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Sittin' on dock on the bay'

Pine River, MN, USA
  • Cabin1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About 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!!!!

Owner purchased this Cabin in 1998

Why Owner chose Ponto Lake

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.


    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • There are three bedrooms and two pullout couches capable of sleeping 10.


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

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Great view looking west...brilliant light show at night with the Milky Way and on some nights the 'northern lights'.
            • 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.
            • Rural
              A serene setting with 30 miles of state forest directly behind the cabin.
            • Water View
              Sitting on the deck spotting the shimmering lake through the trees....very relaxing


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                          There is electric wall board heating in the bedrooms
                        • Living Room
                          There is a large family room.
                        • Parking
                          There is outdoor parking for 4 cars.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              A modern eat-in kitchen with all the amenities
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  There is a dining area in the Family Room, which seats 6 easily. You may also dine on the deck.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Boat
                                      Public access is 2 minutes away to your boat in the water and drive it over to the cabin dock.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      there is a kayak on the property.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The cabin sits on a large lot with woods behind it.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • churches
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Relaxing Stay

                                                              Scott P.

                                                              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.

                                                              Family Fishing Weekend

                                                              Justin H.

                                                              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.

                                                              Wish we could stay longer

                                                              Shannon H.North Bethesda

                                                              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!

                                                              Fantastic cabin in the north woods

                                                              Chris & ClaireSt. Louis, Mo, USA

                                                              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!!

                                                              Peaceful Getaway

                                                              MikeFarmington, MN

                                                              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!

                                                              Beautiful spot for a northern retreat


                                                              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!


                                                              Pine River, MN, USA

                                                              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

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee

                                                              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 :)

                                                              7 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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