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Waterfront, Lake Sylvia Cabin w/ Massive Deck & 2 Docks (2BR / 2BA - Sleeps 6)

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful 1 bed, 1 loft bed, 2 bath cabin with fireplace & bunkhouse on the lake

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).

Jessica Marx
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in South Haven

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , In the loft
    Bunk House - 1 bunk bed , 1 murphy bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a large space with a queen size bed, large closet space, and a patio door out to the deck. Bedroom 2 is in the loft space with a full/queen size bed and two storage spaces. The bunk house is air-conditioned, and has full size Murphy & a few bunk beds (no bathroom).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Waterfront, Lake Sylvia Cabin w/ Massive Deck & 2 Docks (2BR / 2BA - Sleeps 6)
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Nice weekend stay on Lake Sylvia!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the cabin and other amenities were just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Come back again! Sincerely, Jessica Marx
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  • 5 of 5

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!)

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review! We love our little visits from the Blue Heron as well! Have a terrific summer!
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Great location on lake, lots to do for kids and adults

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely love hearing that others love our cabin as much as we do! Glad you had a wonderful time! Come again!!
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Beautiful, serene and cozy lake property.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very happy with our stay at Blue Heron Cottage. Both the house and the bunkhouse were very clean and comfortable, well equipped, and perfect for us. My adult children enjoyed the paddle boards, floaties and the paddle boat very much. We hope to make this a regular family getaway!!

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling, classic cabin on a beautiful Lake!

  • 4 of 5

The owners have done a nice job with the property. The bunkhouse is new and the ping pong entertainment area was fun for the kids. Everything was clean and comfortable. We had a slight problem during our stay but the owners were exceptional at responding quickly and were overall wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca, Thanks for the review! I'm glad we were able to quickly resolve the problem. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay & had fun. Please come again! Sincerely, Caleb & Jessica Marx
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  • 5 of 5

As we drove down the gravel road, we didn't know what to expect. then we walked around the cottage to the huge deck, and there was a beautiful view of the lake! and that is where we spent a wonderful week. We ate all our meals on the deck and enjoyed the cottage paddle boards and our boat that we kept tied to the dock, The pole barn was a fun break for ping pong and scooter riding for our 2 year old granddaughter. The bunkhouse was a perfect spot for our growing family to stay, We cooked marshmellows at the fire pit which is built in the rocks on shore, and enjoyed the moon rise over the lake.

The lake is very clean and deep, and a good size to tour around. We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching boats go by,

The master bedroom is very big and the bathroom is too. The kitchen was fully stocked, plenty of cupboards and easy to work in. The living room is small and the furniture is really cute, but we found it uncomfortable, but the weather was perfect for being on the deck.

We did get into Annandale for some shopping in the shops on the main street. and got some groceries at a nice grocery store and an great meat market, Petty Brothers, which has a large selection of gourmet brats!

We LOVED our week at the Blue Heron Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know that you loved your stay!!! We agree, that deck in the front is truly the best part of our little place!
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Nearest Airport
69.8 Miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Southbrook Golf, Whispering Pines, Albion Ridges
Nearest Train
30 Miles
St. Cloud
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Minnesota Highway 55
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Waterfront
Nearest Ski
10.3 Miles
Powder Ridge
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in South Haven

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
After rush
31 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
4 Sep 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$202.17
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$336.95
Pet Fee AU$67.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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