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Updated Lake Home on White Sand Lake; Great for Families

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


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.


Amenities include: 3 flat-screen TVs (DirecTV in the living room & local antenna TV in the master bedroom), Wii game system, 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 @ $60 per day. Fishing boat can hold up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 kids. Boat is equipped with 15HP outboard motor, trolling 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. . 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

Bret & Melissa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 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.


Baxter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Available July 1st - in the basement
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Updated Lake Home on White Sand Lake; Great for Families
average rating of 4.78 based on 50 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice this winter and the house works really well for family gatherings. It's been nicely updated. We liked having 3 bathrooms, and everyone has their own space. The location is great -it's close to everything and very convenient, but it's still very private and the view of the lake out back is beautiful. We are looking forward to staying again when the weather is warmer and we can swim!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sue! We are so happy you all enjoyed your time at the lake. It's a nice layout to spread out and have room for everyone. We hope you come back and enjoy the beautiful sunsets in the summer! We love being close to town as well, plenty of things for everyone to do if the weather isn't cooperating. Bret and Melissa
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Great home!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home! We had a very relaxing (pre holiday) trip. Your home had everything we needed and plenty of room for the 5 of us.

Happy Holidays!


  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Donna for your review! We are happy you had a relaxing time before the holidays. We hope you return to enjoy some more rest and relaxation. Bret & Melissa
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay the this VRBO was wonderful. We spent a sister weekend in the Brainerd/Baxter area and enjoyed the home completely. There were 8 of us and it is very spacious and the update/remodel is so nice. The home was perfectly clean and was stocked with everything we needed in the kitchen and bath and entire home. I would highly recommend and may be back! I think summer would be great as the lake is right out of the back door!

Thank you Brett and Melissa. Also for getting back to us with info. I wanted to know so quickly.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Mary for your review! We are so happy you all had a great time. The summer is a wonderful time as well to enjoy the lake. We hope you stay with us again! Bret & Melissa
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, and quite comfortable. We were all impressed with the space and would certainly recommend this listing to others!

Should we come back to the Brainerd area, we would be happy to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Curt for your review! We are happy you enjoyed the house and it was clean and met your expectations! We hope you will stay again soon. Bret & Melissa
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Terrific place for a "Sister Getaway"

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this lake home. It was our annual "sister getaway" and the six of us had a great time. The house was so welcoming and accommodating. Plenty of room for the six of us. Having coffee in the morning and looking at the lake was a real treat. So calming and relaxing.

Would definitely stay again. Possibly with my own family next summer. Grandkids will love it!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Betsy! Sounds like you all had a great time! What a fun tradition you have. We would love to have you and your families return for a stay. Thanks again for the nice review! Bret and Melissa
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Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice lake home. The lake and pontoon are great and the kids caught a lot of fish off of the dock. The near by park provided extra entertainment too. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at the lake. The pontoon boat is a hit for all ages. Happy you were able to catch some fish as well. We hope you will stay with us in the future. Bret and Melissa
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.88%

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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