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Idyllic Lake House In Quiet Woodland Setting On Crystal Clear Lake Pickerel.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,370 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms with lake views on a one-acre wooded lake-front lot.

Enjoy staying in a fabulous house on one of the area's most beautiful and clean lakes. This location works for everyone.

You can fish,swim,canoe, jet-ski, water-ski or enjoy a quiet read on the secluded balcony overlooking the lake. There is a children's playground, a fire-pit, a hot tub and steps down to your own private dock. Public access to launch your boat is a few hundred meters north of our dock. Pontoon lake tours with a driver are available on request.

A variety of attractions are also available close-by: shopping, lake-beach, restaurants, theater and community center.

More Details

Narelle and David Druitt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Narelle and David Druitt

We are both Australians living on a small farm (ranch) in the central west of NSW west of Sydney. Narelle is in education management and David has worked mainly in engineering and the food industry around the world.

We enjoy vintage cars and trailers (caravans) and also have had a long involvement with aviation, Rotary and world travel. We lived in Detroit Lakes for several years due to David's work and this is when we discovered and fell in love with Pickerel Lake.

Narelle and David Druitt purchased this house in 2014

Why Narelle and David Druitt chose Detroit Lakes

We fell in love with Pickerel Lake when we first visited Detroit Lakes in 2008.

We wanted to 'belong' and were lucky enough to purchase this gorgeous lake home in 2014.

What makes this house unique

Houses around Pickerel are hidden in trees so all residences feel very secluded and private. Views of the lake are superb and the wildlife adds to the natural environment. Swimming in the deep, clear water is an absolute joy and the view of the small island from our balcony is wonderful!

We feel relaxed and happy at Pickerel, and we think you will too.

It's the perfect place for a family gathering or to get together with some close friends.


Detroit Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The signatory to the agreement contract must be 25 years old or over as of the signing date of the contract.
  • Full list of rules will be sent with the agreement contract after initial rental request.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Top floor in Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 1 Main Floor - toilet , tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom on ground floor with Queen bed built-in robes
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Walk-in Robe and Queen bed located on walkout basement area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Very large bedroom on top floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , With build-in robe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pontoon and fishing guided tours available,( subject to availability). Some fishing gear is also available. Boats and pontoons are available for hire from J&K marine in Detroit Lakes


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Idyllic Lake House In Quiet Woodland Setting On Crystal Clear Lake Pickerel.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Very clean, nice place to rent. Spacious, beautiful hot tub. Enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed the peaceful and private setting of your home. It has all of the modern conveniences and tourist activities in Detroit Lakes which is only 7 miles away. But, at the end of the day, it is wonderful to get back to this peaceful retreat hidden in the woods. Lake Pickerel is a beautiful body of water and much cleaner than we had expected - especially for the middle of August. Due to the rainy and cooler weather, the hot tub was used extensively by everyone and it was the highlight at the end of a long day. The large deck was perfect for an early morning cup of coffee or an evening dinner. We cooked all of our meals at home so the large outdoor grill was an added bonus. I would highly recommend this property to future guests. Jennifer, the on-site property manager, was terrific to deal with and was very responsive to any questions we had. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

With gratitude,

Pam Ciavarella and Kevin Ladwig

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and quiet with great views of the lake. Our family loved all the activities around DL.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to enjoy with family. Thank you for sharing your home. Hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very peaceful. Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to feed your soul. I would highly recommend this property. Plenty of space to spread out but also great common areas overlooking the lake. We hope to return soon. No one wanted to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation success!

  • 5 of 5

We come to MN every summer to visit family, and this was the best place we have ever stayed. This home is clean and beautiful and everything you might need is here. The owners have gone to great lengths to make sure visitors have everything they need. The view is spectacular. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub. The kids caught lots of fish. We will be staying here again next year. Special shout out to the managers Jenny and Brent. We had a storm and were without power for a day. They came out and got all the trees cleaned up. Jenny even brought us coffee and pastries and water. Thank you David and Narelle for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING LAKE HOME!! Super clean & comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! I can't say enough about our stay at this wonderful property! We just finished up our annual family trip to Minnesota, but this time our numbers increased by 6 as we brought along our 2 daughters, our 2 son-in-laws and 2 grand-babies. We needed somewhere to spread out. We were so blessed to find this place! The 5 bedrooms and 3 baths worked out perfect for us, especially being there are 3 levels to the house. The bedrooms are very spacious and the beds are super comfortable. I was so impressed to learn that the sheets (which were very nice quality) are laundered at the dry cleaners so they know that the sheets are spotless and truly sanitized!!! The manager of the property, Jenny, is a gem of a person and she makes sure that everything is in tip-top shape for the renters. This house was furnished to the max, with everything imaginable in the kitchen, board games, etc. for leisure play, a library of books to read, plenty of fishing rods and blow- up water toys, etc. The house is also baby friendly, as there is a very nice crib, pack-n-play and high chair. It worked out perfect for our little ones! The lake water is super clean and clear! You can see to the bottom in the shallow parts. We enjoyed our time fishing and caught several bass and northern pike. We will most definitely return to this property! We want to thank the owners, David and Narelle, for opening their lake home to us and for being so gracious and easy to work with. We will be in touch when we know our schedule for next summer! God Bless!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
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Nearest Golf
9 Miles
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Nearest Train
9 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
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Nearest Ski
7 Miles
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Nearest Beach
9 Miles
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Car: necessary

Pickerel Lake is ~ 9 miles NE from Detroit lakes. Average driving time from down town Detroit Lakes is ~ 12 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee Included $155
Refundable damage deposit $500

Thank you for your inquiry
Rates subject to change prior to reservation
For each person (including children) in excess of 10 + $20/night each (maximum 4 extra including children)
For the week which includes the July 4 weekend : $3,145.00 (includes 7 nights)
Compulsory housekeeping fee $155.00 per week + tax

Owner'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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