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Airbnb Holiday Getaway Feature: A Grand A-Frame Cabin on Lake Ida

This Airbnb is perfect for: Families, friend trips, ice fishing & weddings

Airbnb Location: Lake Ida, near Alexandria, MN

This Airbnb is perfect for: Families, friend trips, ice fishing & weddings

About the Space

The main cabin offers five bedrooms with three full baths spread across three levels with multiple hang-out areas. If additional privacy is wanted, there is a guest suite off the garage with a full bath available in the summer. They offer kayaks, floaties, a dock, a fire pit, board games, TVs and more to help create fun memories at the lake. The cabin is located a mile away from Carlos Creek Winery, five miles from the MN lake staple, Zorbaz. They provide internet and work-from-home spaces, so you can work during the day and enjoy your evenings. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Alexandria if you want to go shopping, see a movie or try different restaurants. You can go on a bike ride around the many bike trails around Alexandria, take out the kayaks, float down the river, fish and so much more.

The main cabin offers five bedrooms with three full baths spread across three levels with multiple hang-out areas. If additional privacy is wanted, there is a guest suite off the garage with a full bath available in the summer. They offer kayaks, floaties, a dock, a fire pit, board games, TVs and more to help create fun memories at the lake. The cabin is located a mile away from Carlos Creek Winery, five miles from the MN lake staple, Zorbaz. They provide internet and work-from-home spaces, so you can work during the day and enjoy your evenings. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Alexandria if you want to go shopping, see a movie or try different restaurants. You can go on a bike ride around the many bike trails around Alexandria, take out the kayaks, float down the river, fish and so much more.

Lake Ida is also a big fishing lake. Guests are welcome to rent or bring their own fish house & enjoy MN’s winter activities. The cabin has two fireplaces on the main and lower floor to help guests warm back up after a day on the lake.

The cabin is also located one mile from Carlos and three miles from Gathered Oaks, which are two popular wedding venues in the area. The cabin gives the option of a full kitchen, more rooms and close proximity to the venues for those there to celebrate their loved ones. Some other unique features include a 157 year-old glass oval in entryway, wrought iron railings on the staircase, two stone fireplaces and more. Every night while sitting on the deck you can relax and watch the sunset. It’s like sitting in a tree house surrounded by mature trees in all directions.

“Our goal is to give people the perfect lake getaway.”

-Maggie Monaghan

The journey of starting an Airbnb

Max Honaker grew up going to his family’s cabin in northern MN every summer. When he and Maggie Monaghan began dating, it didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the area as well.

They both had a dream to create a bed and breakfast that revolved around some of their favorite summer past time traveling up to MN. They came across this beautiful A-frame for sale and the cabin checked a lot of boxes for them. The wheels started turning in their heads until they finally decided to drive up from Omaha and tour the cabin. They fell in love with it and the rest is history.

Max and Maggie’s favorite aspect of running an Airbnb is that it allows them to pay for their dream vacation home while also sharing the lake vacation experience with others. “It’s fun to hear different family’s backgrounds; from what they’re celebrating, to how long it’s been since they’ve all been together,” Maggie said. “Our goal is to give people the perfect lake getaway.”

After purchasing the property, Max and Maggie had the entire exterior re-stained to make the house shine again. The house did not require any major renovations or remodels, however, there was quite a bit of deferred exterior maintenance they addressed. Max also has a green thumb for pine trees, as he thinks it helps give the “up north” vibes, so he planted five this spring with plans to plant another dozen or so next spring.

Booking information:
Guests can book through Airbnb, VRBO or contact Maggie at [email protected]

 

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