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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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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: Most Beautiful Time of the Year - Sept/Oct - $1500/wk Details

Property description

Reserve now for early summer and fall 2015!!!

This property is booked full for the 2015 and 2016 summer months. Please check the calendar before initiating an inquiry.

Non-summer weekends and weeks are filling fast and many are reserved weeks, months, or even years in advance. Currently at reduced new home prices! Incredible value. Try it!

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

Two 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 (24 hr X 365 day) exterior video surveillance.

CAN SLEEP UP TO NINE PERSONS IN A LARGE FAMILY. THIS MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR 6, 7, 8, OR 9 ADULTS EACH REQUIRING PRIVACY. BEST SUITED FOR 3 OR FEWER ADULT COUPLES. EXTRA CHARGES FOR MORE THAN SIX PERSONS. See bedrooms discussion in website AMENITIES section for further explanation/clarification.

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. Renter assumes all responsibility for damage that children may cause. Video surveillance of property....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:

    Video surveillance of property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Normally not allowed. Call owner (509-521-1171) for exception, if required. Pet stays will require extra cleaning fee and damage deposit. Renter assumes all responsibility for pet safety and pet health. Renter assumes all responsibility for damage that pet may cause. Video surveillance of property....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

  • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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

  • Sunroom/Kitchen: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full sized sleep sofa. No privacy. Use for families only...moreless

  • NOTE! There are nine spots where a body may sleep. This property may NOT be suitable for 7, 8, or 9 adults (or may NOT be suitable for 4 couples), requiring reasonable privacy. Please note the arrangement of beds and bedrooms to ensure that these accommodations are appropriate for your larger group. 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) Full size sleep sofa: In sunroom/kitchen area....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

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

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Ensuite. Wood, marble, and tile. XL tub and handspray...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

  • This property may not be suitable for 7, 8, or 9 adults requiring privacy. This property may not be suitable for 4 couples. 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 enter, or 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. The loons will haunt you....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 medium speed 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 Compact ASKO - provided...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Gas interior fireplace - wood burning fire pit outside only in terrace...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. Video surveillance....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 and guests do not have access to garage. Owner has full access to garage at all times. Video surveillance...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Security System
  • Telephone:

    Incoming and local only....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Compact New ASKO- 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. XL Triple sink. Wok....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Sharp Mmcrowave 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. High heat wok burner....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 (when lake is ice free)...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
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski Gull - near Nisswa, MN 25 miles south on Hwy 371....moreless

  • 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
 

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Special offer: Most Beautiful Time of the Year - Sept/Oct - $1500/wk

Several Weeks Open in Early Fall. Snatch one now! Spend a week, or more 'UP NORTH' in the lovely Nisswa - Walker corridor this summer. This is a beautiful and peaceful time of renewal. Fish, hike, bike, boat, golf, canoe, or sit by the fire with a book. See the Northern Lights! Commune with the loons as they raise their young. Plan now for end of summer and fall.

Offer for: Aug 29, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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

Holiday 2
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$200 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 5 - Apr 14, 2016
2 night min stay
$125 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000

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

spring 2016
Apr 15 - May 5, 2016
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100

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

Early Summer 2016
May 6 - Jun 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300

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

Summer 2016
Jun 3 - Oct 7, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 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:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • cleaning added, if not weekly rental $150
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A cleaning fee of $150 will be charged for stays of less than 6 days.

Weekly rentals only in May - September. Prefer Saturday to Saturday Rentals in May. and June. I will occasionally rent by less than a week or other than Saturday to Saturday, if still open on short lead time. Ask, if interested.

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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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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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, digital communications, 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 65 years. Family on this lake for 95 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. Roomy 3 bedroom and two bath cottage. Full laundry. Full living area with separate kitchen and dining spaces. Beautiful bright sunroom sitting area overlooking the lake and beach immediately in front of the house. Spaces flow comfortably together so no one is left out but there are lots of nooks for quiet reading or work. Thoughtfully designed and highly functional house with top quality commerical grade gourmet kitchen. Natural sunlight throughout with plentiful glass for view out to the lake as well as surrounding woodlands. Bedrooms have 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 on-lake ice - midwinter 2014

    Cottage taken from on-lake ice - 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 as seen from the lakeside dock at sunrise

    July 2013 - House and yard as seen from the lakeside dock at sunrise

  • 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

    Laundry and pantry - Cabinet doors and roll out pantry

  • Master bath.  Shower and tub behind the door

    Master bath. Shower and tub behind the door

  • 2 mile walking trail immediately across the access road from the garage

    2 mile walking trail immediately across the access road from the garage

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 07/26/2015
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