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Cheryl Ritter

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

Private & Lovely Big Turtle Lake Home on 4+ wooded acres with 350' sand shore.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of the Bigfork vacation house rental

This 3 Bedroom, 3 bath lake home is one of the nicest you'll find on Big Turtle

Nestled amongst large Pines, mature Birch and Maple trees, our lake home property is private and spacious. Head down our black top driveway to a beautiful lake home with plenty of room to maneuver and park your vehicle and store your toys and trailers.

The two car garage is yours to park your vehicle and store your extra things. A beautiful landscaped large and level yard surrounds the lake home for a game of bocci ball, jarts or family activities.

The home has 3 large cedar decks with outer edge benches, two patio tables, and chairs. The decks span the entire length of the house on the lakeside. It's the perfect setting for your morning coffee, afternoon tan, reading and nature watching, or evening dinners and drinks.

Our lake home faces west for the most beautiful sunsets you will find and all day warmth. Enjoy the call of the loon all day and evening, the passing duck family, the curious deer from the woods edge and the sights and sounds that nature offers from this beautiful peaceful and wooded property. With over 350 ft of private shoreline, 50 ft dock with bench, and lakes edge fire pit, this lakeshore property is hard to beat. With end of the road privacy and over four acres of room to roam, this family retreat is perfect for your lake place vacation.

The 2500 sq ft home boasts of many features. Inside our clean and comfortable lake home you with have lake views from our large lakeside windows from almost every room.

The upper level has a master suite bedroom with a patio door leading to a private deck overlooking the yard and lake. This nice size bedroom has a log king size bed, flat screen TV with satilte, log furniture, oversized stuffed chair, and master bathroom. The master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, double sinks and vanity, and shower.

On the main level there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bathroom between the two bedrooms has a tub, while the bathroom near the rear entrance features a shower. Both bedrooms are tastfully decorated with a northwood look and have log beds. One bedroom has a queen size bed, closet and log cedar bench. The other bedroom has a queen size bed, single bed, and full size baby crib. Its also has a log dresser and closet.

Our spacious gourmet style closet kitchen is perfect for entertaining and making meals. The cupboards are fully equipped with eating utensils and cooking and baking ware. The full size stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher, microwave, double oven, and full size refrigerator. The silestone bar, counters and desk have plenty of room for all your treats. The bar has 5 comfy leather and wood swivel chairs, while the lakeside kitchen table seats 6 guests. A glass door leads to the covered deck for grilling,seating and picnics. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards and a flat screen TV with satelite. The dining room next to the kitchen is open and features a patio door to the covered deck and a gas fireplace. The log table seats 8 guests.

The carpeted living Room boosts of large lakeside windows, a 60' flat screen TV with satelite and DVD player, a brick wood fireplace, and soft oversized leather furnitue and wood tables with lamps.

The side entery includes laundry facilities with a new front load washer and dryer which your welcome to use.

We have a canoe and paddle boat that your welcome to use. If you have a boat feel free to bring it, as the boat landing is just minutes away and we have a dock for docking that you may use. We have a beach area that your boat can also be beached at.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Cheryl Ritter (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
My front yard!! One of the best on Turtle Lake.
Car: necessary

We are located in the heart of the Chippewa forest. Just of the edge of the wilderness hyw 38. Although our area is known for its many lakes and the peace and quietness of nature, there are many things to do in our great north woods. Marcell is the closest town. It's home to the discovery center just a few miles away and has an interpretive center, fishing peir, visitor center and many daily activites for families. Marcell has two antique shops, breakfast and lunch cafe, real estate office, church, lumber store, gas station, garden center, post office, bar, hair salon and family center. In June Bigfork holds its annual wilderness days and the last week end of July, Effie holds the North star stampede Rodeo. Our county has 1007 lakes. Most of them are just minutes away. There are four lakes and one river in the area that boast of trophy Musky. The lost 40 is just north of us, the avenue of pines is west of us, and the bear and wolf centers are north east of us. We are just 35 miles north of Grand Rapids where many activities are held including Tall timber days, farmers market, Dirt track racing, horse shows, Judy Garlin Museum, Antique/ Flea Market, County fair in August just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bigfork, Minnesota

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$201
Refundabl damage deposit C$535
Maintenance Fee C$201

We charge a $300.00 refundable damage deposit. This damage deposit will be returned after check out, unless there is any damage, excess cleaning, unauthorized guests or pets, trash left over 6 bags, owners personal property missing, or smoke removal, Just to name most of the reasons, but not all. If your bringing a pet, the home and property must not have any evidence of it. Unfortunately a pet can be the reason a damage deposit isn't refunded. You will also avoid these charges by leaving the Turtle lake property and home in the same, clean condition in which you found it.

$600.00 HOLDING deposit is due ASAP to confirm and reserve dates. Balance is due 30 days prior to rental period. Check, Cash, Money Orders accepted. $300.00 is nonrefundable for any reason if we hold the reservation dates requested and turn away potential renters, should you decide to cancel the reservation .

* If approved, An extra person charge of $25.00 per night applies to 8 persons or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bigfork

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and double vanity sink
    Bathroom 2 - This bathroom is on the main level between two bedrooms.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is off the back entry near the laundry area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom is on the upper level. The two other bedrooms are on the main level. We do not have any pullout beds in the couches. The home sleeps 7.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our home sleeps 7 adults or children in beds, and has one crib for an infant. We do not have a pullout couch or air mattress. We do not encourage any more than six adult guests. If you have over 7 people in your group, we must approve them. please give us information about your extra guests that we may consider them for an extra charge of $25.00 per night. An extra guest must be approved!