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CLASSIC MINNESOTA CABIN ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE O'BRIEN (INCLUDES NEW PONTOON BOAT)

Jeff Balmer

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Jeff Balmer

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014
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CLASSIC MINNESOTA CABIN ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE O'BRIEN (INCLUDES NEW PONTOON BOAT)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Crosslake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

If you are looking for the 'cabin experience', this quintessential cabin in the pines won't disappoint. The property was originally purchased and built by my grandparents in 1958 and has been in our family ever since; it was completely renovated by my wife and I in 2011. A small but efficient layout, the cabin has a wonderful screen porch, sitting area with gas fireplace, and dining room; all with panoramic views of the lake, which is only steps away. It has one bedroom on the main level (king), and a semi-private loft with two queen size beds. There is one 3/4 bath, and a great outdoor shower with views of the lake for those true Minnesotan's. The inside space flows seamlessly to a large lakeside patio with grill, outdoor dining area, fire pit and coffee sitting area. The rental comes complete with a pontoon boat (2014 Bennington), two paddle boards, a canoe, and of course a hammock in the yard. For those that can't disconnect, the cabin also includes two high definition TV's with DirecTV (DVD/Blu-Ray on main TV) and free Wi-Fi! And don't worry, you won't be roughing it, the 2011 renovation also brought all new mechanical systems including air conditioning, new appliances, and a new Kinetico softened water system!!

Situated 5 miles east of the town of Crosslake, crystal clear Lake O'Brien is spring fed with a water clarity of 24', the cleanest lake in the entire watershed district. The lake itself is surrounded by mature pines. There is approximately 5 miles of shoreline, of which about a quarter of the lake is undeveloped state owned property. During the summer, this recreational lake is perfect for fishing, skiing, wake boarding canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and all water based activities, including floating on an air mattress!! There is a sandbar where you can walk across the lake which is a favorite gathering spot for 'kids of all ages'!! It's location on a quiet tar township road make it perfect for a morning walk or bike ride. During the winter months the lake is perfect for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and is a perfect base camp to access the endless miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Our property is perfect for a family of up to 6 or a few couples. We have a strict limit of 6 due to the size of the cabin and the single bathroom. We do keep our calendar updated and so if you are seeing availability then it's likely available. Upon reservation confirmation you'll receive a complete 'what to bring' list so you are prepared for your time up north. Feel free to inquire with any questions you may have and we’ll be prompt to reply! We pride ourselves on keeping our property and structures/equipment pristine and are certain we'll exceed your expectations in that regard. And further, since we also live on this lake, should any questions or problems arise we can respond quickly. In fact, your only disappointment will be when you have to leave!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff Balmer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568199vb
-2188310832
Crosslake Brainerd Lakes
Rochester, MN
5

Our winter getaway...

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this lovely cabin on Lake O'brien which is 5 miles from Crosslake MN. We watched the first snowfall fill the long needle pinetrees which are all around the cabin.
We recently spent 10 days there and were warm and cozy even with the falling temperature outside. I hiked, baked cookies and we shared a beautiful dinner at one of the local restaraunts. We watched movies by the cozy gas fireplace. When you arrive and walk into the cabin it is like stepping into a peaceful scene. The way the cabin is furnished and decorated leaves you with a feeling of warmth and gentleness. No matter where you are in the cabin when you look out a window you see the lake or the beautiful trees that surround the entire area. The only thing one needs to bring are your clothes, personal items and groceries which we got from the grocery store in Crosslake. There is cross country skiing and an ice skating rink with a warming house just across the road from
the cabin. It is heavenly even in the winter and we both look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568199vb
-2188310832
Crosslake Brainerd Lakes
Coon Rapids, MN
5

Gem!

  • 5 of 5
The cabin and its setting are even better than the pictures! The updates made by the current owner preserved the charm and intentions of his grandfather, the original owner, who built the cabin...you can feel that during your stay. This place is a treasure! We stayed there to celebrate my husband's birthday with our two grown daughters and enjoyed the pontoon, the fire pit, and the beautiful fall weather. There was plenty of space for the four of us! (And the outdoor space is amazing!)
My only regret is that it is already rented out for next year at the same time!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568199vb
-2188310832
Crosslake Brainerd Lakes
Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

The perfect north woods get away

  • 5 of 5
Although a smaller cabin, the space is beautifully done, high end appliances, and lots provided for guests in terms of small kitchen appliances, condiments, WIFI/direct TV for those rainy days. The owners even had a basket with a bottle of wine, crackers & cheese, waiting for us in the refrigerator. There is even a flat screen TV mounted on the wall in the master bedroom with king size, super comfy, bed. The loft upstairs was very roomy with two nice queen size beds, night stands, dresser. Had bonfires all day & night (all wood provided), and enjoyed cooking & eating outdoors (nice big dining table on patio). Awesome sitting areas looking out at the lake. Great dock for sunning & fishing. Caught some nice Bass & Sunnies right off the dock. I think I had a Northern on my line, but lost him. The Pontoon boat is beautiful and the lake is clear. At one point I watched 5 Eagles soaring overhead and Loons swimming right in front of the dock. The owners were kind enough to allow me to enjoy my vacation with my very WELL BEHAVED canine son! :) Such a happy dog, as he got more use out of the lake than me! Very comfortable and relaxing!! I hope to be back soon!!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568199vb
-2188310832
Crosslake Brainerd Lakes
Minneapolis, MN
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This cabin did not disappoint. It was as described. All that you see in the photo's and description and even more. You will not regret booking this cabin and I suspect that would hold true anytime of year. It has all the charm of a time when life was simpler and all the amenities you could want currently to enhance your stay.

The owners have gone to great lengths to make sure you want for nothing and have renovated and maintained the property beautifully. Restaurants and shops are nearby and the local grocer is very well stocked with everything you could possibly want.

I have already recommended this cabin to friends and family and see no reason that it would not become an annual retreat for my husband and myself for years to come. Thank you for a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568199vb
-2188310832
Crosslake Brainerd Lakes
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
5

Everything we wanted- and more!

  • 5 of 5
What a great week at this unique property! We were looking for a clean, well kept, cabin on a quiet lake and this property was perfect. We brought our bikes and golf clubs and when we weren't on the lake we were enjoying some of the other activities in the area. Fishing was good- with some of the best right off the dock. Spent many evenings by the campfire and mornings with a cup of coffee watching the sun rise. Jeff and Lindsay made the whole experience enjoyable. It wasn't a surprise to see that the cabin was featured in the July issue of Cabin Life magazine. All in all- one of the best vacations we've had.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Minnesota Cabin on Beautiful Lake O'Brien (includes new pontoon boat)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568199vb
-2188310832
Crosslake Brainerd Lakes
Scandia, Mn
5

The Perfect Cabin!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin is a piece of heaven on earth. Everything about our stay there was just perfect.
The owners have thought of every amenity to make our vacation fun and relaxing. The fun part: pontoon, canoe, paddle boards, firepit for campfires, close to town for shops and restaurants, a beautiful clear lake. The relaxing part: very comfortable beds, a private outdoor shower, screen porch equipped with comfy chairs and a gorgeous view of the lake, a hammock, pontoon cruises in the evening, and THE CABIN! I absolutely love this place. It was great to be able to share it with our children as well. Fishing off the dock was a favorite for our grandchildren. S'mores every night. Great grilled meals.
My only regret? Having to leave. I already have this amazing cabin booked for next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Crosslake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crosswoods Golf Course - Multiple within 20 miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many great options in Crosslake
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Ski Gull and Tubing- Downhill Skiing
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Crosslake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter 2015
Sep 26 2014 - Apr 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 24 2015 - Jun 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,975
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes 50% non-refundable deposit
All full week rentals are Friday to Friday.
Check-in is at 4:00, check out is at 11:00 am.
Please call with any questions or special requests.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Crosslake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Level Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 king
    Loft - 2 queen , Privacy Curtain
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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