|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Pontoon Rental UNLIMITED USE and 5 gallons of gas for $100/night entire stay!! We just took over the Lake Francis property in Elysian, MN. The property was purchased in April 2014 and construction was finalized May 2015. We also own and operate VRBO property 373194 and 473699 and can't wait for our first year on Lake Francis. Lake Francis is set up exclusively for my family, friends, and guests! It is designed for a family retreat. The property has 5 bedrooms including: Main Level Master Suite w/ King Bed. 2 Main Level Queen Bedrooms, and 2 Lower Level Private Suites - each with 2 Queen Beds! Lake Francis accommodates up to 14 guests. The open floor plan allows for amazing views of Wagner's Bay and the new deck provides endless evening sunsets. The property is fully furnished and includes Satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The property has 5 bathrooms, fully equipped brand new Kitchen, Dining room table, additional 6' table, Living Rm, and lower level walk out Den. If you have stayed at our Sycamore Trail property on Prior Lake, or Roamers Cove on Lake Jefferson, we are confident you will LOVE Lake Francis in Elysian. Only an hour drive from the Twin Cities. This property will give you that true getaway experience from the hustle and bustle of your hectic lives. There are plenty of fun things to see and do in neighboring Elysian! There is a peacefulness here that is priceless and being able to get a small town feel so close to home is exactly what sold us on this property. It can't be beat!
I am very excited to offer the Lake Francis property to my guest. It truly is the ultimate playground for the kids. I also own and operate VRBO 373194 Sycamore Tr, Prior Lake and VRBO 473699 Roamers Cove, Lake Jefferson. Please read my reviews.
Chris Short purchased this cabin in 2014
My daughters loves to watch all the wildlife Lake Francis and Elysian has to offer. The fishing is FUN and the house gives you the true 'Up North' Feel. It is the perfect place to find peace and refuge from our hectic lives: 25 Miles to Interstate 35 W, Direct Lake Shore on Spring Fed Lake Francis, amazing future views from deck and throughout the home, Singing Hills Bike Trail, Mankato 20 min, MSU 20 min, Gustavous 15min, Bethany 20min, Great Fishing, Great Hunting, Snowmobile Trails, Scrapbooking/Girl's Weekend, Fire Pit, Local restaurants and bars, and the county museum!
The location is amazing!! One hour from the Twin Cities, 20 minutes to Mankato and absolutely beautiful with a 30 mile paved bike trail and to many lakes to list. We truly feel our customers will have a wonderful family experience.
Beautiful house, with everything you need. Downstairs suites were very large and tastefully decorated. Would love to visit again in the summer.
Rented the cabin (really a house) for my parents 50th wedding anniversary over Thanksgiving. We had 10 of us staying at the place and could have readily accommodated more. From the large drive around gravel driveway, the house doesn't look all that big or impressive. Nice location with no immediate neighbor and surrounded well with trees. Open the door and wow, this place is huge and a lot bigger than it looked on the listing. All rooms in the house were nice and modern with a lot of really nice touches.
Walk in the front door and there is a gas fireplace. Two sided no less so you can sit by the fire in the living room or a small sitting room on the opposite side. Kitchen was well appointed with everything most people will need (example: Both regular and Keurig coffee pot). Lots of stoarage space to put things and a wide variety of cookware. Nice open design so people could interact even if in the sitting room. Three decent sized bedrooms upstairs with multiple bathrooms (one with a bathtub). Master had a walk in shower. The smaller bedroom of the three was still plenty spacious enough.
Two massive bedrooms downstairs with two queen or full beds in each. Could have had another two beds in those rooms and still not filled it. Both rooms as well as the very large family room downstairs have sliding door walk out access to the back yard ( a total of four sliding doors). Lots of windows too so it never felt downstairs-ish. Each bedroom has a toilet and sink as well as a very large walk-in shower (with either stone or stone-looking tile). TV and games in the family room. The family room has a couple of couches and had a wet-bar sink at one end.
My only disappointment was in us renting when we did. So late in the year the dock was pulled in but lots of nice shore-front. Coming from Iowa, I was pleasantly surprised you could actually see the bottom of the water, so at least at this time of year it was very clear. Saw wildlife everyday. Very nice landscaping and a firepit should you be inclined to use it. For us it was pretty chilly (go figure, late November) so we didn't use the large deck or firepit.
Only a five-ish minute drive into Elysian but within 30 minutes from Mankato and outlet mall.
One of the nicest places I've rented. Lots of space inside and out, very up to date, and close enough to civilization should you need it.
We had plenty of room for two family's (11 people) to spend the MEA weekend at this wonderful location. Made a couple of day trips to some of the State parks and also kicked back and relaxed. Thank you Chris.
Comfortable, clean, good condition, spacious, lovely setting, nice views of lake.
Owner never responded to my phone calls and texts while we were there . Poor communications. We were on our own when we arrived with no one to ask questions of, like how the TV remotes worked, name of wireless router, was boat at dock for our use, ............
If you are looking for quiet and serene, this is the place. Four of we siblings and our spouses had a great weekend in spite of the rain on the day we arrived. The owner responded immediately to our only issue. It is a two thumbs up get a way. We would gladly recommend it to families or for reunion type gatherings.
This was a great Lake House for a family reunion with eleven family members. Plenty of space to accommodate everyone. The interior is like new and there is a beautiful view of the lake. We enjoyed the deck, the patio below and the yard was perfect for yard games. Chris was very friendly and easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again.
Fishing, Boating, Canoeing, and Pontoon, RELAXING!!!