Lake Ida, near Alexandria, MN
This Airbnb is perfect for:
Couples, families with young children & small groups
- 2 bedrooms
- 6 beds
- 1 baths
- Superhost with 5-star rating
- Starts at $199/night
About the Space
This cozy, warm, yet light and modern cabin showcases floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Ida, white shiplap walls, white oak floors and a custom-made triple-decker bunk bed. Are you a family with little ones? Not to worry! The cabin also offers baby items, including pack-and-play, baby toys and books and plastic kitchenware for kids.
The cabin is also furnished with custom furniture from Bord Furnishings, a local Alexandria company, Adirondack chairs around a custom iron fire pit, a screenedin porch with couches and a table, a private swimming dock, a sand beach area and a beautifully clean and serene lake. Other amenities include free parking, WiFi, a full kitchen and more.
“We hear guest after guest telling us how ‘Haven’ is the perfect name for our place…”– Sofia Smedsrud
The Journey of Starting an Airbnb
Josh Smedsrud grew up visiting his grandparents’ cabin on Lake Ida and always knew he wanted a place on the lake to call his own. In the fall of 2020, he and his wife Sofia discovered this beautiful cabin and immediately made it their own. “We knew this was the one for us,” Sofia said. The couple then embarked on a two-month sprint to create a cozy, inviting, restorative space for couples and families to come and enjoy.
Their first guest checked in before Christmas and then their bookings started to fly in. “We hear guest after guest telling us how ‘Haven’ is the perfect name for our place, as they feel it is a refuge and a place to unwind, rest and reconnect with each other and the outdoors,” Sofia said. “We love ‘Haven’ and are so happy our guests have found a restorative and restful place to enjoy!”
Guests can book their stay on Airbnb by visiting airbnb.com/h/havenonida