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Winter Special!! $100. weeknights or Stay 2 nights & 3rd is free on weekends

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,728 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps

Winter Special!! Come enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland of Crosslake and enjoy your evenings in front of our wood-burning fireplace!! On all remaining weekends through March 31st, 2018 stay Friday and Saturday and get Thursday or Sunday for free. For all remaining weekday nights through March (Sun-Thursday) our special rate will be $100. per night (double occupancy, add'l guests $25. per person). Given VRBO limitations you will need to send me an inquiry with the dates you are looking at and how many guests there will be and I will send a custom quote for review/approval based on the above specials.

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.

More Details

Matt Balmer
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Crosslake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1728 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Lower Level Bunk Nook - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Winter Special!! $100. weeknights or Stay 2 nights & 3rd is free on weekends
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews
United States

Beautiful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a very enjoyable weekend at this lovely cabin. It is in a nice quiet location on the lake, the beds are very comfortable, and the amenities covered everything we could possibly need for fun and relaxation. The entire cabin arrangement has been carefully thought out, every inch of space is well used. Matt and Renae were quick to respond to questions, and I would recommend their place to anyone looking for a nice quiet get-away.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

What a great "girls weekend" at an amazing lake home. Beautifully decorated...everything you need inside home...cozy living area with wood burning fireplace to just sit and talk...laugh...and drink wine. All beds super comfortable and enough space for everyone. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Will be back!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing cabin for our weekend vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful, winter getaway at this beautiful & updated cabin. The owners are terrific and we highly recommend this property for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Cozy Girls Winter Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Matt & Renae -- You have a beautiful cabin complete with everything needed for a relaxing and cozy time away with your best girls. We can't wait to come back this summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was nicely done and in good order - loved the fireplace - had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Matt and Renae were wonderful to work with and we would gladly come back. We enjoyed having a weekend together as a family and being by the fireplace. Definitely a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Crosslake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Course - Many Courses in Area
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many great options in Crosslake and nearby towns
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Ski Gull and Tubing - Downhill Skiing
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $1,000

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

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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