Emma's Spectacle Lake Home - a Perfect Retreat from the World
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- 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.
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.
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 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!
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.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Coffee Maker
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- CD Player
- DVD Player
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- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Lake View:
- Beach View
- Water Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Outlet Shopping
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
2 happy campers
2 happy campers
We stayed at the gorgeous lake home for 12 nights and it was the highlight of our vacation in MN &WI. The owners were most responsive and attended to our every need. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and secure Internet connectivity. Such a deal! Looking forward to another stay in the future.
- Guest Bill (Tucson, AZ)
- Date of stay 09/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Perfect Family Vacation
Perfect Family Vacation
We truly enjoyed our week at this cabin. The kids LOVED fishing off the dock. We all enjoyed swimming and boating on the lake. The water is so clear! It was so nice to have the beach and the boat launch so close that we could just walk to either. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. The air conditioning was super nice on the really hot nights. But, during the day, the ceiling fans in the screened in porch were a perfect way to be outside and still be cool enough (when we weren't swimming). I especially liked the "up-north cabin" feel so close to the cities. We had arrived, unpacked and started our vacation before most people even arrived at their cabin destinations. So nice to not have to fight the traffic to the Brainerd or Walker area lakes! We loved it and we hope to come back again. Thanks so much!
- Guest Rhonda (Brooklyn Park, MN)
- Date of stay 07/03/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Mom's 80th Birthday
Mom's 80th Birthday
If you are looking for a perfect place to relax and enjoy some peace, look no further. We rented this home for our family when we were trying to throw a surprise party for my mother-in-laws 80th birthday. This was the perfect place for our family. The house is beautiful and well stocked with everything you need for a vacation home. The beautiful sunrises in the morning on the lake are inspirational. The time we spent with our family was priceless. Planning the party from California was hard enough, but when we arrived at the home, we found everything we needed to cook, plan, and pull off the perfect party. If you are looking for a home to rent in Minnesota where you can relax and enjoy some peaceful time away from city life, look no further. This is the place to unwind and enjoy the scenery. I hope you all enjoy this home as much as we did. We are hoping to come back later this year and, if we are lucky, the house will be available again. Thank you to our hosts......
- Guest Cindy (United States)
- Date of stay 04/13/12
- Review Submitted 04/27/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
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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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Emma’s Spectacle Lake Home is owned by a fourth 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 Emma 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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VIEW OF THE LAKE FROM THE DECK
VIEW OF HOUSE FROM THE LAKE FRONT
MAIN GREAT ROOM
MAIN GREAT ROOM KITCHEN
VIEW FROM MAIN GREAT ROOM LOOKING ON TO DECK
PORCH FACING LAKE WALK-OUT LEVEL
WALK-OUT LEVEL GREAT ROOM
WALK-OUT LEVEL BATH
PORCH MAIN LEVEL
MAIN GREAT ROOM
GREAT ROOM KITCHEN
MAIN LEVEL BATH
WALK-OUT LEVEL GREAT ROOM
WALK-OUT LEVEL KITCHEN
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