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Updated Lake Home on White Sand Lake; Great for Families

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


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

NOW booking summer dates. They are going fast. Book your summer trip now.

Looking for a great place for a family vacation, weekend getaway, or just done want to stay in a hotel? Look no further! This beautiful lake home is newly remodeled and has a walkout lower level. The master bedroom has a king size bed. Bedroom #2 has 2 twin beds plus 2 twin mattresses for extra guests/kids. Bedroom #3 is downstairs with beautiful views of the lake on the walkout level and has a queen bed. Enough bed space for 8 people, maximum occupancy 10 people if you have some kids coming and bring your own blow up mattresses, or have the kids sleep on the couch. Sleeps 6 very comfortably, Sleeps 8 with a little coziness, and up to 10 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 8-10 adults as it will be cramped for both sleeping and other areas*

Amenities include: 3 flat-screen TVs (DirecTV in the living room & local antenna TV in the master bedroom), Wii game system, poker table w/ poker chips, Wi-FI internet, granite kitchen, 2 full baths – 1 tub/shower and 1 shower, upper and lower level family rooms, dining table, dock, Gas BBQ grill, and bonfire pit.

A kayak and Paddle boat 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 very nice 20 foot pontoon available for rent. Starting at $175 a day or $450 for 3 days. May to October only.

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 (Sept - 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:
May 16, 2017

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 Central

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 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 ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Updated Lake Home on White Sand Lake; Great for Families
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews

Great house with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Had a great guys weekend of fishing, boating, and golf. The house is beautiful and exceeded our expectations in every way. Bret and Melissa were super helpful with any questions we had. The entire stay was very relaxing and we will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt for the nice comments! We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay and the weather was great too!! We look forward to you staying at the house in the future.
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Found our perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home was just what we have been looking for! My friends and I try to have a girls weekend 2-3 times a year. We each have our own little projects we work on together and this home is set up perfectly for us. The large open design keeps us all together no matter what we are working on. The kitchen, dining room, and the living room offer ample space for all of us!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laury for your comments! We are so happy you found a place to spread out, get your projects done, and relax. The open space is great for that! We hope you will stay with us again on your girls weekend away!
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Relaxing GetAway

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed 2 nights here to get a break, and this place was just what we needed! Beautiful views, comfortable furniture, fantastic layout, tastefully decorated, and immaculately clean. Just what the doctor ordered for a weekend of rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heather! We are so happy you and your friend could enjoy a relaxing weekend away. It is so peaceful at the lake, but close enough to town if you need it. We are happy it was clean and made you feel comfortable for your stay. I will thank the cleaners for doing such a fantastic job. We hope you will come and enjoy another weekend at the house. Melissa & Bret
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Clean, comfortable, PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a weekend getaway to visit family in the Baxter area. The location was perfect, which was why we were so happy to find this cabin! When we arrived we were SO pleased to find that the home was fully stocked with everything we needed- including the kitchen. We had a fantastic weekend ice fishing, eating yummy food, playing games, and watching movies! Thank you for providing such a fantastic place for us to get away to!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Traci for your thoughtful review! So happy you had everything you needed for a relaxing stay. We enjoy being so close to everything as well! Glad you were able to enjoy the games and had a nice time. We hope you stay with us in the future! Melissa & Bret
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Perfect for four to six adults or four adults and two to six kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Bret & Melissa's home. Everything was clean and well cared for. The kitchen layout was fantastic and the updates throughout the home are smart and purposeful. There are games everywhere you look, which is great for unfortunate weather days. We just loved everything about the place. It looks like eventually there will be an additional bedroom and bathroom downstairs, which we were happy to see. We are getting married in Brainerd next spring and we are thrilled to be enthusiastically recommending this house to our Guests looking to stay in a VRBO style accommodation rather than a hotel.

Thank you Bret and Melissa, we had such a great time!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joan for your nice comments! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We are looking into adding a bedroom and bathroom you are correct. It's not started at this time though. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. We hope you stay at our home again. Melissa & Bret
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NIce stay for group of five

  • 5 of 5

We came to coach a volleyball tournament--two coaches, signifigant others and a five-year old. The place is nicely renovated and tastefully decorated. We used the fire pit, where the owner charges just $5 for wood. There was every necessary utensil in the kitchen, including a Keurig and even some spices (we made fajitas). It also boasted a beautiful lake view. The home is in a neighborhood, and has off street parking for four cars (no garage). If I had to complain about one thing, it would be the abundance of beetles that seemed to creep in the house and hang out on the ceiling near the lights. Nothing the owner could do to change this, but I suppose if you do not like bugs, you are not renting "cabins" or rather a place like this, which I would call a lake home. Thanks for the great stay--would love to come back and use the pontoon!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alesha for the review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and had fun at the volleyball tournament. We will look into the beetle issue, thanks for letting us know. Our apologizes, this time of year is difficult. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Also, happy you enjoyed the fire pit. Always fun to chat and enjoy time by it. We look forward to you booking in the future.
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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

Baxter House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $2 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $2 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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