Are you looking for that "one in a million" type lake escape? Then you've come to the right place. We have a gorgeous HUGE private beach with soft sand and a gentle gradual entry into the lake. There's a hard sand bottom and NO WEEDS and the water is crystal clear so it's a perfect swimming spot for anybody no matter how young or old! Our lot is actually a peninsula lot into the lake, so the swimming beach is on one side and then we have a dock on the other side (from where our kids can cast and usually catch fish!) The lake is 1,442 acres of crystal clear water with great fishing. Our beach faces the sunset directly so every evening is awe-inspiring. Please note that our cabin is truly a cabin; the kitchen is basic (no dishwasher) and the feel of the place is cozy vs cosmopolitan. We have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, tongue in groove pine interior, a beautiful screened in porch perfect for eating dinner at sunset - and no TV or internet service (although we get decent signal from most of the wireless carriers, so your smartphones should work (for better or worse!)). Our lot is over 2 wooded acres with great privacy - if you stand on our lot, you can't see a dwelling on either side of you! We have a 20+ page PDF packet we will send you with a ton of information on our property, the lake and the surrounding area once you make your reservation. There are also some forms from the packet you'll need to fill out and return. You should also check out our website with lots of information and numerous photos at www.BeautifulLakeCabin.com. Thanks for your interest in staying at our place! Be sure to read the reviews of previous guests to see just how special our place is!
- Cabin2100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 6 nights
You Won't Find A Nicer Beach On A More Beautiful Lake In All Of Minnesota!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
About Kevin Swan
We're a blended family with four sons ranging in age from 24 to 17. We have absolutely LOVED this cabin for so many years. The kids couldn't spend enough time there in the summer no matter how often we traveled up there. But as they've grown older, "other interests" (and girls) pull at their time and we just don't spend as much time there as we used to. So we started renting it it on our own a little bit several years ago and then began listing it on VRBO in the summer of 2016.
Kevin Swan purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Kevin Swan chose Nevis
First of all, our lot is over 2 acres, most of it wooded, and it's "deeper" than it is "wider." So the lake and cabin are far away from the road so there's very little road noise and a great deal of privacy. In fact, when you're on our lot, you can't see a dwelling on EITHER SIDE of you, so you have your own private paradise. Our cabin is charming, with a tongue in groove pine interior and a screened-in porch that is an AMAZING place to eat dinner in the evening and watch the sunset. But BY FAR, the best thing about our place is the beach. We challenge you to find a nicer privately owned beach with such a phenomenal entry to the water anywhere in Minnesota! Our beach is over 200 feet long and 50 feet deep. The sand is soft and clean. We have an incredibly gentle and shallow entry to the water which makes it perfect for little kids. The bottom of the lake is a hard sand bottom (ie not "mushy") and there are absolutely NO WEEDS you have to deal with. Like we said, we challenge you to find a more perfect combination of privacy, beach and beautiful water anywhere in the state!
What makes this Cabin unique
Unlike a lot of "McMansions" that tend to get built on lakes these days, our cabin is truly a cabin! Probably the most distinctive feature of our place is we have NO TELEVISION so you won't have to fight a battle with your kids about wanting them to stop watching the boob tube and get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! But with a beach like ours and a lake like ours, that shouldn't be a problem! We have plenty of board games on hand for those rainy days and we have a real wood-burning fireplace that provides great ambiance if it's a chilly or overcast day. But since that hardly ever happens at Canandaigua (!), most of the time, you'll be outside or sitting in the screened in porch enjoying the great lake air and appreciating a spectacular sunset every evening. Itasca State Park and the headwaters of the Mississippi are less than an hour's drive away, and there are tons of activities to do in the surrounding area. It's a perfect family summer vacation destination!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Best we've ever had!
We've stayed at a lot of cabins over the years, but nothing ever quite like this. This place is in a class by itself.
Amazing Privacy - there's nobody near you. Can't see another cabin on either side. It's 1/4 mile off the road so no car noise or distractions. You're in your own world.
Unbelievable Beach - what can I say. It's huge. Sand is soft and clean. No weeds in the water. Hard sand bottom. Clear water. Can't imagine there's another beach quite like it.
Faces West - we love sunsets. Not only does the beach offer you a front-row view, but there's a screened-in porch perfectly positioned to have your dinners together while you watch the setting sun
Cute & charming cabin - cozy, great interior, fantastic fireplace
Easy Drive from the Twin Cities - It felt like we were on a divided highway the whole time.
Friendly owner - great communication from start to finish
No internet or wifi
A little pricey (but worth every penny)
Perfect getaway spot in Northern Minnesota. Been coming to Lake Belle Taine for 33 years. This cabin has the best lot and beach of any on the lake! The owner, Kevin, was very easy to work with and extremely accommodating. Will definitely stay again!
The perfect spot
This place was amazing and I can't wait to get back.
Our group consisted of 5 adults and 3 young kids. We stayed for a week in mid-July. The cabin fit the 8 of us perfectly. Everything was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well-equipped for large meals.
Even without AC, the temperature inside the cabin never seemed too warm. We kept the windows open (all have screens) and let through the breeze, which was kept cool by the tall canopy of trees covering the cabin and beyond. The screened porch was perfect for the one rainy afternoon we had, and as our late night cocktail hangout. The table on the deck was just big enough for family dinner under the trees and not a bad place to watch some amazing sunsets.
The beach was the star of the show. It's a perfect sand beach with a gentle slope into the water, which was clean and clear. We swam everyday for hours. When we weren't swimming we were hanging out on the Adirondack chairs, or taking naps in the hammock, or checking out the other parts of our private peninsula.
The path down to the lake from the cabin is a series of steps and landings and wasn't a problem for our youngest to navigate, up and down, back and forth, many many times.
The property owner, Kevin, was great to work with and always seemed to be on stand by if we would need anything.
I highly recommend this place. We can't wait to go back.
Thank you for sharing your lake home!
Exactly as pictured - no surprises - a slice of heaven
This place is amazing. I highly, highly recommend it. One of the best things about this rental is that it is *exactly* as pictured and as described here on VRBO. No surprises. Kevin does an excellent job of conveying all of the information you need to know in a detailed PDF.
The beach is pristine. The lakefront is large and private. The water is crystal clear and the sand is perfect.
The cabin is great. It has a very cozy ambiance without feeling small. It doesn't feel like a rental but rather a friend's cabin. It's comfortable and personalized. We spent the majority of our cabin time hanging out in the patio. It was beautiful and insect free.
We had a fabulous stay and were beyond impressed by the soft sand beaches and crystal clear water. The house was cozy and Kevin was very helpful and accommodating. Fishing was a bonus--we caught two large Northerns and several bass. We will definitely be back.
Anybody reading these reviews on VRBO can see that I don't usually add comments to reviews. But I have to add one to Natalie's: I can personally attest that the two Northerns she mentions they caught were HUGE! They caught one in the bay just east of our penninsula and the other they caught while standing right at the end of our beach!! Well done!
Amazing Family Get Away!!
If you are looking for a private setting, relaxing atmosphere, sandy beach, beautiful sunsets, cozy cabin and lots of memorable moments....then here's the place!! Also, you are close to Nevis and Park Rapids, if you dare leave the cabin:) The cabin exceeded our expectations with supplies inside and out! Guaranteed fun for all ages! Also, the owners are very accommodating. Thank you Kevin and Kari!
Check out our website at BeautifulLakeCabin.com for a complete list of attractions in the area!
Additional information about rental rates
We have some forms guests need to fill out and a rental agreement that would need to be signed in order to finalize your reservation. These will be provided as part of a Guest Information Package that will be provided to you BEFORE you'd be required to make any sort of payment. Our cancellation policy is built around a common sense approach. We recognize that unexpected things can come up for guests. We also trust that guests recognize we don't want to be left hanging with an unrented cabin when we had set that time aside for the guest. So our policy is as follows: Cancellation more than 30 days prior to your check-in date: You would have paid us by then only 50% of the full rental amount that would ultimately be due. So this full amount would be refunded to you. Cancellation within 30 days of your check in date: We will be happy to refund any money you've paid us by that date IF we can successfully rent your same time period to another guest for the same amount. If we have to discount the rental amount because of the short notice in order to attract a replacement renter, we will be happy to refund the portion of what you had paid us by that time that's equal to what that replacement renter will pay (in other words, you'll need to make up the difference).