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Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake - Sleeps 6

Maple Lake, MN, USA
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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


Benjamin Miller

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
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 Clearwater

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Lakefront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                        New central AC in 2015
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Heating
                        Central propane heat for chilly nights
                      • Broadband Access
                        Highspeed DSL - 12Mbps Down and 3 Mbps Up
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bed linens and kitchen towels provided. Please bring own bath towels.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Drip coffee maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Well stocked with all the dishes and utensils you'll need to cook many meals.
                          • Kitchen
                            Well stocked kitchen with all you'll need for cooking including pancake griddle, waffle iron and crockpot.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Propane 4 burner range and over
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining area located on 3-season porch with great views of the lake.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Game Console
                                    N64 with games


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        1 aluminum canoe and 2 kayaks included in the rental
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • 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

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                    21 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    We had a great week. Ben was very responsive to emails and calls while we were there.

                                                    Pat C.

                                                    The view of the lake every morning was refreshing. Upgrade to landscaping is beautiful...better access to viewing the sunsets.

                                                    Peace and Quiet

                                                    vernon w.

                                                    This cottage was very nice, clean, with a lot of good updates. We really liked the ceiling fans in every room! There was ample room to park vehicles, with the beautiful oaks it never got too hot, and the lawn was nice and level to put up a couple of small tents. We especially loved the quiet, no traffic. Lake was wonderful too, sunset views!

                                                    Great place - Ben was very accommodating to any needs we had while we were staying at the cabin.

                                                    Carrie B.

                                                    Cabin had everything we needed/wanted. Very clean, close to Twin Cities, so nice to have access to paddleboard and kayaks right out of the door. Would recommend.

                                                    Perfect spot for family to spend a fun week together

                                                    Noni G.

                                                    This was our 5th year at 5 oaks. Always super clean and well equipped. Love the new bathroom and the added central air this year. Plan to return next year.

                                                    awesome vacation

                                                    Laurie S.st paul

                                                    This was our third year there and it was awesome. The cabin has all of the comforts of home and the lake was crystal clear. Fishing off the dock was great and sunsets from the cabin where beautiful.

                                                    Quaint clean cabin with all the amenities


                                                    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.


                                                    Maple Lake, MN, USA

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