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5BR/3BA, 400ft private sandy beach, kid-friendly, wi-fi - incredible lake home!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Amazing 5BR/3BA home- great swimming & fishing lake w/awesome beach (Sleeps 14)

Are you traveling with just 1 or 2 couples? Ask for our lower rate. Or, do you have more than 14 people? Book our cabin next door too: vrbo # 457505. Book direct and save $!

Available long weekends yet this winter or spring, or reserve now for a few weeks still open in the summer and fall of 2018! (FYI Dates in June - Sept. 2018 will be reserved 6+ months in advance.)

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Decorated in a truly “Up North” theme, this luxury home on Lake Belle Taine - one of the clearest lakes in MN - can be rented as a 5 bed/3 bath home that easily sleeps 10-14, or as a great getaway at a lower rate for just 1-2 couples. -Full kitchen, -Central A/C, -Handicapped Accessible, –High Speed Wi-Fi, -Cable TV, –Stereo, –3 Decks with great views & total privacy, -Washer/Dryer, -Gas fireplace, -Powder sand beach, -Crystal clear water and much more…

If your family is looking for your own private escape, you've found it.

You and your family will love our 400 feet of private lake shore, a powdery sand beach, and a crystal clear, natural sandy bottom lake just 30 yards out our front door that's great for swimming and even better for fishing. We have a paddle boat, 8x8 ft swimming raft, inner-tubes, two kids' kayaks and a brand new dock. Boat, jet-ski, and canoe rentals are nearby. Our gradually sloping property and water depth is great for children. The water gradually deepens and is 5-6 feet deep at the end of the dock. Our home and property is easy and convenient for someone with difficulty walking.

The entire 3250sf lake home interior is finished with beautiful bass wood on the walls and vaulted ceiling and has custom made pine furniture throughout. The master bedroom with a king size bed and bathroom is in the loft and overlooks the main floor kitchen and living room. There is also a small bedroom in the loft with a crib and a twin bed. The kitchen and entire house is fully stocked. We have lots of kid's indoor and outdoor toys too. The third bedroom with two twin beds is on the main floor. A full bathroom is on the main floor too. The fourth bedroom with twin bunk beds and trundle bed is in the full, finished walk out basement. The fifth bedroom with a twin and queen bed is also in the basement.

There are two living room areas on the main floor that have a large flat screen TV with cable, over 150 current movies/DVDs, a grand piano, a comfy pull-out bed, and an incredible panoramic view of the lake. This spacious but cozy lake home is surrounded by a huge deck that overlooks 1500+ acre Lake Belle Taine, just 20 yards away.

Our lake home is at the end of a peninsula, gets no drive-by traffic, and has thick mature trees throughout our property so that you have total privacy. There is central A/C for the really hot summer days. We are one mile from the Heartland Trail (50+ miles of paved trail!), and we are just minutes away from many great restaurants, horseback riding, the Forestedge winery, canoe outfitters, golf and unique shopping. After a day of fun you can light up a camp fire in the fire pit and watch the sunset. If you need to login, we have super fast wi-fi.

Hear the call of the loons every morning and night and see the bald eagle that perches regularly on our point. Your mind and soul will be completely refreshed here during a week's vacation away from the world.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Tim

We live in Mpls, but vacation here year 'round!

Tim purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim chose Nevis

Our family has vacationed on Lake Belle Taine in Nevis for 30+ years! This lake is one of the clearest and natural sandy bottomed lakes you'll ever see. It really is paradise

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet on a crystal clear lake with great restaurants nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As I sit on the beach and stare at the sky,

I cannot believe my eyes!

Bald eagles fly, by the clouds,

And fishies swim without a sound.

At night the fire smoke blows everywhere,

Just a bit brighter than the stars' glare.

As we lay in our comfy beds,

We think of the days ahead...

Filled with boating, swimming, fires and snacking.

This place has absolutely everything - it is NOT lacking!
Aug 2013
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Nevis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In Basement
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In loft
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Lower level bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Lower level bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Lower level bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Main floor bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Loft master bedroom - 1 king
  • (1) King size bed, (1) Queen bed, (7) Twin/single beds, (2) Full Beds, (1) crib, (1) pack-n-play & (1) Sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We are happy to share our slice of heaven with you. You won't believe it when you see it. And when you see it, you won't want to leave.


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5BR/3BA, 400ft private sandy beach, kid-friendly, wi-fi - incredible lake home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Best Family Vacation Yet!

  • 5 of 5

We take a “family vacation” once a year that includes our 4 children (ages 13 years to 30 years old, 3 grandchildren ages 1 year to 7 years old). Trips have included Florida, Maine, Gulf Shores, Myrtle Beach & San Diego – our time spent on Lake Belle Taine was voted #1 vacation by all of us!

Some of our “favorite things” this week included fishing off the dock, catching minnows with fishing nets (lots of kid toys), milling around the lake in the paddleboat & kayaks, wrap around toddler friendly deck, the morning bike ride to the bakery in Nevis for donuts and of course the sandy beach where most of our time was spent. We had a pontoon boat delivered to the public dock and were able to enjoy tubing and sunset cruises – where we saw a bald eagle on the island! Thank you Tim & Ann for making your slice of paradise available for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home and ammenties

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week with our adult children and their families. There was plenty of space for everyone and the children enjoyed all the beach, swim toys, and little kayaks. The bike trail nearby was nice for our bike riders and there were other things to do in the nearby towns.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our children spent some summers on lake Belle Taine. So, we decided our grandchildren had to experience it . Tim and Ann's five bedroom three bathroom home worked perfectly for six adults and four children. The views of the trees and the lake fabulous. We loved the close proximity of Itasca State Park Fire Tower, headwaters of the Mississippi and the Paul Bunyan statue. Also the many close restaurants and grocery shopping. It couldn't have been a better week for us. Thank you Tim and Ann for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Dakota

Perfect summer get-away

  • 5 of 5

This was our third vacation on Lake Belle Taine, but our first at this beautiful home and it was by far our best one yet! The house is perfect for an extended family...we had 8 adults and 2 children under the age of 3 and there was plenty of room for everyone. We started each morning with a trip to one of the numerous golf courses in the area. We took our own pontoon and spent the afternoon either on the beach or floating around the lake. After a nice supper in one of the many local restaurants, we spent the nights by the fire enjoying the stars. There were so many toys for our grandson to play with both in the house and on the beach that he was never bored. We had many bald eagle sightings in the trees right above the beach. This is the perfect house, in the perfect area, on the perfect lake! Thank you so much, Tim and Ann, for sharing your home with us...we has a blast!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Forks, ND

Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a full week of fun at this perfect MN lake getaway with our two adult children, our son-in-law and granddaughters ages 2 1/2 and 15 months. There were enough bedrooms that each adult had some privacy and children knew the adults were close by. Having 3 bathrooms was also a plus! Very child friendly home with gates on the deck and toys galore inside and out. The sand beach was by far the best feature and we spent lots of time in the water. Very clean, clear lake. A loon family visited us each day - beautiful! We rented a boat from Hackensack, MN and they delivered it to the public access beach. It was great to have Nevis close by for the essentials and Park Rapids is always a fun town to visit as well. Perfect family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families with little kids

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend at this beautiful home with our group of 4 adults and 3 kids under 4. The description indicates that this is a family friendly home, but we were still amazed at how true that statement is. The wrap around deck is kid-proofed and made for an enjoyable and stress free time for the parents. Our kids enjoyed playing with all the toys (inside and out) and my son loved the "tunnel bed" up in the loft.

The beach is perfect for a sunny afternoon and the beach toys kept our little ones busy. The play set got good use as well. If your kiddos want to catch sunnies off the dock- they're in for a treat! There are tons of little fish just waiting to be your child's first catch. Two of the kiddos caught their very first fish on this trip!

The setting is absolutely beautiful and this lake home feels like a resort without all the noise of neighboring vacationers.

I recommend the short drive to Dorset for some shopping and ice cream. The general store in Nevis is great for all the items you forgot to pack. We didn't explore much beyond that- the home was too good to leave!

We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bemidji, MN
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Iron Horse
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bear's Den
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 feet :)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Our lake home comfortably sleeps 14 people. If you are traveling with just one or two couples - please ask us about our lower rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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