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Linda

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Aunt Kay's Cabin - Private Peninsula on Horseshoe Chain of Lakes!

49 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Minnesota House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2-10, 2 night low season min.

---> ! 50' SAND BEACH ! <---

--IT'S ALWAYS A GREAT DAY TO BE AT THE LAKE!!--

-And we're on the Best Fishing Bay on the Chain!-

50' SAND BEACH. Located on a 6 ACRE PRIVATE PENINSULA, only Aunt Kay's Cabin + Owner's Home on this property. 90 minutes from Minneapolis / St. Paul Airport.

Stearns County Licensed and Inspected Vacation Rental Property. Cabin includes 5 bedrooms total; 3 private bedrooms, 2 semi-private bedrooms, 2 baths - 8 separate beds (-NO- futons or sleeper sofas) - nice for families, couples, or all guy or all gal trips. All rooms are generously sized, and cabin is approximately 2,000 square feet.

Approx. 2400 feet of lake shore on this private peninsula. 70+ miles of lake shore to explore on the Chain. Located on a deep water bay of Cedar Island Lake in the heart of the lake chain. Play on the private beach, spend the day exploring the Horseshoe Chain's 14 interconnected lakes by boat. More info on our website!

PONTOON RENTAL: $499 / Week, $150 / Day + Gas & Oil.

Note: No more than 10 people are allowed on the property at any one time due to county ordinance and licensure. Children of any age are considered one guest.

Location : 90 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, 20 minutes from St. Cloud, 5 minutes from Richmond or Cold Spring. 4 lane highway from I-94 to within 2.5 miles of cabin, then 2 lane highway. Minutes from shopping, day spa, and restaurants.

We are on a deep water bay on Cedar Island Lake in the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes near Richmond, MN

The cabin is on a private 6 acre peninsula. Our (owner's) house and the cabin are the only two homes on this property.

Specials & Visit our Website: For more photos and property information, as well as specials, please visit our website. AuntKaysCabin dot com.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Linda

After many hectic years in the Twin Cities, moved 'Up North' to enjoy a more laidback lifestyle. Nothing seems quite as urgent when you are on the water.

Linda purchased this house in 1995

Why Linda chose Minnesota

We built two homes on this peninsula in the mid-1990s. My husband and I live in one of the homes. Friends and family stay in the cabin when they visit (it's actually a year-round home - we just call it 'the cabin'). We hadn't made use of the cabin as much as we once did, so in 2007 we decided to open up our cabin as a vacation home rental.

What makes this house unique

I love summer nights that are just the right temperature to leave the windows open, and then listen to the loons call to each other in the morning. There is no better way to wake up.

Reviews

4.9
based on 49 traveler reviews

Aunt Kay's Cabin - Private Peninsula on Horseshoe Chain of Lakes!
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
4

Great spot, cordial hosts

  • 4 of 5

When you rent a vacation rental you have a couple of fears. One is that the if something goes wrong the landlords (or property management company)

will be no where to be found or they will be overbearing and possibly interfering. Not here these owners were great. Friendly and attentive, there if you need them. Well stocked, well maintained, great spot, good value. Oh yeah, good fishing!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

nice cabin, wanted more of the lake

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was great, super comfy beds for the whole family. The beach however is not sand, it's gravel. That was a bummer for us since we were searching for a sandy beach for the kids to play in. The lake is clear but weedy and lots of algae for being early in the season. The beach area is small and was hard to accommodate 5 chairs, and is also located down a set of stairs from the cabin. The owners are literally steps away, which was a bit akward since we were looking for a get away, we felt like we were never alone. It was also a bit weird when they would have guests over and they drive past you having a bonfire, it was like having a party in your parents backyard when you were a kid. Overall, nice cabin and customer service. This just wasn't what we were looking for (sandy beach and privacy).

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Family fun and fishing

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing week at Aunt Kay's cabin! The house was equipped with everything needed and then some....everyone enjoyed the paddle boat and we rented the pontoon which was a great pontoon for fishing. The fishing was good! We caught northern, walleye, catfish, pumpkinseed, blue goll, crappie, and a couple big bass! There was great fishing accommodationso and plenty of freezer space. We grilled out, had a fire and smores, played bags, and just relaxed. Bill and Linda were amazing hosts. They went above and beyond as hosts! Book this cabin and relax and enjoy! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Mendota Heights, MN
5

Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family gathered here for a week-long vacation to celebrate my parents' 40th anniversary. What a find! First, the place is immaculate. Expect nice hotel-level cleanliness. Second, it's family friendly...I don't worry that the kids are going to run into something and break it, the beds are mostly massive log beds or 4-posters, and it has a real lake life vibe, inside and out. Third, the fishing is great. The fish cleaning setup is good for casual fisherpeople, or, talk to Bill and he will get you setup with the 'fish-slayer' station where everyone can work on their catch. Fourth, perfect outdoor dining setup with a huge gas grill, and another patio around a huge firepit where we all gathered in the evenings to relax and talk. Fifth, we're coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Rochester MN
5

Only Drawback: TIME WENT TOO QUICKLY!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with the whole family. It was so nice to be able to fish, play in the water, paddle boat, play yard games with a beautiful view, sit around the HUGE camp fires, pontooning, and playing games around the big dining table. It was so great to have a place to fit all of us in one comfy lake house. What a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Winona, MN
5

Waseca, Winona, Minneapolis Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! A lovely, comfortable house, wonderful campfires, and large/many fish caught!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
90 minutes from Minneapolis.
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Richmond & Cold Spring
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Rich Spring
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 23
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Rich Spring
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Powder Ridge
Nearest Beach
Private Beach just steps from your door.
Car: recommended

Cedar Island Lake on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes, 20 minutes from St. Cloud, 90 minutes from Minneapolis.

Other Activities: Ice fishing, snowmobiling, X-country skiing, ice skating

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Rates & Availability

St Cloud House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer at the Lake
Jun 11 2016 - Oct 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,099
 
 
Fall 2016
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$239
From
$289
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,699
 
 
Fishing Opener '17
May 12 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$189
From
$279
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,679
 
 
Summer at the Lake
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,199
 
 
Last Chance at Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
Fall Fun
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$199
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,789
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
From
$269
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,599
$2,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Credit Convenience Fee $84 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Some fees can be eliminated if you pay directly by check. Please contact us for further details.
Interim cleaning & linen service is available to monthly or long-term renters for $150 per cleaning. Contact us for boat rental details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Minnesota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • STARS BEDROOM - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , LOWER LEVEL
    SUNROOM - 1 queen , MAIN LEVEL
    MASTER - 1 queen , MAIN LEVEL
    GONE FISHING - 1 queen , LOWER LEVEL
    DREAMCATCHER - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , LOWER LEVEL
  • Bed linens are provided. All bedrooms are spacious. Cabin is approximately 2,200 square feet. Upstairs bedrooms and downstairs Gone Fishing Room are private bedrooms. Dreamcatcher and Stars bedrooms are connected via a double-wide, open doorway. Upstairs has kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, and two bedrooms. Downstairs has three bedrooms and one bathroom. There is the main entrance to the home, and then the Sunroom and Gone Fishing room have inside doors and outside entrances. The Sunroom's outside door leads to the patio. The Gone Fishing's outside door leads toward the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Open floor plan - living room and dining room are connected; plenty of seating for 10. There is a mini-fridge in the boathouse for sodas/bait, and boathouse storage for water toys/gear. Free pontoon paddle boat for guests' use. Dock space is included for your boat(s) - we can accommodate two at the dock and are only 1/4 mile from the public landing, or, 21' PONTOON available to rent. Please bring your own beach towels and children's life jackets. Adult-size jackets are included with pontoon rental. We have a freezer available for serious fisher folks.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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