HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Welcome To Border View Retreat, Our Home Away From Home on Lake Traverse

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This Property Is Perfect For Anyone Looking For A Relaxing Get Away!

Our gorgeous getaway is the perfect spot for anyone looking to relax and enjoy natural beauty, sunrises and sunsets, the howling of the coyotes, the sound of fish jumping, ducks, geese, deer and more!

*Romantic Getaways

* Hunters

* Fisherman

*Girls Getaway Weekends

*Guys Getaway Weekends

*Scrap Booking

*Family Reunions

*Birthday Celebrations

*Traveler's that are in the area for weddings, holidays, reunions or just checking out the area!

Enjoy s'mores by the campfire, scenic views, relaxation, family bonding, private setting.

We have two kayaks, a canoe and a paddle boat waiting for your arrival!

Culligan water drinking system is also provided, no need to pack bottled water!

*Contact us for last minute booking needs!

*Fishing- Walleye, perch, northern, and pan fish off the dock! Remember, we are on a border lake, so you can have two lines in while you fish!!!

Or contact Steve at Steve's Service In Wheaton at 320-563-1400 to book a guided fishing trip!

*Private boat ramp on the property, no need to go to a landing!

Near Wheaton, MN, the hub of Traverse County MN. We have great fishing right off the dock.

More Details

Dale and Rhonda Hanson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Dale and Rhonda Hanson

We both graduated from Wheaton in the 80's, moved away and started a successful business in the cities. We are now moving back to the area and plan to retire here. It is a great community and we know many of the local people here, it is so nice to be back home!

We purchased this beautiful cabin a few months ago and have decided to share it's amenities with others that can enjoy it just as much as we do. We are proud parents of 2 beautiful daughters and have been blessed with 4 wonderful grandchildren. Having a business in the cities, we understand the importance of getting away from it all! We will do whatever we can to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Dale and Rhonda Hanson purchased this house in 2015

Why Dale and Rhonda Hanson chose South Dakota

We chose this property because it is the perfect location for us. We live in Wheaton, so it is minutes to the lake from our home! The fishing on this lake is amazing! We have been catching walleye, northern and bass right off the dock!

What makes this house unique

We have a gorgeous view of South Dakota from the living room and master bedroom windows! The sunsets are amazing. The property offers 225 feet of lake shore, and plenty of space for vehicles, tents and campers.


3 Bedrooms:

Master bedroom has a queen bed

Second Bedroom has two twin beds

Third Bedroom as a bunk bed with a double mattress on the bottom and a twin on top.

The living room also has a single sofa sleeper that sleeps one adult or two children.

In total, the cabin will sleep 10 (if you include someone sleeping on the couch).


The main bathroom has a full shower, bath, double vanity and large linen closet.

The second bathroom is a 1/2 bath with washer and dryer.


The kitchen is very large and open to the dining room. Microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven and full refrigerator.

Living Room:

This room offers an amazing view of South Dakota and the lake shore.

We have Direct TV, a DVD player, WIFi. There is also a breakfast bar with bar stools for extra seating.

Dining Room:

The dining room table will seat up to 6, but remember there is also a breakfast bar and stools. The entire house is hardwood floor, so if you have additional guests the living room is also an option.


We have a Southwest view from the lakeside. We have a deck on both sides of the home so you can enjoy both the sunrise and the sunsets!

There is a two car garage available for you to use as well.

Outside the cabin are two patio sets, one on each deck; a infrared heat grill, and a great firepit near the lake to make your s'mores!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Browns Valley in Roberts County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , also has sink and washer and dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Double mattress on the bottom and single on top bunk
  • Queen bed, dresser, closet, view of the lake and plenty of room for a crib if needed! There is a queen sleeper/sofa in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Welcome To Border View Retreat, Our Home Away From Home on Lake Traverse
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Great Weekend Away with Friends

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda and Dale were great! We had some questions prior to booking and Rhonda responded quickly. She never made me feel like it was an inconvenience to her.

The lake house was clean and had everything we needed. We cooked a lot so it was great having kitchenware (and trash bags). There was also plenty of clean towels and sheets. It was the perfect size for 7 adults -- we were able to fit in at the kitchen table and counter for meals together, the living room has three couches and accommodated us well, the two bathrooms were definitely a plus as well.

The weather was perfect when were were there, the water was calm and we were able to use the kayaks, canoe and paddle boat. We didn't catch much fish there at lake front but did have some luck at the dam nearby. We also spent some time out on the lawn playing yard games and had a bonfire.

We really enjoyed our stay and we're looking forward to booking again some time in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Was a very nice vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good time there. It was a nice mini vacation. We hope one day to stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Beautiful property with an amazing set up. Couldn't have had a better time!

  • 5 of 5

Well organized and set up. Very nice rental great fishing. Couldn't be happier with my stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Columbus NE.

Second visit A+

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this lake home this year was on Labor Day weekend. I will say that this trip was every bit as good as the July 4th trip. Dale and Rhonda are still super to communicate with. They checked with us more than once to see how things were going and if we needed anything. We did not as everything we needed was already takin care of. Probably the only thing that was a pain was those darn mosquitoes in the morning and evening, but I guess that is what they make repellent for. Everything from my July review below pretty much applies to this trip so I wont repeat myself. I will say that we will be back again in the near future. Thank you Dale and Rhonda for being super host's and we look forward to visiting your lake home again. Jim and Cindy, Columbus NE.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Very Quiet, Clean and comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering here during the last week end of August 2016. We had about 20 family members come and enjoy the property with us. We had plenty of room for extra campers/tents that we had stationed around the yard along with the extra lot. It was very nice having a dock right on the property to put the boat in and take out daily. We had ages that ranged from 1yr old on up. With about 10 kids all under the age of 21. With all the space there never was a dull moment with all the room.

Rhonda was very nice and was a pleasure meeting her. She checked in multiple times to make sure all was well. We had a great time and look forward to coming back in the future!

We walked away with nothing bad to say except for the lake being a bit green as we visited so late in the summer.

Thanks again for sharing your piece of paradise with our family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Beautiful, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The home was very clean and nice and had everything we needed. Unfortunately the ac broke our first night but the owners were quick to attend to it and worked with us to solve the issue. The kayaks were super fun and it was nice not to have to rent them. The kids loved splashing in the water (even though it was green since we were there late in the summer). Nice big kitchen and comfortable beds. Loved being able to do laundry while we were there so we didn't have to pack wet things to bring home. Lots of bugs at night, but it's MN! ;) great communication from Rhonda and both her and Dale were kind and respectful. Very quiet and relaxing and great for a family getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Wheaton Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Browns Valley Liquor Store
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Wheaton Public Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Country Corner Cafe, Subway, Wheaton Am Legion
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Traverse County Park
Car: necessary

Located on the Minnesota side of Lake Traverse in a relaxed country area on a private road. Tranquil, private

and relaxed setting yet minutes from town. We are located 3 miles from Browns Valley, 15 Miles from Sisseton, SD and the Nicollet Tower and only 20 minutes from Wheaton which is the hub of Traverse County. At the top of Nicollet Tower is viewing area where it is said you can see North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota at one time; you can get a 360 degree view of our Western Minnesota landscape.

The fishing is great right off the dock! Imagine what you can do from the comfort of your own boat. We have a private landing you are welcome to use!

We hope you enjoy your stay here!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Browns Valley, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.95
Cleaning Fee £116.86
Refundable Damage Deposit £155.81
Tax Rate 6.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot