A private, 5-bedroom home on Red Sand Lake in the heart of Baxter. Our vacation property has all of the conveniences of a medium-sized city (Cub, Target, etc. within 4 miles) but you can easily stay for days without seeing another person except when passing one by boat on the lake. Full lakeshore and wildlife views, brand new fire pit and deck, sandy beach w/dock, theater room, wireless speaker system. Both master bedrooms enjoy a beautiful lake view. Basement features a pool table and theater room. Water toys abound with swimming mats, kayaks, a canoe, and more. You'll want to keep an eye out for the hawks, eagles, herons, cranes, foxes and deer living on our private peninsula. Fully appointed kitchen and laundry on site, with a grilling deck and open fire cooking options as well. Master bathroom features a whirlpool tub. This is the ideal set up for large groups (could sleep up to 14 using theater and office) or large families looking for a lake getaway!
3500 Square Foot Home On Wooded 4 Acres With 3000 Feet Of Lakeshore.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 12, 2019
About Erin Larson
I grew up in Minnesota, spending summers and holidays at the family cabin in the Brainerd Lakes Area. I split time between the Cities and this lake home, and after lending it out to friends and family I realized we have something special here. I'm happy to share this beautiful, private lake home with the right visitors. I hope you enjoy!
Erin Larson purchased this House in 2014
Why Erin Larson chose Baxter
I was looking for a true getaway in the Brainerd Lakes Area. I wanted someplace where me and my dogs could spend weeks on end in complete peace and privacy, but also wanted the security and convenience offered by a medium-sized city. We almost didn't even look at this property because I couldn't believe the seclusion I needed would come from a lake home in Baxter. When we turned onto the gravel road, my whole mindset changed. All it takes is driving down our private drive, catching a glimpse of one of our animal neighbors (fawns in the spring!), enjoying the sun setting over Red Sand Lake, and you forget that the outside world exists. We are the sole human occupants of a 4 acre peninsula on a small, very private lake. I couldn't have asked for a nicer spot.
What makes this House unique
The privacy offered is unparalleled, in my experience owning and enjoying lake homes. The lake is smaller than some, but with that comes complete privacy as well as safety. We drop our water mat in the middle of the lake with people lounging on it and are never worried about boat traffic. You can enjoy all the perks of Northwoods lake living and still be able to pop out for groceries in less than a half hour. Rainy weather just means you don't feel guilty hunkering down in the theater with your choice of hundreds of DVDs or Netflix.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, well-kept property!
The property had everything we needed to enjoy a weekend on the lake. Great indoor and outdoor space, including lake access. We would definitely recommend to other groups traveling North!
Awesome family getaway site!
This cabin worked out perfect for our family get together. From swimming and boating, to yard games and watching movies, we enjoyed every bit of it! The cabin is very comfortable and fits several families. The owners are very flexible and accommodating, they checked in shortly after our arrival to make sure everything was perfect for us. We couldn't of asked for a better location, cabin, and all the amenities you could want. Thanks Erin and team for a great vacation!
2018 Lunn Family Get Together
Beautiful lakehome in private setting. Fully stocked kitchen with lots of space for everyone!
Owners are very welcoming and easy to communicate with. Our family loves the level yard and great beach area for little ones. Close enough to town for grocery runs!
This is our 4th summer gathering our family to find a perfect location to spend our vacation week together on a MN lake. The Retreat quickly became our favorite place to accommodate the 3 generations and the day we checked out, we booked again for next year. The many yard games, water toys, inside toys and amenities, including a well stocked kitchen avoided over stuffed cars for our travels. Listening to the loons, watching chipmunks & deer snaps you into the nature life with peace and relaxation. It rained a bit one day and we didn’t feel on top of each other watching movies or playing pool and other games. Big bonus being close to town for a quick trip for antique shopping or a coffee. Plopping in the hammock to read a book was good medicine for all of us. The owners are amazing to work with for any questions. Thanks for sharing your top notch place! See ya next year.
Great family vacation home
We stayed at the lake house from July 19-23, 2018. It was wonderful. There were 9 adults and 3 kids including a toddler. It was the perfect place to get everyone together. We used all the bedrooms and the media room for sleeping. The office can be used as well but the media room is very dark and more than one can sleep down there so that worked out better for us. The backyard is huge which the kids loved to run around. There are all kinds of wildlife around as this place is very secluded. We saw lots of deer. We used the fire pit and roasted marshmallows, went out on the pontoon one afternoon, did a lot of fishing off the dock. The lake is shallow and not very big. The fish are small and perfect for our grandchildren to manage. It was all catch and release. Our adult children and grandchildren used the paddle boards and kayaks and had a great time. The private beach is perfect for the kids who loved to play in the sand. There was enough room for people to have their space and quiet times. We didn't use the media room, probably would have if the weather didn't cooperate. We spent most of our time during the day with the kids outside, going to the zoo, to Paul Bunyan Land, and just having a nice time with the family. Cubb Foods is very close and we made several trips there over the course of our stay. The information we received ahead of our arrival was very helpful and detailed which made things like using the dishwasher and washing machine much easier. The kids all loved it. My husbands favorite thing about it was waking up in the morning making coffee then going to the dock to fish for a while before breakfast. He did that every morning. Some of our kids joined in. This place is wonderful. I look forward to going back.
Absolutely perfect for our multi-family to spread out. The private location is so peaceful. Paddeboats, kayaks, sand at the beach, boat, lily pad, bonfires and all the toys inside kept our kids ages 2-10 entertained and happy for days! Will be going back! Amazing communication from the owners! Thanks to both of you!
You would never to expect to find such a private paradise so close to all of the amenities of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Over 4 acres of complete seclusion features our 3500 square foot, four-season home and over 3000 feet of private lakeshore. Grocery stores, bars and restaurants, and more within 4 miles of the property, but most people find they never want to leave this private, beautiful retreat.
Rates & Availability
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Check in time is 4 p.m. Check out time is 11 a.m. If you have special needs, contact the owner. We work with our cleaning service to accommodate requests when possible.