Private & Lovely Big Turtle Lake Home on 4+ Wooded Acres with 350' Sand Shore.

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Last updated: 07/13/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Nestled amongst large Pines, mature Birch and Maple trees, our lake home property is private and spacious. Head down our black top driveway to a beautiful lake home with plenty of room to maneuver and park your vehicle and store your toys and trailers.
The two car garage is yours to park your vehicle and store your extra things. A beautiful landscaped large and level yard surrounds the lake home for a game of bocci ball, jarts or family activities.
The home has 3 large cedar decks with outer edge benches, two patio tables, and chairs. The decks span the entire length of the house on the lakeside. It's the perfect setting for your morning coffee, afternoon tan, reading and nature watching, or evening dinners and drinks.
Our lake home faces west for the most beautiful sunsets you will find and all day warmth. Enjoy the call of the loon all day and evening, the passing duck family, the curious deer from the woods edge and the sights and sounds that nature offers from this beautiful peaceful and wooded property. With over 350 ft of private shoreline, 50 ft dock with bench, and lakes edge fire pit, this lakeshore property is hard to beat. With end of the road privacy and over four acres of room to roam, this family retreat is perfect for your lake place vacation.
The 2500 sq ft home boasts of many features. Inside our clean and comfortable lake home you with have lake views from our large lakeside windows from almost every room.
The upper level has a master suite bedroom with a patio door leading to a private deck overlooking the yard and lake. This nice size bedroom has a log king size bed, flat screen TV with satilte, log furniture, oversized stuffed chair, and master bathroom. The master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, double sinks and vanity, and shower.
On the main level there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bathroom between the two bedrooms has a tub, while the bathroom near the rear entrance features a shower. Both bedrooms are tastfully decorated with a northwood look and have log beds. One bedroom has a queen size bed, closet and log cedar bench. The other bedroom has a queen size bed, single bed, and full size baby crib. Its also has a log dresser and closet.
Our spacious gourmet style closet kitchen is perfect for entertaining and making meals. The cupboards are fully equipped with eating utensils and cooking and baking ware. The full size stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher, microwave, double oven, and full size refrigerator. The silestone bar, counters and desk have plenty of room for all your treats. The bar has 5 comfy leather and wood swivel chairs, while the lakeside kitchen table seats 6 guests. A glass door leads to the covered deck for grilling,seating and picnics. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards and a flat screen TV with satelite. The dining room next to the kitchen is open and features a patio door to the covered deck and a gas fireplace. The log table seats 8 guests.
The carpeted living Room boosts of large lakeside windows, a 60' flat screen TV with satelite and DVD player, a brick wood fireplace, and soft oversized leather furnitue and wood tables with lamps.
The side entery includes laundry facilities with a new front load washer and dryer which your welcome to use.

We have a canoe and paddle boat that your welcome to use. If you have a boat feel free to bring it, as the boat landing is just minutes away and we have a dock for docking that you may use. We have a beach area that your boat can also be beached at.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact us before brining a pet. All pets must be approved. There are no exceptions. We reserve the right to approve any pets brought to our property. If we find out an unauthorized pet was brought, we wilł charge double the rate. They must be well trained, well mannered and in your control at all times. Please inform us of your pets breed and it's manners. Additional pet fee's apply for each pet. A pet carrier or kennel is recommended to bring....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • The master bedroom is on the upper level. The two other bedrooms are on the main level. We do not have any pullout beds in the couches. The home sleeps 7. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    The master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and double vanity sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    This bathroom is on the main level between two bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is off the back entry near the laundry area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our home sleeps 7 adults or children in beds, and has one crib for an infant. We do not have a pullout couch or air mattress. We do not encourage any more than six adult guests. If you have over 7 people in your group, we must approve them. please give us information about your extra guests that we may consider them for an extra charge of $25.00 per night. An extra guest must be approved!...moreless


  • Books:

    For small children...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    In the living room...moreless

  • Games:

    We have several board games for adults and a couple for children. We have several decks of cards, dice, and poker chips....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    All TV's have a satelite dish receiver from Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Direct TV offers several music channels....moreless

  • Television:

    There are three new flat screen TV's. One in the master bedroom, one in the kitchen, one in the living room...moreless

  • Toys:

    A toy box for pre school children. Sand toys for small children....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a handful of DVD movies. Feel free to bring your own....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The lake view is spectacular! West facing sunsets every night and all day warmth. Look acrross the lake at the fedral forests, bays and islands. Enjoy the loons and eagles passing by. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Our lake home is only 75 ft from the waters edge. There is 350 of your own private, flat shoreline. Perfect for children and water activities. There's a long dock with bench & a firepit seating area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The kitchen table seats at least 6 guests. The kitchen bar seats 5 guests. The dining room table seats 4-8 guests. ...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is a portable air conditioning unit in the upper level. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a wood burning fireplace in the living Room. We don't offer it for use during the summer months. There is a gas fireplace in the dining Room....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car detached garage available for guests to use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane forced air...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking on the black top drive way. With parking areas for extra vehicles and trailers. There is a circluar driveway area included ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We provide a land line with free long distance in the USA....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    One small balony deck off master suite....moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks with two patio tables, chairs, and benches...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby at Bigfork, Deer River, Grand Rapids...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We offer a canoe and paddleboat....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large grassy areas through out the property....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundabl damage deposit $400
  • Maintenance Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


We charge a $300.00 refundable damage deposit. This damage deposit will be returned after check out, unless there is any damage, excess cleaning, unauthorized guests or pets, trash left over 6 bags, owners personal property missing, or smoke removal, Just to name most of the reasons, but not all. If your bringing a pet, the home and property must not have any evidence of it. Unfortunately a pet can be the reason a damage deposit isn't refunded. You will also avoid these charges by leaving the Turtle lake property and home in the same, clean condition in which you found it.

$600.00 HOLDING deposit is due ASAP to confirm and reserve dates. Balance is due 30 days prior to rental period. Check, Cash, Money Orders accepted. $300.00 is nonrefundable for any reason if we hold the reservation dates requested and turn away potential renters, should you decide to cancel the reservation .

* If approved, An extra person charge of $25.00 per night applies to 8 persons or more.

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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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bigfork, MN, USA
Nearest Beach
My front yard!! One of the best on Turtle Lake.

Car: Necessary

We are located in the heart of the Chippewa forest. Just of the edge of the wilderness hyw 38. Although our area is known for its many lakes and the peace and quietness of nature, there are many things to do in our great north woods. Marcell is the closest town. It's home to the discovery center just a few miles away and has an interpretive center, fishing peir, visitor center and many daily activites for families. Marcell has two antique shops, breakfast and lunch cafe, real estate office, church, lumber store, gas station, garden center, post office, bar, hair salon and family center. In June Bigfork holds its annual wilderness days and the last week end of July, Effie holds the North star stampede Rodeo. Our county has 1007 lakes. Most of them are just minutes away. There are four lakes and one river in the area that boast of trophy Musky. The lost 40 is just north of us, the avenue of pines is west of us, and the bear and wolf centers are north east of us. We are just 35 miles north of Grand Rapids where many activities are held including Tall timber days, farmers market, Dirt track racing, horse shows, Judy Garlin Museum, Antique/ Flea Market, County fair in August just to name a few.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We have been vacationing at our parents cabins in the Marcell area since 1970. In 2000 we bought our first lake cabin on a lake in Marcell. We loved the cabin, lake activites, the area and everything about vacationing on the lake. We were hooked on being at the lake. In 2002 we changed careers and moved 'up north' to the cabin. Its was awesome, and we had no regrets. Later, I wanted a little bigger 'home' rather than a cabin, more storage space, a level, west facing property with privacy and a sand shoreline. In 2005 we saw this property. It had it all, and we were in love with it. In 2006 when it became available for sale, we bought it. Its been the best times of our lives living here on the lake. Our children have married, and all live nearby, and now we have grandkids! So this is where every one comes for family fun! We have made so many memories on the lake with family and friends. Its been a great place to enjoy and entertain guests, fish, boat, play, relax and enjoy nature. We couldnt have had a better time any where but here!

Why the Owner Chose Bigfork, MN, USA:
Our property offers plenty to do or not to do. Whether your dream vacation consists of fishing, boating, swimming, watersports, relaxing on the dock or reading a book on the lakes edge, this beautiful lake property has it. The property provides the perfect setting for a family or couple to take in a active fun filled day, watch a gorgeous sunset go down, a relaxing evening by the fire, a yard game or the ambience you expect from the north woods. It has alot to offer. If you have the need to 'go out', we have some fine dining options and bars near by, a soup and sandwich cafe, antique shopping, the discovery center, playground and tennis, golfing, hundreds of lakes, trails and lots of exploring just a few miles from our property.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If a lake home vacation with family and friends is what you desire...we have it! If swimming, watersports or boating is what you can do it! If good fishing including Walleye, Bass, Northern Pike and pan fish are what your wishing'll find it! If you like nature walks, the Chippewa nat'l forest has miles of trails...and your in it! If you like to golf...Bigfork, Deer River and Grand Rapids have courses...Just a short drive to it! If you just want to read a book, relax, or take a nap in the shade or should do it! If peace and quiet is what your in need of...this place has it! If you want the perfect vacation found it!

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  • Lakeside view of lakehome

    Lakeside view of lakehome

  • Evening sunset view.  (We currently only put out one dock)

    Evening sunset view. (We currently only put out one dock)

  • Waterskiing from our swim area!

    Waterskiing from our swim area!

  • Sandy Beach, Flat yard with a bonfire pit at waters edge!

    Sandy Beach, Flat yard with a bonfire pit at waters edge!

  • Spring Time, The grandkids cant wait to get into the water!

    Spring Time, The grandkids cant wait to get into the water!

  • Upper level Master Bedroom with patio to private deck

    Upper level Master Bedroom with patio to private deck

  • Bedroom with queen, single and crib

    Bedroom with queen, single and crib

  • Queen size bed with cedar bench

    Queen size bed with cedar bench

  • Living Room (wood fireplace)

    Living Room (wood fireplace)

  • Kitching/dinning area

    Kitching/dinning area

  • Another kitching/dinning room area

    Another kitching/dinning room area

  • Beautiful fall afternoon view from our home

    Beautiful fall afternoon view from our home

  • Taking and evening stroll while casting a line on Turtle Lake

    Taking and evening stroll while casting a line on Turtle Lake

  • Water activities on Turtle Lake!

    Water activities on Turtle Lake!

  • One group of MANY momma and ducklings visitors we get every year!

    One group of MANY momma and ducklings visitors we get every year!

  • Entryway, Laundry and bathroom with shower

    Entryway, Laundry and bathroom with shower

  • Master bathroom, shower & Jacuzzi tub

    Master bathroom, shower & Jacuzzi tub

  • Bathroom between two main level bedrooms

    Bathroom between two main level bedrooms

  • Another view of tv room with fireplace and side entry door

    Another view of tv room with fireplace and side entry door

  • Dinning area with gas fireplace and lakeside patio door to the deck

    Dinning area with gas fireplace and lakeside patio door to the deck

  • Bar/Island


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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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