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Tranquility at Last!


Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Tranquility at Last!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Bemidji House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our home is a 3 bedroom plus den, 2 bath home located on Heart Lake in northern Minnesota, just 5 minutes away from the headwaters of the Mississippi River. This majestic home sits on 2 acres of land with 200 ft of lakeshore that will provide the perfect environment to unwind and enjoy your vacation. Our home has high cathedral ceilings in the living room, kitchen and dinning area with many windows to provide a great view of the lake and surrounding outdoors.  

A private and quiet, secluded lake with great bass, northern pike, crappie and sunny fishing (you can catch keepers right off the dock). Take in the beautiful sunsets serenaded by the loons at dusk; watch the deer feed in the yard mornings and evenings. Listen to the birds sing in the morning and the frogs croaking at dusk. (get the picture?).

There are plenty of indoor activities too; Playstation 2, movies, board games, puzzles, coloring books and crayons, cards, cribbage, chess or a friendly game of charades (If the weather isn't cooperating). After the daily activities sit around a crackling fire burning in the large stone fire pit. Cook burgers and hotdogs on the swing-out grill (don't forget the marshmallows). Relax in the 2 person Jacuzzi tub upstairs in the master bedroom suite.

Or just take a blanket to lay on and gaze at the stars.

This place is about relaxing while being as active as you want to be. Play horseshoes, croquet, badminton or volleyball. Hike or pick wild raspberries. Enjoy water sports like jet skiing, water skiing, boating or fishing. Take the kids to Itasca State Park for a bike ride. Go golfing at nearby golf courses, horseback riding, four-wheeling or just take a hike in the woods on one of the many trails around the property. 

Take a siesta under the trees, sketch a loon and her babies in tow or take a walk in a winter wonderland. Relax, enjoy yourselves and forget about the rest of the world for awhile. Come stay at Heart lake for an experience you won't soon forget.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jacqueline (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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About Jacqueline

The property was purchased in 1988 and there were many years spent coming every weekend all summer camping in tents, then a camper bus and then to a small mobile home. In 2000 we started work on building the home from the ground up with the help of all the children. The home is a labor of love. Over the years we have continued to make improvements on the home and landscape to get it where it is today. In the spring and fall I still come home to enjoy the peace and quite that only the Minnesota north woods can bring.

Jacqueline purchased this house in 1988

Why Jacqueline chose Bemidji

We have lived and traveled in many different states. When I started to look where we wanted a vacation spot I just kept coming back to northern Minnesota. There is so much variety, with the four seasons and all the lakes. Most of all the sound of the loons call on the lake on a summer night while sitting around the camp fire with friends and family.

What makes this house unique

The home is on a 480 acre private lake and very secluded with only 16 homes around the lake. Private boat landing. The fishing is excellent.

Hiking trails nearby.

Adjacent to state snowmobile trail.

Itasca State park (headwaters of the Mississippi River) 3 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fishing was great we didn't catch this many near LaCrosse ont the mighty Mississippi! Facility is great for a family "of all ages" 60 years & down to 2 years of age
Aug 2009
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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Tranquility at Last!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
South Dakota

Best Vacation EVER

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 just returned from Heart Lake and had the most wonderful vacation ever!!!! The owners have thought of everything and we didn't have a want for anything the entire trip! If you want privacy on a lake, THIS IS THE PROPERTY TO PICK. You can't even see another house from the property.....there must be neighbors as we saw their docks, but you don't hear or see anyone! Complete privacy which we absolutely loved!

Heart Lake was the perfect size, small but large enough to do whatever you wanted - with no public access you won't see lots of boats which made it completely serene and private....only boats from other houses on the lake of which there were maybe 12 other homes. At any one time we maybe shared the lake with 2-3 other boaters....and a couple loons! When we were there the water was like glass....the word peaceful just barely describes it. Heaven in Minnesota.

Weather was stunning - about 75-79 degrees all week, barely a breeze at all.....perfect for bonfires. Of the 2 fire pits they have - we chose the one overlooking the lake of course! They had firewood all ready to go for us.

We had tons of fun on the pontoon and fishing was WONDERFUL. We had a little trouble with the pontoon after our first night and owners came RIGHT AWAY to make sure it was fixed. They were wonderful, down to earth and easy and made us feel at home there!

We made two trips to Itasca headwaters - beautiful and something NOT TO MISS. Make sure and take the drive thru the park. They also have a great gift shop if you're looking for souvenirs.

Jacque said this was her home, decorated with her family pictures etc, and you can see that it is cared for and clean. We are thankful that she's opened our home to us and we felt at home there..... can't wait to come back!

If you are considering other rental vacations stop right now and rent this home on Heart Lake. Everything about this place makes for a perfect vacation and you will not be sorry!

Thank you for opening your home for us! We can hardly wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, Thank you for your comments and we can't wait until next summer to have you back. Jacque
Bismarck, ND

Escape and Relax!

  • 5 of 5

Our family consisted of a Grandmother, Mother, 16 year old boy, 12 year old daughter and an Auntie. Despite the wide variety of ages and tastes, this vacation spot filled the needs of all! Nestled among a wooded area, the cabin and lake offered an opportunity to escape and relax. We absolutely loved the access to a pontoon and enjoyed many hours of fishing. The spacious cabin allowed each of us our own space for privacy while the open living room, dining and kitchen area was perfect for cooking meals, playing games and watching television and movies. Grandma and the grandkids made an excellent meal of cheese-buttons! There was little cell service which practically pushed the 16 year old into detox the first 2 days; however, it aided all of us in letting go of our fast paced lives and to just enjoy the slow paced moments of vacation. When we needed a social "fix" we would log onto the computer that was wired to the internet. Each morning started with breakfast on the front deck, and many nights ended with s'mores in the fire pit. We even got to bring two family pets, a lap dog and a large dog. The large dog absolutely loved jumping in the lake, being someplace new with the family and was safe at night in the kennel. Our family has had discussions of returning. Thank you for your beautiful property which has given us priceless memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Best vacation in 20 years!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I seriously had the best vacation we have had in 20 years of vacationing, The property has everything and more than the owners describe and it is totaly private, the views of the lake and the woods are great. We spent much of our time fishing (which was very fun we caught lots of sunnies, crappies and bass), one day the owners son asked me if i would like to go fishing with him on the lake in his boat which of course i did, he assisted me in catching a few northern pike which i had never caught before!

We spent time shopping in a few of the towns around the area which was lots of fun for the wife and kids. We also spent time at Itaska state park it was truely a beautiful park with lots of trails to hike and even a wilderness road to drive down, you can also see the mississippi head waters at the park or if you choose they have large rocks placed at the head waters so you can walk across, very cool!

we spent alot of our evenings around the large firepits just taking in the fresh air and relaxing. (did i mention they aslo provide the firewood). There are lots of things to do on the property, horse shoes, playstation for kids in the yard, gas grill, charcoal grill, they even have a shed that has lots of things in it that you can use, toys, chairs, fishing poles and tackle, water toys even marshmallow holders for useing over the fire pits.

We rented the pontoon boat for our entire 16 day stay cruising the lake with my family was priceless, we saw some of the most beautiful sunsets, we also seen deers, loons, and possibly a bear, (dont worry about the bears they dont want anything to do with you... just your fish!)

The home was so comfy, plenty of room to rest, play, eat and relax. there is enough stuff to do in the home that you would not even have to go out to have a good time.

I would like to use the remaining time i have to talk about the owners and their son, these are truely great folks after looking thru all the pictures and albums they have at the home it is easy to see that they are hard working people striving forward to acheive the American dream, they were so down to earth and accomadating, if more people were like these folks the world would truely be a better place!!

We had such a good time we are coming back in late August for another 15 day stay, just 2 months after our first stay!

My family would like to say thanks to the owners again for letting us into their great lake home and letting us share some of their history there

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Blow Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed there for 6 summers and and loved every minute of our time there the owners are near and dear to our hearts.

This place is so beautiful and peaceful, we will always remember our times there.

The clear water the awesome fishing the fantastic views and not to forget all the curious Loons.

If you are looking for the best of the best in lake rentals you will find it here.

We Love Love Love it!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2000
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a lovely Labor Day weekend. We had family join us from St. Louis and Las Vegas and everyone had a wonderful time fishing, cooking on the firepit grill and going to Itasca State Park to walk across the Mississippi. The hosue had everything that we could have needed and was perfect for our 3 year old too who loved the swing set. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Wonderful Place to Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I live in Pennsylvania, but he is originally from Minnesota so we were looking for a place for a family reunion. All the research certainly paid off because we found the perfect place when we found Jacque’s house! Everything you could imagine was already there just waiting for us to arrive and relax. The kids loved the boat and fishing from the two docks. We had a fish fry and they really enjoyed eating the fish that they caught. They loved swimming, croquet, playing on the swing set, and all of the board games. The adults loved the horseshoes and everyone loved the fire pits--making s‘mores and burgers and telling ghost stories. We saw deer in the yard and even a bear about a mile from the cabin. We got so lucky with the weather (only a bad storm the first night and no humidity the rest of the week). The sunsets were amazing and we loved hearing the loons on the lake. There were only a few boats on the lake which made it so very peaceful. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation but a place that has it all, I promise this is your place! Jacque, your son, Michael, was very accommodating when we called with a question. Thank you again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Itasca State Park
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bemidji Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Lobo's Bar and grill
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Park Rapids
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
State Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Becida Bar and grill

The property is located just off a state snowmobile/ATV trail adjacent to Itasca State park.

Itasca State park Headwaters to the Mississippi just 2 1/2 miles away.

Excellent hunting area with state an county land close by.


Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Bemidji House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 6.75%
Notes 400.00 Damage and booking deposit. 1st payment due 60 days prior to check-in and 2nd payment 30 days prior to check-in

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Bemidji House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , downstairs bath shower is wheelchair accessable
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft + Den - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master bed room - 1 king
    Queen bed downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , There is also a double size air mattress
  • King size beds (1) Master suite upstairs sleeps 2 guests, Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom sleeps 2 guests. Single size air mattress with sheets in closet. Double Beds (1) Futon in loft area sleeps 2 guests., Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft area sleeps 1 guest., Baby Cribs (2) Pack n Play  one in master bedroom. One in Bunk room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeping couch TV game room(optional). Bunk Beds (2) Downstairs bedroom sleeps 6 guests. Double size futon mattress under bunk sleeps 2 guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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