Private Peaceful Spacious Lake Home with Hot Tub

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“ Excellent ”
7 Reviews
998 16th Ave NW, Pine River, MN 56474



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 8
Per night $150 - $250
Per week $1,050 - $1,600
Type: Home
Description of the Pine River vacation home rental
FREE PONTOON RENTAL WITH WEEK RENTAL - Smiley Haven offers spacious comfort with many amenities with 200 feet of private sandy shoreline on Smiley Lake, a clean and peaceful environmental lake, at a great price! This 2920 square foot home is perfect for large or multiple families, or anyone who wants privacy, comfort, and spacious conditions in a very peaceful environment for their vacation - A seven-person luxury hot-tub on the deck provides fantastic views of the lake during the day and the brilliant stars at night with no light pollution. 2.5 baths, washer/dryer, dishwasher, complete kitchen with built in oven and microwave, 4 burner Jen Air cook top, side by side refrigerator, central vacuum, see-through fireplace, huge 4 season sunroom, TV's in all bedrooms and living room, VCR and DVD players, DVD & VCR Library, CD player and AM/FM stereo, pool table, fire pit on the beach, gas grill, and much, much more. We offer spacious comfort with many amenities with 200+ feet of private sandy shoreline on a clean and peaceful environmental lake, at a great price! 3 bedrooms plus a queen sofa-sleeper will sleep 8, with plenty of room for airbeds and cots to accommodate additional guests. You'll have wonderful lake views from the huge 4-season sun-room, open living room and kitchen, and master bedroom all with tongue-and-groove cedar vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom has a ½ bath, see-through fireplace and patio door to the lake-side deck. The 2nd full bath upstairs includes a jetted tub. The upstairs kitchen has custom oak cabinets and 4 burner Jen-air cook-top. The downstairs walk-out has large lake-side windows, separate bedroom, den and living room with pool table and dart board, ¾ bath and laundry facilities (free). This small environmental lake has beautiful clean water, and wonderful sandy beaches. Often you might be the only ones on the lake. WINTER RATES: $150/night for up to 2 people - minimum of 3 nights stay or there is a $65 cleaning charge. $150 charge for 2 people includes total access to the upstairs bedroom - does not include access to the lower level bedroom or laundry room - unless you have more then 4 people. Pets allowed with additional charge - additional charges for additonal guests over the first 2 people. HOT TUB is kept open all year long - we have a wind break surround for the winter months wind so you can enjoy the tub during the winter

Smiley Haven is 2920 square feet -- perfect for large or multiple families, or anyone who wants privacy, comfort, and spacious conditions in a very peaceful environment for their vacation. Lake Smiley is a small environmental lake that offers great fishing (many 5lb Bass and Northern and 2lb pan fish caught each year), beautiful clean water, and wonderful sandy beaches. Often you might be the only ones on the lake.

Smiley Haven has 3+ acres of grounds bordered by gorgeous pines, and offers nature at its finest. We always have at least one family of loons, and they are beautiful to watch and listen to. If you're up early you might see deer drinking on the far shore to the west. If you're up late, you might hear coyotes at the pond to the east. With the peaceful privacy Smiley Lake offers and the many amenities and spacious accommodations of Smiley Haven, your vacation will be relaxing, fun and rejuvenating!

Bear Hartell

Area Information
Smiley Haven is less then 45 minutes from Brainerd/Baxter, Walker, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Brezzy Point, and only 15 minutes from the Paul Bunyan bike trail which is the longest paved "Rails to Trails" in the nation. The cabin is located within 15 miles of over 20 other great fishing lakes. The Brainerd/Baxter lakes area of Minnesota host most of the chain shopping stores and restaurants in the country and offers a variety of activities such as Championship Golf Courses, Basketball Courts, Bike Rentals, Casino's, Game Rooms, Gyms, Horseback Riding, Jet Ski-Pontoon-Kayak-Power Boat Rentals, Volleyball Courts, Water Parks, Miniature Golf Parks, Go Kart Tracks, Sailing, Racquetball, Wind Surfing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobile Trails, ATV Trails, Down Hill Skiing, Ice Fishing, and much much more. Pine River is located half way (45 minutes) between Brainerd/Baxter and Walker, Minnesota.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jul 06 2016 Oct 25 2016 $250 $250 $1,400 $4,200 -
Sep 14 2016 Mar 29 2017 $150 $150 $1,050 - -
Mar 30 2017 May 03 2017 $200 $200 $1,200 $3,600 -
May 04 2017 Jun 28 2017 $250 $250 $1,400 $4,200 -
Jun 29 2017 Jul 05 2017 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6.875%
Deposits: Reservation and Damage Deposits: Reservation Deposits must be received within 10 days from the date you receive your rental agreement. Full Payment for rental is due three (3) weeks prior to the commencement date of your rental. Weekly Rental requires a $600.00 Reservation Deposit. Reservation Deposit: In the absence of damage to the House and Property, loss of property or the need for heavy cleaning beyond the normal and expected, your Damage Deposit will be fully refunded within 14 days.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Other Rate Information: Pet Charges: We permit pets, however they must be leashed or kenneled at all times and must be cleaned up after. Pet charges are $20/day or $120.00/week/pet - Portable kennels are available on site if needed - call about exceptions to leash and kennel rule. An outdoor kennel with doghouse is available on site. Additional charges for more then 5 people. $35.00/day or $185.00/week per extra person over 5 people staying in the home. Children under 12 is half price.


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Pine River, Minnesota

Andrea French

Andrea French

Small town, WI

Everything you'll need!

April 25, 2012

The house was exactly what it was advertised as. Enough room for multiple couples or even families. Hot tub was very nice after a cold day out ice fishing!

Ly Vang

Ly Vang

St. Paul, MN

Ladies Weekend Getaway

March 28, 2012

The ladies needed a weekend getaway, and this was just the place! It was quiet and peaceful. The hot tub was WONDEROUS with a gorgeous view of the night sky and lake (frozen lake, but still gorgeous). The sun room let in a lot of light, which was great! The kitchen was nice, we cooked up a storm! The cabin was very spacious. Bear was a pleasure to work with, he was very accommodating to our needs. We so greatly appreciated him working with us! We would definitely recommend this cabin to others, and would most definitely return! Thank yo!

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

Brookings SD


July 12, 2011

We had a blast even with the rain! The kids loved the paddle boat and fishing from the dock. Very nice house and well taken care of.

Sharon Olson

Sharon Olson

NW Iowa

Beautiful home and sunsets.

July 11, 2011

The lake home was beautiful with large bedrooms and full kitchen. The 7-person hot tub was great and the landscape down to the lake is very gradual making it nice for our young granddaughter. She loved catching fish off the dock and learned how to snorkel in the very clear water. We liked the dishwasher and large livingroom TV with tvs in every bedroom also. It could have a larger dining table but had several chairs around a bar in the kitchen. The 4-season porch was nice for games and dining also. Since it was so hot the week we stayed, we thoroughly enjoyed the air-conditioning. The family of loons were fun to watch and listen to. The owner was most accomodating. It was nice to have our laundry done when we got home as there is laundry facilities in the lower level. Thank you for our great week!

Johnny Meislahn Jr

Johnny Meislahn Jr

Des Moines, IA

Great get away that not too far away!!!

June 2, 2011

We recently stayed at the lake house outside Pine River for our honeymoon!!!! The view is great. The hot tub is in view of the lake! The home is very spacious. The homeowner, Walter, is a nice man as well. The only thing you may not like is the smell of the well water, but he does provide you with plenty of drinking water in bottles. Lots of things to do at the house and within a half hour of a lot of fun things to do. Pretty sweet mini golf and go kart track just south of there. Thanks Walter!!!



East Bethel, MN

Great vacation left a sour taste

April 20, 2011

We had a wonderful week here. Sun, fun, fishing, hot tubbing. It was great! Unfortunately, we were accused of causing stains on a bedroom's carpet, and with no way to either prove or disprove the accusation (although we tried our darndest to work with the owner), we were not returned our $600 deposit. Just a word to the wise, the owners don't live close to the property (probably around 1-1/2 hours away), so if there's damage, they'll charge you for travel time, and it'll take just about forever to come to a conclusion because of that fact. Also, if the owners are on-site when you leave, take a hindsight hint from us and walk through the property with them before you leave to determine whether damage has been done. We were never allowed to see the actual damage nor were we ever sent an invoice that the carpet had been replaced (which is what the owners decided must be done). That's good advice when renting any vacation home...wish we'd thought of it.

Nicole Petersen

Nicole Petersen

Porter, MN USA


August 2, 2010

A group of my husband and 6 friends stayed here for a week. Home was comfortable and we very much appreciated the welcome basket and mints on the pillows upon arrival. Pontoon, paddle boat and canoe were a big hit. Area ATV trails are alot of fun, Spider Lake, north of Pine River and Moose Lake by Outing were the 2 we went to. Thank you Bear and Angele for opening your cabin up to us!

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