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Private Home on Leech Lake w/perfect sand swimming beach- July & August weeks!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Loon Lodge on Leech Lake!

Stay 4 for 3 weekend March 16th- 18th. You pick the 3rd and 4th nights and get the 4th night free!

Stay 3 for 2 weekends and 4 for 3 weekdays through May 4th, 2018.

Spring weekday rates (Sunday - Thursday) are only $125/nt**!

Spring weekend rates (Friday - Saturday) are only $175/nt**!

Summer 2018 is now booking!

Check out our availability Calendar and use the Instant Quote feature on the right to calculate your rate. Please note the online quote is simply an estimate and will NOT factor in the free night in my specials, a second dog, special circumstances, etc. Please email Rick to get an accurate quote for any specials.

Loon Lodge on Leech Lake is a COMPLETELY REMODELED PRIVATE HOME located on Pine Point with direct access to Traders Bay on Leech Lake.

Check out the video and virtual tours of our home plus past renter reviews!

You also get...

...Boat lift and dock with power

...Sand lake bottom (no weeds) with gradual slope into the water

...Firewood for wood stove, beach fires and S'Mores

...Log furniture

...Private Sand Beach

...Fully stocked kitchen


...HD TV & WI FI

...Garage for cars, boat trailers and ice fishing equipment

...Outdoor and indoor Fish cleaning station

...3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms

...All linens provided


Rewards Program! Stay 5 nights and earn 1 FREE night towards a future stay

We feature three bedrooms with two baths on the main floor, separated by the living areas. Laundry facilities and a third bath are located in the lower level. You will get that true 'up north' feel as the home is North woods throughout with locally made log furniture and decor.

**Our home is pet friendly so bring your dog too!**

Call or email Rick for details.

Rewards Program! Stay 5 nights and earn 1 FREE night towards a future stay.

Keywords: Leech Lake, Walker MN, Private House, Cabin, Sand Beach, Good Fishing, Swimming, Dock, Boat Lift

More Details

Rick Storlie
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Rick Storlie

Hello! My name is Rick Storlie. I have a 9 year old son Mason and 11 year old daughter Breanna. I live in Savage, MN and I'm originally from Northfield. I'm also an alumni of St. Cloud State University.

Rick Storlie purchased this house in 2005

Why Rick Storlie chose Walker

I looked all over northern MN and western Wisconsin before deciding on Walker MN and Leech Lake. Hayward WI and Brainerd, MN were just too commercial for me. I love the small town charm of Walker and the boating/fishing opportunities on Leech Lake. The area has tons of attractions with golf, great restaurants, shopping, hunting, biking and hiking to name just a few.

I love to hunt and the Chippewa National Forest has some great grouse and deer hunting. In the summer running/biking is awesome and I'll spend a lot of time on the Paul Bunyon bike trails. Having dinner at Chase on the Lake in downtown Walker is a treat too.

The best part is you feel like your up north but the drive is manageable from the twin cities.

What makes this house unique

Probably the best part about my home is the beach. The kids will play out there all day swimming, fishing and making sand castles. It's one of the best swimming beaches for kids we've ever seen with a pure sand bottom, gradual slope to the lake and shallow depths.

I love to eat out on the deck and watch the kids play. The deck faces east so you don't get cooked by the sun in the afternoon. The walk to the beach is nearly flat and there's a great spot for campfires (I supply the wood). You can find chairs for sitting next to the fire under the deck.

One of the overlooked aspects of my home is the privacy. The road is private and a dead end with about 12 cabins. There is an environmental lake across the street so no homes are built there. I only have a neighbor to the north and south.

I've pretty much remodeled the entire home since 2008. There isn't much that wasn't replaced. I'd describe the home as a 'raised ranch.' The basement has about 6' of headroom with a 3/4 bath, scrapbooking/crafting room and laundry facilities. There's plenty of room to store your gear too.

Upstairs you have a split bedroom configuration. One side of the home has 2 bedrooms separated by a full bath. The other side is the owner's suite. Living areas are in the middle. Make sure you check out our video tours in the links section.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! The house is fantastic, and very well kept and appointed. We found that the best fishing was about 100 yards straight out from the house in 14 ft. of water. We ventured to other spots and locations, but right out front was best. I will recommend your place to friends that are looking for a very nice lake get away. Only suggestion would be the 2 twin mattress's are getting kind of "contoured" Thanks again for such nice accommodations.
Jan 2010
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Walker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Owners - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Main floor - toilet , shower
    Lower level - toilet , shower
  • Full bath at the owner's suite and 2- 3/4 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Owners - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lake view
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out couch has an air topper that is super comfy!
  • King size beds (1) Owner's suite, Queen size Beds (1) Lakeside bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located in great room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Fire pit with firewood supplied in summer, Professional Property Management, log furniture, wood and ceramic tile floors. We have a dock and boat lift. The boat lift is rated for boats up to 3,000 lbs.


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Private Home on Leech Lake w/perfect sand swimming beach- July & August weeks!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 106 reviews

Nice home- great location and lake view

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here during the winter to enjoy a weekend ice fishing trip Leech Lake. There were a couple hiccups during our stay which made me rate it a 4 Star instead of 5. The first thing was, the new thermostat was not set up and ready for use when we arrived. After working with Rick we finally figured out the issue and was able to heat the home nicely. The 2nd thing was that the hot water heater was not working when we arrived. After working with Rick again, we were able to get it working so that we could enjoy a nice hot shower. Other than that the home was very nice and cozy.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Leech Lake. The whole family enjoyed our days on the lake ice fishing and warming up by the fire at night. You feel right at home when you walk through the door! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfectly in order when we arrived and Rick was great with quick responses to pretrip questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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A wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Loon Lodge on Leech Lake is a wonderful place to stay. We have stayed three years in a row. We stay in the off-season and it is quiet and cold outside. The kitchen is well appointed able to handle a lot of cooking. The house has a dishwasher, washer/dryer and everything one needs. It is a cozy place and easy to rest from a hectic life. We have not experienced any kind of reservation, payment, or deposit refund problem which are easy processes. We would highly recommend Loon Lodge at Leech Lake.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Rick's cabin was great! Beach front property, quiet neighborhood, and a very cozy cabin we loved the log fireplace! We enjoyed a relaxing girls weekend here.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great vacation place for family on Leech Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Family had a great time at the Lodge! Excellent beach with shallow water depth out a long ways. Very safe for kids swimming and playing water games as well. House is perfect with excellent views of the lake and a nice relaxing deck setting. Wind can be an issue with Leech being such a large lake, but shelter of Traders Bay is quite helpful. Garage is a bit of an unexpected benefit to have available. Everything is set up and ready to go to enjoy your vacation. A big thanks to Rick and team!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Point of Interest
Northern Lights Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Walker
Car: necessary

nearby boat rentals available, grouse and deer hunting, casino only 10 minutes away, north country trail access off hwy 371.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $50
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.38%

Stay 3 for 2 weekends or 4 for 3 weekdays Early Spring and Late Fall
Stay 4 for 3 Late Summer, Fall Seasons
3 night weekday (Sunday - Thursday) minimum Late Fall, Winter Ice, Early Spring and Spring Seasons

Groups of 3-8 pay $5/person/night fee all all seasons except summer weekly rentals. The fee will automatically be calculated on Instant Quote

Rewards Program- Stay 5 cumulative nights and get 1 night free! Contact owner for details. Rates subject to change without notice.

Note: I keep my rates lower for groups of 5 or less by opening/closing bedrooms & baths. You'll always have access to all the living areas.

-If your group is:

-3 or less you'll have 1 bedroom/bath open (owner's suite) and the sofa sleeper.
-4-6 you'll have 2 bedrooms/baths open (owner's suite and 2nd main floor bath. Chose between the bedroom with
two twin beds or lakeside bedroom with the queen) and the sofa sleeper.
-6 - 8 automatically have all 3 bedrooms/baths open and the sofa sleeper.
-Summer weeks always have all beds/baths open regardless of group size

If you'd like to open up an extra bed/bath that is not automatically included with your group size, you can pay a one-time cleaning fee of $30 + tax for each bed/bath combination. This is a one-time fee and not a nightly fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund