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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Northwest reviews

  • Wonderful

    "We really enjoyed our stay. The landscaping is beautiful. Love the up-to-date kitchen and decor of unit. Really enjoy all the dining seating area that we could all sit at one time and had room for more. We had plenty of room for our family of 15. The walk to the beach was not long. Everyone had fun on the water. Brought our own boat so nice area for knee boarding and wake boarding. Kids loved fishing off the dock. Hope to use this facility again as grandchildren were ready to return immediately. People were so accommodating."
    Guest: Willie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Peaceful

    "My husband and I were visiting family and came across this lovely spot, we had peace and quiet and we were close to everything we came for. Phil and Liz are very natural with having guest.. We are looking forward for our next time.. The Housers<"
    Guest: unstable Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • This place has got it all

    "We had a great time. We booked the cottage late September / early October and the Fall colours at the time were stunning. Tamara was organized and professional. We brought our two young children and appreciated all of the toys and games available for them to use. It was nice to have a paddle boat and canoe to use too. The location on the lake was beautiful, sheltered and peaceful. Had a great time and want to return again."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 4, 2014
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  • Second Visit to Thunder Lake

    "This was the second time we stayed at this beautiful property on Thunder Lake and once again we had a most wonderful experience. We love this place! It is truly a gem in the north woods and Tom & Diane are such gracious hosts. They go out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable for which we are very appreciative. Thank you both for sharing your lake home with us again and for another memorable vacation!"
    Guest: Happy Fisherman Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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Detroit Lakes Travel Tips

Detroit Lakes Vacation Rentals Offer Great Outdoor Activities and Festivals

Detroit Lakes is a small community on the north shore of Detroit Lake. It is primarily a regional summer and winter destination for recreational activities, especially on one the many lakes in the area. The city has many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, making it an interesting town to stroll around. Look for the Carnegie Library, built in 1913; the Graystone Hotel from 1900; and the Queen Anne-style architecture of the Homer E. Sargent House.

This lively city has plenty of festivals, averaging one event a week throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy the Festival of Birds in May, when migrating birds flock to the area. The Street Faire in June covers six blocks with art, music, entertainment and great food stalls. Families enjoy the carnival rides, face painting and live band music. Other events include the Water Festival, the WE Fest for country music lovers, and the Dick Beardsley Half Marathon.

Getting to Detroit Lakes Lake Houses Is Easy

Many visitors to Detroit Lakes choose to drive to the area, especially if they are bringing their own kayaks, bicycles and other outdoor equipment. For those who live some distance from Minnesota, the nearest major airport is Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota. Pick up a rental car and drive the remaining 46 miles through the gorgeous Minnesota countryside.

Things to Do from Detroit Lakes Cottages

Renting a pontoon boat gives you access to all the action on Detroit Lake. Dock at the city beach for lively family fun or drop anchor near the lake's sand bar and chat with the locals. The lake has plenty of bars and restaurants with docks for a relaxing beer and lunch. Long Bridge Resort offers live music along with great hamburgers.

Detroit Lakes vacation rentals open up a wealth of possibilities for visitors, from swimming in the lake, taking boat trips and fishing to playing tennis, hiking and cycling in this lovely area. There are miles of trails just begging to be explored. Hunters, golfers, fishing enthusiasts, families and outdoor sporty adventurers will find plenty of their favorite activities in this area.

The Weather at Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Minnesota has hot showery summers and very cold winters. The area has an average 10 inches of snowfall in January, making it popular for snow sports. Average temperatures range from -5 F in January to 80 F in July, with plenty of sunshine from April to September.

Places to Visit from Detroit Lakes Vacation Rentals

Manston Slough is a wildlife habitat and wetland which is important to many migrating shore birds. A trip to Glacial Ridge Wildlife Refuge is another great day out for nature lovers and at the nearby Agassiz Dunes there are mima mounds and many prairie-loving birds such as warblers, sparrows, sandhill cranes, grouse and bobolink. The Fergus Falls Prairie Wetlands and the Itasca State Park are all just a short drive from your Detroit Lakes vacation rental.

Reasons to Choose Minnesota Vacation Rentals Instead of Hotels

The outdoor life around Detroit Lakes is enhanced by staying in Detroit Lakes vacation rentals close to the water and in a quiet and secluded location. There are a variety of vacation homes to suit families of all sizes, with ample beds and bathrooms allowing everyone to spread out. At the end of the day, relax by a roaring fire and use the well-equipped kitchen to fix your favorite dishes. Vacation homes are far more convenient, spacious and home-like than hotels, and offer better value for money. Many vacation rental homes have books, games, kayaks, beach chairs, barbecues and even a sauna or Jacuzzi tub included for the ultimate relaxing vacation. Whether you are planning a family vacation, reunion or getaway with friends, vacation rentals offer plenty of space and great amenities to ideally suit your party.

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