Great vacation rental on Mille Lacs
This is a large, cozy, well maintained townhouse on Mille Lacs. First, the owner was extremely accommadating for our group and we must thank her for that. There are 4 large bedrooms with a total of 3 king and 2 twin beds. The master bedroom has a deck off the back of the house that overlooks the lake. All the furniture is nice and comfortable. There is a large dining room table for 8+ people in addition to the bar stools along the breakfast bar/counter area. The patio had a large charcoal grill and patio furniture. The lakeshore is rocky, so if you are looking for a beach out your back door, this isn't the place for you. The lake is gigantic and can accomodate any watersports that you want to do. Grand Casino Mille Lacs is a short 10-15 minute ride and is a great casino. There are a few bars and restaurants within 5 miles, however our group did not go to them. There are nearby resorts that offer pontoon/jet ski rentals. There is a nice large yard you can use for various games.
The Izatys resort is currently closed (set to reopen Spring 2014), so the clubhouse/pool/hot tub were not available. They are currently remodeling the clubhouse and should be nice next summer. The resort marina and golf course were still available. They golf course was great! It is a very challenging course that winds through the entire resort with a par three directly on the lake that was awesome! The marina was a bit dated with aging docks. The townhouse came with a slip. It was perfect for the two jet skis we brought with us, but wouldn't reccommend the slip for a boat much bigger than 17-20 ft. They offer a sunset cruise and fishing trips on their boat that would be a lot of fun, but we didn't get to it.
We had very little issues with the rental. The geese are a problem around the townhouse and there are droppings all over the place. I would reccommend the owner/resort place coyote decoys to keep the geese away. The other issue was the water quality. I'm not sure if the water softner needs to be maintained or if it is due to the quality of the water (I think it's well water). It had a bit of a smell to it and we choose not to drink it and instead bought gallons of water from the grocery store.
Overall, this was an excellent rental for our large group of 9 people and is exactly as listed. The owner has an on-site presence with a caretaker that is always around and available to assist/answer questions.
Thank you for a great weekend with our friends!
Families with Teenagers
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