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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 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 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

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


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Pelican Pines Lakehouse luxurious cabin renovated by professional designer
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews

The whole set up was wonderful. Any problems were taken care of quickly. Lot of toys for kids.

  • 5 of 5

Only two negatives were the zebra muscles and the bitting of something on the shore line. The other is the having the deck not covered the cushions were wet most of the time and not used by us..

The shallow water was a plus for us not having to worry about the kids going too deep. The blow up Big Betty was used and was fun. All the kids liked the paddle boards and kiaks. Lots of room for us to spread out and not feel crowded. The kitchen was used alot and loved by the cooks. The dining table was just the right size for all of us. The multible TV,s were used for the evening movie event. We have our family get to gether every two years. We will be looking to return in 2020.My wife noted that we almost ran out of TP and did run out of laundry soap but every thing was really nice otherwise. Thank you. Ed and Mary Gruba

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Pines exceeded our expectations. The home was beautiful, spacious and the outdoor beach toys were a hit. We will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very grandiose!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, everything very high end ! Definitely felt like you were in a luxurious resort. Was always plenty to do, especially for the kiddos. Would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is lovely, clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the house and property

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our family vacation.

  • 4 of 5

The house and property have tremendous character and make an ideal place to feel "up north". Lots of things to do both outside and inside. We found several minor maintenance items but Pete was very responsive to take care of the important problems that popped up.

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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

Cleaning Fee AU$617.49
Property Damage Insurance AU$135.85


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.