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45 Acre Private Island! Sleeps 20!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 287 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Nicole Wolfe

We have 5 kids and live in Minneapolis...

Nicole Wolfe purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Nicole Wolfe chose Minnesota

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 facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Orr

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 287 m²
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 , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , claw foot tub with a shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath on main floor with toilet and sink
    Bathroom 3 - shower enclosure , Shower in sauna
  • don't forget the outhouse!!
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 9 - 4 single bed , 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 rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming


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45 Acre Private Island! Sleeps 20!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for nature lovers/great cabin for everyone

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 22 people (ages 22 to 82) and 4 dogs spend a long weekend in September. We had 4 people camping but felt there was plenty of room, especially if some are flexible about using an outhouse. We cooked every night - there is plenty of fridge/freezer/pantry room. The property is perfect for backwoods hiking, swimming, camping, kayaking, fishing, and boating. The caretakers are great and easily accessible by phone. The cabin itself is beautiful and impressive. The wrap-around porch is a great place to take in the view, even in poor weather. The view is truly incredible. We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique stay in complete solitude

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this property the first week in Oct for a family getaway (7 adults, 2 kids). As soon as we arrived, we were blown away by the beauty of the lake and then the property itself. The main house is decorated so beautifully and has everything you could need. There was plenty of space to have everyone spread out. We were initially worried about only having two bathrooms for a large group of people but having sinks in each room was perfect. It was never a problem. All of the additional out buildings are a lot of fun and add to the uniqueness of the property. I recommend utilizing the kayaks and taking a trip around the island. Overall it was a wonderful stay with zero stress. I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a special place to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of a kind place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Strand Island! Our 4 families have traveled annually for the past 10 years and have never found a place we all wanted to return to until now! To start off, it was great having Jay, the caretaker. We've never rented a property where anyone showed us around and shared the history of the place. Second, the house is wonderful. There was plenty of room for all of us. It was very helpful to have sinks in all the bedrooms with having the house able to accommodate so many. The beds on the porch got good use too! We found out the current owners did a lot of work on the place and it showed. They put their special touch on the place that we haven't seen at other properties. They supplied plenty of towels, sheets and blankets, which was nice on the cold nights and when the kids wanted to sleep in the Apple TV cabin. The kids enjoyed making up games on the island, swimming and playing in the "workshop" game room. It was a great place for kids to get away from electronics and play in nature. The fishing was great and the view was incredible. We even got to take a few kayak trips around the island and met a Mallard duck family. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Orr Airport


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Orr

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Rate 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$355.04
Damage Deposit A$1,268

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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