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

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


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.

Property Manager
Larry & daughter Julie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

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 Brainerd Lakes

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.


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:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • not used regular and most likely the only one you will find posted on the internet. Julie and I are just saying we have this privy. given a city permit many years ago it has ben on our farm down by the blacksmith shop. when you got to go you got too go. lets not make a Big deal of it.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , pull out couch in basement
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , pull out couch in living room on main level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • talk to Larry he will solve sleep area concerns.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Large Farmhouse on 6 Acres/300 Feet of Private Lakeshore (free pontoon included)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Just what we signed up for!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, lake and boat. thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A good time was had by all

  • 4 of 5

Members of our family enjoyed our stay--nice accommodations at a very reasonable rate. Only 2 1/2 miles from Crosslake. The owners were very accommodating and attentive to our needs. We are considering gathering here again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it! Lots of room, very clean and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as advertised. The lake is private and quiet, perfect for taking out the included pontoon! The little beach and play area are great for little kids while bigger kids will enjoy exploring the yard and woods, jumping off the dock into the lake and relaxing in the hammock. The patio with charcoal grill was the perfect place for meals and relaxing between swims. Ample eating space and roomy kitchen inside. Overall, our whole group (9 adults and 5 kids) had a fantastic weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't Recommend Higher!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few nights over memorial day weekend 2016. The cabin itself was in amazing condition and you definitely can tell Julie/Larry maintain the property with only the highest standards. They were both easily accessible for questions and concerns before and during our stay. The pontoon as apart of the rental price was a great touch and one of the "x-factors" that was used in our decision on where to book. Lovely place, very quaint, and again, highly recommended.

Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the 5 star review. Please keep us in mind for your next vacation.
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St Paul mn

Weekend Get-Away with Friends

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely place and super spacious for large or small groups. There was about 13 of us and plenty of places to hangout during the day, and space to sleep at night. Place also comes with a free pontoon rental. Really secluded, but close enough to stores if we needed to make a run. I'd recommend this place to anyone who wants the great experience that we had.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short Mini Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Love love this place! The house was very beautiful and well organized! A very friendly backyard to hang out and enjoy the scenery of the lake! The place also offers free pontoon with life jackets. The house is not far from the liquor and grocery stores so it was convenient to make trips. I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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 senic 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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 May 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
22 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Aug 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Season
7 Sep 2017 - 22 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £79
Property Damage Protection £79
Tax Rate 3.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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