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Beautiful secluded home only 1 hour north of the Twin Cities

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our home offers you the feeling of being up in the north woods without the long drive. We are located on Beautiful Birch Lake in Elk River Minnesota. We have 1500 feet of lakeshore with soft sandy lake bottom and a gradual slope off the end of our 30 foot dock. Perfect for the kids.

Our home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. We can sleep up to 10 guests. Three of our bedrooms are large and have king size beds. The fourth bedroom has 2 queen beds.

We have a family room with comfy furniture, flat screen TV with cable and a game/puzzle table. Our living room has stunning views of the lake, a flat screen TV w/cable and plenty of room for relaxing and visiting with friends and family.

Our kitchen is large and fully stocked with everything you will need for your family's stay. We even have an extra fridge!

Our dining room has a beautiful view of the lake and a large table with seating for 10.

You will LOVE our large screened in porch, our deck facing the lake and our super sized fire pit. For your enjoyment, we also have added a complimentary four person paddle boat with assorted sized life jackets.

Fishing is great in our 150 acre lake. Northern, Bass, Blue Gill, Sunnies and Crappies.

The winter months provide beauty and serenity all around us. Lots of land for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Many groomed trails are just a short drive away. Including the Sherburne National Forest.

We have hosted many multigenerational family gatherings, family vacations, girls getaways and lodging for guests who are in town for weddings and other local functions. The Northstar train is just 7 miles away and can take you to downtown Minneapolis for everything the great city has to offer. Twins games, Timberwolves games, Vikings games, amazing restaurants, live entertainment, many cultural events and fabulous museums and Art.

We also offer long and short term rentals. Very reasonable rent for your short term residential needs.

Our guests enjoy seeing the wildlife on our property such as deer, fox, wild turkey, loons and soaring eagles over the lake. We have many different bird species as well.

You will find serenity and beauty surrounding our vacation home. Come and stay with us and make some wonderful memories!!

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Our family has lived on Birch Lake for over 50 years and we call it home.

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Elk River

This is such a quiet and private location, it is hard to believe that it is so close to the Mpls/St. Paul metro area. We invite our guest to enjoy the gift of this lakefront location that we are so blessed to have.

What makes this house unique

The location of our home is on the southern most tip of the lake and the view is so spectacular it is hard to describe. Everywhere the beauty of nature. The animals and birds that live here create a private wildlife sanctuary for our private enjoyment and walking along the shoreline and relaxing in the screen porch or by the fire truly reminds me what is important.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Elk River

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 large double bed
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2) We also have have 3 sofas. (Not pull outs) Pac and play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • wooden decking
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are located 5 minutes from the northstar train. You can hop on the train for an easy commute to downtown Minneapolis. Parties and large events require approval by owners THIS IS A NON SMOKING HOME

Reviews

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Beautiful secluded home only 1 hour north of the Twin Cities
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Private, Waterfront, Well Appointed, SPOTLESS, Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This property is true to the photos provided. Caretaker was so friendly & knowledgeable about the area. Three large bedrooms on one level are well appointed with comfy KING beds/bedding. A large bath on this level as well. The well appointed kitchen has easy access to the dining room and out to the LOVELY screen porch! The lower level family room is a great place to hang out, watch TV or play board games. A large bedroom with two comfy queen beds is on this level as well. The outdoor space is amazing, large parking area, flat grassy area to the dock/lake, along with a humongous fire pit. This is a hidden gem, so close to the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, Waterfront, Well Appointed, Soptless, Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This property is true to the photos provided. Caretaker was so friendly & knowledgeable about the area. Three large bedrooms on one level are well appointed with comfy KING beds/bedding. A large bath on this level as well. The well appointed kitchen has easy access to the dining room and out to the LOVELY screen porch! The lower level family room is a great place to hang out, watch TV or play board games. A large bedroom with two comfy queen beds is on this level as well. The outdoor space is amazing, large parking area, flat grassy area to the dock/lake, along with a humongous fire pit. This is a hidden gem, so close to the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic home for a week and were absolutely amazed! Greeted at check in and showed around, very impressed with all of the amenities provided by the hosts. This lake is small and private, very quiet and full of pan fish to the delight of our grandson who visited. It is very clean with a sand bottom and no algae. A family of loons, geese, heron, turtles and even a beaver came to say hello!

The sunsets were amazing. There is 1,000 feet of lakeshore, plenty of sunny and shady areas for recreation, even cornhole bags!

The large firepit was great with plenty of firewood on site. A great Weber grill, plenty of patio furniture, swings and of course the huge screened porch to relax in.

The house was very large, well-appointed, plenty of bedding and towels and A/C for the hot, sticky days.

We cannot say enough great things about this place and the hosts and hope to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful screen porch!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing week at this home on a nice lake, only an hour or so from the Twin Cities. Nice sandy lake bottom near the dock, perfect shallow swimming for our grandkids. Caught sunnies off the dock, had a perfect place to hang our hammock. Kitchen is well equipped, with nice quiet dishwasher, master bedroom looks right over the lake, tons of closet space. Everything was spotlessly clean. Would appreciate better lighting over the table in the lower level family room, as we couldn't see well enough to designate that as our jigsaw puzzle table (family tradition). We LIVED in the screen porch. Good communication with owners. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We were in for my sons wedding in the Twin Cities and found this house just 1 hour north. Plenty of room for our family with relatives coming in and out at various times. Perfect lake for tubing, fishing, or just relaxing in water by the dock. Enjoyed our stay very much and plan to return next year for a couple of weeks next time! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I recently got married and had a lot of family coming in from out of town. Instead of having them all stay at a hotel, we chose to have them stay at this home. We would never have it any other way. The owners were friendly, flexible and overall just great to work with. The house was clean and fully stocked with the essentials. The family felt like it was a home away from home. I would recommend this home to anyone and would even consider using it again if the need ever arose again. Check it out!

  • Review Submitted: 14/12/2011
  • Date of Stay: November 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul airport And St. Cloud
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Elk River Golf Course, Elk River
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Northstar rail system and Twin Cities Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Elk River, Big Lake and Monticello
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
cross country skiing
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Elk River

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rates
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$277
AU$1,839
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,839
AU$5,074
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$197.7 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Year Round availability

Rates can vary, depending on the number of persons in your group, or for special uses of the facility

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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