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Beachfront Haven on Ottertail Lake

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy a peaceful vacation retreat on the northeast shore of Ottertail County's largest and best fishing lake. This clean, cozy, knotty cedar cottage is the perfect spot for a secluded respite from city life. The cottage sleeps six comfortably and is fronted by 50 feet of sand beach and nestled in a stand of adult trees 400 feet from the main road. The cabin has undergone an almost total upgrade since 2007, with a more modern kitchen, new wood floor, modern bathroom with large shower, gas fireplace, new wood panel ceiling, and a short stairway leading to the dock and sand beach. (High water over last three years required a rock rip-rap behind beach in 2014--but dryer season in 2015 has exposed a nice beach in front of the rock wall). Easy access via steps and dock to sand beach.

Enjoy spectacular sunsets from a wraparound deck. The property includes a paved driveway through large trees leading to a detached two-car garage, and a walkway to the cottage. The bedrooms have two queen-size beds, and bunk beds. A trundle bed serves as a sofa lounge for watching TV. The remodeled kitchen is complete with cooking utensils and dishes.

This is a perfect venue for a variety of activities. It features outstanding fishing for walleye, northern, bass and crappie. Our cabin is just a half-mile from the DNR's east shore public boat launch. We have a dock and lift to accommodate ski and fishing boats. The lake also is connected by the Ottertail River to a chain of lakes which makes for terrific canoeing and kayaking through fishing and wildlife viewing areas. It also is within a 12-mile radius of three 18-hole golf courses, including the award-winning Thumper Pond course, 1.5 miles from the cabin, and the popular 18-hole layout--Balmoral Golf Course--only 4 miles away.

Keywords: Cabin


Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Owner allergies - no exceptions...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Bunk sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    Trundle bed ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1), Trundle bed, two twins.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 - Recently remodeled w/new appliances and large shower.

Other Amenities

  • Rental guests supply own linens and towels. Owner provides complete information binder of events, activities, area history and services, restaurants, etc....moreless


  • Books:

    Variety of mystery, romance novels, history, cooking recipe books, etc. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards, etc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    LCD HDTV w/DVD player. Full range of news, sports & entertainment channels....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach only 30 feet from cabin deck. Complete view of beach and lake from four large front windows....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Small stairway leads directly to dock and boat lift....moreless

  • Downtown:

    A short 2-mile drive to small Ottertail City commercial area includes large lumber-hardware store, gift shops, post office, restaurants, car wash, laundromat, etc....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Features spectacular sunsets...moreless

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New air conditioning system installed in 2014. Split air units in living room and back bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace on natural, owner designed rock base....moreless

  • Parking Off Street


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Recently upgraded counters, backsplash & cabinets. Modern gas range & oven. Coffee maker, microwave and toaster....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound deck. with wrought iron table and six chairs...moreless



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7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included


Rates for open mid-August dates through first week of September reduced to $1,200 per week.

The cabin is winterized and closed for the season in late October through early spring season.

Reservation deposit ($400) books cabin well in advance of rental--is applied to final payment. Lower late Summer rates. August 23 - September 6 $1,200 per week.

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Stella's Bistro & Wine Bar

    "Excellent food and laid back decor"

  • Shoreline Restaurant Lanes

    "Best breakfast and brunch in Otter Tail County"

  • Thumper Pond Resort

    "A complete resort with water park, lodging and decent restaurant/bar"

  • Balmoral Golf Course

    "Wonderful 18-hole layout...also has 9-hole range for beginning golfers and practice grounds"

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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hector International - Fargo
1.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Otter Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Thumper Pond Resort
Ottertail Lake
Nearest Motorway
Minn. Highway 78
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
T.J's Restaurant at Thumper Pond

Car: Necessary

Wide variety of restaurants, eateries in the surrounding lakes area, including several popular hangouts on Otter Tail Lake.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We're a retired couple experienced with lake country living and rural environments. Maintaining rustic cabin-like comfort, interior decorating and fishing are our primary hobbies.

Why the Owner Chose Ottertail Lake:
Our family has experienced many years of fun, restful vacations on Ottertail Lake at a nearby family lakeside location. Finding and settling into our own piece of Nirvana in 2007 was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The laid-back, quiet atmosphere and friendly, helpful neighbors make this a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life back home.

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Speaks: english



  • Front view of cabin

    Front view of cabin

  • Partial view of the master bedroom

    Partial view of the master bedroom

  • Sand Beach

    Sand Beach

  • Living Room remodel

    Living Room remodel

  • Kitchen remodel

    Kitchen remodel

  • Beach view from cabin

    Beach view from cabin

VRBO #120270

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Date last modified - Thursday, October 08, 2015

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Beachfront Haven on Ottertail Lake

Ottertail Lake #120270

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