Sandy Beach / Great Fishing * 50 Minutes from Metro
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Annandale cabin description
Cozy Cabin with your own private Sandy Beach. Great for swimming & fishing! Dock, fishing boat, canoe & kayak included. FREE Wireless Internet & local phone. Located on Beautiful Granite Lake in the "heart of the lakes" Annandale, MN
* Wash-line to hang those wet towels & suits.
* Campfire ring.
* Deck w/ 2 picnic tables & gas grill.
* Patio with patio table & gas grill.
* FREE wireless internet
* FREE local phone
* FREE fishing boat
Very clean cabin. Living room, family room & bedroom all have their own TV's with DVD players. Phone.
Near shopping: Annandale has many Antique & gift store - 20 minutes to the Outlets of Albertville.
Golf: Southbrook, Whispering Pines & Albion Ridges all within 9 minutes.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Dock, fishing boat (no motor), fish cleaning area, canoe, kayak.
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Cross Country Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Canoeing, Kayaking
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Do not rent this place.
Do not rent this place.
Please take the time to read all reviews. We erred by giving the owner the benefit of the doubt. Basically, we pulled up to the property, found rotting windows, chipped paint on the front door, a picnic table which offered splinters, and generally a sad looking exterior. The interior was clean enough, but first impressions were bad enough from the outside (this before seeing the other side of the cabin with rotting wood) to call the owner, who didn't respond until the next morning. We forked out for other accommodations. We tried to get our money back, to no avail. Here are notes from the correspondence between us and the owner: "The reason for this is that the property is not in compliance with the material representation. Specifically the condition of the exterior is in a poor state, including extensive exterior rot, which is conducive to interior mold. Also a complain from a previous tenant. Such an environment is not acceptable." The pictures are misleading. The cost is exorbitant for what you get. Keep looking! The owner will certainly respond that indeed she did have someone from the local health inspection come out to give it a clean bill of health. Bit late for that, sorry. We own and rent out a house in Croatia. We know what a place needs to look like in order to ask for that amount. It should not have rotting windows and chipped paint.
- Guest Chip (Croatia)
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 03/07/13
Very Nice Cabin With Great Location!
Very Nice Cabin With Great Location!
The cabin was very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The shower enclosure does have rust in it, but it's clean and has good water pressure. Sandy beach, nice swimming area and very quiet. We enjoyed using the Kayak, and the fire ring and patio got used quite a bit! The hide-a-beds were a bit uncomfortable at first, until my daughter discovered that, if you switch yourself around, and sleep with your head towards the "foot", then the beds are actually quite comfortable. The master bedroom is small but comfortable and the space is adequate for sleeping. There is also a huge armoir in the master bedroom for clothes, and drawers under the bed, along with several hooks on the walls to hang things. There were beach toys for the kids to play with, and with the free WiFi, we were able to bring our Wii for games and connect to our Netflix account for streaming video. I was impressed with the dish ware - everything matched and was of decent quality, as were the bath towels. We live fairly close to this cabin, so my kids each drove their own vehicles. The boat was adequate for fishing, but if I rent here again, I think I would bring a larger, faster boat for entertainment purposes (it would be great if the owners had a larger or different type of boat to rent for an additional fee). We also figured out the cause of the "musty smell" the other reviewer spoke of - it was a simple leak in the plumbing in the laundry room. The Mehrs brought in a dehumidifier and called a plumber, and the problem was fixed. Their response to us was prompt and they were very pleasant. The neighbors are also very nice. It is a well kept area and most of the surrounding cabins are owner occupied. Having two levels in the cabin was also a plus - we could have a quiet area for those who need some nap time, while others could socialize on the other level. There was NO mold in this cabin, and the musty smell is gone with the plumbing fix. I didn't see any spiders either. The price was quite reasonable; I have rented cabins at resorts for more money and the cabins were not half as nice as this one. I would not hesitate to rent this cabin again, and I would recommend it to friends and relatives.
- Guest Family Vacationer (Minnesota)
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 08/26/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
We had a great time!
We had a great time!
Our family of 4 just finished our vacation at this great lake home. We swam every day, grilled each night and took the kayak out on the lake. This lake house was perfect for us. Mom and Dad slept upstairs and watched an evening moving or had a cup of tea in the upstairs family room with a view of the lake. The two girls had their own space downstairs, including beds and their own TV. We really enjoyed having access to the Internet, as well. It was great to bring our dogs. The large dog loves to swim, she was in the lake with us all the time. The lake is so peaceful and quiet with great neighbors. What a great spot!
- Guest Debbie (Edina, MN)
- Date of stay 08/19/11
- Review Submitted 08/24/11
Granite Lake Cabin
Granite Lake Cabin
We enjoyed our stay at this lake cabin. We appreciated all the water toys provided (including a small motor for the fishing boat), plus internet access. We had people from 4 years old to 85 come to stay or visit and all enjoyed their time here. The younger children loved the sand, water, dock fishing, and large flat lawn to play on. We also appreciate being able to bring our dog along. They owners responded quickly when we had questions about the washing machine and boat motor. They were very helpful and accommodating. We gave this cabin an "excellent" rating (keeping in mind that it is a cabin and not a fancy resort!) because it was clean, comfortable, it had extras (like the boat motor, the dog being able to come, the internet connection), everything was in working order, the owners were friendly, and it was a relaxing vacation for us.
- Guest Kris (Twin Cities)
- Date of stay 08/19/10
- Review Submitted 07/01/11
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Mehrs, Thank you for the great 2 weeks! We enjoyed the cabin, the lake & the outdoor "toys" (boat, kayak, sand, canoe, etc.) We definately gave the oars a workout, so thanks for bringing those! I left the brochures - we appreciated them and got to some local events. I put the recycling out - they were mostly full when we got here. We would like to rebook the same two weeks for next year. Thank you & have a great summer & fall.
- Guest Kristin
- Date of stay 08/06/10
- Review Submitted 06/23/11
You couldn't pay us to stay here!
You couldn't pay us to stay here!
The property was described in the ad as a “Very clean cabin.” When we entered the "cabin" we could smell a strong odor of MOLD. We tried running the air conditioning to get rid of the smell, but it didn’t help. We then started getting headaches and opened up all of the windows. The next day my parents gave us two air cleaners, which helped but it wasn’t enough. Finally, on the third day we left. We just couldn’t take it any longer and we were afraid our health would suffer. We called the owners on Saturday, about smelling gas, when they came over to make sure everything was okay, we asked them about the mold smell, both said they couldn’t smell mold. This was an out right lie. The mold smell was so bad, my sister, who was supposed to stay with us at the "cabin" refused to because of the strong mold smell. My husband and I also spent hours cleaning this place, because it was not clean. A dirty rag hung from the kitchen faucet when we arrived. I found finger nail clippings around the top of the kitchen sink. The dish rack was filthy. All of the faucets were dirty. Even the silverware drawer had dirt in it. The bathroom sink has a large rust spot and the bathroom faucet was corroded with even more rust. The bathroom shower was one massive rust stain and the toilet had urine around its base. The over head fan was so filthy I just left it as is, I just couldn’t clean any more. Every corner in the "cabin" was left dirty and that is where I found spiders living, I killed at least 10-15 spiders, that night I was afraid to sleep because I wasn’t sure if I had gotten them all. I should also mention that the main bedroom is wall to wall bed, if you need to use the bathroom you have to crawl over your partner to get out of bed. I don't have claustrophobia but I was very uncomfortable sleeping in this room. This place should be condemned, not rented out. I grew up on a lake in Minnesota, I know what to expect. This place is very neglected, even the blinds were all mangled, who would leave ruined blinds on the windows for paying customers to see, it is just not professional. I plan to talk to the Planning and Zoning Office and have them come out and inspect this place. The rotting window frames is where the water is leaking in and I suspect there is black mold behind the walls. They would have to gut this place to make it habitable.
- Guest Michele B. (Normal, IL)
- Date of stay 06/10/11
- Review Submitted 06/22/11
Owner response: Our cabin is neat & clean, I clean the cabin each week myself thoroughly. No, we do not have huge bedrooms – most people come to the lake to use the beach, swim, boat, kayak, canoe and fish all of which are included with the cabin and simply use the bedrooms for sleeping and they are perfect for that! There was no water softener in the cabin when we purchased it and we had one installed immediately so the water is now soft and rust free; yes, there is a rust stain on the sink basin that does not come out. There is NO mold inside our cabin; the lower level is fully finished and walks out to the lake. I apologize that during your stay it was cool weather & rainy, non-typical for MN this time of year! Deposit was refunded fully.
$1195 / Week $50 / Pet $500 Deposit to Reserve your week
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About the owner: We have 2 boys that absolutely love swimming, fishing & boating at our cabin; our summers are currently very filled with Baseball therefore we don't have as many weeks to enjoy our cabin and want to open it for others to enjoy as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Annandale:
We live only 15 minutes from our cabin, we love the Annandale area!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Annandale has many unique shops and Antique shops. There are 3 golf courses within 15 minutes of our lake home. There are no resorts on our lake, therefore it makes it quiet and serene and not so busy for playing on the lake!
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View of the backyard to the sandy beach & lake
Family Room looking into 2nd Bedroom Area
Desk area w/ Wireless Internet
Patio with Table, Gas Grill and Plastic Chairs
Kitchen with Gas Stove and Microwave
Main Level Living Room w/ Pull out Sofa Sleeper
Lower level Family Room
Sandy Beach Area
Single Bunk Beds in Lower Level
Lower Level Family Room with 2 Pull-out Sofa Sleepers
Canoe and Kayak
View from Dock looking at Cabin
Master Bedroom with Queen Bed
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2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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