About the property
- Cabin3100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedroom Plus Sunroom And 3 Bathrooms W/ Fireplace And Private Dock
Master Bedroom: King
Bedroom 2: Queen Tempur-Pedic (Adjustable and Massage)
Bedroom 3: 2 Double bunks (each sleep up to 3)
Sun room / Bedroom 4: Queen bed
Pull out high end futon in semi-private quarters downstairs.
Sleeps 8-16 people or up to 37 if you rent all 3 cabins plus the house.
3 Bathrooms: Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom, shower in both main floor and downstairs bathroom.
Fully remodeled living room with beautiful new wood floors.
Full kitchen that has been cabinets with all-new cabinets and floors.
We have both a regular and Keurig coffee machine for your use.
There are 2 fridge/freezers for your use.
Deck off of the Master Bedroom.
Laundry on site for your use.
Big screen TV and DVD player.
Private docks and boat lift.
Your own private fire-pit with wood provided.
Private beach (40 by 10 sandbox on the lake).
Lake is stocked with walleye.
We rent from Sunday 5pm check-in until Sunday 11:30 am check-out.
Please call or e-mail with any questions,
*** We have a house and 3 other cabins available for rent on this property. If interested you have the ability to sleep up to 22 very comfortable and up to 37 with tighter quarters.
Please search for the other cabins.
House vrbo # 514342
Cabin 2 Homeaway #4086207
Cabin 3 Homeaway #4086213
Cabin 4 Homeaway #4086214
Contact me to discuss renting all 4 Cabins though vrbo. ***
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Matthew Winter
We are a married couple of 42 years with a family of 6 kids, all married, and 14 grandkids. Our kids grew up loving our small lake lot in southern Minnesota and as we near retirement we wanted a place that they could bring their families to create some of the same memories. We hope to be able to create some lasting memories for years to come and we hope you join us. Reservations are booked through our son Matthew.
Matthew Winter purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Matthew Winter chose Effington
We chose this property for its serene setting. It just seems to be an escape from the real world. With a large hill on one side of the lake it seems that you are in your own little world. The lake is sparsely populated with few boats on the lake at one time. (The most we have every seen at one time is 3!)
What makes this Cabin unique
-Quiet -Wonderful Shade -Stocked Lake w/ onsite cleaning house -Beautiful Sunsets -Private Swimming Beach -Private Dock and Boat lift
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect for our family. We rented small cabins and house. Everything we could need is provided so we feel right at home. Peggy and Dave are wonderful.
Nice spacious home!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here! Peggy was very welcoming and provided guidance on everything we needed. There was enough room for all 15 of us! We enjoyed access to the canoe, kayaks, paddle boat and floating dock. Having our own private dock was great for us to tie up our fishing boat and ski boat. We spent a lot of time outside playing games in the yard. There was never a dull moment for any of us. We ranged from ages 7 to 73. The only reason why I am giving it a four star rating is because of the sunroom being a bit uncomfortable for my brother and his wife to sleep in. The owners provided fans which was nice but still a bit warm. The only reason why I am giving it a four star rating is because of the sunroom being a bit uncomfortable for my brother and his wife to sleep in. The owners provided fans which was nice but still a bit warm. Over all we were very satisfied and would love to return in two summers.
peaceful place to be
A little piece of heaven on earth!! Everything was wonderful except the mosquitos at night but then we just moved indoors. So quite (except us), wonderful lake for fishing and swimming, plenty of space for everyone to be together or alone. Dave and Peggy are wonderful they were their to answer questions but NEVER coming over to check on us.
Only problem is we have to wait A WHOLE YEAR for our next time at Winterhaven Resort!!!
Great Family Reunion Week
Our family gathered at this location from 10 different states and 1 foreign country to celebrate our MN roots. We not only rented this lovely home but also 2 cabins that are also located on the property. It was perfect for the total of 18 adults and 6 children that came!! The privacy and quietness of this rental was just what we were looking for. The house is lovely and the grounds and lake offered a variety of activities for all ages, i.e. kayaks, paddleboat, canoe, lawn and indoor games, and camp fires. The lower level of the house provided a great family gathering place each evening. The owner is a lovely hostess and wonderful to work with. The birdwatching professional in our group saw over 60 species.
It is a typical MN lake with rocks and days with more green in the lake than others but a movable swimming dock gave better options for swimming and lake activities. Everyone said they would definitely return!!
Comfortable and accommodating
We hauled up 13 people ranging in age from 5 months to 65 years and there was plenty of sleeping space, dining room and shower/bathrooms for everybody. You can't find nicer hosts (even a pontoon boat ride) and the dock fishing was suburb. It kept 8 kids and a few adults not only occupied, but enthused, the whole week we were there. Crappies, small mouth bass, large mouth bass, and sunfish all right from the dock. The house seemed much more like a home than a cabin..but a home that features loons calling at night, pelicans sailing overhead and eagles gliding over the lake. Everybody was impressed on well the place was kept up. The only sad part was we had to leave to come home. The kids would have stayed forever. We were 10 minutes from town for supplies and and a half hour to Alexandria if you ever needed to have a wider variety of eating spots. We went out only twice in a week because it was just easier to cook at the house. We'd like to restate how friendly the hosts are. They live right across the yard and you won't find friendlier people. As the owner stated, if you want wi-fi and hayrides, this isn't the place. If you want a fun family place with kids fishing, a small playground, lots of wildlife, two TVs with DVD players and a chance to really unplug, this is the spot for you.
This was a PERFECT place for our family vacation. Something for everyone.
We are planning to repeat. Everyone in our group enjoyed the yard space, the lake, the sandbox. There was something for everyone in our group--toddlers, teenagers and adults. We liked that the lake was almost private--young ones got to try their hand at skiing without fear of other boats coming around the corner and creating extra wakes. Fun, fun, fun. Looking forward to next year.
Located on a small lake that is stocked with walleye. It is 10 minutes from the nearest town providing you with a serene and quiet setting to enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and relaxing setting with lots of shade trees. If you are in the mood for shopping, restaurants and bars you are a short 20 min ride away from Alexandria.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Failure to pay 2nd payment with-in allotted time frame is subject to forfeiture of the first payment and cancellation of reservation unless previously discussed with owner.