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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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Caroline Qualey

Our family moved to the Lakes Area in 1996 so my husband could take advantage of a job opportunity and we could raise our three sons on the lake.

Caroline Qualey purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Caroline Qualey chose Gull Lake

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 including ShoreStation and electric boat lift.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet. Private. Centrally located on the Gull chain. Southerly exposure allows for a full day of sunshine. Carriage House decor includes reclaimed oak floors, antiques, vintage character, and a warm and inviting atmosphere.


Lake Shore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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. Boat launch is 1/2 mile away. Dog friendly: Limit of one dog. Must be well behaved. $200.00 dog deposit refunded within seven days of departure if no damage is found. Fire pit by the lake.


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Gull Lake - Charming Getaway with Panoramic View, Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Gull Lake Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful carriage house on Gull Lake! Comfortable and quiet, with wonderful views. Hosts, Caroline and Brad, could not have been more accommodating! The pontoon is a great way to see the lake. This is lake life at it's finest! Fabulous week and perfect place!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved absolutely everything! The carriage house is perfection. The grounds are stunning. The hosts are truly lovely people. Ones we now consider friends. We shall return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Pines
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Mount Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
Our property


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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