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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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015
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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

Special Offer! Winter Wonderland Special $700/week or $400/weekend! April 15 - April 16

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
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015

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.

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

5
based on 11 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 11 reviews
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Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!
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Walker Minnesota
5

Winter retreat

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and our two dogs stayed at John's cabin for a few days post Christmas. We enjoyed every moment. The description and photos posted are spot yet we still discovered spaces and amenities that we were pleasantly surprised by. We commented to each other numerous times how well designed the home is and how well thought out each space inside was. Coming from a small south minneapolis home it was a small luxury to roam around the space. The views are beautiful, the rooms comfortable, the kitchen more than equipped, shower and bathtub - divine, the best part - a secluded series of trails directly across the street that we enjoyed everyday with the dogs. We have told all of our friends and hope to enjoy it ourselves many more times.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!
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Walker Minnesota
United States
5

Weekend with the family

  • 5 of 5
The pictures do not do it justice, you have to see it in person to appreciate it. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in, very well laid out and all the amenities you could want. The rest of the house was very comfortable too. We spent a lot of time walking the trails around the property and saw deer, grouse, and pileated wood peckers. John was gracious enough to allow our two golden retrievers to come along and they had a ball running around as well. Very quiet and relaxing weekend I hope we get to go back a little later in the year next year because the lake was not quite froze over yet. If you are even remotely interested in this property I would highly recommend staying here, John went above and beyond what we would have expected to make our stay as enjoyable as it was.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349396vb
-5095211171
Walker Minnesota

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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Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!
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-5095211171
Walker Minnesota
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
business
Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!
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-5095211171
Walker Minnesota
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
business
Cozy Cottage is Small Enough to be Romantic and Large Enough for a Family!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349396vb
-5095211171
Walker Minnesota
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

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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Availability & Rates

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Walker Cottage Rental Rates

Special Offer! Winter Wonderland Special $700/week or $400/weekend!

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 15, 2015 to Apr 16, 2015

Spend a weekend, a week, or more 'UP NORTH' in the lovely Nisswa - Walker corridor late this winter. This is the most beautiful and peaceful time of year. Snowshoe, X-C ski, ice fish, hike, snowmobile, sit by the fire with a book, or take in a sports event. The ice fishing is usually exceptional throughout. Northern Lights! Enjoy a national, or school holiday here. Immediate availability!

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring 2015 Special
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Spring 2015
Feb 7 2015 - Apr 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 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
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$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
 
Late Summer
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 20 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
 
Holiday 1
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 
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 $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning added, if not weekly rental $150
Pet Fee $50
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.

Pets, if permitted by owner will require extra cleaning fee and a refundable damage deposit

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund

Amenities

Walker Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
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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