House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Maximum occupancy 20)
About Kurt Martin
A warm hello from Kurt and Tami! We consider ourselves truly blessed by God's gifts to us and that we can share them. Both of us were born & raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Kurt operates a communications business and Tami is a school administrator. Part of Kurt's upbringing was in the building trades. Being blessed with the abilty to learn and implement skills, Kurt designed and built much of the home himself. Being a bit of a perfectionist and a gadget lover, the attention to detail is obvious and the home has many, many extra features.
Kurt Martin purchased this House in 1999
Why Kurt Martin chose Brainerd
Kurt's grandparents owned property on Round Lake when he was a boy, in the '60s. Since his boyhood, it was always his dream to own a Round Lake property.
What makes this House unique
A summer morning swim to the raft in water that is mirror smooth under a bright blue sky is simply awe inspiring. An evening pontoon boat ride for dinner at the Quarter Deck is a picture perfect close to a wonderful day on the lake.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 20
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Great cabin for large groups
We loved the home and location. The home was very well appointed with any and all amenities covered. Plenty of room for a large group of adults. Kurt was a very informative owner and we could not have had a better time!
Beautiful, spacious home, lawn and beach. Wonderful!
This home was amazing. We loved the huge kitchen and the 5 baths as well as the large comfortable living spaces for our big family. The shallow clean water and sandy beach were perfect for our young grandkids. We used the gas grill, fire pit and laundry, some of the beach water toys and towels. We liked the proximity to Nisswa for shopping and entertainment. The owner was helpful and gave us lots of great information about the workings of the house before our arrival. Fishing was good and the lake was not too busy for water sports.
Very nice place with adequate supplies
Does not sleep 20 as advertised so had to rent beach house also. Beautiful lake and beach. House was great although deck railings are not finished.
The guest is correct, the home does not "sleep 20". We disclosed this upfront in our email exchanges prior to her booking the property:
"Also, the home does not sleep 20 in beds. 20 is our maximum occupancy. I’ve tried to get VRBO to correct this, but it is impossible to talk to a real person—other than a sales person. The home will sleep 11 in beds (5 bedrooms x 2 in a bed, plus a queen sleeper sofa in the family room). We do offer the beach house as a supplemental rental."
The deck is obviously under construction, which is why the railings are not yet in place. The listing video actually depicts the home without any deck at all.
Spacious Family Retreat!
Round Lake is a perfect lake for all ages when gathering a large family! There is plenty to do and enjoy at this location! The house is spacious and has plenty of options for individual needs! A large kitchen to prepare and serve food as well as a big island to play Tenzi! A sandy beach to build sand castles! There are plenty of swim toys, life jackets, and a slide and raft to venture on. The lake can be enjoyed for fishing or jet skiing. An enormous camp fire pit to enjoy. And if it does rain, there are indoor options of the incredible movie selection for all ages and genres. It is a beautiful place to make new memories. The local grocery store served our needs for our last minute items. The golf options were numerous for those interested. Our family enjoyed our week despite the record rainfall of 9+ inches. We discovered Tenzi, determination of puzzle completion, and had incredible moments in the grand open living room. Nisswa is close, so visiting the Chocolate Ox 4x was a treat for us and the kids. This place can be a spot for multiple occasions and gatherings. Thank you Kurt and Tami for a wonderful week.
Beautiful! Pictures don't do it justice!
We rented the main house and boat house for 4 days while we were in the area for a family wedding. The house is huge! I looked it up on zillow and it's like 7000 sq ft. Immaculate condition. It was much nicer than we were expecting based on pictures. The master bedroom is amazing. They have two of anything you could possibly need in the kitchen. Yard is open and very clean. It was too cold for us to swim, but beach would be perfect for swimming with a nice sandy beach and shallow water for young children to play in. Owners must be super techs because every room has a nice TV set up. I give this 5 stars without hesitation. Frankly I think it's pricing is under the market value of what they could be charging for a place like this. The only cons were that there is a massive deck that is under construction. It's was still very "clean" looking outside even though deck was clearly being built. Also there was a square hole in the basement that had plywood over it in the basement. I think they might have removed an in ground hot tube or something. Anyway, it was the only thing that made the basement seem unfinished. I perceived it as dangerous to walk on because the boards seemed springy and I was a littled worried about someone falling through. Owners are very straight forward and business like in their interactions with you. Lastly, while they didn't charge us for anything, the owners wanted a credit card on file for unlimited damages rather than taking a traditional deposit. I thought this was obsessive, but the owners were very straight forward and responsive to deal with. They don't leave you to wonder about anything. You will know exactly what your responsibilities are and what theirs are. All in all a wonderful experience and beautiful property.