Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Pelican Pines Lakehouse luxurious cabin renovated by professional designer

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Br, 3.5 Ba, Sleeps up to 14 Adults. 16 with adults and children

As featured in MN Monthly's February 2017 issue of 25 Best Places to Stay! Welcome to your Northwoods experience with the best of the outdoors: perfect sand beach, clear water, the smell of pine trees, gorgeous sunsets, smores by the firepit, boating, kayaking, biking, and the list goes on. All the best of the Northwoods but with a little House Beautiful magazine mixed in. A friend described the cabin as 'Vail meets the Northwoods'. The Lakehouse is the perfect rental for multiple families wanting a joint vacation, family reunions, ladies or men's getaways, etc. There is something to do for all ages and for all times of year. Our 'going to the cabin' is about being together and absolute comfort. Whether you take advantage of the summer, lazylake days or the cozy, snowy weekend, you will love the warmth and comfort of Pelican Lake Lodge. Beautifully furnished with pieces from Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Wisteria, etc.

Property details: 7 DAY MINIMUM DURING SUMMER SEASON, renting Thursday to Thursday, but will consider other dates and shorter stays if we can accommodate it. Use the 'my dates are flexible' option when sending inquiry. 2 day minimum for off-peak summer season. Please visit our video tour toward the bottom of the listing for additional pictures and outdoor photos.

Resort like amenities provided in price.

Cabin suitable for reunions and larger groups


100 ft of lake shore

Sugar sand beach

Clear water

Hard sand swimming beach

Pine-tree lined walk to the lake shore

New 100 ft+ dock plus 8'x10' 'sun deck' at end of dock


Manicured lawn to beach with room for group sports

Water boards, kayaks included.

Recreational equipment provided for basketball, soccer, volleyball.

Recreation room with air hockey, ping pong table, shuffleboard, and darts.

Multiple large screen TV's with DVD library, cable, and wii-fi

House Details:

Chalet-style Log home

Renovated in 2014 with all new furnishings, beds, linens

Furnishings from Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, etc.

5100 finished square feet

5 bedrooms/ 4 baths + loft

Sleeps 14+ with multiple, separate private areas

3 car attached garage

Vaulted 2nd floor loft with views of lake

'Cook's' kitchen feat: 48' range, 64' refrigerator, 2 sinks

Central air conditioning

Close to Paul Bunyan biking trail and many activities

More Details

Laura Schmitz
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Laura Schmitz

Property is owned by 2 families that live in the Mpls area. Two of the owners make their professional living in Mpls as builder/renovators as well as interior design.

Laura Schmitz purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Laura Schmitz chose Pequot Lakes

We started looking for a Lake property last summer. We looked on Gull, the Whitefish chain, and Pelican. Our goal was to find a wonderful cabin/lakehome that was large enough in size to accommodate 14+ people and have that wonderful feeling of sand and pine trees. When it came to a sand beach, Pelican was an easy choice. The sand is beautiful! Totally flat yard makes it great for everyone from young families to Grandma and Grandpa. We were captured as soon as we turned onto N. Pelican Lane and drove down the winding, tree-lined road. The property is almost 1 acre and has pine trees lining most of the side elevations down to the water.

What makes this cabin unique

Our first set of friends that visited the lake house described it as 'Vail meets the Northwoods' The house is extremely warm and comfortable but also very stylish. No expense has been spared to provide a high end resort like expereince. The combination of the sand beach, house, and location are unparalleled in the area. WE hope you love it as much as we do!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Master bedroom: main level
    Bathroom 2 - Main level powder room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bunkhouse bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , walkout lower level bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master bedroom: main level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , main floor: 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Lower level: king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Lower level: queen bed
    Bedroom 5 - 6 single bed , Bunkhouse
  • The bedroom arrangement is great for space and privacy. The master bedroom and an additional bedroom are located on the main floor. The bunkhouse is located off the laundry room/mud area with a separate staircase. the bunkhouse is a wing over the garage and is fully heated and air conditioned. The walk out lower level has 2 additional bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Pelican Pines Lakehouse luxurious cabin renovated by professional designer
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

There was more than enough room and activities for a family of 14, ages two and a half to 71!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to vacation with three adult children and their families when we came across Pelican Pines and the house and grounds were very impressive from the start. The kitchen is huge with a gourmet gas range, two dishwashers and a refrigerator/freezer that could house a family of polar bears. There was more than enough activities to keep everyone occupied. The beach is all sand and ideally shallow for children. We rented the pontoon, which was big enough for the whole family and as well as seaworthy on a large lake. The town of Cross Lake is 10 minute drive and has a first rate grocery store, drug store, and hardware store. There are many restaurants scattered through the Nisswa lakes area. There are four televisions but we only used one to watch World Cup Soccer during a day of thunderstorms and that night turned off all the lights and devises to watch lightening dance across the sky through the windows in the two story great room.

We were skunked fishing but our family always scares fish away (I didn’t want to clean them anyway).

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend! Such a beautiful home. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, large cabin with a number of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

The home was the most beautiful house I have ever rented! We had about 15 girls for a girls weekend, and the space accommodated all of us! Great sand beach and yard! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an upscale cabin experience! Owners were so incredibly friendly and easy to work with! I look forward to going back in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Pines Lakehouse is absolutely incredible! The house is stunning with luxurious & inviting decor. It was cozy, relaxing, comfortable & perfect. It’s exactly as pictured!! The owners clearly take pride in this house & it shows in every detail. The owners are easily contacted with questions or concerns & are quick to reply, if necessary. The bedrooms are spacious & quiet with luxurious linens. The kitchen is gourmet with every item needed to have a marvelous feast! It is perfectly located just a few hours from the Cities. While we were there in the winter, it is obvious that the lakeshore is close to the house, flat, easily accessed & would be stunning in the summer months. We had such a wonderful time staying at Pelican Pines Lakehouse! I would HIGHLY recommend it!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect family weekend getaway!! Large enough for everyone to converse & play games altogether or to step away for some quiet time.

Everyone loved the decor, cleanliness, layout & most importantly, the accommodations of a real home. Bring clothes, personal hygiene products, food & games. Everything else is there already.

Laura was a pleasure to connect with & we hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Such an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row staying at this cabin. We LOVE it!! The owners are very friendly and helpful. We're already looking forward to our next visit here again!

Thank you,


  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
McCabes Bar and Grill
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
County Rd 3
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
McCabes Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mount Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
On property
Car: necessary

Enjoy The Perfect Sand Beach And Easy Access Of Pelican Lake. Gas And Restaurant/s Located On The Lake. The Town Of Cross Lake Is Only 6 Miles Away And Has Good Restaurants, Grocery Store, A Hardware Store That Has Everything You Could Imagine. Just Around The Other Side Of The Lake Are The Towns Of Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes, And Nisswa.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$606.51
Property Damage Insurance AU$133.43


A refundable damage deposit of 1000.00 is required via check with the second payment. This is refunded within 5 to 7 days after departure. Address to send check to will be provided via owners after booking.

Bachelor/bachlorette parties are not allowed, and cabin cannot exceed posted number allowed without discussion with the owners. Failure to follow this rule may result if forfeit of your 1000.00 damage deposit.

7 DAY MINIMUM PEAK SEASON Thursday to Thursday.We will consider shorter stays and other arrangements when we can. Please use the "my dates are flexible" option when submitting inquiries less than 7 days. Other times 2 day minimum . Please inquire with Owner. 50% down required to secure your booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.