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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
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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.


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!!!


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 4.736842 based on 38 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this lake house. The home is the perfect size for a large group. It's very clean, and there's plenty of room to spread out. The yard is great for yard games and having a deck and a patio gives you the option to be in the sun or move into the shade, it's very accomadating! Chris was very easy to deal with and answered any questions we had in a timely manor. We would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Potential, but Problematic

  • 1 of 5

The site has space, but the beach isn't actually swimmable and the wifi doesn't work reliably or well.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for an amazing week! Plenty of room in this secluded location. Great house, wonderful lawn for yard games, beautiful view, phenomenal lake. We rented the pontoon for the week which made for a spectacular week on the lake! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very lovely home - 4+++ Stars

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Pictures do not do the home justice-it's beautifully laid out & has a very accommodating set-up. The only snags we encountered were that the dumpster was overflowing upon arrival & it was never emptied the entire week we were there, thus resulting in coons getting into it & making a mess. The other disappointment was not being able to swim off the dock or from the beach as we were told - too much moss, underwater growth. Other than that, we really enjoyed the yard, pontoon & lake itself. We appreciated the owner's responsiveness to our text messages and would highly recommend this VRBO!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury, MN

Overall property was nice, cleaning????

  • 4 of 5

This house was built in 2015 and the pictures looked gorgeous! I had high expectations for the condition and cleanliness of the home. I an sure the owner would be disappointed at the housekeeping. The floors were not cleaned under the beds, kitchen floor not scrubbed, and many carpet stains on a very nice carpet. Also we paid extra to rent the pontoon boat but the canopy was broken which limited the amount of time we could be out on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, and not one phone call? I have an entire staff that can take care of anything you need instantly. Please never ask to rent my properties again. I will contact you directly. Really not fair when we don't have a chance. Chris
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Perfect property for our family of 15!

  • 5 of 5

This house had plenty of room for us all to spread out, also a spacious back yard for games and a fire pit. The toddlers loved the beach area as well. The lake gets very weedy a few feet out from the sand, but there is a public beach/park/baseball field/sand volleyball area on the other side of the lake as well. This property had everything we needed, and we were able to dock our own boat along with the pontoon provided.

We would recommend this property and hope to rent again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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