6 bedrooms + den, with 3 king beds at Bay Lake Bliss - for extended families

Deerwood, Minnesota

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Bay Lake Bliss is less than 2 hours from the Twin Cities, making it a quick trip to the relaxation and fun of being up north.
Bay Lake Bliss is tucked in a small bay and right off the shoreline the water is clear, clean, shallow, and has a hard sand bottom making it a great area to play for kids and adults alike. Bay Lake is nearly 2400 acres and offers lots of space for fishing and recreational water sports. Boat to Ruttgers or Lonesome Pine for cocktails or dinner. Take the SUPs, kayaks or paddle boat and explore the lake. Bring your boat or jet skis and enjoy all the lake has to offer. Pontoons are also available to rent from marinas right on Bay Lake. The large level lawn is great for playing yard games.
Beds are available in all sizes from king, queen, and twin making it perfect for a group. You might want to take a nap or read a book on the chaise in front of the wall of windows overlooking the lake.
The large kitchen makes it easy to prepare your favorite dishes. There are plenty of dishes, glasses, pots, & pans, and small appliances. The dining table is over 9 ft long seating up to 12. An additional game table and portable card table provides even more seating. The stone fireplace with a wood burning stove in the great room is perfect for gathering around to watch movies on the big screen TV, and stream your favorite shows over the provided high speed internet and Apple TV.

Three night minimum for holidays. One week minimum in peak summer. Ask about discounts for full week rentals fall, winter and spring.
Signed rental agreement to be approved by owner to confirm rental. A $500 refundable damage deposit paid by personal check is required. Bay Lake Bliss is located in a family friendly neighborhood. Quiet hours 10 PM to 8 AM. Events, bachelor and bachelorette type gatherings are not permitted. Please note that the "Average Nightly Rate" posted by VRBO is rarely accurate for any property. Send an inquiry to get accurate quote details.

Keywords: Church Island, Sandbar, Ruttgers, Serpent, Cuyuna, Crosby, Mountain Biking, Walleye, Brainerd, Mille Lacs, Deerwood, Golf, Fishing, Boating, Hunting, Snowmobile, Lonesome Pine, Woodland Beach, Resorts, Sand Beach, Whitehawk, Deerwood. Casino



  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Hunting


  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays


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


  • Lake


  • Hospital


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Health/beauty Spa
  • Theme Parks
  • Marina


  • Necessary


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


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


  • Boat
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Deck/Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn/Garden

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


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


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


  • Toys
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Music Library
  • Television


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Smoke Detector


  • Police Contact


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


  • Hospital Contact

Dining Checkbox

  • Childs Highchair
  • Dining


  • Family


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 18

Guest may cancel with full refund within 1 week. After 1 week refunds are given if dates are re-rented for same rate, minus $100 administrative fee.

27 Reviews

    Wonderful Lake Home

    5/5 Stayed Sep 20, 2019
    Submitted Sep 27, 2019

    My five siblings and five of six spouses spend an annual weekend remembering our beloved parents. Bay Lake Bliss was a wonderful place to gather; meticulously clean, quality everything., beautiful location. My husband and brother had a great time catching bass and northerns from the dock! Unlike some owners, Mary responded promptly to questions/concerns, though we really had none. Our family happily recommends Bay Lake Bliss as a wonderful place to relax and recharge! Thank you, Mary, for allowing us to enjoy your special lake home.

    Bay Lake Bliss

    5/5 Stayed Sep 13, 2019
    Submitted Sep 15, 2019

    We are a small a group from EBC in the Cities. This was a great get a way for us and a short drive from the Cities. Very relaxing and good for a large group.


    5/5 Stayed Aug 29, 2019
    Submitted Sep 5, 2019

    Beautiful property, location, and amenities were fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed our family get away.

    Owners provided everything you can think of to make for a most enjoyable family getaway.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 24, 2019
    Submitted Sep 1, 2019

    Roomy, well-appointed, comfortable; the home provided all we needed for three families of 11 to have a great get-away. By Lake Bliss, was a wonderful place to stay, we are already talking about when we can return.

    Bay Lake "cabin week"

    5/5 Stayed Jul 27, 2019
    Submitted Aug 7, 2019

    Our family had an awesome time at Bay Lake Bliss. The cabin space worked very well with the expansive deck setup. The covered bar area worked nicely during a rainy day. The dock and beach area provided many hours of great swimming and waterfront activities as well as grandkids fishing off the dock, Bay Lake is a beautiful clear lake. Mary was good to work with during our stay. Thanks

    Bay Lake Bliss

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2019
    Submitted Jun 19, 2019

    Absolutely gorgeous home and property. Mary could not have been more accommodating for our trip. Highly recommend.

    Loved our stay- Will be back!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 15, 2019
    Submitted Feb 20, 2019

    This house is perfect for big groups! Beds were comfortable, house was well equipped and Mary was so easy to communicate with! Can’t wait to come back, hopefully in the summer so we can enjoy the lake! :)

    Excellent fall weekend

    4/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2018
    Submitted Oct 8, 2018

    We stayed two days and the cabin was very clean and cozy. All the amenities were there and the owner was very helpful making sure we have a great time.

    Bay Lake Bliss is Beautiful

    5/5 Stayed Sep 21, 2018
    Submitted Sep 27, 2018

    We stayed at Bay Lake Bliss in mid September. The property was beautiful and fully stocked with everything a group would want. We had 11 ladies and there was plenty of space for everyone. The property was clean nicely decorated. I highly recommend renting this one for your group.

    Absolutely a great property for a family reunion!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 14, 2018
    Submitted Sep 19, 2018

    The lake home was everything that was advertised in the description on VRBO. The owner Mary was great to work with. She met us when we arrived and showed us around the property to make sure we knew where everything was. The kitchen is well appointed with everything we needed to feed our group. The lake shore is sandy and weed free. Our grandchildren had a marvelous time playing in the lake. I highly recommend this property!

    Excellent property for a large group gathering!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 31, 2018
    Submitted Sep 21, 2018

    We have a group of 5 families with teenage children - we try to take one long weekend trip together - somewhere within few hours of twin cities. This year we rented this property and were very happy with it. It met our needs in many different ways: great view and access of a perfect size lake, nice size backyard on the water, convenient bonfire area, great selection of sports equipment, nice size deck and dock, nice kitchen, good bedrooms and living room areas! Working with the manager Mary Steinbeck was also a pleasure, she was well organized and responsive. We are planning to rent this property again as our needs arise. We recommend this place!!

    lovely setting in a beautiful home

    5/5 Stayed Nov 2, 2017
    Submitted Nov 9, 2017

    We had plenty of room to spread out with nine adults and two 2- year olds. The home was immaculate, all the cooking and baking essentials in a fantastic kitchen, plenty of games, towels, bedding, etc. - even a high chair, it was truly a very comfortable retreat for all! We enjoyed our weekend with family, and hope to return!

    This property is a perfect spot for a gathering!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 8, 2017
    Submitted Sep 11, 2017

    We had a girls weekend for shopping in Little Falls. We chose this house as it would fit us all nicely and still be a manageable drive to the craft fair. There is a beautiful lake (which we didn't use) that we enjoyed looking out upon. I heard fishing was great right now for Sunnies and Croppies. The house was absolutely beautiful and we loved the dinning room table to hang out at and play games. The deck was also a really nice gathering spot. I would recommend this wonderful property to anyone. We only wish we could have stayed longer; like another five days!

    Amazing house! Wonderful week!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 24, 2017
    Submitted Jul 9, 2017

    We had a great time at Bay Lake Bliss visiting with relatives. The house had everything you could need. The kids had a wonderful time playing in the Lake, despite the variable weather that week, and adults and kids enjoyed many of the board and yard games that were provided. We also had several peaceful paddling excursions in the available kayaks. Mary and Tim were warm and inviting, and appear to think of everything. If we ever have the chance to go out to Minnesota again, we will definitely try to stay here again!

    Karla S.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 23, 2016
    Submitted Oct 4, 2016

    Tim and Mary provide everything you could possibly need at a cabin. The home was clean with enough beds, bedrooms and plenty of dining room space for 11 people. The cabin was perfect for all ages. We would definitely rent again. Hopefully the next time the weather will cooperate. You won't be disappointed.


    5/5 Stayed Aug 28, 2016
    Submitted Sep 15, 2016

    We had extended family visiting for a wedding, and stayed here as a group after the wedding. We can't recommend this place enough. The house was well equipped ( even a small bait refrigerator, and two coffee pots ). It was very clean. The children and grandchildren enjoyed the paddle boat and kayaks. The home has yard games and furniture. There is a fire ring. We rented a pontoon boat one day (Hansen's Marine) for a day of fishing. A great vacation! We can't think of anything else we would have wanted.

    Wonderful Vacation Home

    5/5 Stayed Jul 9, 2016
    Submitted Jul 23, 2016

    This vacation home had great accommodations for a large family. We had 6 adults and 7 children and never felt crowded or in each others way. The kitchen was organized and well equipped, you don't have to bring a thing! Many games for children and adults to play if you have a rainy day or two. The property is clean and has all of the outdoor chairs, tables etc. needed. We appreciated the two docks because we brought two boats. Thank you so much Mary for your wonderful hospitality and allowing us to rent your home for our family vacation.

    Beautiful Property and Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2016
    Submitted Jul 21, 2016

    This property was ideal for our large family and accommodated all our needs from young to old. The large deck and yard were fabulous for relaxing outside and playing games. The shed was filled with toys and the kayaks and paddle boat were enjoyed by everyone. The cabin itself had great inside space, good sleeping arrangements, and the kitchen was stocked with everything we could desire. The games cupboard was filled with great puzzles, games and toys. Bay Lake has so much to explore we can't wait to return. Mary is delightful to work with. We've done lots of VRBOs and this one is the best.

    A Great Place for 4 Generations to Celebrate Christmas!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 27, 2015
    Submitted Jan 5, 2016

    My whole family was very pleased with Bay Lake Bliss; it was the perfect place for our family Christmas celebration. The baby and Great Grandpa (mobilitiy-impaired) were both well accommodated, as were my overly tall brother (yay for king-size beds!), the tween and teen kids who came (yay for the bunk room!), and my husband the cook (yay for the huge fridge, oven, and well-supplied kitchen!). We had 14 people there, and we did not feel crowded at all. Although we were a little worried about having just the two bathrooms (not what we are used to), both on the first floor, it turned out not to be a problem at all. The Christmas decorations were appreciated, along with all the other thoughtful touches we noticed. The place was bright and open, and cozy and warm, both at once. Some folks ventured to Crosby for antiquing and bought some great stuff, others practiced their snowshoeing, and my son taught all his younger cousins how to play poker. We had an campfire in the fire ring in the yard, and set off some fun fireworks fountains (MN legal!), cooked a full-on turkey dinner with all the sides .... and it was just a great time. The setting was perfect, and the owners were extremely easy to deal with - they were clear on their terms and very responsive to questions. We will be back.


    5/5 Stayed Sep 22, 2015
    Submitted Sep 28, 2015

    We stayed with a group of our employees for a conference we were attending across the lake. This home was perfect for a group of adults. Everyone enjoyed the peacefulness of the property. There's plenty of space to spread out and the 2 bathrooms were adequate. Mary was great to work with prior to our stay. The home was very organized and clean. The bed linens and towels were very nice. Kitchen had everything you needed to make meals. The location is private and quiet. Thank you Mary for opening your home to us. We look forward to staying at Bay Lake Bliss next year.

    Great family get-together

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2015
    Submitted Sep 10, 2015

    This property was perfect for our family get together. Lots of room to spread out, lots of activities both outdoors and in. We would love to come here again! The beach was perfect for our 5 year old, fishing was good for our avid fisherman, the view from the windows was perfect for just sitting and relaxing. We loved it.

    Excellent rental for large family or group!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 25, 2015
    Submitted Sep 16, 2015

    This rental was perfect for an extended family lake vacation - 7 adults and 3 kids. There was plenty of space in the lake home and in the yard by the lakeshore. The rental was fully stocked with supplies, games and entertainment - including free wi-fi. There was also plenty of lawn games, kayaks and even little kid toys for the beach! The lake is gorgeous and was excellent for fishing - we rented a pontoon from local business but caught just as many Northern and smallmouth bass of dock as out on lake. Location is ideal with Ruttgers resort directly across the lake for restaurant, bar, ice cream shop and coffee shop - and close proximity to Crosby, Garrison and even Brainerd (30min away). Highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a relaxing up north lake vacation. Owner Mary Steinbeck was very nice and hospitable thru the entire rental process. Thanks Mary for everything!

    Best Family Vacation Ever!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2015
    Submitted Aug 16, 2015

    The pictures do not do this property justice...it was FANTASTIC! So comfortable for our large group of adults, and stocked with everything you could possibly need. The owners have thought of every little detail including lots of bath towels, and a whole shed full of outdoor entertainment. We enjoyed the new paddleboat and the kayaks, as well as floating around the clean, sandy beach area. We are already talking about returning next year...I just hope we can wait that long! Thanks Mary & Tim, for a wonderful week!

    Multi generational family vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 4, 2015
    Submitted Jul 20, 2015

    This place was perfect for our family, adult children, spouses and 6 grandchildren ages 6 and under. The owners could not have been more gracious and generous in making us feel welcome. Bay Lake has beautiful water and we spent the majority of our time outside boating, skiing, fishing, swimming.There was plenty of living space which was nicely updated and decorated, yet had that up north feel that we love. Everything was very clean and inviting. The kitchen was well equipped to cook our meals for 13 people. Plenty of chairs, storage and a large deck. The flat lot has trees on both sides of the property line which provides privacy from neighbors. Our week flew by too fast, and we are looking forward to coming back again! We feel grateful to have found this place. Thank You!

    A fantastic summer vacation was had by all

    5/5 Stayed Jun 27, 2015
    Submitted Jul 25, 2015

    Our family (age one to eighty) enjoyed seven glorious days and nights of relaxation at Bay Bliss on Bay Lake. The accommodations and furnishings met all of our expectations and was very clean. The owners were extremely helpful with all of our questions before and during our stay. Lots of indoor and outdoor games for all ages. The docks were very handy for the pontoon and boat we rented. Loved the outdoor deck area. Fishing was good too. Would definitely recommend to others and hope we get a chance to visit again someday!

    Bay Lake Bliss lives up to its name

    5/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2015
    Submitted Jun 24, 2015

    Great location, easy access from the Twin Cities, gorgeous lake, plenty of living space. The owners were very responsive to questions. Our two families with 4 teenagers enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing, long weekend and would happily return. We cooked most of our meals and the kitchen was great. We really enjoyed the bumper pool table as well as fishing off the dock and boating.


    4/5 Stayed May 22, 2015
    Submitted Jun 4, 2015

    We stayed at this very nice, up north feel, cabin with multiple bedrooms which had plenty of room for our group of four families. This place was right on the water with dock, nice backyard and view. It's not too far from all major Brainerd attractions and Grocery stores and other convenient shopping options. It's tucked nicely on Bay Lake. The owners really cared and were available and responded timely if we had any questions or concerns. I would really recommend this property-it's a great value compared to other such properties we have stayed at.


      Deerwood, Minnesota

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