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Vacation on Alexandria's Beautiful Chain of Lakes

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, Exceptional lake View

Our 4-bedroom A-frame offers an exceptional view of Lake Darling. You will feel like you are on the water as you gaze out the lakeside windows. This home is as close to the water as you can get. There are beds to sleep 8 plus a queen airbed and a queen sleeper sofa. Three tiers of decks provide a wonderful, relaxing hangout. The property includes 900 feet of lakeshore that goes all the way to the channel connecting Lake Darling to Lake Cowdry. The property also includes a double garage.

Lake Darling is the third largest of the eleven lakes that make up Alexandria's Chain of Lakes. On the Chain, you can spend the whole day on the water.

Lake Carlos State Park is just minutes away. This beautiful park offers fishing, volleyball, swimming and miles of hiking trails.

Bring your bicycle because access to the Central Lakes Trail is less than one mile away. This trail stretches 55 miles from Fergus Falls to Osakis and then connects with the Lake Wobegon Trail. These trails are built on an old railroad bed, so the grade is easy for walking, pedaling a bicycle, or rollerblading.

More Details

Owner
Connie Hammje
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Connie Hammje

Alexandria is our hometown, but it is a fabulous vacation destination. We live on a farm close to town. We purchased this A-frame on Lake Darling for a dual purpose: a close get-away for us and a vacation rental.

Connie Hammje purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Connie Hammje chose Minnesota

Location was important to us. Being on the Chain of Lakes allows access to 11 different lakes. It is also close to town giving convenience for shopping and entertainment.

What makes this cabin unique

When you are in our A-frame, you feel like you are on a house boat. As you look out the windows on the lake side, it is like you are ON the water, not next to the water.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Alexandria in Douglas County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each floor has a bathroom (main floor, upstairs, and basement)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Basement bedroom with queen bed and space for queen airbed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main floor bedroom
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 have beautiful views of Lake Darling. There is also a queen airbed that can be setup in the basement, and a sleeper sofa in the living. room
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Checkout is 10:00 am. We will accommodate early check-in and late check-out requests whenever possible. When we have guests checking in and checking out on the same day, we need to follow these times to allow time to prepare the cabin for the next guest.

Reviews

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Vacation on Alexandria's Beautiful Chain of Lakes
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews
5

Lake Darling A Frame

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay on Lake Darling at Connie's A-Frame! There was so much room for our whole family to enjoy - from inside to the outside. Loved the chairs out on the dock - so relaxing and what a view. Even a great area to clean fish - as we along with family and friends enjoyed the fishing on Lake Carlos which we were able to access from Darling as it is on the chain of lakes. Great Job to Connie and family for making this a wonderful place to stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review and thank you for leaving the cabin so clean and tidy.
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5

Alexandria A-frame

  • 5 of 5

Love the house. Very spacious and roomy for all of us and our friends and relatives who came to visit. Well stocked kitchen items. Dock and beach were great! Thank you so much for providing a wonderful place to vacation! You may very well hear from us for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and we'd love to have you back.
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5

Recommend if you wants to visit the ALEX area, be on a terrific lake, and be close to town.

  • 5 of 5

I needed some place special to take my almost 87 year old mother, and this place was perfect. I rented this home for a full week.

First a little back story. My elderly mother asked for a fishing vacation. She can get a round, but needs a cane, and a bit of assistance. She wanted to go to a place where she could catch a lot of sunnies and maybe a bass or two. I am familiar with the Alexandrea, MN area (Alex as the locals call it) and knew there are great fishing lakes in the area. I went hunting for a place with some very specific things. I wanted a house on Lake Darling, which had a dock which was an easy walk from the house to the dock. This house meet all the requirements.

This is a lovely, clean home on Lake Darling. It has amazing views, especially from the living room, master bedroom, and one of the bedrooms on the top floor. The dock included a boat lift that is in excellent condition and very easy to use. From the fully finished basement you walk out to the dock, which is at most, 20 feet from the door. Off of the garage, there is a fish cleaning room, which I used extensively.

For my needs, this place was perfect. I was at this house in June. My week was pretty mild which was fine for fishing, but not great for swimming. The lack of swimming was disappointing for the kids, but certainly can’t be held against the property. The fishing was great. We were able to catch sunnies, bass, and northern pike every day. I made full use of the fish cleaning room.

For my mom, and the rest of the family that came, this house provided the perfect location for a very meaningful, and memorable vacation. I recommend this house to anybody that wants to visit the ALEX area, be on a terrific lake, and be located close to down town.

NOTE: To fish in the ALEX chain of lakes, you really need access to a boat. Most people that go to ALEX have their own boat to use for fishing, water skiing, or whatever. This place would be perfect if you have your own boat. I’m not so lucky as to have my own boat. I had thought that finding a small fishing boat to rent for a week would be easy. I did not find that task easy, but was able to find something. Just be aware that if you are looking to rent a boat for more than just a day, you may have to do some digging and calling around to find one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing lake front home

  • 5 of 5

This amazing lakefront property has 180° views. You can hardly notice the neighbors. Twice the property for anything advertised in this price range. Very close to stores. Our family spent several days in June 2017. Had a great time fishing from the dock and grilling and enjoying the backyard.

Very clean inside with more space than we needed! Kitchen was well stocked and made it easy to cook for out big family.

Our kids are ages 5-17 and everyone really enjoyed the house. Hope to return to this exact property this summer.

There is a boat ramp at Arrowood and the boat lift at the property made it very easy to enjoy the water. All the children had plenty of space to play and we all enjoyed architectural charm of the A frame.

Thank you Connie for your accommodations in late checkout and of course the caramels!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review.
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5

Great spring fishing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We, two couples, spent a week in this comfortable home on Lake Darling in Alexandria. Connie and John stopped by to welcome us and provided information concerning the boat ramp as well as left a delicious box of caramels.....THANK YOU Connie! The home is very clean, spacious and well furnished. The multi levels would make it great for larger groups with children for a variety of activities. The kitchen is well equipped and all we needed was our food. Mother Nature chose cool, rainy and windy weather for the week so we did not enjoy the outdoor decks. The fishing was successful....enjoyed three evening meals of it, even though those who ventured out to fish returned damp and very chilled. I chose to enjoy the warm, comfortable home with books and TV. We also enjoyed shopping and a visit to Carlos Creek Winery! With the variety of activities/opportunities that are available in Alexandria, this home makes a great get-away base for a vacation anytime! We hope to enjoy it again in the future. The Waites from Iowa

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family time!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect-sized rental for our family of 8 (and a few kids)! We enjoyed being lake-front and the cabin's layout that allowed us to all be together. I gave it 4 stars because the road was a little busy at times and checkout time was early, but overall we had a great time! The host was very accommodating also!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
St. Cloud
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Arrowwood Resort
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Arrowwood Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Arrowwood Resort
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Andes Tower Hills Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Latoka
Car: necessary

We are located on Lake Darling, the third largest of the eleven lakes that make up Alexandria's Chain of Lakes. On the Chain, you can spend the whole day on the water.

Lake Carlos State Park is just minutes away. This beautiful park offers fishing, volleyball, swimming and miles of hiking trails.

Bring your bicycle because access to the Central Lakes Trail is less than one mile away. This trail stretches 55 miles from Fergus Falls to Osakis and then connects with the Lake Wobegon Trail. These trails are built on an old railroad bed, so the grade is easy for walking, pedaling a bicycle, or rollerblading.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Alexandria, USA

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
 
Off Season
5 Sep 2017 - 10 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£617
for 3 nights
From
£174
£945
£2,565
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
11 May 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£733
for 3 nights
From
£212
£1,388
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season 2018-2019
4 Sep 2018 - 9 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£617
for 3 nights
From
£174
£945
£2,565
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,053
for 4 nights
From
£239
£1,543
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £96.41
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.26

Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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