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Updated Lake Home on White Sand Lake; Great for Families

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

Looking for a great place for a family vacation, weekend getaway, or just don't want to stay in a hotel? Look no further! This beautiful lake home is remodeled and has a walkout lower level. The master bedroom has a king size bed. Bedroom #2 has 2 twin beds plus 1 twin mattress for extra guests/kids. Bedroom #3 is downstairs with beautiful views of the lake on the walkout level and has a queen bed.

Bedroom #4 (NEW July , 2017) is downstairs with a queen bed and twin bed. Enough bed space for 10 people, maximum occupancy 12 people if you have some kids coming and bring your own blow up mattresses, or have the kids sleep on the couch.

Sleeps 8 very comfortably, Sleeps 10 with a little coziness, and up to 12 people if everybody gets along well and you have some kids sleeping on the couch or blowup mattresses.

*THIS IS NOT A GOOD SETUP FOR MORE THAN 8 ADULTS AS IT WILL BE CRAMPED FOR BOTH SLEEPING AND IN OTHER AREAS*

Amenities include: 3 flat-screen TVs (DirecTV in the living room & local antenna TV in the master bedroom), Wii game system, poker table, Wi-Fi internet, granite kitchen, 3 full baths – 1 tub/shower and 1 shower upstairs, 1 shower downstairs, upper and lower level family rooms, dining table, dock, GAS grill, and bonfire pit.

A kayak, paddle boat, kids bikes, outdoor toys, and fun noodles are available for guests to use free of charge.

16 foot fishing boat is available for rental @ $60 per day. Fishing boat can hold up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 kids. Boat is equipped with 15HP outboard motor, trolling motor, fish finder, minnow bucket, and fish net. May to October only.

We have a nice 20 foot pontoon available for rent. Rates are $175 a day or $450 for 3 days. May to October only. We use a separate website for booking the pontoon. Use this link and you should get $25 off your rental. https://boatbound.co/invitation/gsqmz . Search for Baxter MN.

There is a campfire pit in the yard by the lake. Firewood is available for your convenience if you wish for a fee of $5 per day to cover the cost of the wood.

Situated on 300 feet of lakeshore. This level lot has a sugar sand bottom and crystal clear water. Kristoferson Park is 1 block away. They have a great playground, pavilion, hockey rink, tennis courts, volleyball, and baseball fields. About 10 minutes to championship golf (Madden's, Grand View and Cragun's).

Close to town!! Top notch dining, grocery shopping, boutique shopping, and the Paul Bunyan bike trail are all within 5 minutes, this is the perfect location for your next vacation! Cub Foods, Costco, and Walmart are only 2 miles away.

We highly encourage staying 3 nights or more to get a chance to enjoy the area amenities, but you can stay as few as 2 nights (Oct - May) or as few as 3 nights (June - August). SUMMER DATES ARE MADE AVAILABLE AROUND MID-WINTER. CHECK WITH US AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME TO BOOK YOUR SUMMER VACATIONS.

Rates are based on 6 guests. We charge a modest fee of $2 per guest per night above 6 guests that covers the additional linens, cleaning, and utilities that more guests require.

The calendar is kept up to date. So if your dates are available feel free to use the "book now" feature on VRBO. We will confirm your reservation shortly after we receive your booking.

More Details

Owner
Bret & Melissa
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Bret & Melissa

We have 2 children and enjoy getting away and experiencing what the area has to offer.

Bret & Melissa purchased this house in 2014

Why Bret & Melissa chose Baxter

Less than 2 hours from the Twin Cities made this a great location for us. After purchasing the house we completely remodeled it to bring it up to date and make it more enjoyable.

What makes this house unique

We love the large flat yard and the sandy shoreline. There is plenty of room for activities.... not your typical cramped cabin lot. Up north cabin feel, but close to town for shopping & activities. Plenty to do for everybody nearby.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Baxter

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Available July 1st - in the basement
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Available July 1st
  • 14 x 14 Master w/ King Bed & Private Bathroom. 14 x 14 Guest Bedroom w/ 2 Twin Beds, plus 2 Extra Twin Mattresses for guests/kids. 10 x 16 Lower Level Guest Bedroom w/ Queen Bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Updated Lake Home on White Sand Lake; Great for Families
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews
5

Awesome stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was spot on with this property. The house was perfect size for our family of 10. It was clean and came in handy to have the option to rent the pontoon. Would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tammy for your review! We are happy you had an awesome stay! Happy the house was clean and ready for you to relax and enjoy. Thanks for recommending us to you friends! We hope you will stay with us in the future and enjoy another weekend away with your family. Melissa & Bret
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Elk River, MN
5

Beautiful home right on the lake...and still close to city amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 nights. This property was perfect for our family get together (3 generations). The cabin is right on the lake, making it very easy for my 82 year-old mother to access the dock for boating or just sitting and watching the water. We rented the pontoon for two days and loved every moment on the water. The cabin itself was immaculate and stocked with everything we needed from kitchen pots & pans to bathroom towels and bed linens. We will definitely stay here again if we vacation in the lakes area. Brett and Melissa were wonderful to us!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review! We are so happy that the house was comfortable for your entire family! We love the flat lot as well, makes it easy for all to get into the lake and onto the dock. We are happy you were able to use all the goodies in the stocked house! We want to make sure everyone has what they need to have an enjoyable stay. We hope you stay again in the future! Melissa & Bret
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5

Girls Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your cozy cabin with us. It was the perfect setting for a relaxing girl's weekend. The updated house was fresh and inviting. We cooked all our meals in the fully stocked kitchen and had plenty of space to sprawl out in the 2 living spaces. With 3 bathrooms, there was never a line/we did not have to wait to shower. I would definitely recommend Baxter, MN and this cabin!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Krista! I'm so happy you all enjoyed the weekend at the lake! Hi to your friend Alaina! Also, we enjoy the space and having 3 bathrooms as well, makes is great for getting ready. We hope you will consider us for a summer stay. Thanks for the review! Melissa
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5

We had a wonderful stay at your home for our ladies weekend away. Thanks so much!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you😊

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a wonderful stay! We hope you will stay again soon! Melissa & Bret
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice this winter and the house works really well for family gatherings. It's been nicely updated. We liked having 3 bathrooms, and everyone has their own space. The location is great -it's close to everything and very convenient, but it's still very private and the view of the lake out back is beautiful. We are looking forward to staying again when the weather is warmer and we can swim!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sue! We are so happy you all enjoyed your time at the lake. It's a nice layout to spread out and have room for everyone. We hope you come back and enjoy the beautiful sunsets in the summer! We love being close to town as well, plenty of things for everyone to do if the weather isn't cooperating. Bret and Melissa
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5

Great home!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home! We had a very relaxing (pre holiday) trip. Your home had everything we needed and plenty of room for the 5 of us.

Happy Holidays!

Donna

  • Review Submitted: 21/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Donna for your review! We are happy you had a relaxing time before the holidays. We hope you return to enjoy some more rest and relaxation. Bret & Melissa
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Brainerd - BRD
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Poncho & Lefty's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Madden's Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 210
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boomer's Pizza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Whipple Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Baxter

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$404
AU$2,561
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$3 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
24 May 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$418
AU$2,696
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$3 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$216
From
AU$249
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$3 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$148.26 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$336.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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