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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

Linda Smith/Tom Petersen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Linda Smith/Tom Petersen

We are long-time cabin owners on a nearby island.

Linda Smith/Tom Petersen purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Linda Smith/Tom Petersen chose Minnesota

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 in Tower in Northeast St. Louis

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Family And Pet Friendly Island Living!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Great Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at this lake house! It really did feel like we were on the island by our self's and the views off the dock were great! We went the first week of June and caught walleyes (few over 20 inch) small mouth and rock bass right from the dock. We rented a boat from moccasinpointmarine.com and they brought the boat right to the landing for us (landing is only a few hundred yards away from the cabin). The house had everything we needed to cook and clean fish, and was extremely comfortable and clean. We plan on making another trip in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is nice, it has everything you need to relax and get away. The cabin is close to the boat landing (main land) and in a nice location on the lake. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakdale, MN

Perfect fall getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time @ this wonderful cabin. We will be back again. Everything you would need is here, all you have to do is relax. We didn't go far to get fish - just around the island and across the bay. The weather was cool (we did wear long underwear in the boat), we had the 1st snow/sleet of the season and some rain, but we had an awesome time. Thank you Linda - see you next year.

Pam and Pete

Oakdale, MN

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, cozy cabin on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin on Grove Island! Linda made sure we had everything we needed! The cabin was clean and well-maintained and comfy. Everything was as it is represented on the site, or even better!

When we arrived, the power was out from a huge storm and Linda provided a generator so we still had power for the fridge and water pump.

We did not bring a boat but ended up canoeing back and going to Bear Head Lake State Park and McCarthy Beach State Park two different days for hiking. It was a short canoe ride back to the car. The trails were very quiet. We saw only 4-5 people on the trails total between both days! They were nice trails though.

The swimming at the cabin was nice, there was a large area where we could reach the bottom. The bottom was all rocks though and our dog wasn't a huge fan of having to go through to rocks to get to the swimming area.

We had the spaghetti and meatballs and chicken scampi from the Vermilion Club. The spaghetti and meatballs was nothing to write home about, but the chicken scampi was quite good, and both stayed warm long enough to get back to the cabin via canoe from the restaurant.

Thanks for the great stay Linda!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been happier with our decision.

Everything met or exceeded our expectations.

Great place and great people to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, quaint, cozy, clean cabin with a nice view.

  • 5 of 5

Cute hideaway! Close to boat launch. Like you're on your own island even though there is neighbors. Very nice place to rest and relax! Would recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Tower, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Pet Fee £0

Rates can be negotiated for stays two weeks or longer!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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