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Quaint, Quiet, Convenient...Getaway from it ALL!

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-6

Nestled in the center of the lakes, completely furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath vacation rental. Close to more than a dozen lakes- rural, but convenient! A great place to relax and unwind with family and friends. The property is nicely furnished and decorated with charm! Check out our reviews- we keep the home spotless, you will not find a place that's cleaner! Go for a walk and enjoy the wildlife, cook in or walk across the street to enjoy one of the lakes area 's most favorite dining spots! We'd love to have you stay with us!

More Details

Elizabeth Carlson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Elizabeth Carlson

My husband and I own and operate a contracting & consulting business. We have three children, which keep us busy. Both my husband and I grew up in the area and reside only a few minutes away from The Cottage.

Elizabeth Carlson purchased this house in 2012

Why Elizabeth Carlson chose Minnesota

This property is close to our home, and we saw potential with the house. We've always been told we have the 'gift of hospitality', so we decided to combine our carpentry skills with our 'gift.' We renovated the entire house and gave it a home-y feel. We hope people enjoy staying at The Cottage as much as we enjoyed renovating it and we will strive to make your vacation experience a memorable one!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! Your Cottage is absolutely lovely!

Mar 2015
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Audubon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is quite large & furnished with towels for your use.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Quaint, Quiet, Convenient...Getaway from it ALL!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 18 reviews
Bemidji MN

Cozy and convientent

  • 5 of 5

Had a group of people stay in the house and had no issue finding a spot for everyone to sleep. Kept very clean with a convent location for snowmobiles with nearby gas station and trails within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! I'm glad that The Cottage was a good fit for your group! We look forward to having you again. Thanks again, Liz
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I had a wedding in town and needed a place to stay for the weekend with my husband and 3 little boys. It felt like a home away from home. Beautiful home! I strongly recommend. 😃

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad The Cottage worked out well for you and your family! We really appreciate the business and thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Blessings for a wonderful 2017! Liz
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy your property!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! I'm glad you enjoyed The Cottage. We wish you the best in 2017! Liz
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Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful little place to spend a girls weekend!! It is remodeled and decorated so cute! We found the cottage very clean and stocked with everything we needed. The location was perfect. Liz is easy to work with, reliable and helpful. We would highly recommend this rental if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. We plan to be back soon! Thanks Liz.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! We take great pride in providing a clean, comfortable, functional place for our guests to get away from it all! Thanks and I hope you have a wonderful fall! Liz
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time staying here in July. The cottage is absolutely spotless, truly one of the cleanest homes I have ever been in. It was convenient to both Detroit Lakes and the Pelican Lake area. Thank you so much Liz!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Julie! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! We do take pride in cleanliness; it's nice when guests notice! Thanks for your business and have a wonderful rest of your summer! Liz
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Communication issues

  • 1 of 5

I contacted to book this cabin, I received an email that my dates were available, the next morning I emailed again that we wanted to book the cabin and not until 5 days later did I receive notice that it was already booked when I requested to book it when it was available. Poor communication and now I have to scramble to find another place. This isn't acceptable

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
54.5 Miles
Fargo - Hector International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Pit 611 Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
7.4 Miles
Wildflower Golf Course
Nearest Train
9.1 Miles
Detroit Lakes
Nearest Motorway
5.6 Miles
State Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Pit 611 Sports Bar
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Detroit Mountain
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
Car: necessary

In the center of the Lakes...ten lakes within five miles of the property! Pick a new one to explore/fish each day! Closest lake/access is less than two miles away. We Fest Country Musical Festival is only 8 miles from The Cottage. Numerous golf courses in the area, as well. Pine to Palm Golf Tournament takes place each August and is also approximately seven miles away. Summer in Detroit Lakes (area) is packed with activity..parades, street fairs, art & crafts fairs, fireworks display, car shows...


Rates & Availability

Audubon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
We Fest 2017
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pine to Palm 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 13 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

We reserve the right to designate minimum night stays, especially over holiday weekends/summer weekends.

We require 50% of the reservation total to reserve/book the property. The remaining 50%, including any taxes, cleaning, pet fees is due no later than 14 days prior to arrival. We accept personal checks, cashiers checks, cash and credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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