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Caroline's Cottage: remodeled vintage 1950's cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Unique private cottage just 35ft.from the shore. Head of the Lakes Bay

The charm of the vintage 1950’s cottage shines with hand-craftmanship and all of the comforts of modern living. (4 person capacity)

It takes you back to a simpler time and place to breathe, relax and enjoy the ones you love. It is your private piece of paradise.

The interior features new knotty pine walls, new hand laid Australian cedar hardwood floors and carpet. The kitchen was remodeled , including a side by side refrigerator, stove top, M/W, countertop oven, coffee maker, blender, toaster, pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils and kettle BBQ (BYO charcoal). The bathroom is remodeled, includes a new shower. One bedroom has a queen bed the other has three twins. The open floor plan including the living room, dining area and kitchen is designed with large picture windows that offer spectacular views of the lake. All linens are provided including bath towels, sheets and blankets (Guests provide their own beach towels.)

The cottage shore has a beach that is perfect for young children. It is sandy, shallow, and crystal clear, just steps from the cottage. The cottage is set on a beautiful wooded lot 35 feet from the water with 90 feet of private lake shore. The lawn gently slopes to the beach, perfect for lawn games. The entrance side of the cabin has a deck with views of the lake.

The boathouse has a second story deck overlooking the water with a panoramic open water view. It is a great place to relax at sun set, sitting on the Adirondack chairs with a cool drink in hand. Evenings can be spent around the lakeside campfire circle, listening to the loons. Free firewood available.

There is a private dock and lift (electrical available) for your boat to get going anytime with ease. Bring your fishing gear, water-skis, wakeboards, tubes. We have two free kayaks for you to explore the 365 islands and wildlife.

There are places nearby to rent watercraft and fishing guides, Spring Bay Resort 218-666-5607 and Moosebirds 218-666-2627. The public landing is adjacent to The Landing Bar and Restaurant (3096 Vermilion Drive, Cook, MN 55723) less than a mile down the road from the cottage.

Caroline’s Cottage is a great location for this lake. It is easy to get to and from the main road. You can walk down to Moosebirds Store for bait, ice cream cones, coffee, sundries, souvenirs, and boat gas or boat rental. Spring Bay Resort offers boat rental and fishing guides. The Landing Restaurant is on the water just a few steps up the road next to the Public Boat Launch. On the main road to Cook there is a relaxing nine hole, par 36, golf course or for the golf enthusiast try The Wilderness golf course at Fortune Bay Casino.

More Details

Marci Carisch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

About Marci Carisch

When David and I first married we had a dream of owning a cabin on Lake Vermilion. I grew up canoeing in the Boundary Waters National Park and Vermilion borders this park. In 1995 we bought island property on Vermilion and have raised our family enjoying the summers on Lake Vermilion.

The time we spend in this magical place have created memories that have bonded us together in a way that would not have happened in Minneapolis. The beauty of this place never ceases to take my breath away. My muscles relax the minute we see the water.

In 2012 we bought the cutest vintage 1950's cabin on the mainland and named it Caroline's Cottage. It has been lovingly restored with hand-craftmandhsip.

We want to share the Vermilion experience with you! We want you to feel like it is your own retreat and to offer you a place to create memories you will not forget, year after year.

David, Marci, Lauren, Ellen and Caroline

Marci Carisch purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Marci Carisch chose Lake Vermilion

Lake Vermilion is one of the most beautiful lakes in the nation, bordering the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness. It has 365 islands, wildlife and miles of undeveloped shores to explore.

Amazing fishing lake too!

What makes this cabin unique

Location is fabulous, wide open view of the lake but also convenient.

Boat rentals and fishing guides in our bay at Spring Bay Resort 218-666-5607 and Moosebirds 218-666-2627. Moosebirds also has bait, gas, ice cream, sundries...

The public landing is one bay over next to The Landing restaurant and bar (Gas and boat dock at restaurant).

Caroline's Cottage is right next door to vrbo cabin 217602


Cook Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, toilet. sink, walls and flooring.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • (1) Queen bed (2) one twin bed and one bunk bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 kayaks and paddles. Fire pit with free wood


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Caroline's Cottage: remodeled vintage 1950's cottage
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Fort Bragg, California

Nicely remodeled cabin. We enjoyed the kayaks provided by the owners.

  • 4 of 5

Good rental for a small group.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage! It was very clean and cozy and the owners have obviously put much love and care into the property. We brought a boat and the people at the resort where we launched it were very helpful and it was very convenient. The lift provided for our boat at the cottage was a welcome surprise. We loved the private beach and the provided kayaks, which we used quite a bit. The cottage had lots of games and movies which we really appreciated on a rainy night. Traveling to the Vermillion Club and ordering a Bamboozler pizza is a must! Love love loved the lake! Had a great time, we hope to be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling Vintage Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This older cabin has bee refurbished and modernized making it the best of both worlds! The cabin was immaculate, well maintained and well appointed. There is a lovely lawn and even though the cabin faces eastward there is sun in the yard for most of the day. There is a large deck off of the cabin - perfect for morning coffee - and the deck over the boathouse offers more expansive views of the lake. We found it the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine.

The cabin is located close to the end of the road and feels very private. But you are only a short drive to Cook for groceries or whatever else you might need - and for those quick grocery runs there is Moosebirds Store which is about two minutes away. They also offer fabulous ice cream! You can rent a pontoon from them which I highly recommend - it's a marvelous way to explore the lake. They also offer bait, tackle, etc.

This would be a great choice for families with little ones as there is a small sand beach, a lovely and somewhat enclosed yard and a good sized second bedroom with three beds. But I think this cabin would work for just about anyone. The kitchen is very nice with a fabulous electric cooktop which I found a dream to use. Also, a large refrigerator and lots of cabinet storage as well.

The owners are great people and extremely responsive and helpful.

The only reason I am not giving four stars would be the septic/plumbing system which is a little bit tricky. There is hot and cold running water but pretty low water pressure and one must conserve water. But it beats those cabins with only an outhouse and a pump. (And there is an outhouse in case of emergency. My husband declared it the cleanest and nicest one he'd ever seen!) And, really, this turns out to be a small issue which one gets used to.

If you are older you might find the trek from the parking spot to the cabin itself a little steep, particularly if you're carrying bags - but this is almost unavoidable for many properties on Vermilion. There is a small wooden stair case to the deck. The yard itself has a nice gentle slope to the lake.

I think most vacationers would enjoy this property and all it has to offer. I would recommend it to my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as we expected. It was private, close by boat, car or a nice walk to restaurants and stores. We loved the beach although you will want some water shoes because if you go in a bit deeper than a few feet, there are some rocks but no weeds! We didn't have one complaint! The cabin was clean and comfortable. I will agree with one previous review but only because we had a few rainy days, one more comfortable chair would be a great addition to the living area. However, outdoors you have all the seating you need - we brought extra outdoor chairs just in case and didn't need them. The private dock was really nice to have. The beds were comfortable and that is always a concern for us. The refrigerator was a very nice surprise as it was large enough to hold all of our food and beverages for the week. We used the grill so we didn't miss the oven at all. Stovetop was all we needed.

Thanks for making this available No doubt, we will be back!

The Hurley Family

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and have taken all reviews into consideration to make our guests as comfortable as possible. We have added a more comfortable chair for relaxing and TV viewing and added more utensils, a blow dryer, shampoo and conditioner and other items requested in all reviews. Hope to see you again next year! Marci
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Glendale, AZ

Peaceful Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and had a very relaxing week. We just had a couple suggestions that would have made our visit even better: 1. Kitchen: provide ice cream scoop, rubber spatula , new can opener and new barbecue tongs; 2. Bathroom: provide hair dryer, soap, shampoo and conditioner. Possibly new flat drain in shower? Not much water pressure so I didn't wash my hair. 3. Living Room: Maybe change out the Rattan chair for a comfy chair? Need more seating that's comfortable... My husband has a bad back and would lie down on the sofa and then I would end up sitting in the Rattan chair which, if you're watching a movie at night for 2 hours, is not very comfortable at all. Also, there were some burned out bulbs in the kitchen and living room and since we couldn't find any that fit the living room we went out and bought 2 bulbs.

It's a very cute cabin and was very clean. It wouldn't probably take much to just upgrade a few things (like maybe the TV, remove the stained area rugs) to make it even better. Just some feedback from us. It's a great quiet. Docking the boat was easy. We sat outside everyday on the patio and had happy hour and watched the sunset. Also, we loved eating at The Landings and going down to Moosebirds for ice cream....great location! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caroline's Cottage is a gem

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Caroline's cottage. Boat lift was an extra "nice to have." Cabin was in great condition and owners were attentive throughout the entire process. Kitchen was well stocked and firepit, smore sticks and shed with dry wood were all great touches. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a good time and that the fishing was such a success!
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Nearest Airport
86 Miles
Duluth, International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Landing Restaurant and Bar on the water front
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Vermilion Fairways
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Landing Restaurant and Bar on the water front

Black Bear Preserve in Orr. International Wolf Center in Ely, Tower/Soudan Underground Mine tours. Fortune Bay Casino, The Wilderness Golf Course, Hiking trails, Very close to The Moosebird Store, The Landing Restaurant, The Public Boat Launch


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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