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45 Acre Private Island! Sleeps 20!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms & 1.50 Baths- A Log Cabin & Sauna House All On 42 Private Acres

Strand Island is a private 45 acre island located on 11,000 acre Pelican Lake in Orr, Minnesota... 3 hours and 40 minutes from Minneapolis. The 108 year old fully remodeled main cabin has 8 bedrooms- each bedroom has it's own antique sink. There are 1.50 baths, a totally remodeled kitchen with two refrigerators and two freezers, a stone fireplace, a sunroom and a huge screened porch with card tables and 4 swinging beds suspended from the ceiling… There is also a sauna house with a shower, a washer and dryer and a 75 year old log cabin that sleeps four and has a card table.

There are two other out buildings... one is a game room with a air hockey table and the other is a TV cabin or movie house with a large screen TV... we do not have cable TV, but we have an Apple TV loaded with tons of movies for rainy days!

The island is 45 totally private acres, undeveloped and wild- explore the woods or cast a line off the dock. This is the only home on the island!! The 11,000 acre Pelican Lake is excellent for crappie and bass fishing, boating or water sports.

Need a boat? We can rent you our pontoon for $500 a week- it is not fancy, but it gets the job done! It is 21 foot pontoon with a 50 horse motor & our caretaker will meet you at the dock with the pontoon to give you tips on operation.... or you can bring your own boats to fish or ski. There are 5 large parking spots on the mainland at Deer Lodge and a dock to easily load up the boat when you arrive Strand Island is about a 10 minute boat ride from the dock at Deer Lodge... or about 1 mile from mainland. The island will be all yours to roam, fish, play or pick raspberries in total seclusion.

Kayak around the 9500 feet of shoreline or out to the nearby state park on Big Island- a 210 acre nearby island owned by the State of Mn. You have the entire island to yourself- no other cabins on the island- play, explore, hike or fish one of several private bays.

There are two kayaks there for your use and a flat bottom metal row boat.

There is large grass field as well... to play wiffle ball or football for the kids.

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More Details

Nicole Wolfe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Nicole Wolfe

We have 5 kids and live in Minneapolis...

Nicole Wolfe purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Nicole Wolfe chose Orr

We saw the aerial shot of Strand Island and were amazed enough to go take a look- the idea of a 42 private island I think appeals to anyone- it is wild, private and the home has the unique character of a 100 + year old lodge... we fell in love with it.

What makes this cabin unique

alone on a private island- lots of benefits!!


Orr Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , claw foot tub with a shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath on main floor with toilet and sink
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Shower in sauna
  • don't forget the outhouse!!
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 4 twin/ single , Porch- 4 hanging beds on the porch suspended from ceiling
  • Log Cabin- 4 single beds
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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45 Acre Private Island! Sleeps 20!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Island Adventure

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is old, spacious & charming. Being the only humans on the island afforded privacy. Being old, it is well worn, but the grounds are well maintained, just wish there was a trail cut that we could have hiked.We liked the 2 large refrigerators & large freezer. And we could easily feed 20 at the table. Sorely missed a dishwasher though! The vintage Atari/nintendo game was totally awesome and the TV building provided a plethora of movies. The sauna was wonderful. And the kids loved catching pan fish right from the dock. You will love this island retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer retreat at Strand Island

  • 4 of 5

I loved the remoteness and seclusion of our time on the Island and it was great having enough space to comfortably fit my extended family. Pelican lake is beautiful, although it is a little shallow and somewhat hazardous for unfamiliar boaters because of submerged rocks. The lodge was fun and full of history. I loved how the rooms were arranged in it, especially the wonderful wrap-around screen porch with the hanging beds that looks out on the lake. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time and there was lots to do for all ages. I will say however that the property does need

some maintenance. Docks needed repair, some of the floor boards in the porch were cracked and you had to consciously avoid walking on them for fear of breaking through the floor. The sauna was not working, and other little things just needed repair. That being said none of that took anything away from our visit and I would absolutely go there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fabulous vacation at Strand Island

  • 5 of 5

This was my family’s second time coming here and we loved it! So spacious, great beach, fishing, loved sitting on the massive screen porch admiring the lake. Dogs had a great time too! Thanks Nicole

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iconic MN cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this cabin was like stepping back in time. Built in 1920, the cabin has many amazing original details--loved the sound of that screen door--and some attractive newer decorative touches, such as the colorful mugs over the sink. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week here. At 11, our group was smaller than we originally expected, so we had plenty of room. Four of the kids decided to sleep in the awesome hanging beds out on the porch, which was a great vantage point from which to watch thunderstorms. The two bathrooms served our group just fine, although a few of the guys chose to shower in the sauna building to avoid any lines. We spent some time playing ping-pong, air hockey and vintage video games in the game building, but didn't use the extra bunk cabin or TV cabin at all, as we spent our time swimming, boating and reading. We rented the pontoon boat available with the cabin and also rented a speed boat across the lake from Birch Forest Lodge for water skiing and tubing. We did bring our own water skis and tube, although there were some skis in the boat house. Overall, the lake is pretty shallow and does have some rocks and deadheads, so we skied mainly in the area in view of the cabin. The deepest part of the lake is in front of the cabin, and my husband caught a 27-inch walleye and 18-inch bass there. We kayaked around the island a few times; on one of the windy days, we found that the water was quite calm on the back side of the island. The fire pit served us well for s'more making, and there were plenty of tables in the porches conducive to card and game playing. If you prefer upscale hotels, this might not be your spot, but if you appreciate a beautiful, comfortable, historic cabin out of yesteryear, you won't be disappointed. We did see many pelicans on Pelican Lake, as well as eagles and ducks. We brought all our week's groceries with us, except for milk, ice cream an ice, which we bought at the grocery store in town. As it is a boat ride and car drive to the grocery store, I would recommend bringing your week's provisions. Although everything is available there, I don't like interrupting my vacation to go to the store. The kitchen and pantry were well stocked for making anything we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A house with character!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Strand Island. It was wonderful to have a whole Island to ourselves and the house, the extra cabins,and the lake added to our pleasure. We caught plenty of fish for a fish fry. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and something for everyone to do, even on a rainy day. We enjoyed hearing about the history of the home from the caretakers. Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with. We were pleasantly surprised to actually see Pelicans on the lake!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion! Great Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome week spent with family! Lots of fishing, exploring and kyaking! Kids and adults enjoyed the game room, sauna and yard games.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Orr Airport


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

boat rental $700 + Tax
Pet Fee $280 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Must cancel 90 days before reservation to get your full payment back.

Dog fee is per dog. The rates is $40 per day per dog.

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.