CUSTOM LAKE HOME - GREAT FISHING - NEAR PARK RAPIDS, MINNESOTA

Gregory Mazzuco

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CUSTOM LAKE HOME - GREAT FISHING - NEAR PARK RAPIDS, MINNESOTA

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3-bed, 2-bath home on quiet Upper Bottle Lake

Our beautiful chalet-style lake home sits on quiet, great-fishing (abundant walleyes, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegills) Upper Bottle Lake. With plenty of privacy, this is the perfect place to get away from it all.

Outdoors: Over 200 feet of private lakefront, with mature red pines and gorgeous sunset views. Large lawn complete with hammock, dining table/chairs, and stone fire-pit/patio for relaxing outdoor time. Stairs lead from the elevated front lawn down to the dock (please note: about 70 steps from yard to water's edge). Weber Genesis gas grill is ready to use.

Indoors: Custom-built home features gorgeous pine walls, large windows, and an open floor plan. There are vaulted ceilings over two proper bedrooms, plus an open loft space -- all three with queen beds (and all upstairs). One bedroom also includes a crib (there is also a pack-n-play and toys for the little ones). Beautiful hardwood floors lead to a large dining and living room with a Sony flatscreen TV (includes cable TV and DVD player). There is a queen-size bed behind a room-screen in the living room, as well. Two bathrooms (one with full tub, one with shower). Washer/dryer. Kitchen is outfitted with restaurant appliances, counters and shelving (all stainless steel for easy cleaning and low maintenance), and oriented for outdoor living with its placement on ground level overlooking the front yard and lake. Kitchen also includes small eat-in table. All bedding, towels, and kitchen gear is included ... just show up and enjoy. If you want to stay connected, high-speed wireless internet and landline phone are included. Attached two-car garage.

Area: The lake is quiet, with great distances between the lots, and light water traffic, even in mid-summer. It is about 4 miles from Emmaville, and 5 minutes from the great little dining town of Dorset. Bigger towns are also within a short drive: Nevis (10 minutes), Park Rapids (15 minutes), Walker (30 minutes), Bemidji (40 minutes). Many other lakes within just a few minutes, including Mantrap, Emma, Stocking, Little Sand and Big Sand. Lake Itasca and the Mississippi Headwaters Park is about 20 minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Gregory Mazzuco

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It was always my dream to have a cabin in Northern Minnesota, after growing up near the Twin Cities. My brother custom-built this home, and my wife, children, and I spend as much time here as possible. It's a nice break from city life, and we enjoy the peace and quiet, and also love to have other family and friends come and join us.

Gregory Mazzuco purchased this cabin in 2003

We chose this property because of the views, water access, and privacy. Then we built a home that fits the location, and provides the amenities to make a long-term stay very comfortable.

This beautiful home is ideally situated on the property, overlooking the quiet lake, with perfect sunset views and lots of distance between the neighbors.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.8
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Custom Lake Home - Great Fishing - Near Park Rapids, Minnesota
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Custom Lake Home - Great Fishing - Near Park Rapids, Minnesota
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446997vb
Park Rapids Minnesota
5

Spectacular sunset views

  • 5 of 5
Spent a week in this lovely, solid, custom built wood home near Park Rapids. Great sunset views and fires in the evening on slate fire pit area. The kitchen's location threw us off a bit at first, but we came to love that it is close to the door ,so most of our meals were out of doors. (We did have a perfect weather week) The equipped commercial / restaurant kitchen was dynamite.....we didn't lack for anything, easy to prepare meals and easy to clean up. 3rd Bedroom is semi private behind screen but adequate for close friends or family. Only fished the lake one day with moderate luck, we heard locals rate it highly. Did some water skiing and lovely boats rides, connected to another lake. There are 75 steps to dock , so had to be sure not to forget anything when heading to the water. (Good exercise!) It's in a great location surrounded by so many small lakes and close enough to run into Park Rapids for supplies and groceries. Near cute little tourist towns along the bike trail going through Park Rapids, Dorset, Nevis, Walker. 40 minutes to Itasca State Park. Great week!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! If there's one thing we've learned about our lake home over the past couple years, it's that people are often thrown at first by the kitchen location ... and that they almost always end up loving it in the end! We're very glad that you came to appreciate it, too.

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the lake. And, good point about getting exercise on the stairs to/from the dock ... the climb up is not insignificant (and you don't usually forget the minnow bucket more than once!).
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Custom Lake Home - Great Fishing - Near Park Rapids, Minnesota
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Park Rapids Minnesota
Southern Minnesota
5

Great Family Vacation Spot!!!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I just spent a much needed wonderfully relaxing week at this beautifully crafted and well thought out lake home.

We enjoyed spending time by the fire watching sunsets, fishing on Upper Bottle Lake and surrounding lakes, swimming and playing in the water, and enjoying peace away from busy daily life.

The accommodations were wonderful and more than enough space for a family of 5.

It is located in a very convenient location for getting to area land marks and attractions.

The rental process was very easy and the owners were more than helpful and kind. We would definitely spend a week here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed both our home and the surrounding area! Sounds like you also took advantage of those beautiful views of the sunset over the water ... one of our favorite things to do there. We appreciate the review, and hope to have you back again!
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Custom Lake Home - Great Fishing - Near Park Rapids, Minnesota
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Park Rapids Minnesota
Minneapolis
5

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Our family spent a relaxing week at the custom lake home on Upper Bottle Lake. The setting was very peaceful with wilderness abound. The cabin itself shines with a rustic but elegant feel. You can tell that the builder really put a lot of thought and care into the construction of the cabin. The upstairs had an expansive treehouse type appeal that left you peering out one of the many windows into the tree tops. Very relaxing.

Upon first arriving at the cabin, we thought it a bit odd to have the kitchen downstairs attached to the garage, but when you think about it, that is where you spend most of your time. We just opened the garage doors and the lake views were right there in front of you. Access to the kitchen and garage area was easy and you did not have to worry about making a mess because a quick sweep of the floor made things as good as new. The kitchen had everything that you could possible need to keep you family feed and happy.

If you are looking for a 5 star hotel feel with maid service, this may not be the place for you, but if you want the rustic cabin feel with the amenities of home, look no further. I would definitely recommend this cabin to friends and family and hope to return for another family vacation in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at our lake home, and that you appreciated some of our favorite features! Thank you for the feedback, and we hope to have you stay again in the future.

By the way, the builder was my very talented brother (and he really did put in a tremendous amount of thought and care to make it such a beautiful, fun and functional place).
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Custom Lake Home - Great Fishing - Near Park Rapids, Minnesota
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Park Rapids Minnesota
Falls Church
5

The Place to Peel Away Your Stress

  • 5 of 5
Work in the city was getting me down and this place was the perfect refuge. After three days of lounging in the cavernous living room, sipping tea in the fully-equipped kitchen, boating around the lake (complete with rescue by friendly neighbors when we ran out of gas), and sitting by the campfire at night, I was recharged. The modern cabin fits unassumingly into the nature around it to produce a sense of harmony. Highly recommended for a weekend or week away from it all.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed, and we hope to have you back!
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Custom Lake Home - Great Fishing - Near Park Rapids, Minnesota
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Park Rapids Minnesota
4

Quick escape

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay, very much. The layout was unique, but proved to work well, especially in the mornings. The kitchen is away from the rest of the house and sleeping quarters. Everyone was able to sleep late, and the early risers could enjoy their coffee downstairs and not worry about disturbing the other..

The fire pit and hammock were great!
The location was great. We enjoyed Dorset, Nevis and Park Rapids!!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our lake house. We designed the layout to be outside-oriented -- easy to come in from the yard or off the lake, quickly get right to the kitchen or bathroom, and then get back outdoors. The secondary benefit, as you noted, is that early-risers having coffee in the kitchen don't disturb those who want to sleep in! We find that it works really well, and we're pleased that you liked it!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bemidji International Airport
Car: necessary

The lake is quiet, with great distances between the lots, and light water traffic, even in mid-summer. It is about 4 miles from Emmaville ('The Biggest Little Town in the World!'), and 5 minutes from the fun dining town of Dorset. Bigger towns are also within a short drive: Nevis (10 minutes), Park Rapids (15 minutes), Walker (30 minutes), Bemidji (40 minutes). Many other lakes within just a few minutes, including Mantrap, Emma, Stocking, Little Sand and Big Sand. Lake Itasca and the Mississippi Headwaters Park is about 20 minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

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Park Rapids Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,090
$6,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,825
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Deposit due at time of booking, with full payment 30 days prior to check-in. Security deposit will be refunded within a week of check-out.
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Amenities

Amenities

Park Rapids Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Heating ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is open loft space w/ ladder access (big kids love it!)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • sledding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
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