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Gull Lake - Charming Getaway with Panoramic View, Beach.

Bedrooms 1
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

One of Gull Lake's finest private rentals, the Carriage House is its own dwelling alongside of a private residence situated on 250 feet of lake shore on the north end of Gull Lake.

Explore the expanse of Gull Lake or cruise up the nearby channel to explore the other five lakes on the chain. Bathe in the sun on the beach or try your luck fishing for the walleyes Gull Lake is famous for.

Vintage lake home character and quality furnishings await you here. Reclaimed oak floors, dormered ceilings, antiques, and an octagon tiled bath are just part of the ambiance.

Bring your boat and dock it in the reserved Shore Station. A 26-foot Premiere pontoon boat is also available for rent.

The location is ideal; 10 minutes from Bar Harbor by boat, one mile from the Pines Golf Course, close to The Classic and The Legacy Golf courses, and five minutes from great coffee, restaurants and shopping in Nisswa. is the expansive view of Gull Lake that you will enjoy most.

Come see why our guests return year after year.

Keywords: Carriage House

More Details

Caroline Qualey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Great north shore location on the lake: close to Bar Harbor, Zorbaz, Lost Lake Lodge and Grandview's Restaurants and Glacial Waters Spa. Two miles from Grandview's 9 hole golf course and The Pines golf course and just five minutes from downtown Nisswa. Great coffee, lunch spots, and shopping! Private boat slip with ShoreStation and electric boat lift.


Lake Shore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious subway tile shower, plenty of drawer and cabinet storage space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Boat slip with Shore Station & automatic lift included in rental. 26 Premiere Pontoon is available for rent: $ 160.00 per day, $ 950.00 per week. Guest pays for gas and must sign a waiver. Boat launch is 1/2 mile away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Gull Lake - Charming Getaway with Panoramic View, Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Austin, Texas

Perfect Northern Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful lake setting, gracious owners, a spacious pontoon boat and excellent accommodations made for a fantastic week at The Carriage House on Gull Lake. We look forward to returning again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnetonka, Minnesota

A perfect week in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House is even better than described in the VRBO listing. This is the first time we have ever given an excellent rating in our renting experience. From the moment we were greeted by the owners to the time we left we were made to feel welcomed and encouraged to relax on the property and have a great week. The Carriage House is tastefully decorated, fully equipped with everything a person needs for a restful week, is spotlessly clean and has a great view from the deck. Every morning we enjoyed the lake view with our coffee and newspaper. Returning from our daily outings ( biking on the Paul Bunyan Trail, a trip to the Itasca State Park Headwaters of the Mississippi, golfing and fishing) we enjoyed a nap in the lawn chairs before dinner and then the sunset after dinner. A wonderful dinner with friends at near by BarHarbor restaurant on Saturday night completed a perfect week. We have told many of our friends about our wonderful week at the Carriage House and we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeville, MN

Best kept secret on Gull Lake!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a weekend stay at the Carriage House and I cannot begin to say enough good things about our experience! The house itself was exactly as the pictures suggest… beautiful, clean, and quaint. The location was also amazing – close to town but it also had a remote feeling (we enjoyed a serene cup of coffee from the deck while looking out over the lake every morning of our stay). Also, Caroline and Brad were amazing hosts! Caroline has truly “created” the Carriage House with her guests in mind; she has the CH stocked with everything you could ever need… right down to the carrot peeler and cribbage board. Brad was also great; he was more than happy to share his fishing hot spots and I am happy to report that his recommendations proved to be very beneficial!! I would recommend the CH to any couple looking for some time away; even if you’re not a boater or fisherman, there are plenty of things to do nearby. My husband and I will most definitely be back and are absolutely looking forward to our next stay at the Carriage House!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Beautiful, charming property. No surprises. And great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Carriage House twice and we plan to make it a regular stop in our travels.

I would stress the privacy available because of the location of the unit to the rest of the home. Caroline and Brad could not possible be more inviting or accomodating but at the same time they do not impose.

The unit itself is, if anything, better than depicted. It is clean, efficient and done in good-taste. It is a pleasure to enjoy after a day around the area. All the little things have been anticipated right down to the little unexpected things that delight. Annie was cooking one evening and observed that she'd like an apron. A moment later she found one in the drawer. If you need something, Caroline will be glad to help as best she can.

The scale of everything is perfect for a couple on vacation: good sized kitchen, nice living area, small dining set, beautiful bath, huge closet and a wonderful bed room. We've not slept so well for a long time.

The location is a beautiful spot at the North end of Gull Lake. The house sits up a bit above the lake and the yard offers a beautiful view and a great spot to sit and read.

I literally can't think of anything I'd change.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chanhassen, MN

A True Gem That Exceeds Expectations

  • 5 of 5

After many years, my husband and I have tired of the drawbacks of planning romantic getaways at hotel /resort locations. So, for our 25th anniversary, we wanted to find a very special place to stay in the area that we first met. Our experience has been that things are not always what they are represented online.

When I found the Carriage House on Gull Lake, it looked perfect. But, there was only one review posted on the listing even though it was a 5-star. When I called the Owner to inquire, she listened to my reservations based on previous experiences. She was sincere and inviting and assured me it was the type of setting I was hoping for. So, we booked a weekend stay off-season to try it out before committing to a full weeks summer vacation. Prior to our arrival, Caroline provided us with a great deal of information on restaurants and answered all of our questions associated with our upcoming visit. She went above and beyond making sure we had everything we asked for and more with a wonderful warmness.

Upon arrival, we were happily greeted by both Caroline and Brad and were told to make ourselves at home on the absolutely beautiful lake property. The Carriage House was everything depicted in the online pictures and more – cozy, comfortable, clean, decorated with style, very well stocked with necessities and extras, excellent view of the lake, lakeside sauna (not listed on the website so this was an unexpected bonus), fire pit (complete with skewers for smores!), outdoor seating in the yard and on the dock, boating options available and a sincerely open invitation to contact them if we had questions or needed anything during our stay. It was truly the perfect place for a quiet, private, romantic getaway with many restaurant choices and activities within a short distance.

Needless to say, we quickly booked our week long stay in the summer of 2012 to celebrate our 25th anniversary and are very much looking forward to the return. I suspect we will be regular guests at the Carriage House on Gull Lake in the years to come. Thank you Caroline and Brad for sharing your Gem with us!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Center, IA

Beautiful, comfortable, carriage house; very gracious owners

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. It exceeded our expectations; it was modern, very clean, comfortable and private. My wife who is not particularly interested in fishing and while we did a few day tours she was content to settle in and read to her heart's content in this warm, inviting carriage house.

The owners were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lake Shore Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 15 2017 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $7

Pontoon is well maintained but owner cannot guarantee good working order for pontoon. Owner is not liable for rental of another pontoon if owners pontoon needs repair during guests rental contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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