Gorgeous Big Sandy Lake Vacation Rental in MN!

Bank of Windows Overlooking The Lake.
Bank of Windows Overlooking The Lake.2 (Huge) Full Size Couches Are in The Living Area.Living Room Has Lots of Seating!Living Room; Another Angle.Living Room View From Behind The BarCustom Bar Area.Custom Cedar Bar.Master Bath View.Pass Through Master Suite Into the Hot Tub Area.8.6 Acres w/ 300' wide. Rear View.Sunset Photo From Our Lot.Our Golden Chasing a Stick Off Our Dock.Always a Quiet Bay to Ski!Master Suite w/ Kingsize Bed.Twin Motor Indoor Hot Tub w/ Jets Galore!Stairs Going Down To The Lower Level.Walkout Basement View.Walkout Basment; Another View.Dining Room Attached to a Deck and Screen Porch.Lower Level with Fooseball.Kitchen.Lower Level Great Room.Upstairs Interior View Showing Open Floor Plan.Kitchen; Different Angle.Views From The Kitchen / Dining Room.Rope Swinging!4 Wheeling Trails Are a Short Ride Away!There are Plenty of Fishing Pockets On the Lake.Side View; 300' Wide Wooded Lot.Upstairs Entry Way.Fire Pit By The LakeLower Level BedRoom #1Lower Level BedRoom #1Lower BR #2.Lower Bedroom #2.Lower Bedroom #3.Indoor Hottub and Sauna Room.Deck off of Sauna, Fireplace & Hot Tub Room.Hottub and Sauna; Different Angle.Another Kitchen Angle Showing the Floor Plan."Bunkroom" With 4 Twinbeds.The Bunkroom a.k.a. The Snore Room.Dogs Are Welcome Outside (Not In the Home)!View Off Our Swimmable Dock.Big Sandy Is a Fishing and Recreational Lake.Cozy Evening Picture.Lower Level Full Bathroom.4 Place 2008 Golfcart (Adults Only!)Lake View.Private WIDE Sandy Beach. October 2010.Deck View w/ Small Amount of Steps.25 Foot 130 HP "Party Barge" For Rent.Located on a 300' Wide 8.6 Acre Lot!His and Her Master Sink.Another Lower Level Entry Picture (from Walkout).Long 1200 Foot Private Driveway.Driveway Side View; Plenty of GREEN Grass.Landscaping Examples.More Landscaping Examples.TON's of Quality Apples During Fall!3 Season Porch / Coffee Room!Fall Colors (Taken From The Roof).Fall Colors (Taken From The Roof).Fall Colors (Front Yard).Fall Colors.  (Front Side; 300 Foot Wide.)Fall Colors. (Side Yard).Eagles, Woodpeckers, Bluejays and Hawks Galore!2001 15.5' 3 Person fishing Boat w/ Livewell.Rent This 3 Person Fishing Boat for $245.
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8 Reviews
1 Big Sandy Lake, McGregor, MN 55760



Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 10
Per week $1,595 - $2,095
Type: Home
Description of the McGregor vacation home rental
Would you like to rent a beautiful lake home that has sandy frontage for a reasonable price? Take a closer look

Please Note: Our 2006 26 foot Party Barge Pontoon is also available for rent for $995 per week (June rates are lower depending on the week). I also have a 2001, 3 person fishing boat to rent for for $299 (1/2 Off in June, September, and October). You are welcome to use a row boat as well as a new paddle boat that are included in the rates.

We are on BEAUTIFUL Big Sandy Lake; a 6000 acre premier Lake 2 hours North of the Cities in Aitkin County.

This 4350 square foot home has spectacular views and was built in 2001 with 1st class construction through and through. Every year we are continuing to add and update.

Our lake home is situated on a 9 acre lake lot with a wide sandy swimmable shoreline that has that Northern MN feel. Since it is a large lot, I have a 2008 4 place golf cart that you can rent for $100 per week.

The lot is wrapped by trees including tall pines, maples, birch, oaks and aspens to give you that "Up North" feel. If you are looking for privacy, our 1200 foot driveway and 300 foot wide treed lot will fit the bill!

This home features an indoor home hot tub, sauna, home theater,WiFi,custom bar and much much more. We decorated with cabin accents throughout which transform this lake house into a elegant cabin. The walls,ceilings,and floors are accented with maple, hickory, aspen, oak, cedar, hemlock, pine and ash. The result is a warm comfortable yet elegant feel. Every bed was hand made from log resulting in a northern Minnesota retreat. All of the bedrooms have custom log dressers as well.

We stocked our 2nd home with blenders, toasters, coffee grinders and other accouterments that you would expect in this caliber of home.

Rates are based off of a 4 person occupancy. Add $19.99 per person per day for additional people including children.

The decor and fabrics are not toddler friendly and you would not enjoy yourself while you worry about those little hands getting into all of the interesting accents. :) Add $150 for the final cleaning.

Sorry: No young adults without your parents. Our home is pet free and smoke free. You are welcome to kennel your pet in the garage or outdoors but they cannot enter the home.

Steve Herrala

Area Information
Our home is located on Big Sandy Lake which is just 7 miles north of McGregor MN or 40 minutes south of Grand Rapids off of highway 65. Big Sandy is a 6500 acre lake with several bays and over 78 miles of sandy shoreline. It is recognized as one of the nicer lakes in the region. When you add in two rivers and a small attached lake, the total areas is over 10,000 acres. You will never get board of the incredible views as you can snowmobile or boat for hours on end.

Once you head north of McGregor MN, the landscape transforms into that northern Minnesota feel which is adjacent to Savannah State Forest. You will find plenty of beautiful trails for walking and snowmobiling.

When you get hungry, visit one of the 5 restaurants that are located on this beautiful lake. There is a 27 hole championship golf course minutes up the road called Minnesota National. Enjoy dinner at their new BEAUTIFUL 18,000 sq foot event center.

Big Sandy is famous for its large pan fish. The DNR has stocked the lake with walleyes. It is common for people to catch walleyes and crappies right off of our dock.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Aug 04 2016 Oct 31 2016 - - $1,795 - 5 Nights
Jan 01 2017 May 15 2017 - - $1,595 - 2 Nights
May 15 2017 May 23 2017 - - $1,595 - 2 Nights
May 23 2017 May 30 2017 - - $1,745 - 1 Week
Jun 02 2017 Jun 23 2017 - - $1,795 - 5 Nights
Jun 23 2017 Jun 30 2017 - - $1,795 - 5 Nights
Jun 30 2017 Jul 07 2017 - - $2,095 - 1 Week
Jul 07 2017 Aug 04 2017 - - $1,995 - 5 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6.875%
Deposits: 6 Months in advance or longer. 1/3 down. 2/3 a month before the rental. 6 Months or sooner before arrival: 1/2 down; 1/2 one month before rental. Rates Are Based Off of 4 People: An additional $19.95 per person per day is added.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $150 Final cleaning fee.


Reviews for this vacation home rental in McGregor, Minnesota

Kathy Wyman

Kathy Wyman


New Years Eve - 2012 Stay.

January 3, 2013

This was our second year staying Big Sandy Lake. We had a wonderful time!

Vince Schoon

Vince Schoon

North Branch, MN USA

Big Sandy Lake House Rental

August 20, 2012

Overall the place was quite nice. The grounds were extremely nice and spacious so many activities could take place. The couple renting their home seemed to be very nice and easy to speak with. The overall condition of the home was very adequate however there were certain things that could have been better. Example: several lights fixtures had burnt out light bulbs and none could be found as replacements, there were several snails on the beach when we arrived and the clean up was left to us the renters, there was dirty underwear left from the previous party that the cleaning person did not pick up etc. After the final rental payment was made, along with an additional cleaning charge, we were informed that the kitchen needed to be cleaned, sheets needed to be stripped from all beds and put into the laundry room before we left, fridge needed to be cleaned out and wiped down, stove and counter top needed to be cleaned, dishes needed to be clean and put back in cupboard. If this was not done there would be an additional $50.00 charge to us. This is on top of the original cleaning fee that we had already paid up front as part of the rental. It would have been nice to have this communicated to us PRIOR to us making the final decision on renting. There are several TV's in the home however all TV's are controlled with one controller. This being said all TV's in the house were on the same channel as the main TV with the one controller. As mentioned earlier, Steve and his wife are very nice individuals, I did enjoy taking with them as well as the process with the rental. They did make their golf cart available to us to go to and from the beach as it is quite a walk, especially if one is carrying several items to and from the beach/boat. I would recommend this as a rental opportunity to anyone that is interested but please do be aware of the things that one will not discover until after the final payment is made. Even with the above mentioned items, my family had a great time at Steve's place. Unfortunately, I do not think he will be renting the home out in the future so we will need to look elsewhere as we do rent a lake place each year.

Lisa Fink

Lisa Fink


Great Fishing too!

March 27, 2012

Had a great time! Had everything we needed and the fishing was great right in the bay!

Kathleen McCartney

Kathleen McCartney

South Carolina

Comfortable Home on a Beautiful Lake

October 11, 2011

We just returned from a week in McGregor, MN at Big Sandy Lake. This house had super comfortable beds and lots of space for the 7 of us. Every year we travel together for our "Girls' Trip" and have known each other since grade school. The restaurant at the resort next door was fabulous. The winery down the road is a must (and also has great wild rice in many varieties). Duluth is close enough for a day trip.




Great vacation spot

September 29, 2010

We were very fortunate to find this property. The house was everything we expected, with an awsome surround system. Fishing was perfect,as we caught a 14" croppie 100 yards out from the dock. Minnesota National golf course is one of the nicest courses I have been on...Worth the extra money to play. Thanks Steve for the opportunity!!

Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Marshalltown, IA USA

Fabulous Family Vacation

August 9, 2010

What a great time! Our entire family had a fabulous time at the beautiful lake home-fishing, swimming, boating, and relaxing. The house was large, beautiful and fully equipped to meet our needs. A great time was had by all and we hope to do it again in the future.



Minneapolis, MN.

Amazing accomodations for a reasonable price

August 9, 2010

This is an amazing rental and everything it is advertised to be. "Everything" you need is right there. The owner of the property is extremely easy to deal with and a Great guy ! 7 of us fit very comfortably and all had our own bed. The little extra's like the hot tub, Sauna & the use of the golf cart, made it a step up from your usual rental ! Thanks Steve & VHR for making our vacation perfect !!!

John Gerken

John Gerken

Shakopee, Mn USA

vacation stay

August 28, 2009

The vacation home was fine, I have no complaint. The vacation did not work out because of other circumstances. My wife's mother was ill and died early in your stay so my wife only spent a day of the vacation. The weather turned cold and rainy for three days. We were forced to stay inside for a good share of the vacation time,

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