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Large Lakehome on Secluded Howard Lake Ideal for Multi Familys

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Akeley

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft and apartment, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)

Located just about 7 miles southwest of Walker. Vacation with your friends and family at our large lakehome, situated on a quiet bay of secluded Howard lake. Our home is large enough for multi familys with large bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and seperate apartment above the garage. Fish from the dock (or your boat) on this spring fed deep clear lake. Enjoy the sounds of the many loons that call Howard lake home. Paddle the canoe or paddle bikes to explore all this secluded lake has to offer. There is no developed public access on this lake, so it is very quiet but we do have a place that you can launch your boat. With cabins on just a portion of the lake, you are sure to get the true 'up north' feel your after. We have ample parking for all your cars, trucks and trailers, level lakelot with plenty of shade and beautiful crystal clear water, home to many species of fish and even more loons. This is a new home with approximatly 4,000 square feet and has something for everyone. Fishing is excellent, swimming is great and no matter what time of year, there is plenty to do. Winter is also a great time in this area with the great snowmobile trails, sledding hills, ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more.

You will find everything you could need in our home for a great vacation. High speed internet for the person who needs to check into work now and then, or just for the convenience of surfing the web.

The apartment above the garage has its own kitchen, large bedroom, bathroom with shower and fireplace with flatscreen tv.

The main greatroom has flatscreen tv. with Direct T.v. and dvd. The decor is definitely 'northwoods' and has many mounted animals etc.

The house, patio and garage are wired with stereo and cd player with controls in each room.

Our rates for the fall and winter are basic and will be determined by the number of guests, inquire for specifics.

New for 2014 is a totally renovated garage into a game room with Ping Pong, foosball, gaming system (central air conditioning) and more.

We are a 'family orientated' Lake home and are not interested in hosting Bachelor/Bachelorette party's or Weddings, Thank you.

Keywords: Lakehome, house,woods,private,lakefront,clean, spacious, peaceful,fishing,atv,biking,boating,wildlife, family reunion, family retreat, Akeley, Nevis, Hackensack

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2016
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About Jeff

My wife and I built this home as a dream getaway for our families. Of course with children and work, we can't be there all the time so we are renting it out on a limited bases. We are non smokers and do not allow pets on the property. We love to fish, hunt and spend time with our families. Being that this is our 'home away from home' you will find some of our grocery's in the cupboards but trust me, there is plenty of room for anything you bring. We want you to feel right at home, so use what we have if needed,all we ask is that you replace what you used. Sometimes a person forgets something or runs out of a certain thing they need, so we don't mind if you help yourself.

Jeff purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Jeff chose Minnesota

This area is so great for anything a person wants to do. We have the smaller lake living with close proximity to Leech Lake. You can be from our door to the landing on leech lake in 10 minutes.

What makes this cabin unique

Great fishing is right here. Our property is very quiet,so much piece and quiet, you will be amazed! Howard lake has no maintained public access, so it is very quiet here. Deep clear water, lots of loons, just really quiet.


based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

Large Lakehome on Secluded Howard Lake Ideal for Multi Familys
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed in northern Minnesota for over 30 years. We've stayed in all kinds of places over the years, and this cabin is our heaven. We have returned here for three or four or five years now... I don't even know... and I cannot tell you how much we enjoy everything. It's loaded with fun stuff, and couldn't be owned and operated by a friendlier family. You will love Jeff and you will love his amazing cabin!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great vacation here!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacationed in June 2016 at this beautiful home. This is our second trip to this VRBO and have to say "thank you!" to the great host/hostess for the family friendly house, yards and lake. They just keep giving us more reasons to return! The family fished, swam, enjoyed the swim dock, boated, surf boarded, aqua biked, had camp fires, grilled, biked on the fabulous trails and overall had a wonderful vacation. Hope to see you again next year :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time last week with family and friends. Our age group went from 10-68 and everyone had fun., even on a couple of rainy days. We played games, cooked, played in the water, enjoyed the pontoon, sat by the fire at night and listened to stories and the loons. The only bad part was having to leave after 7 days😞 The homeowner takes perfect care of this beautiful , quiet property

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family vacation. We had 15 people ranging in age from 2 weeks old to grandparents and never felt crowded. We found plenty to do both outside and inside. Outside we enjoyed the water bikes, bean bags, fire pit, sandy beach, canoe, and swimming area. Inside we enjoyed the new game room, DVD player, Direct TV, and wifi. The kitchen has everything you would ever need and the laundry room was a definite plus. The up north decor in the house was beautiful as well as the view. The house had many creative details which added to the beauty of the home. The owner, Jeff, checked in with us several times and was always available if we needed.

Here is our top ten list for this home.

10. Apartment

9. Game room

8. Beach

7. Fishing

6. Sound system

5. Fire pit

4. Screened porch and patio

3. Water bikes and canoe

2. Wildlife-Eagles, loons, and turtles

1. The awesome host, Jeff

Thank you for an amazing week. We can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Northwoods Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent a long weekend at the cabin and were blown away at how nice it was. From the minute we arrived we were speechless. The photos online don't do the cabin justice. It was beautiful!! For it being the middle of April, we had the most spectacular weather. Everyone got their first sunburn! We spent most of our time either at the campfire or sunning ourselves on the patio. The cabin was so spacious and offered so many activities. We had 14 people and there was more than enough space. The garage space was stunning and offered everything from a poker/card table to ping pong and corn hole game. Jeff, the home owner, was very helpful along the way of booking the cabin. He was available for questions anytime we needed while staying the cabin! Overall, it was an amazing place to getaway and we didn't want to leave after the weekend. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity at its Best!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for peace and quiet and relaxation, this is the place. My family of four enjoyed this home for five days, and we didn't want to come home (back to reality). We can't wait to come back.

The house is immaculate! The owners have put so much thought, time, and money into this property-no expense has been spared inside or out. The pictures on this site just do not compare with the reality. The Jacuzzi tub looks normal sized in the pictures, but it's huge! Plenty of room for two. The back patio outside has been paved all the way down to the deck. Incredible! There's a surround sound stereo system throughout the house and outside patio.

The garage has been turned into a massive game room with Wii, bumper pool, ping pong, Foosball, bean bag toss games, and more. There's a closet with so many different board games to keep your whole family entertained for days. No need to bring toys; your kids will find no shortage of things to do. They have two water bikes, but it was too cold for us to try them out. Next time.

The highlight of the trip for me was the serenity. I brought my laptop to work, took it out of my bag and set it up, but it was never opened. My husband had been putting in 80-90 hour weeks for the past month and a half. He shut off his work email and was never bothered. Our children made good use of the game room, and my daughter loved playing in the tiny loft area above the loft beds. The lake is calm, the sky is loaded with stars that you can't see in the cities, the trees offer complete privacy between you and the closest neighbor. If you need a break from reality, this is the place.

Just so you know: If you plan to have all your meals at the lake house, there's a great grocery store in Walker where you can load up and never have to go back. If you plan to go out to eat, also go to Walker. At the first stop light (the grocery store is to your right), turn left. Attached to a small motel, is Jimmy's, a family restaurant that serves breakfast all day. Back to the stop light, turn right. The Outdoorsman Cafe is on your right a few blocks down. Go a bit further and turn left for the Zona Rosa Mexican food restaurant. Save room for their fried ice cream; it was big enough for all four of us.

Additionally, make sure you go to Akeley to sit on Paul Bunyan's hand for a photo opp! Also go to the Itasca State Park, which is just 45 minutes away, to walk across the Mississippi River. Thanks again Jeff to you and your family!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are located right near the paved bike trail, snowmobile trails and endless atv. trails. We are only 2 miles from the sledding hill. There is a live theatre just 4 miles away. Golf, tennis shopping and more is just 7 miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Akeley, Minnesota

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Aug 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2016/2017
28 Nov 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.88%

Our fall and winter rates are based on the first 4 adults. I will quote each individual group once I know how many kids and adults. The cleaning fee will be based on the size of rental as well. Just email me for a quote.

$500.00 security deposit to secure dates. Full rental amount due 4 weeks prior to stay.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Akeley, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    loft - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds in an open loft area above great room.
    apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , This sleeping area is in the open part of the apartment.
  • Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 are located in the main house and beds are as listed. Bedroom number 4 is located in the apartment above garage and has a King bed along with double/single bunk bed. Also in the living area of the apartment there is a queen bed and another double/single log bunk bed. The apartment has its own bathroom, small kitchen and tv/living area. The loft area of the main house has 2 single beds also for sleeping but is not as private as the separate bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Stereo system for all downstairs rooms, garage and patio. In floor heat along with forced air furnace, central air. Full apartment with full kitchen and full bathroom above garage, gas fireplace air conditioning and tv also. Main level of home is all tile with the exception of the master bedroom. Every bedroom has its own bathroom. Attached 2 stall garage, lots of parking with a circle drive for easy parking with trailers. Large paver patio with pavers right down to waters edge. Screenporch on lakeside of house overlooking patio area. Level lot with level sand beach, canoe, 2 water bikes included. We built this home just 5 years ago as our dream vacation destination and want to share it with you. You will find most anything you will need, just bring your cloths and food. We have many board games, movies etc to keep the family entertained during your stay. Ask about the pontoon boat as it is available also. We are located right near the paved bike trail, snowmobile and forest roads.

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