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Family and Pet Friendly Island Living!

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom 1 Bath With Family Room/ Kitchen With Private Cove

This cabin is located on an island on a private lot with 450 ft. of shoreline. The cove is protected from the wind. The one-bedroom cabin has a queen-sized bed, there is a queen-sized fold out couch in the family room. The apartment sized stove and refrigerator comes with a fully equipped kitchen, that include: coffeemaker, microwave, blender, toaster, dishes and cooking utensils, pots and pans, and a deep fryer. There is a 19' TV with built in DVD player and a cell phone signal booster just waiting for your hotspot- there is no WiFi. Since this has a lake water system, some drinking water is provided. The family room features an electric fireplace and a handcrafted table and chairs. There is plenty of storage in several large roomy closets. Sheets, and dishwashing linens are there for your use. You should bring your own towels and bath soap. The cabin has air conditioning. Outside on the deck is a propane grill and a table, additional chairs are usually down by the fire pit. A large woodpile is ready for your use! There is an outside outlet on the deck for those fishermen needing to charge their boat batteries. A handy little cart is available to move your belongings to and from the cabin! Pets are welcome as long as they are kept under control and yard mess is moved to the woods.We ask that owners crate their pet if they are left alone. The cabin has a beautiful view out the front windows, and is surrounded by mature pines.

The rental period is from May 1st (provided ice is out) to Mid- October.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is OK...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please keep under control and clean up waste. Shovel provided to toss it into the woods. Crate if left alone in the cabin. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • If you do not own a boat, boat rental information is provided upon request. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A selection of books are on hand, these are rotated regularly....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Built in to TV...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles and cards and cribbage board...moreless

  • Television:

    TV is connected to antenna for local channels...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVD's is included, the are rotated regularly...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The cabin faces a portion of Lake vermilion referred to as 'Vermilion Straits' It is the gateway to both the Eastern and western end of the 46 mile-long lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The cabin is located on an an island lot with 450 ft of shoreline....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Hand crafted pine table and chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating:

    Electric fireplace, wall heaters in all rooms....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Queen sized pull out couch...moreless

  • Parking:

    Place for 2 boats at the dock. Free parking at Public Access for vehicles. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone signal Booster provided. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 6...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Dish soap, dish cloths and towels provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Apartment size...moreless


  • Boat:

    Boat rental available at several area Marinas. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    small table and chairs for outdoor dining...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and 2 paddles and 2 adult life jackets and 2 children's included...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fire Ring and some firewood provided....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,190 $4,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $0


Rates can be negotiated for stays two weeks or longer!

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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Lake Vermilion is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, according to National Geographic Magazine. This cabin was hand-crafted and recently brought back to life. It served as the guest cabin for the long-time owner. It is quiet, tucked away into the hill surrounded by massive pine trees, it has been described as elegant and charming. The private cove provides easy docking, fishing and swimming. The proximity to the BWCA entry point #1- Trout Lake, makes this an ideal base camp. Loons frequent the cove in the evening hours. It is close to several marinas and Moccasin Point Public Landing.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are long-time cabin owners on a nearby island.

Why the Owner Chose Tower, MN, USA:
We knew the previous long-time owner of this property. Several of our family members worked for them over the years, helping with the island garden. Remnants of the gardens are still there, although they are getting overgrown. This cabin was used as his family's guest cabin. It was handcrafted by another Island resident's father in the late 1950's. Our daughter was greatly influenced by this family and they were helpful and encouraging, helping her choose her career. It then came into the family ownership and was used privately until Grandpa couldn't manage island life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cabin feels romantic- sorry fisherman- but it does! The quiet surroundings, the tall pines, the lake lapping softly at the rocks on the shore. The haunting calls of the loons just make all your cares disappear. Island living isn't for everyone, it is a unique way of life.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Close up of the Cabin

    Close up of the Cabin

  • Bedroom


  • Back door

    Back door

  • Table on deck for outdoor dining.

    Table on deck for outdoor dining.

  • Fishing map of the Eastern portion of Lake Vermilion

    Fishing map of the Eastern portion of Lake Vermilion

  • Grove Island Cabin approach

    Grove Island Cabin approach

  • Local Grouse

    Local Grouse

  • Side View

    Side View

  • 52' Muskie Caught by our guest Martin.

    52' Muskie Caught by our guest Martin.

  • Sunset from Paul's Point

    Sunset from Paul's Point

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Path to the back door.

    Path to the back door.

  • New in 2013 - queen pull-out couch

    New in 2013 - queen pull-out couch

  • View facing the electric fireplace- note hardwood floors.

    View facing the electric fireplace- note hardwood floors.

  • Kitchen and handcrafted dining set

    Kitchen and handcrafted dining set

  • Kitchen


  • Cabin in the morning

    Cabin in the morning

  • Famous Lake Vermilion Sunset

    Famous Lake Vermilion Sunset

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

VRBO #484756

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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