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Recent Central reviews

  • Expansive, beautiful home

    "We were a little early for swimming season, but the beach was wonderful. We had a large family reunion, and it proved perfect for such an occasion because two of the bedrooms have adjoining bedrooms with a shared bath. It would not be good for large groups who didn't want to walk through a master bedroom to get to a secondary bedroom for children and to get to the bathroom. It is a terrific place for extended families such as ours. Diane was wonderful to work with and the home was immaculate upon our arrival. Our damage deposit was promptly returned, and we would certainly rent it again."
    Guest: Arlene P. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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  • A perfect retreat (once again!)

    "This was our third (3-night) stay at this fabulous lake home retreat. Once again, everything was sheer perfection for our 3-generation family-of-6. We arrived to the spotless lake home, with a delicious apple pie awaiting us. Each person got their own room (all beds are comfortable), so plenty of personal space, as well as ample shared spaces. There are three levels, with a full bathroom on each, a billiards room--where we compete each night, a screened-in, and an open deck, overlooking the lake. There is an open, airy feel to the home, with lots of natural light streaming in the skylight, and many windows. The stone (gas) fireplace adds a coziness in the mornings and nights. Each day, we spotted (and heard) four loons, and spent time on the water near them, (on a rented kayak, canoe, and pontoon boat). We enjoyed 2 bonfires (s'mores! no mosquitoes!) and experienced (from the front row!) one of northern Minnesota's quickly-passing, dramatic, lightening storms over the lake. My niece delighted in the nearby Wilderness Resort's indoor swimming pool (a short walk; $7/day), and games room. Joel and Shelley are the best hosts you can imagine. So thoughtful and genuine, and they know the area well. They will happily answer any questions you may have about the property, weather, activities in the area, etc."
    Guest: BonnieB Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • once again another great trip

    "Once again we're back at Doug's. Had a great week. The garage is a great staging area for the days fishing. Hit seven lakes in seven days. All within fifteen miles of the house. Thanks Doug, we'll see you again next year. McD and the Band."
    Guest: McD Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: September 30, 2013
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  • This is a great family retreat!

    "This place is awesome! My wife, six daughters, and son in law + a boyfriend loved this house! There was space for everyone! The lake is wonderful! The house is perfect with everything we needed! It is about 15 minutes to Crosslake which has a great grocery store with all your food needs! The fishing was good, and the boat dock made for easy in and out with our rental boat from Nisswa, there is also a resort right on the lake that rents boats! We also loved paddling in their 4 kayaks! They were great! We got to meet the owners while we were there great too! We hope to be back and they are even adding on a mother-in-laws suite in case you have a larger group! If you have a small group that may work for you as well! We will be back!"
    Guest: Sam Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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