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Beautiful Turtle Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 218 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bath, Located right by the Waters Edge

Beautiful year round home is located just 2 miles north of Marcell right off of State Hwy 38. The home consists of one level living with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, office, dining room living room, full kitchen and a large 4 season porch. The home sits on a level lot and almost every room has a view of the lake!! With almost 300 ft of sandy lakeshore! There is a large deck that walks out from the porch or the master bedroom.

The rooms consist of a varierty of bunk beds, queen size beds and king bed. There is also a queen bed sofa sleeper in the 4 season porch.The home is set up with a washer and dryer, internet, dish, and central air.

The outside consists of a private paved boat ramp!! No need to go to the public access, you can put your boat in on site and hook it right up to the dock. Don't have a boat, we have one you can use. Please contact us for additional information and charges. The home is nestled on 4 acres of wooded land, a manicured lawn and sandy shoreline.

No matter the season this home is a wonderful getaway. Whether it is summer fun, fall colors, or a winter wonderland, this home can accomadate all your needs!!

Enjoy the feeling of up north serenity, while being close to all the ammenities. Restuarants, gas stations, a golf course, and endless walking trails located all with in 10 miles!! But if you need to go into the 'Big Town' Grand Rapids is only 30 miles south. Where you can find coutless golf courses, movie theatre, and shopping.

More Details

Property Manager
Brenda Schmitz
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Brenda Schmitz

This home is owned by a family that lives in Indiana. I Brenda and Tim are the property managers and have known them a long time!! They are a wonderful family who wants other families to enjoy their home as much as they do! When they are not able to be there they want to allow other families to be able to come and experience the 'North Woods Lake Life.'

Why Brenda Schmitz chose Minnesota

There is no better setting on Turtle Lake! It is not only a beautiful lake, but great fishing, recreational or to sit and watch the sunset and listen to the loons!! You will truly find peace and quiet!

What makes this house unique

This home is easy to fall in love with the second you set foot on the property. Just sit down with a glass of wine on deck and let the hustle and bustle of the city fade away with the sun!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bigfork

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 218 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • 4 Bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are connected. The first room has a set of bunk beds and connects to the second room which has a queen size bed. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed. Bedroom 4 is a master with a king size bed. Our home sleeps 8 adults or children. We do not encourage more than 8 guests. However, there is a pull out sofa bed on the 4 season porch and two additional guests may be considered at an additional rate of $250 per guest per week.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful setting and had a wonderful time.

  • 4 of 5

This house had plenty of room for our extended family. Three bathrooms was a plus with 5 females, 2 of them teenagers. We enjoyed the wonderful screen porch and fire ring. Plenty of dishes and pots and pans. House was clean and neat. The lake was beautiful and we liked the little town of Marcell. The convince store there had everything we needed including ice cream cones and sundaes. Weather was perfect and fishing from the dock was fun, lots of little fish to catch and release.

It was nice to be met at the house and to go over information. We only had some small complaints. Unfortunately there was a newly discover mouse problem which they were trying to handle. We are familiar with living in the woods so weren't too freaked out. The curtains in the master would not close which made it a little hard to sleep late and there weren't enough garbage cans so we couldn't put all the garbage in covered cans. Overall we were pleased and would recommend this house to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with plenty of room for our 8 person group. Great kitchen for cooking.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at this cabin. Everything was great. Good fishing right off the pier. The hosts were very helpful and the cabin was well furnished. Two thumbs up!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great comfortable rental for the money, and nature area

  • 4 of 5

It was great to have the smiling faces of the property managers (Brenda, then Tim) greet us upon arrival to walk through, and answer questions. All of us appreciated the clean well kept house and property. It was really a plus to have matching dinnerware and flatware vs. other places with garage sale dishes and pots and pans. Also, we did not want for a single thing- just opened a different drawer or cabinet and there it was! The water pressure, enough hot water, and 3 bathrooms for 7 women was great. Enjoyed the fire pit, dock, and the walkways. Wish that the fish had been biting more, but you can't have everything. Thanks from all of us.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! Wish the fish would have been biting better! Come see us again sometime! Sincerely, Brenda & Tim
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Great spot for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house from 7/2/16 - 7/9/16 and had a blast. The home has all the living facilities on one level and had more than enough room for my wife, our two kids (ages 3 and 11 months) and my wife's parents. The layout is very nice for two families or extended families as it has two separate "wings" where the bedrooms are located. The layout would be perfect if there was another private bathroom by the south "wing" bedrooms (which are connected). The home was well stocked and everything worked (including the wifi which was great to have).

The beach is sandy and we had fun catching frogs and crayfish. The boat house is great to store beach toys and fishing gear. We had a lot of fun on the paddleboat, too. My in-laws brought their pontoon and the water was too low to launch it from the private launch on our arrival, however, we were able to use the private launch to take the boat out of the water. The deck is multi-level and it would be nice to have a big flat deck. The screen porch was wonderful for having meals and enjoying views of the lake. The fishing was very good even right off the dock. We caught sunnies, crappies, bass, and a northern right off the dock.

It is secluded from tourist traps and neighbors, which is what we were looking for, but there are restaurants and stores a short drive away. It rained near the end of our stay, which made the ground near the beach very wet (large puddles and spongy ground) and filled the fire pit with water rendering it unusable. That was the only downside we experienced. We would definitely stay again, it is a great family destination!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Golf On the Edge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Timberwolf Inn

Located in the Heart of the Chippewa National Forest on the Pristine Turtle Lake. You won't have to leave the house. Enjoy all the amenities the outdoors have to offer. Fishing, swimming, hunting, hiking or snowmobiling.Enjoy your privacy but still located off of highway 38 your convenience to restaurants, gas stations, golf course and other amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$190.2
Pet Fee A$190.2
Damage Deposit A$634

An additional $250 charged per guest per week over parties of 8.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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