A Summer Paradise:Perfect Sand Beach & Elevation on Gull Chain
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Nisswa house description
Round Lake is known for being the gem of the Gull chain. Large enough to accomadate all but the largest boats, but yet small enough to avoid the rough water of larger lakes. Round interconnects with Gull Lake allowing you to boat to many of the fine restaurants on the chain with mooring facilities. Round Lake is known for its water clarity, hard sand bottom and few weeds. Truly a premier water recreation lake.
The waterfront is a picture perfect sand beach and nearly a flat grade extending over 200' landward. A lush lawn that is perfect for croquet, ladder ball and other yard games---all provided.
Plenty of outdoor table space and lawn chairs to enjoy your evening dinner while hearing the loons call. Large, 12' , firepit to enjoy a late evening campfire and smoors.
The home has two huge wood burning fireplaces and a natural gas fireplace in the master suite. Two of the five bedrooms have king size beds and the remaining bedrooms have queens. The master bedroom suite has a private bath suite and one of the bedrooms also has a private bath.
The Kitchen has dual built-in ovens, cooktop, microwave, trash compacter, dishwasher, coffee makers (pot & single cup) hot water dispenser and is fully equipped with cooking utensils, dishes, silverware, etc. Formal dining room has seating for six and dinette will seat four. Kitchen snack bar seats also seats four.
Both the TV Room and Family Room are equipped with 60' HD Plasma Home Theatre systems. Each has a dedicated DirecTV satellite receiver as do all of the 5 bedrooms. An extensive video library is included as well as a music library stored on the home server and accessible via satellite receivers as well as other home theatre conponents. Four wifi hot spots with coverage that extends throughout the property and well beyond the shoreline.
All bathrooms are full baths with a tub and shower. Top Floor common bath has a Kohler Body Spa. Master Suite Bath has two person whirlpool tub and separate shower. There is a total of 355 gallons of hot water heater capacity.
A large natural gas grille near the water front for outdoor grilling assures there are no LP tanks to go empty. A food prep counter in lower level of beach house supplements the grille and keeps you close to the waterfront activities
Swim raft, Water slide, canoe, paddle boat, swim tubes, life jackets, and beach toys are all included.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 12-20
- King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3) Queen Sleeper Sofa (1)
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Ice Maker
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- Pontoon boat, fishing boat and jet skis available to rent. The beach house is available on special request and additional charge. It also has another full kitchen, full bathroom, queen sleeper sofa and queen bed in loft. Special events hosting (weddings, fund raisers, civic group, club gatherings, etc.) are subject to approval and at a negoiated rate....moreless
Extensive music library loaded on home server. Library is accessible from satellite receivers, A/V receivers, and most TVs. Most TVs/Blu-Rays are connected to internet for access to on-line video....moreless
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Location & View
- Water Tubing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Paddle Boating
- Basketball Court
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Finally found the one!
Finally found the one!
We have been vacationing with our family of 14+ in the Minnesota area for 11 years now and we finally found a cabin that has it all. We had plenty of room in the cabin, the beach and lake are beautiful, it was great having a pontoon and jet skis available to us daily. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything we needed. The house was well-maintained and clean. It'll be even better once the deck gets on it. Thanks Kurt and Tami, we'll see you next year.
- Guest Norma Van Gorp (Sheldon, IA)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Lovely home, many hidden charges
Lovely home, many hidden charges
We rented this home for a family reunion at the end of June. The home was beautiful! Tons of space for 17 of us. Gorgeous view of the lake.The beach was great for the kids. It was nice to have the added convenience of the jet skis and boats to rent. My big complaint would be that the owner added many unexpected extra charges at the end of our stay. For example, we were charged $30 for additives to the gas tanks of the jet skis/pontoons, $45 for refueling of the boats even thought we added fuel on one occasion, and almost $50 for "labor" to screw in a handle on one of the jet skis that was broken while we were on it. In addition, we were charged for more gas than we used. Though the owner wasn't the most pleasant to deal with but we otherwise had a lovely vacation.
- Guest Jeahan C.
- Date of stay 06/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/07/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: This guest's complaint was in regards to the rental of power boats (jets skis x2 & pontoon) we offer exclusively to our guests. The power boat rental agreements states that they will be fully fueled at the commencement of the rental, which they were. The agreement also states that they must be returned filled to capacity, which they were not. Jet skis consume a significant amount of fuel in a full day, typically 15 gallons or more each. As a courtesy to this guest, we loaned them two 29 gallon gas caddies full of fuel, so they would not have to make numerous trips to the gas station with 5 gallon containers. When this guest departed, they had not refilled any of the power boats they utilized nor did they refill the gas caddies. As an extra service identified in our agreement, we will refill the power boats returned with fuel for a service fee of 15.00 each. The agreement specifically states returned powerboats, and not during the rental period. This guest consumed a total of 60 gallons of gasoline in the power boats. Emptying both of the 29 gallon gas caddies full of fuel that we loaned them and a portion of a third we used to refill the power boats after their departure. Yes, per our agreement we did charge this guest 15.00 per power boat (x3) to refill each with fuel (gasoline and 2-stroke oil). This re-fueling service not only included the refilling the power boats, but purchasing the required fuel at a gas station that was a 20+ mile round trip, loading the empty gas caddies, dispensing the Sea Foam additive at the required ratio, filling the caddies, purchasing 2-stroke oil, and unloading the two 190 pound gas caddies. We provided this guest copies of the dated and time stamped receipts for the fuel (dated two days after they departed, it was too windy, big white caps, to re-fuel the day they departed.) We did not take any markup on the fuel, simply passing our cost to the guest. We did not charge this guest any fee for use of our gas caddies. The fuel we loaned this guest, in the caddies, was treated with additive. All we asked was to have returned what we loaned, fuel treated with Sea Foam additive. It took 30.00 worth of Sea Foam to treat 60 gallons of gasoline. The handle they broke was not screwed on but riveted, so it was not "simply screwing it on" as we had detailed to this guest. Considering we had over 2 hours into sourcing the parts and the repair process, $47.50 for repair labor is very reasonable. There was no "hidden charges".
Annual Family Vacation
Annual Family Vacation
Our family of 14 stayed in this beautiful home for our week long vacation. We rented both this main house and the Beach House. We could not have been more pleased with our entire experience. Upon arrival, the homes were spotless. Initially, we were concerned about all of us being under the same roof, but there is enough space for "private time" when needed. The beach is perfect for all ages and the water is crystal clear. There is easy access to Gull Lake for additional options. On the one rainy day we had, there was plenty to do in the Baxter/Brainerd/Nisswa area. Access to a washer/dryer was ideal for our group as there are 5 "tweens"- think towels! The owner/s were extremely helpful before and even during our stay if we had questions. Loved the jet skis! We would highly recommend this property and we are booked for 2014!
- Guest M & M (St. Paul, MN USA)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
My family absolutely loved staying at this place. The house and beach house were beautiful and perfect for our family of 15-20. The sandy beach area and lake made this vacation all the more enjoyable. We had incredible fishing and the weather over 4th of July week couldn't have been more perfect. We already booked this for next year and can't wait to return!
- Guest Shakopee Family (Shakopee)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
This is a beautiful home with alot of room, but be aware there are no pictures of the back of the house for a reason, there are no decks on the back of the house but there are patio doors in several places on each level that open to mid-air on the two upper levels. The outdoor grill and fire ring are near the lake but right next to the owners cottage so not much privacy. The home owner also lives in the beach house on the property which gives you the feeling of being "watched over"and he also billed us for very minor repairs (which we decided not to pay) we felt the cost of the property for one week should be enough to cover "wear and tear repairs". It would also be hard to sleep more than 10 people without using sofas and floors. We enjoyed the area very much with our two sons and their families (nine in all) and would like to go back again sometime but will not return to this home!!
- Guest Iowa Farmer (Iowa)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/23/12
Owner response: This guest did not raise these issues until after receipt of the damage charges. In my opinion, their complaints are a self-rationalization for their refusal to pay for what they damaged. The listing did and does incorporate a virtual tour link that provides an in-depth overview of the property, including the rear of the home. Yes, the decks have yet to be constructed and accordingly are not featured, advertised nor incorporated into the rate. All the patio doors are equipped with double action, child rated, locks to limit young children from opening the doors. The listing references the beach house is available on request and additional charge. Likewise, the third line of the rental agreement executed by this guest states "Main House, exclusive of the Beach House upper level." We believe it would not be fair for our guests to share the outdoor amenities with another party and, as such, only offer the main house and beach house simultaneously to the same guest. However, my bride and I from time to time will stay in the beach house while we have guests in the main house, as it was during this guest's stay. Both my wife and I have careers and short of Sunday afternoon and late weekday afternoon/evenings, are not on the property. When we are, we make every effort to be as unobtrusive as possible and certainly do not "watch over" our guests. We agree the VRBO listing mechanism that states "sleeps 10 to 20" is misleading and as was the case with guest, they disregarded the “10” and only paid attention to the 20. That is why we did and do detail the size of the beds in each of the five bedrooms within the listing, establishing the 10 (two in each of the five bedrooms) of the 20. When we created the listing on VRBO, 20 was/is the field described as maximum occupancy, not the number the beds will sleep. This was and is clarified in the rate section. The items damaged by this guest were not minor, as claimed, but rather significant and not normal wear. If we were to, as this guest suggests, cover them as “wear and tear repairs”, then we would have to pass this expense on in a rate increase that would be shared by the vast majority of our guests who treat our property with the same respect and care they give their own. Would that be fair to those guests or you as a perspective guest?
May 23 through June 21 2014 $3499 per week, $595 per night w/three night minimum June 21 through August 23 2014 $5100 per week, w/one week minimum. August 23 through September 6 $3999 per week,$795 per night w/three night minimum September 6 through October 4 $3499 per week.$595 per night w/three night minimum Alcohol use on-site must be pre-approved. 20 guest maximum without prior approval. Off season rates negotiable depending on dates and length of stay. No cancellations, no refunds. Reservations are transferrable, with approval. Credit cards subject to 4.0% processing surcharge.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: A warm hello from Kurt and Tami! We consider ourselves truly blessed by God's gifts to us and that we can share them. Both of us were born & raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Kurt operates a communications business and Tami is a school administrator. Part of Kurt's upbringing was in the building trades. Being blessed with the abilty to learn and implement skills, Kurt designed and built much of the home himself. Being a bit of a perfectionist and a gadget lover, the attention to detail is obvious and the home has many, many extra features.
Why the Owner Chose Nisswa:
Kurt's grandparents owned property on Round Lake when he was a boy, in the '60s. Since his boyhood, it was always his dream to own a Round Lake property.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
A summer morning swim to the raft in water that is mirror smooth under a bright blue sky is simply awe inspiring. An evening pontoon boat ride for dinner at the Quarter Deck is a picture perfect close to a wonderful day on the lake.
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Roadside view of home, with basketball court/driveway.
View overlooking beach, dock, water slide and rental boats.
Kid inspected and approved beach!
Kitchen with dual ovens.
View of beach and water front from the west.
Partial view of luxurious master bedroom suite.
Lake view.Water slide tothe left & swim raft in background.Rental watercraft.
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Date last modified - Monday, August 12, 2013
5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
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