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5BR/3BA, 400ft private sandy beach, kid-friendly, wi-fi - incredible lake home!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Amazing 5BR/3BA home- great swimming & fishing lake w/awesome beach (Sleeps 14)

Are you traveling with just 1 or 2 couples? Ask for our lower rate. Or, do you have more than 14 people? Book our cabin next door too: vrbo # 457505. Book direct and save $!

Decorated in a truly “Up North” theme, this luxury home on Lake Belle Taine - one of the clearest lakes in MN - can be rented as a 5 bed/3 bath home that easily sleeps 10-14, or...as a great getaway at a lower rate for just 1-2 couples: whatever best suits your needs. -Full kitchen, -Central A/C, -Handicapped Accessible, –High Speed WI-FI, -Cable TV, –Stereo, –3 Decks with great views & total privacy, -Washer/Dryer, -Gas fireplace, -Powder sand beach, -Crystal clear water and much more…

If your family is looking for your own private escape, you've found it.

You and your family will love our 400 feet of private lake shore, a powdery sand beach, and a crystal clear, natural sandy bottom lake just 30 yards out our front door that's great for swimming and even better for fishing. We have a paddle boat, 8x8 ft swimming raft, inner-tubes, two kids' kayaks and a brand new dock. Boat, jet-ski, and canoe rentals are nearby. Our gradually sloping property and water depth is great for children. The water gradually deepens and is 5-6 feet deep at the end of the dock. Our home and property is easy and convenient for someone with difficulty walking.

The entire 3200sf lake home interior is finished with beautiful bass wood on the walls and vaulted ceiling and has custom made pine furniture throughout. The master bedroom with a king size bed and bathroom is in the loft and overlooks the main floor kitchen and living room. There is also a small bedroom in the loft with a crib and a twin bed. The kitchen and entire house is fully stocked. We have lots of kid's indoor and outdoor toys too. The third bedroom with two twin beds is on the main floor. A full bathroom is on the main floor too. The fourth bedroom with twin bunk beds and trundle bed is in the full, finished walk out basement. The fifth bedroom with a twin and queen bed is also in the basement.

There are two living room areas on the main floor that have a large flat screen TV with cable, over 150 current movies/DVDs, a grand piano, a comfy pull-out bed, and an incredible panoramic view of the lake. This spacious but cozy lake home is surrounded by a huge deck that overlooks 1500+ acre Lake Belle Taine, just 20 yards away.

Our lake home is at the end of a peninsula, gets no drive-by traffic, and has thick mature trees throughout our property so that you have total privacy. There is central A/C for the really hot summer days. We are one mile from the Heartland Trail (50+ miles of paved trail!), and we are just minutes away from many great restaurants, horseback riding, the Forestedge winery, canoe outfitters, golf and unique shopping. After a day of fun you can light up a camp fire in the fire pit and watch the sunset. If you need to login, we have super fast wi-fi.

Hear the call of the loons every morning and night and see the bald eagle that perches regularly on our point. Your mind and soul will be completely refreshed here during a week's vacation away from the world. For more photos visit our website below.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Tim

We live in Mpls, but vacation here year 'round!

Tim purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim chose Minnesota

Our family has vacationed on Lake Belle Taine in Nevis for 30+ years! This lake is one of the clearest and natural sandy bottomed lakes you'll ever see. It really is paradise

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet on a crystal clear lake with great restaurants nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As I sit on the beach and stare at the sky,

I cannot believe my eyes!

Bald eagles fly, by the clouds,

And fishies swim without a sound.

At night the fire smoke blows everywhere,

Just a bit brighter than the stars' glare.

As we lay in our comfy beds,

We think of the days ahead...

Filled with boating, swimming, fires and snacking.

This place has absolutely everything - it is NOT lacking!
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nevis in Hubbard County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In Basement
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On main floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In loft
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Lower level bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Lower level bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Lower level bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Main floor bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Loft master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • (1) King size bed, (1) Queen bed, (7) Twin/single beds, (2) Full Beds, (1) crib, (1) pack-n-play & (1) Sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We are happy to share our slice of heaven with you. You won't believe it when you see it. And when you see it, you won't want to leave.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5BR/3BA, 400ft private sandy beach, kid-friendly, wi-fi - incredible lake home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Best Family Vacation Yet!

  • 5 of 5

We take a “family vacation” once a year that includes our 4 children (ages 13 years to 30 years old, 3 grandchildren ages 1 year to 7 years old). Trips have included Florida, Maine, Gulf Shores, Myrtle Beach & San Diego – our time spent on Lake Belle Taine was voted #1 vacation by all of us!

Some of our “favorite things” this week included fishing off the dock, catching minnows with fishing nets (lots of kid toys), milling around the lake in the paddleboat & kayaks, wrap around toddler friendly deck, the morning bike ride to the bakery in Nevis for donuts and of course the sandy beach where most of our time was spent. We had a pontoon boat delivered to the public dock and were able to enjoy tubing and sunset cruises – where we saw a bald eagle on the island! Thank you Tim & Ann for making your slice of paradise available for others to enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Dakota

Perfect summer get-away

  • 5 of 5

This was our third vacation on Lake Belle Taine, but our first at this beautiful home and it was by far our best one yet! The house is perfect for an extended family...we had 8 adults and 2 children under the age of 3 and there was plenty of room for everyone. We started each morning with a trip to one of the numerous golf courses in the area. We took our own pontoon and spent the afternoon either on the beach or floating around the lake. After a nice supper in one of the many local restaurants, we spent the nights by the fire enjoying the stars. There were so many toys for our grandson to play with both in the house and on the beach that he was never bored. We had many bald eagle sightings in the trees right above the beach. This is the perfect house, in the perfect area, on the perfect lake! Thank you so much, Tim and Ann, for sharing your home with us...we has a blast!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Forks, ND

Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a full week of fun at this perfect MN lake getaway with our two adult children, our son-in-law and granddaughters ages 2 1/2 and 15 months. There were enough bedrooms that each adult had some privacy and children knew the adults were close by. Having 3 bathrooms was also a plus! Very child friendly home with gates on the deck and toys galore inside and out. The sand beach was by far the best feature and we spent lots of time in the water. Very clean, clear lake. A loon family visited us each day - beautiful! We rented a boat from Hackensack, MN and they delivered it to the public access beach. It was great to have Nevis close by for the essentials and Park Rapids is always a fun town to visit as well. Perfect family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families with little kids

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend at this beautiful home with our group of 4 adults and 3 kids under 4. The description indicates that this is a family friendly home, but we were still amazed at how true that statement is. The wrap around deck is kid-proofed and made for an enjoyable and stress free time for the parents. Our kids enjoyed playing with all the toys (inside and out) and my son loved the "tunnel bed" up in the loft.

The beach is perfect for a sunny afternoon and the beach toys kept our little ones busy. The play set got good use as well. If your kiddos want to catch sunnies off the dock- they're in for a treat! There are tons of little fish just waiting to be your child's first catch. Two of the kiddos caught their very first fish on this trip!

The setting is absolutely beautiful and this lake home feels like a resort without all the noise of neighboring vacationers.

I recommend the short drive to Dorset for some shopping and ice cream. The general store in Nevis is great for all the items you forgot to pack. We didn't explore much beyond that- the home was too good to leave!

We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, Minnesota

Loved getting away to this beautiful home with view of lake just feet away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent nine days at this home in the fall of 2010. We love being able to sit on a huge deck that surrounds the front and side of the home. It is so peaceful listening to the ducks and loons on the lake!

This home has a nice sized bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining area, living room and family room with a fireplace, television and internet service on the main floor. There is additional space in the basement where there is another living area and private bedroom. We slept in the loft master suite where there is a wonderfully comfortable king size bed and private bathroom. There is also a small bedroom with a door in the loft area for young children.

We enjoyed this home so much that we are currently spending another week here this spring. The owners have been great to deal with. We love the quiet privacy and have enjoyed building a fire in the fire ring located right by the lake, It's nice to have our boat parked at the private dock directly in front of the house. There is a sandy swimming area, lots of swimming toys and a paddleboat available. The home is surrounded by many beautiful trees so we definitely feel that we are "Up North".

The location by Nevis, Minnesota makes it very easy to get some bait or forgotten grocery items, but it doesn't take long to drive to Park Rapids, Walker or Bemidji, Minnesota.

We've stayed at many lake homes or cabins over the years and really believe this is a "rare" find.

Allen & Kathy

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange Beach, Alabama

My family thoroughly enjo...

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed the O'Neill's cabin for our family reunion in August 2009. Beautiful setting, great accomodations, and the owner was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for the memories!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bemidji, MN
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Iron Horse
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bear's Den
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 feet :)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nevis, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall '17-Spring '18
1 Sep 2017 - 23 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Day 2018
24 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 1-8 or 8-15, '18
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July week
29 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
8 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.88%

These rates are for 10 people. Additional rate applies per person above 10 people. Our lake home comfortably sleeps 15 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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