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THE LAKE PLACE: Spacious Home on Lake Bemidji - Reunions, Holidays, Retreats

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 622 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 16-24, 5 BR/4 BA, 6700 sqft, level lake lot, beach, woods, close to town


Gorgeous and Spacious All-Season lake home nestled in beautiful Northern Minnesota where the First City on the Mississippi meets the Shores of Lake Bemidji. Perfect for Family Reunions, Family Vacations, Couple Getaways, Holidays, and Crafting Retreats at all times of the year!

- Cozy enough for 2, comfortably sleeps more than 22!

- A destination in itself, or a great home-base when out & about!

- Craft and create with groups who relate!

- For all ages and all stages, for all seasons and all reasons!

- Whatever the case, come enjoy The Lake Place!

This newly built private home on Lake Bemidji is located just minutes from town yet on the quiet and wooded part of Birchmont Drive on 1.2 acres, making it feel like you are far away from any hustle and bustle. With WiFi and Cable to stay connected, countless outdoor adventures, and peaceful sunrises over the lake, it can be as action-packed or relaxing as you make it.

Amazingly ideal for groups of all sizes - feeling cozy for 2 guests yet spacious for 24 guests due to the clever floor plan. The layout offers everything a couple needs on the main level including the Master Suite, Great Room, laundry room and expansive views of the lake.

For large groups and multi-family gatherings, there is no other single-unit vacation option in the Bemidji area able to sleep 24, making it the best option for togetherness! It is spacious enough for everyone to spread out and feel comfortable with 4 indoor sitting areas, 2 large TVs, a game table, and plenty more seating outdoors on both the covered porch and a large patio. The 5 large bedrooms have beds for 16, and the 4-room bonus room area can accommodate 8 more! 2 of the 4 bathrooms have double vanity sinks, separate toilet rooms and plenty of space for multiple people getting ready at the same time. All linens and towels are provided, with extras in the upstairs linen closet. The individual bedroom layout is sure to accommodate any group's specific needs:

- MASTER BEDROOM: on main level with adjoining private bathroom, queen bed (sleeps 2)

- BEDROOM 2: upstairs with full bathroom nearby in hall, has queen bed and toddler bed (sleeps 3)

- BEDROOM 3: upstairs with full bathroom nearby in hall, has 2 twin-over-full bunks (sleeps 6)

- BEDROOM 4: upstairs with very large Jack & Jill bathroom, has queen bed and twin bed (sleeps 3)

- BEDROOM 5: upstairs with very large Jack & Jill bathroom, has two twin beds (sleeps 2)

- BONUS AREA: upstairs, up to 4 queen 22" plush air beds (sleeps up to 8)

The Great Room is a perfect gathering space that can easily accommodate everyone at the same time. The large kitchen allows for many people to prepare food at the same time or just hang out with the chef while they work their magic! The custom cabinetry, spacious granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, dual sinks, beverage fridge, induction cooktop, central island and vast views of the lake and outdoor activity make it a joy being in this gorgeous space. The large dining table seats 8-10 with direct views of the lake. Plus the kitchen island seats 4-6, allowing 16 people to eat in the same room at the same time. Additionally, the patio seats 6-10 more! The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows for unobstructed views of the lake, beautiful coffered ceilings, a cozy contemporary gas fireplace in a gorgeous wall of built-ins, a comfy sectional sofa, and a large TV that can be easily watched from all parts of the Great Room, all the way back to the cooktop!

The outdoor space is also very accommodating with beautiful landscaping, a paved driveway, and paver sidewalks. There is also a covered porch and large patio furnished with a gas grill, gas fire pit, and patio furniture. The yard is level to the lake (meaning there are no stairs or hills to have to climb!) making it easy to feel connected to both those in the house and those at the dock. The flat yard also allows for easy set-up of various yard games or banquet tables. There is heated garage parking for 3 vehicles (wonderful in the winter!), with room for at least 5 more vehicles on the driveway. Additionally, there is a swingset and pedal boat available onsite for your enjoyment.

LAKE BEMIDJI: Lake Bemidji has so much to offer, more than enough to captivate all interests! Being able to rent equipment for lake activity right at the shoreline makes being able to use the lake in a variety of ways very convenient. Rental options include fishing boats, speed boats and pontoons, as well as jet-skis, sailboats, kayaks, and paddle boards in the summer, and cross-country skis and snowshoes in the winter. Just a few miles away, you are able to rent snowmobiles and ice houses. But renting equipment is not a requirement... the great thing about The Lake Place is that Lake Bemidji is an extension of the backyard and can be enjoyed right from the property with swimming and pedal boating off the private beach and fishing off the dock! However, if you do bring or rent a boat, there's always plenty of options for a good fishing or waterskiing spot. Plus, "dock-hopping" can be an all-day event with numerous options of places to dock for dining and entertainment, and "lake-hopping" is another great way to spend a summer day! In the winter, if you're not out fishing, driving on the lake through the village of plowed "roads" and "neighborhoods" of ice houses is an experience in itself. Watching the 4th of July fireworks from your boat, participating in fishing tournament, and taking the Polar Plunge are a few more unique ways to take advantage of Lake Bemidji.

FISHING LAKE BEMIDJI: Lake Bemidji is well known for excellent fishing of muskie, walleye, northern pike, and panfish (yellow perch, crappie and pumpkinseeds). Most of these have been caught right from the dock, providing hours of entertainment! For serious fishermen, several fishing guides are available in the area to help you get that trophy fish! In the winter, some of the permanent ice houses that make up part of the "ice house village" straight out from the house are able to be rented.

BOATING LAKE BEMIDJI: It is fun to boat to different places right on Lake Bemidji such as restaurants, the touristy downtown Waterfront, Lake Bemidji State Park, and the Country Club. You simply arrive and dock your boat until you're ready to leave the destination. You can also motor boat, kayak or canoe to 2 different connected lakes (Lake Irving and Stump Lake) by hopping on the Mississippi River!

AREA ATTRACTIONS: If you wish to take in the area's attractions, there are countless things to see and do locally that I have described in great detail further under the "location" tab, but to mention a few here... Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox in downtown Bemidji is hailed as the 2nd-most photographed statue in the country! Plus, the Mississippi River headwaters is just 25 miles away at Itasca State Park, the Sanford Center brings in great entertainment and Bemidji's Downtown is filled with things to see and do. If your desire is for outdoor adventure, you will certainly find your match, and The Lake Place would be a refreshing place to end the day!

If getting outdoors is limited by weather, there is plenty to do within the house itself! Get cozy with a blanket and a good book by the fireplace, or watch a favorite TV episode or movie. Play a game of cards or a board game, or challenge each other to a game of foosball. Take advantage of the beautiful kitchen and create a gourmet treat, or dim the lights and relax in the master bathroom's air tub! If that's not enough, there are several local options for indoor fun.

As a bonus, wheelchairs can easily navigate through the main level and outdoor space of the property due to the 36" doors and lack of stairs. With level access to the patio and flat yard, a wheelchair can even get out to the dock!

CRAFTING RETREATS: If you are seeking a place to set up retreats for scrapbooking or quilting or other crafting, the large bonus room would comfortably accommodates 12-16 crafters, but (depending on your retreat needs) because the house accommodates up to 24 guests, it may be possible for up to 24 crafters to join the group! The large dormers in the bonus room bring in ample natural light to help perfect those fine details. Then, when you want or need a break from creating, there are plenty of options for how to spend your non-crafting time while at The Lake Place.

Plus, arrangements can be made for retreats other than crafting, such as book clubs, church groups, or small business conferences. Please contact me with inquiries on specifics about booking a retreat at The Lake Place.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2017


Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bemidji Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Slim's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bemidji Town and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Slim's Bar & Grill is nearest, 30+ within 5 miles
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Buena Vista Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cameron Park (small private beach is on property)
Car: recommended

The Lake Place is a private home on Lake Bemidji in a pristine location just minutes away from anything you may want or need during your stay.

The property can be a destination in itself, nestled in a quiet semi-wooded neighborhood on a fairly secluded lake lot, where you may never find the need to venture any further, except maybe to launch your boat or rent boats, bikes or snowmobiles to make your retreatful stay more complete. Otherwise, there is endless year-round tourism, attractions, shopping and entertainment in the area for you to take advantage of, most of which can be accessed within just minutes.

Launching your boat can be done just a mile away at Cameron Park or Diamond Point Park. Both city parks also have a public beach, playground and picnic area. Boats and other equipment rentals (fishing boat, ski boat, sail boat, canoe, kayak, pontoon, wave runner, bikes, water skis, x-country skis, snowshoes) are available at Diamond Point Park, Lake Bemidji State Park, or Ruttger's Resort, all of which are right on Lake Bemidji! Fishing equipment, fish houses, snowmobiles and camping equipment can also be rented nearby. Ruttger's offers refueling of the boat right on the lake.

Downtown is just 3 miles away, with Lake Bemidji's Waterfront hosting the famous statues of legendary Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (note: this is hailed as the 2nd most photographed statue in the country!). The Waterfront has a welcoming touristy area with an information center, souvenir shops, bike rentals and Big River Scoop ice cream parlor. Plus, don't miss the downtown boutique and antique shopping, Chocolates Plus candy store, or live theater at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse (summer). Many festivals take place year-round at the Waterfront including the Water Carnival the week of July 4th, Art in the Park later in July, Dragon Boat Festival in August, Night We Light Festival the day after Thanksgiving, and Winterfest in February.

The Sanford Center, just 4 miles away, is Northern Minnesota's premier venue for conventions and events with a 4700-seat arena. It is home of the popular BSU college Hockey games and offers events year-round.

There are numerous restaurants within 5 miles of the house including popular chains like Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee's, Perkins and Country Kitchen, or fine dining at Sparkling Waters, Tutto Benne, and Peppercorn, or downtown favorites like Keg'N'Cork, Brigid's Pub (live music), Bar 209, Minnesota Nice Cafe and Raphael's Bakery. Some restaurants can be accessed by boat right from the house, including Green Mill, Garden Court Grill at Ruttger's, and the Country Club's North Shore Grille, all of which have free docking once you arrive. There are also several coffee shops nearby including Wild Hare and The Cabin downtown. The house is lucky enough to be on pizza delivery routes from any of the chains and the local favorites of Keith's Pizza, Dave's Pizza or Giovanni's Pizza.

Essentials are all within 3 miles, with groceries at Lueken's Foods or Marketplace Foods, major shopping at Target, Walmart, and the Paul Bunyan Mall, and medical services at Sanford Health's urgent care/ER.

Great fishing is on Lake Bemidji, and golfing is just down the road 4 miles at Bemidji's Town and Country Club and 10 miles north at Castle Highlands Golf Course. Buena Vista Ski area is 15 minutes away and offers downhill and x-country skiing, a terrain park, and a tubing park during winter plus covered wagon tours in summer and fall. The house is located directly on the routes of Loop the Lake (a 17-mile bike ride around Lake Bemidji) and the Blue Ox Marathon (October). Lake Bemidji State Park is just 5 miles away for hiking or bird watching, and is the start of the 115-mile Paul Bunyan Trail which is part of the longest continuous paved rail trail in the country used for biking, running, walking and snowmobiling. The Movil Maze trail system is just minutes away and has a variety of mountain biking trails. Groomed x-country ski trails are at the State Park, Movil Maze and several other nearby locations. Access to the state's 14,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails is right from the back yard by going across the lake to the State Park. Ice skating can happen on the lake right from the backyard or at the City Arena's indoor and outdoor rinks just 3 miles away. As long as you hold a license, hunting deer or birds is easily accessed just 5 miles away at the State Park, or within 30 miles at Paul Bunyan State Forest or Chippewa National Forest.

Don't miss the iconic Headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park just 25 minutes away. Strawberry picking at Mystic Berry Farms isn't far, two major Casinos are also just a short drive, as are scenic by-ways.

If weather warrants being indoors, there is plenty to keep you entertained right at The Lake Place. Or, turn to nearby Bemidji Bowl, BSU's Rec Center, Bemidji Theater, Glazed & Amused pottery, or Headwaters Science Center.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bemidji

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 622 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • MASTER BATH, main level, private, 36" door for wheelchair - toilet , shower , jetted tub , walk-in shower, dual vanity, air tub, separate toilet room
    BATHROOM 2, main level, powder bath - toilet , near kitchen and mud room, 36-inch door for wheelchair
    BATHROOM 3, upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , single vanity, in hall between BR 2 & 3 just off family room
    BATHROOM 4, semi-private Jack&Jill between BR 4 & 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , dual vanity, separate room for toilet/shower/tub, lake view
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • MASTER SUITE, main level, lake view, lake access (sleeps 2) - 1 queen , patio door, 36" door for wheelchair, ceiling fan, mstr bath
    BEDROOM 2, upstairs (sleeps 3) - 2 queen , 1 child bed , near full bath, 2 closets, rocking chair, toddler bed
    BEDROOM 3, upstairs, lake view (sleeps 6) - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , near full bath, walk-in closet, 2 twin-over-full bunks
    BEDROOM 4, upstairs, lake view (sleeps 3) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , semi-private spacious Jack-n-Jill bath, walk-in closet
    BEDROOM 5, upstairs, lake view (sleeps 2) - 2 twin/ single , spacious semi-private Jack-n-Jill bath, walk-in closet
  • Bonus Area: up to 4 plush 22-inch queen air beds will be set up in the Bonus Area once occupancy exceeds 16 (sleeps up to 8)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
- WiFi - Wired speaker system for MP3, CD, TV, Radio (speakers in kitchen, living room, family room, master bath, laundry room, garage, patio) - Pack-n-Play - Swingset - Dock - Gas fire pit on patio


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bemidji

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Peak
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer Season 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer Season 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$224.32 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$126.9
Tax Rate 10.88%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are based on up to 12 people, $25/night for each additional guest after 12. Sleeps 16-24.

Summer Season requires a 7-night minimum stay and peak rates of $4000/wk apply. Fall, Winter, and Spring Peak Seasons require a 4 night minimum and peak rates of $599/nt apply.

Minimum night requirement is flexible depending on number of nights, number of people, and time of year. Some non-summer weeks may require a 7 night minimum. Please contact me with inquiries.

No pets and no smoking.

Taxes include 7.875% MN state sales tax and 3.0% local lodging tax.

Cancellation policy and other rental terms available upon request and at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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