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Cabin on private 13 Acre Lake Vermilion Island (Near Tower, MN)

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Modern cabin alone on 13 acre island. Sleeps 6.

This 800sq/ft cabin is situated on a 13 acre private island and has electric lights, propane stove, and clean and cool well water. This is the only cabin on the island!

The main floor has a full bath, a master bedroom with air conditioning, and a great room that includes a full kitchen with all the amenities, living area with couch and glider chairs, and dining area looking over the lake. The cabin also a washer and dryer.

The loft, which is accessible by a fold-down ladder, includes a double bed, 3 twin beds, and a small tv/dvd player.

Outside the cabin you will find a 50’ dock to tie your boat and play on the water, a 12x12’ screen house to nap or enjoy the lake, a bonfire pit, picnic table, a propane grill, a 2 person swing, a fish cleaning area, the nicest outhouse you can find, and trails to enjoy 13 private acres of woods that include birds, squirrels, chipmunks, flowers, plants, and deer!

Of course this is situated on one of the best fishing lakes in Minnesota!

[You will need a boat to get to the island. Rental cost does NOT include boat.]

More Details

James Cave
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About James Cave

I am retired from home construction and my wife from nursing. We live in Roseville near Saint Paul, MN. We love our stays at Lake Vermilion where we built Jackrabbit Island Cabin on weekends starting in 1991.

We are using the cabin less since our daughter moved to California and think VRBO is a good way to keep it available without selling it.

I like to fish Lake Vermilion and the grand kids swim off the dock and like to be dragged around on water skis or a raft.

In the winter we do volunteer work in Guatemala where we have another home that we also rent through VRBO while we are in Minnesota.

My son James, who is a teacher is Saint Paul, is doing the managing and renting of jackrabbit Island.

James Cave purchased this cabin in 1990

Why James Cave chose Minnesota

We bought this place because we wanted very clean water and enough land to be alone.

I love to be able to catch a fish before breakfast and go out again in the evening.

No neighbors stroll over to gab and no loud parties or construction across the street, just birds, squirrels, beaver, and deer.

I am afraid fox got the jackrabbits during the winter.

( Let us know if you see any jackrabbits.)

What makes this cabin unique

The nice thing about Lake Vermilion is that there are so many things to do beside fishing and boating. All the facitities of Fortune Bay Casino are 10 minutes away by boat but if you want to be alone this is the special place.

We love campfires in the evening, walks on the trails, and just sitting on the dock watching the lake and the sky. We sit and read in the screen house a lot.

We paddle the canoe around the island for exercise. I also take the canoe over to Trout Lake in the boundary waters once in a while.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Tower in Northeast St. Louis

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outhouse - Toilet , Nice and clean outhouse!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 (Loft) - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , This bedroom is accessible only by ladder.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Visit the Soudan Underground Mine Museum and State Park (Both kids and adults will LOVE this site). Fortune Bay Resort and Casino is a 5 minute boat ride from Jackrabbit Island Cabin and has golf, a casino, a game room, restaurants, a swimming pool, and a bar. The marina rents fishing & pontoon boats, water bikes, mountain bikes and sells bait, gas, snacks, and ice cream. You can also launch your boat and park your vehicle overnight (For minimal fees).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Cabin on private 13 Acre Lake Vermilion Island (Near Tower, MN)
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation that I have been on in my 39 years of existence. Everything you could possible need was furnished for you and the owner/manager were very accommodating. My family and I enjoyed the beautiful views from the island and the island deer that visited us several times a day. It was so nice to have our own island even if it was only for a week. Thank you to the Cave Family for letting us enjoy this wonderful home.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location and cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent rental opportunity with everything needed for a secluded vacation get-away. The owners were very easy to deal with and provided all the information and amenities necessary for our vacation. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jack Rabbit lsland Cabin Lake Vermillion

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. We went over Minnesota Walleye Fishing opener weekend May 13-16. The weather was bad (1" of snow the first night and windy) but we still caught Walleye off the dock the first night and every night. We got on the lake the next day and did well fishing. We caught about 24 walleye and released a couple 22 and 23 inch ones. We had a nice fish fry and had some fish to bring home. The cabin is very nice. The wood stove heated the cabin with one log in the fire place all night. The only comment I would have for people that want to stay is the extra beds are upstairs and are accessed by a attic ladder. We had no problem getting up there (50+year old men). The day before we left everyone was saying we should reserve for next year. Very nice to be on your own island. Thank you to the owners for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Island and Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a last minute getaway. We went for three nights and it was worth the drive from KC. It was very late in the season up there but we got beautiful weather and the trees were in peak color. The cabin was great. From the grill to the kitchen and bathroom everything was in good working order with plenty of supplies. We appreciated the existing games and books on our one rainy day. There was plenty of wood already cut for the indoor stove and outdoor fire pit. The fire pit was perfect with a view of the lake and three benches surrounding it. The island is beautiful with a nicely cleared trail to the back side that has a spectacular view of the lake. It was pleasure meeting Sam the owner the day we arrived. Also James his son was extremely helpful while booking and answered any questions that we had before arrival.

If you are looking for a secluded quiet place this is it.

We didn't go to the casino but went to the marina once. It was a short boat ride and had basic food/drink/bait available.

We had a great time and plan on returning next year and have recommended this place to several people since returning.

Thank you James and Sam for a great time!

Greg and Barby

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are big campers and on 7-28-2015 we had our first son which put a hold on our need for the great outdoors. We were looking for something that gave us the solitude of camping with a little more amenities to accommodate a 2 month old. Jack Rabbit Island fulfilled this and much more! It was a great place, easy to find and we had a wonderful time! I would recommend Jack Rabbit Island to anyone who is looking for a peaceful getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loretto MN

If you want great up north secluded cabin, this is it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 4 adult men and a couple dogs stay for most of the week. There were no surprises with the cabin, it's a mix of rustic finishes and good amenities, exactly what we were looking for. We think the cabin is well priced for what you get, nothing fancy but everything you need. We had a great time with nice weather for the most part, it was windy a few days. Fishing was slower than usual even at the summer slow down of August. But we managed to catch a few walleyes, bass, perch and couple Musky strikes. We saw a bear swimming in the lake near the Narrows of Pike Bay. We saw deer on the island, Grouse and Bald Eagles were everywhere. There were tons of raspberries to pick at this time of year so no need to bring any! Sam is fantastic and a very nice fellow. We will likely return hopefully some time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Tower, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Daily Rate
8 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Season
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Fall Daily Rate
2 Sep 2017 - 18 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Coverage £34 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.38%

SUMMER RENTAL: 6 night, 7 day rental (Check in Saturday at noon & check out Friday at noon)

* If you don't seem to be able to find a time slot that works for you please contact us. We are willing to try to make things work for you!

PETS: Up to 2 dogs allowed for $20/night for each pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The Vermilion Club
"Bar and food especially Pizza. Lots of cabin owners."
Wayside Cafe -- CLOSED
"I like this place for breakfast, but they also serve lunch and dinner."
Good Ol Days Bar and Grill
"Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner plus full bar."
Soudan Underground Mine State Park
Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wilderness Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
169 to hwy77 to Everet Bay Rd or Vermilion Res Rd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fortune Bay Casino
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Giant's Ridge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
HooDoo Point or McKinley Park Campground

Be sure to visit the Sudan Iron Mine. It was the first iron mine in Minnesota and its railroad delivered the ore to Two Harbors for loading on ore boats. It is now a museum and a science laboratory studying sub atomic particles.


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