Quiet, Cozy Lake Cottage North of Brainerd, Great Getaway
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Very private, peaceful and comfortable is our cottage north of Brainerd on Markee Lake. A great getaway for couples, girlfriends or anyone! Fun shopping in nearby towns of Crosslake, Nisswa,or Pequot Lakes and great antique shopping in Crosby. Lakes on either side and loons to lull you to sleep nightly. Sleeps 4 comfortably, maximum 4. Enjoy viewing much wildlife such as beavers, eagles, deer, ducks, turtles and of course 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, a full bath, and a large living area with satellite TV\DVD and WIFI. Campfire area with all the wood you need to roast your marshmallows. A quality fishing boat with a 91/2 horse motor is available with a $50.00 per week fee.
2014 rates are: Spring/fall rates are $650 a week for 2 May through June 14th and September 4th thru October 25th, an additional $50 per person for the week. 4 people maximum. Summer rates start June 15th and go to September 4th and are $750 a week. 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.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Kayak / Canoe
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Duty Free Shops
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
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Pine Cone Cottage
Pine Cone Cottage
My wife, granddaughter, and myself spent a week at this lovely cabin. We all had a wonderful time. The location of the cabin, being so close to the lake was great. We fished off the dock everyday and had two fish frys! We enjoyed the solitude of the cabin, but also liked the fact it was close to all the Brainerd area attractions. We would highly recomend this vacation spot and hope to make it a regular stop for us!
- Guest loren
- Date of stay 06/09/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: It's always a joy to know that our renters are enjoying their stay and appreciate all the things we sometimes take for granted.
Relaxing or Fishing, This is the Place
Relaxing or Fishing, This is the Place
Thank you to our host Sandy and Tim who were both very kind, helpful and generous with their time to offer guidance and recommendations for places to see as well as things to do. We enjoyed our week (7/30-8/6/2011) at the cottage with our two daughters, ages 16 and 21. My 16 year old has already announced that she wants two weeks next year. The cottage is a lovely place surrounded with tall pines and on the shores of Markee Lake. The location is a very peaceful relaxing location with the occasional call of the loons. The living room has about 14 screened in windows which allows nice ventilation and also allows the sounds of nature to visit you. A powerful ceiling fan also does a great job bouncing air down the gabled pine ceiling. I found the room a great location for napping and searching the web. Tim had recently added a window air conditioner to the living room if temps warranted, but we were fine without it. If you are into fishing, this lake offers the opportunity for large fish. We caught many pike and large bass. Our catch included a 32 inch Northern Pike. The fish were released back to the lake for you to catch on your visit. The week we were there, we found success using red crawfish colored Wigglewart crank bait made by Storm. The cabin itself is well equipped. I like my internet and my TV at night and this cottage has high speed internet and DIRECTV. In the kitchen, it has the little extras that some rentals lack, such a pizza pans, cutters, etc. If you want a nightly fire, Tim has a covered reserve of aged firewood cut and stacked. Sleeping: The bed in the bedroom was very comfy. I know the photo of the bedroom might make the room look cramped but actually, that is not the case. There is plenty of room on each side of the bed. In the living room, you will find a full sized day bed. Underneath that day bed is an equal sized flat rollout bed already made up. In addition, there are two couches, a rocker and a recline chair with footstool, in the living room for sitting and napping. You cannot go wrong in selecting this cabin. I would recommend bringing some seat cushions for the boat, but other than that, you are set for a relaxing and wonderfully located vacation with this rental. Thank you again Tim and Sandy. Chris
- Guest Bugler
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/10/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We stayed in the cottage early Spring (mid-May) and it was amazing! The cottage is much bigger than you'd expect from the pictures, and has so much charm! It has views on both lakes and the location is perfect! We enjoyed the feeling to be right in the middle of nature, with the eagles and loons around you, frogs singing, and especially watching the beavers on the little lake next to the cottage! In addition, it is not far away from the state parks. It was a perfect week for us, and we would like to thank our hosts very much for that! :)
- Guest Maureen and Robert
- Date of stay 05/15/11
- Review Submitted 06/15/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We also enjoy all the beauty and solitude that the wildlife and nature provides for us as we live next door to the cabin and enjoy sharing our property with others! Come check our place out! -Sandy and Tim
could'nt have been any better....
could'nt have been any better....
We absolutley loved our time at the cottage! A very nice weekend for just my husband and I! Sandy and Tim where VERY welcoming..like long lost family! We also enjoyed the lab Chloe! Everything we needed was supplied. Very well-stocked kitchen, and bathroom with linens. Row boat w motor, gas and life jackets supplied, canoe, even charcoal, lighter fluid and grill! We will definatly be back! We ate at Chap's Restaurant, and went to see a comedian at The Half Moon Saloon. Lots of fun!!!!!!!!!!! Also, shopping in Nisswa. Highly recommmended!
- Guest Tonya
- Date of stay 10/15/10
- Review Submitted 10/19/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Thanks to Tim and Sandy for an ideal, relaxing stay at their cozy, immaculate, comfortable cottage in such a beautiful, quiet natural area. My wife and our 6 and 9 year old girls loved our time there, the amazing nature: Eagles, loons, beaver, loons, paddling on the lake, enjoying the woods and the fun nearby attractions. It was exactly what we needed, even better that it looks by its description and pictures. We hope to return soon!
- Guest Rolf1
- Date of stay 09/19/09
- Review Submitted 09/19/09
We enjoyed our stay at Markee Lake. It was a nice cottage to relax and also close to the activities our kids enjoy. We went shopping in Nisswa, biking on the Bunyan Trail, swimming at Pelican Beach, and even crossed the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. We liked the convenience of the Brainerd Lakes Area activities yet a quiet and clean place to rest and relax. Thanks to Tim and Sandy for sharing their beautiful cottage and we've already booked our 2 weeks for next summer! Kolette
- Guest kolette knittel
- Date of stay 08/25/09
- Review Submitted 08/25/09
We are a family of 4 with 2 young kids and we all think this is the best of all the cabins we ever stayed. It has everything you ever needed. The lake is nice and quiet, not a crowded lake at all. We caught lots of fish with the motor boat provided. Sandy and Tim are really nice and friendly and we feel lucky to have a cabin like this for our vacation.
- Guest Henry7
- Date of stay 08/24/09
- Review Submitted 08/24/09
My wife & I stayed here for a long weekend and totally enjoyed it. The cabin was very nice & offered everything we wanted. Its a great, quiet and beautiful place to get away and relax. The owners are a very nice couple as well, we'd highly recommend it.
- Guest Shane Hamilton
- Date of stay 06/15/09
- Review Submitted 06/15/09
A great getaway cabin, perfect for a long weekend or week away. Very nicely renovated with a very spacious living room, and plenty of things to keep you busy. Our girls loved fishing off the dock and looking at the beaver dams on Little Markee Lake. We will definitely keep this top on our list for our next vacation.
- Guest Virginia Hammerstrom
- Date of stay 06/05/09
- Review Submitted 06/05/09
My family had a wonderful time at the cabin. We were welcomed to a spacious cabin with everything we needed to enjoy the quiet and the outdoors. The water was very clear and our children loved chasing the sunnies and wading ducks. The campfire was a nice ending to a quiet day. It was very peaceful and relaxing, and I will recommend this getaway to all of my friends. Thank you for making us feel welcome!
- Guest Kim & Lee Q
- Date of stay 08/05/08
- Review Submitted 08/05/08
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7 night min stay
Jun 16 - Sep 1
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates for May to June 15th and Sept.1st to October 25th 2014 are $650. per week. Weekends are $250.00. Friday afternoon to Sun. Summer rates are $750 for 2, and an additional $50 for each person after for the week.
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Included
PINE CONE COTTAGE RULES and REGULATIONS The cottage is located at 11668 CR 118, Merrifield, MN 56465. phone 218-831-3266 1. Check in time is 3 P.M. and check out time is 10 A.M.. NO early check in's please unless okayed by the owners. 2. This is a NON-SMOKING cottage. 3. Pets are not allowed. Make sure any day visitors do not bring their pets. 4. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under the age of 22 unless accompanied by an adult parent. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A damage/reservation deposit of $300.00 is required. This must be received in order to reserve your dates. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. This deposit is NOT applied toward to rent, however, it is fully refundable within 3 days of departure provided the following provisions are met. a. No damage is done to the cottage or its contents beyond normal wear and tear. b. No illegal drugs,firearms or fireworks will be tolerated on the property. In doing so would result in immediate departure and loss of payment. c. All debris, rubbish and discards are to be placed in appropriate containers. Dishes should be washed and put away. d. No linens or towels lost or destroyed. e. No early check in's or late check outs unless okayed by the owner. Payments: You may make payments with checks or credit cards listed. Payable to Sandra Lander The full rent amount is due upon arrival. CANCELLATIONS: A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full deposit amount. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY-The maximum number of guests of the cottage is limited to five (5) persons unless authorized by the owners. THIS PROPERTY REQUIRES A TWO (2) NIGHT MINIMUM STAY NO DAILY MAID SERVICE- While plenty of linens and bath towels are included in the cottage, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring your own beach towels if need be. STORM POLICY/ROAD CONDITIONS- No refunds will be given for storm conditions. ACCIDENTS:The cottage is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guests. By accepting this reservation it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise. BY SIGNING BELOW, I AGREE TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT Signature_________________________Date____________ Print name________________________________________ Address__________________________________________ City_______________________________State__________ Cell phone________________________________________ Check in date:______________Departure date:_________ Number in party_____________
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- Nearest Airport: Brainerd, Minnesota at 15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Pelican Beach at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Merrifield at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: My husband and I grew up in the Brainerd Lakes area and lived in various 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
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Lakeside of the cottage
The loons of Markee
New daybed with trundle underneath.
Fully equipped kitchen.
View from the dock.
Morning on Markee
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