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The Retreat at Dragonfly Bay- Whatever Your Heart Desires & More!


Member since: 2011
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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The Retreat at Dragonfly Bay- Whatever Your Heart Desires & More!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Spicer House Rental Photos and Description

3 luxurious bedrooms, 3 baths-1 full, 1 master, European spa bath, sleeps 8-12

At first glance, The Retreat appears to be a small, cozy lakeside cottage. Looks can be deceiving and, upon entering, you will find that that it is oh, so much more! An exquisitely comfortable & stylishly decorated home w/ every amenity you could ever want & some you never dreamed of! Your home includes: Large, well supplied gourmet kitchen, Exquisite cherry floors, Modern LR w/ stunning original art, large 3D HDTV, soaring, beamed ceilings & 3 beautiful gas fireplaces, Elegant master BR suite w/ cherry furniture, 4 poster queen bed & large walk-in closet, Large Tuscan FR w/copper ceilings, oxblood leather furniture & stunning lake view, Awe-inspiring Greek Spa/exercise room with elliptical, weight system, steam sauna & a $30,000 Ocean Wave aqua massage table, European bath w/ heated floor & body shower, Huge Music/Play room w/ grand piano, game table, HDTV & surround sound, 2 private docks, 2 garage stalls, 2 Decks, Hot Tub, Large, Shady Yard, cable in every room, RV parking & a Library.

The Area: Located between 2 delightful towns-New London & Spicer, We'll keep your head spinning w/ more entertainment, activities & places to go than you'll have time for! Whatever season, you can't beat this area for recreation & fun! * 5 minute walk to Glacial Ridge Winery featuring wines from Minnesota, good food & outdoor concerts in the summer! * 1/2 mile away is the 80-mile scenic biking/hiking/skiing trail that winds from St. Cloud to Hutchinson *A beautiful 10 minute drive to 1 of 2 live theaters *Big Kahuna Fun Park-mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats & a full arcade w. prizes! *Twin Spin Movie Theater-cutest darn 4 screen movie theater you ever saw! *10 terrific parks within 10 minutes * Dozens of restaurants from fine dining, pizza, subs, family-style, Mexican or a quick burger & a shake * Many excellent neighborhood nightclubs w/ liquor,food & music * Boat Tours-from basic to luxurious! * 2 full service salon spas * BMX bike course * 4 great playgrounds for kids! Art & antiques galore

Events: If that weren't enough, the New London-Spicer area is know for many special events held all year long. Some of

these events are: *Litte Crow Ski Show-National Champion Water Ski Team performs Friday evenings throughout the summer! *Glacial Ridge Winery Grape Stomp & Art Shows-a different artist every month * New London Antique Car Run-this annual event is for all vehicles 1908 and earlier * Vintage snowmobile races throughout the winter*Texas Hold 'Em Tournaments * New London Studio Hop-tour artists' studios & view demonstrations * The Fourth of July! is THE event of the summer in Spicer- 3 days of celebration w/outdoor concerts, baseball tournaments, carnival, food fairs, flea market, bike races, a parade & fireworks over Green Lake! * New London Water Days-boat races, art fair, food court and a parade! *New London Music Festival-Annual event w/ 3 days of music, revelry & great food. *Green Lake Regatta-beautiful sailboat races * Summer & winter Triathalons * The famous Polar Plunge!

Our Pledge: Planning an event, whether it's a family vacation, romantic getaway, corporate retreat, family reunion or something else, it's important to know that you are dealing with people you can trust to help you make that important event as wonderful as it should be! We know, we've been there! The Retreat on Dragonfly Bay is our home-a warm, inviting place that is a refuge not only for us but for our family and friends as well. We want you to enjoy this special place as much as we do!

If you are planning a large event, we will gladly try to arrange for additional lodging within the immediate area, even within easy walking distance. In addition, if you or one of your guests have any questions or would like to make special arrangements, we would love to chat with you about your ideas and how we can make them happen.

We invite you to come and accept our invitation to enjoy the aura of relaxation and rejuvenation that is The Retreat at Dragonfly Bay. We look forward to seeing you here soon!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shawn (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
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About Shawn

I have toured the world playing music and did not settle in Minnesota until the 1980's. I fell in love with the people and the state and never left. My partner in crime, Joanne, was born in East St. Paul and has lived in Minnesota all of her life.

We are both involved in the music scene in the Twin Cities. I doing 'Music That Tickles!' for hundreds of audiences of audiences every year and she as a choir director, musical director and freelance singer.

In addition to performing, I work as an interior designer, specializing in all kinds of interior remodeling. We both have a background in design and I think you will find some of both of our tastes in the continuing work we are doing on our home.

When we're not renting The Retreat, it's not unusual to find us throwing a party and entertaining our neighbors, family and friends there. Who knows? After getting to know us, you might be on the list for the next party!

Shawn purchased this house in 2001

Why Shawn chose Spicer

We call our home The Retreat at Dragonfly Bay because that's exactly what it is...a retreat from the worries of the world...a place of refuge, respite and healing.

While looking for a lake property to buy, we saw many different places, most of them lacking in some major way.

This particular home, however, spoke to us immediately. It has what some people would call 'Good Karma'. The older couple that lived here before us had owned the home for over 40 years, raised their family here and loved the home as a part of the family. Their kindness and nurturing spirits still linger on. Upon making an offer on the home, we met with both of these wonderful people and assured them that we would love this home as they did. We always have and always will.

Since purchasing the home, we have made many, many updates. In fact, our neighbors love to come and see what new things we have been up to. As both musical artists and home decorators, we have made an effort to turn an already embracing home into an

even more comfortable and eclectically interesting place of relaxation.

To be frank, we never bought this house to rent it. We bought it purely for us. However, after visiting, one of our friends remarked how comfortable our home was and asked if

they could rent our home for their family reunion. The Retreat was born.

This is one of those rare breed of homes that seem to defy physics. It seems infinitely bigger on the inside than on the outside. In fact, we've come to expect this remark from everyone who stays with us.

We even had one client tell us we should name our home the Susan Boyle house. He thought it reminded him of the wonderful singer who, despite her rather plain exterior, proved to be one of the most remarkable and engaging singers of our time. That's our home. I can't say it any better.

So, whether you are planning a family reunion, girl's get-together, family vacation or romantic weekend, The Retreat welcomes you and so do we.

What makes this house unique

Many vacation rental homes fall into one of two


1. Plain, even drab cabins whose biggest asset is their


2. Extravagant, budget-busting houses that often are more glam than real comfort.

The Retreat on

Dragonfly Bay doesn't' fit into either of these categories.

Once you walk

into our home, you will notice the artistic decorating, gorgeous cherry and maple floors, copper ceilings, distinctive lighting, artwork, three cozy fireplaces, stunning decorative tile and much, much more!

Add to this is a

list of luxuries unparalleled by even the most expensive hotels:

1. Spectacular Greek spa/exercise room with Club-style elliptical and free weights and gorgeous North lakes mural.

2. Luxurious spa-bathroom with lighted shower and heated floors.

3. Spacious, cedar-lined steam sauna.

4. Refreshing and exhilarating Oceanaire aqua massage bed.

5. Large, secluded music/party room with grand piano, big screen TV, game table and miles of sofas to allow your guests to relax without interrupting anyone else.

6. 2 private docks on Nest Lake.

7. Large, shaded yard big enough for the most active family.

8. Tiled lakeside fire pit.

9. 3 distinct living areas that allow different guests private time.

10. A private and secluded perfect for 2 to 4 people.

11. 2 decks overlooking Nest Lake.

12. Some of the best bird-watching available.

13. Summer and winter fishing right outside your door.

14. Excellent boating, world class fishing, champion golf, fabulous restaurants, fun nightclubs, energetic kid's entertainment and so much more only five minutes drive away!

Despite all of these wonderful amenities, The Retreat on Dragonfly Bay is remarkably affordable...far less than much more expensive luxury homes without the same luxuries. In fact, you'll find our prices are barely more than “Plain Jane”

cabins that offer only the basest of creature comforts.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife and I travel often and have stayed at many different places throughout our 30 some years of marriage both alone and with our family. The Retreat at Dragonfly Bay was a very nice surprise in many, many ways.

We were referred to this quaint cottage by friends who had stayed here last year and found it equally enjoyable. They were almost more excited for us to stay here than we were.

I must admit, upon arrival we wondered whether the house could possibly be large enough to house all of the amenities our friends had bragged about. It really looks quite small from the front. However, upon entering the home, it seems to multiply its size by tenfold. It is truly a spacious , open and welcoming house.

The home is truly a retreat in the purest sense of the word. We found the decorating, sauna, massage bed, fireplaces, spa bathroom and other qualities charming and a bit intriguing. Keep in mind that we were staying on a weekend that was extremely cold and wintry and the home was cozy and inviting in every way. There are three fireplaces in the house and different members of the family staked out their claims to each one. I can speak for all of my family when I say that we would like to stay in the summer some time. It must be a lovely summer home. It was an exquisite winter hideaway.

Suffice it to say that we give high marks to the home and its owners and thank them as well as our friends who recommended this lovely home to us.
Mar 2013
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The Retreat at Dragonfly Bay- Whatever Your Heart Desires & More!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 11 reviews
Sioux Falls, SD

Great place for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Dragon Fly Bay was more than we expected! It is hard to judge a place by pictures and words. We were 5 adults and 2 children and had plenty of space to spare. We enjoyed both the upper and lower decks. The kitchen was very well equipped, my husband said we could have stayed a month and never had to wash dishes!

My brother and grandson caught their limit of Northerns every day and the grandchildren all had much fun catching sunnies off the dock. We spent hours tubing, water skiing and relaxing over on Nest Lake. The kids enjoyed their own space in the party room when the cousins came over. We had a campfire one night and the notorious Minnesota mosquitos were nowhere around! Neighbors came over the next evening and offered a pontoon ride around the bay and Nest Lake. We are all looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

I am going to let the Spirit write this review

  • 5 of 5

Wayne here. I grew up camping in a tent often. A total of 3/12 years in the High Sierra mountains. Someone made this their home and I hosted small family reunion here. My Arizona brother-in-law easily napped on the couch. The 14-year-olds found many places to move the air mattresses every night to sleep after an exhausting day of shooting each other on the x-box games. My granddaughter stated, " I thought it would be bigger." While a few days later my retired construction estimating family member added an estimated 2000 square foot of uniquely filled spaces and then counted the space below the three car garage that has a huge game and music room with couches that the grandkids fell asleep on often. The new feature of small tree trunks against the wall worked well as it also lit the stairs for "My escape to the lower more quiet rooms." Some 18 inch bass for me and the Northern's excited the Arizona kinfolk. We found McKales for dining in New London; It caused repeat trips during the week. Our heavenly Father made Nest Lake for fishing and the family loved the swimming area of Green Lake to occupy one afternoon. My daughter stated she loved it. I found the sitting area downstairs a great place to use the wifi (without interruptions in service) for my internet business and had an easy time printing shipping labels, etc. The campfire was available but the grandkids don't know what they're missing because the microwave is good enough for the somemores these days. I can only sum it up be saying as I was replacing the key in the lock box, My older sister turned around, raised her hands, and loudly stated, " Goodbye House."

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wayne! Glad you and the family had fun. We look forward to seeing you next time!

A Wonderful Place to Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We Really enjoyed our stay at DragonFly Bay!!! It's a beautiful location, so quiet yet lots of things to do within a close range.

The property is very clean, upbeat and well cared for. The music room was a great extra value to the package. So warm and inviting with plenty of room to play games, party with a crowd or lazy out. The space in the two buildings allowed lots of people to hang out plus space for air mattresses for sleeping.

We really enjoyed the town's friendliness and the lake is beautiful with lots of activities to participate in or observe. Some things you can do besides swim is rent a ponton boat, canoe or boat for fishing!!

We enjoyed the fire pit and deck with its closeness to the beauty of the water.

We will defintely go to this Retreat again and recommend it Strongly to anyone!!

Loren and Connie

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

I guess we stayed at the Retreat at Dragonfly Bay before they were listed on Home Away but I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay.

Our visit during the summer of 2010 was most pleasant. My favorite thing was watching the sunset on the upper deck. The sunset in December is equally beautiful and with the warmer weather, we were able to sit on the deck again.

This home is very cozy and comfortable. We spent a lot of time in the Spa Room in the sauna and using ther water massage bed. The kids loved playing games in the party room and even practiced their piano lessons on the Grand Piano. The rest of us sat buy the fireplace and listened.

It's unanimous! We want to come back next summer!

Thannk you for sharing your home with us.

Joseph & Grace

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Fargo, ND

Moderate Accomodations

  • 2 of 5

My 6 high school girlfriends and I stayed at this home October 7 - 9. First, I must say the owners are very nice. They were gracious enough to let us check in early on Friday and check out late on Sunday -- and we appreciated it very much!

As far as the home however, our overall experience was only "fair." There are really only two "real" bedrooms (each sleeping two people). One bedroom downstairs was so musty, we couldn't stay in it. There's a loft bed in that bedroom and two pull out couches which weren't in any condition to sleep on. To say this house sleeps 6 - 12 is a large exaggeration -- we'd say it only sleeps 5 comfortably, assuming one person can sleep on a lofted bunk.

The hot tub is small, fitting only three adults max (we only had two people in it at once). The sauna fits only two, but we couldn't get it to work while we were there. The game room also had a musty smell to it. While we thought the aqua massage table would be a benefit, we didn't use it the entire weekend.

The interior itself has a sense of "confused" decorating...although we wouldn't consider this to be incredibly important.

There's no real "dining" area so if you go in a group, don't plan to have a table to sit around. We did sit outside on the deck (there was a table that could fit 7 around it) but the deck didn't feel incredibly sturdy as some of the boards seemed almost warped.

The television / DVD was difficult to operate -- although perhaps someone more technically savvy would have had an easier time.

The outside of the house was also a little unkept but again, not a total deal breaker. The decks were not sturdy and there's no real "beach." You definitely couldn't swim at this house but the view of the lake was pleasant.

Overall, the homeowners were very nice -- however, we wouldn't make this home a yearly place to stay at. And if your group is larger than 5 people, we'd recommend finding an alternative location. While the home is fair, we definitely we felt as if we paid too much for what we received.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

I don't think I can call this a cabin. It is a home on a lake that is being rented out for vacation use. It was full of all the amenities you need, plus. The theatre system was fantastic, the spa/massage bed was amazing! We didn't use the sauna as it was hot out. We had a wonderful time here, and would definitely go back.

The owners were very nice about everything and went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable.

If you want a hotel type stay, go to a hotel. This place is the best cabin I've ever stayed in. The flooring itself was amazing, the personal touch that has gone into the cabin is unique and amusing, much like the owner!

Thank you for the great vacation place!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Cloud
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Spicer or New London
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The award-winning 27 hole Little Crow Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
St. Cloud
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 23
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Spicer or New London
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nest Lake (water), Glacial Lakes Trail (snow)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nest Lake or Green Lake
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of the Little Crow River District, Minnesota's premier resort area is only a leisurely 90-minute drive from Minneapolis. It's close enough to be convenient for a short stay and far enough away to feel like you've really gotten away from it all!

Sporting America's highest number of lakes per square mile, Central Minnesota has unsurpassed opportunities to explore the great outdoors year-round. The finest fishing, boating, water skiing, scuba diving, ice fishing, snowmobiling, biking and hiking opportunities await you. In addition, within ten minutes of The Retreat, you will find an award-winning 27 hole championship golf course, a nationally recognized local winery, a multiplex movie theater, two regionally acclaimed live theaters, over dozen playgrounds, an amusement park and arcade, dozens of wonderful restaurants and nightclubs (several with live music), a burgeoning local artist population, a variety of art/music and vintage auto festivals & much, much more!

Other Activities: 80 mile bike/ski trail, amusement park, baseball diamonds, disc golf, golf, tennis, basketball courts.

Golf: Nationally acclaimed Little Crow Golf Course is only a short five-minute drive from The Retreat. This beautiful 27 hole course is one of Central Minnesota's premier public courses. Whether you're a seasoned pro, a beginner or a non-golfer, Little Crow Golf Course has something for everyone including beautifully designed greens, a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and a full service bar and restaurant. Not to mention their fabulous Sunday Brunch! In addition, West Central Minnesota sports no less than 67 golf courses, all of them less than one hour's drive away. In fact, Minnesota has more golf courses per capita than any other state in the Union! If you want to play on all of them, you better reserve another week or so!


Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Spicer House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 11 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 8 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Colors
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve Week
Dec 29 2015 - Jan 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 5 2016 - Mar 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Mar 29 2016 - May 16 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes Prices start at $195/ night (3 night minimum) and go as low as $76.50/ night for some months. Great prices for winter stays!

Rates are based on 8 occupants. Additional occupants billed at $25/each per night.

$250 security deposit is fully refundable (excluding any deductible fro damage done).

Cancellation Policy

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Spicer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
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  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
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  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
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  • Iron & Board
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  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
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  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
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  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
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  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
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  • Stove ...
  • Stove
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The Expanded Powder Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The Master Bath!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , The Spa Bath-Full Body Shower!
  • There are 3 bathrooms in the Retreat. Each of them unique in their own way. The first bathroom is near the entrance to your home. A full bath w/ tub & shower, it doubles as a mudroom & destination for the visitor who needs a place to clean up before going into the house. This room has tiled floors, ample linens and is decorated w/ vintage musical prints. The master bath provides privacy & relaxation from a long day. This bathroom provides a roomy shower, vanity, toilet and hair dryer. Plush robes are provided for your comfort. A convenient way to start or end your day! Finally- the exquisite European Spa Bathroom- A few short steps from the sauna, massage table, exercise room & third bedroom/library, this bath provides an oasis for every visitor. No detail has been spared- From an etched crystal dragonfly door, heated tile floor, luxurious multi-head shower, gorgeous Greek ceiling to the plush robes & towels, you will feel royally pampered. Mmmm!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A Luxury Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The 'Loon' Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4!
  • There are 3 large & comfortable bedrooms- each with a style that is both distinctive and inviting! The expansive & elegant master bedroom suite comes complete with cherry furniture, 4 poster queen bed, large walk-in closet & attached master bath. There's cable TV, beautiful artwork & a home office armoire with internet connection roomy enough for any type of business paraphernalia you might need. Bedroom Two- We call this 'The Loon Room' because of it's whimsical loon-based decor, it's a wonderful retreat from a busy day. This room has a deluxe queen bed, hard rock maple floor, beautiful knotty cedar accent wall, birch furniture, cable TV and a comfy reading corner w/ a vintage pendulum egg chair. The homey third bedroom/library is part of the spa wing of the house. Just of the elegant spa bathroom, it sleeps 4 in a loft twin bed, foldout sofa & loveseat. There's a bookcase with 100's of books for every reader, oak floor, custom lighting, cable TV & a cozy reading nook
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  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
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  • Piano
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  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
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  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
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  • Outdoor Grill Gas
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  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
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  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Nestled on a rolling hill overlooking scenic Nest Creek & 350 feet of quiet shoreline, The Retreat 's house & yard provide amenities not found anywhere else: If you're a sports fan, movie buff, card player, scrap book aficionado or music lover, you'll adore the Music/Play room w/ its grand piano, game table, big screen TV & seating for 20! You'll be awed by the stunning Greek Spa/Exercise room w/ full-wall North Woods mural, pro elliptical cross-trainer, free weight system, cedar sauna & $30,000 Ocean Wave aqua massage table. After your workout, relax on one of 2 decks overlooking the bay! Outside, there are 2 private docks for a variety of watercraft or fishing, 2 garage stalls, off-road parking for 12, RV parking & a large shady yard perfect for football, volleyball, croquet or a relaxed stroll on the quaint foot bridge. There's a large tiled lakeside fire pit for evening relaxation and in the winter, the perfect sledding hill as well as ice skating right outside your door. Perfect!

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