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Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to Be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!

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Lakeside view of the new cottage. Mid-summer of 2013.

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Last updated: 01/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: Winter Wonderland Special $700/week or $400/weekend! Details

Pine River cottage description

Reserve Now for Fall 2014 and winter 2015!!! Please check the calendar first. Weekends and weeks are filling fast and many are reserved weeks, months, or even years in advance. Currently at reduced after remodel prices! Incredible value. Try it.

Major home upgrade just completed. (9/2012 to 6/2013). New Home now available.

Delightful 3 bedroom - 2 bath year around home. Updated every year.

Two new beautiful bathrooms and full separate laundry area

Exterior fire pit and interior gas fireplace.

Relaxing recreational location

Large commercial grade kitchen special for family meal prep and relaxed gourmet meals or just serving a family reunion crowd.

Nearby access to Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails for great bicycling, inline skating, X-C skiing, and snowmobiling.

Great bass fishing ( 1 lb to 5 lb) from dock..Good walleye and northern lake trolling shallows and sand bars

Quiet, calm, and clean lake good for canoeing, water skiing and recreational boating. Ultra clear spring fed lake with a sandy bottom

Loons live here. You should see/hear them every night.

Private dock with 3000 lb covered boat lift

Supplied with Old Town Canoe and Lund 14' fishing boat. Outboard motor not supplied but available for rent at nearby commercial locations

Property has a security system including exterior video surveillance.

CAN SLEEP NINE IN A LARGE FAMILY. IS NOT SUITABLE FOR 9 ADULTS REQUIRING PRIVACY.

Not fully handicap accesible: One step up at entrance. One step down between most of the house and just the living area. 10 steps down to lake in front of house. The interior doors are generally 30 in. width. No ramps are provided.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 or greater....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Gentle slopes and sandy weedless lake bottom. Sandy gentle slope shoreline. Lakeshore and dock visible from interior of house kitchen and dining areas. As with all homes there are hazards inherent in any property. Parents assume full responsibility for inspecting property for hazards to their children and managing their children and those conditions while they are present to safeguard the health , safety and welfare of their children...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            One step up at entrance. One step up between living/dining area and rest of house. 10 steps down to lake in front of house. Not all interior doors are full 36' width (most are 30' and some are 36' or greater)....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Normally not allowed. Call owner (509-521-1171) for exception if required. Renter assumes all resposibility for pet and damage that pet may cause....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Bath all marble and tile....moreless

          • Loft Sleeping Area: 3 twin/ single

            Separable into two semi-private areas (2 twin & 1 twin)...moreless

          • Sunroom/Kitchen: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen sized futon. No privacy. Use for families only...moreless

          • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Marble and tiled guest bath access from hallway....moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom with private bath, Twin or Single Beds (2) Guest Bedroom two twin beds. Sleeping loft: three twin or single beds, and (1) Queen size futon: In sunroom/kitchen area....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

            Ensuite. Marble and tile...moreless

          • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

            3/4 - No tub. Granite and Tile. Enter from central hallway...moreless

          • Master Bath with separate tub and shower. Guest bath is three quarter bath with shower only, and no tub. All granite and tile. Custom cabintry and fixtures. Heated floors....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • All properties have inherent dangers (lake, shower, stairways, etc). The owner has taken reasonable measures to eliminate or mitigate hazards. However all adults, and in particular parents, are responsible for inspecting this particular property upon arrival and discussing with owner (509-521-1171) any issue that they encounter, so that the adult guests present, and all parents, maintain and exercise their responsibility to safequard the health and welfare of themselves, their children, and their pets. Owner with prior discussion might permit guest to bring a pet. If so, then the renter assumes all responsibility for the health and safety of pet as well as total responsibility for any damage caused by the pet Security system includes onsite exterior video surveillance of property. Renter does not have access to basement or garage. Owner will have full acess to, and make use of, the garage (from road side) at all times. Renter will not use items stored in basement...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Large collection of classic novels and some recent literature. Almost all novels. Please do not remove from the house. Please DO NOT take with you away from house....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Blu-Ray and DVD...moreless

              • Games:

                Some limited board games: Monopoly, etc. Stored in library area closed shelving and upstairs in loft storage drawers. No video games....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                DirecTV for Samsung 40' and Samsung 55' LED. Service can sometimes be erratic in rural North America. Maintenance required more often than urban areas...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Supplies sound for TV and DVD playback...moreless

              • Television:

                40' Samsung LED in Master Suite. 55' Samsung LED in living area...moreless

              • Toys:

                some very limited...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Minimal library of videos, but recent movie rentals available less than two miles away at Godfrey's Hardware and Grocery...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beachfront:

                Beautiful spring fed lake. Gentle sandy slope into water. Sandy bottom. No weeds. Private dock with boat lift (lift usually but NOT always available) Video Surveillance on property exterior....moreless

              • Lake
              • Lake View:

                Cabin faces east for beautiful view of sunrise on the lake and delightful calm reflections at sunset. Video Surveillance on property exterior....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Beautiful spring fed lake. Gentle sandy slope into water. Sandy bottom. No weeds. Private dock with boat lift (lift usually but NOT always available, call ahead if critical). Video Surveillance....moreless

              • Rural
              • Water View
              • Waterfront
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Second story ceiling exhaust to exterior and ceiling fans. Central air can be provided when above means are ineffective...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                free - wired and wireless ethernet via DSL and wireless router Security system on property with comprehensive exterior video surveillance. Internet service provided but not guaranteed....moreless

              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                New - provided...moreless

              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace:

                Gas interior fireplace - wood burning outside only in terraced fire pit....moreless

              • Garage:

                Garage is separate from house though only by 10 yds. Separate entry to garage from road. Renter does not have access to garage. Owner has access to garage at all times....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Large stone fireplace with gas logs. Fire Pit - wood burning outside only in terraced fire pit....moreless

              • Gas Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Heat and A/C Provided. Forced air central heat with humidification and air filtering...moreless

              • Internet:

                It is provided. I do not guarantee it will always be available. Rural MN service is sometimes intermittent....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Area
              • Living Room:

                Large living area with views to lake. Small library with many hardback books. Please feel free to use the books. Please, DO NOT remove any books from the property. Leave a book if you wish....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Coverage is okay. Sometimes erratic in cottage. Walk outside to improve signal....moreless

              • Parking:

                off road and next to garage. Garage is separate from the house, although close by. Renters does not have access to garage. Owner has full access to garage at all times...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Boat and car parking alongside garage. Video surveillance of property. No RV parking. No camper parking....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                yes. Off road parking for boat. No RVs! Video surviellance of property external to house at all times. No camper parking....moreless

              • Security System
              • Telephone:

                Incoming and local only....moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                New - provided...moreless

              • Water Tank
              • Wireless Internet:

                free - Wireless ethernet via DSL and wireless router. May sometimes be unavailable....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Freezer:

                SubZero Refrigerator and Freezer...moreless

              • Gourmet Kitchen
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Premier Kitchen! 60 in. Wolf Dual Fuel Range w/griddle, two ovens, and grill. Subzero 36' refrig and 36' freezer. Large island with seating. Dual Bosch dishwashers. ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Sharp Microwave drawer Oven...moreless

              • Mini Refrigerator
              • Oven:

                Two 30' Electric Convection Ovens...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Bring your own. Subzero wine cooler....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                36' Sub Zero Refrigerator & Sub Zero 36' freezer....moreless

              • Stove:

                60' wolf range with griddle and grill...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster:

                provided...moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Loons live here 8 months of the year. They will be out almost every night in spring, summer, and fall....moreless

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Boat:

                14 ft Lund fishing w/oars. No motor. Motor can be rented at local vendors nearby....moreless

              • Boat Dock
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Canoe
              • Deck / Patio:

                Terraced outdoor patio with fire pit. Renbter provides wood. DO NOT remove wood piled on any adjacent property....moreless

              • Golf:

                Many reasonably priced high quality local courses within 30 miles....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Old Town canoe with paddles...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Mature lawn and stone pathways around house, and out to the garage and roadway 2 mile walking trail in woods across the access road behind the garage...moreless

              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill:

                older Vermont Castings gas grill and newer kettle style charcoal grill. Renter provides additional fuel, if fuel is expended....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda:

                irregular terraced stone patio ...moreless

              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Terrace
              • Walkway To Water
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Lifejackets - Bring your own if you have them. Previous guests have left some limited sizes at house. Inspect and use at your own risk....moreless

              • Yard

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Special offer: Winter Wonderland Special $700/week or $400/weekend!

              Spend a weekend, a week, or more 'UP NORTH' in the lovely Nisswa - Walker corridor late this winter. This is the most beautiful and peaceful time of year. Snowshoe, X-C ski, ice fish, hike, snowmobile, sit by the fire with a book, or take in a sports event. The ice fishing is usually exceptional throughout. Northern Lights! Enjoy a national, or school holiday here. Immediate availability!

              Offer for: Apr 15, 2015 - Apr 16, 2015 View calendar

              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter/Spring 2015 Special
              Jan 6 - Feb 6, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $100 $150
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $700

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              Winter Spring 2015
              Feb 7 - Apr 16, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $100 $150
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $800

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              Spring
              Apr 17 - May 1, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $150 $200
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,000

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              Early Summer 2015
              May 2 - Jun 5, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $150 $250
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,200

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              Summer 2015
              Jun 6 - Sep 11, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,000

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              Late Summer
              Sep 12 - Oct 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $250 $300
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,500

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              Fall
              Oct 3 - Nov 20, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $150 $200
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,000

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              Holiday 1
              Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $200 $250
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              Early Winter
              Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $100 $150
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $800

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $2,000

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • cleaning added, if not weekly rental $150
              • Pet Fee $50
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              A cleaning fee of $150 will be charged for stays of less than one week.

              Weekly rentals only in May - September. May rent by less than a week, if still open on short lead time.

              Pets, if permitted by owner will require extra cleaning fee and a refundable damage deposit


              Cancellation policy:

              Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 01/23/2015
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              Location

              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Brainerd
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Backus
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Pine River
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              MN 87
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Salty Dog
              25 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Ski Gull
              10 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              At house

              Car: Necessary

              Supplied with Old Town Canoe and Lund 14' fishing boat. Outboard motor not supplied but available for rent at nearby commercial locations. Lake view accessible from dining room. Fire ring in terraced area with table and chairs. Picnic out while watching the kids swim and the sun set. Roast marshmellows. Walking trail through woods and ponds just behind house. Two miles distance to 80 miles of the Paul Bunyan bicycle trail. Paul Bunyan Trail provides access to added 70 miles of Heartland Trail.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1993

              About the owner: Nuclear Engineer. Reside in WA, MD part time, and MN part time. Like to sail, swim, waterski, snow ski, hike, mountaineer, bicycle, XC ski, and amateur radio Own house in MN on lake, and house in MD on Chesapeake Bay.

              Why the Owner Chose Pine River:
              Lived on this lake every summer for 63 years. Family on this lake for 90 years. Love it summer or winter! Family owns house next door to the north.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Small lake. Pristine spring fed water. Low boating traffic on the lake nearly all of the time as compared to White Fish Chain, Gull Lake, Ten Mile Lake, Leech Lake, etc. More suitable for families in some ways. More suitable for children venturing out on their own. Better wake boarding and water skiing due to low wave height and quiet boating condiitions. Many bays on the lake. Always a calm spot for trick skiing and trick wakeboarding. Generally good fishing. House is all new in 2013. Added a bedroom and expanded the other two bedrooms. Added a second bath. Added a full laundry. Added a full living area. Retained the sunroom sitting area over looking the lake and beach immediately in front of the house. Thoughtfully designed and highly functional house with top quality commerical grade gourmet kitchen. Now also with full dining room and more glass for view out to lake. Bedrooms now with full closet and dressers. Master bedroom has ensuite bathroom. Sleeping loft has areas for children or adult guests. Spent four years designing and preparing to build this. Corrected all of the flaws in the previous home and then some.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, spanish

               

              Photos

              • Lakeside view of the new cottage.  Mid-summer of 2013.

                Lakeside view of the new cottage. Mid-summer of 2013.

              • Tubing and boating could not be better

                Tubing and boating could not be better

              • Winter early 2013 - House and garage viewed from approach on the access road

                Winter early 2013 - House and garage viewed from approach on the access road

              • Cottage, terrace, and walkways - taken from southeast corner looking northwest

                Cottage, terrace, and walkways - taken from southeast corner looking northwest

              • Cottage Terraced area.  Steps to the lakeshore

                Cottage Terraced area. Steps to the lakeshore

              • Cottage taken from the lake - midwinter 2014

                Cottage taken from the lake - midwinter 2014

              • Skip Stairway to the loft and central hallway.  From the entryway

                Skip Stairway to the loft and central hallway. From the entryway

              • Dining room from the front entryway.

                Dining room from the front entryway.

              • Living Room.  Entertainment Center.  Taken from Guest Bedroom

                Living Room. Entertainment Center. Taken from Guest Bedroom

              • Guest Bathroom with Shower.  No bathtub.

                Guest Bathroom with Shower. No bathtub.

              • Master suite.  One Queen size bed.

                Master suite. One Queen size bed.

              • Loft bedrooms.  Three twin beds

                Loft bedrooms. Three twin beds

              • The lake and dock viewed from the terrace immediately in front of the cottage

                The lake and dock viewed from the terrace immediately in front of the cottage

              • Wakeboarding and water skiing are superb - sheltered bays and low traffic volume

                Wakeboarding and water skiing are superb - sheltered bays and low traffic volume

              • Garage as seen from the access road.  Guests do not have use of the garage

                Garage as seen from the access road. Guests do not have use of the garage

              • Terrace area on the lake side of the cottage with grills, fire pit, and settee

                Terrace area on the lake side of the cottage with grills, fire pit, and settee

              • July 2013 - House and yard just completed as seen from the dock on lake

                July 2013 - House and yard just completed as seen from the dock on lake

              • Lake just before sunrise - as seen from the kitchen over a cup of fresh coffee

                Lake just before sunrise - as seen from the kitchen over a cup of fresh coffee

              • Central hallway and main library in the cottage

                Central hallway and main library in the cottage

              • Kitchen looking from the Dining Room

                Kitchen looking from the Dining Room

              • Guest bedroom. Two twin beds.

                Guest bedroom. Two twin beds.

              • Laundry and pantry - Cabinet doors and roll out pantry to be installed

                Laundry and pantry - Cabinet doors and roll out pantry to be installed

              • Master bath.  Shower and tub behind the door

                Master bath. Shower and tub behind the door

              • 2 mile walking trail immediately behind the house and across the access road

                2 mile walking trail immediately behind the house and across the access road

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              • Sleeps
                9
              • Bedrooms
                3
              • Bathrooms
                2
              • Property type
                Cottage
              • Reviews
                11
              Owner
              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english, spanish
              • Response time: Within an hour
              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 01/23/2015
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