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Brenda & Tom Schiemo-Smith

Member since: 2003
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Year-Round Lake Home on Lake Minnewaska

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Glenwood holiday house

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

This 4 bedroom/2 bath year round lake home built in 1997 is a no

smoking, no pets, sleeps 10 with all the comforts of home. Located

on the 13th largest Minnesota Lake - Lake Minnewaska (7,110 acres).

Excellent lake for swimming, fishing, ice-fishing (winter of

course), boating, jet-skiing, Beautiful sunsets, etc. We are

located approximately 2 hours drive northwest of Minneapolis/St.

Paul and 15 miles south of Alexandria.

This home is located on a quiet, dead-end road by other private

homes. No Hwy. noise.

Great also for fall hunting, winter ice fishing,

scrapbooking/stamping weekends, snowmobiling and so on!

50' private boat dock with boat bumpers and manual boat lift.

Boat/Jet Ski/Ice House Rental:

Hunt’s Resort – Glenwood (NW side of Lake Minnewaska)

* Pontoon & Ice Houses & Gas

Boat and Jetski Rental –

Bobber's Marine – 16141 State Hwy 29, Glenwood

Woodlawn Resort, Glenwood, MN

Kayak Rental -

Gas on the Lake:

Hunt’s Resort – Glenwood (NW side of Lake Minnewaska)

3 Bar/Restaurants on the lake accessible by boat and car. Torgy's - Lakeside Ballroom - Water's Edge

enquire for telephone numbers.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brenda & Tom Schiemo-Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks english

What makes this house unique

Year round lake home.


based on 9 traveller reviews

Year-Round Lake Home on Lake Minnewaska
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Very nice cabin, roomy, lots of decks and windows facing Lake Minnewaska.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Lake Minnewaska. The cabin is in a nice, quiet neighborhood. Nice yard, good dock with a bench for reading or fishing or just to enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding beauty. Wonderful sunrises and sunsets. Nice refrigerators. The washer and dryer was very handy. It seemed we had everything we needed right at our fingertips. TV was great, showers were wonderful and my husband could not get enough of the jacuzzi bath. He also caught some bass and a northern he did not keep but kept a couple of walleye that we had for one meal all off of the dock. The new picnic table was very nice, the decks were nice. We did figure one thing out after our first night; the mattresses were so comfortable we need to go buy new ones. I give this five stars because I believe it definitely deserves that rating.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home on beautiful Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood, MN a number of times. The house is always clean and is well furnished and very functional. It is in a very quiet area. The new picnic table is a great upgrade and we ate out there most evenings. We also enjoyed the gas grill. The sunsets from the deck or from the dock are gorgeous! We were fortunate that the lake was very calm for us this year and allowed the young adults (and older adults!) some quality time on the paddleboards we brought with us. The lake is very clean and was perfect temp this year for water sports. Fishing off the dock was a little slow at times but in the evenings we had great luck - caught Sunnies, Bass and Northern. We did have one day of rain and the big patio doors allowed us to enjoy the rain and the cool day while we played card and board games in the house. Five STARS from us! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property & lake

  • 5 of 5

We are seasoned veterans of the "MN lake cabin family vacation" and this was one of our better experiences. Lake Minnewaska is BIG but lovely. It is very clear and shallow along the shore so fishing off the dock was not great but we were able to catch plenty out on the boat. The cabin layout worked well for our multi-generational group (teens through 70s) and everything was clean/well-maintained. Owners were very responsive when we had a question. Dock, lift and small beach area were perfect for our needs and we were able to do a bonfire several nights. We enjoyed outings to both Water's Edge in Starbuck and Lakeside in Glenwood. Recommend the former for true local ambiance and much better service. Also hiked at the state park nearby but must say the bugs were thick! No complaints and all in all a wonderful stay. Thanks Brenda and Tom!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for our annual trip back to MN, where I grew up but haven't lived in over 20 years. And this was absolutely perfect. The home is clean, has everything you need (and more), and the beach area is spectacular. The sand just off the dock was perfect and the depth of the water great for small kids and our entire family to enjoy. The property is spacious and welcoming, great for a large family get together and had plenty of seating.

Brenda has done an absolutely spectacular job of making sure this place is exactly what you envision when you think of a week away at the lake. We will be coming back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Lake Home on Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood

  • 5 of 5

The home is right on the lake with fantastic views, and you can even hear the waves when you sleep in the master bedroom overlooking the lake. Everything was clean, plenty of supplies, and a great shower. The home has huge windows and French doors that make it open and bright. We biked on the state trail that goes from Villard to Glenwood past Lake Amelia and Villard Lake, and the new bike trail at Glendalough State Park around Molly Stark Lake and Annie Battle Lake. Both trails are paved and scenic.

We enjoyed hiking at the ski hill at the park right in Glenwood. We had a wonderful time, and hope to return to your lovely lake home. Thank you for making it available.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at the Monte Beach house in the past and this year was just as nice as all the others. Nice roomy bedrooms. Kitchen is stocked really well. Lots of toys, games, puzzles and movies. Great deck to watch the sunset. We had really hot weather so fishing off the dock was poor but in the past it's been great. Minnewaska is a great fishing lake...we did catch 2 walleye and a number of big bass and big sunnies out in the lake. Love the fact that there is a boat lift. The owners are wonderful to work with....totally smooth transaction and always very accommodating. All in all a great vacation. Thanks for sharing your house with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming! Regards, Brenda
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
3 area golf courses
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 55 & 28
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lakeside, Torgy's, Water's Edge
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Andes Tower Hill
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Starbuck & Glenwood
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Lakeside Restaurants.

* County Fair/Watarama.

* Water Sports.

* Relax.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Movies.

* Shop in Alexandria..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Ride Bicycle Trail.

* Water Sports.

* Watch Movies & Play Games.

* Golf..

3 Golf courses within 5 miles and 3 public boat launches.

2 Beautiful public beaches in Glenwood and Starbuck.

3 Public Boat Launches (2 - Glenwood, 1 - Starbuck Marina)

3 Lakeside local bar/restaurants accessible by boat and car.(Torgy's Lakeside Ballroom & Steak House -

Glenwood, Water's Edge - Starbuck) Other eateries in Glenwood, Starbuck and Alexandria.

Gas available on the lake for boats (at Hunt's Resort).

Antique and craft shops in local towns.

New bike path circling Lake Minnewaska.

20 mile drive to Alexandria, MN with many major stores, restuarants and services.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Glenwood, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sept/October 2016
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
May/Sept 2017
27 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/18
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.88%

Weekly Rate: $400 - $1595.
3 hours of cleaning is included.
No pets, no smoking.
Guests to bring their own towels and linens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Glenwood

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3 Queens, 1 Full, Queen Hide-a-bed, 1 Single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
DIRECTV AS OF APRIL 2009!! Home is No-Smoking and No Pets. Nicely furnished and maintained 2,000 sq.ft. house built in 1997. 4 Bedroom/2 Bath (Jacuzzi Bath) (Master-UL 13x15, Bd 2-UL 12x15, Bd 3-Main 9x12,Bd 4-LL 11.5x11.5) New hardwood floors (2011) and comfortable living-dining(26x13-Main) areas Two decks (10x26-Main & 4x8-UL)overlooking lake with beachfront, sunset view Fully equipped kitchen (16x8-Main) – Gas stove(new 2012)/exhaust hood, fridge, microwave, toaster, blender, crockpot, coffee pot, dishes, utensils, spice rack, etc. (no dishwasher) (extra frdige in basement) 50’ dock & bench, manual boat lift (up to 18’/3,000lbs) & boat bumpers, private swimming & fishing area, fire pit, and horseshoes Some kids toys & accessories, books, videos, puzzles, board games, high chair, kids stool, baby gates, please bring own port a crib, etc. Only comforters, blankets, and pillows provided (3 – Queens, 1 – Full (basement), 1 Queen (Hide-a-bed-basement). Please bring your own towels & linens. Central air, ceiling fans (all bedrooms & den) Flat screen TV, DVD/VCR (Main) & 20” TV, VCR/DVD (LL Den) Local phone service only (calling card/cell-phone needed for long distance) High Speed Internet NOT available yet - Wireless Card or Mobile Hotspot will work. Gas grill (propane provided), 8-person picnic table, X-folding tables & chairs. Washing machine/dryer(new 2012)/extra fridge Full size ironing board/Iron Firewood provided free of charge - Bring matches