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Swan Lake Family Get-Away

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-18)

Want to escape the hectic pace of life for a few days? Need somewhere to gather with your old college buddies? Or are you looking for the perfect spot to host a family reunion, a special birthday celebration, a bridal shower, a religious retreat, corporate training, or a weekend of scrapbooking with your crafty friends? Then this beautiful log home in the heart of northern Minnesota is the place for you!

This fabulous 5 bedroom 4 bath log ‘cabin’ is nestled on a private wooded 2 acre lot on the shores of the serene west bay of Swan Lake in Pengilly, Minnesota. Scenic beauty and recreational opportunities abound, starting with a sandy beach on quiet Swan Lake, and include things like wonderful bike and hiking trails, great fishing, numerous area golf courses, cross country ski trails, and snowmobile trails. You can arrange boat rentals with local rental companies in Grand Rapids, or bring your own and tie up at the extended dock. Also available for rent on site during your stay is a new paddle boat and a 15 ft canoe...great for exploring the lake! The home can sleep 16+ comfortably, and every room has a great view of the lake. We normally limit the size of the group to no more than 18. There are two fireplaces, a game room, DirecTV, wireless internet, and local phone service. Bedding and towels are provided. The home has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, 2 Weber charcoal grills, 2 large eating areas, 2 screen porches, and a large deck. There is an attached 3-car garage available for parking, and a Floe dock with a bench and fenders for boat tie-up. The home can be set up with multiple tables for crafting parties, and works equally well for business training sessions or corporate retreats.

Whatever your reasons for getting away, you will find this exceptional home provides a perfect setting any time of year. Each season holds its own allure and special beauty, and these accommodations are sure to meet all of your away-from-home needs!

Keywords: Lake home, Private, Wooded, Log home, Large, Boating, Kayaking, Biking, Hiking, Snowmobiling, Fishing, Water Sports, Relaxation, Crafting, Scenic Beauty, Scrapbooking, Outdoor Recreation, Business Retreats, Religious Retreats, Women’s Groups, Family Reunions.

More Details

Property Manager
Peggy Lister
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017


Pengilly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to lower level bedrooms
    Private master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master BR loft
    Lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off gameroom, easy access to back yard
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom Loft - 1 queen , Sitting area, private full bath with whirlpool tub
    Main floor bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower level bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Double/twin bunk bed
    Lower level bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Sleeping loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main floor den - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level game room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (1- Double/Twin)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
6000 Sq foot log home, Fire Pit, 2 screened-in porches, Assorted outdoor yard games, floe dock with a bench and fenders for boat tie-up, Game room


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Swan Lake Family Get-Away
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
Southern MN

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 came up to snowmobile in the area and were so impressed with the accommodations, I don't think we can say enough about the home. It was such a nice surprise when we got there to have a box of candy waiting for us what a wonderful touch. We could easily get onto the lake and meet up with the trail system. The owners and manager were wonderful to work with, we would defiantly return again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It was our pleasure to host you and your friends, and we are very happy the weather cooperated for hitting the great snowmobile trails in the area. And yes, Chiqui's chocolates are delicious! We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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What a fantastic property!!!! Everything we needed for a spectacular family get a way was provided.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! That really says it all. The property is well suited for small and large groups. Large spaces for spending time together as a group and areas for some private time. Kitchen is well appointed and everything is there to make wonderful meals and memories. As great as the indoors are, the outdoor spaces are even better . Large deck, screened in porches and large level back yard for play and relaxation. Hot tub is an added touch to make sure all stress has been relieved. Oh yea, one last thing. There are two eagles nesting near by for fabulous viewing.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100th Birthday Celebration and Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place to hold the celebration of my mothers 100th Birthday and a family reunion of both my wife and my family. The weather for this day was just perfect, mid to high 80's. Later in the week we did have 2 inches of snow on the ground when we awoke but such is life in Northern Mn. We had 30 people (a mixture of 23 adults and & 7 kids) at the reunion party. We were able to accommodate everybody easily with plenty to do (lawn games, lake stuff and indoor games as well all supplied with the rental). We had sleeping space for 10 adults with room left over. The house came supplied with everything we could possibly have needed. The location was a bit remote but the lake view was terrific. We loved hearing the loon calls. All in all this was a fantastic week. We recommend this rental to any and all. We couldn't have found a better place. When we had a minor problem, Jeremiah responded promptly. Communications with the owner were quick and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hockey Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience. Terrific location and fantastic house. Plenty of room and very quiet. Heated garage came in handy. Dads and boys together for a weekend hockey tournament and we couldn't have had a better location. The house was very well equipped with everything we needed. Great kitchen - perfect for serving a larger group. Plenty of space for the boys to have fun. Hot tub was great even on a cold night. The owner and property manager were very attentive and responsive. Would love to see what the area (lake) looks like in the summer. Might have to make a return trip to find out.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you and your young hockey players enjoyed staying at our home, and that you had everything you needed. We were happy to host you for your tournament weekend, and hope we can help you with lodging in the future.
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Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We could not have asked for better accommodations - everything you could possibly think of was provided. Both Peggy and Jeremiah were so easy to work with and answered any questions immediately. We certainly hope to be back. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are always working to make our guests comfortable, answer their questions, and give them the best possible experiences. We are so happy that we met your expectations, and that you enjoyed your weekend at the lake. We welcome your return business anytime!
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Blaine, Mn

Family vacation at the lake, our annual get together

  • 5 of 5

For our 2nd year this location serves are family of 17 perfectly. With so many things to do at the lake and in the community there is enough room and amenities for everyone. We did catch enough fish for our fish fry. The property owners and caretaker served us well and are always in touch. We are definitely looking forward to next year and booking again

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely happy that you decided to vacation with us again, and that you enjoyed yourself as much this year as last! We would certainly love to welcome you and your family back for another great week at the lake next year. Please check the reservation calendar, and let me know what works for you! And thank you again for renting from us.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Range Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Swan Lake Country Club
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Pengilly House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Wood Fireplace Usage Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.88%

Damage/Security deposit for peak season (summer) is $1000. Deposit for off-season is $500. Deposit is due at time of booking. Only personal or cashiers checks are accepted.

For any number of guests over 16, there is an additional charge of $100/guest/stay. This is only for guests over the age of 2 years. The number of guests must be disclosed to owner at time of booking.

Cleaning/laundry is included in rental fee.

During the winter months (October-March), an additional fee of $50 is charged for use of the wood burning fireplace. This fee includes a supply of wood. More can be purchased by contacting the property manager.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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