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ESCAPE TO BEAR POINT-A PRIVATE ISLAND ON LITTLE BOY LAKE

Doug Oaks

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps24
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Doug Oaks

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
33%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014
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ESCAPE TO BEAR POINT-A PRIVATE ISLAND ON LITTLE BOY LAKE

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Longville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 18-22)

Cross the bridge to this beautiful, custom-designed lake cabin complete with everything you need for a fun-filled north woods vacation, extended family gathering, sportsman’s outing or friends retreat any time of the year. Escape to Bear Point--a bridge-accessible 4+ acre secluded island on 1400 acre Little Boy Lake. The one-of-a-kind large cabin features a light and airy open plan with soaring cathedral ceilings, 2-story split-stone gas fireplace and huge windows—affording spectacular views of sunrises on the lake and wonderful light throughout the day. Private dock, sandy beach, a selection of watercraft and lots of nearby recreation make this a perfect choice for your getaway.

The Cabin

• Nestled among the cedars and basswood on the island’s highest point with southeast lake exposure; accessible via 340-foot engineered bridge

• Quality construction and materials: western red cedar finished and rough-hewn paneling, northern white cedar trim and trunk posts from the property

• Open design with lake views from every window

• Insulated throughout for quiet and energy efficiency

• Professional chef owner-designed kitchen with custom-built hickory cabinets

o Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with filtered water and ice dispensing

o Gas range with standard and convection oven

o Microwave

o Dishwasher

o 2 coffee-makers

o Toaster and electric pizza oven

o Crockpot

o Fully stocked dishes, glassware, utensils, pans

• Sleeps up to 18: 6 bedrooms: main floor King Suite with cathedral ceiling, 2 upper queen bedrooms

The 'Bear Den' is the lower level suite and has 2 double-bunks in 1 bedroom with a King Size bed in the second bedroom

Main level den with queen-size pull-out and sleeping loft with trundle-portable crib on main level and can be used in various rooms

• Interior features beautiful native cedar logs harvested from the land, wide plank center-cut Douglas Fir reclaimed floor, in-floor-heated tiled areas

• Central air

• Washer & dryer

• 16 x 16 deck with large table and gas grill

• Games and book library

• Complimentary S’more fixings and popcorn

• Free wi-fi and satellite TV

• Pet friendly, with air purification

The Lake and Property

• At edge of Chippewa National Forest and situated on one of the area’s finest lake chains, 1400-acre Little Boy Lake is spring-fed and crystal clear

• One of the state’s top 100 walleye lakes, also excellent for Muskie, northern pike, perch, crappies; fishing rods available for use

• Picnic table on platform and fire pit; lawn chairs

• Private dock and sandy beach with available watercraft: 20’ pontoon with oversized motor for tubing, paddle boat, canoe, kayak, motorized fishing boat, tube, bikes

• Gas and bait shop on lake at nearby Little Boy resort

• Expert fishing guide service available

• Many public access lakes in vicinity

• Fish house available for winter ice fishing

• Abundant wildlife—bald eagles, nesting loons, mallards and wood ducks, hummingbirds, owls, deer, otter, beaver, gray and red fox, blue herons, swans

• Wild raspberries; wild rice grows along the lakeshore

Local Area Attractions

• Longville is the turtle racing capital of the world – featuring turtle races every Wednesday June through August

• Festivals all summer long at nearby recreational centers – Longville, Nisswa, Walker, Brainard, Crosby

• Golf within 5 miles; many fine courses nearby

• Many area trails for hiking, biking and mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling

• 4 miles to Longville—coffee shop, groceries, ice cream and pizza parlor, gas, bait shops, hardware, gift shops and boutiques

• 25 minutes to Walker and Leech Lake—water slide park, restaurants, boat charters

• 45 minutes to Nisswa and Pequot Lakes area

• 185 miles from Twin Cities (3-1/2 hours)

• 1 hour to Grand Rapids or Brainerd

• 1 hour to Itasca State Park-Mississippi River Headwaters

• 20 miles to Paul Bunyan state bike trail

Keywords: Private island with 4,000 feet of wilderness lakeshore and a modern housekeeping cabin with all the amenities-for more about Bear Point, go to our website

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Doug Oaks (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
33%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Doug Oaks

My wife Paula and I vacationed with our family in the Longville area for 15 years before discovering this beautiful property on Little Boy Lake, our favorite lake in the area. I am a chef, and my wife is a physical education teacher, so we needed to keep both of our 'hobbies' in mind when building. lots of room for cooking and dining, as well as all the recreation that you could want from fishing, biking, golf, boating, canoeing, kayaking (Paula's favoite activity at the lake), and of course just relaxing on the deck with freinds and a glass of wine. It is our goal that you enjoy Bear Point as much as we do, and invite you to have as much fun and enjoyment on Little Boy Lake as we have discovered over the years since building the Cabin at Bear Point.

Enjoy your virtual tour of Bear Point.

Thanks for visiting!

Doug & Paula Oaks

Doug Oaks purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Doug Oaks chose Longville

Little Boy is a beautiful lake that is off the beaten trail and has a reputation as a quiet and secluded lake. It is private, yet only 5 minutes to town, with easy access to any necessities that you might require from bait and gas to restaurants and gift shops. You are about 90 minutes from Itasca State park, and the source of the Mississippi River.

What makes this cabin unique

Rustic privacy with all the modern amenities is the best description of Bear Point Island. While enjoying the seclusion, you can feel secure in the fact that you are never more than a few minutes away from whatever you might need including, groceries, coffee shop, bait & tackle stores, boat & motor service, golf, movie theatre, state parks, and many other outdoor activities.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Escape to Bear Point-a Private Island on Little Boy Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Escape to Bear Point-a Private Island on Little Boy Lake
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Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

Family get-away

  • 5 of 5
We had a family of 16 at the Bear Point house for the week and it was perfect. The pictures do not do justice to the house and the setting and view are excellent. The house absorbs a big group easily--plenty of room to slip away from the crowd but also great space for all to be together, both out on the deck and inside.

Fishing was as slow--August after all-- but the fish finders show the lake is full. We did catch rock, small mouth and large mouth bass, northern pike, one Muskie and an occasional walleye.

We would love to come back-perhaps in June- to see those fish close up.

Thanks for a great week!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape to Bear Point-a Private Island on Little Boy Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354726vb
-651-295-8119
Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We rented this property for our 1st family lake retreat in 10 years. The "cabin" is simply beautiful. There was plenty of room for our family of 6, each child had their own bedroom. The kitchen is a dream, a huge dining table, beautiful deck. We had plenty of room to spread out, the house was immaculate. This will now be the benchmark to compare every other property against. We had a wonderful time and I would heartily recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Escape to Bear Point-a Private Island on Little Boy Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354726vb
-651-295-8119
Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

Family gathering

  • 5 of 5
The owner was fantastic in responding to any questions.

The place was clean and photos were accurate as to what was available for use.
We had a great time with a group of 18 and range of ages from 6 to 82. Great location. Lots of games available for those rainy days. The younger generation especially enjoyed the Wednesday Turtle Races in Longville:)
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Escape to Bear Point-a Private Island on Little Boy Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354726vb
-651-295-8119
Longville Brainerd Lakes
5

Dream Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We took our four children, their spouses and four grandchildren to Bear Point Island to spend quality time together and that is what we got. The home looks as pictured. My six year old grandson excitedly took me all around the house to see it. My fourteen year old grandson posted on Facebook, "This place is awesome!!!" We had plenty of room and sleeping accommodations to spare. We took leisurely trips on the pontoon, swam, and fished. In the evening we had bonfires, played bags, cards and other games. We were completely alone which we all loved. We also did a day hike in Itasca to see the where the Mississippi River begins. Of course, we took the little ones to the Turtle Races. Longville has a nice grocery store, liquor store and a wonderful antique shop. Doug and Paula were quick to respond to any questions we had and were wonderful hosts of the property. I would definitely recommend this property to others looking for a quiet and non-tech retreat where one can live in the moment.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Escape to Bear Point-a Private Island on Little Boy Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354726vb
-651-295-8119
Longville Brainerd Lakes
MN
5

2 Week Family Vacation At Bear Point

  • 5 of 5
While were a few little things that could be better (landscaping, a few trim boards missing and the not quite finished basement) the property was excellent overall and the owner Doug was nice to work with and really wanted us to have a good time. The interior of the cabin is very large and easily accomodated our large group which peaked at 12 people. The cabin has a nice floorplan and is finished floor-to-ceiling in different types of beatiful wood. The bathrooms are nice and the kitchen is very well equipped. The privacy and peacefullnesst added by being alone on a 4 acre island/pennisula made it easy to relax. We enjoyed the wildlife that we saw--several deer, turtles laying eggs, loons and a bald eagle. We would defintely consider coming back.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
business
Escape to Bear Point-a Private Island on Little Boy Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354726vb
-651-295-8119
Longville Brainerd Lakes
Fergus Falls
5

Winter weekend

  • 5 of 5
There is no other place like this for a true winter getaway. The cabin is unique by itself but to be on a private island is something else. If you are looking for the perfect place for family and friends to put your feet up, relax and enjoy the view - this is it!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Brainerd
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ridgewood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Highway 371
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Patrick's in Downtown Longville

Tournament Musky fishing lake, Minnesota top 100 Walleye lakes, great panfishing for kids,

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Rates & Availability

From $675 Per night

Longville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 15 2014 - May 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
$3,950
 
 
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,250
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 23 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$775
$4,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $450
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Amenities

Longville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 child bed , 2 bunk bed
    Loft + Den - 2 queen
  • King size beds (2) 1 King in Master Bedroom and 1 King in lower level Bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) 3 Queens- 2 in loft bedrooms and 1 in den, Baby Cribs (1) Crib on main level-move to den or Master bedroom, Bunk Beds (2) 2 bunk beds in lower level bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Private island with bridge access from main road, 4,000 feet of secluded lakeshore, no neighbors, only 4 miles to town, 16' Lund boat with oars at no charge, 20' pontoon available to rent, water bike available, Kayak and canoe available.

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