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Maple Lake Year-Round Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

RARE!! Prime dates have opened up for 2018! June, July and August BOOK TODAY!

Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp weekend is still available!

MY AVAILABILITY CALENDAR IS ALWAYS CURRENT. PLEASE CHECK THERE FIRST for vacation possibilities. Please contact us for dates you are interested in!



This cozy lake home is located on the north side of beautiful Maple Lake, approximately 5 miles south of I-94, Alexandria, MN and less than 1 mile from Forada. MJ'S is FAMILY ORIENTED with a large yard and 100 ft of private lakeshore. A wonderful sandy beach is provided for relaxing and playing in the sand. Situated in a quiet neighborhood, it is the perfect place to relax, re-group and spend quality time with your family. Sunsets are beautiful and the sun simply dances on the crystal clear water. Spend the day on the water boating, or fishing and top off the day with a cozy bonfire at night. Experience and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing get-away with all the amenities of home! We do our best to accommodate you in every way.

If you would like to bring your own boat, the public access is just down the road, making it easy to get your boat in and out of the water. We now provide a boat lift for your convenience!

Alexandria is just minutes away and boasts wonderful shopping, restaurants, golf, a winery and much, much more. Rodina Golf Course is just a few miles south of MJ's, and Forada has two bars/restaurants with great food for the nights you don't want to cook!

MJ'S ON MAPLE is available for rent in the winter months (off-peak Season) as well! This is an ideal getaway for snowmobilers, ice fisherman and family gatherings. You can snowmobile across the lake and cross Highway 29 to get to Lake Reno. Sit by the cozy gas fireplace, read and relax!

MJ'S is perfect for families with children of all ages and people looking for quiet relaxation. Create your own Minnesota experience and book your much-needed getaway today! We know you will love it and will want to return year after year.

Weekly rentals ONLY during Peak season (summer months) SAT-SAT. Check in Sat. 4:00 pm and check out 10:00 AM.

The AVAILABILITY CALENDAR is always current.

PLEASE NOTE: The AVAILABILITY calendar reflects NIGHTS booked in red. Check-in on arrival date is 4:00 PM, and check-out is 10:00 AM. If you are considering dates that are open BEFORE a date marked in RED, your reservation would continue thru 10:00AM of that day. EXAMPLE: A party booked a reservation from Sat-Sat. On the calendar, it appears that either Sat would not be available. Actually, the day is partially rented as either a check-out or check-in.

Keywords: LAKEHOME

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About The Owner

I have a lifelong, wonderful relationship with beautiful Maple Lake and the great people here. My family owned a cabin down the beach from MJ's for over 35 years, but was sold in 1997. Growing up, we would spend our summers on Maple Lake, and I have fond memories of fishing, boating, exploring and all my summer friendships. I had always hoped to one day be 'back on the lake' and was very elated to be able to find property again on Maple Lake.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Alexandria

MJ's is located in a nice, quiet neighborhood. We are a family-oriented vacation rental. You can have a personal vacation experience that you would not be able to find at a busy resort or multi-unit complex. Maple Lake is a spring fed lake, and is truly one of the best lakes around. Crystal clear water, excellent swimming, fishing and amazing sunsets are just a few of its' many attributes. A large yard, 100 ft of lake shore, numerous maple and birch trees create a great sense of privacy and beauty.

What makes this house unique

Relax, sit back and enjoy a worry-free vacation. Located on the NE side of Maple Lake, the evening sunsets are wonderful! Wake up to the loons calling and enjoy a cup of coffee on the dock. End your day with a cozy bonfire and enjoy the stars and moon casting a glow on the water.

Create memories to last a lifetime for your family in this large, comfortable lake home. All you need to bring are groceries, beach towels, and your family! We provide everything else!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Alexandria

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Select Comfort Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Sleep Comfort Bed, Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) PACK N PLAY, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Bonfire pit, Screen porch, Boat lift, Sandy beach area, 2 kayaks and floating pad


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Maple Lake Year-Round Lake Home
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

What a wonderful home to gather familly!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home. It is so spacious, clean, and comfortable. She has adorable decorating ideas. We felt very comfortable.

We always gather family which is harder to do as our kids are growing up. Our time together is about bonding, cooking, games, relaxing and having fun. There are so many games there that we would not have needed to bring our own.

The screened porch is wonderful. The backyard has a beautiful deck. My family always humors me each year and I do photo shoots of everybody. The rock staircase to the water was an amazing backdrop for pictures. We had many wonderful pictures just within the backyard. It may have rained and stormed out the whole weekend our kids and their girlfriends/boyfriends were there, but we had an amazing time.

We always cook together when we gather. The kitchen was very well-stocked with pots and pans and dishes.

We enjoyed a fire one evening that it didn't rain. It's so quiet and relaxing in that neighborhood.

I highly recommend this house rental. You need to book over a year ahead of time and that says a lot about the quality provided here. We hope with the timing of our vacation picks that we can return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm so glad you and your family had a great time together...that's what it is all about! I know the weather didn't cooperate for you, and want to thank you again for all your help after the storms. We so appreciate renters like you, and is the main reason we offer our lake home for family vacations. I hope you will return next summer or fall-we would love to see you again! Mary
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Nice property, very roomy and adequate.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time visiting, catching some rays on the deck and shopping. Had good food in Lorada at the bar/grill. Basement was very chilly but we got by. The upstairs bathroom sink is not draining properly and we were unable to get the sink stop out of the kitchen sink (sorry). we enjoyed the stay!

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time with 6 adults and 2 grandkids(2 and 1 month). We basically hung out, read.

  • 4 of 5

The home was the perfect size for our family. Basement was great for our Grandson to run around. Highlight was my grandson and I took a little walk and visited with John at his fish decoy shop. What a kind, generous soul. We spent part of the morning shoveling snow and playing outside. Cooked some brats on the grill- very nice Weber grill. Had a great campfire on Friday afternoon and evening. Would come back in a heartbeat!!

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great house, great host

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay on this lovely hours at the lake. There's everything you need, the house is big and the view is stunning. Mary is a nice host who s promptly to respond you're requests.

We definitely loved our stay

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time and place together

  • 5 of 5

This lake home had welcoming spaces - - - the screened porch, the deck, the fire pit, the dock - - - for our family to be together, to talk, to have fun. The number of beds was adequate, the kitchen good for meal preparation, the laundry a convenient extra. To top it off, the weather was pleasant!

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We enjoyed have you as our guests and hope you will stay with us again! Mary
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Great overall amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the mix of the large dining/living area, together with the screened porch and deck. We could light a fire in the fire pit and enjoy it from both locations! New Washer/dryer, newly remodeled bathrooms. Lots of space and beds. Sorry we didn't discover the 'Lily Pad' until late in the trip - the kids loved it. Only 10 Mins from Alex (and a Culvers - yea!). Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are so glad you had a good time on your vacation! We enjoyed having you and your family as guests and hope you will stay with us again in the future! Mary
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Hector International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Forada Liquor
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rodina Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 29
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Muddy Boot
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Andes Tower Hills
Car: recommended

Carlos Creek Winery, tours and wine tasting

Forada Days 1st weekend in August

Band Festival and parade mid June

Awake the Lakes Memorial weekend, Alexandria


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Alexandria

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
25 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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