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Bayview Clearwater Lake best recreational lake in the area with 3200 acres

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in South Haven - Clearwater Chalet II

3 bedroom/ 2 bathroom overlooking Clearwater Lake

Beautifully decorated three bedroom two full bathroom log sided cabin with full deck overlooking Clearwater Lake. A 100' of shoreline and 24' dock and lift across a small road between the cabin and lake.Walking distance to a great bar and restaurant, The Waterfront, boat rental and bait store, BJ's Bait.. This lake has 3200 acres of fun and fishing along with access to three other lakes. The shoreline is not swimmable, but most people boat out to the islands and sand bars to swim. Also within three miles of a county park & beach and four miles to the Annandale city park & beach. Behind the property is 2000 acres of walking woods owned by the Boy Scouts with our permission to use as hiking trails.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Laurel Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 August, 2016
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About Laurel Miller

We are both lifetime residents in the area growing up on the lakes and know how enjoyable it is to take friends and family out on the lake. So when we got the opportunity to acquire a cabin we wanted to share those same experiences with others.

Laurel Miller purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Laurel Miller chose Minnesota

We started with one cabin to enjoy and rent out and soon found out that without any resorts in the area ,there was a need for cabin rental.

What makes this cabin unique

Clearwater Lake is one of the top fishing and recreational lake in the area? That also includes winter ice fishing with a plowed access onto the lake only 100 yards from the driveway. Also, walking distance to a marina and great bar & grill. Yet secluded overlooking Clearwater Lake. Great kitchen and bathrooms with granite tops. Views of the lake from almost every room. Back yard with room to play and behind that thousands of acres of woods to walk and enjoy nature.


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Bayview Clearwater Lake best recreational lake in the area with 3200 acres
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
Big Lake, Minnesota

Wonderful Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine, forever friends, enjoyed our once a year, long weekend get away at this great cabin, for the second year in a row. Laurel was very timely in getting all the information we needed for our stay, and is available if anything is needed. The cabin was clean, beds were comfortable, and we had more than enough room for all of us. Everything we needed for our stay was stocked in the cabin, which made our stay very relaxing. The view of the lake is great from inside the cabin and out. The close proximity to the bar and grill is convenient for the nights where everyone wants to take a break from cooking and the dishes. We enjoyed warm fires on the cool nights, and truly enjoyed the spacious outdoor space. We had a wonderful time, and recommend this location for those who are looking for a place to spend time with others. Thank you for another great year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious cabin near a lake!

  • 5 of 5

Laurel's cabin is fantastic.

Only a little more than an hour from Minneapolis and right across the street from a beautiful lake for fishing, swimming and motorsports.

The cabin is very spacious and was a perfect fit for my yearly reunion with eight people.

Thank you for having us Laurel!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Tx.

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect. Very clean, functional, and well decorated. The view from the deck is as good as it gets. Laurel and her husband are amazing hosts. We were driving in from Dallas and somewhere in northern Iowa, I decided to try to finish the drive in a single day, getting us to the house a day earlier than expected. Laurel allowed us to spend the night in the house even though it wasn't ready. I promised her that we were not going to be judging the condition as my wife and I and our two kids (2 and 10) were not going to be capable of doing anything other than crashing in the bed at midnight. The bait shop is next door and they're very helpful and offer boat rentals. The restaurant is right there as well and the food was great. The fishing was good but it's a tricky lake with sand bars, shallow water, and lots of weeds. Both Laurel and anyone at the bait shop will help guide you through areas to avoid, though. The only thing we didn't love was the fact that you really need a boat if you want to swim. There is no beach and the area around the dock is very weedy. Of course, that's all mentioned in their description so you can't be upset by that. We will definitely stay here again if we're ever in Annandale again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay at this cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean, equip with everything we needed. Beautiful view off the front deck. Close to restaurant and bait shop.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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South-Central Minnesota

Comfortable and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of retired women who were college classmates and who vacation together once a year. Our main goal is to be able to sit and talk, often with a wine glass in hand. This property was ideal for us. We have one group member who has mobility issues, so the main floor bedroom was perfect for her. The second floor worked well for the rest of us. The beds were very comfortable and the two full bathrooms met our needs very well.

We enjoyed the deck with the lake view for morning coffee and in the evening. It's a great place to relax! Our highest priority is sitting and visiting because we only get together once a year. Both the deck and the main floor of the house offered a quiet and relaxing environment for that. All spaces could accommodate our whole group, and there were enough spaces for smaller groups to form.

The kitchen is very well appointed. We don't do a lot of cooking, but we were able to fix breakfasts and snacks easily. It would be equally easy to prepare full meals. There is a grill available, also. The all-important coffee pot was handy for our morning coffee. Both the dining room table and the living room provided comfortable seating. Everything was very clean and in good condition.

There is a restaurant just a couple of cabins away. We had dinner there the first night and enjoyed the food. Boat rentals are available next to the restaurant. Annandale and St. Cloud are short drives away. Both offer interesting restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. There is definitely plenty to do when you want to be out and about. We were grateful for our GPS to help us navigate the rural roads!

I really can't imagine anything that we wanted or needed that was not provided. It was a wonderful setting to enjoy the companionship of old friends!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy vacation home with beautiful lake views!

  • 5 of 5

With 2 teenagers and grandparents tagging along, we couldn't have found a better place to enjoy a family weekend getaway. The house is clean, comfortable, and equipped with everything one might need (dishes, towels, movies & books, and even a slow cooker!), making one's stay easy and stress-free. In addition to the beautiful lake views from the deck and master bedroom, there is a great fire pit and ample space outside to play lawn games, hiking trails and plenty of fun places nearby for day trips (apple orchard, local shops in Annandale, etc). Looking to just hang out in the house? That works, too! The open kitchen/dining room/living room are great to visit, enjoy board games, watch a movie, etc. We will definitely come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
St. Cloud, MN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
South brook
Nearest Train
55 Miles
St. Paul, MN
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Annandale City Park
Car: necessary

We are walking distance to the Waterfront Resturant with casual or fine dining. BJ' Bait is two doors down with boat rental or ice fish house rental along with a very small grocery store. Behind the cabin is hundreds of acres of the Stearns Boy Scout camp that we have permission to walk through. In the summer is one of the largest swappers meet in the state only two miles away. On the 4th of July is one of the largest celebration and parade in Annandale three miles away. One hour from the Mall of America and one hour and five minutes from the Minneapolis International Airport


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in South Haven, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall/winter 2016/17
6 Sep 2016 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £61 + Tax
Cleaning fee £82 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £245
Tax Rate 6.88%

Full refund up to 60 days before stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in South Haven, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1556 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sink with granite tops
  • Granite countertops
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Great summer and winter fishing within feet of the cabin. Winter fishing has a plowed access within 200 feet of the cabin and summer fishing is fun right off the dock, or anywhere on the lake.

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