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

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths3
Space 743 m²
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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

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 Minnesota

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:
  • 743 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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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average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

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: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olivia, Minnesota


  • 5 of 5

Nineteen of us celebrated our family Christmas here and if you are looking for a home with LOTS of room this is it! The pictures do not show how spacious the home is. Only problem we had was having younger children who did not want to sleep far away from their parents. It would be a great place for older kids to sleep on the lowest level. Jan was great to work with and we had everything we needed- lots of dishes! The sledding down the hill was great!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thief River FAlls, MN 56701

Funseeters weekend

  • 4 of 5

The listing was described accurately, all appearances and amenities were also correct. It was clean and well maintained. Yes the owner was helpful, yes I would recommend this property. Stores were close for daily grocery supplies. The kitchen wasn't stocked as well as I expected. The dishes, silverware, kettles, seemed adaquate. the serving bowls and storage containers were missing lids, or lids were missing bowls. I am glad I brought some of my serving platters, bowls for mixing, and other things. Our daughter in law was smart and remembered to bring various sizes of ziplock bags for refridgerator storage. I went to the store and bought toilet paper as there wasn't enough for all 19 of us by Friday afternoon. I looked in all the cabinets and found 3-4 rolls. Making sure there are enough paper products to supply a large group each check-in and check-out. We were allowed an early check-in, but when part of the family arrived they weren't allowed in the house so we actually didn't check-in until 5 pm, instead of 2-3; we did then use that extra time at check-out, which was needed for a group of that size. Many showers, packing and activities in the kitchen happened that AM as we prepared to check out. It was a great size for our large group. there was adequate room for everyone without disturbing babies sleeping and etc. The lake was great. I would come again, I haven't surveyed the other family members to see if they liked it as well as I did. A great time was had by all

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$409.86
Damage Insurance A$124.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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