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Recent Madeline Island property reviews

  • August Vacation

    "We had a great time on Madeline. There was a good amount of space to sleep 8-10 people. The kitchen was a little small for a large group, but the dishwasher really helped. If you are going with a large group I recommend bringing plastic dishes and silverware. You will also need things like paper towels and extra pots/pans/cookware items if you plan on cooking much. You may also want to bring extra towels. The property was clean and had a very nice sunporch to have coffee. All in all a very good experience."
    Guest: Steve123 Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 27, 2013
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  • Even better than anticipated

    "The photos of the Barn had us excited for a beautiful unique property, but when we stepped across the threshold we were amazed. This is a work of art, but completely comfortable and welcoming. It doesn't feel like a rental property, it is like you are a guest of your favorite uncle (who has impeccable taste). I appreciated the fine cookware, grill, stemware, and basic cooking essentials. The property is beautiful and sunsets glorious. My only suggestion is some options for blinds on the windows. While privacy is not a concern, the early morning sunshine is counter to long sleep ins. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing. We will be back."
    Guest: Teresa and Fox Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
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  • Couldn't imagine a more relaxing place to get away from it all with a beach that can't be beat

    "I spent the weekend at this cottage for my birthday with my friends and boyfriend and one of my dogs. The cottage was perfect, cozy and warm. Two nice sized bedrooms. The view to The Lake was unbelievable, but more unbelievable was the beach and how private everything was. Great fire pit with ample outdoor seating. I will definitely be making this an annual visit and hope to get another long weekend in by end of the season!"
    Guest: Jacquie H. Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: June 22, 2013
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  • Very Nice

    "Very nice place. Stairs were steep and hard to maneuver at night though. The night lights help. Some work on the interior(painting, plastering etc.) might attract more guests and keep them coming back. We enjoyed our time though."
    Guest: Weiss Family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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Madeline Island Travel Tips

Beautiful Madeline Island Vacation Rentals

Originally named "Mooningwanekaaning" (or Home of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker), Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands, is located at the northern end of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior. It is 14 miles long and just three miles wide. Getting to Madeline Island lodging is not easy but it is most definitely worth the extra effort. The island is accessible only by air or ferry. The ferry service runs from either March or April and continues until Lake Superior freezes over for the winter. During the winter, it is accessible via an ice road. The ice road is a feature of the Christmas season, when the road is lined with Christmas treas. When it is not thick enough for cars, access is by airplane, snowmobile and even wind sleds.

Spot the Eagles, Swim and Relax on an Historic Island

The area around Madeline Island cabins was settled in 1693 by French fur traders whose fort became the town of La Pointe. The history of the fur trade’s influence on the life on the island’s inhabitants is remembered at the Madeline Island Historical Museum. On the island is Big Bay State Park, also called the "Eagles Nest," for the bald eagles that build their homes in the cliffs many pine trees where a large lagoon and bog are found. Access to the island’s biggest beach is at Big Bay Town Park, where the warmer water is great for swimming. The island is a wonderful base for exploring other islands with their delightful small fishing villages still maintaining their traditional way of life. Visitors here will enjoy the peace and quiet of a small island. Come here to enjoy taking long walks through stunning woodland and discovering each of the wonderful views. You can also enjoy relaxing on the warm sandy beaches and taking the occasional swim. Take a walking tour of the historic areas of the town or a Ferry Line Bus Tour.

During the winter here, those who brave the ice roads are rewarded with a wonderland of natural snowy beauty. Here, visitors can enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and even dog sledding.

Take a Day Trip to Baysfield

Madeline Island vacation rentals are within an easy distance for a day trip to the mainland of Wisconsin’s Bayfield. This quaint little village has unique shops where visitors can buy handblown glass and other souvenirs. Visit the Maritime Museum and have lunch at the Rittenhouse Inn, formerly one of the main houses in the village. Here, visitors can learn to kayak, charter a boat, take a fishing trip or learn to sail. Visitors can head to the "pick your own" orchard for some delicious apples and berries.

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was created in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. This undisturbed wilderness area is a fabulous place to discover. There are lighthouses to tour, swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking or hiking. Scuba diving enthusiasts may choose to head out to one of the local wrecks to do some underwater exploration.

A Perfect Property Awaits Your Visit

Madeline Island cabins come in a variety of sizes, from small cozy cottages for two to an apartment in town or a large, bright, spacious family home. Each property is unique and individually furnished to an exception standard. Property owners take every care to provide vacationers with everything you can think of to make a house into a comfortable home. This may include big-screen TVs, working fires, entertainment systems with music and film libraries, pool tables, and a variety of other luxuries that makes each ideal for the perfect vacation. Many also welcome pets.

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