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Craig Sandok

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Lake House Is Close To Minneapolis, But Far From Your Normal Routine.

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms, Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy this lake home on beautiful Lake Fremont, which is ONLY 45 MINUTES AWAY FROM MINNEAPOLIS.

2 BR/ 1 BA Lake Home

Lake Fremont

Zimmerman, MN

Welcome to your next vacation get-away! Nestled on Lake Fremont with a beautiful view of a peaceful natural setting, this house has a huge deck, sandy beach and lakeside fire pit. Relax in the warmth and openness of the main living room with its vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace; surrounded by two bedrooms, open kitchen, wood floors, huge windows, skylights and gas fireplace. This is your home away from home as you give your body a rest, go fishing, have a picnic, relax on the sandy beach or make s’mores on the fire pit. Bring your boat and cruise the lake and explore the island in the center of the lake. In the winter, bring your snowmobile and explore the miles of nearby trails. The bonfire pit is just steps from the water.

The master suite is lofted and has skylights. The second bedroom has a lake/beach view. There is also a large L-shaped couch perfect for afternoon naps.

The living room has skylights, large LED TV with cable (included), DVD, and built-in surround sound speakers. The large windows and doors offer a great view of the lake.

Amenities: Fireplace, Central Air/Heat, TV, DVD, Updated Kitchen w/ breakfast bar, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Wine Fridge, Washer, Dryer, extra vehicle parking and BBQ grill. Cable and High-speed WiFi available. Large dock. Patio Furniture.

Like to fish? Throw in a line and catch sunnies right off the dock! Or cast for something more challenging - the lake was recently restocked with game fish by the DNR.

Winter sports - great area for cross country skiing, snowmobiling or ice fishing.

If you are bringing the family, we have a wide variety of family games, cable TV, wireless internet and a DVD player.

Like to eat out or go bowling? Within one mile there is an excellent, affordable family restaurant and bowling alley, Zimmerman Bowl, as well as a gas station, grocery store, liquor store and a Dunn Brothers coffee. If you enjoy shopping, there are a handful of wonderful antique and vintage shops in Zimmerman.

All furnishings, linens, cooking utensils, and kitchenware are included.

Want to bring your dog? We welcome dogs for a non-refundable $100 pet deposit. No cats allowed as the owner has a severe cat allergy. Please note that smoking is not allowed inside the cabin.

Only 20 minutes to Albertville Outlet Shopping Center and the Shops at Arbor Lakes. Only 45 minutes to Minneapolis.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Craig Sandok (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Craig Sandok

Christina and I bought this house and used it as our lake cabin for several years. We have since both started businesses and are starting a family which leaves us little time to get to the lake. Since we can't use it, we hope you can. We also hope you enjoy relaxing in it as much as we do!

Craig Sandok purchased this house in 2006

Why Craig Sandok chose Minnesota

This is a great lake house with beautiful views and it's the perfect place to relax.

What makes this house unique

This house is very close to the Twin Cities. There are great restaurants and bars in Zimmerman and nearby Elk River and Otsego.


based on 47 traveler reviews

Lake House Is Close To Minneapolis, But Far From Your Normal Routine.
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
Excelsior, MN

Family visit with littles

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay here, but my first with little ones. We had a great time ! The beach was perfect for swimming and sandcastles. The house was already stocked with great beach toys. We ended up having terrible weather, but made use of a park (within walking distance) and the variety of toys and games already supplied in the house. The house is such a quick drive from the cities and very well appointed. I'm sure we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just like last year, the cottage was spotless and very well stocked with the basics. Craig's communication before and after is top notch. This is the most beautiful place and location! The only very minor bummer was a lack of firewood. The only reason I expected it to be there this year is because it was last year, but no big deal! A quick trip in to the gas station and problem was solved. Thank you for another great stay and we look forward to next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A little gem close to the city!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at Freemont Cottage, and, as in years past, the entire property is impeccable. From the functionality of the layout, to the lakeside vibe interior, to the back deck and sandy beach...this place has it all! And you could not get a better person to work with than Craig. He answered any and all questions within minutes, and had the cottage ready to go when we got there.

This is the perfect cottage for a family gathering, girl's weekend, or couples get away. You could read my past reviews for more detail, but I highly recommend Freemont Cottage for your get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Cozy Cabin getaway with great waterfront

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Fremont cottage. The cabin itself is cozy with all the little details of home comfort. My toddler loved the provided toys which were nice surprise. Everything was very clean and modern but still had that cabin on the lake feel. The waterfront and dock were great. My toddler loved building sand castles on the beach. I was also pleasantly surprised to find all the beach and water toys. That was a nice touch.

We were a little disappointed that the peddle boat was no longer there. It would have been nice to go out on the water. But, our stay was so short it didn't really matter.

All in all an excellent property and well worth it!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage and Great Beach

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a family vacation - 2 adults, 2 small children and our dog. The cottage was just as pictured online - very modern, clean, and great decor. It is so tastefully decorated and makes you really feel like you're on a getaway - no clutter to worry about at all! The beach was great - sandy, no weeds in the lake, shallow enough for little ones to splash around in. We had 2 kayaks and there was ample space to park the trailer by the garage and easily store them alongside the cabin. The kitchen was well stocked (wine fridge is awesome!), the TV/cable was a nice touch for days that it rained, and there was plenty of space for us. I would caution families with young children - know that the kitchen/living/dining area is an open concept with steps in 2 different locations (we couldn't see those steps from the photos online). Our youngest child is not adept at stairs yet, and so we spent a fair amount of time trying to block off those two areas with stairs so he could happily and safely roam the living room without an adult being right by him every second! We made it work of course, but I would have packed some baby gates had I known the layout from the photos.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Fremont Cottage. I think we may make it an annual visit! Great, clean, well-appointed lake home with a perfect sandy beach. The owners are super responsive and accommodating. The beds are comfy, the bathroom is gorgeous, the kitchen has Everything and the washer & dryer are handy for daily use. The paddle boat was out for repair, but we made do just fine by rowing around in our blow-up rafts. Caught (small) fish off the dock, built sand castles, used the fire pit, swam, grilled food, enjoyed sunning on the deck...all the things that make a great vacation. The cottage is only minutes from gas station, grocery store, cute shops and a major highway which makes it so convenient. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Zimmerman Bowl & The Whistling Pickle
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Northstar Commuter Rail to Minneapolis
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 169
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Personal, clean, sandy beachfront - ONSITE!


Rates & Availability

Zimmerman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
NYE 2016
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

For stays under one week, we charge a $75 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Minnesota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly-remodeled with heated floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom is lofted with window and 2 skylights.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Lake view!
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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