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Stunning Brentwood Estate: Tranquil St. Anne Home!! Includes 5 Boats

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,448 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom Beautifully Tucked In The Woods. Sleeps 10.




Brentwood Estate, which was recently featured on Discovery Channel's 'Epic Castles' series, is an incredible 45+ acre property with over 2,000 feet of shoreline. For the first time since Brentwood was built in the late 1990's, this breathtaking property is available to the public to enjoy through weekly home rentals beginning May 2014. This most exclusive residential property in central Minnesota with its immaculately manicured lawns, over-the-top beach, gorgeous floral gardens, and serene walking paths is a true paradise at the north end of Big Chippewa lake. 3-1/2 mile long Big Chip is nearly 100 feet deep and is consistently ranked one of the clearest lakes in Central Minnesota with a DNR rated visibility of 11 ft. WOW! That means you can see the lake bottom at that depth. We can accommodate a maximum of 10-14 people in each of our three full-sized homes. We also have a cozy apartment for 2 guests. For corporate retreats or large family reunions, rent the entire property (up to 38 people) and have it all to yourself.

Please take note: Brentwood Estate is known for its seclusion and serene grounds. In order to accomplish this private-estate atmosphere, we hold very true to the maximum capacity per house as designated: St. Francis - 14 people, St. Michael - 12 people, St. Anne - 10 people and St. Joachim - 2 people. We may make a small exception to allow small children who are in cribs or pal-n-plays to exceed the maximum capacity, but you must obtain approval through the owners. In those instances were an exception is being made, it will be noted on your confirmation receipt at the time of booking. No exceptions will be allowed unless you receive prior approval.

**Minnesota state law requires resort owners to maintain a registry of all guests. Each guest staying at Brentwood Estate will be required to fill out paperwork to comply with this state law.

We have a fleet of a dozen golf carts, five boats, numerous canoes, kayaks, paddle wheels, paddle boats, wind surfers, etc, etc that are yours to use for free while you stay with us. You just pay for your gasoline. We also have a fantastic Air Nautique 220 Team Edition wakeboard boat and four SeaDoos available to rent at below market prices.

Our on-site shared amenities are second to none. Just look at the photos!! A gorgeous beach and tanning area with adjacent sand volleyball, shuffleboard court, Rainbow Systems play structure, large outdoor fire pit and seven slip dock anchor the lakeside area of Brentwood.

Wander up to Mary Hill, the 11,000 s.f. main lodge just a few steps from the beach, and enjoy private pool parties in our awesome heated indoor pool & spa. Down the hall find a cozy hospitality/meeting/board game area with a beautiful screened-in porch. Next in line is the wonderful billiard area with a custom Peters Billiards 9 foot professional pool table. Last, but surely not least, in the Mary Hill lower level watch your favorite televised sporting event or a DVD/BlueRay movie in our breath-taking 15 seat theater room. Mary Hill is open seasonally from 9:30am to 10:00pm.

We did say 45+ acres, didn't we? Spend hours walking on our wonderful paved/groomed paths or sitting in one of the three spacious gazebos on the property. If you are looking for a relaxing escape, spend some time at our Frog Pond listening to the gently splashing water fountain and the birds singing in the nearby trees. Take the kids down one of the forested path to our little school house in the woods complete with a full-sized 'Harriett' the holstein. Play a game of tennis on our beautiful tennis court if you are looking for a good workout. When you're finished enjoying the beach, the lake, or the scenic paths, treat yourself to a well-deserved malt, sundae, or banana split in our unbelievable 50's malt shop where all ice cream treats are less than a buck. The malt shop will only be open daily for a couple hours in the late afternoon or evening.

Brentwood has two truly remarkable outdoor religious areas. The first is a Rosary Path & garden just up the hill from the St. Francis house. The detail that went into planning and building the Rosary Path is truly remarkable. The plants and flowers that line this incredible path add to it's wonderful charm. Each of the stained glass inlays in the path represents a bead of the Rosary. The second is the Stations of the Cross Path deep in the woods at Brentwood. This area of the property is a very special place that all will find incredibly moving and peaceful.

The immaculately manicured lawns, beautiful beach, gorgeous floral gardens, and serene walking paths make Brentwood a true paradise on the north end of Big Chippewa Lake. Come spend the week of a lifetime with us at Brentwood Estate.

ST. ANNE (So Peaceful You Won't Believe It)


The St. Anne home is a beautiful three bedroom house gently tucked into the woods right next to the malt shop and just across the drive from the frog pond. It has three wonderful living spaces (sun room, family room, and formal living room with 25 foot ceilings), a large brick fireplace and windows facing nearly every direction. The interior furnishings are spectacular. The kitchen will easily accommodate your group regardless of size. This house was built in the mid-90's and still has features (formica countertops, etc.) from that time. There are two bedrooms upstairs with a queen bed and built-in bunk beds in each room. The third bedroom is on the walk-out level with a king bed and sliding doors to the back yard. Each bedroom has it's own private full bathroom. This house sleeps a maximum of ten people. St Francis will have exclusive use of two electric golf carts and will have full access to all the shared amenities that Brentwood has to offer (see the photos and descriptions above). All five of our rental units will have shared use of our five complimentary boats. Throughout the week we will ensure that all the rental units get considerable 'boat time'.

More Details

Keith & Annette Byman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2018

About Keith & Annette Byman

The owners, Keith & Annette Byman, and their three boys purchased Brentwood Estate the week before Christmas 2013. Keith grew up in west central Minnesota and Annette is from western North Dakota. They spent most of their married lives in northern California, north Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. The boys all currently live in Lincoln, NE and Keith & Annette are thrilled to be back in central Minnesota on their favorite lake.

Keith & Annette Byman purchased this house in 2013

Why Keith & Annette Byman chose Garfield

For many years in the late 90's and early 2000's our family rented a small cabin on Big Chip and marveled at the breathtaking estate at the north end of the lake. We would cruise the old Crestliner up near 'the mansion' and marvel at her incredible beauty. Years later we are thrilled to have been able to purchase Brentwood Estate and will be forever grateful to the McLeod family for what they created.

What makes this house unique

St. Anne is an absolutely gorgeous home gently tucked into the woods near the malt shop and frog pond. It is only a few second golf cart ride to the beach, lake, and main Brentwood lodge (Mary Hill) and all its wonderful amenities. Spending a week on this pristine 45+ acre property will create memories for a lifetime. All the water toys you need to enjoy Big Chip lake are included in your weekly rental. Come stay with us!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Garfield in Ida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3448 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lower Level bath for Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs private bath for Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs private bath for Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Half bath on Main Living Level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lower Level bdrm (walkout to back yard)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Upstairs east bdrm (walkout balcony)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Upstairs west bdrm (walkout balcony)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Brentwood Estate: Tranquil St. Anne Home!! Includes 5 Boats
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Manchester, NH

Magical Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A slice of heaven, with gracious and kind owners that have thoughtfully prepared every detail... from the well stocked homes to the never-ending extras on the property. The kiddos and grandparents all had a great vacation, with just the perfect mix of recreation and relaxation - tucked away in a magical place - from peaceful trail walks, to calling loons, to waterskiing, fishing and campfires. The St Anne home was perfect for us, well appointed for our extended family, private and peaceful; but just around the corner from everything. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your extended family was a joy to have at Brentwood. The cousins had some great bonding time together. We sincerely hope you'll come stay with us again. We'd love to spend another week with you!! Your facebook cover photo of the frog pond was the best.
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Rockwell, IA

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Brentwood estate over the 4th of July for a long weekend. We stayed there with our 5 children, another couple, and their daughter. Our expectations were exceeded at every turn! Keith and Annette were wonderful hosts who were always ahead of our every need. Our children range in age from 15 to 5 and there was always something to keep each one of them entertained! We loved the ability to water ski, fish, swim on the beach or pool, and use all of the motor boats and paddle boats. You will never find a vacation rental with more things to do for a wide variety of ages. Thank you for the great time Keith and Annette!! We are already planning our next trip to Brentwood!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, Katy, Dan, Heidi, and their six children were fantastic. We had as much fun hosting them as they had staying at Brentwood. Looking forward to having you back soon and good luck with the competitive BBQ events.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Chandler Field - Alexandria, MN
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Leaf Valley Mercantile or Firestation Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Arrowwood's Atikwa Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Brentwood is on County Rd 12, I-94 Exits 90 or 97
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Leaf Valley Mercantile or Garfield Diner
Nearest Ski
150 Metres
Water ski on-site, Snow ski at Andes Tower Hills
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
Brentwood's absolutely gorgeous beach on-site
Car: recommended

There is so much to see and do right at Brentwood Estate, that this may be one of the few vacations you take and never leave the property other than in one of our five boats (free for our guests). If you do leave the property, Douglas County is bustling from Memorial Day to Labor Day with a major activity almost every week. Take in the Vikingland Band Festival, Alexandria's Art in the Park, the Resorter's Invitational Golf Tournament, the Douglas County Fair, numerous small town street dances, or a host of other events.

Things quiet down a bit after Labor Day but you won't want to miss the fall colors which are absolutely breathtaking.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Check-In Time: 4:00pm
Check-Out Time: 10:00am

2% ($112.00 in summer) discount for payment by check. Call for details.

Cancellations more than 30 days out - $500 cancellation fee
Cancellations 30 days or less out - You are responsible for the entire rental amount. We will try our best to re-rent it for you. If so, there will still be the $500 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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