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Great Cabin For Families With Sand Beach and Swimming Area 2 Hours From Cities

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Br, 1.5 Bath Right On The Water

Let the loons be your wake-up call! This cabin has great privacy in a quiet and relaxing setting and sits only 35 feet from the lake. The sand beach, swimming raft and clear waters of Miller Lake provide an ideal swimming spot. Let the kids enjoy endless hours of fishing right from the dock. Enjoy seasonal strawberry, raspberry and blueberry picking at a small farm just one mile from the cabin.

The cabin is perfectly suited for families, couples or a girls' getaway! Situated on Miller Lake only 2 hours from the Cities, the cabin has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths (main bathroom with shower and his and her sinks, and a half bath in the Master Bedroom). It can sleep up to 8 people, with two queen beds, a full/twin bunk bed, and a pull out queen futon. The kitchen is located in the great room and is open to the dining room and living room, which includes the stone wood-burning fireplace. The great room has high ceilings with large windows that offer great sunlight and views of the lake! Miller Lake is right out your front door, just steps from the front deck.

The cabin is set up to be easy for families, even with young children. You can sit on the deck or be working inside, and keep an eye on the kids as they play on the sand beach or fish off the dock. There's also a small play set with a slide and a four season porch with a TV and children's DVDs. Both a Pack and Play and high chair are available upon request.

Miller Lake is a picturesque lake about 5 miles outside Garrison and Lake Mille Lacs. The lake has 12 feet of clarity and is 40 feet deep so it is ideal for all sorts of water recreation. We provide two kayaks and a canoe for you to explore the lake.

The town of Garrison is only 5 miles away, with a grocery store, a few restaurants, a liquor store, and other businesses. Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, which offers a waterside dining area, is 12 minutes north. Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is 20 minutes south. Downtown Brainerd is about 20 minutes West, with all it has to offer. Paul Bunyan Land is 10 minutes from the cabin and offers rides, a petting farm and a pioneer village to explore as well as seasonal exhibits for Fall and Winter.

Other amenities include a gas grill (we provide the propane), LG washer and dryer, wifi, and fire pit.

We prefer to rent for 7 nights during the summer, but will consider three night stays if the cabin is still open two weeks prior to rental date. Two-night minimum stays are required for Fall, Winter and Spring.

More Details

Andrew Janis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Andrew Janis

We live in Minneapolis, and have two young children, Evie (5) and Sawyer (2). Jana is a second grade teacher, and Andrew is in marketing.

Andrew Janis purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Andrew Janis chose Brainerd

We fell in love with this house the first time we saw it. Great views from every window, close to the water on a small, quiet lake. The first time we went, there was a loon calling to us from the lake, and an owl from the woods. A great blue heron likes to sit on the end of our dock and walk around our shore. The cabin has a great layout, and is appointed with knotty pine and a beautiful wood burning stone fireplace.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Brainerd in Garrison Township

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , his and her sinks and great shower!
    Master half bath - Toilet , Private bathroom for master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , half bath and lake views through a bay window
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , bunk bed has a full mattress lower and twin upper
  • The master bedroom has a private half bath and all bedrooms have closets. Two bedrooms have lake views.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Great Cabin For Families With Sand Beach and Swimming Area 2 Hours From Cities
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 had a much needed relaxing vacation at this, beautiful cabin. The high ceilings and windows with the beautiful views were a delight. Everything was so clean, well kept, an abundance of homey touches, and the kitchen was so well stocked.(a highlight for Mom). We enjoyed the quiet, clear small lake with the kayaks & canoe, fishing off the dock & floating raft, and our own paddleboards. The lake was perfect for our teens and younger children as they could venture far out and still be safe & in view. The trees were perfect for several hammocks we brought and the fire pit was great for evening relaxation. The beds were so comfortable (the futon was perfect for our oldest who was able to join us for a couple of days) and living area & 3 season porch were cozy for reading, game playing, and nighttime movie watching. It was a plus to have a washer/dryer! The whole cabin is so well thought out with all the nice amenities and the beautiful lake makes for a perfect vacation for a family that needs together time and relaxation. Brainerd is close enough for a night out of pizza and mini golf. Didn't take the time for Paul Bunyan Land as the lake was too much fun. Andrew was easy to contact (we never did have a problem though). We will definitely want to come again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury MN

Beautiful Cabin - Great for Families and Kids!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful cabin! The cabin is clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated with quality furniture/beds and furnishings, and is well stocked with supplies. This was a perfect spot to stay travelling with a 3 year old as we especially loved the kids toys, books, puzzles and movies on hand! The porch was a great spot to drink morning coffee and watch the sunrise over the lake and entertain my daughter while the other adults were still sleeping. The close proximity of the cabin to the lake was fabulous! We enjoyed the sand beach area and swing. My daughter caught her first fish off the dock. We also loved that this lake is quiet and peaceful. Andrew is easy to contact and work with. We would love to come back. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury MN

We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with our stay! The cabin is clean, very comfortable and well stocked with supplies. We especially appreciated the kids toys, books and movies as well as the kids plates, cups and utensils! The close proximity of the cabin to the lake was fabulous! The separate porch area was great too and a wonderful morning coffee spot to watch the sunrise over the lake and entertain my toddler until the others awoke! We really enjoyed this quiet lake. As soon as we arrived we were already talking about a return trip. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake time

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful 10 night stay in this immaculate cabin on a quiet lake near Brainerd, MN. The cabin is very well cared for, has high end furnishings and décor, lots of creature comforts like comfortable beds and updated bathrooms.

My four year old grandson caught his first fish off the dock, we paddled around the lake in the kayaks and canoe and relaxed on the shoreline swing. Toys and dvds were available for inside time with an active little boy.

You couldn't ask for a better place to get away from it all and enjoy nature.

Andrew was easy to contact.

Would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to have you back again!
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin home is most perfect for our family, we truly do love it here. We have stayed 3 summers here for our vacation and wouldn't want to go to any other lake or home. Miller lake is so peaceful and serene with plenty of beautiful wildlife. The kayaks make it enjoyable to see all parts of this small lake. Dealing with the owners is a breeze. The home has everything you need to "live a normal week", cooking, movies, games, and have a restful sleep in comfy beds.

It's only a few min from Paul Bunyan Land , Brainerd, MilLacs lake. We went to the turtle races in Nisswa, FUN! Thank you so much, it's our perfect getaway! See you next year :)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We always love having you back. See you next year!
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Excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Every possible need was met and we were able to spend the days watching two loons, two kingfishers, three kinds of woodpeckers, and a bald eagle all playing right off the dock. Little bluegills were so plentiful off the dock that my son kept snagging them! The water was clear, the sandy area was perfect for the kids, and at night we grilled right on the deck. We went on a canoe trip around the lake to see a beaver lodge, and enjoyed small diners in Brainerd and Garrison. The kids had fun at nearby Paul Bunyan Land. The property was clean, comfortable, and well-stocked with necessities as described, and the owner was very thorough with instructions. We were sad to say goodbye. Maybe one day we'll be back. I can't imagine that I would ever want to stay somewhere else after this perfect getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Crow Wing County Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bird's Nest
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ruttger's Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 18
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Y Club
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Ski Gull
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Brainerd, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
*Special* Off Season
1 Mar 2018 - 23 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 4th (full week only)
29 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.21
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Tax Rate 7.38%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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