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    "My family and I enjoyed an absolutely awesome vacation at this home! It was perfect for all of us from the oldest to the youngest, we all had a great time! The weather could have been warmer, but we still had fun! The home is great - no complaints at all, could not have been nicer! Thank you so very much for sharing your home with us! We will surely come back next year!"
    Guest: ND/WIS family Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • Great location!

    "We had a wonderful family vacation at this Breezy Point townhouse. The townhouse was exceptionally clean and comfortable for our group of 7. The views are spectacular. After our morning walk around the beautiful area, the adults relaxed out on the patio and sipped coffee, enjoying the lake scene. The teenagers in the group had plenty to do and enjoyed renting jet skis from the marina at the resort and renting bikes to ride on the Paul Bunyan Trail. We were also able to rent a pontoon from the marina and take a tour of Pelican Lake; I had my first chance to see a loon at close range. Another high point of the trip was a very successful fishing expedition, and we had a wonderful fish fry that evening. The girls in the group enjoyed a couple of shopping trips to Nisswa while the guys played golf at a couple of different locations. We all played Bocce ball on the lawn in the evenings before firing up the fire pit for s'mores, and two of the kids even slept out in their hammocks a couple of nights. The dock is quite large which provided another gathering area to enjoy the views. The Breezy Point area is a great place for a family vacation, and the townhouse is well-suited for cooking meals and gathering for family time. We plan to return this summer."
    Guest: Found My Slice of Heaven Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: February 21, 2015
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  • Peaceful Pines...

    "...was true to its name! Very nice, clean, and homey place and fully stocked. True that you only need to bring your personal items to enjoy a beautiful week in Crosslake!! There are so many places to visit around this summer home. Take your bikes if you can!! But many things within walking distance too!! Craig and his Dad were very easy to work with and made our stay inviting!! We left a pair of sunglasses there and they even took the time to track them down and send them back to us!! Thank you!! This was a once in a lifetime family trip!! Do keep in mind tho that it really only does sleep 6 adults...7 if one would like to sleep on the sofa (not a roll out) in the living room! BTW...from the living room...The view of the sunset is incredible!!!! We so enjoyed our nightly fires on their beautiful! Thank you for these great memories we made!!"
    Guest: Jim & Jan Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Fantastic time!

    "We stayed here for girls weekend and had a blast. The rental is beautiful with everything you could possibly need. The resort was under construction but we had a great time anyway. The townhome was very cozy and perfect. Dorothy was great to work with and was very accommodating. I will definitely be bringing my family here in the future!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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Farm Island Lake Travel Tips

Finding Your Way to Farm Island Lake Vacation Rentals

Farm Island Lake is located in northern Minnesota and is just an hour’s drive from the Twin Cities. Most visitors come from this metropolitan area and simply drive up to the lake. This is the quickest and most convenient way to access the area. Travelers from further afield will fly into Minneapolis St. Paul Airport which services the Twin Cities. The airport hosts frequently scheduled commercial flights from most major North American airlines. On arrival, you can reserve and collect a rental vehicle for the drive up to Farm Island Lake. There are a number of car rental agencies that have offices at the airport. It is probably best to make your reservation in advance so you can ensure they have the right type of vehicle available for your needs. The drive up to the lake is a pleasant one and once you get out of the city metropolitan area, you should not have much traffic.

Activities Available at Farm Island Lake Houses

The favorite pastime at Farm Island Lake is fishing. Because of its abundant and wide variety of fish stock, it attracts enthusiastic anglers from all over the region. Many fishermen come to try their luck at landing a hefty walleye or pike. If you want to find out the best fishing posts in the area, head down to one of the local fishing stores in the nearby town of Aitkin. If you manage to strike up a friendly conversation with the locals, they may share with you some of their favorite fishing venues along the shoreline. There are also some local outfitters that arrange fishing charters out on the lake upon request. If you have your own boat, there are two public boat launch sites on the lake.

The lake has some great beaches which are ideal for sunbathing, having a barbecue or enjoying a relaxed afternoon with the family. There are several designated safe swimming areas which are favorite spots for families to spend a sunny afternoon. Quite often, the kids will congregate for a ball game in one of the recreational areas. If you have your own boat, you can launch it at one of the public slips and enjoy a leisurely cruise to some of the lake’s islands.

There are a number of top-quality golf courses in the area where you can enjoy a leisurely round on the greens. Green fees are relatively inexpensive and tee-off times can be easily arranged by phoning ahead to the golf club.

Leisurely Days at Farm Island Lake Cottages

Farm Island Lake is a quiet vacation destination where you can truly relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. It is an ideal destination for a family vacation where you can enjoy the lake and the many water sport activities that it offers. Most of the visitors to the lake are fishing enthusiasts that come to enjoy the superb angling available from the lake shore. Many bring their own boats so they can head out to deeper waters and land a heavier catch.

Best Time of Year to Visit Minnesota Vacation Rentals at Farm Island Lake

To really enjoy all the leisure activities that the lake has to offer, the best time of year to visit is during the warmer summer months. Between May and September, you can enjoy long summer days and mild evenings, relaxing with family and friends. The most popular season is during the school holiday period as many families come to the lake from the Twin Cities for their summer vacations.

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