Howard Lake house rental - Spectacular Vacation Lake Home with Stunning Lake Views~Easy Access to Beach!
Spectacular Vacation Lake Home with Stunning Lake Views~Easy Access to Beach!
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
 

Howard Lake House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths,Sleeps 10, Pontoon available for Rent

This lake home is truly a must see. The artist/owners have sculpted this home into a work of art that will delight you at every turn. Pay special attention to the stonework on the exterior foundation and the fieldstone fireplace in the living room...there are special vintage items embedded in the mortar that will bring back memories of yesteryear. From the moment you walk in the door you will be greeted by lake views and vintage collectibles decorating every room.

The kitchen is a gourmet's dream. The commercial gas stove griddle, and double ovens make creating your meals a pleasure. The center island is perfect for your guests to cozy up to and enjoy your company as you are cooking. It also makes a great serving area for mealtimes.

The master suite is phenomenal-from the french doors as you enter, to the master bath with hand crafted mosaic murals in the shower to the atrium door leading to the deck. The jacuzzi tub for two will relax you and the walk in steam shower and double shower have ample body sprays to invigorate you.

Right of the MBath is the walk in closet which also has a Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer. There is also access to the indoor/outdoor dog kennel from this room.

The large windows are strategically placed to allow maximum natural light along with stunning lake views from every room of the home.

There is a large room on the second level that is currently used as an art studio. Lake views dominate the room and are sure to stir your creative juices. Banquet tables are available for quilting and scrapbooking or any other art project you may have. A library and reading nook are also at the other end of this spacious room.

Have you always wanted to live in a log home-here is your chance! The upper level bedroom and bath have been painted to recreate that cozy feel of a northwoods cabin. It's westerned themed decorating and painted log walls will make you right at home with a wagon wheel double bed and a set of bunk beds and a queen sleeper sofa come bedtime.

The family/entertainment room offers the lake views that by now you have become accustomed to. There is a beautiful bar to help entertain your friends. This mancave or game room sports neon signs, nostalgic finds, large TV with Wii sport games and movies. It has a private balcony overlooking beautiful Lake Ann. When the games and movie are over it will also make a great sleeping area with a Lazy Boy sofa that folds out with a queen size mattress.

Another surprise is found on the 3rd level of the home. There is a study that offers a secluded place for you to enjoy a book or just sit and watch the sun come up over beautiful Lake Ann. A pair of binoculars and the spledid wildlife will entertain you. This room also sports a queen sleeper sofa additional sleeping.

Let's not forget about the 2 car garage with the lake views. This is another great room with fantastic lake views...yes, even in the garage. You can park your cars inside and their is ample shelving for your pantry items and a bar mixing area. Leave the cars outside and opt for some banquet tables for additonal space for seating or games.

We prefer to talk directly with our guests about booking our home. If you send an inquirey and do not receive an email back from us within 24 hours please contact us right away to make sure your inquirey was received. Thanks, Angela & Ken

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If you were to take the TV show 'American Pickers' and crossed it with 'American Restorations' you would get a good idea of Angela & Ken. Angela is the artist with a passion for collecting great stuff and incorporating it into her decorating, while Ken has a background in the Body Shop business and uses his talent to restore many of Angela's finds. They were both born and raised in the small rural towns of Winsted and Waverly.

They lived in Arizona for 13 years then and decided to move 'back home'. Thus began the next chapter of their life. It started by renovating a 1865 bank building where they resided in the cool studio apartment above what was to become WHAT NEXT ?*! ART STUDIO. It was a fabulous space for Angela to share her passion of collecting and the arts. They then acquired a 1930's Garage with 7,500 sq feet of one project after another. For the past 15 years this building has kept them busy. What was once considered an eyesore and slated for tear down for a parking lot has since been transformed into one of the landmark buildings in Waverly. Once again, Ken and Angelas collection of vintage signs are covering the front of this building to share for everyones enjoyment.

They also built their dream home on Lake Ann in Howard Lake, MN. Many details were lovingly thought out and placed in their home. They are now putting the Welcome matt out to VRBO so others can enjoy their all their hard work and inspiration they put into dream home. 'It is so much fun to see someone experiencing our home for the first time. There are so many details to take in that people are mesmerized by it'. Come experience it for yourself!

They are also putting the welcome matt out to creative crafters that love scrapbooking, quilting and beading. The art studio is the perfect open space to set up tables and do your thing! Enjoy the view of the fireplace from the second open story and ample lake views to get your creative juices flowing.

A great spiritual retreat too

Angela Lachermeier purchased this house in 2004

We chose to build our 'Dream Home' on Lake Ann in Howard Lake because it is close to family. Our family resides within a 5 mile radius. It is a great home for entertaining and having potlucks in the large kitchen.

I love the convenient location which is rural and private, but still close to town if you need something from the grocery store. It is 1/2 mile from Cnty Rd 6 and 1.5 miles from US Hwy 12. Another plus is that it is only a 5 minute drive to the Art Studio/Body Shop in Waverly. There is plenty of small town charm in all the local communites just a short distance away along with ample lakes.

This property is an inspiration and tends to get your imagination soaring. A perfect location to host a quilting party or scrapbooking event! Lightweight and portable plastic tables allows the crafters to make their own set up that works for them.

Lots of natural light throughout the home aides in a host of activities.

We have also just purchased a pontoon that is available to rent during your stay making it nice and convenient to take a tour of Lake Ann and go fishing or enjoy the wonderful sunsets on the water.

Some of the unique benefits you can enjoy at our property is the close easy access to the water and a pontoon for rent. It is a 30 second walk down the concrete stairs and pavers will bring you right to the water. There are two level grass areas that are perfect for throwing balls or frisbees.

There are so many places to sit down, relax and enjoy the serene lake setting. One of my favorite places is on the wrap around deck. It is the perfect place to have that morning cup of coffee by yourself or the company of your family. If there is a chill in the air, the breakfast nook still gives you the spectacular lake views as does just about every seat in the house. It was designed that way. Another favorite spot could be the private balcony off the 2nd story game room and lets not forget about the 3rd story lookout tower. The panoramic views from this height are truely breathtaking.

Gilligans Island also offers a comfortable place to swing in the hammock for two. The sand under your toes and the shade of the trees are sure to take you away from the hussle and bussle of daily life.

This dog friendly property is set up with an invisible fence (collar required) that keeps Rover from jumping in the lake or getting too close to the road. The long lower lot is the perfect place to throw the ball for some needed exercise. The indoor/outdoor dog kennel is also equipped with a 40' high fence and an access gate to the back yard.

This beautiful lake home boasts the benefits of a rural country lake setting while being only 5 minutes from restaurants, groceries, shopping, bait and a sport shop. There is a variety of other lakes within a couple of miles of Howard Lake. Many have public beaches and lake access. There is always something going on for entertainment and many of the small towns in the vicinity have their town events which usually include festivities for the children, food, music and entertainment. Never the less, you will find activities to suit your needs.

25 Reviews of Property 377010 in Howard Lake, Minnesota

Spectacular Vacation Lake Home Get a Way~JUNE & AUG DATES~Pontoon 4 Rent
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
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Howard Lake Minnesota
Commerce Township, MI
5

Wisconsin/Michigan Girls' Fall Color Tour - 2013

Wisconsin/Michigan Girls' Fall Color Tour - 2013
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This house is SPECTACULAR - full of color, antiques, vintage items, paintings, fantastic gourmet stove, wonderful views, great waterfront porch seating, soothing massage chair after a long day of sightseeing, and the very best cinnamon rolls around! Angela and Ken have decorated their home so lovingly and go out of their way to ensure their guests thoroughly enjoy their stay. We had such fun during our stay! We entertained out-of-state family for one of the days and created a "scavenger hunt" with clues from items found all throughout the house - it was a blast! If you are seeking a peaceful setting, very friendly and helpful owners, and a unique home housing many treasures, this is the place! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - THANK YOU Angela and Ken!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Howard Lake Minnesota
5

Fantastic family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a wonderful time staying at this vacation home this year. Angela and Ken are wonderful people who are very hospitable and on top of anything you need. They guided us on where to go for things to do, all under 5 miles away! Anytime we needed something, they were there. They even had yummy cinnamon rolls there when we arrived. The house is fascinating and beautiful. The last day we were still finding unique features in the house that we did not notice all week. It sits on a very quiet, peaceful lake, the only drawback being the lake was green a few days, but we had plenty of entertainment options close by and on the property. We had a blast and made memories to last a lifetime. Highly recommend!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Howard Lake Minnesota
Pender, Nebraska
5

Family Reunion cabin on private lake with close proximity to the cities.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We rented the cabin for an entire month (July 2013) and had a wonderful time! Our party consisted of my parents, my family of 5 (kids: 8,6,4), my sisters family of 4 (kids: 9,6), and my other sisters family of 4 (kids: 2 & 1m). There was enough room in the house for all of us, especially in regards to living space. Although technically only a 2 bedroom house, we utilized the sports room and lookout tower as 2 additional bedrooms, which worked out nicely.
The lake was peaceful, not heavily populated, and a beautiful view. Only drawback was the green moss that would accumulate near shore every now and then...but a wonderful dock!
The owners (who stayed only 5 miles away) were extremely accommodating and always attentive to our needs. The cabin was also close to a small town for groceries and other necessities (2 miles).
Great place! Would rent it again in a second and highly recommend it to multiple family reunions, girls weekends, or even for a retires couple (my parents stayed there alone for 3 of the weeks and entertained friends during the weekends).
Thanks again Angela!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Howard Lake Minnesota
5

Absolutely Amazing Vacation Home and Owners!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We could not be more pleased with our choice of vacation home this year. Everything was absolutely wonderful!!!! Angela and Ken were so gracious and accommodating. They helped us out from where to go for things to do and found out different kinds of information we needed. Anytime we needed something, they were there. They even had delicious cinnamon rolls waiting for us when we arrived. The house is breathtaking, set on the beautiful lake. The house is very spacious and had so many rooms uniquely decorated all created by these two artists. We were able to rent their pontoon boat, fish, lay in the sun, and even had an all family "Capture the Flag" game around the yard The setting was so picturesque, we took our daughter's graduation pictures in the yard and at Ken and Angela's shop in a nearby town. We had a blast and made memories to last a lifetime. We felt at home here and highly recommend this place to anyone. We had ages 10 to 74 and we all felt at home. We didn't want to leave.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Howard Lake Minnesota
Waseca, Minnesota
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Driving up to the house we were in shock, the pictures just don't do justice to how big the house is.And the inside was an even bigger shock with all the color and beauty in every room. We stayed a week and even if if we would have stayed longer I'm sure we still wouldent have had time to see all the antique odds and ends hidden into the decorations of the house, from the things hidden in the rock work of the fireplace to the colored glass sitting in the windows. Every room was like a scavenger hunt and a beautiful one at that. We will defiantly be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Howard Lake Minnesota
Naperville, IL 60563
5

Girls' getaway

Girls' getaway
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Loved our stay. My sisters, niece and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is so much to see in this house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Howard Lake Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
4

Fun!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
What a beautiful, fun home! We rented the home for a Girl's Weekend. We had so much fun exploring all the cute/funky pieces throughout the home. I'm still not sure if we saw everything! Has a great time cooking on the gourmet stove! Had difficulty getting the big screen TV to work but were able to watch movies on the main floor TV so all was good. Would definitely stay there again!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Howard Lake Minnesota
Norfolk, ne
5

Family Holiday!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
What an awesome place for a family gathering! Lots of room to laugh and play and eat!
The view of the frozen lake was beautiful with ice houses and activity. A great place to ice skate and play 'fox and goose'.
The massage chair and heated floors were amazing. No way to see everything in one visit, the artistic touches never end!
Never had better cinnamon rolls than the ones waiting for us! Angela couldn't have been more accommodating!
The young and old loved the experience, hope to gather there again in the future!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Howard Lake Minnesota
Reno, NV
5

Christmas at Howard Lake

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
My family gathered at this beautiful Howard Lake home to celebrate Christmas this year. We were delighted to arrive and see that the home had been decorated for the Holidays complete with a beautiful Christmas tree. Angela and Ken also provided some delicious cinnamon rolls that the whole family enjoyed. Ken and Angela were very accessible when we had questions.

My kids enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles in the large upstairs area overlooking the lake and watching sports on the big screen TV. The house is beautiful, comfortable, well maintained and more spacious than depicted by the photos. My husband loved the shower/jets and steam options after coming in from a brisk walk across the lake. We hope to return and enjoy this lovely home and the lake during the summer months.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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+1 763-238-9266
Howard Lake Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
5

Howard Lake Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
The home is beautiful and was perfect for our week of pre-wedding activities. It was very clean and the owners were very helpful with all our questions. I want to come back again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway