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Rustic Deer Lake Boathouse ‘Glamping’ perfection!

SuperhostBuffalo, Minnesota, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Joe & Kris
2 guestsStudio0 beds1 bath
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Due to COVID19, a 3-night minimum stay is required this season. This allows us to adhere to proper Airbnb disinfection guidelines between guests. Our goal is a safe, peaceful break during these stressful & unpredictable times.
Deer Lake is a quiet 163-acre lake perfect for relaxing getaways. A lakeside fire pit, hot tub, beautiful 4 poster bed & more. OUTDOOR portable toilet with motion-activated lights for night time visits & our unique OUTDOOR showering facilities with a sink.

The space
The Boathouse is the ultimate ‘glamping’ (glamour camping) space! Relax on the couch, look out of the French doors to see a beautiful lake view complete with a firepit area with supplied firewood.

The cozy studio space is wonderfully inviting with red brick walls, open rafters to the vaulted ceiling and lots of charm! A beautiful four-poster queen-sized bed will help you relax, cuddle and snooze while listening to the birds in the trees and rain on the roof (weather permitting).

Cool weather? We have a 50,000 BTU propane gas heater in the boathouse to warm it up for Airbnb guests any time of year. The front has a 'fire-like' look to add to the cozy ambiance.

Warm weather? An oscillating fan & a whole house fan to pull the hot air off the ceiling and a small window air conditioner all to make you more comfortable.

Our unique OUTDOOR bathroom facilities have a fun twist that makes the experience ‘rustic.’

PLEASE NOTE- ‘1/2 bath’ includes our OUTDOOR shower and portable OUTDOOR potty.

This is as close as we could come to an accurate description ~!
Trust us, ‘Glamping’ ROCKS!

Finally- if need be, you are always welcome inside our home to use our facilities -just ask.

During warm weather...
Our outdoor shower with porcelain sink, displayed ‘art’ and solar powered mood lighting (so you can see easily in the darkness) for nighttime can’t be missed. Our guests agree that rustic ‘glamping’ with outdoor showering in this space is unexpectedly wonderful, liberating and beautiful.

All weather...
We have contracted to have a new ‘Mini Biff’ outdoor potty that is completely serviced ONCE per week. This includes a complete wipe down and fresh holding tank water, chemicals, etc. We have motion detector lights so that you won’t be in the dark no matter the time of day. Solar lights outside make it easy to navigate your way after dark.

Guest access
The Deer Lake Public Boat Access is right next to our property to easily launch and land your boat. You are welcome to tie up your craft to our dock during your stay. We have a canoe and a kayak to use as well as various life jackets & a swimming raft.

Enjoy the fire-pit and firewood, large family sized rustic picnic table, PROPANE gas grill, tetherball, corn hole game, croquet & a hammock. You also have access to our well-loved hot tub. The stars make for a breathtaking scene during a nighttime soak- especially the colder the weather becomes.

Other things to note
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PETS: PLEASE CHECK WITH US REGARDING PETS. We ask that 'approved' pet guests, not lounge on the couch or plaid rocker- unless covered by a towel, blanket etc. Approved pets will need to be kenneled if you leave, or go along. Consider bringing along a tie-out system so they can relax outside without you needing to worry if they will wander off.

ITEMS AVAILABLE TO USE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

OUTSIDE:
-HOT TUB (rare amenity compared to nearby listings)
-canoe and one kayak (use at your own risk:)
-Weber charcoal grill (bring own charcoal and lighter fluid)
-basic grill tools
-Large rustic picnic table
-Two chaise metal lounge chairs by boathouse ( can be moved to down by the lake)
-two bright yellow metal chairs for morning coffee
-Well-loved hammock
-Board-swing near the lake
-Tetherball
- chairs, a bench, & a small table around the campfire pit
- 2 Adirondack chairs on the heavy steel dock
-corn hole game

IN OUR STORAGE SHED/BUILDING TO USE:
-life jackets
-fishing poles
-paddles for the canoe
-paddle for the single kayak
-croquet
-corn hole game
-bug spray is inside in the campfire kit plastic tub

INSIDE:
-fresh towels (beach, bath, Hand towels & washcloths)
-a freshly made bed
-in small changing room, there is a medicine cabinet with various over the counter items you may have forgotten
-in small changing room there is a water container with a bowl to brush teeth or wash face inside
-TV with an Amazon Fire-stick and DVD player with a variety of DVDs and remote control
***WiFi
-limited ‘kitchen’ (no oven/stove) however gas grill is included outside
-Keurig with k-cups of various coffees & teas
-microwave oven
-NEW- full sized fridge
-toaster
-ceramic coffee mugs
-complete set of metal silverware
-paper plates & napkins
-paper boats
-small plastic bowls
-aluminum foil
-paper towels
-facial tissue
-plastic silverware
-two small cutting boards
-plastic tongs (for salad etc.)
-metal grill spatula and tongs
-corkscrew opener/bottle opener
-manual can opener
-vegetable peeler
-cheese slicer
-small whisk
-spatula for mixing
-metal skewers for roasting marshmallows over the campfire
-night lights
-down blanket on the bed
-small air conditioner
-oscillating floor fan
-large umbrella
-flyswatters
- commingled recycling out back door in large metal garbage can (regular garbage can inside)

BRING YOUR OWN
sunscreen,
bug spray
fishing bait

ice to put in full sized freezer/fridge
marshmallows,
lots of delicious food,
extra beach gear,
personal fishing gear,
your boat?

FUN inside :
-Scrabble
-Checkers
-Chess set
-Mancala
-playing cards
-popular adult coloring books...(not naughty, just for grown-ups:)
-Sudoku book
-word find puzzle book

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:
- extra set of sheets to make up the couch OR air mattresses for one or more people
-iron & ironing board
-extra sleeping bag(s) for under the stars, or the floor.
-air mattresses (full or twin sized)

**** Hot Locally ***
OCCASIONAL SHOPPING in Buffalo is the first weekend of the month that includes Thursday in the new month!

Restaurants include:
*Authentic Mexican- Rancho Grande and Bougainvilleas
*Evelyn’s Wine Bar
*Asian- Bamboo Village and *House of Lo
*Sushi- Sakura Sushi and Steakhouse
*Mill Creek Inn
*Applebee’s
*Perkins
*Culver’s
*Arby’s
*Papa Murphy’s (excellent on the grill)
*Dominos
*Amore Ice Cream Shoppe (wonderful ice cream and reasonable food prices)
*What’s the Scoop Ice Cream
*Dairy Queen
In nearby Hanover...
*The River Inn, has exceptional ribs and nearly everything else you can think of- worth the short drive.

Shopping includes:
First FULL (including Thursday in the new month)weekend of the month, ALL specialty stores open, that specialize in vintage, restored and various antiques.
Various Shops Include:
*Abundant Kitchen (gourmet kitchen supplies and food)
*Secondhand Rose
*This and That
*Behind the Picket Fence
*Atelier
*Gems- a crystal store
*Modern Roots - homemade soaps, lotions etc.
*Lillian’s
*Buffalo Nickel
A Wreath of Franklin-(say it fast:)
*Buffalo Books and Coffee
*Caribou
*Saddha Yoga studio
*Lux Salon- Aveda concept salon
*Deer Lake Apple Orchard complete with hayrides and hard cider
*Target-Starbucks
*Walmart
*Cub Foods
*Menards
Due to COVID19, a 3-night minimum stay is required this season. This allows us to adhere to proper Airbnb disinfection guidelines between guests. Our goal is a safe, peaceful break during these stressful & unpredictable times.
Deer Lake is a quiet 163-acre lake perfect for relaxing getaways. A lakeside fire pit, hot tub, beautiful 4 poster bed & more. OUTDOOR portable toilet with motion-activated lights for nigh…

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
TV
Hair dryer
Iron

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Buffalo, Minnesota, United States

We are one-half mile from Deer Lake Apple Orchard on County Road 108 in Marysville Township. Our property ends at a small fishing bridge that spans the entrance to the crow river system. Directly on the other side of the bridge is a handy public boat landing! You need a car to enjoy Buffalo and the surrounding area.

The dock is very nice, sturdy and complete with two fun heavy wooden Adirondack chairs for you to rest in while you fish, drink your morning coffee or sip a cocktail and read your favorite novel.

Some of the wildlife you may see and enjoy: swans, pelicans, mergansers. geese, hummingbirds, and more. You might even see jumping fish right off of the dock...

Our honeymooners from last Spring caught the following fish off of the dock: sunnies, bass, walleye, catfish, northern pike, and various panfish.

We so love this place we are lucky enough to call home. Airbnb has provided us the perfect vehicle to share it with all of you. We can’t wait for you to get here:)
We are one-half mile from Deer Lake Apple Orchard on County Road 108 in Marysville Township. Our property ends at a small fishing bridge that spans the entrance to the crow river system. Directly on the other…
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Almost all errands require a car.
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Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Joe & Kris

Joined in March 2017
  • 99 Reviews
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My husband and I work in K-12 education. Joe is a food service director for a local district and I am an elementary teacher. We have two young adult children.
During your stay
We are available to be of assistance when you need something or our help. We don't mind mingling with you if you like (however, with Covid19 we prefer to give you plenty of space and distance) we have been accused of being very friendly! Ultimately, our guests set the tone and amount of interaction they would like.
We are available to be of assistance when you need something or our help. We don't mind mingling with you if you like (however, with Covid19 we prefer to give you plenty of space…
Joe & Kris is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water