VINTAGE LAKESIDE LOG CABIN, PANORAMIC VIEWS, FISHING, SWIMMING

Kirk Buster

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

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VINTAGE LAKESIDE LOG CABIN, PANORAMIC VIEWS, FISHING, SWIMMING

Longville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-6)

The charm, comfort, and beautiful setting of our vintage Northwoods log cabin will make your cares melt away. Our cabin sits so close to the water, you'll feel like you're floating on stunning Lake Wabedo. Inside the home, you're treated to comfortable furnishings, a well-appointed kitchen, and amazing views of the lake from nearly every room in the house; outside, you're literally steps away from swimming, paddling, and world-class fishing

What will you do with your day? Watch the sky turn early-morning pink over the lake without even leaving your bed. Enjoy your coffee from the lakeside deck in the company of the many birds that visit our feeders. Perhaps you'll head out in the canoe to visit Fish Island, or explore the winding channel that connects Lake Wabedo to Little Boy Lake. Bring or rent a boat and fish the waters of them both, nearly 2600 acres total, and reel in everything from panfish to walleye to trophy-sized muskie (of course, fishing's not bad from our dock either). Enjoy a cool drink and watch the kids swim off the dock while you relax in a chaise lounge. In the evening, take in the sunset from the deck and listen to the ghostly call of the loons.

Should the weather be inclement, no worries--our cabin has a spacious open floor plan, and everything in it has been carefully chosen with comfort and relaxation in mind. There's plenty of comfortable seating for everyone to hang out and watch a movie, play a game, or just enjoy the company of good friends and family.

Feel the need to get out? Visit one of many charming nearby towns, including Longville, just a few miles away and home to world-famous turtle races! Hit the links at nearby Ridgewood Golf Course, or putt-putt at Birdie's in Longville. Try your luck at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, or take in a movie at the Bear Pause Theater. Hike or bike the many local trails, and visit Deep Portage Conservation Reserve for a variety of outdoor activities and classes.

Whatever you choose, the backdrop for it all is the calling loons, towering pines, and lapping waters of Lake Wabedo. You will leave feeling rested, rejuvenated . . . and eager to come back

More Details
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our family of four mid-thirty and mid-sixty year old's spent a long weekend at Wabedo Cabin in late September. The cabin was as charming, comfortable and thoughtfully furnished as we had expected. The countryside, wildlife, autumn colors, and general ambiance were over and above what we had anticipated, even having read the reviews!



We hiked gently sloping trails and canoed when we were't hiking. We saw beaver, eagles, loons and other waterfowl on the lake. At the end of the day we paddled into the sunset while the occasional fish rippled the water, then headed back for cooking and conversation. We were able to put together some very good meals in the well appointed kitchen, and read ourselves to sleep in wonderfully comfortable beds.



Brilliantly colored foliage illuminated by the rising sun and reflected in the mirror-smooth lake is my take away visual for the weekend. Wabedo Cabin is the very essence of it's locale. Thank you, Kirk and Shannon, for finding that essence and making it comfortably available. Ours was a wonderful family weekend.
Sep 2012
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Kirk Buster

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I grew up in northern Minnesota, just a couple of hours east of our cabin. I have so many fond memories of fishing with my dad and brother, camping with the family, hiking with Boy Scouts and exploring with friends. When I got married, I talked my (agreeable) wife into a Northwoods, Boundary Waters, house-boating honeymoon. She was instantly hooked on Minnesota and we've vacationed here most summers since.

Kirk Buster purchased this cabin in 2011

We were looking for the classic Minnesota lake cabin and knew we were at home the first time we saw this early-40s log cabin.

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

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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin, Panoramic Views, Fishing, Swimming
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin, Panoramic Views, Fishing, Swimming
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959487
816-226-6733
Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

A PERFECT SECOND VISIT!

  • 5 of 5
We've just returned from our second visit to the cabin - two summers in a row - and yes, we've already booked for next summer! This cabin is the perfect retreat for us. It has all the comforts of home, and when we're there, we can completely escape into perfect rest and relaxation. The cabin is incredibly clean, very well equipped, and has everything you need - plus more! We've stayed at numerous cabins, but this is the only one we've returned to. You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 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
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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin, Panoramic Views, Fishing, Swimming
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959487
816-226-6733
Longville Brainerd Lakes
Ham Lake, MN
5

ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR

  • 5 of 5
We really look forward to visiting Wabedo Cabin. Third year and just love it. The fishing was great. Even with some cooler and windy weather, we managed to land and release a 29 1/2 inch walleye and plenty of other good fish. The Buster's continue to make wonderful updates to the cabin. It is very relaxing and well furnished. If you forgot something, it's probably already there for your use when needed. A great get away for couples, families or anyone wanting a peaceful and beautiful place to relax and enjoy life, the outdoors, fishing, etc. This log cabin is a treasure you won't find anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin, Panoramic Views, Fishing, Swimming
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959487
816-226-6733
Longville Brainerd Lakes
Dawson, MN USA
5

IT WAS A FISHERMAN'S PARADISE

It was a fisherman's paradise
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week at the cabin. We fished for hours a day and caught sunfish, northern, and lots of large mouth bass. We had our boat with but it was fun to fish from the dock and watch the fish because of how clear the water was. We enjoyed families of ducks that kept swimming by and the beautiful call of the loons. The cabin was so cute and the kitchen was extremely well stocked. The views of the lake were delightful even from the bedroom. I would be perfectly content never leaving the place during our stay but we ran into Longville to get bait. There is a shop there that makes yummy fudge. The owner was so helpful and gracious with all my questions. Thanks for a delightful vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fantastic review, I'm glad you had a wonderful time!

Lake Wabedo really is a fantastic fishery and my experience jibes with yours -- it's well-rounded and additionally a fantastic lake to fish largemouth.

P.S. my mouth is watering for some of that fudge!
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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin, Panoramic Views, Fishing, Swimming
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959487
816-226-6733
Longville Brainerd Lakes
Central MN
5

QUIET SEEKERS' DREAM

Quiet Seekers' Dream
  • 5 of 5
We found just what we needed at Wabedo Cabin: A cozy, restful perch, overlooking a beautiful, clear lake! Our highlights: Canoeing, fishing, sunning and reading on the deck, watching sunsets, wonderful beds, loon lullabies, grilling, lake view from every room, updated bathroom, charming decor, day trip to Lake Itaska for biking/headwaters dip, pizza and ice cream at Frosty's in Longville, hummingbird visits, watching the osprey, loons, fishers, finches, chipmunk and a squirrel...whose acrobatics at the bird feeder were reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil.
Kirk and Shannon appeared to have anticipated our every need without sacrificing the simplicity that a good getaway spot needs in order to be truly rejuvenating. Kirk was helpful and communicative before and during our trip. The entire cabin was clean and ready for us on arrival. We felt immediately at home.
It was difficult to leave and we hope that the cabin schedule will allow us to enjoy another stay in the future. (Be sure to try an Apple Crisp Crepe at the new Creperie in Longville if you are nearby!)
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had such a restful time at the cabin and thank you for your kind review, it's honestly appreciated.

I do hope that you'll come stay again and maybe even add kayaking to your list of highlights! This fall we added two easy-to-use kayaks to Wabedo Cabin's toy arsenal and they're great for exploring the lake. As with the canoe, our guests are welcome to use them at no charge.
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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin, Panoramic Views, Fishing, Swimming
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959487
816-226-6733
Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

SIMPLY WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
My wife, two kids (7 and 10) and I had the privilege to stay at the Wabedo Cabin in mid-July. Simply put if you are looking for a 5000 sq. ft. McMansion on a lake this place is not for you. However, if you want to experience the joy of a classic cabin this is your place. The cabin is exceptionally well outfitted. We really only needed food, beer and bait (most of which we got in Longville, a short drive from the cabin). The lake views are gorgeous and you can literally spit from the deck into the lake (we didn't test this). The lake is surprisingly quiet. Most people seem to spend time fishing although we saw people (and did some) tubing. During the whole week we only saw one personal watercraft and that was on Little Boy Lake. By the way, you can get dockside gas service for your boat at the campground/resort on Little Boy. We have a 17' Bowrider which we easily parked at the cabin dock. The fishing and swimming from the dock is excellent. I caught one of the nicest largemouth bass I've ever caught from the dock. My daughter caught so many fish I lost track (northern pike, perch, various sunfish). The lake has excellent water quality - I'm guessing at least 10 feet visibility. I think the ultimate review came from my wife who is originally from the Detroit area. She did not grow up in the cabin/boating culture. In fact she really didn't know what all the "fuss" was about before we stayed at Wabedo Cabin. About mid-way through our stay we were sitting on the deck enjoying the views (and having a cold beverage) when she turned to me and said: "We need to come here again next year." I just replied: "Ja" (I'm from Minnesota). I think she gets it now!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good time and thank you for the great review!

We've had similar reactions from the "uninitiated." Visitors are regularly surprised to find such a remarkable distinction between "home" and Minnesota's Northwoods -- extremely scenic (and the fact that it's typically cooler at the cabin doesn't hurt).

I'm glad we were able to make a convert out of your wife and we're looking forward to having you back.
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Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin, Panoramic Views, Fishing, Swimming
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959487
816-226-6733
Longville Brainerd Lakes
Sauk Rapids, MN USA
5

VERY RELAXING WEEK AT WABEDO CABIN

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful week we had at this cabin. We headed up for the week with our two teenage daughters for a mid-summer vacation at the lake. We were very pleased when we walked in the cabin - the pictures from the listing are spot-on, as it is a beautiful decorated comfortable cabin. We brought our boat and spent the week pulling the teenagers behind the boat on the tube and also did lots of fishing every morning and evening. We even caught a 30" walleye not far from the cabin, as well as a meal of crappies and a meal of sunnies. The one day that it rained, we drove the short drive to Walker to do some shopping and have lunch there. The owners were very accommodating and available for any questions. The process to rent couldn't have been any easier. We hope to be back again soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review, I'm happy you had such a wonderful vacation!

Also, we've worked hard on making the rental process streamlined and as easy as possible, so I'm glad you found it to be so (sounds like we're headed in the right direction).

P.S. A 30" walleye -- that's just six inches shy of the state record!!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
190 Miles
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport
Nearest Train
180 Miles
Minneapolis - St. Paul Midway Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Minnesota Highway 84
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Docksider
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ridgewood Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Patrick's
Car: necessary

Canoeing and kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Longville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$973
 
 
Late Season
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$171
$973
 
 
Early Season
May 2 2015 - Jun 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$186
$973
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,197
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee 125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit 200
Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes Well-behaved dogs OK with owner permission.
Dog fee is $125 per dog and requires a fully refundable $200 pet deposit.
Must be at least 25 years old to rent.
Minnesota sales tax will be added.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Longville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Living Area
  • Free Local Calls
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom fully renovated for 2013 -- claw foot tub with shower, pedestal sink, vintage hex-tiled floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin/King - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , extra-long twin beds push together to form a king
    Queen - 1 queen
  • All beds are brand-new-in-2011 super-comfortable pillow-top models.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Canoe
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • water tubing
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking

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