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Fish, Relax On The Deck Or Dock In A Cabin All To Yourself On Lake Osakis

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Retreat Right On The Shores Of Lake Osakis.

Beautiful, clean and functional two bedroom cabin 40 feet off the east side of Lake Osakis. Sturdy dock and covered boat lift. With a fishing boat available. The cabin is fully furnished, bring your toys, food, and tooth brush. You will find rentals cheaper, however, you will not be disappointed here, the cabin is a private home, you will arrive and let yourself in with the unique lock code provided, you will not see me unless of course there happens to be issues. The cabin has everything from coffee to linens, spare toothbrushes to firewood. The cabin is not a part of a association or resort, your beach and dock are your own and private, the bathroom is all new, clean and the beds are warm and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped from spices to condiments, to oil and crock pots, enough dishes for a thanksgiving meal. In the evening privacy is assured as all the windows have wood blinds and the cabin is very secure with a coded entry lock. The water here is well water and a culligan water softner makes the water just like at home. I have satelite TV with many channels, a 40" LED television, a library of many family friendly movies, cards, books, and a few games for inside and out. I allow an absolute maximum of 6 people at the cabin at any time, no large groups, the rates are based on four guests, I charge $25/ night per extra guest up to six. I do this as the cabin and septic can only handle so much, the cabin is so close to the lake that I cannot have a septic system, therefore, all waste water goes into underground 2000 gallon tanks that get pumped out often. The guest limit is set also out of respect for our neighbors wanting to relax at the lake. Lake Osakis is one of the top fishing lakes in Minnesota, fish off the dock or rent the boat for your stay. Home has a full kitchen, barbeque grill, and a cozy fireplace if it happens to get chilly during your stay, a fire pit is located about 5 feet from the water, wood is supplied. The town of Osakis is only a few miles south and does offer a nice grocery store, several places to dine out and stores that have everything one could hope for to help you catch fish. You will be very happy you trusted us with your vacation, thank you! My usual time for guests to arrive is 3p and departure time is 11a, this may be flexible depending on the day so feel free to contact me and ask, I am available to make your vacation the best it can be.


More Details

Property Manager
Patrick Ballantine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Patrick Ballantine

Hello, I live in the Brainerd area, born and raised in central Minnesota. I work as a local medical professional. I have done woodworking for many years from house building to fine, ornate 16th century reproductions. You will see many of the details in the cabin. I love dogs, my charcoal lab 'Cub' loves the cabin as much as I do. I also enjoy to hunt, fish, garden and relaxing on the deck during the two weeks of summer we enjoy each year.

Patrick Ballantine purchased this house in 2013

Why Patrick Ballantine chose Osakis

I like this property because it feels private, the lake is only about 30 feet from the deck. There are some weeds to the south and north but the area in front of this cabin is nice and clean.

What makes this house unique

Great views of the sunset, fishing off the deck, and a year around home if ice fishing is your thing.


Osakis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All new, clean, remodeled bathroom with good size shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Private rooms, queen size beds in both, nice dressers and closets to put your things away.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
Lake Osakis is a very popular lake for winter ice fishing. I have allowed 3 to 4 night rentals during the winter month to accommodate ice fishing. Rates are the same, sorry, but the expenses are actually increased during the winter months with heating costs. Please no cleaning fish in the cabin, rates are based on four guests, absolutely no more than six allowed at any time.


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Fish, Relax On The Deck Or Dock In A Cabin All To Yourself On Lake Osakis
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Absolute perfect vacation!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a wonderful 3 weeks. Pictures are an absolute representation of the cabin. Fishing was very good (12-14 inch crappies). Sunsets from the deck are breathtaking. The owners Patrick and Nancy are exceptional in thinking of everything possible to make our stay feel like home. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year we've rented this cabin. We just love it. The cabin is clean and beautifully renovated. If your looking for a place to rent on Lake Osakis, this is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place clean and very nice owners

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view of the lake. Fantastic place

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin with beautiful sunset views on Lake Osakis!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a really great cabin on lake Osakis!!! It is updated and has a big living area. It was just us for most of the week, but we had another couple stay with us for a night, and there was plenty of room for two couples! The kitchen is super cute and has a crock pot.

The owners have thought of everything, the bathroom has toiletries "just in case" you forget which is super sweet!

Osakis is a great little town with fun restaurants, bait, pizza joint, and ice cream shop. If you want something bigger Alexandria, is not far away!

The fishing on Osakis was GREAT!!! 12ich crappies ALL day :-) We also caught bass, walleye, and sunfish.

We brought our boat (Lund ProV 20ft) which was too big for the slip, but it was safe to beach by the dock most days. The other days (when it was too windy) we launched it and took it out at Battle Point which is super close (3 min drive).

There was an air-conditioner which was nice on the 87 degree day, but otherwise having in the windows open worked well to keep the cabin cool. There is dish TV in the cabin.

Overall, I would stay there again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, excellent location, wonderful hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful situated on the shores of Lake Osakis. A spacious attached deck with dining table, chairs and grill overlooks the lake, which is less than 50 feet away. The deck is not only great for dining, it's also a very special place to watch the stunning sunsets shimmering across the lake.

The interior of the cabin is beautifully remodeled. The wood treatments, such as the base board, window trim and cabinetry is really quite artistic and impressive. The cabin appointments are quite new and comfortable.

We were there in late August and the lake was turning with algae so we didn't have much interest in using the lake. I suspect that this was a matter of timing and that the lake is more inviting before the late August algae bloom

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and the interior of the cabin and the beautiful deck were certainly the highlights. I should also mention that the owners were very attentive and helpful if ever we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake home is clean with comfortable beds and well equipped and furnished

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the peaceful lake home, situated close to the lake with a great deck to greet the morning and watch the sunset. We appreciated access to a fishing boat for fishing and boating every day. The nearby Osakis Country Club offered us several fun rounds of golf in a beautiful setting. Patrick was prompt with his communication and ensured we felt welcome and well cared for.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had wonderful guests this summer, thanks all for taking such good care of the cabin and come back soon.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Chandler Field, Alexandria, Mn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Osakis Country Club, open to public
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Just off of I94
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
On the lake

Osakis is a nice little vacation town during the warm months. The area offers terrific fishing, several nice places to dine out or enjoy a snack and a drink on the deck. There is a grocery store in town as well as a few places to get about anything you may need to fish. During the winter the lake is very popular for the ice fisherman, I encourage you to contact me if this is of interest to you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fishing boat, motor 25/d $150 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25 + Tax

Thank you for viewing and considering my property. I have a great 14 foot boat and motor on a lift available, one tank of gas is included for only $25/day, let me know and I'll add the boat to your quote. I would like to have families, and small respectful groups renting, I have taken care in preparing this cabin for you and your vacation and wish to continue to offer at an affordable price. I prefer four guests, however, six are allowed at an extra $25/ night, at no time are more than six guests allowed on the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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