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Diamond Cove, your retreat on Lake Vermilion

Diamond Cove, your retreat on Lake Vermilion This is the small dock in the "cove" area. View from the long dock. Bench and fire circle along the shoreline. A beautiful day. Doesn't the water look inviting? Path to the door from the back of the house. From the side yard. Main entrance and deck. A great view from the outside deck, through sliding doors from dining area Boathouse, long dock, swim ladder. "Cove" on left. (boat not included) Walking in the door. You have arrived! Dining area opens to front porch through patio door. Kitchen has lots of counter space and great natural light. First Bedroom. Queen bed, dresser w/mirror, nightstand, shelf w/closet pole Second bedroom. Twin over full bunk, dresser, nightstand, under bed storage The sleeping porch. Daybed with trundle. Small shelf in upper corner Futon in the sleeping porch. My kids fight over who gets to sleep here! Standing by the fireplace, looking back at dining and kitchen. Floor furnace. Lots of living space and great views. TV crash zone on the right, sleeping porch on the left Extra seating at the bar. Giant donut from Patten Cafe, Orr (snow not included) Relax by the fire. Large storage closet through doors. Closet holds extra linens and is great for your stuff, games or puzzles. One bath. Shower is on the left (not visible) linens provided. Bring your own firewood for a campfire lakeside Basic floor plan

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cook cabin description

Welcome to Diamond Cove, your retreat on the shores of beautiful Lake Vermilion. Lake Vermilion is a marvelous fishing lake with northern pike, walleye, large and small-mouthed bass, sunfish, perch and muskie. It runs 40 miles from Cook to Tower with over 1200 miles of shoreline and 365 islands. Bring your fishing gear, waterskis, wakeboards, tubes or whatever 'floats your boat' as summer water temperatures are normally in the 70's. If you're a water person, this is the place for you. This is as close as you come to a 'golden pond' experience.

Diamond Cove is a rustic log cabin featuring original square hewn logs throughout the interior with plenty of living space. This is a home, not a resort cabin. You will find it cozy and inviting with all the charm of the north woods and all the conveniences of modern living, including WiFi. So you can keep in touch with work if you have to, or if you prefer, just send email updates and photos of your fantastic vacation to jealous friends and co-workers (maybe not your boss).

Just 30 feet from the water's edge, nestled on a lovely wooded lot, you will find yourself face-to-face with the majesty of nature every day at Diamond Cove. Wake up and enjoy the spectacular view with your morning coffee. Eager fishermen can be off and running at the crack of dawn with their boat ready to go in the wet boathouse or the slip. If you aren't using the slip for a second boat, you might want to use it as a protected wading pool for little ones.

Diamond Cove is great for a large family, or two small ones. The sleeping porch is open to the family room, but can be closed off for privacy at night.

Kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils, toaster, coffee maker, blender, microwave. Family room has games, books and videos for our guests to use.

Diamond Cove is in a fantastic location for this lake. It is easily accessible by road and is near the Moosebirds store and The Landing Restaurant. Our shoreline is rock and sand without weeds, which makes it nice for swimming. Bring your own firewood for a bonfire lakeside and listen to the loons. You'll never forget the time you spend here.

No boat rental is available with this property. Rental of fishing boats or pontoon boats can be arranged through Moosebirds 218-666-2627 or Spring Bay Resort 218-666-5607. Both businesses are right in our bay. Please call them directly for availability. They sell out quickly.

Diamond Cove is right next door to vrbo cabin 428580.

Keywords: Lake front log cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Sleeping Porch

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              • Queen size Beds (1) In first bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Daybed with trundle in sleeping porch, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon. Inner spring mattress in sleeping porch, Bunk Beds (1) Twin over full bunk bed in second bedroom...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels only. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Sheets, blankets, towels provided...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Plenty of room beside garage...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Two car garage...moreless

              • Heating
              • Parking Off Street
              • Gas Fireplace

              Other Amenities

                  • Fire circle by shoreline for bonfires.

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber charcoal grill. Briquette supply varies throughout the summer. You may want to pick up a bag....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Cafe table and 4 chairs, lounge chairs....moreless

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Location & View

                          • Lakefront:

                            30 ft. from water. Small beach access. Wet boat house. Private boat slip. Swim ladder...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Water Skiing
                          • Hunting
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Laundromat
                          • Swimming
                          • Golf
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Hiking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Sailing
                          • Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Cinemas
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Walking
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services

                          Other Activities

                              • Black bear preserve in Orr. International Wolf Center and Bear Center in Ely. Tower/Soudan Underground Mine tours. Fortune Bay Casino...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • The Cabin Up North!

                                The Cabin Up North!

                                • Guest Ann (Waukon, IA)
                                • Date of stay 08/31/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/20/13
                                My family had a wonderful time at your cabin. It was just what we wanted. Clean, plenty of room, beautiful view of the lake. We hadn't been back to Lake Vermillion for 13 years. To hear the loons, explore the lake, wakeboard, ski & fish was great. It brought back many memories for my husband, children & I. We fished some of our favorite places from years ago & explored more. The cabin my husbands great uncle built ended up being one driveway to the right before your cabin. The owners happened to be there & we were allowed to view it. The whole trip was very special to us as we celebrated our 30th anniverary. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us & we hope to return. (Much sooner then 13 years.)

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely thoughts about your stay at Diamond Cove. We sincerely hope you return much sooner than 13 years!

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                              • Summer Vacation

                                Summer Vacation

                                • Guest adunn (Missouri)
                                • Date of stay 08/24/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                                My family and I traveled from Missouri to stay at Diamond Cove. It was a very pretty place, my husband and 3 year old daughter spent every morning and every eveing on the dock fishing. My 1 year old spent alot of time sitting in the beautiful clear water playing with rocks. My parents also traveled with us and spent alot of time on the deck just watching the kids play. We did travel to Ely to see the bears and wolves, and to Cook for the playground. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever had. Other than the record hight temps at the begining of the week. We had a wonderful time.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children.

                                Owner response: Thanks, Amy. We're glad you and your family had such a wonderful time. All the best, Martha

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                              • Let's Fish

                                Let's Fish

                                • Guest Buckeyes (Lexington, Ohio)
                                • Date of stay 08/03/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/06/13
                                My husband, 2 teenage children, mother and myself enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was very spacious and clean. My husband and the kids went out fishing every morning and evening, while mom and I stayed at the cabin and enjoyed the lake from the deck. All of the fisherman caught some fish. Several pike and a nice small mouth bass. We went into the town of Ely and did some shopping. The town was very nice and has alot of gift type shops. We woud recommend this cabin to anyone looking to fish or just relax and take in the view of a beautiful lake.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                                Owner response: Thank you so much! We, the family owners are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time! All the best!

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                              • Diamond Cove Stay

                                Diamond Cove Stay

                                • Guest John (Elk River, MN)
                                • Date of stay 06/29/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/26/13
                                We have stayed at Diamond Cove multiple times over the past few years. Every time our stay has been wonderful. The cabin is clean, the description is accurate and it is what a cabin should be. We love the fact that it is an actual log cabin and not a house on the lake. The location puts you in a quiet bay that gets you out of the wind and just a short boat ride to Moosebirds for the required ice cream run. We have never had any issues while at Diamond Cove and Martha and Bill have been great to work with while being very accommodating. You definitely feel you are at the lake as the cabin is so close to the water and the deck gives you a great view of the bay. Also, the wet boat house and additional slip are great options to have. Additionally, the garage is handy for the laundry facilities and a place to put the boat trailer. We look forward to returning many more times.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.

                                Owner response: Thanks. You and your family are always welcome! Too bad you and I always compete over 4th of July week! I guess we'll have to look for another cabin so we can all be up there together! -Martha

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                              • Perfect Getaway for Anyone Who Loves Minnesota's Beautiful North Woods and Lakes

                                Perfect Getaway for Anyone Who Loves Minnesota's Beautiful North Woods and Lakes

                                • Guest JustUs2 (Red Wing, Minnesota)
                                • Date of stay 09/03/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/19/12
                                My husband and I stayed at Diamond Cove and had a great time! Everything was clean and comfortable when we arrived at this cozy two bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin with an additional sleeping porch. Looking out the patio door we found a nice deck overlooking beautiful Lake Vermillion with our own private dock and boat house just steps away. We launched our boat at the public access just a short drive down the road and headed out to fish. It was exactly as described and pictured. We were very pleased with everything and Martha was friendly and helpful in everyway. We absolutely loved having the boat house and if it hadn't turned cold it would have been a great place to swim. Due to rain, we drove to Ely one day and enjoyed looking around town. Another rainy day we drove to Virginia for a movie and out to eat. The theater appeared to be fairly new and it was very nice! We also drove to Cook, just 10 minutes away, to a little cafe in town and had a great breakfast! We could have spent all our time on the water if the weather had cooperated, but the cabin was an enjoyable place to curl up with a good book, use the wireless internet or watch a little tv. The kitchen was well equipped with a microwave, fridge, gas stove and utensils. Outside right next to the lake is a campfire ring for your enjoyment and you are sure to hear the loons call adding the perfect touch to your perfect day! Our trip was relaxing, comfortable and fun! Thanks so much to Martha and her family for sharing their little cabin in the woods with us! We loved it!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.

                                Owner response: Thanks so much Heidi! My only regret is that you missed the movie theater in Cook; the eclectic "Comet", where you can get gourmet coffee, unique women's accessories and gifts, and watch a movie on the big screen. Luckily, there is always something to do, even if the weather doesn't cooperate! Come back and visit again!

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                              • Great Family vacation

                                Great Family vacation

                                • Guest BartmanMN (Hanover, MN)
                                • Date of stay 07/21/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/06/12
                                I am so glad that I selected this cabin over the other options. I was looking for a more authentic cabin feel rather than just another "house on a lake" and this cabin did not disappoint. Our children really enjoyed the kayaks that are provided and utilized them almost every day. I will have to say that the close proximity to the famous Moosebirds can be "dangerous" as we went there for ice cream every other day. ;) We also really enjoyed the fact that we could swim right from the dock and didn't always need to be on the boat to do so. While we were at the cabin we took a Mine tour at the Soudan mine and also made a trip over to Ely to see the Bears and check out the town. Both of these excursions are within driving distance and worth a trip.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.

                                Owner response: Thanks so much Todd. We are thrilled you chose to spend your family vacation here and look forward to your return next summer! ~Martha

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                              • Chicago Family

                                Chicago Family

                                • Guest LeeAnne (Chicago)
                                • Date of stay 06/30/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/02/12
                                My family and I enjoyed a spectacular 4th of July at Diamond Cove. If you were to look up "north woods cabin with million dollar view" online, this cabin's picture should be in the description box. The spacious cabin is fully equipped and perfect for a family, group of friends or a get-away. Lake Vermillion is spectacular whether you are on or off the lake. There is no better place to begin your day at sunrise on the deck or to end your evening at sunset around the campfire. Fishing is plentiful in the lake and there didn't seem to be enough time in one week to do all that we wanted to do. I would highly recommend Diamond Cove and look forward to returning in the future.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thanks so much, LeeAnne, you and your family are always welcome! ~Martha

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                              • Multi generation family stay - fun!

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                                Multi generation family stay - fun!

                                • Guest Nancy
                                • Date of stay 06/14/11
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/12
                                Dear Strawbridge Family, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Lake Vermilion home. We loved the historic feel of the cabin, the fabulous view, the roominess (plenty of room for 8) - EVERYTHING! We made good use of the closet, door pantry and room off the kitchen for storage. Two boys, age 9 & 10 turned the boat house into the "Bati Shop" and were busy all week stocking it with their catch-minnows, leeches and crayfish! Swimming was great and we enjoyed all the local attractions too- the Bears, Wolf Center, Sudan Mine, Comet Theater, shopping etc. Thank you to for the warm welcome note, wine & shirt. I also appreciate the prompt return of the security deposit too. Wow! What a great time!! Hope we can come back soon.

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                              • A True Diamond!

                                A True Diamond!

                                • Guest Tom (Americus, GA)
                                • Date of stay 06/02/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/19/12
                                An old college buddy and I spent two weeks here and loved it! It was truly as pictured and presented. The cabin is a modernized log cabin with everything you should need - a TV, microwave, WiFi (excellent reception), and a log-simulated gas fireplace that lights with a remote control. It is well-stocked with everything you should need for cooking. There's even a washer and dryer. The place is as picturesque as you could imagine, and the lake is right out the back door. There's a great boathouse with electricity and a long dock. The call of Loons frames the evening, and ducks with a dozen or more ducklings in tow swim past the shoreline. I went through a couple of jars of unsalted roasted peanuts feeding the tame yard chipmunks by hand. One morning a large doe walked right through the yard to go to the lake for a drink. The water is spectacular. It is clear but tannic, and there are boulders all around the shoreline. The surface boulders in the lake proper are clearly marked with hazard buoys and the buoys should be taken seriously. My friend caught a 26-pound Northern Pike and I caught a 4-pound Smallmouth. We also caught a couple of Largemouth (one about 4 pounds). We caught lots of Pike in the 10-pound range, lots of Smallmouth in the 1-3 pound range, and bunches of Warmouth. We also caught several perch. We didn't really know how to fish for Walleye, so we left those to those who know how to fish for them. The first week we were there, the weather was absolutely perfect: light wind, no rain, cool in the evenings. The second week we had a couple of days with afternoon thundershowers and higher winds, but we managed to fish early mornings on those days. The owners couldn't have been nicer. They were helpful and accommodating and solved a couple of problems by email. One day we lost our internet connection and she tracked down the problem and it was quickly resolved. There's a nice local restaurant - The Landing - in the immediate area. It's a couple of coves away by boat or a 5-minute drive. They have great hamburgers, but I can't recommend their steaks... Also, there's a neat town 10 minutes away called Cook. It has everything you should need, including a McDonalds for the kids. There's also a great local restaurant in town called the Montana Cafe. It's worth a trip for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you order a malt - which you should - just order one for two people. They're too big for one person. It was OUTSTANDING!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you Dom and Tom, That was beautiful. Martha

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                              • Great Lake, Great Cabin........Great Time

                                Great Lake, Great Cabin........Great Time

                                • Guest Mike (Maple Grove, MN)
                                • Date of stay 06/26/10
                                • Review Submitted 12/19/11
                                Our fishing party of six have stayed for for the past two years and enjoyed everthing about the cabin including its size, layout, secluded in nature, and up north feel. The garage is a nice plus, but does not beat the boat house, which is really nice to have. The fire pit and lake view really cap off a day on the lake. Caught many species of fish from walleye, northern, smallmouth, and sunnies including a 17 pound northern pike. Would not hestitate to recommend this stay to other family and friends.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

                                Owner response: Thanks Mike, we are so glad you and your fishing crew have shared good times at our cabin. ~Martha

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                              7 night min stay

                              $1,346

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                              • Cleaning Fee $125
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                              • Taxes Included

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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Duluth, International at 86 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: St. Louis County 24 at 0.5 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: The Landing at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Vermilion Fairways at 3 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: The Landing at 1 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2008

                              About the owner: Bill and Martha Strawbridge. Children, Peter and Stephen. Sue and Stan Jasiak. Children, Caroline, Jay Jay and Michael

                              Why the Owner Chose Cook:
                              We have been vacationing in this area for 40 years. We absolutely love it.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                              The tranquility, proximity to the water, there's nothing like the lake. The aroma of cedar trees warm in the sun stays fresh in your memory long after you have gone.


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                              • Diamond Cove, your retreat on Lake Vermilion

                                Diamond Cove, your retreat on Lake Vermilion

                              • View from the long dock. Bench and fire circle along the shoreline.

                                View from the long dock. Bench and fire circle along the shoreline.

                              • Path to the door from the back of the house.

                                Path to the door from the back of the house.

                              • A great view from the outside deck, through sliding doors from dining area

                                A great view from the outside deck, through sliding doors from dining area

                              • Walking in the door. You have arrived!

                                Walking in the door. You have arrived!

                              • Kitchen has lots of counter space and great natural light.

                                Kitchen has lots of counter space and great natural light.

                              • Second bedroom. Twin over full bunk, dresser, nightstand, under bed storage

                                Second bedroom. Twin over full bunk, dresser, nightstand, under bed storage

                              • Futon in the sleeping porch. My kids fight over who gets to sleep here!

                                Futon in the sleeping porch. My kids fight over who gets to sleep here!

                              • Lots of living space and great views.

                                Lots of living space and great views.

                              • Extra seating at the bar. Giant donut from Patten Cafe, Orr (snow not included)

                                Extra seating at the bar. Giant donut from Patten Cafe, Orr (snow not included)

                              • Closet holds extra linens and is great for your stuff, games or puzzles.

                                Closet holds extra linens and is great for your stuff, games or puzzles.

                              • Bring your own firewood for a campfire lakeside

                                Bring your own firewood for a campfire lakeside

                              • This is the small dock in the "cove" area.

                                This is the small dock in the "cove" area.

                              • A beautiful day. Doesn't the water look inviting?

                                A beautiful day. Doesn't the water look inviting?

                              • From the side yard. Main entrance and deck.

                                From the side yard. Main entrance and deck.

                              • Boathouse, long dock, swim ladder. "Cove" on left. (boat not included)

                                Boathouse, long dock, swim ladder. "Cove" on left. (boat not included)

                              • Dining area opens to front porch through patio door.

                                Dining area opens to front porch through patio door.

                              • First Bedroom. Queen bed, dresser w/mirror, nightstand, shelf w/closet pole

                                First Bedroom. Queen bed, dresser w/mirror, nightstand, shelf w/closet pole

                              • The sleeping porch. Daybed with trundle. Small shelf in upper corner

                                The sleeping porch. Daybed with trundle. Small shelf in upper corner

                              • Standing by the fireplace, looking back at dining and kitchen. Floor furnace.

                                Standing by the fireplace, looking back at dining and kitchen. Floor furnace.

                              • TV crash zone on the right, sleeping porch on the left

                                TV crash zone on the right, sleeping porch on the left

                              • Relax by the fire. Large storage closet through doors.

                                Relax by the fire. Large storage closet through doors.

                              • One bath. Shower is on the left (not visible) linens provided.

                                One bath. Shower is on the left (not visible) linens provided.

                              • Basic floor plan

                                Basic floor plan

                              VRBO #217602

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Monday, December 23, 2013

                              $1,346 per week (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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