Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Small, Quiet, Family Oriented Cabins on the Side Lake Chain of Lakes!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly updated 2 bedroom Oak Lodge!

Oak Lodge villa is available for rent on the very popular Side Lake chain of lakes in the woods of Northern Minnesota. Located just 20 miles north of Hibbing, Minnesota, this property allows our visitors complete access to all five lakes on the chain. Whether you come for fishing, water skiing, tubing, the scenery, or prefer just sitting in a chair and reading a book, you will not be disappointed. Villa sits just a ¼ mile from the very popular McCarthy State campground and beach and are accessible from either land or water. We have four adult kayaks, two youth kayaks, and life jackets available for our renters at no charge. When you are not out on the water, light a fire in the fire pit and enjoy a game of volleyball, horseshoes, badminton, croquet, bags, or bocce ball right on the water’s edge.

This beautiful villa has a full kitchen, bathroom with shower, two private bedrooms, TV, DVD player and videos, gas fireplace, air conditioning, all necessary kitchen utensils, fire pit, charcoal barbeque, all brand new log furniture, and much more.

Oak Lodge has been recently updated from top to bottom and is a wonderful option for a weekend getaway with your family or your favorite couple friends!



2 BR villa (Oak Lodge)

Rates based on 8 guests

-Option 1: $1,125 per week (any open 6 nights)

-Option 2: $225 per night (any open 2 night minimum)

-MN sales tax applied to rental fees above

-$300 damage deposit (fully refunded upon "no-damage" check-out)

*Pets welcomed. $100 per week or $25 per night for each pet.


-$1,325 for 6 night stay (June 29, 2018 - July 5, 2018)

-MN sales tax applied to rental fees above

-Must take entire week, no exceptions.


Don’t feel like cooking or barbequing? Property is located just minutes from several very popular restaurants/bars with delicious food, beverages, and entertainment.

Deep boat landing located right next door to the property. All linens and bath towels provided. You will need to bring your own beach towels.

What are you waiting for? Summer is here, get out here and enjoy it!!

More Details

Matt and CJ
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Matt and CJ

Local couple who both grew up on the Iron Range. These lakes hold a special place in each of their hearts and they always enjoy the time that they spend there with family and friends.

Matt and CJ purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Matt and CJ chose Side Lake

It is a wonderful place to stay! Easy to get to, landing for your boat next door, docks for you to tie your boat to included in rent, comfortable cabins with all new furniture and appliances. Water access to all five lakes on the Sturgeon chain. Beach around the corner. Groceries and gas 1/4 down the road. And best of all, it's affordable!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Side Lake

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Full bathroom with toilet, tub/shower combo, and vanity and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed , Full-over-full bunkbeds.
  • Two bedrooms with a queen in the first and full-over-full bunks beds in the second. There is also a full futon and twin futon in the living room to sleep an additional 3 guests.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

90% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Small, Quiet, Family Oriented Cabins on the Side Lake Chain of Lakes!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Chisago City, Mn

Our stay at Oak Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at our cabin at Sturgeon Landing. Matt is easy to work with and the cabin is clean and comfy with all that you need to complete your stay. Great to have air conditioning and ceiling fans. The property is in a perfect location to sit and watch as the boats go by and the two restaurants we ate at have the best food. Wings and pizza at Bimbos and a huge pretzel and cheese appetizer and yummy chicken salad at Riverside. We will be back on our next stay in Side Lake. Thanks again, Matt.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice north woods getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our family getaway at Side Lake. Owners were welcoming and easy to work with. The unlimited firewood for campfires was a bonus!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful Time!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I stayed at the cabin for the weekend. We had a great time. The cabin is in a perfect location. We had water access to the chain of lakes connected to Side Lake. So we rented the pontoon and went exploring. It was a lot of fun!

The cabin is very nice with great log furniture in each room. We would definitely come back.

The owners were wonderful to work with. Before we arrived, they sent several e-mails providing us all the info we needed to plan our weekend getaway.

To summarize, it was a super weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, I am so happy you guys had a good time! Hope your flowers were alright when you got home!!! Matt
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

cabin and grounds were clean and well kept. furniture was very nice and kitchen was well stocked.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Side Lake very much.The owners of the cabin were very friendly and helpful answering questions or concerns. Definitely will consider renting again in the future. Absolutely no complaints at all.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Girls Weekend Get-a-Way

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Matt and CJ for owning and operating such a clean and stocked cabin for us girls to relax and get a way from it all. Considering I didn't have any data service, it was a true break from reality! Most resorts I've stayed at don't provide, kitchen soap, hand soap, paper towels, salt/pepper, FIREWOOD, etc. and it was a pleasant surprise to see that you did. The pontoon rental was perfect and we enjoyed every minute on the lakes and excursion to Bimbos. Thanks for being attentive to our every need! Our only suggestion would be to get a stronger rope and spike anchor for the pontoon. We'll definitely recommend your cabins to our friends and would stay again in a heartbeat!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Cabin and property well maintained and newly updated!! Very clean and well stocked. The owners ( Matt and CJ) went above and beyond to make sure our stay was a good one!! Such a wonderful area for a vacation-docks and water/beach also surpurb!!! You can tell they care for the property and the people who are staying with them!! We will be renting again here and highly recommend any of the cabins there to friends and family!! Thanks Matt and CJ you guys rock!!

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hibbing or Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Bimbo's Octagon or Riverside Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Bimbo's Octagon or Riverside Inn
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
McCarthy Beach State Park
Car: necessary

The Side Lake chain of lakes is a staple of the Iron Range area. Beautiful lakes and scenery in every direction. Great destination for fishing, boating, tubing, waterskiing, jetskiing, riding ATV's, or just plain relaxing. Boat access to all five of the lakes on the chain. This area is simply bustling in the summer months and definitely where everyone wants to be. If you come for a stay, you absolutely must check out McCarthy State Park and Beach, located just 1/4 miles from the cabins. Whether you drive to the beach or anchor your boat just off shore, you are sure to find a lot of fun! Also, make sure to catch a pizza and some wings at Bimbo's Octagon - best in the area!! Once back at the cabin, enjoy some volleyball, horseshoes, or bocce ball at the waters edge - and don't forget to make some Smores after you light a fire in the fire pit!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Side Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$406.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Owner