Life simply doesn't get any better than this!
About Betsy Russ
My husband and I have been married for 35 years and have 5 children. Over the past few years, our family has grown and we now have 5 grandchildren:)
Betsy Russ purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Betsy Russ chose Onamia
When I was a child, my parents brought me to Izatys, so I have many happy memories here! When my husband Tim and I started our family, we continued the tradition my parents had started and we brought our small children to Izatys. This all ended when Dorthy and Jerry Dubbs sold the resort we had known and loved...Somehow, it just wasn't the same. So, we started traveling the country, always in search of the perfect resort but each time, something seemed to be missing...Ironically, two years ago, we returned to Izatys on a whim for a short get away, and we were delighted to discover what we were searching for was here at Izatys all the time! Once again we are continuing the tradition and we are making wonderful new memories with our grandchildren:)
What makes this Villa unique
The lake has this magical feel about it and it reminds me of being at the ocean! It is constantly changing and It is ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL! As far as the villa is concerned, what can I say! I put a lot of thought into decorating it and hopefully you will enjoy it! We find it a most relaxing place to stay! My husband and I could listen to the waves for hours. During the time we have stayed here, we discovered there is a popular fishing hole straight out from our door so we always know when the fish are biting because sometimes the boats stay in that spot for hours! Every trip into any of the nearby towns is an adventure with wonderful restaurants to try and charming shops along the way. We make it a special point to go into Isle on Saturdays for the Farmers Market. We love getting fresh eggs and fresh asparagus among other things:) Teals Grocery Store in Isle is wonderful so I don't feel like I have to shop before we leave. They have it all and is quite reasonably priced for a resort area! When it comes right down to it, I haven't found anything I don't like about owning at Izatys. In fact, the most difficult thing about being there is knowing one day I will have to go home. We hope you will enjoy our lake home just as much as we do and feel free to make it your home away from home during your stay!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Great get away location
The property is excellent and Betsy is great with communication and hospitality. Loved the location. Great view and great area with many things to do.
Love this little cottage on the lake. It was perfect!
I'm glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the kind words and review.
Owners could not have been more helpful or easier to work with. Villa was beautifully decorated and our family loved being so close to the water. Large lawn outside was perfect for kids to run and play. Loved our time there.
Family getaway w baby and toddler
The amenities and location were wonderful. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a little difficulty getting into the property but our call to the owner was quickly answered and the issue was addressed. The carpet is stained but I’m sure that’s difficult to keep the n great condition on the lake.
We would definitely return!
If you like golfing, swimming, and boating,
Then you will enjoy staying at this rental. We had a fun family week end here with plenty to do for all of the various ages in our group. The rental is beautifully decorated and very comfortable.
Thank you for your kind words and review.
I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay with us! :)
MN Summer Experience
My family of 5 had a fantastic time. We loved the pool, the screened-in porch for board games, the dock for fishing, the fire pits, the beach, etc. The place was perfect and well stocked for our needs.
Thank you for your kind words and review.
I'm glad you all had a wonderful stay. : )
Rent a boat at the Marina or just a slip if you bring your own. You can purchase bait and gas there too. Plenty to do in the area, Kathio and Father Hennepin State parks for hiking & cross country skiing, or bike the Soo Line Trial to Isle. There's also a shuttle to Grand Casino Mille Lacs for the gamblers. Try the Spirit Lake Steak House for a nice dinner Mugg's if you wanted a great burger:)