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Sugar Sand Beach & Cozy Cabin That Sleeps 10 On Pelican Lake. Near Crosslake

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 paddle boat, 2 adult paddle boards, 2 junior paddle boards 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:
May 21, 2018

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 Merrifield

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 Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Merrifield, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms. One on each floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
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


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Sugar Sand Beach & Cozy Cabin That Sleeps 10 On Pelican Lake. Near Crosslake
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Wouldn't hesitate to rent this property again.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week and had a great time. The house easily accommodated our group. The kids and adults loved the outdoor space. The paddle boards and kayaks were a huge bonus and we used the fire pit several times. The water was crystal clear and the swimming area was shallow and sandy. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great lake cabin for kids and families

  • 5 of 5

Location is nice on SE side of Pelican lake. Beach and very shallow water is perfect for kids and the water toys provided are all you need. Cabin had all you would want for cooking, bbq, etc. No wifi, but cell coverage in area is strong so no issue.

Only negative if it matters to you would be no fishing options in walking distance from shore or fishing docks, but there are options locally.

Yard and cabin are kept in great shape and this is a great option for families up to 10 folks very comfortably.

We will definitely look at using this property again.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay!

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit (and would have been our third if I wouldn't have delayed booking for 2016!) and we truly enjoy this cabin. It's perfect for our family of four, with everything we need for a great summer vacation on Pelican. Thanks Erin and Trevor for ensuring our vacation was excellent!

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 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.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Best beach around!

  • Submitted: 4-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 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!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Merrifield, Minnesota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday Week 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Shorter Week Option
Aug 19 2018 - Aug 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
End of 2018 Summer
Aug 24 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Off-season 18-19
Sep 2 2018 - May 25 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$191.66 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$638.85

We are now accepting 2018 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 holiday week of June 30-July 7th.

30 days + notice of cancellation = 100% refund
29 days - 15 days = Forfeit of down payment
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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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