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Benjamin Miller

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake - Sleeps 6 - New Cental Air Conditioning

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake, Clearwater, MN

The Lake:

From the Minnesota DNR:

Sugar Lake is located in northern Wright County, approximately five miles north of Annandale. There are two public accesses, one each on the north and south sides of the lake. Sugar Lake was designated for muskellunge management in 1967. With its larger size (1,015 acres), depth (69 feet), and water clarity (10 feet or more), Sugar Lake is one of the outstanding lake resources of the county.

The Cottage:

Welcome to Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake! The cottage is located on the Northern Bay of the lake, and faces west for beautiful evening sunsets. It is close to the north boat landing, providing easy access to launch your boat for your stay. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage accommodates up to six persons and is located on 5 acres of land with 120 feet of natural level shoreline and a sandy bottom to the end of the dock. Wonderful fishing from the end of the dock!

Enjoy the newly remodeled bathroom (2014) with a glass sliding door shower, massaging showerhead and maple built-in cabinets.

The cottage features:

Free use of canoe and paddle boat

Master Bedroom (Queen bed with room for portable crib)

Second bedroom with 2 twin beds and full-size futon and sleeper sofa in the living room

Window Air Conditioners in both bedrooms

Wood-burning Fireplace

Three-season porch

Full kitchen plus grill

Mooring at the dock for a fishing or pontoon boat

Outdoor games

Wireless Internet access, TV/DVD, and games

High chair, stroller and portable crib available

Location and Nearby Amenities:

The cottage is an easy one hour drive from the Twin Cities. Nearby cities include Annandale, Maple Lake, and Clearwater (all 10 minutes away) and St. Cloud (20 minutes away).

Nearby Amenities Include:

Boat and Jet Ski rentals (Bremer Jet Ski Rental)




Shopping: antiques, Albertville outlet mall

Lake Maria State Park

Bike trails

Fishing guide (Wurm Fishing Guide)


$1000 - 1200 per week (7 nights)

Some pets allowed - $50 per pet - restrictions apply

Check-in: 4:00 pm, check-out: 11am

Major Credit Cards Accepted

Keywords: cabin, cottage, sugar, lake, fishing, boating, canoe, swimming, fireplace, twin cities, grill, dock

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Benjamin Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Benjamin Miller

This cottage has been in our family for more than 50 years. The cottage has been a favorite family gathering place for many years during the summer.

The cottage was purchased by my grandfather when Sugar Lake was 'way up North' from Minneapolis. Today it's only a short 50 minute drive from down Minneapolis.

Busy summer and work schedules helped us decide to share this great space with others by making available for weekly rentals.

Benjamin Miller purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Benjamin Miller chose Minnesota

Sugar Lake is a wonderful recreation and fishing lake and has a strong and well managed Lake Association.

Since it's so close to the Twin Cities, you can take advantage of fishing, boating, and swimming one day and make a quick drive to the city for a Twins game or to take in other sights the next day.

The Albertville Outlet Mall and Cabela's is also only a 25-30 minute drive as well. St Cloud is also about 20 minutes to the north.

Lake Maria State Park is located only 3 miles to the east and is a great place for a hike in the summer.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is situated on a larger lake lot with 120 feet of west facing shoreline. You'll find that there's ample room between the cabins on the lake and you can sit on the end of the dock in the evening and take in beautiful sunsets.

The cottage comes with use of a canoe and paddle boat so you can easily access the lake. A public boat access is located about 1/4 mile north of the cottage if you bring your own boat and there's space for you to secure your boat to our dock for the duration of your stay.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake - Sleeps 6 - New Cental Air Conditioning
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Quaint clean cabin with all the amenities

  • 4 of 5

This was our third time staying at five oaks. We appreciate how simple the booking process is and how accommodating the owner is. The cabin is always in impeccable shape and has everything we need. The fact that we can bring our beloved dog with us seals the deal.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year there and we had an awesome time. The cabin is so clean and homey and had everything we needed for a comfortable weeks stay. The lake was very clear and we did some great fishing off of the dock.

Thanks for another great week!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great cabin

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Five Oaks was very nice. Great accommodations and comfortable living. The only improvements would be if the shore area had fewer weeds and a few upgrades to the cookware. The cast iron pan was great, but not the others. Also could use better lighting in the counter area. All minor things. We had a great stay. We love that it is so close to the Cities.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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St Paul, MN

Sweet time on Sugar Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Sugar Lake was sweet - we all came home sun kissed and rested.

Five Oaks Cottage was more than we expected. We found it very clean, comfortable and larger then we thought it would be (a pleasant surprise) from the pictures with plenty of room for the whole family.

We would definitely recommend to friends and family and will be returning next year.

The lake is beautiful and clear, a little weedy so not good swimming from shore.

The owner of cottage very easy to contact and made sure everything was to our liking. Rented pontoon from neighbor next door -also very friendly and easy to deal with.

Was a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

As a family, our love of water sports, campfires, outdoor games, and just spending a full week together make five oaks perfect for us. All the necessary conveniences, great view of lake, ample room, exceptionally clean kitchen and bath are important to use. Internet access is also important as son-in-law must be available for business emergencies. Though we spend the majority of our time on the water/outdoors, the cabin is a great place to end our day. 1 improvement requested would be better fishing. ����. The Grewings and Cordes family.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Circle Pinez, MN

The perfect family lake vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Five Oaks Cottage! The cabin came stocked with everything you need. If your into fishing, this is the spot for you! We caught dozens of sunnies, perches, and large mouth bass right off the doc! The view of lake from the family is incredible! The owner was very responsive to us, and we are planning another trip there soon. The perfect family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Point of Interest
Public Access Boat Ramp


Rates & Availability

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High Season - 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Minnesota Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One futon and one pull-out loveseat
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Futon (1), Sleeper Loveseat (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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