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The Cottage On Sauk Lake - as peaceful as it gets *Book Summer 2018 Now!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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

Brian Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

About Brian Johnson

My name is Brian Johnson, I grew up in Grand Forks, ND and currently reside in Sauk Centre, MN & Eden Prairie, 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 Centre 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 quiet 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.


Sauk Centre Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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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The Cottage On Sauk Lake - as peaceful as it gets *Book Summer 2018 Now!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful cottage and the view of the lake is great!

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage and comfortably fit 6 women. Very close to town and lake view was gorgeous. Brian was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean quiet cabin on a fantastic lake.

  • 5 of 5

Clean quiet little cottage. Very family friendly. Lake was fantastic. Nice and close to town. Golf course across the street was great too. Will definitely be returning. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, great weather, successful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a bachelorette party weekend here at Brian's cottage. It was a perfect distance away from the cities and very close to the main downtown of Sauk Centre. So close to the lake and the backyard faces the sunset! The house itself was beautifully decorated and everything was updated very well. The kitchen had almost all of the utensils and amenities we needed. We loved the tasteful paint colors and the fact that it wasn't TOO cabin-y. We spent most of the weekend outside in 80* and sunny weather; we used the gas grill the first night and the firepit both nights. Our group fit perfectly - we had 5 overnight guests the first night and 6 the following night, and had a total group of about 11 during the day celebrating our guest of honor. Brian stopped by a couple of times from next door to make sure we had everything we needed, and was very responsive when our entry code wouldn't work at check-in (we got in just a couple of minutes later due to his quick response)! Not related to the house, but we loved our experience at the Palmer House Hotel (the ghost tour) and Restaurant (dinner) - it was a highlight of our weekend. Overall, our weekend was just perfect and feel as though Brian's cottage was the ideal location for our group! Thanks again Brian!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the quiet and we're able to relax.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our time at this cottage! Our only wish is that we had booked it for longer. There was great fishing off the dock; however, we brought our kayaks along and enjoyed going a little further out. We caught perch, crappie, walleye, pike, and bass. Pictures don't do this cottage justice on how beautiful it really is! We cannot wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
4-6 Local Watering Holes only 3 minutes away
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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