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Family Friendly Northern Minnesota Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Lake Front Home

Come on up and take a drive north of grand rapids, mn on the national scenic byway and edge of the wilderness route on mn highway 38. Enjoy this incredible home on a quiet lake deep in the heart of the chippewa national forest. The loons will sing you to sleep as the sun sets on the end of another beautiful day. Enjoy 19 miles of hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, or hunting in the suomi hills wilderness area. Bring your bikes, snowmobiles, or atvs. There are endless miles of trails and back country roads for everyone. Prefer to stay closer to home? There is a big sandy beach for swimming, a dock for your boat, and a fire pit for those s’mores. Enjoy that first cup of coffee in the morning as the sun shines in the cedar screen house on the deck.

The home features two levels of living with four bedrooms, sleeping for 10, and two full bathrooms. There is a fully stocked and modern, eat in kitchen with a formal dining room. Gas fireplaces are located in the upstairs living room and downstairs family room. Wifi, and dvd player is available. There is also a large electric sauna.

More Details

Mike Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Deer River in Itasca County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Lower level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower, attached sauna, and double sinks
    Bathroom 1 Upper level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath, walk in shower, and double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Upper level - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bed / Bath
    Bedroom 2 - Upper level - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 -Lower level - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - Lower level - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Family Friendly Northern Minnesota Lake Home
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Lovely sandy beach area! Well equipped home, but very "formal" rather than cabin like...white carpet

  • 4 of 5

Sleeps many, but beds& pillows are very uncomfortable

Garbage organization outside is confusing

No shade from hot sun on deck could be improved

Lack of air conditioning/enough fans

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deer River Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very easy to work with. The home was beautiful and in great shape. Deposit was refunded quickly. Details on the home: you will love it. It had plenty of space for 7 adults. A well detailed book is present to provide clear directions on use of the TVs, the sauna, fish cleaning, canoe usage, and most anything you might need directions for. The beach area was private, clean, recently raked (nice touch) and a nice dock awaited my pontoon boat. My entire family wants to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanover, Maryland


  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week here!! The house was comfortable and we had plenty of room for our crew. The kitchen had everything I needed and more. Location was beautiful... Quiet and peaceful. My 20 month old grandson had a blast on the beach and playing in the water. We enjoyed the canoes and the beauty of the lake. Everything was perfect including the weather!! I have been using VRBO for years and this is best rental I've ever had. Thanks Mike!! We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN area

Wonderful family get together

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful lake home, with very nice lake shore and decent fishing. Wonderfully cool under the trees at the lake shore. The owner has a lot of rules and regulations - but this good as the owner is fussy, which is reflective of the lake home, trouble free of any failures or house problems. Nice dock to tie up the boat and swim from!

Giving some thought to booking next year, but a year in advance is to early, and depends on plans of middle aged children and their families!

Refund of security deposit, one day after leaving the lake home for our home was greatly appreciated!

Thanks for letting us share your lake home.

Joe and Judy Konicek

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrible Operators!!!

  • 1 of 5

We rented this house for a friend's weekend. When we arrived the grass on the septic mound had patches of recently dead grass indicating the septic system was not functioning properly. On the last day of our stay the system backed up causing sewage to back-up through the drains in the basement. We immediately reported this to the owners and we told that there had been a lot of people there over the last couple weeks and it was probably full. Once it came time to return our deposit, the owners told us they were keeping it for clean-up of the septic mess and that we had flushed too much paper? We had only used the bathrooms as we would in our own homes and didn't even use more than 2 rolls of toiler paper the entire weekend. The system was obviously in distress when we arrived and the owner chose to do the shady and dishonest thing and make our party pay for the overuse of the system caused by their over-booking of the property. I am disgusted at the way they handled the situation and will not be renting this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear unhappy guest, We are very sorry to read your review. Let's start by addressing your allegation that the septic system was stressed or not functioning properly. In response, we can tell you that people with mound septic systems occasionally complain of brown spots in their grass over the system. This is due to shallow soil above the mound and the grass roots tend to dry out easily in the summer months. This has absolutely nothing to do with the functioning of the system. Let us be clear, we had an inspection and pumping of the septic following your stay. Not only was it documented as fully functioning, it was not even half full. Prior to your stay, we had only four bookings through the months of June and early July. This is actually less use than if a family was living in the home (which we did for more than 30 years without issue). As with any septic system, we were always careful to only flush human waste and toilet paper. Kleenex, cotton balls, paper towels and feminine products, etc. will clog the system. Now, let's talk about what was discovered after you reported the toilet wouldn't flush and you were experiencing a backup on the last day of your stay. The home is cleaned and inspected by our property manager after each stay to make sure there is no damage and everything is clean and in working order. Everything was in perfect working order prior to your stay with all toilets flushing and drains working. After your departure, we had the septic company check the system where they discovered a clog consisting of large amounts of paper products in the line between the house and the septic tank. The amount clogging the system could only have resulted from current use and it would not have been possible for the previous guests to not have a problem if it was there during a stay prior to yours. Due to the clog in the line between the house and the septic, the lower level of the house flooded with water. We incurred costs to have the septic company clear the clog and had the septic pumped as well. We also incurred costs for water removal and steam cleaning of the lower level carpeting. Due to the costs incurred with this incident and the fact that the clog was in the line between the house and the septic, it was explained that the damage deposit would not be refunded. Please refer to the rental agreement regarding the septic system.
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St Paul, MN

Great winter destination

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent three nights over New Year's Eve. There was ice fishing (25" walleye!) for the 11 year old, and a whole frozen lake as a palette and playground for the 8 year old. Great neighbors helped with the ice fishing and invited us sledding on their hill. The location is quiet and beautiful.

The house was comfortable and well-maintained. Definitely more home-like than cabin-y. Fireplaces kept us warm, and the view was great. Such beautiful winter light coming off the snow and through the large windows.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Deer River, USA

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.55
Damage Deposit £387.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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