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Private Lakefront Home on Peninsula of Pristine Big Bass Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Pauls’ Guesthouse is a fully-renovated and newly furnished 1980’s split level home situated on pristine Big Bass Lake, approximately six miles north of Outing, MN in southeastern Cass County (approximately 150 miles or three hours north of the Twin Cities). Bass Lake is a stunning mid-sized lake, with amazing 20-foot water clarity; it consists of three main bays with virtually all shoreline being fully natural with mature white and red pines reaching down to water’s edge. The lake has public access and is perfect for pontooning and fishing. The Guesthouse sits on 2.5 acres and is located across the mid-section of the lake’s main peninsula; it is a private setting with no sightlines to surrounding cabins.

The location is ideal – the Guesthouse is situated in Land O’ Lakes State Forest with immediate access to snowmobile trails in the winter and ATV trails during the remainder of the year. The trail system offers routes to bars and restaurants in nearby towns including Emily, Outing, Remer and Longville.

The Guesthouse comfortably sleeps six to eight people. It has three bedrooms and a large bathroom with walk-in shower on the upper level. Two bedrooms have queen-sized beds and the third has two twin beds; all are nicely appointed. The lower level consists of the kitchen, living room (with queen-sized sofa sleeper), dining room, laundry facility, half bath, and there is access to the attached garage. The Guesthouse was completely renovated in 2011 and all appliances and furnishings are new. This is a non-smoking facility. Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Amenities include a gas-fired potbellied stove in the living room, central air conditioning, dual hot water tanks, phone, wireless Internet, flat-screened TV with a full range of cable and local channels, screened porch with picnic table, propane BBQ grill, fire pit with lounge chairs, and a 16’ dock. The Guesthouse’s kitchen is fully furnished for all of your cooking needs.

For your convenience, the local marina (Land O’ Lakes Marine in Outing) rents pontoons, fishing boats and speed boats. Rentals range from daily to weekly and they’ll deliver the boat to the dock prior to your arrival. Also, there are several favorite local restaurants to sample: The Village Inn in Outing (great full menu), The Deer Haven Supper Club (great for walleye and ribs), and The Anchorage Inn on Lake Inguadona (great for homemade pizza). Shop the shops and boutiques in nearly Longville, Emily, Crosby, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Nisswa; all are located within an hour of the Guesthouse.

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Paul Kirkman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Paul Kirkman

I had been traveling to north central Minnesota for approximately 15 years and have fallen in love with this area because of it's exquisite beauty and the variety activities one can enjoy. In 2006, I purchased the peninsula of Big Bass Lake and ultimately made it my permanent residence in 2012. I own Itasca Leathergoods, a company that handcrafts moccasins, handbags, belts and other leather goods in Minnesota. We operate three branded retail stores, one of which is located approximately 40 minutes southeast of the Guesthouse. My partner, also named Paul, works as an IT director of a small software development company.

Paul Kirkman purchased this house in 2007

Why Paul Kirkman chose Remer

The Guesthouse is originally the caretaker's house for the main property. It is the perfect get-away. Accessing the Guesthouse is easy via main highways and county roads and is located approximately 150 miles north of the Twin Cities with a travel distance by car of about three hours.

The setting is ideal -- we're located on a medium-sized lake and the Guesthouse's location on the peninsual offers stunning lake views and complete privacy. The lake itself is gorgeous with natural shorelines and mature white and red pine trees coming down to water's edge.

Come here to relax and get away from urban life. You'll be surrounded by peace and quiet, as well as natural beauty. We're adjacent to Land O' Lakes State Forest which has some of the state's best snowmobile trails, and we're also adjacent to the Moose River Trail system for ATV trails. Also, we're within a short drive of the ever-popular Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike Trails, and we're close to cross country ski trails and golf courses.

What makes this house unique

My favorite thing about the Guesthouse's location is the variety of activities at your disposal. If you're looking for calmness and serenity, the lake environment is quiet enough that you'll hear the wind wispering through the pines and the loons calling. If you're looking for snowmobiling or ATV trails, access to the state's main trail system is nearby and accessible directly from the cabin. If you're looking for antiquing or shopping, destinations including Crosby, Crosslake, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes are all within about an hour of the Guesthouse.


Remer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully gutted and remodeled in 2011.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Fully remodeled in 2011.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , great mattress, high quality linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Great mattress, high quality linens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Great mattresses, high quality linens
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized sofa-sleeper
  • Bedrooms fully remodeled in 2011. Great decor, great linens.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit, free firewood (local), dock, nearby boat or pontoon rental with delivery, surrounded by Land O' Lakes State Forest with access to ATV and snowmobile trails, large bathroom with walk-in shower, cabin fully renovated in 2011, newly furnished in 2011, completely private with no sightlines to other cabins, located on peninsula with water on two sides, quiet non-party lake, lake has 20-foot water clarity, great fishing, no invasive species,


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Private Lakefront Home on Peninsula of Pristine Big Bass Lake
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Exceptional property and gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at Paul’s guest house. The home is equipped with everything you might need, is very clean and tastefully decorated. Exceeded our expectations. Paul and Paul are wonderful hosts and the gift basket was very nice. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love, love, love it here!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful setting- and such hospitable hosts! Thank you Paul’s for welcoming us to your gorgeous home once again

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome week at Paul's guest house !!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible week for our family of 5 and our dog! Everything was wonderful from the clean house to the gift basket to the clean lake and the pontoon rental !!! We had a great time tubing, fishing, hanging out at sandbar, grilling out and campfires at night! Thanks to Paul and Paul for everything! We made some great family memories !!!

The Dollak Family

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is great and tastefully decorated. Paul and Paul are gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The Pauls made us feel at home. A well stocked kitchen, satellite television, gas grill and fire pit with firewood supplied are a few of the unexpected amenities. Fishing was good, despite several weather fronts and holiday week traffic on the lake. The lake is beautiful with many different types of structure. We definitely enjoyed our week at Pauls' Guest House.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful vacation at this home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this vacation home. We would definitely recommend it. It is just as described. We spent a lot of time swimming, fishing, tubing, kayaking, and riding in the pontoon we rented during our week-long stay. The lake is very clear!! Our dog came along and also enjoyed swimming here. We saw and heard many loons on the lake. We had several campfires and the wood, comfortable chairs, and nice campfire ring are all provided. The owners are very kind and left us a welcome basket full of goodies. Thank you for a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was great. Set up very well with everything you need. It was great that there was AC as the weather was warm for our visit. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Deer Haven Supper Club
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Emily Golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Deer Haven Supper Club
Car: necessary

The Guesthouse has easy accessibility to snowmobile and ATV trails. Pontoon and boat rental is handled by Land O' Lakes Marine in nearby Outing. Great antique shopping can be found in Crosby. Great boutiques and shopping are available in Crosslake, Grand Rapids, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Walker, all available within a one-hour drive of the Guesthouse. Nearest casino is in Walker MN, about 50 minutes by car. The world-class Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike Trails are about 40 minutes south by car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

No extra cleaning fees. Housebroken well-behaved dogs are welcome at a rate of $50.00 per week per dog. Rates are subject to change until reservation is verified. The service fee collected by vrbo/homeaway goes to vrbo/homeaway and not to us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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