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Unwind on Beautiful Lake Ethel in Otter Tail County, MN!

Bedrooms 2
Space 672 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Come and enjoy all that Lake Ethel has to offer--one of the state's clearest lakes, great fishing, great boating, waterskiing, personal watercraft riding, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboating, sailboating and much more. Lake Ethel has a public access and a sandy, weed-free bottom only chest deep at the end of the dock. This sturdy cabin is located just feet from the shore of beautiful Lake Ethel. It can sleep 4 comfortably in two bedrooms, and 2 more on a futon. This cabin has a 3/4 bath, kitchen and living room space. Immerse yourself in all of Lake Ethel's beauty by stepping onto a full deck or enjoy it from inside through one of two lakeside glass patio doors. New for 2017, cabin is equipped with wi-fi and we are licensed as an Otter Tail County rental property.

Bruce Jonason
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Bruce Jonason

We have been enjoying Lake Ethel's beauty together since 1980 when Sandy's parents first purchased the property next door. We were fortunate enough to purchase that property from them in 1999 which enabled us to continue enjoying this beautiful lake. We live in the Twin Cities area and are raising six children, all of whom enjoy all Lake Ethel has to offer.

Bruce Jonason purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Bruce Jonason chose Battle Lake

We purchased a lake cabin on this lake from Sandy's parents who first purchased the property back in 1980. We have enjoyed spending time at this lake since then. As our six children continue to grow and eventually begin their own families, we anticipate the need for more space at the lake, so when this cabin became available, we purchased it to accommodate our family's future growth. In the meantime, we are able to share these great experiences with others.

What makes this cabin unique

This cozy cabin sits just a few feet from the lakeshore, and you cannot help but feel relaxed as you enjoy fishing or boating by day and the cool breezes and loon calls at the campfire by night. This lot offers a shallow, weed-free swimming area, great for the kids! Feel free to bring your own boat or use ours and keep it on our small boat lift. We can provide you multiple ways to enjoy the lake: enjoy the view while connected to wi-fi, with a paddleboat, canoe, kayaks, or a sailboat if you would like--just ask us! For 2017, we are a licensed rental property in Otter Tail County!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Battle Lake

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3/4 bath along with a vanity and storage cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1 features a queen bed along with a built-in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Twin bed bunked over a double & built-in closet & drawers.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf


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Unwind on Beautiful Lake Ethel in Otter Tail County, MN!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at this cabin and we will definitely stay again! Owners are very easy to work with. We enjoy the small and quiet lake, it is so relaxing.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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terrific place!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is a bit elevated above the lake, and being on the north side, this leads to great views and nice sunshine. A couple of trees provide good shade too though. Nice dock and good swimming off of it. The cabin is neat and clean and well set up and supplied, perfect for a couple or small family. We brought our canoe, which worked fine on the lake (which isn't too huge). Caught quite a few bass and northerns. There's a good bit of watersport traffic on the lake on the weekends but the weekdays were amazingly quiet. Bruce (the owner) is a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, peaceful, relaxing week!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great week! Seemed to have the lake almost to ourselves.....very clean, comfortable cabin.

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cabin, great set up, able to have a very nice, relaxing time.

  • 5 of 5

It might be small but its a very nice set up on the inside. At times it was just the two of us and other times it was all six of us but the set up of the cabin allowed each couple to have their own space at night. Clean, comfortable and well maintained and stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils. Wrap around deck was super nice to hang out on and watch the lake activity and also play games. Parking was not an issue and the City of Ottertail which is a short drive away had some neat boutiques and shops to go browse around in. Would definitely go back to this cute cabin!

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice cabin close to things to do, great panfishing!

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice property with nice owner.

  • 4 of 5

When we were booking I some how added a pet. Mr Johnson was waiting with a refund for the pet charge. Great cabin for couple or small family. No washing machine or dryer. We would stay in this cabin again if we Visit the western part of Minnesota . Still waiting for the cleaning refund but to my knowledge this is VRBO job not mr Johnson.

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Battle Lake
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Balmoral Golf which features both an 18 & 9 hole
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Elmer's BBQ featuring Melodramas

Enjoy yourself on a very clear 200 acre lake. On a very busy day, you might see 4-5 boats using the lake, but generally, you will have the lake to yourself. When you need something else to do, enjoy one of two 18 hole golf courses or a 9 hole golf course, each less than 8 miles away. Glendalough State Park with its abundance of wildlife and antique stores are also nearby.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Battle Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Season
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Season
Aug 13 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$46.61 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$266.34
Cleaning C$99.88 + Tax

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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