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Family Friendly Fishing right on Sugar Lake! Muskies! Many other lakes nearby

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lots of fun activities year round. The place to be over the 4th of July.

Great location on Sugar Lake in Wright County MN. Two story Lake home with over 300 feet of natural lakeshore. Includes large deck area, swimming pool, fire pit with log swing and two docks on the lake. Great fishing for Blue Gill, Crappie's, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskelenge and walleyes. Many can be caught right from the dock. Pontoon Boat ready to go available for rent. Space to dock your own boat included at no extra charge.

The caretakers live in the Guest House. The guest house is about 100 feet from the main home.

Water levels on Sugar Lake do not vary that much. Sugar Lake has two natural water supplies feeding it, and there is an outlet on the north end of the lake flowing out to the Crow River. The outlet has a dam thet keeps the lake level very consistant. The Normal High Water Level is 988.1ft and the current DNR water report says we are at 987.11ft. So we are 2 inches below the normal high water level. It is raining as I am typing this, and it is supposed to rain all this next week. I am sure the water level will be normal this season. We have been on Sugar Lake for 11 years, and there has never been any problems with the water level being too low as to cause any issues.

As fas as fishing goes, Sugar Lake is very good and if you want Largemouth Bass, you can easily catch your limit everyday. This is also the only lake in the area with Muskies. The 2012 DNR report shows that the adult Muskie population is very strong. It also shows a continuously improving Waleye population. We don't fish for waleyes much in the summer, but do catch them through the ice. As for the fishing, there are a lot of reeds around the south end of the lake and around our area. We have a lot of fun catching Bass with Topwater baits in these area's. There are also large cabbage weed beds that provide excellent Bass fishing especially if the shallow area's aren't producing. There are a number of sunken islands, underwater points and other fishing structure. We used to own a home on Clearwater, the lake level can get very low and the water is green. We had a lot of summers that we could barely get in our out from our dock. That is why we bought this home instead. Sugar Lake is very clear and has clean water. We can catch Bass and Sunfish right from the dock most of the time. Our home is pocated very close to about six other lakes, including Clearwater. If the fishing is poor, it is only 10 to 15 minutes to go to a different lake. Don't forget to drain live wells and remove all weeds before transporting your boat.

So much to do in the Wright County area:

-Wright County Swappers meet is open every Saturday from April to October. Memorial weekend, 4th of July weekend and Labor day weekend, it is open Friday and saturday.

-Buffalo occasional sales are the 1st weekend of every month with over 15 antique, collectable, thrift shops open. Lots of great lunch stops along the way.

-5 golf courses within 20 miles

-Annandale 4th of July is a weeklong celebration with parade, carnival, street dances.

-Clearwater Rodeo-August 14, 15,+16 with rodeo dance following the rodeo.

-Wright County Fair July 29-August 2nd. Bull Riding, demo derby, tractor pull, live music, talent show, carnival and lots of fun/food.

More Details

Jill Banker
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Jill Banker

We love living on the lake. This is our second lake home in the Wright county area. Jill is an RN in Buffalo MN and Steve is an Automotive Technician. We love to travel and spend time fishing.

Jill Banker purchased this house in 2002

Why Jill Banker chose Annandale

You will love this home and Sugar Lake. We have had a lot of good times fishing, swimming, tubing and enjoying camp fires and good friends. The Annandale area has a lot to offer besides great fishing. There is the flea market every Saturday Morning, the antique stores in Annandale and Buffalo, the historic Drug Store in Annandale, several parks, bike trails and Golf. Don't miss the 4th of July Parade and Carnival in Annadale, or the August Rodeo in Clearwater. Winter activities include ice fishing on the lake or snowmobiling-trails nearby.

What makes this house unique

Sunrise over the beach sipping my morning coffee and listening to the Loons..... Just doesn't get any better. Catching a Bass from the dock before breakfast. Spending the day on the water catching Bass and Muskies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jill and Steve,

Thank you so much for sharing your home! Our third annual summer vacation on Sugar Lake was a smash hit with the family (once again)! We had so much fun on the pontoon whether it was touring the lake or fishing! The upgrades made to the house were noticed and appreciated. We have some excellent picture memories of your beautiful yard where the kids played Hide 'N Seek tag (no mosquitoes!) and the lake where the loons floated and played. Every year, it's better and better! We are already looking forward to renting again next year. Thank you so much for making sure everything was set up for us to simply walk in and begin to enjoy! You're the Best!
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Annandale

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bathroom attached to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Upstairs Shared, has sink/mirror separated from toilet/showe
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, Shared Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs, shared Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs shared Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 1 Master - 1 queen , Has private bathroom
  • Master Bedroom with Queensize bed and Private Bath w/Jacuzzi Tub and Shower
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Family Friendly Fishing right on Sugar Lake! Muskies! Many other lakes nearby
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place!! Accommodated the family with the bedrooms and bathrooms! Booked it again for the summer!!!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome lakehome!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of seven adults recently spent a very enjoyable weekend at this beautiful lakehome near Annandale, MN. The weather was uncooperative, so we couldn’t take full advantage of their beautiful outdoor deck area. But the rain didn’t keep us from enjoying the restaurants and unique shops nearby. This home, complete with 4 bedrooms, allowed us privacy, and the kitchen, dining area provided us with plenty of room for meal preparation and enjoyment of time together. Thanks, Banker’s for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 3-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

It's a great spot and the house accommodated our group well.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this rental

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jill & Steve. Our family had a wonderful time relaxing,playing,swimming,fishing......Everything turned out great.The house and grounds were so beautiful & serene. We hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our time at this vacation home. Having younger children with both the lake and the pool allowed for much activity and always something to do. This is our 2nd year coming to this lake and our first at this home and we would highly recommend both. The owners were fantastic! This is our kid's favorite vacation!

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Jill and Steve were great hosts. We had a great time with family, fishing was great (lots of bass and crappies). Renting the pontoon was a plus. We will be renting the home again i would recommend it to anyone. Thank you for the memories.

  • Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
St Cloud Reginal
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Hitching Post
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Whispering Pines
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hitching Post
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Annandale

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Prime Summer 2018
May 24 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$322.13
Pet Fee C$64.43
Cleaning fee C$128.85

The 22 ft Pontoon w/50 HP outboard is available at the dock and rents for 700.00/week or $150.00/day plus fuel. Gas must be purchased at current prices. Pontoon will be fueled and ready when you arrive. Pontoon has life jackets, trolling motor, live well and cooler. We have limited number of life jackets, please bring your own for small children. We have dock space available for your boat with power and no additional cost. There Fishing from the dock but no swimming. There are two boat ramps on the lake with paved ramps and docks. One Small dog is allowed, up to 25 lbs with the $50.00 pet fee. Pets must be on leash when outside. Damage deposit will be refunded with in 14 days after check out if property passes inspection. Any damage, breakage or missing items will be deducted from the damage deposit. Please download, print and sign Rental Agreement after reservation is accepted. You can email or snail mail us a signed copy within 30 days of check in. Thank You

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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