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Private Lakefront Home on Peninsula of Pristine Big Bass Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Pauls’ Guesthouse is a fully-renovated and newly furnished 1980’s split level home situated on pristine Big Bass Lake, approximately six miles north of Outing, MN in southeastern Cass County (approximately 150 miles or three hours north of the Twin Cities). Bass Lake is a stunning mid-sized lake, with amazing 20-foot water clarity; it consists of three main bays with virtually all shoreline being fully natural with mature white and red pines reaching down to water’s edge. The lake has public access and is perfect for pontooning and fishing. The Guesthouse sits on 2.5 acres and is located across the mid-section of the lake’s main peninsula; it is a private setting with no sightlines to surrounding cabins.

The location is ideal – the Guesthouse is situated in Land O’ Lakes State Forest with immediate access to snowmobile trails in the winter and ATV trails during the remainder of the year. The trail system offers routes to bars and restaurants in nearby towns including Emily, Outing, Remer and Longville.

The Guesthouse comfortably sleeps six to eight people. It has three bedrooms and a large bathroom with walk-in shower on the upper level. Two bedrooms have queen-sized beds and the third has two twin beds; all are nicely appointed. The lower level consists of the kitchen, living room (with queen-sized sofa sleeper), dining room, laundry facility, half bath, and there is access to the attached garage. The Guesthouse was completely renovated in 2011 and all appliances and furnishings are new. This is a non-smoking facility. Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Amenities include a gas-fired potbellied stove in the living room, central air conditioning, dual hot water tanks, phone, wireless Internet, flat-screened TV with a full range of cable and local channels, screened porch with picnic table, propane BBQ grill, fire pit with lounge chairs, and a 16’ dock. The Guesthouse’s kitchen is fully furnished for all of your cooking needs.

For your convenience, the local marina (Land O’ Lakes Marine in Outing) rents pontoons, fishing boats and speed boats. Rentals range from daily to weekly and they’ll deliver the boat to the dock prior to your arrival. Also, there are several favorite local restaurants to sample: The Village Inn in Outing (great full menu), The Deer Haven Supper Club (great for walleye and ribs), and The Anchorage Inn on Lake Inguadona (great for homemade pizza). Shop the shops and boutiques in nearly Longville, Emily, Crosby, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Nisswa; all are located within an hour of the Guesthouse.

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Paul Kirkman
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Paul Kirkman

I had been traveling to north central Minnesota for approximately 15 years and have fallen in love with this area because of it's exquisite beauty and the variety activities one can enjoy. In 2006, I purchased the peninsula of Big Bass Lake and ultimately made it my permanent residence in 2012. I own Itasca Leathergoods, a company that handcrafts moccasins, handbags, belts and other leather goods in Minnesota. We operate three branded retail stores, one of which is located approximately 40 minutes southeast of the Guesthouse. My partner, also named Paul, works as an IT director of a small software development company.

Paul Kirkman purchased this house in 2007

Why Paul Kirkman chose Remer

The Guesthouse is originally the caretaker's house for the main property. It is the perfect get-away. Accessing the Guesthouse is easy via main highways and county roads and is located approximately 150 miles north of the Twin Cities with a travel distance by car of about three hours.

The setting is ideal -- we're located on a medium-sized lake and the Guesthouse's location on the peninsual offers stunning lake views and complete privacy. The lake itself is gorgeous with natural shorelines and mature white and red pine trees coming down to water's edge.

Come here to relax and get away from urban life. You'll be surrounded by peace and quiet, as well as natural beauty. We're adjacent to Land O' Lakes State Forest which has some of the state's best snowmobile trails, and we're also adjacent to the Moose River Trail system for ATV trails. Also, we're within a short drive of the ever-popular Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike Trails, and we're close to cross country ski trails and golf courses.

What makes this house unique

My favorite thing about the Guesthouse's location is the variety of activities at your disposal. If you're looking for calmness and serenity, the lake environment is quiet enough that you'll hear the wind wispering through the pines and the loons calling. If you're looking for snowmobiling or ATV trails, access to the state's main trail system is nearby and accessible directly from the cabin. If you're looking for antiquing or shopping, destinations including Crosby, Crosslake, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes are all within about an hour of the Guesthouse.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Remer

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Fully gutted and remodeled in 2011.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Fully remodeled in 2011.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , great mattress, high quality linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Great mattress, high quality linens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Great mattresses, high quality linens
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen-sized sofa-sleeper
  • Bedrooms fully remodeled in 2011. Great decor, great linens.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit, free firewood (local), dock, nearby boat or pontoon rental with delivery, surrounded by Land O' Lakes State Forest with access to ATV and snowmobile trails, large bathroom with walk-in shower, cabin fully renovated in 2011, newly furnished in 2011, completely private with no sightlines to other cabins, located on peninsula with water on two sides, quiet non-party lake, lake has 20-foot water clarity, great fishing, no invasive species,


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Private Lakefront Home on Peninsula of Pristine Big Bass Lake
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

The house is great and tastefully decorated. Paul and Paul are gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The Pauls made us feel at home. A well stocked kitchen, satellite television, gas grill and fire pit with firewood supplied are a few of the unexpected amenities. Fishing was good, despite several weather fronts and holiday week traffic on the lake. The lake is beautiful with many different types of structure. We definitely enjoyed our week at Pauls' Guest House.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful vacation at this home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this vacation home. We would definitely recommend it. It is just as described. We spent a lot of time swimming, fishing, tubing, kayaking, and riding in the pontoon we rented during our week-long stay. The lake is very clear!! Our dog came along and also enjoyed swimming here. We saw and heard many loons on the lake. We had several campfires and the wood, comfortable chairs, and nice campfire ring are all provided. The owners are very kind and left us a welcome basket full of goodies. Thank you for a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was great. Set up very well with everything you need. It was great that there was AC as the weather was warm for our visit. I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake home with all of the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Well kept lake home...would highly recommend the property

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time riding the trails. Perfect place to call 'home'.

  • 5 of 5

accomodations are excellent, hosts are super. Could not ask for a better experience. I guess that is why we keep coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully furnished and well stocked cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the location on the peninsula was perfect.

Enjoyed the fire pit and dock. The lake was clear and calm. The owners certainly know what they are doing. We hope to come back one day. Highly recommended!

thanks Paul and Paul!

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Deer Haven Supper Club
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Emily Golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Deer Haven Supper Club
Car: necessary

The Guesthouse has easy accessibility to snowmobile and ATV trails. Pontoon and boat rental is handled by Land O' Lakes Marine in nearby Outing. Great antique shopping can be found in Crosby. Great boutiques and shopping are available in Crosslake, Grand Rapids, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Walker, all available within a one-hour drive of the Guesthouse. Nearest casino is in Walker MN, about 50 minutes by car. The world-class Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike Trails are about 40 minutes south by car.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Remer

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Off Peak
4 Sep 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
MEA Weekend
18 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Off Peak
22 Oct 2018 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.59
Property Damage Protection AU$79.75

No extra cleaning fees. Housebroken well-behaved dogs are welcome at a rate of $50.00 per week per dog. Rates are subject to change until reservation is verified. The service fee collected by vrbo/homeaway goes to vrbo/homeaway and not to us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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