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Paulette Barthelemy

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

A Modern Lake House in Yesterday's Setting

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Minnesota House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2 Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 10

This northern Minnesota home on Lake Hennepin appeals to guests with it's blend of easy charm and attention to detail. The pristine quality of the lake and surrounding 5 acres of grassy wooded property is only the beginning. Inside the newly remodeled home, you will find a cozy retreat, complete with a romantic master suite. Perfect for special celebrations (honeymoon, anniversary, reunions) or simple at-the-lake vacations, this home fits the bill for families, couples, or gatherings of friends.

Our beautiful well-equipped kitchen opens to a relaxing dining area. Enjoy a lake view whether you're cooking or eating. Tables just outside on adjoining deck and lower patio are perfect for morning coffee or al fresco dining. Reading materials, radio and music library, comfortable furnishings and artwork make the adjoining living room a warm, inviting area.

On the main floor, too, is the extraordinary master suite complete with in-room jetted tub for two and private bath. This room is graced with floor-to-ceiling ''window walls'' on two sides. Spacious, quiet, and romantic, this area has its own door to the outside and access to the deck, patio, and lake. Bedroom #1 is on the main floor, with plenty of room to set up a portable crib if needed. A half bath is just across the hall.

The lower level has the third cozy bedroom, separate full bath, laundry room, and entertainment room with 42'' LG HDTV, DVD Player and Sony PS 3. Here is the room for a rainy day or a retreat after outdoor activities. With its walk-out feature, lake-side windows and easy to use gas fireplace, this is the place for movies, TV sports, or video games. Two fold out beds also allow this room to sleep 4.

One of northern Minnesota's natural gifts is the panorama of the seasons. Warm weather and water activities abound here. Autumn in the north country is stunningly beautiful, perfect for long hikes and visits to Itasca. In the winter, park your snowmobiles in our 40' square garage or take up cross-country skiing or ice fishing. Imagine Thanksgiving or Christmas gatherings in this rustic setting. Here is an ideal spot to rest and renew, year after year.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Paulette Barthelemy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english


based on 29 traveler reviews

A Modern Lake House in Yesterday's Setting
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a awesome lake house right on the water with great views from every window!!! It was our first ever family vacation like this and after this one there will be more. The home was ready and fully stocked when we arrived they even thought ahead and left us a lovely treat! We really didn't need anything but food.we were complete lake rats we swam and fished and lounged around and totally relaxed,it was great! Paulette and Tom and Tom we awesome to deal with. You will definitely enjoy yourselves if you book this lake house.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Twin Cities Metro, MN

Lifelong Best Friends with Husbands in Tow: for our eldest children's Bemidji State Commencement

  • 5 of 5

Two adult couples for two nights while our oldest children were graduating from Bemidji State. It's a 25 minute drive to campus, so excellent for this occasion, parents weekend or turning a campus tour into a mini vacation.

Despite temps in the 30's at night, the cabin is very much a home and we were toasty warm. The grill got use both evenings and it was a nice place to have a few guests out to after the ceremony. Kitchen was well equipped with dishes, cooking and baking equipment and top of the line appliances. Great bird watching and lovely night sounds of loons and owls. Clean, well lit and a fantastic private lake setting. Owner extremely straightforward and honest to work with, there were absolutely no unpleasant surprises. Want to return again for a summer and fall visit!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our son and DIL, spent the weekend, making memories. There was a forecast for a winter storm but only light snow and cold came. Beautiful view of the lake, sun streamed into east facing wall of windows. Opportunity to go snowshoeing, many photo ops of the beautiful setting.

The cabin was very welcoming and fully furnished with everything we needed. Enough room for another couple plus kids. The kitchen was fun to cook in. Appliances were upscale. We enjoyed all of the amenities.

The owner was super easy to work with and communication was returned in a quick manner. Look forward to visiting this place in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sartell, MN

Relaxing Family Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

At the last minute, my family needed a vacation spot and were lucky enough to find Hennepin House. We couldn't have been happier. Far exceeded our expectation. Was very clean, kitchen was well-stocked, even arrived to a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers and fruit. The lake was private and beautiful. We used the canoes, kayak, and floaties provided and just spent some quality family time relaxing and enjoying the lake. Our kids and nieces and nephew (ages 10-15) loved it too, as well as my parents who also joined us. Perfect for a multi-generational weekend! Hope to stay there again and maybe bring my girlfriends for a fall weekend getaway. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Vacation Spot Away from Everything!

  • 5 of 5

A week at the Hennepin House proved to be a perfect background for our once-a-year summer family get together. There was plenty of room for six adults and two children. We really enjoyed the solitude. While sitting on the deck or on the dock, we felt as if we had the entire lake to ourselves. We were treated to the sights of eagles soaring over the lake during the day and were serenaded by the loons during our evening gatherings around the fire pit. We made use of both the kayak and canoe and our grandsons (ages 7 and 11) spent hours in the lake on the provided inner tubes. The conditions were first-rate. Location perfect. Made a day trip to nearby Itasca State Park where we rented a pontoon, had a picnic and did the walk across the the Mississippi that is a 'must' for all park visitors. Although a private location, Bemidji is only 20 minutes away for shopping, entertainment, groceries, etc. We all decided before we left that we would love to return to the same location next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baudette, MN

In a word - awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a weekend at Hennepin House and the only bad thing we can say about our stay was that it was way too short! The house was clean and comfortable and had all the necessities and more. We enjoyed sitting on the deck taking in the beautiful view and the sunshine and found it a great place to visit and catch up with family. The master bedroom offered a showcase for the moon reflecting across the water. This, accompanied by the call of the loons, was Minnesota at its finest. Paulette was easy to communicate with and provided clear instructions and was quick to respond to any questions we had. We look forward to a return trip soon!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Bemidji Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Becida Bar & Grill, drinks and full menu
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Coborn's ferry tour, Lake Itasca ~ Great!
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Bemidji Country Club
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
State Highway 71 N
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Becida, Bemidji, or Dining at Itasca State Park
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Buena Vista
Car: necessary

Our property is in the Headwaters Region of northern Minnesota. We are equal distance from the college town of Bemidji and Itasca State Park, home to the Headwaters of the Mississippi. Don't miss photos of you and your group walking across the rocks at the start of the Mississippi! The dining, drinks, desserts, and views from Douglas Lodge's restaurant are all superb. We've taken Coborn's tour of Lake Itasca on a beautiful old ferry, complete with a lunch we picked up at the lodge. Well worth doing! Itasca Offers Hiking Trails, Bike Rentals & Trails, Swimming, Fishing, Watercraft Rentals (Canoe, Kayak, Fishing Boats, and Pontoons), Nature Programs, and Guided Tours(by Land or Water).

Forest Edge Winery in LaPorte is close enough for a day trip. They hold a big art fair at the winery every Aug. Talented Mn artists and food!

Other Activities: Dining, Shopping, Seasonal events in Bemidji, ice fishing, snowmobile, snowshoe, hike, use our canoes and kayak.


Rates & Availability

Bemidji House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 6.88%

From $250-$330/nt US Dollars
New Off Peak nightly rate! $250/night (2 night min);
Off Peak: After Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend--250/night $1500/week $3000/mo (2 night Min);
Peak Season:Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day~~$330/night $1975/week .. $6000/mo (3 night min);
Full Season or More than a Month: Please Call;
Pet Rate: $20 Per Day;
Damage Deposit: $300

Downpayment of $300 at time of reservation. This deposit holds dates of stay for you. (Converts to Damage Deposit upon arrival)
1st Payment ~ Half of Balance, 2 months before arrival.
2nd Payment ~ Final Balance, 2 weeks before arrival.
$300 Damage Deposit ~ fully refundable within a week of departure

Available arrival
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Minnesota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • Master suite has private bath with double shower, two sinks. Jetted tub in bedroom area overlooks lake.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Futons in lower family room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master suite, main floor, has jetted tub for two, walk-in closet, door to lakeside deck. Two window walls overlooking lake. Bedroom #2, main floor, across from half bath, conveniently close to living room, deck and kitchen. Bedroom #3, lower level. Across from full bath, and close to entertainment room. This level has walk-out to lakeside brick patio.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our main floor is wheelchair-friendly. Extra wide doorways, Large shower with no step-up entry. Two bedrooms & complete living area main floor. No entry ramp as yet, but call and we will answer questions for use by handicapped.

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