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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 334 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

200 Feet Of Sandy Beach Lake Shore Western Sunset View Over The Lake!!!


*** This property is a paradise for fishing, ice fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, or just lounging around!!! If you are looking for an affordable getaway vacation, on a huge crystal clean spring fed lake, and a very nice, clean, and cozy house, then look no further. The manager is within 8 miles of the property to assist you with things you might need, such as secret hunting or fishing spots!!! ***

Turtle Lake is located approximately thirty (30) miles North of Grand Rapids on scenic State Highway #38, and approximately two (2) miles north of Marcell, MN. Big Turtle Lake is within the Bigfork River Watershed and is located in the North East Quarter of the Chippewa National Forest. Big Turtle Lake has an area of 2,052 acres of water, a 26.7 mile shoreline, and is 150 feet deep, with water clarity of 20 feet. Big Turtle Lake is the most popular fishing lake in the Chippewa National Forest. The lake has been stocked with walleye since the year 1992. Fishing species include Walleye, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Black Crappie, Blue Gill, Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch, White Fish, and Tullibee (Cisco). Note: A pontoon boat is available for rent (rates on the pontoon rental are $100 per day and discounts will vary depending on the length of stay).

The 3600 square foot home has a walk out basement only 100 feet from the lake, two large decks with one deck facing a western sunset over the lake, four (4) bedrooms, complete with three (3) bathrooms, two (2) fireplaces, and a large air conditioned three-season porch. The home can sleep 8 to 10 people comfortably (4 bedrooms and other sleep accommodations). The home has a large dining room with a large oak dining table that will seat 10 people. The kitchen is large with deep freezer, dishwasher, and large bar with bar stools. The kitchen and dinning room are perfect for indoor entertaining. The property sits on four (4) acres with 185 feet of pristine sandy beach, perfect for wading, swimming, dropping a line off the dock, campfires, and spectacular western sunsets! AS you enter the property, with easy access from Highway #38, you will witness a spectacular breath taking million dollar view.

The property is located next to snowmobiling trails, hiking trails, restaurants, gas station, and bait shop. The property is located perfectly to accommodate the avid hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler. This house has an enormous flat area of land that is perfect for outdoor lawn sports. You can rise with the loons in the morning, and head out fishing for that monster walleye. In the afternoons enjoy the beach, swimming, water skiing, and tubing.


NOTE: EASY ACCESS FROM Minneapolis/St. Paul, in a little over 3 hours you're in lake country with easy access to restaurants, gas station, and convenience/bait shop. You will not have to travel miles of dirt roads to access this wilderness paradise. The property is accessed directly from Highway 38, within 30 seconds your on the beach. There is plenty of room to park trailers and toys on the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Brian Chase
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Brian Chase

This lake home was built by my Father, Mother, their six sons, and one daughter. My parents have passed. I purchased this home in June 2013 to keep it in the family. Many family reunions have taken place on the property!!! Lots of memories have been stored away, to once again re-live, with activities ranging from tubing, water skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, or just sitting around enjoying your favorite beverage at the beach camp fire, or grilling on the huge deck facing the western sunset!!!

Brian Chase purchased this house in 2013

Why Brian Chase chose Bigfork

This property is a paradise for fishing, ice fishing, hunting, snowmobiling!!! If you are looking for an affordable getaway vacation, on a huge crystal clean spring fed lake, and a very nice cozy house, then look no further. The manager is within 6 miles of the property to assist you with things you might need, such as secret hunting or fishing spots!!!

What makes this house unique

This Turtle Lake Home is easily accessible from Highway# 38! One does not have to travel miles of dusty or muddy dirt roads to experience this rural country lake shore home. The beach is 200 feet of pristine sand with 60 foot aluminum dock. Enjoy the western sunsets and loons while sitting in the three season porch!!!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bigfork

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 334 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2.5 Bathrooms complete with 2 showers.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Next to laundry room
  • Property has three (3) bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , bedroom is close to full bath and sauna
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Close to full bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Three season porch has a full sized sofa hide-a-bed.
    Bedroom 5 - basement family room has a twin bed and a sofa hide-a-bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Next to full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bedroom is connected to walk-in full bathroom
  • Property has four (4) bedrooms and two (2) full sized sofa hide-a-beds are avaliable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property sits on a natural sandy beach with a 80 foot aluminum dock.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

spacious well appointed home on lake

  • 5 of 5

The home was so roomy for 2 families - very comfortable, well-maintained, gorgeous location with backside on the lake and front on a large, tree-lined yard for lawn games. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and most importantly we thank you for taking great care of the home and property. We look forward to your renturn.
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Beautiful location ~ Excellent host!

  • 5 of 5

We met up with family at this lovely, secluded location for a very enjoyable vacation. The well appointed kitchen was perfect for preparing large meals to enjoy with the group who gathered for fun at the lake. Roasting marshmallows at the lakeside fire pit was fun for all. I will certainly return as soon as possible (and bring along our grandkids). As Montanans, we are not used to fishing from a boat, so it was a change for our family! The fishing was excellent and the pontoon was fun! Love the canopy of trees as you enter into this well taken care of home. Thanks Brian and Tim!

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate the care that your family and friends gave to the home, it was left in a clean and neat condition. It is satisfying to know that folks from the BIG SKY COUNTRY OF MONTANA, where recreational resources are bountiful, really enjoyed the MINNESOTA LAND OF 10,000 LAKES - GREAT OUTDOORS. Thank you again we really enjoyed having your group, please come again!!! We certainly appreciate your business!!!
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Bloomington, MN

Great family place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week at this home. Large and spacious as described..which isn't always the case. The owners bent over backwards via text ahead of time to make sure we had everything we needed. It was helpful to know that cell phone coverage was poor ahead of time...but we loved truly being able to get away from it all. The grocery store in Marcell was only 3 miles away and the larger store in Big Fork was only 11 miles away...close enough that the ice cream didn't melt! We had our young grandchildren stay in the lower level with their folks....and never heard them when they were up during the night. It was easy to have people on different sleep schedules! Loved having access to the pontoon...and the swimming was good. Our three year old grandson caught his first fish off the dock with his grandpa - a great memory for both of them. Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big thank you goes out to the " B.L." Family for taking such great care of the home and pontoon boat! Grandpa and grandson catching fish off the dock - I don't think it gets much better than that, especially when it is the grandson's first fish - AWESOME!!!. One of my property photos on VRBO shows a little guy catching his first fish! I would love to have the B.L. family back - I always invite those families back who take care of the Turtle Lake property as if it were their grandma's house. Perhaps you can make it back for the autumn color tour or the winter snowmobile tour. Once again we thank you for your business!!!
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Great House and Property!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Big Turtle Lake at the Chase house. The property was just like the description and the house was very clean with plenty of sleeping space and living area. The kitchen and dining room were perfect for a large group. The dock and beach area were awesome for lounging and the pontoon boat was a plus as well. We were blessed with great weather and spent most of our time enjoying the lake. Tim and Brian were were readily available when we needed help and were very accommodating. We hope to come back next summer as well! We would strongly recommend this vacation spot to friends and family. Thanks again!

The Kinderknecht Family

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a fabulous review! It was very obvious that your family treated the home as if it were your own home! The home and boat were well taken care of. As home owners, we thank you for the great care that your family gave to the lake home.. We certainly hope that your family will return next summer!!! I wish you didn't live so far away in Kansas, because we would love to take you on a guided snowmobile lake/trail tour of the Great White North of Minnesota. And maybe sit in a fish house like "Grumpy Old Men" and spear the "Catfish Hunter"!!! I'm glad you made it home safely. Thank you again we really appreciate your business!!!
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Big Turtle Lake Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

My sons and I had a great time at this home on Turtle Lake. The home is spacious with comfortable amenities and a two car garage in which to load and unload out of the elements. We fished for several days with the use of the pontoon boat and caught over 30 large and small mouth bass, two pike and several other species. We enjoyed making use of the large front yard, which is big enough to throw a ball or frisbee around. We also made use of a nice fire pit by the lake. The weather was fantastic, we loved the warm days and cool nights. we enjoyed seeing the night sky , it was so clear.

I highly recommend this home, and we plan on returning next year!

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write your incredible review! I thoroughly enjoy the lake home when I stay! Whether I am fishing, hunting, or snowmobiling, I always have a refreshing vacation. It is especially pleasing for me to know that your family thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. To know that you folks are from the Rocky Mountain region and South Florida area, it is more pleasing to know that you enjoyed the Great Minnesota Lake Country Outdoors! Thank you for taking such great care of the home and I look forward to your return!
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Upper Sandusky OH

Think of your best winter vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Jan 7-10th 2016 and should have stayed a week. The snow on the spruce no kidding is like the North Pole at Christmas. Think of white puffy marshmellows on the tips of the spruce trees and the sun shining off the shining crystal snowflakes. It is literally more gorgeous than I can describe in written word. The Indian National Forest on snowmobile has breathtaking two story tall trees that magestically delighted as far as I could see. The snowmobile trails were for 15 or 50 mph depending if you wanted the smell the pines tour or the Yamaha flying tour. My husband liked walking on the frozen lake the icicles dripped soled from the trees to the lake.

If you want to revisit your childhood you'll love the nostalgic furnishings down to the yarn hangers and pine furniture.

We rode all day and when it doubt"throttled it out" went back and chilled in front of the family room with the fireplace and DISH.

Very roomy MN mansion hidden the woods. Perfect for one who wants to write a book, ice fish, rest, and also perfect for playing until you dropped at night refreshed from the crisp clean air. Renew and restore is what we did.

Got up in the morning and got my work done in perfect peace and solitude then hit the trails and rode all day

Stopped at two inns and had Nordeast and hot cocoa with rum. Yummy. Walleye sandwiches, prime rib sandwiches and came home to the hottest shower that was delicious and steamy.

I would stay again just by myself for a week and could just hang in the house and be perfectly content in the solace. It was a perfect spot for complete rest and restoration.

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay on BIG TURTLE LAKE! It was sure nice to have enough snow for you to enjoy the snowmobiling in the CHIPPEWA NATIOANAL FOREST! HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS SUMMMER!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bigfork, Minnesota and Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bigfork, Minnesota
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Itasca Ski Area - Coleraine, MN
Car: recommended

Property is approximately 2 miles from Marcell, MN


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bigfork

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 14 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add C$125 per night, per additional guest
July 04, 2017
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Jul 15 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Sep 16 2018 - Nov 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$157.91
Property Damage Protection C$74.53


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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