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Private Island with Gorgeous Cabin on Juggler Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Island

The cabin is on a private island complete with 18 acres of old growth forest on Juggler Lake, Minnesota…3 hours and 50 minutes from Minneapolis and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Fargo. Ideal for a romantic weekend or a family vacation the kids will never forget. The cabin is an A-frame with 18 Ft. ceilings in the main room, three bedrooms, six beds (one king, three doubles, and two twin bunks) and two bathrooms. The cabin includes a jetted tub in the master bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with two refrigerators and two freezers, a gas grill, a stone fireplace, and three patios facing North, West, and South. The cabin comes equipped with satellite TV, Wi-Fi. and a diving dock.

The lake is exceptionally clean and is perfect for swimming, boating, and water sports. The lake has excellent fishing especially in the spring and fall. You can catch fish right off the docks, but for bigger fish you will want to take the boat out. You can expect to catch Sun Fish, Perch, Walleye, Northern, and Bass. We have special rates before Memorial Day and after Labor Day for people looking to take advantage of the fishing.

The forest is full of wildlife and great for hiking. The island is 18 totally private acres of old growth forest, undeveloped and wild. There are sugar maples, red maples, birch, oaks, white pines, black ash, balsam fir, spruce, basswood, and ironwood. You can find morels in early May. There are wild strawberries, wild ginger, and lady slippers in summer. There is stunning foliage in fall. There are porcupines, deer, beavers, eagles, cranes, loons, hummingbirds, owls, birds, and squirrels on the island.

The island is forty minutes from Itasca State Park where you can rent bikes and visit the headwaters of the Mississippi!!

Use of the pontoon is included with your rental and we 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 two kayaks for your use.

There are parking spots at the public access and a place to launch boats. The island is about a three minute boat ride from the dock at the public access... or about six hundred feet from mainland.

You have the entire island to yourself to hike, play, fish, pick wild strawberries, or just relax in total seclusion!!

More Details

Tyler Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About Tyler Nelson

We live in Fargo, North Dakota. This our family cabin and are excited to share it with you.

Tyler Nelson purchased this cabin in 1956

Why Tyler Nelson chose Waubun

This is one of the most unique properties in Minnesota. This is one of my favorite places in the world and I think you will agree with me after your stay.

What makes this cabin unique

A private forest for hiking, crystal clear water for swimming/fishing, and the peacefulness that comes with being on island with your family.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Waubun in Round Lake

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Jacuzzi
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Jacuzzi in Master Bedroom.
    Bedroom with Bunk Beds - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom. - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private Island with Gorgeous Cabin on Juggler Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful, pet friendly, secluded getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week on this island! It was everything we wanted, seclusion, northwoods, wildlife, clear water and great fishing. It was so quiet, except for the loons and trumpeter swans! Very little boat activity on the lake the week we were there. It was just the two of us and our two dogs, but there is plenty of room for a family.. Would be great for a family with small children, very kid friendly. The owners were great to work with, provided us with everything we needed and more. The kitchen is well stocked, lots of extra supplies and some staples. Two fridges and a freezer. Even some rain gear and bug spray, but the bugs were not bad at all and we really did not need it. The master bed is firmer than we like, but the view out the large bedroom windows makes up for it. Two docks, both with great fishing. Also great fishing just south east of the island (via boat). We caught lots of bluegill and crappie, and some perch and smallmouth bass. The pontoon boat is great for motoring around the lake. There is also a nice walking path up into the hill on the island. We saw mink and eagles on the island. The heart of the cabin is the stone fireplace, such a great way to take the chill out of the air. We did not use the TV, and did not use the internet much, but the WIFI worked well. This is a great vacation rental, we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairmont, MN

Beautiful, Quiet Island Oasis

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful island oasis the first part of August 2017 with out family, 6 adults and two young children. We found it to be well equipped with lots of books; toys for the grandkids and spices/condiments in the kitchen. Upon our arrival, Brian and Mary greeted us and brought us over to the island. Mary was very thorough in going over the basics of the home and showed us where everything we might need was. We had use of the pontoon, kayaks and even a small fishing boat. Fishing at Juggler Lake was great! Caught lots of sunnies, bluegills and bass. Clear and clean too!! The cabin is not too far from Itasca State Park where we enjoyed a day taking family pictures. It is a little ways to get to town to pick up supplies, so when planning a vacation here, plan ahead. They have a nice fire pit where we enjoyed most of our evenings, roasting marshmallows and hotdogs over the fire. It was a nice place to just get away for awhile, very peaceful. No resorts on the lake which made for a quiet week! We would HIGHLY recommend this place for your next vacation in Northern Minnesota. The only thing that they did not have available for us was an anchor for the boat, which we had to run in to town to purchase for ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Carol, for the wonderful review; we are happy that you enjoyed yourselves so thoroughly. You will be pleased to know that the anchor has been replaced. Actually other guests had tossed it into the lake (without it being first secured to the boat 😳). 'Things' just happen sometimes. Enjoy your wonderful memories 😊!
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Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our summer vacation! Enough beds, sitting and dining room for our group of seven. Extra fridge and freezer which definitely were put to good use! There is a large gas grill to easily grill for a large group. Super clear lake with great bass fishing! There is also a raft for swimming. Excellent rental, we had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this island cabin. Our group included my 3 granddaughters (11, 3, and 1), their parents, and me. The kids loved the great swimming beach and fishing off the docks--caught sunnies non-stop! Having the pontoon available was great for evening cruises around the lake and also for fishing. The cabin is well equipped for guests. You can tell it is a well-loved family retreat. Mary and Brian provided all the information we needed to have a great stay. Already talking about coming back next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded cozy cabin on nice lake.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our week on this private island. We spent our time fishing, boating, tubing, swimming, kayaking, playing board games, sharing meals, hiking through the woods and nightly bon fires. We caught a lot of sunnies and bass, some right off the docks. We brought our own boat but enjoyed using the pontoon provided just as much. The lake was clear and pretty quiet. The cabin has a nice layout and provided us all our essentials. We enjoyed the owners Brian and Mary. They were great to work with and made themselves available for any questions before and throughout our stay. We are grateful for our time on this private oasis.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williston ND

Very peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Everybody had a great time. Plenty of fish to catch right off the docks. The kids really enjoyed the kayaks and swimming. We had several campfires and enjoyed watching the loons that visited everyday. Thank you for a great week on the island. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Itasca State Park
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Hector International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Elbow Lake Store & Bar
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Three Bears Golf Course
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrak Fargo
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 113
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Detroit Lakes
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148.9
Damage Deposit £372.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.