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Cabin on private 13 Acre Lake Vermilion Island (Near Tower, MN)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


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.]

More Details

James Cave
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About James Cave

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.

James Cave purchased this cabin in 1990

Why James Cave chose Tower

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.)

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Tower

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outhouse - toilet , Nice and clean outhouse!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 (Loft) - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , This bedroom is accessible only by ladder.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
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
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).


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Cabin on private 13 Acre Lake Vermilion Island (Near Tower, MN)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Well maintained, enjoyed the fire pit and the deer onsite.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin had all you needed, nice property . Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place on a great lake

  • 5 of 5

My group had a great time at the cabin. The island is beautiful and great for relaxing and enjoying nature. With plenty of available nature to see and hear. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this place! Clean rustic cabin on a gorgeous island with deer that think they're dogs. The water was refreshing and even tried paddle boarding. The owner was quick to get back to us with any questions we had. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to unplug and relax! We will be back!

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location

  • 4 of 5

great spot. Only drawback was ladder to loft. A little tough on older guys in the middle of the night. overall very happy with spot.

  • Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation that I have been on in my 39 years of existence. Everything you could possible need was furnished for you and the owner/manager were very accommodating. My family and I enjoyed the beautiful views from the island and the island deer that visited us several times a day. It was so nice to have our own island even if it was only for a week. Thank you to the Cave Family for letting us enjoy this wonderful home.


  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location and cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent rental opportunity with everything needed for a secluded vacation get-away. The owners were very easy to deal with and provided all the information and amenities necessary for our vacation. Thanks!

  • Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wilderness Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
169 to hwy77 to Everet Bay Rd or Vermilion Res Rd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fortune Bay Casino
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Giant's Ridge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Tower

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Daily Rate
May 11 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
Fall Daily Rate
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Coverage C$53.87
Pet Fee C$128.26 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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