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**Fall Special from $99 / night**Remodeled Lake Home on White Sand Lake

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Baxter - White Sand Lake

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

**Fall Special - From $99/night** Any remaining dates in October and November are discounted to $99 per night Weekdays and $139 on Weekends/Holidays.

Looking for a fantastic place for your next vacation? Look no further! This beautiful lake home is newly remodeled and has a walkout lower level. The master bedroom has a king size bed. Bedroom #2 has 2 twin beds plus 2 twin mattresses for extra guests/kids. Bedroom #3 is downstairs with beautiful views of the lake on the walkout level and has a queen bed. Enough bed space for 8 people, maximum occupancy 10 people if you have some kids coming and bring your own blow up mattresses, or have the kids sleep on the couch. Sleeps 6 very comfortably, Sleeps 8 with a little coziness, and up to 10 people if everybody gets along well and you have some kids sleeping on the couch or blowup mattresses.

*This is not a good setup for 10 adults as it will be cramped for both sleeping and other areas*

Amenities include: 3 flat-screen TVs (DirecTV in the living room & local antenna TV in the master bedroom), Wii game system, poker table w/ poker chips, Wi-FI internet, granite kitchen, 2 full baths – 1 tub/shower and 1 shower, upper and lower level family rooms, dining table, dock, Gas BBQ grill, and bonfire pit.

A kayak and Paddle boat is available for guests to use free of charge.

16 foot fishing boat is available for rental @ $60 per day. Fishing boat can hold up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 kids. Boat is equipped with 15HP outboard motor, trolling motor, fish finder, minnow bucket, and fish net. May to October only.

We have a very nice 20 foot pontoon available for rent. Starting at $175 a day or $450 for 3 days. May to October only.

We can also provide a lower priced older pontoon boat with advance notice if interested for around $100 a day. Inquire if interested.

There is a campfire pit in the yard by the lake. Firewood is available for your convenience if you wish for a fee of $5 per day to cover the cost of the wood.

Situated on 300 feet of lakeshore. This level lot has a sugar sand bottom and crystal clear water. Kristoferson Park is 1 block away. They have a great playground, pavilion, hockey rink, tennis courts, volleyball, and baseball fields. About 10 minutes to championship golf (Madden's, Grand View and Cragun's).

Close to town!! Top notch dining, grocery shopping, boutique shopping, and the Paul Bunyan bike trail are all within 5 minutes, this is the perfect location for your next vacation! Cub Foods, Costco, and Walmart are only 2 miles away.

We highly encourage staying 3 nights or more to get a chance to enjoy the area amenities, but you can stay as few as 2 nights (Sept - May) or as few as 3 nights (June - August). Summer dates are made available around mid-winter. Check with us around Christmas time to book your summer vacations.

The calendar is kept up to date. So if your dates are available feel free to use the "book now" feature on VRBO. We will confirm your reservation shortly after we receive your booking.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bret & Melissa
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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About Bret & Melissa

We have 2 children and enjoy getting away and experiencing what the area has to offer.

Bret & Melissa purchased this house in 2014

Why Bret & Melissa chose Minnesota

Less than 2 hours from the Twin Cities made this a great location for us. After purchasing the house we completely remodeled it to bring it up to date and make it more enjoyable.

What makes this house unique

We love the large flat yard and the sandy shoreline. There is plenty of room for activities.... not your typical cramped cabin lot. Up north cabin feel, but close to town for shopping & activities. Plenty to do for everybody nearby.


based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

**Fall Special from $99 / night**Remodeled Lake Home on White Sand Lake
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews

NIce stay for group of five

  • 5 of 5

We came to coach a volleyball tournament--two coaches, signifigant others and a five-year old. The place is nicely renovated and tastefully decorated. We used the fire pit, where the owner charges just $5 for wood. There was every necessary utensil in the kitchen, including a Keurig and even some spices (we made fajitas). It also boasted a beautiful lake view. The home is in a neighborhood, and has off street parking for four cars (no garage). If I had to complain about one thing, it would be the abundance of beetles that seemed to creep in the house and hang out on the ceiling near the lights. Nothing the owner could do to change this, but I suppose if you do not like bugs, you are not renting "cabins" or rather a place like this, which I would call a lake home. Thanks for the great stay--would love to come back and use the pontoon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alesha for the review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and had fun at the volleyball tournament. We will look into the beetle issue, thanks for letting us know. Our apologizes, this time of year is difficult. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Also, happy you enjoyed the fire pit. Always fun to chat and enjoy time by it. We look forward to you booking in the future.
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Great place for a lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Brainerd and wanted to have a place to house people for a mini-family reunion in early October 2016. This lake house worked wonderfully. The owners Bret and Melissa were always responsive and available for any questions, although there weren't any we had. We rented their pontoon boat during our stay and it gave us fun times on White Sand Lake. The house was immaculate. The location is ideal - just a few minutes from anything you'd want or need in the Brainerd/Baxter area. I'd highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stuart for the nice review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay! The pontoon is a great way to check out the lake and relax on the water. We enjoy being so close to everything, but still having the cabin feel. We hope you will come back in the future!
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Perfect place, perfect set up

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a 3 day stay at this lovely home on White Sand Lake. The location was really easy to get to and in a quiet neighborhood. The house was a perfect size for us - 4 adults and 3 kids. The house was really nicely modeled too. Super clean and the kitchen was incredibly well stocked - we were able to make breakfast, lunch and dinner every night.

The backyard and walk out to the dock was so quick and easy. We took advantage of the pontoon and it was a hit with the adults and the kids. We got to fish a ton, swim and take a leisurely evening ride around the lake. Probably our favorite part was the night and the fires we made, eating s'mores, and telling stories.

We made wonderful memories on this trip. You'll definitely enjoy this Bret and Melissa's place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a fantastic time! You enjoyed everything that we love about being up there. Glad you caught some fish and enjoyed the outdoors! Looking forward to you staying in the future!
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation in years and the first time that we have used Home Away. We had narrowed our search down to 4 homes. But there was just something about this one that attracted us, and I'm glad it did. Brett and Melissa have the perfect vacation spot. The home is clean and updated. It has the perfect sized back yard and perfect distance from the clear sandy lake with dock. Also it was very convenient to get to attractions in Baxter and Brainerd. It was too bad that we could not bring our dog. That's the only thing that could have made the stay any better. There is no question that we would love to go back. We HIGHLY recommend staying here. Thank you so very much, Brett and Melissa for making this a very memorable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you chose to stay at our home. We enjoy the convenience of being close to everything as well. We hope you come back and stay again! Thanks for the nice review.
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Great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our last family vacation was over 17 years ago, so we were looking for a place that would be good for our family of 8. This house and location were perfect. With 3 teenagers and 2 men who love to fish, the lake access was just what we needed. The area was extremely relaxing and the views were amazing. The access to the boat dock and having our fishing boat docked made for a quick start to fishing every day. The clear water was simply amazing and the amount of fish caught was exactly what we ordered. The house had a great amount of space so that we could enjoy time together but get away from one another if needed. The house was also very clean and maintained. Being able to play games at the kitchen table as well as use the back yard to have a fire with a game of baggo made for great family memories. We also rented the pontoon twice in the week we were there and it was just what we needed. The owners were very responsive and respectful to our requests and/or questions. The entire family made comments over and over as to how perfect the house was as well as asking for us to plan our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay! We enjoy playing games together and enjoying time indoors and outdoors as well. Happy that you had everything you needed to enjoy your stay and relax.
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Property was as described and worked great for a family get-away

  • 4 of 5


- Great location on the lake with big yard, sandy swimming area and fishing off the dock

- Property was clean and well-appointed

- Nice to have a boat-rental option with the property

- Owners were quickly responsive to questions or service issues

- Kayak and Paddle Boat were nice options to have for the kids

- Neighbors were very courteous and friendly

- Arrival and departure instructions were well communicated

- WiFi connection was strong

- Kitchen had everything we needed to prepare all of our meals


- Would be great if downstairs had a bathroom for guests sleeping on that level

- Would be nice to have a sandy beach like some of the other properties on the lake

- Wish property location was a bit more private, but not much can be done about that

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt for the feedback! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Apologies about the beach - the lake is up over a foot this summer due to the rain. We will look into adding a bathroom on the lower level. Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Brainerd - BRD
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Poncho & Lefty's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Madden's Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 210
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boomer's Pizza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Whipple Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Baxter, Brainerd Lakes

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Last Minute Special
28 Oct 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall Special
2 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £78 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 7.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Baxter, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 14 x 14 Master w/ King Bed & Private Bathroom. 14 x 14 Guest Bedroom w/ 2 Twin Beds, plus 2 Extra Twin Mattresses for guests/kids. 10 x 16 Lower Level Guest Bedroom w/ Queen Bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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