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Quintessential Lake Cabin On Pristine Lake O'brien (Includes Pontoon Boat)

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,728 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Matt Balmer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Amenities

Crosslake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Quintessential Lake Cabin On Pristine Lake O'brien (Includes Pontoon Boat)
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews
5

This is a perfect "up north" retreat! The cabin is cozy but has all you need.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! We really enjoyed the screened in porch, pontoon boat, and fire pit. We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy cabin on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at this cabin. We have rented on Lake O'Brien for a couple years now and find the lake just the right fit for swimming, boating and fishing. The cabin had all of the amenities and was very clean and cozy. The cabin décor was wonderful and the beds were super comfy. We had a total of 8 adults that slept very comfortably here. The owners met us on our arrival and made us feel at home. We would definitely rent this cabin again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location, and gorgeous cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had another great stay this year, and can't wait to return! Such a nice spot! The lake is so peaceful. We enjoyed the loons again, and loved our quiet mornings and beautiful evenings. Kids had a blast as well...and are asking to go back already.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Cabin & Beachfront for families! Everything was taken care of!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't possibly put into words how amazing this cabin is! The owners have thought of everything! They have thought of everything. From the stocked kitchen full of all the dishware and cookware you could need, to a fire pit that has plenty of chairs, very clean beach area, stocked firewood, full gas tank in the boat and for the grill. Everything is updated and clean. We went up with another family and so we have 4 kids ages 3-8 and they had a blast. The beach front is so safe and quiet that the kids could enjoy playing in the sand while we actually got relaxation in the lounge chairs. You can tell they take care of the yard too as there weren't any bugs. The bedrooms are comfortable and the wifi/cable is a nice perk for mornings you just need cartoon time while you enjoy coffee on the porch! We wish we could rent from here more then just once a year! Thanks Balmers, we are big fans!

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

Beautiful peaceful cabin with all the amenities! Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time whether it was relaxing at the cabin, on the lake, fishing, or boating. Would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing, fun vacation for the whole family!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Amazing experience in a beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly maintained with modern amenities. The perfect getaway! We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Crosslake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
 
 
Fall Winter 2017/2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 20 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Early Fall 2018
Oct 6 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

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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