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Spectacular Vacation Lake Home Get a Way~Pontoon, Canoe,Paddleboards 4 Rent

Angela Lachermeier

Member since: 2011
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Spectacular Vacation Lake Home Get a Way~Pontoon, Canoe,Paddleboards 4 Rent

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Howard Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths,Sleeps 10, Pontoon available for Rent

This lake home is truly a must see. The artist/owners have sculpted this home into a work of art that will delight you at every turn. Pay special attention to the stonework on the exterior foundation and the fieldstone fireplace in the living room...there are special vintage items embedded in the mortar that will bring back memories of yesteryear. From the moment you walk in the door you will be greeted by lake views and vintage collectibles decorating every room.

The kitchen is a gourmet's dream. The commercial gas stove griddle, and double ovens make creating your meals a pleasure. The center island is perfect for your guests to cozy up to and enjoy your company as you are cooking. It also makes a great serving area for mealtimes.

The master suite is phenomenal-from the french doors as you enter, to the master bath with hand crafted mosaic murals in the shower to the atrium door leading to the deck. The jacuzzi tub for two will relax you and the walk in steam shower and double shower have ample body sprays to invigorate you.

Right of the MBath is the walk in closet which also has a Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer. There is also access to the indoor/outdoor dog kennel from this room.

The large windows are strategically placed to allow maximum natural light along with stunning lake views from every room of the home.

There is a large room on the second level that is currently used as an art studio. Lake views dominate the room and are sure to stir your creative juices. Banquet tables are available for quilting and scrapbooking or any other art project you may have. A library and reading nook are also at the other end of this spacious room.

Have you always wanted to live in a log home-here is your chance! The upper level bedroom and bath have been painted to recreate that cozy feel of a northwoods cabin. It's westerned themed decorating and painted log walls will make you right at home with a wagon wheel double bed and a set of bunk beds and a queen sleeper sofa come bedtime.

The family/entertainment room offers the lake views that by now you have become accustomed to. There is a beautiful bar to help entertain your friends. This mancave or game room sports neon signs, nostalgic finds, large TV with Wii sport games and movies. It has a private balcony overlooking beautiful Lake Ann. When the games and movie are over it will also make a great sleeping area with a Lazy Boy sofa that folds out with a queen size mattress.

Another surprise is found on the 3rd level of the home. There is a study that offers a secluded place for you to enjoy a book or just sit and watch the sun come up over beautiful Lake Ann. A pair of binoculars and the spledid wildlife will entertain you. This room also sports a queen sleeper sofa additional sleeping.

Let's not forget about the 2 car garage with the lake views. This is another great room with fantastic lake views...yes, even in the garage. You can park your cars inside and their is ample shelving for your pantry items and a bar mixing area. Leave the cars outside and opt for some banquet tables for additonal space for seating or games.

We prefer to talk directly with our guests about booking our home. If you send an inquirey and do not receive an email back from us within 24 hours please contact us right away to make sure your inquirey was received. Thanks, Angela & Ken

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Angela Lachermeier (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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About Angela Lachermeier

If you were to take the TV show 'American Pickers' and crossed it with 'American Restorations' you would get a good idea of Angela & Ken. Angela is the artist with a passion for collecting great stuff and incorporating it into her decorating, while Ken has a background in the Body Shop business and uses his talent to restore many of Angela's finds. They were both born and raised in the small rural towns of Winsted and Waverly.

They lived in Arizona for 13 years then and decided to move 'back home'. Thus began the next chapter of their life. It started by renovating a 1865 bank building where they resided in the cool studio apartment above what was to become WHAT NEXT ?*! ART STUDIO. It was a fabulous space for Angela to share her passion of collecting and the arts. They then acquired a 1930's Garage with 7,500 sq feet of one project after another. For the past 15 years this building has kept them busy. What was once considered an eyesore and slated for tear down for a parking lot has since been transformed into one of the landmark buildings in Waverly. Once again, Ken and Angelas collection of vintage signs are covering the front of this building to share for everyones enjoyment.

They also built their dream home on Lake Ann in Howard Lake, MN. Many details were lovingly thought out and placed in their home. They are now putting the Welcome matt out to VRBO so others can enjoy their all their hard work and inspiration they put into dream home. 'It is so much fun to see someone experiencing our home for the first time. There are so many details to take in that people are mesmerized by it'. Come experience it for yourself!

They are also putting the welcome matt out to creative crafters that love scrapbooking, quilting and beading. The art studio is the perfect open space to set up tables and do your thing! Enjoy the view of the fireplace from the second open story and ample lake views to get your creative juices flowing.

A great spiritual retreat too

Angela Lachermeier purchased this house in 2004

Why Angela Lachermeier chose Howard Lake

We chose to build our 'Dream Home' on Lake Ann in Howard Lake because it is close to family. Our family resides within a 5 mile radius. It is a great home for entertaining and having potlucks in the large kitchen.

I love the convenient location which is rural and private, but still close to town if you need something from the grocery store. It is 1/2 mile from Cnty Rd 6 and 1.5 miles from US Hwy 12. Another plus is that it is only a 5 minute drive to the Art Studio/Body Shop in Waverly. There is plenty of small town charm in all the local communites just a short distance away along with ample lakes.

This property is an inspiration and tends to get your imagination soaring. A perfect location to host a quilting party or scrapbooking event! Lightweight and portable plastic tables allows the crafters to make their own set up that works for them.

Lots of natural light throughout the home aides in a host of activities.

We have also just purchased a pontoon that is available to rent during your stay making it nice and convenient to take a tour of Lake Ann and go fishing or enjoy the wonderful sunsets on the water.

What makes this house unique

Some of the unique benefits you can enjoy at our property is the close easy access to the water and a pontoon for rent. It is a 30 second walk down the concrete stairs and pavers will bring you right to the water. There are two level grass areas that are perfect for throwing balls or frisbees.

There are so many places to sit down, relax and enjoy the serene lake setting. One of my favorite places is on the wrap around deck. It is the perfect place to have that morning cup of coffee by yourself or the company of your family. If there is a chill in the air, the breakfast nook still gives you the spectacular lake views as does just about every seat in the house. It was designed that way. Another favorite spot could be the private balcony off the 2nd story game room and lets not forget about the 3rd story lookout tower. The panoramic views from this height are truely breathtaking.

Gilligans Island also offers a comfortable place to swing in the hammock for two. The sand under your toes and the shade of the trees are sure to take you away from the hussle and bussle of daily life.

This dog friendly property is set up with an invisible fence (collar required) that keeps Rover from jumping in the lake or getting too close to the road. The long lower lot is the perfect place to throw the ball for some needed exercise. The indoor/outdoor dog kennel is also equipped with a 40' high fence and an access gate to the back yard.

This beautiful lake home boasts the benefits of a rural country lake setting while being only 5 minutes from restaurants, groceries, shopping, bait and a sport shop. There is a variety of other lakes within a couple of miles of Howard Lake. Many have public beaches and lake access. There is always something going on for entertainment and many of the small towns in the vicinity have their town events which usually include festivities for the children, food, music and entertainment. Never the less, you will find activities to suit your needs.

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Spectacular Vacation Lake Home Get a Way~Pontoon, Canoe,Paddleboards 4 Rent
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
Soldotna, AK


  • 5 of 5

What a great place! A lot more than we expected after staying in other lake retreats in Minnesota. This place, hands down, blew them all away! A big open area for gatherings, that the pictures don't do justice to. Many comfortable places to sleep for large families. Toys, arts and crafts for the kids in a beautiful play room above the gathering area. Our kids never complained once about not having something to do, or being bored. There were activities just up the road available for entertainment if you wanted to get out. We live in a quiet setting in Alaska, this place was just as quiet. Plenty of yard space for three children to play or lay in the hammock. We would recommend this place to anyone and definitely plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

The Summer with Six Cool Kids

  • 3 of 5

My husband, 6 nieces and I spent a week at this vacation home. The home was very beautiful and had plenty of space for all of us. The outdoor space was very nice. The only negative issue we had was the neon green lake. We were all so excited to stay in such a beautiful place right on the lake and then we were so disappointed when we arrived and saw the lake. There was not much for the girls to do when swimming was not an option. We did take the pontoon boat out and were able to use the paddle boards and do some swimming out further in the lake where the water wasn't so bad. Having vacationed in Northern Minnesota since childhood I had no idea this would be an issue. Angela was amazing! She was very nice and as accommodating as possible.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Record-Setting Rainfall in June 2014, Wettest year on record As the rain totals and flood waters continue to surge around Minnesota, the big picture is eye opening. We have never lived through a year like this, so far, in Minnesota history. The 25 inches and counting through June 20th blows the previous record year of 2001 out of the water by over 4 inches. June 2014 was Minnesota's wettest June, and wettest month, of the modern record. The state-averaged monthly rainfall total for June 2014 in Minnesota was 8.03 inches. The total was well more than the previous record of 7.32 inches set in July 1897 and again in June 1914. Some of these totals triple the historical rainfall average for the month of June. The Twin Cities total of 11.36 inches fell just short of the June record of 11.67 inches set 140 years ago in 1874. The impacts of the heavy June rainfall were apparent: flooded farm fields and delayed field work, flooded basements, mudslides and flooded roads leading to transportation disruptions, and negative consequences for outdoor activities including construction and outdoor recreation. I felt terrible for the guests being the lake was not ideal. The huge amounts of rain took their toll on Lake Ann. Most of the lakes in Minnesota were on a "no wake" rule throughout most of the summer including Lake Minnetonka. It disrupted the equilibrium of our lake and I have yet to be able to control what Mother Nature throws at us. I am just thankful that we didn't have damage to our beautiful home. I try my best to accommodate guests but I truly had no control over record rainfall in June . I have a list of pools and larger lakes that fared better within 5 minutes of our home. I agree, it is nice to walk out the back door into the lake. We were willing to bring paddle boards to another lake within 5 mile of our home for the guests. Not much I can do but apologize. I am going to have a heart to heart with Mother Nature this year and see if she can take it easy on us. Having lived through a flood, again I am thankful there was no further damage. Angela

Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 3 girls (ages 10, 7, and 3) and I stayed at this amazing house for a fall getaway. I knew we were going to love this place when we were greeted by Angela with 12 bakery fresh huge cinnamon rolls. :) It is decorated so uniquely that you feel so cozy and warm yet entertained. This house has SO. MUCH. TO. DO. There is something to do in every corner from lookout chairs with binoculars, to shelves of books, to a foosball table, to a fireplace to sit and warm your feet. It was all insanely great but the selling point for my girls was the art room. Angela had art supplies for our continually crafting girls. She had paper, paints, colored pencils, etc, etc. In the art room she had toys, games, and puzzles for all ages of kids. Angela was so pleasant to work with and always available. This place is definitely on our list to return to.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bayport MN

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely beautiful and amazing home!!!!!! Pictures are very accurate. Extremely fun vibe with plenty of areas to sleep. This home made our girls weekend sooo very special. Will for sure stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA

A Perfect Getaway For All

  • 5 of 5

I had the wonderful pleasure of experiencing Angela and Ken's home for 3 full weeks in May this year. From the moment we walked through the door, Angela and Ken made us feel truly welcome. Once you arrive you will not need a thing that is not already at the cabin. The kitchen was perfect for cooking meals both large and small. My parents said the master bed was the most comfortable they have ever slept in, and my nieces loved having their own room up in the Crow's Nest. The thing that is tough to explain in words is how comfortable we felt while we were there. It feels like a home, not a rental, which I have not been able to find anywhere else on VRBO to this date.

We fished A LOT!!! And it never disappointed. Every single cousin, niece, uncle, brother, friend that came to visit caught at least one fish. Although the walleyes were not jumping in the boat, my Dad caught the largest walleye I have ever seen in person come out of a lake. His smile was so big, he looked like a little kid :) He also released this monster walleye so you can have a chance at landing him when you get there .

If you or your family enjoy antiques at all, this home is full of wonderful treasures, and Angela also has an antique shop in town which she was kind enough to give me and my family a tour of.

It was a truly wonderful experience all around, and my family is already asking me when we are going back :)

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Commerce Township, MI

Wisconsin/Michigan Girls' Fall Color Tour - 2013

  • 5 of 5

This house is SPECTACULAR - full of color, antiques, vintage items, paintings, fantastic gourmet stove, wonderful views, great waterfront porch seating, soothing massage chair after a long day of sightseeing, and the very best cinnamon rolls around! Angela and Ken have decorated their home so lovingly and go out of their way to ensure their guests thoroughly enjoy their stay. We had such fun during our stay! We entertained out-of-state family for one of the days and created a "scavenger hunt" with clues from items found all throughout the house - it was a blast! If you are seeking a peaceful setting, very friendly and helpful owners, and a unique home housing many treasures, this is the place! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - THANK YOU Angela and Ken!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

Winstock Country Music Festival is in June. Just a 5 minute ride south to Winsted, MN. Sleep in the comfort of beds and enjoy the quick commute to the festival.

Good Neighbor Days is in June in Howard Lake. Wright County Fair is 5 minutes away in Howard Lake and is in August.


Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Howard Lake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
May 24 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $140
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Notes Holiday rates are $1600 a week
Summer Season Memorial-Labor Day. Sunday to Sunday rental only.
Week End Rental Rates, 2 nt. min. $300 a night for up to 6 guests. Each added guest is $50 per nt, 2 nt min stay.
Pontoon rents for $500 week and holds 10 people. Good for fishing and cruising. Canoe $100/week, 2 paddleboards, $75 each/week. Contract & payment is due at check in. Life vests provided.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Howard Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1~Master Bedroom~Blue - 1 king , Select Comfort King size, dual control sleep number
    Bedroom 3~3rd Story Look Out Tower - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Leather sofa that is a queen sleeper. Feather Tick available
    Bedroom 2~2nd Story~Western Room! - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Full Size Wagon wheel bed, Set of bunk beds. Queen sleeper
    Rec Room~Man Cave - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lazy Boy Leather Queen Sleeper~extra padding available
    Open Art Studio Space - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Open Art Studio has a twin cot and Pink couch.
  • *Master Bedroom~Blue~Main Floor ~King size beds (1) Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed, * Western Room Wagon Wheel Bed Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa Queen. Set of Bunks~lower select comfort Man Cave/Rec Room Sleeper Sofa~Queen 3rd Story Sleeper Sofa~Queen Art Studio has a twin cot and a pink couch over 6 ft. long. Both require sheets which are provided. Lots of extra blankets and pillows throughout the house. ***Please note that waterproof sheets are available for twin beds. These are REQUIRED if there is any question of potty training accidents or bed wetting issues. I would rather be safe than sorry as matresses are expensive. Sheets are located in mint green metal cabinets in the art studio. There is also extra sheets and misc. bedding available. Feather tick and egg carton padding available for sleeper sofas. You are welcome to bring your own bedding and padding if you wish.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
'Gilligans Island' sandy beach area with hammock surrounded by water and shade trees, private balcony off of game room, fieldstone foundation with antique relics hidden throughout, indoor/outdoor dog kennel area, boundary collar system, firepit,

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