Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Lake Home Private Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This incredible recently remodeled ranch style home is located on 100 acres of private wooded property and has several hundred feet of lakeshore on Sunset Lake. The home and property work great for corporate retreats, off site meetings or family reunions. The house is set back from the lake in a totally secluded area looking out over a large back yard surrounded by thousands of mature pine trees. There are 3-4 miles of private trails through the woods, fields and marshes. Walk up to the field at dusk and you will likely see deer feeding on the grass. At night you will hear the loons calling. It's about a 100 yard short walk to the lake and private dock that can be accessed via driveway or backyard trail. In the summer months, the lake can be difficult to see through the trees from the house.

The home is approx. 8,000 sq/ft and has 3 fireplaces, a large fully equipped kitchen, screened in porch with ceiling fan, large deck, family room, and a great room with a gas fireplace, dining area, huge leather sectional, computer with Wireless Internet access, wide screen digital TV, satellite receiver, stereo, CD, VCR and DVD players. There is a large finished basement with a wet bar, ping pong, bumper pool and fooseball tables, sauna and large stone fireplace. Walk out the basement to a large patio and fire pit.

Within 10-15 minutes you can be golfing or dining at Ruttgers Bay Lake Resort, or fishing on Lake Mille Lacs, one of the best Walleye lakes in the country. There are several other restaurants and golf courses in the area as well as dozens of good fishing lakes, including Sunset Lake, which is great for Bass and Northern Pike. There is a 14' fishing boat and motor at the dock for your use and a pontoon for an additional cost. The quiet lake is great for water skiing and boating. There is a boat landing if you choose to bring or rent your own boat or personal watercraft. In the winter months the property works great for snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross country skiing.

There is a full-time caretaker that lives on the properly in a separate house who is available to answer any questions during your stay. He stays to himself unless needed.

Keywords: Large Home

More Details

Duncan Lee
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


Aitkin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
2 ovens, Computer with WiFi Internet access, Entertainment Center, 5 televisions, Cooking equipment and utensils, China, Fire pit with large frying pan for fish fry's


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

75% Complete
25% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Lake Home Private Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

HUGE estate for a big family

  • 4 of 5

This house is truly amazing! A lot of space for the many relatives that came and stayed here. We really enjoyed all spending time in the living room, playing ping pong in the basement, and fishing off the dock! It has enough space to accommodate a very large group and kept everyone happy. Duncan, the owner, was SO helpful and e-mailed us and called the week of to make sure all of our questions were answered. The property manager, Jerry, lives in the house next door and was able to help us get settled and refilled the gas tank for the pontoon.

The only downsides to this property was that the dock was pretty far away and it was VERY buggy. A lot of horse flies. However; we knew that the dock was a bit of a walk going into renting this house, so we weren't surprised. It was just a bit annoying for my elderly grandmother and small children. Also, I was not expecting a fishing pontoon. I assumed it was a newer boat with lots of seating. It's quite old and you have to put fold-up chairs onto the boat when going for a ride. However; the boat was easy to drive and was great for sunset cruises for fishing.

Overall a great up north Minnesota stay! Thanks to the Lees for having us!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Property was clean well kept and an excellent place for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great, unique home to share with big groups

  • 5 of 5

Spacious & comfortable describe this get away home. There were 2 families with a total of 9 people staying for the week and we had lots of fun! We spent a lot of time around the campfire, fishing & tubing off the dock, playing ping pong & bingo at the bar downstairs and sharing meals at the huge dining table. Lots of privacy & many trails to hike or 4 wheel. Bedrooms had nice beds & good sheets - always a bonus!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
LaGrange, IL

Fun in Minnsota

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with all the amenities for our two families. Had on site caretaker who was nice & very responsive to any questions that arose. Caught lots of fish from pontoon & nearby bridge. Drove to Mille Lacs Lake for big fishing which was a blast & all kids caught many fish. Enjoyed the basement ping pong & fooshball. Every nite had fire pit with s'mores. Ll

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1


Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ruttgers Bay Lake Resort
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ruttgers Bay Lake Resort

Our home is 5 miles from Rutgers Bay Lake resort that offers public golf and dining on Bay Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.