Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps up to 10)
About Julie Elieff
My husband Dan and I purchased this cabin as a rental in 2014. We have a second home/cabin on Mille Lacs also. We loved the Garrison area and thought this cozy cabin had a fantastic lake view, in a nice quiet neighborhood. This cabin has been very popular since we began renting it, with many repeat guests.
Julie Elieff purchased this Cabin in 2014
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Minimum age of primary renter:23
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Best Family Get together ever!!
This cabin was beyond our wildest dreams! It was furnished with everything you would need! The Bedrooms where perfect! And the convenience to the store, casino ans other places was great!The fire pit was used every night which was great Also! I know we will be back again next Sept. It was for sure a 5 star place!!
Excellent Weekend Getaway
Everything was as advertised - quaint cabin with all necessities. AC worked well, view was stunning, campfire + grilling was perfect! Highly recommend.
Inaccurate description and even worse homeowners
First,there is no internet connection. It's not listed on the amenities but it's also not explicitly stated in the property description, as it should be. My husband and I own a business with heavy reliance on the internet, I was not made aware of this until a couple of days before our arrival when the homeowner pointed it out in her message to me. It was important enough to explicitly state in a private message but not in the listing. The view of the lake was only seen when walking out on the dock, the heavy overgrowth of vegetation blocks the view from the fire-pit and back deck, the image shown of the fire-pit area is very inaccurate, not only is there no view but the furniture is plastic chairs, not wood seats as shown. The beds were horribly uncomfortable and likely have been there since the home was built, as well as all other furniture and appliances. At first glance it's a cute little cabin, but it's very apparent that there has been no investment in updating any aspect of the property or maintaining the yard.
I chalked it up to an experience and time spent with my family, that isn't done often when you run a business. Until we got home and I received a message from the homeowner stating we left the house like a fraternity! I asked for documentation on this and she sent me a picture of a few goldfish crumbs that my 5 year old left as we were packing up and a scarf from a stuffed animal sitting on the floor next to it. She also stated that the bedding would all have to be washed, which DISGUSTED me to know they don't typically wash the bedding between visitors! A small leg was broken on a particle board end table and the mesh that covers the slats of the bunk bed was hanging and needed to be stapled, this was her evidence. The mesh was already hanging according to my 16 year old, so it just needed stapled back up. I did not see the table but would have gladly paid to replace it if asked. Instead she kept the deposit on top of the cleaning fee we paid. I spoke with a representative from VRBO who also read all messages and saw the photos, he then called the homeowners and after speaking with them he stated to me that they were trying to say anything they could to keep the deposit. I know we left the place clean, if we left it as she stated she would have supplied many more photos. None of which I've seen, I'd stay far away! Nothing but lies from them, I've never dealt with such deceptive people.
This review is retaliatory and fabricated, coming after we asked VRBO to withhold their damage deposit due to broken furniture, ruined bedding, destroyed decor and other multiple misuses of our cabin.We have never had an event such as this and have never requested VRBO to keep a damage deposit.Typical renters understand they are staying in one’s personal homes and show respect.This group had no respect for our home.Our cleaning lady’s text to us read:"This one wasn't pretty! Windows open with A/C blasting, broken furniture, sucked on Jolly Ranchers, spit out all over carpet, trash all over the house, rocks all over the place, sticky mess on counters, floors and carpets, blood on bathroom rug, feathers in the porch, tore the feathers out of the arrangement, food smashed into rugs and carpet, food that looks like oatmeal and scrambled eggs boiled over the stove, inside the stove, and down the front of the stove. Overall, very disrespectful group--treated your house like a fraternity party!”
After we messaged this renter about the way the cabin was left, she became irate and felt no responsibility. Messages back to us became more aggressive and hostile; belittling our cleaning lady, and making personal attacks about our cabin. We ended all contact with her and let VRBO handle the issue.New guests were arriving in 24 hrs. We traveled to the cabin to get it restored.We cleaned, repaired and recovered discarded personal items from the trash.Some of the bedding was stained beyond repair.This renter’s statement, “They typically don’t wash bedding between visitors” is a BLATANT LIE. That is our cleaning lady’s job and she is meticulous about it. She took numerous bedding items home with her that needed EXTRA attention due to the candy mess and more. She spent a second day at the cabin, along with us to assure its cleanliness. Regarding her statement about internet; we do not have it and certainly do not hide that fact. Not sure what her issue is? Other than to be malicious.The “private message” that she refers to, is actually a thorough full page Welcome E-mail explaining ALL cabin amenities--what is there, what’s not, basic instructions. It lists area restaurants and attractions. It was sent 10 days prior to her stay not ‘a couple days’ like she exaggerates.VRBO has a very laborious process of investigating damage to rentals and validated our forfeiture of this damage deposit. These renters would be better suited staying in hotels, not people's homes!
Better living away from home
Selection and renting the property went very smoothly. Our family was very impressed with the beautiful lake home, clean, nicely decorated, well equipped kitchen, available games and awesome sunrises over the lake. My son and grandson took a local fishing charter; we all enjoyed eating the catch! All in all, a superb week’s vacation.
Great time with family!
Very easy to get to town and Casino. Cabin is right on the lake. Great back yard deck space and room space.
Good spot for large family with lots of sleeping options. Well equipped kitchen.