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Crystal Clear Lake Obrien in Crosslake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Bring your entire family to beautiful Lake O'Brien in Crosslake, MN., located 30 minutes from Brainerd. With a sandy clear swimming beach and all the comforts of home, this cabin is the perfect getaway! The cabin has a wonderful 3 season porch, sitting area with a gas fireplace, and dining/kitchen area, all with beautiful views of the lake just 75 feet from the waters edge! It has two bedrooms (one king/one queen) on the main level plus a third bedroom (1 queen and 1 set of bunk beds) in the lower level. There is two full bathrooms 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. We also have a newly built (2012) bunkhouse which will sleep 6-8 people. The bunkhouse also has electric heat for winter time usage. The cabin also includes two high definition TV's (with DVD players) with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Trust me you will not be roughing it, the cabin includes air conditioning, new kitchen remodel (2014), Kinetico softened water system, and two new remodeled (2014) bathrooms.

The cabin is situated 5 miles east of Crosslake on crystal clear (24 ft. water clarity) Lake O'Brien. During the summer, this is a perfect recreational lake for fishing, waterskiing, wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and is a fantastic area to access the endless miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Our property is perfect for one or two families which will handle up to 8-10 people comfortably! We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it is likely available. Upon reservation confirmation you will 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 will be prompt to reply! You will not be disappointed with this property, in fact your only disappointment will be when you leave!

Weekly rentals are from Friday to Friday with check in at 4:00pm and check out at 10:00am.

More Details

Steve Dahms
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Crosslake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Main level bath: toilet and shower Lower level bath: toilet and shower/bath tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - Bunkhouse 50 feet from the cabin sleeps 4-8
  • Main level 2 bedrooms-1 king bed sleeps 2...1 queen bed sleeps 2 Lower level 1 bedroom-1 double bed sleeps 1...1 bunk bed sleeps 2 Bunkhouse-sleeps 4-8
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Crystal Clear Lake Obrien in Crosslake
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! I stayed here for a girls weekend and it was absolutely perfect. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 guys had a great weekend at Steve and Margaret's cabin. Very clean, accommodating and plenty of room to sleep. Worry free as they provide most everything you need. Lake was clean and easily accessible. Very relaxing. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could expect from a lakeside cabin and more!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous week at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weeklong stay at Steve and Margaret's cabin. The property is immaculate and recently relandscaped, and features a campfire, beach and dock with space to sit and read. The bunk house was perfect for our sons, who visited during the week from the Twin Cities area. The cabin is well-stocked and picture perfect -- it felt like home. Lake O'Brien is clear and clean and boat traffic is quiet, especially during the week. We also rented the owners' beautiful new pontoon boat and enjoyed daily cruises around the lake. Sometimes we cooked, sometimes we went out for dinner. Cross Lake is a nice area and close to the cabin. Steve and Margaret were welcoming hosts. We highly recommend this property -- great for a family retreat or a girls' weekend. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories for a life time at a 5 star location!

  • 5 of 5

There are those times when you trust the Internet and it back fires on you, but thankfully there are moments when your expectations are far outweighed by reality. This lake house was just that! Our family arrived after a drive from the Twin Cities, followed the owner instructions to gain access to the house, and literally entered as the song "I'm so excited" played on the radio. Coincidence? I'm pretty sure it was, but could not more accurately explain our feelings as we began looking at this beautiful home that was to be ours for the next few days. With the ability to sleep comfortably roughly 12, we had wished we had held a family reunion there! The cleanliness even satisfied my mother in law, who fully expected to clean for the first day at this random VRBO we plucked off the internet. The house just kept going as we made our way out the back door to the absolutely breath taking view of Lake O'Brien! Not only was there a lake IN our back yard, but a beautifully maintained trail down to it, a dock with chairs, as well as a private beach! This beach could not have been more perfect for a special member of our family with Angelmans Syndrome. She has a strong affinity to water, and having this safe, private area for her to swim was a highlight for her. The home came stocked with corn hole, as well as other games that we didn't feel the need to play once we saw corn hole... Evenings were spent enjoying the fire pit with family, making s'mores, and fishing until we caught more mosquitos than fish. After two weeks of traveling around MN doing a whole list of activities, my 10 year old and 8 year old have agreed that this was their favorite vacation yet, this lake house being their favorite part. I must say, I agree! These memories will keep us smiling for many years to come. THANK YOU for sharing this home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect set up for our family

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We loved the extra large dock with the chairs and the umbrella. The sandy beach and landscaping were perfect. We enjoyed the large fire ring with the lake view. The home was clean and very modern. Great kitchen for cooking. Very "up north" feel. The bunkhouse gave us extra space for sleeping. All in all, a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Brainerd International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Hwy 371
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pine Peaks/Zorbaz/Moonlite Bay
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ski Gull
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Crosslake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $175

50% of the rental amount is required to make the reservation. The balance is due 15 days or more prior to arrival.
Full week rentals are FRIDAY to FRIDAY
Check in is at 4:00pm, check out is at 10:00am

Kayak/Bike/Paddle Boards 218-581-2144
2016 Premier Pontoon Boat rental available upon request...$750/week or $150/day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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