Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything we wanted in a vacation home
The property netball if our requirement and more. We had an exceptional time and truly enjoyed the tranquility of the location. .
This was our third time staying at the lake home and we continue to have a great family time every time. We spent many hours at the dock and in the water. Did more fishing this year and caught some keeper size pike and sunnies. Also caught and released bass. Campfires almost every night at the stone fire place.
Wonderful - better than expected!
Everything was perfect for our family reunion. Owners were there upon arrival and walked me through the property. We had 12 people ages 1 to 78, and the place suited our family well. The bedroom set up upstairs was ideal for our multi-generational family. The beach/swimming area was perfect, and we appreciated having use of the canoe and paddle boat. It was quiet and secluded, yet close to the conveniences of town. Note that it is a pretty steep hill from the lake to the house, but was doable for all. We will definitely be back!
Very well represented, great amenities for family fun.
Very well represented, great amenities for family fun. Owners are fantastic with regard to maintenance, communication, and overall experience and helped us have a great family getaway vacation. The home and property are in great condition, and we took care of it as if it were our own. Calm bay, nice sandy beach for kids, and screened porch where the places that we spent most of our time :-)
Nice cabin and fishing
This is a nice cabin with great fishing right off the dock. There is no real swim beach, just a small section of sandy shore. We enjoyed the screened porch room, outside fireplace and patio, and back deck overlooking the beautiful lawn and trees. The cabin sits on a clear, small lake with loons and gorgeous sunsets! This rental is not equipped at all for small children under age 4 but it is perfect for adults and older children. There are not enough life preservers provided for the canoe and paddle boat available. The cabin was short on silverware for our group of 10. When we notified Joan, she did bring some additional silverware for us. We were traveling from out of state and communication with the owners was difficult and frustrating as to arrival directions, furnishings available in the cabin, and eventual return of our damage deposit, which took three weeks longer than the contract stated.
We appreciated the nice things this renter and our others have said about our cabin and their stays with us. Other than one renter, our sandy beach and nice swimming area has been enjoyed by parents and young children alike an many come back because of the well kept area we have.
Unfortunately, at times we do have bedding, utensils, glassware and cooking items that disappear. We appreciate when our guests let us know if there is anything missing or out of order as we want their stay to be the best possible. Upon check in, we usually meet our guests at the time they arrive to be sure they check over the property and make sure it meets their expectations.
This also assists us after guests check out so we can easily determine which renter created the issue.
If we find damage, it usually will take longer than expected to return the deposit as we expect to repair what is done and get an accounting on what needs to be collected from the deposit to put things back to normal for our next visitors.
While we have games and activities, canoes and paddle boats for our guests to use, we do make it clear that fishing tackle and life vests are the responsibility of our guests. We provide our guests upon request numbers of outside companies that will rent boats, life vests and fishing gear should our guests need them. These are unfortunately the items that seem to disappear the most so we ask that guests be responsible for their own.
We have 4 kids ourselves and have family with multiple kids stay every year and we are commented continuously as to how nice the property is for kids, Grand-kids and families. It is an older cabin/house so there are steps when you enter the house, two up and several to the basement. If there are kids that crawl or need a crib, or need a gate to keep them from stairs, we do not provide those so we suggest to our guests that they bring their own.
We live close by the cabin so we tell our guests that if they need anything, that they please call the numbers we provide for assistance. If there is difficulty finding Ken, then Joan can usually be found. Both cell and home phone numbers are provided and guests are encouraged to not hesitate to call if they need something or something is missing.
We have enjoyed sharing our little piece of paradise with our guests. We appreciate those that treat it well and take care of it as if it was their own. It is a cabin and a great get-a-way. We have been lucky to have the good guests we've had.
Great place and nice people to rent from.
Very comfortable and well kept home. We used the patio with outdoor fireplace and grill often. The owners were very attentive to any needs we had. The lake is a little small but the water is very clean, great for kayaking. We would definitely return.
The Brainerd Lakes areas is the leisure and vacation capital of Minnesota. With hundreds of lakes, fishing and all types of water sports. Fabulous golf courses, large and small resort areas. Bike and running trails, arboretum and all types of shopping and antiquing opportunities.