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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,364 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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. 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. We also have two pack and plays, a toddler bed, and camp cots for extra sleeping spaces for infants and children.

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, rocking chair, 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, a gas grill with propane provided, and a table with 4 chairs. 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. (Infant, children, and adult sizes)

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. A bundle of wood for campfires will be found in here. There are also two bikes for use by our guests.

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!

More Details

Terry Gardner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Terry Gardner

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.

Terry Gardner purchased this house in 2014

Why Terry Gardner chose Walker

We bought our lake place on Leech to continue enjoying the great outdoors, but now with all the comforts of home.

What makes this house unique

This property has all the comforts of home with untouched nature just outside the door. It is the best of both worlds.


Walker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2364 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Fish Themed Room - 1 queen , Log bed with nightstand and wardrobe
    Duck Themed Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen/Twin XL log bunk bed with wardrobe and nightstand.
    Pine Cone/Owl Themed Room - 1 king , Dresser, nightstand, closet, and screen porch access
    Bear Themed Room - 1 queen , Room has a wardrobe and access to the screened balcony.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Family and Fishermen Friendly Log home, Trader's Bay, on Leech Lake
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Perfect for families of all ages, relaxing & quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun & relaxing week, and this house is set up with everything we needed to be very comfortable for our 2 week vacation. We had twin infants and a 5 year old, and there was lots for them to all do, and everything we needed for kids (2 pack & plays, hi chairs, toys, books, movies, sandbox toys, and life jackets for everyone). Family with kids 5yo to 12yo visited & enjoyed the fire pit, game room & cornhole. The baby/kid items are all stored in 2 closets, so would not be obnoxious for an adult vacation. Terry was immediately available by phone to answer a question, and local/house info was posted in ideal spots at the house and made use of their appliances easy. The screened in deck off 2 of the upstairs bedrooms was a favorite relaxing spot for everyone in our group, and it was lovely to hear the wind through the big oak trees and waves on the beach while relaxing in the comfortable chairs. The kitchen was well stocked and layed out, and we really enjoyed having 2 separate living room spaces. The table was large enough to fit 6 adults & 4 kids around for a family meal. It's hard to imagine anything that would make this home more ideal for a vacation getaway, and we'd love to come back! Thank you, Gardners, for sharing your lake house with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that we were able to meet your family's needs. We strive to be a vacation home for groups just like yours and a place where families make long-lasting memories.
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Wonderful Lakeside home and Great R&R !

  • 5 of 5

My two fishing buddies and I pick a spot to go for an annual R&R for relaxing, fishing and sampling craft breweries. Terry and John's house is a beautiful home with the log cabin theme throughout. The backyard is lakefront with only a large lawn between the back door and their dock. Each evening we spent time out on the back patio for dinner and then moved down to the open fire pit to enjoy the sunset, listen to the wind in the trees and the waves lapping on the shore... very therapeutic indeed. The two bedrooms upstairs open up to a screened in porch which allowed me to sleep with the bedroom door open and again enjoy the wonderful sounds of nature without having any bugs. The house has all the modern conveniences and was very clean. They really made you feel like you are going into your own home as there were small things like a full cabinet of spices, all the utensils that you'd need and the showers all had bottles of shampoos and conditioners. They also made available to us their kayaks which I took out onto the lake and a bicycle that I wrote around the neighborhood once. They had plenty of board games, bean bag toss and ping-pong available, but I couldn't get my two amigos to put down their beers and fishing poles out on the dock long enough to play any of those games. All in all it was a delightful experience, very homey, and relaxing. We were very pleased with our stay and would recommend it to anyone. Cheers Steve

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you got some good R and R at our lake home. Fall is a beautiful time here, for sure.
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The best of the best.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities. We enjoyed the kayaks, ping pong and other outdoor activities. The lake is gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent vacation spot for our family of 10. It had everything we all needed. Very, very nice! We are so glad we choose this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean and equipped with all your needs. Very spacious and the view was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time with our whole family. All our needs were above and beyond met, and then some. They really thought of everything. Terry and John were so wonderful to work with and you could tell they wanted us to have a great experience . And we did!!! The cabin was beautiful , the view was amazing . The kids were catching fish like crazy off the dock and it was so easy for the kids to swim right there. There was always something to do with the games they supplied and the amenities they had for us. We wish we could stay there more often. We just loved the place and hope to go back next year. Thanks so much for everything!!

Ben and Carrie and all the family :)

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We think we have a "little slice of heaven" up north. We are thrilled our renters are finding that too. We are booking up for next summer already!!
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Wonderful experience my whole family had. Photos do not do property justice.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a must rent. The owners clearly take care of every detail and make it absolutely seamless to have a wonderful vacation. The house has everything any family would need. It is spotless, spacious, but cozy at the same time. Highly recommend renting this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy 200
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

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 61 or more days prior to check-in date, 50% of deposit if cancelled between 60 and 31 days prior to check-in date, and no refund for cancellation 30 or fewer days prior to check-in date, unless a successful rental for the same period is found.

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.

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