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

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
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:
21 June, 2017

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 Minnesota

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 in Babbitt in St. Louis County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Island Retreat On Bear Island Lake, Family And Pet Friendly. 10 Minutes To Town.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

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: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edina, Minnesota

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time there! The only downside was the outhouse. It was very peaceful and we had lots of fun!

If it's windy, be sure to have a boat that can deal with the wind as I can see how the paddleboat could be hard to deal with in the wind.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with wonderful owners. Dave and Diane were both so kind and welcoming to us. The cabin had everything we needed to get away for a few days and the sauna was a bonus! I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs a peaceful getaway

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice rustic island living

  • 4 of 5

This is a unique property in an outstanding setting. An island get-away that has privacy (with only one neighbor) and the property has great views from island trails. The cabin sits high on the hill and has nice breezes through the cabin. The cabin is rustic ( yup- it has an out-house) and the place could use a few upgrades and some tidying up; however, the sauna was a nice addition. The owners were very helpful with directions as well as being on time to boat us, and our stuff, out to the island.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful. Beautiful. Very cool baby loon. Cozy cabin nestled in tree tops. SO LOVE THIS PLACE.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were very attentive and accommodationg. Cabin was super clean and felt like it was your own private place in the world. So many stars at night....and yet the proximity to town is close if you need anything. We love the Ely area and are especially grateful that property owners like these will share their special place with others. It brings joy to be able to be in a place like this away on an island.....thank you for that. PS when asked our 3 teenage boys loved their kayak battles out in the bay off the dock and loved putting glow lights on the tips of their poles for midnight fishing next to the wonderful fire pit. It was a perfect vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island paradise

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The dock, the point, and the sauna kept us on the island and we chose not to leave the cabin other than touring around the lake on a boat we rented.

We highly recommend this get away!

Rick, Katie, and Kennedy Sterling

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Babbitt, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Tax Rate 10.38%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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