Sunset Bay is an artfully designed four season waterfront home with stunning lake views, surrounded by expansive perennial gardens. The property offers a unique experience for any season. In warm seasons, you can literally create the illusion that you are in the gardens by opening all the windows to invite the sounds of songbirds, rustling wind and fragrance of summer flowers.
Four bedrooms comfortably accommodate 10 people. Two wood burning fireplaces, in the great room and den add to the warmth and provide a sense of "place" to the all the wood interior. The main living space is a contemporary yet warm design constructed of wood, stone, and sculpted concrete.
The kitchen, den, office, dinning, great room are all discrete spaces; yet are all interconnected and large enough so that you can withdraw into your own private space.
The top floor has three bedrooms. The Master Bedroom, constructed with privacy in mind, has stunning lake views, soaring ceilings, a private bathroom with heated whirlpool bath and shower. A gas fireplace in the master bedroom adds a cozy note. It is truly amazing, comfortable and unique. This is definitely the bedroom to fight over.
The second and third top floor bedrooms are constructed of cedar walls and vaulted knotty pine ceilings. Both open to to a deck facing the woods in back of the house.
The first floor bedroom has a private bathroom and shower and separate entrance. You can keep this space private or open the pocket door to the main living room to allow access to the bathroom and laundry that are a part of the space.
There is a fully equipped chef's kitchen with Wolff cooktop, convection oven, large refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, coffee grinder, stovetop, pots and pans, espresso maker, cooking utensils and dinnerware. Just outside the kitchen through the den is a high tech gas grill on the bluestone outdoor patio.
The kitchen island is truly an engaging space where no one is left out of the fun. The cooks, preparers and clean up crew are included with what is going on in all the spaces around them.
The secondary dinning area, (ostrich table) seats seats six, the main dinning table accommodates 10, and the kitchen island 4 more.
Other amenities include a fully equipped laundry room including washer and dryer. The den contains a large screen TV (no cable). So you can stream any Apple or Android device to the TV using Apple TV, Chromcast or Lightening HDMI plug for Apple Devices.
The home is surrounded by perennial gardens and the wildlife they attract. Bird feeders diverse wildlife including humming birds, sparrows, and pileated woodpeckers. In the center of the garden facing the lake is a bluestone patio with table and chairs and umbrella for outdoor dinning and relaxing.
An expansive lawn extends from the garden to the lake. There is plenty of space for lawn games and socializing. Near the beach is a large fire pit for cozy camp fires.
THE BEACH AND LAKE
We have created a cozy sugar sand beach next to Sunset Bay's natural shoreline, which is home to frog, dragonfly and fish habitats. Beyond the short strand of bullrushes,, the water is crystal clear with a weedless, sugar sand bottom and no drop offs. The lake is only 3 feet deep at 250 feet from shore making it extremely safe for swimming and water sports.
Because there is no dock, guests have access to a mooring pin off shore in the event they may wish to moor a fishing or speed boat. All lake access is directly from the shore. Guest AccessGuests will have full access to the property, excluding a pantry off the main kitchen, and detached garage which owners use for storage. PLEASE NOTE: guests will not have access to private dock. Guest can access the lake directly from the beach. Watercraft are available on the water's edge. Interaction with GuestsThe property owner will greet guests upon their arrival, either personally or via telephone to go over the home basics. The property owner will trouble shoot any problems that arise during guests' stay.
For an additional fee, depending on availability, owners can provide (1) guided bike tours; (2) water skiing and tubing (3) chef prepared meals. The NeighborhoodA recreational park, one half mile from the home, offers tennis and basketball courts, frisbee golf, volleyball, baseball diamond, playground equipment, picnic facilities and hiking trails.
Four miles from Sunset Ridge is the Paul Bunyan Biking trailing, a 112 mile paved bike path that runs from Brainerd to Bemidji, Minnesota.
Sunset Ridge is also located within 10 miles of four boutique villages, for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Getting AroundVisitors can get around by car, motorbike, or bicycles. Other Things to NoteGuests have access to (i) two kayaks, and; (ii) and three recreational bikes for biking around the area.
Guests can bring their own motor boats for waterskiing, or tubing. For insurance reasons owners cannot provide motorized boats. NB: There is no dock, so water craft must be pulled up on the beach.
Horseshoe lake is a crystal clear 900 acre fresh water lake. It is never overcrowded and provides for excellent swimming, water sports, and fishing. The lake is filled with wildlife: loons, and other water fowl, muskrat, turtles, amphibians. It is also home to large mouth bass, northern pike, crappie, and sun fish.