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Stunning Brentwood Estate: Spacious St. Michael Home!! Includes 5 Boats

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The Beach, Dock & Boats with Mary Hill (right) and St. Francis (left).


Last updated: 01/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5+ Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Lots Of Open Space. Sleeps 12.



Brentwood Estate, which was recently featured on Discovery Channel's 'Epic Castles' series, is an incredible 45+ acre property with over 2,000 feet of shoreline. For the first time since Brentwood was built in the late 1990's, this breathtaking property is available to the public to enjoy through weekly home rentals beginning in the summer 2014. This most exclusive residential property in central Minnesota with its immaculately manicured lawns, over-the-top beach, gorgeous floral gardens, and serene walking paths is a true paradise at the north end of Big Chippewa lake. 3-1/2 mile long Big Chip is nearly 100 feet deep and is consistently ranked one of the clearest lakes in Central Minnesota with a DNR rated visibility of 11 ft. WOW! That means you can see the lake bottom at that depth. We can accommodate a maximum of 10-14 people in each of our three full-sized homes. We also have a cozy apartment for 2 guests. For corporate retreats or large family reunions, rent the entire property (up to 38 people) and have it all to yourself.

Please take note: Brentwood Estate is known for its seclusion and serene grounds. In order to accomplish this private-estate atmosphere, we hold very true to the maximum capacity per house as designated: St. Francis - 14 people, St. Michael - 12 people, St. Anne - 10 people and St. Joachim - 2 people. We may make a small exception to allow small children who are in cribs or pal-n-plays to exceed the maximum capacity, but you must obtain approval through the owners. In those instances were an exception is being made, it will be noted on your confirmation receipt at the time of booking. No exceptions will be allowed unless you receive prior approval.

**Minnesota state law requires resort owners to maintain a registry of all guests. Each guest staying at Brentwood Estate will be required to fill out paperwork to comply with this state law.

We have a fleet of a dozen golf carts, five boats, numerous canoes, kayaks, paddle wheels, paddle boats, wind surfers, etc, etc that are yours to use for free while you stay with us. You just pay for your gasoline. We also have a fantastic Air Nautique 220 Team Edition wakeboard boat and four SeaDoos available to rent at below market prices.

Our on-site shared amenities are second to none. Just look at the photos!! A gorgeous beach and tanning area with adjacent sand volleyball, shuffleboard court, Rainbow Systems play structure, large outdoor fire pit and seven slip dock anchor the lakeside area of Brentwood.

Wander up to Mary Hill, the 11,000 s.f. main lodge just a few steps from the beach, and enjoy private pool parties in our awesome heated indoor pool & spa. Down the hall find a cozy hospitality/meeting/board game area with a beautiful screened-in porch. Next in line is the wonderful billiard area with a custom Peters Billiards 9 foot professional pool table. Last, but surely not least, in the Mary Hill lower level watch your favorite televised sporting event or a DVD/BlueRay movie in our breath-taking 15 seat theater room. Mary Hill is open seasonally from 9:30am to 10:00pm.

We did say 45+ acres, didn't we? Spend hours walking on our wonderful paved/groomed paths or sitting in one of the three spacious gazebos on the property. If you are looking for a relaxing escape, spend some time at our Frog Pond listening to the gently splashing water fountain and the birds singing in the nearby trees. Take the kids down one of the forested path to our little school house in the woods complete with a full-sized 'Harriett' the holstein. Play a game of tennis on our beautiful tennis court if you are looking for a good workout. When you're finished enjoying the beach, the lake, or the scenic paths, treat yourself to a well-deserved malt, sundae, or banana split in our unbelievable 50's malt shop where all ice cream treats are less than a buck. The malt shop will only be open daily for a couple hours in the late afternoon or evening.

Brentwood has two truly remarkable outdoor religious areas. The first is a Rosary Path & garden just up the hill from the St. Francis house. The detail that went into planning and building the Rosary Path is truly remarkable. The plants and flowers that line this incredible path add to it's wonderful charm. Each of the stained glass inlays in the path represents a bead of the Rosary. The second is the Stations of the Cross Path deep in the woods at Brentwood. This area of the property is a very special place that all will find incredibly moving and peaceful.

The immaculately manicured lawns, beautiful beach, gorgeous floral gardens, and serene walking paths make Brentwood a true paradise on the north end of Big Chippewa Lake. Come spend the week of a lifetime with us at Brentwood Estate.

ST. MICHAEL (Tons of Open Space for Outdoor Activities)


The St. Michael home is a beautiful six bedroom house just inside the main gate, next to the frog pond, and across the road from the malt shop. It has two wonderful living spaces (lower level family room, and upper level formal living room with 25 foot ceilings), a large brick fireplace and windows facing nearly every direction. The kitchen is smaller than our other two rental houses but adequate for a group of twelve. This house was built in the mid-90's but has been upgraded with granite counter tops in the kitchen and all three bathrooms. There are three bedrooms upstairs (one king and 2 queen rooms). The lower level also has three sleeping areas (two queen rooms and one double twin room). There are two full bathrooms on the upper level and one on the lower level. This house sleeps a maximum of twelve people. St Michael will have exclusive use of two electric golf carts and will have full access to all the shared amenities that Brentwood has to offer (see the photos and descriptions above). All five of our rental units will have shared use of our five complimentary boats. Throughout the week we will ensure that all the rental units get considerable 'boat time'.
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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3065 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Brentwood Estate is a family facility. Children make Brentwood come alive....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed in outdoor areas away from other guests....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    To accommodate all guests, including those with pet allergies, we are sorry but NO pets (not even the small ones) are allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We have quite a few steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Upper level master bedroom with private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upper level east bedroom (shared bath)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Upper level west bedroom (shared bath)...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Lower level large north bedroom (shared bath)...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Lower level east bedroom (shared bath)...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    Lower level bonus sleeping area (shared bath)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bath off master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared upper level bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Lower level shared bath...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    On-site within 300 yds....moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Right next door at Mary Hill....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Gardonville Coop Telephone Co....moreless

  • Television:

    Three brand new LED Smart TVs located in upper level living room, lower level family room, and upper level master bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The beach at Brentwood Estate is incredible with white sugar sand, large umbrellas, and plenty of lounge chairs (see photos). St Michael is just seconds from the beach....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful Brentwood Estate is right on Big Chippewa Lake. While our St Michael home does not have a direct view of the lake, it is just seconds from the water....moreless

  • Resort:

    We have free boat usage, great swimming and fishing, and indoor swimming pool, movie theater, and billiards room. It is a very luxurious resort destination....moreless

  • Rural:

    Brentwood is nestled into the countryside 12 miles NW of Alexandria, MN....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining table with twelve chairs in indoor dining area. One gorgeous 10 person Gensun cast aluminum patio set and one 4 person glass-top set on private deck (additional seating for fourteen)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful gas fireplace in upper level formal living room....moreless

  • Garage:

    Three stall garage....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless router in each home....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own beach towels. Bath towels are to stay in the house....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full serving set for 12 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    St. Michael has a fully furnished kitchen. It is the smallest of our homes kitchens with limited countertop space....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices & baking ingredients, all cleaning supplies and detergents, trash compactor bags...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Free usage of five boats (2 deck boats, 2 fishing boats, 1 pontoon). We have four SeaDoos and a great Air Nautique wake board boat for rent....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large private deck...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks, 3 canoes, 2 paddle boats, and 2 paddle wheels (see cover photo) - all to use at no charge....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Three private gazebos on 45+ acre site...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Immaculately maintained grounds. Lots of annual & perennial flowering plants....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Genesis gas grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Beautiful tennis court on-site (right next to the 50's malt shop)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We've got lots of life jackets, water skis, knee boards, wake boards, etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Numerous private pool parties at our indoor heated pool & spa right next door at Mary Hill. Only our 43 or fewer registered guests are invited to enjoy the pool/spa with us....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 12 - Jun 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Summer 2017
Jun 2 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Spring 2018
May 11 - May 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

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Check-In Time: 4:00pm

Check-Out Time: 10:00am

2% ($118.00 in summer) discount for payment by check. Call for details.

Cancellations more than 30 days out - $500 cancellation fee

Cancellations 30 days or less out - You are responsible for the entire rental amount. We will try our best to re-rent it for you. If so, there will still be the $500 cancellation fee.

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chandler Field - Alexandria, MN
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Leaf Valley Mercantile or Firestation Bar & Grill
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arrowwood's Atikwa Golf Club
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Brentwood is on County Rd 12, I-94 Exits 90 or 97
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Leaf Valley Mercantile or Garfield Diner
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
Water ski on-site, Snow ski at Andes Tower Hills
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
Brentwood's absolutely gorgeous beach on-site

Car: Recommended

There is so much to see and do right at Brentwood Estate, that this may be one of the few vacations you take and never leave the property other than in one of our five boats (free for our guests). If you do leave the property, Douglas County is bustling from Memorial Day to Labor Day with a major activity almost every week. Take in the Vikingland Band Festival, Alexandria's Art in the Park, the Resorter's Invitational Golf Tournament, the Douglas County Fair, numerous small town street dances, or a host of other events.

Things quiet down a bit after Labor Day but you won't want to miss the fall colors which are absolutely breathtaking.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: The owners, Keith & Annette Byman, and their three boys purchased Brentwood Estate the week before Christmas 2013. Keith grew up in west central Minnesota and Annette is from western North Dakota. They spent most of their married lives in northern California, north Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. The boys all currently live in Lincoln, NE and Keith & Annette are thrilled to be back in central Minnesota on their favorite lake.

Why the Owner Chose Garfield, MN, USA:
For many years in the late 90's and early 2000's our family rented a small cabin on Big Chip and marveled at the breathtaking estate at the north end of the lake. We would cruise the old Crestliner up near 'the mansion' and marvel at her incredible beauty. Years later we are thrilled to have been able to purchase Brentwood Estate and will be forever grateful to the McLeod family for what they created.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
St. Michael is an absolutely gorgeous home on an open meadow just inside the main gate and near the malt shop and frog pond. It is only a few second golf cart ride to the beach, lake, and main Brentwood lodge (Mary Hill) and all its wonderful amenities. Spending a week on this pristine 45+ acre property will create memories for a lifetime. All the water toys you need to enjoy Big Chip lake are included in your weekly rental. Come stay with us!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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  • The Beach, Dock & Boats with Mary Hill (right) and St. Francis (left).

    The Beach, Dock & Boats with Mary Hill (right) and St. Francis (left).

  • Lawn, Beach & Dock Area

    Lawn, Beach & Dock Area

  • Main entrance to Mary Hill.

    Main entrance to Mary Hill.

  • Movie theater room in the lower level at Mary Hill.

    Movie theater room in the lower level at Mary Hill.

  • The Malt Shop across the street from St. Michael.

    The Malt Shop across the street from St. Michael.

  • St. Michael living room

    St. Michael living room

  • St. Michael kitchen

    St. Michael kitchen

  • St. Michael master bedroom (king) with private bath

    St. Michael master bedroom (king) with private bath

  • St. Michael lower level bedroom (king)

    St. Michael lower level bedroom (king)

  • St. Michael lower level bonus sleeping area (2 twins)

    St. Michael lower level bonus sleeping area (2 twins)

  • Lower level bathroom

    Lower level bathroom

  • St. Michael fire pit with large open lawn behind

    St. Michael fire pit with large open lawn behind

  • View of the lawns at Brentwood and Big Chippewa Lake

    View of the lawns at Brentwood and Big Chippewa Lake

  • Brentwood Estate Main Gate

    Brentwood Estate Main Gate

  • Indoor pool & hot tub in the lower level at Mary Hill.

    Indoor pool & hot tub in the lower level at Mary Hill.

  • The frog pond right next to St. Michael.

    The frog pond right next to St. Michael.

  • The front of St. Michael

    The front of St. Michael

  • St. Michael dining area and sun room

    St. Michael dining area and sun room

  • St. Michael lower level family room

    St. Michael lower level family room

  • St. Michael upstairs bedroom (queen)

    St. Michael upstairs bedroom (queen)

  • St. Michael lower level bedroom (queen)

    St. Michael lower level bedroom (queen)

  • One upper level bathroom

    One upper level bathroom

  • St. Michael back deck (seating for 14)

    St. Michael back deck (seating for 14)

  • Aerial Photo of Brentwood Estate.  St Michael house in the upper right of photo.

    Aerial Photo of Brentwood Estate. St Michael house in the upper right of photo.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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