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Family And Pet Friendly Island Living!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bath With Family Room/ Kitchen With Private Cove

This cabin is located on an island on a private lot with 450 ft. of shoreline. The cove is protected from the wind. The one-bedroom cabin has a queen-sized bed, there is a queen-sized fold out couch in the family room. The apartment sized stove and refrigerator comes with a fully equipped kitchen, that include: coffeemaker, microwave, blender, toaster, dishes and cooking utensils, pots and pans, and a deep fryer. There is a 19' TV with built in DVD player and a cell phone signal booster just waiting for your hotspot- there is no WiFi. Since this has a lake water system, some drinking water is provided. The family room features an electric fireplace and a handcrafted table and chairs. There is plenty of storage in several large roomy closets. Sheets, and dishwashing linens are there for your use. You should bring your own towels and bath soap. The cabin has air conditioning. Outside on the deck is a propane grill and a table, additional chairs are usually down by the fire pit. A large woodpile is ready for your use! There is an outside outlet on the deck for those fishermen needing to charge their boat batteries. A handy little cart is available to move your belongings to and from the cabin! Pets are welcome as long as they are kept under control and yard mess is moved to the woods.We ask that owners crate their pet if they are left alone. The cabin has a beautiful view out the front windows, and is surrounded by mature pines.

The rental period is from May 1st (provided ice is out) to Mid- October.

Contact owner for driving directions and boat rental options.

More Details

Tom&Ann Petersen
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

Why Tom&Ann Petersen chose Tower

We knew the previous long-time owner of this property. Several of our family members worked for them over the years, helping with the island garden. Remnants of the gardens are still there, although they are getting overgrown. This cabin was used as his family's guest cabin. It was handcrafted by another Island resident's father in the late 1950's. Our daughter was greatly influenced by this family and they were helpful and encouraging, helping her choose her career. It then came into the family ownership and was used privately until Grandpa couldn't manage island life.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin feels romantic- sorry fisherman- but it does! The quiet surroundings, the tall pines, the lake lapping softly at the rocks on the shore. The haunting calls of the loons just make all your cares disappear. Island living isn't for everyone, it is a unique way of life.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Tower

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Family Room Fold out couch - 1 large double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
If you do not own a boat, boat rental information is provided upon request.


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Oakdale, MN

Absolutely Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin - everything you need is here. Peace and quiet, clean, comfortable, beautiful setting, quiet cove, yet close to everything.

We “tripped” on this gem and have not bothered to look anywhere else. Fishing is great right around the island and it’s a 2 minute boat ride from the landing. It’s perfect for canoeists and kayakers, too.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & Inviting

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this awesome cabin. Even though it rained almost every day we enjoyed the Eagles, loons, ducks! The cabin is equipped with everything we needed & was so clean & organized. The owner kept in contact with us to be sure we had everything we needed. The lake view was superb! Thanks for such and enjoyable stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk River, MN

The cabin was adorable and very welcoming. It had everything we needed for a perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and very well put together. We will definitely be back :)

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakdale, MN


  • 5 of 5

We love coming to this cabin! It's a 2 minute boat ride from the landing, in a beatiful cove,(so your not so affected by the weather), the fishing is great all around the island so you don't have to travel far, and it has all the comforts that you need. It's perfect for a relaxing time @ the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

Tom & Ann, your cabin is great! Thanks for renting it out and sharing it for others, Vermillion is a great lake!

Thanks Again

Alex & Katie

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nice and had everything needed. It was fun to explore a new part of Lake Vermilion for us. We found a very nice sand beach day use area and spent time skiing, tubing and swimming. It was pretty busy at the landing and on the water Saturday when we arrived but it calmed down from Sunday on. The island is a short boat ride from the landing and it's no big deal to get all your items over. We brought way too much stuff.

If you like to fish for musky you can't go wrong renting this cabin. We took a boat cruise Saturday afternoon checking out Frazer Bay, Daisy Bay and Big Bay. I was quickly able to put together a milk run of musky spots by noting where other anglers were casting. Over the course of 5 days I had about 12 different muskies in the figure eight. I had one big one on that got off. Not bad for a few hours a day musky fishing. We caught walleye, smallmouth, largemouth and bluegills.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Vermilion is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, according to National Geographic Magazine. This cabin was hand-crafted and recently brought back to life. It served as the guest cabin for the long-time owner. It is quiet, tucked away into the hill surrounded by massive pine trees, it has been described as elegant and charming. The private cove provides easy docking, fishing and swimming. The proximity to the BWCA entry point #1- Trout Lake, makes this an ideal base camp. Loons frequent the cove in the evening hours. It is close to several marinas and Moccasin Point Public Landing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Tower

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$336.83
Pet Fee AU$0

Rates can be negotiated for stays two weeks or longer!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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