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"The Family Getaway" on beautiful Potato Lake outside of perfect Park Rapids, MN

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


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Perfect Beach, Private Deck, Beautiful Summer Living!

"The Family Getaway" is a gorgeous first floor unit with a private deck overlooking arguably the best beach on one of the most sought-after lakes in the area. The previous Blue Heron Lodge is now privately owned and this peaceful spot offers a perfect blend of incredible beach and on-site fun only minutes from Park Rapids, one the most desired vacation spots in northern Minnesota. Completely redone, "The Family Getaway" has three bedrooms with the master being an oversized room, a full kitchen, high-speed internet, cable TV and your own deck less than 100' from the water. With only 3 units in the Lodge..."The Family Getaway" has privacy yet community at the same time. Perfect sunsets, light southernly breezes all within a protected bay. Including 300' of unmatched private sugar-sand beach (perhaps the best on the lake), on-site horseshoe pits, on-site washer/dryer, volleyball nets, kid's playground, fire pits, tetherball and more. Small fishing boats and a pontoon available for rent. FREE high speed WIFI and cable TV included. Potato Lake has amazing fishing as well as recreation and is also only minutes from numerous spectacular golf courses for all skill levels. Plus, there's always weekly fun activities in Park Rapids. It doesn't get any better than "The Family Getaway" on Potato!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Shawn Gray
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, mandarin
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2016
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About Shawn Gray

We're Shawn & Carmen Gray - we purchased the old "Blue Heron Lodge" on Potato lake in 2014. We travel and do a bit of living/working overseas but also have our summer home on the property. We'd love to share this beautiful spot with you!

Shawn Gray purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Shawn Gray chose Northwest

It's a 10 acre lot that is some of the best lakeshore on one of the most desirable lakes in northern MN. After growing up in the Park Rapids area we have spent the last 10 years traveling all over Asia. This area is "home" and we found the perfect spot in our hometown.


1 traveler review

"The Family Getaway" on beautiful Potato Lake outside of perfect Park Rapids, MN
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fabulous beach property!

  • 5 of 5

Another jewel found on VRBO! We rented the ‘Getaway and the Loft’ from Shawn and Carmen for seven days this summer and had a fabulous vacation at a beautiful property. We slept 19 people comfortable the first three nights until some of the unfortunate ones had to return to work. The property is exactly as advertised. The beach, yard and lake exceeded our expectations. You will not find a better person or family to rent from! Very easy to work with and responsive to all of our needs! Shawn had great insights for us regarding local activities around Park Rapids and some good fishing tips. You can rent the Loft and Getaway together or separate, depending on the size of your group. Our group really enjoyed the yard games, canoes, swimming deck, fishing off the dock and at night the fire pit located lakeside! There was plenty of room at the dock for my 18’ Lund Tyee and we also rented the Pontoon for a couple days! If you’re looking for marble top counters and a massage parlor you’ll need to go somewhere else and pay a bunch more money. But if you want to have fun in a nice place and give a fair price to a good person, better call Shawn.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park Rapids Apartment Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100

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Park Rapids Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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