Charming Renovated Log Cabin on Deep Crystal-Clear Lake
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Our family house is a totally-renovated, 1928, chinked-log cabin on clear, turquoise-blue, secluded Deer Lake. We kept the charm, the funk, and antiques, but added all the amenities including wireless internet and free long-distance telephone service.
The chinked log part of the house has two en suite bedrooms. The log living room has floor-to-ceiling shelves of books, a piano, stone fireplace, a filled board-game closet and oriental rugs on wood floors. There is another bathroom with shower off the living room. All the rooms have ceiling fans, but no airconditioning. French doors lead from the living room to the deck where an enormous wood picnic table with umbrella and Adirondack chairs overlook the lake.
On the lake side of the house, the newer addition includes a large, gourmet kitchen/dining/living room (with two dishwashers, Jenn-aire cook top, extensive equipment including a cuisinart, Kitchenaid mixer, ice-maker, etc. and china, cedar walls, tile counters, and pine table that seats 12), an en suite master bedroom (king-size Tempurpedic bed) with cable TV and private deck and an en suite queen-bed bedroom. Another cabin across the yard has two en suite bedrooms and will be unlocked if you have twelve paying guests. Each bedroom in the cabin is an additional $500 for the week. There are magnificent views of the lake, filtered through Norway pines.
The downstairs media room has cable and a big screen TV. It opens to a lower deck. There is also a volleyball grass court. A winding, cedar-chip path leads to a lower fire pit with log benches and then to a lakeside deck where there is a cedar umbrella table and chairs, a sauna and private, outdoor hot-and-cold soft-water shower. A large separate screen house is next to the main house fully furnished (swing, wicker chairs and poker table) with electricity and wireless internet. The house comes with three kayaks. Most of our tenants bring their own boats.
Keywords: Renovated Antique Log Cabin
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Member since: 2001
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- King size beds (1), Queen Beds (2) Twin or Single Beds (6) Two en suite bedrooms on the main floor have two single beds each; One en suite bedroom on the main floor has a queen and the other en suite bedroom a king. A cabin about 10 yards from the main house has two en suite bedrooms; one with a queen and one with twin beds...moreless
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- High-speed wireless Internet, 3 Kayaks, 2 Cable TVs, fully stocked kitchen, Kitchenaid Mixer, Cuisinart, Two Dishwashers, Double oven, Jenn-Aire, New Refrigerator, Utensils and China, Linens (all-cotton sheets, down pillows, towels), Private Outdoor Shower with Lakeside View and hot and cold soft water, Three Umbrella Cedar tables with chairs, Volleyball, Ping-pong, Poker table, bocce, Stocked board-game closet, over 1,000 books. NO JET SKIS ALLOWED....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
The kitchen has two dishwashers, two ovens, a microwave and Jenn-aire stove top with pancake griddle. The new refrigerator has an ice-maker. Other ammenities include a cuisinart, Kithenaid mixer, sorbet/ice cream maker, toaster, and coffee maker and grinder...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Dog damage deposit $200
- Pet Fee $50
- Damage deposit $1,000
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Dog charge $50
- Taxes Not included
The house which sleeps 8 maximum is $3,500 for a week. If you need additional space, there are two en suite bedroom cabins each for an additional $500 that can be unlocked. Saturday changeover; departure at 10:00 a.m.; arrival at 3:00 p.m. On the departure day please vacate the house by 10:00 for cleaning. However, you can leave your bags in the screen house and stay until 3:00 p.m. Rent includes 3 kayaks.
$1000 deposit refundable up to 60 days prior to rental; balance due 60 days in advance. Pay by check.
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About the owner: This is a photo of me and my family, taken at the end of our dock. My children have come to Deer Lake every summer of their lives, even when they lived in Vienna, Austria. Our house was not designed or furnished as a rental, but as a family house/compound. However we don't get to the lake as often as we did when the children were young, so we began renting twelve years ago. My husband and I now live in Aspen, Colorado. Our children live in New York City, Boston and Seattle, but they still get to the lake every year.
Why the Owner Chose Deer River, MN, USA:
We love the midwest, though we are definitely coastal people during the bulk of the year. There is no place better for a family gathering than a lake. The variety of activities draw us to fresh water. There is something wonderfully enegizing about experiencing wilderness each year.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is the ultimate 'Up North' lake experience with gorgeous sunsets, the haunting call of loons and eagles flying overhead. My husband's family has been going to this lake for over 60 years. Deer is one of the cleanest lakes in Minnesota, spring fed and very deep. The lake in front of the house drops off very gently and is approached by a deck and dock. There is no beach. At the end of the dock, the water is waist high and the bottom is all sand; perfect for water games. We enjoy fires cooking all together in the large kitchen overlooking the lake, playing volleyball, bocce and croquet, sitting in the screen house playing poker and reading, or sitting in front of the inside or outside fires playing charades and singing. The beds are extremely comfortable and there is an endless supply of books and games. All you have to do is get here. You will feel like it has been your family house for years.
- Primary: (202) 271-9200
- Secondary: (202) 468-4726 This is my husband Sam Brown's phone.
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Perfect House for Board Meetings or Family Reunions
The large kitchen with 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers and gas range overlooks the lake.
The sitting and swing area in the screen house which also has a poker table
Upper Deck with large wood tables, wood lounging chairs and Gas Grill
Master Bedroom with king bed, lake view and private bath
This listing was first published here in 2001.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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