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Family and Fishermen Friendly Log Home, Trader's Bay, on Leech Lake

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Lakeside view of Oakwood Retreat. We love the large, gentle-sloping yard.


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 bedroom, 2 Bath with Expansive Level Lakefront, Beautiful Panoramic Lake Views

Our lake home is an open-living concept home that was completely remodeled in 2007 with quality in mind. The open concept area features beautiful cathedral ceilings, a massive real stone fireplace, a large dining area with an 8 foot log table, a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, and a comfortable living room area that seats a large group and can be used for additional sleeping space, if needed.

The rest of the house contains the four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a laundry room, and another family room.

Up a short carpeted flight of stairs are three bedrooms. They all have Wildlife themes and hand-crafted log furniture.. Two bedrooms have French doors that open up to a large lakeside screen porch. The Bear-themed room has a Queen-size bed and a crib. The master bedroom, with an Owl and Pine Cone theme, has a King-size bed. The third bedroom has a Duck theme and contains a Queen/XL Twin bunk log bed.

The three upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom that has a large vanity with two sinks and many drawers and cupboards to stash your toiletries. It also has a deep, jetted tub/shower.

The downstairs bedroom has a Fishing Theme with a Queen log bed and wardrobe. There is a 3/4 bathroom across the hall. That bathroom has a large vanity also .

The laundry room is fully equipped with a new HE washer/dryer, utility sink, and all the supplies you will need for your stay.

The downstairs family room has ample seating with two sofas (One is a double hide-a-bed.), rocker recliner, and more. This area has a flat screen television and a children's play area also. This room also has a no-step exit out to the lakefront. We have added a work station with a all-in-one printer for those to need to do some work while on vacation.

Outside, on the lake side, there is a large concrete patio with patio furniture. On the driveway side, there is an additional large concrete patio with a gas grill. Down by the lake is the fire pit for the daytime hot dog roast or the evening campfires.

We also have a Boathouse that has been converted to a rec room. It has a ping pong and foosball table, and a dart board. There is a music system inside with outdoor speakers so you can have music for your guests playing inside and outside. The boathouse is a great place for the guests who like to burn off a little energy or just want some separate space.

Our property has a 60 foot long dock and a 3000 pound capacity boat lift with electric assist to make getting out on the lake a breeze. The dock has electricity available for charging boat batteries. The swimming area is accessed from the dock, because the shoreline is rocky. The water level where the sand bottom begins is about a foot and a half. At the end of the dock, it is 4 feet deep. We have put in a small beach area in front of the boat house for little ones to have fun in the sand. We have a canoe, paddle boat, and two 10 foot kayaks available for guest use. The kayaks are stored in the boat house along with a number of life jackets.

On the west side of the property, we have a screened, lighted fish-cleaning building with a large stainless steel table to make fish cleaning convenient and bug-free. There are outlets for electric filet knives and a garden hose attachment for easy clean up.

Also, our long circular driveway gives the property lots of space for parking cars and boat trailers. Our property is quite spacious so everyone can have privacy to getaway and relax. We love this lake home and are sure that you will agree!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2364 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a very kid-friendly property. The boathouse is a converted game room. The large lawn is great for playing yard games and we supply many choices. The sandy beach area is a great play space for the little ones too. We have lots of water and sand toys available for use. We have toys, games, movies, and books for inside play also. We have extra equipment for babies/toddlers such as two pack-n-plays, a large stroller, high chair and booster seat. There is also a camp cot for kids too big for the pack-n-play but not quite ready for the bunk bed and a crib mattress and bedding for use on the floor....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

  • Fish Themed Room: 1 queen

    Log bed with nightstand and wardrobe...moreless

  • Duck Themed Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Queen/Twin XL log bunk bed with wardrobe and nightstand....moreless

  • Pine Cone/Owl Themed Room: 1 king

    Dresser, nightstand, closet, and screen porch access...moreless

  • Bear Themed Room: 1 queen

    Room has a wardrobe and access to the screened balcony....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Double sinks...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Two pack and plays, high chair, 2 booster chairs, stair gate, and stroller on site also. A 3000 pound vertical boat lift with electrical hook up to charge batteries is available for renter use. There is plenty of space on the dock to tie additional boats. The property has plenty of space to park boat trailers. We have a separate log/screened-in building for fish cleaning. During the summer season check-in on the first day is at 4:00 pm. Check-out on the last day is 10:00 am. We must adhere to those times to accommodate our cleaning crew. In the off season, ask if other arrangements are possible....moreless


  • Books:

    Small selection of fishing, Minnesota destinations, novels, children's books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    All of the televisions had DVD players connected to them....moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    The boat house has been converted into a separate entertainment space with ping pong, foosball, etc. (This room is seasonal as it has no heating or plumbing.)...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles, and cards are in the house. The boathouse has a dart board, foosball table, ping pong, and sand toys. There is also a set of bean bag boards and bean bags for lawn play....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    There is a stereo system out in the boathouse that has speakers for both inside listening and outdoor listening. There is a radio in the dining area that has an ipod docking station....moreless

  • Television:

    Two 40 inch flat screen smart tvs, one in the living room, one in the family room. A small flat screen tv and DVD player are set up in the Master Bedroom for DVD watching. Not connected to Satellite. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    A small child's plastic table and two chairs can be used inside and out. There are many small toys for sand and water play. There are kid"s games, puzzles, movies, books, and toys for indoor play....moreless

  • Video Games:

    We have an XBox system for your use, with a few games....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Adult and children DVDs are available in the lower living room cupboard below the television....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    This property has 198 feet of level rock and sand frontage, with a beautiful panoramic South facing view of Traders Bay. At the end of the dock it is 4 feet deep with a sand bottom for swimmers. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Eight foot log table and log stools at island give ample seating for large groups. Overflow eating can move in to the living room which is open to the dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has central air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New May 2016 large capacity Samsung dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The wood-burning fireplace is not available for use by renters due to insurance restrictions....moreless

  • Garage:

    The garage and outbuilding are not available to renters....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house has central heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have a WiFi which is served by a cable modem so a wired connection is available with an ether-net cord....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All the beds in the bedrooms will be made up. If you use the hide-a-bed, futon couch, cots, packnplays, or couches for additional sleep spaces, there is bedding for them also....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Extra sleeping is available with the double hide-a-bed sofa in the lower level family room and a double futon bed with a 10 inch mattress (new) in the upper living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of space for extra vehicles and trailers....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line available in the property for renters use for local calls or to receive calls. No long distance calls may be made....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Each guest will receive a full set of towels. We have a limited supply of beach towels for use....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New May 2016 large capacity Samsung HE washer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a regular Mr. Coffee and have coffee filters for your use, as well as a coffee grinder. We also have a Keurig coffee maker but you will need to bring the K-cups of your choice....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the dishes and flatware you need to feed a large group. A full array of glassware for your every need. Plastic tumblers and can cozies for taking beverages down to the beach. We've got it covered....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher soap is provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully stocked with all needed cookware, bakingware, dishtowels, etc. to facilitate cooking for large groups....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New in May 2016....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There will be a limited supply of paper products to get you started. (ie. paper towels, and toilet paper)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Icemaker An additional small refrigerator is in the fish-cleaning building. It can be used for additional beverages, bait, etc. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air Electric glass top stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

    We have an upstairs screened porch that has patio furniture with cushions and small side tables....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    The two 26" bikes are located in the fish cleaning building....moreless

  • Boat:

    A paddle boat is available for guest use. A 3000 pound boat lift with electricity for charging batteries is available. Fishing boats, Pontoons, PWC, can be rented in Walker or from nearby resorts ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a patio on the lakeside and on the woods side of the house. Both patios have full sets of furniture. We also have lounge chairs for sunbathing. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Longbow and Tianna County Club are both nearby. See the rate information in our 3 ring binder on the property....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A wide-bottom canoe and two 10 foot fishing kayaks are available for guest use. We have a few life jackets available as well, ranging from infant/toddler to adult....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large open space for outdoor games, fire pit area. A small bundle of campfire wood will be provided for each rental group. Separate fish cleaning building on west side of the property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full size Propane grill is located on the north side of the house....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
May 13 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

July 4th 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2017
Jul 8 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 17/Spring 18
Sep 3 - May 12, 2018
3 night min stay
Eel Pout Festival
Feb 15 - Feb 18, 2018
4 night min stay

flat fee
Early Summer 2018
May 13 - Jun 30, 2018
7 night min stay

July 4th 2018
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2018
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2018
Jul 8 - Sep 1, 2018
7 night min stay

Fall 18/Spring 19
Sep 2 - May 18, 2019
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $225 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.375%


Peak Season rentals must be a minimum of 7 days starting and ending on Saturday. Off season rentals can be 3-4 days minimum. Call owner to see if any exceptions can be made.

Cancellation policy-100% of deposit, less credit card fees, if applicable, will be returned if cancelled 31 or more days prior to check-in date, 50% of deposit for 30 or less days prior to check-in date, unless a successful rental for the same period is found.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 200
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Anderson's Bay Resort-seasonal

Car: Necessary

Our lake home sits on one of the prime fishing bays of Leech Lake, Trader's Bay. We are conveniently located near many resorts which carry groceries, bait, and gas. They also have boats available to rent.

For those who don't fish, or are looking for other entertainment options, the town of Walker has much to offer. There are lots of fun specialty gift stores, boutiques, coffee shops, and artists malls. They have many good restaurant choices for budget minded people to those looking for fine dining. Most of the area towns have a full schedule of activities throughout the summer.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We have lived in southern Minnesota, farm country, for most of our married life. We have four children, all grown, with whom we shared our love of the great outdoors on many summer camping trips. Our favorite places to camp were the State Parks in Minnesota. We also had great trips to the Black Hills, Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska, and Canada. It seems we gravitated a lot to the north woods to hike, bike, fish, and camp over the years.

Why the Owner Chose Walker, MN, USA:
We bought our lake place on Leech to continue enjoying the great outdoors, but now with all the comforts of home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property has all the comforts of home with untouched nature just outside the door. It is the best of both worlds.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Lakeside view of Oakwood Retreat. We love the large, gentle-sloping yard.

    Lakeside view of Oakwood Retreat. We love the large, gentle-sloping yard.

  • Upper living room.

    Upper living room.

  • View of main level from stairway

    View of main level from stairway

  • A screen porch the full length of the upstairs. Great for mornings and evenings.

    A screen porch the full length of the upstairs. Great for mornings and evenings.

  • Duck Theme Bedroom.

    Duck Theme Bedroom.

  • Lower level Family Room

    Lower level Family Room

  • Lower level 3/4 bath

    Lower level 3/4 bath

  • Lakeside view with sand blanket area and 3000# boat lift.

    Lakeside view with sand blanket area and 3000# boat lift.

  • Another Moore's Point walleye.

    Another Moore's Point walleye.

  • Late May/ early June Lady Slippers abound on Pine Point.

    Late May/ early June Lady Slippers abound on Pine Point.

  • The driveway and entrance to Oakwood Retreat.

    The driveway and entrance to Oakwood Retreat.

  • Beautiful stone fireplace between living room and dining room

    Beautiful stone fireplace between living room and dining room

  • Kitchen/dining area

    Kitchen/dining area

  • Master Bedroom with King bed

    Master Bedroom with King bed

  • Bedroom 2 with hand crafted queen size log bed

    Bedroom 2 with hand crafted queen size log bed

  • Upstairs Bathroom.

    Upstairs Bathroom.

  • Lower level bedroom

    Lower level bedroom

  •  Sports-theme Boathouse Rec Room with ping pong and  foosball.

    Sports-theme Boathouse Rec Room with ping pong and foosball.

  • The fishing is great!

    The fishing is great!

  • 2015 New Year's Day ice fishing-24.5 inch

    2015 New Year's Day ice fishing-24.5 inch

  • A small sand area for playing.

    A small sand area for playing.

  • Drive or bike ride to Akeley and have your picture taken with giant Paul Bunyan.

    Drive or bike ride to Akeley and have your picture taken with giant Paul Bunyan.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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