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Caroline's Cottage: remodeled vintage 1950's cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Unique private cottage just 35ft.from the shore. Head of the Lakes Bay

The charm of the vintage 1950’s cottage shines with hand-craftmanship and all of the comforts of modern living. (4 person capacity)

It takes you back to a simpler time and place to breathe, relax and enjoy the ones you love. It is your private piece of paradise.

The interior features new knotty pine walls, new hand laid Australian cedar hardwood floors and carpet. The kitchen was remodeled , including a side by side refrigerator, stove top, M/W, countertop oven, coffee maker, blender, toaster, pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils and kettle BBQ (BYO charcoal). The bathroom is remodeled, includes a new shower. One bedroom has a queen bed the other has three twins. The open floor plan including the living room, dining area and kitchen is designed with large picture windows that offer spectacular views of the lake. All linens are provided including bath towels, sheets and blankets (Guests provide their own beach towels.)

The cottage shore has a beach that is perfect for young children. It is sandy, shallow, and crystal clear, just steps from the cottage. The cottage is set on a beautiful wooded lot 35 feet from the water with 90 feet of private lake shore. The lawn gently slopes to the beach, perfect for lawn games. The entrance side of the cabin has a deck with views of the lake.

The boathouse has a second story deck overlooking the water with a panoramic open water view. It is a great place to relax at sun set, sitting on the Adirondack chairs with a cool drink in hand. Evenings can be spent around the lakeside campfire circle, listening to the loons. Free firewood available.

There is a private dock and lift (electrical available) for your boat to get going anytime with ease. Bring your fishing gear, water-skis, wakeboards, tubes. We have two free kayaks for you to explore the 365 islands and wildlife.

There are places nearby to rent watercraft and fishing guides, Spring Bay Resort 218-666-5607 and Moosebirds 218-666-2627. The public landing is adjacent to The Landing Bar and Restaurant (3096 Vermilion Drive, Cook, MN 55723) less than a mile down the road from the cottage.

Caroline’s Cottage is a great location for this lake. It is easy to get to and from the main road. You can walk down to Moosebirds Store for bait, ice cream cones, coffee, sundries, souvenirs, and boat gas or boat rental. Spring Bay Resort offers boat rental and fishing guides. The Landing Restaurant is on the water just a few steps up the road next to the Public Boat Launch. On the main road to Cook there is a relaxing nine hole, par 36, golf course or for the golf enthusiast try The Wilderness golf course at Fortune Bay Casino.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marci Carisch (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Marci Carisch

When David and I first married we had a dream of owning a cabin on Lake Vermilion. I grew up canoeing in the Boundary Waters National Park and Vermilion borders this park. In 1995 we bought island property on Vermilion and have raised our family enjoying the summers on Lake Vermilion.

The time we spend in this magical place have created memories that have bonded us together in a way that would not have happened in Minneapolis. The beauty of this place never ceases to take my breath away. My muscles relax the minute we see the water.

In 2012 we bought the cutest vintage 1950's cabin on the mainland and named it Caroline's Cottage. It has been lovingly restored with hand-craftmandhsip.

We want to share the Vermilion experience with you! We want you to feel like it is your own retreat and to offer you a place to create memories you will not forget, year after year.

David, Marci, Lauren, Ellen and Caroline

Marci Carisch purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Marci Carisch chose Minnesota

Lake Vermilion is one of the most beautiful lakes in the nation, bordering the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness. It has 365 islands, wildlife and miles of undeveloped shores to explore.

Amazing fishing lake too!

What makes this cabin unique

Location is fabulous, wide open view of the lake but also convenient.

Boat rentals and fishing guides in our bay at Spring Bay Resort 218-666-5607 and Moosebirds 218-666-2627. Moosebirds also has bait, gas, ice cream, sundries...

The public landing is one bay over next to The Landing restaurant and bar (Gas and boat dock at restaurant).

Caroline's Cottage is right next door to vrbo cabin 217602


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)
Caroline's Cottage: remodeled vintage 1950's cottage
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as we expected. It was private, close by boat, car or a nice walk to restaurants and stores. We loved the beach although you will want some water shoes because if you go in a bit deeper than a few feet, there are some rocks but no weeds! We didn't have one complaint! The cabin was clean and comfortable. I will agree with one previous review but only because we had a few rainy days, one more comfortable chair would be a great addition to the living area. However, outdoors you have all the seating you need - we brought extra outdoor chairs just in case and didn't need them. The private dock was really nice to have. The beds were comfortable and that is always a concern for us. The refrigerator was a very nice surprise as it was large enough to hold all of our food and beverages for the week. We used the grill so we didn't miss the oven at all. Stovetop was all we needed.

Thanks for making this available No doubt, we will be back!

The Hurley Family

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and have taken all reviews into consideration to make our guests as comfortable as possible. We have added a more comfortable chair for relaxing and TV viewing and added more utensils, a blow dryer, shampoo and conditioner and other items requested in all reviews. Hope to see you again next year! Marci
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Peaceful Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and had a very relaxing week. We just had a couple suggestions that would have made our visit even better: 1. Kitchen: provide ice cream scoop, rubber spatula , new can opener and new barbecue tongs; 2. Bathroom: provide hair dryer, soap, shampoo and conditioner. Possibly new flat drain in shower? Not much water pressure so I didn't wash my hair. 3. Living Room: Maybe change out the Rattan chair for a comfy chair? Need more seating that's comfortable... My husband has a bad back and would lie down on the sofa and then I would end up sitting in the Rattan chair which, if you're watching a movie at night for 2 hours, is not very comfortable at all. Also, there were some burned out bulbs in the kitchen and living room and since we couldn't find any that fit the living room we went out and bought 2 bulbs.

It's a very cute cabin and was very clean. It wouldn't probably take much to just upgrade a few things (like maybe the TV, remove the stained area rugs) to make it even better. Just some feedback from us. It's a great quiet. Docking the boat was easy. We sat outside everyday on the patio and had happy hour and watched the sunset. Also, we loved eating at The Landings and going down to Moosebirds for ice cream....great location! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caroline's Cottage is a gem

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Caroline's cottage. Boat lift was an extra "nice to have." Cabin was in great condition and owners were attentive throughout the entire process. Kitchen was well stocked and firepit, smore sticks and shed with dry wood were all great touches. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a good time and that the fishing was such a success!
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Great location! Very functional cabin with everything you need. Thanks!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Caroline's Cottage. The weather was perfect. We caught some nice walleye and got to see at least some of the lake. We drove up to Crane Lake and hiked in to the gorge, then stopped at Vermillion Falls, which was WELL worth the drive! We used the kayaks and even took our little Min Pin along. All-in-all, this is a very quiet spot, not too far from town and many resorts and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clayton, It always makes me happy to hear people have enjoyed Caroline's cottage, thanks for taking the time to write a review. Sincerely Marci
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the view, the walks, the water and canoe. Took some side trips on windy days. Found the cabin clean and comfortable. Walked up road 24 numerous times and saw deer and ate a lot of ice cream at Moosebirds. Had a good dinner at the Landing and a good fish fry at the Crescent. Cooked several meals over the fire pit at the cabin and enjoyed s'mores over the open fie also. Thank you for a relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family retreat cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit at Caroline's Cottage! We actually live on a lake in central Minnesota, but lakes in Northern Minnesota are such a treat for us---less busy, cleaner, & more wildlife. We loved being only steps away from the water. Our 10 and 13 year old daughters enjoyed how handy the beach and dock were. We all used the canoe and kayaks almost daily and loved having the bonfires right by the lake. We brought our own boat and tied it to the dock with no problems, leaving our trailer at a neighboring parking lot. When searching for a vacation cabin, I was specifically drawn to the newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom pictured on the web site, and was pleased with how clean it all was. There was plenty of space for our 4 person family. When I did have questions and concerns, Marci was prompt and thorough with her responses and addressed all our needs. We spent most of our time at the cabin or on the lake fishing, tubing, and skiing. The other boaters were extremely friendly, with almost all of the boaters waving and smiling at us. We did find some time to visit the Soudan Mine (a must see!), the North American Bear Center (excellent), ate the famous pizza at The Vermilion Club (try the Bamboozler!), and boated to the Wolf Bay (good food, great atmosphere). I would highly recommend this for a family or couple who is looking for some relaxation, fun, and time outdoors.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have a lovely family! We enjoyed our visit with you and appreciate the how well you took care of the cottage. It is such a pleasure for us to see people enjoying Lake Vermilion and our cottage. We would love to have you again!
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The Landing
"great restaurant on the water, walkable with a varied menu. Indoor and outside eating and a ..."
"Great place to walk to, to get ice cream cones. Store with gifts, sundries, bait, boat renta..."
Spring Bay Resort
"boat rental, launch and fishing guide service"
Nearest Airport
86 Miles
Duluth, International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Landing Restaurant and Bar on the water front
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Vermilion Fairways
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Landing Restaurant and Bar on the water front

Black Bear Preserve in Orr. International Wolf Center in Ely, Tower/Soudan Underground Mine tours. Fortune Bay Casino, The Wilderness Golf Course, Hiking trails, Very close to The Moosebird Store, The Landing Restaurant, The Public Boat Launch


Rates & Availability

Cook Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 20 2016 - Oct 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Season
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning services $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Cook Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Remodeled, newer shower, toilet. sink, walls and flooring.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • (1) Brand new Queen bed (2) one twin bed and one bunk bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 kayaks and paddles. Fire pit with free wood

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