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2 Lakes! Pontoon available and Dogs welcome. 335' Lakeshore By Alexandria

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Unique Property With A Lake On Each Side Of The House.

You can look far and wide and never find one like this again. We have a four bedroom house on two lakes! You can watch the sun rise over one lake, then watch it set over the other one. Too windy today on one lake? No problem, it's perfectly calm on the other. Never miss a moment of enjoyment. There is 335 feet of private lake shore to enjoy with a private beach!

We now have a 20' pontoon boat available for rent. See our new cabin at We can rent you both cabins for extra large groups. We also have room for a trailer if you need.

This lake home has the ideal location. The back deck and bedroom windows are about 15' from the water of Lower Elk Lake. Enjoy a cool morning breeze through your bedroom window. Out the front there is another 165' of private shore on Elk Lake to go with the 150' of shore on Lower Elk Lake. We have a private sandy beach, hammock, fire pit, dock, and a boat lift on Elk Lake. There is another dock on Lower Elk. Along with the pontoon boat we also have kayaks, paddle boats, and a stand-up paddle board for you to enjoy. There is also a 14' fishing boat available if you ask and even fishing rods if you need.

The home features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, dining room, rumpus room (with foos-ball table, electronic dart board, video games, and board games), eat-in kitchen, deck, two patio doors right on the lake, all on two-thirds of an acre. There are seven beds that will sleep up to ten people in this 1,600 square foot home. The kitchen has plenty of counter space and there is a washer and dryer. We have a flat screen TV, high-speed internet, and a WDTV (to watch cable TV over Slingbox software. If you have a Netflix account you can log in on the TV). You can bring up dogs if you'd like (if housebroken).

Elk lake is the best swimming lake in the county. There is a public sandy beach with lifeguards (Certain hours only) only a very short walk away.

Both Elk and Lower Elk are great sand bottom fishing lakes. In either lake you can go after Walleye, Northern Pike, Large mouth Bass, and Sunfish. In 2014 we heard they're even catching Crappies on Elk. You're able to fish from the shore, the docks or from a boat. There is even a fish cleaning table by the garage.

Only two miles away you can find Hoffman, MN. Hoffman is a small quiet town but you'll be able to get most of the necessities you'll need there. It has a gas station, two restaurants, a bar/restaurant, grocery store, liquor store, service station, and other shops. There is even Red Rock Golf Course located three miles away.

If you need a little more action than sleepy Hoffman is able to provide that's not a problem as you're only about twenty minutes away from Alexandria MN. Alexandria has lots of shopping at dozens of antique stores and other shops. There are plenty of restaurants, retail stores, golf courses, and even a winery.

We'd really love to share our little bit of heaven with you.

Key words: Sandy Shore, fishing, walleye, kayak, cabin, pontoon, golf, relaxation.

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Tim Moen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


Hoffman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Each bedroom has a closet and dresser. We also have a futon and cots in the basement rumpus room that you are free to use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
A road (30 MPH speed limit) separates the two halves of the property.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

2 Lakes! Pontoon available and Dogs welcome. 335' Lakeshore By Alexandria
average rating of 4.659091 based on 44 reviews

Get time away

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for the group of 10 we had at the cabin. Temps in the 90's but it felt like high 70's due to the location of the place in between the lakes and wonderful tree cover. Lots of extra things like yard games and a solid internet connection if you want to disconnect, but still be able to connect. Very responsive owner who catered to communication style as I had questions randomly and he was good to get back to me timely. Always looked to accommodate us during our stay. Will stay again when we are back in MN.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin!

  • 4 of 5

Tim's cabin suited our needs perfectly! Having 2 lakes was really nice - if it was windy on one, we could go and fish from the shore on the other one, sheltered from the wind. Tim was very responsive to any questions we had leading up to and while we were at the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What more could I ask for?

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great! Spotless when we arrived. The deck on the back was brand new and huge! Some of the rooms have been recently remodeled. The downstairs bathroom that older reviews have mentioned has been remodeled. Having two lakes was great because one was windy on one the other was pretty calm and great for the provided kayaks!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Misinformed and not very well maintained

  • 1 of 5

On reaching the cabin, we could only found one restroom and apparantly second was not yet constructed. This was not communicated before the trip. After complaint, The owner offered use of other restroom in some other distant cabin but expecting a group of 12 people (including children after they have moved in and settled in one cabin) to move between cabins for using restroom is not fair at all (specially in this weather).

Also the garage was communicated to be usable for 2 cars which was not the case as it was already filled with garbage chute and other stuff. The furniture and utensils were also quite old and mostly barely usable.

These issues created a lot of inconvenience for us during the stay and we are sorry to say we are not at all happy with this experience.

I can totally understand the bad weather part as an exception but then charges should be re-adjusted to be in line to the services provided due to this exception and inconvenience caused to the group.

Expecting a refund from the management for this degraded service.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The one bathroom has now been completely remodeled and is brand new. Remember when you travel to stay in communication with the owner. All of these problems could have been solved quickly.
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Beautiful, peaceful setting for special family time together

  • 5 of 5

This home is well taken care of and has all the creature comforts for the men and the women in the family. Fishing, bonfires, grilling, boating, big TV, hammocks, paddleboard, kayaks, etc that we all enjoyed plus neat and clean bathroom and kitchen facilities that were stocked with everything for cooking and eating family meals. Kids (we had preschoolers with us) loved the docks, beach with slide, swings, hammock, bunk room, and boat rides. Property sits between 2 lakes for a very peaceful setting. The property owner was easy to reach too when we had a question which was greatly appreciated!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable lake home vacation for us!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. We had a family gathering and at one time we had 16 people in the house. The kids LOVED the beach which is just a few steps away from the house. It was nice to have a lifeguard on duty also for part of the day. We spent lots of time at the beach! We also did a lot of kayaking. There were lots of games to play and we did need them. We had a couple of rainy times during our stay. The kitchen is nicely supplied with what we needed, even for 16 people. When we need another summer vacation getaway with our family, we would definitely consider coming back to this house. Tim was great to work with. Thanks Tim and Jody

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
161 Miles
Minneapolis St. Paul International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Red Rock
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dew Drop Inn
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Andes Tower
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Elk Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Hoffman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 9 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 30 2017 - May 3 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.88%

Guests are responsible for any damage over and above the damage deposit. Dogs are allowed. Sorry, we do not allow cats. 5% discount if you stayed with us last year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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