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Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beuatiful Lake O'Brien - Includes Pontoon Boat

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,020 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

If you are looking for the 'cabin experience', this quintessential cabin in the pines won't disappoint. The property was originally purchased and built by my grandparents in 1958 and has been in our family ever since; it was completely renovated by my wife and I in 2011. A small but efficient layout, the cabin has a wonderful screen porch, sitting area with gas fireplace, and dining room; all with panoramic views of the lake, which is only steps away. It has one bedroom on the main level (king), and a semi-private loft with two queen size beds. There is one 3/4 bath, and a great outdoor shower with views of the lake for those true Minnesotan's. The inside space flows seamlessly to a large lakeside patio with grill, outdoor dining area, fire pit and coffee sitting area. The rental comes complete with a pontoon boat (2014 Bennington), a 4-person paddleboat, a canoe, and of course a hammock in the yard. For those that can't disconnect, the cabin also includes two high definition TV's with DirecTV (DVD/Blu-Ray on main TV) and free Wi-Fi! And don't worry, you won't be roughing it, the 2011 renovation also brought all new mechanical systems including air conditioning, new appliances, and a new Kinetico softened water system!!

Situated 5 miles east of the town of Crosslake, crystal clear Lake O'Brien is spring fed with a water clarity of 24', the cleanest lake in the entire watershed district. The lake itself is surrounded by mature pines. There is approximately 5 miles of shoreline, of which about a quarter of the lake is undeveloped state owned property. During the summer, this recreational lake is perfect for fishing, skiing, wake boarding canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities, including floating on an air mattress!! There is a sandbar where you can walk across the lake which is a favorite gathering spot for 'kids of all ages'!! It's location on a quiet tar township road make it perfect for a morning walk or bike ride. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and is a perfect base camp to access the endless miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Our property is perfect for a family of up to 6 or a few couples. We have a strict limit of 6 due to the size of the cabin and the single bathroom. We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it's likely available. Upon reservation confirmation you'll receive a complete 'what to bring' list so you are prepared for your time up north. Feel free to inquire with any questions you may have and we’ll be prompt to reply! We pride ourselves on keeping our property and structures/equipment pristine and are certain we'll exceed your expectations in that regard. And further, since we also live on this lake, should any questions or problems arise we can respond quickly. In fact, your only disappointment will be when you have to leave!!

More Details

Owner
Jeff Balmer
Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Large Double Bed , Privacy Curtain
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beuatiful Lake O'Brien - Includes Pontoon Boat
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
Stillwater
5

Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time last fall at the little red cabin. It was on a beautiful spot on the lake and as well appointed as the pictures online showed. Everything was clean and well stocked. The owners were quick to reply with a few questions we had during our stay. We look forward to hopefully staying here again, maybe this time during summer?

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about our stay! The cabin was even more beautiful than in the photos. We loved the fire pit and the views are incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Jeff & Lindsay's cabin was phenomenal. The cabin was clean, gorgeous, homey and comfortable. Their communication was clear and we felt welcomed and valued. It was evident that they enjoyed making this cabin a place for all to enjoy.

So many details were thought of and the list of supplies at the cabin was so helpful. We cooked almost all of our meals at the cabin and appreciated all of the amenities of home.

Beds were super comfortable and clean and the decor was quaint and cute. We appreciated their collection of books as well. The neighborhood was so quiet and peaceful with many instances of wildlife nearby.

We were thrilled with our stay and are confident that others will have just as great of a stay. We will be back!

Annette Pare

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prior Lake
4

Cute and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The cabin is cute and cozy and has everything you’ll need. Owners’ communication was great. They were on vacation when we were using the cabin and they replied to us very timely when we needed them.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this picturesque cabin. There is a great ice rink within an easy walk, close proximity to some great breweries and many outdoor activities.The owners were very helpful and were great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cabin, nice quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the cabin as a family for a winter getaway, and the cabin was perfect. The kids loved the loft, the kitchen had basically everything you'd need, and the location was very private. It definitely would be a great place to go in the summer as well!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Crosslake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Course - Multiple within 20 miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many great options in Crosslake
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Ski Gull and Tubing- Downhill Skiing
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Crosslake, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£837
for 3 nights
From
£239
£1,714
 
 
Early Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,113
for 7 nights
£2,113
 
 
Peak Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,432
for 7 nights
£2,432
 
 
Late Summer 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,714
for 7 nights
£1,714
 
 
Fall/Winter 2018-2019
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£518
for 2 nights
From
£199
£1,316
 
 
Spring 2019
20 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£837
for 3 nights
From
£239
£1,714
 
 
Ealry Summer 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,113
for 7 nights
£2,113
 
 
Peak Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,512
for 7 nights
£2,512
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,432
for 7 nights
£2,432
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.39 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £742.6
Pet Fee £37.13 + Tax

50% non-refundable deposit
All full week rentals are Friday to Friday.
Check-in is at 4:00, check out is at 11:00 am.
Please call with any questions or special requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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