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Mora Lake Home with Spectacular View

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mora House Rental Photos and Description

2BR/2BA/Sleeps 9

Our lake house offers a panoramic view of a private spring fed lake with all the modern conveniences to make this your home away from home. There is a fully equipped kitchen, formal dinning area with a expandable table to accommodate everyone and large living room with vaulted ceiling, wood fireplace and 60" HD Smart TV. The master bedroom has a 36" smart HD TV.

Relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset overlooking the lake. Watch the family of loons on the lake, the bald eagles soaring overhead or an egret walking along the shore in early morning. Recently guests have reported experiencing an owl as the sun sets in a tree directly in front of the living room (spring 2016). Take the canoe, paddle boat, row boat or fish right off the dock to catch bass, northern, walleye, crappie, sunfish, and a variety of other fish. There is a gas stainless steal grill for cook outs and a lakeside fire pit to gather around and roast marshmallows or share campfire stories. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, spend a cozy day indoors watching a movie, reading a book or playing a game from our collection. You will feel like the outdoors is all around you, with amazing views of the lake and wilderness from virtually every room.

What to do: There is a stone patio with a gas grill for cook outs and a lakeside fire pit to gather around and roast marshmallows or share campfire stories. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, spend a cozy day indoors with central air and heating, watching a movie, reading a book or magazine, or playing a game from our collections. You will feel like the outdoors is all around you, with amazing views of the lake and wilderness from virtually every room. Whether you are planning a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or an outdoor sporting weekend, this home offers something for everyone.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish

About David

I own a Real Estate Company in Minneapolis. I grew up and went to high school near Mora Minnesota.

David purchased this house in 2003

Why David chose Minnesota

We wanted a lake home close to the Twins Cities where we could relax and have quality time with family. It has been a perfect getaway for us. It has given us great pleasure to open this home to many people over the years.

What makes this house unique

We love the lake home because of the open layout and view of the lake. The mix sand and gravel shore makes it a perfect lake front to cool off in the summer. We keep the sandy shore virtually weed free. The good fishing is a bonus. Troll around the lake with the canoe and you are bound to catch fish. In the winter there is ice fishing with easy access to snowmobile trails.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Mora Lake Home with Spectacular View
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful lake house with beautiful view. A short drive from the city. there is a view to the lake in very part of the house, we can sit in the living room and have a view or cook in the kitchen with the view The located is in a very nice and quiet neighborhood.

The amenities were exactly as expected and there was so many things to do inside and outside for entertainment. We played some board games, Bonfire by the lake, took the paddle boat and canoe around the lake a few times and fishing.

Overall, we found this lake house a great getaway from the cities! We will definitely return to this breath taking view lake house!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nice place and great views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Mora Lake Home. It was quiet, pleasant, and had many amenities. We found the accommodations, bedding, and living space to be very nice. It was nice to have the option of sitting indoors looking out over the lake, sitting on the patio outside looking over the lake, or sitting by the lake. I would recommend the place and return.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Last Minute Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for, we wanted a last minute getaway right on a private lake. It was beautiful and serene. The cabin had

everything you could need and more. The view was picturesque.

My 13 year old even caught a huge catfish. Definitely the highlight of his trip. Overall, many family memories made in only three nights. The owner responded quickly to our last minute request to book and was very hospitable. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property is located on a beautiful, small, quiet lake which we enjoyed very much. The amenities were exactly as expected for the price we paid and we found everything as indicated on the HA site. We had read reviews about the musty odor and while we noted a slight smell upon arrival, it quickly faded the minute the house was opened up and we enjoyed the weekend without issue. The boats were the highlight of the weekend and we utilized them frequently as we had beautiful weather. The owner was easy to work with and his instructions were clear and succinct. We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Experience - Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect little getaway for our two families to get together. A short drive north of Minneapolis/St. Paul made the location convenient, yet quiet and peaceful away from the city. We spent 3 days sitting by the still lake, fishing, swimming, and at the campfire. We went into Mora, for a short time for ice cream and the park, but the kids just wanted to get back to the lake. We didn't need anything else.

The space was spacious and comfortable and provided everything that we needed. David was great to work with for our needs, and the price was affordable. He even mailed back some items that we had accidentally left behind. We were impressed with the hospitality and consideration. We highly recommend this property for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to get away from the city and this was a nice compromise between somewhere out in the middle of nowhere and something that wasn't too close to the cities. The house itself is situated right on Devil's lake. When you walk in the floor plan is separated with an open kitchen/dining area that was fully stocked with everything we need, updated appliances, good hot water, and a large dining table that fit our large party. The windows (floor to ceiling) offer a great view of the backyard, dock, and the beautiful lake! The living room is very spacious and the windows open to let in some nice fresh air. The living room also has a smartTV and Dish network that included most of the channels we were interested in (although watching TV isn't the priority when staying here). WiFi is average and the cell service can be spotty depending on your carrier, but again, this is a getaway from the busyness of life, so it wasn't missed for us.

Overall sleeping accommodations definitely met our needs and expectations. The upstairs bedroom is spacious and the bed was comfortable for us (some people may find them a little bit hard depending on your preferences). The downstairs stays very cold, which for us was a challenge with little kids, so we bundled up with blankets at night. The basement has space for a pull out futon-style bed and a separate bedroom with a Queen bed. Bathrooms are large, clean, and updated and we didn't have any issues running out of warm water.

The lake itself was nice, we took the canoe out several different times to do some fishing and managed three fish over the course of the weekend (1 fairly large bluegill, 1 small mouth bass, and 1 smaller sized northern). Keep in mind that the backyard is fairly shaded and being the area the cabin is in, expect a lot of mosquitos/bugs. Bonfire pit sits right next to the lake and made for a great evening by the fire watching the stars.

The cabin is approx. 5 minutes from "Downtown Mora" which has everything you need for groceries (Coborns or Shopko), liquor stores, bait shops, and fast food/gas stations (Marathon, Subway, McDonalds, Hardy's).

Overall, we found the cabin to be a nice getaway and provided plenty of room for two families to stay at. The owners were very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had throughout our 3 day stay. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to relax, fish, or just getaway from it all! Thanks again David!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Throughout the year, Mora has a lot local events. In the spring canoe race on the Snake River, summer 5K & half-marathon, fall bicycle tour of 25 or 50 miles. The summer is full of county fairs, farmers' markets, 'Crazy Days' and plenty of other enjoyable activies. The fall colors are great on the lakes and the surrounding area. In the winter there are numerous snowmobil trails and plenty of lakes for ice fishing, also the world-renowned Vasaloppet Classic consisting of 13K, 35K, 42K & 58K races that draw international skiers and spectators.

Other Activities: Ice fishing during the winter


Rates & Availability

Mora House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Holiday and weekend rates are the same.
There is a refundable $200 damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mora House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ceramic tiled shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Mater main level bedroom - 1 queen , Spacious bedroom table and two chairs. 40" smart HD TV
  • Spacious main level bedroom with table and two chairs. 40" HD smart TV. Lower level Bedroom has queen size bed and a twin size fold out Ikea chair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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