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Bay Lake Cabin & Guest House with Best Shoreline on the lake!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Large cabin and guest house, 2 docks, sandy swimming area and dock fishing

Two hours north of the Twin Cities, our cabin and guest house, located on Bay Lake is situated on a sandy point that is perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, and enjoying all 4 seasons. It is truly one of the best properties on the lake. Please view our photos and see how the property offers a great setting for a memorable vacation.

Bay Lake is over 2,000 acres and offers great boating, fishing and scenic shoreline views. Our cabin is available year-round, so you can enjoy all Minnesota seasons. It is our desire to rent our cabin to respectful families and groups of adults. This is not intended to be a party house.

There are restaurants in the area and the historic Ruttger’s resort with golf is located on the lake too. There is a grocery store, shopping and restaurants nearby. Additional information available upon request.

The cabin has two docks. One can hold your boat and serves up great fishing. There is public access for boat launching and if you need to rent a boat there are options on the lake and we can provide information to assist. The main dock is on a sandy point, perfect for swimming, water sports, sun bathing or just enjoying the beautiful lake view and sunsets.

The main cabin has a very expansive great room, including a floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace. It is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing in front of the fire. The master bedroom with attached full tiled bath includes a whirlpool tub. The second level is lofted, sleeps 4-5 with a full bath and overlooks the main living area. It is open and airy but windowed off for privacy and quiet sleeping accommodations. The separate guest house sleeps 5-7 and has a full bath.

The yard is flat, has shaded and sunny areas and includes a fire pit with chairs to relax and unwind. Firewood is included.

More Details

Mark Gagnon
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

Why Mark Gagnon chose Bay Lake

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Bay Lake

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Main floor, walk thru to master BR, tile, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Upstairs bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bathroom in guest house
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 bunk bed , Separate guest house with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 3 single bed , Upstairs w/full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Main floor master, walk thru closet, full bath w/wp & shower
  • Linens included and there is also a fold out sofa in main room, in front of fireplace and a portable crib available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a prime lake front property on Bay Lake, which offers excellent fishing right off one of the docks. The main dock includes a large sandy bottom swimming area with tons of room to soak up the sun or enjoy the lake views. The cabin is located on a point and the lake views inside or outside are panoramic! The large flat backyard includes Rainbow swing set and plenty of space for yard games. Near the main dock there is a fire pit with chairs. All firewood is included. The main cabin and guest house provide more than ample space for enjoying your stay and sleeping arrangements. There is a spa and golf located at Ruttger's resort only a few miles away.


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Bay Lake Cabin & Guest House with Best Shoreline on the lake!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Great for family but open of floor problem with babies. We defiantly enjoyed our stay when the baby fell asleep. Great communication with owner. He was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home perfectly situated on an awesome lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing week at the Gagnon’s Bay Lake cabin! The home’s combination of amenities, rustic charm, and open floor plan were perfect for us. Outside, having the big back yard, fire pit, and play area were icing on the cake to the gorgeous 180 degree lake front, swimming and boating docks, and sandy shallow area for playing. A perfect getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous from start to finish!

  • 5 of 5

What an exceptional property this is! We were there from August 1-8 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. There were six adults and four children from ages 11 to 23 months old. This stunning home with its huge windows and beautiful views of the lake fit our needs perfectly! Our children said it reminded them of staying in a mini National Park Lodge! The spacious downstairs with the harvest table that seats 10, the comfortable couches that faced the stunning stone fireplace with the adjacent entertainment center, and the amazing kitchen complete with a commercial stove and large refrigerator met our every need. The sleeping arrangements with the downstairs queen bedroom, the upstairs dorm room with bathroom where one family stayed, and the guest house over the garage with its own bathroom easily housed our other family of four. The downstairs bathroom had both a shower and a jetted tub which our grandchildren particularly enjoyed. Everyone had their own space and loved that feature. We also appreciated the laundry room and gave it a good workout!

The outside property was equally outstanding! There was a huge lawn where the grandchildren could play, a hammock, fire pit, picnic table, play house with swings, slide, and climbing features that provided hours of fun for our family. There were two docks, and the swimming dock with its ladder into the water and onto the sand bottom of the lake was perfect for swimming. We rented a pontoon for the week which we docked at the boat dock, and we enjoyed every minute of the boating time. The fishing was great right off the dock, and we even cooked up the "keepers" that we caught. In a nutshell, we could not have had a more perfect place to mark our 50th anniversary with our children!

Thank you, Markand Eileen, for your lovely hospitality! You were a pleasure to work with and provided us with memories for a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakehouse cabin great for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, cozy cabin in a perfect location. The lakefront is expansive and opens up to amazing views of the lake. Our family had members ranging from age 9 to 83 and everyone loved the cabin and guest house. The open areas in the kitchen and living room were perfect for family gatherings and games. There were ample beds and space for our group of 10. The owners were so helpful and accommodating. Perfect getaway...we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Continues to be the Best Place Up North

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at a virtual paradise. The lake is fantastic, fishing is great right off the dock, the property is second to none. While it is a large home, it is so cozy and inviting. My boys, mom, and step dad all enjoy what this property has to offer! Be sure to rent a pontoon while you are there from Bay Lake Marine!

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blaine, MN


  • 5 of 5

If I had only one word to sum up our experience at Bay Lake, and specifically at this property, it would simply be "WOW"! Six nights just flew by. The lake and fishing were great. The cabin and guesthouse are equipped extremely well for any group, large or small. We invited family to join us for several nights and everyone, from age 12 to 75 had a blast swimming, fishing from the dock, playing and bonfires. The kitchen setup made cooking for the crowd easy and ample refrigeration capacity ensured everyone always had a cold beverage available. Cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lonesome Pine
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ruttger's Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lonesome Pine
Car: necessary

Cuyunna State Park is located in Crosby, about a 20 minute drive from the cabin. The park offers mountain biking along with general recreational biking and water activities. You can rent bikes in the city of Crosby.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin around the Bay Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
1 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
23 May 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$830.1
Cleaning AU$207.53 + Tax

Winter Rates: (The guest cabin is closed and the docks are out of the lake)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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