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Lake Retreat Close to Town and Enjoy Nature on Bike Trail

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Cozy cabin home on beautiful, shady, tree filled lot on private North Lake Drive of Lake Kampeska. Close to Kampeska Lodge for hunting and fishing advice and supplies, also convenient to Highway 20, for easy drive to Watertown and shopping or Lakefront dining at Lunkers Restaurant. There are three large parks and bike trails encircling the lake. Bike trail access is across the road going by the property.

South Dakota is famous for it's fishing and hunting. You can fish on the many nearby lakes for walleye, pike, and bass. Pheasants are heard daily from the property and duck, goose, and deer hunting are popular in the fall.

Watertown is known for the Terry Redlin Art Museum, Historic Goss Opera House, Casino Speedway Racing, and many other fun activities.

This property is 3.5 hours West of Minneapolis, MN on Hwy 212, 2 hours North of Sioux Falls, SD on Interstate 29, or 2.5 hours South of Fargo, ND on Interstate 29. Watertown is centrally located on the Eastern side of the Coteau Des Prairies Lake Region. It is an easy one day drive from The Black Hills of South Dakota and Mount Rushmore.

Keywords: lakefront home, dock, on north shore of Lake Kampeska

More Details

Owner
Paula Christensen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Why Paula Christensen chose South Dakota

We grew up in the area and always enjoy the people, recreational options, and the change of seasons.

What makes this lodge unique

This property provides good family or group accommodation value compared to local area motels.

Amenities

Watertown Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main level bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom in loft bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Loft bedroom, also contains twin daybed, area sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed in loft alcove upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofabed in living room, Bunk Beds (1) twin bunk beds in loft alcove upstairs
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Dock with Bench and Ladder. NO beach in front of home, shoreline on North Lake Drive has big rocks. Swimming NOT recommended due to possible fishing tackle caught in the area from former guests

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Lake Retreat Close to Town and Enjoy Nature on Bike Trail
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews
5

Very nice, casual and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six grand children, and eight adults had a lovely time at this home. It is lake side property, and the children spent all of the time they possibly could in the water. The water was clean and a nice temperature. They played for hours, and were very entertained. It was enjoyed by all of our family, and we will plan on another outing next summer at the same place. Thanks much. Sincerely, Pat and LeRoy Christofferson.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. Although we cannot guarantee the weather or water temperature, Lake Kampeska has been known for its water sports/ activities. Often, water skiers skim by and are very entertaining. We are glad that you had a good stay, and hopethat you can return again!
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4

Nice house

  • 4 of 5

We never could get the fire pit to light and/or stay lit. Otherwise everything was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. If we had known about the fire pit while you were still there, we could have done some trouble-shooting, and fixed or replaced it. It is difficult to light when there is wind.... it is kind of like an open BBQ!! we hope that you can stay again in the future.
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4

Good

  • 4 of 5

The only thing that could have maid it better is WiFi.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are thinking about WiFi, and will update the web site if we add it.
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times. It works well for large parties and is close to town. Beautiful view. Everything you need is included. Owner is super to work with. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love repeat guests, and we try to provide the essentials for a fun stay st the lake. Since the lake level is better this year the fishing may be better than last year. In the summer, the best fishing seems to be right around sunset.
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3

Average basic cabin

  • 3 of 5

Everything was fine..Like the upper level for sleeping. Although the rental needs a good deep cleaning. It still beats staying in a hotel for 3 nights..

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are a bit surprised and disappointed at the low rating we received. The guest and her family members had stayed at the cabin for 3 days in late December, and we had no notice that they were unhappy with the property or the value we provided at that time. There have only been two reservations since they stayed at the property, and little has changed. We agree that the housekeeping had not been completed before the guest's visit. All linens were washed, the bathrooms and kitchen were cleaned, and the upstairs carpets had been vacuumed. The downstairs floors were swept but not vacuumed or washed, which we understand disappointed the guests. The driveway and sidewalk were sloppy with melting snow. I did not have time to reinspect the downstairs floors before leaving on vacation. Clearly we should not have rented the cabin until all housekeeping was double checked, and we should have declined the reservation request and directed the guests to one of the excellent local motels. In our partial defense, at the time we received the reservation request, we were in China on a family vacation. We had not expected a February reservation request before we had a chance to inspect the housekeeping work when we returned February 7. We understood the guest's party of nine people were returning to Watertown for a funeral. As they were return guests, we felt a degree of responsibility to accommodate them. It was a short notice reservation request, which we have a policy of not accepting. We knew the housekeeping was not complete, but it was nearly so. Never the less we broke our policy of not renting the cabin before all housekeeping is completed. We have learned several valuable lessens from this experience, and realize that accepting the reservation request from the guests before making SURE that the cabin was fully ready was a mistake.
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4

Spacious House with Great Beds

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at the house and although it was extremely cold outside, it provided a haven for our belated Christmas Party. Updated information on the lack of internet was our only drawback. But even that was a refreshing pause in our hectic lives.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to provide everything needed for a comfortable stay. I have also updated the listing to make sure it is accurate. Thank you for your observations.
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Map

Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Memorial Park or City Park on Lake Kampeska
Car: necessary

Lake Kampeska is noted for its recreational activities. Jet ski rental available in Watertown. Canoes can also be rented in Watertown.

Terry Redlin Art Center in Watertown is worth the visit.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

If stay cancelled within 60 days of occupancy or after final stay funds due, refund will be given in full if unit can be re rented to another guest for the same time period. Funds will be held for a future stay, if refund not allowed.

Guests agree NO SMOKING and NO animals allowed at any time.

Guests are adults over the age of 25 and responsible for safety.

Extra charge for over 6 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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