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Clitherall Lake. Just steps to the lake. A Fisherman's Wife's Dream Lake Home!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

100' lake shore on Clitherall Lake. Unique 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom

4 bedroom 3 bath lake home. 100' of prime lake shore on fish filled crystal clear 2500 acre Lake Clitherall. Amazing home with many extras. Granite kitchen counters. Two person air jet tub in master bath. Tempurpedic adjustable king bed in 2nd floor master bedroom plus twin daybed for the little one or to escape with a book. 3rd floor bedroom has panoramic views, two twins, one is a trundle, balcony, reclining leather couch and 50' TV, many movies. 2 main floor bedrooms. One with two twin beds and in-suite full bath. The other has one twin bed across from a bath with shower. Room on 2nd floor with a full/futon, sliding door to balcony with cushion patio furniture looking out to the lake. Washer and dryer (soap included). Water softener. 3 sky lights. fire pit, and a outdoor fire place, play house, hammock, swing bench, herb garden, sand play area. Swimming is sandy, very few weeds, 16 feet of clarity. BBQ gas grill. Central Air. Something for everyone. *** THIS HOUSE IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE ***- Although drinking is permitted, kegs and drinking parties are NOT allowed. Renters must be respectful of quiet times and lake rules. No Smoking. No large groups.

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Theresa

My name is Theresa. My husband and I purchased this property over 15 years ago and we are now thrilled to be able to share it as a vacation rental with others. My family has been on this lake for generations. My mother grew up as a resort owner's daughter. My father's parents owned a private cottage near the resort and that is how my parents met ... the rest is history and my family has been on the lake since. In 2009 we completely remodeled the home, adding on, or should I say adding up. We designed a unique 3 story home. Not too big, not too small. Although I am a 'lake girl', I like to be comfortable, and not into 'ruffing' it unless I am on a mission trip. The home has a bit of luxury but very homey at the same time. It is a one-of-a-kind, and I know you will love it as much as we do.

Theresa purchased this house in 2001

Why Theresa chose Battle Lake

Clitherall Lake about 2500 acres and a maximum depth of 70 feet. It is one of the cleanest lakes in Minnesota. There is an abundance of fish - walleye, crappies, northern pike, sunfish, bass, and more. We catch them right off the dock day and night. Wonderful lot on 100' of lake shore, the home is less than 30 feet from the lake and just a few steps down to the water. There are many loons on the lake. Eagles swoop over regularly, and an abundance of birds to watch. Flowers all around, and a herb garden available to our guests.

What makes this house unique

Perfect location. Only a few miles from the fun summer bustling town of Battle Lake. Less than 300 feet of gravel before you get to the home (no long gravel roads to deal with). Use of a canoe included There is a 18 foot Alumacraft Trophy model boat/115 yamaha motor available for rent. This is a family lake...NOT a party lake...This lake is not suited for loud music and reckless boating. Residents and vacationers at this lake enjoy peaceful mornings and still nights listening to the loons. Although there are resorts, boating and fishing, it is not overly crowded. Fishing and sightseeing and family fun are the main attraction on the water. Please keep our beautiful lake clean and infestation free...Do NOT bring in boats from invested waters that have Zebra mussels and like. Boats maybe inspected and subject to a fee by law for infested boats.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your lake home with us. We all enjoyed your home and all the extras you have included. We were discovering new items to do even on the last day of our time. Every one in our family is interested in coming back next year if your lake home is available.

Our 4 year old grandson caught fish after fish from the dock. Every one did catch fish from your dock. The boat lift worked perfectly. The kitchen was easy to work and had surprises for new kitchen tools to use. We even left saying "I am going to get one of those". We had plenty of room for our family to come together but also have some quiet time away. The great front room was cozy and was a short walk to the lake, with a walkway! Great design and planning! The new picnic table was perfect.

Again, thank you for opening up your lake home for us, we had a memorable time.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Battle Lake

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Mst 2 person shower and tub. double sinks marble floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , In-suite bath to bedroom 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , main floor bath. Shower no tub.
  • Towels are provided. Laundry chute in master bath. Bedroom #3 has a full bath attached.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , King plus twin bed. See notes for more information
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 3rd flr 2 twins/trundle or king +reclining couch big tv.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 2 twin beds main floor. In-suite full bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , Twin bed 2' from floor, with storage/play area under.
    Option sleeping on 2nd floor/ office - 1 sofa bed/futon , full IKEA futon
  • 2nd floor -Master bedroom - King Tempurpedic adjustable bed. You can sit up and put feet up, even get a massage. There is also a twin daybed with a great view of the lake. Gas fireplace. Walk in closet. Deluxe master bath. 2 person jet tub. 3rd floor 2 twins/trundle or makes into a king. Panoramic views. Reclining couch, big screen TV. Games stored on this floor. Sky light. Balcony. 2 more bedrooms on main floor. 2nd floor also has a room with a full sized foldable/futon type bed from IKEA (Lycksele). This room is attached to the sliding door going out to the upper front deck on 2nd floor. You walk through this room to go to the 3rd floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Inquire about boat rental. 14 foot canoe included. * * NOT A PARTY HOUSE * *. Will not rent to young groups looking for a party house. This is a peaceful location. If a party lake is what you are looking for this is not the lake or the home for you. Min night stay may increase during holidays This home is a licensed VRBO with Ottertail county. My cell - 218/310/4721


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Clitherall Lake. Just steps to the lake. A Fisherman's Wife's Dream Lake Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful Place to Experience

  • 5 of 5

Love love love this place. The house is beautiful and the owner Theresa keeps the house fully stocked for your use. The view, outdoor seating, fire pit and clear water were perfect. We so enjoyed our coffee time and reading time inside and out. Theresa cares about your stay. She wants you to enjoy her home and the lake. That is important to her. Anytime we had a question, Theresa was a text away. She helped us out with our boat. Highly recommend this place but yet I don't want others to know about this place! Thank you Theresa!

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful fall weekend in this lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

October weather held out for our stay at this home. Activities outside included fishing on Clitherall and Battle Lakes, playing in leaf piles, sitting in the hammocks, and a sunny walk thru the charming neighborhood. Once inside, it was time to relax! Lots of room for everyone to spread out for quiet time, then gather for meals and games. No corner went unexplored and once you see this home for yourself, you will realize there are many corners! A must visit!

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun on Lake Clitherall

  • 5 of 5

There was space for everyone and something for everyone to do at the Hans Lake House. We thoroughly enjoyed the home, inside and out. The kids spent hours jumping off the dock into the clean lakewater. We took advantage of the fishing boat to catch a few meals. In the evening, we would relax with smores over the firepit. Thanks to Theresa's suggestion, we tried Justice 2 for lunch…and then went back again most afternoons for proper espresso drinks. We enjoyed every minute of our magical vacation and hope to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing, fun family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property is impeccable; clean, lovely furnishings and lots of space. It's not bare bones like some places. Theresa has done a fabulous job thinking of small details to make your stay the most enjoyable it can possibly be. The lake is beautiful and clear...lots of fish! Battle Lake and surrounding towns have excellent restaurants (Stella's and Zorbaz our favs) and fun activities. We took in the turtle races and tubed down the Ottertail river. We will definitely be back! Also a plus...Fergus Falls is short 20 minutes away so if you're in desperate need of something it's an easy trip.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lake home

  • 5 of 5

We gathered with our family for the second time at this Clitheral home to celebrate Christmas. It is the perfect amount of space for us. The kitchen is spacious and fun to cook meals in, the beds were comfortable and the view out the sunroom window is beautiful. The house is clean and well maintained with great amenities. We would stay here again and highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

I was part of a group of 7 women who picked the most gorgeous 3 days to hang out at this property. The home was very inviting and looked as described on line and as per Theresa the owner. We took part in the Pumpkin Festival going on in Battle Lake that weekend. Got to visit the highlights of this quaint little town. Mostly we enjoyed sitting lakeside and by the camp fire. Plenty of space and a well equipped kitchen. Theresa was very reachable and arrangements were very smooth. Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rusty Nail
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
78, 210
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stella's, Stub's, Boathouse,Shoreline, Dairy Queen
Nearest Ski
20 Miles

The Town of Battle Lake - FOOD - Enjoy a great meal at Stella's, with out door seating. Stroll down to Grannies Pantry and have a delicious ice cream cone, select an assortment of candy sold by the ounce and take some fudge to go. Or try the new Boathouse restaurant for amazing pizza! Falls Bakery has fresh whole grain breads, biscotti, and so much more. Stub's has steaks and big food for a big appetite. Shoreline has a view of Battle Lake and breakfast you need to start your day. Smackn Cakes for an iced coffee and special desserts, fun items for sale. Chicken and burgers at the Old Brick Inn. Honor system farmers market- that's pick up fresh produce and drop your money in a slot...corn, squash, tomatoes, herbs, beans... the best ever!

FISHING BAIT AND TACKLE- Ben's bait has all the fishing gear, bait and fun items you will need for fishing.

ART - Art of the Lakes Gallery has an absolutely wonderful display of art from area artist. Several original pieces done by charter members of the gallery are hanging in the lake house.

SHOPPING - There are a variety of lovely little shops- Uff-da Smackn Cakes, Williams Company has it all...clothes, jewelry, garden art, unique gifts, and a wonderful little screened in lunch area in the lower level. Katies New 2 You- Antiques and flea market items. Seip Drug Store, is the perfect small town drug store, including crafts, hand made items, candy, gift cards, and more.

HIKING/BIKING- Glendalough State Park - Scenic trails, lakes and historic buildings, eagle and other bird watching, easy hikes. Inspiration Peak - A more challenging hike. Great view at the top.

HISTORIC - Prospect house in Battle Lake, Civil War Museum. Phelps Mill just a short dive away.

Many other places in the surrounding area - Horse back riding, golf, Main Attraction beauty salon, antique and thrift shops, pubs, Zorbas Pizza, Rusty Nail bar and burgers, Farmers market, etc.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Battle Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 30 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
31 May 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$538.92
Cleaning Fee AU$202.1 + Tax

There is an increase rate and minimum night stay during holidays, (Christmas and Thanksgiving 3 night minimum) Please check with property owner/manager. Prices are subject to change. Refundable deposit is required. 18' Alumicraft Trophy model boat with 115 Yamaha motor and depth finder is available for rent. Refundable deposit required. The usual check in time is 3:00 and check out 11:00 or noon.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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