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Luxurious Home On Beautiful Lake Ida - Family Fun Or Executive Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Property Description - Built In 2006

Soaring 30 foot ceilings, a stone fireplace, and a view of beautiful Lake Ida greet you at Gehrke's Point Getaway.

This private home sits 50 feet from the water, and is rented for only 4 weeks each summer.

Located only minutes from Alexandria, this property features 203 feet of lakeshore and a one-of-a-kind custom built Cape Cod home.

Extraordinary 5 BR/3 BA (sleeps 12) features gourmet kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and center island, lovely formal entry, wet bar and a generous main floor laundry. Lakeside master suite has a huge walk in closet, glass block shower & double sink vanity. This is an amazing and unique vacation property.

The upper level boasts 2 bedrooms (plus a queen size fold-away-bed) and a spacious sitting area, along with bathroom, shower, TV and ping pong table.

Step outside & appreciate the beautiful outdoors. Enjoy a walk along the lake, swim from the sandy beach or fish off the dock.

*This is also a winter wonderland. A paradise for snowmobiling and cross-county skiing. Ride for miles on groomed snow mobile trails or cross-county ski on the groomed trails in Carlos State Park, just minutes away. Ande's Alps ski area is 25 minutes away with tubing and snow skiing. Call for nightly winter rates, minimum three night stay.

Keywords: Lake House

More Details

Property Manager
Tom Van Sickle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About Tom Van Sickle

Our Family has been coming to the Alexandria area for over 20 years. We were fortunate to purchase a cabin with other family members in 2003. In 2011 my wife and I purchased this property which was built by the previous owners. It was their dream home, lovingly crafted and cared for. We are now the caretakers of this beautiful property. We are happy to share it with you and we hope you discover the charm of life on the lake as we have.

Tom Van Sickle purchased this house in 2011

Why Tom Van Sickle chose Minnesota

This home is second to none for finish, warmth, amenities and location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alexandria in Douglas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Walk in shower, dual sink in vanity, walk in closet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Murphy Bed with standard queen mattress in office
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Master Bedroom with access to private deck.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds in loft
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , AeroBed available in private sunroom on main floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , Queen bed in loft, and queen pull out in loft.
  • Loft description - 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds. Twin beds are in a separate room, standard queen bed and pull out bed are in separate areas in the loft with a sitting area between them.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Private Chef available for an additional charge, based on availability. Guests may bring their own boat but must trailer it each night. May also attach to buoy or beach.


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Luxurious Home On Beautiful Lake Ida - Family Fun Or Executive Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was a very welcoming and inviting home. Our family of 14 had a great vacation together in this lake home. We had the unusual experience of 4 days of rain in mid July with gusty winds, normally a disaster with a houseful of active children. The kids (6 of them between the ages of 7-11) played games, sat in the jaccuzzi under a covered porch, and watched movies on a big screen TV with Netflix access. There is so much beautiful space in the home that no one felt stressed. When the weather cooperated we enjoyed great swimming, playing on the "lily pad", the paddle boat, and the stand-up paddle board all provided by the owner. The adults enjoyed the same amenities as well as ping-pong tournaments, fishing, and night time around the outdoor fireplace. The beds were comfortable, there is more than ample bathroom facilities, and the spacious refrigerator accommodated all of our food needs for a group. We would definitely enjoy gathering in this great place again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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Great place for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Great lake. Enjoyed our stay. Tom was very easy to work with and made sure our stay was great!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Haley! Glad that you and your family had such a great week!
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  • 5 of 5

Tom and Sara's home exceeded our expectations even though we had previewed it 10 months earlier on a trip to Minnesota. I'm originally from Parkers Praire, and have family in the area. There were 7 of us(our 3 adult children, plus one boyfriend and girlfriend.) We had planned to use the home as a base to visit friends and family, but found ourselves never wanting to leave. We carefully planned short trips/visits, but always returned to Gehrke's Pt. as quickly as possible. The home has everything you will need and more. It is very comfortable and functional, but equally or more impressive is how beautiful the home is, and the location. During our stay, we traveled the complete perimeter of the lake by boat and we could not find one location that we liked better. The sunsets were amazing every night, and having 200 of lake shore/lawn, with a great swimming beach just out your back door was amazing. Tom and Sara were very attentive to questions during check in and check out, and throughout our stay. When planning our next trip to Lake Ida, the first call we will make is to Tom and Sara. Thank you for a very memorable family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alan - thank you for the kind words. We are so please you and your family had such a wonderful time at our lake home. Come back soon! Tom & Sara
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Perfect year round getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are originally from Alexandria and Lake Ida is by far the best lake in the area - one of the best in Minnesota. We've stayed at this getaway two years in a row. The house is gorgeous, and the beach is sandy with perfect elevation. The owners kept in touch with us to make sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. We our looking forward to next year. Karen and Hank

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hank and Karen! Sara and I love having you and your family as guests and we look forward to your next visit!
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A Great Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! We had a great week staying on Lake Ida! This home is impeccably maintained and stocked with anything one might need for a fabulous week at the lake. In addition, Tom and Sara were very receptive and helpful in answering all our questions during our stay.

The home exceeded our expectations and was well suited for our two families. The yard and beach area were perfect for our young children and we enjoyed many hours outside enjoying the beautiful views. We also got the opportunity to have fun on the water thanks to a great recommendation for a boat rental from Tom.

My only suggestion would be to get a cheap set of kids Ikea dishes (plates, bowls, etc). The dishes in the house were both plentiful and beautiful, but we were always worried about little hands breaking something!

We would certainly recommend this home to friends, family, and anyone else looking for a comfortable retreat on a gorgeous lake. We look forward to returning next summer!

Thanks for a great week Tom and Sara!

The Danielson Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time at this cabin. We had a girls weekend get-together and it couldn't have been more perfect. The owner was very accommodating and had great communication. It was perfect for our group! We for sure would recommend staying here and hope to again in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alexandria, USA

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £46.61 per person per night
Damage Deposit £776.9

No smoking is permitted within the home, in the garage, on the decks, around the hot tub or anywhere on the property. A $350 fee will be taken out of renter's damage deposit for smoking that takes place anywhere on the property. By accepting the rental agreement, you are confirming you acceptance of these terms.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.