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Luxurious, Private, Retreat, Clear Clean Lake, Hour to Mpls

Bedrooms 6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Estate, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

This is not your typical Lake home!

**Not a party property or no Weddings**

** Max number of people on property 20**

The design of this fabulous estate was inspired by the original Pebble Beach Club House having four Master Suites entering a Timber Log Great Room with spectacular views from every window.

Two lofts overlook the Great Room, one with a sitting area and a TV, the other with a sitting area for reading or for just watching the activities below. Each loft has its own adjoining bedroom with full bath.

The spacious kitchen has all the amenities one could ask for including an Aga Range with four ovens and six stove tops. The wet bar is not in the kitchen and it has its own refrigerator allowing the bartender plenty of space to create while staying out of the chefs way. There is a gas grill on the covered deck which overlooks a wildlife sanctuary. So in the evening you can relax on the lake side deck watching the sunset, while in the morning you can sip your coffee with the birds on the back deck in the trees.

Take the walkway to the estates private island where you will find your own dock which has a large platform and two built in benches. This dock is great for tanning, fishing, swimming or just enjoying the lake. A canoe, paddle boat and three kayaks are included for your use.

This secluded estate sits on five acres on the Lake Sylvia Peninsula allowing you to relax in privacy. Lake Sylvia is actually two pristine lakes connected by a channel. The west lake is over 1,000 acres with a maximal depth of 97 feet, while the east lake is 750 acres. Both lakes boast of some of the very best water quality found in the State of 10,000 Lakes with clarity reaching 20 feet! Fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, wake boarding or whatever you like to do on a freshwater lake. For those who golf there are five golf courses within a ten mile radius of the Lodge.

Annandale is a small town located just 45 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and 25 minutes from St. Cloud. There are 26 lakes within a 10 mile radius, Annandale truly is 'the Heart of the Lakes'. Annandale is close enough to the cities that it is an easy trip to a professional sports game, a show, the Mall of America, the Science Museum, the Zoo or just sight seeing in the cities if one would like.

Keywords: Private, Estate, Retreat, Secluded, Luxurious, Spectacular, Beautiful Lake, Clear, Clean, Lake, Lake Shore, Lodge, Minneapolis, golf, snowmobile, fish, ski, boat,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About The Owner

One year our family rented the original Pebble Beach Club House, which is located on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Course. The old club house is a private residence now and is named the 'Canary House.' One evening when we were sitting in the Canary House we commented on how comfortable it was with its large centrally located great room and private suites that opened to this great room. The layout of this old club house worked so well, you could all be together in the great room or you could easily slip into your private room for solitude if and when desired.

As we talked about the Canary House we thought this would be a great floor plan for a family retreat center or cabin. That was how The Lodge at Lake Sylvia originated.

We are five loving sibling who own the Lodge.

Why The Owner chose Annandale

We chose to build the Lodge in this location because we had a family cabin in this region since childhood and we have always enjoyed this area. The area is close to the cities for easy access but far enough to be away from everything. Lake Sylvia is one of the clearest/cleanest lakes in the state, which always makes it a pleasure to visit. A secluded five acre lot was found in the woods on The Lake Sylvia Peninsula with its own island and that was just too good to pass by! So now we have a very large private lodge, in the woods, on a great lake, close to the cities where we can get away from everything.

What makes this estate unique

This property is very unique in that it is quite private. It is located on 5+ acres on a private peninsula with its own small island. It sits on one of Minnesota's clearest lakes on one side and on the back side it sits on a private pond surrounded by forest. It is hard to decide which view is most picturesque!

It is covenant to have a property like this being it is just a little more than one hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.


Annandale Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We are sorry but this is our home away from home, so it is not a party house--no weddings bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (12) Two lofts with 6 beds in each loft
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Basketball, Walkway to Private Island, Fire Pit, Private Dock, Three Kayaks, Canoe, Paddle Boat


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Luxurious, Private, Retreat, Clear Clean Lake, Hour to Mpls
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great for groups!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a fitness retreat last summer. It was an amazing and perfect place for 15 people to stay comfortably. The owner was very easy to work with and was very organized.

The lake was really nice, with a great dock area and plenty of water toys to play with.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnetonka, mn, USA

Such an awesome get away!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my college girlfriends and we had an absolute blast! Beautfiul interior and exterior to match. It felt like we were in paradise in the woods... Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

I had the opportunity to stay a couple nights at this beautiful home in Annandale and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, wanting to spend some time on the lake, or out snowmobiling on trails in the winter. Great location in all seasons! Large and Luxurious but definitely still has a "homey cabin" feel to it. Had an absolute blast here with girlfriends from school, and would love to go back! The girls' bedroom upstairs is the perfect spot for some much needed sleepovers (: We spent the whole day out on the snowmobiles on the lake as well as through the numerous trails around the property and to a neighboring diner. Anyone would have an amazing time staying here at the cabin for the weekend, or longer! Don't pass up this offer!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

This is our home away from home We take very good care of the Lodge and expect our renters to do the same: thus, it is not a party house! No weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. We do not allow any more than 20 people on the property at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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