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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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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
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Grand Kids will LOVE IT!!! Paradise on the BEST spring fed lake in southern MN
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

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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Wonderful place for family time.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in this lovely lakeside home. The five nice sized bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms was large enough for my husband and I and our four adult children and their spouses. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing meals and the living room and family room were just right to spread out games and spend our time together. We are already looking forward to when we can come again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN

The description says it all

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, with everything you need. Downstairs suites were very large and tastefully decorated. Would love to visit again in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marion IA

Perfect spacious retreat

  • 5 of 5

Rented the cabin (really a house) for my parents 50th wedding anniversary over Thanksgiving. We had 10 of us staying at the place and could have readily accommodated more. From the large drive around gravel driveway, the house doesn't look all that big or impressive. Nice location with no immediate neighbor and surrounded well with trees. Open the door and wow, this place is huge and a lot bigger than it looked on the listing. All rooms in the house were nice and modern with a lot of really nice touches.


Walk in the front door and there is a gas fireplace. Two sided no less so you can sit by the fire in the living room or a small sitting room on the opposite side. Kitchen was well appointed with everything most people will need (example: Both regular and Keurig coffee pot). Lots of stoarage space to put things and a wide variety of cookware. Nice open design so people could interact even if in the sitting room. Three decent sized bedrooms upstairs with multiple bathrooms (one with a bathtub). Master had a walk in shower. The smaller bedroom of the three was still plenty spacious enough.


Two massive bedrooms downstairs with two queen or full beds in each. Could have had another two beds in those rooms and still not filled it. Both rooms as well as the very large family room downstairs have sliding door walk out access to the back yard ( a total of four sliding doors). Lots of windows too so it never felt downstairs-ish. Each bedroom has a toilet and sink as well as a very large walk-in shower (with either stone or stone-looking tile). TV and games in the family room. The family room has a couple of couches and had a wet-bar sink at one end.


My only disappointment was in us renting when we did. So late in the year the dock was pulled in but lots of nice shore-front. Coming from Iowa, I was pleasantly surprised you could actually see the bottom of the water, so at least at this time of year it was very clear. Saw wildlife everyday. Very nice landscaping and a firepit should you be inclined to use it. For us it was pretty chilly (go figure, late November) so we didn't use the large deck or firepit.

Only a five-ish minute drive into Elysian but within 30 minutes from Mankato and outlet mall.

Bottom Line

One of the nicest places I've rented. Lots of space inside and out, very up to date, and close enough to civilization should you need it.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Made for a great central location for visiting Minnesota State Parks.

  • 5 of 5

We had plenty of room for two family's (11 people) to spend the MEA weekend at this wonderful location. Made a couple of day trips to some of the State parks and also kicked back and relaxed. Thank you Chris.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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