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COZY COTTAGE IS SMALL ENOUGH TO BE ROMANTIC AND LARGE ENOUGH FOR A FAMILY!

John Swailes

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

John Swailes

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2014
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COZY COTTAGE IS SMALL ENOUGH TO BE ROMANTIC AND LARGE ENOUGH FOR A FAMILY!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Walker Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Completely updated! Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 5-8)

Reserve Now for Fall 2014 and winter 2015!!! Please check the calendar first. Weekends and weeks are filling fast and many are reserved weeks, months, or even years in advance. Currently at reduced after remodel prices! Incredible value. Try it.

Major home upgrade just completed. (9/2012 to 6/2013). New Home now available.

Delightful 3 bedroom - 2 bath year around home. Updated every year.

Two new beautiful bathrooms and full separate laundry area

Exterior fire pit and interior gas fireplace.

Relaxing recreational location

Large commercial grade kitchen special for family meal prep and relaxed gourmet meals or just serving a family reunion crowd.

Nearby access to Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails for great bicycling, inline skating, X-C skiing, and snowmobiling.

Great bass fishing ( 1 lb to 5 lb) from dock..Good walleye and northern lake trolling shallows and sand bars

Quiet, calm, and clean lake good for canoeing, water skiing and recreational boating. Ultra clear spring fed lake with a sandy bottom

Loons live here. You should see/hear them every night.

Private dock with 3000 lb covered boat lift

Supplied with Old Town Canoe and Lund 14' fishing boat. Outboard motor not supplied but available for rent at nearby commercial locations

Property has a security system including exterior video surveillance.

CAN SLEEP NINE IN A LARGE FAMILY. IS NOT SUITABLE FOR 9 ADULTS REQUIRING PRIVACY.

Not fully handicap accesible: One step up at entrance. One step down between most of the house and just the living area. 10 steps down to lake in front of house. The interior doors are generally 30 in. width. No ramps are provided.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
John Swailes (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

About John Swailes

Nuclear Engineer. Reside in WA, MD part time, and MN part time.

Like to sail, swim, waterski, snow ski, hike, mountaineer, bicycle, XC ski, and amateur radio

Own house in MN on lake, and house in MD on Chesapeake Bay.

John Swailes purchased this cottage in 1993

Why John Swailes chose Walker

Lived on this lake every summer for 63 years. Family on this lake for 90 years. Love it summer or winter! Family owns house next door to the north.

What makes this cottage unique

Small lake. Pristine spring fed water. Low boating traffic on the lake nearly all of the time as compared to White Fish Chain, Gull Lake, Ten Mile Lake, Leech Lake, etc. More suitable for families in some ways. More suitable for children venturing out on their own. Better wake boarding and water skiing due to low wave height and quiet boating condiitions. Many bays on the lake. Always a calm spot for trick skiing and trick wakeboarding. Generally good fishing.

House is all new in 2013. Added a bedroom and expanded the other two bedrooms. Added a second bath. Added a full laundry. Added a full living area. Retained the sunroom sitting area over looking the lake and beach immediately in front of the house. Thoughtfully designed and highly functional house with top quality commerical grade gourmet kitchen. Now also with full dining room and more glass for view out to lake. Bedrooms now with full closet and dressers. Master bedroom has ensuite bathroom. Sleeping loft has areas for children or adult guests. Spent four years designing and preparing to build this. Corrected all of the flaws in the previous home and then some.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!
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Honeymoon Getaway

  • of 5
John was very professional and considerate. The cabin was exactly as advertised and a joy to stay in. Kitchen was amazing and our favorite room to spend time in and cook. We spent time around a fire, watching movies, walking on trails, and just enjoying the cabin's many views. If you are in need of groceries, there is a great little store just 2 miles away. We had a blast and would highly recommend this cabin if you're looking for a quiet getaway. We hope to go back someday!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was beautiful and well equipped for a family getaway! Very comfortable and a nice retreat in the winter.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about this home (as I find it hard to call it a cabin). We used it for a group of 7 ice fisherman and had PLENTY of room. Home was designed with group/family gathering in mind. The kitchen was FULLY equipped with every appliance you can think of and of the highest quality. The stove was a chef's dream! This is DEFINATELY a bargain for the winter months! John did a great job in pre-trip correspondence and making sure everything was ready for us when we got there.
Another bonus was all bed linens and towels were supplied for us!!
Thanks John!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This is a fabulous property. The house: Beautifully re-done to retain a northwoods cabin feel but with all the luxury and convenience you could want. Kitchen was a dream, beautiful stone fireplace in living room, lots of room in the house yet feels cozy and simply beautiful details throughout. Loved the library! The location: lovely, woods surrounding cabin and great views to the lake. There are neighboring cabins/homes but none can be seen from this cabin. We walked the lake in the evening and it was just beautiful and quiet. I'm sure it is amazing in the summer but the winter was lovely too! Perfect, perfect, perfect! We have looked at and stayed at many cabins in this area and this was by far the best and a good value as well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
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5

Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5
Cozy Cottage is exactly that..a cozy cottage, but so much more. While this lake home has the comfy feel of a family cottage, it is also packed with modern amenities. The gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances was an absolute treat to cook in, and the island was a great gathering and conversation spot for our group. The dining room table was perfect for puzzles and games as well as for more formal meals. The living room had a wonderful gas fireplace and very comfy leather furniture to watch the big screen HD TV (which was perfect for our college football bowl lovers). The Direct TV and wireless internet coverage worked flawlessly during our stay. The cottage was very well maintained and clean. Even though we were impressed by the pictures, they really don't do the home true justice.

The location was accessible, about a couple miles from a main highway intersection with an "everything you need" gas/hardware/grocery store, and the lake road was very well plowed and maintained during our stay. We felt like the only people on the lake at times. We snowshoed both around the lake and on a very nice trail just across the road from the property. We saw deer, wild turkeys and even watched a ruffed grouse court a couple of hens. Because the kitchen was so nice, we didn't eat out as much as we had planned, but there are many choices within 15-20 minutes.

We would definitely stay here again for a winter break and think a summer stay would be incredible as well as it is just steps from the cottage to the lake shore. This cottage makes you feel like you are in your own vacation home during the stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are working hard to find the right balance of value and availability, as well as keeping the home in great condition. We believe that the property is a great value presently, and during the first years of operation we intend that it will stay that way.

Thanks for the many kind and generous thoughts. We would welcome you back anytime.
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5

Gem in the Northwoods

  • 5 of 5
The photos on the website just don't do it for this Gem. Six adults family members had such a good time that two of which had to leave on Friday, but then called off their other events to stay one more day. We have to say the only bad thing is that we had to leave. The kitchen was A1 along with everything else. We could have filmed a cooking show here! John called to see if everything went OK while we were at his place which was a nice thing to do. We or I could go on and on about our stay but just go see it in person.Thanks for the great time and everyone would like to return someday.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Be happy to have any or all of you back again. I will continue to try hard and have each stay for each person be as special as this one was for you. Thanks!

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Brainerd
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Backus
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pine River
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
MN 87
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Salty Dog
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
At house
Car: necessary

Supplied with Old Town Canoe and Lund 14' fishing boat. Outboard motor not supplied but available for rent at nearby commercial locations. Lake view accessible from dining room. Fire ring in terraced area with table and chairs. Picnic out while watching the kids swim and the sun set. Roast marshmellows. Walking trail through woods and ponds just behind house. Two miles distance to 80 miles of the Paul Bunyan bicycle trail. Paul Bunyan Trail provides access to added 70 miles of Heartland Trail.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Walker Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 1
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 17 2015 - May 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
cleaning added, if not weekly rental $150
Notes A cleaning fee of $150 will be charged for stays of less than one week.

Weekly rentals only in May - September. May rent by less than a week, if still open on short lead time.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amenities

Walker Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite. Marble and tile
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , 3/4 - No tub. Granite and Tile. Enter from central hallway
  • Master Bath with separate tub and shower. Guest bath is three quarter bath with shower only, and no tub. All granite and tile. Custom cabintry and fixtures. Heated floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Bath all marble and tile.
    Loft Sleeping Area - 3 twin/ single , Separable into two semi-private areas (2 twin & 1 twin)
    Sunroom/Kitchen - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized futon. No privacy. Use for families only
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Marble and tiled guest bath access from hallway.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom with private bath, Twin or Single Beds (2) Guest Bedroom two twin beds. Sleeping loft: three twin or single beds, and (1) Queen size futon: In sunroom/kitchen area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
All properties have inherent dangers (lake, shower, stairways, etc). The owner has taken reasonable measures to eliminate or mitigate hazards. However all adults, and in particular parents, are responsible for inspecting this particular property upon arrival and discussing with owner (509-521-1171) any issue that they encounter, so that the adult guests present, and all parents, maintain and exercise their responsibility to safequard the health and welfare of themselves, their children, and their pets. Owner with prior discussion might permit guest to bring a pet. If so, then the renter assumes all responsibility for the health and safety of pet as well as total responsibility for any damage caused by the pet Security system includes onsite exterior video surveillance of property. Renter does not have access to basement or garage. Owner will have full acess to, and make use of, the garage (from road side) at all times. Renter will not use items stored in basement

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