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Family Friendly Northern Minnesota Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Lake Front Home

Come on up and take a drive north of grand rapids, mn on the national scenic byway and edge of the wilderness route on mn highway 38. Enjoy this incredible home on a quiet lake deep in the heart of the chippewa national forest. The loons will sing you to sleep as the sun sets on the end of another beautiful day. Enjoy 19 miles of hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, or hunting in the suomi hills wilderness area. Bring your bikes, snowmobiles, or atvs. There are endless miles of trails and back country roads for everyone. Prefer to stay closer to home? There is a big sandy beach for swimming, a dock for your boat, and a fire pit for those s’mores. Enjoy that first cup of coffee in the morning as the sun shines in the cedar screen house on the deck.

The home features two levels of living with four bedrooms, sleeping for 10, and two full bathrooms. There is a fully stocked and modern, eat in kitchen with a formal dining room. Gas fireplaces are located in the upstairs living room and downstairs family room. Wifi, and dvd player is available. There is also a large electric sauna.

More Details

Mike Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Deer River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Lower level - toilet , shower , Walk in shower, attached sauna, and double sinks
    Bathroom 1 Upper level - toilet , shower , Master bath, walk in shower, and double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Upper level - 1 queen , Master Bed / Bath
    Bedroom 2 - Upper level - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 -Lower level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Lower level - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly Northern Minnesota Lake Home
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property worked out so well for our family; I definitely would stay here again. Loved the deck, the screened-in porch, (quiet!) lake access, the loons Mike reserved for us ha, and the very comfortable home. Mosquitoes even weren't too bad! : ) We enjoyed swimming, biking, and hiking in the area. Notes I did make for myself, for a (hopefully) next time here, would be to bring drinking water, TP, "Cascade," and other such supplies, as the Outpost is extremely handy but you pay dearly for that proximity. It would be helpful if specifically what you need to bring would be outlined. Again, I hope to stay here in the future - very "family friendly," as advertised! Outstanding property-

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property and home was also nice.

  • 4 of 5

I gave this property 4 stars only as the washer didn't work and we were having to hand wash clothes. Also, the fact there was no AC and it was very warm in the house even with the shades shut, etc. Overall a great place to stay and I would recommend to anyone! Fishing was awesome, very quiet road and lake. Kids loved the private beach and swimming. Owner was pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely sandy beach area! Well equipped home, but very "formal" rather than cabin like...white carpet

  • 4 of 5

Sleeps many, but beds& pillows are very uncomfortable

Garbage organization outside is confusing

No shade from hot sun on deck could be improved

Lack of air conditioning/enough fans

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deer River Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very easy to work with. The home was beautiful and in great shape. Deposit was refunded quickly. Details on the home: you will love it. It had plenty of space for 7 adults. A well detailed book is present to provide clear directions on use of the TVs, the sauna, fish cleaning, canoe usage, and most anything you might need directions for. The beach area was private, clean, recently raked (nice touch) and a nice dock awaited my pontoon boat. My entire family wants to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week here!! The house was comfortable and we had plenty of room for our crew. The kitchen had everything I needed and more. Location was beautiful... Quiet and peaceful. My 20 month old grandson had a blast on the beach and playing in the water. We enjoyed the canoes and the beauty of the lake. Everything was perfect including the weather!! I have been using VRBO for years and this is best rental I've ever had. Thanks Mike!! We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN area

Wonderful family get together

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful lake home, with very nice lake shore and decent fishing. Wonderfully cool under the trees at the lake shore. The owner has a lot of rules and regulations - but this good as the owner is fussy, which is reflective of the lake home, trouble free of any failures or house problems. Nice dock to tie up the boat and swim from!

Giving some thought to booking next year, but a year in advance is to early, and depends on plans of middle aged children and their families!

Refund of security deposit, one day after leaving the lake home for our home was greatly appreciated!

Thanks for letting us share your lake home.

Joe and Judy Konicek

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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