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Family Friendly Leech Lake Home On Three Level Acres Of Lakeshore

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Leech Lake Home With A Harbor And 3 Acres Of Level Yard

Enjoy our 2900 sq. ft. home located on Steamboat Bay of Leech Lake. This house has an amazing open kitchen/living/dining area overlooking the lake and front yard. Your lake view is an unobstructed southerly view of Steamboat and Walker Bay all the way south to the city of Walker. The home can comfortably accommodate 12+ people: on the main floor there is one king bedroom, one queen bedroom, one full bath, kitchen, living room, dining room, second living room, and a laundry room with a 3/4 bath. On the second floor there is two queen bedrooms and a king bedroom with single bunk beds. There is a full bathroom upstairs. The large open kitchen and center island area gives you plenty of room for preparing meals for big groups. The second living room with TV allows a nice area for guests to get away from the main living space. Beautiful deck located on the lakeside for enjoying coffee or the evening BBQ while absorbing the breathtaking views. The property is an amazing three acres of flat level ground with a front yard large enough for any summer activities. Perfect for a family vacation, family reunion, fishing trip, or wedding. There is 250 feet of shoreline and a harbor to keep your boat or the boat you rent safe while you are here but we do not have a beach/swimming area on our property as the lake bottom is soft with some weeds. There is a beautiful beach minutes away by boat or the public beach in town is 10 minutes by car. The paved driveway and parking area has ample room for all of your vehicles, trailers and toys. Located right on the paved Paul Bunyan bike/snowmobile trail gives you direct access to hundreds of miles of the best trail systems Minnesota has to offer. The property is easily located 1/4 mile off MN Hwy 371 giving you convenient access to Walker, Bemidji, or Itasca State Park. Only 8 miles south to beautiful downtown Walker.

Jon & Lara Stewart
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Jon & Lara Stewart

Jon and Lara were both raised and still live with our three kids in the Walker area. Can't think of a better place to live.

Jon & Lara Stewart purchased this house in 2005

Why Jon & Lara Stewart chose Walker

We bought this property in 2005 to raise our young family in. Since childhood we have both always lived on Leech Lake and this property offered many of the unique benefits to living and raising a family in this wonderful vacationland. The quiet rural setting with large level property gave our family plenty of room to enjoy the best of what Minnesota has to offer. For ten years we have enjoyed the outdoor living this property provides. Biking, canoeing, yard games, four-wheeling, snowmobiles, and of course fishing on one of, if not the greatest, lake in Minnesota have all been the joys of living on this property.

In 2015 we purchased a home and property in the city of Walker adjoining family property and much closer to our business. We still have the lake and the convenience to our business is nice, but we no longer have the peaceful tranquility and expanse this property offers.

What makes this house unique

In the many years we lived in this house, the southern exposure proved to be a huge benefit. Protection from the cold northwest wind meant we enjoyed many more days outside enjoying the yard, deck and Steamboat Bay. A northern exposure would have made these days miserable. The cold winds and rain usually do not come from the south. In the summer you can usually expect a nice southerly breeze off the lake to keep you comfortable. If you are vacationing in a questionable weather season it just may be the difference of enjoying the outside or staying in.


Walker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly Leech Lake Home On Three Level Acres Of Lakeshore
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

House and owners are both fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our group of 10. Loved the playground, fully stocked kitchen, plenty of supplies and the canoe. Owners are very reasonable and helpful people and we would not hesitate to rent again! Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great house for large families

  • 5 of 5

Our large family, ranging in age from 2 to 91 years, had ANOTHER wonderful week on Steamboat Bay. This house is perfect for us, well kept, plenty of room, great yard for the kids, everything we needed already in the cabinets. The owners checked on us several times to see if we had run out of anything, etc. We already have our reservation for next year. Thanks, Jon and Lara!! Our name is on the calendar, right?

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thief River Falls, MN, USA

Another great stay with Jon and Lara

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay on Steamboat Bay with Jon and Lara and we had a fantastic time. The house had some awesome updates from the last time we stayed on the upper level of the house and everything remains in great condition. Jon gave us some great tips on where to go on Leech Lake and we caught some nice fish one evening as well. The yard is the definition of level lake elevation and is great for yard games and plenty of room to roam. Can't wait to stay again next year!


  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blaine, Minnesota

Great Week at a Wonderful Spot

  • 5 of 5

Second year at this property for our annual family vacation week. Facility is excellent; yard is spacious for children and family activities; sandy swimming beach is just a short boat ride away; Jon is always ready to assist with whatever needs we have.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect group getaway

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property that is well cared for. Great hospitality and all the amenities a large group could need! With out a question would recommend to anyone looking.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Northfield, MN

Excellent home for your activities, whether you are fishing, play games inside or outside.

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent place with plenty of room inside and out. We have been coming to Jon and Lara's place for 2 years now for our Leech Lake fishing trip. They have a nice safe place for the boats, we bring 3 fishing boats and they are safe in the harbor. Besides fishing, we play yard games and at night play cards. The home has plenty of space for all nine of us, very spacous. Jon is an excellent host. I recommend this place for anyone to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Walker Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bensons, Walker legion, Zona Rosa, Bayside
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Long bow
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
MN Highway 371
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Hiawatha Beach
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Walker City Park
Car: recommended

The property is located 8 miles north of Walker on Leech Lake. The Paul Bunyan paved bike trail runs past your driveway extending 115 miles from Baxter to Bemidji, and connecting to many other trail systems. Great for snowmobiling, biking, or hiking. There is also Hiawatha Beach Resort 1/2 a mile away and Anderson's Cove Resort just down the road. Enjoy a day at one of our local golf courses; Long Bow Golf course is 2 miles south and Tianna Country Club is 10 miles south. We are 8 miles away from downtown Walker which offers many great shops and dining establishments.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

A $500.00 Reservation Deposit, to be received within 7 days of the booking, is required to confirm each reservation. This deposit will be applied toward balance of the rental rate, which is due no later than 15 days prior to first day of stay.

Cancellation Policy: Reservation deposits will be returned in full with a 30 day or more cancellation notice. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to first day of reservation will be returned, less a $50.00 rebooking fee, if those reservation days are refilled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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