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Large Farmhouse on 6 Acres/300 Feet of Private Lakeshore (free pontoon included)

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Large Farmhouse on 6 Acres/300 Feet of Private Lakeshore Near Whitefish Chain

Perfect for small or large groups such as weddings, meetings, or family reunions. Velvet Lake is a private lake great for swimming and fishing. Pontoon included free and we cover the gas. Room for tents or campers. Campfire area with picnic table. Shuttle service to Crosslake. Bringing your own boat? Whitefish chain public access is only 2.5 miles away and we have plenty of room for parking. Pets upon approval. We can make arrangements for any special needs. Only 2 1/2 hours from twin cities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Crosslake in Crow Wing County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 pull out couches in basement
  • talk to Larry he will solve sleep area concerns.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
owner will work with guests to provide information on special interests like ice fishing, cross country trails, bike trails, hunting spots. maybe some may be looking for a place for a large gathering. take a look to see if this property may fit your needs. my name is Larry and I like to help people by renting my place out with flexibility in mind. service is my goal.


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Large Farmhouse on 6 Acres/300 Feet of Private Lakeshore (free pontoon included)
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Eagan, MN

This place is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Took our kids, our grandchildren and 2 dogs, here for a little family time together. It was everything we had hoped for...privacy, plenty of room and well stocked. Velvet lake is just that, clean and velvety smooth water . We caught ( and released) lots of fish on the pontoon that came with the cabin, nice feature. The grounds were beautiful , flower gardens everywhere. And the inside rooms had hidden treasures everywhere. The house was minutes to Cross lake and restaurants, golf course and kids activities. Fun town.

Thank you Larry ( who was very helpful) and Julie for sharing your place with us!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved having you guys stay. thank you for the being so neat on exit. maybe see you soon my place is open year round.
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Unique and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was very unique. There was lots to see while in the house. We were very impressed on how clean it was and no dust!. The location was very convenient, Larry was pleasant and the house comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique house

  • 4 of 5

House was clean, everything went well, we enjoyed our time there.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Steve you all looked like your stay at velvet lake was rejuvenating , hope to see back soon. Larry
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  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay on lake velvet and Larry and Julie were excellent hosts. It was wonderful to have access to the pontoon and many memories were made out fishing and being with our large extended Minnesota famiky . The house which was built by Larry is wonderful and well constructed so even tho we had a toddler and 8 other people in the house the house- there was little noise!

Thanks for the memories!

Caroline. From Colorado

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was perfect for our large group. Having access to the boat was awesome.

  • 4 of 5

Easy access to everything we needed in Crosslake. Beautiful, quiet lake with great dock and boat for our use when ever we wanted. Caught plenty of fish for dinner several nights. Kids loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clive, Iowa

Beautiful Home, Great Fishing

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations. Beautiful landscaping, plenty of room inside for large groups. The fishing was great, with no public access. Caught as many northern, bass, and pan fish as we wanted, throwing most back, but keeping enough for a couple of good meals. For those who golf, there are a variety of golf courses nearby suited to a wide range of skill levels.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Larry & daughter Julie
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Larry & daughter Julie

Blacksmith and artist. Retired boilermaker. I breed golden retrievers on a small scale. As a youngster I grew up in pine river MN at our family resort. Julie, my daughter has many years experience in housekeeping and was resident manager of a hotel for two years.

Larry & daughter Julie purchased this farmhouse in 1989

Why Larry & daughter Julie chose Crosslake

Moved to area in 1989 from Brooklyn Center to live by the lakes and trees. Located in the crow wing state forest.

What makes this farmhouse unique

pontoon included, room for camping, picnic tables, fire ring, fire pit, private, secure, park like setting, ideal for large groups. Great view of the lake. fire wood provided for one large one small fire ring. horse shoe area using real horse shoes! directly across the lake is undeveloped state forest land for the ones that like to explore. shopping and night clubs are 2.5 miles away. shuttle service is also available.


Maucieri's Italian Restaurant
"great food, they cater for large groups too."
The Wharf
Pine Peaks Restaurant & Gifts
Moonlite Bay
"good food and best place to be late night"
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
shuttle services available
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
crosswoods 2.5-MI.
Nearest Train
35 Miles
staples mn.
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Baxter BIR
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
River side 2.5-MI.
Car: necessary

east of velvet 2 miles take a right at stop sign go .5 miles and you are in down town Crosslake. The information center, old log village, army core of engineer camp ground and the cross lake federal dam 2.5 miles. Many scenic roads in the area around the lakes. Tons of bars and restaurants. The Cuyuna Range bike trails are 20 minutes away. cross country ski ask owner i know all the trails. and the ones off the map.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Crosslake, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Season
7 Sep 2017 - 22 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 May 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £70.76
Pet Fee £35.74
Refundable Damage Deposit £70.76
Tax Rate 3.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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