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Brian Johnson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

The Cottage On Sauk Lake - as peaceful as it gets

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minnesota Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible KING Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6) Very relaxing!

The Cottage on Sauk Lake is a brand new property! We rebuilt our cottage from the ground up in 2012. See nice reviews below.

Book Winter Weekends Now! Ice Fishing on Sauk Lake is very good!

The Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one with a comfortable queen bed with a view of the lake, the other with a bunk bed set up that includes a desk and dresser. Each room includes a closet for your travel bags and hanging space. There is also an incredible Tempurpedic foldout full sized KING (76 x 80) bed in the great room made by American Leather. This is a brand new couch/comfort sleeper! In fact all the beds and couches are new. The setting in the great room is beautiful with a stone gas fireplace, 40" flat screen, blu-ray player, seating for 6-8, vaulted ceiling with fan and hickory hardwood flooring throughout! The bathroom is a stunning throwback style with black and white tiles, Martha Stewart Designed vanity & large bathtub with cool subway tiling. The kitchen and eating area faces the rear and some of the best views on the lake, including your dock if you brought water toys! All new stainless steal appliances, granite counter tops, cool farm sink, custom cabinets, dishwasher, convection oven, microwave and side by side fridge. Forced air heat in winter, and whole house A/C in summer.

Walking out the back onto the relaxing deck space and 12' wide staircase brings you down to the yard and fire pit and easy access to the dock for fishing or jumping in your boat! Sauk Lake is a very nice lake for all recreational activities such as jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, along with fishing for multiple varieties of fish including crappies, sunnies, perch, walleye, northern & bass. Winter fishing is also very popular on the lake, bring your fish house!

High Speed Internet is available with your rental. A user name and password is provided in the manual. There is HD Cable TV on the flat screen - along with a blue-ray player for your DVD or blu-ray movies.

The front of the Cottage has a small porch with bench to relax in the shade during those hot days!

The Cottage is equipped with a touch pad security lock system. We will provide you with a code to access for your rental period.

The Cottage is perfect for a family of 4-5, or weekends with the girls, snowmobiling/ice fishing weekends, etc.

The Cottage has a driveway with space for parking for 2-3 cars.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Brian Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Brian Johnson

My name is Brian Johnson, I grew up in Grand Forks, ND and currently reside in Sauk Centre, MN I am an entrepreneur/business owner that enjoys the water, playing golf, traveling to various VRBO properties & best of all enjoying family time with my 3 children. i like the finer things in life, and want to treat others that way while renting our beautiful cottage. We picked out finishes and furnishings for this property with this in mind, not just thinking of it as a rental and buying cheap stuff - but adding quality products so it can be a place friends, family and vacationers can appreciate and enjoy calling home for their week or so off of real world hustle.

Brian Johnson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Brian Johnson chose Minnesota

I have family that own property on Sauk Lake and have been vacationing here with them since 2003. So when I decided to take the plunge and purchase a lake home - Sauk Lake and Sauk Center was first on the mind. The property is truly incredible. A terrific golf course on one side, beautiful lake & views in the back with 3 buildings on an acre was a dream to find. The property includes a main home, a bunk house and the cottage. I'll be your neighbor during your stay - so I can assist with anything you may need.

Within the first year it was realized that the former cottage had to either be remodeled or taken down to rebuild. With the help of a wonderful local builder we designed and built a stunning little cottage with all the character and more than the original built in 1927. I spent the first 1/2 of 2012 building out the interior myself. I loved every minute of it, and hope you love what you see as well and make return trips!

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is very close to the water in a quiet peaceful location. It was built with an old time cottage feel in mind - and we think we did a pretty good job hitting that goal. Sitting in the dinette or out on the deck in the morning with your favorite cup of coffee looking out over the peaceful calm morning lake is incredible! The home was built with sound deadening in the walls between the bedrooms and bathroom so it is very quite for those mornings you want to sleep in! It is not a huge cottage, but it is very functional and has everything you need to create wonderful family memories.


based on 22 traveler reviews

The Cottage On Sauk Lake - as peaceful as it gets
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

The Perfect Little Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

In need of a girls weekend and this was just the ticket!! Pet friendly so that was a great plus. Everything was neat and clean and just how Brian said it would be. Just wish I could stay there all week and not have to go back to work. The cottage is all updated so you feel like your in a 5 star hotel. Brian was great at getting back to me when I had questions prior to the weekend. I would recommend to anyone and plan to go back. It has 2 bedrooms but with the king size pull out there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out. No matter the weather its perfect. Sunsets, campfire, fireplace, BluRay. Top Notch!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, Minnesota

Exceeded expectations...

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a short weekend with my 2 basset hounds, and this is really a very nice, modern cabin. Everything was exactly as described, and there was a helpful little "welcome book" that described everything you need to know. The living room had a vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace and HD TV with Blue-Ray - very cozy. Kitchen had all new modern appliances. Great light and big windows overlooking the lake. Everything was clean and new. That fact I could stay in such a nice place with my dogs (who are part of the family) was perfect. I will definitely go back if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great modern cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. Everything you need is here. The other reviews and all the pictures are accurate. Brian was helpful and responded to our emails quickly. We are already planning to return. Perfect little cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The perfect little cottage on a perfect lake. We can't say enough great things about our time here! Brian (the owner) was fantastic, attentive and kind but never intrusive. I had to have unexpected surgery the day before our arrival- so decided to still take advantage of our week and rest was just what the Dr ordered. Totally stress free, beautiful and relaxing. We enjoyed fishing, watching the sunsets, grilling and left after 8 days totally rejuvenated. The cottage is adorable, well stocked and very comfortable for a family. We loved our time there and just hope to get back there sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Medina, MN

Outstanding cottage, PERFECT getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Brand new cottage, completely updated... beautiful amenities, beautiful lakeshore property, and very welcoming host. Sleeps 5-6 comfortably. I HIGHLY recommend, as this proved to be the perfect 3-day getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage for a little Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cottage and it was perfect for my husband, myself and out little 6 month old baby. We were looking to get away from the cities and have our first little family trip with the new addition. This cottage is very comfortable, had everything we needed to prepare meals and simply relax next to the fireplace. Right on the lake so sunrises in the morning are beautiful and it was very peaceful and quiet.

I would recommend it to anyone and would go back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
4-6 Local Watering Holes
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Palmer House Hotel & Cafe
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Backyard! Also Fairy Lake Public Beach is nice
Car: not necessary

Downtown Sauk Center is a couple minutes away - even by bike! Great shopping, Museum Home of writer Sinclair Lewis close by. Historic & said to be haunted Palmer House Hotel with it's lounge and restaurant is downtown, as are 5 to 6 other fun watering holes. St. Michael's Hospital is down the street and has an ER.


Rates & Availability

Long Prairie Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Dogs are subject to owner approval. Not all dogs are welcome. thank you for understanding and please clear with owner prior to booking.

Also, pontoon rental is subject to that weeks approval - it may be used by owner the week you would like - so please discuss with owner prior to booking.

Pay by check. Damage deposit due upon reservation, stay due when owner varies depends on type of stay. Thanks! Brian

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:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top comfortable mattress in main bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfort Sleeper King sized bed (6'4' W x 6'8'L) from American Leather with Tempurpedic mattress inside the large couch in the Great Room. Super easy to set up and very comfy! This is NOT your usual hide-a-bed!, Bunk Beds (1) 2 Twins on Bunk beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is not just a cabin...this is a very well designed, custom built, themed for relaxation cottage on the water. It will not disappoint!

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