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Sandy Beach Beach House

Bedrooms 5
Space 260 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Relax in space with the amenities of the Sand Beach Beach House

Come vacation with family and friends right on the water of Crow Wing Lake in your very own secluded beach property just south of Brainerd/Baxter. Guests will enjoy the ability to: walk out to a large beach and enjoy the wonderful recreational waters of Crow Wing Lake, lake side fires, large sitting patio, lakeside porch, reading room, foosball, fishing, gatherings on the point, skiing, tubing, golfing, ATV trails, biking, walking and more all while having direct access to State Highway 371 and the Brainerd lakes area for water parks, shopping, championship golf, dining and bars. The property has spectacular views from the interior and exterior. The property is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with 2800+ square feet at the end of a dead end road. Property has enough beds for 12. NO bachelor or bachelorette parties welcome. Such parties will be removed immediately after being identified. Hot tub is not included in property rental. Inquire about groups with more than 12 guests, property may be suitable for more than 12 people.

Eric Sullivan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Eric Sullivan

The Sullivan’s purchased the Sandy Beach Road property in January 2011. When the Sullivan’s were showed the property it was approximately 5 degrees in the house. The Sullivan’s will always remember the chills but knew this was the property they wanted to warm up with their family.

After purchasing the property the Sullivan’s began an extensive landscaping project. During the project the entire lake side yard was removed and redesigned to today’s standards. The low hanging branches and several trees have been removed over the years to give the property the wide open feel that is enjoyed today.

Throughout the years there has been many celebrations on the property including 4th of July gatherings, Thanksgiving’s, Christmas’s and birthday parties for the two little Sullivan twin girls that were born in February of 2015.

Recently the Sullivan family was relocated due to Eric beginning a new career as a Conservation Officer with the State of Minnesota. The Sullivan family is currently renting in the Hackensack area and travels back to Sandy Beach Road to maintain the property between renters. The Sullivan’s also take advantage of the property a few days a year when there are no guests.

Thanks you for choosing Sandy Beach as your vacation destination. We hope you enjoyed and will travel back in the future.

The Sullivan’s

Eric Sullivan purchased this house in 2011

Why Eric Sullivan chose Fort Ripley

Amenities: High Speed Internet, Full kitchen with fridge, oven, stove, microwave, dishes and cooking utensils. Washer and dryer on main floor. Two flat screen TV’s for DVD’s. Master bedroom downstairs with queen bed, walk in closet connected to a bathroom with 2 sinks, full shower and separate bathtub. Main floor bedroom with queen bed. Main floor bathroom with full shower. Upstairs bedroom with queen bed and walk in closet. Upstairs bedroom with queen bed and closet. Upstairs bedroom with bunk beds and closet. Upstairs bathroom with shower and bathtub. Outdoor gas grill.

What makes this house unique

This property with allow the guests to have space to keep everyone's vacationing experiences on one property. The guests will also have the ability to be secluded to suit different guests needs.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fort Ripley

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Attached to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Upstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Main level guest bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom has a two queen beds with a master bath, full shower and separate bathtub. Also has walk in closet for storage. Second main floor bedroom has a queen bed with sliding doors. First upstairs bedroom has queen bed with walk in closet. Second upstairs bedroom had a queen bed and two queen mattresses in the closet. Third upstairs bedroom has a queen bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(44 traveller reviews)

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Sandy Beach Beach House
average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

So quiet, peaceful, and a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a relaxing weekend here. Extremely clean and very spacious home. We enjoyed ice fishing on the lake, building snow forts, playing board games, watching movies, having foosball tournaments, and enjoying the silence. We’d definitely stay here again in the future! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in February for a bonspiel, so we didn’t spend a lot of time in the house, but I’d love to come back again in the summer! It was in a great location and very peaceful. The house had a well stocked kitchen, lots of room, and it was very pretty to look out at the lake each day (even though the lake was frozen). Definitely would stay here again. Thanks for hosting us!

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia, Minnesota

This property was great!

  • 5 of 5

12 cousins and friends stayed at this property for the annual fishing extravaganza and were very pleased. There was a lot of room for us, food and games. Thank you for making more great memories for us!

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Winter Weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We vistited Sandy Beach Beach House in mid-January as a family retreat. We were looking for a location near Brainerd/Baxter area, for four families (and 5 kids) to visit the water parks in town. The house was within a 10 min drive and was a prefect fit due to number of bedrooms as well as much needed space for everyone to run around. It definteily beat staying at a hotel! Overall the house was very clean and kitchen was stocked with utensils to help with meals.

While we stayed in the middle of winter, we think this would be a great place during the summer due to location, shoreline, and beautiful view from windows and yard.

Thank you Sandy Beach Beach House!

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home. Cozy

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice quiet place to stay with a large group. It was a bit inconvenient to have such an early check out of 10:00.

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Eric helped make a wish come true. Literally. Our stay at his lovely large home was a make a wish for my husband and family. My husband who is disabled by agent orange got a make a wish from the VA and we tried to book elsewhere but were turned down. I am so glad we found this property to rent. It felt like home. He felt like family. He was always available to answer questions. There was plenty of room for all the grandchildren. One table to eat on and one for coloring on. Plenty of bathrooms and even though it was cold and snowy we got to make s’mores by the fire pit and build a snowman. The rest of the time was spent inside enjoying each other’s company and eating too much! The icing on the cake was the foozball table. You see as teens our generation played this game and then our children. Now we have a picture of the third generation doing the same. We made memories that will last a lifetime and got to let the sadness turn into happiness for a weekend. Thank you Eric and family. You made us feel normal again for a while. What a great family place to stay at!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fort Steak House
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Eagles Landing
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Brainerd International Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Fort Steak House
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
Your Sandy Beach

Nearby Attractions : Crow Wing Lake Campground, Safari North, Eagles Landing Golf Course, Fort Steakhouse, Brainerd International Raceway, Crow Wing State Park, Paul Bunyan Trail System, Mississippi River, Sebie Lake ATV trails, St. Mathis Park, Camp Ripley, Brainerd Lakes Visitors Center, Mini Golf, Go Carts and Northland Arboretum.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$223
Damage Deposit AU$637.15

Check in 4 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Hot tub is not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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