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Madeline Island Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Lake Superior

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Smith's 'Whose House' Cottage

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Madeline Island cottage description

WHOSE HOUSE--A SUPERIOR cottage on a GREAT lake!!

MEMBER OF THE MADELINE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE



Smith’s ‘Whose House’ is a lovely hideaway surrounded by old Norway pines over 125’ tall. It is on the western shore of Madeline Island (2.5 miles from LaPointe) and provides a wonderful view of the sunset. Guests enjoy great swimming and water sports. The water temperature even reached 80F a few times in 2006! Renters often return and also come for more than one week to enjoy all that Madeline Island has to offer.

The cottage has a large, comfortable living room with a big stone fireplace, two bedrooms, a complete kitchen, and a bathroom with shower. The living room is surrounded by windows on 3 sides and opens onto a large deck that overlooks the lake, about 175 feet away.

Beach chairs and water toys are kept near the dock and renters can walk along the shore to Grant’s Point. The beach is sandy and one can walk into the lake a long way out past the end of the dock, which is shared with the owners of the cottage. There is a swing seat under the trees next to the beach and a bench on the end of the dock.

There are many things to do on the island and in Bayfield. A few years ago the Chicago Tribune picked Bayfield as the #1 vacation spot in the Midwest! The Madeline Island Ferry makes its 20 minute trip between Bayfield and Madeline Island every 30-60 minutes from early morning to late at night during the summer months.

The island boasts a well-stocked public library with children’s story hours, books, videos, DVD’s, and internet access. The Madeline Island Historical Museum is a must visit for the whole family. There are several restaurants on the island whose food is uniformly excellent.

VISIT OUR OTHER WEB SITE FOR MORE PICTURES ON MADELINE ISLAND, listed on the link later in is web site.



Keywords: A cozy two bedroom cottage under tall Norway pines with a view of the lake and sunset.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player

          Attractions

          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Table has extra leaves, to accommodate more settings....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Linens Provided
          • Telephone:

            No long distance available....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Fireplace:

            Fireplace insert with fan...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            A double kayak, and a single kayak...moreless

           

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          3 night min stay
          $250

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          Owner info

          About the owner: We both grew up in northern Wisconsin (Ashland & Washburn). Marjorie’s parents bought property on Madeline in 1934. The original ‘Whose House’ was bought by friends at the same time and later sold to her parents in 1952. It was then remodeled and has been rented ever since. The Smith’s became owners of the property in 1976 and continue to maintain and update the cottage. Myron is a retired dentist and Marjorie a retired nursing professor. We live in Rochester, Minnesota, but spend our summer months on Madeline. The island remains a very special place for our whole family.


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Smith's 'Whose House' Cottage

            Smith's 'Whose House' Cottage

          • Dining room area

            Dining room area

          • Lake Superior sunset over the dock

            Lake Superior sunset over the dock

          • Beach at Big Bay State Park

            Beach at Big Bay State Park

          • Sunset on Lake Superior

            Sunset on Lake Superior

          • Storm clouds heading toward Madeline island

            Storm clouds heading toward Madeline island

          • Northeaster at Big Bay State Park,
Bouncing off the Big Rocks

            Northeaster at Big Bay State Park, Bouncing off the Big Rocks

          • Young eagles on the dock at Whose House

            Young eagles on the dock at Whose House

          • Living Room looking toward the lake

            Living Room looking toward the lake

          • Beach & Dock area looking toward Grants Point

            Beach & Dock area looking toward Grants Point

          • Lupines along  road on Madeline Island

            Lupines along road on Madeline Island

          • Beach at Big Bay State Park

            Beach at Big Bay State Park

          • Sun lighting up thunderhead clouds toward in bay area

            Sun lighting up thunderhead clouds toward in bay area

          • Northeaster at Big Bay State Park,
Madeline Island

            Northeaster at Big Bay State Park, Madeline Island

          • Eagle soaring over the beach at Whose House

            Eagle soaring over the beach at Whose House

          • Mother & Twin Fawns, born May 2011

            Mother & Twin Fawns, born May 2011

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          This listing was first published here in 2006.

          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

          $250 per night (USD)
          10

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2006
          Speaks: english
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          • Response rate: 83%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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