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Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien - Includes Pontoon Boat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,020 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

If you are looking for the 'cabin experience', this quintessential cabin in the pines won't disappoint. The property was originally purchased and built by my grandparents in 1958 and has been in our family ever since; it was completely renovated by my wife and I in 2011. A small but efficient layout, the cabin has a wonderful screen porch, sitting area with gas fireplace, and dining room; all with panoramic views of the lake, which is only steps away. It has one bedroom on the main level (king), and a semi-private loft with two queen size beds. There is one 3/4 bath, and a great outdoor shower with views of the lake for those true Minnesotan's. The inside space flows seamlessly to a large lakeside patio with grill, outdoor dining area, fire pit and coffee sitting area. The rental comes complete with a pontoon boat (2014 Bennington), a 4-person paddleboat, a canoe, and of course a hammock in the yard. For those that can't disconnect, the cabin also includes two high definition TV's with DirecTV (DVD/Blu-Ray on main TV) and free Wi-Fi! And don't worry, you won't be roughing it, the 2011 renovation also brought all new mechanical systems including air conditioning, new appliances, and a new Kinetico softened water system!!

Situated 5 miles east of the town of Crosslake, crystal clear Lake O'Brien is spring fed with a water clarity of 24', the cleanest lake in the entire watershed district. The lake itself is surrounded by mature pines. There is approximately 5 miles of shoreline, of which about a quarter of the lake is undeveloped state owned property. During the summer, this recreational lake is perfect for fishing, skiing, wake boarding canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities, including floating on an air mattress!! There is a sandbar where you can walk across the lake which is a favorite gathering spot for 'kids of all ages'!! It's location on a quiet tar township road make it perfect for a morning walk or bike ride. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and is a perfect base camp to access the endless miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Our property is perfect for a family of up to 6 or a few couples. We have a strict limit of 6 due to the size of the cabin and the single bathroom. We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it's likely available. Upon reservation confirmation you'll receive a complete 'what to bring' list so you are prepared for your time up north. Feel free to inquire with any questions you may have and we’ll be prompt to reply! We pride ourselves on keeping our property and structures/equipment pristine and are certain we'll exceed your expectations in that regard. And further, since we also live on this lake, should any questions or problems arise we can respond quickly. In fact, your only disappointment will be when you have to leave!!

More Details

Owner
Jeff Balmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Crosslake, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Level Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Outdoor Shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Loft - 2 large double bed , Privacy Curtain
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien - Includes Pontoon Boat
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
5

Cozy, great location, with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

All of our stays at Cross Lake have been wonderful. We enjoyed the pontoon, the outdoor firepit and the warm ambiance of the cabin. Nearby golf and restaurants added to the fun. Thank you again for sharing this family heirloom with us.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin! We will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent Memorial Day weekend at this lovely cabin recently. Everything was amazing. We especially enjoyed the pontoon, fire pit, and fabulous views. I would highly recommend this place to others. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best service, amenities, and extras!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay with the Balmers and every time we walk in we feel like were in a home away from home. Its so cozy, beautifully decorated, and they are more the generous with setting us up with amenities and little extras. Supplying the firewood, propane, laundry and even some coffee to start with goes a long way and is not something you will find included at most cabins. The lake is quiet and it always makes us feel like we have our own slice of heaven. Thank you so much for keeping your cabin so inviting. We cant wait to book again!

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time last fall at the little red cabin. It was on a beautiful spot on the lake and as well appointed as the pictures online showed. Everything was clean and well stocked. The owners were quick to reply with a few questions we had during our stay. We look forward to hopefully staying here again, maybe this time during summer?

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about our stay! The cabin was even more beautiful than in the photos. We loved the fire pit and the views are incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Crosslake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Course - Multiple within 20 miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many great options in Crosslake
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Ski Gull and Tubing- Downhill Skiing
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Crosslake, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,909
 
 
Late Summer 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,696
 
 
Fall/Winter 2018-2019
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$337
AU$2,022
 
 
Spring 2019
20 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$404
AU$2,696
 
 
Ealry Summer 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,370
 
 
Peak Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,043
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,909
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$202.17 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,347.8
Pet Fee AU$67.39 + Tax

50% non-refundable deposit
All full week rentals are Friday to Friday.
Check-in is at 4:00, check out is at 11:00 am.
Please call with any questions or special requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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