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New Construction - Gull Lake Cottage On Squaw Point - 1 Of 2 - West Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Brand New 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Cottage At Fun Mid-gull Lake Location W/ Sunsets

Top of the line design highlights this brand new 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage with sunset views on the water’s edge of Gull Lake. Finished in 2016, this cottage sits just 50 feet from the level shoreline on the original site of two historic Gull Lake cabins. The premium mid-lake Squaw Point location has close proximity to almost every attraction and activity in the area.

Inside the cottage, rough cut custom oak hardwood floors run throughout the open main level. The main floor opens to the lake, with a lake view of almost full glass provided by 3 matching sets of 6 foot wide sliding glass doors. At ground level, all three sliding glass doors access a full deck attached to the entire front side of the cottage. The deck sits just a couple feet above the water level for excellent views and easy mobility for all ages.

Granite kitchen counter tops and breakfast bar seating in the kitchen serves small groups, plus there is a separate dining table for four people inside. Additionally, dine outside on the deck’s hand-set stone table with 6 comfortable, swivel patio chairs. The kitchen’s new Whirlpool stainless appliances include a side-by-side refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher and natural gas stove top and oven.

The main level features a gas fireplace, full couch with a lake view, chairs, center ottomans with storage inside, and a 32” flat screen TV. The main floor master bedroom includes a queen bed, 42” flat screen TV and a bathroom en suite with a custom glass door walk-in shower. Also, on the main level, the powder room includes full size, front-loading laundry washer and dryer.

Upstairs, the lakeside king bedroom includes a king bed and 50” flat screen TV and closet. The nautical-themed shared bathroom upstairs features a tub-shower combination and tile. The third bedroom is a bunk room format with a twin/full bunk combination and drawers beneath. The bunk room includes a 50” flat Screen TV. Ample closet space is provided in all the bedrooms.

Besides the finest of amenities inside, bonus outdoor toys are included in the rental. In Spring and Summer, a kayak and a stand up paddle board are included and stored on the brand new DH Dock that is shared by the two matching cottages. The dock includes a sturdy 7-step staircase with a hand rail into the water for safe fun for all ages. For those bringing your own boat, you will love tying off conveniently to the dock, which is included in the rental. Every dock post is covered with a Brock Dock pole cover to reduce the risk of damage to your boat when tied up. A boat access and parking area for your boat trailer is just 100 feet away. Alternatively, a 2013 Premier pontoon with 60 HP Four Stoke Yamaha is located on the dock and can be rented for additional easy, lake fun ($375 for full day and $300 for half day). In addition to having the premier area golf courses a few miles away, the Cottages are located on the best point on the lake. The premier swimming spot on Squaw Point is only a few hundred yards away. Ernie’s on Gull lakeside restaurant is 100 feet away with a classic vacation vibe and outdoor amenities, like a kid’s playground, sand volleyball courts, and easy, good meals. Brainerd International Raceway, Maddens, Craguns, The Legacy Golf Course and even Mini-Golf are all within a few miles.

In Autumn, create your own fall colors tours via the local trails, parks, or roads and, of course, the lake tours are amazing. Hunters know that Gull Lake’s best waterfowl hunting is just across the bay and down the point. A short drive north provides upland hunting and sporting clays at Hunts Point Preserve or trap and range shooting at the Lakeshore Conservation Club. Endless upland, small game and deer hunting is just a few miles to the west in the Pillsbury State Forest and on miles of public land.

For winter fun, snowmobilers love the level lake access and can drive right up to the front door for easy snowmobile access to the groomed trail that crosses Gull Lake just in front of the cottage. Skiers love the trails and Mount Ski Gull, which is in view just across the lake. Ice fishing house rental is available for fishing out front of the Cottage on main Gull Lake.

More Details

Leslie Arnold
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Leslie Arnold

After growing up in East Gull Lake, I wanted to have the opportunity to watch others enjoy the area I love. After living in Wisconsin & Minneapolis, I am proud to call the Gull Lake area home and I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. To me, what is better than Squaw Point? Spectacular views, close to many activities like golf, mini-golf, go-carts, Brainerd International Raceway, Ski Gull, Nisswa (Home of "Pretty Good Shopping") & many restaurant options within reach. What better place to have all of this than at The Cottages On Gull Lake.

Leslie Arnold purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Leslie Arnold chose Brainerd

This property is less than two miles from my original home and our family has deep roots in the area for generations. As soon as we saw this place, we knew it was special. Having watched the construction and seen the great layout, we knew this cottage site is unique to the area. There is no other home and site that is so well centered in the heart of fun in the Gull Lake area for friends and families.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage on Squaw Point was chosen for its idea location on Gull Lake and close proximity to the water's edge. It hosts beautiful lake views, direct access to the lake with a private dock to enjoy swimming, boating, water sports, fishing and everything else Gull Lake has to offer.


Brainerd Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Master Bedroom en suite - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King Lakeside Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , 50" TV in room
    Master Bedroom on main level with en suite bathroom - 1 queen , 42" TV in room
    Upstairs Bunk room - 1 bunk bed , 50" TV in room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful cottage with all the amenities and a fabulous location and lot.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Leslie’s cottage and plan to rent again next Summer. The cottage is very clean and new feeling. I loved how the three sliding glass doors gave us a perfect view of the lake. She gave us s’mores ingredients and scones mix as a nice welcome gift. The kids had a blast with the two paddle boards and two kayaks and we all enjoyed the bonfire pit. The deck is nice sized and I loved having a cup of the Keurig coffee that was supplied out on the deck in the morning. The cottage has quality furniture and is decorated nicely. We felt at home immediately in this cozy, comfortable cottage. Thank you Leslie!! Jodi and Doug

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (including three teenagers) had an AMAZING time at the Gull Lake Cottages. The dock was perfectly situated, the owners were helpful and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for nine days over the 4th of July 2018 and had a fabulous experience. The place was very clean, accommodated 7 people very well, and included everything needed in the kitchen and bathrooms. Beds were comfortable and Leslie was very friendly and responsive. We would have reserved it again for the same time next year but it was already booked; so we chose two other long weekends next summer. It is a charming place and being next to Ernies provided great entertainment.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top Shelf......First Class Property !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience.....we hosted a 2-3 day business getaway and the accommodations were well above our expectations. This is truly a resort within steps from the water......and Ernie's next door was icing on the cake !

Leslie was an absolute jewel to work with and we're already looking forward to our next group getaway.

Highly recommend !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location , steps from water , clean and new

  • 5 of 5

We rented the two side by side cottages for our sons wedding in Brainerd. One cabin for the grooms family and one for the brides family. We enjoyed our stay and hope that come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with all the little little touches taken care of

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quick 2-night early summer getaway for our family with two littles (2.5 and 5). This cabin was a great spot. It is beautifully decorated with the high quality finishes that make you feel very comfortable. The cabins aren't large but are so smartly laid out that it feels spacious. What I really loved is that the owner provides all the little touches that a lot of rentals don't - shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hand soap, TP, paper towels, laundry detergent. Sounds simple but not having to worry about that was awesome! Our boys loved throwing rocks from the shore into the lake, they didn't even mind the colder water :) We loved going to sleep and waking up to the lake views from the upstairs room. We ventured over to Ernie's for dinner one night, then Grand View the second night. So nice to have Ernie's just steps away! Leslie, the owner, was SO responsive and flexible with us - we loved working with her. The only thing that was a bit of a bummer was that it happened to be mayfly season when we were there and our last day there was particularly bad to be outside - but, that really couldn't be helped.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brainerd Airport (BRD)
Nearest Barpub
Ernie's on Gull
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Craguns & Maddens
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
BIR (Brainerd International Raceway)
Nearest Restaurant
Ernie's on Gull
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mount Ski Gull
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
On-site and large beach at Gull Lake Rec Area
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $900

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The $125 cleaning service is automatically provided and assessed at the end of your stay. On-site pontoon rental and ice fishing house rental options are available. Please contact us if you are interested in those extra options.

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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