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House of Dreams on Mille Lacs Lake/family friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This is truly a gorgeous property and a place to make dreams come true. Enjoy a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. It was built in 2008, so everything is new, no old cabin smell here!! As you can see the windows overlooking the lake allow you to take in all the lake has to offer.

Waking up in the morning, with views of the sun rising and listening to the waves and watching the wildlife above is absolutely breathtaking!!! Sunsets are very romantic and peaceful sitting on the dock or lounging by the fire pit.

If you are a fisherman, then you have come to the right place as it is not more than a 5 minute boat ride to some of the best walleye and musky fishing on the lake. No matter if you like to go sailboating or jet skiing it is all here for the taking. You will enjoy the ease of having your own boat landing and private dock.

There is also a marina within walking distance if you have a large boat, need gas or just looking to hang out with the locals. Our lake home is 3.5 miles to Garrison, 23 miles to Brainerd and keep in mind that after a day on the lake its only a 15 min drive to all the night life at the Grand Casino and several restaurants with amazing food. You can enjoy some of the best golf courses in the state of MN, go to see Brainerd International Raceway or bike ride on the paved Soo Line Trail just south of our property. No matter what it is you enjoy, this is the place where dreams come true.

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Stacy Deason
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Stacy Deason

Cary and Stacy currently live in Brainerd, Minnesota. Cary went to school at STCU. Cary looks forward to hunting season, as he is an avid huntsman. Stacy is presently a homemaker and takes care of our four beautiful children. Stacy's passion is flying airplanes. Mille Lacs is plenty big to land a plane. We always dreamed of having a home on a lake. In 2008, we found this location and started to build this lovely house, to someday be where we retire. We thought we would share it to the public, so everyone can enjoy what this home and lake has to offer. We love fishing, boating, skiing, also watching the sunrise and wildlife in the morning is just beautiful. Listening to the waves at night as you watch the sun go down, makes it feel like you are at the ocean. In the winter, we enjoy ice fishing, and the winter activities the town offers on the lake. The snowmobiling trails in Garrison can get you anywhere you want to go, even to the casino; we love to eat at the seafood buffet. Hope you enjoy this home, as our family loves it.

Stacy Deason purchased this house in 2008

Why Stacy Deason chose Aitkin

This lake and property intrigued us as it is filled with everything you need if you are a fisherman, snowmobiler/ATV or hunter. We chose this side on the lake because it was the best for Walleye and Muskies. During the Spring you can see the Muskies under the dock finding warmer, shallower water. You are surrounded by it all. With your own private dock and landing, it makes it easy to get in/out on the lake. If you don't have a boat, the Marina is walking distance and on our street to take you to the fish. We have a nice paved, quiet street to rollerblade and bike. A big yard to play games and nice paved driveway for your boat. Water and electricity is provided right by the dock. We designed the house for large families with an open floor plan, makes the house feel roomy and comfortable. There is a beautiful view from every room, just breathtaking. The town of Garrison is three miles and 15 miles to the casino, if you love to gamble. Crashing of the waves at night, sounds like you are at the ocean, somedays you can't see the other side. This lake has activities all year around, lots to do. We just love the view and the fishing is awesome most all year around. Beautiful wildlife, peaceful and very relaxing at our home.

What makes this house unique

Mille Lacs Lake is an outdoorsmen's and fishermen's dream, full of every kind of fish and wildlife from Eagles to Deer. There is every kind of fish in this lake, from Walleye to Muskies. Ice fishing is the best! Our home is located on most desired side of the lake. Snowmobile and ATV trails located off the highway about two miles north, Minnesota has over 27,000 miles of trails. All of the activities that are offered on this lake are like no others, from fishing contests, to car racing on the ice, to wind sailing. This lake is 27 miles in diameter, third largest in the state, you can't see the otherside of the lake. Just a gorgeous place to visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stacy, We had a wonderful time at your cabin. The week consisted of Christmas gift opening(thanks for the Christmas decorations,not expected but enjoyed a lot) also, cross country skiing, snowshoeing(Cathio state park),some ice fishing, thrifting, casino run,eating in eating out, game playing(awesome) hot tubing(awesome), new years eveing, and resting. All twelve of us had a above FINE time! Thank you for bring so friendly( I could hear it in your voice), acomodating, and wonderful to visit/work with. We don't do this vacationing very often , so thank you it was an awesome time at your house of dreams. We definitely will remember you for the future. Happy New Year to you and yours. May 2013 be filled with many BLESSINGS!

From all of us in Albany/Avon/Mpls
Dec 2012
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Aitkin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , located on main floor by the kitchen
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large bathroom in master bedroom main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located upstairs on second floor
  • Bathrooms are stocked with hand towels, wash clothes, and bath towels, and a hair dryer. One roll of toilet paper is provided. You will have to provide for when you run out.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Queen size bed in master bedroom and crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen size bed in guest room upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , queen size bed in guest room upstairs
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size, full size futon and toddler bed upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (4) 3 are pillow tops , Child Beds (1) Toddler Bed upstairs in loft with queen bed, Baby Cribs (1) Wood Crib in master bedroom and Pack-n-Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size bed 1 futon bed
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This property has its own private dock and boat landing for your fishing boat or jet ski.


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House of Dreams on Mille Lacs Lake/family friendly
average rating of 4.938144 based on 99 reviews

Far enough for a getaway, close enough to get away.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best four nights in February here at The House of Dreams.Typically our getaway is something to look forward to in the dead of winter. This year, we had beautiful weather to be outside. Beautiful sunrises. Walks on Mille Lacs were spectacular. Down the road a short walk was a pretty good breakfast. We saw an eagle, a mermaid, a couple bears, and Robinhood on our walks. Plenty of clean beds, pillows, towels, and blankets. Plenty of room at the table for everyone. Every utensil and appliance you would want. We had a couple of surprises, but the owners were incredibly responsive and helpful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. The wild life is amazing, so glad you got to experience it. The sunsets are beautiful there. We hope to see you again soon. Take care, Stacy
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Great time in Garrison!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I rented Cary and Stacy's cabin for a weekend getaway, and we couldn't have asked for a better time. It has a great layout and was a great size--actually more than we needed for 9 people!

It had all the amenities we needed, with the exception of extra toilet paper, paper towels and garbage bags... but that was an easy run to the small supermarket in Garrison. Everything else was provided, including great quality towels, nice dishes, ample fridge and freezer space for food for the weekend, everything!

We ventured out to Kathio State Park (about 20 minutes away) and climbed the 100-foot observation tower. It was gorgeous looking out over the fall leaves and Mille Lacs.

We are considering making this an annual trip and highly suggest other people check out their great cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lindsi, You are a very special guest. You are our very first guest ever to stay at our cabin and appreciate your coming every year since 2008. This year of 2011 is your forth year here. WE appreciate you staying with us and making our home yours. I am so glad you enjoy it every time. See you again. Take Care, Stacy and Cary
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Great Home for Lakefront Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home is large and open, with more than enough space than my family needed. The house was clean and had everything we could need; towels, dishes/kitchen utensils, games, lawn chairs, grills, fire pit, etc. The property had a large open yard perfect for yard games. Unfortunately during our stay we had a lot of rain, so we were greatful for the wii and all the games that were avaialble for us to use. The dishwasher was broken while we were there so we did have to wash dishes by hand, which wasn’t ideal, but definitely not the end of the world. All around it was great property and I would recommend it for a weekend on Lake Mille Lacs.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brittney, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. We try to provide everything we would need with our big family of six. We did repair the dishwasher, and sorry for the inconvenience. Overall so happy your experience was amazing. See you all again soon, Stacy
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We loved our stay here. Amazing cabin. Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! What an amazing cabin you have. The kids loved playing the Wii, old arcade machine, and the foosball table. Thanks for dropping off more firewood. That was an unexpected bonus! We loved all the space the property provides. We had fun playing badminton in the front yard. We enjoyed the newer dock and the kids enjoyed swimming. All the extra blankets, pillows and cooking supplies were another unexpected bonus. We really had a great week up there.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corey, With all the choices you have on vrbo, we thank you for choosing our home for your vacation. With a big family we have, our four children are all set up for anything they need. It is loaded with all sorts of games and things to do for entertaining. We update things as we go to insure your safety and enjoyment. We hope to see you again soon, Stacy
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Stacy was very welcoming. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home. We purchased our property because of the perfect location and perfect neighbors. Our view is somewhat spectacular as well. It is like being on the ocean, listening to the waves and watching the sunset. We are so happy you had a wonderful time. We will hope to see you again soon in the future for your next getaway. Take Care, Stacy
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Beautiful, clean, spacious home ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time-Stacey made sure we had everything we needed and more ! The home is spacious, and clean ..the beds in the bedrooms were very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you would need to cook and has a very large kitchen table. We were disappointed the hot tub is no longer available but we still had a great time! We didn’t use the boat landing as it was too steep for our boat but there’s plenty of boat landings near by so it didn’t bother us at all. We loved sitting on the dock and enjoyed the water and view..nice sandy area-loved seeing the bald eagles, loons and ducks..We would highly recommend staying here! Thanks Stacey :)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
121 Miles
Minneaplis/St. Paul Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Myr Mar Marina Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Fishing Launch
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ruttgers Bay Lake Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 169
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Blue Goose, Spotlight, Y Club, Broadway Pizza
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Myr Mar Marina Fishing Charter and also Garrison Sports Launch (3miles)

Fishing charter 1/2 block on our street with great rates and so much fun!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House cleaning fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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