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Family Cabin on Beautiful Bay Lake * Large Lakeside Deck * Large Yard for Games

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,564 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakeside Family Cabin On Beautiful Bay Lake - Heart of Brainerd Lakes Area

Enjoy your family or friends getaway on beautiful Bay Lake in central Minnesota, near Deerwood. *** Weekly rentals only during peak season! Shorter rentals are considered when request is within 30 days of arrival dates with a 3 night minimum stay ***

One level lake home (1564 Sq Ft) open floor plan has all the comforts of home. Sleeps a maximum of six guests in two private bedrooms: Bedroom #1 has a queen bed and a twin bed and bedroom #2 has a double bed and a twin bed. One full bathroom with a shower. All rooms are carpeted, except the bathroom and kitchen. Amenities include bedding and towels, a washer & dryer, a large eat in kitchen fully stocked with everything you need to enjoy family dinners; Spacious living room and a separate family/sunroom with a gas fireplace. Sorry – No Pets or smoking allowed!

Relax and enjoy the outdoors with a panoramic lake view from the spacious deck. The deck overlooks a large level yard for hours of family games and fun. A picnic table, deck chairs and a charcoal grill is provided. The yard is sprayed for mosquitos and ticks bi-weekly to help make enjoyable evenings for bon fires around the lakeside fire pit. A private dock is provided to tie off your boat, for swimming and for sitting and watching the world go by. The paved driveway has space for your boat/boat trailer parking.

Bay Lake is in the heart of the Brainerd lakes area and is a 2,435 acre lake filled with bays, points and islands and is one of the top bass fishing lakes in Minnesota - Remember to pack your favorite lures and poles. Anchor your boat and enjoy the public beach on the back side of Church Island and/or hike the 60 acre island which is also home to Bay Lake Camp.

Suggestions to bring: food and drinks, storage containers for left overs, dish, hand & laundry soap, shampoo/personal toiletries, beach towels, sun screen, life jackets, water toys, CDs, DVDs, fishing equipment, insect spray, picnic items (napkins, paperplates, plastic silverware), charcoal and firewood.

You and your quests will have an enjoyable stay in this well maintained home - peaceful and relaxing setting. Definitely not your typical dingy cabin. You will not be disappointed as we take great pride in providing a setting for fun summer memories! Please feel free to email with questions or additional pictures.

Keywords: Bay Lake, Cabin, Bay Lake Camp, Church Island, Ruttgers, Golf, Girls Weekend, Reunions, Lonesome Pine, Deerwood, Lake Front, Dock, Sunsets, Garrison, Casino, Heartland Hockey Camp, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Paul Bunyan, Brainerd International Raceway, Mille Lacs, Brainerd, Garrison, Aitkin, Crosby

More Details

Teresa and Matt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Teresa and Matt

Our family has enjoyed vacationing on Bay Lake for over 70 years - 6 generations. We have made many memories and many friends here in the area. Our Bay Lake friends have become our second family.

Teresa and Matt purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Teresa and Matt chose Bay Lake

After spending many, many years at Woodland Beach Resort on the lake, we could not pass up the opportunity to own a lake front home on Bay Lake in 2014. We are looking forward to making many more Bay Lake memories with family and friends for years to come.

What makes this cabin unique

The public access for boat launching is just 6 miles away. Need to rent a boat? Bay Lake Marine (located next to the public access launch) and Hansen's Sports offer affordable rentals. Bay Lake Camp/Church Island pontoon shuttle is available at 16257 Brighton Point Road, about a 7 mile drive. Take the pontoon shuttle to the island and enjoy outdoor church services, open to the public, held each Sunday Memorial Day - Labor Day. Shuttle starts running at 9:30am.

The Brainerd Lakes area offers something for everyone: Heartland Hockey camp is just 6 miles away. Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota’s premier Walleye factory, is a short 10 minute drive and also 16 minutes from Mille Lacs Grand Casino. A variety of golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, movies, antique shops, amusement parks, miniature golf courses, museums, and shopping are all a short drive away. Enjoy the world class 25-mile mountain bike trails, covering 800 acres in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area near Crosby. Other activities in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area include scuba diving and fishing for Rainbow and Brook Trout. Into auto racing? Brainerd International Raceway is just 30 minutes away. Take a short 1 1/2 hour drive to Duluth on Lake Superior to see the large iron ore boats come in on the ship canal and tour the famous lighthouses of Two Harbors and Split Rock.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at the cabin. We found the cabin as advertised. Very clean, great view and the porch was excellent. We had everything we needed for our stay.
Jun 2016
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Bay Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1564 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancelation Fee = No matter what the time line of your cancelation, we do keep $75, as we are charged a cancelation fee by our cleaning staff.
  • Please refrain from wearing shoes in the house.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located in hall of main floor between the two bedrooms
  • Newly remodeled bath. Bath towels provided for six guests. Soft water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ceiling Fan, Closet, Dresser and Nightstand - New Carpeting.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Ceiling Fan, Closet, Dresser and Nightstand - New Carpeting.
  • Bed Linens, blankets and Pillows provided for beds - up to six guests. Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin Beds (2). Bedrooms have new carpet, a closet, dresser, nightstand, alarm clock and ceiling fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private Dock, Fish Cleaning Table, Large Level Front Yard, Charcoal Grill, Picnic Table, Ceiling Fans (4), Portable Fans (3), Soft Water, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Board Games, DVDs and Playing Cards. **Garage and Sheds on property are not accessible to renters**


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Family Cabin on Beautiful Bay Lake * Large Lakeside Deck * Large Yard for Games
average rating of 4.962963 based on 29 reviews

Great property on a great lake!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 4 different cabins on 4 different lakes this summer, all in this same general area. This property was easily the best one we stayed at. First off, it felt more like a home than a cabin, which means it was clean, well-stocked, and had plenty of room. The deck out back overlooking the lake was great, and the fishing on the lake itself was also excellent. We really appreciated all the little touches, which made it clear the owners know what they are doing. They were quick to respond to questions and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. We do take great pride in our home and provide all the "extras" we can so our guests can have a very enjoyable time on Bay Lake.
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Hopkins, MN

Great cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved waking up to the loon calls and the peacenees of the lake and sounds of the animals. Neighbors were nice and the ppl up there were nice. Great area to stay in.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect "Up North" Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at our stay! The cabin had everything we needed for our stay. It was very clean, comfortable, and charming! Communication from the owner was great as well, no surprises!

*One note... and this is no reflection of this cabin/owner: if you are renting a boat on Bay Lake, double and triple confirm your boat reservation. We had issues with two seperate boat rental outfits at Bay Lake. They are both "old school" pencil & paper reservation "systems". Our vacation could have been utterly dissappointing, but God is good and things worked out.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

Overall the property was very good. The lake is right there for the enjoyment of same. Very comfortable cabin. Very tastefully decorated and accommodating. Porch and deck facing the lake were awesome to use. Highly recommend the cabin. Unless of course I am trying to schedule a stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the 5 star review. We are glad you had a very enjoyable stay over July 4th. We love the large deck too. If we are not on the lake, we are on the deck. We look forward to having you back.
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Enjoyable fall week in MN

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyable fall week in MN. Leaves were at peak color and temperatures were in high 60's. Couldn't have asked for better weather. We were also was able to attend Ruttger's Oktoberfest while here. Home was very comfortable and cozy. Had everything we needed. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this rental are wonderful. They worked with us when we had trouble figuring out the VRBO site and were very prompt with getting our deposit back. The cabin is clean and spacious. It has everything you need. My husband and I loved sitting out on the deck every morning enjoying the lake view and a great cup of coffee. The cabin is only a short way from town - so if you need anything you can get it. The lake is right there! The lake is just the right size. My boys loved skiing and tubing and we caught our limit in bluegill and enjoyed catching rock bass and small mouth bass too. My husband enjoyed relaxing in the hammock. The owners sprayed for ticks and mosquitos (so awesome!) so you can enjoy a fire without getting eaten alive. Thank you for helping us make such wonderful family memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family had a great stay and an enjoyable time on Bay Lake. Bay Lake is a great lake for tubing and skiing. Glad you enjoyed the deck - We agree it's a great spot for enjoying your morning coffee. We hope to see you back for another vacation in the Brainerd Lakes area.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Brainerd Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Lonesome Pine (Restaurant)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Public Boat Launch (by car)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 18
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
North Side of Church Island (by boat)
Car: recommended

Near by attractions: Bay Lake Church Camp, 4 golf courses nearby, Heartland Hockey Camp (6 miles), Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (13 miles), Paul Bunyan Land (10 miles), Rogers Berry Farm (6 mile) has u-pick strawberries & blueberries when in season, Black Bear Pottery (6 miles) handmade pottery shop, launch fishing on Mille Lacs Lake, Mille Lacs Grand Casino (15 miles). Garrison (6 miles), Crosby (12 miles) and Aitkin (20 miles) have restaurants and groceries. Brainerd attractions: Paul Bunyan Trail, Northland Arboretum, Water Parks, Theaters, Brainerd International Raceway (20 miles).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Weekly rentals only during peak season! (minimum stay of 6 nights with change over day on Saturday)
*** Weekend rentals are considered when request is within 30 days of arrival date with a 3 night minimum stay @ $250/night *** Weekend rentals will require payment in full at time of reservation ***

*** Preferred methods of payment are Check, eCheck and PayPal ***

Check-in 4pm Check-out 11am (The cleaning company needs 4-5 hours to clean for the next arrivals).

50% due at time of reservation (Includes $500 deposit). Balance due 45 days before arrival.
Cancellation Policy Prior to the Check-in Date: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, total monies (rental fee + deposit), less $75, will be refunded as follows:
100% (less $75) if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled less than 60 days of Check-in Date

Note: Until reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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.