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Pelican Pines Lakehouse luxurious cabin renovated by professional designer

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 464 m²
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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 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:
  • 464 m²
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


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Pelican Pines Lakehouse luxurious cabin renovated by professional designer
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

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
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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
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely AMAZING!! Looks exactly like in pictures. Owners responded to every email very quickly and answered all the questions I had. Cabin is so clean, neat and organized. We loved it so much we're thinking to go back summertime! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking to get away for a weekend with family and/or friends!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, comfortable and I'd rent it again... would like to get my deposit back asap... but didn't know how that all worked.... thank you

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The lakehouse was absolutely perfect for our girls' weekend getaway. The owners have thought of everything, and we admired every well thought out detail throughout our entire stay. The home is even more beautiful than pictured (if that's possible) and exceeded every expectation!! The view of the lake is hard to beat too -- absolutely stunning property and very well cared for. The owner was wonderful to work with and very responsive to all communications. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and would recommend it to everyone I know. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SPOILED!!! AMAZING... you won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome experience! Pelican Pines is a very SPECIAL waterfront home. Our experience and anticipation began months before when I initially contacted Laura to rent this outstanding cabin. Laura was great to communicate with, her response time is very prompt and she was always gracious in answering all of my questions.

My husband and I chose to rent this home based on its location, decor, and amenities. We were not disappointed! The home is EXACTLY as it is in pictures... BEAUTIFUL. It is Vail meets cottage country! We hosted my extended family which consisted of 16 people total, including a baby, a toddler, 3 kids and 11 adults and a teen. The rooms were lovely, very comfortable and so spacious. No one ever felt crowded, you could always find a place to call your own. The main level living area and the lower level living area are wonderful and cozy places to gather. But the delight was the kitchen and dining area. It was divine and perfect... the kitchen made meal preparation a pleasure! We were spoiled by the luxury appliances and cookware!

I should mention the wonderful linens and bedding... all designer and luxurious.

The outside experience is as exquisite as the inside experience! The deck has a beautiful sitting and dining area... the intimate chairs off the master suite were a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the morning sunshine!

The front yard with paved driveway was a great place for the kids to play. The backyard is large, and we had several soccer and baseball games... so much fun! We enjoyed a daytime weiner roast and evenings by the fire pit. The owners have done a great job with the beach, offering many water toys like SUP boards, paddle boat and floats. I would be remiss to not mention the fantastic dock... a super place to sit and enjoy the sunshine and moonlight! The lake itself, is very clean... the water is extremely shallow in front of the beach. Very safe for kids to enjoy... they can walk 150 ft out and still only be in 3 ft of water!

The home has everything you could possibly want or need. Cross Lake and Pequot Lakes are neat little towns. However, it was very difficult to leave the lakehouse, because it's ambience was so enjoyable.

There are so many little details that made our stay exquisite! I want to thank Laura and her team for making our Labour Day weekend stay perfect! Our only regret was that our stay was not longer! We are spoiled, I am not sure how any other rental will ever compare!

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Property Damage Protection AU$100.67
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,274.3
cleaning AU$573.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

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.

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