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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,250 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 $!

Available long weekends for this fall and winter or reserve now for the summer and fall of 2019! (FYI Dates in June - Sept. 2019 will be reserved 9+ months in advance.)

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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. -Full kitchen with a Keurig, -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 3250sf 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.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Tim

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

Tim purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim chose Nevis

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 Nevis Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3250 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
  • Telephone ...
  • 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.


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5BR/3BA, 400ft private sandy beach, kid-friendly, wi-fi - incredible lake home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 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: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warroad, MN

Beautiful Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

Our three-generation family group, which included four couples and seven children (ages 4 - 11), had a fabulous time at this lovely lake home near Nevis. It was beautiful, spacious, private, and kid-friendly. The dining table had plenty of space for many card games. We found everything needed to prepare/grill several meals. There was plenty of sleeping space and activities to please all age groups.

Our favorite spot was the sandy beach - it was shallow enough for the youngsters to swim and play , but deep enough for the pontoon we rented. The kids made good use of all the toys, paddleboat, and kayaks. We were amazed at how crystal clear the water was. It was good to gather each night at the campfire. Listening to the loons on a clear, starlit night is a wonderful memory.

We experienced the headwaters to the Mississippi at Itasca State Park and spend an evening of pizza/ beer at Zorba's. Good times had by all!

We appreciate the kindness of our host Tim and recommend this lovely cabin to other families seeking a place to gather with your loved ones.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this property! It was so relaxing and peaceful. We enjoyed ice fishing, hiking along the beautiful frozen lake shore, movie watching, book reading, board games, piano playing and spending time in the town of Nevis! We recommend the restaurants Leona's and Bullwinkles. We had good luck ice fishing and my wife tried out all of the cozy reading spots in the very spacious house. Everything was clean and the location provided that unique Northwoods feel. The owner was great to work with and it was obvious he truly wanted us to enjoy our time at their lake home. We're already planning on coming back next winter!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home and ammenties

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week with our adult children and their families. There was plenty of space for everyone and the children enjoyed all the beach, swim toys, and little kayaks. The bike trail nearby was nice for our bike riders and there were other things to do in the nearby towns.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our children spent some summers on lake Belle Taine. So, we decided our grandchildren had to experience it . Tim and Ann's five bedroom three bathroom home worked perfectly for six adults and four children. The views of the trees and the lake fabulous. We loved the close proximity of Itasca State Park Fire Tower, headwaters of the Mississippi and the Paul Bunyan statue. Also the many close restaurants and grocery shopping. It couldn't have been a better week for us. Thank you Tim and Ann for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • 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: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Our lake home comfortably sleeps 14 people. If you are traveling with just one or two couples - please ask us about our lower rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.