Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, cottage that sits on 85ft of lakefront property located steps away from crystal clear Lake Sylvia (17ft of water clarity). In addition to the cabin, we also have an air-conditioned bunk house with a full size Murphy bed and two sets of bunk beds (no bathroom). At the back of our 1 acre property there is a large shop that we've made into a game area. We have a basketball court, ping pong table and dart board for those rainy days. At the lakefront, we have two docks to accommodate your boat(s) and/or jet-ski(s) for lake cruising, or just relax on the dock and cast in a line. The lake is great for swimming and we have many adult & kids floaters to lounge on. End your swimming day by lighting a fire in our fire pit right on the water. The cottage has a massive deck with a large patio table that can accommodate up to 8 people comfortably - the view is gorgeous! Loons visit the property often, and occasionally you’ll see a crane or bald eagle hanging around. Inside the cabin, the kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave, stove, etc. The living room has a fireplace, TV and DVD player with plenty of movies for adults & kids. There is a large bedroom with lots of closet space, and a loft space with a full size bed and storage space (bed linens provided). There is one bathroom with a shower, and one with a large jet tub - both are supplied with towels (beach towels are not available).
Beautiful 1 bed, 1 loft bed, 2 bath cabin with fireplace & bunkhouse on the lake
- Calendar last updated:
- 30 Dec. 2018
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
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Relaxing, fun times at the lake
We really enjoyed staying at the Lake House. The weather was perfect and we were serenaded by loons morning and night. The cabin was comfy and had everything we needed. It was so quiet and peaceful there. I slept like a baby! I would definitely stay there again.
Thank you for the review! We love to hear that you had a great time!! I hope you had a terrific summer!
Fun Place for Family Entertainment
Jessica has done a nice job making the house feel like home with interesting decor mixed in with all the conveniences. Having a washer/dryer is a plus. The bunk house is an air-conditioned, neat retreat and sleeps five comfortably. And if the weather isn't the best, the rec room in the out building offers plenty of entertainment for the whole family. We had fun playing ping-pong and darts. For the little kids there are trikes and space to ride inside.
There were lots of water toys and life jackets in the boathouse and all of us "kids" gave it a go at paddle boarding. You might wish to ask if you want to use the paddle boat as it would be difficult to get out and into the water. We enjoyed s'mores around the fire pit and listening to the loons.
It was nice to have our own dock as we had rented a pontoon from Bremmer Water Crafts. We also fed little sunfish and caught some bigger fish off the dock. We had great luck fishing in this lake out in the boat and caught pan fish, bass, and some really big northerns.
The cabin does have a few draw backs though. The air conditioner is a wall unit in the master bedroom. To get the house cooled, fans are used to draw out the air. It works just ok and the loft can get a bit stuffy. If the weather is cooler there is good air flow through the cabin. Not much seating is available in the living area and what is there is more decorative and interesting than comfortable. There are a lot of steps from the deck to the lake, some without hand rails as shown in the pictures. Think twice about this if your are bringing anyone elderly along. One major concern that I had was the access into the lake and also onto the dock. The footing is uneven, wet, and dangerous.
Last, but not least - watch out for killer acorns! We were all amused by them falling at will. Overall, our stay was wonderful and fun for all ages.
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We absolutely love it there as well!
We've put a fan in the loft area to help with the stuffiness. Unfortunately, it's too small of a space to put an air conditioner. I would love it if we could!
Given the small size of the living space, we have to keep the furniture to a minimum, which isn't always the most comfortable. I will definitely keep my eye out for some more comfy furniture!
In regards from the deck steps to the lake, I'd say there are about 10, and we are one of the closest to the water from the deck around the whole lake. We do have hand rails on all of the deck steps. We do not have two or three concrete steps that do not have hand rails as you approach the landing. Also, you are correct, the railroad ties that were built in as stairs to the water can be slippery. Unfortunately, we cannot change any of this due to the variances and such if we want to keep as close to the water as we are.
We love the sounds of the acorns! Our deck/cabin is basically built inside a treehouse and we think that's one of things that make it so special. It also brings around many squirrels and chipmunks, which we enjoy watching.
Thank you again for your review and we appreciate your feedback. Come stay again!
Perfect lakefront getaway!
We loved the property and all the amenities it offered. The lake itself is gorgeous with over 15 feet of water clarity. We caught a lot of fish right off the docks and the swimming was wonderful. You can't say enough about the wrap around deck that overlooks the lake. The bunk house and building with a ping pong table were a bonus! An absolutely perfect experience, we can't wait to come back!
Thanks so much for the review!! We are so lucky to have this property and for others to appreciate it as much as we do!! Come back again!
Compact & cozy
Great little get away . Was neat & clean & great outdoor space for our family.
The only drawback was the furniture in living room being it’s small no real comfortable place to stretch out if you want to watch movies at night or rainy.
Large master bedroom was great & comfortable with view of lake. Cute bunk house for extra sleep space & large shed with games . Paddle boat & boards were nice to have to get out on lake.
Thanks for your review! Due to the small amount of space, our furniture has to be a little smaller, but we will definitely keep an eye out for more comfortable furniture if it would fit well. We really appreciate your review and so glad you had a wonderful time!! Come back again!
We had a fantastic time at the Blue Heron Cottage. Much of our time was spent sitting on the expansive deck in the shade of the maple trees overlooking the lake. The cabin looks small from the outside, but the creative layout is awesome - especially the huge master bedroom! The bunk house was perfect for the teenage kids we had with us. We also made use if the basketball court and the ping-pong up in the game area. On a rainy day the extra space would be great.
We had great weather and were on, or in the lake most of the time. A great swimming lake with super clear water! The extra dock was great for the friends we had on the lake to come tie up and visit. We also made use of the paddle boards in the boat house - very nice!
We had an awesome time and really enjoyed this VRBO! (The blue heron even visited each night on the shoreline right in front of the cabin!)
We appreciate your review! We love our little visits from the Blue Heron as well! Have a terrific summer!
Great location on lake, lots to do for kids and adults
Our family really enjoyed our week stay at the cabin. Fish were plentiful, lots of birds and action on the lake to keep us entertained. The kids enjoyed shooting baskets when they weren't out on the lake. Bunkhouse is a treasure!! Loved the space of the large deck. We all thought it was really great. Thanks for sharing your house with us--we had a wonderful family vacation week!!
We absolutely love hearing that others love our cabin as much as we do! Glad you had a wonderful time! Come again!!
Lake Sylvia is the most beautiful of the lakes in the Annandale area. The water is so clear that you can see down about 15ft. We have two docks, so bring both your boat and jet ski, and enjoy cruising the lake. Keep your eye out for a number of Loons and Bald Eagles. If you like to hike check out Stanley Eddie Park Reserve made up of three separate units with biking, hiking, & horse trails, lakes & scenic views. For a more adult leisure activity visit Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery in Annadale; only 11 miles away. Here, you can reserve vineyard tours & wine tastings. Other nearby cities include: Maple Lake, Kimball, & Buffalo which are close by providing antique shopping, as well as restaurants, bars and coffee shops.