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Vacation on Alexandria's Beautiful Chain of Lakes

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, Exceptional lake View

Our 4-bedroom A-frame offers an exceptional view of Lake Darling. You will feel like you are on the water as you gaze out the lakeside windows. This home is as close to the water as you can get. There are beds to sleep 8 plus a queen airbed and a queen sleeper sofa. Three tiers of decks provide a wonderful, relaxing hangout. The property includes 900 feet of lakeshore that goes all the way to the channel connecting Lake Darling to Lake Cowdry. The property also includes a double garage.

Lake Darling is the third largest of the eleven lakes that make up Alexandria's Chain of Lakes. On the Chain, you can spend the whole day on the water.

Lake Carlos State Park is just minutes away. This beautiful park offers fishing, volleyball, swimming and miles of hiking trails.

Bring your bicycle because access to the Central Lakes Trail is less than one mile away. This trail stretches 55 miles from Fergus Falls to Osakis and then connects with the Lake Wobegon Trail. These trails are built on an old railroad bed, so the grade is easy for walking, pedaling a bicycle, or rollerblading.

More Details

Owner
Connie Hammje
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Connie Hammje

Alexandria is our hometown, but it is a fabulous vacation destination. We live on a farm close to town. We purchased this A-frame on Lake Darling for a dual purpose: a close get-away for us and a vacation rental.

Connie Hammje purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Connie Hammje chose Central

Location was important to us. Being on the Chain of Lakes allows access to 11 different lakes. It is also close to town giving convenience for shopping and entertainment.

What makes this cabin unique

When you are in our A-frame, you feel like you are on a house boat. As you look out the windows on the lake side, it is like you are ON the water, not next to the water.

Amenities

Alexandria Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Each floor has a bathroom (main floor, upstairs, and basement)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Basement bedroom with queen bed and space for queen airbed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor bedroom
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 have beautiful views of Lake Darling. There is also a queen airbed that can be setup in the basement, and a sleeper sofa in the living. room
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Checkout is 10:00 am. We will accommodate early check-in and late check-out requests whenever possible. When we have guests checking in and checking out on the same day, we need to follow these times to allow time to prepare the cabin for the next guest.

Reviews

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(31 traveler reviews)

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Vacation on Alexandria's Beautiful Chain of Lakes
average rating of 4.677419 based on 31 reviews
5

Lake Darling A Frame

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay on Lake Darling at Connie's A-Frame! There was so much room for our whole family to enjoy - from inside to the outside. Loved the chairs out on the dock - so relaxing and what a view. Even a great area to clean fish - as we along with family and friends enjoyed the fishing on Lake Carlos which we were able to access from Darling as it is on the chain of lakes. Great Job to Connie and family for making this a wonderful place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review and thank you for leaving the cabin so clean and tidy.
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August Adventure 2017

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed every minute of our recent stay at this property. Excellent location with ample parking. The double garage was a plus. The cabin is very spacious and quiet. Great lake views from decks/bedrooms. Very clean and comfortable. Convenient features with door/garage locks, etc. We were able to use the grill (charcoal & starting fluid included) and fire pit (wood not provided.) Great dock. Would have been nice to have access to a boat, etc., but understand. All were extremely satisfied & look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great and relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was conveniently located to everything we wanted to do. Beautiful home on a beautiful Lake. The fishing was awesome and and great family memories were made.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

The house is well maintained and well supplied for an enjoyable vacation at the lake. Our family of 11 (grandparents, kids, grandkids) loves the close access to the water. The windows and decks provide a gorgeous view of the water and wildlife. We used the lake for waterskiing, tubing, and some fishing. We also enjoyed using the Central Lakes Trail for bicycling and jogging. The trail is close and provides a safe area for walking, running, and biking. The house is conveniently close to convenience stores and large supermarkets - for resupplying the gasoline for the boat, food and other needed supplies.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Alexandria A-frame

  • 5 of 5

Love the house. Very spacious and roomy for all of us and our friends and relatives who came to visit. Well stocked kitchen items. Dock and beach were great! Thank you so much for providing a wonderful place to vacation! You may very well hear from us for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and we'd love to have you back.
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5

Recommend if you wants to visit the ALEX area, be on a terrific lake, and be close to town.

  • 5 of 5

I needed some place special to take my almost 87 year old mother, and this place was perfect. I rented this home for a full week.

First a little back story. My elderly mother asked for a fishing vacation. She can get a round, but needs a cane, and a bit of assistance. She wanted to go to a place where she could catch a lot of sunnies and maybe a bass or two. I am familiar with the Alexandrea, MN area (Alex as the locals call it) and knew there are great fishing lakes in the area. I went hunting for a place with some very specific things. I wanted a house on Lake Darling, which had a dock which was an easy walk from the house to the dock. This house meet all the requirements.

This is a lovely, clean home on Lake Darling. It has amazing views, especially from the living room, master bedroom, and one of the bedrooms on the top floor. The dock included a boat lift that is in excellent condition and very easy to use. From the fully finished basement you walk out to the dock, which is at most, 20 feet from the door. Off of the garage, there is a fish cleaning room, which I used extensively.

For my needs, this place was perfect. I was at this house in June. My week was pretty mild which was fine for fishing, but not great for swimming. The lack of swimming was disappointing for the kids, but certainly can’t be held against the property. The fishing was great. We were able to catch sunnies, bass, and northern pike every day. I made full use of the fish cleaning room.

For my mom, and the rest of the family that came, this house provided the perfect location for a very meaningful, and memorable vacation. I recommend this house to anybody that wants to visit the ALEX area, be on a terrific lake, and be located close to down town.

NOTE: To fish in the ALEX chain of lakes, you really need access to a boat. Most people that go to ALEX have their own boat to use for fishing, water skiing, or whatever. This place would be perfect if you have your own boat. I’m not so lucky as to have my own boat. I had thought that finding a small fishing boat to rent for a week would be easy. I did not find that task easy, but was able to find something. Just be aware that if you are looking to rent a boat for more than just a day, you may have to do some digging and calling around to find one.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
St. Cloud
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Arrowwood Resort
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Arrowwood Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Arrowwood Resort
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Andes Tower Hills Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Latoka
Car: necessary

We are located on Lake Darling, the third largest of the eleven lakes that make up Alexandria's Chain of Lakes. On the Chain, you can spend the whole day on the water.

Lake Carlos State Park is just minutes away. This beautiful park offers fishing, volleyball, swimming and miles of hiking trails.

Bring your bicycle because access to the Central Lakes Trail is less than one mile away. This trail stretches 55 miles from Fergus Falls to Osakis and then connects with the Lake Wobegon Trail. These trails are built on an old railroad bed, so the grade is easy for walking, pedaling a bicycle, or rollerblading.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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