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Beautiful Lake Jefferson, Elysian Just outside Mankato

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Elysian - 'Roamers Cove' Lake Jefferson

50' Direct Lake Shore with 3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths!!

This property provides amazing views and wildlife on beautiful Lake Jefferson. The home features 3 bedrooms and three baths. The property has two king beds, one queen, one bunk bed , three couches and two love seats. All the modern amenities are included. The home features Direct TV, DVD, and high speed wireless internet. The property is 20 minutes to Mankato and 10 minutes from Elysian and the paved Sakatah Bike trail. This property has a dock and canoe included in the rental price. A pontoon may be available for rent depending on conditions. There is a fire pit on the property and a electric grill. The direct beach front is not suitable for swimming. I enjoy the beautiful sunsets and wildlife. The canoe is the best!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Chris Short
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Chris Short

My wife and I both grew up in small towns and can't wait for everyone to enjoy the Elysian area. We live in Prior Lake with our two daughters. We purchased the Roamers Cove property in 2013 as an investment. We currently rent the home fully furnished for vacation rentals or short term housing needs.

Chris Short purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Chris Short chose Minnesota

The location is amazing!! One hour from the Twin Cities, 20 minutes to Mankato and absolutely beautiful with a 30 mile paved bike trail and to many lakes to list. We truly feel our customers will have a wonderful family experience.

What makes this cabin unique

My daughters love to watch all the wildlife Roamer's Cove has to offer. The fishing is good and the house gives you the true 'Up North' Feel. It is the perfect place to find peace and refuge from my hectic lives.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Came to MN to go to Drive-a-tank and staying here was a great choice.
Oct 2013
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based on 39 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Lake Jefferson, Elysian Just outside Mankato
average rating of 4.5641026 based on 50 reviews

very nice home

  • 4 of 5

The neighbors were nice. The pontoon was not what we expected.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what we expected.

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived at the cabin, there were multiple dirty items around the place. From dirty wash cloths in the showers, to dirty socks found in one of the beds, and all the beds poorly made - it was clear this place was had not been cleaned well before our arrival, which gave us no confidence we were sleeping on clean sheets, so our trip started off with doing laundry to be sure. Also, there were cob webs in almost every corner of the place. There are multiple mobile homes around this property which we were not expecting, and one of them had a couple doing a nice barrel fire in their front yard. This couples dog ran inside the house as we arrived, and we had to chase it out and keep the dog away from our dog as she looked very ill and sick (the couple with the burn barrel didn't help with their dog). There is also a dirty pack and play and fisher price kids toys here and there through out the house. We paid an extra $400 dollars to rent The boat, and only used it for one day as it died repeatedly and left us stuck on the lake, it is an extremely old and beat up pontoon boat and not worth the $100 a day he charges. On the 2nd day we had a family show up and knock on the door saying that they were staying there starting that day... We explained that we were staying at the property until Monday (this was Friday), and we identified that the owner had double booked the place for Labor Day which was very awkward. I guess the owner has a 2nd property that he was able to convince the 2nd family to arrive to go stay at, lucky for them. The lake shore on this lake is COVERED in moss and lily pads. You absolutely can not swim in this lake, just an FYI.

Overall, we will never even think of staying here again, as it was a terrible experience and not worth the money. My advice to anyone looking for a Minnesota lake weekend vacation is to look elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, we spoke several times and you indicated all was well. I know one of the kids got sick and you had to leave early but that is not my fault. Yes a couple came to the wrong property, but accidents do happen. The dog MIA live at the very end of the and I spoke with the owner. . As advertised you can not swim on the beach, but I personally washed all the bedding. I really do not agree with your review.
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Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

August 4 - August 7, 2016

We had a wonderful time on Lake Jefferson in Elysian. It is the best of both worlds. You can relax and enjoy the beauty of the lake or

go out on the water. You can watch the Pelicans and the many different birds that love the lake. The sunsets are beautiful on the lake.

Camp fires at night are fun to sit around. The bugs weren't bad at all. The home is very nice and has pretty much everything you need.

I would highly recommend this home to anyone who is looking to get away with family or friends. Great memories! - MB -NE

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenery!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for family or friends get-togethers. Plenty of places to sleep and wonderful kitchen area. The view of the lake is beautiful from the deck and the fire pit is excellent right down by the lake. Nice to see wildlife - frogs, turtles, turkeys, fish and friendly dogs!! Loved this place:)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

This property worked perfectly for a weekend get away for 9 of us. Plenty of places to sleep, including couches if needed. The house was well stocked with the necessities. Direct TV with many channels and there are board games to play. We recommend this property with no hesitation. Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and welcoming home with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for my wife's birthday weekend and absolutely loved staying here! With the fire pit by the lake and the pontoon rental we were hardly ever inside! There is room for yard games and plenty of privacy down by the lake. The house is updated wonderfully and the kitchen worked great for all our dinning needs. Chris is a great host and helped us with everything we needed to have the weekend get away we wanted. He responds quickly to questions when the come up and is very friendly and fun to talk to. I would highly recommend this or any of his other properties for your next vacation!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Mankato MN
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
MN state Hwy 60
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Francis
Car: necessary

Welcome to Roamers Cove, Lake Jefferson, Elysian MN, 1 hour from the Twin Cities, 20 minutes outside Mankato MN and a short distance to the Singing Hills Paved Bike Trail that connects Faribault to Mankato! I grew up in Elysian and can't wait for everyone to see its natural beauty and endless outdoor activities. Roamers Cove sits North West of Elysian on Lake Jefferson's chain of Lakes. Roamers Cove is located in Swedes Bay which is known for its endless natural habbitat and wonderful views. Through the channel to 'Big Jeff' for more swimming, boating, fishing, hunting and natural beauty FUN FUN FUN!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Elysian, Minnesota

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £82
Cleaning/Linen £123
Tax Rate 6.88%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A credit card on file is required for damages. See Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Elysian, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Third bath in lower level master complete
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • water skiing

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