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Comfortable Family Lake Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom cabin on beautiful Lake O'Brien in Crosslake, MN. Shoreline includes a hard bottom sand swimming beach with rip rap shoreline and large dock to park your boat, jet ski, pontoon or whatever you have. The cabin has a wonderful 3 season porch with a large adjacent deck and a fire pit in the yard, all with beautiful views of the lake just 50 feet from the waters edge. The cabin sits on a 1 acre lot and features a well manicured yard with a fire pit and firewood for your use.

One bedroom has a double bed and the other has two twin bunk beds to sleep 4 people. The sofa in the living area has a pull out queen mattress and there is an inflatable queen mattress available to put in the 3 season porch if you like. The cabin can sleep from 6-8 people comfortably. Two bathrooms are available and one is in the porch area which is great when coming in from the lake. The cabin also includes high definition TV (with DVD players) and free Wi-Fi. Also included is a full kitchen and full size laundry facilities.

The cabin is located 5 miles east of Cross lake on crystal clear Lake O'Brien. During the summer, this is a perfect recreational lake for fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities. The water clarity of the lake is 24 ft. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling with miles of groomed trails nearby. We offer a 16 ft. canoe for your use along with a 14 ft fishing boat if you like. The fishing in Lake Obrien is excellent! Many large bass caught right off the end of the dock!

Rest assured that we will strive to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

More Details

Jim and Diane Kaufman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 February, 2018

About Jim and Diane Kaufman

We currently live in New Prague, MN but vacation in the Brainerd Lakes area frequently. We own another lake home on Pelican Lake which we use for our family and this cabin which we rent out.

Jim and Diane Kaufman purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Jim and Diane Kaufman chose Crosslake

We loved this cabin from the first time we saw it. Lake O'Brien is a beautiful lake and one of the clearest lakes in the area. Directly across the lake from the cabin is Minnesota DNR land, so that property will remain undeveloped. We think you'll like Lake O'Brien as much as we do.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Bunk Bed , Two bunkbeds available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , One double bed
  • Queen size inflatable bed also available.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Comfortable Family Lake Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Amazing place for an 'Up North' family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the cabin. The lake water is so incredibly clean and was perfect for paddle boarding. We also liked that the short walk to the lake is all level ground. We really liked the layout of the cabin and enjoyed having 2 tables to dine at. The 3 season porch (including the extra bathroom), was a big 'hit' for the whole family. If there was one minor complaint, the mattresses were a little hard and uncomfortable, especially on the bunk beds. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and can't wait to come back again next year! Tom & Heather

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay - for the second time!

  • 5 of 5

Love this cabin! We can't say enough about this place as this is the 2nd time my husband and I and our 2 Golden Retrievers have stayed. The owners are awesome and have everything and more covered at the cabin. Great layout, screened in porch, flat grass area leading to the lake, a dock for your boat. The lake is also very very clean - there is a great sand bottom and you can see it all from the dock and watch the fish. We definitely plan to go back in the future!!! Thanks to the owners for letting us enjoy this wonderful place :)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place with awesome lake access!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cabin on the lake -- it has all the amenities and everything you need for a cabin stay on the lake. It is very clean and well maintained. The owner is really nice and informative for questions we had. The large screened in porch is a huge plus - we had our morning coffee and evening meals there and were able to watch our pooches play in the lake. The flat yard layout out to the dock was great for sitting around the fire at night and being right near the water. The water was very clear as well as you could sit on the dock and see all of the sunnies swimming by. The lake itself is not too busy and very enjoyable for boating. The neighbors were also very pleasant. My husband and I would highly recommend this place and definitely plan on going back :-)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pretty property, restful and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin. It has all the amenities needed for a lake vacation. Our favorite room was the enclosed screened porch which has large glass windows that slide open to allow for a clear view of the lake's sights and sounds. It was the perfect place for our meals. The large grassy lot is perfect for games. There are many chairs plus a grill and outside picnic table.

The lake is wild on the opposite shore. We enjoyed hearing the bullfrogs croak in a mighty chorus near our shore and saw eagles flying overhead. We canoed in the mornings and enjoyed the fishing boat for quicker trips up and down the lake. The fishermen among us were successful in fishing off the dock and we floated around in the water on inflatable toys. We even saw a large snapping turtle on one of our walks near the cabin.

This is a very nice cabin and lot with easy access to the lake. There is a lot of natural light and the rooms have ceiling fans if it happens to be a very hot week.

Betsi and Phil Fredrickson


  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property and the Home where amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the property and home exceeded our expectations. It was great having a garage to keep the bikes and tubes in. The mud room area with the washer and dryer was also a big plus. The home itself was very nice with two full bathrooms with plenty of hot water. The screened in porch was huge we ate all our meals and enjoyed playing games late into the night out there. Then there is the deck with the grill and picnic table, the big back yard, fire pit area and docks. Plus the furniture and furnishing were great you can tell the owners put a lot of thought into making sure everything you could need was there. My family enjoyed the lake and home and will be looking at returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £85.49
Pet Fee £71.24
Damage Insurance £70.53

Pets considered on a case by case basis. Must have owner approval before bringing a pet to the cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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