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Swan Lake Family Get-Away

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pengilly in Greenway

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Swan Lake Family Get-Away
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 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: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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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Superve family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have been doing a family vacation with another family for the past 5 years. We venture around the state. We have 4 adults and 7 kids(Ages: 9, 7, 7, 5, 4, 4 & 3) in our brews and this place catered to us! We enjoyed the water, the beach, the yard, the hot tub, the basement entertainment area, the number of bedrooms, the living room on the main floor, the deck, the WHOLE HOUSE!! We were even able to venture on the trails on our atvs and utv. They have a big book shelf full of games and puzzles, plenty of rooms, lots of dining space and so much more. We were there for 3 nights and could have spent another few just to do more of what they have to offer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you took full advantage of all the amenities that our lake home and property has to offer. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and found plenty of things to keep yourselves busy and have fun. It's what vacation with friends and family is all about! Thank you for your rental business, and best wishes for the remainder of 2017!
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What a fantastic property!!!! Everything we needed for a spectacular family get a way was provided.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! That really says it all. The property is well suited for small and large groups. Large spaces for spending time together as a group and areas for some private time. Kitchen is well appointed and everything is there to make wonderful meals and memories. As great as the indoors are, the outdoor spaces are even better . Large deck, screened in porches and large level back yard for play and relaxation. Hot tub is an added touch to make sure all stress has been relieved. Oh yea, one last thing. There are two eagles nesting near by for fabulous viewing.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you found everything to your liking during your recent stay at our vacation rental. We try to make our guests as comfortable as possible, and work hard to anticipate any needs you may have. Thank you for letting us know that we are reaching our goal of high guest satisfaction and comfort. Best wishes for the rest of 2017!
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100th Birthday Celebration and Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place to hold the celebration of my mothers 100th Birthday and a family reunion of both my wife and my family. The weather for this day was just perfect, mid to high 80's. Later in the week we did have 2 inches of snow on the ground when we awoke but such is life in Northern Mn. We had 30 people (a mixture of 23 adults and & 7 kids) at the reunion party. We were able to accommodate everybody easily with plenty to do (lawn games, lake stuff and indoor games as well all supplied with the rental). We had sleeping space for 10 adults with room left over. The house came supplied with everything we could possibly have needed. The location was a bit remote but the lake view was terrific. We loved hearing the loon calls. All in all this was a fantastic week. We recommend this rental to any and all. We couldn't have found a better place. When we had a minor problem, Jeremiah responded promptly. Communications with the owner were quick and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hockey Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience. Terrific location and fantastic house. Plenty of room and very quiet. Heated garage came in handy. Dads and boys together for a weekend hockey tournament and we couldn't have had a better location. The house was very well equipped with everything we needed. Great kitchen - perfect for serving a larger group. Plenty of space for the boys to have fun. Hot tub was great even on a cold night. The owner and property manager were very attentive and responsive. Would love to see what the area (lake) looks like in the summer. Might have to make a return trip to find out.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you and your young hockey players enjoyed staying at our home, and that you had everything you needed. We were happy to host you for your tournament weekend, and hope we can help you with lodging in the future.
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Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We could not have asked for better accommodations - everything you could possibly think of was provided. Both Peggy and Jeremiah were so easy to work with and answered any questions immediately. We certainly hope to be back. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are always working to make our guests comfortable, answer their questions, and give them the best possible experiences. We are so happy that we met your expectations, and that you enjoyed your weekend at the lake. We welcome your return business anytime!
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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:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £83 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Wood Fireplace Usage Fee £38.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £773.03
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.
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