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Charming Renovated Log Cabin on Deep Crystal-Clear Lake

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Perfect House for Board Meetings or Family Reunions


Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House and cabin = altogether 6 en suite Bedrooms, (Sleeps 12); Media Room

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 four kayaks and two standup paddle boards. Most of our tenants bring their own boats.

Keywords: Renovated Antique Log Cabin
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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    with en suite double sink bathroom and tempurpedic matress...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    En suite bathroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    En suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    en suite bathroom in a cabin 10 yards from main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    En suite bathroom in cabin 10 yards from main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    En suite bathroom with bathtub...moreless

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • High-speed wireless Internet, 4 Kayaks, 2 standup paddle boards, 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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) The televisions are in the master bedroom and downstairs....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    One TV in the king bed bedroom. Media room has a big-screen TV on the lower level....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Dozens of movies and TV series...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    This house sits above the lake on a clear, deep water lake with sand bottom....moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Long distance within the continental United States is free....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Each bed has cotton sheets and pillow cases, down comforters, two pillows per person as well as a towel and wash cloth....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Telephone service within the continental United States is cost-free....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet is available throughout the house, the screen house, the cabin and most of the outdoor area....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen equipment includes a Kitchenaid mixer with all the attachments, Cuisinart, sorbet machine, and coffee grinder and two coffee makers....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A vast array of spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new refrigerator with ice-maker...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    One deck is outside the kitchen with a large wood table. There are also two lower decks....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    An enormous screened-in porch with wireless internet, overhead fans, porch swing, seating for ten, and a poker table is next to the house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are two lawn areas; one suitable for volleyball and the other for any other games....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    The sauna is by the lake with a window overlooking the lake and an outdoor private shower with soft hot and cold water....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage deposit $1,000
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Dog damage deposit $200
  • 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 as well as a damage deposit. Pay by check.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hibbing, MN
Deer River, MN, USA
Nearest Beach
Front of house

Car: Necessary

Croquet, Bowling, Casino, Forest History Center, volley ball court, Bocci


Owner info

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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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  • Perfect House for Board Meetings or Family Reunions

    Perfect House for Board Meetings or Family Reunions

  • The large kitchen with 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers and gas range overlooks the lake.

    The large kitchen with 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers and gas range overlooks the lake.

  • Upper Deck with large wood tables,  wood lounging chairs and Gas Grill

    Upper Deck with large wood tables, wood lounging chairs and Gas Grill

  • Master Bedroom with king bed, lake view and private bath

    Master Bedroom with king bed, lake view and private bath

  • The sitting and swing area in the screen house which also has a poker table

    The sitting and swing area in the screen house which also has a poker table

VRBO #8448

This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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