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Beautiful Home With Sandy Beach sleeps 10

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Lakehouse 5 bedroom & 3 1/2 bathroom

Looking for a peaceful get away.....We are located on crystal clear Lake O'Brien , a 188 acre private lake and 5 miles of lakeshore. Just 5 miles east of Crosslake and 2 hours north of Minneapolis. Lake O'Brien is spring fed with water clarity to 24'

We have a beautiful sandy beach and swimming platform anchored just 20' from the dock. There is a fire pit and 8 adirondack chairs & tables on the beach for leisurely enjoyment. Lake has great fishing for northern , crappies, walleye and bass. There is a canoe and life jackets provided. A sandbar just around the corner.

In the winter the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing , ice skating, and is a great base with access to endless miles of snowmobile trails.

Our property is perfect for 10 people. It has 5 bedrooms & 3 1/2 bathrooms. We offer 4 queen size beds and 2 bunks with all the amenities of home. There is central air, a washer & dryer, Weber gas grill, an indoor gas fireplace, indoor electric fireplace, and 2 outdoor fire pits that are fully furnished with adirondack chairs. A Bose CD player and Bose speakers with a iPhone docking station available and 5 Televisions. The kitchen features a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, plenty of dishes and basic spices. There is also a 2nd full size refrigerator in the garage. Linens and bath towels are provided for each of the bedrooms.

The dining room table seats 6 -8 comfortably, the kitchen bar 3 , patio table seats 8 and screened- in porch seats 2 . There are 3 complete living areas- the main great room, a furnished basement with TV, ping pong table . The loft has a beautiful view of the lake and comfortably seats 8-10 . The outdoor upstairs fire pit has andorack chairs & tables for 10 people.


Full week rentals are Friday - Friday for 10 guests

Check in time is 4 pm and check out the following Friday is 11 am

Fall, Winter and Spring

Full week rentals are Friday- Friday for 10 guests.

Check in time is 4 pm and check out the following Friday is 11 am

50% rental amount due when you confirm your reservation. Balance is due 15 days prior to your arrival. Deposits are non- refundable.

No pets, please

Feel free to call with questions or special requests.

David & Kim

More Details

David otte
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

About David otte

We grew up in southern MN years ago and have been away from MN for 30+ years and live in Dallas area now but always wanted to get back to the Minnesota summers. We have family on the lake and wanted a place to "get away" to that was quiet.

Lake O'Brien has such friendly people and the lake is incredibly clear . Its charm is also the peacefulness of the lake- its an easy lake to canoe, kayak, paddle board or just take a sunset cruise on. The swimming is amazing with such clear water and sandy beaches. Everyone has enjoyed the fishing, as well.

David otte purchased this house in 2015


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crosslake in Crow Wing County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • All bedrooms are newly furnished
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Home With Sandy Beach sleeps 10
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Lewisville MN

Great place for girls week away!

  • 5 of 5

We all agreed this was one of the most relaxing trips we've done in awhile. Beautiful, quiet, plenty of room -next time we can bring more friends. We swam and sat at the beach every day. We saw deer in the side yard, eagles and loons on the lake and heard birds singing in the trees surrounding the home. Our plans to go in to the cute towns surrounding this area were fun but we cut back simply because we hated to leave when we had such a nice place to enjoy. Thanks Dave & Kim- we had a great time!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property on a crystal clear lake

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in mid-August. The home accommodates multiple families with it's multiple levels and 5 bedrooms. It is decorated beautifully throughout. We found the elevator to the lake VERY useful. The beach was nice and the dock had room for our boat. We spent a lot of time on the lake tubing. While it's a relatively small lake we still found it very nice. The water is so clear and there is little traffic. The bugs were pretty awful while we were there but we did utilize the upper fire pit a couple of times. More than enough seating for everyone!

The only drawback to this property (for me) was the lack of space for small children. I have a 10 month old and a 3 year old and I spent a lot of the time worrying about breakables (there are many) and corners. Also, the only spot carpeted for an early crawler was the basement so we had some challenges there (the basement is lovely but I didn't really want to spend my time in one room the entire trip). Certainly not a deal breaker by any means but just wanted to let others with very small children know if they are considering this location. I would suggest this property for adults and older children. It has every amenity you could need and is very comfortable. We will definitely consider this home again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

We found the house everything it said it would be. There was plenty of room for all, the beach area with the raft was wonderful for the kids and having the 2 fire pits was awesome, one at the beach and one up top. All the steps is not for everyone but you can ride the trolley up and down and for those of us that do steps, its a great workout!! Only thing that would be nice would be a larger screen porch, the mosquitos were terrible this year but that is not the home's fault!! Will definitely go back. Thanks Dave for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Klemme Iowa

Beautiful Home and Setting

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful and we had a lovely time. The lake was a relaxing retreat. There were a few issues identified during our stay....we had a faucet without hot water in the downstairs bathroom. A note had been left just stating there was no hot water; this was not fixed during the stay. The air conditioning froze up and although we had a warm afternoon the evening was cool so it didn't impact us much. David was very responsive to ensure it was taken care of. When we arrived the elevator to the lake was out of service. David assured us that he was diligently working to have it fixed which was nice, but the fact remains that we didn't have the use of it Friday, Saturday, or Sunday when the bulk of the family was there visiting and spending time on the water. This was a pretty significant inconvenience to the family in general as there are over 100 steps down to the lake. Couple minor suggestions for the property would be to improve the lighting. There weren't really very few lights that allowed someone to sit and read after dark. It would have been nice to be able to read a book. Kitchen was missing any type of mixing bowl.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback~ it will hopefully be helpful for future guests. We added several mixing-serving bowls, serving & baking pans and 2 lights in bedrooms. We appreciate your time to respond to us.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful cabin! The cabin had everything you could think of for the comforts of home even with young kids. Enjoyed both the indoors and outdoors of this cabin with the crystal clear lake. We were out on the water and sand bar but the best fishing was right off the docks. Beautiful drive in and very private. Dave was very responsive to our questions and assured we had a great time. Lindsay the local caretaker was very sweet and met us at check in to welcome us. We could not have been happier with our family vacation. Thank you Dave and Kim for sharing this beautiful oasis with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, THANK YOU for your kind words...we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully it was a fun vacation~ ENJOY the rest of your summer
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  • 5 of 5

This property is very nice, attractive and appears to be fairly new. Lots of bedroom space and bathrooms, spacious living/dining/kitchen. outdoor fire pit with 8 chairs was great and the lake is very clean. Landlord was great to deal with. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, SO glad you enjoyed your stay....ENJOY the rest of your summer
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brained, MN
Nearest Barpub
6.3 Miles
Andys Bar & Grill 35453 Co Rd 3 Crosslake
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Bourbon Room 38135 Co Rd 66 Crosslake
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crosslake, Minnesota

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £775.86
Cleaning Fee £174.57
Tax Rate 7.25%

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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