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Angela Hanson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Quiet Lakefront Home For Making Great Family Memories

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4 Bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 10-12

Our beautiful, private, lakefront home is a great place to take the family and enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking and watching the eagles sore overhead. A modern kitchen includes a full set of appliances, along with laundry available on site. Enjoy the sandy beach area and dock with ample area to dock your boat. A 14 foot fishing boat, kayaks and paddle boat are also available to rent.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Angela Hanson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Quiet Lakefront Home For Making Great Family Memories
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Very good.

  • 4 of 5

Appreciated the privacy this location offered. Also liked having a laundry room and the many bedrooms. Owners were very helpful and accommodating. Would recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is in very good condition, with plenty of extra's if you forget something at home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a Lake Home - not a cabin. We were delighted when we first entered the home. We had every thing we needed, lots of space inside. and a very peaceful outdoor either seating or eating, whichever you wanted to do. All appliances seemed newer and worked perfectly. The lake is small, but it made it easier for kayaking, paddle boating, since the smaller lake size kept large waves from developing. It is a very relaxing, comfortable home. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, private home on a quiet lake

  • 4 of 5

Our party of six adults and five children found the Balm Vista house to be well stocked, and roomy enough for everyone to spread out and relax. It was a great benefit to have two bathrooms, which is tough to find in this price point. Being able to do laundry while there was a plus. The property's dock and floating gazebo were a highlight for the kids, as they were able to catch sunfish virtually every time they cast their lines. The water was so clear you could watch the fish take the bait! A drawback to this lake was that the sunfish and the occasional small bass was all we caught. There wasn't much for bigger fish, which might explain the surprising lack of boaters/fishermen there during our stay. Another drawback of the lake was a very muddy bottom and lots of shells to cut little feet. Definitely wear footwear if you plan to swim in it! The owners do provide kayaks and a peddle boat for a fee, and these were wonderful to have. We definitely used them to explore the lake and enjoy the scenery around the shore. The nearest "large" town (Bemidji) is about a half hour drive away. We visited a few times to explore the quaint downtown boutiques, souvenir shops, and restock on groceries. Overall, this is a good property if your intention is to just get away from it all for awhile, and aren't hung up on catching trophy fish or having a sandy bottom swim area for the little ones.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Balm Lake Vista. The location was very private and we were able to enjoy ourselves without the hustle and bustle that some lakes have. Angela was very receptive of all of our questions and answered them professionally and quickly. We enjoyed fishing and swimming in the lake and overall had a blast. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and look forward to you staying again in the future!
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Private and relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this house! It was just the place our family needed to spread out and relax after days on the road in different hotels each night enroute to our new home. It was a large and private property with a very private boat dock. Could hear, but not really see neighbors. Lake was very quiet also, especially during the week. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes and paper products, which was very helpful for us as we had only enough room in the car to get a week's worth of groceries in! Kids enjoyed the football table, paddle boat and kayaks as well as the shallow swimming area. Lots of great games available too! Thanks again for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin. The fishing was really great! From crappie to walleye you name it we caught it. The cabin was very roomy. The really great thing that comes with the cabin is the fish cleaning house! We really put that to good use. We have been renting houses for 10 years and this one is one of the best for the buck! We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are pleased you were able to put fish cleaning house to good use. We look forward to have you back in the future!!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Bemidji Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Seven Clans Casino Red Lake
Car: necessary


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Shevlin House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Rates are subject to change without notice. Damage protection insurance is based on six people staying with insurance payment due at time of booking. Damage insurance rate could increase to an $89 fee depending on the number of guests staying.

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Shevlin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , lower level 3/4 bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , main level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , twin over full bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Balm Lake has a variety of fish species; ex. walleye, sunfish, bass, crappie and northern pike. An enclosed fish cleaning house is located on site, which allows you to clean fish without the weather and bugs being an issue. Please bring your own filet knife!!

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