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Quiet, Cozy Lake Cottage North of Brainerd, Great Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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, golfing, and biking nearby.

Lakes on either side of the cabin and loons to lull you to sleep nightly. Sleeps 4 comfortably, maximum 4 people per stay. Enjoy viewing much wildlife such as beavers, eagles, deer, ducks, turtles, 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, full bath, large living area with satellite TV\DVD and WIFI. Campfire area with all the wood you need to roast your marshmallows. A fishing boat with a 91/2 horse motor is available with a $65.00 per week fee.

2018 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.

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Sandy Lander
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 2, 2018

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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Merrifield, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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Quiet, Cozy Lake Cottage North of Brainerd, Great Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Stop looking and book this Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, outstanding views!! Highly recommend!! Sandy and Tim have thought of everything have done an outstanding job with their Pine Cone Cottage. A perfect get-away for any one looking for peace and quiet, nature, fishing, antique shopping and REST. Bald Eagles!! There are beautiful Bald Eagles and we were fortunate enough to see their babies as well!! We have been traveling to Minnesota every summer for several years now and this has been, by far, our favorite!!

  • Submitted: 8-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe, thanks so much Cindy, for your great review! We try to show improvements every year and want our guests to feel comfortable, relaxed and even spoiled:). Would love having you again anytime! -Sandy and Tim
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Houston, TX

This Is It!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to relax, enjoy excellent fishing right off the dock, stay in an immaculate cabin with everything provided except the food required for a stay then...............this is it! The bonus is that Sandy and Tim go out of the way to accommodate you. This is our second year at Pine Cone and hope for a repeat next year.

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Another beautiful visit

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at the Pine Cone Cottage. We love the location on two small and quiet lakes. We like to take out the canoe to just enjoy the water, wind, and sun. The kitchen is completely stocked with cooking supplies. All you need to bring is your own food. We have also enjoyed being close enough to Nisswa, Brainerd, and Baxter that we can grab a bite to eat, grocery shop, or find a tourist activity. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is cozy, with great lake views from each window. We spent our time going for walks, sitting around the fire, and listening for the loons. The owners are right next door if you need anything and are wonderful people--great place!

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to have you back at our cabin! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you can make it again in the near future!!
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The prefect lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Sandy and Tim were the best host! Took us out on the pontoon, let us barrow fishing rods, provided yummy lemonade, the cabin was stocked perfectly and even the bananas had a little basket to sit in! We had friends come over during the day and there was so much to do. From the paddle boat to fishing off the dock. So many great memories! Highly recommend! Best place to stay to get away and relax! We hope to come back and make more memories! thank you!

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting these friends from out of state! Hoping one day this sweet family can move back to the area!❤️
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Houston, TX

Home Run

  • 5 of 5

Just completed a week at the Pine Cone cottage which proved to be a home run in terms of everything we were looking for..........privacy, quietness, abundance of fish, quality/clean cottage, gracious hosts, high speed internet, etc. The best testament to this rental is that fact that, before we left, we booked a week for next year. Sandy And Tim are superb!!!

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brainerd, Minnesota
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pelican Beach


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Merrifield, Minnesota

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$660.2

Rates for May to June 16th 2018 are $800.00 for 2, an additional $50 per person for the week. Weekend rates are Friday afternoon to Sun.$300. Summer rates are $900 from June 16th to September 8th 2018 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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