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Whispering Oaks on West Lake Sylvia

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom - One Bathroom Cabin Perfect for a Small Family

Just one hour west of the Twin Cities and located in Flannery’s Bay on West Lake Sylvia, this newly remodeled seasonal cabin is perfect for a small family get away. There are two bedrooms, the master has one queen bed and another with a full size bed plus a set of twin bunk beds….featuring all new beds. One newly remodeled bathroom as well as an outdoor shower to wash off the sand from the beach. Newly remodeled kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, as well as dishes, silverware and pots and pans for your cooking needs. The newly furnished living room is bright and connected to the kitchen. Enjoy gorgeous lake views and unforgettable sunsets from the living room or the large wrap around deck, just a few feet from the shoreline. There is a gas grill for guests and plenty of picnic tables for your family barbecue. Go to sleep and wake up listening to loons singing from across the lake. There is a flatscreen television with a DVD player, plus many movies for the family. There is a basement lounge area for playing games featuring a ping-pong table.

Lake Sylvia is known for its crystal clear water and beautiful lake shore. Enjoy great swimming and good fishing from the dock…mostly bass and panfish. Guests have access to kayaks, a paddleboat, a swim tube, plus many other water toys. Guests are also able to enjoy a pontoon for lake cruises and fishing at an additional fee. Plus, there is a fire pit on the sandy beach for bonfires and making S’mores.

More Details

Tom & Becky Olson
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


South Haven Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - shower , Outdoor shower to wash off the sand from the lake
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled bathroom with single shower and single sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • water tubing


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Whispering Oaks on West Lake Sylvia
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Sweet Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin on the outside but like home on the inside. This bay of Lake Sylvia is calm, peaceful and yet full of play. The water toys that are with the cabin make for hours of fun. The owners are wonderful and very accommodating! Highly recommended 👍?


  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful small family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed last minute at Whispering Oaks while the house we are building gets finished up. Tom and Becky were more than accommodating with this last minute request and very present, helpful, and friendly both on our arrival and at our departure. We were surprised on our arrivals to smores ingredients and fire pokers provided as well as a small cooler for the boat! The cabin was easy to find and is close to Annandale if you need to go out to eat or buy food at the Marketplace. St. Cloud is not far away either for a busier day.

The place itself was very clean and had everything you could need for your stay. We brought way to much as they had everything we would need! Towels (bathroom and beach), shampoo/conditioner and soap, blow dryer, sunscreen/bug spray, linens and pillows, wi-fi, tv, Netflix, DVD, and AC/fans were available. Endless kitchen needs were also provided like major appliances, coffee maker, dishes and utensils, ziploc and plastic bags, dish soap, paper towels, kitchen towels, mixing bowls, blender, food prep items, and on and on!

The beds were super comfortable as well as the furniture. Perfectly shady tables outside to eat all meals at. The fire pit area was perfect for our 2.5 year old to play with his sand toys and the water level was perfect for him to play with water toys. Tom and Becky's property is right next door and they were gracious enough to let him play on their beach and water area when not there. He also loved looking off the dock for his "fishy friends" too. The basement had plenty of its own water/sand toys and life jackets for water use as well as games. Renting the pontoon boat was a must and the lake is huge and BEAUTIFUL! Very clear and great for sunny and bass fishing. We went out every day and enjoyed the sounds of the loons too.

Overall we had a great week and hope to return another time! If you're looking for someplace to relax by or on the lake for a smaller family get-together, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly What We Hoped It Would Be + More

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Whispering Oaks was fantastic! The owner, Tom, was there to greet us and provided us with everything we needed to know about the property. This place was very detailed and included everything a person might need on a vacation including all of the amenities! From soaps, to bug spray, sun screen, beach towels, beach toys for the kiddos and much more.

The place was very clean, comfortable and organized. The lake is beautiful and very clean. We caught some nice sun fish and enjoyed a delicious fix fry!

I highly recommend this vacation spot for anyone looking to relax, and enjoy all the comforts of home!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What a charming and cozy cabin! We felt very much at home. The cabin was stocked with everything we needed and more. The views of Lake Sylvia were amazing. It was the perfect place to spend quality family time.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
MSP Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bedrock Bar & Grill - South Haven
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Southview Golf Club - Annandale
Nearest Train
30 Miles
St. Cloud
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Waterfront - Clearwater Lake
Car: necessary

The Annandale Lakes area is located a half an hour south of St. Cloud and an hours drive Northwest of the Twin Cities on Highway 55. It is a peaceful but convenient location with a unique quality. Once you arrive, you will feel relaxed and ready to enjoy all the area has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Pontoon Rental is available for $400 a week or $75 per day. Guests will need to sign a "boat usage agreement" which assigns the liability to the guest while using the boat. Payment for the pontoon can be made by check or cash during your stay and checks should be made payable to Whispering Oaks. 6.875% taxes are also applicable. Please give us a call if you have any questions. We look forward to your visit!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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