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* Lakefront Log Home Retreat * Big Sandy Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,418 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom | 4 bathroom log home with stunning lake views

BOOK YOUR WINTER GET-A-WAY. This is a great place for your family to enjoy winter activities such as snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Then you can warm up by the huge stone fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate.

Welcome to your Northwoods lake experience with the best of the outdoors: amazing lake views, swimming dock, gorgeous sunsets, great walleye fishing, s’mores by the fire pit, boating, paddle boarding, miles of snowmobile and cross country skiing trails and the list goes on. Enjoy this year round rental with plenty of activities for your family to enjoy no matter the season.

This Gorgeous 1 1/2 Story log home showcases high vaulted tongue and groove pine ceilings and log accents throughout. All glass lakeside looks south for breathtaking views.

The main level features an open concept living area with a gourmet kitchen and top of the line appliances, large dining room and beautiful log beam accented great room. A huge stone fireplace with a 65 inch flat screen TV makes this the perfect entertaining space. Also on the main level is a master bedroom with king bed, stone fireplace and Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom. Off the master bedroom and dining room you will have access to a wrap-round deck which overlooks the lake, a fire pit and beautifully manicured landscaping.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms with queen beds and a full bathroom with tub and shower. All overlooking the soaring log beam architecture below.

A private guest suite is on the lower level with SEPERATE ENTRY FROM MAIN HOUSE. A queen bed , a twin over full bunk bed, a full futon and half bath makes this space perfect for a family. *Please note: this room is not accessible from the main house. The entrance is out the front door, down a few steps, on the side of the house.

Property details: 7 DAY MINIMUM DURING SUMMER SEASON, renting Thursday to Thursday, but will consider other dates and shorter stays if we can accommodate it.

Cabin suitable for Families and Small Groups

House Details:

Log cabin style Home

3418 finished square feet

4 bedrooms|2 full baths|2 half baths

Master Bedroom with King Bed, Main Floor

1 Bedroom with Queen Bed, Upper level

1 Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed and full futon, Upper level

Lower level guest suite with Queen bed and twin over full bunk beds, and full futon

2 car attached garage

Gourmet kitchen featuring high end appliances and large center island

Central air conditioning

large screen TV, Direct TV, and wi-fi.

Xbox 360 and Kinnect for the kiddos

120 ft of lake shore

Floe dock

Stone fire pit

34 miles of trails out back door

Big Sandy is one of the best walleye lakes in MN

New for fall 2016: new furnishings, beds, linens

NO Smoking on the Property.

If you are not familiar with Big Sandy Lake, you are in for a treat. Big Sandy is a popular lake among vacationers. It is 6000 acres of water dotted with islands. There are 3 restaurants and 4 bars on the lake with boat access. The popular sandbar is where lake enthusiasts tie their boats up for a floating party. There is also a rope swing at the inlet of Sandy River. In the winter, enjoy miles and miles of snowmobile trails, cross country ski trails and snowshoeing out the back door.

More Details

Erick and Alysia
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Erick and Alysia

Erick and I are an active couple who live downtown Minneapolis (our urban cabin). We purchased this beautiful home as a vacation oasis for our friends and family. We love to escape and enjoy the slow life and peacefulness we miss by living in the city. We would love for others to enjoy it when we are not able to.

Erick and Alysia purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Erick and Alysia chose Indian Shores

We were blown away by the view from the backyard. Set a top a gradual sloping hill, the views of beautiful Big Sandy Lake are indescribable. The inside of the home and authentic log cabin feel make it the ultimate place to enjoy the lake and woods.


Indian Shores Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3418 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 17x18, king bed, firepalce, on-suite bathroom, jaccuzi tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Private enterance
  • 4 bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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* Lakefront Log Home Retreat * Big Sandy Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A great week up north

  • 5 of 5

we had 10 people in the cabin and plenty of room [ 6 adults and 4 kids]. You feel at home; nice and cozy. The view of the lake is one of the best! Thank you for letting us create great memories up north!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prior Lake

Fantastic stay at a beautiful home and property on Big Sandy Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late afternoon and were immediately "wowed" by this home. It was extremely clean, very comfortable.... we felt like we walked into a brand new home. During our stay, our two adult children and their families came for 3 days so there were 6 adults, 2 toddlers and a infant. There was plenty of room for all of us... everyone had a great time! The kitchen is completely stocked with all the cooking equipment you will need plus a grill. Sathers grocery store is 10 minutes away, Zorbaz pizza is 15 minutes away.... a lot of options! I strongly recommend this property, the owners are extremely responsive...... it was simply a great experience and will hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Grove, MN

What a beautiful home! Highly recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a rental in McGregor you can stop at this listing! This place is absolutely perfect! We had a party of 8 in this home and there was plenty of room for many more. Though we never needed anything during our stay the owners were great to work with and I'm sure would be very attentive to your needs. This home was clean and fully stocked,, even down to the paper plates. The view is gorgeous, you will not be sorry renting this home, it's a dream! Thank you Erick and Alysia for sharing your piece of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely stunning! Very clean and organized, and had everything you could possibly need for a comfortable get away. We had a group of 10 people, and could have easily accommodated 5 more. The lake was beautiful and we had a great time snowmobiling (we brought our own sleds), ice fishing, and hiking in the snow. Erick and Alysa made it an easy check in with their instruction binder, and were available for any emergency (luckily we didn't have any). I easily give this place a thumbs up and recommend it to anyone! It is well worth the money!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place.

  • 5 of 5

We found this place while searching for a large cabin/home to house three families (seven grandchildren). This place fit the bill. There are four bedrooms and enough beds for everyone but the greatest feature is the common living space. There is a beautiful living room with a large corner couch and fireplace just off the kitchen and dining room. Great for the whole gang gather round. Beanbags and pillows galore for lying on the floor too. We had fourteen of us and it worked fabulously. You can have multiple cooks in the kitchen and there is seating for thirteen (if you count three at the island) when it's dinner time. We will return again. We had a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best places to stay up North

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a family getaway and had an amazing time. We've stayed at a few lakehouses in MN and this was by far the best. The home is large, new, and has one of the best lake views I have experienced. Alysia was also very communicate and coordinate with. We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Minnesota National Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Savannah Portage State Park

Big Sandy Lake is located in Minnesota's northeast Aitkin County, home to over one million acres of hardwood forest and 365 lakes. With the majority of the woodlands available to the public, Big Sandy Lake provides the perfect setting to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends. Part of the state's Northeast tourism region, Big Sandy Lake is easily accessible from Duluth, 67 miles to the east, and the Twin Cities, 175 miles to the south.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.88%

Energy Use: We are enviromentally friendly. Responsible use of gas fireplaces, heat and AC is expected. Fireplaces must be turned off when not in use and at bedtime. We monitor our propane level and any use above average propane use could be charged to renters.

We cannot allow weddings, college parties or bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Holidays incur an additional fee (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years)

There is also a $250 cleaning fee and taxes.

Our Check-in day is Thursday and our Check-out day is Wednesday- this is a strict policy in the summer time only.

$500 damage deposit is included in the second payment. It will be returned to Lessee (assuming no damage) and sent back to Lessee as they request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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