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Escape to Bear Point-a Private Island on Little Boy Lake

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Cross the bridge to this beautiful, custom-designed lake cabin complete with everything you need for a fun-filled north woods vacation, extended family gathering, sportsman’s outing or friends retreat any time of the year. Escape to Bear Point--a bridge-accessible 4+ acre secluded island on 1400 acre Little Boy Lake. The one-of-a-kind large cabin features a light and airy open plan with soaring cathedral ceilings, 2-story split-stone gas fireplace and huge windows—affording spectacular views of sunrises on the lake and wonderful light throughout the day. Private dock, sandy beach, a selection of watercraft and lots of nearby recreation make this a perfect choice for your getaway.
The Cabin
• Nestled among the cedars and basswood on the island’s highest point with southeast lake exposure; accessible via 340-foot engineered bridge
• Quality construction and materials: western red cedar finished and rough-hewn paneling, northern white cedar trim and trunk posts from the property
• Open design with lake views from every window
• Insulated throughout for quiet and energy efficiency
• Professional chef owner-designed kitchen with custom-built hickory cabinets
o Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with filtered water and ice dispensing
o Gas range with standard and convection oven
o Microwave
o Dishwasher
o 2 coffee-makers
o Toaster and electric pizza oven
o Crockpot
o Fully stocked dishes, glassware, utensils, pans
• Sleeps up to 18: 6 bedrooms: main floor King Suite with cathedral ceiling, 2 upper queen bedrooms
The 'Bear Den' is the lower level suite and has 2 double-bunks in 1 bedroom with a King Size bed in the second bedroom
Main level den with queen-size pull-out and sleeping loft with trundle-portable crib on main level and can be used in various rooms
• Interior features beautiful native cedar logs harvested from the land, wide plank center-cut Douglas Fir reclaimed floor, in-floor-heated tiled areas
• Central air
• Washer & dryer
• 16 x 16 deck with large table and gas grill
• Games and book library
• Complimentary S’more fixings and popcorn
• Free wi-fi and satellite TV
• Pet friendly, with air purification
The Lake and Property
• At edge of Chippewa National Forest and situated on one of the area’s finest lake chains, 1400-acre Little Boy Lake is spring-fed and crystal clear
• One of the state’s top 100 walleye lakes, also excellent for Muskie, northern pike, perch, crappies; fishing rods available for use
• Picnic table on platform and fire pit; lawn chairs
• Private dock and sandy beach with available watercraft: 20’ pontoon with oversized motor for tubing, paddle boat, canoe, kayak, motorized fishing boat, tube, bikes
• Gas and bait shop on lake at nearby Little Boy resort
• Expert fishing guide service available
• Many public access lakes in vicinity
• Fish house available for winter ice fishing
• Abundant wildlife—bald eagles, nesting loons, mallards and wood ducks, hummingbirds, owls, deer, otter, beaver, gray and red fox, blue herons, swans
• Wild raspberries; wild rice grows along the lakeshore
Local Area Attractions
• Longville is the turtle racing capital of the world – featuring turtle races every Wednesday June through August
• Festivals all summer long at nearby recreational centers – Longville, Nisswa, Walker, Brainerd, Crosby
• Golf within 5 miles; many fine courses nearby
• Many area trails for hiking, biking and mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling
• 4 miles to Longville—coffee shop, groceries, ice cream and pizza parlor, gas, bait shops, hardware, gift shops and boutiques
• 25 minutes to Walker and Leech Lake—water slide park, restaurants, boat charters
• 45 minutes to Nisswa and Pequot Lakes area
• 185 miles from Twin Cities (3-1/2 hours)
• 1 hour to Grand Rapids or Brainerd
• 1 hour to Itasca State Park-Mississippi River Headwaters
• 20 miles to Paul Bunyan state bike trail

Keywords: Private island with 4,000 feet of wilderness lakeshore and a modern housekeeping cabin with all the amenities-for more about Bear Point, go to our website
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 3250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 child bed, 2 bunk bed


  • Loft + Den: 2 queen


  • King size beds (2) 1 King in Master Bedroom and 1 King in lower level Bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queens- 2 in loft bedrooms and 1 in den, Baby Cribs (1) Crib on main level-move to den or Master bedroom, Bunk Beds (2) 2 bunk beds in lower level bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Private island with bridge access from main road, 4,000 feet of secluded lakeshore, no neighbors, only 4 miles to town, 16' Lund boat with oars at no charge, 20' pontoon available to rent, water bike available, Kayak and canoe available....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several popular board games available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural:

    Bear Point is a private island that is remote enough to be very quiet, yet only 4 miles to downtown Longville for shopping and activities. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Extra dining on the outdoor deck, and a folding 8 foot table also available with 12 folding chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi included...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for cars, trucks, and boat trailers right on the island....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    outdoor wood burning fire ring, with tripod grate for outdoor grilling over hardwood coals....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of pots and pans for cooking your favorite meals....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen Aide Mixer, food processor, waffle iron, electric griddle....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Complete spice cabinet available for your convenience. Please feel free to help yourself, and leave something for the next visitor....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster:

    Two toasters-4 slice and 2 slice toasters....moreless


  • Boat:

    Pontoon available to rent for a daily or weekly fee. Contact Doug or Paula to reserve....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and Canoe available for you to use at no charge....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 5
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 30 - May 13, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Summer
May 14 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Peak Summer
Jun 17 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Aug 19 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $450
  • Taxes Not included


Cancellation Policy:

● 100% refund if reservation is cancelled at least 90 days prior to arrival date (process fees will apply).

● 50% of deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is less than 90 days and more than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.

● Deposit is completely non-refundable if cancellation is less than 31 days before arrival.

● Any group over 18 people must be approved, and a $200.00 additional cleaning fee will be added to your second invoice.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ridgewood Golf Club
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 371
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Patrick's in Downtown Longville

Tournament Musky fishing lake, Minnesota top 100 Walleye lakes, great panfishing for kids,


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: My wife Paula and I vacationed with our family in the Longville area for 15 years before discovering this beautiful property on Little Boy Lake, our favorite lake in the area. I am a chef, and my wife is a physical education teacher, so we needed to keep both of our 'hobbies' in mind when building. lots of room for cooking and dining, as well as all the recreation that you could want from fishing, biking, golf, boating, canoeing, kayaking (Paula's favoite activity at the lake), and of course just relaxing on the deck with freinds and a glass of wine. It is our goal that you enjoy Bear Point as much as we do, and invite you to have as much fun and enjoyment on Little Boy Lake as we have discovered over the years since building the Cabin at Bear Point. Enjoy your virtual tour of Bear Point. Thanks for visiting! Doug & Paula Oaks

Why the Owner Chose Longville, MN, USA:
Little Boy is a beautiful lake that is off the beaten trail and has a reputation as a quiet and secluded lake. It is private, yet only 5 minutes to town, with easy access to any necessities that you might require from bait and gas to restaurants and gift shops. You are about 90 minutes from Itasca State park, and the source of the Mississippi River.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Rustic privacy with all the modern amenities is the best description of Bear Point Island. While enjoying the seclusion, you can feel secure in the fact that you are never more than a few minutes away from whatever you might need including, groceries, coffee shop, bait & tackle stores, boat & motor service, golf, movie theatre, state parks, and many other outdoor activities.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Sunrise in September

    Sunrise in September

  • Family Room Facing Little Boy Lake

    Family Room Facing Little Boy Lake

  • View of Dining Room from the Loft

    View of Dining Room from the Loft

  • Dining room facing Little Boy Lake

    Dining room facing Little Boy Lake

  • Sunset through the Dining Room Windows

    Sunset through the Dining Room Windows

  • Lower Level King with Crib

    Lower Level King with Crib

  • Den with Queen size Sofa Bed

    Den with Queen size Sofa Bed

  • Deck overlooking the Lake

    Deck overlooking the Lake

  • Fire Ring on the Bluff

    Fire Ring on the Bluff

  • Dock, Pontoon, and Water Bike facing East

    Dock, Pontoon, and Water Bike facing East

  • View of Cabin from the Bluff on the Lake

    View of Cabin from the Bluff on the Lake

  • Family Room and Dining Room

    Family Room and Dining Room

  • Gas Fireplace and Sitting Area

    Gas Fireplace and Sitting Area

  • Kitchen and Cedar Log Counter Top

    Kitchen and Cedar Log Counter Top

  • 'The Bear Den' lower level bedroom with bunks and twin bed

    'The Bear Den' lower level bedroom with bunks and twin bed

  • Master Bedroom with Window View to the Lake

    Master Bedroom with Window View to the Lake

  • View of the fire ring from the Deck

    View of the fire ring from the Deck

  • Pathway to the Lake-about 100 feet from cabin

    Pathway to the Lake-about 100 feet from cabin

  • Beach Area from the Dock

    Beach Area from the Dock

VRBO #354726

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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