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Teresa and Matt

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Enjoy Beautiful Bay Lake * Lake Front Family Cabin * Park Like Setting *2BR/1BTH

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Brainerd Lakes Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Lake Home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6 in beds).

Enjoy your family getaway on beautiful Bay Lake. Just a few hours north from the Twin Cities brings you to the heart of the lakes area. Bay Lake is a 2,435 acre lake filled with bays, points and islands and is one of the top bass fishing lakes in Minnesota. With its many bays, Bay Lake is safe on the windiest of days. Remember to pack your favorite lures and poles.

This two bedroom, open floor plan, one level lake home (1564 Sq Ft) has all the comforts of home. Sleeps a maximum of six occupants. Two private bedrooms: Bedroom #1 has a queen bed and a twin bed and bedroom #2 has a double bed and a twin bed. One full bathroom with tub & shower. All rooms are carpeted, except the bathroom and kitchen. Amenities include bedding and towels, a washer & dryer, an eat in kitchen fully stocked with cookware and dishes, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, crock pot, electric griddle, air popcorn popper, hand mixer and toaster. Spacious living room and a separate family/sunroom with a gas fireplace. Sorry – No Pets or smoking allowed!

*** Weekly rentals only! Weekend rentals considered when request is within 30 days of arrival dates with a 2 night minimum stay ***

Enjoy large level yard for family games. A picnic table and a charcoal grill is provided, but don’t forget to bring the charcoal. There is also a fire pit close to the lake for bon fires (please provide your own firewood). A private dock is provided to tie off your boat, for swimming and for sitting and watching the world go by. The driveway has space for boat/trailer parking.

Suggestions to bring: CDs, DVDs, food and drinks, storage containers for left overs, dish & hand soap, laundry soap, shampoo/personal toiletries, beach towels, sun screen, life jackets, water toys, fishing equipment, insect spray, picnic items (napkins, paperplates, plastic silverware), charcoal, firewood and BBQ utensils.

Your family will love this home. It is a wonderful place, well maintained, pretty setting and definitely not your typical dingy cabin, you will not be disappointed. We take great pride in providing a setting for fun summer memories! Please feel free to email with questions or additional pictures.

Keywords: Bay Lake, Cabin, Bay Lake Camp, Church Island, Ruttgers, Golf, Girls Weekend, Reunions, Lonesome Pine, Deerwood, Lake Front, Dock, Sunsets, Garrison, Casino, White Hawk, Heartland Hockey Camp, Cuyuna County State Recreation Area, Paul Bunyan, Brainerd International Raceway, Mille Lacs, Brainerd, Aitkin, Crosby

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Teresa and Matt (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Teresa and Matt chose Brainerd Lakes

My family has enjoyed vacationing on Bay Lake for over 70 years - 6 generations. We have made many memories and many friends here in the area. In 2011 we found a place of our own on Bay Lake that offered lake access and a lake view. But in 2014 we could not pass up the opportunity to own a lake front home on Bay Lake. We are ready to make many more memories with family and friends.

What makes this cabin unique

The public access for boat launching is just 6 miles away. Need to rent a boat? Bay Lake Marine offers affordable rentals and is located next to the public access launch. Bay Lake Camp/Church Island pontoon shuttle is available at 16257 Brighton Point Road, about a 7 mile drive. Take the pontoon shuttle to the island and enjoy outdoor church services, open to the public, held each Sunday during the summer. Shuttle starts running at 9:30am.

The Brainerd Lakes area offers something for everyone: Heartland Hockey camp is just 6 miles away. Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota’s premier Walleye factory, is a short 10 minute drive and 20 minutes from Mille Lacs Grand Casino. A variety of golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, movies, antique shops, amusement parks, miniature golf courses, museums, and shopping are all a short drive away. Enjoy the world class 25-mile mountain bike trails, covering 800 acres in the Cuyuna’s County State Recreation Area near Crosby. Other activities in the Cuyuna’s County State Recreation Area include scuba diving and fishing for Rainbow and Brook Trout. Into auto racing? Brainerd International Raceway is just 30 minutes away. Take a short 1 1/2 hour drive to Duluth on Lake Superior to see the large iron ore boats come in on the ship canal and tour the famous lighthouses of Two Harbors and Split Rock.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second time staying at this vacation property. Again this visit was outstanding. The fish were biting and we ended the week with a tasty meal of fish. The weather was also great, so we were able to enjoy the large backyard. We also attend church services at Church Island - that is always a treat to spend the service with Mother Nature. We are looking forward to another return visit in the very near future.

Five Star Review
Aug 2013
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Enjoy Beautiful Bay Lake * Lake Front Family Cabin * Park Like Setting *2BR/1BTH
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Clean and well kept home

  • 5 of 5

Home was just as advertised. The view of the lake was very nice. Our fishing was good. Many restaurants within a few miles. Had a very good time would recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and also had some great fishing. Bay Lake has good Bass, Northern and Crappie fishing.
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Very nice little lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice relaxing stay. Cabin was just as described - a perfect getaway for a two. Nice location, quiet, peaceful, great view of lake. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a pleasant stay. Peaceful and quiet describe the perfect vacation to me! We hope to see you return for another perfect get away.
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Great place to stay on Bay Lake

  • 5 of 5

This home is large with plenty of room to spread out and very clean. It was great to have a large kitchen with everything you need to cook or grill. The screen porch looks out over the lake and a great room to relax in with nice breezes. We love coming to Bay Lake because the lake is clean and has good fishing and we love to just cruise around the lake, stopping here and there to fish or swim. The shoreline at the home was not great this year for swimming but the owner had told us ahead of time that may be the case, not a problem for us since we have friends with a cabin on the lake and we spend a good deal of time there. The large yard was great, we had a camp fire a few times and enjoyed playing bocce ball with our teenage kids. The only negative was the beds were uncomfortable. The owners area awesome! We have rented several times from them, Teresa is very responsive and really makes sure your stay is great. We definitely would recommend staying here and hopefully we will be back this summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you return for another visit to Bay Lake. Bay Lake and the surrounding area is such a wonderful area for a vacation. Looking forward to having you back in 2016.
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Excellent place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and well maintained. The owners were very quick with their responses either by email or phone. The yard is very large which was great for the kids. If we weren't outside we were in the porch area which always had a nice breeze off the lake. Not a great shoreline for swimming but with having our boat with we didn't care. There are many excellent places to swim on the lake (the big island). The fishing just off the point from the cabin was excellent with both quality and quantity which kept my 5 yr old entertained. I found the beds uncomfortable but that's just my opinion. If the garage would have been available to throw the tubes and skis in it would have been nice but not a deal breaker. I would definitely stay here again. Bay lake is a beautiful lake and I love that area in general.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are so glad you enjoyed your time on Bay Lake and that we could share it's beauty with you. Sounds like you found a great fishing hole. We will have to check that one out ourselves. Yes, our shoreline is a more natural shoreline as are the majority on the lake. The DNR actually encourages the natural shorelines to help protect the lake and helps keep the lake cleaner. Anchoring a boat on the backside of Church Island on the sandbar is a great way to spend a day relaxing and socializing with other Bay Lakers. We look forward to having you for a return visit.
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Jacksonville, Illinois

The best lake front home on Baylake

  • 5 of 5

This Baylake home was incredible. Clean, Clean, Clean and spacious. Beautiful view from all windows and I actually enjoyed doing the dishes looking out the kitchen windows at the lake. Huge back yard, well groomed and everything you need to have a good time. I would definetly go back to this home and recommend it to my friends. The pride of ownership truly shows.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, the views and the large yard for fun and games! The yard is great for family gatherings, bon fires and relaxing! We look forward to having you and your friends return.
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Bloomington, MN

Annual golf tourney at Rutger's

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this fine lake home! Our group numbered 7 this year; accommodations suited us. Back yard was good for bocce ball and other yard games! We had great weather. The mosquitoes were fierce this summer so do come prepared with repellent! It is after all summer at the lake! We were sad to learn that the area appears not to do recycling any longer, We brought our recyclables home for disposal.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to have you and your guests back for a return visit. You would have thought after the brutal winter we had that all the mosquitos would have died. No such luck! We look forward to having you back in 2015.
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Bay Lake Marine-Service
Bay Lake Public Boat Launch
Bay Lake Camp
White Hawk
Woodland Beach Resort
Lonesome Pine Restaurant and Bar
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Heartland Hockey Camp
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Brainerd Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Lonesome Pine (Restaurant)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 18
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Geocaching, Mille Lacs Grand Casino, Heatland Hockey Camp, Bay Lake Church Camp, Paul Bunyan Trail, Northland Arboretum, Paul Bunyan Land, Water Parks, Cuyuna’s County State Recreation Area,


Rates & Availability

Garrison Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Wknd Rate w/ in 30dys of Arrvl
May 28 2016 - Aug 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly rentals only!
*** Weekend rentals considered when request is within 30 days of arrival dates with a 2 night minimum stay ***
*** Weekend rentals will require payment in full at time of reservation ***

*** Preferred methods of payment are Check, eCheck and PayPal ***
Check-in 4pm Check-out 11am
50% due at time of reservation (Includes $500 deposit). Balance due 45 days before arrival.
Cancellation Policy Prior to the Check-in Date: 100% if cancelled 60 days prior 50% if cancelled 30 days prior

Note: Until reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Brainerd Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1564 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in hall of main floor between the two bedrooms
  • One bath with tub/shower combo. Bath towels provided for six occupants.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ceiling Fan, Closet, Dresser and Nightstand - New Carpeting.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Ceiling Fan, Closet, Dresser and Nightstand - New Carpeting.
  • Bed Linens, blankets and Pillows provided for beds - up to six occupants. Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin Beds (2). Bedrooms have new carpet, a closet, dresser, nightstand, alarm clock and ceiling fan.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private Dock, Fish Cleaning Table, Large Front Yard, Charcoal Grill, Picnic Table, Ceiling Fans (4), Portable Fans (3), Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Board Games and Playing Cards. **Garage and Sheds on property are not accessible to renters**

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