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Private Lake Cottage Just One Hour from Twin Cities

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Turning Leaf Cottage near Balsam Lake, WI. The property is located on Long Lake two miles from Balsam Lake, WI, in Polk County. It is our pleasure to offer this newly constructed property with all the comforts of home.

The two-level home has a great room on the main floor with gas fireplace, open floor plan with kitchen and dining area that overlooks the wonderful view of the lake through the expansive window.The home has 2600 sq. feet of finished space - 1300 feet on each level. Select a good book from the library shelf or catch up on some DVD's,videos,or play some table games. This level offers a full bath, bedroom with twin beds (can be made up as a king size) and bedroom with queen bed.

We invite you to greet the day with coffee on our deck overlooking the lake, relax reading a great book, enjoy the sunsets from our west-facing lodge. You will find the wildlife enjoyable to observe:loons, hummingbirds, herons, and eagles will delight the bird watcher. You will enjoy the wooden swing seat for two on the deck. We find we eat most of our meals here in the summer.

The lower level is a walk-out to a patio with lakeview. The lower family room offers another gas fireplace, lounge area for chatting, table for playing games. A full bath and laundry area is on this level.There are two bedrooms also on this level - one with queen bed and one with 2 twin beds.

The lake provides great fishing, swimming, swimming raft,and paddle boat for your usage. The cabin has a private dock with bench to sit and fish or watch the kids swim or take in the sunset.Pontoon is available for an extra charge. Two public landings are available for those who wish to bring their own boat. Rarely are guests disappointed with fishing from the dock. The bass fishing is great; pan fish and northerns are also yours for the catching.

End the day with roasting marshmallows at a campfire by the lake. Property meant for small families or couples with a quiet getaway in mind who will respect our property and our neighbors. No rental to anyone under 25 years of age. Not suitable for children under age of 5. Maximum of 8 guests on property at any time! Note:NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE!!! NO PETS!!!

Keywords: Cabin,lake

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Centuria Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) One king bed. Two bedrooms have twin beds that can be joined for kingsize., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two of the twin bedrooms have beds that can be joined for kingsize.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Central Air conditioning, 2 Gas Fireplaces, Kitchen and Bed Linens provided (bring own personal towels - special arrangements can be made to provide), No Smoking inside or outside, No Pets


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Private Lake Cottage Just One Hour from Twin Cities
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect Summer at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion-type vacation here the summer of 2011, my sister-in-law went back in 2012 with her girl friends and we are planning a trip there again this year.

It is as nice as it seems from the pictures and description. It was clean and well maintained. It was comfortable and homey, but not cluttered with so much personal stuff that we felt odd being in a stranger's personal space. There were lots of games for us when we retired inside (foosball and basketball in the garage too!) The kitchen had all we needed. The porch, the fire pit and the yard are all lovely places to hang out. Inside, it was nice to have a den separate from the other main living area -- for when the grownups needed quiet time. We never used the TV or anything, so I can't comment on that, but we did have telephone reception.

And then, there was the lake. I know lakes change year-to-year, month-to-month, but the lake was awesome when we were there. We rented the pontoon boat and swam every day - from the dock or further out. Next time we will bring bikes too.

The location was easy to get to for family coming from Minneapolis. There are no groceries really close -- you have to drive about 20 minutes or so. There is a small town with a couple of restaurants nearby, but not much. We didn't mind at all -- we were perfectly happy planning ahead and staying put in this lovely home.

We were happy to meet the owners when they came up at the end of our stay. Very nice people, who otherwise were not around -- though they were available and helpful by telephone when we noticed a small leak during a summer storm.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren, 6 adults and 2 teenagers. The house is nicely furnished and spotless. We loved the bonfires on the beach, beautiful sunsets and the kids loved the paddleboat and games. Great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Snowmobiling with groomed trails just 1 mile, Wild Mountain Water Park and Ski area in Taylors Falls, Trollhagen Winter Skiing, Grandy Dancer Bike Trail nearby, Taylors Falls Rock climbing, Stillwater, MN antique and book shops, Turtle Lake Casino, Boat rides and canoeing on St, Croix River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 5.5%

In summer only 5 or more nights are considered for rentals. Five nights - $1550; six nights- $1800; seven nights- $2100.
Cancellation policy available at time of booking.

Payment by personal check, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.