|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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 8 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 8 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 8 guests.
Check in time is 4 pm and check out the following Friday is 11 am
We do offer a 3 night minimum with a Thursday check in
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
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
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£820|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.