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Private Yet Middle-of-the-Action Gull Chain Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2400 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 kitchen lake home

This cabin home is located halfway between Zorbaz/Bar Harbor and the shops of Nisswa. Just a 35 minute scenic boat ride to Zorbaz or a short 5 minute drive to Zorbaz, Bar Harbor, Grand View or downtown Nisswa.

Enjoy one of the most private settings on the Gull Chain's most private lake, Lake Nisswa! Over 12 foot water clarity and great fishing await. Enjoy the fantastic sand bars the chain has to offer. Go for a kayak adventure with the 3 kayaks provided. In fact most everything needed is provided by us: towels and linens, kitchenware, gas grill and 3 bikes for a touring adventure! If a rainy day or two should happen, we have you covered. There are 2 large high def TV's, DVD player, billiard table, many board games and Wifi!

To kick off your day the mornings sunrise over the lake will awaken you for the days adventures. If you don't feel like roaming the lakes or downtown; stay at home and make use of the 40 foot beach, fish off the dock or make use of the football field sized yard with yard games also furnished!

At night enjoy the fire pit area as it is great for end-of-the-day conversation or making s-mores. Or take a short trip to be entertained by the northern Gull Lake night life!

Note: NO smoking permitted inside the house and no pets. We respect our neighbors and life in the house when it is not rented.

Bedroom information:

Main bed up: queen size

2nd bed up: full size

3rd bed down: queen size and bunk beds with 2 twin mattress

Other sleeping area: Four season porch overlooking lake has a full futon bed for 2 additional guests.

Additional full kitchen in lower level walk out with wood fireplace and laundry facility.

Please no campers or RV.s

More Details

Randy Loidolt
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Nisswa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom up with shower/tub. Bathroom downstairs with a walk-in tile shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Additional sleeping area available in porch with a fold-out futon
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Private Yet Middle-of-the-Action Gull Chain Home
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

This was my first VRBO experience and I was really impressed. Randy and Cathy were very responsive with all our questions before we got there and got back to us very quickly. The house was super clean and had a lot of amenities…lots of beach and bath towels, plenty of soaps and dish soaps, books and games and even some bath toys for the little one. It really felt like we lived there and we got really comfortable fast. We only had to pack clothes for half the week since we could wash them there. The morning the loons were out and we got to see a pair of bald eagles fishing early one evening. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked great. Would love to see all the beds turn into queens/kings as full beds are a little small for 2 adults. There was though, lots of sleeping options so that was appreciated. My 2.5 year old granddaughter enjoyed the yard/beach and they had just purchased 4 adult bikes and a kid carrier so we did not have to bring all that up. There was not much traffic on their road so it was really peaceful. There is not really much for swimming as there are Lily pads all over other than a small area that is cleared out. That didn’t bother us as we would head over to Roy Lake or Gull Lake sand bars when we wanted to swim. It would be good for little kids. The kayaks were fun as they are on a little channel that we could paddle around in. We caught many little fish so it is great for kids that do not have the patience. Very close to the grocery and shopping so the convenience was great for anything we needed. We also enjoyed our boat rides to Gull Lake as it was nice and relaxing going through the channels to the lakes. The water is pretty shallow by the dock and our 21ft boat just made it. They do have nice bumpers on the dock so that was helpful. There is a new lake access just across the lake so that was easy to get the boat in and out of the water. TW

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Spacious, well equiped cabin that is great for one family or two!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 families (4 adults, 4 boys (ages 2-6)) rented for a week in July. Randy was incredibly well responsive and accommodating throughout. Following some conversation he even purchased 4 brand new adult bikes and a child carrier in advance of our visit as we expressed some interest in biking into town with our 2 year old. Our experience was fantastic.


While the property is by no means NEW, Randy has made some very nice updates to parts of the property including (kitchen, bathrooms, etc). The space as a whole (split level house), sets up really well for two families to have 2 separate spaces for kids and adults which we really enjoyed. The house is also incredibly well stocked with almost anything you would need.


The yard and beach were incredible for what we were looking for in a summer, up north, beach vacation. The kids spent every day at the beach and had a great time. We did bring our own beach toys and such however on our last day I did notice some small things in the entry way closet (water toys and maybe other) that would have been useful. The yard was great to play whiffle ball, throw the Frisbee or football, or play other lawn games. The 4 adult kayaks were also fantastic. We docked a boat for the week at the dock provided by the beach and it worked out fantastic. There was a large stock of wood for making fires in the fire pit which the families enjoyed in the mornings and evenings. Also a plethora of camp chairs to bring to the beach or put around the fire. There was very little that we had to bring from home as the property was so well outfitted. We did bring a canopy which we put down by the beach for the week to provide some shade for adults and kids. Note that the yard is low lying and will stay damp or spongy with rainfall. Additionally you may have goose visitors at times. None of which came as surprise/inconvenience to us considering the property


Relaxed, up north lake vacation while being close to shopping/town/events, this property has it both. While nisswa is very central to many things in the brainard lakes area we stuck within a 10 mile radius. We enjoyed the short 2 mile bike ride into Nisswa to visit breweries or turtle races. Grocery and liquor store are just about 2 miles away. The location on the Gull chain of lakes allows for boating to places like sand bars/zorbas/bar harbor. That being said, the property is so big that you still feel a very private, up north, lake feel.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

All that was promised and more. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a quiet stay that is moments away from the action.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very nice cabin in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 9 and this cabin was the perfect size for us. We had plenty of space and everything we needed. The kayaks were wonderful. The view was spectacular and the there was so much privacy. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Peace

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a very peaceful lake, so you can relax by he lake, take a boat ride through the lakes or stroll down Main Street in Nisswa that is just a mile away. Plenty of night time activities if you need over on Gull Lake.

Very clean and well kept property with all we could have asked for on vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was just as described. Very clean, well kept & spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fabulous time during our stay at this property! The days were not long enough for our party of 4 adults and 3 children. From boating, swimming, fishing, using the kayaks provided, grilling and evening campfires activity was plentiful. The yard is large so we could put up our badminton/volleyball net and there were several outdoor games provided. It was easy to navigate the bays - we boated to Zorbas one evening and to the beach on Gull Lake one afternoon. The house and property were very clean and comfortable. The house was well stocked with paper products, kitchen supplies, dishes, utensils, towels and linens. The property provides privacy without isolation. Our family all gave the thumbs up on this vacation stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Cleaning fee of $125 due 10 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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