CHARMING LAKE COTTAGE / CABIN -1 HOUR NORTH OF DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS.

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Stephen Elias

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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CHARMING LAKE COTTAGE / CABIN -1 HOUR NORTH OF DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS.

Zimmerman Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage / Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + (2) Convertible beds, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

** This property is closed for winter 2013-2014. We are accepting reservations now for 2014. Target opening date is late April to early May**

Why drive 3-5 hours 'up north' from the Twin Cities when everything you want in a lake cottage/cabin getaway is so close? You will be less than 60 miles from downtown Minneapolis. 24 hour grocery stores nearby; 10 minutes from Coborn's or 15 minutes from Cub. Plenty of restaurants nearby as well.

People have come from near and far to rent this property; Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Canada & Norway. 2014 is year #11 that we have been renting our place to new friends.

The cottage is 75 feet from the lakeshore. Our front yard is level; you can watch children playing near or in the water from inside the cottage. The yard has plenty of room for croquet or badminton. Imagine relaxing in the hammock while your children play in the shallow water. Watch bald eagles soar, listen to Common Loons (MN State bird) hoot, tremolo, wail & yodel. You will see Eagles & Loons every day in the summer. Watch boats cruise the lake. Have coffee on the dock, see the sun rise across the lake. Gaze at stars away from city lights. Roast marshmallows over an evening fire. Can you visualize your family getaway here?

This knotty pine walled cottage has 4 rooms including 2 bedrooms & 800 square feet. You have a direct lake view from 3 rooms. The front bedroom has a queen bed & lakefront view. The back bedroom with a bunk bed, converts to twins. All have very good mattresses. The kitchen is furnished with Cuisinart cookware, decorative Loon tableware & many appliances; microwave, toaster oven, blender, electric fry pan, coffee maker, bean grinder & a hand mixer. Living room has swivel wicker chairs & a futon/couch/bed. Knotty cedar sun room has (7) (wrap around) lake view windows, a futon couch/bed & large dining table. The bathroom has stand up shower stall with hose spray nozzle (handy for bathing small children.) Bedsheets, blankets, pillows, bathroom & kitchen towels are provided, or bring your bed sheets & bathroom towels for a discount. In 2012, we added a window air conditioner capable of cooling the entire cottage on hot & humid days and a new furnace to warm the cottage on cool days & nights. All the comforts of home except dishwasher & cable/satellite tv. Our TV antenna & set top tuner picks up all of the Mpls.-St. Paul stations (2,4,5,9,11,23,29) plus those in between stations; 5-2,3,4,5,6,7 11-2 etc. Bring some books, CD's, DVD's or even VHS tapes for when you've had too much fun in the sun & water. Do you need internet access? We have a WiFi hotspot available for rent. Cell phone coverage is good here with (2) towers nearby.

Green Lake (800+ acres) is the largest lake in Isanti County. You can see about 90% of it from our shore. It's big enough for dozens of boaters to play (ski, fish, sail, jet ski, kayak, canoe etc) while not disturbing other boats on the lake or swimmers near shore. Our 72' long dock provides a protected swim/play area. Green Lake is not busy except July 4th & walleye fishing opener weekend. Walleye are stocked every other year. Largemouth Bass, Northern, Crappie & Sunnie fishing is self sustaining and very good. Bass, Crappie, Sunnie & Perch are easy to catch with worms from our dock. You can learn more about the lake at the MN DNR website. A bait shop is 5 minutes away.

Our lake & swimming area has a dark sand bottom with no rocks or muck. Swim out 150 feet & touch the lake bottom in about 6 feet of water.

Adults can use our canoe. The boats in the photos are not included in rental, nor can they be rented. You may bring a boat & tie it inside the 'L' of our sturdy 70 foot aluminum dock and park the trailer in our back yard. I have some information on boat rental. The public access has a concrete boat ramp/landing, & a parking lot for day lake visitors.

We are only 10 minutes from Princeton and 15 from Cambridge. Both have plenty of restaurants and a large 24 hour supermarket & a laundromat if you need to wash clothes. The Hi-Way Inn bar/tavern is 1 mile away. Close enough to walk for burgers, pizza & drinks. 5 minutes east is the Pine Brook Inn serving steak, walleye & more. Shooter's Sports Bar (5 minutes west) has good food, live music on weekends, flat screen HD TV's, showing all the games.

Golf at Purple Hawk in Cambridge or The Princeton Golf Club, easily located on Google.com.

Tennis: Free courts available at the high school in Princeton. Horseback riding within 10 minutes.

More pictures of our property? - I'll email them to you.

Video? Click the tab / link on the top left side of my listing, next to the photo's tab. If that link does not work, go to You Tube and search 'eliasgreenlake' Watch the newer video posted in 2103.

Smoking?-We don't allow any smoking inside the cottage - Pets? We don't allow pets on the property either - Sorry, no exceptions to this policy.

We try to manage the availability calendar, but please

call or email to inquire about availbility.

2014 rates: $145.00 / night (Sun. - Thurs) & $175.00 / night (Fri. & Sat.) Sat-Sat, Sun-Sun & Sun-Fri. are preferred rental time frames. 5 night minimum preferred. Prices noted are for up to 4 people.

Add $25.00 to each rental period for persons # 5 & 6.

$110/night before Memorial Day and after Labor Day for up to 4 people. Holiday rates if available are higher than these posted rates which have not changed from 2013.

Add 6.875% MN sales tax to all rentals.

Rates are subject to change

Six people maximum allowed on the property at any time during a rental.

$25.00 off any rental if you supply your own bedsheets & bathroom towels.

$500.00 damage deposit, returned after re-inspection of the property. We take pride in prompt return of damage deposit, in cash at check out when schedules permit. Otherwise, a check is mailed. No cleaning fee if you leave the place at least as clean as it was when you arrived. Cleaning supplies are provided.

Compare this lake front cottage property featuring: wireless internet, heat & air conditioning, (2) bedrooms, (2) living/social areas, (5) beds, large dining table, fully equipped kitchen, private yard, private dock, private fire pit, lawn chairs & table, private hammock, private 60 feet lake shore/beach & use of a canoe, to the cost of a (2) bedrooms rooms at a hotel or resort. This is a comparative bargain!

Note: Fireplace is an outdoor fire pit. Firewood is not supplied. If you ask, I'll lend a wheeled cart & hand saw & show you where to find wood to burn.

We have rented other VRBO properties. We know what renters want & provide a positive experience. In March of '09, we began using the renter comments section by copy/paste email comments from past renters. Please read the reviews.

Inside the cottage is a notebook, full of information on the property and the area. Thanks for reading, I look forward to hearing from you!

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Keywords: Lake Cottage, Lake Cabin, near Minneapolis, St. Paul

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Stephen Elias

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We are Tami & Stephen. We married in 1991 & have have 2 son's who love the lake property & water sports. This picture was taken 12/08 in Puerto Vallarta where we rented a VRBO condo.

Stephen Elias purchased this cottage in 1998

We bought this lake front cottage in January 1998 so we could spend weekends at the lake with our son's who were 1 & 5 years of age & our friends. We live about 60 miles away in suburban Minneapolis. Since then, we've made many great memories with family, friends, neighbors & renters. Fast forward to 2014. Our boys are now 17 & 21 & busy with other activities. Consequently, the lake place does not get much use. We started renting 11 years ago to good people we've met thru VRBO. We've also rented other vacation properties on VRBO. We understand both sides of the owner/renter process & provide a great experience & value.

At our place, you get the real lake cottage / cabin experience without the long drive up north. It looks & feels like the northwoods, (see & hear Loons daily) (watch Bald Eagles soar over the lake) yet you have comfort knowing civilization (hospital, 24 hour grocery, liquor & restaurants) are just 10 minutes away. Our property is great for children. Some of our guests are grandparents who rent the place to spend time with children & grandchildren. Green Lake is the largest lake in Isanti County, which at 800+ acres larger than 2/3 of the lakes in Minnesota. You can see 90% of the lake from our yard. Our lake is big enough for boats & jet ski's to cruise or play around while not bothering other boaters or people on shore.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

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Charming Lake Cottage / Cabin -1 Hour North of Downtown Minneapolis.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Charming Lake Cottage / Cabin -1 Hour North of Downtown Minneapolis.
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Zimmerman Minnesota
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Comments written in our guest book

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had the most wonderful stay at your beautiful cabin, we hardly ever left. The kids (they have 2 young daughters) swam, we fished, canoed, had bon fires & enjoyed the property to its fullest. The last night was a full moon. What a treat is was to see it rise across the lake into the clear sky with Loons calling, a perfect end to our week. Thank you for sharing your home away from home.
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Charming Lake Cottage / Cabin -1 Hour North of Downtown Minneapolis.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39309vb
(763) 439-5000 (Minnesota, USA)
Zimmerman Minnesota
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Comments written in our guest book

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
"The T###a (name omitted for their privacy) family ( +2 children) from Norway. We rented this great cabin for two weeks and we have had a great time. The nature is beautiful here, quiet and peaceful. Your hospitality and helpfulness have been superior. Thanks for letting us stay here."
Owner comment: They were great renters, we'd love to have them back again.
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Charming Lake Cottage / Cabin -1 Hour North of Downtown Minneapolis.
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(763) 439-5000 (Minnesota, USA)
Zimmerman Minnesota
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Reprinted from our guest book

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What a beautiful setting. Very relaxing, restful week. Grand-Daughter caught her first fish. Even baited her own hook! Enjoyed the fires and just doing nothing. Thanks to Stephen & Tami...Fun, fun, fun
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Charming Lake Cottage / Cabin -1 Hour North of Downtown Minneapolis.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39309vb
(763) 439-5000 (Minnesota, USA)
Zimmerman Minnesota
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  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
What a lovely place.... My brother arrived with a boat and firewood. A few beers, a fire, heard many fish jump. Early night 11:00PM, can't wait for morning.....6:30 AM: Beautiful mostly sunny morning, tried my luck at fishing.... Lake is calm. Many anglers beat me to it this morning. Does the early bird get the worm, or fish?.... Sunday morning rain, but a Loon sat on our boat light all morning. (Owner note: I think she confused a Loon with another bird)... By the end of our stay I caught every type of fish except a Walleye. We caught bass of the dock measuring 11.5",14.5" & 17.5".... Very comfortable cabin, Thank you Stephen!! We will definitely come back.
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Charming Lake Cottage / Cabin -1 Hour North of Downtown Minneapolis.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39309vb
(763) 439-5000 (Minnesota, USA)
Zimmerman Minnesota
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Guest review via email

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
In early May, (5) members of the US Air Force from Offutt AFB in Nebraska stayed at our place for a few nights. They came to MN for Archery training in nearby Zimmerman. Following is the email comment/review,

"Mr. Elias, I apologize for the late reply, we returned to a very busy schedule. I did receive the $500 via PayPal. Thank you very much for hosting us at your fine cabin. I am sure you will be seeing some of us again in the future. Thanks for everything again!

Very Respectfully,

Scott

Owner comment:
It was an honor to host members of the US Military, who work hard night & day to insure our freedom. They were great guys and welcome back again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
MSP
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
MN Hwy 169
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hi Way Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Princeton Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hi Way Inn
Car: necessary

25 miles to Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge & Sand Dunes State Forest. 1 hour to Target Field. 80 minutes to Mall of America and MSP Airport. Grand Casino-40 minutes. National Sports Center-40 minutes. St. Cloud - 30 minutes, Lake Mille Lacs -45 minutes. See my video on You Tube. Search 'eliasgreenlake'.

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Availability & Rates

This listing does not have a published calendar. Please contact the owner for availability.

Zimmerman Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Before Memorial Day
Apr 19 2014 - May 22 2014
$100
$125
Fri,Sat
4 nights
 
 
After Labor Day
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$100
$125
Fri,Sat
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$145
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,075
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes Refer to rates in the property description for more detail about damage deposit and fees for persons # 5 & 6 in your party. We don't allow more than 6 people per rental group. Payments: Personal checks are preferred. You may pay via pay-pal or credit card. However, the renter pays any transactions fees which are 2-3%.
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Amenities

Zimmerman Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 890 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3/4 bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • (1) Queen size bed in front bedroom, looks directly to the lake, (2) Futons, each is a full / double bed. (1) Bunk Bed twin style. Bunk can be converted to (2) twin beds on the floor.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Use of our bed linens & towels is at your option, remember to discuss them with me. Free use of a canoe. No telephone, bring your cell phone. Internet is an option, via Wi-Fi hotspot rental. Fire wood is not supplied, nor is charcoal for the Weber grill. Activities mentioned are those you can do if you bring your own equipment. Horse riding available nearby. Our lake does not offer boat rental, gas, food or a public beach. There is a good public boat launch with concrete ramp across the lake.
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