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Spectacular Vacation Lake Home Get Away~Pool~Pontoon Rental~Open July 16-23,2017

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths,Sleeps 10, Pontoon available for Rent

This lake home is truly a must see. The artist/owners have sculpted this home into a work of art that will delight you at every turn. Pay special attention to the stonework on the exterior foundation and the fieldstone fireplace in the living room...there are special vintage items embedded in the mortar that will bring back memories of yesteryear. From the moment you walk in the door you will be greeted by lake views and vintage collectibles decorating every room.

The kitchen is a gourmet's dream. The commercial gas stove griddle, and double ovens make creating your meals a pleasure. The center island is perfect for your guests to cozy up to and enjoy your company as you are cooking. It also makes a great serving area for mealtimes.

The master suite is phenomenal-from the french doors as you enter, to the master bath with hand crafted mosaic murals in the shower to the atrium door leading to the deck. The jacuzzi tub for two will relax you and the walk in steam shower and double shower have ample body sprays to invigorate you.

Right of the MBath is the walk in closet which also has a Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer. There is also access to the indoor/outdoor dog kennel from this room.

The large windows are strategically placed to allow maximum natural light along with stunning lake views from every room of the home.

There is a large room on the second level that is currently used as an art studio. Lake views dominate the room and are sure to stir your creative juices. Banquet tables are available for quilting and scrapbooking or any other art project you may have. A library and reading nook are also at the other end of this spacious room.

Have you always wanted to live in a log home-here is your chance! The upper level bedroom and bath have been painted to recreate that cozy feel of a northwoods cabin. It's westerned themed decorating and painted log walls will make you right at home with a wagon wheel double bed and a set of bunk beds and a queen sleeper sofa come bedtime.

The family/entertainment room offers the lake views that by now you have become accustomed to. There is a beautiful bar to help entertain your friends. This mancave or game room sports neon signs, nostalgic finds, large TV with Wii sport games and movies. It has a private balcony overlooking beautiful Lake Ann. When the games and movie are over it will also make a great sleeping area with a Lazy Boy sofa that folds out with a queen size mattress.

Another surprise is found on the 3rd level of the home. There is a study that offers a secluded place for you to enjoy a book or just sit and watch the sun come up over beautiful Lake Ann. A pair of binoculars and the spledid wildlife will entertain you. This room also sports a queen sleeper sofa additional sleeping.

Let's not forget about the 2 car garage with the lake views. This is another great room with fantastic lake views...yes, even in the garage. You can park your cars inside and their is ample shelving for your pantry items and a bar mixing area. Leave the cars outside and opt for some banquet tables for additonal space for seating or games.

We prefer to talk directly with our guests about booking our home. If you send an inquirey and do not receive an email back from us within 24 hours please contact us right away to make sure your inquirey was received. Thanks, Angela & Ken

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More Details

Owner
Angela Lachermeier
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Angela Lachermeier

If you were to take the TV show 'American Pickers' and crossed it with 'American Restorations' you would get a good idea of Angela & Ken. Angela is the artist with a passion for collecting great stuff and incorporating it into her decorating, while Ken has a background in the Body Shop business and uses his talent to restore many of Angela's finds. They were both born and raised in the small rural towns of Winsted and Waverly.

They lived in Arizona for 13 years then and decided to move 'back home'. Thus began the next chapter of their life. It started by renovating a 1865 bank building where they resided in the cool studio apartment above what was to become WHAT NEXT ?*! ART STUDIO. It was a fabulous space for Angela to share her passion of collecting and the arts. They then acquired a 1930's Garage with 7,500 sq feet of one project after another. For the past 15 years this building has kept them busy. What was once considered an eyesore and slated for tear down for a parking lot has since been transformed into one of the landmark buildings in Waverly. Once again, Ken and Angelas collection of vintage signs are covering the front of this building to share for everyones enjoyment.

They also built their dream home on Lake Ann in Howard Lake, MN. Many details were lovingly thought out and placed in their home. They are now putting the Welcome matt out to VRBO so others can enjoy their all their hard work and inspiration they put into dream home. 'It is so much fun to see someone experiencing our home for the first time. There are so many details to take in that people are mesmerized by it'. Come experience it for yourself!

They are also putting the welcome matt out to creative crafters that love scrapbooking, quilting and beading. The art studio is the perfect open space to set up tables and do your thing! Enjoy the view of the fireplace from the second open story and ample lake views to get your creative juices flowing.

A great spiritual retreat too

Angela Lachermeier purchased this house in 2004

Why Angela Lachermeier chose Minnesota

We chose to build our 'Dream Home' on Lake Ann in Howard Lake because it is close to family. Our family resides within a 5 mile radius. It is a great home for entertaining and having potlucks in the large kitchen.

I love the convenient location which is rural and private, but still close to town if you need something from the grocery store. It is 1/2 mile from Cnty Rd 6 and 1.5 miles from US Hwy 12. Another plus is that it is only a 5 minute drive to the Art Studio/Body Shop in Waverly. There is plenty of small town charm in all the local communites just a short distance away along with ample lakes.

This property is an inspiration and tends to get your imagination soaring. A perfect location to host a quilting party or scrapbooking event! Lightweight and portable plastic tables allows the crafters to make their own set up that works for them.

Lots of natural light throughout the home aides in a host of activities.

We have also just purchased a pontoon that is available to rent during your stay making it nice and convenient to take a tour of Lake Ann and go fishing or enjoy the wonderful sunsets on the water.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits you can enjoy at our property is the easy access to the water and above ground pool. We have a pontoon, canoe and paddle boards for rent. There are two level grass areas that are perfect for throwing balls or Frisbees and a sandy area we have dubbed as Gilligans Island with a hammock.

There are so many places to sit down, relax and enjoy the serene lake setting. One of my favorite places is on the wrap around deck. It is the perfect place to have that morning cup of coffee by yourself or the company of your family. If there is a chill in the air, the breakfast nook still gives you the spectacular lake views as does just about every seat in the house. It was designed that way. Another favorite spot could be the private balcony off the 2nd story game room and lets not forget about the 3rd story lookout tower. The panoramic views from this height are truely breathtaking.

Gilligans Island also offers a comfortable place to swing in the hammock for two. The sand under your toes and the shade of the trees are sure to take you away from the hussle and bussle of daily life.

This dog friendly property is set up with an invisible fence (collar required) that keeps Rover from jumping in the lake or getting too close to the road. The long lower lot is the perfect place to throw the ball for some needed exercise. The indoor/outdoor dog kennel is also equipped with a 40' high fence and an access gate to the back yard.

This beautiful lake home boasts the benefits of a rural country lake setting while being only 5 minutes from restaurants, groceries, shopping, bait and a sport shop. There is a variety of other lakes within a couple of miles of Howard Lake. Many have public beaches and lake access. There is always something going on for entertainment and many of the small towns in the vicinity have their town events which usually include festivities for the children, food, music and entertainment. Never the less, you will find activities to suit your needs

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Howard Lake in Wright County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1~Master Bedroom~Blue - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Select Comfort King size, dual control sleep number
    Bedroom 3~3rd Story Look Out Tower - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Leather sofa that is a queen sleeper. Feather Tick available
    Bedroom 2~2nd Story~Western Room! - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , Full Size Wagon wheel bed, Set of bunk beds. Queen sleeper
    Rec Room~Man Cave - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lazy Boy Leather Queen Sleeper~extra padding available
    Open Art Studio Space - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Murphy Bed , Open Art Studio has a twin cot and Pink couch.
  • *Master Bedroom~Blue~Main Floor ~King size beds (1) Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed, * Western Room Wagon Wheel Bed Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa Queen. Set of Bunks~lower select comfort Man Cave/Rec Room Sleeper Sofa~Queen 3rd Story Sleeper Sofa~Queen Art Studio has a twin cot and a pink couch over 6 ft. long. Both require sheets which are provided. Lots of extra blankets and pillows throughout the house. ***Please note that waterproof sheets are available for twin beds. These are REQUIRED if there is any question of potty training accidents or bed wetting issues. I would rather be safe than sorry as matresses are expensive. Sheets are located in mint green metal cabinets in the art studio. There is also extra sheets and misc. bedding available. Feather tick and egg carton padding available for sleeper sofas. You are welcome to bring your own bedding and padding if you wish.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
'Gilligans Island' sandy beach area with hammock surrounded by water and shade trees, private balcony off of game room, fieldstone foundation with antique relics hidden throughout, indoor/outdoor dog kennel area, boundary collar system, firepit,

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average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
5

Room for the whole family and then some

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed here for the week with my family. We had 9-11 people staying here all week. There was plenty of space for everyone. Despite having so many people satying, there were plenty of nooks and crannies where we could still get alone time if we wanted. The house had all the amenities you're used to at home (WiFi, satellite TV, A/C, etc.) plus some with the huge stovetop griddle that made cooking for everyone a breeze. The shower in the master bath was amazing. The location makes you feel like you're out in the middle of nowhere so you can relax and get away from it all but you're close enough to the cities to take the kids to valleyfair for the day. Angela and Ken were amazing hosts. Anytime we had questions or needed something they were there quickly. A paddle for the paddle board broke and they were at the house with a new one in a couple of hours despite being out to dinner. The kids had a great week of swimming and the adults got to recharge. Thanks for the great memory filled weekend. P.S. the kids were asking when can we do that again right after we left.

- Greg T

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect cabin get away with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin for more reasons than one. The owners Angela and Ken were so nice and accommodating. The cabin is spacious and has all the comforts of home and sits on a very quiet and tranquil lake. We loved the gourmet kitchen and all the fun decorating that Angie has provided. We rented the pontoon boat and spent many a days relaxing and fishing off the dock. We highly recommend this cabin for a perfect cabin getaway that's not to far from the cities, we could of stayed another week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 4 of 5

The good things: The fishing was great. Had a wonderful fish fry. Great to have the pontoon available. The house had tons of room with the kitchen area being the center and large enough for everyone. The views were beautiful. Lake was quiet not overly busy. The kitchen stove, ovens and griddle we fun to use and you can cook for many. Close enough to town in case you forgot something. Had tons of games etc for kids and adults for a rainy day including are supplies.

The beds were not that great. Master bedroom sleep number did not work and had torn sheets. Sofa sleepers are never very comfortable but these were not at all. The house could have been cleaner. It was a house not a cabin. Dust bunnies under beds, crumbs in drawers and frig. Bottom of kitchen waste basked nasty. However this is coming from a very picky person.

Pool could have been heated or had a cover. Hard to keep clean.

The home owners were great. Very helpful and friendly. They were there if you needed anything.

First time renting a home so was not sure what to expect.

Thanks for a good family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, wish you had said something about the Sleep Number bed in the Master Bedroom not working or we would have been right out. I usually have double the sheets on all the beds and double pillow liners on all the pillows. Memory Foam pads for all the beds sleeper sofas. It looks like I better get after those dust bunnies...sorry about that. We do have a pool cover but it is hard to keep on. Glad your overall stay was great. Thanks, Angela
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Best Vacation Home Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We planned this vacation for a year, and looked (multiple times) at all of the pictures of this fantastic place, and were still shocked to see it. It is even bigger and more beautiful than it looks in the pictures. There are so many cool decorations and fun little spaces in this house. On top of the wonderful house, it was such a pleasure to meet Angela, the owner of the home. She was so helpful during every step of the booking process, answered many questions before be arrived, and was very accommodating and responsive during our stay.

I can't think of one thing I would change about this place, it was perfect! Thank you Angela!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Our group enjoyed a great fire pit down by the water and grilling on the porch at night. Highly suggested

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing 10-day stay while visiting family in the local area. This home is amazing and has everything you need for your stay. Angela is a perfect hostess and great communicator! She gave us a quick tour and showed us all of the incredible features this home has to offer. The kids really enjoyed fishing from the dock, spent many hours canoeing around the lake, and we loved having the art table for puzzles, games, and drawing. We stayed here while we ran the Twin Cities Marathon and the Gear Western Half. The first-floor master bedroom, heated floors, and soaking tub were great for run recovery! I was looking for a place to get away from the traffic and craziness of our urban life and this home proved to be the best spot to unwind and relax. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Location

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12

Winstock Country Music Festival is in June. Just a 5 minute ride south to Winsted, MN. Sleep in the comfort of beds and enjoy the quick commute to the festival.

Good Neighbor Days is in June in Howard Lake. Wright County Fair is 5 minutes away in Howard Lake and is in August.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Howard Lake, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Weekend Rate 6 guests
11 Sep 2017 - 26 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£592
for 2 nights
From
£243
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
Super Bowl 2018
31 Jan 2018 - 6 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,157
 
 
Summer 2018
27 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,889
for 7 nights
£1,889
 
 
Fourth of July week
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
8 night minimum stay
£2,051
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£592
for 2 nights
From
£243
£1,240
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £106.13
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.62
Pet Fee £75.81
Tax Rate 6.88%

Out of Season Holiday rates are $1600 a week , Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years
Summer Season Memorial-Labor Day. Sunday to Sunday rental only. $2,400 a week, 4th of July Holiday $2,600 week
Week End Rental Rates outside of Summer Season, 2 nt. min. $300 a night for up to 6 guests. Each added guest is $50 per nt, 2 nt min stay.
Pontoon rents for $500 week and holds 10 people. Good for fishing and cruising. Canoe $100/week, 2 paddleboards, $75 each/week. Contract & payment is due at check in. Life vests provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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