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Level Lake Home with Sand Beach Just 65 Feet from Water's Edge.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 Bdrm, 2 3/4 Bath Home With Large Open Concept Living plus a guesthouse bdrm.

Private family reunion cabin sits 65 feet from level lakeshore on Big Turtle Lake just 12 miles north of Bemidji, MN. 5 bedrooms and an additional guest cottage, 2 and 3/4 bath, full kitchen with dishwasher, large deck, air conditioned with floor heat and gas fireplace for all seasons. Sleeps 10 persons at base rate. The four bedrooms include 1 King, 1 King, 1 Queen, and 2 Queen beds along with the guest cottage of 2 Queen beds. There is an additional room with a bunk bed. Add $280 per week, $40 per day for each guest above base occupancy - up to 16 persons max, children included.
This Beautiful Estate features 178 feet of private sand beach, hammock, log swing, lakeside firepit, casual seating, and dock included. Walleye, Northern, Bass, Bluegill and Sunnies are just a cast away.

Big Turtle Lake is part of a 5 lake chain, which features miles of lakeshore habitat, 3 islands, and depths of up to 47 feet. Enjoy the long summer days and sunsets off your own private dock. Kohl’s Resort is 2 miles by car, or a 5 minute boat ride away to include daily family activities (bingo, minnow racing, sandcastle contest, Steak Cookout, kids craft, treasure hunt), indoor pool, out door hot tub, shuffleboard, playground, horseshoe pit, Frisbee disc golf, lake activities - including an activity island, Rock-IT, kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, paddleboards, tubes, etc.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Children Welcome:

    Children will love the resort activities just 1.5 miles away. Please note that children are included in the maximum number of persons....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking will not be tolerated inside home. You may smoke outdoors only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets will not be tolerated at this property under any circumstance....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 10-16

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 4: 2 queen

    This bedroom has a connected full bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    This bedroom has a connected 3/4 bath with a shower....moreless

  • Guesthouse: 2 queen


  • Bedroom 6: 1 bunk bed

    Small room with air conditioning and bunkbed....moreless

  • Premium bedding is used throughout with Hilton sheets and Donna Sharp quilts....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Location in Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bath location in hallway....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath location in two Queen bedroom....moreless

  • Guests driving are required to supply their own towels and washcloths. We will supply towels to guests flying into Minnesota....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This home is located on Big Turtle Lake, just 12 miles north of Bemidji, Minnesota. It is ideal for families as we include the amenities located at Kohl's Resort, just 2 miles away on the same lake. Bemidji is home to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox and very close to Itasca State Park, where you can walk across the Headwaters of The Mississippi River. Take advantage of our State Parks, Hiking and Biking Trails, and Bog Walks. We are on a very clear lake great for swimming and fishing for Walleye, Northern, Bass, Crappie, Sunnies and Bluegill. ...moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    10 dining chairs. 4 barstools. 2 benches....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning for use in season....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace for use in season....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Floor Heat as well as forced air....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wireless Internet included....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, quilts, pillows....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Bunn Coffee Pot, Keurig Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Restaurant quality dishes. Oneida silverware....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen to include two refrigerators, microwave, oven, dishwasher, all dishes, pots and pans, bakeware, coffee pot, toaster....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Boat rentals available at Kohl's Resort....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Located at Kohl's Resort....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 2 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$630 $840
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Summer Peak
Jun 30 - Aug 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$692 $922
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 11 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$627 $836
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Sep 4 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$486 $648
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 7.875%


Base rate is based on 10 persons. There is a charge of $40 per day for each guest above base occupancy - up to 16 persons max.

Rentals Weekly are: Friday to Friday and Monday to Monday.

3 night stays are: Fri, Sat, Sun.

4 Night Stays are: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.

Rentals are paid in full 45 days prior to check-in.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 9:00 a.m.

We advise taking travelers insurance on your own for possible cancellations.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Chophouse
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Castle Highlands
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 22
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Chophouse
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Buena Vista Ski Area
Bemidji, MN, USA
Nearest Beach
on site

Car: Necessary

Bemidji Welcome Center with Paul and Babe Statues on Lake Bemidji's Lakefront. Lake Itasca headwaters of the Mississippi where you can walk across the Mississippi River.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Our family has owned a resort since 2003 on the same lake as this home. Also, in a prior life, we owned a 400 site campground in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Before resorting, we were landscapers owning a snowplowing business and a garden center. We love the outdoors and the animal life that comes along with living in this beautiful Buena Vista State Forest.

Why the Owner Chose Bemidji, MN, USA:
This property called to us mostly because of the view. There are windows all along the lakeside of the home. It is the most amazing view. It is a short ride to the city of Bemidji, yet sits on a quiet, clean lake with great fishing. We are close to Biking and Hiking Trails, Big Bog Walks, State Parks, Itasca - The Headwaters of the Mississippi, where you can walk across the beginning of the Mississippi River, and the famous Paul Bunyan and Babe Statues. There are many golf courses in our area along with other activities such as bowling, curling, horseback riding, mini-golf, movie theatres, antique shops, restaurants, winery tours, festivals, and more.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
We live on Big Turtle Lake. So, we are already charmed by the clarity of the water, long summer evenings, lack of boat traffic, and amazing sunsets. The view from the living room, kitchen and two of the bedrooms is 'THE LAKE'. It is only 65 feet from the shore. What more is there to say. The entrance is quite grand. It has a large open concept living room & kitchen and the feeling you have sitting on the patio is serene. A small creek runs along the left side of the home. Trees block the neighboring home to the right.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Beach and lakeside of home.

    Beach and lakeside of home.

  • Hammock


  • Bathroom Shower

    Bathroom Shower

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • 2nd bathroom

    2nd bathroom

  • Patio #1

    Patio #1

  • Lake Loon on Big Turtle Lake.

    Lake Loon on Big Turtle Lake.

  • sunset fishing photo

    sunset fishing photo

  • Master Bedroom, King

    Master Bedroom, King

  • Master Bedroom, other view

    Master Bedroom, other view

  • Bathroom


  • Living room photo #2

    Living room photo #2

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Loon nest photo on Big Turtle Lake.

    Loon nest photo on Big Turtle Lake.

  • Indoor Pool available 1.5 miles away from estate.

    Indoor Pool available 1.5 miles away from estate.

  • Walleye fishing on Big Turtle Lake.

    Walleye fishing on Big Turtle Lake.

  • hummingbird


VRBO #681906

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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