Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No Smoking inside the home
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cousins 1st trip
Property was just what we were looking for. Pictures and description were spot on. Boat rental was a nice addition and well worth it. The area was perfect for all our hobbies. Golf, Fishing, ATVing and a nice little Casino all within a few minutes.
Everything was wonderful! The lake is beautiful and the water is perfectly clear, the home is clean and stocked with everything you need. If I had to change anything it would be to have a queen size bed in the office / Den instead of a pull-out couch.
Can't wait to come back next year!
We had the most incredible week at the Melinda...Tristan has absolutely everything in the house you could possibly need. I completely overpacked kitchen supplies. We were a party of 8 adults and a 2 year old. Beds were comfortable and having 3 bathrooms was nice as well. The game room provided for some awesome family nights. The fire ring was so cozy and inviting. The view was breathtaking lakeside but our family really enjoyed the outdoor kitchen. RENT THE PONTOON...Swimming was best when you channel through to long lake. There was a sand bar marked in the water. It was shallow and completely sand. The lake fishing was incredible we caught fish as fast as we cast out! (Use leeches) The loons serenaded us every time we were on the lake. We saw deer, beavers, and otters. You simply can not go wrong with this property. The downside was leaving... Thanks for an incredible family vacation!!!
This was our second year renting this property and it is a beautiful home for our extended family. Wonderful fire pit and Adirondack chairs for evening campfires, big yard for KanJam tournaments, a quiet lake with good fishing, and we enjoyed watching beavers and river otters off the dock. Kids enjoy the game room in the house and swimming at a nice sandbar in the adjoining lake. We will be back!
House exceeded our expectations!
We stayed at Melinda for a week with a family of ten. The home was a perfect size to accommodate everyone’s need for privacy but also the open living area/kitchen brought everyone together with lots of space to hang out. We did lots of cooking and the kitchen is large and very well laid out so multiple people can be preparing food together. The grill is huge and can be used to cook an entire meal! There is plenty of recreational activities. The dartboard and pool table were very entertaining and perfect for a relaxing game before bed or to kill some time. Time to rave about the lake! We swam in the lake almost every day. It is extremely clean water. The area around the dock is not a beach therefore it is muddy and lots of weeds. This wasn’t a problem for us since we just hugged a life vest and swam 25 ft out to deep water and relaxed. I highly recommend renting the pontoon from Tristan and find other places on Lake May to anchor out and dive in. The channel connecting Lake May to Long Lake is pretty shallow so we didn’t risk taking the pontoon over there. If you plan on bringing your own boat, I’d be very cautious about launching in Long Lake and going through channel. We also wanted some paddle boards for the week and Tristan was very helpful and directed us to Walker rental. We used the canoe that comes with the house and also brought 2 kayaks. This lake is perfect for what we used it for. There is virtually no other boat traffic so you can swim or be on a paddle board without worrying about getting run over. If you prefer a bigger lake with more fast-paced activity, Leech Lake is a few minutes away. Melinda is very picturesque and is situated for perfect sunset-viewing during the summer. There is also an abundance of wildlife most notably the resident bald eagle. We did get to see an osprey come in a grab a fish too. Very cool! Overall, our family highly recommends this house. A fav for sure! House and property were very clean and kept up. Tristan is on the ball and offers very prompt service and replies. Thanks Melinda for the memories.
Beautiful home on Lake May! Close to Walker and bike trails.
All went well and we had home for two weeks. Had half of our family here for one week and rest came the second week. Nice to have quiet time with family.