4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
I am President of a real estate brokerage, property management and investment company. We took this property over in 2016 as a result of a lending situation. We are very happy to own this unique property in our portfolio of rentals!
Greg purchased this House in 2016
Pets allowed - Please vacuum all floors and clean up yard.Please vacuum all floors and clean up yard.
Smoking allowed - Please no smoking inside. Please “leave no trace”.Please no smoking inside. Please “leave no trace”.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
I appreciated the call prior to our stay to ensure we had clear instructions on how to check-in and learn more about the property. All of my questions were answered. The home was well equipped with plenty of required supplies.
We had a great time.
Lovely Lake Home on a Quiet, Clean Lake
Our stay here is the highlight of our summer! The home is wonderfully situated on a nice-sized parcel of land near lake level. There are views of the lake from almost every room of the house, along with a large, multi-level deck. The owners did a lot of renovation over the last year, resulting in a beautiful new kitchen with new floors downstairs and new carpet upstairs. There are two docks, one brand new, that easily allowed for our wake-boat to dock. The home sits in an area that is protected from most waves, so you don't have to worry about your boat getting tossed during storms or from other boats. Sylvan itself is a nice lake with very little traffic other than from those who actually live on the lake (so it's also very quiet). It is also a very clean lake with great clarity. I had almost no scum line on the boat after two weeks in the water (compared to Gull where it took a lot of elbow-grease to clean the boat afterwards). Kavenaugh's Resort has a marina with gas for your boat. The public launch is small, but not the least bit crowded. As long as you don't take our time, you won't go wrong with booking a stay here! :-)
Our family had an amazing time, relaxing on the spacious deck, swimming in the clean lake and playing yard games in the large yard! The cabin offers lots of space for people to enjoy time together or alone. We were able to enjoy the fire pit at night along with hanging out watching movies at night.
Kristine, we’re very glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again! Greg & Heidi
Fantastic cabin on beatiful lake
We had an awesome stay at Greg and Heidi's cabin! The kids had a blast swimming, tubing, fishing, playing games, going into town for ice cream, BBQs out on the deck and doing everything you can think of for a perfect cabin experience.
The cabin is beautiful and clean with a fantastic updated kitchen and plenty of space for our large family of seven. You could spend all day on the expansive deck right on top of the lake but you won't want to because the lake is clear and beautiful and will definitely entice you to get in. Great little beach area for little kids to wade in or docks and swimming dock for the older kids to jump around and play.
For the anglers in the family, Lake Sylvan has plenty of opportunity. Kids can catch bass and northern all day long in the many bays and weedbeds around the lake. Also Walleye and Crappie to be had.
Inside the cabin is equipped with games, books, movies, ping pong table, piano, comfy chairs, cozy spots, and two screened porches to spend the hours on rainy days or any time you feel like it. Two decks (one off the kitchen and one of master bed upstairs) provide sweeping views of the lake and are perfect for catching some sun or sitting out with food and drinks.
Everything you might need is a short drive away in Pillager or Baxter/Brainerd for grocery and larger shopping runs. Plenty of fun spots for eating out as well.
Our only regret on the trip was we didn't get a chance to go explore hiking or biking in the Pillsbury state forest right down the road from the cabin.
We couldn't have been happier with our experience! Greg and Heidi are kind, helpful, and hospitable and have invested a lot in making their cabin warm and inviting. We've rented numerous cabins over the years and this one is top of the list.
Beautiful location and property
We loved our stay on Sylvan Lake. We have been coming to this area every August for 19 years and this property was one of our favorites. The privacy, lake access, fire pit, and views made for many relaxing afternoons and evenings. We hope to visit again.