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Michele Ebanks

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Cozy Lake House on the Whitefish Chain in Crosslake, MN

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Brainerd Lakes Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

Beautiful lake house located on Rush Lake on central Minnesota's coveted Whitefish Chain. Completely renovated in 2005, this 1500 sf four bedroom cabin has plenty of room and plenty of charm to go with it. Knotty pine interior and rustic furnishings give you the up north, cozy feel you desire.

The property is beautifully landscaped with 190' of lakeshore. There is a sand beach play area and hard sand bottom for swimming. The large private dock is a great place to spend the afternoon sunbathing or just relaxing and listening to the loons. The children will enjoy playing in the jungle gym. The spacious screened porch affords you a fabulous view of the bay and lake and is a great place to have your morning coffee. In the evening enjoy a bonfire lakeside. Numerous restaurants and bars with live entertainment are within a short boat ride or drive away.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michele Ebanks (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


based on 20 traveler reviews

Cozy Lake House on the Whitefish Chain in Crosslake, MN
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Great Girls Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this great cabin. My girlfriends and I want to make this a yearly trip at this exact cabin because we love it so much. The cabin is very clean and cozy. I like that it has a separate wing for the bedrooms for the early risers of the group. The cabin is stocked with anything you might need (kitchen wise), beds are super comfortable as well. The outside has a great fire pit with great landscaping! For those with young kids there is a swing set and small beach by the dock.

Us girls spent the weekend on the dock, which is large in size, we all fit with room to spare. There is a boat lift if you plan on bringing your own boat up as well. It also has a weed roller around the dock so you can swim weed-free. The screened in porch is nice to keep the bugs away, although we didn't have an issue this year with mosquitos.

It's an added bonus where the cabin is located, which is walking distance from the Wharf restaurant/bar- which is also located on the water. We ate dinner and breakfast there a couple times (great food!!), we also enjoyed a night out there. We love the proximity, especially for going with a larger group, if we want to split up it's no big deal and a safe walk home. :)

Definitely consider renting this cabin, it's AWESOME!! The pictures really don't do it justice.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and enjoy the day.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 sons and their wives, and 4 grandchildren all stayed for a week at this property. The bedrooms were set up perfectly so each family had their own spot. The grandchildren were ages 2 - 4 and they loved the playground, the sand area at the top by the house and the beach area. The WeedRoller really helped so they could be in the water without the weeds. The fire pit was great and for the nights we wanted to be inside, the 3 season porch was perfect. We have been going to the Whitefish chain for over 15 years and we always need a spot off the main lake for our deck boat so it doesn't get beat up and this spot was perfect for that. During the middle of the week we had a wind advisory and did not take the boat out but was able to enjoy sitting on the dock watching the kids play in the water. The dock was also perfect for coffee in the morning to start the day.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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"A pleasant surprise!"

  • 4 of 5

After short notice facility cancellation, Michelle E. was very courteous in assisting with "plan B" for our annual family vacation in northern Minnesota at her 4 bedroom home nestled along the shore of a small bay on a large chain of lakes. Realization actually exceeded our expectation as depicted in the attractive photos. We especially enjoyed "hanging out" in the "million dollar" screened in porch not to mention on the creatively landscaped patio below including fire pit. The master bedroom was unexpectedly large as was the

walk-in closet. Kudos to the interior decorator as well.

Apart from the property, we were welcomed shortly after our arrival by a friendly and informative property manager. At least three restaurants with bar service are relatively close with boat dockage, and one is also just a short "hoof it" away. In retrospect, we're happy that "plan A" didn't work out this year.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely beautiful setting! The home was all we expected and then some - lovely décor, screened porch, fire pit, play set, walking a few steps to The Wharf, and so much more! We had 6 adults, a toddler, and a baby on our vacation. The bedrooms were more than enough and very comfortable. The boat dock was a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful cove. Our rental pontoon fit nicely on the dock, even overnight with no problems. We especially liked the location. It is close to restaurants, the local towns with fun activities for all ages, and even the grocery store. We did have a small issue with hot water, but it was resolved quicker than we could have done it in our own home! The owners were very easy and quick to communicate with while making our reservation and during our stay - even had a welcome basket upon our arrival with all the makings for 'smores in the fire pit, snacks, and even a nice bottle of wine. A wonderful vacation and a wonderful home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend here and it was the best vacation spot ever. The location is awesome. There is a bar/restaurant across the street..which worked perfectly for us girls, if we wanted to go out, or eat dinner, it was steps away. The dock fit all of us perfectly and the water was really clear- there were weeds, but the weed roller was on which cleared out enough of a spot to dip in. The water was very warm.

The cabin was so clean and the pictures really don't do it justice for how nice it is. The landscaping and the views were so pretty. It is very well taken care of and didn't even seem like a rental property.

No need to bring chairs, there were enough provided.

Bring your own firewood & Beach towel.

Awesome stay, have nothing negative to say. Every single one of us couldn't stop saying how much they loved the place.

Will definitely be booking again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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The cabin was lovely. Perfect for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and cozy. Our family really enjoyed our time together at the cabin. We took advantage of the great breakfast next door at The Wharf. All of our needs were met! And, the weather was perfect! We would recommend this anytime.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Miniature golf, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Crosslake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.88%

Jul 4th and Labor Day weeks .. $3400/week, 7 night minimum

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Brainerd Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25 years or older. Pets Not Allowed Wooden Jungle Gym and Lakeside Firepit

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