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Kirk Buster

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin with Panoramic Views ... Fish, Swim, Relax!

37 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Brainerd Lakes Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-6)

The charm, comfort, and beautiful setting of our vintage Northwoods log cabin will make your cares melt away. Our cabin sits so close to the water, you'll feel like you're floating on stunning Lake Wabedo. Inside the home, you're treated to comfortable furnishings, a well-appointed kitchen, and amazing views of the lake from nearly every room in the house; outside, you're literally steps away from swimming, paddling, and world-class fishing

What will you do with your day? Watch the sky turn early-morning pink over the lake without even leaving your bed. Enjoy your coffee from the lakeside deck in the company of the many birds that visit our feeders. Perhaps you'll head out in the canoe to visit Fish Island, or explore the winding channel that connects Lake Wabedo to Little Boy Lake. Bring or rent a boat and fish the waters of them both, nearly 2600 acres total, and reel in everything from panfish to walleye to trophy-sized muskie (of course, fishing's not bad from our dock either). Enjoy a cool drink and watch the kids swim off the dock while you relax in a chaise lounge. In the evening, take in the sunset from the deck and listen to the ghostly call of the loons.

Should the weather be inclement, no worries--our cabin has a spacious open floor plan, and everything in it has been carefully chosen with comfort and relaxation in mind. There's plenty of comfortable seating for everyone to hang out and watch a movie, play a game, or just enjoy the company of good friends and family.

Feel the need to get out? Visit one of many charming nearby towns, including Longville, just a few miles away and home to world-famous turtle races! Hit the links at nearby Ridgewood Golf Course, or putt-putt at Birdie's in Longville. Try your luck at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, or take in a movie at the Bear Pause Theater. Hike or bike the many local trails, and visit Deep Portage Conservation Reserve for a variety of outdoor activities and classes.

Whatever you choose, the backdrop for it all is the calling loons, towering pines, and lapping waters of Lake Wabedo. You will leave feeling rested, rejuvenated . . . and eager to come back

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Kirk Buster (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Kirk Buster

I grew up in northern Minnesota, just a couple of hours east of our cabin. I have so many fond memories of fishing with my dad and brother, camping with the family, hiking with Boy Scouts and exploring with friends. When I got married, I talked my (agreeable) wife into a Northwoods, Boundary Waters, house-boating honeymoon. She was instantly hooked on Minnesota and we've vacationed here most summers since.

Kirk Buster purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Kirk Buster chose Brainerd Lakes

We were looking for the classic Minnesota lake cabin and knew we were at home the first time we saw this early-40s log cabin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of four mid-thirty and mid-sixty year old's spent a long weekend at Wabedo Cabin in late September. The cabin was as charming, comfortable and thoughtfully furnished as we had expected. The countryside, wildlife, autumn colors, and general ambiance were over and above what we had anticipated, even having read the reviews!



We hiked gently sloping trails and canoed when we were't hiking. We saw beaver, eagles, loons and other waterfowl on the lake. At the end of the day we paddled into the sunset while the occasional fish rippled the water, then headed back for cooking and conversation. We were able to put together some very good meals in the well appointed kitchen, and read ourselves to sleep in wonderfully comfortable beds.



Brilliantly colored foliage illuminated by the rising sun and reflected in the mirror-smooth lake is my take away visual for the weekend. Wabedo Cabin is the very essence of it's locale. Thank you, Kirk and Shannon, for finding that essence and making it comfortably available. Ours was a wonderful family weekend.
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

Vintage Lakeside Log Cabin with Panoramic Views ... Fish, Swim, Relax!
average rating of 4.864865 based on 40 reviews
5

Wonderful log cabin , in beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely darling cabin, it has been decorated to perfection,. the kitchen is fully stocked with a great assortment of cooking utensils . We loved sitting on the deck gazing out over the sparkling blue lake. We did a little fishing , but mostly enjoyed the relaxing enviornment of the cabin. Because it was fall and temps were cool in the evening we built a fire in the wood burning stove each night. The Bed we slept in was very comfortable. My husband said after we got home "let's go back to the lake " it was a great get away for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

The Great Outdoors and The Great Indoors!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect choice for my wife and I to spend our anniversary week. This cabin is so comfortable it seems like a second home. Everything you could need is available, or within a few minutes drive. The lake is gorgeous and full of many types of fish. The water is so clear you can watch them take the bait. Three days in a row there was no wind ( which I can't remember seeing before). The lake was like glass and the only noise was an occasional loon. Any type of water activity you enjoy, it's perfect for it. The owners keep this cabin very well maintained and it really shows! We look forward to our next adventure filled stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great Stay, Perfect weather, great fishing

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, the first day was pretty warm so make sure you keept in closed up during the day and open all windows at night. The rest of the week the temps were perfect. We rented our boat from wheeler marine and had good results. The fishing was great, the location allowed for ease of access to brainerd, itasca state park, etc. Would recommend...

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Sanctuary at Wabedo Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at Wabedo Lake Cabin, we consider this week a wonderful sanctuary. The cabin is as lovely as we remembered, vintage nostalgia with modern amenities. The cabin is extremely clean and well equiped, nothing is lacking or missing. The Kurt and Sharon added a wonderful deck which we enjoyed immensely. The lake was beautiful and peaceful, you truly forget the outside world and can just relax. There are ample activities from boating, kayaking, canoeing to just watching the loons, geese, eagles and endless birds. Longville has lovely quaint shops, and of course Frosty's ice cream shop. We did some sight seeing in the area, saw lots of deer, turkeys and even a porcupine. We are already looking forward to returning in 2016 to our Wabedo Lake cabin sanctuary. Kurt and Sharon are wonderful hosts and are very easy to work with. We would highly recommend this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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It was everything it was said to be!

  • 4 of 5

It was a lovely quaint cabin with all the amenities needed for a north woods vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great stay at Wabedo cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place is a true old-time Minnesota lake cabin. Rustic with lots of charm and character. Clean and comfortable, the cabin sits on the lake with a great view from every room. A new lakeside deck that is only steps away from the end of the dock. Having electric on the dock for charging boat batteries was very handy. . We were able to catch a few nice northerns that were returned to lake Wabedo and kept some smaller ones to eat. A nice golf course nearby. Took in the turtle races in Longville. Only about a half hour drive to Walker for some shopping and a stop at the casino. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
190 Miles
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Docksider
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ridgewood Golf Course
Nearest Train
180 Miles
Minneapolis - St. Paul Midway Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Minnesota Highway 84
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Patrick's
Car: necessary

Canoeing and kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Longville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Season
May 7 2016 - Jun 4 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$973
 
 
Late Season
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$973
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,297
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.38%

Well-behaved dogs OK with owner permission.
Dog fee is $200 per dog and requires a fully refundable $200 pet deposit.
Must be at least 25 years old to rent.
Minnesota sales tax will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Brainerd Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom fully renovated for 2013 -- claw foot tub with shower, pedestal sink, vintage hex-tiled floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin/King - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , extra-long twin beds push together to form a king
    Queen - 1 queen
  • All beds are super-comfortable pillow-top models.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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