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Large lot, sandy swimming at knee high and private getaway!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Family fun on beautiful Green Lake. Crystal clear water, with sugar sand swim area and no weeds! Sleeps 20 plus with 5 bedrooms in main house and detached barn loft for kids get away. Large dock with platform for sunning, 2 decks with gorgeous views, fire pit and huge private yard for croquet, volleyball and horse shoes. Excellent lake for fishing, water skiing and night time entertainment.

Key amenities include; full kitchen with dishwasher, 2 bathrooms plus convenient outdoor shower, cable TV's in basement of main house and in the loft. Also includes large outdoor table for those big family BBQ dinners.

Master bedroom is spacious with view of the lake and a king size bed. The additional bedrooms contain; 2 queen beds, twin beds and bunk beds, as well as a trundle bed. 2 additional pull out full coaches and a futon are located in the main house. The loft sleeps 8 plus with bunk-beds, couches and a dance studio (has AC and heat as well).

Home is located over 200 feet from the road and is heavily wooded. Plenty of parking space for trailers and cars. Includes a boat lift for your convenience.

Lake boasts dinning and entertainment at local restaurants as well as amusement park and 27 hole golf course nearby.

Keywords: Lake Home and separate kids play room/sleeping loft with great sandy bottom swimming and water sports. Large lot for entertaining.

More Details

Linda Harrington
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Linda Harrington

Our first vacation home!

Linda Harrington purchased this house in 2006

Why Linda Harrington chose Minnesota

Outstanding spring fed sugar sand lake that is close to the Twin Cities. The kids and entire family just love it!

What makes this house unique

So peaceful, relaxing and awesome swimming.


Spicer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (9), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (3), Murphy Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Outdoor shower, Boat house, outdoor fire pit, boat lift, basketball hoop, floating raft, tubing tubes, croquet, ping-pong table, plenty of parking


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Large lot, sandy swimming at knee high and private getaway!
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Lake house retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have not one bad thing to say!!!

This place is amazing for families looking for a getaway! The property is amazing! Spectacular views! Beautiful lake!!!

The bunkhouse was great for the kids!! They had their own private area!!! (Giving adults adult time!)

I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midwest, US

Fun and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had my family together for our annual week at a Minnesota lake. There were 19 of us there and there was plenty of room to spread out. We loved the location as well. We had a great time and would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The property had everything we needed!! Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the note and for leaving it in such good condition!
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St. Paul

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Had everything the owner said it would, they were really easy and helpful to work with. Green Lake isn't secluded and this place isn't either. more of a developed lake with a town right there, rather than secluded northwoods. So if that's what you're looking for, it's great.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lake house in spicer

  • 1 of 5

The house has 3 floors-the stairs are extremely steep for both going up and down. The bedrooms up on the very top floor have no bathroom up there as well-huge problem for anyone with issues climbing the steep stairs...I had The entire house seemed as if it had not been cleaned well in a very long time. There was an overall musty smell in the house. The middle level has the kitchen, a very small bedroom, the full bath and the small living room area. You can honestly feel the springs in the couch in the living seemed so dirty and long over used, we didnt even want to sit on it. The blankets on the furniture seemed like they had not been cleaned in some while-same with the linens/quilts appeared overly used and not real fresh. The bottom level was so cold, we could not spend anytime down there at all-we never could warm it up with the heat. We realize we were staying there May 1 thru May 5th, but the docks were not even in the water-we had no clue that would be the case. The view is the one great thing with the house for sure. We walked down to the water-but again, anyone with any issues walking a steep hill-this is not the place to stay. Although we booked and paid for 4 nights, we stayed only one night. We felt very uncomfortable in this home-felt it really needed to be cleaned well, furniture updated, new and fresh linenes, heating improved for all levels. Our overall experience was not pleasant at all...what started out to be a nice 4 days on a lake house, turned out to us having to make other arrangements and still paying for this one. The house needs alot of TLC & cleanup and furniture improvements. The owner is very nice as I talked to her regarding the internet needing to be reset(no big deal)... but after only one night sleeping there, we moved everything out the next morning and left. We have never rented a house on a lake before, but we felt the pictures were misleading-no dock at this time of year to use(we might have tried to fish sitting on the dock)... we should have been told up front that it was not available. I could not recommend this property as is. The area is beautiful and again the lake view is gorgeous. People need to be told there is not a bathroom on the top level where most of the bedrooms are/and aware of the steep stairs. The linens/bedding need to be upgraded as well as most of the furniture. The kitchen looked ok-but we never used anything since we left after 1 night.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry our home didn't meet your needs. With the unusually cold and snowy spring, the ice left the lake very late this year. You were the first renter in since March and the house had just been opened up. Again, not having nice weather didn't allow for the "musty" winter smells to be completely aired out. We just put a new furnace in the summer before so I can only assume the vents to the downstairs were closed. The house was completely cleaned, dusted and vacuumed by a professional crew prior to your arrival. I had personally washed all the linens and sheets so I know they were clean. In hindsight, I really should have asked you about fishing & lake use expectations as I just assumed you needed to be in the Spicer area for another event and didn't even consider you'd be using the lake as it had ice on it only a few days prior to your arrival. With the ice still on the lake, it is not possible to put in the dock. Yes, we do have steep stairs down to the lake. I will look closely at the couch you mentioned to see if the futon mattress needs replacing and the other linens you mentioned. Finally, if I had known you were not happy during your stay, we could have communicated via phone as you had my direct line and possibly solved your issues on the spot or with a refund.
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Green Lake Fishing & Fun

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this Green Lake property many times and consider it to be an excellent fishing, swimming, and pleasure boating lake. Very good populations of Walleye, Northern Pike, and both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are present. If you want structure, this lake has it all. Numerous rock piles, sand or gravel flats, and steep breaks are everywhere. All species can be easily caught by trolling crank baits, or using live bait rigs. Soft plastics work very well also. The Smallies run big, fight hard, and I have personally caught many in the 3-4 lb. range. If you want to swim you will find the water crystal clear with a sand bottom. If golf is your game, Little Crow Country Club offers 27 holes with beautiful fairways and well designed greens. It’s open to the public, has very reasonable rates, and is only a couple of miles away. Fun can also be found in the town of Spicer with dinner and cocktails at Melvin’s, O’Neil’s, or the Legion. A very relaxing vacation area!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comment Rick. My mouth is watering thinking of Yavies pan fried walleye!
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Restaurants on the lake


Rates & Availability

Spicer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Summer weekly is $2100 and fall/winter/spring is $1500 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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