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Beautiful Girl Lake: Northwoods 3BR/2BA Lake Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3BR, 2BA, Large Open Living Room/Kitchen with Lake View

A perfect retreat for your next get-away vacation!

All the amenities of home, but in a private, natural setting with beautiful views of Girl Lake.

Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, and more on the Woman Lake Chain; one of Minnesota’s finest lake chains. Minutes to town, but located on a quiet dead-end road with huge pines and lots of wildlife.

Property is natural with 'no blade of grass,' but beautifully landscaped with perennials and a water feature to enhance the natural north woods beauty. There is a fire pit down by the lake to roast marshmallows and enjoy the cool (or hot!) summer nights.

The cabin is modern with gorgeous natural log accents and handmade log furniture. Living room and kitchen are open, exposing beautiful views of the woods and lake. Living room has a wood-burning cozy fireplace. Kitchen is fully stocked, ideal for those who like to cook. Enjoy lunches or dinners outside on our large deck, complete with outdoor furniture.

Sleeping arrangements are ideal for a large family or two or three couples. Loft is large and has queen bed and double bed. Main floor bedroom with a double/single bunk-bed is adjoined to main bath. Bathroom on the main floor has a large jacuzzi tub to relax after a long day on the lake. Finished basement has 3rd bedroom next to 3/4 bath.

Finished basement has a custom-built bar and pool table, as well as an entertainment center and sliding glass doors to walk-out patio.

Plenty of dock space for your own boat. Our lift will accommodate most runabouts. There are also plenty of options to rent a pontoon or fishing boat in town. Please inquire.

Lots of water sport options! Kids can enjoy swimming, as we have a sandy-bottom and a swimming raft. We have a canoe, stand-up paddleboard and kayak for use. The lake is perfect for boating, skiing, and fishing.

At the end of the day, the area down at the lake is quiet -- perfect for lounging or sipping cocktails and watching the sunset over the lake.

We love our cabin and are excited to share it with you!

More Details

Jim Van Dusen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Jim Van Dusen

I bought the lot in 1998 and gradually built my dream cabin. Growing up going "to the cabin" for summer weekends was my motivation to have a place of my own where my family could have "get aways" together. The Minnesota north woods has become my favorite destination for it is variety of activities - boating, fishing, hunting, enjoying beautiful scenery and simply relaxing!

With two small children, it makes it difficult to use the cabin as much as we would like, so am happy to share it with you!

Jim Van Dusen purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Jim Van Dusen chose Northwest

If you love the north woods, this place is for you. We don't believe in meticulously grooming a lawn. This isn't Lake Minnetonka! We do believe in keeping the property very natural, to make it feel like you are very secluded in the north woods, with the birds and trees all to yourself. BUT, we do appreciate a nice, cozy bed and air conditioning (only when absolutely necessary) and the comforts of home. We love cooking and have a well-stocked kitchen, ready for you to make it your own for a week.

What makes this cabin unique

The view is spectacular. Our lake home is very comfortable and a perfect place to get away, relax and enjoy. Whether it is reading and lounging on the dock, fishing from dawn to dusk, or taking a jacuzzi bath at the end of the day and cozying up to a fire in the fireplace, rest assured you will be relaxed and refreshed by the end of the week. You won't want to leave!


Longville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two baths: main floor bath with whirlpool tub and shower, 2nd bath has large shower with glass block.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: Main floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Custom log bunk bed; double on bottom, twin on top.
    Bedroom 2: Lower level - 1 double , Custom log double bed. Next to lower-level bath.
    Bedroom 3: Upper Loft - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen bed plus 1 double futon
  • Two bedrooms plus nice-sized upper-level loft. Great views from loft. Main floor bedroom is adjacent to main bath. Lower level bedroom is right next to lower level bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Large dock accommodates your boat. Other amenities include: scenic lake view; bonfire pit down by the lake; beautiful perennial landscaping with native plants, including water feature next to house and patio; quiet lot with plenty of privacy; lots of wildlife (loons, deer, birds, bald eagles, etc.); lake and surrounding area provides excellent hunting and fishing opportunities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beautiful Girl Lake: Northwoods 3BR/2BA Lake Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Once again another great time up north. Weather, fishing and most of all, location exceeded expectations.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best week of the year...

  • 5 of 5

As always, our vacation at the Van Dusen home was a quiet relaxing time. It's like being at your own home, away from home. Wish we could live here all summer!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful trip. The house provides everything one would need. Town is close enough if needed, but far enough you don't know it's there. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place, Great Fishing

  • 5 of 5

Definitely "Northwoods" or at least the feeling of seclusion that you'd expect. Beautiful home in a beautiful setting on a very nice lake. The home had all the amenities that were listed and then some. About the only thing we missed from other rentals we've had was a powered/covered boat lift, and therefore power to the boat for charging and relieving the need to cover the boat every night due to inclement weather. There is a what I'd assume is a 4000lb manual boat lift available which was at least adequate, if not a workout! Ha! Other than that one small thing in the big picture this rental is any bit of 5 stars.

We came here for the fishing, and Woman Lake did not disappoint. Everyone in the family caught plenty of fish, and memories. Fishing off the dock on Girl Lake was plentiful for panfish, and even a few small Northerns. It became immediately evident that if Muskie is your fish, Girl is your lake. We're Walleye people, so we pretty much stuck to Woman Lake.

Longville is the closest town (minutes away), and has most of the necessities although at a fairly inflated price, which is on par for small isolated towns close to resorts. Come prepared. If you have children, don't miss out on the turtle races in Longville on Wednesdays, and a stop at Frosty's is a must. Beyond that Walker is a short 30 minute drive away, and was a very enjoyable afternoon of shopping for all when the fishing shut down for a while. Reeds Outfitters was awesome and had a very knowledgeable and friendly staff who were more than happy to chat.

All in all... great rental, professional owners, beautiful environment.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

No complaints here, house was great. Nice people to deal with. Would go back again. Kitchen was stocked with everything needed. Loved that

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW......great getaway!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, love this vacation rental!!!!!!!!!! Pictures are very accurate as to how the place actually looks! The home is very well stocked with top of the line features and we felt right at home from the moment we stepped foot inside. The decor is amazing, comfortable, and felt brand new!! It was wonderful to wake up and then call it a day with the amazing views from this home! The location exceeded our expectations! We really enjoyed the pontoon boat we chose to rent from the owners and as we became more familiar with the lake and surrounding lakes that you also have access to....Blackwater Bay and Woman Lake..........our daily exploration and fishing ventures were a highlight for my husband, myself and my father-in-law.!!!!

I cannot thank Renitta and Jim for their hospitality in answering questions, giving us tips on local activities from the turtle races every Wednesday in the summers to all that the quaint and charming town of Longville has to offer. They even gave us recommendations and web links for surrounding area restaurants and activities. We fell in love with the entire area!!!!!!!

The location to town was so convenient and even though we felt entilrely surrounded by nautre while at our "getaway retreat", in reality it was a short (3-4 minute) drive. One day we even enjoyed a quick pontoon boat trip to Patricks Restaurant for an enjoyable lunch.

We are already looking ahead to a return trip with our grown children and their families!!!!!

My husband and I would highly recommend this long as it doesn't conflict with our next rental dates!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Longville Municipal Airport - XVG
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Docksider Municipal
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Ridgeview Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 84
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Patrick's Fine Dining
Car: necessary

Surrounded by lakes and forests, Longville, Minnesota has been a popular vacation destination for many years. Located in North Central Minnesota, the area provides some of the best fishing, boating, water sports, hiking and biking in the summer and fall and cross country skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling in the winter and spring. Nowhere is there more diversity of scenery and recreational events and activities as there is in the Longville Lakes area.

Longville is famous for its Turtle Races! Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, swimming beaches go strangely quiet; cabins, motels, cottages and resorts empty out; and streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.


Rates & Availability

Longville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Low-Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer High-Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning & trash removal $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

We require a $500 Security Deposit. This can be a written check, sent by mail with the signed Short Term Rental Agreement. The security deposit shall be refunded within 10 days of the Check-Out Date, provided there is no damage to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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