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Carol Austin

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

Up North for the whole family. Sandy beaches, water sports, and great fishing!

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cabin in Merrifield - Pelican Lake, MN Cabin

Two cabins rented as one, 5 bedroom, two bath, double kitchen.

When you drive into the property, you’ll see the main cabin on the right and the guest cabin on the upper left. Your kids will scamper down the path, past the bonfire pit, to the white sand beach. You’ll hear their laughter as you explore the carpeted bigger cabin, with three bedrooms, a bathroom, long dining room table, couch, stereo, kitchen with trash compactor, fridge, stove/oven, microwave, and central air conditioning. A large fire-pit waits for you, wood stacked outside. A TV/DVD and Apple TV await with Direct TV. The master bedroom with queen-sized mattress stretches from here to way over there. The side of the cabin that views the lake is all floor-to-ceiling of sliding glass doors and screens. Step outside onto the wide deck and drink your coffee on the picnic table or lounge chairs. A gas grill is located on the deck at the rear of the big cabin. And yup, you’ve got Wi-Fi.

For those who like to explore the woods, step out the back door and stroll for miles through the spruce, white birch, and sugar maple.

For authors, you can write in the privacy of the small cabin in the morning, swim in the afternoon, drive to the tourist shops along quaint Nisswa 13 minutes away and grab a root beer float at the A&W or test out the 40,000 different types of candy at the Chocolate Ox, or make everything better with legendary hand-roasted coffee and mountain scones at StoneHouse coffee. Starbucks and Caribou are bit further down the road, but you’re an author and too good for that swill. Twenty minutes away is a mall, big box stores, a modern movie theater and restaurants to suit any palate or wallet.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carol Austin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Carol Austin

My parents, Fred and Vivian, built these two cabins when I was in grade school. I have been fortunate to share this cabin with my husband, two daughters, and two grandchildren. Where I grew up swimming and building sand castles, so too have they. As they all live out of state, I now wish to share the cabin with new friends and their families. This cabin means so much to my family that we want to invite you to create lasting memories like ours. I’m always there to help since the lower level of the guest cabin is my personal home-away-from-home for part of each week all summer. I’m very low-key and promise not to intrude on your space.

Carol Austin purchased this cabin in 1956

Why Carol Austin chose Brainerd Lakes

We are on the south side of the lake called 'Sun Set Beach' by the locals.

The location can’t be beat for things to do and for feeling like you’ve gotten away from it all. The cabin is stocked with anything you can think of for people of all ages to have a good time. The sunsets are spectacular.

What makes this cabin unique

You know how most lakes have reeds and a mud bottom. This one has white sand that slopes gently for 280 feet (a unique playground for young ones) before dropping off into deep water. No rocks or weeds. Eagles also like to take in the view from the top of a tall tree on the beach.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Up North for the whole family. Sandy beaches, water sports, and great fishing!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Plymouth, MN

Memorable first time cabin adventure for our kids!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful powder sand beach that continues into the clear water, which our kiddos loved since they could go out about 50 yards and still touch! Great living quarters too, and the extra little house was nice, allowed for more room for everyone. The outdoor eating space was great, seated 10-12 people! The kitchen was great, was fully stocked with cooking/baking/grilling supplies! A little disappointed the hot tube wasn't usable, but we still had a wonderful vacation and look forward to going back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clear water, gorgeous beach, and eagles

  • 5 of 5

Cabins were clean and the beach was amazing! We went swimming and kayaking every day, and enjoyed bonfires every other day. A bald eagle liked to perch on a tree above us on the beach, very cool to see it hunt. Great place, definitely recommending.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Pelican lake cabin

  • 4 of 5

Very good accommodations. If additional boat lifts can not be added. It would be helpful to add a couple of anchor points for boats so they do not have to be put on shore. Nothing fancy, just something to attach boats to at night and if a storm comes up.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northfield, MN

A Piece of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week with my kids and grandchildren at this spectacular lake cabin. Sand is like the ocean, bald eagles, and the clarity of the water is amazing. My kids all voted to go back next year, it was 100% in favor. We loved the feeling of a true cabin, and the outdoor spaces were great. Having the second cabin for our group was great, and allowed my daughter and her new baby a quiet place to nap. The owner, Carol, is such a sweet soul, and she made us all feel so welcomed. Spent a ton of time on the beach, tubing and swimming. Spectacular sunsets, bonfires on the beach and a perfect finish to the summer of 2014.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cabin is made better when it is filled with people like you!
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Awesome location!!! Great for kids

  • 5 of 5

We just went with 3 families and 6 kids to this rental for 1 week. Great location, awesome beach. Reasonable price. Nice landlords. What a great time. If you are looking for a fishing trip, this may not be the best lake in mind but if you are looking for family fun it doesn't get any better. Hot tub was a very nice touch for cold nights. Had a bald eagle flying over the property the whole time we were there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pelican Lake is a GREAT fishing lake :)
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Car: recommended

Minutes from Nisswa, MN, located on the finest fresh water beach . Enjoy tall pines, fishing, a legendary golf course, nightlife, spas, spectacular sunsets, stars never seen by city dwellers, and free loon concerts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Merrifield, Brainerd Lakes

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2016
2 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190
Cleaning Fee £57 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until your reservation has been made.
25% of the rental fee to reserve your spot at The Lake.

If you rent for less than a week a cleaning fee of $200 dollars will be added to your bill.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Merrifield in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , has 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Maximum of 11
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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