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Updated Lake Home on White Sand Lake; Great for Families

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

Looking for a great place for a family vacation, weekend getaway, or just don't want to stay in a hotel? Look no further! This beautiful lake home is remodeled and has a walkout lower level. The master bedroom has a king size bed. Bedroom #2 has 2 twin beds plus 1 twin mattress for extra guests/kids. Bedroom #3 is downstairs with beautiful views of the lake on the walkout level and has a queen bed.

Bedroom #4 (NEW July , 2017) is downstairs with a queen bed and twin bed. Enough bed space for 10 people, maximum occupancy 12 people if you have some kids coming and bring your own blow up mattresses, or have the kids sleep on the couch.

Sleeps 8 very comfortably, Sleeps 10 with a little coziness, and up to 12 people if everybody gets along well and you have some kids sleeping on the couch or blowup mattresses.

*THIS IS NOT A GOOD SETUP FOR MORE THAN 8 ADULTS AS IT WILL BE CRAMPED FOR BOTH SLEEPING AND IN OTHER AREAS*

Amenities include: 3 flat-screen TVs (DirecTV in the living room & local antenna TV in the master bedroom), poker table, Wi-Fi internet, granite kitchen, 3 full baths – 1 tub/shower and 1 shower upstairs, 1 shower downstairs, upper and lower level family rooms, dining table, dock, GAS grill, and bonfire pit.

A kayak, paddle boat, kids bikes, outdoor toys, and fun noodles are available for guests to use free of charge.

16 foot fishing boat is available for rental @ $50 per day. Fishing boat can hold up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 kids. Boat is equipped with 15HP outboard motor, fish finder, minnow bucket, and fish net. May to October only.

We have a nice 20 foot pontoon available for rent. Rates are $175 a day or $450 for 3 days. May to October only. We use a separate website for booking the pontoon. Use this link and you should get $25 off your rental. https://boatbound.co/invitation/gsqmz . Search for Baxter MN.

There is a campfire pit in the yard by the lake. Firewood is available for your convenience if you wish for a fee of $5 per day to cover the cost of the wood.

Situated on 300 feet of lakeshore. This level lot has a sugar sand bottom and crystal clear water. Kristoferson Park is 1 block away. They have a great playground, pavilion, hockey rink, tennis courts, volleyball, and baseball fields. About 10 minutes to championship golf (Madden's, Grand View and Cragun's).

Close to town!! Top notch dining, grocery shopping, boutique shopping, and the Paul Bunyan bike trail are all within 5 minutes, this is the perfect location for your next vacation! Cub Foods, Costco, and Walmart are only 2 miles away.

We highly encourage staying 3 nights or more to get a chance to enjoy the area amenities, but you can stay as few as 2 nights (Oct - May) or as few as 3 nights (June - August). SUMMER DATES ARE MADE AVAILABLE AROUND MID-WINTER. CHECK WITH US AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME TO BOOK YOUR SUMMER VACATIONS.

Rates are based on 6 guests. We charge a modest fee of $2 per guest per night above 6 guests that covers the additional linens, cleaning, and utilities that more guests require.

The calendar is kept up to date. So if your dates are available feel free to use the "book now" feature on VRBO. We will confirm your reservation shortly after we receive your booking.

More Details

Owner
Bret & Melissa
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Bret & Melissa

We have 2 children and enjoy getting away and experiencing what the area has to offer.

Bret & Melissa purchased this house in 2014

Why Bret & Melissa chose Baxter

Less than 2 hours from the Twin Cities made this a great location for us. After purchasing the house we completely remodeled it to bring it up to date and make it more enjoyable.

What makes this house unique

We love the large flat yard and the sandy shoreline. There is plenty of room for activities.... not your typical cramped cabin lot. Up north cabin feel, but close to town for shopping & activities. Plenty to do for everybody nearby.

Amenities

Baxter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Available July 1st - in the basement
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Available July 1st
  • 14 x 14 Master w/ King Bed & Private Bathroom. 14 x 14 Guest Bedroom w/ 2 Twin Beds, plus 2 Extra Twin Mattresses for guests/kids. 10 x 16 Lower Level Guest Bedroom w/ Queen Bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

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Updated Lake Home on White Sand Lake; Great for Families
average rating of 4.7966104 based on 59 reviews
4

Your home was exactly the type of place we were looking for.

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed your home and would definitely come back if it works out for us in the future. There were some things of concern to us, however. Some of our group have some slight disabilities and would find rails on the outside steps handy. Also, rails in the bathrooms to help up and down as we sit would be helpful. We also felt that some of the furniture could use a little refreshing. Overall we can't really complain much because we would rent your home again in a heartbeat. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to rent from you. I hope we left it as clean if not cleaner than we found it.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing weekend at a wonderful lake home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing time at Bret and Melissa’s home! We enjoyed the kayak and just laying on the dock. There were many amenities that we didn’t use as we were happy to just sit by the lake and read! It was a super relaxing time. Restaurants close early on Sunday so do check times if going out to eat for a late lunch.

The home itself is on a quiet road and while there are neighbors we didn’t see them. There are many stores that are available to get groceries and the like. Perfect location! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erin for the nice review! We are happy you both enjoyed your stay. Happy you could relax and catch up on the dock and enjoy the area. We love being so close to everything, yet enjoy the quiet neighborhood. We hope you consider staying again sometime! Thank you! Melissa
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5

The home was spacious and clean with a nice view.

  • 5 of 5

we didn't spend enough time at the place but it was at a nice location . the area was quiet and relaxing. the home and area had a friendly atmosphere. we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Reid for the review! We are happy your stay went well. Hopefully you can return sometime and enjoy the lake and Brainerd area! Thanks! Melissa
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David City, Nebraska
5

Wonderful family gathering place!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough good things about this beautiful lake home. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay whether it was pontooning on the lake, swimming, preparing meals in the wonderful kitchen, playing cards, kayaking, relaxing on the deck or enjoying a fire we had a wonderful time. Bret and Melissa promptly answered any questions we had. The property was easy to find. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deb for review! We are so happy you all enjoyed your time at the lake! You enjoyed many of the same things we do when we are there! Happy we could share our home with you. We hope you stay in the future! Melissa & Bret
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Blaine, MN USA
5

WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and updated. Lake is perfect. The pontoon was wonderful. Great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was spot on with this property. The house was perfect size for our family of 10. It was clean and came in handy to have the option to rent the pontoon. Would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tammy for your review! We are happy you had an awesome stay! Happy the house was clean and ready for you to relax and enjoy. Thanks for recommending us to you friends! We hope you will stay with us in the future and enjoy another weekend away with your family. Melissa & Bret
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Brainerd - BRD
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Poncho & Lefty's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Madden's Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 210
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boomer's Pizza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Whipple Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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