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Quiet, Cozy Lake Cottage North of Brainerd, Great Getaway

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Merrifield Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our cottage is very private, peaceful and comfortable! It is situated north of Brainerd on Markee Lake and within 10 miles of Nisswa, Crosslake and Pequot Lakes! A great getaway spot for couples, girlfriends or anyone! Fun shopping and great golfing and biking nearby and great antique shopping and mountain biking in Crosby (15 miles).

Lakes on either side and loons to lull you to sleep nightly. Sleeps 4 comfortably, maximum 4. Enjoy viewing much wildlife such as beavers, eagles, deer, ducks, turtles and of course loons and much more. Great retreat for summer or fall. Amenities include a charcoal grill, fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender, air conditioner, a full bath, and a large living area with satellite TV\DVD and WIFI. Campfire area with all the wood you need to roast your marshmallows. A quality fishing boat with a 91/2 horse motor is available with a $65.00 per week fee.

2017 rates are: Spring/fall rates are $800 a week for 2 persons May through June 3rd and September 9th thru October 21st. An additional $50 per person for the week. 4 people maximum. Summer rates start June 3rd and go to September 9th and are $900. a week for 2 persons, an additional $50 per person for the week. Any overnight guests are $25 per night. 3:00 p.m. check in, 10:00 a.m. check out. $300 fully refundable damage/reservation deposit required to hold. Refund mailed back within 1 week of departure. No smoking or pets please. Closed November through April.

2017 rates are $800 for spring and fall and $900 for summer. Summer rates begin June 4- Sept. 2nd.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sandy Lander
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016
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About Sandy Lander

My husband and I grew up in the Brainerd Lakes area and lived in a couple of different places in the state for 22 years. In 1997 we were able to move back and enjoy once again living in our hometown. We purchased the cabin in 2004 from Tim's folks, as we live next door to the property. We proceeded to remodel it to our liking and then decided we needed to rent it out and share the beauty of our property and area with others during the summer and fall months. We have really enjoyed getting to meet various people and have made some new friends from this experience. We would love to meet you as well! -Sandy and Tim

Sandy Lander purchased this cabin in 2004

What makes this cabin unique

The unique benefits of our property is that it is situated between 2 lakes and you have access and views to both of them. Also the privacy and peace and quiet is hard to find elsewhere unless you are situated in a really remote area. We are within 10 miles to fun little towns like Nisswa, Crosslake and Pequot Lakes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so very much for the wonderful review! Makes me feel we've done our job when we make you satisfied! We would love to have you two back anytime! So friendly and left the cabin so very easy to clean! Thank you!!
Aug 2014
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Quiet, Cozy Lake Cottage North of Brainerd, Great Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose the Pine Cone Cottage for our 15th Anniversary get away. We could not have picked a better place. The cottage is super clean and cozy. The fishing was great. Having high speed internet and all the tv channels you could ask for was a very nice bonus for the rainy time. Five stars is not enough to show how great this amazing stay was. Tim and Sandy are the most AMAZING and friendly hosts. We plan on seeing them again in the future. Thank you both for everything and all the EXTRA help and making us feel at home and like we were friends and not just renters. You two are GREAT!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Del and Teresa were wonderful to host and we thought of them more like friends than guests!! We will look forward to them returning in the future and I'm sure our dog Chloe does too!🍗 😊
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Exceeded Expectations - Great Value and So Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the past week here at Pine Cone Cottage and are very sad to have to leave tomorrow morning. This cabin is incredible, and a great value. Perfect location, clean, bright and airy interior, super comfortable bed and sitting areas, a well appointed kitchen, and a beautiful lake (great fishing!!) with multiple boating opportunities. Sandy and Tim are so gracious and have thought of everything you might need to have a great vacation here. Waking in the mornings to the call of the loons and to the wind rustling thousands of leaves on the surrounding trees was so soothing. I'm an early riser and was shocked to wake up after 9:00 a.m. on three different mornings. We'd reserved the fishing boat and took it out for an hour or two just about every day catching about 70 fish total including bass, crappies, a northern and lots of panfish (including a few gorgeous pumpkin seeds). Our week here was in one word AMAZING. We are going home refreshed, recharged and already counting down the months until we return for 2 weeks next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsi and Jim, Wow! Thanks so very much for the wonderful review! We of course, always love hearing how much our guests appreciate our cottage! We're always looking for ways to improve upon it. We look forward to seeing you 2 again next summer!
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Cambridge, MN

Coming Home

  • 5 of 5

I love coming home to this cabin. We have stayed at Pinecone Cottage for 2 years now and have our 3rd booked already. When Sandy met us at the door to let us in, all I could say was "now I am home." My husband and I had a wonderful time fishing on the lake. It was so quiet and peaceful. Thank you,Tim and Sandy for a terrific place to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you and appreciate how well you love coming back! Each year we like to make it more enjoyable if even in just a small way! See you next fall!
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Just as promised!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was spotless and very well appointed. The pictures do not do it justice. Very peaceful and quiet with the only sounds coming from the resident loons and swans. Super gracious hosts. Close to Nisswa / Brainerd / Baxter but far enough to get away from the traffic. We can't wait to re-visit! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosemount, Minnesota

Great vacation place for all!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage on Markee Lake and had a wonderful time! The cottage was spotless, very comfortable and well-maintained. We enjoyed beautiful views of the lake, canoeing, picturesque sunsets and wildlife seen in their own habitat. We saw a muskrat, fish off the dock, loons, a bald eagle and 2 trumpeter swans. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Abby and Scott, we would love to have you back! Thanks for the wonderful comments! -Sandy and Tim
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Minnetonka, MN

Ideal Lake gateway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful week at this cozy cottage! We have a 4 yr old daughter, she didn't want to leave. The cottage had everything we needed and was just perfect for the 3 of us. Sandy and Tim were accessible, which was handy for directions to the beach! Fishing, boating, grilling, Campfire, the nature surrounding the cottage, a sandy beach near by with ideal swimming for little ones... The whole trip was perfect. I would highly recommend for that ideal cabin getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Molly, for the wonderful review! We are very blessed to have this property to enjoy and share with others! -Sandy
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brainerd, Minnesota
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pelican Beach


Rates & Availability

Merrifield Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 - Sep 1
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates for May to June 15th and Sept.1st to October 25th 2014 are $650. per week. Weekends are $250.00. Friday afternoon to Sun. Summer rates are $750 for 2, and an additional $50 for each person after for the week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Merrifield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • New queen sized bed (2015), and Daybed with trundle bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
water softener, blow dryer, iron and ironing board. Canoe and paddle boat are free of charge for you to use.

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