An enjoyable year round lake life experience just waiting for you, along with a cozy cottage atmosphere. Perfect for a weekend getaway or more.
Our beautiful view of Lake Melissa will capture your attention. Explore nature with lots of outdoor patio seating, beautiful trees, sandy beachfront, large dock for fishing, boating and swimming.. and all are right there just footsteps away. Golf nearby, dining, live entertainment and dancing are within easy walking distance to Hotel Shoreham.
Our home is very charming and peaceful and has 4-bedrooms that can sleep up to 16+ people. It is located on the north shore of Lake Melissa with 75' of shallow sandy beach. It's the "most popular" lake in the DL area, is a perfect place to create long lasting summer and winter vacation memories.
Amazing Lake views! Our timeless and comfy YEAR ROUND 1922 cottage is freshly decorated and boasts a separate keyless entrance, a newly remodeled kitchen with all new cabinetry, countertops and stainless steel appliances and sink; two newly remodeled bathrooms with showers; a lakeside kitchen nook with a beautiful view of Lake Melissa, a large kitchen table with 6 chairs; a very cozy indoor sun porch with plenty of seating for relaxation, and a full size daybed that sleeps up to two people; another nook on the roadside with a game table area with four leather chairs; a comfy family room with a leather couch that can sleep one person (not a sofa sleeper), two leather recliners and a large big screen TV above a wood burning fireplace; a computer desk working area; a main floor master bedroom with a queen bed that sleeps two people; a very large upstairs bonus/bedroom above the garage with two twin beds that sleep two people, one large sectional couch that sleeps up to one or two people (not a sofa sleeper), a crib; on the other end of the house we have two upstairs bedrooms above the family room that sleep up to 9 people; a fully carpeted 1400 square foot finished basement with bunk bed that sleeps up to three people; a pool table/pingpong table, an entertainment center with TV and X-Box Station; a leather couch, leather chair and ottoman, and trundle bed couch that sleeps up to two people, and a work out station. Outside on the roadside of our house we have a patio table with chairs; a propane BBQ grill. On the lake side we have a large deck with a nice patio table and chairs, and gas fire pit with chairs; a beautiful fully landscaped yard on both the roadside and lakeside; 75’ of shallow sandy beachfront; a 40' dock (seasonal); free parking for up to 4 vehicles; open floor plan with lots of large windows to capture the lake view; and overall, a ton of character!
Located less than 1 mile from Hotel Shoreham restaurant, Lake Sallie, Dunton Locks, WE Fest, Detroit Golf & Country Club (open to the public), many fun restaurants and bars, and the wonderful town of Detroit Lakes.
* Large shady lakeside lawn (50 ft. deep)
* 75 Feet of shallow and sandy beach (very level)
* All linen and towels
* All kitchenware/NEW kitchen (remodeled in summer of 2018)
* New microwave, oven, cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher
* All house air conditioning on main floor & window AC unit in 4th bedroom/bonus room above garage
* 55" Flat TV screen in family/living room
*2 DVD Players
* TV in 4th bedroom/bonus room above garage
* TV and X-Box station, X-Box games and movies in basement
* Wifi Internet (complimentary year round)
* Cable T.V. (June to mid Nov.)
*Refinished wood floors
* Beautiful wooden poker game table with 4 leather chairs in kitchen nook
* Lakeside patio table with 4 chairs (seasonal), and roadside patio table with 4 large chairs and cushions
* Several stackable chairs, 2 sunbathing lounge chairs (seasonal)
* Propane BBQ Grill (seasonal)
* Gas fire pit on lakeside patio (year round)
* Beachfront fire pit (seasonal)
*Fully carpeted 1400 square foot basement with bunk beds
* Pool/Ping Pong Table in Basement
* Free-weight workout station in basement
* Approx. 3500 Square Feet of Living Space (3 floors)
* Large dock with a bench chair at the end of the dock (seasonal)
* Indoor fireplace and firewood
* Within 5 minutes of the Shoreham Hotel Restaurant
* Detroit Lakes Country Club within 1 mile (Public)
* Public Boat Access within 1 mile
Note: Until confirmed prices subject to change
The house was built in 1922. It was added onto in 1994. Remodeled in 2010 and 2018. We aimed to keep original detail and cottage character - wainscoting, millwork and vintage stairs, hardwood floors, while updating to modern standards and amenities.
Free parking in our driveway.
Private entrance. Entry door is controlled by a keyless pad, so no keys. We will provide an entry code upon your arrival.
Our max guest allowed is about 16. It will sleep 15 if are sharing beds. Extra space on couches and air mattresses for more guests, which has worked great for families, couples, or even a group of good friends. We have a total of 10 beds including one comfortable full size day-bed in the sun porch.
Bedroom #1: Master bedroom with a queen size bed and two night stands, sleeps 2 comfortably. Has its own master bathroom, shower, under sink cabinet storage space, walk-in closet with shelves and hangers, washer and dryer, shoe shelf, and a 5-drawer dresser. Hangers provided.
Bedroom #2/Bedroom #3: Upstairs above the living/family room. There are 13 steeper steps that go up to these two rooms. Bedroom #2 has a full size bed, a night stand, a large four drawer dresser with mirror, and a single size bed. Sleeps 2-3.
Bedroom #3 has two full size bunk beds with drawers underneath each for clothes storage, and a single size bed above each full bed. Has a small desk, and a small closet with hangers. Sleeps 4-6.
Bedroom #4/Bonus Room: A bit larger size and is above the garage. Has two single beds, two small night stands, a stationary closet for clothes, a large sectional couch, coffee table, and entertainment center with TV. Sleeps 2 or more depending on if you’d like to use an air mattress and/or sleep on the floor or on the couch.
Sun Porch: Has a full size daybed, and a round night stand. Sleeps 1-2
Basement: Has a leather couch, coffee table (with storage area for blankets and air mattresses), leather lounge chair and ottoman, large pine wood fold down lounge couch, pool table and ping pong table, patio table and chairs, TV and X-Box station and X-Box games, TV stand. Free-weight lifting station.
Coat closet in front foyer. Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #3 both have a closet space with hangers.
Direct and exclusive access to a nice lake side deck with patio table, chairs and access to our beautiful large yard; a cement-block patio space on roadside with patio table, plenty of seating, a gas fire pit, and a BBQ.
WASHER / DRYER
Washer and dryer is in walk-in master bathroom closet, supplied with detergent and dryer sheets.
Master bathroom and main bathroom each with a shower and storage under sink and linen closet. Main bath has two medicine cabinets.
Towels and basic toiletries (toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap) are provided. Plus a jar of 'extra' toiletries if you so happen to forget that important one.
Newly remodeled and fully-equipped (plates, cups, utensils) kitchen with modern appliances, including a new 4-burner electric range, new large fridge with ice maker, oversized new double kitchen sink, and new dishwasher and microwave. Other appliances include toaster, coffee maker, Keurig and k-cups, hand mixer, and blender. We supply quality pots and pans and plenty of utensils for those who like to cook!
Also supplied are basics (that you wouldn't want to buy at the store): flour, sugar, oil, essential spices, etc. I leave any unused fridge and pantry items until they are expired then remove. So please feel free to use what you see, even in the pantry, it's up for grabs.
Main living space has a 55" TV and DVD player with basic channels (cable is complementary and seasonal mid-may thru mid-Nov. The 4th Bedroom/bonus room above garage has a TV with cable (complementary, seasonal June thru mid-Nov. Basement TV is for movies and X-Box only, no cable TV.
Also, there are board games available to use.
FAMILY LIVING SPACE
We have a leather sofa and matching lounge chair with ottoman and a matching electric recliner, a coffee table, two end tables, a large TV, a DVD player, a computer desk, and several other comfortable chairs.
A large dining area, large dining table with 6 chairs, as well as a large nook area with game table and 4 leather chairs. Plenty of seating for dinners and playing games.
We live close to County Highway 22 so you may hear some occasional road noise when a car drives by. We don't really hear much of that inside, so should not disturb your stay/sleep. Our neighbors dogs bark occasionally at first but settle down quickly. They are fenced in.
Our lake house is located in a picturesque neighborhood of lake front homes and cottages, with panoramic views of Lake Melissa. Lake Melissa is rated as one of the top summer vacation lakes in the Detroit Lakes area. We are located on the north shore (Linden Park), it is close to all the "action" on and around Melissa. You will be on Lake Melissa and close to all the fun spots in the area. We are less than 1 mile from Hotel Shoreham restaurant and Detroit Lakes Golf & Country Club (Public)
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Bandaríkin