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Lakefront Summer Home on Big Spirit Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

After February 2018, I will no longer be using this website to advertise my property. I will be using Okobojirentals dot com.


Our newly-furnished, year round, lakefront home is 2550 square feet, with three levels overlooking the clean, clear waters of Big Spirit Lake. Enjoy the awesome sunsets from the east side of Big Spirit Lake (Orleans). The lower, walk-out level includes a fantastic screened porch, large kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining area, den with queen-size convertible bed, full bathroom, and laundry room equipped with washer and dryer.

The second level has three bedrooms and a large full bath. The lakeside master bedroom has a walk-out patio/deck overlooking the lakefront. The third floor penthouse is a fantastic family room getaway /4th bedroom, overlooking the lakeside patio. It features a wood-burning fireplace, a four-person sauna, a full-size bed, and a full bathroom.

Our home sleeps seven to twelve people comfortably. Maximum occupancy is 12 people. A two car garage is available for parking. No smoking and no pets. A large lakeside patio is perfect for entertaining or relaxing and overlooks a private dock & covered boat hoist.


Summer weekly rate is $2600 per week + $200 cleaning fee.

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Colleen Duddleston
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017


Spirit Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Lakefront Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Room has 2 trundle beds that make into 4 twins. 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3rd Floor Penthouse
    Den - Queen Convertible Bed on 1st Floor
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4),
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 Fireplaces, Cooking Utensils, Dishes & Flatware for 12 provided, Coffee Maker, Blender, etc.


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Lakefront Summer Home on Big Spirit Lake
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great place on Big Spirit Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our extended family with adult children to meet. There are a lot of spaces to escape to, and great spaces for gathering. There is a bathroom on every floor and a laundry area. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch and the 3rd floor loft area. It is very well equipped -- even a pancake griddle for father's day breakfast! It is very close to the bike trail and also had a boat and jet ski lift on the dock. The sunsets are beautiful! We love this house and Big Spirit lake and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time on Big Spirit.

Loved the house with all it's cool decor.

The owner must be a professional designer.

Extremely well stocked.

The screened porch is amazing!!!

Unbelievable sunsets.

We will definitely return next year.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, California

Perfect Place for a Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a reunion of old friends!

The lakeside porch was our favorite area of the house.

The sunsets were so beautiful.

The house had everything we needed & more...

The kitchen was stocked better than my own at home.

It was extremely comfortable & decorated beautifully.

We definitely will be returning next year.

p.s. The sauna was a real treat!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE

Wonderful Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at your lovely home on the East side of Big Spirit Lake was extremely relaxing and a perfect setting for a family vacation. The house was very clean, the kitchen well stocked and organized. The home had plenty of space to accommodate our extended family of 12. The furnishings and personal touches included in your home added to the comfort and made it feel much more personal than other “lake cabins” we have rented. The third floor penthouse with the sauna was wonderful. We particularly enjoyed the enclosed lakeside porch with the most beautiful sunsets we have even seen!

The information supplied proved very helpful as well. We enjoyed dinner one night at Yesterdays, a few lunches at the Dry Dock, shopping at The Emporium and Mary's. We also hit the Barefoot more than once.

The dock and boat lift worked out very well for us and we enjoyed the lake every day.

Thank you for sharing your home, and we will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun family time

  • 4 of 5

First, we had a wonderful time. We had all the kids and their kids. It was not the first time we were there, (we liked it a lot the first time). We were there five years ago, and everything was familiar. Too familiar, no changes in that time. However, weather was great, the porch is more than great! But it needs some TLC. Outlets that don't work, worn furniture, light bulbs out or burned out, spider webs all over, the steps and deck needing power washing,

Spirit Lake Has little boat traffic. Lots of steps. Great off street parking.

Great place for the family!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing your stay in our home. I'm glad you had a wonderful time and agree that it is a great place for families to get together. You noted that there have been no changes in five years. I'm surprised you didn't notice that many of the rooms and hallways had recently been painted, and there is new carpet in the upstairs “Crows Nest”. I have also replaced the refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer, as well as, the dishes and pots and pans in the kitchen just last year. The TV room furniture and boat hoist are new as well. Regarding the outlets, there are some that work off of wall switches. I'm not sure which you were referring to, but if you had called, I would have resolved the issue immediately. The same goes for the light bulbs. There are always a few maintenance issues during the summer, and a phone call, email or text from our guests ALWAYS result in immediate resolution. The deck and outside stairs are power washed each Spring. By Summer's end, they start to look as though they need it again. With the rain and high temperatures, it doesn’t take long for residue to build up. Steps? Yes, there are steps. The photos on VRBO show the elevation and the number of steps needed to get down to the water, so not sure why that comment. Thank you again for the review, and as said earlier, I'm happy that you and your family had such a wonderful time.
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Labor Day weekend away with another family and it was so nice to all be under one roof! Our kids got up early in the morning and fished till late at night on the dock. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and the rooms were spacious! Our teenagers loved the upstairs loft! We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

SUMMER WEEKLY RENTAL RATE: $2600 + cleaning fee


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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