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Large Lakehome on Secluded Howard Lake Ideal for Multi Familys

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft and apartment, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)

Located just about 7 miles southwest of Walker. Vacation with your friends and family at our large lakehome, situated on a quiet bay of secluded Howard lake. Our home is large enough for multi familys with large bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and seperate apartment above the garage. Fish from the dock (or your boat) on this spring fed deep clear lake. Enjoy the sounds of the many loons that call Howard lake home. Paddle the canoe or paddle bikes to explore all this secluded lake has to offer. There is no developed public access on this lake, so it is very quiet but we do have a place that you can launch your boat. With cabins on just a portion of the lake, you are sure to get the true 'up north' feel your after. We have ample parking for all your cars, trucks and trailers, level lakelot with plenty of shade and beautiful crystal clear water, home to many species of fish and even more loons. This is a new home with approximatly 4,000 square feet and has something for everyone. Fishing is excellent, swimming is great and no matter what time of year, there is plenty to do. Winter is also a great time in this area with the great snowmobile trails, sledding hills, ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more.

You will find everything you could need in our home for a great vacation. High speed internet for the person who needs to check into work now and then, or just for the convenience of surfing the web.

The apartment above the garage has its own kitchen, large bedroom, bathroom with shower and fireplace with flatscreen tv.

The main greatroom has flatscreen tv. with Direct T.v. and dvd. The decor is definitely 'northwoods' and has many mounted animals etc.

The house, patio and garage are wired with stereo and cd player with controls in each room.

Our rates for the fall and winter are basic and will be determined by the number of guests, inquire for specifics.

New for 2014 is a totally renovated garage into a game room with Ping Pong, foosball, gaming system (central air conditioning) and more.

We are a 'family orientated' Lake home and are not interested in hosting Bachelor/Bachelorette party's or Weddings, Thank you.

Keywords: Lakehome, house,woods,private,lakefront,clean, spacious, peaceful,fishing,atv,biking,boating,wildlife, family reunion, family retreat, Akeley, Nevis, Hackensack

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Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Jeff

My wife and I built this home as a dream getaway for our families. Of course with children and work, we can't be there all the time so we are renting it out on a limited bases. We are non smokers and do not allow pets on the property. We love to fish, hunt and spend time with our families. Being that this is our 'home away from home' you will find some of our grocery's in the cupboards but trust me, there is plenty of room for anything you bring. We want you to feel right at home, so use what we have if needed,all we ask is that you replace what you used. Sometimes a person forgets something or runs out of a certain thing they need, so we don't mind if you help yourself.

Jeff purchased this house in 2008

Why Jeff chose Akeley

This area is so great for anything a person wants to do. We have the smaller lake living with close proximity to Leech Lake. You can be from our door to the landing on leech lake in 10 minutes.

What makes this house unique

Great fishing is right here. Our property is very quiet,so much piece and quiet, you will be amazed! Howard lake has no maintained public access, so it is very quiet here. Deep clear water, lots of loons, just really quiet.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Akeley

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • cell phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    loft - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds in an open loft area above great room.
    apartment - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This sleeping area is in the open part of the apartment.
  • Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 are located in the main house and beds are as listed. Bedroom number 4 is located in the apartment above garage and has a King bed along with double/single bunk bed. Also in the living area of the apartment there is a queen bed and another double/single log bunk bed. The apartment has its own bathroom, small kitchen and tv/living area. The loft area of the main house has 2 single beds also for sleeping but is not as private as the separate bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Stereo system for all downstairs rooms, garage and patio. In floor heat along with forced air furnace, central air. Full apartment with full kitchen and full bathroom above garage, gas fireplace air conditioning and tv also. Main level of home is all tile with the exception of the master bedroom. Every bedroom has its own bathroom. Attached 2 stall garage, lots of parking with a circle drive for easy parking with trailers. Large paver patio with pavers right down to waters edge. Screenporch on lakeside of house overlooking patio area. Level lot with level sand beach, canoe, 2 water bikes included. We built this home just 5 years ago as our dream vacation destination and want to share it with you. You will find most anything you will need, just bring your cloths and food. We have many board games, movies etc to keep the family entertained during your stay. Ask about the pontoon boat as it is available also. We are located right near the paved bike trail, snowmobile and forest roads.


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Large Lakehome on Secluded Howard Lake Ideal for Multi Familys
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

Lake Home Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed here, I believe four years in a row now...and we hope to stay for life. We typically have anywhere from 12-20 people, and there is ample everything for everyone.

My dad likes to chill inside and watch TV. My mom and I use the water bikes every morning and enjoy the beautiful lake views and wild life. My brother and nephews fish, swim and play football off the docks. We rent the pontoon every year (which is always fully stocked with gas) and take a nice ride in the afternoons, toss out the anchor, and just chill.

My youngest nephew enjoys the the kids game room (also, fully stocked). They guys play poker everynight, we have a ping pong tournament, and play foosball and Wi (hilarious).

Jeff has an extra fridge in the garage which is great for our larger group. Huge washer and dryer are super helpful. The home is just perfetion.

The BEST part though, is the owner Jeff. Our family has come to consider him a friend, he is such a great guy and fantastic family man. He is a promp as it gets, and does everything he can to make your stay more enjoyable. We honestly couldn't ask for anything more! BOOK ASAP!!!

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen, we also consider you and most of our repeat families as friends. We have been so fortunate to have such great families that care for the house and the Lake like its their own! We look forward to your continued return trips each year!
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Large, spacious home yet feels cozy and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 4 children spent 4 nights at this spectacular home. The weather was exceptionally cold so we weren’t outside as much as we had planned but with the large game room and a closet full of board games we found plenty to do inside. This home has a warm, friendly feel and Jeff, the owner, was always easily reachable with a phone call. We enjoyed our time so much that before we left, we booked another weekend to go back! I definitely give a 5-Star rating and would highly recommend it ! Tom and Deb

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Whispering Pines and our vacation was again awesome. Jeff added many new upgrades to improve on his already comfortable place. A new sectional in the great room was so nice and a new grill just to mention a few. The kiddos played at the beach and enjoyed swimming in a nice, sandy area. We did a lot of fishing right off the dock. It was also nice to just sit and enjoy the beautiful view by the fire pit This area is scenic beyond words.

Jeff is such a great host. He called several times to make sure we were comfortable or to see if we needed anything. There was a storm while we were there and he checked in with us to make sure we were safe. It was a wonderful week. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

Good four wheeler area!

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rain or shine, this is a wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 9 (ages 30-81) and vacation for one week together, every year. We always look for a vacation rental with outdoor AND indoor opportunities, (in case of inclement weather) and this year provided us plenty of both! We started the week with high temperatures in the 40's, which provided us with lots of opportunities to enjoy the game room activities, and ended the week with temps in the low 80's, just in time time try out all the water toys and even take a dip in the lake!

The fishermen in our group were thrilled with the local fishing scene, and the non-fisherman in our group loved the fact that they could sit by the fireplace and read, or head into Walker to do some shopping and exploring. The house is also close enough to take a day trip to Lake Itasca State Park - a place we enjoyed very much!

Jeff could not have been more helpful and accommodating! We did have a few questions upon arrival, and he answered them quickly. The house is very clean, well-equipped, very spacious and well-designed for large groups. the kitchen is a place we tend to congregate, so we were very happy that we all could hang out together there!

We used all the water toys (canoe, water bikes and paddle board) and really loved the fact that there was something there for everyone. We did bring our own boat (after checking with Jeff) and appreciated the opportunity to do so. We enjoyed sitting by the outdoor fireplace, listening to the loons call, and especially, the quiet, thanks to this secluded location.

We highly recommend this property and hope to get together here again in the future!

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fantastic year!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year at your family-friendly home. We always have a great experience and this year was no exception. Lots of room for everyone - an important aspect for our growing family. We enjoyed the pontoon this year; the paddle board and paddle bikes; the diving dock; the fishing was the best ever (!!!); canoeing; biking and just plain strolling along the tree-lined roads. The garage converted to family space is a big hit for the young children with all the games, TV and lounge furniture.

A big "THANK YOU" for everything you do to make our stay exceptional. One last "thank you" for the insect control that you utilize. I don't recall anyone with mosquito bites! Amazing for northern MN, and a factor when you want to do those fun evenings around the campfire.

  • Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are located right near the paved bike trail, snowmobile trails and endless atv. trails. We are only 2 miles from the sledding hill. There is a live theatre just 4 miles away. Golf, tennis shopping and more is just 7 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Akeley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
Apr 2 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
memorial day weekend/week
May 24 2018 - Jun 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
summer 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
summer 2019
Jun 15 2019 - Sep 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$644.25

Our fall and winter rates are based on the first 4 adults. I will quote each individual group once I know how many kids and adults. The cleaning fee will be based on the size of rental as well. Just email me for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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