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Beautiful secluded home only 1 hour north of the Twin Cities

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our spacious lake home offers you the feeling of being up in the north woods without the long drive. We are located on Beautiful Birch Lake in Elk River. We have 1500 feet of lakeshore with soft sandy lake bottom and a gradual slope off the end of our 30 foot dock. Perfect for the kids.

The house has 3 LARGE bedrooms, each with a king size bed. A fourth bedroom has two queen beds. There is a master bath, another full bath and a power room bath. We offer two separate large gathering areas each with flat screen TV's, dvd player and cable. WIFI is also included.

A fully stocked kitchen with everything you will need for your family's stay.

You will enjoy our large screened in porch, our deck facing the lake and our super sized fire pit.

Our guests enjoy seeing the wildlife on our property such as deer, fox, wild turkey, loons and soaring eagles over the lake.

You will find serenity and beauty surrounding our vacation home. Come and stay and make some wonderful memories!!

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Our family has lived on Birch Lake for over 50 years and we call it home.

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Central

This is such a quiet and private location, it is hard to believe that it is so close to the Mpls/St. Paul metro area. We invite our guest to enjoy the gift of this lakefront location that we are so blessed to have.

What makes this house unique

The location of our home is on the southern most tip of the lake and the view is so spectacular it is hard to describe. Everywhere the beauty of nature. The animals and birds that live here create a private wildlife sanctuary for our private enjoyment and walking along the shoreline and relaxing in the screen porch or by the fire truly reminds me what is important.

Amenities

Elk River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are located 5 minutes from the northstar train. You can hop on the train for an easy commute to downtown Minneapolis.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful secluded home only 1 hour north of the Twin Cities
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Private, Waterfront, Well Appointed, SPOTLESS, Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This property is true to the photos provided. Caretaker was so friendly & knowledgeable about the area. Three large bedrooms on one level are well appointed with comfy KING beds/bedding. A large bath on this level as well. The well appointed kitchen has easy access to the dining room and out to the LOVELY screen porch! The lower level family room is a great place to hang out, watch TV or play board games. A large bedroom with two comfy queen beds is on this level as well. The outdoor space is amazing, large parking area, flat grassy area to the dock/lake, along with a humongous fire pit. This is a hidden gem, so close to the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, Waterfront, Well Appointed, Soptless, Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This property is true to the photos provided. Caretaker was so friendly & knowledgeable about the area. Three large bedrooms on one level are well appointed with comfy KING beds/bedding. A large bath on this level as well. The well appointed kitchen has easy access to the dining room and out to the LOVELY screen porch! The lower level family room is a great place to hang out, watch TV or play board games. A large bedroom with two comfy queen beds is on this level as well. The outdoor space is amazing, large parking area, flat grassy area to the dock/lake, along with a humongous fire pit. This is a hidden gem, so close to the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic home for a week and were absolutely amazed! Greeted at check in and showed around, very impressed with all of the amenities provided by the hosts. This lake is small and private, very quiet and full of pan fish to the delight of our grandson who visited. It is very clean with a sand bottom and no algae. A family of loons, geese, heron, turtles and even a beaver came to say hello!

The sunsets were amazing. There is 1,000 feet of lakeshore, plenty of sunny and shady areas for recreation, even cornhole bags!

The large firepit was great with plenty of firewood on site. A great Weber grill, plenty of patio furniture, swings and of course the huge screened porch to relax in.

The house was very large, well-appointed, plenty of bedding and towels and A/C for the hot, sticky days.

We cannot say enough great things about this place and the hosts and hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful screen porch!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing week at this home on a nice lake, only an hour or so from the Twin Cities. Nice sandy lake bottom near the dock, perfect shallow swimming for our grandkids. Caught sunnies off the dock, had a perfect place to hang our hammock. Kitchen is well equipped, with nice quiet dishwasher, master bedroom looks right over the lake, tons of closet space. Everything was spotlessly clean. Would appreciate better lighting over the table in the lower level family room, as we couldn't see well enough to designate that as our jigsaw puzzle table (family tradition). We LIVED in the screen porch. Good communication with owners. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We were in for my sons wedding in the Twin Cities and found this house just 1 hour north. Plenty of room for our family with relatives coming in and out at various times. Perfect lake for tubing, fishing, or just relaxing in water by the dock. Enjoyed our stay very much and plan to return next year for a couple of weeks next time! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I recently got married and had a lot of family coming in from out of town. Instead of having them all stay at a hotel, we chose to have them stay at this home. We would never have it any other way. The owners were friendly, flexible and overall just great to work with. The house was clean and fully stocked with the essentials. The family felt like it was a home away from home. I would recommend this home to anyone and would even consider using it again if the need ever arose again. Check it out!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul airport And St. Cloud
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Elk River Golf Course, Elk River
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Northstar rail system and Twin Cities Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Elk River, Big Lake and Monticello
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
cross country skiing
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Year Round availability

Rates can vary, depending on the number of persons in your group, or for special uses of the facility

Manager'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.

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