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Emma's Spectacle Lake Home - a Perfect Retreat from the World

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Last updated: 09/29/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cambridge house description

Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home is located on the clear and beautiful 239 square acre Spectacle Lake, eight miles west of Cambridge, Minnesota.

Longing for a North Woods retreat but don’t want to spend precious vacation hours on the highway? Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home is the place for you. Travel just one hour north of the Twin Cities to historic Isanti County where the wild and scenic Rum River runs for 153 miles, old growth stands of White Pine dot the landscape, pristine lakes and unspoiled wetlands thrive, and abundant and varied wildlife are plentiful. All of this combines to provide the classic North Woods experience.
Whether you are looking for a quiet couple’s getaway or an activity-packed family holiday, Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home offers many varied opportunities for enjoyment and relaxation.

Staying In…
Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home is a great place to unwind and renew. Let the magnificent sunrises welcome you on one of the two enclosed porches, the walkout patio or the open deck. Expect to hear the call of loons and maybe get a glimpse of a Deer, Grouse, Bald Eagle, Crane or Owl making their way to and from the Spectacle Lake Wildlife Management Area. Ready to take a swim or do some fishing? Just walk down to the 100 feet of preserved natural shoreline and the sandy bottom lake. Catch Sunnies off the dock or take your boat out on the lake for Northern Pike, Bluegill, Walleye, and Largemouth Bass. (There is a public, concrete, boat launch located not far from the house.) For dinner, light the BBQ and dine on the deck, one of the 2 porches or the patio then move down to the fire pit for s’mores and stargazing. When it’s time for bed, throw open the windows and be lulled to sleep by a lake breeze and the water lapping the shore. If the weather turns inclement, curl up by the fireplace, pop in a DVD or VHS and play a game or just relax and listen to the rain.

Going Out….
While the Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home offers the opportunity for total relaxation and rejuvenation, the area offers so much more. Grab your clubs and play one or more of the twelve beautiful golf courses in the area, or bring your hiking boots and bicycle and take advantage of the multitude of spectacular trails and parks. Rent a canoe and paddle down the picturesque and protected Rum River, take a swim at the township’s public swimming area with its welcoming sandy beach or soak up a little history visiting the many Isanti County historical sites dating back to the mid 1800’s. In the evening, have a great meal in town and visit the eclectic shops and antique stores.

The Basics…..
The home’s amenities include: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 kitchens with dish washers and microwaves, 2 great rooms with TV/DVD players, a laundry room, 2 enclosed porches, an open deck, a walkout patio, a gas fireplace, 2 gas BBQs, and a fire pit. If the weather gets too warm there is air conditioning to keep you cool. The home sleeps up to 6 people comfortably (utilizing the futon in the great room) and the family dog is more than welcome!

Finally….
Let Emma’s Spectacular Lake Home provide you a perfect retreat from the world. Just 50 miles from the twin cities, you are only minutes away from exploring nature’s plentiful gifts. Enjoy a North Woods experience, quality lodging, and the pleasure of “lake living” all in a clam and settled neighborhood.
Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home - A Perfect Retreat From the World!







Keywords: Lake home, lake front, lakeshore, dock, private, summer home, fishing, water sports, boating, swimming, golf, hiking, canoeing, trails, state parks, shopping, historical places, festivals, antiquing.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 please. The neighborhood is established and quiet. This is the perfect location for anyone who wants a peaceful and undisturbed getaway....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Not on the property please....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                . Dogs only.vaccination verification Maximum of 2. Additional charge applies of $50 per dog. Dog owners are responsible for removal of their pet’s waste or additional charges will apply....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Double Beds (2) One double bed in each cozy bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A very comfortable futon in the great room which can sleep two....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Yours to enjoy while you are here....moreless

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Lake View:

                Beautiful eastern lake views provide glorious sunrises and wildlife sightings....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                100 feet of preserved natural shoreline and the sandy bottom lake....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air conditioning if it gets too hot....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                In laundry room....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                A great place to be cozy in the great room if the weather takes a turn....moreless

              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided:

                Clean linens will be provided for your visit....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                A place to house your trailer if you bring your boat to the lake....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                In laundry room....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Wonderful firepit to enjoy s'mores and the stars....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Don't feel you need to pack your kitchen for the trip, we've got you covered....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                In the main kitchen by the great room....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                (2) There are two kitchens, a guest kitchen and one in the main living area....moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2) One in each kitchen....moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) There is a large deck off the great room and 2 screened porches. A great place for dinner or morning coffee....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                There is a walk-out patio on the ground level. This, along with the stairs down from the deck, provides easy access to the lake....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              FROM $1100 TO $1400 PER WEEK
              we rent by the week--500.00 returnable damage deposit--MN state tax-is 6.875%
              $100 Cleaning fee
              

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              Last updated: 09/29/2014
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              Location

              Car: Recommended

              Hiking, biking, canoeing, twelve-plus golf courses, public swimming area, public boat launch, wildlife refuge, State Parks and trails, historical sites, restaurants and much much more.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home is owned by a third generation Isanti County native. The family is firmly rooted in the history and tradition of the region. David Peterson, the owner’s grandfather, grew up in the County. Enchanted by the bounty and magnificence the area had to offer, David bought property on Spectacle Lake. One of David’s sons and the owner’s father, Don Peterson, married his wife, Emma, in the early 1940s. David and Hanna had 7 children 2 girls and 5 sons. All 5 boys fought in World War II and, luckily, all 5 survived. Upon their return the boys began to purchase property on Spectacle Lake. Captivated by the Lake and wanting to continue the family tradition, Emma secretly saved her money and bought an adjacent lot for her family. As the next generation grew, they too bought lots and, in due course, built their own homes. This was the origin of Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home. Spectacle Lake is full of this kind of history. These are not transient vacation homes. The neighborhood is established and quiet. This is the perfect location for anyone who wants a peaceful and undisturbed getaway.

              Why the Owner Chose Cambridge:
              It's a family tradition going back to the 1940s. We love it here. It's in our blood and we've never been anywhere we like more.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Of course we love the lake and the relaxation and recreation it affords. We really enjoy the solitude and peacefulness. It's a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate. But golfing on one of the 12 plus courses in the area, biking or hiking on the trails in one of the state parks, and canoeing on the Rum River are terrific outings! Being close to the Spectacle Lake Wildlife Management Area allows the probability of spotting varied and magnificent wildlife. We hope you will love everything Emma's Spectacle Lake House as much as we do!


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • VIEW OF THE LAKE FROM THE DECK

                VIEW OF THE LAKE FROM THE DECK

              • VIEW OF HOUSE FROM THE LAKE FRONT

                VIEW OF HOUSE FROM THE LAKE FRONT

              • MAIN GREAT ROOM

                MAIN GREAT ROOM

              • MAIN GREAT ROOM KITCHEN

                MAIN GREAT ROOM KITCHEN

              • MAIN BATH

                MAIN BATH

              • VIEW FROM MAIN GREAT ROOM LOOKING ON TO DECK

                VIEW FROM MAIN GREAT ROOM LOOKING ON TO DECK

              • PORCH FACING LAKE  WALK-OUT LEVEL

                PORCH FACING LAKE WALK-OUT LEVEL

              • WALK-OUT LEVEL GREAT ROOM

                WALK-OUT LEVEL GREAT ROOM

              • GREAT ROOM

                GREAT ROOM

              • SAMANTHA'S BEDROOM

                SAMANTHA'S BEDROOM

              • WALK-OUT LEVEL BATH

                WALK-OUT LEVEL BATH

              • PORCH  MAIN LEVEL

                PORCH MAIN LEVEL

              • MAIN GREAT ROOM

                MAIN GREAT ROOM

              • GREAT ROOM KITCHEN

                GREAT ROOM KITCHEN

              • LAUNDRY ROOM

                LAUNDRY ROOM

              • MAIN LEVEL BATH

                MAIN LEVEL BATH

              • PORCH WALK-OUT

                PORCH WALK-OUT

              • WALK-OUT LEVEL GREAT ROOM

                WALK-OUT LEVEL GREAT ROOM

              • WALK-OUT LEVEL KITCHEN

                WALK-OUT LEVEL KITCHEN

              • PANDORA'S  BEDROOM

                PANDORA'S BEDROOM

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 09/29/14
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              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 09/29/2014
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