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Prime week in July still available and 2 weeks in August!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 10, 4 Wooded Acres On Beautiful, Sandy Clear Lak

Bring your entire family to Lake Edward in Merrifield MN, located 20 minutes from Nisswa and the activities of Gull Lake. Winter activities include access to some of the states best snowmobile trails right out of the driveway. Fall offers the spectacular colors of the Lakes area. With a sandy beach, extra long dock, screened room below deck to enjoy summer evenings without bugs, abundant wildlife and all the comforts of home, this lake home is the perfect getaway! The entire home is newly finished with cherry cabinetry and floors. The kitchen includes large granite counters, oven, Keurig coffee maker, regular coffee maker, microwave, cook top, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen, dining area and living room are located with a stunning views of the lake with sliding doors opening onto the upper deck. Two bedrooms are on the main floor. The master bedroom has a log king bed with doors opening onto the upper deck with views of the lake. The second bedroom on the main level has two double bunks. Full bath on the main level. Go to the lower level for family fun with a full bar, entertainment level and walk out onto the lower patio. Also in the lower level is a 3rd bedroom one queen log bed (photos coming soon) full bathroom, laundry facilities. Start a fire for ambiance in the lower level! 15 golf courses are just minutes away. Lake activities include boating, tubing, skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. A canoe and kayak are available for your use. Bring your own boat and keep it in the empty boat lift available for your use. A 3 year old Sylvan pontoon is available for rent. Use the outdoor fire pit for smores! You will enjoy all the comforts of home at this stunning lake home on Lake Edward. Pontoon available for rental for our guests. Lifejackets provided other than for small children.

Paula Schwartz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Paula Schwartz

Getawayupnorth is our second property in the Brainerd Lakes area. Our first cabin was purchased 10 years ago and we LOVE this area. Our kids have been raised 'at the cabin' every weekend and we can't say enough of the memories and strong family bonds created. The intent of the Merrifield Lake home is that it will be our permanent home in years to come. In the meantime we wish to share our beautiful lake home with others.

Paula Schwartz purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Paula Schwartz chose Merrifield

This lake home has all the comforts of home yet offering all the uniqueness of a 'get away up north' in Minnesota.

What makes this cabin unique

Extra large yard, pet friendly, pontoon available and all the amenities of home at the lake!


Merrifield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV and DVD player in master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , both double/twin bunks so sleeps 6
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We love our lake home and know you will too. It is a place to make and take home memories....whether just a time away from it all or a home base for area activities. You will love the hummingbirds, loons, sunsets and all the beauty of Minnesota summers.


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Prime week in July still available and 2 weeks in August!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Rock Island, IL

Perfect location, beautiful home and view, miss the relaxing deck!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a fabulous week in June. This was the first time we traveled with our two Goldens and our first lake house experience. The house has everything you need and we truly appreciated it being dog friendly. So many pluses: huge flat yard, gorgeous lake view, pontoon for rent, fire table on deck and fire pit, really nice dock with shallow water and sandy bottom, etc., I could go on forever. Our friend has MS so having the golf cart to get him to the dock was another huge perk. Great communication from the owners both before, during, and after our trip. They even contacted us when a severe storm was heading our way so we could move our cars to shelter. Lake Edward and this house was a very peaceful place to relax and we spent numerous hours doing so on the deck after playing with the dogs in the water or going for a boat ride. We saw several loons on the lake too! The house is perfectly located to visit any of the Brainerd area lakes, towns, and restaurants. The Paul Bunyan trail is a quick 5 minute drive away for walking or biking. If we ever make it this way again (and we hope we can), we would undoubtedly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope to welcome you back again! Paula and Thomas
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Prescott, WI

A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Pulling off Highway 3 at the “yellow bike” and driving through the beautiful tree lined private drive we knew we arrived someplace special. There is no doubt we were “up north”. The house is great, and exceeded our expectations. Our little dog Samantha loved to be included and welcomed. The pride and love Paula and Thomas have put into the place shines in so many ways. The landscaping and yards are beautiful. Although we did have to make difficult decisions…did we want to watch the stunning sunsets from the large upper deck? Or the cozy screen porch? Or the dock?...Did we want to say home for dinner and cookout on the gas grill? Or the Weber? or did we want to venture out to one of the great local restaurants. We simplified and tried them all…with great success. Thank you so much for sharing your slice of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thank you for staying at our home. We hope you will come back! Paula and Thomas
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Exceptional property and owners!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week here and couldn't be happier. The cabin was beautiful, and so was the property. Paula and Tom are excellent hosts, and I'm so happy I found them on VRBO! Thanks again for a fabulous week!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your week and hope to welcome you back.
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Great time!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of six adults and three kids had a wonderful time at the lake. The accommodations were perfect and Paula and Thomas made sure we had everything that we needed. The week went by way too quickly and we can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again and we look forward to having you back next year! You will enjoy the new addition we hope to put on this Fall.
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Stewartville, MN

Incredible Vacation Week

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing as a family for over 30 years. As the family has expanded so has our wants and needs. This cabin fills all our needs on so many levels. Great owners, well maintained cabin. Everything you need for a relaxing week is there. The golf cart is a great perk. Fishing was excellent. Swimming in the lake with young children is ideal because of the sandy, shallow, clean water. Very quiet area, but close to town if you need anything. Dog friendly is a big plus for us. We have booked to come back next year. It was a resounding YES from the whole family. Thanks again Paula and Thomas for a great week

The Schroeder's

Stewartville, MN

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Look forward to having you all back next year! Paula and Thomas
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Great Stay at Lake Edward

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family enjoyed a wonderful week at this property. The home is spacious, clean, tasteful and very well appointed. The property is very large with plenty of privacy and beautiful lake views--the huge deck is incredible with plenty of seating for everyone and and a very nice gas fire pit. Also the owners spray for mosquitoes and we enjoyed many, many hours outside without encountering one single mosquito the entire week--pretty amazing considering how bad the mosquitoes have been this summer in MN. Lake Edward is a very clean and quiet lake and ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. We also rented the pontoon boat which is very new and ran flawlessly.

The best part is the location. This home is only a few minutes drive to Brainerd, Nisswa and Cross Lake with several golf courses, restaurants, bike trails, mini golf, and charming shops nearby. All in all this was the best vacation rental we've experienced and we've rented more than a dozen homes from California to Florida.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Half Moon Saloon
"We love both the breakfasts and awesome burgers at Half Moon. Sundays are also 5.00 Bloody M..."
Iven's on the Bay -- CLOSED
"Well known and a more upscale dinner experience"
"Fun outside and inside dining with patio on Gull Lake. Truly an experience for all visitors. "
Timberwood Church
Morey's Seafood Market
"All the fresh fish you need for the grill.......also has smoked fish and specialties"
Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake
"Great golf"
Norway Ridge Supper Club
"Unique and fantastic."
Rafferty's Pizza
Schaefer's Grocery Store
"Closest grocery store to the lake home"
Cub Foods
"larger grocery store for all your summer eatin needs!"
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
"Mini golf for the whole family"
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Half Moon
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
15 Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 371
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Half Moom

Lake Home Enjoy all the Amenities of Home at the Lake!! Stunning 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,, (Sleeps 6-7)

Nisswa/Gull Lake/Brainerd/Merrifield Area


Weekly and long term rentals available. Weekend rates available off season (ask owner)

Taking reservations for the Summer 2014 season!

Please check our calendar for availability.

This private Lake Home/Cabin sits on almost 4 wooded acres on Lake Edward (over 15 feet clarity and no Milfoil) , just east of the Brainerd/Nisswa lakes area offering restaurants, shopping, mini golf, golf, hiking and many other family activities. Enjoy just being at the lake or venture just a short distance for many of these activities. Lake Edward has a gently sloping sandy bottom making swimming and water activities fun for all ages.

Spacious lake home features: Upstairs: 2 bedrooms- Master bedroom has king size bed with doors opening onto the upper deck and full lake view; 1 bedroom with two twin beds (can be put together to form queen) ,1 full bathroom, full gourmet kitchen with granite, Keurig coffee maker and stainless appliances.

Walk out level to lake: 1 bedroom with bunk bed (1 double and 1 twin) family room area with gas fireplace, large screen TV and Blueray player, 3/4 bathroom, bar area: bar stools, sink, refrigerator: entertainment area: pool table, dartboard: full laundry facilities. Satellite TV and wireless internet access. Gas grill on deck. Cabin has central air. Enjoy bonfires, biking, hiking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, water skiing, camping, 4 wheeling, 4x4 mudding, hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, even downhill skiing.

3 miles from gas, groceries, restaurants, shopping, and golf plus access to the Paul Bunyan trail right outside front door. There is a public access on the lake - so bring your boat! We have room for 1 boat to be tied up at the dock! A canoe and kayak are available for your enjoyment. Please bring your own life vests.

Watch the Loon and Eagle on the lake! Excellent fishing for Bass, Walleye, Sunfish, Crappie, Northern. Other activities: bonfires, horseshoes or just laying in the hammock listening to all the sounds of up north or a romantic sunset sitting on the dock.

Gull Lake area: horseback riding, 4x4 trails, golf and downhill skiing.

Excellent restaurants nearby!

Please check Calendar for availability!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.38%

Rates are for parties of 7 or less. Parties of more than 7 require 100.00 per person additionally

Check or credit cards accepted (Visa, American Express, Discover and Mastercard). 2.5% service fee applies. 500.00 deposit to hold reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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