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Home is on a Beautiful Lake and Nestled in the Woods

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Elk River House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This spacious and comfortable lake home is only about 45 minutes away from the Mpls/St. Paul metro area in the rural area of Elk River. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, we have the place. This home is very private, located on a beautiful lake, and you can fish right off of the 30 foot dock. It has a very large screen porch, and lots of room indoors too, with cable and two large screen tv's and wireless internet.

The home is located in a very private woodland on Birch Lake. You can get away and feel like you are 'up north' by being within only 45 minutes of the downtown area. The lake and woods and private setting creates a serene environment for enjoying nature.

The home is spacious, having 4 bedrooms with king and queen beds, enough sleeping for 10. A full kitchen and lots of room for relaxing and for just enjoying the beautiful scenery. Come and enjoy nature in this beautiful setting.

If your thoughts are towards the fall and winter holidays, you would love this place in the woods. Please just drop us a line and we will answer all of your questions about this beautiful private home.

Family reunions, holiday get-togethers, retreats, arts and crafts, whatever you enjoy, this would be the place.

Keywords: Near Mpls/St.Paul metro area, beautiful lake, woodlands, fishing, wildlife, private, quiet location, nature, serene, peaceful, relaxing, screen porch and decks, woodland trails, and a shoreline fire pit.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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About Owner/Property Manager

Our family has lived on Birch Lake for over 50 years and we call it home.

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Minnesota

This is such a quiet and private location, it is hard to believe that it is so close to the Mpls/St. Paul metro area. We invite our guest to enjoy the gift of this lakefront location that we are so blessed to have.


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(4 traveler reviews)

Home is on a Beautiful Lake and Nestled in the Woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Fantastic private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic home for a week and were absolutely amazed! Greeted at check in and showed around, very impressed with all of the amenities provided by the hosts. This lake is small and private, very quiet and full of pan fish to the delight of our grandson who visited. It is very clean with a sand bottom and no algae. A family of loons, geese, heron, turtles and even a beaver came to say hello!

The sunsets were amazing. There is 1,000 feet of lakeshore, plenty of sunny and shady areas for recreation, even cornhole bags!

The large firepit was great with plenty of firewood on site. A great Weber grill, plenty of patio furniture, swings and of course the huge screened porch to relax in.

The house was very large, well-appointed, plenty of bedding and towels and A/C for the hot, sticky days.

We cannot say enough great things about this place and the hosts and hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful screen porch!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing week at this home on a nice lake, only an hour or so from the Twin Cities. Nice sandy lake bottom near the dock, perfect shallow swimming for our grandkids. Caught sunnies off the dock, had a perfect place to hang our hammock. Kitchen is well equipped, with nice quiet dishwasher, master bedroom looks right over the lake, tons of closet space. Everything was spotlessly clean. Would appreciate better lighting over the table in the lower level family room, as we couldn't see well enough to designate that as our jigsaw puzzle table (family tradition). We LIVED in the screen porch. Good communication with owners. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We were in for my sons wedding in the Twin Cities and found this house just 1 hour north. Plenty of room for our family with relatives coming in and out at various times. Perfect lake for tubing, fishing, or just relaxing in water by the dock. Enjoyed our stay very much and plan to return next year for a couple of weeks next time! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I recently got married and had a lot of family coming in from out of town. Instead of having them all stay at a hotel, we chose to have them stay at this home. We would never have it any other way. The owners were friendly, flexible and overall just great to work with. The house was clean and fully stocked with the essentials. The family felt like it was a home away from home. I would recommend this home to anyone and would even consider using it again if the need ever arose again. Check it out!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul airport And St. Cloud
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Elk River Golf Course, Elk River
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Northstar rail system and Twin Cities Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Elk River, Big Lake and Monticello
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
cross country skiing
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Elk River House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%

Year Round availability

Rates can vary, depending on the number of persons in your group, or for special uses of the facility

To insure your dates, the Deposit is due immediately.

100% of the Rental Payment is due thirty (30) days prior to your arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Elk River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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