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ON BAY LAKE! Beautiful yard w/Hot Tub & Pontoon included. June 18-25th OPEN

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

INCLUDED in our rate is a 20' Pontoon. This pontoon is available to you for the entire week making your stay even more enjoyable.

We are on Beautiful Bay Lake; a 2435 acre premier lake. Just a short 99 mile drive from the Twin Cities. Bay Lake is at the top of the desired places to own in the county. (represented by the highest land values). You will understand why when you visit this wonderful lake.

Our large cabin has spectacular views of Bay Lake and was built in 2002 with 1st Class construction throughout. It is situated on a FLAT (no elevation or hike up to the cabin here)sodded lot that reaches the lake. The property is perfect for lounging in the hot tub (new one in 2015)and enjoying the sounds from the custom water fall, playing bocce ball or sitting by the fire all while enjoying being right next to the water. Our lake home has150 feet of shoreline with a sandy bottom thats perfect for swimming. There are three restaurants right on the lake that can be reached by boat or car. Also, many more within a short car ride.

Outside you will see a professionally landscaped yard with a large patio off of the kitchen. (lakeside). Here there are two large tables for eating or visiting. There is a walkway over to the 8 person hot tub. While soaking in the tub you are right next to the soothing sounds of the waterfall.

Even closer to the water is our custom made firepit. Around the firepit are 6 adirondack chairs. Perfect for enjoying the fire or roasting marshmallows.

Some words that have been used to describe our cabin are warm, comfortable, homey but yet elegant feeling. (Maybe a little Shabby Chic).The beautiful kitchen has top of the line appliances and granite countertops. It is well stocked with everything you need from coffee maker to crockpot.

The kitchen also has a large eating area with an 8 foot custom made table and built in cushioned benches. Perfect for dinners in or playing cards.

This home features wide plank wood floors throughout the Kitchen and Main Living areas. On the main level you will find: The Kitchen, A Full Bath, Laundry room and a Large Great Room with 25 ft. ceilings. The Great Room has floor to ceiling windows offering magnificant views out to the lake. The walls are lined with white oak and hanging on these walls you will be delighted to see some beautifully mounted Minnesota game. Fish, Fox, and Deer. (Tastefully done)! Unique to this cabin is a Main floor Master Suite with Vaulted ceilings. There is a comfy King sized bed with down comforter. The carpet underfoot is top quality. If you leave the windows open you can fall asleep listening to the waterfall through the large window facing the lake. The Master bath has a window seat, walk-in closet and two vanities.

You will never want to leave.

Upstairs you will find Two spacious Bedrooms. Bedroom #2 has 2 Full-sized beds and a ton over one full. Also, views of the Lake. Bedroom #3 has a Queen-sized bed and a set of twin bunk beds. The Upper level also has a nice full-sized bath.

All beds and bedding are top quality and very comfortable.

Our home is pet free and smoke free.

Local Area:

Our home is located on beautiful Bay lake which is just 99 miles from the Twin Cities. (Don't spend your vacation traveling to your destination). 10 minutes from Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota's premier walleye factory, 20 minutes from Grand Casino and 20 minutes from Brainerd. A variety of golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, movies, museums and shopping are all a short. drive away. Bay lake, a 2,435 lake of bays, points and islands. The lake has wonderful bass, walleye, crappie, sunfish and northern pike fishing. With it's many bays there is always calm water for water skiing, swiming or fishing or just enjoying the loons.

Keywords: Bay Lake, MN, house, 4 bedroom, cabin, fishing, water skiing, ruttgers, large rental, vacation by owner, sandy lake bottom

More Details

Wendy Parent
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Wendy Parent

We are the Parent Family. We Custom built this cabin and spent our first weekend here in July 2002. We built it just for us! We have 5 kids ranging in age from 24 to 14. Because of our large family we have had a lot of conflicts in the Summer with sports and such.

In 2012 summer we decided to TRY this renting thing and ended up renting the cabin to a family for a week when we weren't able to be there ourselves.

It went Great. This summer we hope to rent it out some of the the weeks we aren't going to be able to be there. Our Bay Lake Cabin is our second home. We love spending time here! It is NOT your average 'rental property'.

Wendy Parent purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Wendy Parent chose Minnesota

When we were looking to build a cabin we knew that we didn't want to be too far from the cities. We didn't want to spend our weekend in the car. We also wanted to be able to invite friends up for the day and they could still drive home after a great day on the lake. After looking at many lakes in the area we zoned right in on BAY LAKE because of everything it has to offer. It has Ruttgers resort. gas for boats and jet ski's, and many, many beautiful cabins are situated on the lake.

What makes this cabin unique

Because the lake is made up of Bays there are always places on the lake that are perfectly calm even on the windiest of days. Bay lake is the perfect balance of quiet and relaxation and yet you can find action if you want to. We fell in love with the sandbar. There is a volleyball net set up here all summer long in about a foot of water. It is so much fun to boat over and play a little Volleyball.

There is a large Eagles nest just down the shoreline from our cabin we love to boat on by and see the Eagle sitting in her nest.

Bay Lake is also home to the Famous Ruttgers Resort. A great place to visit for Dinner (they have three restaurants), Golf, Gourmet Coffee, ice cream or Shopping. If you want you can schedule a pedicure or massage at their full service Spa.

We love to boat on over and stop by for an Ice Cream cone.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

ON BAY LAKE! Beautiful yard w/Hot Tub & Pontoon included. June 18-25th OPEN
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at this cabin. The property was very clean and well maintained. We had six adults in our party and the cabin was large enough for us to gather as a group, and to also have some privacy. Loved sitting by the lake in the morning with my coffee, cruising around the bays on the beautiful pontoon, enjoying meals at the various restaurants on the lake, and relaxing by the fire in the evening while listening to the loons. The owners were very easy to reach, and were always happy to answer any questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, OHio

Bay Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This property is a modern and well kept house. It has very comfortable amenities with a large kitchen for family and group meals. The backyard lakefront area is perfect with easy lake access, comfortable seating and campfire area. The owners are very easy to communicate with and quickly respond to any issue or concern. I would very much recommend this property if you are visiting the Bay Lake area

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD

Family fun!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful with a lot of amenities. The Parents were very accommodating and friendly. We loved the grassy area by the lake. The view is amazing and the sound of the Loons is always very peaceful at night. It is a beautiful location! We rented a pontoon from a local place and enjoyed that very much! A perfect place for families to have a lot of fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way: beautiful home, gorgeous lake, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this home on Bay Lake in the summer of 2012, and I can't say enough good things about it. Our groups consisted of four adults and two little kids, and everyone had a great time.

First, the home is stunning and spacious, a log cabin-inspired design with all the modern amenities you would need, including a large eat-in kitchen, master suite with bathroom, cable, internet, air conditioning, etc. And the grounds are perfectly maintained, including a very large lawn by the lake that is perfect for kids and yard games. Second, the location on beautiful Bay Lake is only a two-hour drive from the Twin Cities, close to grocery stores, and a half-mile from a cozy restaurant. Finally, the owners--a wonderful family that built the place about ten years ago as a family cabin--are very accommodating and a easy to work with. Our family has rented a number of places in MN and WI through VRBO over the past few years, and this was perhaps our favorite place. Not a single complaint!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin Cities

It's Everything It Says and More!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation from start to finish! The owners were very accommodating and had everything in order before hand. Then when we got to the cabin it was AMAZING!! All 10 of us had good night sleeps and spent the day floating on the lake! When we weren't on the lake we were in the beautiful kitchen. The kayak and paddle boat were the best as the kids spent every waking moment either on them or fishing from the dock. The only drawback (and let me tell you it would NOT stop me from renting again) was the weeds in the water. But the grown-ups ended up dealing with that by laying on a floaty and the kids didn't seem to mind them. All in all I'd have to say, if you get the chance rent this place. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy the world class 25-mile mountain biking trails, covering 800 acres in Cuyuna's County State Recreation Area near Crosby. Other Activities offered here include scuba diving and fishing for Rainbow and Brook Trout. The Cuyuna Trails also connect to the Famous Paul Bunyon Trail. The Paul Bunyon trail is112 miles of paved biking trails. (The longest in Mn.)!


Rates & Availability

Bay Lake Cabin Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.12%



Half down along with contract to reserve your week. Remaining 1/2 and $500 refundable damage deposit due one month prior to your visit.
The quoted rate is for 6 renters. Additional visitors are $140 weekly.

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Bay Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , bunk bed is 2 twin's
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , one of the doubles has a twin above it.
    Bedroom 1/Master - 1 king
  • King size bed (1) Queen size Beds (1) Double Beds (2) Two doubles in Bedroom #2, Twin or Single Beds (3) Twin Bunkbeds in Bedroom #3 (along with Queen) Bedroom #2 has a twin above one of the fulls, Baby Cribs (1) Travel Tender available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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