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Sittin' on Dock on the Bay'

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, Studio (Sleeps 10)

A lovely 3 bedroom cabin nestled in the pines on a large lot. It is a tranquil, serene setting for a family or families to enjoy a vacation. Sleeps 8 maximum. There is a large family room with a vaulted ceiling looking out at the bay. The cabin has an modern eat-in kitchen or you may barbecue outside under the stars while the kids make some 'smores' at the fire pit. There is a deck and a screened in porch. Our bathroom is a 3/4 with a shower along with a clothes washer and dryer...if you really get the urge!!!!!
Lake Ada is a 1200 acre lake that offers all water sports and great fishing. There is a public access ramp just a five minute walk away and you can tie your boat up at the dock. We have a sandy beach that slopes gently into the lake, ideal for small children.
There is over 30 miles of state forest located directly behind the cabin, which provides excellent hiking, dirt biking, a nice stroll in the woods as well as privacy.
At night, you may sit out at the end of the dock and hope to get a view of the Northern Lights or look up to see the Bald Eagle high over the bay.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    Ideal setting for children of all ages....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • There are three bedrooms and two pullout couches capable of sleeping 10....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • A 3/4 bathroom with a shower. The bathroom also has a clothes washer and dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Recreational Rentals will rent you a G3 fishing boat or a pontoon and they will deliver and pick up....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Great view looking west...brilliant light show at night with the Milky Way and on some nights the 'northern lights'....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful 3 bedroom cabin on Lake Ada. A sandy beach with a gradual plain to deeper water. Ideal beach for small children. The lake water has tested out as being one of the cleanest in Minnesota....moreless

  • Rural:

    A serene setting with 30 miles of state forest directly behind the cabin....moreless

  • Water View:

    Sitting on the deck spotting the shimmering lake through the trees....very relaxing...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    There is a dining area in the Family Room, which seats 6 easily. You may also dine on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    There is electric wall board heating in the bedrooms...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a large family room....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is outdoor parking for 4 cars....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    A modern eat-in kitchen with all the amenities...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Public access is 2 minutes away to your boat in the water and drive it over to the cabin dock....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    there is a kayak on the property....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The cabin sits on a large lot with woods behind it....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear


from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • No pets $0
  • Cleaning/sheets $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Taxes Not included


Dates can always be flexible.

Recreational Rentals will rents G3 fishing boats and pontoons.

They deliver and

No dogs but a doggie boarding spot right down the road :)

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pine River
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County Road 15

Car: Necessary

Sitting on a dock on the bay, a beautiful 3 bedroom cabin with a large vaulted ceiling family room. The cabin sits on a large lot with a serene setting. Catch some walleye off the dock as you watch the kids playing on a sandy beach. The beach planes gently into the lake.There is a screened in porch along with a deck and a fire pit. There is 30 miles of state forest behind the cabin, ideal for hiking, dirt biking or off road vehicle or just walking the trails.

There is a public access ramp 2 minutes away so you can enjoy an afternoon of fishing or water skiing. At night, sit on the end of the dock and see if you can catch the Northern Light.

There is a full service eat-in kitchen with a washer and dryer in the bathroom.

The cabin sleeps 10 and is perfect for a family or families looking for beautiful vacation


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We live in St. Louis Park and have four sons. We have been coming up to The Lake for over 20 years. My wife and her family have been coming up to The Lake for over 50 years. It is an ideal setting for kids growing up and adults to relax. There is good fishing, water sports and the Bald Eagles gliding over head looking for a meal. You are far removed from the hub-bub of the Twin Cities and much closer to the Northern Lights!!!!

Why the Owner Chose Backus, MN, USA:
My wife and her family had a cabin just down the road from ours, where they spent their summers. The family originated the July 4th boat parade, which has now become a lake tradition. They have been on the lake for over 50 years. When you come up you will see why.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
You have the lake in front of you and the woods behind you. The cabin is the second home from the end on a cul de sac. There are no cabins behind us, just the woods. So it makes for a very quiet setting. If someone comes up North Bay Drive, they live there. North Bay Drive is really just a driveway to the cabins on the right. At night, sit out on the end of the dock and watch the Milky Way and if you get lucky..the Northern Lights.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

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  • Sittin' on a dock on the bay...little red kayak for a moonlit tilt..

    Sittin' on a dock on the bay...little red kayak for a moonlit tilt..

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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