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Cozy older style house situated in the city of Park Rapids with a river view

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Park Rapids

2bedroom,1.5 bath , 2 blocks from Boat landing, beach, paved bicycle trail

Come and enjoy your vacation time with us. We'll be here from May 1 - Oct 30. Our cozy 2 story older home is located in the heart of Park Rapids,Mn. and would make a great getaway for Families, Girls getaways, Romantic Getaways, or just to take a break.The house has a Master bedroom with a Queen size bed on the main floor, along with a full size hideabed in the comfy TV room. There is a large bedroom upstairs with 2 twin beds and floor space that could hold munchkins in their sleeping bags.The kitchen is fully equipped with a Fridge, Microwave, polly perk coffee pot and new LP stove. Also theres plenty of Pots and Pans, Dishes and Utinsels. Theres a cozy front porch where you can enjoy your morning coffee or just relax and read a good book.Theres a full bath, shower, and a half bath just off the kitchen and bar area. This house is privately owned and we would love to share the northland with you. We have lived in Park Rapids for 35 years so we have come to know and appreciate all the great amenities of up north.There is a Gas grill and picnic table to allow you to be outdoors as much as possible.So come with your Bikes, Boats and or just your walking shoes, there are plenty of lakes in the area and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, and the best part of All,We are in walking distance to all of it. 2 blocks to the Public boat landing, city beach and city park, 1 block from the paved Heartland Bicycle Trail, and only 3 blocks from beautiful Downtown Park Rapids, where you can Shop till you drop, or just relax at one of our many eating establishments downtown. Itasca State Park is just 30 minutes away where you can walk or bike and have a great time at the Headwaters of the Mississippi. Plus all the little surrounding towns have special events and festivals going on throughout the summer. So come as you are, relax, and and enjoy our quaint and cozy home. There will be plenty of Games, Books , Cards and Puzzels for you to enjoy during your stay. Our lakes here are great for all your water sports including skiing, tubing, cruising the lake or just Fishing.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Mike and Ann johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2016
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About Mike and Ann johnson

We have lived in the Park Rapids area for over 35 years and are proud to call it home. We owned two businesses, and have always felt that this community was and is a great place to raise a family and spend Vacation time doing what you love to do. Our Outdoors and Lakes are Spectacular and we'ed love to share them with you. We have 2 Grown children and 6 grandkids and we've been blessed to live on the river directely across from our vacation home so we hope to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Mike and Ann johnson purchased this house in 2009

Why Mike and Ann johnson chose Minnesota

We purchased this property to possibly build a shed for boats , bikes etc. , but decided that the house turned out to be so cozy, we wanted to share it with others.

What makes this house unique

Within walking distance to so many things, Lake , Beach, Trails, Downtown, Churches, Restaurants ect.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Cozy older style house situated in the city of Park Rapids with a river view
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Lovely and cozy home

  • 5 of 5

My dad and I were in the area to visit Itasca State Park. The house was perfect for our needs with plenty of space. The decorating was fun, "up north," and helped you feel like you were getting away. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. Nice front porch to sit on. The kitchen was well stocked and had a great built-in eating area. Mike and Ann were very helpful and considerate, even bringing over a book and CDs Ann thought my dad might enjoy. The Heartland trail is very close for biking/walking. Would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Property for our family

  • 5 of 5

We were in Park Rapids for a family reunion and needed a lot of space for 6 adults and 3 kids. The Johnson's house was perfect for our family. The upstairs was ideal for our daughter's family as it allowed us to put the kids to bed while the adults stayed up. The house was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. The location was within walking distance of downtown and the grocery store. Heartland Park and the Heartland Trail were about a block away. We would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the house worked well for you, but also glad that the weather cooperated for your reunion. Thanks for taking care of our rental. We welcome you back anytime
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Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Anne had everything ready. The house was in perfect order with all of the comforts of home including a coffee pot, picnic table in the back yard, chairs on the front porch and comfy beds.

I hope to be back as we had a wonderful time. Thank you, Anne and Mike. You really have a gem.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, just saw your review, Thanks so much, so glad weather and all was great. We enjoyed visiting with you and would love to have you back anytime. It's always great to share our little house when we know our guests treat it with tenderness and care.
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Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a great stay! Mike and Ann couldn't have been better hosts. We plan on coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great time, hope to have you back.
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A treasure

  • 5 of 5

This house was a true treasure. I loved that the home had the original character but had all of the updates of a modern home. Sitting in the morning around the kitchen table started each day off and sitting in the family room at night let us enjoy our family. Mike and Ann were very welcoming and helpful. We had not one complaint. I looked forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect 4th of July Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

How could it be any better ?!? No, really.

Everything you could possibly need is already waiting for you in this cozy cottage.

Everywhere you turn you find something nice, from books to read, board games, playing cards and WIFI.

They even collected up brochures and local maps for all the sites and activities in the area !

There is actually a twin bed and 2 singles upstairs as well as the queen in a separate room from the TV room which has a pull out couch.

If you have never been to Park Rapids you are in for a treat, be sure to check out main street only a few blocks away along a paved path across the red bridge along the fishhook river.

You will find an old fashioned candy store, old time soda shop that serves food and ice cream, all manner of shops on main street as well as some more modern fare like the "Y" steak house just north of town 2 miles.

Try Rocky's Pizza .... WOW ! Or Molly Poppins gourmet natural eats, or .......

The paved Heartland trail starts literally 1 block down the road and winds 30+ miles through the woods, over rivers and passes through Dorset, Nevis, Akeley and Walker. A bikers dream. There is a bike renal shop only 1 block from the cottage. If you are a horse lover, there is a parallel trail for horses as well ! (BYOH)

The Fishhook river is wide and clean running from the dam 2 blocks downstream to the large Fishhook lake 4 miles north with excellent fishing on the river as well as the lake. The landing is only 2 blocks away in the same park with a playground, beach, tennis and basketball courts, bathroom facilities and ample parking.

Itasca state park, home to the headwaters of the Mississippi river (where you can actually wade across) is 21 miles North featuring some of the only remaining virgin forest in MN with huge towering pine trees and pristine lakes, a few of which you are allowed to put in a boat or rent pontoons. Bike rental available at Itasca as well.

If you are looking for some place that has pretty much everything for anyone but still has that quiet vacationland vibe you seriously need look no further.

Mike and Ann are the absolute best! You will feel instantly at home.

Enjoy your stay, we sure did and will again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so... glad you guys all had a great time getting together with your whole family over the 4th, and the fact that the weather was Awesome the whole time really was great . Park Rapids is really a wonderful place to hold reunions and family gatherings and we are thrilled that our vacation home worked out well for,, all. We would welcome you back anytime. And Thanks for the great review.,being located right in the heart of the city of Park Rapids really has its plus's we have so many things to do within blocks of our little vacation home.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bemidji, Mn.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
American Legion
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Headwaters Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 34
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Great Northern
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fish Hook Public Beach
Car: recommended

Park Rapids is located right in the heart of the Lake country , so if you like to Bike, Hike, go Boating or just relax, You'll find plenty to do here. We have 3 live theaters, live Music venues each week on Main street, and you'll find a Wonderful array of unique and distinct goods, while on a shopping trip to downtown. Our restaurants can't be beat and a trip to the Royal Bar is a must. The best Burgers around.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Park Rapids, Minnesota

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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £206
cleaning fee £62

Please call owner to inquire about rates or other options 1-218-732-9445

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Park Rapids, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 1 full bath with shower, one half bath with sink and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2, 2 twin beds upstairs plus, 1 full size futon. - We do have 1 baby pack and play.
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed, upstairs bedroom has two twin beds, and tv room has a full size hide- a- bed , plus floor space for sleeping bags.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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