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Located on One of Clearest, Cleanest Lakes in Minnesota

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Welcome to your Holiday Home with swimming and fun awaiting

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Last updated: 06/18/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
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Property description

What can be more relaxing than the image of a cool, calm lake relecting the surrounding trees as you wake in the morning to watch ducks and herons fly overhead or to simply enjoy that first cup of coffee, while the kids are kayaking and swimming.

Added to this is the pleasure of relaxing on one of the five lake decks, and watch the setting sun, glowing orange on the lake, followed by a canopy of stars shining overhead, the big dipper visible and amazing. Later, as you join your friends and family by the new the fire pit patio, listening to the crackle of burning logs, you hear the haunting call of the loon, signifying your call to the lure of the north woods.

Each day as the sun warms the decks, you will find yourself enjoying the time spent with friends and family; teaching the kids to swim and dive, trying your hand at fishing or kayaking, or relaxing by the lake with a book that you have been saving just for the occasion.

The beauty of the area can be enjoyed by everyone, and you will be able to spend your time when indoors appreciating the comfort of a modern lake home. Relax in the screen room, or lounge on one of the five levels of decks with your favorite book. Learn how to use the authentic, wood fired Finnish sauna, and after heating up, run to the lake for a quick dip only to head back to the sauna to repeat the process.

Do not let the name of the Lake, 'Bad Medicine', fool you! It is 'good' medicine. The lake's name comes from a Native American legend about a chief who was lost here. On some maps it is called Lake of the Valley.

Ask anyone in the area about Bad Medicine, they will tell you of clear clean water in a pristine setting. With no inlet or outlet, the water is the best! It is regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout, which are a joy to catch. Many other species live happily alongside. The lake itself is a rare treat. rated by Minnesota Monthly magazine as the state's best swimming lake.

You can try your hand at horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, or other activities that are provided. If you have your own golf clubs or bicyles as there are plenty of opportunities for both activities nearby. Itasca State Park, the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River, is just twenty minutes away.

Gift and craft stores, along with antiques, can also be found, and there are a number of restaurants available to you within a short drive. If you prefer, you can stay almost completely away from the world in your own retreat with the beauty of the northwoods surrounding you.

Spend the evening at the family patio fire, roasting marshmallows and making s'mores, singing songs, and watching the sun set over the water. Then move into the screen room to finish the day with conversation, cards, and friends. Another perfect day at the lake!

If you have a larger group, we have a Guest Home on the premises, right behind the Main home, that can accomodate 2-4 folks, with one bedroom, a full bath and kitchen, sofa sleeper, and wood stove. It was our only cabin, until we built the Holiday Home. We refurbished it over the last few years. It can only be rented with the main home. The Guest Home will not be rented to others when you are there on your vacation. It will remain vacant.


Those who have a fall schedule available often appreciate fall the most. We have decided to offer our home for a few weeks in the fall for our guests.

We know that the fall brings foliage changes, quiet times in the cabin, singing around the fire pit, and easy watching the serene lake at sunset.
In many cases, it is the best time to be there, with insect population down, and little activity on the water.

The lake is still warm enough for a quick swim followed by a refreshing sauna. The sauna wood smoke is in the air and the screen porch is beckoning.


Some say the fishing improves in the fall, and the golf courses are easy to access at your own schedule as the family groups have returned to school. All in all, it is a fine time to visit us.


We will have a few weeks available from the early September until the middle of October. Rates can be up to 25% lower for your enjoyment.

We choose to only lease for a few weeks to defray the taxes, and make improvements. We have many repeats so if you wish to visit us, please plan a year ahead.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful wood fired sauna

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    There is a lake level deck suitable for small children and parents watching and sunning....moreless

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL provided....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Two telephones with Voice Mail....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

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Summer .. $2400/week, Reservation/cleaning deposit of $500 required.
Guest cabin on site for 2 to 4 available for overflow @ $85 per night; $600 week
Guest cabin not available without Holiday Home rental

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Year Purchased: 1977

About: Growing up in North Dakota I had memories of visiting the lake with my family. Given the lack of lakes in North Dakota, the tendency was to travel to Minnesota to enjoy all the area had to offer. My wife grew up in northern Michigan, spending her summers at 'the lake' since she was six years old. We both grew to appreciate all that lake property had to offer, and worked together to create our lake home in northern Minnesota. We purchased this property the year Elvis died. We have raised the home, and our family here for over 30 years. Now that the kids are older, as we are, we inclined to share our lake home with you and your family. The description of the property is exactly what you will experience. will be in the screen porch and other indoor ammenities will be appreciated. Enjoy the home and treat it with pride and respect as if it were your own. We enjoy every moment that we spend here, and hope that you will too.

Why Park Rapids:
We selected this lake, Bad Medicine, as it has been consistently rated as one of the top lakes in Minnesota, with superb water clarity, seclusion, and scenery. The area is old growth forest, with many hiking trails for wildlife and birdwatching. The size of the property, over 2 acres, provide plenty of room for outdoor activities, yet almost completly private. Over the years we have improved the property with all amenities, and now find, if we did not own it, we could not afford to buy it!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property address is Sunset Drive for a reason. The sunsets in this latitude are long, relaxing and spectacular. The home and decks are situated with a western exposure, which gives all a perfect view over the lake. You cannot imagine more colorful vistas. Complete privacy if one wishes, yet access to all sorts of amusements. Swimming and just relaxing are prime. The property does have a lake deck at water level. The shore is sand, gravel and some rocks. While great swimming, the water does become deep not too far from shore. As always, if you have children who are not swimmers, you will need be prudent.


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  • Welcome to your Holiday Home with swimming and fun awaiting

    Welcome to your Holiday Home with swimming and fun awaiting

  • Your sauna overlooking the lake, and just a few steps into the lake and swimming

    Your sauna overlooking the lake, and just a few steps into the lake and swimming

  • Watch the sunset from the upper deck or closer to the water.

    Watch the sunset from the upper deck or closer to the water.

  • Let us sit and have coffee on the screen porch

    Let us sit and have coffee on the screen porch

  • Sit at the breakfast bar with that first cup of cappachino

    Sit at the breakfast bar with that first cup of cappachino

  • A cozy family room for TV or conversation

    A cozy family room for TV or conversation

  • Conversation and cards await your relaxing evening after a swim

    Conversation and cards await your relaxing evening after a swim

  • Relax by our new Fire Pit Patio

    Relax by our new Fire Pit Patio

  • We are looking at Holiday Home from the lake.

    We are looking at Holiday Home from the lake.

  • Dine in the screen room, or inside, as you choose

    Dine in the screen room, or inside, as you choose

  • Just a portion of the loft with many beds overlooking the lake

    Just a portion of the loft with many beds overlooking the lake

VRBO #265479

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Date last modified - Thursday, June 18, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/18/2015
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