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Stunning Brentwood Estate: Beautiful St. Francis Home!! Includes 5 Boats

Bedrooms 5
Space 310 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom With Gorgeous Lake Views. Sleeps 14.

!!!!!!!!!! JUST CAME OPEN - JULY 4TH WEEK 2017 !!!!!!!!!!!



Brentwood Estate, which was recently featured on Discovery Channel's 'Epic Castles' series, is an incredible 45+ acre property with over 2,000 feet of shoreline. For the first time since Brentwood was built in the late 1990's, this breathtaking property is available to the public to enjoy through weekly home rentals beginning Summer 2014. This most exclusive residential property in central Minnesota with its immaculately manicured lawns, over-the-top beach, gorgeous floral gardens, and serene walking paths is a true paradise at the north end of Big Chippewa lake. 3-1/2 mile long Big Chip is nearly 100 feet deep and is consistently ranked one of the clearest lakes in Central Minnesota with a DNR rated visibility of 11 ft. WOW! That means you can see the lake bottom at that depth. We can accommodate a maximum of 10-14 people in each of our three full-sized homes. We also have a cozy apartment for 2 people. For corporate retreats or large family reunions, rent the entire property (up to 38 people) and have it all to yourself. Our various accommodations rent from $895/wk in the fall & spring to $7900/wk during the peak summer months.

Please take note: Brentwood Estate is known for its seclusion and serene grounds. In order to accomplish this private-estate atmosphere, we hold very true to the maximum capacity per house as designated: St. Francis - 14 people, St. Michael - 12 people, St. Anne - 10 people and St. Joachim - 2 people. We may make a small exception to allow small children who are in cribs or pal-n-plays to exceed the maximum capacity, but you must obtain approval through the owners. In those instances were an exception is being made, it will be noted on your confirmation receipt at the time of booking. No exceptions will be allowed unless you receive prior approval.

**Minnesota state law requires resort owners to maintain a registry of all guests. Each guest staying at Brentwood Estate will be required to fill out paperwork to comply with this state law.

We have a fleet of a dozen golf carts, five boats, numerous canoes, kayaks, paddle wheels, paddle boats, wind surfers, etc, etc that are yours to use for free while you stay with us. You just pay for your gasoline. We also have a fantastic Air Nautique 220 Team Edition wakeboard boat and four SeaDoos available to rent at below market prices.

Our on-site shared amenities are second to none. Just look at the photos!! A gorgeous beach and tanning area with adjacent sand volleyball, shuffleboard court, Rainbow Systems play structure, large outdoor fire pit and seven slip dock anchor the lakeside area of Brentwood.

Wander up to Mary Hill, the 11,000 s.f. main lodge just a few steps from the beach, and enjoy private pool parties in our awesome heated indoor pool & spa. Down the hall find a cozy hospitality/meeting/board game area with a beautiful screened-in porch. Next in line is the wonderful billiard area with a custom Peters Billiards 9 foot professional pool table. Last, but surely not least, in the Mary Hill lower level watch your favorite televised sporting event or a DVD/BlueRay movie in our breath-taking 15 seat theater room. Mary Hill is open seasonally from 9:30am to 10:00pm.

We did say 45+ acres, didn't we? Spend hours walking on our wonderful paved/groomed paths or sitting in one of the three spacious gazebos on the property. If you are looking for a relaxing escape, spend some time at our Frog Pond listening to the gently splashing water fountain and the birds singing in the nearby trees. Take the kids down one of the forested path to our little school house in the woods complete with a full-sized 'Harriett' the holstein. Play a game of tennis on our beautiful tennis court if you are looking for a good workout. When you're finished enjoying the beach, the lake, or the scenic paths, treat yourself to a well-deserved malt, sundae, or banana split in our unbelievable 50's malt shop where all ice cream treats are less than a buck. The malt shop will only be open daily for a couple hours in the late afternoon or evening.

Brentwood has two truly remarkable outdoor religious areas. The first is a Rosary Path & garden just up the hill from the St. Francis house. The detail that went into planning and building the Rosary Path is truly remarkable. The plants and flowers that line this incredible path add to it's wonderful charm. Each of the stained glass inlays in the path represents a bead of the Rosary. The second is the Stations of the Cross Path deep in the woods at Brentwood. This area of the property is a very special place that all will find incredibly moving and peaceful.

The immaculately manicured lawns, beautiful beach, gorgeous floral gardens, and serene walking paths make Brentwood a true paradise on the north end of Big Chippewa Lake. Come spend the week of a lifetime with us at Brentwood Estate.

ST. FRANCIS (Our largest rental home)


The St. Francis home is a beautiful five bedroom house just west of the main Mary Hill estate. It has a wonderful living space with 35 foot ceilings, a large brick fireplace and a wall of windows facing Big Chip lake with interior furnishings that are spectacular. Its oversized kitchen will easily accommodate your group regardless of size. This house was built in the mid-90's and still has features (formica countertops, etc.) from that time. On the east side of the main level is the master bedroom (king bed) with private bath and sliding glass doors out to the spacious lakeside deck. On the west side of the main level of this home are two bedrooms, one with a great lake view, that share a common bathroom with two separate toilet & shower areas. Again, each of these main level bedrooms have a king bed. Upstairs you will find gorgeous views out to the lake and two nice sized bedrooms that share a common bathroom. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen bed and two twin beds. This house sleeps a maximum of fourteen people. St Francis will have exclusive use of two electric golf carts and will have full access to all the shared amenities that Brentwood has to offer (see the photos and descriptions above). All five of our rental units will have shared use of our five complimentary boats. Since St Francis is the largest of our rental homes, it will initially have the highest priority on boat reservations in the event two rentals want the same boat at the same time. Throughout the week, however, we will ensure that even the smaller rental units get considerable 'boat time'.

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Keith & Annette Byman
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Garfield

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 310 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for Bedroom #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath for Bedroom #2 (shares door with Bath #3)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bath for Bedroom #3 (shares door with Bath #2)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath for Upper Level Bedrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main level southeast bdrm (walkout to main deck)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main level southwest bdrm (incredible panoramic lake view)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upper level east bdrm (vaulted ceiling, walkout to balcony)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upper level west bdrm (vaulted ceiling - see pic)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main level northwest bdrm (walkout to private deck)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Chandler Field - Alexandria, MN
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Leaf Valley Mercantile or Firestation Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Arrowwood's Atikwa Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Brentwood is on County Rd 12, I-94 Exits 90 or 97
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Leaf Valley Mercantile or Garfield Diner
Nearest Ski
80 Metres
Water ski on-site, Snow ski at Andes Tower Hills
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
Brentwood's absolutely gorgeous beach on-site
Car: recommended

There is so much to see and do right at Brentwood Estate, that this may be one of the few vacations you take and never leave the property other than in one of our five boats (free for our guests). If you do leave the property, Douglas County is bustling from Memorial Day to Labor Day with a major activity almost every week. Take in the Vikingland Band Festival, Alexandria's Art in the Park, the Resorter's Invitational Golf Tournament, the Douglas County Fair, numerous small town street dances, or a host of other events.

Things quiet down a bit after Labor Day but you won't want to miss the fall colors which are absolutely breathtaking.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Garfield

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
May 11 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Check-In Time: 4:00pm
Check-Out Time: 10:00am

2% ($158.00 in summer) discount for payment by check. Call for details.

Cancellations more than 30 days out - $500 cancellation fee
Cancellations 30 days or less out - You are responsible for the entire rental amount. We will try our best to re-rent it for you. If so, there will still be the $500 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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