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Gull Lake Beach Cabin - Near Grand View Lodge, available year-round!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy premier Gull Lake with a sandy beach, sunshine, and recreation!

****Please note that we request weekly rentals during the summer and winter seasons. We will consider weekend or shorter stay rentals within 20 days of requested dates during the summer season only. We will also accept shorter stays the months of September, October, November, March, April and May.

Enjoy premier Gull Lake with a sandy beach, sunshine, and beautiful sunsets at this newly remodeled and charming cottage. Within walking distance, and quick access to the public areas (coffee shop, ice cream shop, numerous restaurants, beach rentals) of the historic Grand View Lodge, Minnesota’s premier golf and spa resort, makes this the perfect location.

This charming cottage includes 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, fully stocked kitchen, lake front deck and dock, with canopied boat lift (If used, additional rental fee apply, but is optional) and detached 1 car garage (used for storage). All knotty pine throughout, and remodeled in the summer of 2015 with hardwood floors and a refinished kitchen. If you are looking for a real cabin feel, this cannot be beat!

Neighbors of long-standing border each side of the property in this residential community, and it's an ideal accommodation for families and couples for a relaxing vacation.

Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the Brainerd Lakes Area, whatever the season.

Gull Lake is great for all water sports, water skiing, swimming, sailing and there are several restaurants on the lake as well (Bar Harbor, Zorbaz, Lost Lake Lodge, Ernie’s and The Boathouse).

Gull Lake is rated among the top 80 fishing lakes in the United States, with bass, walleye, northern pike, and pan fish. It's a fisherman and outdoor lover's paradise!

If you love golf, be sure to check out some of the area’s top-rated golf courses in the country, all located within close proximity.

There are many local attractions within a few miles of the cottage. The shops and eateries in downtown Nisswa, local favorites include Chocolate Ox (also one located on the Grand View property) Rafferty's Pizza, Big Axe Brewery, Stonehouse coffee shop. There are also numerous fun family activities - water parks, Nisswa Turtle Races, Brainerd International Speedway and the paved Paul Bunyan Trail (biking, skating, jogging and walking trail), mini golf, go carts, zip lining, fishing guide services, water equipment rentals, and so much more.

Whether this is your first trip to Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes Area, or an annual vacation, the lovely décor and relaxed feeling of this beautiful cabin with exceed your expectations.

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, 1 55” TV with internet TV, washer/dryer, gas grill, sandy beach and access to some of the Grand View Lodge facilities

- Private dock with canopied lift (additional rental charge applies)

- Fantastic waterfront location on Gull Lake with spectacular sunset views

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More Details

Amy Nelson
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Amy Nelson

This lovely cabin has been in the family for over 40 years and Ethel's Home for many years as well! It is the best location, with access to the all fun the area has to offer. Beautiful inside and out, with lots of beach and water fun!

The cabin belongs to my mother, and we have family of five siblings and a number of grandchildren as well. We have many fond memories of our family cabin, and by sharing it with others, we hope to have it our family for another 40 years!

Amy Nelson purchased this cabin in 1973

Why Amy Nelson chose Nisswa

Fun location, great beach, charming cabin, best lake in the area!

What makes this cabin unique

Walking distance to Grand View Lodge with restaurants, pubs, water sport rentals, golf and tennis and Glacial Waters Spa.


Nisswa Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over queen bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Gull Lake Beach Cabin - Near Grand View Lodge, available year-round!
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin. Very clean and comfortable. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The location of the property and the access to the lake where great. We spent a lot of time on the w

  • 3 of 5

The location, lake and the beach are fantastic. The cabin could use a good cleaning and much yard work. (mowing, weeding, trimming, tree trimming) Some of the windows did not open, some had no screens or torn screens. In the informational book on the cabin, the owners wrote that some of the windows did not open "good luck". Windows were extremely dirty. Shower curtain has not been changed in a long time. The shower did not drain well and we resorted to cleaning out the drain ourselves. We could not see the lake from the deck because of the untrimmed tree/bush. There were cobwebs under furniture. Within the 2 weeks we were there, we found a wallet and a checkbook from 2 previous renters. The washer and dryer could be updated or repaired since the dryer door is held shut by duct tape. My family enjoyed the 2 weeks at the cabin. We will rent from VRBO in the future but no this property. I do not feel that I am overly picky, but I do like a clean, well kept and maintained rental property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great location

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing Ethel's Cabin for your summer stay in Nisswa. It was great to meet you!!
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The home was exactly how described. Loved the beach and location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! Great location, great beach, really nice neighbors!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brainerd Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Grandview - the Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Pines at Grandview
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Staples MN
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Brainerd International Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Grandview Lodge
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mount Ski Gull
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Boat Lift (optional) $175 + Tax

Rates are subject to change. we will accept weekly rentals during the months of June, July and August. I will accept weekend rentals during these months if a weekly rental is not scheduled 14 days prior to the date.

Due to potential winds on this part of the lake, we do not allow boats to be tied to the dock overnight.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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