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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

You will love your get away to 'The Lake' when you stay at our cabin on Upper South Long Lake. All the current amenities you want mixed with all the classic cabin comforts like knotty pine interior, quilts, and being lulled to sleep by the loons calling. The living room addition and connected dining room provide panoramic Lake Views. The living space features a natural stone gas fireplace, lots of comfy seating and a 52' high definition TV, cable connected. The dining room has a full size table with 6 chairs. The kitchen and bath are fully updated. Three generous sized bedrooms sleep 6 comfortably. Great private lot with huge shade trees, large yard for yard games, and 185 feet of private lakeshore. The lakeside deck with dining table, glider, and chairs is a great spot for reading, an afternoon nap, watching the loons, a memorable meal, and catching a glorious sunset.

Enjoy the day swimming, boating (canoe is provided), and fishing right off your private dock. Bring along your own boat and waterskiing, wakeboarding, drifting in the sun, and serious fishing are yours.

We are just a few miles east of Brainerd for shopping, antiques, and nightlife. Enjoy all the sites, attractions, golf and restaurants in the Brainerd Lakes area! Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota's premier Walleye Lake, is a few miles away.

Evening bonfires, roasted marshmallows, shore lunch, the call of the loons, and a lake full of fun, will all become a part of your family memories.

Keywords: lakeshore, private, lake home, cottage, cabin, summer home, knotty pine

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About The Owner

Tom and Linda have been vacationing on Upper South Long Lake for many years. We met at a bonfire party on the lake and have raised 3 kids with loads of summer lake adventures! We are excited to share our cabin with you. As a matter of fact you will see us in the boat pictured as we enjoy summer 'Up North' at our summer cabin on the same lake!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2009

Why The Owner chose Central

We have been vacationing on this Lake for over 40 years. We love it up here so much this is our second home on the same lake. Wildlife, long walks, eagle spotting, loon calls, water sports, sunsets, talks and s'mores around the campfire are all woven into our family fabric. You'll be happy when they are part of yours!

What makes this cabin unique

We take a lot of pride in our cabin so you will find it neat and clean. We have made many improvements that you will appreciate. You will love the privacy that our 185 feet of lakeshore, big front yard, lakeside deck, and the wooded lot provide. From many windows of the cabin you can not see our neighbors. On bad weather days there is lots of space in the cabin for family card games, movies (small library included) or a check on the current sporting event on the big screen TV.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Tom and Linda, for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. What a wonderful place it is! The cabin is so clean and beautifully decorated and the outside is wonderful for lawn games, bonfires, etc. Our family truly enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider staying there again. Thanks again,

Aug 2016
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Brainerd Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice size shower. No tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have a ceiling fan and windows on 2 walls
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Large private yard surrounded by trees provide a beautiful setting to kick back, relax and enjoy family. Campfire pit (firewood included) and lakeside deck. 185 feet of private shoreline with private dock. Fishing off the dock. A canoe and paddles, and 3 life jackets are included. Gradual deepening lake with water depth at end of dock near waist level and able to accommodate boats.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Private Retreat - A few prime summer dates still available - check calendar!
average rating of 4.814815 based on 34 reviews
Portland, OR

Peaceful Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Boat House property was a perfect getaway. It has everything you could need, both inside and outside. Beds were comfortable, kitchen had all the supplies you would need, but the outdoors space is what makes this place fantastic. Gas grill, lakeside seating/table, hammock for naps, large yard for our dog to enjoy, a canoe for sunset paddles, and the fire pit with an endless supply of firewood. Thanks for letting us enjoy your property, especially being able to bring our dog along made it all the better. Tom and Linda made the booking process painless and we will definitely be back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy boathouse for a relaxing get-away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home, its location and the privacy. Well equipped for outdoor fun but also cozy and equipped for bad weather. We faced some weather but had a nice fire place and games and movies to snuggle up to. Very clean and just perfect for a family get-away.

We will return again hopefully soon for more boating fun!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you were able to enjoy the cabin in spite of the bad weather!
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Excellent vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Boat House. The cabin was clean, well taken care of and had all the comforts of home. Enjoyed sitting by the fireplace when it got cool in the evening.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, Relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best cabins we've rented via VRBO, by far! Beautiful, clean cabin, with all everything you could ever need (and beautifully decorated). Very private lot and nice dock for our boat. Nice sized lake, too, even though we didn't have great fishing, it was fun regardless! We enjoyed a few fires alongside the lake a couple of evenings and watched the loons, and the beautiful sunsets. The Brainerd area has so much to offer, too, for people of all ages. A great way to spend a vacation! We hope to return another year!!

Maureen & Keith Z

Clinton, IA

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed The Boathouse! Our goal is to make sure our guests are happy with how clean and comfortable the cabin is so thanks for confirming that we hit our goal.
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Wisconsin, USA

Great vacation place

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a wonderful get away for our family with older children. It is very peaceful and the cabin had everything we needed. We will definitely consider this cabin again. Thank you Tom & Linda.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Our cabin works so nicely for families with any age.
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Great Last Minute Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Linda were very nice and accommodating on short notice and during our stay. The Boat House was great. It had everything we needed. It was quiet, beautiful and we definitely will consider returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nearby Resort
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County Owned Parcel
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Public Access to Lake
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County Road To Brainerd
Nearest Point of Interest
County road to Mille Lacs Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Osprey Nests
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Brainerd Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Prime 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 23 2017 - Oct 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $110
Tax Rate 9.88%

Only pets allowed are dogs. 2 dogs maximum. Fee is $75 per dog. NOTE: The VRBO system only allows for 1 dog charge on their "quotable rates". 2 dogs will be $75 higher than the rates VRBO is quoting.

Standard rate is for up to 6 persons. Each additional person is $75. Max number of people allowed at the cabin is 8 with pre-approval required. NOTE: The VRBO system is not set up to charge for the 7th and 8th person in the "quotable rates" system.

Any rental including July 4th must be at least 5 days.

$250 rental deposit + $250 damage/security deposit, completed pet form, and signed rental agreement (by all adult renters and parents of minors at the property) due to secure rental. Complete balance including all additional fees due 30 days before rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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