Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Jody Laughlin
I have always lived near or on Lake Minnetonka all my life. My father has owned lake cabins on Big Island as a vacation spot to enjoy. I grew up sailing across to Big Island to hang out with friends at one of the cabins. We were big sailors in regattas around the country. We have always loved the Lake and Big Island. Both my husband and I have grown up here and graduated from Minnetonka High School. We have lived at same property since we married 27 years ago, and tore down the orginal house and built new home, with 6 wonderful children. Ages...26, 23, 21, 19,17 & 15, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl. Everyone is super close and our top priority is family and extended family time together, with lots of love, laughter and good food! I absolutely love renting out and sharing our property, because I know how much I love and enjoy it when I am able to get away and relax out there. Renters have been so great and have been so responsible and respectful of our furnishings and property. We have a lot of repeat customers because they know how beautiful and clean our lake cabin is. We are very protective of our property, so that we and they, can always count on our place being stellar.
Jody Laughlin purchased this Cabin in 1977
Why Jody Laughlin chose Orono
My father has two Big Island lake properties next to each other, his being down the shore line. He wanted to sell the Upper cabin because the lake taxes were so high. I couldn't see that happening, I wanted to keep it in the family for future generations to enjoy as we have. So we rent it out to cover the expensive lake taxes, insurance, and maintenance. We still get to enjoy it in the spring and fall and hopefully have Christmas out there if the lake ice is better this year for crossing! There are no bridges to this Island.
What makes this Cabin unique
We are on an Island, with 20 other seasonal lake home cabins. Our property and dock are located last on the Island , that butts up next to the 'Three Rivers District Park System'. So our location is private. We sit up high with a commanding view of Lake Minnetonka and all the boats and activity. We are surrounded by lush greenery and mature trees that are a relaxation feast for the eyes. The whole front of the cabin and the A frame sides are all glass. So you feel like you are one with the outside and nature! In the fall there are all the maples on the Island that make the Island on fire with color. Looking out the windows at glowing yellow, orange and red. Taking a cool hike around the lake on a rugged foot path to the Old amusement park. Come back for a Bon Fire to warm up to with S'mores and hot cider. There is a red wood burning stove in living room that heats the place up wonderfully cozy in the fall and winter. Very romantic cozy getaway for a couple all year round!!!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for younger children.
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Young children are not a good fit for the upscale cabin. It is not child proof and we are up high on an embankment. Upstairs loft child could slip thr
All shoes/ sandals need to be removed when entering the cabin. If barefoot, feet washed outside in bin by door. We have designer rugs, dry clean only.
Bring firewood if you like long burning fires. We do supply a modest amount. (It is a lot of work to drag fallen trees, cut them, then chop and stack!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Well kept property and semi- secluded.
We had a great experience with this property. It is clean and quiet with beautiful views. The lake shore was very weedy so not good for swimming, but the owners let us know in advance and there are good beaches a short distance away.
Thank you Lori!! We had fun. We appreciate you guys!
It was excellent from start to finish!
Big Island Cabin
This property is well kept. Very apparent that the owner loves her place. She left fresh flowers for us! We loved the deck and lake views. We also enjoyed the outdoor shower! Highly recommend!
Another wonderful stay
We stayed last year and thoroughly enjoyed it so we decided to return this year and had an even better stay. The weather was a bit better so we got to eat meals on the deck and have a fire. Really well run, clean and beautiful.
Amazingly clean! Beautiful way to explore Lake Minnetonka and surrounding towns.