About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2000 Sq.Ft. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Lakefront Home With All Amenities
- Our third Summer renting was Blessed with some wonderful Guests and we look forward to Summer 2018! Please make your reservations early for best selection of our limited rental season.
- Beautiful 2000 SQFT private lakefront home on 7 acres with private drive and 600 feet of secluded lakeshore with sandy beach, 65' dock and paddle boat included. We had many requests for rental boats so we added a new 14' Scout Canoe and 2 new 10’ Sun Dolphin Kayaks as an option @ $100/week each (paid by cash at Guest check-in)
- Located in Baxter Minnesota's Brainerd Lakes area on 60' deep, clear spring fed Perch Lake. Great fishing, sandy safe beach and all water sport boating, skiing and tubing activities. Peaceful and private rural lakeshore setting close to shopping, restaurants, golf and all lakes’ area attractions – when you want them. Walking/biking distance to shopping and the Paul Bunyan Trail. Loons call, eagles soar and deer drink at the lakefront. Just minutes away from anything and everything. Breathtaking sunsets viewable from the large screened porch and adjacent open deck. Sandy beach with fire pit, 65' dock and paddle boat. Large landscaped play area. Propane grill to cook the fish caught right off the dock.
This is our original Family lake home completely renovated in 2013 with 2000 sq. ft. and all amenities to enjoy your stay in comfort. Paved boat launch on the west end of the lake. The private blacktop drive takes you to the front door with space for your boat trailer parking. Enter to the first floor foyer and laundry room off the large fully equipped modern kitchen. Front dining room seats 8 but the large screened rear porch seats 10 in a beautiful lake breeze setting. Large living room that walks out to the covered porch and open deck. Two bedrooms and full bath complete the first level. Stairs off living room to second floor large 3rd bedroom and full bath with large walk-in shower w/seat.
•3 bedrooms all with walk in closets Sleeps 10:
• King Bed MBR, Queen Bed BR2, Queen & Double size Beds BR3 ,Queen couch fold out in Living Room.
•2 full baths: Main Level Tub and Shower, Upper Level Walk in Shower w/ seat
•All new GE kitchen appliances with disposer, dishwasher, Mr. Coffee, toaster and micro
•First floor laundry room with Kenmore washer and natural gas dryer
•Charter Cable TV, DVD Player and High-Speed Internet Guest WiFi Included
•City water and sewer
•Hardwood floors and new carpeting
•Full basement with walkout
•Cement boat launch at west end of lake
•90% efficient natural gas furnace with EAC
•Central air conditioning
- Guests must agree, sign and return the Short Term Rental Agreement provided at booking.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FUTURE GUESTS: We love our vacation home and continue to use it with our family. We love to share our home with other families who want to get away to the lake and relax. For these reasons, and in fairness to our other clients, we don't rent to groups for parties for any reason including, but not limited to:
Your rental agreement limits occupancy at any time to the number of original registered guests only. No pets are allowed at any time during your stay. Violations can result in eviction and loss of security deposit. Also for these reasons, at any time before, during, or after your stay, your information may be shared with Guestchecker™.
John Wagnitz, Biocast Consulting Inc.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great lake home for family vacation in Baxter MN
This was a peaceful lake home for our family of 5 adults and 4 kids. We enjoyed the beach, shallow swimming for the kids and beautiful screen porch for meals. The home was very comfortable and had everything we needed with plenty of room for all. Rented a pontoon for several days to cruise around the lake. Thank you John and Judy for sharing your home and making our family vacation special! Nancy and Tony Ruiz
Thanks Nancy & Tony for taking such good care of the lake home and a great review. We hope to have back next summer!
John & Judy
A Hidden Gem on Perch Lake!
We chose this wonderful sight for the multiple levels of the home, large screened porch and beach area perfect for little ones. We knew we'd picked the perfect place once we arrived. It was more homey and spacious than even the pictures showed. It does not have a cabin feel but was more like the kind of place you'd choose if you could own lake property. A two to three week stay would have been perfect but then it would have been harder to leave!
There were 10 of us including 2 newborns and 2 toddlers. The beach, grounds, and home were a perfect family fit with comfy beds, couches, and chairs. The kitchen was well stock with everything you would need and the washer and dryer were a huge plus. City water was a positive for the little ones. The owners thoughtfully placed many extras in the home like games, books, night lights, fans, radios, clothes soap, etc..
Outdoor games were played in the expansive yard and the beach and sand area proved to be perfect for little ones. Having the canoe and paddleboat available were extra special for our stay and enjoyed by all.
The welcoming living room was relaxing and comfortable for the family, but our favorite space in the house was the amazing porch. It was a bonus space for enjoying just about anything - meals, crafts, games, rocking babies, but the evenings, while little ones slept inside, were magical.
An important fact for viewers is that Perch Lake has amazing water clarity and is known for being one of the cleanest lakes in the area. Fishing from the dock was wonderful with nice size Sunnies, and small and large mouth Bass. If you enjoy fishing there are also many nice deep holes in the lake to catch the big ones!
John and Judy were wonderful to work with and very accommodating. We highly suggest this property as a perfect, quiet location with close proximity to many of the fine dining and other special attractions in the Brainerd/Baxter area.
This property is a fabulous Hidden Gem!! Make the call...
Ken & Mary, we're glad you enjoyed our lake home and it was a pleasure meeting you both. Thanks also for taking such good care of everything, a great review too!
We hope to have you back every year!
John & Judy
Wonderful family get away - July 2017
We spent a week with our kids and grandkids at this property, and we had a WONDERFUL time!! The house was clean and comfortable, with plenty of room for all of us. The screened in porch was our favorite way to start and end each day. We also loved the big yard and sandy beach! The lake off the end of the dock was weedy, but there was still a nice area for the kids to swim-and they did everyday! :) We made lots of use out of both the paddle boat and canoe. The kids also LOVED feeding the goats on the Paul Bunyan Trail, which is nice and close. Thank you John & Judy for sharing your beautiful home with us!!
Dear Brenda, we are so glad you enjoyed our lake house. Thanks for writing such a wonderful review, we always enjoy renting our home to such thoughtful and considerate Families like yours! We hope to have you back next year.
Sincerely, John & Judy
Nice and quiet place to relax
This is an older home that has been upgraded nicely. It's very comfortable and has all that you could ask for in a vacation home. It's in a nice neighborhood in Baxter and on a cul-de-sac--in other words very private and quiet. Big porch overlooks the lake and the sandy beach is nice. Brainerd is a five minute drive away and the home is very convenient to all kinds of stores and restaurants on both hiway TH210 and US 371.
Thanks so much for your kind review we're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you next year
John & Judy
Secluded and peaceful with easy access to everything we needed!
What a fabulous vacation we had at this property! Just as the description stated, we had all the privacy we wanted for our family. We enjoyed the easy access to the Paul Bunyan Bike Trails and could do all the exploring we could want, fed the goats along the paths, loved the beach and water! The dock gave us easy access for our boat and we caught some beautiful bass in the bay. We also really enjoyed the evening fires we could have on the beach.
The lake home was cozy, clean and well-appointed with comfortable duvets in the bedrooms, Wi-Fi and upgraded bathrooms. We spent much of our time on the screened-in back porch with its beautiful and peaceful views. It was very large, private and accommodated our family's needs.
The sitting area in the upstairs bedroom was perfect and inviting for my daughter who loves her privacy and claimed this as her reading space.
What really surprised us is how close and convenient this private location was to shopping, golf, restaurants and the high quality craft beer brewery in the area (Jack Pine Brewery). All in all, this was a very fun week with a little of everything for everyone. We will definitely be back!
Judy, thanks so much for your review we're glad you enjoyed stay and hope you return!
Great time and place!!!
This place is great!!! There is a little bit for everyone whether it is biking, fishing, or relaxing. The home itself was very accomadating and homey.
The Brainerd Lakes Area – Explore It. Live It. Whether you are looking for a Minnesota adventure or for relaxation, you will discover endless options year-round in the Brainerd lakes country. World-class golfing, fishing and boating, biking, snowmobiling, shopping – even bird watching or kayaking – are just some of the reasons people choose to visit the Brainerd Lakes Area. This central Minnesota region, a short two-hour drive north of the Twin Cities, is an outdoor paradise. Throughout the seasons, you will find reasons – such as the festivals, the outdoor experiences, the breathtaking environment — to love it here. Discover why There is More to Explore℠ in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota’s premier vacation destination. - Trails in the Brainerd Lakes Area: The Brainerd Lakes Area is a tourism destination for a variety of reasons – one obvious reason is the extensive variety of great recreational trails. Discover many options for walking, biking on asphalt or mountain bike trails, horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and more – and learn why this central Minnesota region is the perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast. The Brainerd Lakes Area landmark trail is the Paul Bunyan State Trail, which runs more than 100 miles from the trailhead in Baxter to Bemidji. On the Cuyuna Range, you will find the newly opened Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail System as well as the paved Cuyuna Lakes State Trail. The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway covers more than 50 miles in and near the Whitefish Chain of Lakes through several communities, including Crosslake and Pequot Lakes. Enjoy the beauty by walking, biking, even driving this nationally recognized byway. The Pillsbury State Forest near the Gull Lake Area offers exceptional horseback riding trails. Throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area, you will find a variety of smaller trail systems that offer an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. - Paul Bunyan State Trail At 112 miles, the paved Paul Bunyan State Trail is Minnesota’s longest continually paved trail. In the Brainerd Lakes Area, it connects a number of cities, including Brainerd/Baxter, Merrifield, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins and Pine River. Need to take a break between Point A and Point B? This 30-mile stretch of the heralded trail offers a substantial amount of extracurricular options in the immediate vicinity — not only for food and drink but also for shopping and lodging. The trail links the communities and businesses the Brainerd Lakes Chamber serves to other trails and visitors all the way north to Lake Bemidji State Park outside Bemidji (see sidebar). Of course, there are a number of naturally occurring “distractions” to keep you from getting to your final destination too quickly: As the map below shows, the path of the Paul Bunyan State Trail takes guests past more than 20 readily accessible freshwater lakes. Originally opened in 1988, the multi-use trail has grown from 50 miles (between Brainerd/Baxter and Pine River) to stretch to the more than 100 offered today. It is primarily for non-motorized recreation, save for snowmobiles in the winter and electric wheelchairs. On most days, you will encounter a mix of pedestrians, cyclists and in-line skaters. The Paul Bunyan State Trail is visited by 650,000 people a year. Some of those visitors are geocachers. They flock to the trail because nearly 1,000 geocaches are hidden along the length of the trail. There are so many hidden items, in fact, that the Paul Bunyan State Trail has been deemed a “power trail” . The continuously paved trail follows the route of a Burlington Northern railroad line from the 1890s that was no longer used after the early 1980s. In 2011, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy group inducted the trail into its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. The main trail systems that intersect the Paul Bunyan State Trail are the Heartland Trail and the Blue Ox Trail.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
* Optional 1 Canoe & 2 Kayak Weekly Rentals: $100/wk for Canoe or Kayak Rentals each can be paid by cash at Guest check-in* 1) No Pets during any time of the rental 2) No Smoking inside building property (alarm monitors). 3) $900 and a $400.00 (refundable security deposit) required to hold & confirm reservation. ($1300 Total). 4) Balance of 7 Day Rental Amount is due 30 days prior to rental date (includes $150 cleaning fee and $123.50 MN Tax). 5) Renters will be given 2 key fobs. Lost key fob charge is $25. 6) Renters will be required to sign and return the Short Term Rental Agreement with their deposit at booking. 7) Renters must provide their own PFD's for proper fit and weight. 8) IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FUTURE GUESTS: We love our vacation home and use it with our family for the balance of the year. We love to share our home with other families who want to get away to the lake for fun and relaxation. For these reasons, and in fairness to our other clients, we don't rent to groups for parties for any reason including, but not limited to: Reunions Graduations Weddings Anniversaries Weekend bashes Etc. Your rental agreement limits occupancy to the number of original registered guests only. No pets are allowed at any time during your stay. Violations can result in eviction and loss of security deposit. Also for these reasons, at any time before, during, or after your stay, your information may be shared with Guestchecker™.