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Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake - Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake, Clearwater, MN

The Lake:

From the Minnesota DNR:

Sugar Lake is located in northern Wright County, approximately five miles north of Annandale. There are two public accesses, one each on the north and south sides of the lake. Sugar Lake was designated for muskellunge management in 1967. With its larger size (1,015 acres), depth (69 feet), and water clarity (10 feet or more), Sugar Lake is one of the outstanding lake resources of the county.

The Cottage:

Welcome to Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake! The cottage is located on the Northern Bay of the lake, and faces west for beautiful evening sunsets. It is close to the north boat landing, providing easy access to launch your boat for your stay. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage accommodates up to six persons and is located on 5 acres of land with 120 feet of natural level shoreline and a sandy bottom to the end of the dock. Wonderful fishing from the end of the dock!

Enjoy the newly remodeled bathroom (2014) with a glass sliding door shower, massaging showerhead and maple built-in cabinets.

The cottage features:

Free use of canoe and paddle boat

Master Bedroom (Queen bed with room for portable crib)

Second bedroom with 2 twin beds and full-size futon and sleeper sofa in the living room

Window Air Conditioners in both bedrooms

Wood-burning Fireplace

Three-season porch

Full kitchen plus grill

Mooring at the dock for a fishing or pontoon boat

Outdoor games

Wireless Internet access, TV/DVD, and games

High chair, stroller and portable crib available

Location and Nearby Amenities:

The cottage is an easy one hour drive from the Twin Cities. Nearby cities include Annandale, Maple Lake, and Clearwater (all 10 minutes away) and St. Cloud (20 minutes away).

Nearby Amenities Include:

Boat and Jet Ski rentals (Bremer Jet Ski Rental)




Shopping: antiques, Albertville outlet mall

Lake Maria State Park

Bike trails

Fishing guide (Wurm Fishing Guide)


$1000 - 1200 per week (7 nights)

Some pets allowed - $50 per pet - restrictions apply

Check-in: 4:00 pm, check-out: 11am

Major Credit Cards Accepted

Keywords: cabin, cottage, sugar, lake, fishing, boating, canoe, swimming, fireplace, twin cities, grill, dock

More Details

Benjamin Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Benjamin Miller

This cottage has been in our family for more than 50 years. The cottage has been a favorite family gathering place for many years during the summer.

The cottage was purchased by my grandfather when Sugar Lake was 'way up North' from Minneapolis. Today it's only a short 50 minute drive from down Minneapolis.

Busy summer and work schedules helped us decide to share this great space with others by making available for weekly rentals.

Benjamin Miller purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Benjamin Miller chose Maple Lake

Sugar Lake is a wonderful recreation and fishing lake and has a strong and well managed Lake Association.

Since it's so close to the Twin Cities, you can take advantage of fishing, boating, and swimming one day and make a quick drive to the city for a Twins game or to take in other sights the next day.

The Albertville Outlet Mall and Cabela's is also only a 25-30 minute drive as well. St Cloud is also about 20 minutes to the north.

Lake Maria State Park is located only 3 miles to the east and is a great place for a hike in the summer.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is situated on a larger lake lot with 120 feet of west facing shoreline. You'll find that there's ample room between the cabins on the lake and you can sit on the end of the dock in the evening and take in beautiful sunsets.

The cottage comes with use of a canoe and paddle boat so you can easily access the lake. A public boat access is located about 1/4 mile north of the cottage if you bring your own boat and there's space for you to secure your boat to our dock for the duration of your stay.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Maple Lake

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • You may choose to take garbage home or leave it for Five Oaks Cottage, LLC to dispose of at a charge of $50.00 per 32 gallon bag.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One futon and one pull-out loveseat
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Futon (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Five Oaks Cottage on Sugar Lake - Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

We had a great week. Ben was very responsive to emails and calls while we were there.

  • 5 of 5

The view of the lake every morning was refreshing. Upgrade to landscaping is beautiful...better access to viewing the sunsets.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very nice, clean, with a lot of good updates. We really liked the ceiling fans in every room! There was ample room to park vehicles, with the beautiful oaks it never got too hot, and the lawn was nice and level to put up a couple of small tents. We especially loved the quiet, no traffic. Lake was wonderful too, sunset views!

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place - Ben was very accommodating to any needs we had while we were staying at the cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin had everything we needed/wanted. Very clean, close to Twin Cities, so nice to have access to paddleboard and kayaks right out of the door. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for family to spend a fun week together

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year at 5 oaks. Always super clean and well equipped. Love the new bathroom and the added central air this year. Plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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st paul

awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year there and it was awesome. The cabin has all of the comforts of home and the lake was crystal clear. Fishing off the dock was great and sunsets from the cabin where beautiful.

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint clean cabin with all the amenities

  • 4 of 5

This was our third time staying at five oaks. We appreciate how simple the booking process is and how accommodating the owner is. The cabin is always in impeccable shape and has everything we need. The fact that we can bring our beloved dog with us seals the deal.

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Public Access Boat Ramp


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Maple Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
May 28 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$386.55
Pet Fee C$64.43

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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