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Lakeside Bliss and Serenity in the Northwoods

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3 bedrooms, bed sheets, wheelchair access
TV, DVD player, video library, stereo
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
TV, DVD player, video library, stereo

Overview of Lakeside Bliss and Serenity in the Northwoods

Entire homePrivate host

Lakeside Bliss and Serenity in the Northwoods

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 12

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Makinen, MN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVeterans Park Ely Lake Beach30 min drive
  • Popular LocationU.S. Hockey Hall of Fame30 min drive
  • Popular LocationVermilion Trail Park41 min drive
  • AirportHibbing, MN (HIB-Chisholm-Hibbing)44 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12
1440 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    2 sofa beds
Bedroom 2
    2 queen beds
Common area
    2 queen beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lakeside Bliss and Serenity in the Northwoods

Lakefront Holiday home with kitchen and patio
Experience Northern Minnesota ambiance on Leisure Lake with beautiful views and towering pines! This beautiful year-round lake home was built in 2012 and has 2 main floor bedrooms and a loft area with beds. The home has a spacious open floor plan, tongue and groove white pine, a cozy living room, and the kitchen features a breakfast bar and dining area with in-floor heat. The sandy beach is great for swimming and there are 2 docks to enjoy fishing for walleye, bass, crappie, sunnies, and northern pike. A peaceful getaway, located on a dead-end road on private land. Borders old growth forest.

Dog friendly upon approval. Well behaved dogs only. A one time $25 fee per dog is required for the entire stay! No cats or other pets allowed. Pet Policy: All dogs must be watched while on the premise. Kennels are recommended for inside the cabin. Guests will be financially responsible for any damages caused by their pets.
Enjoy relaxing on the deck, swimming in the lake, boating (paddle boat, paddle board, and kayaks available or bring your own), chilling inside the cabin, evening campfires with SOME wood provided (Please limit firewood use so there is plenty for all renters) roasting marshmallows, plenty of yard space for yard games (corn hole, bocce ball, croquet, ladder ball available), listening to the call of the loons, and watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets with your friends and/or family.

If you enjoy golfing bring your clubs and enjoy the many close local golf courses. [The Legend at Giants Ridge (24 min away), Eveleth Municipal Golf Course (12min away), Virginia Golf Course (27min away)].

VRBO does not handle the pontoon rental payment, this is a one time payment separate from your VRBO payment directly to the owners. Pontoon rental upon approval with owner. Payment required [cash/check] to be left in designated spot in cabin at the time of stay ($250 per day or $1100 for 5 days) note: includes gas and adult life jackets but bring your own youth life jackets.

There is no or wi-fi or landline (cellphones do work), however there is a TV with DVD player and some kid-friendly DVDs available or feel free to bring your own. Radio with indoor or outdoor sound available for your leisure. We do have a new large AC unit in the window on the main floor in the living area! Keeps the cabin nice and cool on those beautiful hot days!
It is the renter’s responsibility to check MN DNRs website for fire danger and burning restrictions prior to using the outdoor fire pit. Google Search: MN DNR fire restrictions.

Located one hour and 10 minutes from Duluth and 3 hours and 10 minutes from the Twin Cities area. When driving on Leisure Lake Road please be sure to follow the 15 mph speed limit. This speed limit is set for the safety of residents and children walking on the road!

Bedroom #1: Queen Bed
Bedroom #2: Queen Bed
Loft: 2 Queen Beds
Living Room: 2 double futon and double size pull out couch.
Sleeping for up to 12 people.
Bathrooms: 1 indoor bathroom with shower and 1 newly built outhouse
Kitchen: microwave, 2 refrigerators, stove, dishes, silverware, cookware, toasters.
2-7 foot tables and chairs available for use. Located under the beds.
Local Attractions: Timbers Edge Bar, ATV/Snowmobile trails on state land, the nearby town of Virginia, MN has plenty of local attractions – Google to find the many fun things to do (a few examples include: Cane Lakes Candies, Giant Loon, Hockey Hall of Fame and many more...)

Check - in: 4:00 pm (Consult owner on availability for early check-in)
Check-out: 11:00 am
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Ed and Sandy Modin
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Hunting nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 12
  • Unit size: 1440 sq ft (134 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Lakeside Bliss Serenity Northwoods House Makinen
Lakeside Bliss Serenity Northwoods House
Lakeside Bliss Serenity Northwoods Makinen
Lakeside Bliss Serenity Northwoods
side Bliss Serenity woods
Lakeside Bliss Serenity in the Northwoods
Lakeside Bliss and Serenity in the Northwoods Makinen

About this area


Located in Makinen, this holiday home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Superior National Forest and Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Veterans Park Ely Lake Beach - 30 min drive
  • U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame - 30 min drive
  • Leonidas Overlook - 32 min drive
  • Vermilion Trail Park - 41 min drive
  • Biwabik City Park - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Hibbing, MN (HIB-Chisholm-Hibbing) - 44 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 73 out of 76 reviews
5 - Excellent 96%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 76 reviews
4 - Good 4%
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5/5 Excellent

October weekend
Great location. I would stay there again.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful lake home!
Great spot on the lake, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets! House is comfortable and updated with everything you need for a lake get-away! Ed & Sandy were so easy to work with and answered all our questions.

5/5 Excellent

Cozy stay
Relaxing stay. The place was lovely. Big front yard. Beautiful view of the lake. Super comfortable beds.

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing getaway
This was truly a gem! Tucked in at the very end of the lane, this cabin was a perfect place for my friends and I to go be silly and relax. Comfy beds, plenty of room for eating and playing games. We loved it!

5/5 Excellent

Perfect weekend getaway
Me and my group of friends, 8 in all, had a great time at the cabin. The property was much bigger than it looked in the pictures and sparkling clean. It had everything we could’ve asked for. The best part was when we took out the kayaks and paddleboard on the lake and enjoyed a campfire. We also loved the fishing themed decor in the house. Also, Ed & Sandy were really fast to respond to messages. Will definitely recommend to friends heading up north.