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East Rabbit Lake Retreat In The Brainerd Lakes Area

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

East Rabbit Lake Retreat

Come experience beautiful and serene East Rabbit Lake and the premier vacation hotspot of the Brainerd Lakes area. Rabbit Retreat is located 10 minutes from the towns of Crosby and Aitkin, and 20 minutes from the cities of Brainerd and Crosslake. The lake has a unique history of being without water for over 40 years during the Crosby area mining days, but today we enjoy crystal clear water with a deep hole of 370 feet. The 640 acre lake is amazingly private and is attached to the more developed West Rabbit Lake through a short boat channel. Our guest apartment was built in 2012 and is equipped with a Tempure-pedic queen bed, all new kitchen appliances, new washer and dryer, Direct TV, CenturyLink internet, tiled shower, and a forced air heating and cooling system. Outside accommodations include a small porch, patio area with table and swivel chairs, a charcoal grill, a fire pit with its own wood pile, your own dock with chairs and, lake access. To enrich your stay here we offer the use of a 14 foot fishing boat with motor, a canoe, several kayaks, swim raft, two bikes, paddle board, and snow shoes . We are only a few miles from the Mississippi River, area mining pit lakes, the nationally known Cuyuna mountain bike State Recreation area, and snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing right out the front door. Come be a part of the Brainerd Lakes area and all it has to offer, while experiencing the wealth of seasons Minnesota is known for.

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Rad Royer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Rad Royer

My wife and I fell in love with the 4 ½ acre lake property with its 300 feet of lake shore seven years ago and have been steadily building and transforming it. We lived in this 800 sq. ft. apartment, built in the middle of our property, until we moved into our completed home on the other end of our acreage. We recently decided to share the quiet and beauty of our Rabbit Lake experience with its wildlife, birds, fish, and all the Brainerd Lakes area has to offer with you, through VRBO. We offer you rest and relaxation, Direct TV, CenturyLink internet, a small reading library and DVD collection, a fully equipped unit (check out all that is included on our inventory list), the opportunity to tackle area trails, many 5K to marathon length, hiking, golf, biking, fishing, casual to gourmet dining, and so on. Winter activities are plentiful, as well. Downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing, to name a few. Come join us in a place that we call “our piece of paradise.”

Rad Royer purchased this apartment in 2012


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Aitkin in Aitkin County

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • queen size tempurpedic bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

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East Rabbit Lake Retreat In The Brainerd Lakes Area
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Absolute delight!

  • 5 of 5

As many previous reviews indicate, the apartment is very clean and well-stocked. The proximity to the lake is excellent -- I was there with my kids, ages 13 and 15. My 15 year-old fished nearly the whole time we were there. Dock and boat use was huge for him. The hosts are around just enough to be helpful, but the home and apartment are separated by trees so it doesn't feel like anyone is on top of anyone else. The surrounding area is also fun, and we went to the wildlife park and mini-golfing. A+ trip. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a vacation up north

  • 5 of 5

We had a great mini vacation here and really enjoyed the lake access and using the boat provided with the stay. The hosts were great, greeting us upon arrival, asking if there was anything more that we needed, and letting us know about local festivals and other things to do in the area. Our dog loved playing fetch off the dock. I would highly recommend this place and would book it again for my own family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome couple retreat

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to start. It was amazing. The apartment is like brand new, dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator. cupboards are stocked with what you need. Loved the washer and dryer with laundry soap and dryer sheets. Came in from awesome fishing and could throw our clothes in. Rad and Tina are there if you have questions or need ANYTHING, yet they give you privacy. There is space between homes that gives you the feeling of being out in the woods.

Loved it, did not want to leave

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect quite vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation! The cabin is perfectly stocked with everything you could need! We used Rad's boat an got lots of fish, I am pretty sure my son in the 4 days had well over 60 fish, nothing huge but still lots of fun for a 7 year old. The cabin is very clean and was perfect for our needs. I don't think I could say enough great things about this place & our vacation! We will definitely be back!!! Thank you Rad!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place for a getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This property is as described in the overview by Rad, as well as by other reviewers. It's a lovely apartment above a garage, perfect for two. It is immaculate, well equipped and beautifully/tastefully decorated.

You can barely see the lake from the apartment since it is on the rear of the owner's property. A trail through the woods (maybe a 2 minute walk) takes you down to the lake and your private dock. We brought our own boat and enjoyed exploring and fishing East Rabbit and Rabbit Lake. The patio table in front was nice, but kind of out in the open. We grilled every night and stayed out until the mosquitos emerged!

Rad was very helpful, friendly but not intrusive. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin stay.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cabin. Rad & Wife had all the amenities covered. Easy to find. Great location. Really met expectations. We had a fantastic vacation.

Sean M

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brainerd, MN
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Wood Tick Inn
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Highway 6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bridge Grill and Taven
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
State Cross Country Skiing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Aitkin, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37
Damage Deposit £148.02

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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