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Grand Kids will LOVE IT!!! Paradise on the BEST spring fed lake in southern MN

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Three Master Suites and 7 beds Total on Gradual Sandy Lake Shore 60+ friendly

Pontoon Rental UNLIMITED USE and 5 gallons of gas for $100/night entire stay!! We just took over the Lake Francis property in Elysian, MN. The property was purchased in April 2014 and construction was finalized May 2015. We also own and operate VRBO property 373194 and 473699 and can't wait for our first year on Lake Francis. Lake Francis is set up exclusively for my family, friends, and guests! It is designed for a family retreat. The property has 5 bedrooms including: Main Level Master Suite w/ King Bed. 2 Main Level Queen Bedrooms, and 2 Lower Level Private Suites - each with 2 Queen Beds! Lake Francis accommodates up to 14 guests. The open floor plan allows for amazing views of Wagner's Bay and the new deck provides endless evening sunsets. The property is fully furnished and includes Satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The property has 5 bathrooms, fully equipped brand new Kitchen, Dining room table, additional 6' table, Living Rm, and lower level walk out Den. If you have stayed at our Sycamore Trail property on Prior Lake, or Roamers Cove on Lake Jefferson, we are confident you will LOVE Lake Francis in Elysian. Only an hour drive from the Twin Cities. This property will give you that true getaway experience from the hustle and bustle of your hectic lives. There are plenty of fun things to see and do in neighboring Elysian! There is a peacefulness here that is priceless and being able to get a small town feel so close to home is exactly what sold us on this property. It can't be beat!

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Chris Short, Prior Lake, MN
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Chris Short, Prior Lake, MN

I am very excited to offer the Lake Francis property to my guest. It truly is the ultimate playground for the kids. I also own and operate VRBO 373194 Sycamore Tr, Prior Lake and VRBO 473699 Roamers Cove, Lake Jefferson. Please read my reviews.

Chris Short, Prior Lake, MN purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Chris Short, Prior Lake, MN chose Southern

My daughters loves to watch all the wildlife Lake Francis and Elysian has to offer. The fishing is FUN and the house gives you the true 'Up North' Feel. It is the perfect place to find peace and refuge from our hectic lives: 25 Miles to Interstate 35 W, Direct Lake Shore on Spring Fed Lake Francis, amazing future views from deck and throughout the home, Singing Hills Bike Trail, Mankato 20 min, MSU 20 min, Gustavous 15min, Bethany 20min, Great Fishing, Great Hunting, Snowmobile Trails, Scrapbooking/Girl's Weekend, Fire Pit, Local restaurants and bars, and the county museum!

What makes this cabin unique

The location is amazing!! One hour from the Twin Cities, 20 minutes to Mankato and absolutely beautiful with a 30 mile paved bike trail and to many lakes to list. We truly feel our customers will have a wonderful family experience.


Elysian Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bath - shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor Bath
    Bathroom 3 - Lower Level - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Lower Level - toilet , shower , Lower Level Suite: Private Bath
    Bathroom 5 - Lower Level - toilet , shower , Lower Level Suite: Private Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - Main Level Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Main Level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Main Level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Lower Level Suite - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - Lower Level Suite - 2 queen
  • 1 king bed Master Bedroom Up, 1 Queen Bed 2 up, 1 Queen Bed 3 up, Lower Level Suite I w/2 Queen Beds and Private Baths, Lower Level Suite 2 w/2 Queen Beds and Private Bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist


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Grand Kids will LOVE IT!!! Paradise on the BEST spring fed lake in southern MN
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Great for multi family stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for us to stay with another family. We all had plenty of space, both indoors and out. Chris was very responsive during the stay and took the time to check in on us.

The house had lots of amenities and good size kitchen and eat in area for our families.

One must do is to discuss the boat rental options with Chris. I felt this was an invaluable part of the trip and without it, you may miss out on the full lake experience. We enjoyed the time on the water, cruising around on the pontoon boat then relaxing at night around the fire after a bbq dinner.

Thank you Chris, it was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful spot on Lake Francis

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at this home on Lake Elysian. We were 7 adults and 3 children, four and under. The house is spacious inside and the lot is large and gently sloping to the lake. Our stay was the first week of June 2017 and since the weather was perfect, we spent a lot of time outside and on the lake. Fishing was excellent and wildlife abundant. The kids enjoyed seeing bald eagles, blue herons, wild turkeys, turtles laying eggs, deer, wood chucks, gray squirrels, muskrats, and a raccoon.

The suites and bedrooms were roomy and the living areas very accommodating. We ate all our meals at the house so we found the kitchen to be very functional. There are two coffeemakers and the large deck is a great place to have a morning cup of coffee. Chris is easily accessible and responds promptly to any questions. Our family created fond memories the week we spent at this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The lake house made a perfect Memorial Day retreat for our family.

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Francis home was a great place to spend a long weekend. It had everything that we needed. We were able to enjoy the lake, the sandy beach, the fire pit and the nice lawn area in back to play yard games. The house was quite large and easily fit 12 adults and 2 teenage boys. We would definitely stay here again if we can!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large and Homey Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This a large home with a beautiful yard connected to a part of the lake with good fishing. Our whole family loved it - us, our kids, and grandkids. There was plenty of room in the house for all of us. Plenty of amenities. We also rented the pontoon. It was certainly worth it .

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place on the lake

  • 4 of 5

The home was in great shape and very clean with a beautiful view of the lake. We enjoyed watching the beavers and ducks on the lake.

Plenty of room to spread out for a large crew.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed!!! What would it take to get a five star review? Sounds like you had a great time. Chris
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This place is Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Great space for all and private!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Mankato MN
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Corner Bar, Elysian Legion, Thirsty Beaver,Tuckers
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Elysian Corner Bar, Tuckers, Bears Den, Ebigal
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mount Mankato

Fishing, Boating, Canoeing, and Pontoon, RELAXING!!!


Rates & Availability

Elysian Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Prime 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen Fee $175
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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