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Stunning Brentwood Estate: Spacious St. Michael Home!! Includes 5 Boats

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,065 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5+ Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Lots Of Open Space. Sleeps 12.




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 in the summer 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. MICHAEL (Tons of Open Space for Outdoor Activities)


The St. Michael home is a beautiful six bedroom house just inside the main gate, next to the frog pond, and across the road from the malt shop. It has two wonderful living spaces (lower level family room, and upper level formal living room with 25 foot ceilings), a large brick fireplace and windows facing nearly every direction. The kitchen is smaller than our other two rental houses but adequate for a group of twelve. This house was built in the mid-90's but has been upgraded with granite counter tops in the kitchen and all three bathrooms. There are three bedrooms upstairs (one king and 2 queen rooms). The lower level also has three sleeping areas (two queen rooms and one double twin room). There are two full bathrooms on the upper level and one on the lower level. This house sleeps a maximum of twelve people. St Michael 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 December, 2017

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. Michael is an absolutely gorgeous home on an open meadow just inside the main gate and 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 Douglas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3065 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • 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 ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bath off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared upper level bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Lower level shared bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upper level master bedroom with private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper level east bedroom (shared bath)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upper level west bedroom (shared bath)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lower level large north bedroom (shared bath)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level east bedroom (shared bath)
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Lower level bonus sleeping area (shared bath)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having Chris' group stay with us. What a nice extended family!!
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Marion SD

Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent choice for a family vacation. There is something for everyone in the family to do or choose from. It is almost an all inclusive vacation and could be if you so choose. Other than meals 99% of every other thing is included in your price. Owners are the best and make every effort to make sure you have a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group was an absolute joy to have on the property. Super nice people that we are very happy will be back to stay with us again next summer. Looking forward to seeing all of you in 2016!
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Luxury At The Lake!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get any better than this...........Relaxing, Peaceful, Quiet, and Water Sports Galore not only on the lake, but if it rains one rain day, who cares, there is an indoor pool, a movie theater with reclining seats, a fabulous sound system and movie screen where you may fall asleep during the flick from comfort, a 50's Malt Shop where the owners themselves whip up the best ice cream treats you'll ever have, don't want to walk, use your own resort provided golf cart to toodle around, or get out and exercise by running/walking on the beautiful trails where you can become one with nature. There is a private tennis court where you can get in a good workout. If you have teens, no worries, once done playing in the lake, there is a teen hang with video games, ping pong and more. Customer Service at it's finest, facilities to die for, nature at every turn in the road, peaceful setting at a spiritual level, grills, fire pits, you name it, you pretty much have it at your fingertips. Our group consisting of people from ages 20 months up to 75 years old found just what they needed for a getaway. We were so impressed with the resort, who wouldn't want to come back. The only problem is you need to book now, this place has become a well sought after place to stay, so plan now and get your reservation. Definitely a 5 star property!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hazelwood, MO

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This resort is amazing! Hands down, this was the best family vacation we have been on. Only time we left the place was to go to the grocery store. Between the boats, movie theatre, lake, beach, etc...not once did I hear "we are bored" from any of the children or adults! The house accommodated all of our guests, clean, well kept. The golf carts made it easier to traverse the property without having to carry your belonging especially going to the beach or pool. The scenery was beautiful and we couldn't ask for better weather during our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And the fishing was crazy good the week you stayed with us..... We still have photos of the full stringer of crappie the kids caught right off the dock. We hope you come and stay with us again soon!
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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
150 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% ($118.00 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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