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Swan Lake Family Get-Away

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-18)

The year is almost over, and our guests have enjoyed many great stays during 2017 at our beautiful Swan Lake home. We have put our home on the market, so can't confirm any reservations for summer 2018 as of yet. However, if you have specific dates and would like to be placed on a waiting list, we will contact you when we know more about availability. In the meantime, the property is available for the winter months (through March 2018), and we'd be happy to have you come and stay and do some ice fishing or snowmobiling. If you are interested in some time 'up north' this winter, send me a reservation request.

Want to escape the hectic pace of life for a few days? Need somewhere to gather with your old college buddies? Or are you looking for the perfect spot to host a family reunion, a special birthday celebration, a bridal shower, a religious retreat, corporate training, or a weekend of scrapbooking with your crafty friends? Then this beautiful log home in the heart of northern Minnesota is the place for you!

This fabulous 5 bedroom 4 bath log ‘cabin’ is nestled on a private wooded 2 acre lot on the shores of the serene west bay of Swan Lake in Pengilly, Minnesota. Scenic beauty and recreational opportunities abound, starting with a sandy beach on quiet Swan Lake, and include things like wonderful bike and hiking trails, great fishing, numerous area golf courses, cross country ski trails, and snowmobile trails. You can arrange boat rentals with local rental companies in Grand Rapids, or bring your own and tie up at the extended dock. Also available for rent on site during your stay is a new paddle boat and a 15 ft canoe...great for exploring the lake! The home can sleep 16+ comfortably, and every room has a great view of the lake. We normally limit the size of the group to no more than 18. There are two fireplaces, a game room, DirecTV, wireless internet, and local phone service. Bedding and towels are provided. The home has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, 2 Weber charcoal grills, 2 large eating areas, 2 screen porches, and a large deck. There is an attached 3-car garage available for parking, and a Floe dock with a bench and fenders for boat tie-up. The home can be set up with multiple tables for crafting parties, and works equally well for business training sessions or corporate retreats.

Whatever your reasons for getting away, you will find this exceptional home provides a perfect setting any time of year. Each season holds its own allure and special beauty, and these accommodations are sure to meet all of your away-from-home needs!

Keywords: Lake home, Private, Wooded, Log home, Large, Boating, Kayaking, Biking, Hiking, Snowmobiling, Fishing, Water Sports, Relaxation, Crafting, Scenic Beauty, Scrapbooking, Outdoor Recreation, Business Retreats, Religious Retreats, Women’s Groups, Family Reunions.

More Details

Property Manager
Peggy Lister
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pengilly in Greenway

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. Please respect our neighbors on the lake, especially when outside, around the firepit, or on the lakeshore.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Lower level - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Adjacent to lower level bedrooms
    Private master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master BR loft
    Lower level - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Off gameroom, easy access to back yard
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , Sitting area, private full bath with whirlpool tub
    Main floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower level bedroom - 1 Bunk Bed , Double/twin bunk bed
    Lower level bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Sleeping loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Main floor den - 1 Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Lower level game room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (1- Double/Twin)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
6000 Sq foot log home, Fire Pit, 2 screened-in porches, Assorted outdoor yard games, floe dock with a bench and fenders for boat tie-up, Game room


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

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Swan Lake Family Get-Away
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Southern MN

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 came up to snowmobile in the area and were so impressed with the accommodations, I don't think we can say enough about the home. It was such a nice surprise when we got there to have a box of candy waiting for us what a wonderful touch. We could easily get onto the lake and meet up with the trail system. The owners and manager were wonderful to work with, we would defiantly return again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It was our pleasure to host you and your friends, and we are very happy the weather cooperated for hitting the great snowmobile trails in the area. And yes, Chiqui's chocolates are delicious! We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Large, beautiful house with great amentities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a FANTASTIC weekend at this house. It was beautiful, well kept, and so scenic on the water. We did not want the weekend to end. There was plenty of room for the 12 of us, and we loved that the main floor was so open; half of us could be cooking and the other half watching tv in the living room and we were still all together. We really enjoyed the bonfire and hot tub as well. Peggy and Jeremiah were very helpful, and always able to answer our questions. They are so organized with instructions, and we appreciated the chocolates they left us - nice touch! I would highly recommend this rental to others. I hope we can make it back again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want to go to a beautiful, spacious home... Swan Lake Family get-away in Pengilly, is a must!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 16 women. We really enjoyed our time in Lister's beautiful home. It was spacious enough for everyone to sleep comfortably. There was only one negative thing, and that was the fact that some of the towels smelled from mildew, most likely from sitting in the washer too long before being put in the dryer. It was an easy fix though as some ladies went into Grand Rapids and purchased their own wash cloths and towels.

It was a beautiful weekend and would definitely come back again!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying at this lovely residence on Swan Lake. The cabin is huge, beautiful and well equipped. The fishing was good and the owner was great to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to post your thoughts about your stay at our lake home. We are always happy to welcome return renters who appreciate the beauty and serenity of our property as much as we do. We are happy that your enjoyed this stay as much as you did your first.
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Forest lake, mn

Great Family place

  • 5 of 5

All 18 of us really enjoyed our stay again this year. I is a very nice place ad well cared for. The best part is that there are no surprises. Swan Lake is as good as ever, although the fish were tougher to find.........

We plan to return if we can.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to welcome return renters to our home. I'm glad that we were once again able to meet your needs and provide a place for a wonderful family gathering. Sorry about the fishing...it's one of the things we can't control! Glad everything else was satisfactory though!
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do justice! This property is beautiful and is well kept. We traveled for a family vacation with 16 people and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The home is well equipped for your stay, from linens/towels to the kitchen, everything is there for you to use. The management was very proactive and had the water checked for hardness as they noticed the water had iron in it during their cleaning prior to our arrival. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lake home, and that our management team was responsive to your needs as they arose. We do our best to make sure that your family vacation is filled with great memories!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Range Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Swan Lake Country Club
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pengilly, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £77 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Wood Fireplace Usage Fee £36.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £725
Tax Rate 6.88%

Damage/Security deposit for peak season (summer) is $1000. Deposit for off-season is $500. Deposit is due at time of booking. Only personal or cashiers checks are accepted.

For any number of guests over 16, there is an additional charge of $100/guest/stay. This is only for guests over the age of 2 years. The number of guests must be disclosed to owner at time of booking.

Cleaning/laundry is included in rental fee.

During the winter months (October-March), an additional fee of $50 is charged for use of the wood burning fireplace. This fee includes a supply of wood. More can be purchased by contacting the property manager.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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