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Beautiful Secluded Home On Lake Washington. Family & Pet Friendly with hottub

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Cabin With Spectacular Views And Amenities

For a relaxing getaway this Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, come enjoy our beautiful, spacious lake home. Located 1 mile south of “The Big Ball of Twine” in Darwin, Minnesota and just 14 miles north of Hutchinson. The home is nestled in 6 acres of woodland set back from Lake Washington on the original Stoney Brook Resort property my father bought in 1956. Situated on a chain of 4 lakes in central Minnesota. This 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom home with it's luxurious queen size beds offers some of the finest accommodations for the entire family. There are Spectacular views either from the loft through the Great Room floor to ceiling windows or looking over the private pond and woodland from the wraparound deck. Truly a hidden gem. Whether you enjoy outdoor recreation in the summer or you just want to relax and enjoy the fall colors or a winter wonderland in a peaceful, secluded environment, this fully equipped, lovely home is waiting for you. The design of the house offers plenty of space to gather together or nooks and crannies to spend time reading, relaxing or just plain day dreaming!

On the property…..........

• Explore the 2700-acre lake Washington in our available pontoon for rent or take your canoe or kayak through the channel and explore Lake Stella.

• Fish the waters of Lake Washington from the shore, off the dock, by boat or in the winter you can spend the day ice fishing. Lake Washington is known for Walleye, northern, pan fish, bass, crappies and even a nice catfish if you're lucky.

• Enjoy an evening around the fire pit on the lower level patio or a secluded soak in the private hot tub.

.• Take a Hike! Hiking and walking trails are located thorough out the local areas or you could snow-shoe and cross country ski on the lake.

• Go birding! The woods, wetlands, and water here are home to many species.

• Lake Washington has many public accesses for visitors who want to bring or rent their own watercraft.

• If you love snowmobiling, there are many trails around the area to explore.

• The area offers restaurants, coffee shops, antiquing, shopping, golfing, cross-country ski trails, snowmobiling, etc...Entertainment opportunities abound and all are minutes away.


Stoney Brook Resort

22780 CSAH 14

Darwin, Mn 55324

More Details

Property Manager
Eric Omberg
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Eric Omberg

Our family has owned the property here on Lake Washington since 1956. Originally purchased by my father as a working resort. My parents ran it as a resort in the summers for two years until they decided to just keep it as a family vacation home.

My family and I moved here in 1997 to help our parents in their retirement.

In 2005 after my first Iraq tour we decided to build on the 6 acres willed to us from my father. The house was finished in 2007 as a private home. In 2014 after my retirement from the Military we decided to rent our home as a vacation rental.

This has been one of the best decisions we have ever made.

Meeting so many wonderful people has been one of the great unexpected benefits of Vacation Rental ownership.

Eric Omberg purchased this house in 2007

Why Eric Omberg chose Dassel

The property and area are some of the best this state has to offer.

It has just about everything a vacationer could ever want in a Vacation home.

What makes this house unique

We designed and built this beautiful home to take advantage of the views and unique features of the property. We nestled it in the woods facing Lake Washington so we could see the lake from our 30 feet high Cathedral ceiling with the whole front of the house all windows. You can enjoy the outdoors on the wrap around deck or a relaxing sunset under the covered patio. Listen to the frogs and wildlife from the local pond right in our backyard. Enjoy the whirlpool tub in the master bath or sit in the outdoor hot tub under the stars on a beautiful calm night.

Have a drink at the downstairs bar and watch the game on the big screen or just find a nice spot to read a book picked from our available library. Let the kids play the Wii or play games from the game shelf.

You can just relax and enjoy our beautiful home any way you choose. It's your vacation. enjoy it.


Dassel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please have all dishes in dishwasher and start dishwasher. Any dishes that do not fit in dishwasher, please wash Please clean grill after use
  • Wipe microwave out and wipe down stove and counters Sweep floors. All linens and towels put in laundry room Trash taken out Put out all fires
  • Pick up after pets and no pets left alone inside, unless in appropriate pet cage or tied up outside while gone.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom with attached 1/2 powder room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level full bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Upper loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Lower level - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa located in lower level entertainment room
  • Each bedroom has 1 Queen bed. Upper loft has a Full size futon with oversize mattress. Lower level has a full size sleeper sofa along with a full size couch. There is a Pack-N-Play and High Chair also Additional bedding available if requested (cots and air mattresses)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Visit The World Famous Ball of Twine made by One Man. Located 1 mile away in Darwin Mn. Use the available pontoon for rent and explore the lake, fish or just relax. Use the provided kayaks for a leisurely paddle around the lake. For weddings, parties or larger families we have other properties available adjacent to ours. Please call or email for details


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Beautiful Secluded Home On Lake Washington. Family & Pet Friendly with hottub
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Denver, CO

2nd time better than the first

  • 5 of 5

Our second women’s weekend at Stony brook was even better than last year. The is always clean and beautifully maintained. The hot tub and view of the marsh was wonderful. Eric was helpful and welcoming. I highly recommend it for an adults get away or family event

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice, relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT Getaway property!!!

  • 5 of 5

House was amazing!! Loved that it's a fully functioning house....DirectTV, wi-fi, etc. Eric was fantastic! Will definitely be coming back (and recommending to others)!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Late August 2017

  • 3 of 5

Very nice house and lots to do - beautiful deck - perfectly located in the sun during afternoons - nice fire pit, etc. The ad seems misleading as I thought we were lakeside, but we were not. Had to walk about 100 yards to the lake. That was a down side. Great dock and fishing, though. Bummer that the pontoon didn't work. Was a great stay, overall, although bugs were horrible. Nice people who oversee it.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doesn't get better.

  • 5 of 5

Eric has dotted all the "i's" and crossed all the "t's". You will want for nothing in this beautiful home. It's such a gorgeous place and the wrap around deck is incredible. There are ten of us. Six adults and four small children. We all have our own spaces with room to spare. Kids have great lawn space, woods to explore and a great TV room when they are tired out from swimming all day. The lake is perfect because it's shallow. Our little gang can all stand in the water. Use of the pontoon makes the week extra fun. We were out all day most days. Every night included a sunset cruise, a fire and a soak in the hot tub. What a life. Everything is immaculate and no amenity if overlooked. We're going back for our 4th year next summer!!

Thanks for everything Eric and Pauline!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great vacation !

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were amazing! Clean and just as advertised. Eric and Pauline were wonderful and extremely helpful and accommodating. Above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Darwin Tavern Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Litchfield CC
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak, Saint Cloud
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Darwin Tavern Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Powder Ridge
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Manuela
Car: necessary

Located just steps away from one of the best Recreational lakes in Central Mn.

Swim or fish right off the dock or just soak up the sun sitting on the lake shore with a good book.

Have a bonfire and enjoy a SMORE or two with the kids.

Get a selfie with the "Largest Ball of Twine Made by One Man" located just 1 mile from this spectacular property.

Take a hike or bike around the lake. Go golfing at one of the many courses around the area. Visit some of the quaint antique and resale shops located all over the area.

Or just sit on the covered deck and relax.

It's your vacation. Have fun and enjoy.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Must be 21 to reserve.
Must have Valid Credit/Debit card at check in.
Extra guest fee: $25 per person per night over 6 low season Sept-May and select events and holidays. Over 8 high season Memorial Day-Labor Day and select holidays and events.
Pet Fee: $50 per pet per stay

Pontoon Rental : $200 per day + tax (8 AM - 8 PM )
Fuel provided
Valid Credit Card security deposit at time of rental
$500 security deposit (credit card hold)
Must be 21 and have valid drivers license for pontoon rental
Pontoon is only rented by the day

$25 night for RV space includes electric/water and WiFi
Dump station available

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Please review all documentation and rental contracts.
Contact owner for any questions and concerns or for any special requests.


Please have all dishes in dishwasher and start dishwasher at end of stay. Any dishes that do not fit in dishwasher, please wash and put away.
Please sweep floors.
All linens and towels put in laundry room for washing. Making the beds are not necessary.
Trash taken out and placed in appropriate trash area. Replace bags in trash receptacle.
Smoking allowed only down stairs or preferably outside. Please be courteous to future guests. Please use ashtrays provided and No cigarette butts in yard or deck.
Please pick up after pets and no pets left alone inside home or tied up outside.
Put out all fires in fire pit when done.
Please clean grill after use. Propane is provided.
If renting pontoon, please remove trash and clean after use.
Make sure pontoon is secure after use and keys are returned to owner.
Make sure hot tub is filled and covered after every use. Please follow use and safety features provided in Cabin Rules book.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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