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Year Round Retreat On The Private And Scenic Gull River.

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Brainerd - Gull River Retreat

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8

All the comforts of home in an idyllic and private setting on 2 acres only a few miles from Championship Golf, Snow Mobile Trails, Brainerd International Raceway, the Paul Bunyan Bike Trail, Shopping, and miles of access to the Gull and Crow Ring Rivers.

Main Level is amazing!

Master with King Sleigh Bed.

Bathroom with walk in shower and washer/dryer.

Large Living/Kitchen area with great views of the Gull River. A wood burning stove, Internet, Direct TV, phone. Kitchen and Dining is fully equipped for a group of 6-12. Cooks will love it!

Beautiful pine and river rock throughout the home and an amazing vaulted three season porch with bar, fireplace, 100 foot wrap around deck. There is indoor and outdoor dining with several conversation areas. Very quiet and peaceful with the call of the loons, stars galore and bass jumping in front of the dock.

The downstairs has a full bath with Jacuzzi tub, family Room, fireplace, Direct TV and two bedrooms. Walk out from the downstairs to the river and fish from your dock

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Vicki Selmecki
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Vicki Selmecki

Jim and Vicki have been vacation rental guests for the past 15 years throughout the US and Europe. We have been in many beautiful homes, cabins and apartments and now we have the opportunity to share our Lake Home. You will enjoy the best that the Northwoods of Minnesota has to offer.

Vicki Selmecki purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Vicki Selmecki chose Brainerd Lakes

This is the epitomy of "getting away from it all" with the benefit of having major shopping , sight seeing, bike and snow mobile trails, world class dining, golfing and fishing within 10 miles of our home. But why would you want to leave the river?


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Year Round Retreat On The Private And Scenic Gull River.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

The Gull River Retreat was Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Gull River Retreat was Beautiful. A Wonderful place to stay. We had all the comforts of home with a awesome view of the river. It's a home away from home. We all didn't want to leave. I'd never been to Minnesota now I know I will come back. Thank you Vicki for offering a great home for folks to stay in sure beats the alternative of a boring hotel. We will definitely come back and stay again someday. We had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Something for everyone!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful, CLEAN, well maintained. The lot is pretty and surprisingly private. We truly enjoyed our family vacation; Brainerd Zip Line, The Landing for great dining, Pirates Cove Mini Golf....but mostly.....the cabin, the river and indoor game time.

The kitchen is well stocked, beds comfortable, Paul and the owners were fantastically helpful.

The ONLY down side was river access. It was not easy to launch kayaks, float or swim off the dock. The river is beautiful, however, when out in the boat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for letting us use your cabin! It had everything we could need. We all had a great time. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay! Come back again, it's beautiful in fall and winter! Vicki
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Our week at Gull River Resort

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay at this retreat! The house was so amazing! It was very beautiful and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with the basic necessities and much more than we expected. The beds were very comfortable and there was more than enough room for all of us to sit in the dining area for meals and games. The river was great, lots of room for tubing and water skiing. Being bird lovers it was nice to have a good view of them at the feeder. We were also lucky enough to have a few sightings of the Pileated woodpecker's. They are awesome! It was also fun for us to try and keep those persistent squirrels off the feeder. I would definitely recommend this retreat for a family get away!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our week on The Gull River Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, wonderful, relaxing are a few words that describe our week at the Retreat. The Gull River is more like a lake. It is very peaceful and quiet. The place was sparkling clean when we arrived. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need. The porch was a great place to hang out. The master bedroom was so comfortable and I loved the blanket so much that I went to Costco to get one!!! (The twin beds were advertise as being able to put together, but the other furniture in the room prevented this from happening). There is plenty to do in the area - we golfed at the Preserve and the Reversible 9 at Cragun's. 20 minutes away from Nisswa - a cute little town with lots of shopping and 2 brewery's. Dinner at the Classic at Maddens is always good (a 10 minute car ride). Grocery stores, Target and Costco are close by. We so enjoyed watching the birds at the bird feeder and had fun keeping the squirrels off. Can't wait to reserve it for next summer!!! Thanks so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We love the birds (squirrels not so much!) too! I've updated the listing to reflect that there are two twins. We really appreciate the feedback!
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Great Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family getaway! When we arrived in Friday the house was very clean and looked nicely kept. Plenty of space for all seven of us to sit and have family time in the living room. Kitchen was WELL stocked with necessities, Much more so than others I have seen. Nice frig and freezer. The deck was wonderful for a morning with your coffee or an evening watching the river. The dock was a nice size and have an area to dock a boat. The fishing from the shore was a bit weedy BUT we caught just as much as the "fishermen" whom went in the boat. We even had a family fishing contest from the dock. We all had a great time reeling in the tiny perch or the two bass my daughter caught! I definitely would stay again and recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Legacy on Gull Lake (Maddens)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Classic
Car: necessary

Great (ice) fishing, snow mobile trails, 4 wheel trails, Paul Bunyan Bike Trail, Brainerd International Raceway, Golfing, Boating. It is ALL here!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Brainerd, Brainerd Lakes

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Cleaning Fee £102

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Brainerd in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has Washer and Dryer on Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • Main Level Bath has walk in shower. Downstairs bath has jacuzzi tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs River Side - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs - 2 Single Bed , XL Twins
  • Master Bedroom on Main Level has King Size Sleigh Bed 1 Queen in the Downstairs Bedroom 2 XL Twins in Downstairs Bedroom 1 Sleeper Sofa or Blow up Bed in Downstairs Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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