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Quintessential Lake Cabin on Pristine Lake O'Brien (Includes Pontoon Boat)

(42 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps

If you are looking for the 'cabin experience', this classic Minnesota cabin won't disappoint. This property was completely renovated in the fall of 2014 and is essentially brand new inside and out. Done in a true cabin feel, it has a wonderful open floor plan on the main level that features a combined great room/kitchen/living room with a large wood-burning fieldstone fireplace for those chilly nights (fire wood included of course!!). The main level features vaulted ceilings, a wonderful screen porch overlooking the lake with panoramic views of beautiful O'brien Lake. The main level further features a lakeside master bedroom and bathroom complete with tile shower. The lower level features an additional bedroom, a second designated bunk room, and an additional informal bunk area along with a second bathroom which also includes a custom tile shower. In addition, the lower level features a built-in game/puzzle table along with a leather sectional couch and entertainment area for a rainy day or movie night! The lower level also features tremendous lake views and all interior spaces (main and lower level) flow seamlessly to a large lakeside firepit area just steps from the water for those true Minnesotan's (again, firewood included)! The rental comes complete with a pontoon boat (2014 Bennington), and of course a hammock in the yard for those lazy days. For those that need to stay connected, the cabin also includes Wi-Fi and two high definition TV's with DirecTV (including a lower level area that has a blue ray DVD player and surround sound). And don't worry, you won't be roughing it, the 2014 renovation was done in good taste so along with the granite counter tops, the wood plank floors, and the reclaimed details it also brought all new mechanical systems including air conditioning, new appliances, and a Culligan softened water system.

Situated 5 miles east of the town of Crosslake, crystal clear Lake O'Brien is spring fed with a water clarity of 24', the cleanest lake in the entire watershed district. The lake itself is surrounded by mature pines. There is approximately 5 miles of shoreline, of which about a quarter of the lake is undeveloped state owned property. During the summer, this recreational lake is perfect for fishing, skiing, wake boarding canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities, including floating on an air mattress!! There is a sandbar where you can walk across the lake which is a favorite gathering spot for 'kids of all ages'!! It's location on a quiet tar township road make it perfect for a morning walk or bike ride. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and is a perfect base camp to access the endless miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

This property is perfect for a family, an extended family, or a couple families; we have a limit of 9 occupants. There are 2 Queen beds (1 per bedroom), 3 single beds (in the bunk areas) and a double bed (bottom bunk). We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it's likely available. Upon reservation confirmation you'll 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’ll be prompt to reply! We pride ourselves on keeping our property and structures/equipment pristine and are certain we'll exceed your expectations in that regard. And further, since we also live on this lake, should any questions or problems arise we can respond quickly. In fact, your only disappointment will be when you have to leave!!

NOTE: The pontoon is in the water, and use is included in the stated rental rates, from approximately May 1st - mid October.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1728 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Rental Age is 30 Yrs Old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray DVD on Lower Level Family Room TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Main Level and Lower Level SONOS Sound System - Lower Level is a Sound Bar with Sub Woofer...moreless

  • Television:

    High Definition TV's in Main Great Room and Lower Level Family Room...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Great views of the lake from inside the cabin and the screen porch....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Over 200' of Shoreline with nice privacy...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    6 seats at Table and 4 seats on Island...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet Provided...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed Linens and Blankets Provided...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided for indoor use only. Please bring beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and Dryer Available...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Granite Counter, Stainless Appliances, Gas Range, Dishwasher, Fridge, Microwave...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Bennington Pontoon Boat with Yamaha Outboard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural Gas - No Need to Fill Tanks!!...moreless



from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 21 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 2 - Jun 22, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer 2017
Jun 23 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Fall
Sep 29 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.875%


50% non-refundable deposit.

All full week rentals are Friday to Friday.

Check in is at 4:00 PM, Check out is at 11:00 AM.

Please call with any question or special requests.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Multiple in Crosslake
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crosswoods Golf Course - Many Courses in Area
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many great options in Crosslake and nearby towns
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Ski Gull and Tubing - Downhill Skiing

Car: Necessary


Owner info

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Great Room - Main Level

    Great Room - Main Level

  • Porch - Lake Views - Main Level

    Porch - Lake Views - Main Level

  • Lake Side of Cabin - Fire pit

    Lake Side of Cabin - Fire pit

  • Trail to Lake, Fire Pit, and Dock Area

    Trail to Lake, Fire Pit, and Dock Area

  • Master Bedroom - Lake Views - Main Level

    Master Bedroom - Lake Views - Main Level

  • Bathroom Shower - Main Level

    Bathroom Shower - Main Level

  • Bunk Room - Lower Level

    Bunk Room - Lower Level

  • Bathroom - Lower Level

    Bathroom - Lower Level

  • Living Room - Lower Level

    Living Room - Lower Level

  • Bennington Pontoon Boat

    Bennington Pontoon Boat

  • Lake - South End

    Lake - South End

  • Lake Fun!!

    Lake Fun!!

  • Entry Side of Cabin

    Entry Side of Cabin

  • Kitchen-Dining-Great Room - Main Level

    Kitchen-Dining-Great Room - Main Level

  • Kitchen - Main Level

    Kitchen - Main Level

  • Dining - Main Level

    Dining - Main Level

  • Bathroom - Main Level

    Bathroom - Main Level

  • Bedroom - Lower Level

    Bedroom - Lower Level

  • Bunk Nook - Lower Level

    Bunk Nook - Lower Level

  • Game Table - Hallway - Lower Level

    Game Table - Hallway - Lower Level

  • View From Dock

    View From Dock

  • Lake - North End

    Lake - North End

  • Sand Bar

    Sand Bar

  • Lake Morning

    Lake Morning

VRBO #692976

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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