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Sittin' on dock on the bay'

Sleeps10
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Backus Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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. 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2016

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!!!!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1998

Why The Owner chose Northwest

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Sittin' on dock on the bay'
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property had plenty of space for our family with 3 bedrooms and 2 sofa sleepers. We fished off of the dock and brought our boat to fish on the lake (boat launch is only 1/2 mile away from property). The fire pit was great for all of us to sit around and catch up and relax. Full kitchen and gas grill was a giant plus for our family meals. Overall this was an excellent get away and I would tell my other family members to check this place out.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Fishing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have a father-son fishing weekend tradition we have been keeping for a few years now. This year, we stayed at "sittin on the dock on the bay" on Lake Ada, and it was awesome. We couldn't have asked for more. We caught fish all weekend, including bass, walleye, sunfish, crappies, and northern. The cabin accommodated 6 of us quite nicely, and had all the amenities we would need for a fishing weekend (good kitchen, fire pit, dock access, grill, plenty of room to sleep, hangout, and play). Additional pluses were the loons, bald eagles, beautiful landscape, and nice neighbors. This really was a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, Mo, USA
5

Fantastic cabin in the north woods

  • 5 of 5

We wanted something different than our normal midwest lake vacation. This cabin in Lake Country Minnesota is a wonderful place to stay. There's a great screened in porch, and plenty of room in the cabin. And it was everything we'd hoped in the way of loons, osprey, eagles and fun fishing / boating on beautiful Lake Ada. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Bethesda
5

Wish we could stay longer

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people up at the cabin for four days, and although four of us slept in the living room (we were well aware this would be the case!), everyone enjoyed every minute of it. Lake Ada was a perfect size for our rented pontoon -- we fished sunnies and small bass or pulled the five year old on a tube behind the boat for hours. The cabin was well equipped and the kayak was an appreciated bonus. Everything was easy and the owner was more than gracious when we got lost on the way there. Highly recommend for the price and flexibility. Hopefully we'll get a chance to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, MN
5

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I planned a reunion of our college friends here and we had a blast. The lake is nice for swimming and the spot is very quiet nestled nicely in the middle of a wooded area off of a dead end road. The best part about the cabin itself is the large open living area, this was perfect for relaxing and catching up with friends and family. Couple this with a large lake front area and it makes for a perfect break from the daily grind. Worth every penny and then some!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis
5

Beautiful spot for a northern retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time with the family at the cabin on Lake Ada. Beautiful lot nestled right on beautiful Lake Ada. Wonderful doc with clear water/shoreline. We enjoyed a lot of time out on the boat catching A LOT of bass, even a few Northern, Walleye and some pan fish also. We spent our evenings out by the fire-pit making a few s'mores and listening to the Loons. The cabin was perfect for our family needs, open concept and great screened in porch came in very handy. The owner(s) were a delight to work with also. I would bring my family to this place again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Pine River
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
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

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Rates & Availability

Backus Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$157
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Dates can always be flexible.
Recreational Rentals will rents G3 fishing boats and pontoons.
They deliver and pick-up....wow
No dogs but a doggie boarding spot right down the road :)

$150 dollar deposit to secure property and damage protection. Payment to be returned upon property inspection.
Full payment 3 days prior to stay.

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.
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Amenities

Backus Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 10
  • There are three bedrooms and two pullout couches capable of sleeping 10.
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Recreational Rentals will rent you a G3 fishing boat or a pontoon and they will deliver and pick up.

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