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Greg

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Gorgeous Lake O'Brien cabin, 2 hours from Mpls, Pontoon Included!

77 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Crosslake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 18 in beds plus up to 4 more!

Bring your entire family to Lake O'Brien in Crosslake, MN, located 30 minutes from Brainerd and Lake Mille Lacs. With a sandy beach, abundant wildlife and all the comforts of home, this cabin is the perfect getaway! The kitchen includes large granite counters, oven and microwave, cooktop, warming drawer, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen, dining area and living room are located with a open view of the lake. Start a fire for ambiance! Two bedrooms are on the main floor, both with queens, two in the newly finished lower level, both with queens and 1 upstairs with 2 kings and 2 doubles combined with two charming built in bunks in the loft. 3 full bathrooms (1 per floor) are included. Numerous golf courses are minutes away. Use the outdoor fire pit for smores! Washer and dryer. Coffee maker and complete kitchen accessories.

Quilters Paradise!: We have up to 10 individual tables with power available for quilting retreats!

Scrapbooking: We have up to 10 individual 4'-6' tables available for scrapbooking!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Greg (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Greg

We built this cabin because we fell in love with Lake O'brien. The cool clean water, wildlife, mature trees and evening fires are some of the features that make our home a wonderful place to "escape" from the stress and daily grind. Sleep with the window open and hear the loons calling in the spring, it is absolutely serene.

Greg purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Greg chose Brainerd Lakes

With 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen with plenty of room for family, a workout room and 225 feet of sandy beach, this is the place to go to enjoy your next family gathering. With special prices in the summer, fall and winter, it is the perfect place to get away with someone special for a long weekend and relax in front of the stone fireplace.

What makes this cabin unique

Sleeps 18 plus.

Fully stocked kitchen.

WIFI

Pontoon

4 private bedrooms

A large "bunk room" for groups or kids.

3 full bathrooms

Screen porch

Large deck overlooking the lake

Cable TV at 4 locations

Firepit

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay, there was plenty of room for all to do their own thing. It is a great place to have our family together in one place. The kitchen is a cooks dream with plenty of counter space to bake or just gather with snacks etc. Our granddaughters had homework to do, the loft was great for that, they could study yet be a part of our conversations. Football was on the TV for the guys and the gals were playing games and baking cake our son-in-laws birthday.

The weather was great for taking family pictures, with the leaves turning it will be a memory not forgotten. We will definitely come back!
Oct 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 77 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Lake O'Brien cabin, 2 hours from Mpls, Pontoon Included!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 78 reviews
5

Perfect place for family fun!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house with lots of room and plenty of bedrooms. We were here with three families (8 grandchildren) in the house and we were very comfortable. The pontoon boat is perfect for boating and fishing. The owner takes very good care of the property and is quick to help if there are problems. I would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Summer Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group absolutely loved staying at this cabin. We hosted a joint bachelor/bachelorette party and the cabin was so perfect. Everything that is laid out in the description is right on. We loved hanging out on the dock and also loved how much sleeping space there was in the cabin. It was close to all the night life that Crosslake has to offer which made it even better. We loved working with Oothoudts and they were so accommodating by answering all of our questions ahead of time. The day we were leaving we already started talking about planning another visit back to the cabin!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

We had a great time up at Lake O'Brien.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room to accommodate our family. Nice dock with sandy beach for the children. Deck and fire pit provided lots of room.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful Family Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 22 that stayed at the Lake O'Brien cabin in August 2016. The cabin was absolutely gorgeous and room for all of us to sleep very comfortably. But the most enjoyable part was relaxing on the large dock watching the grandkids swimming in the most beautiful beach area we have ever seen. Can't say enough about that. You have a beautiful piece of property and we were very happy to spend our family vacation there. Thank you for sharing Greg! We would love to do it again and highly recommend this vacation spot to everyone

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nice cabin for groups

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the cabin over Labor Day weekend in 2016.

What we really liked about the cabin:

• Nice layout if you have a large party. We had 8 and there were sleeping accommodations for many, many more. Everyone had their own room with a place to keep their things without tripping over each other.

• We ate outdoors on the deck for almost every meal – pushed together the 2 tables to make easy seating for 8.

• Well-done cabin welcome binder with lots of detail on how things worked, how to trouble-shoot issues, what is available nearby, how to operate things, etc.

• Strong wifi – very important with a bunch of 20-somethings in our party.

• Nice appliances in the kitchen – including a Kitchen Aid warming drawer which we used surprisingly often.

• No hot water shortage with our party.

• Fishing was easy and plentiful – Bass & Northern.

• Nice outdoor fire ring.

• Nice linens everywhere.

• Cabin itself is newer and well kept up.

• Nice TV with Netflix, etc. in the living room.

• Amazing kitchen island with 5-burner gas cooktop so plenty of room for prep, hanging out.

• Easy access nearby in Crosslake to groceries, gas, supplies, shops, min-golf.

What could be improved:

• The kitchen could use a few more serving/baking dishes for cooking for large parties. (Pots & pan were great.)

• The pontoon boat is just average. Pretty small and has the wear & tear of a pontoon that doesn’t have a cover. Worked fine but was not quite as nice as I expected.

• Living room layout doesn’t seat many people compared to how big the house is. Not an issue unless you have to be indoors because of weather.

• Dishwasher was broken when we stayed – this will happen from time to time – a part was on order – but it would have been great to know this before we showed up.

Something that doesn’t fall into either category is that the lake itself is just OK. It is small, narrow and dangerously shallow in parts. Not a lake for much in the way of water sports if you don’t know the lake well already.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very nice lake home. Everyone enjoyed it. Very comfortable beds. Great swimming lake for

  • 5 of 5

Modern lake home only 2 hrs from Mpls. Nice clear lake w/ sandy bottom shallow enough for little ones. Nice big fidelity for a group to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brainerd International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crosswoods
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Brainerd International Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Riverside Inn
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Ski Gull
Car: necessary

Lake O'Brien is 188 acres, and one of the clearest lakes in the state, with water clarity down to 22 feet. The fishing is great for northerns, bass, walleyes, crappies and sunfish. Skiing, after dinner sunset cruise on the Pontoon or a walk through the mature pine forest are just a few of the attractions. World class golf at The Legacy, The Preserve, Deacons Lodge or the local Crosswoods are available close by. For the shopper, you can visit downtown Crosslake and Nisswa, Christmas Point or Fleet Farm. There are numerous restaurants nearbye, but don't miss dinner at the Riverside Inn and an Ice Cream Cone at Lake Country Crafts and Cones in Crosslake. The wild rice at the Bungalow is outstanding. For you winter enthusiasts, the snowmobiling and cross country skiing are unbeatable!

Other Activities: Cross Country Skiing

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Rates & Availability

Crosslake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Memorial Weekend '17
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Early June
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid June
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Late June
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Early August
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Late August
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
MEA
Oct 18 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
1 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $265 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.88%

$1,000 security deposit required. The deposit will be refunded following the cleaning and inspection.

Note: Reservations made more than 4 months prior to arrival may be subject to a rate increase of not more than 5% of the rental amount. Until final payment is made, rates are subject to change without notice

A cleaning fee (plus tax) will apply for all rentals. The amount is typically between $175 (very small groups) and $295 (large groups). We typically will charge $265. This fee is paid to our cleaning service and covers laundry as well as cleaning. Please note that we expect guests to treat our home well. If you leave our home very dirty, an extra charge will apply and be deducted from your security deposit. Please respect our home.

Pontoon usage is included with week rentals, otherwise the rate is $100 per day and it must be reserved for the entire stay. The pontoon must be left full of gas or a fee of $100 plus the gas will be charged.

All rates are for cash or check. Payment with a credit card will be subject to a convenience fee of 3.5%.

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Amenities

Crosslake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Heated floors for those cool fall mornings!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Porta Crib Included
    Bedroom 5 - 2 king , 2 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Smoking outside only.

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