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Private Lakefront Home on Peninsula of Pristine Big Bass Lake

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Remer - Pauls' Guesthouse

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Pauls’ Guesthouse is a fully-renovated and newly furnished 1980’s split level home situated on pristine Big Bass Lake, approximately six miles north of Outing, MN in southeastern Cass County (approximately 150 miles or three hours north of the Twin Cities). Bass Lake is a stunning mid-sized lake, with amazing 20-foot water clarity; it consists of three main bays with virtually all shoreline being fully natural with mature white and red pines reaching down to water’s edge. The lake has public access and is perfect for pontooning and fishing. The Guesthouse sits on 2.5 acres and is located across the mid-section of the lake’s main peninsula; it is a private setting with no sightlines to surrounding cabins.

The location is ideal – the Guesthouse is situated in Land O’ Lakes State Forest with immediate access to snowmobile trails in the winter and ATV trails during the remainder of the year. The trail system offers routes to bars and restaurants in nearby towns including Emily, Outing, Remer and Longville.

The Guesthouse comfortably sleeps six to eight people. It has three bedrooms and a large bathroom with walk-in shower on the upper level. Two bedrooms have queen-sized beds and the third has two twin beds; all are nicely appointed. The lower level consists of the kitchen, living room (with queen-sized sofa sleeper), dining room, laundry facility, half bath, and there is access to the attached garage. The Guesthouse was completely renovated in 2011 and all appliances and furnishings are new. This is a non-smoking facility. Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Amenities include a gas-fired potbellied stove in the living room, central air conditioning, dual hot water tanks, phone, wireless Internet, flat-screened TV with a full range of cable and local channels, screened porch with picnic table, propane BBQ grill, fire pit with lounge chairs, and a 16’ dock. The Guesthouse’s kitchen is fully furnished for all of your cooking needs.

For your convenience, the local marina (Land O’ Lakes Marine in Outing) rents pontoons, fishing boats and speed boats. Rentals range from daily to weekly and they’ll deliver the boat to the dock prior to your arrival. Also, there are several favorite local restaurants to sample: The Village Inn in Outing (great full menu), The Deer Haven Supper Club (great for walleye and ribs), and The Anchorage Inn on Lake Inguadona (great for homemade pizza). Shop the shops and boutiques in nearly Longville, Emily, Crosby, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Nisswa; all are located within an hour of the Guesthouse.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Paul Kirkman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Paul Kirkman

I had been traveling to north central Minnesota for approximately 15 years and have fallen in love with this area because of it's exquisite beauty and the variety activities one can enjoy. In 2006, I purchased the peninsula of Big Bass Lake and ultimately made it my permanent residence in 2012. I own Itasca Leathergoods, a company that handcrafts moccasins, handbags, belts and other leather goods in Minnesota. We operate three branded retail stores, one of which is located approximately 40 minutes southeast of the Guesthouse. My partner, also named Paul, works as an IT director of a small software development company.

Paul Kirkman purchased this house in 2007

Why Paul Kirkman chose Minnesota

The Guesthouse is originally the caretaker's house for the main property. It is the perfect get-away. Accessing the Guesthouse is easy via main highways and county roads and is located approximately 150 miles north of the Twin Cities with a travel distance by car of about three hours.

The setting is ideal -- we're located on a medium-sized lake and the Guesthouse's location on the peninsual offers stunning lake views and complete privacy. The lake itself is gorgeous with natural shorelines and mature white and red pine trees coming down to water's edge.

Come here to relax and get away from urban life. You'll be surrounded by peace and quiet, as well as natural beauty. We're adjacent to Land O' Lakes State Forest which has some of the state's best snowmobile trails, and we're also adjacent to the Moose River Trail system for ATV trails. Also, we're within a short drive of the ever-popular Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike Trails, and we're close to cross country ski trails and golf courses.

What makes this house unique

My favorite thing about the Guesthouse's location is the variety of activities at your disposal. If you're looking for calmness and serenity, the lake environment is quiet enough that you'll hear the wind wispering through the pines and the loons calling. If you're looking for snowmobiling or ATV trails, access to the state's main trail system is nearby and accessible directly from the cabin. If you're looking for antiquing or shopping, destinations including Crosby, Crosslake, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes are all within about an hour of the Guesthouse.


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Private Lakefront Home on Peninsula of Pristine Big Bass Lake
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Awesome location and cabin

  • 5 of 5

Right on the water, fishing off the dock was great. Bathrooms very nicely done. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a scenic and relaxing getaway. It provided seclusion, yet was conveniently close to town and activities. The home was everything we were hoping for and more. The decor was beautiful and the kitchen was well equipped. We can hardly wait to return to this great location. The owners made us feel very welcomed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway in beautiful wooded lakeshore cabin

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend's and I rented the guest cabin at the Pauls' home at the end of September. The cabin is secluded and private yet the hosts are just a quick walk away. The property is amazing, beautiful wooded lakeshore, Big Bass lake is clear as glass and the neighbors on the lake are friendly. The cabin is remodeled with an up north vibe, tastefully decorated and has everything you need. Three bedrooms and one huge bathroom on one level with kitchen, dining room, living room and second bathroom on other level. Also a screened in porch and attached garage. The fire pit is fantastic and there is seating placed all around the property to relax and enjoy. We enjoyed the nearby ATV trails and took my friend's jeep out on the low maintenance roads and had a blast. The beds are comfortable, the cabin is very kept up and clean, lovely gift basket the host's included, just perfect. Make sure to visit with the hosts if you can, they are delightful and we had wonderful wholehearted conversations and enjoyed the company. All three of us agreed it was the best girl's weekend yet!! If you are looking for the best place to experience Minnesota at its finest, it is here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing and great hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

This guest house has everything you need! Felt like your far back in the woods but your not too far from main road. Really nice house with all the accommodations. Bonfires at nights and 4-wheeled during the day. We did get to meet Paul V. Which was great to meet the owners. He showed my brothers where we could catch atv trails. That was awesome. Thank you for everything and we will definitely be back!

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  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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A week of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The property on Bass Lake is amazing!! We had a wonderful time enjoying the end of summer weather, relaxing by the lake, enjoying a nice campfire at sunset. The Pauls have done a great job with the updates, providing a nice, welcoming cabin, and being available if you need any assistance. I would highly recommend this spot if you are looking for a nice relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful week at Pauls' guesthouse. The house was better than depicted with modern amenities and up north charm. Very clean and very private. Access to the dock and lake is only steps away. Highly recommend Kirk and Bryce at Land O' Lakes marine for any boating needs. The owners of this property are amazing. Very prompt with correspondence and extremely generous. I don't have the space here to thank them for all they did for us but we are extremely grateful. Had never been to Minnesota before and did not know what to expect. If the people of this area are indicative of Minnesota as a whole then I will count this state as one of my favorites. Friendly, courteous and genuinely happy people were the majority. Thank you Paul and Paul for a week we will not soon forget. Love to the handsome Gunde.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Deer Haven Supper Club
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Emily Golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Deer Haven Supper Club
Car: necessary

The Guesthouse has easy accessibility to snowmobile and ATV trails. Pontoon and boat rental is handled by Land O' Lakes Marine in nearby Outing. Great antique shopping can be found in Crosby. Great boutiques and shopping are available in Crosslake, Grand Rapids, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Walker, all available within a one-hour drive of the Guesthouse. Nearest casino is in Walker MN, about 50 minutes by car. The world-class Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike Trails are about 40 minutes south by car.


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24 Oct 2016 - 25 May 2017
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
Property Damage Protection £49

No extra cleaning fees. Housebroken well-behaved dogs are welcome at a rate of $50.00 per week per dog. Rates are subject to change until reservation is verified. The service fee collected by vrbo/homeaway goes to vrbo/homeaway and not to us.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Remer, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully gutted and remodeled in 2011.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Fully remodeled in 2011.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , great mattress, high quality linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Great mattress, high quality linens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Great mattresses, high quality linens
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen-sized sofa-sleeper
  • Bedrooms fully remodeled in 2011. Great decor, great linens.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit, free firewood (local), dock, nearby boat or pontoon rental with delivery, surrounded by Land O' Lakes State Forest with access to ATV and snowmobile trails, large bathroom with walk-in shower, cabin fully renovated in 2011, newly furnished in 2011, completely private with no sightlines to other cabins, located on peninsula with water on two sides, quiet non-party lake, lake has 20-foot water clarity, great fishing, no invasive species,

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