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Lakeside Cabin Tranquility

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6, $15.00 per night per person over 6 people.

This property is located on 2 and a half acres with one hundred & fifty feet of lake shore. The cabin sits a mere 600 feet from the lake! The covered porch of the cabin is connected to a wrap-around deck over-looking the yard and lake.

This is an open floor plan with the main bath room & master bedroom (queen sized bed) located on the first floor. There is a half bathroom located on the 2nd floor loft which contains another queen sized bed and two twin beds. The loft also has a sitting area over-looking the yard and lake shore.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite covered island making it the perfect environment for cooking and entertaining! Your guests will enjoy sitting at the island eating, playing games or participating in the cooking while other guests lounge in the dining area or living room enjoying the view!

More Details

Dan Whitehead
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Dan Whitehead

Dan & Marnie Whitehead purchased this property in 1998 with the dream of clearing the property enough to put their airstream camper on it until they could build their own cabin. Together with their two young daughters, they accomplished their dream and built the cabin in 2003. They have been working on finishing the cabin by themselves for the past 10 years while enjoying raising their family.

Dan Whitehead purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Dan Whitehead chose Deer Creek

We fell in love with this property because of the many lakes, parks, festivals and other community events that bring people together! The property is absolutely serene no matter what season!

What makes this cabin unique

East Leaf Lake not only offers a variety of activities on the lake but also on Leaf River which is also perfect for canoeing, kayaking & fishing. This is an excellent pan-fishing lake with good Walleye, Northern & Large Mouth Bass! The lake is perfect for families as there is low boat traffic on most days.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Deer Creek

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • The loft is an open floor plan for sleeping. There is also a sitting area in the loft and a half-bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Galloping Goose Rentals is available renting of bikes, watercraft, paddle boards, canoe, kayak & aluminum boat trailers. Contact them at 218-731-7181/218-282-1063 OR


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Lakeside Cabin Tranquility
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews

Chilly outside comfy on the inside

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed for New Year's Weekend. Yes, the coldest weekend of the year at -20 degrees. BUT, We stayed comfortable inside the cabin. Beautiful windows overlooking the lake. Our dog came with and although she couldn't play outside because of the weather, the big windows and open concept kept her comfy. Nice wrap around deck too. Cooked, played games, cards and good conversations! We took little drives around the area and checked out the towns. Very nice stay. Just the weather that kept us from exploring the outdoors.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I did feel bad that it was so cold outside, but you did use your vacation the ultimate way, and that is to spend time unplugged , uninterrupted.
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perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

the place overall very nice for a weekend winter stay. nice and close to the twin cities. very clean and well furnished. we look foward to hopefully coming again!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful retreat! I was here over Thanksgiving by myself and had wonderful opportunities to go photograph the local area and to reflect on some things. I highly recommend this rental! Dan (the owner) called in early on to see if I had everything I needed, which I appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for the positive review. It's very satisfying to know that people do appreciate the small details. Thanks again
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Cute cabin with a perfect touch of home to it!

  • 5 of 5

Despite the fact that my daughter didn't catch any fish, we still had an amazing time!! 😉

The cabin is far enough from anyone so you feel a sense of privacy and escape, but close enough to town for those quick trips if needed!

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of of all, I will talk to the fish about that. How dare them. We really appreciate the nice comments.
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Cozy cabin with everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

Rented during a weekend with beautiful fall colors along the lake. Cabin was cozy, wood stove kept us warm relaxing in the evenings. Beds comfortable. Full kitchen had everything we could need for eating in.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Deer Creek was the perfect getaway. Easy to find and quiet. House was in great order and had everything needed for a quiet weekend out of town. Comfy for our stay of 2.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for spending time in our little corner of the world. We enjoyed having you as guests.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Wadena MN
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Red's - Deer Creek, The Otter- Ottertail
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Thumper Pond Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
The Otter-Ottertail
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Black's Grove - Wadena City Recreational Park
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Leaf Lake

Family vacations are ideal in Otter Tail County with its convenient location and many lakes and state parks perfect for family activities. Otter Tail County is located in West Central Minnesota, just two and a half hours from Minneapolis and St. Paul and one and a half hour from Fargo, ND. Otter Tail County, is home to over 1,000 lakes and streams. That's 10 percent of Minnesota's 10,000 beautiful lakes! A PERFECT reason to go fishing, swimming, sailing, water-skiing or just relaxing on the beach.

Otter Tail County is home of the famous Glendalough State Park, Maplewood State Park and Inspiration Peak. Each of these parks offers the best activities for your year-round outdoor recreational activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Deer Creek

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate
1 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
4 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$335.97
Pet Fee AU$134.39
cleaning fee AU$100.79

Check in is 3:00 pm Check out is 11:30 am Pets considered 100.00 per stay charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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