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Remodeled North Long Lake Home sleeps 14.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom year around home on North Long Lake

The E. Anderson House, on beautiful North Long Lake, has been family owned for three generations. Now, you can make it your family’s vacation home. The remodeled home features five bedrooms, two bathrooms and sleeps 14. The sun-drenched home has a bright and open floor plan for entertaining. The house has air conditioning for your comfort.

Enjoy North Long Lake year around with boating, fishing and swimming in the summer and fishing, skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. North Long Lake covers 6,143 acres with a maximum depth of 97 feet. Fishing includes crappie, blue gill, sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, perch and walleye. Bring your boat because the property has a shared dock and a boat lift for your use. If you need to rent a boat or jet ski, we can recommend a local marina for your rental needs. They will even bring the boat to the landing for you. Take a break from the lake life to walk, bike, run or snowmobile on the 120-mile paved Paul Bunyan Trail, located on edge of the property.

BIR or the Brainerd International Raceway is located less than 12 miles away.

Enjoy the sunset every night from the deck, outdoor patio or at the fire pit. For those who cannot disconnect, the E. Anderson House has all of the modern technology including three TVs, cable TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi.

Enjoy the serenity of ‘going to the lake’ or take advantage of everything the Brainerd Lakes Area has to offer. The E. Anderson House is minutes from Brainerd, Nisswa, Merrifield, Crosslake and Pequot Lakes. There are abundant restaurants, shops and golf courses nearby. There is something for everyone.

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Merrifield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Full Bath - toilet , shower , double sinks
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bring personal, bath and beach towels
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Lower Level Lakeside Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed
    Lower Level Bunk Room - 6 twin/ single , 2 twin bunk beds and 2 twin captain beds
    Main Level Bedroom #3 - 1 double
    Main Level Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Main Level Bedroom #1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Direct access to the 120-mile Paul Bunyan Trail for biking, walking, running, skiing, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling. Additional snowmobile trails are nearby. Restaurants and shopping are located nearby in Brainerd, Nisswa, Merrifield, Crosslake and Pequot Lakes.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Remodeled North Long Lake Home sleeps 14.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great Place for the Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a week with family and friends! We rented 2 houses on the lake for 27 family members to celebrate my dad's 80th. Although we spent more time at the larger house for meals and gatherings this was our favorite place for hanging at the lake (better sand bottom, fire pit and view). We had two families of 4 stay at the house and it was very comfortable with room to spare. The boys loved the bunk room. The house is well maintained and very clean. The house is right off of the Paul Bunyan trail, which is great for hiking and biking. Our kids loved going between the two houses we rented, which were about 1/2 mile apart. A big plus was having Jerry and Rose next door (shared driveway/dock and related to owner). They are great Minnesotans...friendly, helpful and full of warm conversation.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your family had a great week at our vacation home. Jerry and Rose enjoyed visiting with your family.
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Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for accommodating our group on late notice! The house was a perfect fit for us and very comfortable. The neighbors were friendly, and the lake was beautiful. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Lake, and Great area!

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend a group of friends and I rented out this cabin. Our experience was fantastic. Everything was ready to go and all we had to bring was food and drinks for the weekend. The cabin easily accommodated all 14 of us with plenty of room for sleeping and relaxing. I would recommend this cabin to anyone who is looking for a large rental for a group of people or family. It is also in a great location on north long lake right of off the main highway running through merrifield! Thank you Bridget, We hope to be back again next year!


Cody Commers

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family voted your home as the best place we have ever rented for a summer vacation together. We have nothing but praise for the home, the lake, the neighbors, the sunsets, the boat-lift, the spaciousness...all made it a place we want to spend time in again. Thank you for allowing us to have a pet with us. We also enjoyed walks every day on the trail so close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a good family vacation!
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Edina, MN

Lakeside retreat for three generation family gathering.

  • 4 of 5

I don't know how the weather could have been better for our family reunion on North Long Lake at the E Anderson house in Merrifield, spectacular. The 12 of us (8 adults, 4 teens) fit nicely into the 5 bedrooms but we wished for more than 2 bathrooms, we are spoiled. A second refrigerator would have been great as we are a family of foodies who love to cook and we arrived with farmer's market bounty, ingredients for jambalaya, chicken satay, Thai dishes, etc. -- used coolers in the garage. Also had to buy lots of ice to keep coolers cool and drinks frosty as there was no ice in the fridge freezer. Another suggestion would be a ladder at the end of the dock to facilitate swimmers. Don't want to sound whiny, just want to help the homeowners make some adjustments that would enhance the wonderful experience of staying in this charming house. We will not hesitate to recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Paul, MN

Great location and great amenities

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our time at the cabin. The place had everything we were looking for: lake with dock and lift station, central air, grill, multiple bathrooms, plenty of sleeping space, close to trails, the list goes on and on! Owners were responsive during before and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2017
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Bridget

We grew up in the Brainerd Lakes area. It was a great place to grow up with the fabulous lakes, golf courses and outdoor recreation. We are fortunate to be the third generation owner of this great lake home.

Bridget purchased this house in 2016

Why Bridget chose Merrifield

Remodeling the grandparents' home was a family project. Grandparents are pleased with the results.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

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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