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Family and Fishermen Friendly Log home, Trader's Bay, on Leech Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,364 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 Bath with Expansive Level Lakefront, Beautiful Panoramic Lake Views

Our lake home is an open-living concept home that was completely remodeled in 2007 with quality in mind. The open concept area features beautiful cathedral ceilings, a massive real stone fireplace, a large dining area with an 8 foot log table, a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, and a comfortable living room area that seats a large group and can be used for additional sleeping space, if needed.

The rest of the house contains the four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a laundry room, and another family room.

Up a short carpeted flight of stairs are three bedrooms. They all have Wildlife themes and hand-crafted log furniture.. Two bedrooms have French doors that open up to a large lakeside screen porch. The Bear-themed room has a Queen-size bed. The master bedroom, with an Owl and Pine Cone theme, has a King-size bed. The third bedroom has a Duck theme and contains a Queen/XL Twin bunk log bed. We also have two pack and plays, a toddler bed, and camp cots for extra sleeping spaces for infants and children.

The three upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom that has a large vanity with two sinks and many drawers and cupboards to stash your toiletries. It also has a deep, jetted tub/shower.

The downstairs bedroom has a Fishing Theme with a Queen log bed and wardrobe. There is a 3/4 bathroom across the hall. That bathroom has a large vanity also .

The laundry room is fully equipped with a new HE washer/dryer, utility sink, and all the supplies you will need for your stay.

The downstairs family room has ample seating with two sofas (One is a double hide-a-bed.), rocker recliner, rocking chair, and more. This area has a flat screen television and a children's play area also. This room also has a no-step exit out to the lakefront. We have added a work station with a all-in-one printer for those to need to do some work while on vacation.

Outside, on the lake side, there is a large concrete patio with patio furniture. On the driveway side, there is an additional large concrete patio, a gas grill with propane provided, and a table with 4 chairs. Down by the lake is the fire pit for the daytime hot dog roast or the evening campfires.

We also have a Boathouse that has been converted to a rec room. It has a ping pong and foosball table, and a dart board. There is a music system inside with outdoor speakers so you can have music for your guests playing inside and outside. The boathouse is a great place for the guests who like to burn off a little energy or just want some separate space.

Our property has a 60 foot long dock and a 3000 pound capacity boat lift with electric assist to make getting out on the lake a breeze. The dock has electricity available for charging boat batteries. The swimming area is accessed from the dock, because the shoreline is rocky. The water level where the sand bottom begins is about a foot and a half. At the end of the dock, it is 4 feet deep. We have put in a small beach area in front of the boat house for little ones to have fun in the sand. We have a canoe, paddle boat, and two 10 foot kayaks available for guest use. The kayaks are stored in the boat house along with a number of life jackets. (Infant, children, and adult sizes)

On the west side of the property, we have a screened, lighted fish-cleaning building with a large stainless steel table to make fish cleaning convenient and bug-free. There are outlets for electric filet knives and a garden hose attachment for easy clean up. A bundle of wood for campfires will be found in here. There are also two bikes for use by our guests.

Also, our long circular driveway gives the property lots of space for parking cars and boat trailers. Our property is quite spacious so everyone can have privacy to getaway and relax. We love this lake home and are sure that you will agree!

More Details

Terry Gardner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Terry Gardner

We have lived in southern Minnesota, farm country, for most of our married life. We have four children, all grown, with whom we shared our love of the great outdoors on many summer camping trips. Our favorite places to camp were the State Parks in Minnesota. We also had great trips to the Black Hills, Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska, and Canada. It seems we gravitated a lot to the north woods to hike, bike, fish, and camp over the years.

Terry Gardner purchased this house in 2014

Why Terry Gardner chose Minnesota

We bought our lake place on Leech to continue enjoying the great outdoors, but now with all the comforts of home.

What makes this house unique

This property has all the comforts of home with untouched nature just outside the door. It is the best of both worlds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Walker in Shingobee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2364 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Fish Themed Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Log bed with nightstand and wardrobe
    Duck Themed Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Queen/Twin XL log bunk bed with wardrobe and nightstand.
    Pine Cone/Owl Themed Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Dresser, nightstand, closet, and screen porch access
    Bear Themed Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Room has a wardrobe and access to the screened balcony.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two pack and plays, high chair, 2 booster chairs, stair gate, and stroller on site also. A 3000 pound vertical boat lift with electrical hook up to charge batteries is available for renter use. There is plenty of space on the dock to tie additional boats. The property has plenty of space to park boat trailers. We have a separate log/screened-in building for fish cleaning. During the summer season check-in on the first day is at 4:00 pm. Check-out on the last day is 10:00 am. We must adhere to those times to accommodate our cleaning crew. In the off season, ask if other arrangements are possible.


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Family and Fishermen Friendly Log home, Trader's Bay, on Leech Lake
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful experience my whole family had. Photos do not do property justice.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a must rent. The owners clearly take care of every detail and make it absolutely seamless to have a wonderful vacation. The house has everything any family would need. It is spotless, spacious, but cozy at the same time. Highly recommend renting this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our second year. Our family has a good time fishing, water sports and it's a beautiful home for us all to just be together and spend quailty time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests come back for another stay!!
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  • 5 of 5

This property was an absolute delight!

We've been coming to the area on and off for over 30 years and I can truly say I've never been so spoiled Ever!

This is a beautiful home and so well equipped

I should have packed not even 1/2 of what I'm used to bringing along.

Our family immediately felt comfortable and right at home.

My husband was spoiled with the boat dock/lift!

A truly relaxing week. Thank you so much to the Gardner's for the use of their property ---

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful property with all the amenities of home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this amazing home! We were there in October , ( which is our favorite time to visit Leech Lake) so we enjoyed fantastic fall colors, loons calling, birds, (including many Eagles ), breathtaking views and great fishing! The new inclosed fish house is a great addition - making cleanup convenient .

We have been coming to the area for many years, but really enjoy the personal touch and feeling of "being home" that the owners have worked hard to provide at this wonderful retreat! We look forward to our next stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property - perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and grounds, many amenities and yard games. Great location to access a large part of the lake. Comfortable beds, well appointed kitchen. Boat lift a huge plus.

We had a great time and would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing lake home

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was perfect for our family vacation! We had three different families staying here with four children ranging from infant to 6 years. The cabin had everything we needed for their safety and to keep them entertained (baby gate, high chair, pack n play, sand toys, x-box, game room with ping pong table, etc). The layout is wonderful with an open concept living room, dining room, kitchen, and then a lower level living room that the kiddos used. We never felt crowded at all. There is a ladder just a few feet from the beginning of the dock which leads right to the sandy bottom. It is still very shallow here and was a perfect place for the 3-year olds to swim without having to jump off the dock. One family flew in from Florida and another from Arizona and Terry was very fast to respond to all of our packing questions (I e-mailed her so many times it may have been harassment!) This is truly an amazing place to stay- one week was not enough time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad everything worked well for your family. The emailed questions were great because we want to connect with our visitors and make their stay as a memorable one. This lakehome loves to house happy families like yours!
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Northern Lights Casino Hotel & Event Center
Reed's Sporting Goods
lucky moose bar & grill
"Quick stop for food and drink."
Chase on the Lake
"Fine dining, patio dining, spa, bike rental"
Charlie's Up North
"Fun Up North decor and The Boathouse next door is a unique outdoor eating/drinking stop."
Bensons Eating & Drinking emporium
"Great pizza and nice outdoor patio."
The 502 Restaurant
"Great for date night. Nice outdoor deck and cozy bar with entertainment."
Boulders Restaurant
"Locals recommend for fine dining."
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy 200
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Anderson's Bay Resort-seasonal
Car: necessary

Our lake home sits on one of the prime fishing bays of Leech Lake, Trader's Bay. We are conveniently located near many resorts which carry groceries, bait, and gas. They also have boats available to rent.

For those who don't fish, or are looking for other entertainment options, the town of Walker has much to offer. There are lots of fun specialty gift stores, boutiques, coffee shops, and artists malls. They have many good restaurant choices for budget minded people to those looking for fine dining. Most of the area towns have a full schedule of activities throughout the summer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Walker, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 17/Spring 18
3 Sep 2017 - 12 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Eel Pout Festival
15 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
13 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer 2018
8 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 18/Spring 19
2 Sep 2018 - 18 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £384.7
Cleaning Fee £173.12 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

Peak Season rentals must be a minimum of 7 days starting and ending on Saturday. Off season rentals can be 3-4 days minimum. Call owner to see if any exceptions can be made.
Cancellation policy-100% of deposit, less credit card fees, if applicable, will be returned if cancelled 61 or more days prior to check-in date, 50% of deposit if cancelled between 60 and 31 days prior to check-in date, and no refund for cancellation 30 or fewer days prior to check-in date, unless a successful rental for the same period is found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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