"The Castle House" Lake Cottage

Fully restored historic Cape-Cod style cottage
Fully restored historic Cape-Cod style cottageView from 2nd floor turretBeautiful sunset viewsLiving room looking in toward the kitchenLiving room looking out over the lakeKing Master SuiteSecond floor turretSecond floor bedroom with pine vaulted ceilings and full size bed2nd floor bedroom with pine vaulted ceilings and full size bed2nd Floor sitting areaLower level bedroom with 2 Queen bedsSunrises!Stand-up paddle board on crystal clear quiet waterMain floor bathroomSunset fishing for walleyes right off the dockSUP yoga!The lakeside patio fitness center!
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From $350 / night

Longville, MN
"The Castle House" Lake Cottage
4 bedrooms
10 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cottage
Per night: $350
Per week: $2,495
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Longville vacation cottage rental
Welcome to an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, cape-cod-style lake home. This historic cottage has been lovingly restored and reinvented with the nearly lost art and trade of hand hewn and rough sawn craftsmanship. It is a masterpiece of uncommon character delightfully displaying the fruits of labor in every magical corner.

You and your family will enjoy the timelessness of unusual timbers, transformed reclaimed woods and rough lumber. Each room reveals a mix of many different species of wood from custom built hickory cabinets, original oak and pine plank floors, cherry and maple ceilings, pegged and joined with dovetailed corners as if it were done centuries ago.

Iron hooks and handles handcrafted with traditional blacksmithing techniques add charm and rich authenticity. Handcrafted doors masquerading as bookcases and shelves hide secret rooms and spaces inspiring enchanted mystery!

Soulful attention to every detail describes this sanctuary, where you and your family will revel in harmonious interaction with nature.

Enjoy your morning cuppa while taking in expansive views from the 2nd floor turret that serves as inspiration for the locals to commonly refer to this property as "The Castle House."

Unlike modern-day lake homes with set back restrictions, this cottage sits right on the waters edge with 350 feet of lake shore, over-looking beautiful Little Boy Lake, a 1400 acre lake with waterway connection to Lake Wabedo, another 1400 acre lake. Angler enthusiasts enjoy catching record-breaking Walleye, Northern, and Bass and the elusive Muskie many of which are caught right from the end of the dock.

Boat, SUP, kayak or canoe through the gorgeous cattail and lotus-lined waterway streams that lead you on an adventurous discovery of two hidden, deep-water "pools" where you can float, fish or swim under the watchful eye of the majestic Eagles commonly soaring above. These small deep-water lakes are private with no homes built along the shoreline. Most often your only company while lounging on these tranquil, silk-like waters, is the Great Blue Heron, loon families, a wide variety of waterfowl and bird species, beaver and muskrat.

The Cabin


?Sleeps 10 in beds.
?The main floor lakeside master features a king size bed, and adjoins to a full bath with jetted tub and shower.
?The second floor features two bedrooms with full size beds and a bath with shower, a seating area, plus turret with floor to ceiling windows.
?The Lower level features a large bedroom with two 2 queen size beds, adjoining bathroom and sitting area


?Modern and fully equipped with stainless steal appliances and granite counter tops
?Custom-built hickory cabinets
? Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with filtered water and ice dispensing
? Electric range with standard and convection oven
? Microwave
? Dishwasher
? Coffee-maker
? Toaster
? Crockpot
? Fully stocked dishes, glassware, utensils, pots and pans
? Large dining table

Main Level
?Features a beautiful authentic stone fireplace
?Plenty of seating
?Games and puzzles
?Satellite TV and Stereo receiver
?Free wi-fi

Outdoor property lake and the Longville area:
? At the edge of Chippewa National Forest and situated on one of the area?s finest lake chains, 1400-acre Little Boy is a clean, spring-fed lake.
One of the state?s top 100 walleye lakes, also excellent for Muskie, Northern Pike, Perch, Crappies
Two outdoor tables and chairs, lawn chairs, fire pit, and gas grill
Private dock, Canoe and Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP)
Gas, bait shop and motorized boat rental available at nearby Little Boy Resort
Expert fishing guide service available
Many public access lakes in vicinity
Fish house available for winter ice fishing
Abundant wildlife?bald eagles, nesting loons, mallards and wood ducks, geese, rough grouse, hummingbirds, owls, deer, otter, beaver, gray and red fox, blue herons, swans
Wild raspberries; fiddle heads and morels, wild rice grows along the channel waterways
Area Information
Local Area Attractions

Longville is the turtle racing capital of the world ? featuring turtle races every Wednesday June through August
Festivals and art crawls and fairs all summer long at nearby lake communities ? Longville, Nisswa, Walker, Brainard, Crosby
Golf within 5 miles; many fine courses nearby
Many area trails for hiking, biking and mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling
4 miles to Longville?coffee shop, groceries, ice cream and pizza parlor, gas, bait shops, hardware, gift shops and boutiques
25 minutes to Walker and Leech Lake?water slide park, restaurants, boat charters, boutiques and antiques
45 minutes to Nisswa and Pequot Lakes area
185 miles from Twin Cities
1 hour to Grand Rapids or Brainerd
1 hour to Itasca State Park-Mississippi River Headwaters
20 miles to Paul Bunyan state bike trail


Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 02 2017 May 31 2017 - $350 - - 3 Nights
Jun 05 2017 Sep 11 2017 - - $2,495 - 1 Week
Sep 11 2017 Dec 31 2017 - $350 - - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: $1000.00 refundable security deposit to secure reservation. Weekly stays are booking fast only the following weeks left: 6/12/2016-6/19/2016 and 6/19/2016-6/26/2016 7/10/2016-7/17/2016 and 7/17/2016-7/24/2016
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Visa
Other Fees: $500.00 Cleaning fee



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Heating
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • View (Lake)
  • Canoe
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Grocery Store
    (4 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Park
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Hunting
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (4 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
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Nancy Allen

Longville MN cottage

Nancy Allen

Rougemont NC

Longville MN cottage

July 26, 2016

Great house, which is well documented in photos on website. This is a beautiful location with a lovely view, about 3-1/2 hours drive from Minneapolis. The tower is indeed a great place to drink coffee or tea. Beds are very comfortable; kitchen and baths are well appointed. The owners offer use of a canoe (2-3 persons) and a Stand up Paddle Board, which we learned to do easily. Lake temperature is fine for swimming in mid-July.

Jill and Marvin Augustin

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Nancy, for your kind words. We're very pleased you enjoyed our family cottage, and hope you will visit again.

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