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Dramatic Chalet Lake Home (FREE PONTOON & FISHING BOAT Included)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,888 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bed Loft, 2 Bath (Sleeps 11), Pontoon & Fishing Boat Included

SUMMER: During summer season OUR LAKE HOME IS A WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY-- Saturday to Saturday stay for a maximum of 12 guests (Adults and children). A peaceful retreat for multi-generational families or small groups to spend quality time together. A large pontoon, fishing boat and 2 kayaks are for guest use at no additional charge! All weeks for 2018, rent for $2,100.00 per week plus tax and fees (see Rate Information).

FALL, WINTER, & SPRING: During fall, winter and spring seasons we have a 3 night minimum stay.

A beautiful, AIR CONDITIONED, CHALET LAKE HOME awaits your visit to the Brainerd Lakes Area. It is situated near Aitkin, MN on Sullivan Lake just over 2 hours North of the Twin Cities. The home has over 1,900 finished square feet on three levels, a 22' vaulted ceiling of knotty pine, and three stories of windows overlooking the large deck and lake. Our lake home retreat is unlike any other…on PRIVATE land with no cabins, campers, neighbors, or noise to invade your precious vacation.

The home sleeps 11 in beds with 2 private bedrooms and a dormitory-style loft. With the amenities of home-- a washer and dryer, bedding and towels, a kitchen fully stocked with cookware and dishes, a microwave and 2 TV’s and Blue Ray players.

This 100-acre private lake has NO PUBLIC ACCESS and is deep with up to 42' of water and 2 miles of natural shoreline. Fishing is great entertainment for “big and little” kids alike……primarily pan fish, bass and northern pike. GUESTS CAN USE AT NO CHARGE, our 20' pontoon boat, 14' fishing boat with electric trolling motor and 2 kayaks THIS INCLUDES THE GAS! Coast Guard approved life vests are provided in all sizes. While there is no sandy beach, a wonderful public, sandy swimming beach is a short drive away on Pelican Lake with clear, shallow water for blocks out into the lake. We do have a swimming platform anchored in 25' of water out from the dock and 2 kiddie pools for toddlers.

Yard games include bocce ball,croquet, ladder golf, jarts and horseshoes. There are board games, puzzles, and 2 Blue Ray players for rainy days. Bring along your favorite DVD's. Enjoy the surrounding woods and yard, bask in the sun or read on the large deck overlooking the lake, relax on the dock bench, or sun and swim from the 8'X8' swimming platform anchored in 20' of water. Golf at one of the many courses around, or spend an evening at the Mille Lacs Casino just 30 minutes away. Shopping, restaurants and other recreation are close bye in the Brainerd Lakes Area. A Weber charcoal grill will cook whatever you wish. An evening campfire at the fire pit is a must. You will have a vacation your family will remember for years to come.


Enjoy some of the best winter sports our lake home has to offer. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing are all popular with many trails in the area. Fall is also a great time to visit us with still warm days and crisp autumn nights. Minnesota's fall colors are second to none.

Whatever the season, let us be your Family Vacation Destination!


Marilyn Paquette, Manager

Keywords: Aitkin, Chalet Lake Home, Brainerd Lakes Area, Private lake and Secluded Lake, Good Fishing, Firepit, Horseshoes, Lakeshore, Woods, Acreage, Pontoon, fishing boat, kayaks, lakefront, retreat, rustic, spacious, trees, waterfront, lakeview, swimming dock

More Details

Property Manager
Marilyn Paquette
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Marilyn Paquette

I very much enjoy my lakehome but as a business owner I am busy and use it very little. Instead of leaving it vacant most of the time I wanted to make it available to you to have an alternative to the mundane 'same old thing' resort style vacation. Stay at my home year round as I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I do.

Thank You,


Marilyn Paquette purchased this chalet in 1996

Why Marilyn Paquette chose Aitkin

My father purchased the land in 1956. He was enamored by the property's beauty, the tremendous fishing, and the privacy. In 1996 I tore down the old cabin and built the three level Ski Chalet-Style Lake Home with an open loft to facilitate the 'togetherness' that a 'cabin' is supposed to convey. Since I am so busy with work and I use the place only a couple weeks per year, I decided to share it with you!

What makes this chalet unique

I enjoy all aspects of the place including peace and quiet, all the wildlife in the woods surrounding the house, great fishing, swimming, the large deck overlooking the lake, all of it. It's also the rarity to have such a large private lot on such a nice lake with no neighbors. It makes me glad I purchased those additional lots adjacent to the property. To me, there is no replacement for seclusion and privacy and this place really delivers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated our stay at Sullivan Lake. From the minute we walked in the door we felt at home. It was so peaceful and so relaxing. This is something I have wanted to do for years, and we picked the perfect place. We talked about doing this again next summer. Personally I could pack my bags and just move in! The owners are very fortunate.”
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Aitkin

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1888 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Turn off all fans, lights and AC when checking out. Ensure all doors are locked and secured. Return key to lock box on front door.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 Bath with Shower, Toilet, and Vanity
  • The Main Floor Bathroom has a tub/shower combination, spacious single-sink vanity and toilet. The large Lower Level Bathroom has a shower, single-sink vanity and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower Level bedroom with Queen bed Sleeping 2
    Main Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Main floor master bedroom with queen bed sleeping 2
    Sleeping Loft - 1 queen , 2 double , Upper Level Sleeping loft Sleeping 6
    Lower Level Family Room - 1 twin/ single , Lower Level Family Room with Single Twin Bed Sleeping 1
  • The Main Floor Private Bedroom has 1 Queen bed; the Upper Level Dormitory-style Loft has 1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Beds and a dorm-style single fold out bed; the Lower Level has a Private Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed; Lower Level Family Room has 1 Twin Bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Property encompasses over 1500 feet of lakeshore on 21 acres on private Sullivan Lake in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Good fishing and relaxation spot for multi-generational families.


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Dramatic Chalet Lake Home (FREE PONTOON & FISHING BOAT Included)
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 18 reviews

Great place to spend time with family

  • 5 of 5

Fishing was good. Had a great time with the family.

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, MN

Perfect getaway for quality family time.

  • 5 of 5

All the amenities of home in a relaxing, remote destination. We enjoyed peaceful mornings on the deck or on the water and great family fun around the fire at night. Inside and out, it was very comfortable for our family of 12 (including two toddlers and two babies). Great fishing and canoeing on a very quiet lake! Highly recommended for anyone seeking a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Home was exactly as represented. Tastefully appointed. Bed was comfortable. Enjoyed the use of the pontoon boat. Very running down the road to the grocery store.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern MN

Best Family Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this vacation. The house was very clean and comfortable. We felt it was very spacious and gave us lots of room to spread out. The family enjoyed the pontoon, fishing, and kayaks. We saw lots of wildlife and enjoyed the seclusion of the woods. We appreciated all of the yard games, and other little extras that were found in the house. We would love to go back! Highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural Dodge County,MN

Drew & Crew....Like a fine Wine,every year......

  • 5 of 5

Awesome is what our granddaughter said about her 1st visit.We've felt that way since we found your oasis in the Woods years ago.Anxoious for our family gathering in early June this year.Having fished the lake we know where to find the 12" crappie,& fat sunny's.Trolling fast is how you catch the Lunker Pike...Thanks for the Tip David!

The toddlers enjoyed the pools,pontoon,fishing and the "Dance of the Loons".Grillin' & Chillin' for the young adults,while grandma & I enjoyed the sunrising/setting on the lake & peacefull walks in the woods.

Looking forward to our week in June with hopes of a fall color retun trip as well.Thanks again for the past memories and future family fun shared on the water,& in the woods next time.Peace

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin Cities

First Class All the Way!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week's stay here. The cabin, lake, and amenities were excellent across the board. The cabin itself was very spacious and clean and comfortable. The kids loved the lake, the dock and the pontoon boat. Fishing was excellent as we caught all the crappies and sunfish we wanted, with an occasional bass and northern, too.

  • Submitted: 14-Feb-2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Pelican Lake--One of best public beaches in MN
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Aitkin

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring-Summer 2018
May 12 2018 - Sep 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$532.36
Cleaning Fee C$133.09

THE WEEKLY RATE for the 4th of July, 2017 (July 1-7) is $2,750.00/7 nights, plus fees and taxes shown.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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