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Island Retreat On Bear Island Lake, Family And Pet Friendly. 10 Minutes To Town.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Cabin With Finnish Sauna And Lake Views.

Cabin includes one bedroom with a queen size bed. Living room has a sleeper sofa for additional guests. Kitchen includes gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and water cooler. Dining area in the kitchen and on the deck. Traditional Finnish sauna with shower. Clean Privy. Decks, docks and swimming area. Picnic table at the lake. Paddle boat is included in the rental. Fishing boat available for an extra charge.

David and Diane Kromer
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About David and Diane Kromer

Have lived in Ely most of our lives and always wanted to have a cabin on one of the area lakes.

David and Diane Kromer purchased this cabin in 1998

Why David and Diane Kromer chose Babbitt

Looked at many other places; but found this cabin and property had the most to offer; in convenience, privacy and peace of mind. Thus the name: "The Escape" This property had it all. Beautiful sunsets, a swimming beach and gorgeous views of the natural beauty of northern Minnesota.

What makes this cabin unique

The view from the deck of the cabin or down at the lakeshore is amazing. I love to sit on the deck with a book, listening to the waves, and enjoying the sun and the breeze that comes off the lake. Steam up in the traditional Finnish sauna and then jump in the lake to cool down. It is truly an amazing experience. Fish for walleye, northern, bass, blue gill or crappies. Enjoy the tranquil setting and catch amazing sunsets from the point on the island. Use the paddle boat to check out the beaver house across the bay. You may even spot a turtle sunning itself on a log or rock. Bald eagle and loon sightings are common. Enjoy a nightly campfire under an amazing star filled sky and listen to the loons calling out to each other. Enjoy the peace and tranquility this island cabin has to offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Babbitt

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • May add 5th (16 or older guest) at $25 per night. (max of 5 guests) For younger, extra children, contact for exceptions.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Bathroom is an outbuilding (outhouse)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Island Retreat On Bear Island Lake, Family And Pet Friendly. 10 Minutes To Town.
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Charming cabin on an island !!

  • 5 of 5

We went on a fishing trip up north and were lucky to get this cabin on an island. The views from the upper dock and lower docks are amazing as you watch the sunset. Dave has done an exceptional job on the cabin. The lake is beautiful and big ( but not too big) to fish. The Finnish Sauna was very relaxing. Beautiful cabin and a perfect spot for a weekend getaway !!

Dave and his wife were very warm. Looking forward to renting in again soon.


  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what my family and I were hoping for. My two boys ages 8 & 5 had a great time. My wife and I found it to be very peaceful and relaxing. We've decided that we need to come back again for another visit sometime. We also thought the town of Ely was great, everything we needed, 10 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect, great views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on the island. The lake was peaceful, and there are a lot of hiking trails and other things to do and see in the area! It was the perfect retreat for the two of us and our dog. The lake was great for swimming, and stunning views from the island!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot. Great relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd trip. My family really enjoys the island.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded, quiet get-away!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with great owners! It has everything you might need for a long stay and is well maintained. The owners are very thoughtful and accommodating. I spent my time in the water, in the sauna, kayaking, reading and watching sunsets from the open space at the end of the island. I really enjoyed my trip and hope to visit again! Thank you for allowing me to visit!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cute, quiet cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Everything was really nice and clean! Very cute and small! Thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Ely municipal
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ely Golf Couirse
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
County Highway 21
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Located in Ely, you will also find the International Wolf Center and Bear Center.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.37
Damage Deposit AU$134.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.