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Jasen Barrett

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Large Lakefront Home near Twin Cities

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, Baths (Sleeps 6)

This is a perfect location for a kid-friendly winter vacation. Spend the day at Buck Hill (3 miles from house) downhill skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing then warm up by the fireplace. Spend a day shopping at Mall of America while the kids enjoy the rides and arcades of Nickelodeon Universe. Perhaps dine at the Rainforest Café. The Mall of America and all its attractions are only 13 miles away. Visit the Minnesota Zoo (6 miles from house) or cross-country ski the wooded trails of Alimagnet Park (2 miles from house). If the kids would like to sled for a couple hours, the backyard has a sloped hill down to lake great for sledding in winter. Enjoy the backyard lake access by trying your hand at ice fishing or perhaps snowshoe across the frozen lake to the walking trails of Lac Lavon Park.

The house is located on Lac Lavon in Apple Valley. The backyard has a sloped hill down to lake (great for sledding in Winter), lake access, a small dock with aluminum fishing boat and paddle boat, and a private sandy beach with portable fire pit.

This property has a large modern kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, gas-burning stove, dishwasher), teak wood cabinets, and bamboo hardwood flooring. Additional minor appliances include: above stove microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and blender.

The three-season porch attached to the kitchen has panoramic lake views and an adjoining deck with a propane burning, stainless steel barbeque grill.

This property features a first floor formal living room and attached formal dining room with vaulted ceilings.

The family room has a wood-burning fireplace; flat screen LCD TV; bamboo hardwood flooring; leather sofa, chair, and ottoman; glass-top coffee table; art; and lake views.

The upstairs master bedroom has a queen size bed, adjoining master bathroom with walk-in closet, and a small 3rd floor balcony with lake views.

The master bathroom has heated hardwood floors, walk-in closet, whirlpool bath, separate shower, and lake views.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jasen Barrett (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 32 traveler reviews

Large Lakefront Home near Twin Cities
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Tons of room!

  • 5 of 5

This house was EXACTLY what we were looking for! Our son was getting married in Lakeville and we were all from out of state. We wanted a house large enough for our daughter, son-in-law, grandson and son to stay in together......and this was THE house! We were able to all be together under one roof, have family dinners together but yet have space for ourselves.

My daughter and her family occupied the spacious basement bedroom area and my almost 5 year old grandson loved all the toys available to play with. Our son occupied one of the bedrooms upstairs and we took the master suite......which by the way the view from our bedroom was amazing!

Only bad thing was the weather really didn't cooperate with snowed �� so we really couldn't enjoy the huge yard, lake or even the deck.

I would recommend this house in a heartbeat. And I would also love to return in warmer weather so we could enjoy the yard and the lake!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My mom and sisters and I went for the weekend. Loved the place. It was great location for what we were doing. We hope to go back again some time.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We traveled with my young adult children and their friends to Minnesota for a long weekend. The location of the home was perfect - 15 minutes from the Mall of America and about a half an hour from the Target Center where we attended a concert.

The home itself was clean, spacious, and well-appointed. With three bedrooms, four baths, and a roomy finished lower level, there was plenty of room for the six of us to spread out comfortably. The kitchen provided the essentials for us to prepare meals and the deck and grill allowed us to take advantage of the beautiful weather.

The property manager was incredibly helpful and accommodating, prompting answering requests for information.

Our only regret was that we didn't stay long enough to enjoy more of the amenities this lakeside home offered. We would DEFINITELY stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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large, clean and awesome Ikea kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded expectations. Huge rooms, Ikea kitchen, even a high chair for my little one and plenty of toys downstairs for my older child. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend if needing a family get a way or meeting other family members. Even a grill is available. Will stay again if the chance arises.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property! The house had everything you could need or want. Being able to use the garage was an added bonus. The toys and sledding hill kept my kids entertained the entire week. The location was great! Close to everything, but still quiet and peaceful. We will definitely stay again, if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is stunning and kept immaculately clean!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to this Apple Valley home and we were happy customers once again. We love this house so much for its gorgeous layout, roominess, and set up with the kids toys downstairs. When traveling with a toddler it is always a question of entertainment - what am I going to do with this kid to keep her busy? Thankfully the basement has an abundant supply of children's toys - my daughter played puzzle after puzzle and even whipped up some treats in the play kitchen. Thanks for another great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Minneapolis- St Paul
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Crystal Lakes Golf Club
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Buck Hill
Car: recommended

Year-round activities within 15 miles:

Mall of America (13 miles) Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, Rainforest Café, and more

Waterpark of America (13 miles)

Minnesota Zoo (6 miles)

Brunswick Zone XL (3 miles)

Grand Slam (7 miles)

Burnsville Center (4 miles)

Burnsville Performing Arts Center (7 miles)

Mystic Lake Casino (15 miles)

Summer activities within 15 miles:

Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center (8 miles) waterslides, lazy river, and more

Disc Golf at Alimagnet Park (2 miles)

Fishing, canoeing, scuba diving, swimming, in Lac Lavon (access from backyard)

25 miles from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Minnesota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The first level has a half bath located next to laundry room and entryway. The master bedroom has a full bath with jetted tub. There is also an upstairs, full bath off the hallway and another full bath located in the finished basement (lower level).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Finished walkout basement also has a queen size futon bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , The toddler's bed (pictured) can be switched for a twin
  • In addition to the upstairs bedrooms, the finished basement (not pictured) is furnished with a queen size futon bed. It also has a private full bath and gas burning fireplace with remote start. Bedroom 3, pictured with toddler's firetruck bed, can be rearranged to include a twin/ single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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