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Multi-Family! Sandy Swim Beach. 4 Master Suites. Sleep 24+

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths3
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Beds, 7 Baths. 2 Huge Family Rooms For Large Family Gatherings. Sleeps 24+

Located on Clitherall Lake with swim beach and dock. Spread over 8 acres, there's room to play, relax and unwind.

Bedrooms (All bedrooms have brand new mattresses and bedding)

Master Bedroom (main level) 1 King, 1 Futon (8' innerspring mattress); private 4 piece bath with soaking tub, walk in closet, private outdoor access to deck

Queen Suite (main level); private bath; private outdoor access to deck

King Suite (upper level) 1 King; private bath with soaking tub, walk in closet

King Suite (upper level) 1 King; Jack and Jill bath with soaking tub, walk in closet

King Suite (upper level) 1 King; Jack and Jill bath with soaking tub, walk in closet

Twin Room 1 (lower level) three twin beds; adjoins another Twin Room 2

Twin Room 2 (lower level) three twin beds; adjoins another Twin Room 1

Twin Room 3 (lower level) three twin beds

Futon (upper level) 8' innerspring mattress


Master Bath (main level); Double sinks, shower, soaking tub

Queen Bath (main level); Full Bath

Two Powder Rooms (main level)

King Bath (upper level); Full Bath with soaking tub

Jack Jill Bath (upper level); three separate areas - Double sinks, room for shower/bath, room for toilet

Powder Room (upper level)

Full Bath (lower level)

Gathering areas

Three levels of family gathering areas. Two large family rooms to accommodate large gatherings and game playing, smaller areas throughout for cards or conversation. Main level family room is 800 square feet with bay windows overlooking the property and lake. 52' Television with surround sound. Gas fireplace. Game table. Upper level mirrors the main level with 800 square feet and bay windows offering a lake view. Pool table and darts with 52' Television and surround sound. Gas fireplace. Built in cabinets with refrigerator and convection microwave. Lower level family room with gas fireplace.

The Grounds

Eight acres of beautiful Minnesota grass and lake. Large front yard for parking and games. Walking path through the woods to access the lake shore. PRIVATE lake shore with dock, hard sand swimming with large area for families of all ages to play together in the water. Jet ski lifts available for your jet skis. Two decks and a large patio.

The large property is joined to a smaller duplex unit where the owners currently live, but do not share the grounds.

More Details

Jim and Jan Eitzen
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Jim and Jan Eitzen

This is our family home. We have enjoyed numerous summers at the lake together. The large property is joined as a duplex where the owners currently live.

Jim and Jan Eitzen purchased this house in 2001

Why Jim and Jan Eitzen chose Clitherall

Clitherall is a nice sized lake. Not so large that it is busy with boat traffic, but not so small that you can't enjoy a spin on the jet ski or long runs with the ski boat. Just the right size. Not a lot of traffic. We think the lake shore of this home is among the best in that it is so private you don't see neighbors. As you walk the path to the lake and break through the trees to the beautiful expanse of water, you feel like you have just stepped away from the world into your own peaceful retreat.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Clitherall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No bachelor parties, loud parties. Not a party house.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Queen (main) - toilet , bath with shower
    King Suite (upper) - toilet , bath with shower , Soaking Tub
    Master Bath (main) - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Soaking Tub
    Jack and Jill (upper) - toilet , bath with shower , Soaking tub; three area; shower and toilet each in own room
    Lower Full (lower) - toilet , bath with shower
    Powder Room (main) - toilet
    Powder Room (main) - toilet , Washer/Dryer
    Powder Room (upper) - toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master (main) - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Queen (main) - 1 large double bed
    King Suite (upper) - 1 extra lg. double bed
    King Suite (upper) - 1 extra lg. double bed
    King Suite (upper) - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Twin 1 (lower) - 3 single bed
    Twin 2 (lower) - 3 single bed
    Twin 3 (lower) - 3 single bed
    Upper Open Area - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Multi-Family! Sandy Swim Beach. 4 Master Suites. Sleep 24+
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Great family reunion house

  • 4 of 5

Had our family reunion here the last week of June. There were 24 of us staying on some nights. We had a great time. The house is beautiful. The owners were very helpful and Jim even took some large group photos for us. And even though they live there we rarely saw them unless we had a question on something in the house. There were adults andhildren of all ages and everyone had a great time in the lake with kayaks, paddle boat and paddle boards which we rented locally as well as a pontoon rented from nearby resort. We enjoyed that it is not such a busy lake. The only things we would have appreciated would be a gas grill and some kind of wagon to haul things down to the lake. Overall we had a great time for our week stay!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Company Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a company retreat and had a really good time. The house was bigger and had more space than we anticipated. There was 14 people there and there was plenty of space for everyone. When we first got there Jan was there to give a tour and explained how things worked. She was always available via text for any questions when we had them and responded very promptly. She was very friendly and helpful. The scenery was amazing. They had a nice fire pit and patio tables down by the lake for people to enjoy. The beach was very private and secluded from the other houses. Everyone had a great time while we were there.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very large group (20 people), and finding accommodations for that sized group can be difficult to say the least. We arrived at the house, and could not believe how spacious it was! There was ample room for everyone, and we didn't feel like we were on top of each other at all. There was no lack of things to do either. We rented jet skis and a pontoon, so between the house and lake, we were always occupied! The lake was perfect, as the water is about waist high for 150 feet or so. We had some younger kids, so it was perfect for them...and us, since we didn't have to worry about the water being too deep for them. The owners were great, and addressed any needs very quickly. They were even kind enough to bring us fresh eggs!

My only critique would be to have a few more extra blankets since it was a bit chilly at night, and to have detailed instructions for using the television. (We really only used it for the kids to watch movies when they were too tired to play anymore) Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and would recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots lacking for >$7000.a week

  • 2 of 5

Clitherall Lake is beautiful! Clean and clear, with good fishing. The large house we rented was good sized, with very comfortable beds, however lacked many basic amenities and considerations. The owners did not disclose that they live on the property, pretty much attached to the big house. It was sometimes awkward. Jan (owner) was out mowing the first day we were there, even though the grass was already mowed. I'm unsure why she felt the need to do this. The kitchen lacked decent knives, none were sharp. The coffee machine had to be unplugged and plugged back in between pots. We forgot a hairdryer and when asked if there was one available, Jan said "no, not to lend out". The TV and entertainment system were fine, but no instructions were available on how to operate the system. There was what appeared to be a pretty impressive home speaker system throughout, but we had no idea how to work it. When asked if the TV was equipped so we could play our birthday video for our brother, Jan was unsure. We asked if there were games at the house, and Jan replied yes, but could not guarantee that all pieces were there. The sandy beach was small, and the ladder for the dock was found in the weeds unattached. The lawn furniture at the beach was dirty, and had to be cleaned/dusted of bugs and dirt prior to using it all. We had spotty internet the whole week, and Jan came to replace the router a few days before we left. A/C shut off upstairs and it was determined that it was a battery, which was fixed. Doorknobs/locks on some rooms were stripped. All guest beds had a set of towels, but only one wash cloth. Jan eventually brought 2 more wash cloths over for our large group. My husband and I shared a large room on the second floor that included a huge closet and a King bed. There was a child's desk with no chair on one wall, and one bedside nightstand. The rooms (with the exception of the downstairs living room and dining room) generally lacked furniture. I don't normally write negative reviews, and I waited on this one until I got feedback from the rest of the gang. We flew in from all corners of the country, and yes we did enjoy ourselves, however for the cost, we were disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you found our home to be less than your expectations. We will be sure to look at your review for ways that we can improve. However, for the benefit of others that may be evaluating our home we would like to be sure to be informative. Our Lease Agreement that is sent with every quote prior to booking, including yours, specifically points out the smaller attached house. I reviewed our correspondence and see that I even stated that you should be sure to have “read the lease agreement prior to renting the home” for 24 people during the prime 4th of July week. It is also mentioned on the VRBO site. We do not share the grounds and take every measure to ensure privacy of our guests. The comment about mowing is odd as Jan does not mow. We hire that out and I verified our records that the lawn was mowed on Thursday of your week, not check in day. I am unsure who you saw mowing and where, but I can assure you it was not the home owner. We want our guests to have an amazing week, so when they ask us about something specific our response is similar to the one I gave you regarding the board games. This is my specific response, “There are some board games. As we are never sure how previous guests have treated the games, if you have a family favorite you may want to bring it along. There are plenty of spaces for game play in the house.” We have over 200 people through the home in a season. That response was intended to be helpful to your group having a good week. With only 6 hours to turn over such a large home to have it ready for the next guests, we do review standard maintenance items each week. Any additional maintenance items we ask in our lease agreement to be notified immediately so that we can address them. We are disappointed that this either did not happen or was not satisfactory for you and your group. This is the first we have heard of the unresolved maintenance items.
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An Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This Vacation provided exceptional accommodations for our family reunion. Space for everyone and activities for everyone's tastes. They even accommodated our daughters camping trailer.

Don & Merilyn

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home for Large Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family experience at this home. It is very spacious and could easily accommodate our group of 14 adults and 15 children. The kids had enough space to run around and really enjoyed the beach and lake. The lake is a gorgeous clear lake that is not very busy, and we had a lot of success catching fish. The owners, Jim and Jan were very friendly and easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Thumper Pond
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stella's, Stub's

Beautiful Clitherall Lake offers excellent swimming and fishing and is surrounded by the many lakes of Otter Tail County, including West Battle Lake and Otter Tail Lake. Close to shops, restaurants, and art in Battle Lake. Local festivals entertain the whole family. Golf at Thumper, Balmoral and Oakwood. Don't miss Turtle Races, Grannys for ice cream and Stella's patio for a summer lunch. Zorbas on Ottertail Lake is minutes away.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$438.13
Property Damage Insurance AU$133.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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