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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

200 Feet Of Sandy Beach Lake Shore Western Sunset View Over The Lake!!!


*** This property is a paradise for fishing, ice fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, or just lounging around!!! If you are looking for an affordable getaway vacation, on a huge crystal clean spring fed lake, and a very nice, clean, and cozy house, then look no further. The manager is within 8 miles of the property to assist you with things you might need, such as secret hunting or fishing spots!!! ***

Turtle Lake is located approximately thirty (30) miles North of Grand Rapids on scenic State Highway #38, and approximately two (2) miles north of Marcell, MN. Big Turtle Lake is within the Bigfork River Watershed and is located in the North East Quarter of the Chippewa National Forest. Big Turtle Lake has an area of 2,052 acres of water, a 26.7 mile shoreline, and is 150 feet deep, with water clarity of 20 feet. Big Turtle Lake is the most popular fishing lake in the Chippewa National Forest. The lake has been stocked with walleye since the year 1992. Fishing species include Walleye, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Black Crappie, Blue Gill, Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch, White Fish, and Tullibee (Cisco). Note: A pontoon boat is available for rent (rates on the pontoon rental are $125 per day and discounts will vary depending on the length of stay).

The 3600 square foot home has a walk out basement only 100 feet from the lake, two large decks with one deck facing a western sunset over the lake, four (4) bedrooms, complete with three (3) bathrooms, two (2) fireplaces, and a large air conditioned three-season porch. The home can sleep 8 to 10 people comfortably (4 bedrooms and other sleep accommodations). The home has a large dining room with a large oak dining table that will seat 10 people. The kitchen is large with deep freezer, dishwasher, and large bar with bar stools. The kitchen and dinning room are perfect for indoor entertaining. The property sits on four (4) acres with 185 feet of pristine sandy beach, perfect for wading, swimming, dropping a line off the dock, campfires, and spectacular western sunsets! AS you enter the property, with easy access from Highway #38, you will witness a spectacular breath taking million dollar view.

The property is located next to snowmobiling trails, hiking trails, restaurants, gas station, and bait shop. The property is located perfectly to accommodate the avid hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler. This house has an enormous flat area of land that is perfect for outdoor lawn sports. You can rise with the loons in the morning, and head out fishing for that monster walleye. In the afternoons enjoy the beach, swimming, water skiing, and tubing.


NOTE: EASY ACCESS FROM Minneapolis/St. Paul, in a little over 3 hours you're in lake country with easy access to restaurants, gas station, and convenience/bait shop. You will not have to travel miles of dirt roads to access this wilderness paradise. The property is accessed directly from Highway 38, within 30 seconds your on the beach. There is plenty of room to park trailers and toys on the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Brian Chase
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Brian Chase

This lake home was built by my Father, Mother, their six sons, and one daughter. My parents have passed. I purchased this home in June 2013 to keep it in the family. Many family reunions have taken place on the property!!! Lots of memories have been stored away, to once again re-live, with activities ranging from tubing, water skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, or just sitting around enjoying your favorite beverage at the beach camp fire, or grilling on the huge deck facing the western sunset!!!

Brian Chase purchased this house in 2013

Why Brian Chase chose Bigfork

This property is a paradise for fishing, ice fishing, hunting, snowmobiling!!! If you are looking for an affordable getaway vacation, on a huge crystal clean spring fed lake, and a very nice cozy house, then look no further. The manager is within 6 miles of the property to assist you with things you might need, such as secret hunting or fishing spots!!!

What makes this house unique

This Turtle Lake Home is easily accessible from Highway# 38! One does not have to travel miles of dusty or muddy dirt roads to experience this rural country lake shore home. The beach is 200 feet of pristine sand with 60 foot aluminum dock. Enjoy the western sunsets and loons while sitting in the three season porch!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bigfork

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , 2.5 Bathrooms complete with 2 showers.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Next to laundry room
  • Property has three (3) bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , bedroom is close to full bath and sauna
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Close to full bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Three season porch has a full sized sofa hide-a-bed.
    Bedroom 5 - basement family room has a twin bed and a sofa hide-a-bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Next to full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , Bedroom is connected to walk-in full bathroom
  • Property has four (4) bedrooms and two (2) full sized sofa hide-a-beds are avaliable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property sits on a natural sandy beach with a 80 foot aluminum dock.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Spacious home on a beautiful, quiet lake!

  • 5 of 5

Great time was had by all fishing, relaxing, star gazing, going for boat rides, floating in this clear hard sand bottom lake and playing games at the big kitchen table.We also enjoyed some trails at Scenic State Park. Great for all of us to slow down and just be!

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, excellent accommodations, friendly help

  • 5 of 5

Our trip up to Turtle Lake was wonderful. The house is comfortable with all the modern amenities you need, but still has that rustic charm you want on an "up north" getaway. Traveling with several children between the ages of 6 months and 14, there was plenty of space, more than enough bedrooms, and between fishing and swimming kept them occupied and happy. Tim, the caretaker and brother of the owner, is incredibly friendly and helpful. We're already thinking about planning another trip! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you incredible review! I certainly appreciate the care you gave to my property. I wish all my guests cared for my beach home as if it were there own home - just like your family did... We certainly wish you will return as our guests!!!
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White Bear Lake

beautiful, spacious lake home

  • 4 of 5

This home is huge, with a fully furnished upper and lower level. There are 2 bedrooms with king beds on the main floor and 2 more bedrooms downstairs. There are also several pull out couches, so I think we counted that 13 people could actually sleep here! I recommend sleeping in the lower level. if you like it cool. We loved having 3 bathrooms, too.The kitchen is beautiful, and spacious with very nice pots and pans, crockpots and utensils. The family loved gathering around the large dining room table for our meals. Be prepared to separate your trash, it is a country home and they like to burn, recycle and compost to help the environment. It is advertised as pet friendly, but the owner did request us to keep our dog on the lower level, which actually was fine. We could catch rock bass from the dock, which was really fun. We spent every afternoon, swimming and hanging out by the lake. The lake bottom was sandy, not weedy or rocky and great for our grandson to swim. Fishing was OK, but it also was record high temperatures for Memorial Weekend. Brian and Tim, the owners, were really friendly and accommodating. The only reason I did not give this property 5 stats is the mosquitos! Of course, we had rare, extremely hot temperatures and the first rains of the spring, so they were hatching like mad. I suggest you bring outdoor foggers or yard guard and spray around the doors outside. The mosquitoes hang around the door areas, waiting to come in. Do not leave any outside lights on, and beware, they will even come in thru the screen windows. The 4 season porch has air conditioning, and a nice size table with 8 chairs and we enjoyed playing games out there. Grandmas favorite thing was the abundance of rocker recliners where she could read in comfort. She also liked the DISH TV. I also recommend renting the pontoon. The lake is beautiful so plan on spending lots of time on it!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for your kind review, we appreciate your business!!! I would like to clarify a few points regarding your review. Yes - we do re-cycle plastics, bottles, cans, and paper. WE DO NOT BURN PAPER ON THE PROPERTY. Each trash can is labeled to assist our guests. All refuse is taken to the local landfill. We use a compost for food scraps so that they do not end up in the garage. If guests put spoiling food scraps in the garbage cans that are located in the garage, they will attract unwanted animals and flies looking for a snack in the garage. Therefore, to prevent skunk's, bears, and flies from entering the garage, we provide them a snack compost away from the house. Can you imagine the flies that would get into the house when someone in your party leaves the house entrance door ajar. Your party signed a rental agreement that clearly advises guests how to keep bugs out of the house. Every party needs to appoint a door police guy, someone who will manage the doors and walk behind others who leave them ajar. DO NOT invite mosquitos into the house by leaving the doors ajar. Mosquitos cannot pass through the screens on the windows, but if you leave the flood lights on and the widows open under the lights at night while you are fishing, no-see-ums sometimes pass through the screens. This was all spelled out for you in bold letters in your contract. Your party was again reminded at check-in to keep the doors and screen doors latched and closed. We also advise guests in writing in the rental agreement how to keep the house cool doing hot days. The agreement clearly advises guests to keep the windows and curtains closed on hot days. The three season porch is equipped with a very powerful air conditioner. Guests at check-in are advised to slide the glass door open to the dining room and use the fan provided to blow nice cool air into the upstairs home if needed. You must keep the windows closed in the basement to keep in the natural cool air.
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spacious well appointed home on lake

  • 5 of 5

The home was so roomy for 2 families - very comfortable, well-maintained, gorgeous location with backside on the lake and front on a large, tree-lined yard for lawn games. We will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and most importantly we thank you for taking great care of the home and property. We look forward to your renturn.
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Beautiful location ~ Excellent host!

  • 5 of 5

We met up with family at this lovely, secluded location for a very enjoyable vacation. The well appointed kitchen was perfect for preparing large meals to enjoy with the group who gathered for fun at the lake. Roasting marshmallows at the lakeside fire pit was fun for all. I will certainly return as soon as possible (and bring along our grandkids). As Montanans, we are not used to fishing from a boat, so it was a change for our family! The fishing was excellent and the pontoon was fun! Love the canopy of trees as you enter into this well taken care of home. Thanks Brian and Tim!

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate the care that your family and friends gave to the home, it was left in a clean and neat condition. It is satisfying to know that folks from the BIG SKY COUNTRY OF MONTANA, where recreational resources are bountiful, really enjoyed the MINNESOTA LAND OF 10,000 LAKES - GREAT OUTDOORS. Thank you again we really enjoyed having your group, please come again!!! We certainly appreciate your business!!!
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Bloomington, MN

Great family place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week at this home. Large and spacious as described..which isn't always the case. The owners bent over backwards via text ahead of time to make sure we had everything we needed. It was helpful to know that cell phone coverage was poor ahead of time...but we loved truly being able to get away from it all. The grocery store in Marcell was only 3 miles away and the larger store in Big Fork was only 11 miles away...close enough that the ice cream didn't melt! We had our young grandchildren stay in the lower level with their folks....and never heard them when they were up during the night. It was easy to have people on different sleep schedules! Loved having access to the pontoon...and the swimming was good. Our three year old grandson caught his first fish off the dock with his grandpa - a great memory for both of them. Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big thank you goes out to the " B.L." Family for taking such great care of the home and pontoon boat! Grandpa and grandson catching fish off the dock - I don't think it gets much better than that, especially when it is the grandson's first fish - AWESOME!!!. One of my property photos on VRBO shows a little guy catching his first fish! I would love to have the B.L. family back - I always invite those families back who take care of the Turtle Lake property as if it were their grandma's house. Perhaps you can make it back for the autumn color tour or the winter snowmobile tour. Once again we thank you for your business!!!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bigfork, Minnesota and Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bigfork, Minnesota
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Itasca Ski Area - Coleraine, MN
Car: recommended

Property is approximately 2 miles from Marcell, MN


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Bigfork

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
16 Sep 2018 - 13 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
4th of JULY 2019
30 Jun 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$172.21
Property Damage Protection AU$81.28


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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