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Year Round Lake Vermilion House Woods N Water Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-8)

Beautiful get-away to the northwoods! Updated, year-round vacation home on Lake Vermilion--a premier north Minnesota lake on the edge of the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). Perfect for family vacations, fishing, snowmobile groups, or people just wanting to get away for that relaxing, quiet escape up north!

In the winter, there is easy access to miles of northwoods snowmobile trails in the woods or on the lake. Snowshoe, cross-country or downhill skiing, and nature hiking trails are nearby also. Ice fishing house rental and guided ice fishing trips are available-phone numbers provided for you. Great walleye ice fishing and panfish/crappie ice fishing nearby--directions and information provided for both of these. Fortune Bay Casino is four miles away. Giants Ridge downhill and cross-country skiing is close. A gas fireplace in the living room next to the couch awaits! There is also a sauna in the house. Propane furnace heated house in the winter.

Kayaks, Canoe, and small 12 foot boat available on the property.

This year round house features knotty pine ceilings and walls, a vaulted living room ceiling, and a large deck overlooking the yard and water off both the kitchen and living room areas with a weber grill. Dish Satellite TV. Beautiful sunsets seen from deck.

This house sleeps 6 to 8 people. There are two bedrooms on the main floor. The master bedroom contains a queen bed. The second bedroom on the main floor contains a full sized bed with a bunk bed over the top of it along with an extra mattress which can be used on the floor for sleeping. The living room on the main floor has a fold out couch plus a second couch. In the walk-out style basement there are four beds- a queen, two fulls, and a single bed.

There is air conditioning in the house for those hot summer days and also a sauna in the basement. This property offers plenty of space in the house and yard with rock landscaping, trees on both sides of the yard for privacy and that northwoods feel, a level shoreline area, campfire area by the water, and private dock!

There is a summer guest cabin available close to the house to help accommodate larger groups also if you are interested in renting the guest cabin separately.

Great walleye, musky, bass, northern fishing year round and excellent crappie fishing very nearby in September/October and also in the winter on the ice. This house is on the Pike Bay/Pike River Inlet of Lake Vermilion, a desirable part of the lake on the southeast portion near Tower.

Lake Vermilion, much of it undeveloped, is in the Superior National Forest and is on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Alongside nature, there are lakeside restaurants. It is a 40,557 acre, 27 mile long lake with 360 islands and several bays. In the winter, several groomed snowmobile, snowshoe, or cross country ski trails are throughout the woods and on the lake. In the summer, this lake is big enough so that even on a Saturday afternoon, boat traffic is often light so you feel your on a quiet lake out there fishing, boating, or sitting on the beach!

This lake is one of Minnesota's premier fisheries and lake vacation destinations.

The fishing is excellent - musky, walleye, northern, bass, and crappie. 5000 musky stocked annually since 1987 and aggressive walleye stocking programs. A pro fishing guide is in the area for year round spring through winter fishing if you are interested. Information on good fishing spots is provided. Good crappie fishing nearby in the fall! A few boat launches close to the house. Canoe and paddles available.

Fortune Bay Resort with Golf and Casino is four miles away as well as many other golf courses in the area. I have information on how to get to the trails/beaches.

This vacation house is winterized with heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. It sleeps 6 to 8 people. Cool sleeping during those hot summer nights available with A/C on main floor and cool sleeping in the walk-out basement.

Keywords: Vacation Home

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Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Bart

Welcome to our house on Lake Vermilion! This has been a perfect getaway for our family for long quiet weekends, large family gatherings, fishing trips, and entertaining friends over the years. We love to go up north to fish, relax, go on walks with the dogs, snowmobile, swim, or sit around the campfire. We live a busy life in the cities and love to get up north once in a while to get away. We hope you enjoy your vacation up north!

Bart purchased this house in 2003

Why Bart chose Tower

We chose Lake Vermilion because its a beautiful lake with that boundary waters feel. Excellent fishing, glacial rock everywhere, islands, not much boat traffic. Next to this wilderness type setting, there are restaurants, sports bars, shops, wildlife museums--plenty to do besides just being on the lake.

What makes this house unique

The area by this house has wildlife everywhere--birds, deer, loons, beavers, and an occasional eagle. The house is on a private road as well which is great for walks!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just returned yesterday from your lovely lake home. We had a wonderful time and loved your place. I will highly recommend your place to anyone looking for a great place to stay, winter or summer!
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Tower

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bathroom 1 on main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bathroom 2 is in basement with separate shower by sauna
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 bunk bed , Double Bed with single bunk
    Convertible bed(s) - Living Room One Fold Out Couch Plus Second Couch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , 2 single bed , Two Double Beds, Two Single Beds in Basement
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Canoe and paddles available, Sauna, Dish Satelitte TV with DVD player, Full Kitchen with Refrigerator/Freezer, Coffee Maker, Cooking Utensils, Fully Furnished Kitchen, Propane Furnace Forced Heat, Firepit area, Private Dock, Toys for young kids, Live bait-tackle-gas-movie store close, No Smoking or Pets in the house please unless OK'd by owner ahead of stay


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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Bart’s place is very accommodating, cozy inside and out. The boat dock is located at the end of the backyard and can make for a great place to take in a sunset with a bonfire right next to you. Be careful navigating out of the cove, tilt motor up. There are directions to help ensure a safe passage. Absolutely recommend and will be back. Thanks Bart!!

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home with plenty of room.

  • 4 of 5

We liked the property location because it is real close to the snowmobile trails and gas station.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfact cabin getaway.. great fishing!

  • 5 of 5

The place was more than expected.. the host was very easy to work with everything went as planned I couldn't find a better place on lake vermillion to stay if your are into fishing.. great area!

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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snowmobile trip

  • 5 of 5

had a great stay at this home on Vermillion Lake, trail access was very easy. The Arrowhead and Taconite trails are just minutes away

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the home met all of our needs! It is close to Tower and we were able to bike and tour the Soudan Mine. It was great to have access to the kayaks and canoe as we spent one morning kayaking, canoeing, and boated to one of the restaurants for lunch. We were able to have camp fires at night and the decks are great to enjoy coffee every morning with the sunrise. We spent time in Ely - less than 1/2 hr. away. There are ample beds for a large group! We would definitely recommend Bart's home on Lake Vermilion!

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little family cabin

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was great. We had all we needed and were close to some hiking trails.

My only complaint was that the bed in the main room was not a queen, seemed more like a full. Not a huge deal, just was expecting a bigger bed! The basement is completely open with tons of beds, so a great option if you have kids or want a more slumber party style stay.

Bart was great and answered all of our questions quickly! Would definitely return here.

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comments and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. In May 2016 after your stay we put a new queen bed with new queen mattress and new queen box spring in the main bedroom. Thanks again and happy you enjoyed the house and the area!
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Vermilion Club
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Fortune Bay Casino
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Vermilion Club
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Giants Ridge
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
McKinley Park Beach
Car: recommended

Fishing Guide 2 doors away, Casino 4 miles away, Museum - Wolf Museum, Downhill Skiing--Giants Ridge, Snowshoeing, Dining, Scenic lake viewing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Tower

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 16-30, July, August
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$54.19 + Tax
Cleaners Fee AU$149.03 + Tax

We offer various rates for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Weekend rates available in winter. Taking reservations for the holidays, winter, and summer. Please call/email for rates and availability.
Year round rates. Please contact us if you don't see rates for a certain month.
No smoking in the house. Dogs allowed with owner approval only. Only dogs allowed as pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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