into underground 2000 gallon tanks that get pumped out often. The guest limit is set also out of respect for our neighbors wanting to relax at the lake. Lake Osakis is one of the top fishing lakes in Minnesota, fish off the dock or rent the boat for your stay. Home has a full kitchen, barbeque grill, and a cozy fireplace if it happens to get chilly during your stay, a fire pit is located about 5 feet from the water, wood is supplied. The town of Osakis is only a few miles south and does offer a nice grocery store, several places to dine out and stores that have everything one could hope for to help you catch fish. You will be very happy you trusted us with your vacation, thank you! My usual time for guests to arrive is 3p and departure time is 11a, this may be flexible depending on the day so feel free to contact me and ask, I am available to make your vacation the best it can be.


More Details

Property Manager
Patrick Ballantine
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2017

About Patrick Ballantine

Hello, I live in the Brainerd area, born and raised in central Minnesota. I work as a local medical professional. I have done woodworking for many years from house building to fine, ornate 16th century reproductions. You will see many of the details in the cabin. I love dogs, my charcoal lab 'Cub' loves the cabin as much as I do. I also enjoy to hunt, fish, garden and relaxing on the deck during the two weeks of summer we enjoy each year.

Patrick Ballantine purchased this house in 2013

Why Patrick Ballantine chose Minnesota

I like this property because it feels private, the lake is only about 30 feet from the deck. There are some weeds to the south and north but the area in front of this cabin is nice and clean.

What makes this house unique

Great views of the sunset, fishing off the deck, and a year around home if ice fishing is your thing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Osakis in Todd County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All new, clean, remodeled bathroom with good size shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Private rooms, queen size beds in both, nice dressers and closets to put your things away.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
Lake Osakis is a very popular lake for winter ice fishing. I have allowed 3 to 4 night rentals during the winter month to accommodate ice fishing. Rates are the same, sorry, but the expenses are actually increased during the winter months with heating costs. Please no cleaning fish in the cabin, rates are based on four guests, absolutely no more than six allowed at any time.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Fish, Relax On The Deck Or Dock In A Cabin All To Yourself On Lake Osakis
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful cabin, excellent location, wonderful hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful situated on the shores of Lake Osakis. A spacious attached deck with dining table, chairs and grill overlooks the lake, which is less than 50 feet away. The deck is not only great for dining, it's also a very special place to watch the stunning sunsets shimmering across the lake.

The interior of the cabin is beautifully remodeled. The wood treatments, such as the base board, window trim and cabinetry is really quite artistic and impressive. The cabin appointments are quite new and comfortable.

We were there in late August and the lake was turning with algae so we didn't have much interest in using the lake. I suspect that this was a matter of timing and that the lake is more inviting before the late August algae bloom

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and the interior of the cabin and the beautiful deck were certainly the highlights. I should also mention that the owners were very attentive and helpful if ever we needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake home is clean with comfortable beds and well equipped and furnished

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the peaceful lake home, situated close to the lake with a great deck to greet the morning and watch the sunset. We appreciated access to a fishing boat for fishing and boating every day. The nearby Osakis Country Club offered us several fun rounds of golf in a beautiful setting. Patrick was prompt with his communication and ensured we felt welcome and well cared for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had wonderful guests this summer, thanks all for taking such good care of the cabin and come back soon.
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Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Remodeled kitchen and bath, spacious bedrooms. Tastefully decorated and very clean and comfortable family/living room. We caught fish every day, 12" - 14" crappies, 19" walleyes, had a couple fish fry's and even brought home fish to freeze. Patrick is great to work worth. The weather wasn't perfect but the cabin is cozy to snuggle in to watch a library full of movies. Highly recommend booking, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love to hear great stories Nancy, we are happy you found the accommodations fitting, better luck on the weather next time.
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Beautiful cabin on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in your wonderful cabin! It was very homey, clean and spacious. The bonfires we had were amazing with the sunsets over the lake.

We had alot of fun!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get-away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very cozy with a great view of the lake. We had a wonderful time on our vacation stay; resting, boating, cooking, eating, and enjoying the surroundings. Although we didn't hit a good week for fishing, the bird watching was great. We caught sight of a pair of Western Grebes doing their water dance !!! We were out on the lake in the boat everyday, and had a great time. We caught a few fish to take home, and did a lot of catch and release. Patrick is quick to respond to any question, and has done a great job updating the cabin. Although there are other cabins nearby, we never felt a lack of privacy. Don't hesitate to book this one.... it's a great choice ! We hope to be back next year.........

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear these stories, new memories on the lake, awesome! Perhaps next time you'll find the walleye's, I found a 24 inch walleye last week. Great renters and new friends, thanks for taking such good care of the cabin. Patrick
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Perfect place for the fisherman and family to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and well maintained home. Close to the lake with a great dock for the boat. Great fishing straight in front of the dock 100 yds out. Good floor plan with roomy bedrooms and relaxing living room. Very well maintained and great view from the deck. Thanks for having us. Looking forward to a return vacation there. Best regards, Hans

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear about all the good times, thank you.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Chandler Field, Alexandria, Mn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Osakis Country Club, open to public
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Just off of I94
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
On the lake

Osakis is a nice little vacation town during the warm months. The area offers terrific fishing, several nice places to dine out or enjoy a snack and a drink on the deck. There is a grocery store in town as well as a few places to get about anything you may need to fish. During the winter the lake is very popular for the ice fisherman, I encourage you to contact me if this is of interest to you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Osakis, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
7 May 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fishing boat, motor 25/d £117.35 + Tax
Cleaning £58.68 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £156.47
Pet Fee £19.56 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Thank you for viewing and considering my property. I have a great 14 foot boat and motor on a lift available, one tank of gas is included for only $25/day, let me know and I'll add the boat to your quote. I would like to have families, and small respectful groups renting, I have taken care in preparing this cabin for you and your vacation and wish to continue to offer at an affordable price. I prefer four guests, however, six are allowed at an extra $25/ night, at no time are more than six guests allowed on the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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