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Premier Long Lake Secluded and Private Year Round Home , Newly Remodeled , Wi-fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakehome, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Bath, (Sleeps 12)

You can listen to the loons at night while enjoying the crackling bonfire in the fire pit overlooking the lake and looking up at the big dipper. During the day we love to swim by just jumping off the dock! Or little ones may walk in from the sandy shoreline. Fishing off our dock is easy for the kids (or adults), you might catch a bass or even a northern, always a sunny or bluegill. Long Lake is known to be one of 6 premier large lakes in the area because of its clean, clear water, great fishing (walleyes, northern, bass, crappies and sunnys),and large size 1700 acres, 190 feet deep.

Newly remodeled this year, our very secluded lake home available year round in the woods has a large kitchen with granite counter tops, huge island with 4 bar stools, stainless steel appliances including brand new dishwasher. Small appliances included are blender, crockpot, coffeepot, electric griddle, and toaster. Open floor plan including 3 bedrooms (master suite with queen log bed overlooking the lake, 2nd bedroom has 2 Queen beds and 3rd has 3 bunk beds). For large parties we have a full size bed in the unfinished walkout basement and plenty of extra floor space for a blow-up bed. Large screen satellite Direct TV, WiFi, main floor laundry room, and a huge screen porch overlooks the lake.

The dock has plenty of room for your boat, 2 public boat landings on lake, north end is closer but steeper, south end is farther but safer. Boat and/or pontoon rentals provided in town at They bring the boat to the public landing.

The gradual descent to the crystal clear water and hard sand bottom is perfect for swimming or any water activities. Our 32' dock with a large platform at the end with a ladder is perfect for swimming, fishing off the end, kids love to jump off the end, adults too! We are located on the east side of the lake that's very quiet, to the north is an expansive chunk of land with no homes!

We also have a live well for all the walleyes (and other fish) that you're going to catch. The sandy shallow clear water is perfect for small children to bring their shovels and sand toys.

Outdoor Stainless Steel Grill with rotisserie is perfect for your nightly dinners. All utensils provided for the chef in your party.

If you need more pictures, please let us know. You won't be disappointed as this is the perfect getaway for a family vacation.

Keywords: Home Swimming Fishing Boating Lake

More Details

Chris Goodmanson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Chris Goodmanson

Our lake home is part of 30 acres that were purchased back in the 50's by my father in law's best friend who sold the lots to just the 2 families. There are 9 in all, of which 5 of us remain. A job change forced us to move to Phoenix, Arizona in 1998, then to California in 2011, so in 2006 our property became a vacation rental since unfortunately for us we cannot get there as often as we would like. It is a very special place for us, July 4th is the one time in the year our whole family looks forward to being together. We have created so many lasting memories that will be cherished forever. I am very flexible so feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Chris Goodmanson purchased this house in 1992

Why Chris Goodmanson chose Park Rapids

This property is very special to our family as my husband's parents had their lake home 5 houses away. He would go up and stay all summer with his mother and 4 brothers while his dad would be working in the cities only coming up on weekends. They would live off the land as his mother didn't drive. They knew who's boat was driving past by the sound of the motor.

What makes this house unique

Long Lake is known to be one of the best lakes in the area because of it's size, clarity, sandy bottom, fishing, swimming to name a few. We feel our location is perfect because we are on a quiet corner, on the northeast side, there is a wide open space with no homes so we are very private and very wooded. Since we are on the east side of the lake we always get a slight breeze which means no mosquito's! Hard to believe but depending on the year, wind and temperature we are very fortunate. We have the perfect elevation for easy access to the lake. Swimming and fishing off the dock for the kids is the best. Other benefits include gorgeous sunsets, plenty of yard space for games, picnics, tents, and at night sitting by the bonfire and watching the stars. You may even get lucky and see the northern lights! We did see them once.

In the winter we are very close to snowmobile trails, Heartland Trail in Dorset is the closest, you can snowmobile there from our place, it's about 5 miles away. You may also ice fish anywhere on the lake, you may drive from one of the 2 boat launches.


Park Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Brand New This Year Master Suite!
  • The guest bathroom has a tub with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed
  • 1 Queen log bed in Master Suite. 1 Queen bed with brand new foam mattress and 1 double size bed in second bedroom . 2 bunk beds and a queen in 3rd bedroom. In unfinished basement we have 1 double bed and a bunk bed.....plenty of open floor space for air mattress.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our remodel has been completed, half of the house was torn down and rebuilt with added square footage. The other was totally gutted with exception of 3rd bedroom. We have all new windows, plumbing, electrical, siding, roofing and floors and walls. We've also added underground irrigation system.


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Premier Long Lake Secluded and Private Year Round Home , Newly Remodeled , Wi-fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful home, gorgeous lake!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend sharing this home with dear friends. Just perfect for our two families with plenty space for more if needed!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

LOVED this cabin! A Wonderful & Relaxing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! The location was private and secluded - exactly what we wanted, yet it's close enough to Park Rapids for amenities. The cabin itself was absolutely incredible. It was clean as a whistle, wonderfully maintained, and amply supplied with towels, kitchen utensils, etc. We loved the newly remodeled master bedroom and the walk-in shower was to die for. The beach and dock were perfect for playing and fishing. We loved the screen porch overlooking the lake. At night, we had a bonfire every evening, listened to the loons and watched the sunset. Absolutely perfect! Very reasonably priced for the size and quality of the cabin. Thank you for sharing your home with us! We will definitely rent again for more wonderful memories and will also recommend your place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a wonderful home...

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home to spend our summer week. Lots of room to spread out on those rainy days. Just like home away from home. Thank you for the opportunity to create some beautiful family memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bear's Den
Car: necessary

Things to do in the Park Rapids Area: Beautiful Bears Den Golf course on Long Lake less than 1 mile away. Several other golf courses such as Blueberry Pines, Headwaters, Eagle's View and Fairhavens. Itasca State Park/Mississippi Headwaters is a 25 minute drive. Rent bikes at Northern Cycle & bike the Heartland Trail. Bumper Cars, mini golf and new Escape Room at Evergreen Amusement Park. New and popular is the Character Challenge Course. Second Stage Music has live shows downtown Thursday nights in the summer. Live plays can be seen at Long Lake or Jasper's Theater. Rent tubes at Huntersville Canoe Outfitters and paddle down the Crow Wing River. Shop and have lunch at Summerhill Farms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning /4 nights $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

Weekly rentals are from Fri to Fri. Please no inquiries before Jan. 1 of year you would like to rent. Our family is always there on summer holidays, so no availability. Thanks for your consideration. See more below.....

CANCELLATION POLICY: Upon cancellation, I will try my best to rent out your week. If successful, your full deposit, minus a $50 administration fee, will be refunded. If I cannot rent your week, 100 percent of your $500 deposit will be forfeited.

- $100 cleaning charge for stays of three nights or less. Cleaning fee waived for stays of five nights or more.

Rate is based on maximum 10 persons. $50 per extra person per night applies.

FINAL PAYMENT: Due 2 weeks prior to your stay.

Also I am very flexible, please email, call or text (602.502.9072) with any offers or questions you may have. If you feel comfortable booking directly through me without VRBO I will gladly accept as that is what I have done for years before VRBO forced me to book only through them. It incurs fees to you which you can avoid. Just contact me directly or when you send your inquiry, indicate it then. Thanks, Chris

Thanks for looking!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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