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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Heart Lake house description
Our home is a newer 3 bedroom plus den, 2 bath home located on Heart Lake in northern Minnesota, just 5 minutes away from the headwaters of the Mississippi River. This majestic home sits on 2 acres of land with 200 ft of lakeshore that will provide the perfect environment to unwind and enjoy your vacation. Our home has high cathedral ceilings in the living room, kitchen and dinning area with many windows to provide a great view of the lake and surrounding outdoors.
A private and quiet, secluded lake with great bass, northern pike, crappie and sunny fishing (you can catch keepers right off the dock). Take in the beautiful sunsets serenaded by the loons at dusk; watch the deer feed in the yard mornings and evenings. Listen to the birds sing in the morning and the frogs croaking at dusk. (get the picture?).
There are plenty of indoor activities too; Playstation 2, movies, board games, puzzles, coloring books and crayons, cards, cribbage, chess or a friendly game of charades (If the weather isn't cooperating). After the daily activities sit around a crackling fire burning in the large stone fire pit. Cook burgers and hotdogs on the swing-out grill (don't forget the marshmallows). Relax in the 2 person Jacuzzi tub upstairs in the master bedroom suite.
Or just take a blanket to lay on and gaze at the stars.
This place is about relaxing while being as active as you want to be. Play horseshoes, croquet, badminton or volleyball. Hike or pick wild raspberries. Enjoy water sports like jet skiing, water skiing, boating or fishing. Take the kids to Itasca State Park for a bike ride. Go golfing at nearby golf courses, horseback riding, four-wheeling or just take a hike in the woods on one of the many trails around the property.
Take a siesta under the trees, sketch a loon and her babies in tow or take a walk in a winter wonderland. Relax, enjoy yourselves and forget about the rest of the world for awhile. Come stay at Heart lake for an experience you won't soon forget.
- 2300 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- King size beds (1) Master suite upstairs sleeps 2 guests., Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom sleeps 2 guests.
Single size air matress with sheets in closet., Double Beds (1) Futon in loft area sleeps 2 guests., Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft area sleeps 1 guest., Baby Cribs (2) Pack n Play one in master bedroom.
One in Bunkroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeping couch TV game room(optional)., Bunk Beds (2) Downstairs bedroom sleeps 6 guests.
Double size futon mattress under bunk sleeps 2 guests....moreless
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, pots and pans, baking pans, silverware and plates, bowls and glasses setting for 12, Mixing bowls, storage containers, preperation knives and filet knives, ...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Video Games:
- Music Library:
- Video Game Console:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
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Escape and Relax!
Escape and Relax!
Our family consisted of a Grandmother, Mother, 16 year old boy, 12 year old daughter and an Auntie. Despite the wide variety of ages and tastes, this vacation spot filled the needs of all! Nestled among a wooded area, the cabin and lake offered an opportunity to escape and relax. We absolutely loved the access to a pontoon and enjoyed many hours of fishing. The spacious cabin allowed each of us our own space for privacy while the open living room, dining and kitchen area was perfect for cooking meals, playing games and watching television and movies. Grandma and the grandkids made an excellent meal of cheese-buttons! There was little cell service which practically pushed the 16 year old into detox the first 2 days; however, it aided all of us in letting go of our fast paced lives and to just enjoy the slow paced moments of vacation. When we needed a social "fix" we would log onto the computer that was wired to the internet. Each morning started with breakfast on the front deck, and many nights ended with s'mores in the fire pit. We even got to bring two family pets, a lap dog and a large dog. The large dog absolutely loved jumping in the lake, being someplace new with the family and was safe at night in the kennel. Our family has had discussions of returning. Thank you for your beautiful property which has given us priceless memories.
- Guest arts4you (Bismarck, ND)
- Date of stay 06/28/11
- Review Submitted 07/15/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Best vacation in 20 years!
Best vacation in 20 years!
My family and I seriously had the best vacation we have had in 20 years of vacationing, The property has everything and more than the owners describe and it is totaly private, the views of the lake and the woods are great. We spent much of our time fishing (which was very fun we caught lots of sunnies, crappies and bass), one day the owners son asked me if i would like to go fishing with him on the lake in his boat which of course i did, he assisted me in catching a few northern pike which i had never caught before! We spent time shopping in a few of the towns around the area which was lots of fun for the wife and kids. We also spent time at Itaska state park it was truely a beautiful park with lots of trails to hike and even a wilderness road to drive down, you can also see the mississippi head waters at the park or if you choose they have large rocks placed at the head waters so you can walk across, very cool! we spent alot of our evenings around the large firepits just taking in the fresh air and relaxing. (did i mention they aslo provide the firewood). There are lots of things to do on the property, horse shoes, playstation for kids in the yard, gas grill, charcoal grill, they even have a shed that has lots of things in it that you can use, toys, chairs, fishing poles and tackle, water toys even marshmallow holders for useing over the fire pits. We rented the pontoon boat for our entire 16 day stay cruising the lake with my family was priceless, we saw some of the most beautiful sunsets, we also seen deers, loons, and possibly a bear, (dont worry about the bears they dont want anything to do with you... just your fish!) The home was so comfy, plenty of room to rest, play, eat and relax. there is enough stuff to do in the home that you would not even have to go out to have a good time. I would like to use the remaining time i have to talk about the owners and their son, these are truely great folks after looking thru all the pictures and albums they have at the home it is easy to see that they are hard working people striving forward to acheive the American dream, they were so down to earth and accomadating, if more people were like these folks the world would truely be a better place!! We had such a good time we are coming back in late August for another 15 day stay, just 2 months after our first stay! My family would like to say thanks to the owners again for letting us into their great lake home and letting us share some of their history there
- Guest snack (i like to eat)! (pekin il.)
- Date of stay 06/04/11
- Review Submitted 07/14/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Blow Family vacation
Blow Family vacation
We had stayed there for 6 summers and and loved every minute of our time there the owners are near and dear to our hearts. This place is so beautiful and peaceful, we will always remember our times there. The clear water the awesome fishing the fantastic views and not to forget all the curious Loons. If you are looking for the best of the best in lake rentals you will find it here. We Love Love Love it!
- Guest KGB (Crookston,MN)
- Date of stay 05/05/00
- Review Submitted 05/28/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Thank you so much for a lovely Labor Day weekend. We had family join us from St. Louis and Las Vegas and everyone had a wonderful time fishing, cooking on the firepit grill and going to Itasca State Park to walk across the Mississippi. The hosue had everything that we could have needed and was perfect for our 3 year old too who loved the swing set. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We would definitely come back again!
- Guest Sophia (minneapolis)
- Date of stay 09/03/10
- Review Submitted 09/19/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
A Wonderful Place to Stay!!!!
A Wonderful Place to Stay!!!!
My husband and I live in Pennsylvania, but he is originally from Minnesota so we were looking for a place for a family reunion. All the research certainly paid off because we found the perfect place when we found Jacque’s house! Everything you could imagine was already there just waiting for us to arrive and relax. The kids loved the boat and fishing from the two docks. We had a fish fry and they really enjoyed eating the fish that they caught. They loved swimming, croquet, playing on the swing set, and all of the board games. The adults loved the horseshoes and everyone loved the fire pits--making s‘mores and burgers and telling ghost stories. We saw deer in the yard and even a bear about a mile from the cabin. We got so lucky with the weather (only a bad storm the first night and no humidity the rest of the week). The sunsets were amazing and we loved hearing the loons on the lake. There were only a few boats on the lake which made it so very peaceful. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation but a place that has it all, I promise this is your place! Jacque, your son, Michael, was very accommodating when we called with a question. Thank you again for everything!
- Guest Glenda & Scott (Pequea, PA)
- Date of stay 07/03/10
- Review Submitted 07/16/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Exactly as described!
Exactly as described!
There were absolutely no surprises at Heart Lake. The accomodations were comfortable, the fishing great, the lake beautiful and the yard perfect for games. We made wonderful family memories here. Thank you for sharing your home!
- Guest deborah darling (Michigan)
- Date of stay 06/17/10
- Review Submitted 06/30/10
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Had a great time at Heart Land lake. The beautiful home was just as Jackie said, all you need to bring is clothes and some food. The grounds are very large and roomy with activities for everyone. Plus the fishing was great.
- Guest Greg81 (Stoddard WI)
- Date of stay 08/27/09
- Review Submitted 08/27/09
Guest comment entered by owner
Fishing was great we didn't catch this many near LaCrosse ont the mighty Mississippi! Facility is great for a family "of all ages" 60 years & down to 2 years of age
- Guest Teff family
- Date of stay 08/16/09
- Review Submitted 08/16/09
Absolute tranquility! Great vacation had by all! At first we missed our computers and cell phones. But that was the best thing that happened to us. We totally relaxed, fished, walked, played horseshoes, out for dinners, watched movies, saw the stars, family games, baked great stuff, etc. It's what our family really needed: a place to reconnect and relax. Next time we should stay 2 weeks instead of 1! Jacqui and her family are very accomodating. She even bought a tea kettle for us since we like to drink tea! Thank you Jacqui!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/14/09
- Review Submitted 08/14/09
Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for letting us sty at your home. We have had a very relaxing week. We all had a grreat time fishing from the boat every evening. Our older daughters went to bemidji to exploy the antique & craft shops. We enjoyed the nice weather while we have been here. Perfact for the fires at the firepit.
- Guest Smith family
- Date of stay 08/09/09
- Review Submitted 08/09/09
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Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: The property was purchased in 1988 and there were many years spent coming every weekend all summer camping in tents, then a camper bus and then to a small mobile home. In 2000 we started work on building the home from the ground up with the help of all the children. The home is a labor of love. Over the years we have continued to make improvements on the home and landscape to get it where it is today. In the spring and fall I still come home to enjoy the peace and quite that only the Minnesota northwoods can bring.
Why the Owner Chose Heart Lake:
I have lived and traveled in many different states. When I started to look where we wanted a vacation spot I just kept coming back to northern Minnesota. There is so much variety, with the four seasons and all the lakes. Most of all the sound of the loons call on the lake on a summer night while sitting around the camp fire with friends and family.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is on a 480 acre private lake and very secluded with only 16 homes around the lake. Private boat landing. The fishing is excellent. Hiking trails nearby. Adjacent to state snowmobile trail. Itasca State park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) 3 miles away.
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Home from lake
Twlight from front deck
View from Hallway to lake
Master bedroom night
Queen guest room
View from livingroom
Back yard area 2
Stairs into the water
Dock for fishing and swimming
Sunset from our bay
Horseshoes and yard area
Master bedroom day
Queen guest room 2
Back yard area
Lakeshore in the fall
Queen Mary Pontoon at boat landing
View from the Loft
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