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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.

Check out our Facebook page for more photos . .

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More Details

Nicole Wolfe
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 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!!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Orr

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • 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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Amazing setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our week on the island was filled with fun, and the many options the setting offered made it even better. We were a large and varied group of family and friends, and everyone had a place to be and something to do. It rained one whole day and it didn't even matter! The sauna was wonderful after a hard day of fishing and playing. We got back yesterday and I already miss it!

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome week

  • 5 of 5

I had my family and my friends in from MN,VA and IA for the week at Strand. We all had a great time relaxing, eating, fishing, and drinking. We all plan to return next year for a week of relaxation.

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, private, lots to do.

  • 5 of 5

Very historic, tons of places to explore. Nothing else like it.

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Strand Island

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for total relaxation and quality family time Strand Island is the place. The home and amenities are amazing. The pictures on the website are spot on. Could not have been more pleased with the amenities. Our family of 10 adults and 3 small children took advantage of all the island had to offer. We would gladly return for another vacation.

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The island is beautiful and beyond private.

The is set up great for a large crowds and us very comfortable.

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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our annual MN vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Last year was our first time at Strand Island and within 30 min being on the island we decided to come back. we come with a pretty good mix of people adults and kids, all ages, and there was something for everyone. we had bonfires, fishing, boating , swimming and exploring the lake. My favorite past time was reading all the entries in the guest book. it was really interesting reading what everyone had said about their stay there, going back to the early 1900's. it was a great location and easy to get to. I highly recommend staying on Strand Island.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Orr Airport


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Orr

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Week 2019
May 17 2019 - May 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
May 31 2019 - Sep 6 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

boat rental C$929.88 + Tax
Pet Fee C$371.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,328.4

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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