Two Bedroom - One Bathroom Cabin Perfect for a Small Family
Tom & Becky Olson
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect for Small Family or Small Group
Cute! Clean!!! and Convenient! Owner Tom Olson was helpful and welcoming. I almost hesitate to give such a high rating for fear it will be overlooked, but Whispering Oaks was truly worth a trip from San Diego!
Magnificent Lake Sylvia
The view from the cabin upper deck was magnificent, and the calls of the loons morning and night added to the Minnesota lake experience. We greatly enjoyed the use of the kayaks, paddleboard, paddleboat, and pontoon. The lake water was clear as could be, and quite warm most days. The cabin was cute and cozy, met all our needs, and was exactly as pictured. And the owners were very friendly and great to work with!
Great stay, hosts were very accommodating and prepared with all the amenities!
We were very pleased with the communication with the owners. They were very available and accommodating. The place itself has been updated and is really nice inside. Don't worry about bringing anything other than food, as it was packed with dishes, towels, and outdoor toys!
Fantastic Get Away
First off, communication with Tom was great. Any questions I had were responded to in a timely manner. The property was updated and looked like the pictures, which has been an issue with other properties I've stayed at. The house was clean and contained everything he promised and more. The property was great for my family and 3 boys who loved to fish. Fishing was abundant and was very easy to keep the kids entertained. The lake side house with sand area is also very nice and useful for kids, as again this isn't typical of most other places. The lake was big and beautiful and not to busy where you couldn't enjoy just relaxing and floating in the mid day sun. The dock was useful as we had our own boat as well. Kayaks and Paddleboard on site with water trampoline was a great hit. We were also greeted with a s'mores package for the kids which we didn't get to as we had already brought our own but the thought was above and beyond. Overall in my 6 VRBO's that I've been to this was one of our favorites and met everything that was described.
I would definitely recommend anyone to check this property out. It is also conveniently located to the town of Annandale which made trips to the bait shop quick and simple. Thanks again Tom and Becky.
Beautiful location on lake, adorable renovated cabin with all the amenities to enjoy!
Our family had a great week at this beautiful location on Lake Sylvia! The cabin was so cute, fully renovated with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. It perfectly slept our family of six and had everything we needed. Tom and Becky thought of everything we may need and had a cute s’mores gift for us upon our arrival. We had a few cloudy and rainy days but we kept our children occupied with the lower level ping pong table and bubble hockey along with games and movies. On the beautiful sunny days we enjoyed the beach area, water trampoline, paddle boards, paddle boat and pontoon. We loved having the option to take out the pontoon for an additional cost and tour the lovely lake. The fishing was great and my husband and kids caught plenty of sunnies (big ones!) off the dock and northern and bass on our fishing boat we brought along. We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets every night and topped off the day with a bon fire and s’mores on the beach. Plenty of deck and entertaining space and spots to sit to enjoy the views of the lake. Tom checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed and all was going well. We accidentally misplaced the cabin key our last day and he was super patience and reassured it was not a problem, although we felt horrible! Highly recommend this property for your summer getaway!
The full Minnesota lake experience .... just an hour from the Twin Cities
We loved our time at Whispering Oaks. The property sits on a cove that made paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming enjoyable without a bunch of boat traffic and wake. Being able to rent the pontoon allowed us to get out and explore the lake. That was the selling point for us when we were booking. We did a sunset cruise each night...but you can also see the sunset from the house.
Tom’s house is next door. He is friendly and helpful, but also gave us plenty of privacy. He was there when we arrived and he checked in with us a couple times when we were out on the dock.
The cabin is very nice inside, clean and updated as pictured. The beds are very comfortable. There were DVD’s and Netflix available for the rainy days. It’s a cozy space and worked well for our family of 4.
The Annandale Lakes area is located a half an hour south of St. Cloud and an hours drive Northwest of the Twin Cities on Highway 55. It is a peaceful but convenient location with a unique quality. Once you arrive, you will feel relaxed and ready to enjoy all the area has to offer.