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Amazing, Best Beach in MN w/Cabin That Sleeps 10 On Pelican Lake. Near Crosslake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Large Deck, And Beach Bar Down in the Boathouse!

This adorable cabin has the following inside: On main floor: kitchen with dishwasher, all dishes, pots and pans, slow cooker, blender, teapot, utensils etc., has 1 full bath, and 2 bedrooms (one has a queen size bed & other room has 2 twin beds), gas fireplace and ceiling fan in living room, and large deck over looking the lake. 2 deck tables with umbrellas offering seating for 10. There is a nice propane grill for you to use but you must supply your own propane tank. The basement floor has 1 master bedroom with ceiling fan and a queen size bed. A full bathroom with a washer and dryer unit, and sleeping quarters in the main lower room consisting of 2 XL twins and 2 XL twin hide-away beds and a walkout patio. There is a ceiling fan in the lower main room as well. A/C throughout cabin. Cable TV and DVD player in cabin.

Outside near the shore is a built-in Tiki Bar with 2 windows that open up to the lake and granite counter tops. There is a refrigerator inside for you and your guests to stock up and enjoy. There is also an air-compressor with attachments for you to use to blow up your inflatable toys. We have a very unique outdoor shower system right below the deck that offers both cold and hot water.This is so nice to use after a swim in the lake. There is also a long dock with a built in bench at the end of it and a swimming ladder to get in and out of the water. On shore there is a log swing to sit and admire the breathtaking sunsets. A water volleyball net, paddle boat and 2 youth kayaks are also fun to enjoy and are your's to use during your stay. We also have firewood on hand for you to use in the firepit. We do not charge you for the wood but do have a 'firewood donation box' on top of the fridge and really appreciate donations so that we can continue to keep supplying the wood in the future . There is also a single detached garage for you to use to store any items that you bring during your stay.

Check in time is: 3:00 pm

Check-out time is: 11:00 am

More Details

Erin John
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Erin John

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding our property. We both grew up in this beautiful area and know that you will be amazed by this clear lake, the sunsets, and the awesome sandy beach!

Erin John purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Erin John chose Brainerd Lakes

We purchased this cabin because we love this area. There is NO better lake in this area for families and for fun than Pelican Lake. The lake has so many sand bars for families to enjoy and the shallow warmer water makes parents rest a little easier knowing that the kids are safer. You can walk far out into the water off the shoreline before it becomes deep and it is ALL SAND!

What makes this cabin unique

AWESOME FISHING LAKE for Walleye, Northern, Bass, Perch, and Crappies....year round! Prime location for bringing your fishing boat and hooking that trophy Walleye!

During the winter months, bring your fish house with you and enjoy the private lake access 'on-site' from our property to drive your fish house out to your desired fishing hot spot on the lake.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Merrifield in Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • resort ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 full bathrooms. One on each floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 3 bedrooms. One has 2 twin beds, and the 2 others have 1 queen each. The downstairs main room has 4 XL Twins (two of which are hide-away)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Check in at: 3:00pm Check out at : 11:00am Sharp CANCELLATION POLICY: 30 days + notice of cancellation = 100% refund 29 days - 15 days = Forfeit of down payment of $1500.00 14 days or less = 100% Non-refundable, FULL payment required


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Amazing, Best Beach in MN w/Cabin That Sleeps 10 On Pelican Lake. Near Crosslake
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Absolutely gorgeous cabin on Pelican Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at the Johns' Cabin. The beach is the nicest I've seen on any Minnesota lake. The owner supplied paddle boards, kayaks, waterskis, and a pedal boat so the kids were always entertained. We kept our 18' speed boat docked all week and I would welcome the addition of a boat lift in the future, otherwise we will not be able to stay there if the lake is low. The location of the cabin is on the shallow side of the lake and this presents a challenge to anyone wanting to dock a runabout longer than 18'. If you don't own a boat, this cabin is perfect and I cannot recommend it enough!

The owner was an absolute joy to communicate with and that cannot be overstated during these times. I am a stickler about good, civil, and courteous communication and the owner was the best I ever had the pleasure of working with!

During our stay, nothing was left to desire (except for a boat lift) and the entire week recharged our batteries and reminded us why we live in our beautiful state of Minnesota and vacation in the Brainard Lakes area!

All my thanks to the John Family for renting their wonderful cabin to us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury, MN


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic beach, clear water, shallow (no more than 4 ft) for at least a couple hundred yards, then finally drops off. Was absolutely perfect for kids. They were able to run around, play on the beach and swim in the water without parents constantly worrying. Which equals fun for kids and more relaxing for parents. We brought a speedboat and rented a pontoon. Lots to do. We rented this cabin and the one right next door. (total of 10 adults and 7 kids) There is woods the other side of each house so it felt like we were at our own private getaway. Extended family from all over the country and we've vacationed in numerous spots from Oregon to North Carolina and this is on the very short list to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Best beach around!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our three kids (and their friends.....yes 6 kids total) with us to stay for a week and we had a fabulous time. The pictures tell the true story. What you see is what you get. The cabin is very clean and very well kept. The property itself is beautifully landscaped, the beach is amazing and the water is so clear. We had a fabulous time and my husband and I are now convinced we need to buy cabin. Loved it!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, MN

Joe and Lila

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for our family--three generations. The beach was so awesome and the cabin and Tiki bar were perfect! The week flew by way too fast.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Beach, Super Clean

  • 5 of 5

Awesome beach property for kids. Beautiful lake with really clear water.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Located on one of the most pristine lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Pelican Lake is known for its sandy bottom, numerous sand bars and crystal clear water.

The Breezy Point Resort is also located on this lake and operates The Breezy Belle which is a ferry boat that takes guests for dinner and drinks around the lake on certain evenings. There are also 2 restaurants and bars at the resort that you can dock your boat/pontoon right up too. On Saturday evenings at 8pm, the local celebrity 'Elvis' brings in a huge crowd for his evening shows.

There are also several golf courses within the area such as: Whitebirch and the Traditional and Deacons Lodge in Breezy Point, and Crosswoods in Crosslake.

The city of Crosslake is only a 10-12 min drive away and has numerous bars, restaurants, gas stations, grocery store, banks, churches, just about everything you need.

There are numerous ways to enjoy your time at this property such as swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, bonfires, and making everlasting family memories and not to mention the most breathtaking sunsets!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Merrifield, Brainerd Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July 2017 Holiday Week
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
9 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 19 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Cleaning Fee £120 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

We are now accepting 2017 reservations, please email me if you would like to book your reservation before we fill up our available weeks! There will be an up-charge for the week of July 1-8th 2017.

30 days + notice of cancellation = 100% refund
29 days - 15 days = Forfeit of down payment of $1500.00
14 days or less = 100% Non-refundable, FULL payment required

Damage deposits are required to be paid 2 weeks ahead of your stay.
Check in time: 3:00pm
Check out time: 11:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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