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Last updated: 10/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our home is a 3 bedroom plus den, 2 bath home located on Heart Lake in northern Minnesota, just 5 minutes away from the headwaters of the Mississippi River. This majestic home sits on 2 acres of land with 200 ft of lakeshore that will provide the perfect environment to unwind and enjoy your vacation. Our home has high cathedral ceilings in the living room, kitchen and dinning area with many windows to provide a great view of the lake and surrounding outdoors.  

A private and quiet, secluded lake with great bass, northern pike, crappie and sunny fishing (you can catch keepers right off the dock). Take in the beautiful sunsets serenaded by the loons at dusk; watch the deer feed in the yard mornings and evenings. Listen to the birds sing in the morning and the frogs croaking at dusk. (get the picture?).

There are plenty of indoor activities too; Playstation 2, movies, board games, puzzles, coloring books and crayons, cards, cribbage, chess or a friendly game of charades (If the weather isn't cooperating). After the daily activities sit around a crackling fire burning in the large stone fire pit. Cook burgers and hotdogs on the swing-out grill (don't forget the marshmallows). Relax in the 2 person Jacuzzi tub upstairs in the master bedroom suite.
Or just take a blanket to lay on and gaze at the stars.

This place is about relaxing while being as active as you want to be. Play horseshoes, croquet, badminton or volleyball. Hike or pick wild raspberries. Enjoy water sports like jet skiing, water skiing, boating or fishing. Take the kids to Itasca State Park for a bike ride. Go golfing at nearby golf courses, horseback riding, four-wheeling or just take a hike in the woods on one of the many trails around the property. 

Take a siesta under the trees, sketch a loon and her babies in tow or take a walk in a winter wonderland. Relax, enjoy yourselves and forget about the rest of the world for awhile. Come stay at Heart lake for an experience you won't soon forget.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    sand box, croquet, water toys, fishing poles, tackle box, board games, DVDs and videostoys, movies and cards, Baby swing, baby chair, Blocks, and toys...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be prior approved with $100.00 deposit No pets in home over 20 lbs. There is a 6 x 12 covered kennel with dog house on site. $15.00 Per day per pet...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    NO Smoking inside the home. Container are located around the yard for cigarette butts...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Main floor accessible including shower. No ramps to home....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Loft + Den: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Master bed room: 1 king


  • Queen bed downstairs: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    There is also a double size air mattress ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master suite upstairs sleeps 2 guests, Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom sleeps 2 guests. Single size air mattress with sheets in closet. Double Beds (1) Futon in loft area sleeps 2 guests., Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft area sleeps 1 guest., Baby Cribs (2) Pack n Play  one in master bedroom. One in Bunk room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeping couch TV game room(optional). Bunk Beds (2) Downstairs bedroom sleeps 6 guests. Double size futon mattress under bunk sleeps 2 guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bath : toilet, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    downstairs bath shower is wheelchair accessable...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Living room, den, and master suite....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Bunk room VCR and videos for the kids....moreless

  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit cools the whole house due to the open floor plan....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Highspeed internet service....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Iron and Ironing board....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Desk top computer, printer and computer games...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Beach towels, bath towels, hand towel and washrags. Blow dryer, curling iron and first aide kit. All beds have double sets of sheets....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Electric and water hookup (no sewer hookup) $45.00 per day....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) Master suite, bedroom, and kitchen dinning area.Answering machine., Long distance calls .14 per minute...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap provided ( use HE only)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless in the home for laptops....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, pots and pans, baking pans, silverware and plates, bowls and glasses setting for 12, Mixing bowls, storage containers, preperation knives and filet knives, ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    10 piece place setting and silverware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove, Including many different spices, dishwashing detergent provided, and highchair for babies...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Water dispenser and ice maker...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Pontoon Boat available to rent (seats 12) $400.00 per week. rental fee includes fuel (Limited to one tank). Small aluminum boat with oars.  Private boat landing. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck table seats four. Back deck table that seats eight.(wood provided for firepit in back patio Limited). ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



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2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $35
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 6.75%


400.00 Damage and booking deposit. 1st payment due 60 days prior to check-in and 2nd payment 30 days prior to check-in

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 10/19/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bemidji Regional Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lobo's Bar and grill
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
Park Rapids
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 200
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Becida Bar and grill

The property is located just off a state snowmobile/ATV trail adjacent to Itasca State park.

Itasca State park Headwaters to the Mississippi just 2 1/2 miles away.

Excellent hunting area with state an county land close by.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: The property was purchased in 1988 and there were many years spent coming every weekend all summer camping in tents, then a camper bus and then to a small mobile home. In 2000 we started work on building the home from the ground up with the help of all the children. The home is a labor of love. Over the years we have continued to make improvements on the home and landscape to get it where it is today. In the spring and fall I still come home to enjoy the peace and quite that only the Minnesota north woods can bring.

Why the Owner Chose Heart Lake:
We have lived and traveled in many different states. When I started to look where we wanted a vacation spot I just kept coming back to northern Minnesota. There is so much variety, with the four seasons and all the lakes. Most of all the sound of the loons call on the lake on a summer night while sitting around the camp fire with friends and family.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is on a 480 acre private lake and very secluded with only 16 homes around the lake. Private boat landing. The fishing is excellent. Hiking trails nearby. Adjacent to state snowmobile trail. Itasca State park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) 3 miles away.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Home coming up from lake

    Home coming up from lake

  • Sunset from our bay

    Sunset from our bay

  • Twlight from front deck

    Twlight from front deck

  • View from Hallway to lake

    View from Hallway to lake

  • Master bedroom night

    Master bedroom night

  • Queen guest room

    Queen guest room

  • View from livingroom

    View from livingroom

  • Computer room

    Computer room

  • Stairs into the water

    Stairs into the water

  • Dock for fishing and swimming

    Dock for fishing and swimming

  • Back yard area

    Back yard area

  • Horseshoes and yard area

    Horseshoes and yard area

  • Kitchen Area

    Kitchen Area

  • Bunkroom


  • Master bedroom day

    Master bedroom day

  • Futon area

    Futon area

  • Queen guest room 2

    Queen guest room 2

  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • Lakeshore in the fall

    Lakeshore in the fall

  • Queen Mary Pontoon at boat landing

    Queen Mary Pontoon at boat landing

  • View from the Loft

    View from the Loft

  • Back yard

    Back yard

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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