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Level Lake Home With Sand Beach Just 65 Feet From Water's Edge.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

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

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, 2 Queen beds, 1 bunkbed with 2 twin beds, along with the guest cottage of 2 Queen beds. Add $280 per week, $45 per day for each guest above base occupancy - up to 16 persons max, children included. Children 2 and under $15 per day.

This Beautiful Estate features 178 feet of private sand beach, log swing, lakeside firepit, casual seating, and dock included. Boat rentals available and all amenities included at Kohl's Resort, just 1.5 miles away. 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.

More Details

Debbie Eickhorst
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Debbie Eickhorst

Our family has owned a resort since 2003, Kohl's Resort of Bemidji, on the same lake as our 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 beautiful Buena Vista State Forest. Currently, we own this beauty as well as a full service resort on Big Turtle Lake.

Debbie Eickhorst purchased this estate in 2013

Why Debbie Eickhorst chose Bemidji

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.

What makes this estate unique

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. Sunsets daily! A dock comes with our home rental as well as the neighboring amenities of our resort, just 1.5 miles down the road. We offer daily family activities along with an indoor pool and outdoor hot tub. Stop out for all our non-motorized activities included in your stay.


Bemidji Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bath location in hallway.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath location in two Queen bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Location in Master Bedroom. Double sink.
  • Guests driving are required to supply their own towels and washcloths. We will supply towels to guests flying into Minnesota.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , This bedroom has a connected full bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This bedroom has a connected 3/4 bath with a shower.
    Guesthouse - 2 queen , Guesthouse
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Small room with air conditioning and bunkbed(2 twins)
  • Premium bedding is used throughout with Hilton sheets and Donna Sharp quilts.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Level Lake Home With Sand Beach Just 65 Feet From Water's Edge.
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Summer Vacation 2017

  • 3 of 5

The house was great. Plenty of room and clean. Kitchen had everything we needed. We had 4 families and had plenty of space to park our vehicles and trailers. The owners were prompt to fix the A/C that went out, rake the beach and cut down the fallen tree. The pictures are deceiving of the beach. It was full of goose poop and very weedy. If it wasn't for the sandbar we wouldn't have been able to go in the water. Also, the sap got all over everything-coolers, shoes, life jackets, games, towels, etc. You can not sit in the furniture provided. Overall, we enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bemidji Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with private dock & beach, but with full access (2 miles by car) to the amenities of a full service resort (rental boats-fishing & sport, indoor pool, beach & water playground, coordinated events). The lake home is spacious with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and functioning Wi-Fi service. Our party of 11 was very comfortable. The patio leading to a fire pit just above the beach was our focal point most days and evenings where we were constantly entertained by ducks, loons, and an otter patrolling the lake. Ideal for families/reunion. Excellently maintained property. Neighbors were nearly non-existent. We felt secluded.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again! It was a pleasure to have your family here. We are glad your group enjoyed the amenities we offer at our nearby resort. We appreciate how clean you left our home and we would welcome you back. Thanks for your kind words. We hope you traveled safely home. Debbie
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Liars Lounge, Kohl's Resort
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Castle Highlands
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
HWY 22
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Liar's Lounge, Kohl's Resort
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Buena Vista Ski Area
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 7.88%

Base rate is based on 10 persons. There is a charge of $45 per day for each guest above base occupancy - up to 16 persons max.
Rentals Weekly are: Friday to Friday or 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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