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One week left in Aug 2017!!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 10, 4 Wooded Acres On Beautiful, Sandy Clear Lak

Bring your entire family to Lake Edward in Merrifield MN, located 10 minutes from Nisswa and the activities of Gull Lake. Winter activities include access to some of the states best snowmobile trails right out of the driveway. Fall offers the spectacular colors of the Lakes area. With a sandy beach, extra long dock, screened room below deck to enjoy summer evenings sans bugs, abundant wildlife and all the comforts of home, this lake home is the perfect getaway! The entire home is newly finished with cherry cabinetry and floors. The kitchen includes large granite counters, oven, Keurig coffee maker, regular coffee maker, microwave, cook top, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen, dining area and living room are located with a stunning views of the lake with sliding doors opening onto the upper deck. Two bedrooms are on the main floor. The master bedroom has a log king bed with doors opening onto the upper deck with views of the lake. The second bedroom on the main level has two double bunks. Full bath on the main level. Go to the lower level for family fun with a full bar, entertainment level and walk out onto the lower patio. Also in the lower level is a 3rd bedroom one queen log bed (photos coming soon) full bathroom, laundry facilities. Start a fire for ambiance in the lower level! 15 golf courses are just minutes away. Lake activities include boating, tubing, skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. A canoe and kayak are available for your use. Bring your own boat and tie it up to the dock. Sylvan pontoon is available for rent. Use the outdoor fire pit for smores! You will enjoy all the comforts of home at this stunning lake home on Lake Edward. Pontoon available for rental for our guests. Lifejackets provided.

Paula Schwartz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Paula Schwartz

Getawayupnorth is our second property in the Brainerd Lakes area. Our first cabin was purchased 10 years ago and we LOVE this area. Our kids have been raised 'at the cabin' every weekend and we can't say enough of the memories and strong family bonds created. The intent of the Merrifield Lake home is that it will be our permanent home in years to come. In the meantime we wish to share our beautiful lake home with others.

Paula Schwartz purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Paula Schwartz chose Brainerd Lakes

This lake home has all the comforts of home yet offering all the uniqueness of a 'get away up north' in Minnesota.

What makes this cabin unique

Extra large yard, pet friendly, pontoon available and all the amenities of home at the lake!


Merrifield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV and DVD player in master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , both double/twin bunks so sleeps 6
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We love our lake home and know you will too. It is a place to make and take home memories....whether just a time away from it all or a home base for area activities. You will love the hummingbirds, loons, sunsets and all the beauty of Minnesota summers.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

One week left in Aug 2017!!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Great Stay at Lake Edward

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family enjoyed a wonderful week at this property. The home is spacious, clean, tasteful and very well appointed. The property is very large with plenty of privacy and beautiful lake views--the huge deck is incredible with plenty of seating for everyone and and a very nice gas fire pit. Also the owners spray for mosquitoes and we enjoyed many, many hours outside without encountering one single mosquito the entire week--pretty amazing considering how bad the mosquitoes have been this summer in MN. Lake Edward is a very clean and quiet lake and ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. We also rented the pontoon boat which is very new and ran flawlessly.

The best part is the location. This home is only a few minutes drive to Brainerd, Nisswa and Cross Lake with several golf courses, restaurants, bike trails, mini golf, and charming shops nearby. All in all this was the best vacation rental we've experienced and we've rented more than a dozen homes from California to Florida.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa City, Iowa

Family vacation at Lake Edward

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at this property on Lake Edward. We had three couples and two kids, and the house was basically perfect for our needs--very comfortable, well-stocked, awesome upper deck and screened lower porch. We used the pontoon boat every day (worth the extra money!) and the fire pit every night...The lake itself is great for swimming and tubing, and the dock at this property is really long and has a nice ladder for entry into a sandy-bottomed swimming area. Caught some Northerns out on the boat, and one walleye from the dock. The large yard between the house and the lake is great for playing soccer or just running around. The location of the house is nice because it is nearish to Nisswa and Brainerd, but the lake itself is not very busy and it was a quiet setting. Paula was very kind, easy to deal with and really accommodating. Added bonus that we could bring our dog, who maybe had the best time of anyone! Loved this place. Would book it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A family affair...

  • 5 of 5

After much research we came across this property and it almost looked too good to be true. There were 6 adults, a two year old and three dogs in our group so we needed a place with some room. The home had everything we needed, was very comfortable and there was more than enough room to spread out.

There is a little distance to the lake which I at first thought would be an issue but it turned out not to be, especially with a golf cart there for our use. There is a very nice small beach for kids to play on and the water is shallow and clear. I like to fish and was pleased with the bass and walleyes I caught, especially for this time of year.

Before the week was over we decided to book for next year and would not have done this if we weren't totally satisfied. Great place to kick back and relax!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying our property at Lake Edward. We look forward to seeing you back next year!
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Redding, CA

Summer vacation at lake Edward

  • 5 of 5

This property is a wonderful lakeside escape.The home has all modern amenities and is well equipped. The lake view from the living room and large deck is fantastic, especially at sunset. The spacious downstairs with pool table, darts, TV and small kitchen worked great for evening activities. The three comfortable bedrooms were perfect for our party of 8. We all felt very relaxed at this home. We have been renting in the Brainerd lakes area for the past 15 years and this home has been the best to date. Looking forward to coming back next summer. Thanks for the memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to having you back next year!!!! Paula and Thomas
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Yearly family fun

  • 5 of 5

Dear Paula and Thomas,

We had the most wonderful week at your beautiful lake cabin. The cabin is beautiful and met our every need. It was very well stocked. The kitchen island was great space for making meals. The beds are all very comfortable and had plenty of bedding supplied. We loved the family room area, especially the bar area and pool table. Our sons spent late evening in these areas when the rest of us retired earlier, this worked out great. The property is well maintained. There is lawn area was plentiful for yard games. Our family spent a lot of evenings around the firepits, a great amount of firewood supplied by owners. The use of the pontoon was a plus for family fun. The clean and sandy bottom lake was our most enjoyable part. We enjoyed watching our 4 and 5yr old grandchildren have the best time ever jumping off the dock and swimming. We loved it so much we have already booked it for next yr.

Thank you,

The Kelly family

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All we can say is "wonderful👍👍""!!
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Great family week

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's third year at this wonderful property. Again, it was perfect for our family. Thomas and Paula have really anticipated every need. The property works great for multi-generations and in all kinds of weather. The owners are very accommodating to all our needs. This year we discovered the Paul Bunyan Trail which is easily accessed in Merrifield. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you came back. Yes, the Paul Bunyan trail is amazing for biking and snowmobiling in the winter. It is remarkably beautiful in the fall which our summer guests do not get a chance to appreciate. It goes on forever it seems. We hope to see you back next summer!
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Half Moon Saloon
"We love both the breakfasts and awesome burgers at Half Moon. Sundays are also 5.00 Bloody M..."
Iven's on the Bay -- CLOSED
"Well known and a more upscale dinner experience"
"Fun outside and inside dining with patio on Gull Lake. Truly an experience for all visitors. "
Timberwood Church
Morey's Seafood Market
"All the fresh fish you need for the grill.......also has smoked fish and specialties"
Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
"Great golf"
Norway Ridge Supper Club
"Unique and fantastic."
Rafferty's Pizza
Schaefer's Grocery Store
"Closest grocery store to the lake home"
Cub Foods
"larger grocery store for all your summer eatin needs!"
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
"Mini golf for the whole family"
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Half Moon
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
15 Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 371
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Half Moom

Lake Home Enjoy all the Amenities of Home at the Lake!! Stunning 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,, (Sleeps 6-7)

Nisswa/Gull Lake/Brainerd/Merrifield Area


Weekly and long term rentals available. Weekend rates available off season (ask owner)

Taking reservations for the Summer 2014 season!

Please check our calendar for availability.

This private Lake Home/Cabin sits on almost 4 wooded acres on Lake Edward (over 15 feet clarity and no Milfoil) , just east of the Brainerd/Nisswa lakes area offering restaurants, shopping, mini golf, golf, hiking and many other family activities. Enjoy just being at the lake or venture just a short distance for many of these activities. Lake Edward has a gently sloping sandy bottom making swimming and water activities fun for all ages.

Spacious lake home features: Upstairs: 2 bedrooms- Master bedroom has king size bed with doors opening onto the upper deck and full lake view; 1 bedroom with two twin beds (can be put together to form queen) ,1 full bathroom, full gourmet kitchen with granite, Keurig coffee maker and stainless appliances.

Walk out level to lake: 1 bedroom with bunk bed (1 double and 1 twin) family room area with gas fireplace, large screen TV and Blueray player, 3/4 bathroom, bar area: bar stools, sink, refrigerator: entertainment area: pool table, dartboard: full laundry facilities. Satellite TV and wireless internet access. Gas grill on deck. Cabin has central air. Enjoy bonfires, biking, hiking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, water skiing, camping, 4 wheeling, 4x4 mudding, hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, even downhill skiing.

3 miles from gas, groceries, restaurants, shopping, and golf plus access to the Paul Bunyan trail right outside front door. There is a public access on the lake - so bring your boat! We have room for 1 boat to be tied up at the dock! A canoe and kayak are available for your enjoyment. Please bring your own life vests.

Watch the Loon and Eagle on the lake! Excellent fishing for Bass, Walleye, Sunfish, Crappie, Northern. Other activities: bonfires, horseshoes or just laying in the hammock listening to all the sounds of up north or a romantic sunset sitting on the dock.

Gull Lake area: horseback riding, 4x4 trails, golf and downhill skiing.

Excellent restaurants nearby!

Please check Calendar for availability!!


Rates & Availability

Merrifield Cabin Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.38%

Rates are for parties of 7 or less. Parties of more than 7 require 100.00 per person additionally

Check or credit cards accepted (Visa, American Express, Discover and Mastercard). 2.5% service fee applies. 500.00 deposit to hold reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to rental

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