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Stunning Brentwood Estate: Beautiful St. Francis Home!! Includes 5 Boats

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St Francis (left) and Mary Hill (main lodge right). 5 boats included in rental.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom With Gorgeous Lake Views. Sleeps 14.

WE HAVE THREE RENTAL HOUSES THAT DON'T ALWAYS SORT PROPERLY IN VRBO. PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE OTHER LISTING NUMBERS ( #681717, #597665 ) TO SEE ALL THREE OF OUR RENTAL HOUSES. ALSO, YOU MAY GO TO BRENTWOODMN. COM

PLEASE CALL US AT (402) 203-2700 TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY BEFORE BOOKING!!

Brentwood Estate, which was recently featured on Discovery Channel's 'Epic Castles' series, is an incredible 45+ acre property with over 2,000 feet of shoreline. For the first time since Brentwood was built in the late 1990's, this breathtaking property is available to the public to enjoy through weekly home rentals beginning Summer 2014. This most exclusive residential property in central Minnesota with its immaculately manicured lawns, over-the-top beach, gorgeous floral gardens, and serene walking paths is a true paradise at the north end of Big Chippewa lake. 3-1/2 mile long Big Chip is nearly 100 feet deep and is consistently ranked one of the clearest lakes in Central Minnesota with a DNR rated visibility of 11 ft. WOW! That means you can see the lake bottom at that depth. We can accommodate a maximum of 10-14 people in each of our three full-sized homes. We also have a cozy apartment for 2 people. For corporate retreats or large family reunions, rent the entire property (up to 38 people) and have it all to yourself. Our various accommodations rent from $895/wk in the fall & spring to $7900/wk during the peak summer months.


Please take note: Brentwood Estate is known for its seclusion and serene grounds. In order to accomplish this private-estate atmosphere, we hold very true to the maximum capacity per house as designated: St. Francis - 14 people, St. Michael - 12 people, St. Anne - 10 people and St. Joachim - 2 people. We may make a small exception to allow small children who are in cribs or pal-n-plays to exceed the maximum capacity, but you must obtain approval through the owners. In those instances were an exception is being made, it will be noted on your confirmation receipt at the time of booking. No exceptions will be allowed unless you receive prior approval.

**Minnesota state law requires resort owners to maintain a registry of all guests. Each guest staying at Brentwood Estate will be required to fill out paperwork to comply with this state law.

We have a fleet of a dozen golf carts, five boats, numerous canoes, kayaks, paddle wheels, paddle boats, wind surfers, etc, etc that are yours to use for free while you stay with us. You just pay for your gasoline. We also have a fantastic Air Nautique 220 Team Edition wakeboard boat and four SeaDoos available to rent at below market prices.

Our on-site shared amenities are second to none. Just look at the photos!! A gorgeous beach and tanning area with adjacent sand volleyball, shuffleboard court, Rainbow Systems play structure, large outdoor fire pit and seven slip dock anchor the lakeside area of Brentwood.

Wander up to Mary Hill, the 11,000 s.f. main lodge just a few steps from the beach, and enjoy private pool parties in our awesome heated indoor pool & spa. Down the hall find a cozy hospitality/meeting/board game area with a beautiful screened-in porch. Next in line is the wonderful billiard area with a custom Peters Billiards 9 foot professional pool table. Last, but surely not least, in the Mary Hill lower level watch your favorite televised sporting event or a DVD/BlueRay movie in our breath-taking 15 seat theater room. Mary Hill is open seasonally from 9:30am to 10:00pm.

We did say 45+ acres, didn't we? Spend hours walking on our wonderful paved/groomed paths or sitting in one of the three spacious gazebos on the property. If you are looking for a relaxing escape, spend some time at our Frog Pond listening to the gently splashing water fountain and the birds singing in the nearby trees. Take the kids down one of the forested path to our little school house in the woods complete with a full-sized 'Harriett' the holstein. Play a game of tennis on our beautiful tennis court if you are looking for a good workout. When you're finished enjoying the beach, the lake, or the scenic paths, treat yourself to a well-deserved malt, sundae, or banana split in our unbelievable 50's malt shop where all ice cream treats are less than a buck. The malt shop will only be open daily for a couple hours in the late afternoon or evening.

Brentwood has two truly remarkable outdoor religious areas. The first is a Rosary Path & garden just up the hill from the St. Francis house. The detail that went into planning and building the Rosary Path is truly remarkable. The plants and flowers that line this incredible path add to it's wonderful charm. Each of the stained glass inlays in the path represents a bead of the Rosary. The second is the Stations of the Cross Path deep in the woods at Brentwood. This area of the property is a very special place that all will find incredibly moving and peaceful.

The immaculately manicured lawns, beautiful beach, gorgeous floral gardens, and serene walking paths make Brentwood a true paradise on the north end of Big Chippewa Lake. Come spend the week of a lifetime with us at Brentwood Estate.

ST. FRANCIS (Our largest rental home)

NOTE: FRIDAY CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT ONLY!!
The St. Francis home is a beautiful five bedroom house just west of the main Mary Hill estate. It has a wonderful living space with 35 foot ceilings, a large brick fireplace and a wall of windows facing Big Chip lake with interior furnishings that are spectacular. Its oversized kitchen will easily accommodate your group regardless of size. This house was built in the mid-90's and still has features (formica countertops, etc.) from that time. On the east side of the main level is the master bedroom (king bed) with private bath and sliding glass doors out to the spacious lakeside deck. On the west side of the main level of this home are two bedrooms, one with a great lake view, that share a common bathroom with two separate toilet & shower areas. Again, each of these main level bedrooms have a king bed. Upstairs you will find gorgeous views out to the lake and two nice sized bedrooms that share a common bathroom. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen bed and two twin beds. This house sleeps a maximum of fourteen people. St Francis will have exclusive use of two electric golf carts and will have full access to all the shared amenities that Brentwood has to offer (see the photos and descriptions above). All five of our rental units will have shared use of our five complimentary boats. Since St Francis is the largest of our rental homes, it will initially have the highest priority on boat reservations in the event two rentals want the same boat at the same time. Throughout the week, however, we will ensure that even the smaller rental units get considerable 'boat time'.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3340 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Brentwood Estate is a family facility. Children make Brentwood come alive....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed in outdoor areas away from other guests....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    To accommodate all guests, including those with pet allergies, we are sorry but NO pets (not even the small ones) are allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We have quite a few steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Main level southeast bdrm (walkout to main deck)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Main level southwest bdrm (incredible panoramic lake view)...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Upper level east bdrm (vaulted ceiling, walkout to balcony)...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Upper level west bdrm (vaulted ceiling - see pic)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Main level northwest bdrm (walkout to private deck)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bath for Bedroom #1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath for Bedroom #2 (shares door with Bath #3)...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Bath for Bedroom #3 (shares door with Bath #2)...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath for Upper Level Bedrooms...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    On-site within 200 yds....moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Right next door at Mary Hill....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Gardonville Coop Telephone Co....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Three brand new LED Smart TVs located in main level living room, main level southeast bedroom, and main level southwest bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The beach at Brentwood Estate is incredible with white sugar sand, large umbrellas, and plenty of lounge chairs (see photos)....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    St. Francis at Beautiful Brentwood Estate is right on Big Chippewa Lake. The views are breath-taking....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large antique table with bench seating for casual dining. Two outdoor glass top patio tables on private deck (additional seating for ten)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own beach towels. Bath towels are to stay in the house....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full serving set for 14 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Double (top & bottom) dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen with lots of counter space for food preparation and cabinets for storage....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices & baking ingredients, all cleaning supplies and detergents, trash compactor bags...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Free usage of five boats (2 deck boats, 2 fishing boats, 1 pontoon). We have four SeaDoos and a great Air Nautique wakeboard boat for rent....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge private deck...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks, 3 canoes, 2 paddle boats, and 2 paddle wheels (see cover photo) - all to use at no charge....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Three private gazebos on 45+ acre site...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Immaculately maintained grounds. Lots of annual & perennial flowering plants....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Beautiful tennis court on-site (right next to the 50's malt shop)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We've got lots of life jackets, water skis, knee boards, wake boards, etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Numerous private pool parties at our indoor heated pool & spa right next door at Mary Hill. Only our 43 or fewer registered guests are invited to enjoy the pool/spa with us....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 12 - Jun 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,930

Changeover Day: Friday

Summer 2017
Jun 2 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,900

Changeover Day: Friday

Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,930

Changeover Day: Friday

Spring 2018
May 11 - May 31, 2018
7 night min stay
$900

Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$1,214

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Check-In Time: 4:00pm

Check-Out Time: 10:00am

2% ($158.00 in summer) discount for payment by check. Call for details.

Cancellations more than 30 days out - $500 cancellation fee

Cancellations 30 days or less out - You are responsible for the entire rental amount. We will try our best to re-rent it for you. If so, there will still be the $500 cancellation fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chandler Field - Alexandria, MN
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Leaf Valley Mercantile or Firestation Bar & Grill
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arrowwood's Atikwa Golf Club
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Brentwood is on County Rd 12, I-94 Exits 90 or 97
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Leaf Valley Mercantile or Garfield Diner
80 Metres
Nearest Ski
Water ski on-site, Snow ski at Andes Tower Hills
80 Metres
Nearest Beach
Brentwood's absolutely gorgeous beach on-site

Car: Recommended

There is so much to see and do right at Brentwood Estate, that this may be one of the few vacations you take and never leave the property other than in one of our five boats (free for our guests). If you do leave the property, Douglas County is bustling from Memorial Day to Labor Day with a major activity almost every week. Take in the Vikingland Band Festival, Alexandria's Art in the Park, the Resorter's Invitational Golf Tournament, the Douglas County Fair, numerous small town street dances, or a host of other events.

Things quiet down a bit after Labor Day but you won't want to miss the fall colors which are absolutely breathtaking.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: The owners, Keith & Annette Byman, and their three boys purchased Brentwood Estate the week before Christmas 2013. Keith grew up in west central Minnesota and Annette is from western North Dakota. They spent most of their married lives in northern California, north Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. The boys all currently live in Omaha and Lincoln, NE and Keith & Annette are thrilled to be back in central Minnesota on their favorite lake.

Why the Owner Chose Garfield, MN, USA:
For many years in the late 90's and early 2000's our family rented a small cabin on Big Chip and marveled at the breathtaking estate at the north end of the lake. We would cruise the old Crestliner up near 'the mansion' and marvel at her incredible beauty. Years later we are thrilled to have been able to purchase Brentwood Estate and will be forever grateful to the McLeod family for what they created.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
St. Francis is an absolutely gorgeous home immediately adjacent to the main Brentwood lodge (Mary Hill) and all its wonderful amenities. Spending a week on this pristine 45+ acre property will create memories for a lifetime. All the water toys you need to enjoy Big Chip lake are included in your weekly rental. Come stay with us!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • St Francis (left) and Mary Hill (main lodge right). 5 boats included in rental.

    St Francis (left) and Mary Hill (main lodge right). 5 boats included in rental.

  • Driveway to the front entrance of Mary Hill (main lodge).

    Driveway to the front entrance of Mary Hill (main lodge).

  • St Francis - large private deck (fire pit & sand volleyball in background).

    St Francis - large private deck (fire pit & sand volleyball in background).

  • St Francis - main living area with windows to the deck & lake.

    St Francis - main living area with windows to the deck & lake.

  • St Francis - very large, fully furnished kitchen.

    St Francis - very large, fully furnished kitchen.

  • St Francis - main level east bedroom (walks out to lakeside deck).

    St Francis - main level east bedroom (walks out to lakeside deck).

  • Join us for private pool parties at Mary Hill multiple times each week.

    Join us for private pool parties at Mary Hill multiple times each week.

  • Wonderful Billiards area at Mary Hill (open 9:30am-10:00pm).

    Wonderful Billiards area at Mary Hill (open 9:30am-10:00pm).

  • WOW!! The Frog Pond is one of many beautiful outdoor amenities at Brentwood.

    WOW!! The Frog Pond is one of many beautiful outdoor amenities at Brentwood.

  • Rosary Path - one of two incredibly spiritual places to see at Brentwood.

    Rosary Path - one of two incredibly spiritual places to see at Brentwood.

  • Back at the Beach - we have 4 SeaDoos to rent & lots of water toys at no charge.

    Back at the Beach - we have 4 SeaDoos to rent & lots of water toys at no charge.

  • One final shot of the beach/dock area and nearby landscaping.

    One final shot of the beach/dock area and nearby landscaping.

  • Brentwood Estate main gate, registered guest access only.

    Brentwood Estate main gate, registered guest access only.

  • St Francis - your 5 bdrm, 4 bath home for the week.

    St Francis - your 5 bdrm, 4 bath home for the week.

  • St Francis - main living area with massive brick fireplace.

    St Francis - main living area with massive brick fireplace.

  • St Francis - view of the lake.

    St Francis - view of the lake.

  • St Francis - sitting room with lake views (to be converted to king bedroom).

    St Francis - sitting room with lake views (to be converted to king bedroom).

  • St Francis - one of two upstairs bedrooms.

    St Francis - one of two upstairs bedrooms.

  • Beautiful 15 seat theater room at Mary Hill (open 9:30am-10:00pm).

    Beautiful 15 seat theater room at Mary Hill (open 9:30am-10:00pm).

  • 50's Malt Shop - everything under a buck (open 3 hours daily).

    50's Malt Shop - everything under a buck (open 3 hours daily).

  • Ready to play a game of tennis? Let's go.

    Ready to play a game of tennis? Let's go.

  • Stations of the Cross Path - another spiritual place you won't want to miss.

    Stations of the Cross Path - another spiritual place you won't want to miss.

  • Here is our fleet of electric golf carts. St Francis gets 3 to cruise the site.

    Here is our fleet of electric golf carts. St Francis gets 3 to cruise the site.

  • Aerial photo of Brentwood Estate.  St Francis house on the left.

    Aerial photo of Brentwood Estate. St Francis house on the left.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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