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Cabin on Private 13 Acre Lake Vermilion Island (Near Tower, Mn)

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Modern cabin alone on 13 acre island. Sleeps 6.

This 800sq/ft cabin is situated on a 13 acre private island and has electric lights, propane stove, and clean and cool well water. This is the only cabin on the island!

The main floor has a full bath, a master bedroom with air conditioning, and a great room that includes a full kitchen with all the amenities, living area with couch and glider chairs, and dining area looking over the lake. The cabin also a washer and dryer.

The loft, which is accessible by a fold-down ladder, includes a double bed, 3 twin beds, and a small tv/dvd player.

Outside the cabin you will find a 50’ dock to tie your boat and play on the water, a 12x12’ screen house to nap or enjoy the lake, a bonfire pit, picnic table, a propane grill, a 2 person swing, a fish cleaning area, the nicest outhouse you can find, and trails to enjoy 13 private acres of woods that include birds, squirrels, chipmunks, flowers, plants, and deer!

Of course this is situated on one of the best fishing lakes in Minnesota!

[You will need a boat to get to the island. Rental cost does NOT include boat.]
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet Fee: $100/each up to 2 dogs. Pets should stay outside or in our dog kennel area below the cabin (Please clean up after your dog and try to keep it from chasing the deer)....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outside on the island, in the screen house, and on the decks. No smoking in the cabin....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2 (Loft): 1 double, 3 twin/ single

    This bedroom is accessible only by ladder....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Visit the Soudan Underground Mine Museum and State Park (Both kids and adults will LOVE this site). Fortune Bay Resort and Casino is a 5 minute boat ride from Jackrabbit Island Cabin and has golf, a casino, a game room, restaurants, a swimming pool, and a bar. The marina rents fishing & pontoon boats, water bikes, mountain bikes and sells bait, gas, snacks, and ice cream. You can also launch your boat and park your vehicle overnight (For minimal fees)....moreless


  • Books:

    A few bird books & books of local interest....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    We have one small TV/DVD player combo. You are more than welcome to the DVD's we have....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Very small and very random bunch of movies. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Hoodoo Point or McKinley Park Campground have nice sand beaches which are great for kids. Jackrabbit Island has a rocky shore which is not great for beach play.....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Just step to the dining room or living room window or take a seat in the screenhouse or the front deck....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The shore of Jackrabbit Island is rocky....moreless

  • Village:

    Tower Minnesota has groceries, gas, restaurants, bars, a newspaper, lumber yard, hardware, bank, and motel. The Y store is closer and has groceries, liquor, gas, auto service, and bait....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is a window A/C in the master bedroom and a fan in the doorway will cool the great room. There is no A/C for the loft but a fan in the widow will bring in the nice cool lake air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Small portable room heater....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets, pillow cases, and blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Futon, two glider chairs, books, lamps....moreless

  • Parking:

    Park at the public landing on Everett Bay or at the marina at the casino ($4/night)....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide kitchen towels, dish towels, and 4 bath large towels. Bring your own beach towels for swimming....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    For heat only....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Adequate counter & cabinet space, double sink, refrigerator, and stove (no dishwasher)....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Includes: Griddle, fry pans, pans, corkscrew, potato masher, knives, can opener, bottle opener, shish spears, cheese cuter, measuring cups, eating utensils.....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    16cu refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    24' wide range with 4 burners, oven, and broiler...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    You can rent fishing and pontoon boats by the day from the marina at Fortune Bay. We have a fishing boat you can rent from us ($40/day or $200/week). Please inquire....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    With a picnic table....moreless

  • Golf:

    The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Resort is a short boat ride away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    12'x12' screen house with a few chairs and a lounger about 10 feet away from the lake (perfect for a nap!)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    13 acres all to yourself. The yard around the cabin is mowed while the rest is woods. Did we mention you get 13 acres all to yourself?!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill on the outside deck....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Daily Rate
May 8 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Season
May 27 - Sep 1, 2017
6 night min stay
Fall Daily Rate
Sep 2 - Oct 18, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage Coverage $42 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.375%


SUMMER RENTAL: 6 night, 7 day rental (Check in Saturday at noon & check out Friday at noon)

* If you don't seem to be able to find a time slot that works for you please contact us. We are willing to try to make things work for you!

PETS: Up to 2 dogs allowed for $20/night for each pet.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • The Vermilion Club

    "Bar and food especially Pizza. Lots of cabin owners."

  • Wayside Cafe -- CLOSED

    "I like this place for breakfast, but they also serve lunch and dinner."

  • Good Ol Days Bar and Grill

    "Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner plus full bar."

  • Soudan Underground Mine State Park

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180 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wilderness Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
169 to hwy77 to Everet Bay Rd or Vermilion Res Rd
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fortune Bay Casino
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Giant's Ridge
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
HooDoo Point or McKinley Park Campground

Be sure to visit the Sudan Iron Mine. It was the first iron mine in Minnesota and its railroad delivered the ore to Two Harbors for loading on ore boats. It is now a museum and a science laboratory studying sub atomic particles.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: I am retired from home construction and my wife from nursing. We live in Roseville near Saint Paul, MN. We love our stays at Lake Vermilion where we built Jackrabbit Island Cabin on weekends starting in 1991. We are using the cabin less since our daughter moved to California and think VRBO is a good way to keep it available without selling it. I like to fish Lake Vermilion and the grand kids swim off the dock and like to be dragged around on water skis or a raft. In the winter we do volunteer work in Guatemala where we have another home that we also rent through VRBO while we are in Minnesota. My son James, who is a teacher is Saint Paul, is doing the managing and renting of jackrabbit Island.

Why the Owner Chose Tower, MN, USA:
We bought this place because we wanted very clean water and enough land to be alone. I love to be able to catch a fish before breakfast and go out again in the evening. No neighbors stroll over to gab and no loud parties or construction across the street, just birds, squirrels, beaver, and deer. I am afraid fox got the jackrabbits during the winter. ( Let us know if you see any jackrabbits.)

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The nice thing about Lake Vermilion is that there are so many things to do beside fishing and boating. All the facitities of Fortune Bay Casino are 10 minutes away by boat but if you want to be alone this is the special place. We love campfires in the evening, walks on the trails, and just sitting on the dock watching the lake and the sky. We sit and read in the screen house a lot. We paddle the canoe around the island for exercise. I also take the canoe over to Trout Lake in the boundary waters once in a while.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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  • Cabin


  • Full service kitchen

    Full service kitchen

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • TV/DVD player with movies

    TV/DVD player with movies

  • From the screen house

    From the screen house

  • Fishing cleaning station

    Fishing cleaning station

  • Nicest outhouse in the northwoods!

    Nicest outhouse in the northwoods!

  • Northside bench

    Northside bench

  • Night on the dock

    Night on the dock

  • Livingroom


  • Kitchen


  • small screened lakeside entry

    small screened lakeside entry

  • Double bed in the attic

    Double bed in the attic

  • Screenhouse


  • Swing overlooking Lake Vermilion

    Swing overlooking Lake Vermilion

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

  • Walking path

    Walking path

  • Sunset over Jackrabbit Island

    Sunset over Jackrabbit Island

VRBO #666953

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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