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Last updated: 07/02/2015

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

7TH NIGHT FREE WHEN YOU CHECK IN AUGUST 29TH, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 12TH OR 19TH!! Our family cottage is the perfect place for family fun and relaxation. You will feel welcome as soon as you arrive. Book now to reserve the weeks that you prefer.
You'll love seeing and hearing the birds each day as you swim, fish or go boating. There are 2 fishing boats here with oars and a paddleboat for your enjoyment. Of course you are welcome to bring your own boat or motor if you like. The public access is just 5 houses down and you can tie your boat up in front of the cottage. The clear, spring fed lake has a sand bottom and gradual grade so its great for swimming. There are plenty of bass, northern, crappies, bluegills and more to catch and release or fry up for dinner. You can fish off a boat or the dock, The cottage is quaint and cozy and includes most everything. There are 2 bedrooms and an enclosed porch for sleeping with 1 Queen, 2 Full, 1 Twin and a Trundle daybed. Six or more can sleep here easily. All linens and towels are furnished. The kitchen has everything you may need including a blender, microwave, electric stove, refrigerator, toaster and of course all the utensils, dishes and pans. There is a heat or a/c system when you need it. There is a television,cable, dvd player and dsl wireless internet. There is a charcoal or gas grill outside. In the garage there is a clothes dryer. The laudromat on 34 next to the dollar store even has wireless! There are swim rafts, minnow buckets, nets and fish baskets in the garage. Sorry the poles with reels or lures are not included. There is a firepit close to the beach along with tables benches and a picnic table with umbrella for outdoor picnics. This cottage is like heaven on earth and I hope your family and friends will enjoy as much as we have for years. We want your vacation to be one of your best ever!
What a great place to enjoy your family and friends!
Book now to reserve the time for your family vacation!


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Baby swing at cottage, beach toys in garage, parks in town....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only with proper container to dispose ashes and materials please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • enclosed sleeping porch: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Day bed with trundle...moreless

  • full bedroom: 1 double

    one twin daybed on front porch is a trundle bed...moreless

  • 2 Bedrooms with 1 Queen and 1 Full in 2nd Enclosed porch with 1 Full 1 twin daybed with trundle plus one other twin in cottage...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 1 Bathroom with tub/shower

Other Amenities

  • There are two theatres close by with live performances throughout the summer. There are many festivals and celebrations in Park Rapids and neighboring towns throughout the Summer and Fall season. Each week in the summer, there is a musical concert in town with dancing in the street. There are things for the kids to do there also. There's a family pizza parlor with video games for kids, an old fashioned soda shop, a couple candy stores, several grocery stores, great bike rentals and path. During the summer, there will be a county fair at the fairgrounds, the rodeo, stock car races, parades and logging days. Mini Golf and go cart racing is available close by. It's really great to visit the headwaters of the mississippi (20 mins) and walk across the mississippi. Fantastic golf courses everywhere! We love having a campfire at night with someone playing the guitar and roasting marshmellows and hotdogs discussing the days events. ...moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The beach, dock and lake are right out your front door....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Nestled in the woods, on the peaceful lakefront...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Large round table in kitchen area can seat 6-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in Garage-Great laundromat on highway 34 Park Rapids, next to the Dollar store (wireless also)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Yes, woodburning...moreless

  • Garage:

    For storage and dryer is there...moreless



  • Bicycles:

    For rent in Park Rapids and great riding path there!...moreless

  • Boat:

    2-14 foot fishing boats with oars paddleboat for up to 4 pontoon is not included in rental...moreless



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$1,400 $4,500
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


$500 security deposit at time of reservation, full payment of rental 60 days prior. Cancellations more then 60 days prior receive full refund, less then 60 days, receive security deposit only.

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bemidji, Mn-North of Cottage
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Park Rapids, Mn
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Staples, Mn-South of Cottage
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 71
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hubbard, Mn
Park Rapids
Nearest Beach
Out your front door

Car: Necessary

Book now for the last 5 nights in summer. Check in available ( 5 nights)13th July out 18th July. The area is a paradise for golfer's, fishermen or nature lovers!!

7th night FREE when you check in August 29th, September 5th, 12th or 19th!! We are just 200 miles North of the twin cities, 90 miles from Fargo, North Dakota, and 50 miles from Bemidji, Minnesota. You will love the small town of Park Rapids, Minnesota, just 5 miles away with shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and a movie theatre. Our cottage is on a quiet lake, in the woods. You'll enjoy watching the purple martins, hummingbirds, yellow finches, orioles and more! The lake is perfect for swimming, relaxing, fishing or boating. You will enjoy all the activites available in Park Rapids which is 5 miles away. There are bike rentals in town with an awesome paved bike path that goes on for miles and miles. Why not bike to Dorset, have lunch or ice cream while there. Check out the antiques and have your pictures taken in the old west costumes. Fun! Park Rapids is a great town with pizza and other restaurants. You may want to have ice cream or a float at the ice cream shop on main street or visit Bella cafe for a great coffee, internet and delicious food. Or you may enjoy visiting the headwaters of the Mississippi, just 20 minutes away. Golf courses are nearby and plentiful, it's a golfers paradise! Strawberry and blueberry picking at the local farms in season is something the kids enjoy. There's so much to see and do. After fishing or boating in the evening, it's fun to gather around the campfire and roast some hot dogs and smores and discuss the days adventures and what's on for tomorrow. I know you will feel relaxed, comfortable and happy here!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1945

About the owner: I grew up and have lived my entire life in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I visited the cabin the first time when I was 3 months old. In those days there were no highways and it took 2 days with an overnite to make the 600 plus miles. After my parents bought the cottage from my father's parents in the 1950's we children were able to spend most of the summer with mom. Dad would go home and work a couple weeks then return again. It was great! After I graduated high school I worked several jobs and fell in love with travel. So in 1967 I began my career with Eastern Airlines and worked there for 21 years till our office was closed in 1988. 6 weeks later I began my business with Mary Kay cosmetics as a Sales Director and am celebrating 27 years. I enjoy having flexibility to have time to spend with my family. It's great to be retired but working and spending so much time with my granddaughter Mia who is 6 years old!

Why the Owner Chose Park Rapids:
Mia, my granddaughter is almost 6 years old now and the 5th generation to vacation and enjoy time at the cottage. It's peaceful and beautiful here and you can get close to nature and your family. You can kick back and do nothing or keep yourself busy everyday if you like. The area and town of Park Rapids are quaint with so much to see and do.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
There are so many reasons why I love our cottage. One reason is the wonderful memories of the entire family being together. Grandfather making pancakes for breakfast and ringing the bell for us to come and get it! Fishing expeditions with the family and sitting around the table at night playing scrabble or canasta. The house looks like something out of a storybook and the view of the lake and birds is relaxing. The lake is right out your front door so perfect for playing in the sand, swimming, sunning, fishing or having a picnic!

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Speaks: english



  • Cozy Cottage on the lake

    Cozy Cottage on the lake

  • Right out front
It's level to walk from cottage to lake

    Right out front It's level to walk from cottage to lake

  • Cozy Cottage facing the lake

    Cozy Cottage facing the lake

  • Back of Cottage as you pull into the driveway

    Back of Cottage as you pull into the driveway

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Go Cart Fun!

    Go Cart Fun!

  • Cozy cabin

    Cozy cabin

  • cozy cottage

    cozy cottage

  • sunset at the lake

    sunset at the lake

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Sleeping porch 
full size bed

    Sleeping porch full size bed

  • Park Rapids Main Street

    Park Rapids Main Street

  • Back door and kitchen area

    Back door and kitchen area

  • Beachfront


  • Lots of birds to watch!

    Lots of birds to watch!

  • Time for relaxation!

    Time for relaxation!

  • Evergreen Fun Park with dad!

    Evergreen Fun Park with dad!

  • Ready for the big ones!

    Ready for the big ones!

  • Bass for lunch!

    Bass for lunch!

  • Bonfire on a starry night

    Bonfire on a starry night

  • Bedroom with full size bed

    Bedroom with full size bed

  • Sleeping porch
Daybed with trundle

    Sleeping porch Daybed with trundle

  • 2 holed 1/2 bath! ha ha

    2 holed 1/2 bath! ha ha

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 23, 2015

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