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Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,020 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

If you are looking for the 'cabin experience', this quintessential cabin in the pines won't disappoint. The property was originally purchased and built by my grandparents in 1958 and has been in our family ever since; it was completely renovated by my wife and I in 2011. A small but efficient layout, the cabin has a wonderful screen porch, sitting area with gas fireplace, and dining room; all with panoramic views of the lake, which is only steps away. It has one bedroom on the main level (king), and a semi-private loft with two queen size beds. There is one 3/4 bath, and a great outdoor shower with views of the lake for those true Minnesotan's. The inside space flows seamlessly to a large lakeside patio with grill, outdoor dining area, fire pit and coffee sitting area. The rental comes complete with a pontoon boat (2014 Bennington), a 4-person paddleboat, a canoe, and of course a hammock in the yard. For those that can't disconnect, the cabin also includes two high definition TV's with DirecTV (DVD/Blu-Ray on main TV) and free Wi-Fi! And don't worry, you won't be roughing it, the 2011 renovation also brought all new mechanical systems including air conditioning, new appliances, and a new Kinetico softened water system!!

Situated 5 miles east of the town of Crosslake, crystal clear Lake O'Brien is spring fed with a water clarity of 24', the cleanest lake in the entire watershed district. The lake itself is surrounded by mature pines. There is approximately 5 miles of shoreline, of which about a quarter of the lake is undeveloped state owned property. During the summer, this recreational lake is perfect for fishing, skiing, wake boarding canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities, including floating on an air mattress!! There is a sandbar where you can walk across the lake which is a favorite gathering spot for 'kids of all ages'!! It's location on a quiet tar township road make it perfect for a morning walk or bike ride. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and is a perfect base camp to access the endless miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Our property is perfect for a family of up to 6 or a few couples. We have a strict limit of 6 due to the size of the cabin and the single bathroom. We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it's likely available. Upon reservation confirmation you'll receive a complete 'what to bring' list so you are prepared for your time up north. Feel free to inquire with any questions you may have and we’ll be prompt to reply! We pride ourselves on keeping our property and structures/equipment pristine and are certain we'll exceed your expectations in that regard. And further, since we also live on this lake, should any questions or problems arise we can respond quickly. In fact, your only disappointment will be when you have to leave!!

More Details

Owner
Jeff Balmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Crosslake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Course - Multiple within 20 miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many great options in Crosslake
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Ski Gull and Tubing- Downhill Skiing
Car: necessary

Amenities

Crosslake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Level Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 king
    Loft - 2 queen , Privacy Curtain
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

Always a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay and the fourth is booked. Always a relaxing stay and we look forward to the next. Thank you Jeff and Lindsay for sharing your cabin and thanks for that awesome weather;)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Valkomen to the Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with the Nordic cabin, that was impeccably designed and decorated inside and out! Bonfires, pontoon cruises, pan fishing, walks, bike rides, humingbird visits and sunrises all created for a nice stay! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful get away for a relaxing time at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite cabin rental of all time! So wonderfully cared for and with so much history!

Little boy said, "When can we go back?" No higher testimony! You will love this place!

Shawna & Bjorn

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week here! The cabin is cozy and so charming. The lake had the perfect amount of activity for us. The pontoon was great. We caught northerns, bass and blue gills. The sandbars are a fun place to hangout. LOVED the outdoor shower. Short drive to Crosslake which had everything we needed. We will go back! Thanks, Jeff and Lindsay, for sharing this place with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful craftsmanship on this cabin was amazing! The owners have definitely taken every detail into consideration. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything that you could possibly need. One of our favorite parts was using the popcorn air-popper each night and curling up on the couch. Other highlights included taking the bikes into town to explore the city park and main street, using the paddleboat to explore the lake, and the outdoor shower. The many areas for relaxing, both inside and outside the cabin, were greatly appreciated!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

Charming place. Classic cabin with great modern amenities on a beautiful lake. We had fun fishing primarily for bass in the lily pads and had good such catch and releasing numerous large mouth bass. Enjoyed the sand bars on the lake. Enjoyed the patio area with a nice grill and great fire pit with a convenient supply of wood. Enjoyed the large hammock. Beds very comfortable. Kids loved the loft. Outdoor shower was awesome. Kitchen very well equipped. Nice appliances in kitchen and washer and dryer. Close to town for groceries and some dining which was nice. The pontoon was very nice and gassed up so no worries there. My son took the paddle boat out fishing and enjoyed that. My wife and daughter enjoyed the stand up paddle boards. Owners are close by if needed but give you full privacy otherwise. Very nicely layed out property inside and out. Beautifully woods/lake cabin setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $1,000

50% non-refundable deposit
All full week rentals are Friday to Friday.
Check-in is at 4:00, check out is at 11:00 am.
Please call with any questions or special requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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