Family Cabin on Beautiful Bay Lake * Large Lakeside Deck & Yard * Private Dock

Deerwood, Minnesota

Enjoy your family or friends getaway on beautiful Bay Lake in central Minnesota, near Deerwood. ***Weekly rentals only during peak season! Shorter rentals are considered when request is within 30 days of arrival date with a 3 night minimum stay.*** Please call or email with questions 815.677.0110 or email

One level lake home (1564 Sq Ft) open floor plan has all the comforts of home. Sleeps a maximum of six guests (includes children) in two private bedrooms: Bedroom #1 has a queen bed and a twin bed. Bedroom #2 has a double bed and a twin bed. A full bathroom with a shower. Couches are NOT pull out sleepers. All rooms are carpeted, except the bathroom and kitchen. Amenities include bedding and bath towels, washer & dryer, dishwasher and a large eat in kitchen fully stocked with everything you need to enjoy family dinners; Spacious living room and sunroom porch. Sorry – No Pets or smoking allowed (inside or outside on property)!

Relax and enjoy the outdoors with a panoramic lake view from the spacious deck that also overlooks a large level yard for hours of family fun and games. A picnic table, deck chairs and a charcoal grill are provided. The yard is sprayed for mosquitos and ticks bi-weekly to help make enjoyable evenings for smores around the lakeside fire pit. A private dock is provided to tie off your boat, for swimming and for sitting and watching the world go by. The paved driveway has space for your boat/boat trailer parking. NO TENTS OR RVs.

Bay Lake is in the heart of the Brainerd lakes area and is a 2,435 acre lake filled with several bays, points and islands and is one of the top bass fishing lakes in Minnesota. Don't forget to pack your favorite lures and poles. Anchor your boat and enjoy the public beach and volleyball on the north side of Church Island and/or hike the 60 acre island which is also home to Bay Lake Camp.

Suggestions to bring: food and drinks, storage containers for left overs, dish, hand & laundry soap, shampoo/personal toiletries, beach towels, sun screen, life jackets, water toys, CDs, DVDs, fishing equipment, insect spray, picnic items (napkins, paperplates, plastic silverware), charcoal and firewood.

You and your family will have an enjoyable stay in this peaceful, relaxing lakeside haven.

Keywords: Bay Lake, Cabin, Bay Lake Camp, Church Island, Ruttgers, Golf, Girls Weekend, Reunions, Lonesome Pine, Deerwood, Lake Front, Dock, Sunsets, Casino, Heartland Hockey Camp, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Paul Bunyan, Brainerd International Raceway, Mille Lacs, Brainerd, Garrison, Aitkin, Crosby



  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Water Skiing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Museums
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Health/beauty Spa
  • Theme Parks


  • Recommended


  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Boating
  • Water Sports


  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF


  • Lake
  • Waterfront


  • Lake View
  • Water View


  • Hospital


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Boat
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Deck/Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Dining Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Toys
  • Games
  • Books
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Smoke Detector

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Hospital Contact


  • Police Contact


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6

Cancelation Fee of $75 is retained for all cancelations (cancelation fee from cleaning staff).

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

36 Reviews

    Great Little Cabin for Get-Away Week

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2020
    Submitted Aug 4, 2020

    We had a great time in this small family cabin.

    Great family cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2020
    Submitted Jul 28, 2020

    Check-in process was great. Loved the keyless entry. We brought our own boat, and it fit nicely between the two docks. Ceiling fans were great and the other 3 fans provided were beneficial. A bit weedy by the dock, so kids weren’t able to jump off the dock and swim. We took the boat out to the middle of the lake to swim. Nice flat roads for running too. I would definitely recommend this place for a nice little getaway!

    Great yard and location on the lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 27, 2020
    Submitted Jul 7, 2020

    Great for kids and young families

    Bay Lake visit

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2020
    Submitted Jun 20, 2020

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Bay Lake. We have stayed at Bay Lake before so were aware of the beautiful water. The cabin was very comfortable and very well equipped in the kitchen. Cabin was very clean on our arrival. The beds were comfortable and the ceiling fans were a big plus. The dock worked fine for tying up my boat. The yard was freshly cut before our arrival. Nice paved parking area behind the house. We brought our bikes and enjoyed taking rides each day. Overall a very enjoyable visit.

    Perfect vacation!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 17, 2019
    Submitted Aug 31, 2019

    Our family of four had an absolute blast! We completely unplugged and relaxed and spent our days fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, and s’mores by the campfire at night. The location and amenities made it so you did not want to leave and we rarely did. We have stayed at many rentals and this one was outfitted the best by far. The kids loved the closet full of board games and the book selection was great. The hammock was a big hit and witnessed several naps during that week. Thanks Theresa and Matt for knowing and truly embracing what cabin life I’d about and sharing it with others.

    Another great experience

    5/5 Stayed Jul 6, 2019
    Submitted Jul 16, 2019

    Very comfortable cabin. Wonderful huge and I mean huge porch and deck. Every utensil one could fathom using. Ice maker is a life saver! Very clean and just a delight to stay at. Wish the Bay Lake DNR folks would find a way to add a closer public launch site though!

    Felt like home!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 29, 2019
    Submitted Jul 6, 2019

    Great Cabin on lake. Loved and used the large deck and fishing dock a lot. Kitchen was well stocked just like home! We will be back!🎣�🇺�🇸�😎�🚣�‍♀️

    Nice, clean cabin

    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2019
    Submitted Jul 9, 2019

    I worked with Teresa, one of the owners. She was always available for questions and made our stay very pleasant. The cabin worked wonderfully for my family. It was nice and clean. The cabin was also nicely stocked with kitchen equipment. The deck was wonderful and I enjoyed many mornings outside drinking my coffee and hearing the loons call. Highly recommend cabin.

    Great Lake property

    5/5 Stayed May 3, 2019
    Submitted Jun 12, 2019

    We loved the location and lake! We would definitely stay here again.

    Great cabin!!!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 8, 2018
    Submitted Sep 21, 2018

    Loved waking up to the loon calls and the peacenees of the lake and sounds of the animals. Neighbors were nice and the ppl up there were nice. Great area to stay in.

    Perfect "Up North" Getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2018
    Submitted Aug 7, 2018

    We had a great time at our stay! The cabin had everything we needed for our stay. It was very clean, comfortable, and charming! Communication from the owner was great as well, no surprises! *One note... and this is no reflection of this cabin/owner: if you are renting a boat on Bay Lake, double and triple confirm your boat reservation. We had issues with two seperate boat rental outfits at Bay Lake. They are both old school pencil & paper reservation systems. Our vacation could have been utterly dissappointing, but God is good and things worked out.

    Great property on a great lake!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2018
    Submitted Sep 6, 2018

    We stayed at 4 different cabins on 4 different lakes this summer, all in this same general area. This property was easily the best one we stayed at. First off, it felt more like a home than a cabin, which means it was clean, well-stocked, and had plenty of room. The deck out back overlooking the lake was great, and the fishing on the lake itself was also excellent. We really appreciated all the little touches, which made it clear the owners know what they are doing. They were quick to respond to questions and easy to deal with.

    Great get away!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2018
    Submitted Jul 11, 2018

    Overall the property was very good. The lake is right there for the enjoyment of same. Very comfortable cabin. Very tastefully decorated and accommodating. Porch and deck facing the lake were awesome to use. Highly recommend the cabin. Unless of course I am trying to schedule a stay!!

    Enjoyable fall week in MN

    5/5 Stayed Oct 14, 2017
    Submitted Oct 22, 2017

    Enjoyable fall week in MN. Leaves were at peak color and temperatures were in high 60's. Couldn't have asked for better weather. We were also was able to attend Ruttger's Oktoberfest while here. Home was very comfortable and cozy. Had everything we needed. Highly recommend.

    Perfect Family Get-a-way

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2017
    Submitted Jul 31, 2017

    The owners of this rental are wonderful. They worked with us when we had trouble figuring out the VRBO site and were very prompt with getting our deposit back. The cabin is clean and spacious. It has everything you need. My husband and I loved sitting out on the deck every morning enjoying the lake view and a great cup of coffee. The cabin is only a short way from town - so if you need anything you can get it. The lake is right there! The lake is just the right size. My boys loved skiing and tubing and we caught our limit in bluegill and enjoyed catching rock bass and small mouth bass too. My husband enjoyed relaxing in the hammock. The owners sprayed for ticks and mosquitos (so awesome!) so you can enjoy a fire without getting eaten alive. Thank you for helping us make such wonderful family memories!

    Perfect, clean and great location!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 8, 2017
    Submitted Jul 17, 2017

    This was the perfect place to unplug and enjoy nature. We loved the spacious home with a sun room that fit a queen air mattress for the teens to sleep 'outside'. Spent a lot of time on the lake with local affordable boat rentals. Spent time at the local resort - Rutger's for dinner and the Lonesome Pine is also a great dinner out. Took a trip to Crosby for amazing state parks, biking and more fishing. Nights were spent by the fire or playing one of the many board games at the house. Having a washer dryer was a big plus along with a fully functioning kitchen, just bring your spices for cooking. Overall, wonderful, peaceful and memorable vacation for the family. Might do this as a couples trip next year! Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

    4th of July 2017 on Bay Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2017
    Submitted Jul 25, 2017

    We all enjoyed our stay at this wonderful spot on Bay Lake. The place is very well kept and has some nice updates too. I would stay there again.

    Great cabin, everything was as depicted or better.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 24, 2017
    Submitted Jul 4, 2017

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Absolutely perfect

    5/5 Stayed Sep 22, 2016
    Submitted Oct 5, 2016

    Stayed here for a fishing trip with my dad and two sons, and it was perfect for us. Everything went smoothly and was as represented. Thanks for letting us stay there. I would recommend staying there to anyone.

    Nice and clean! great location

    4/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2016
    Submitted Aug 23, 2016

    Great location, close to many eating establishments, 20 minutes from Brainerd....

    Wonderful getaway!!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 11, 2016
    Submitted Aug 24, 2016

    We completely enjoyed our stay at Bay Lake. The fishing was great right off the dock and the rest of the lake is wonderful as well. We spent part of a day just cruising around and stopping to fish here and there. We enjoyed a campfire and smores one night and the lake was just like glass. The home was very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with everything you may need. If you want to use the dishwasher or washing machine, bring your own soap!! We forgot, but picked some up when we visited Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Garrison and Crosby the day it was off and on rainy. Crosby was having their summerfest so we enjoyed walking around to all the crafters, etc. while the boys fished!! There is a great binder full of information about the home and the areas surrounding Deerwood that the owner has put together. That was useful! Everyone had a great time and as with any vacation or getaway, it wasn't long enough and went way too fast! Thank you for the use of your wonderful vacation home! We will definitely keep this spot in our catalog of will/would visit again!!

    Wonderful place to get away

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2016
    Submitted Jul 25, 2016

    My two friends and I spent three nights here. It was right on the lake with beautiful views. We felt right at home during our stay and could not have asked for more. The house was clean and the listing description accurately depicted the location, layout, and amenities. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area!

    Clean and well kept home

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2016
    Submitted Jul 9, 2016

    Home was just as advertised. The view of the lake was very nice. Our fishing was good. Many restaurants within a few miles. Had a very good time would recommend it to everyone.

    Very nice little lake cabin

    5/5 Stayed Jun 12, 2016
    Submitted Jun 21, 2016

    We had a nice relaxing stay. Cabin was just as described - a perfect getaway for a two. Nice location, quiet, peaceful, great view of lake. Thanks!

    Excellent place to stay.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2015
    Submitted Aug 5, 2015

    The home was very clean and well maintained. The owners were very quick with their responses either by email or phone. The yard is very large which was great for the kids. If we weren't outside we were in the porch area which always had a nice breeze off the lake. Not a great shoreline for swimming but with having our boat with we didn't care. There are many excellent places to swim on the lake (the big island). The fishing just off the point from the cabin was excellent with both quality and quantity which kept my 5 yr old entertained. I found the beds uncomfortable but that's just my opinion. If the garage would have been available to throw the tubes and skis in it would have been nice but not a deal breaker. I would definitely stay here again. Bay lake is a beautiful lake and I love that area in general.

    Great place to stay on Bay Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 17, 2015
    Submitted Dec 31, 2015

    This home is large with plenty of room to spread out and very clean. It was great to have a large kitchen with everything you need to cook or grill. The screen porch looks out over the lake and a great room to relax in with nice breezes. We love coming to Bay Lake because the lake is clean and has good fishing and we love to just cruise around the lake, stopping here and there to fish or swim. The shoreline at the home was not great this year for swimming but the owner had told us ahead of time that may be the case, not a problem for us since we have friends with a cabin on the lake and we spend a good deal of time there. The large yard was great, we had a camp fire a few times and enjoyed playing bocce ball with our teenage kids. The only negative was the beds were uncomfortable. The owners area awesome! We have rented several times from them, Teresa is very responsive and really makes sure your stay is great. We definitely would recommend staying here and hopefully we will be back this summer!

    The best lake front home on Baylake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 10, 2015
    Submitted Jul 14, 2015

    This Baylake home was incredible. Clean, Clean, Clean and spacious. Beautiful view from all windows and I actually enjoyed doing the dishes looking out the kitchen windows at the lake. Huge back yard, well groomed and everything you need to have a good time. I would definetly go back to this home and recommend it to my friends. The pride of ownership truly shows.

    Annual golf tourney at Rutger's

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2014
    Submitted Jul 18, 2014

    Our second stay at this fine lake home! Our group numbered 7 this year; accommodations suited us. Back yard was good for bocce ball and other yard games! We had great weather. The mosquitoes were fierce this summer so do come prepared with repellent! It is after all summer at the lake! We were sad to learn that the area appears not to do recycling any longer, We brought our recyclables home for disposal.

    Large Vacation Home Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 12, 2013
    Submitted Feb 14, 2014

    We rented this house in July 2013 for a week and found it to be very clean, comfortable and spacious. With 2 teenagers we had plenty of room to spread out. We have friends that have a cabin on Bay Lake and spent most of our time at their beach. Bay Lake is outstanding, great fishing, boating and swimming. Theresa, the owner was great to deal with. We are planning on coming again!

    July getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2013
    Submitted Jul 21, 2013

    Four professional women and I shared this great lake home over the 4th of July weekend to play in an annual golf tournament at Rutgers. The home was spotless and very comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped, beds are very good, and the yard is great for outdoor games. One possible negative was the taste of the water. We were glad we had brought bottled water to drink. (We knew in advance that at times the water has an odor - the owner had told us so.) The weather was warm and humid during our stay so we were glad to have air conditioning. We dined at the Deerstand and Lonesome Pine - two of our favorite spots in the area and shopped at the Christmas store in Baxter. We are hoping to be able to stay here again next summer and would surely recommend this VRBO to others without hesitation.

    Excellent Accommodations!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2013
    Submitted Jul 15, 2013

    Our family enjoyed our stay at this Bay Lake home for 3 nights; June 13 - 16. My wife and I, along with our four children, plus Grandma & Grandpa found this home to be the perfect setup the 8 of us. The house was very spacious; we really liked the open floor plan. There is definite pride of ownership here as every room was extremely neat, clean and comfortable. The house had all the comforts of home. Couldn't have asked for better weather - we opened the windows each day which brought a nice comfortable breeze inside. Each evening we had a great time playing games around the dining room table (a HUGE selection of board games was provided!) We brought our bicycles and enjoyed several leisurely bike rides along the quiet and scenic lake-shore road. The owner was also very responsive, friendly and helpful during all of our interactions. Mille Lacs is nearby and Brainerd is only 20-30 minutes away, so if you're looking for a nice place to stay in the Brainerd Lakes Area and don't want to pay the pricey rates to be directly on the water then I highly recommend this home. We will be back!

    Great stay with friends

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2013
    Submitted Jul 11, 2013

    A group of friends and I spent a weekend at this beautiful home! There was plenty of space for the 9 of us. The house has a large backyard, great for yard games and a bonfire. The owner was very helpful and provided restaurant recommendations. We had a great Saturday night dinner at Zigs which is just a short drive away!

    Great Weekend - Very Enjoyable

    5/5 Stayed Sep 1, 2012
    Submitted May 23, 2013

    Two couples, Two nights, Too Short! Would have loved to be able to stay longer.

    A week with the family

    5/5 Stayed Aug 25, 2012
    Submitted Jun 1, 2013

    Enjoyed our stay. Nice house. Fishing was okay. Weather was fantastic.

    Home Away From Home!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 13, 2012
    Submitted Jul 26, 2012

    Myself and 9 other guests stayed in this cozy cabin for the weekend of July 13/14/15 2012. The three bedrooms and three bathrooms were of a good size and clean, as was the entire place. Although the home is older, everything you need is there. The air conidtioning was great since it was HOT! We used the public access on the lake to take the boat out - didn't do any fishing but it was great for watersports and it has a nice sand bar. This year was too wet to use the easement to access the water. The only problem we encoured while staying was a slight plumbing issue, but I was able to call the owner who was courtious extremely helpful. She called a plumber in and got the problem fixed quickly. Also, the lot is beautiful, but wooded, so bring the bug spray!!! Overall this was a great place to stay, a great value for the price, I would reccommend it to anyone, and we are thinking about going back next year!

    Great time

    5/5 Stayed Apr 14, 2012
    Submitted Jun 4, 2012

    Great stay while visiting friends at Bay Lake! Usually stay in a resort but since resorts are not open this early opted to try the home. Really enjoyed the great open kitchen - living area. Plenty of room for the 5 of us adults. Hot showers for all! Actually had a little snow one morning. Bay Lake is always a great lake for skiing and fishing but too early. We plan to stay here later this summer to take in the lake activities. Church Island is always a neat visit at Bay Lake in the summer on Sundays.


      Deerwood, Minnesota

      Rates & Availability

      36 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 7 Nights

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